The Little white box has sold incredible numbers. How?
nice article but still, with wii2 probably cumin soon, i feel betrayed, nothing for hardcore..
yeah, they seriously got to pull their tails up!
A positive wii article?!?!?!? Didn't see that coming. Oh well d-bag haters will move in in notime with the same copy and paste comments they have for ever wii news topic. BTW... people who call themselves hardcore... are porbably gay or something. This assumption is based off of throuough observation of the demographic. They seem to like sweaty men in war situation hold big phallic guns... totally gay.
You've obviously put some serious time and thought into your revolutionary new theory. Well done. The jig is up hardcore homosexuals! Find somewhere else to hide, we're on to you now.
thats what it did right
instant money making machine; and the fact that it appears Microsoft and Sony are scrambling to increase motion devices also speak to Nintendo doing something right.
I bought my Wii last June and thanks to it many of my female friends enjoy visiting my house just to play Mario Kart Wii, House of the Dead: 2 & 3 Return and Overkill. :)
It sold lots. That's about it I think.
It introduced gaming to a whole new market place as in the casual gamer of whom some may realize what they have been missing and go hardcore and move up to the next level this gen or maybe next.
1. Made the wii accessiable to everyone. 2. Made motion controller cool,easy,logical and fun to use. 3. Use old tech to launch at near mass market price. Honestly i am not kidding. For 10 years i tried to impress my family memmbers with PS1,PS2,PS3 graphics and gameplay. While they (mother and sister) agrees its amazing, both say its too complicated for them. Button pressing combos is not their thing. When i bought the wii and started to play wii sport. Both my mother and sister imidiately got it. I couldn't believe it. It looks high tech with the motion controller but it is so easy to use because it imitates what you actually do in real life like swinging a racket. This is when i realise how nin got it right. When all is said and done. I do applaud Nin for their efforts with the wii.
By that statement do you mean the casual money maker market? Because one thing is that your mother and sister got interested but another thing is making somebody like me and probably you interested. It is cool that they liked the Wii-sport game because it mimic real life movement, which make the game easier and fun for them but for me that's as boring as playing.... MMMMMM I don't know, the point is that I don't consider that "fun". I need more complex things that make me appreciate the game. Things like graphics, story-telling, presentation, atmosphere, pace, etc. Core gaming. In other words. Where else would you find this kind of complexity? Definitely not on games like Wii-sport. Super Mario Bros 3 was fun back in the day and really innovative for its time but we have to move on. And by "we" I mean core gamers. Wii has some games for the core but it is obvious that their main focus aren't us, at least not as much as the X360/PS3.
Okay, you try and get a perfect game in bowlking and tell me there isn't an underlying level of complexity to wii-sports. It's just it's in the way you move not mere button timing. Your still using a button configuration developed for the snes in the 90's.. who's behind the times now?
it is the 1st electronic babysitter? It helped sell some T'V's after the controller got thrown through the players current T.V.? It made the 360 look like a true next gen game system?
the wii is an awesome console
Nintendo reached an audience that Sony & Microsoft will never break into. Both the Wii and DS are commonly used by an enormous amount of people. It was Fun, Original and Cheap Sure it's got a lot of desperate software on it. It is a great group fun machine though. I'd never gone to a house party and seen a load of people crowding around a games console before the Wii.
Indeed, what the Wii does that the other consoles barely try to do is make it fun for a group to play. How many games on the ps3 and 360 are centered towards group play in front of your tv? I can play against mates online but for having a game with friends or family in my living room the wii is my console of choice. The only exception is Rock Band which gets a lot of use on my ps3. That's what wii does right.
I love playing online with my friends on all consoles but everything is too online focused these days. The lack of split screen in most games latelt show that
Did great from a business standpoint. Came up with a gimmick to gain popularity. Repackaged cheap Gamecube era hardware into a massively overpriced $250 package. Sold a ton of systems to unsuspecting casual morons. Only now is the mainstream finally realizing what a piece of crap it has been all along.
For Nintendo, the Wii has done everything right. It's become the fastest selling console of all time and has been selling at a profit from day one. For the gamer, not that much.
How you ask? Because the majority of people dont consist of hardcore gamers!!!! Not to mention its Nintendo for Christs sakes! What parent hasnt heard of that househeld name? I like mine, maybe dont play it as much as my PS3 but still wouldnt get rid of it for nothing!!!
I believe it sold a Poop Load of systems, and kept Nintendo going strong. And, it uncovered a new part of the gaming market. Or at least brought it to mainstream attention.
I like watching the girlfriend use the Wii Fit in hot shorts, plus its great if your drunk and want to play with friends
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