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5 Ways the Wii Can Still Compete | VGW

The VideoGameWriters: "With two of the biggest reasons for the Wii’s success now on the side of the enemy, how can the less powerful and less hardcore system remain relevant? Below, I’ve outlined five strategies that Nintendo could use to remain successful in the industry they helped cultivate. The real question is: will they wise up and use them before it’s too late?

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MMFGaming3737d ago

IMO, Nintendo is getting ready to fold their hand and start saving up for the next one. Their line up on the Wii in 2011 is lackluster at best --they're hedging their bets on the N3DS (and for good reason) to carry them into 2012. I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest to be the first one to pull the trigger on the next generation of consoles. With the advent of the Kinect and PlayStation Move, Nintendo is realizing that they're in danger of being outclasses at their own game.

It's time for them to evolve and they know it.

N4g_null3736d ago

Pcs evolve every few months but no one buys that gear now. You see there is a balance you have to strike. The wii is what the gc should have been but you can be sure it would have cost too much.

What is funny is Nintendo has evolved and the hd consoles are still trying to catch up. So far the game play is better the sheer amount of game types are better and support of the classics are better.

Most real hardcore that are adults wanted a way for their wives to play games and we got it. Hell now the whole family plays except the shut in cod junk mouth players.

Sony and Nintendo should stay away from super high end graphics for a number of reasons. Sony is heading for a sega like situation. They have no ip that sells like Nintendos. Actualy Sony is devolved and their next system isn't going to have a reason to exsist. The move controller support is a mess. The hacking is going to take away online play it seems.

The only reason to like Sony is because you hate ms. That's pathetic.

Achtung3736d ago

@mmfgaming

"Their line up on the Wii in 2011 is lackluster at best"

There's a little game called Zelda... With that alone people will buy a Wii.

"I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest to be the first one to pull the trigger on the next generation of consoles"

I think it's going to be microsoft.

"With the advent of the Kinect and PlayStation Move, Nintendo is realizing that they're in danger of being outclasses at their own game."

LOL!!! kinect and move... pff... seriously dude, do you own one of these things? do they have a killer IP? c'mon...

"It's time for them to evolve and they know it."

By them you refer to sony and microsoft right? You know that the move is just a Wii remote right? Nintendo evolved in 2006, microsoft and sony NEED to get new ideas...

zootang3736d ago

"There's a little game called Zelda"

Don't people get tired of playing the same title for 20 years?

sashimi3736d ago (Edited 3736d ago )

@Achtung
"There's a little game called Zelda... With that alone people will buy a Wii."

Wouldn't everyone who wanted to play Zelda already have a wii since its been out for 4years already and the wii is dirt cheap compared to other consoles. So i don't really see people buying a wii in 2011 just for Zelda.

Also Sony doesn't need new ideas in hardware...they have Games you know that thing you play with the console you purchased. 20+ 1st&2nd party studios making games just for the PlayStation more then Microsoft and Nintendo combined. Also i wouldn't brag about those wiimotes, waggle isn't gaming and most of those games can be played better with a regular controller.

guzman3736d ago

@zootang: Ask the Halo/CoD kids the same question in 10 years.

Achtung3736d ago (Edited 3736d ago )

@zootang

eh... no.

And how many halos and uncharteds are on this gen alone?

Achtung3736d ago

@sashimi

Zelda Twilight Princess was a GC game. Skyward Sword is the first Zelda build from the ground up for Wii, so, I do see people buying the Wii only for Zelda... But it seems you don't understand the meaning of a Zelda game to the industry.

"Also Sony doesn't need new ideas in hardware...they have Games"

And if it didn't have games they would have ze grafixs! right? LOL! sony and microsoft need to be more innovative.

sashimi3736d ago (Edited 3736d ago )

@Achtung "And if it didn't have games they would have ze grafixs! right? LOL! sony and microsoft need to be more innovative." that does even make sense....
But keep saying innovation this innovation that cause if that is all that counts i guess the Virtual Boy and Sega activator were your favorite amirite.

Innovation can come from GAMES you know that right? Little Big Planet, Mirrors Edge,flower,portal,uncharted, half life. but ofcourse people like you need a gimmick to justify a purchase and company X is better then comapny Y

Achtung3736d ago

@sashimi

"that does even make sense...."

clever retort... and grammar... so, you do actually agree with me LOL!!!

"Innovation can come from GAMES you know that right? Little Big Planet, Mirrors Edge,flower,portal,uncharted, half life. but ofcourse people like you need a gimmick to justify a purchase and company X is better then comapny Y"

Wait... what? those games are innovative? uncharted? really? have you ever played tomb raider?... little big planet is not as if every ps3 owner wants that game, and few of the people who actually want it have said that they want that game because they can create Mario-like courses...

and don't get me started on the rest of the games that you listed.

FYI: I don't need a gimmick to justify any purchase... it's called innovation... and yes, I know, you don't like that word nor seem to know the definition...

dagamdagee3736d ago

Nothing new is under the sun.

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matey3736d ago

Kinect and move are add ons at best and wont continue to sell at big numbers fact end of the software is lackluster end of and if u think nintendo havnt got lots to announce about there wii line up at GDC in feb 2011 u are a fool to think we only know of Zelda ss,DQ10,Last story,Kirbys epic yarn ect i dont think so expect Luigis mansion 2/eternal darkness 2/mario galaxy 3 ect announced soon my guess

BShea3736d ago

I don't know if I'd expect Luigi's Mansion 2 quite yet...

Venox20083736d ago

No need for Wii HD.. everything else are OK

BShea3736d ago

You don't think that Nintendo should cut try to compete with the power that the PS3 and 360 bring to the table?

N4g_null3736d ago

That is the problem that is all they have. Ms maybe has 2 ips that sell great and Sony had like one in gt but even that's not doing good.

Once Nintendo goes hd it truly is over for the hd guys. Nintendo is beating them with hardcore favorites that they pretty much have perfected.

Just look at the 3ds and tell me graphically why do you need a psp2?

If you are one of the few that like Sony ip better I can see your excitement. Yet other wise the graphic war is an artificial war that can easily be won if your willing to not sell to most kids.

guzman3736d ago

GT5's sales are at 5.5 million in only 2 months. Try again champ.

Venox20083736d ago (Edited 3736d ago )

Nintendo with 3rd party devs will announce something good on a wii this year, I don't care a lot about competing, it never was a factor for me.. it's good that wii can deliver to us something different than Micro or Sony.. PS3 and Xbox360 can compete to each other and I'll stand aside ant laugh :) (two are competing, third wins :)))

matey3736d ago

Wii has at least 15 games + that ive seen running in 720p that looked on par with high end 360 except 1 game looked in a class of its own Mario Galaxy 2 ruuning in 720p simply looked like something from Wii2 or PS4 its silky smooth frame rate and camera on top of the 60fps Graphics its simply in a higher class than any other game,I think Nintendo's new strategy with 3DS and 3rd partys will also be adopted on Wii and at GDC in feb Iwata will announce an amazing wii lineup as Reggie said more wii games in 2011 u have to see to believe points to GDC and Iwatas speach already confirmed Nintendo no all the wii needs now is AAA software.

killyourfm3736d ago

Dude you have great opinions, but you need to use this thing called a period once in awhile.

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