Reporting on the rumored new Nintendo console which is apparently soon to be announced, a source for Game Informer described the Wii as 'a gimmick'. Nintendo's console is so much more than this.
I hate the word "Gimmick" anyway, Nintendo have more experience then anyone in the console business. Sure sometimes there marketing and target audience can be questionable, But Nintendo has always been bout the games regardless of hardware. Where else can you play the greatest series of all time, Zelda? PS: No one be a smart ass and say the philips cdi...
Everything in the market is a gimmick really. You need some arbitrary feature to make your idea stand out. What really makes wii a gimmick in the bad sense of the word is that it relys on motion controls and cuts back on hardware and features that make a console a console. There are certain things that I just expect a console to have. If it doesnt have a hard drive, good graphics, HD, or the ability to play video and MP3's, its not up to current generation standards. Thats just how it is in the tech world. Cell phones cant just call people anymore, they have to acess the internet and play videos and flush your toilet. Gaming consoles are no exception to the rule. Motion controls do not make a console, in fact they just hinder good games and make FPS games unplayable.
man what a good article thats well put.us nintendo fans don't claim wii is the best thing in the world but we know its got alot of great exclusives for core gamers and its not just a casual gimmick.but if you say that online people online start trash talking like we are trash talking 360 or ps3 when we just don't like people bad mouthing wii.that doesn't mean we don't like those systems and nintendo fans never trash talk the other systems we just defend nintendos cause thats all people do online is cry about nintendo systems and say they don't own them and hate them yet thats all they talk about it makes no sense!and all the haters will disagree even though i said nothing bad about there systems!
Things must have changed recently with the Nintendo crowd, because I could remember when I had my Sega Master System & Genesis, the Nintendo fans were just BRUTAL!! Trust me It was a pain to be a Sega fan back in the late 80's and early 90's. Guess it's nintendo's turn to suffer. Karma can really bite you in the rear sometimes.
Of course the Wii isn't a gimmick, it's a cash cow.
Wii & Gamecube (because it plays GC games) is awesome ..there are so much awesome games that it's hard to count them all .. I like only few casual games, I do care more about story/gameplay/variety/platfor ming ..that's why wii is for ... I don't care is it gimmick or not, I care about games .. and wii players aren't bitc*ing as much which console is best xbox360 or ps3, which has better graphics, which has better shadows or shaders ..they just play & enjoy.. sure there are some games that are ugly, but most good games aren't .. ..btw there are lots of better games than on other consoles..fact. .:) don't believe me? http://wiigamesvenox2008.99... ..and sorry didn't have time to update the list..someday :)
That's the biggest load of poop I've read yet.The Wii is the worst console I've ever owned,it has the worst graphics and games this gen.It even has the most over rated(not worst games.OVERRATED) in the Galaxy games,which I'm close to finishing both of with/for my 6yr old son. The Wii is bad for us gamers and the thing it's built on(controls) are weaker than the other consoles. Poor system.
it's an opinion, like mine ...
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