70° - Will the Wii 2 Be As Successful As Its Predecessor?

The gaming world has been abuzz with the news of a successor to the Wii to be shown off at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California. Speculation and rumors of features ranging from touch sensitive LCD screens on the controllers to a processing powerhouse that will rival that of the current gen Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are discussed daily. But the question that doesn't appear to be asked much is, "Can the Wii 2 be as successful as its predecessor?"

Launched in November of 2006, the Nintendo Wii arrived alongside the PlayStation 3 a full year after the launch of the Xbox 360. In this new age of the five to six hundred dollar consoles, the Wii offered a seemingly exceptional value at effectively half of the retail price of its competition and a revolutionary controller design that enticed not only long time gamers, but created an entirely new demographic, the casual gamer.

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theafroman2724d ago

Been reading a lot of rumors that make me say no. Also lets just say the Nintendo does the same strategy it did for the wii it's no guaranteed they'll sell the same they did before the industry has change a lot since 2006.

MostJadedGamer2724d ago

NO Way.

#1. Most have their Wii's in their closet collecting dust. Its going to be a very tough sell to get them to buy another Nintendo consoles again.

#2. Sony, and MS won't be caught with their pants down again(Nintendo launching with a motion controller while they launched with standard controllers)

VampiricDragon_2724d ago (Edited 2724d ago )

has any system thats broken 100 mil (which the wii will do)?

So far not yet

deosnt mean it wont be great

Ddouble2724d ago

What about the PS1/PS2?

VampiricDragon_2724d ago

Thats different that didnt go from 100 mil to 100 mil did it?

I am just thinking the ps3 didnt and wont do it

Ddouble2724d ago

PS1 sold 102 mil and PS2 is nearing 150 mil.

Thats the lifetime sales unless you mean was it 100 mil when it was replaced by the PS2?

AnonUser55552724d ago

From a gamer's standpoint, I'm sure that Wii 2 will be rather successful. It'll be a great system that we will love.

If we're talking financially/units sold, it's probably VERY unlikely that Wii 2 will be as successful as the Wii. That's not to talk down the Wii 2 at all; however, Wii had such unprecedented success in penetrating a completely new market. Who knows if that can actually be replicated?

kreate2724d ago

well... nintendo's success comes from casual gamers and not hardcore gamers.

how many hardcore games sold well on the wii?

i highly doubt hardcore gamers will turn to Wii2 for hardcore games.

and if nintendo fails to capture the hearts of the casual market, than it wont be as successful.