Kotaku - Now that the Wii's time is nearing its end, I'm saying this: The Wii is Nintendo's best home console. When I say this, I speak from a Nintendo console line comparatively, not about how the Wii stacks up against its competition.
Innovation-wise yes. Hate on the Wii all you want, it's only HELPED.gaming by introducing gaming to millions of people. Its expanded gaming more than any other console yet.
Nintendo 64. http://www.youtube.com/watc... But yeah, with virtual console, Wii is the best console ever... ;D
Uh, no. It lacked the 2D platformers, shmups, sports games, and RPGs that Nintendo used to have. The NES is probably Nintendo's greatest console. Heck, that console was so good that the "crappy kids games" were even amazing (Duck Tales, Chip 'n Dale).
lmao No way is the Wii the greatest console to date. The PS3 >>>> Wii any day... That alone is enough to say the Wii isn't the greatest console. I'm not saying the Wii is trash. It's a good console, but it's certainly not the greatest.
It's about Nintendo not Sony. And no, I think SNES was Nintendo's best console.
@Shok, I'd say the PS2 had the honor of "expanded gaming more than any other console yet". PS2 not only had the casuals, like the Wii, but also core gamers with its more mature titles and quality 3rd party support (something most Nintendo consoles never really have). Sales of the Wii are nosediving and they have their new Project Cafe on the way. I don't see the Wii ever passing the PS2 in sales.
the Wii needs to sell at least 70m more systems to be just on par with the PS2 sales, let alone surpass it. There is no chance.
That would be complete blaphemy to any nintendo fan who isnt 12 year old and has enjoyed nintendos better consoles. Hell Gamecube was better than the wii is. The Wii represents the sacrifice of quality for a gimmick in order to reach the peasent gamers who couldnt afford anything else at the time. There was better option out there and there still is. The wii has the least amount of effort put into a serious console to date.
Absolutely the truth. The Wii has been nothing but a cash cow. Nintendo has raked in billions from ignorant masses falling for a gimmick. While all they were really selling is a repackaged and overpriced Gamecube. It wouldn't even be that bad if Nintendo reinvested the money into making tons of hardcore games and new franchises yet we've seen absolutely nothing unexpected.
How is the Gamecube better when the Wii is completely reverse compatible with the gamecube? Plus lets look at first party content. Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 better than Sunshine. Even New Super Mario Bros is better than Sunshine. Metroid Trilogy has all the game remastered in Widescreen and IR controls. Punch-Out, Metroid Other M, Donkey Kong Country Returns Much better than the gamecube DK. Super Smash Bros Brawl did everything Melee did and better. We got sin and Punishment and Kirby, A good GoldenEye not the crap on the GC. And although the Wii's online isn't that great. Its better than no online at all. Games like Mario Kart, Monster Hunter Tri, and Conduit 1 + 2 have pretty good online modes.
Nintendo did NOT invent motion sensor controllers, so innovation-wise no! OT best Nintendo console imo is N64.
yes, they didn't invented them, but they introduced them worldwide.. and maybe if not them, no other company would take a risk to put them in a console gaming at all ..so now everybody else are making money of motion controls and now gamers are talking "wow move is good, kinect is good" :)
IMHO yes because it has all gamecube games(best ever like metroid prime, meal gear solid, zelda, symphonia, baiten kados) snes and n64 games on the virtual console, new platformers like mario, new dk, kirby, great games like other m, zelda, xenoblade, last story, symphonia 2, mh tri, fragile, cursed mountain, re 4, okami, maramusa, paper mario, mario galaxy, sin and punishment and tons of great games that get overlooked. Tell me thats not a killer lineup the only thing holdin it back is sub hd and weak azz online but def the best nin console. It also introduced the wiimote to the world and as the guy above me said got tons of new people into gaming and well wiisports is just plain fun. Nostalgia wise id say the n64 for goldeneye and mario which at the time were revolutionary. Despite what peeps say nin has TONS of great AAA games but because of the wiis weaknesses people wont play them. If cafe is real and as powerful as a ps3 it will be the real deal, nin gets alot of third party exclusives plus their first party games (im dying to see a real HD metroid prime and zelda).
It better be. It's been years since the last console was released, so there is no reason for it not to succeed them.
If the Wii is the best Nintendo console ever, then I guess I know why I've never own a Nintendo console and probably never will. For me, their consoles have always been just too kid oriented, with not enough mature games, lack of 3rd party support, hardware that's just good enough but never pushing the envelope, and the list goes on. Look at the specs of the Project Cafe: no HDD. A next gen console without a HDD!? This thing already sounds like a failure.
The Super NES is the best Nintendo console
@tigersnake86, I chose the Sega Genesis as my first console over the SNES for the reasons I stated in my original post (too kiddie oriented, not enough mature titles, lack of quality 3rd party games). Every generation since, I haven't owned a Nintendo console: chose the PS1 over the N64 and the PS2 over the Gamecube. They always just seem to be "wannabe" consoles and don't have the features I want. For the last decade, I've been primarily a PC gamer, but bought a PS3 two years ago as a "sidekick". It makes a great companion to my PC gaming. A Wii? Can't imagine it next to my PC/PS3.
I regreted my genesis purchase after I had beaten sonic 2 and nothing on genesis was better than sonic 2. SNES had so many more classics all the way up to Donkey Kong Country. Hell, Super Metroid alone is the reason SNES was better than genesis. Wii is my favorite this gen and it plays most of the greats from previous nintendo generations plus new classics like SMG2. But I love all Nintendo consoles as they've all rocked.
To some, it is.
I'd say Snes or gameboy.
not even close. has to be the ps2 or SNES
PS2 is certainly not the best Nintendo console.
haha i see what i did there but best nintendo console has to be SNES
snes ds psx ps2 are the best systems ever
SNES the wii is a JOKE PS2 is supreme king over all, but nintendo consoles? SNES
PS2. That is all.
i've owned every nintendo console from nes to wii and wii is my favorite nintendo console!!nintendo's games get better with there newest system and wii has the best mario games galaxy 1,2 and new super mario wii,best metroid prime which to me was 3 and then we got the trilogy and the first two from gamecube are both better with the wii remote.and i love metroid other m give it a try its great.its got the best smash bros. which to me is brawl even though the online mode wasn't great it was still my favorite so far!!! it's got the best mario kart with a good online mode that even has a 2 player co-op mode were you play verse 10 other people.it has the best donkey kong country.both excite truck and excite bots are great new games like both endless ocean games and both of those are online and part 2 has voice chat so diving with a friend is great.like them are not both wii sports are fun to play unless you hate fun like a stuck up a-hole!!!battalion wars 2 was a great wii exclusive with a good online mode! punch-out!! on wii is my fav in the series you can use motion controls with the balance board and its great fun or just play the classic way!!and super paper mario was a great rpg/platformer and besides the great virtual console and some fun new wiiware games like the bit.trip games theres great new 3rd party games like no more heroes 1,2 madworld,ssx blur,conduit 1,2 monster hunter 3 with a great online multiplayer mode with no friend codes and it has voice chat,a new goldeneye,resident evil 4,black ops with voice chat and no friend codes,zack and wiki,little king story,silent hill,tenchu 4. oh and don't forget a great zelda game that was twilight princess and a new zelda skyward sword,plus more great new games like xenoblade,the last story,a traditional kirby,and who knows what else.so yeah to say i loved playing my wii and watching movies through netflix on wii and writing this now on wii browser would be huge a understatement!!oh i have a xbox 360 and its many great games thats doesn't make me blind and stupid to the fact wii is a great console and my fav so far!!!
Half of you probably aren't even old enough to remember the SNES, lol. It's kind of eerie to think about how much time has passed. It doesn't seem like that long ago I got an SNES for my birthday along with Batman Returns.... I rented games from Breath of Fire to Claymates. I miss those years...I feel I lost something important from back then.
SNES by a mile......remember when 3rd parties were on a nintendo console? Remember when Square and Enix were different devs and competed with each other? The good old days are sorely missed.
Yes sir, then i'd say the NES.
There are just too many great first party titles for the Wii not to be the greatest console ever. Nintendo or not Nintendo.
Nope i actually liked the gamecube more. What saddens me about the Wii is the ammount of shovel ware that it has. Plus it also lacks a ton of 3rd party titles. Most of them are just for the 360 and PS3.
Depends how you look at it... If we're going purely on the hardware, then I'd say it's the N64 - SNES - GameCube - Wii - NES in that order. But as the Wii gives gamers the option of playing any Gamecube game on it, and has built in emulators for the other consoles - maybe it is the best. For me, all the games I really enjoyed playing on Wii did not require the Wiimote at all (Mario Kart, Monster Hunter), or didn't really need motion controls (Mario Galaxy) - so for me that part of the console is not a big factor - it's the games that count - and the Wii has a decent, but not stellar lineup of titles.
I have absolutely enjoyed my Wii, you must spend the money to enjoy a console. To me, anyone who hates Wii: a) never bought at least 10 great games for it or b) are fanboys.
I would argue yes it is, because not only does it play awesome wii games, thanks to the HBC, I am finally playing through all the SNES, Genesis, and GBA games I never got a chance to play back in the day. So it's like all of those rolled in one, plus new games like Sin and Punishment, NMH, Muramasa, and Spyborgs
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