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Will Wii 2 rock the gaming world?

CNN writes:
"Depending on which Internet rumor you believe, it will be called Wii 2, Project Café or Stream. The only thing we know for certain about Nintendo's new video game system is that it's coming in 2012.

Nintendo is widely expected to unveil its successor to the Wii, the top seller among the current generation of gaming consoles, next month at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles.

Nobody knows yet what features the system will contain or exactly when it will be released (current speculation points to next spring at the earliest). But other, bigger questions beg asking: Can the new console match the cultural impact of the original? And will it shore up Nintendo's faltering dominance in the gaming market?"

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Excalibur3026d ago

I don't think so.
The 95% of fad buyers are not going to go re-buy another one when the one they have has been collecting dust for years (I personally know 4 people that way and I bought 2 of them as presents).
Nintendo popped their wad and everyone has motion controlled gaming now.

N4g_null3026d ago

Those fad buyers bought 20 million Mario karts and 20 million Mario 5s. Those are hardcore games. By comparison the biggest fad shooter cod does 12 million over two consoles.

Respectively you could say the fad gamers are around 20 million different gamers since that's who bought wii fit which Sony more ms have a real answer to.

Now nintendo is about to use the ultimate fad hd gaming. It's like an unholy alliance are some thing which is sad because those fad sales are actualy people gabby fun with their system.

The wii 2 is going to be a port beast at first once sales pick up it will be unleash mode. The last few new ip RPGs are going to play a big roll it seems also.

The people who found the wii gems this gen tend to be from the stable of the first hardcore gamers. We found the 3rd party games that where core and where enjoying them, plus when your hardcore enough to play those games you may see some eBay action. The real hardcore really complain about price also.

E3 came come quick enough. What is funny is you can't find 70% of my games in local stores and I have like 30 games I play on the wii. I guess the new system will fix that.

AAACE53026d ago

Could have an impact!

MintBerryCrunch3026d ago

i believe the Wii has already done that...if you told me that the Wii would destroy both the 360 and ps3 in terms of sales when each was introduced in 2005...i would have called you crazy

Theyellowflash303026d ago

I think When people finally get a hold of a system that will HD but 60 fps for 1st party games like Smash Bros, Zelda, and Mario it will blow peoples minds. Remember games like Gears, Uncharted, Mass Effect, Killzone, and RFOM are all 720p at 30 fps. You know damn well Nintendo will not have their main franchises run under 60fps.

N4g_null3025d ago

There you go. Nintendo has 20+ gamers that will buy their games simply because they got some of these franchises right in 3d finally. I'm really glad they did what they did because you can also upgrade graphics but your team is always going to shy away from building a better game if it hurts graphics.

The 3rd parties will benifit from the added enjoyment of these gamers because it will keep these gamers busy until they release their games.

People are more likely to buy more games if they are happy with their games from the first party. Now they can make new IPs but the ports have to pay for future development first.

Armadilo3026d ago ShowReplies(3)
Scyrus3025d ago

Meh, I dont believe so, the Fad is dying off, or has been killed off, most people who play it left are the hardcore nintendo fans, which there are plenty, I worked at gamecrazy for 2.5 years and was suprised at the new audiance that delved into the wii market. the wii was definatly a type of success, not to many good Core games besides nintendos own 1st party games and a few other good ones (monster hunter, no more heroes, Muramasa)

But as the years passed Tons and tons of people got bored of the wii, they traded them for 360's or ps3's, they traded them for gas money etc.

alot of people kept it and let it collect dust. I will say the wii-2 will probably do good, but not as good as the first wii. people actually thought they could lose weight on the wii, and now that the know they cant, that audiance really isnt going to fall for it again,

LMAO at the 800 pound wheelbound lady who rolled into my store trying to buy a wii fit for herself, LMAO

ChickeyCantor3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

"they traded them for gas money etc. "

...Obviously they needed money.

"people actually thought they could lose weight on the wii, and now that the know they cant,"

"they", exactly. People expect miracles and automated systems when they buy something.
Its not the "fad" you try to point out here, but its obviously the people who use the product.

jacksonmichael3025d ago

You can lose weight with it. You can lose weight with a stick and a rock, if you put in the effort. It's the fact that it actually got gargantuan people moving that is important. Also, how much time do you people have that you have already beat all of the awesome Wii games that are already available? Video games are a hobby, not a lifestyle.

N4g_null3025d ago

I'll task you as to why lots of hardcore games are not on the shelves any more? Why does a no name game take up shelf space from some thing like a samurai showdown collection?

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
2. Resident Evil 4
3. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
4. Sin and Punishment: Star Successor
5. James Bond 007: Goldeneye
6. Monster Hunter Tri
7. No More Heroes 2
8. Metroid: Other M
9. Star Wars: Force Unleashed II
10. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
11. Tatsunoko vs Capcom
12. MadWorld
13. Red Steel 2
14. House of the Dead: Overkill
15. Castlevania Judgement

N4g_null3025d ago

Here are some games minus
Zelda Skyward
dynamic slash
xenoblade
pandora
last story

since they have not been ported yet. Yet how can any one say nintendo is not hardcore as they have brought the most games ips and rpgs to console gaming this gen along with out help from retailers or 3rd party. I'm not even going to talk about the VC which is the last hardcore haven.

A Shadow’s Tale
BWii
Bleach: Wii
Dead Space Extraction
Deadly Creatures
Death Jr.: Root of Evil
Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Excite Truck
GoldenEye 007
fragle
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King
Mario Kart: Wii
MadWorld
Medal of Honor: Heroes 2
Metroid: Other M
Metroid Prime Trilogy
mortal kombat collection
Monster Hunter Tri
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Madden 07
MLB Power Pros
No More Heroes
No More Heroes 2
Okami
Red Steel 2
Resident Evil 4:and Wii Edition
samuiri showdown collection
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
Scarface: The World Is Yours
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies
Sonic & The Secret Rings
Super Paper Mario
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
The Conduit
the conduit2
The House of the Dead: Overkill
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Trauma Center: New Blood
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Wii Sports
Wii Fit
Zack & Wiki

Here are some sales retailers should look at. Retail is part of the problem. They give these bad games shelf space. It's funny how they are hurting them selves. All the games above need to be on the shelf and the sales of theses game are going to go up once the new wii comes out because they are setting it up to up scale games.

kuroukage3024d ago

95% chance it's another gimmick machine with crap hardware specs and next to no 3rd party support because of said crap hardware specs. To sum it up: if you want Zelda #8902, buy this.