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Did Wii win or did Wii fail?

An interesting look at the Wii using Eurogamer's NPD data. One can see the Wii vs PS2 in LTD sales and how well software has sold on the system.

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DarkCharizard_2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

1.Wii is the best selling console of all time (LTD) and is continuously outpacing PS2.

2. Wii has the highest software sales of the three and PS3 has the lowest.

3. Wii's attachment rate is 8.2 games per console, which is a good thing.

4. Third party games are selling best on Wii and worst on PS3.

IMHO

It is definitely one of the biggest successes if not the biggest sales success that the industry has ever seen.

If a console has more 80+ rated exclusive games on metacritic than either of it's competitors and has BOTH the highest rated games of this generation, then it a successful buy for gamers as well.

The only problem main problem with Wii is its lack of 3rd party support, which is mostly due to lack of HD. So any Wii owner who wants to experience the other best games of this generation must game on their PC also.

To be fair, every PS3 or 360 owner must also own a Wii to experience all the best games of this generation ;)

Valk2921d ago

Sadly the same people who bash the Wii will ignore this completely.

midgard2272921d ago

the wii is a strange success. it made alot of money, sells some games but in all fails as a stand alone console to real gamers.

you cant just own a wii, u need a ps3 or 360 as a back up because there just isn't much on the wii to hold anyones interest that long. Ive seen alot of people toss their wii in the closet, but its still a sale. meh, oh well, aslong as MS and sony dont make games like the wii has im fine

ChickeyCantor2921d ago

" to real gamers."

Hurp derp, I'm special. trolololololololol.

Really now?

crxss2921d ago

Ya it's obvious that the Wii succeeded. Asking whether the Wii won is like asking if the sun is bright. Not the greatest question.

AWBrawler2920d ago

what's with this real gamer bull crap? what makes me any less real? As both an otaku and a gamer, Wii is where it's at for me.

Comparison you ask?

my PS3 games:
folklore
MGS4
Ratchet and Clank future perfect

360 games:
Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Halo 3
Gears 1 &2

Wii Games:
Mario Galxy 1 &2
Metroid Other M
Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn
Metroid Prime Corruption
Batallion Wars 2
Sonic and the Secret Rings
Sonic and the Black Knight
Sonic Colors
Sonic Unleashed
Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World
Monster Hunter 3 TRi
Castlevania Judgement
Smash Bros. Brawl
Animal Crossing City Folk
Wii Sports and resort
No More Heroes 1 & 2
Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition
Godfather Blackhand edition
Sakura Wars: So long, my love
Tenchu Shadow Assassins
Epic Mickey
Sky Crawlers: innocent aces
a boy and his blob
Tatsunoko vs Capcom
Muramasa The Demon Blade
Fling Smash (came with the wiimote, can u blame me?)
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Sin and Punishment Star Successsor
Mario bros. wii
Mario Kart Wii
Little King Story
Overlord
One Piece Unlimited Adventure
RedSteel 1 & 2

There are yet still games for the Wii that I want to purchase such as:
Cursed Mountain
Spyborgs
The Calling
Phantom Brave
Soul Calibur Legends (Cause of Lloyd Irving)
Zelda:Skyward Sword
new Kirby Wii
Last Story
Pandora's Tower
Xenoblade
Rune Factory Oceans
Fragile Farewell Ruins of the moon
Goldeneye 007
Opoona
Conduit 1 & 2
and i'm sure ther's more if i just get up and look at my wish list.

if all of that makes me a fake gamer or not real, then let me stay fake

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Nes_Daze2921d ago

"If a console has more 80+ rated exclusive games on metacritic than either of it's competitors and has BOTH the highest rated games of this generation, then it a successful buy for gamers as well." I'm a bit skeptical of that. And those numbers really don't impress me, they do technically, but c'mon, they just tapped very well into the casual market.
Now what about the Wii network, what about all those FPS and TPS games that I wouldn't be able to play on a Wii? Would I buy a Wii over an Xbox360 or PS3? Never. The Wii's a good console, but putting up those same lame numbers doesn't mean it reigns in quality.

Perkel2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

1. false, way to spin it dude as it is now constantly outsold by all other consoles every month.
2. false
3. false
4. false

"It is definitely one of the biggest successes if not the biggest sales success that the industry has ever seen. "

If buying console just to play it for two weeks is the biggest succes for you ..

"If a console has more 80+ rated exclusive games on metacritic than either of it's competitors and has BOTH the highest rated games of this generation, then it a successful buy for gamers as well."

Yawn, i agree mario is fun but i don't care about mario anymore, same as zelsa sonic and other crap.

"The only problem main problem with Wii is its lack of 3rd party support, which is mostly due to lack of HD."

Hey you just said :

"4. Third party games are selling best on Wii and worst on PS3ę

lol...

"To be fair, every PS3 or 360 owner must also own a Wii to experience all the best games of this generation ;)"

I have Wii and i didn't turn it on since 2009.

To many crap games, to little exclusives. And SD is hurting my eyes.

Wii is fine console or it was back in 2008 when people didn't have HD TVs. Constant roll of same games with mario killed it for me.

I loved Nintendo when NES was out but now i'm not blind anymore. I prefer playing some original game not same crap for 20 years.

Wii can only be compared to ps2 or xbox. Next generation as people claimed Wii is, never happened.

It's GAmecube with diffrent controler. After a year people finally understood that montion controller is not new way of playing consoles it's gymic.

What Wii achieved is that it showed casual gamers world of games.

People bought Wii for their kids like new barbie dolls. After a whilie its's not exiting anymore.

jacksonmichael2921d ago

Since 2009? So you haven't played Monster Hunter Tri, Muramasa, Sin and Punishment 2, Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Goldeneye, Other M, No More Heroes 2, or Galaxy 2? You say you're not blind anymore? I'd say you're more blind than ever.

soren2920d ago

now? well every one owns it smart guy

Anon19742921d ago

There's no doubt that the Wii has done an amazing job this gen, but I have to question the usefulness of these charts. With the exception of the PS2/Wii chart, all the data is just in one region, based on NPD's best guesses.

All of DarkCharizard's points except the first one above can pretty much be capped off with "... in one region, according to the NPD."

Pretty much makes them meaningless. I mean, no kidding PS3 software sales are lower in the US. Probably has something to do with 60% of PS3's being owned in countries OTHER than the US. Overall, worldwide numbers are the only ones that matter - but the only the company's themselves know what those look like for certain.

AWBrawler2920d ago

Well I knew the no games think was a myth, because for every wii owner with like 3 games, there is a another with like 30, I'm in the 30's btw

Coming off of this and the 3DS buzz, Nintendo could really capitaize with Cafe.

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stealth500k2921d ago

Any system that sells what the wii did with the 2 highest rated exclusives of the gen is a win

Uncharted3Goty2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

Did Wii win or did Wii fail?

wow you guys must if not got the joke the article is called Did Wii win or did Wii fail? and my reply is Wii failed to win but Wii had fun.

Apex132921d ago

I get your point and it's valid but it still could be taken in the suppose title.

Uncharted3Goty2921d ago

@ a_adji trust me my comment had nothing to do with the Wii i thought it would be funny but i guess i was wrong 6 disagrees and 1 agree so 1 out of 6 got the joke sigh.

NYC_Gamer2921d ago

well,that console made motion gaming mainstream.

iamnsuperman2921d ago (Edited 2921d ago )

And it introduced more and more families into gaming (With Wii fit and Wii sports). The main problem I have with this article is that diagram that is misleading into people thinking it could take over the PS2 easily. The Wii has been decreasing in sales dramatically (this time last year it was 18% sales drop and this year Nintendo experiencing massive profit fall of 66%). It is a console that impacted quick but Sony and Microsoft responded quite well with their alternatives. The Wii did very well but will it become the most selling console of all time. IMO no. To much competition

Rybakov2921d ago

sales wise win..... contribution to the gaming world...fail

kramun2921d ago

It's got some of the highest rated exclusive games this gen, it can't be that bad.

Rybakov2921d ago

well yes
but i was more talking about them letting sholveware destroy them and promoting gimmicks such as motion gaming and 3D

yeah im a sucker to play mario, zelda, kirby, etc etc but they have nothing that will make me buy there system....just go to a friends house and play there

kramun2921d ago

It's not like it's expensive to buy one, and there's more than just Mario and co. There's games like Muramasa,Monster Hunter Tri,Zack & Wiki,Punch-Out!!,Sin and Punishment,the No more Heroes games,de Blob,Trauma Center,A boy and his blob,Deadly Creatures. Include all the 1st party games and you have loads to play.

As a gamer I can't understand the hate for the system. I don't care if it's not HD when it has loads of great games to play.

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