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.
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 ;)
Sadly the same people who bash the Wii will ignore this completely.
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
" to real gamers." Hurp derp, I'm special. trolololololololol. Really now?
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
now? well every one owns it smart guy
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.
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.
Any system that sells what the wii did with the 2 highest rated exclusives of the gen is a win
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.
I get your point and it's valid but it still could be taken in the suppose title.
@ 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.
well,that console made motion gaming mainstream.
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
sales wise win..... contribution to the gaming world...fail
It's got some of the highest rated exclusive games this gen, it can't be that bad.
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
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.
This site is so Sony bias I would not be surprised if it was run by Sony insiders pretending to be gamers. That data is only one of 4 graphs just incase people are not aware and the wii did not go up against ps2 it went up against ps3 and 360 and smashed their back doors with no vasaline so stop hating. No matter how you want to out it it out sold them. END OFF otherwise put ps3 and 360 against the ps2.
Yes barbie dolls last year outsold Wii LTD sales in half a year. People buy Wii as toy for their kids. 3rd party developers already know that console is dead. Wii2 on this year E3 will only finalize it.
You sound like an upset fanboy. Hint kid, ALL CONSOLES ARE TOYS. You can buy a PS3 right beside the Wii in any TOY STORE. douchebag
The console has only had 2 price cuts in 5 years and one of those was a price hike, your not serious. Stop being just a fan boy and be a gamer and know the industry and business your funding.
3. Wii's attachment rate is 8.2 games per console, which is a good thing. That isn't true (the attach rate, not it being a good thing).
Care to provide an alternate figure? Sources too, please.
Think about it. The console has sold millions, and there's no way the average consumer would purchase that many games for it. Not even the 360/PS3 gets that much, not by a long shot. And as for sources, I'll post mine when you post yours.
Sony PlayStation 2 - 150 million units sold Nintendo Wii - 86 million units sold (Third party games sale the worst on the Wii) Wii is for 17 and under and 50+ year old people FACT!
"Wii is for 17 and under and 50+ year old people FACT!" Ouch, but I guess stupidity doesn't hurt the ignorant.
You said ouch because the truth hurts...
17 and under 50+ under 50 plus means pritty much all ages u tried to dis wii but u praised it 17 and up XD idiot
I'm the idiot? I think u need to re-read what I wrote. Theres a HUGE gap in between 17 and 50. That sentence u put together makes no sense. Obvious Wii fan.....
You can't be older than 17 yourself Drazz. You feel like a big boy because you don't like 'teh kiddie Wii'?If you are older than 17, then heaven help this world... FACT!
its called changeing things around smart one
But it also opened a new flood gate standard for shovelware "casuals" unlike any console in history has ever seen. There are so many games with Zero quality control on the Wii that you basically have to swim through trash to find the hits. My kids love the Wii, it is fun and mainly casual. I like the device, but I get my core fix from the PS3 & 360.
I hear that a lot... It gives me the impression that American retailers don't alphabetize their stock...
Lol, the Wii pwns all.
I'd love for a product I invented to "fail" like the Wii...
I really don't get why so many stupid articles or blogs are written questioning the immense success of the Wii... yes, people are still blinded by fanboyism and don't want to see the huge influence the Wii was. Now, obviously those types of opinions are accepted in this site since it's run by ps3 fanboys... Let me just say that the Wii has some of the most highest rated games this gen and also some of the most innovative. Something that the other consoles can't claim.
The system won no matter if you like it or hate it... System sales destroyed Xbox 360 and PS3 sales... and Nintendo made a profit off of EVERY system sold... Microsoft and Sony felt the need to rip off of it and make Kinect and Move... You don't normally rip off of something that is a failure...
the best selling console
"the best selling console" is the Ps2.
*looks at Nintendo DS across the room on the dresser* Nah! Why ruin his fun and tell him he's wrong? ignorance is bliss afterall.
Console, non handheld.....
The first graph is kinda interesting, but the others are just for NA. Surely the author knows this, but conveniently doesn't mention the important distinction. I for one, do not fall prey to this fanboy.
Wii was a success in sales and bringing other groups into gaming... but it's lasting appeal, both for Core gamers and casual gamers is limited, many people are still playing, but just as many people probably have their Wiis sitting in a closet, only taken out for the occasional game of Mario Kart or Wii Sports. Overall, it did what it set out to do, but it failed as a current gen console.
Its funny because all the PS3 fanboys here hating on Wii use the excuse that PS3 won because it has the most exclusives this gen. Wrong Wii does. PS3 has the highest rated exclusives. WRong Wii does. NObody plays their Wii. Wrong looking at PS3 software sales it is gthe least played console. Its not selling anywhere near the software 360 and Wii were doing whn they were back at 40 million.
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