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I'll always be a Nintendo fan. I still remember the days when my mom baby-sat all the kids in the neighborhood and we would take turns playing SMB3 alllllll day. Don't lose faith in Nintendo. They will be good this next gen. They are the best in the business and know what they are doing. I have never run out of gems to play on their consoles. And most of you must of missed E3, but the 3rd party developers are there.
   
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The Wii is a party gimmick and I suppose people have finally realized this. It has nothing to make it interesting unless you're a kid or you're drunk.
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post #23 of 71
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Originally Posted by Am*;14292545 
Not quite.

Halo 3 outsold Super Smash Bros Brawl.

Gears of War outsold Twilight Princess.

Just FYI.

Take your pick between Mario Kart and New Super Mario Bros; either of them outsold Halo 3 and Gears of War combined.

Just FYI.
    
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post #24 of 71
Nintendo will be fine. The Wii was the best selling console, and they just announced a new version and the original Wii's haven't really gone on sale all that much, of course sales will dip.

Again, Nintendo will be fine.


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Originally Posted by HWI;14292570 
The Wii is a party gimmick and I suppose people have finally realized this. It has nothing to make it interesting unless you're a kid or you're drunk.

So what is the 360 or the PS3? I see more people enjoying the Wii on a regular basis than I do playing on their 360. Most PS3 users I would say use it as a media player more than anything. The Wii has it's place, and while it might not be the most high tech or advanced in terms of raw power, it holds the title higher than any other console in sales. You don't sell 86 million of something by accident.
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Originally Posted by downloads_plz;14292581 
Take your pick between Mario Kart and New Super Mario Bros; either of them outsold Halo 3 and Gears of War combined.

Just FYI.

Heh, fair play.

But like I said before, the point still stands. Wii has almost twice the number of potential customers, I expected no less. Where the problem lies is with the number of games their userbase has on average for their console, which is where the 360 is doing well as well as the PS3, and where the Wii is starting to suffer. Third party games do very well on the 360/PS3, same can't be said for the Wii.
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Originally Posted by Flatliner;14292604 
Nintendo will be fine. The Wii was the best selling console, and they just announced a new version and the original Wii's haven't really gone on sale all that much, of course sales will dip.

Again, Nintendo will be fine.





So what is the 360 or the PS3? I see more people enjoying the Wii on a regular basis than I do playing on their 360. Most PS3 users I would say use it as a media player more than anything. The Wii has it's place, and while it might not be the most high tech or advanced in terms of raw power, it holds the title higher than any other console in sales. You don't sell 86 million of something by accident.

True, you don't sell 86 million consoles by accident.

However you do sell 86 million units by marketing the poop out of it and coming out with a gimmick to use as a selling point to the millions of clueless people out there who love to buy whatever big corporations tell them too.

Its like modern music, the big music corporations find a "singer" who has the looks or attitude that they can apply to a product. They then get that person to be the face of the song they paid professional song writters to write and market the crap out of it. All the 16 year old girls who want to be cool go out and buy the album, accesories and clothing items that the corporation has put out with the "artists" name on it. They milk the artist dry until they find the next person to use as the face of a new song. They rinse and repeat. Sadly, 16 year old girls don't learn and keep buying the corporate rubbish because its marketed as the "cool/hip" thing.

We look back in 20 years time and wonder what we were smoking and how that rubbish got popular. Yet decent music stands the test of time, and even though new artists playing those genres of music may not get the fame and fortune that the manufactured artists do. People will still be listening to their music in 20 years time and be amazed at how it wasn't popular but that other rubbish was.

Its the same case here. The Wii is the generic, souless console that was made to be a toy, not a game console. The game console was just a fake face to suck in those of us who remember the N64 days, the real purpose was to get the mom and dad, casual gamers in buying their hardware. But now people have realised that the Wii is nothing more than a toy, and this is why Nintendo are starting to struggle.

Sure, it sold 86 million units, but when we all look back in a decade, who will actually say the Wii was a decent console? Barely anyone. However people will look back at the PS3 and 360 and remember some of the good games and good times they had on them. And MS and Sony will get more long term profits form their consoles, even though they sell less than Nintendo's. Because PS3 and 360 owners are GAMERS, whether we think their platform is inferior or not, the fact is that at least the PS3 and 360 have real games on there. Not casual rubbish. And they are doing far more for gaming than the Wii will ever do. Because the Wii is a toy for 5 year olds, not a game console
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post #27 of 71
havnt nintendo stashed enough dough up to survive a couple of years? tongue.gif

in worst case i'm sure they can get some credit in the bank
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post #28 of 71
This drop in sales is hardly surprising. Now all 3 consoles have their own movement sensors the Wii cannot be seriously compared with their competitors. A huge problem with the Wii and the reason I am surprised the Wii U didn't come out sooner is that once your competitors steal your edge the Wii doesn't have the online capability, the sheer CPU/GPU power or the developer support to stand on its own two feet.

The Wii U is a compromise from Nintendo in reality. They realise that on some level they will have to try and compete graphically and can't have the entire game their own way. By making it graphically competitive it is more appealing for 3rd party developers and it is harder for Xbox and Playstation to steal their edge like they have with the Wii.
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Originally Posted by The Mad Mule;14291549 
I think that not only is Nintendo long past its glory days of the N64 (and arguably the GBC and GBA as well), but it's pretty lost on what to do now.

IMO, in terms of console gaming, Microsoft is leading the pack, with Sony chasing after it, and Nintendo is sitting off to the sideline playing along with itself in its own merry world. A world that is slowly losing its color and charm.

N64 wasn't really Nintendo's glory days, it's the generation where they lost the lead of the industry at Sony's hands for the next 10 years... The Gamecube was their only lowest point in the company's history. (Virtual Boy excluded wink.gif )
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when the money printer stops working, its obviously time for a new printer tongue.gif
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