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