Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm
how did this happen? I thought the Wii was the best selling console...not that I've researched it in depth as I will never own one.
Because it was something new and gimmicky that promised amazing things. Motion-sensing on a whole new level compared to it's predecessor (eye-toy lol). Adverts showed people playing sports and staying "fit" on it (who the hell would buy a console for fitness purposes?) and parents thought it would be amazing to get little Johnny off his playstation/xbox-riddled buttocks and jump around a bit. Non-gamers/casuals looked at it as a great way to get introduced into gaming, e.g. mum/dad/grandparents because they feared the typical controllers that came with consoles and the whole couch-potato-basement-dwelling-gamer thing scared them.
So Wii sales skyrocketed, way past anything Sony/Microsoft could touch. And seeing the skyrocketing sales meant even more people were reeled into buying one (chain effect).
We bought a Wii for my younger brother (he's 14) and had a blast for the first few weeks, got top-rated games. Even after we got used to the horrible controller (sensitivity is all over the place), it got boring extremely quickly.
I then bought a PS2 for for $20 at a throwaway sale and neither of us have touched the Wii since. Only recently I managed to get rid of the damn thing, sold it to some girl for almost the same price as new!
Frankly me and my brother are finding the PS2 (a console from the year 2000) drastically more entertaining than the Wii. Maybe it's the games, who knows. But that's the first and the last time I'm bothering with a Nintendo product. The only reason I bother with consoles is purely for gameplay, never graphics (that's what my PC is for) and the Wii utterly fails when it comes to lasting appeal (in my opinion).
I can count the number of GOOD Wii games on one hand, but even those don't keep you entertained for long mind you.Edited by Tippy - 7/21/11 at 10:22am