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Maybe they should release something like the RROD and force those who enjoy the wii into buying a new one xD
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post #62 of 71
Nintendo's held out longer than I expected. After the Gamecube, I was sure Nintendo would follow Sega as developer only.
It's going to happen. The Wii's hardware wasn't capable of competing when it came to big titles and Nintendo relies on Mario and DK which are fun games but not a 'need to have' to most gamers.

They should just develop games, get it over with. It might even be beneficial to them if Mario is on the XBox and Playstation.
post #63 of 71
I hope they get a nice mainstream console this time
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post #64 of 71
They abandoned the hardcore gaming market in North America thinking they could live on the casual market but it doesn't work out that way. The casual market is fickle and has no brand loyalty. They will jump onto browser games and smart phone games that are cheaper to buy and easier to play in the time they have available. Nintendo should have courted the "core" gamer as well, it was to their detriment, especially in terms of software units sold per Wii, that they didn't.

It looks like they might have learned that lesson for the WiiU but time will tell.
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How weird, I could have SWORN that this exact story was posted here on OCN weeks ago (but a search doesn't bring up anything). I think I even remember responding in the original one--perhaps it was deleted? Or I'm going crazy...
    
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post #66 of 71
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I hope they get a nice mainstream console this time
Haven't you seen the Wii U gimmicks? Dear god
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post #67 of 71
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Wii U will fail also, for the sole reason that the wii u does not have a online infrastructure like xbox live or PSN, instead they are going to try and make the developers do it.
See you say the Wii U will fail also which means you are saying the wii failed which is a point of dispute. For the longest time the wii was the top seller and as others have said i think the reason wii sales are dropping is because people who want one have already bought it a long time ago
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post #68 of 71
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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
I think you're taking this too seriously.
I mean no insult, but nintendo obviously plays on the nostalgia factor, which is why they are so successful. The wii pretty much is in its own league because of where nintendo put it. In said league with sub-par hardware they were more successful than sony or microsoft for a while. Out with the old, in the with new. In a years time we'll see how many people get the new wii. Nintendo has been in the game a long time, it's not going anywhere. The market of the wii was for family. I can't see the family sitting down and playing halo, gears or dead space.
Nonetheless, I own a xbox 360 and a wii, and have put both to good use. The wii was an absolutely fantastic homebrew machine imo.
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post #69 of 71
Not really surprising, they already saturated the market, can only go so far, now that people are turning to 360 and ps3, they push a new one, not a bad idea, they have been making profit from their products, sony didnt turn a profit from this gen until last fiscal year
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post #70 of 71
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part of me has said we've all outgrown nintendo (i'm only 16 and i'm kinda out of love with it) but i can go back and play some NES, SNES, N64 and even as recent as gamecube games and they're still great. Sure, the wii has it's few hits (mario, zelda, metroid, smash bros, same old same old) but other than that the games are mostly junk, the wii remote is super low tech and you can pull off better visuals on a PHONE game these days,which is what the kids are into.

i see less and less little kids play DS games and more and more borrowing their mom's iphone or their grandpa's ipad to play angry birds and such. kids would rather play doofy little $.99 phone games than play doofy 50 dollar wii games. it makes me sad that the kids of this generation dont get to really experience great games that are good for kids and adults alike. it seems like most games today can only target a specific audience and not gamers as a whole. nintendo has said that their goal was to appeal to both hardcore and casual, but right now they're not really appealing to anyone.
QFT. Seriously, I can't stand seeing all these little kids putting down their DSes to play Angry Birds on their mom's phone. It really irritates me to see that kids would rather play some stupid game about flinging birds at wood and ice sickles rather than play an engaging single player experience. I mean are their attention spans really that short?

I'm only 17, but I remember taking my gameboy with me EVERYWHERE. I took it to friends houses, preschool, stores, wherever I went, so did my gameboy. Now, kids don't want to be bothered with it. Excuse my ranting but this current generation of kids really aren't seeing "true" gaming, and being someone who's been playing games since I could hold a controller that's disappointing to see.
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