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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
Your missing the fact that most households don't just sell their stuff. Only hardcore gamers sell things to upgrade.

And the fact that the Wii costs so little in the first place there is no point in selling it. It's just one of them things that gathers dust 'just in case' you ever use it again
Where did you come up with that fact? You're trying to say that XBox 360 owners are 4 times more likely to sell their consoles than a Wii? Based on the top ten games sold 2 weeks ago, the Wii sold 1.5M games. PS3 sold 134K games and XBox 360 isn't even in the top ten.

http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly.php
23.9M Wii
18.2M XBox 360
11.8M PS3
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WoW is a virus. If wii is a virus then it's the common cold, and WoW is AIDS in it's terminal stage.
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I bought a Wii recently because it is the best party favor on the planet. There are very few games where you can sit down and enjoy an epic single player or fully engrossing online multi player experience, but the Wii is incredibly fun and easy to pick up. You can pick up the controller for the first time and instantly have fun.

Most games by Epic have such a cult following that the learning curve scares a lot of new customers off. Wii makes so much money because it has taken gaming into new markets. Hearing jealous hatred in interviews like this one (CEO of a top gaming company) pretty much solidifies just how dominant Nintendo is right now. Wii combo's are not priced at $600 because noone is buying them. Just to control demand, they are pairing the console with 3 games (mostly older titles), the extra controller, a couple of lame promotional goodies and a $75 premium. On eBay, sellers are getting the $75 premium without all the extra goodies. It is a phenomenon like we have never seen before imo.

The facts sure point to the fact that Nintendo's stock price has taken the step forward, while Epic's Unreal Tournament 3 was clearly a step backwards (barely selling 250,000).
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He sounds like a bitter old man to me.

The irony of it is that he probably owns an iPod, too.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Where did you come up with that fact? You're trying to say that XBox 360 owners are 4 times more likely to sell their consoles than a Wii? Based on the top ten games sold 2 weeks ago, the Wii sold 1.5M games. PS3 sold 134K games and XBox 360 isn't even in the top ten.

http://www.vgchartz.com/weekly.php
23.9M Wii
18.2M XBox 360
11.8M PS3
No i am saying people who don't like their 360 are more than likely to sell it compared to a Wii. I never said everyone with a 360 is likely to sell it. Why do you twist everything everyone says

Like i said, people don't sell their Wii because it just isn't worth the trouble. They cost next to nothing and are handy in case you have a gathering at your house.

Are you telling me that every household that buys items sells them on again at a regular basis? Not everyone just sells something because they got bored of it, they just let it gather dust.
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post #26 of 67
Its a Wiirus!




...sorry I couldn't resist
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post #27 of 67
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
No i am saying people who don't like their 360 are more than likely to sell it compared to a Wii. I never said everyone with a 360 is likely to sell it. Why do you twist everything everyone says

Like i said, people don't sell their Wii because it just isn't worth the trouble. They cost next to nothing and are handy in case you have a gathering at your house.

Are you telling me that every household that buys items sells them on again at a regular basis? Not everyone just sells something because they got bored of it, they just let it gather dust.
But the raw numbers show otherwise. I rather look at the numbers than make assumptions.

There was a large demand of Wii for the X-mas season. Demand definitely outstripped supply. There were a few million Wii's in circulation by then... If there was such a large demand and so many "just sitting around gathering dust", market forces would mean that prices either go down or everyone gets one. Neither happened completely. I know quite a few people not being able to find Wii's in time and there were a few articles about the lack of supply.
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I own a Wii and I believe in everything he just said.
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post #29 of 67
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
WoW is a virus. If wii is a virus then it's the common cold, and WoW is AIDS in it's stage.
Although I don't agree with this, it still made me laugh!

I see the OPs point, and in a lot of respects, it could be quite accurate. I don't play my Wii really at all unless someone is over...but I got it for that purpose and it serves that purpose well. I also have a feeling that I'm not alone...
    
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I think nintendo has got it almost perfect with the Wii. In essence they have done what Apple has managed to do, and created a desireable, unique product (White casing is probably just coincidence!). Not only this, but alot of the Wii's popularity is by word of mouth rather than advertising. Because it's such a multiplayer intensive experience, it get's people talking, which is a far more powerful advertising medium than any TV commercial, billboard, web banner, or magazine ad.

Think about it. Someone comes up to you and starts talking to you about how much fun their Wii is. You may even play someone elses Wii. It's not coming from the mouth of some salesman, or advertiser. It's from one peer to another.

Also it's removed the typical laziness and geekiness commonly assosciated with video gaming, and has shattered certain peoples opinions on the gaming scene, drawing them into a market they may have otherwise not spent money on.

Ontop of this, you have nintendo marketing to the older, experienced gamer, with offerings of classics like Super Mario Bros. 3, Goldeneye, and other Nintendo retro classics (Ok, Goldeneye is not quite retro - yet) via the Wii shop and Wii points system, on a brand new shiny do-it-all console. Perhaps this market would have otherwise left their nintendo days behind them if it weren't for this feature.

So in essence, there is alot of replayability in the Wii which admittedly, some people fail to take advantage of, but IMO, the Wii is an example of marketing genius, and anyone who is bitter towards it, like in the original post, is more likely to be green with envy than red with anger.
    
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