Originally Posted by Mach 5
I think Nintendo are up there because they dont make games for real gamers, they make games for children, old people, and families.
Half the games they have released this year are complete crap, everyone I know who had a wii said the best game was the wii sports you got free with the console.
EDIT: FarCry 2 should definatly be #1.
See you say that but you have no idea about the marketing of the Wii, clearly.
The Wii was never intended to be a hardcore gaming console like the PS3 or the 360. It was designed for everyone to be able to play it, and that is the reason the Wii is the number 1 console at the moment. Every kid wants one, a lot of older people want them AND they have them in old people nursing homes. You wont find a PS3 or a 360 in the same places. The Wii is simple to use and is definatly fun for lots of people.
I went to my friends house who has one, bearing in mind he is 32 and I am 21. His nan and mum came round with me, my gf and his gf. We were on the Wii all night playing Mario Kart, Bowling, Star Wars etc.
Now, think of it like this...his Nan is 82 and his mum is 59. Your not going to get a 82 and 59 year old down a bowling alley but they were enjoying themselves on the Wii and his nan got 230points on bowling....
Anyway, there is no chance you would get people that age playing on a PS3 because it is far to complex for them and the games simply don't interest them. The Wii takes real life actions and puts them into play in a virtual environment.
Everyone knows how to bowl or play tennis but they cant do it very well in real life. They know they have to move there arm to hit the ball and the Wii lets them do exactally that. Unlike the PS3/360 where you have to run about with an analogue stick, hit x to tap the ball, square to smash it, R1 to dive etc etc.
Get the picture?