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I love my (I mean my daughter's) Wii.
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No. Why do you say so? Because it's not a hardcore gaming platform? It was never inteded to be one.
   
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No. PlayStation is dead. (the first one)
Wii is obviously not dead because there is still games being made for it... As for the PlayStation I don't believe anyone is making games for that anymore... And PlayStation 2 theres still being games made for it so it isn't dead yet.
Edited by brandontaz2k2 - 3/20/11 at 5:35am
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DS246,764(+15%)146,282,305
PS3196,258(-4%)48,657,192
Wii168,304(-7%)85,811,989
X360165,414(-10%)52,473,979
PSP117,727(-29%)66,748,465
3DS95,517(-54%)678,160
PS255,958(-11%)142,586,525


weekly sales. if the wii is "dead" than so is the 360

DS still sells the most O_O

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My wii only hAs one use and thats netflix if it didnt have that id put it in storage
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I was thinking this about my Wii when I got the PS Move...But I found myself still playing Donkey Kong Country returns and Mario games on it...Granted I love the move for its graphics and gameplay is better, however it will never have the Mario style games.

Until PS3 get those games...The Wii will always have a place in my heart...
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Well idk if it's dying, I'm thinking about getting one.
Edited by Oupavoc - 3/23/11 at 10:02am
    
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I just bought one, got a good deal on Ebay. So no it's not dead.

I'm surprised I held out this long, I bought it more for Virtual Console and GameCube games than anything.
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There haven't been as many games being released for it. Piracy is pretty rampant on the Wii, which is part of the problem (not saying it is the biggest, or only problem mind you). If you factor in the few creative titles that are available for the system, and I mean creative titles not headlining titles (like Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, etc) then you do have an enjoyable system. From what I have seen with owning one for several years is that it only manages to shine during parties, and manages to shine well when everyone is drunk and you are playing Blox Party (or whatever it is called).

The backwards compatibility is also a pretty nice thing, as well as the Virtual console (except that you have to buy seperate controllers to play a lot of those games).

There are lists on other forums (big one being GBAtemp) that show off games that the users think are specifically enjoyable for the Wii, so maybe that will get your thinking different if you believe the system is dying.
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