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Why did you buy a Wii?
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OB1-adobe
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Why did you buy a Wii?

Wii sales are astronomical. Probably going to be going down as one of the greatest, most selling consols of all time.

But it is a well known fact, and no joke that wii software sales are seriously in the pooper with no sight in recovering againts the other two guys

Begs the question:

"why did you buy a wii?"

Personally im going to get one to primarily play NES,SNES games with a very small hand full of n64 and games cube.
The only newer titles ill get would be zelda, mario, and metroid and thats it.

If i want to play medal of honor im gonna do it on my PS3


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cause my parents liked some of the games[like rock band an wii sports] that go with it
and also so we can get wii fit and work out

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There's a bit of s software drought for the Wii right now, which is a pain, but luckily it has coincided with the first few PC titles I have been interested in for a while.

Anyway- unfortunately your base statement is wrong. Wii software sales are actually pretty good. They are nowhere near as proportionately strong as its hardware dominance, but your implication that the other two are crushing Wii sales is simply not so.


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it appears that the games are getting better though


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Bought it for first party titles - Mario, Zelda, so on. The system was worth it just for Mario Galaxy.


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Bought it for first party titles - Mario, Zelda, so on. The system was worth it just for Mario Galaxy.


I agree. LOZ: Twilight Princess, Metroid Corruption, and Super Paper Mario, too, were awesome games. I just wish that the titles offered via the Virtual Console were more appeasing nowadays.


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Same as Backfire, Zelda and Mario.

Do you mean greatest in terms of sales?

I assume that because even though Wii could be one of the highest selling consoles out there, its not the greatest.

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The Wii is causing a massive shift in what developers make. It just takes time to catch up. The Wii has opened up the games market to an entirely new type of "gamer" and i use that term loosly. Even my 59 year old mother talked to me today about getting a Wii and a DS so she can get Wii fit and brain training. Those 2 things hit the nail on the head in relation to the type of applications that developers will be looking for in future.

It will take a massive shift in the way developers create their ideas for games that might see the industry employ who different areas of staff. What i mean by that is that currently the games industry is populated by people who grew up playing games. They then remake what they played when they were younger only bigger, better and with more bells on.

The games industry now needs to look at the kinds of people who have been buying the Wii and DS for these new apps and start to use a bit of ingenuity in how to make more for these thriving new markets...To do that they'll probably have to employ consultants who know more about the leisure habits of that target market.

The fact that Wii fit sold nearly 4 times as much as Twilight Princess is testament to how the markets are changing.

As for me personally...I got mine for Zelda...


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Originally posted by BackFire
Bought it for first party titles - Mario, Zelda, so on. The system was worth it just for Mario Galaxy.


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sold mine a while ago... but I will definitely buy a new one this year, there are some games coming out that I'm interested in


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Re4 Wii
Smash Brawl
No More Heroes
Mario Galaxy
Met Prime 3
Twilight Princess
Mario Kart Wii

wii got some awesome games


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Link and Samus. Yeah. Also the next Smash Bros.


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The next smash bros?

That will be awhile.

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The next smash bros?

That will be awhile.

The next at the time, AKA Brawl.


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SSB Brawl was the major reason. Virtual Console, and new Mario games were others.


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There were some games for it that I had wanted a lot.

Oddly enough, now that I have one...I think I've played it once. Though in general I haven't been in much of a mood for video games recently.


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I bought it for teh lulz.

In my perspective, this console was intended for little kiddos, old retro gamers (ages 25+), and old skool Nintendo fanatics (those who like Mario and Zelda and all the other corny games).

While the two other competing consoles catered for the hardcore gamers who wanted intense graphics and violence. With a few exceptions, of course.

I sure am glad I threw this useless junk away.


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I bought it for teh lulz.

In my perspective, this console was intended for little kiddos, old retro gamers (ages 25+), and old skool Nintendo fanatics (those who like Mario and Zelda and all the other corny games).

While the two other competing consoles catered for the hardcore gamers who wanted intense graphics and violence. With a few exceptions, of course.

I sure am glad I threw this useless junk away.
You're a really bad troll.


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The thing about both Wii and DS games of the new model is that they have this tendency to keep selling month afetr month afetr month, which is what is making them top sellers, rather than blasting all their sale time into the first three months after release (though some of them do get supremely strong starts as well).

Wii Fit is a good cse in point there, still selling extremely well. But on the DS, the Brain Training games have done the same thing- but, straddling the divide somewhat, so is Mario Kart DS.

No other console is selling games with such long legs.


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Re: Why did you buy a Wii?

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Originally posted by OB1-adobe
Wii sales are astronomical. Probably going to be going down as one of the greatest, most selling consols of all time.

But it is a well known fact, and no joke that wii software sales are seriously in the pooper with no sight in recovering againts the other two guys

Begs the question:

"why did you buy a wii?"

Personally im going to get one to primarily play NES,SNES games with a very small hand full of n64 and games cube.
The only newer titles ill get would be zelda, mario, and metroid and thats it.

If i want to play medal of honor im gonna do it on my PS3


I bought it in hopes that Nintendo would come out with good games which integrated the motion sensitivity into gameplay, and so that I don't miss out on any Zelda games. I was upset when they came out with very few good games, and went for more gimicky games like "Game party"... I keep it, however, for the virtual console... and so that I don't miss a Zelda game. smile

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(those who like Mario and Zelda and all the other corny games).


... ... ... ... ... ... ... Did you just call Zelda corny? ... ... ... ... ... ... ...no expression
quote: (post)
Originally posted by occultdestroyer
I bought it for teh lulz.


Wait... you spent $250 for "teh lulz?"... seems a bit wasteful...


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quote: (post)
Originally posted by occultdestroyer
I bought it for teh lulz.

In my perspective, this console was intended for little kiddos, old retro gamers (ages 25+), and old skool Nintendo fanatics (those who like Mario and Zelda and all the other corny games).

While the two other competing consoles catered for the hardcore gamers who wanted intense graphics and violence. With a few exceptions, of course.

I sure am glad I threw this useless junk away.


Do you ever have anything new to say? Seriously, you sound like a broken record. Bad troll indeed.

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I was upset when they came out with very few good games, and went for more gimicky games like "Game party"


Game Party - as well as the majority of the 'gimmick' games - are not made by Nintendo. They're third-party. Though those are aimed at the core audience more than stuff like Zelda is anyway.


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