ste hicky wrote:the one thing i like above all else is watching every major 3rd party on earth flock to nintendo here.
from valve to square to take 2 to ea to acti.
making money off the wii brand is too much to resist for publishers this time, it seems.
cult wrote:The wiiu is playing catch up with 3rd party support, processing power, graphics, dvd/blu-ray storage capacity, online, adoptees and choice.
The wii user base is casual and the wiiu is aimed at the core gamer, two different demographics, don’t expect those casuals who said no to the current HD generation to suddenly say yes to a Nintendo version of it.
The wiiu is a current generation console in a 5 year old market that offers little more than what is already available. Other than Nintendo exclusives it will share a common catalogue of future games and given a choice where none existed before Nintendo 1st party will suffer in sales, or is it everybody will buy everything?
In reality ‘core’ wii owning gamers would have bought an additional console in the last 5 years for the 3rd party support of MS and Sony, so when wiiu does arrive they will already have the facility for multiplatform without the need for a new console.
To say Microsoft and Sony are fighting a losing battle with exclusives is ridiculous, they have theirs and Nintendo has their own, in what way has anyone lost out to Nintendo?
I don’t believe consumers are drawn to MS or Sony because of 3rd party only; it’s in addition to those consoles exclusives. Some people only have one or the other machine and unlike wii users and an awful lot of them are progressive gamers who want to move with the times and go next gen. The wiiu just isn’t that, as for transition, you mean it’s neither here current gen or there next gen?
Expect gamecube lifetime sales not ps2 and expect to come last behind Apple
cult wrote:The biggest selling car in America last year was by a Japanese manufacturer.
That fact does not mean it was true the year before or will be this year.
Your use of Nintendo sales figures is a moot point; it does not mean similar sales are guaranteed in the future.
I don’t doubt the popularity of Nintendo’s 1st party games I own some of them myself on the gamecube, I sold my wii due to its too similar game library and no 3rd party support.
When the wii launched the playstation 2 was the standard for multiplatform yet the much more powerful wii didn’t pick up the AAA games or the huge choice.
The developers had moved on to the next gen and dropped wii support in favour of the 360 and future architecture of the PS3.
Cut down versions of current games have appeared on the wii like Black Ops and Modern Warfare but they are a generation behind in graphics, online features and more importantly they lack sales.
I believe that’s the history of this generation that will predict the future.
Next generation consoles should scare the PC crowd running frostbite2, cryengine 3 and unreal natively.
The developers will then move on again leaving the wiiu behind.
The fanboys will make the wiiu a success financially for Nintendo because as you keep pointing out their 1st party sells consoles but a core gamer should keep their money.
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