Gamecube was a disappointment. So is the Wii.
You've actually tried the Wii then I assume then? Were you at E3? You must have been the 1 in a thousand that actually hated the Wii as every
Journalist and Greyhair Exec loved the Wii.
If I was Jay Leno I could make SO MANY jokes about it. For example a young kid would say: I am going to go play with my Wii Wii. That just sounds
wrong lol. Or if a young kid said: Mommy I have to go Wii, the mom would give him his console and then the kid would pee all over the place. Dumb
name. Bad name nintendo. Bad name.
A name doesn't make a system. A very frivolous argument.
Also all they have on it (which is Nintendo's trademark) is just kiddie games! Mario Cart 8 or whatever. Talk about dumb.
Spinter Cell is for Kids? Resident Evil? Call of Duty 3? Red Steel? Madden? Blazing Angels? Tony Hawk? Need for Speed? Far Cry? Marvel: Ultimate
That is getting old Nintendo. You just use the same characters over and over again. They are still hanging on to Zelda for Christ sake! Holy **** that
game is freakin old! Everything is made for two year olds. The motion sensiong technology so the babies can motion for there milk or juice. Or when
they have to go to the bathroom they move the controller towards their pants. LAME-O.
Sony is just as guilty of that with their First party games.
They tried to make it cool, but Nintendo has never been cool. Especially when they can't ever think of anything new. And I am stating a fact when I
say that. Go ahead research it yourself. A new Starfox came out. Wow, talk about old ****. Starfox was made when N64 came out.
Solid Snake made his debut in the SNES days.
The question I ask myself is this would the novelty of the Wii wireless controller and related game play wear off ?
Has the Mouse and Keyboard gotten old for playing FPS/RTS games? I don't think so, because the alternative sucks(gamepad).
If the novelty wore off you wouldnt be left with much. Now if Nintendo had ensured that the Wii was a near equal in terms of graphics to the XBox 360
and the PS3 I would be very interested. I just hope that the Wii stays in the market long enough to take part in the coming three way price war.
Nintendo isn't competing with Sony or Microsoft. Those two companies are still going after the same demographic that Video Game companies have been
courting since the beggining of time. Nintendo is trying to bring many non-gamers into the fold.
Graphics are frivolous as well. If I want to spend 1000 dollars on a console(PS3) what would I do to justify that expense? Especially considering a
1000 dollar upgrade to my computer will blow away any gains made by 360 and PS3 combined
Nintendo is also kicking the butt of the graphically superior PSP.
I never said I don't like the motion sensing, I just don't think that Nintendo could possibly do a good job with it.
What about Ubisoft? Activision? Atari? SEGA? Electronic Arts? THQ? Midway? Tecmo? Codemasters? LucasArts? SquareEnix? Those are all the 3rd party
developers that are currently planning on releasing a buttload of 1st and 2nd generation games.
And now the two Asian companies will compete for the motion sensing. Microsoft will sit there and laugh and Bill Gates will be like, "There is a
reason I didn't get the 360 involved with that ****."
Sony doesn't have the same kind of motion sensing capabilities as Wii. Their's is a poor imitation tacked on at the last minute to "compete".
As for 360, Bill has already stated they are not in competition with the Wii. They've even gone so far as to say: "For the same price as a PS3 you
can buy a 360 and a Wii!", so they are not really looking to cut Nintendo's grass.
It would be in their best interest if Nintendo were to kick Sony's ass in Japan for instance.
IMO the Wii is Nintendo last throw of the dice in the console market.
According to whom? Every console release since N64 has seen a Nintendo profit. I'm talking about a Hardware profit combined with a Software profit to
boot. GC is still making Nintendo money(for 50 bucks, you can't really beat that for a budget gaming system). They are the only company that
eventually profits of their hardware in the end. Sony has yet to do that and Microsoft is still billions in the hole. They won't start showing black
ink on their gaming ledger until XBox 3.
[edit on 10-10-2006 by sardion2000]