About the core gamers that is! Coming from the words of mr. reggie himself we are just a small fraction of the gaming market.(intersting wonder where he got that from?) well if you don't believe me read the article for yourselfs.
WOW only galaxy and smash bros are aimed towards the core gamers. (coming from reggie himself)
Reggie: "What I can tell you is that as we launched the Wii, we made sure that we had strong software support at the launch. We made sure that we had a fantastic consumer proposition, and we made sure that we had follow-up support." "I would argue that there are a number of very strong third-party titles that are doing very well in the marketplace. Whether you look at “Guitar Hero III” from Activision, that’s doing exceptionally well. Whether you look at “Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games” from Sega that’s doing well in the marketplace. What we have is … fantastic breadth of support from third party, and we also have a tremendous pipeline of new games coming out for the balance of this quarter.
(are u serious)
Reggie: "Our view is that the online experience needs to be something that adds value to the consumer experience and enables them to have a more in-depth experience – especially with the Wii remote. When you talk about gamertags, that really is a hardcore desire versus activity like creating Miis and other functionality that in our view, is much more what the mass market wants in their video-game console."
(omg he is serious) How can you think such bs
Reggie: "The answer to those fans is “Super Mario Galaxy,” which on every major gaming publication is receiving near-perfect scores. And “Super Smash Bros. Brawl,” when it launches on Feb. 10, it’s going to make every core gamer fall in love with “Smash Bros.” all over again." "We have games that satisfy the core, but in our view, that is but a small part of the total gaming market. There are more than twice as many consumers that used to game, but don’t game today. We need to make sure that we include them in the mix as well."
(core gamers i guess we lost this battle the wii is just not for us, or they feel our years of support and loyalty don't matter for squat any more.)
There is something else that i wanted to bring up in other posts but didnt know how people would react but some one brought it up on this article how is it that the ps2 sold so well through out its life cycle out selling all other consoles and yet it was never hard to find a ps2, at the same time before this generation (360) that type of crap was unheard of. But hey i guess i don't know buisness then like mr. reggie says but it just seems kinda funny that now they can promise wii's to every one.