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Attachment rates How much the Wii really does suck.

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by WiitnessID, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. WiitnessID

    WiitnessID WiiChat Member

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    Software attachment rates

    Americas - 6.9
    Europe - 5.6
    Japan - 3.4

    - Over 20 million Wiis sold worldwide

    Americas - 8.8
    Europe - 6.3
    Japan - 4.9

    - DS is just under 65 million units sold worldwide

    - DS software sales

    Americas - 20.18
    Japan - 21.66
    Europe - 22.94

    - Lifetime sales of the Cube were just over 21 million

    Yeah that sucks doesn't it!

    Then I find this!
    It would seem people are not buying their games from game stop. The numbers don't gel, attachment rate of 5 then 6.9. The PS3 is said to have a 5 like the PS3 yet nintendo's own numbers are higher. Even game stop thinks PS3 owners aren't going to buy more games than the Wii -WOW-!

    I made the title so the PS3 guys won't get offended. This is a current report also some thing nintendo gives out to it's current 3rd parties. This can only mean good things!

    Also too the Wii is going to beat the GC life totals in almost one year -wow-!

    Look at Americas support! WOW, will they catch the xbox 360 support in the USA? who knows. It seems like some body is gonna have to make a better fad next time around.

    :shifty:
     
  2. Dreamweaver

    Dreamweaver WiiChat Member

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    I find this bit particularly interesting as Japan has always been a place that is more receptive of the games industry than anywhere else in my eyes, but from the looks of things it seems I was wrong.
     
  3. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Casual gamers are lowering the average for attach rate. I thought this would be obvious.

    Interesting figures, but personally I don't believe the attach rate says anything about "sucking". "Sucking" usually refers to quality, not quantity.
     
  4. Damascus

    Damascus Chaka Chaka Pata Pon!

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    *Tried to delete. Post deletion failed. :shocked: *

    Ignore this, I posted something very silly. :ciappa:
     
  5. WiitnessID

    WiitnessID WiiChat Member

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    It's the highest in america which is just weird but may be the DS is actually slowing sales over in japan?

    Also Dreamweaver all of the systems except for the DS are struggling in japan with game sales...

    Sucking line is just fan service... For a system that every one says is a fad and casuals don't buy games it's preforming really well.
     
  6. WiitnessID

    WiitnessID WiiChat Member

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    Then I found this WOW!

    IGN writes: “If you’re still under the impression that consumers are only buying Nintendo’s new console for Wii Sports, perhaps the latest software to hardware tie ratio numbers from the NPD Group will change your mind. According to the software data tracking service, consumers purchased 8.11 games for every Wii console sold in December. This relates to 7.76 games for every Xbox 360 sold during the month and 5.04 games for every PlayStation 3 purchased in the same time frame.”

    While Microsoft would have you believe that attach rates (total number of games divided by total units sold) are mucho importante when determining popularity and game quality, these numbers even out over time, regardless of the total installed base. For example, here are the life-to-date tie-ratio of last-gen systems: PS2 = 11.31, Xbox = 10.87, and GameCube = 9.34. Here’s the installed base of each system: PS2 = 120 million, Xbox = 24 million, and GameCube = 22 million.

    http://www.infendo.com/wii/see-i-told-you-attach-rates-dont-mean-jack/
     
  7. SensesFail

    SensesFail WiiChat Member

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    i might be wrong here but nintendo isnt actually that big in japan. i know that sounds dumb, and it might be, but i think i heard that PS3 is really popular there, and xbox is not so much and nintendo is pretty popular as well but not as popular as ps3?

    someone posted this info here at one point in time so it could very well be off.
     
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    nic7 Wiichat Member

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    No, the Wii outsells the PS3 almost every week about 2:1 to 4:1. I think the PS3 has only outsold the Wii in one week. But, that being said, recently the Japanese in general have not been buying console games. They do occasionally, but it seems that right now, they are hooked on handhelds.
     
  9. CantGetAWii

    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

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    Also keep in mind, Wii had the better software sales in the month of December, edging out the Ps3 and 360. So Wii's software isn't too bad I guess.
     
  10. Dorkfish

    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    Humz...nope

    How many people here own more than six Wii games???
    *Raises Hand*
     
  11. masterjedi

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    Wii Sports
    Elebits
    Super Paper Mario
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Metroid Prime 3
    Mario Strikers Charged
    Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party
    Mario Party 8
    Rayman Raving Rabbids
    Legend of Zelda: Twighlight Princess
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  12. WiitnessID

    WiitnessID WiiChat Member

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    Here you go SensesFail... the PS3 is crushing the PS2!


    Japanese hardware sales - Jan 14th to 20th
    January 24th, 2008

    DS Lite 88,575
    Wii 81,638 - you see that! Almost DS like those numbers are!
    PSP 79,923
    PS3 38,117
    PS2 13,539
    Xbox 360 4,552
     
  13. Narah

    Narah WiiChat Member

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    It seems logical, my Wii is very new and I already have five games for it, and I am nowhere near the total of games I want for it. On the other hand with other consoles there weren't many games that inspired me, for the wii there are!
     
  14. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    In no particular order:

    Zelda TP
    Wiisports (Duh!)
    Wiiplay
    Red Steel
    Tony Hawks Downhill Jam
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance
    Warioware
    Resident Evil 4
    Sonic and the Secret Rings
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    RE: Umbrella Chronicles
    Ghost Squad
    Zack and Wiki
    Mario Galaxy
    Metroid Prime 3
    Super Paper Mario
    MySims
    Link's Crossbow Training.

    19 Wii games. (bearing in mind, I do like in the UK, home of the everlasting delay).

    *Raises both hands and both feet up in the air* *Falls over*
     
  15. largedarry

    largedarry Waiting For Tomorrow

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    When a console is early in its life it always sufffers from a low overall attach rate. The attach rate climbs to a much higher level later in the systems life, it also helps because there are more games out there too.
     
  16. Wiimoto

    Wiimoto Sonic + Brawl = Ownage

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    Uh... thats cus its freaking tiny? 4.9 mil is alot for them.
     
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    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    Great philosophical insight from a guy whos avatar is a picture of a very philosophical man...
     
  18. raisinghelen

    raisinghelen WiiChat Member

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    The Wii has a decent attach rate, even if it was only averaging 5 games per Wii thats still over 100,000,000 games sold in total compared to say 40,000,000 for the PS3. If you take the attach rate at the reported average of 8 for Wii then its selling more than 4 times the amount of games that PS3 is.

    So basically theres much more chance of profit for a developer on the Wii as developing a game costs about a quarter of what it does on PS3 and it has a better chance at getting enough sales to make them money.

    Just looking at the December software sales shows where the gamers money is going as it was dominated by 360 and Wii with the PS3 failing to get even 1 game in the top 10.
     
  19. sagema

    sagema 3D Artist

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    They just made sh!t. So in order to sell sh!t they need to convince you the sandwich is tasty, but the reality is it's still a sh!t sandwich. If Sony acted smart this year, then maybe. But they'd need to fire ALL (Like Take Two did) the people on top, and that's not happening. Nintendo has Miyamoto, and others. What does Sony have? Don't you dare say Phil Harrison. Seriously listen to that guy talk.

    No comment on the 360, it's maintaining a healthy second place in sales.
     
  20. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    Huh? Over here on the Wii side, we've been served primarily **** sandwiches as well as far as software goes...
     

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