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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by yungblood6, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. yungblood6

    yungblood6 Get Money Dummy

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    This is the question that i have always wondered how long will the wii last. If you can recall a few years ago the gamecube was nintendos hot new console but a year later it went down hill, do to the lack of third party software. I for one would hate to see it happen but if nintendo doesnt get any third party support they are on the way to repeating its mistake with the game cube. before you try to flame me or just say i don't know what im talking about, just look at all the games that we are waiting for they are made buy nintendo, the ones that arent are mostly party games, the other ones are not that good with the exception of two. Then you have the ports from other consoles, but lets get real why would i want to play carbon on the wii when i had it on the 360, or for that matter splintercell. Yes every one wants a wii and wii is sold out but the software sales arent matching. im not the only one the sees this http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/119002.html
     
  2. JAKE196

    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    I'm sure it will last a good 5 years.

    but the system does need more (or better) third party support. . . but thats not Nintendo's fault. . . the developers should stop being so greedy making crappy games that don't cost much to produce.

    If there is a console you should worry about it should be the ps3. . . the games simply take to long and too much money to develop. Though it obviously has the highest potential.
     
  3. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    YoungBlood dont worry about the wii will last a good five years im positive that nintendo wont repeat what happened with the gamecube. the wii will surely prosper and have hundreds of games. The PS3 on the other hand isnt doing too well at all it barely has any games the only good games its getting are from the PS Store. so dont worry about wii worry about how crappy PS3 is.
     
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    anthonybest1 WiiChat Member

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    i think because the wii is family based at lot of games will continue to come out for years to come and with ps3 the fact that its playstaion means its going to be out for a long time and that goes for xbox 360
     
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    Wii has done well this year, and 08 is sounding nice as well.
    In 07, we are seeing Galaxy and Battalion Wars 2, among some other great games as well.
    In 08, we are seeing WiiFit, Mario Kart, Brawl and Animal Crossing.
    As well as unreleased news on new games and or characters.

    Yes they need more third party support, but if they can make a few more sequels in 09 for some games they may be set.
    I mean the Wii sold well on some pretty bad games..Wii Play etc.
    The sales are going to be good with those good games coming out now.

    So companies seeing these sales should jump in and develop some gems for the Wii.
     
  6. yungblood6

    yungblood6 Get Money Dummy

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    i hope they do get more thirdparty support because im wearing thin on game to play lol. i wouldnt count the ps3 out just yet i mean there killer aps havent even came out yet, you still have socom, metal gear and so on. Plus as far as next gen goes xbox is already running out of room on there standerd dvds when playstation hasent even come close to filling a blueray disc yet. i think microsoft is going to have to implement its hdd or its hd dvd player to play games because gears of war took almost all the disk space, it was a beutiful game but it was really short. i dont see that being a problem for ps3. they also have fixed there controller vibration issue so it will be fun to see what happens in the next few years. For me other than Starwars force unleashed comming to the wii i think i lost my wow factor with it. not to say i wont have fun with other games but i dont think any thing is going to make me say i got to get that. esp after seeing 1ups vids on smg and ssbb its not a big wow i got to get that game.
     
  7. yungblood6

    yungblood6 Get Money Dummy

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    well companies have seen the sells and i think there was an article on ign.com, 1up.com and gameinformer, talking about how developers are not realy trying to develope for the wii, be cause they think its just a fad. This sounds just like the gamecube problem thats why i brought the topic up. I have no problem with no third party developement but nintendo better come up with more charectors, and games other than mario, wario, zelda, mariokart, and SSBB if they plan on doing any thing. Rpg's in my book don't count.
     
  8. thas

    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    say what you will but i personnally dont care for third party games. all i need is nintendo games and im fine. nintendo has a lot of first party games and a lot of second party games. not to mention that they said that they will be making more franchises.
     
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    Even if they do say that, companies could not ignore the potential of wii and they should quantify how much money they could make if they develop some games for it. I say wii and xbox360 will last for a long time. I say PS3 has yet to become a monster, it's a sleeping giant I suppose.
     
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    Uhh...Yeah, people have been talking about that for months now. Yet the Wii is still selling like hotcakes. The thing with the Wii is that none of the developers initially took it seriously when it was annouced a few years ago, and all went for the PS3 and then got bought out by Microsoft (heh) to develop on the 360. Nintendo was left on thier own with only a few companies to work with - and they experimented with all the simple mini games. It was only recently this past year that developers are now seeing how marketable the Wii is which is why we'll start seeing better 3rd party support later on in the cycle. In the mean time, keep yourself busy with Metroid Prime 3 :)
     
  11. lenitao3

    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    it will last about 5 years, until nintendo, sony and microsoft, all release a motion sensor console.......also until futher technology is available!!!

    i don't think something can change from now on, since the famous "Halo 3" was microsoft's best move, they are now going to release new "Family-friendly X-box360".....which is worthless, how the hell are they going to compare x-box360's controller with wii's????
     
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    I think the Wii will last as long as you can't afford another console. :lol:
    But seriously, it is a great console with large sales figures, so I am sure that it will last long enough for you to enjoy all of the great games. :)
     
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    I am very thankful that nintendo can continue to revolutionise the industry through sheer innovation.

    But as stated in a previous post, developers would rather not utilise the wii's amazing capabilities, and just churn out the same old rubbish.

    But that isn't their fault, it's down to the consumers, If the majority of the public were not sheep, and did not accept the tripe that is made available to them, then you would see a much more successful nintendo in terms of figures sold.

    I do not, however possess a wii as of yet, because of cut backs at work, due to relocation, i am being let go. So at the moment I cannot afford :(. Oh well my DS keeps me more than happy :D

    But too actually answer the thread question, I think the wii is just too appealing to not last for a good 5 years at least.
     
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    I agree with the 5+ years assessment. It will be strong through this generation of consoles.

    GC's big problem was that LAST genreation was the start of On-Line console gaming, and GC failed to support that. The almost utter and total lack of online GC content made it lag behind the other consoles. No online death matches, no MMORPGs, nor FPSs.

    Wii has solved that problem. It supports online competition. When SSBB Finally comes out, Wii will have the single most popular online fighting game. Wait and see.

    Wii needs some online FPSs like Halo. But as I understand it, we should have a WWII FPS with online matches by Christmas, so there we are.
     
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    I have seen more 3rd party's coming to develop the wii in the past few months I think It'll catch on. I hope they continue and try to make long lasting Developers.
     
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    Thats why nintendo needs to stop relying on Mario, zelda, Metroid, and smashbros every console generation, and needs to come up with new ip's so that way they don't have to worry about if third parties are going to support them they will be able to support there selfs. Yes the wii is an inovating console but if no one is buying its games then how long is inovation going to last?
     
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    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    this questions has 2 answere

    depending on wich road nint endo decides to take


    if nintendo take advantage of their popularity they have right now, than they are golden

    by that i mean, trying to attract a "mature" audience, maybe a new series that will capture adudiences like halo did, if they can attarct that crowed, then forge about the ps3 and the 360, because they will be dead


    on the other hand........

    if nintendo DOESNT take advantage of their popularity and keep on going with the same old crap, "mario games" and etc than they are doomed to catch dust in someones closet



    NINTENDO, KICK SONY AND MICROSOFT WHILE THEY ARE DOWN, ITS HOW THE BUISSNESS WORLD WORKS!
     
  18. lenitao3

    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    you said it very correctly, i think you should definitely post this to nintnedo by e-mail!!
     
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    [DT] Gearhead Surf Coder

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    As long as ours lasts till we finish PM, Zelda and Galaxy I'll be fine - then it can self destruct for all I care :lol:
     
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    Unless they can release a few hot-seller titles, then the system has maybe a year left before people lose interest. SSBB has a lot of gamer hype but a fighting game isn't likely to be enough. Mario Galaxy might interest people. Nintendo needs a system seller game. They haven't had anything with the draw of Halo in years. They need something that stores will hold a midnight release event for.

    They also fail to mention on the box that this thing is BC with Gamecube titles. I wonder how many casual buyers just don't know it can play CG games too?
     

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