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Topic: Why do (some) people think the (original) Wii was a failure?

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Galarian_Lassie

I don't understand why people think the Wii was a failure. Even assuming they're talking about third party software sales the Wii, the Wii still has a higher percentage of non first party sales (even overestimating Wii first party sales by 50 million) compared to the Switch with the Switch having 56% of its sales come from first party games to Wii's 42% (and again that's overestimating it by 50 million). And before people say that some people just used the Wii for Wii Sports, that's the same for any console! There are going to be people who pick up a console for one game and never touch the console again. If your console has one popular game than it's bound to happen (such as with COD or FIFA). Thoughts on this?

Edited on by Galarian_Lassie

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Anti-Matter

@Mrtoad
Simple.
Those gamers are typical ONE branded ONLY games, Never want to try different genre games.
They thought playing different genre games are Boring, Not Manly, Not something popular, etc.
They will look different games like something weird, something hard to understand, too many texts, too many cutesy, too much movements, etc.
Those kind of gamers are Wannabe gamers, just only follow what is popular by most, never care for something niche or hidden gems.

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GyroZeppeli

While it was a commercial success, many see it as being a console mainly geared towards casuals. The fact that they believe not many hardcore games were on their makes it a failure in those people’s eyes. It’s not true though, Wii Sprts has just clouded their memories.

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BenGrimm

@Mrtoad

I managed 4:46s of the video and will live a happy life never hearing or seeing that man again.

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Matthew010

@BenGrimm I managed six seconds of looking at that golden mask.

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Anti-Matter

@BenGrimm
I just scroll this page quickly when i saw that video. I didn't even touch the Play button.

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Zuljaras

Anti-Matter wrote:

@Mrtoad
Simple.
Those gamers are typical ONE branded ONLY games, Never want to try different genre games.
They thought playing different genre games are Boring, Not Manly, Not something popular, etc.
They will look different games like something weird, something hard to understand, too many texts, too many cutesy, too much movements, etc.
Those kind of gamers are Wannabe gamers, just only follow what is popular by most, never care for something niche or hidden gems.

Are you serious? You are the one that play only one type of games.

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Moroboshi876

Nobody did. Even those that call themselves hardcore gamers, who play FPS and have state-of-the-art consoles and PCs, and regard (wrongly) Wii as a console for children, know that it was a huge commercial success, in fact it won that generation battle with 100+ million units sold. It outdid what was also a huge success in sales of PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Octane

I don't think anyone did. But maybe you could make a point how the Wii failed to capture an audience, whilst also alienating the existing fans, resulting in low initial Wii U sales (among other reasons of course).

@Zuljaras I'm certain @Anti-Matter is expanding his horizons and is going to try a couple of of 18+ games soon

Octane

Anti-Matter

@Octane
It will never happened. 😒

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skywake

Mrtoad wrote:

@the_shypdar Some people do

Some people are idiots. I'd go as far as saying everyone is an idiot sometimes. Just some know when that is and others don't

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Zuljaras

@Octane I doubt it. This is hard-coded in him. Just like his English. The stupid thing is he is judging others based on his beliefs.

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Zuljaras

Matthew010

@Zuljaras To be fair to Anti-Matter, English isn't his first language.

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Zuljaras

@Matthew010 I know that from some time. But we all should try and improve right

I say that because I saw in the past how he corrects the English of other people.

Also I am sorry if I seem harsh on the guy but I just have extremely high intolerance towards him.

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AlohaPizzaJack

Chad Warden is the only one that could truly believe the Wii was a failure.

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redd214

One random guy on YouTube shouldn't be used to come to that conclusion.

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ReaderRagfish

Many people bought a Wii solely because they played Wii Sports at a friend's house and were so impressed that they had to have one. Then once the novelty of the motion controls wore off, they bought a PS3 or 360 because the Wii had nothing but kiddy party games with tacked on motion controls.

Because No More Heroes, Monster Hunter Tri, Xenoblade Chronicles, Metroid Prime 3, Sin and Punishment, The Last Story, MadWorld, Tatsunoko VS Capcom, Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn, Muramasa, Red Steel 2, and Trauma Center were all definitely not on Wii. Nope, the Wii only had kiddy shovelware.

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subpopz

Commercially, it was a success. No one can say it failed in that regard.

Personally, it did fail for me as a fun gaming machine. It was just far too gimmicky, forced that gimmick and became a shovelware machine. Yes, among the shovelware there was some good games, but there's many of those I didn't play or couldn't get more than an hour into because I absolutely hated the forced wiggle/waggle controls, especially on Nintendos own games. I lost interest in the system very quickly and it's the reason that generation was the first where a Nintendo console wasn't my main gaming machine (took over a decade until Switch for Nintendo to reclaim being my main gaming machine).
That being said, my kids really enjoyed it and played it far more than I ever did.

But, that's my own personal experience with it. Clearly, in terms of sales, it was a massive success and won that generation in that regard.

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