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

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Toy_Link

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 Toy_Link

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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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GeoChrome

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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2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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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.

Edited on by Zuljaras

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Matthew010

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

Matthew010

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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HobbitGamer

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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Toy_Link

@redd214 Using him as an example, I was mostly just referring to a general mentality I’ve seen traveling around on various websites.

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LuigiTheGreenFire

In terms of sales, I don't think anyone could argue it was a failure in the slightest. It's Nintendo's best-selling home console by a large margin, and their second best-selling platform ever (if you separate GB and GBC sales).
The problem comes by how underpowered it was, and how it made Nintendo very arrogant. The Wii U was largely a failure because of the Wii. Nintendo used part of the Wii name again, barely marketed its successor, kept it underpowered (in comparison to competitors), still used hardware and controller gimmicks, kept friend codes, etc. And for people who wanted to play most mainstream multiplats, whether single-player or online multiplayer, the Wii and Wii U failed to deliver. The Switch is even still failing a lot in this regard too. We're still very much feeling the positive and negative qualities of the Wii in 2019.

And last but not least, let's consider Operation Rainfall. It took fans begging and pleading to get three games to America and beyond. And one of those games was Xenoblade Chronicles. In case everyone has forgotten, that game has 2 sequels (one of which is a rousing success) and a New Nintendo 3DS port.

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