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Old 11-28-07, 04:15 PM   #13
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I guess I'm an exception to the Wii rule or something. I play the thing all the time. I love it.
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Old 11-28-07, 09:41 PM   #14
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gotta love the Sony anti-Wii spin machine.

Numbers don't lie.
Thing is most people that buy Wii are mostly casual or non-gamers that only buys 1 or 2 games a year if at all. I personally know quite a few people got it because of Wii sports, but never bought another game. Also, haven't you noticed ever since N64, the best selling titles have all been first party kiddy games from Nintendo? Wii is never gonna have the kind of 3rd party support seen on PSone/PS2.
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Old 11-28-07, 11:00 PM   #15
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There already is a ton of third-party support, and 95% of those are complete abortions pumped out by developers to make a quick buck because Nintendo has absolutely no quality control to speak of when it comes to restricting what gets released on the system. "Hey, look at that, you made a sh*tty game with colorful cartoon characters and hacked on motion controls! Suuuure, put it on our system!" Of course, there will always be the 1 or 2 first-party games a year that are must have.

Welcome to Nintendo.
You gotta be ****ting me with this mess--are you serious?

You want to talk about poor quality control? Take a look at Lair, which was a Sony studios title. Now that's a true piece of crap if I've ever seen one--especially after all the hype.

When Nintendo makes a good game, they make a good game. I don't see any PS3 titles getting 9.6s and up in reviews right now, while Wii has 3 of them.

I also know that PS3s are a dime a dozen right now in stores. You can find them everywhere but grocery carts pushed by homeless people. They just don't sell. Meanwhile, Wiis are going for 500+$ on ebay. That right there tells you which console is in higher demand.
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Old 11-28-07, 11:58 PM   #16
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You gotta be ****ting me with this mess--are you serious?

You want to talk about poor quality control? Take a look at Lair, which was a Sony studios title. Now that's a true piece of crap if I've ever seen one--especially after all the hype.

When Nintendo makes a good game, they make a good game. I don't see any PS3 titles getting 9.6s and up in reviews right now, while Wii has 3 of them.

I also know that PS3s are a dime a dozen right now in stores. You can find them everywhere but grocery carts pushed by homeless people. They just don't sell. Meanwhile, Wiis are going for 500+$ on ebay. That right there tells you which console is in higher demand.
They don't sell as many compared to Wii but they do sell a lot better now after the price drop, 350+K in a month is nothing compared to Wii's but is still quite a jump.

Aslo, Sony's first party games have always sucked since day 1 of PSone. It's the 3rd party games that made PS/PS2 a sucess. Nintendo on the other hand depends on their own first party games, and they do well with them. I'm sure that all of the 9.6+ rated Wii games so far are all Nintendo's production. Great, really, if you like these type of games. But for me, until they have some nice M rated games out there, I just don't care.
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Old 11-29-07, 01:04 AM   #17
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They don't sell as many compared to Wii but they do sell a lot better now after the price drop, 350+K in a month is nothing compared to Wii's but is still quite a jump.
It's the holiday season on the MONTH AFTER THE PRICE DROP. This is the PS3's record month, and it still falls short of what the Wii did in one week.
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Old 11-29-07, 01:19 AM   #18
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It's the holiday season on the MONTH AFTER THE PRICE DROP. This is the PS3's record month, and it still falls short of what the Wii did in one week.
Does it really matter? Nintendo has said it themselves that they are not going for the same market as the PS3 and the 360.
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Old 11-29-07, 01:29 AM   #19
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Does it really matter? Nintendo has said it themselves that they are not going for the same market as the PS3 and the 360.
They say that **** for public relations and you know it. They are all video game machines, and they all compete against each other. Very few people are "hardcore" enough to buy more than one system. Most people will only buy one next-gen system (or two at the most), and it looks like that "one" system will be the Wii.
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They say that **** for public relations and you know it. They are all video game machines, and they all compete against each other. Very few people are "hardcore" enough to buy more than one system. Most people will only buy one next-gen system (or two at the most), and it looks like that "one" system will be the Wii.
Look at the games it has, they're mostly differnt comparing to the other systems. Anywho, people are buying Wii for Nintendo's first part efforts only, so Nintendo is and will be the only beneficiary of Wii's success. This hasn't been changed since the N64 days, really.
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Old 11-29-07, 02:26 AM   #21
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You can't find them anywhere in my area. Target told me they didn't expect any more in before Christmas, and CompUSA said they were too tough to find and wouldn't be getting any in.

Part of it is due to these pricks buying tens of them and selling them 150$+ over retail over the web. I didn't want to support them, but I finally ended up paying 100$ over retail for one off eBay because I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to get one elsewhere. I'm quite confident it'll be worth it, though. I considered a PS3, but there's just nothing on the system to play. Every blockbuster title Sony was counting on has flopped. Lair, Heavenly Sword, etc... while Mario, Zelda, and Metroid are scoring a 9.6+ from most review sites and being hailed as some of the greatest games ever made on a console.

There are lots of Wii's going for 500$ on eBay. It's nuts.
When i bought mine i should have bought 2 and sold one but I didn't want to be greedy some kid might want one for Christmas. I'm going to put mine up soon just not my type of games overall except for resident evil.
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They say that **** for public relations and you know it. They are all video game machines, and they all compete against each other. Very few people are "hardcore" enough to buy more than one system. Most people will only buy one next-gen system (or two at the most), and it looks like that "one" system will be the Wii.
I bought all three and the one I'm getting rid of is the Wii but hey it's nice that the one everyone passed over as a contender has taken the crown.
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Old 11-29-07, 02:32 AM   #23
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Does anyone have links to software sales for the wii?
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Old 11-29-07, 06:37 AM   #24
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I want a Wii.

I have found a few on craigslist in my area for $350.00, but I got wait until after the holidays.
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