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trestres said:
Darc Requiem said:
trestres said:

I knew the preview was going to be way off. I said I was going to be surprised if Wii even managed 25k. Anyways, Wii is not the dominant console anymore in Japan. PS3 has played catch up and managed it, now let's see what can Nintendo do to spur interest in the Wii again so it becomes dominant once more, because 3rd parties have already given up.


Given up implies that they actually tried in the first place. They didn't. They just stopped mailing it in.

Good point, but Wii had a bit more support back then, now it's a desert.

@Smaschu: Wii was dominating totally until late 2008, then it went downhill up to a level where PS3 is selling on par. Don't give me the "Japan is handheld" that's not true at all. What's true is that developers aren't making console games anymore, but otherwise Wii wouldn't have sold what it sold during it's first years in the market, nor would the PS3 had resurged the way it did. Plus, if consoles are dead, judging by the weekly sales, handhelds are on deep coma, right?

The Wii was never that strong in Japan. The Wii was falling every year, from 3.68 in 07, to 3.02 in 08 (despite sales increased in Others and the US that year) and 2.02 in 09. The Wii was never doing that strong in Japan despite the DS did much better (7.21, 4.26 and 4 in their respective years). Both the DS and the PSP are are 6 years old, so they are going to fall in sales, and there are fewer big titles. Iwata himself said Nintendo needs to release more social phenomenon.

The PS3 did better in 2009. That's all.

Nintendo can only do so much on their own. Without the help of third parties that will be impossible, because they will have to go through long droughts and momentum is then lost and people just moves on to the consoles where the games are, like it happened after 2008.

Again, third party for the Wii has always been bad. The only titles that made a strong effect were the Mario and Sonic ones and Just Dance. Third party did not prevent Nintendo from selling insane number in 08 and they probably are not the reason for slow sales now.