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padib said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:
jlmurph2 said:
If that's the case, what happened to the Wii fans? Xbox One is 1 year behind Wii U and less than 2 million behind. I think it goes both ways.

The majority of the Wii fans who jumped on the gaming bandwagon were not actual gamers. They were just enjoying the fad.

The thing you don't realize is that a lot of people who enjoyed games on the Wii enjoyed similar games on the PS2.

For some reason you prefer to ignore that and just brush off the Wii as a fad.

It's pure bias.

This isn't bias but rather a fact that you conveniently seem to ignore. Nintendo won the gen, but off of the backs of people who don't really care about gaming. They dumbed it down just enough for them to grasp gaming in passing and then throw it out. The Nielsens recorded more hours of usage for the Gamecube than the Wii and it had almost 80 million gamers more. This means the majority..did not see the console fit to be playing all the time. Do not even compare the Wii to the PS2. Its library was a disgrace compared.

"Nielsens reveals actual Wii usage is terribly low"- 2009

The Xbox 360 was the console with the highest percentage of use, followed by the PS3, the original Xbox, the PS2, Nintendo's Gamecube, and finally the Wii. The study also shows that the Wii has more female gamers than the Xbox 360 and more than the 360 and PS3 combined.


"Nielsen's just released their anxiously awaited "State of the Video Gamer" report, and while it's a real page-turner, there aren't exactly any surprises in store for readers. Conducted in December of 2008, Nielsen investigated use of the three major consoles -- the Nintendo Wii, the Xbox 360, and the PS3. The study found that of those three, owners of the Xbox 360 got the most use out of their console -- an average of 11.4 percent of the time for the duration of the poll, while the PS3 came in a close second at 10.6 percent. The originalXbox followed directly behind that with 10.2 percent, while Wii owners gamed a sad 6.8 percent of the time... far less than that of even PS2 owners. The Wii also came in last place in terms of total days used during the poll, with an average of 5 days (PS3 and Xbox 360 users averaged 6.8 and 7.1, respectively). Hit the read link for the full, breathtaking study and see how you measure up! "