Uh, did you miss the part where the Wii was sold out for years? Nintendo could only sell as many Wiis as they produced.
As for Wii's sales being low now, it's because most of their killer apps were released earlier in its life (2006-2008), not to mention already selling 70 million units. Even with its "low" sales, it's still selling about 150% of what the $299 PS3 sells, and still keeping pace with the PS2 (its 4th year will remain higher).
Also, the PS3 had no killer apps when it launched. A $299 PS3 without games (which you seem to forget) would not have outsold the Wii launching with a game as strong as Wii Sports. What would mom and her kids do with the PS3, anyway, play Ridge Racer together? People buy the console for the games, not because it's popular.
I don't know why you're so intent on discrediting Nintendo's hand this gen. Even if the Wii had a worthy PS competitor, it would have still sold tons - comparing the Wii's potential to failures like Dreamcast, GC, XB is laughable. There's no comparison to make with these at all. The damn Wii balance board outsold these consoles.
Just face it - Nintendo made the winning console this gen. The Wii appeals to far more people than the Playstation 3 can ever hope for, regardless of its price. Moms, girls, children, and other new gamers can easily pick up a wii-mote and have fun with the Wii. The PS3 requires one to pick up an intimidating controller with tons of buttons, and the games themselves aren't exactly friendly to newcomers.
WII wasn't sold out the first year so much but in 2007 when everybody got to know about the 'COOL' thing.and every big console gets soldout,PS2 was sold out after 4 weeks of its launch first year so don't give that excuse.
and don't compare PS2 vs Wii sales,lets see how many sales will Wii have in the next few years then we will compare.
PS3 had no killer app as SONY knew launching it wouldn't be profitable as not many consumers even with the big games wouldn't come with the high price and that more sales will just make them more losswhy do you think they saved GT5 as to make sales when PS3 is making profit and bring some mommentum when PS3 is releasing its big games.
"People buy the console for the games, not because it's popular." - what part don't you understand.you are the person who says just because i buy consoles for games,that means everybody else does too".yes the people buy it for games,but that is not their sole motivation,popularity,their friends having it,it being the 'COOL' thing,etc
why do you think Modern Warfare 2 sold over everybody's prediction cause Activision hyped it,it was the 'COOL' thing people wanted to showoff that they had.
I am not saying that Wii is a bad console of Nintendo isn't a good company but the brand power and momentum means alot.
you just keep saying the same thing over and over again,just because Wii sold out and balance board sold out,it would have beaten PS3 and would be the same but you just don't understand if PS3 was lower price,it would have bnever let the Wii be so popular and so its sales wouldn't have launched well and Wii would have been overshadowed
"Just face it - Nintendo made the winning console this gen"...............................lmao
just a good console doesn't mean anything,brand power and momentum means alot more to that.Moms, girls, children that you taqlk off don't follow gaming so if Wii wasn't the "IT" thing then they wouldn't have known much about it.
"Even with its "low" sales, it's still selling about 150% of what the $299 PS3 sells," -thats what i'm trying to tell you from so long.now that Wii is popular and brand Wii is the biggest so its hard for PS3 to get sales.but that wouldn't have happened if PS3 wouldn't have launched at $299 as it would have continued the momentum and then Wii would have had hard climb.
"You also seem to be confused on why Apple is so successful. People don't buy the iPhone because they think it's the most powerful, they buy it because of its interface, style, reliability (brand name), the app store, and of course, word of mouth (from satisfied customers)"
i never said people buy it because its the most powerful or anything like that cause its not.you urself said it the brand name.
also do you really think the iPHONE would have been popular if it was launched by NOKIA in the United statesa all the things regarding th iPHONE remaining the same.No it wouldn't have as APPLE is a 'COOL' company right now
and iPHONE was far from the best User Interface but it still sold loads as brand momentum of iPOD gave it a good launch
word of mouth has less to do when a big company launches a thing.