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I'm gonna make some threads over time to see what people think in what if situations for the Gaming Industry.

Here's the second one:

What if the Wii wasn't a Motion Control Console? What if the Wii was just a controller based, meaning no motion controls and just traditional controller based gaming like previous Gamecube and N64? What kind of Library of Games would the Wii have? Would 3rd Party Support be more common like PS3/X360? Would Nintendo be on Top with the Wii without Motion Controls?

Also a more important question, If the Wii wasn't Motion Control based, would Sony and Microsoft have ever planned on developing and releasing Move and Kinect?

Assume that the Wii without Motion Controls is HD and has the same specs as X360.

Post your thoughts.

Remember this is just all What Ifs so nothing too fanboyish please. The Halo Thread was going good until it got derailed and went into uneccessary arguments. All I want to see what YOU think would have happened if the Wii wasn't Motion Control Based.



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Well we wouldnt have to read retarded comments from ppl who have been gaming up to 10 years talk claim they could never go back to a normal controller again



This generation would be completely different.

Playstation 3 would be dominating right now and Xbox 360 would be really strong too.

Basically Nintendo Wii would have sold similar to the gamecube, or even less.

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It would have been destroyed by PS360. 16m lifetime, for sure.



 

 

 

 

 

The Wii would probably be in third place with Gamecube like sales, maybe even lower.

3rd party support wouldn't be as great as some people think. It would get some multiplatform games, but many of them would still be 360/PS3 because of Wii's small userbase and the majority of Wii's fanbase would still buy mostly first party games. The 3rd party exclusives could be counted on one hand.

I wouldn't get to play Metroid Prime with IR controls.



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if it launched at the same time as the Wii N6 would probably be slightly above the 360 in power I think Nintendo usually have  the most or the second most powerful console of the generation. And the fact it landed a year after the 360 and probably without a HDD means that for about the price of the arcade they could have had a console close to the PS3, probably with a better GPU than the 360 and PS3 and smiler CPU to the 360. 

It probably would have gotten better 3rd party support even if it would be mostly ports. And would probably do slightly better than the gamecube as the PS3 would still have been too expensive and lacking in games and Microsoft would still be buying exclusives etc. I think the generation would have been a dead heat with the 360 being in first just and N6 lagging behind the 360 by a smiler but slightly larger margin, of about 4.5-6.5million but all three selling less than they are now. This would mean there was an even greater amount of cross platform titles as all 3 consoles would be so similar. And only exclusives and online would decide the winners and losers. 

I don't think motion control would be getting anywhere near the push (if any at all) without the the Wii mote. The game industry as a whole would also be much worse off than it is now without the money from the Wii and the Wii market and the added cost of games spanning 3-4 main platforms rather than 2-3. Or if the worst happened and the N6 totally bombed harder than the Gamecube then the industry would be in a large decline with only MMOs and social games keeping it afloat, even more than it is today. IMO anyway



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I still would have bought it. That would not have changed.



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mysticwolf said:

I still would have bought it. That would not have changed.


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leo-j said:
mysticwolf said:

I still would have bought it. That would not have changed.


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zarx said:

if it launched at the same time as the Wii N6 would probably be slightly above the 360 in power I think Nintendo usually have  the most or the second most powerful console of the generation. And the fact it landed a year after the 360 and probably without a HDD means that for about the price of the arcade they could have had a console close to the PS3, probably with a better GPU than the 360 and PS3 and smiler CPU to the 360. 

It probably would have gotten better 3rd party support even if it would be mostly ports. And would probably do slightly better than the gamecube as the PS3 would still have been too expensive and lacking in games and Microsoft would still be buying exclusives etc. I think the generation would have been a dead heat with the 360 being in first just and N6 lagging behind the 360 by a smiler but slightly larger margin, of about 4.5-6.5million but all three selling less than they are now. This would mean there was an even greater amount of cross platform titles as all 3 consoles would be so similar. And only exclusives and online would decide the winners and losers. 

I don't think motion control would be getting anywhere near the push (if any at all) without the the Wii mote. The game industry as a whole would also be much worse off than it is now without the money from the Wii and the Wii market and the added cost of games spanning 3-4 main platforms rather than 2-3. Or if the worst happened and the N6 totally bombed harder than the Gamecube then the industry would be in a large decline with only MMOs and social games keeping it afloat, even more than it is today. IMO anyway

I kinda feel this same way. If all platform holders would have want deeper trying to get the core dollars I think you would have seen more studios closing then what you saw so far. When you look at the bigger picture, someone had to look at expanding the market. Because Sony & Microsoft both this gen came in with the mindset of fighting over the same nut.

Think about how far we are into this gen before Sony & Microsoft realized that they NEED the casual market and what they had would not work?



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