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Obieslut was a genius!!! Wii sales always had a limit? Yey or nay?

Wii sales always had a limit 28 20.14%
 
Ninty did not take advant... 22 15.83%
 
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Wii seemed outdated 20 14.39%
 
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A very good member once said that the Wii will hit a certain sales point then start to sharply drop. His reasoning was that it launched so cheap that the people who wanted it would be able to get it without thinking about the price, the problem is once the people who wanted it got it, the sales would drop. His reasoning was once the competition got cheaper the Wii would seem less and less attractive and it could only attract a certain amount of people as it would never be universaly acepeted.

This is not a troll post just an observation. and a way of saying, he told you so and you all called him stupid :D

why do you think the sales have gone so low? Is it because it seems outdated? It only had a certain shelf life? Nintendos failure to take advantage of a no1 system? Sony's and microsoft aggresive campaigns and 3rd parties?

My personal opinion is that nintendo will always have it's die hard fans, but the problem is it broke into a "blue market" and nobody knew how big that market was. Once that market starts to dry up so will the sales. The only way a console will sell huge lifetime sales is by attracting the whole spectrum of gamers. not just bringing in new gamers.

Dont mind the spelling, i didnt proofread it.

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Yep, you were right! I mean, he was right!



I voted "crap thread is crap", because you have a reputation.



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What's the historical reason why a console keeps selling for years? Good third party support. Does the Wii have that? No, absolutely not.

This begs the question how could the Wii even become so popular in the first place. Because of the right Nintendo games. Why did sales suddenly fall through the floor? Because Nintendo stopped making those games and instead put out stuff that is very similar to their hugely successful Gamecube titles. Oh wait, Gamecube games actually weren't successful, they mark Nintendo's low point in the home consoles market.

So the Wii of today has neither of the two things that could have made it selling at a high rate for years to come. Coupled with Nintendo's disinterest to expand their business to more countries and an upcoming successor, the Wii will fade out rather quickly.

Price has never been the issue. Neither the Wii's nor the HD consoles'. The Wii kept selling at record pace for years at its initial price tag. The 360 was priced lower than the Wii and still got curbstomped. The PS3 coming down to $299 didn't have an effect either. It always was about the games.

Obieslut was a fool.



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can't believe people still think price doesn't matter >_> baffles me



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M.U.G.E.N said:

can't believe people still think price doesn't matter >_> baffles me


I didnt say that, Price was the reason Wii did so well, pluss it offers new experiances that nobody had the chance to do before.

You must mean the ones that posted after me?



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Serious_frusting said:
M.U.G.E.N said:

can't believe people still think price doesn't matter >_> baffles me


I didnt say that, Price was the reason Wii did so well, pluss it offers new experiances that nobody had the chance to do before.

You must mean the ones that posted after me?


Yep. I also believe price played a huge role in it's success and also a reason why the competition had a slower start.



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What RolStoppable said. Though price does matter.

As for the $200 Xbox 360 price point. Yeah it hit $200 a year before the Wii did. But the Arcade model at the time was pretty limited without a hard drive and the 4 GB internal flash model is still pretty limited without one (ie. You can't play Halo: Reach online co-op without a Xbox 360 certified hard drive. The 4 GB model is an internal flash drive and so it won't work with that). http://www.1up.com/news/halo-reach-coop-busted-4gb Bungie said they would fix the issue (they said this back in September) and they never did. I'm sure Microsoft did this on purpose (they are the publisher so Bungie has to respect their wishes) to force people to fork over the big bucks for their proprietary Slim hard drives.



M.U.G.E.N said:

can't believe people still think price doesn't matter >_> baffles me

Why would it matter? The Wii had no trouble to keep selling for years and once Nintendo started to put out the wrong games even price cuts didn't do any good. There was another surge in late 2009 when NSMB Wii (as right as a Nintendo game can be) launched, but with nothing to follow it up it didn't take until too long until hardware sales suffered again.

Or look at the DS. It had the games, first and third party, never needed a price cut. Except for the first year (at least in Europe, late 2005), but it was back up to €150 once the DS Lite launched. Its competition, the PSP, went through all sorts of price reductions and bundles and never had an influence on DS sales. The only region where the PSP actually achieved anything just so happens to be the one country where it enjoys by far the best third party support out of any system right now.

I guess you are one of those people (just like Obieslut) who actually believed that the Wii sold because it was cheap. You know, the DS only sold because it was cheap too.



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RolStoppable said:

What's the historical reason why a console keeps selling for years? Good third party support. Does the Wii have that? No, absolutely not.

No. The reason is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0

If that can be popular anything can be popular.

 



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