Mummel, Have you seen the light on Wii fit as well, have you understood my prediction?
Do I think it will pass 7 million? Well, yes. Do I think it will ever come close to 70 million; hell no! I mostly don't understand anything you say to be honest, and I'm far from the only one...
@Claude; Nintendo are really more rehashers than the others, simply by betting all their money on Mario after 24 years, so I don't call that fresh thinking or innovation. Yes, both the 360 and the PS3 are rehashes, but at least they're making technological leaps in the process, which to me is important. In my honest opinion; this gen is the prime reason I'm becoming more and more of a PC gamer, I don't fancy any of the current consoles to the extent that I have done before. Nintendo's attempts at new IP's have had very dissapointing results, whereas both the 360 and the PS3 have had a few hits with brand new franchises (Assassin's Creed, Bioshock, Gears of War and Resistance spring to mind), and the attach rates of these games far surpass that of Zack & Wicki for instance, and that tells me one thing; Nintendo buyers don't mind getting the same games in new form instead of something new, so Nintendo won't even make an effort to bring any. And, as people will see after this year, almost none of the 3rd parties will take the Wii and it's control scheme seriously, they'll simply use the platform to earn quick money on with low quality titles, and that is a very sad thought to me as a longtime Nintendo fan!
Sorry i don't agree with any of your points here. Though i know its your opinion just here me out.
A lot of people have been saying Nintendo has been depending on mario for far too long, but he is thier mascot, the face of Nintendo, like Micky of Disney. No Mario game has been the same to date. The same character but, same story, buyt different game (or shall i say game machanics). But the truth is, Nintendo have been steadily making New IP from the days of the GC. I hate List warz and stuff, but we have Pikmen, which only begun Last Gen, Nintendogs, wii Fit, Sports, The Dr Kawashima guy, The new Disaster IP, and i am pretty sure a lot more on the way. Now to be fair half of that list is for the new non tradiotnal gamer crowd, but that does not make them less relevent. But i can undersatand if Nintendo's new direction does put you off, it seems to be putting a lot of gamers off, I for one like it though. If anything, this time they don't need mario at all, And they would not keep releasing his games if it was not such a high demanded game.
Edit: And 2 games which look like they are getting a decent Budget and a good crew behind them are Monster Hunter and Fatal frame. I know they are only 2 games, but thats a start and mutch better than last year when the Wii was getting practically nothing but Nintendos efforts. I Think after a little while longer you may start to change your opinion and warm up to Nintendo. As they said, gaming was declining in terms of the amount of consumers interested,and if the Wii did not exist, and the 360 and PS3 was selling the same amount, we would be hearing how gaming is dying IMO.
I like you and the contribution you add to this site, i think you are one of the few well thought out individuals on this site.
Nintendo & Sony Supporter
Currently own- DS, PSP, PS2, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 DreamCast.
Man i have too many consoles.....
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