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@ Rocco

I'm beggining to think you live on a different planet. What interest?

I repeat:

Nintendo raised its annual profit forecast 26 per cent on improved Wii and DS sales and a stronger US dollar.

Citing strong Wii and DS sales along with an improved US dollar, Nintendo raised its fiscal year profit forecast from 325 billion yen ($3 billion) to 410 billion yen (US$3.8 billion), an increase of 26 per cent. This represents an increase of 60 percent from the previous fiscal year.

Nintendo also revised its hardware estimates and expects to sell 26.5 million Wii and 30.3 million DS for the fiscal year, up from 25 and 28 million respectively.

For software, Nintendo raised Wii software to 186 million units from 177 million units and DS software to 197 million units from 187 million units.

That interest

As for myself, aside from apparently a majority of puchasers, NO WAY. With the third party developers finally getting a reality check and Motion Plus on the way, the best is yet to come.



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Outcast said:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperbole

You'd do well to stop taking everything literally.

 

You'd do well to read the things you link before you link them.

Hyperbole contains a significant, usually overblown exaggeration used to illustrate a general point of opinion. For example, take the statement, "There have been no good first-party games out for the Wii in ages!" The bolded words are the part subject to hyperbole. However, the speaker doesn't really mean that it has actually been ages since the last first-party Wii release. Instead, a non-hyperbolic version of the sentence would read, "There have been no good first-party games out for the Wii for a long time."

However, your statement reads: "Some of the replies in this thread make me laugh: 'I'm not tired of the Wii because I still have to play these 2 year old games!'" The bolded part, I'm assuming, is the part subject to hyperbole. However, it is not for two reasons. First, it contains no significant exaggeration; the Wii has been out for about one and a half years, so lengthening that to two years is barely an exaggeration at all. Second, there is no equivalent generalized statement of opinion. You may have intended the sentence to mean, "I'm not tired of the Wii because I still have to play these very old games," but "2 years old" is hardly "very old" in the video game world. Alternatively, you may have meant, "I'm not tired of the Wii because I still have to play these games that are at least a few months old, but that's a statement of fact, not opinion, and exaggerating a statement of fact by making another exact statement that's significantly, but not exaggeratedly, bigger than the first isn't hyperbole; it's just obfuscation.

If you intended your statement to be hyperbole, therefore, it should have read something along the lines of, "I'm not tired of the Wii because I still have to play these games that were released back in the Stone Age;" or, "I'm not tired of the Wii because I still have to play these games that are older than your grandmother." As it is, however, calling your statement "hyperbole" is just a lame attempt to back away from a blatant troll post by going, "whoa, just a joke, folks!"

And even if you did have an adequate understanding of what hyperbole is, your post still wouldn't have been funny.

tl;dr: Learn something about dramatic literary devices before you try to tell other people what they are, and stop posting if you're not going to post anything constructive.



"'Casual games' are something the 'Game Industry' invented to explain away the Wii success instead of actually listening or looking at what Nintendo did. There is no 'casual strategy' from Nintendo. 'Accessible strategy', yes, but ‘casual gamers’ is just the 'Game Industry''s polite way of saying what they feel: 'retarded gamers'."

 -Sean Malstrom

 

 

I lost interest since I bought Wii Fit and beat No More Heroes. I haven't touched my system since.

Will I sell it? No, because there will always be that one game a year that will come out for it that no other system will have and it will be great. Next year It's going to be Madworld.



It's just that simple.

forevercloud3000 said:

 

No, it is just this is what the OWNERs of the system tell me when they come looking for games. I just did not feel like going through the long drawn out explanation of how I know this. Wii customers come in by the bucket load every so often, hoping there is something besides Wii Sports to play, I offer a few other games that have sold well, but they do not appeal to everybody or they already own it. They tend to be very starved for gaming goodness that the other systems have more of to a certain degree.

 


Even if you're being honest (which I doubt), plural of anecdote is not == data.

Also, if you want to make such a broad sweeping statement, you'd better damn well go through the long, drawn-out explanation; otherwise, people (like me) will just think you're a liar.



"'Casual games' are something the 'Game Industry' invented to explain away the Wii success instead of actually listening or looking at what Nintendo did. There is no 'casual strategy' from Nintendo. 'Accessible strategy', yes, but ‘casual gamers’ is just the 'Game Industry''s polite way of saying what they feel: 'retarded gamers'."

 -Sean Malstrom

 

 

rendo said:
He wants attention from the Nintendo fanboys.

I get bored of everything pretty quickly. My Wii, my penis, my wife, my kids. Especially my wife. Dumb bitch. <_<

Rofl!

OT:Dude people have been bitching about that forever. Now the wii is getting some badd ass 3rd party support and you wanna jump ship? Whatever it'll be your loss.

Wait till 09.

 



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You'd do well to read the things you link before you link them.

Hyperbole contains a significant, usually overblown exaggeration used to illustrate a general point. For example, take the statement, "There have been no good first-party games out for the Wii in ages!" The bolded words are the part subject to hyperbole. However, the speaker doesn't really mean that it has actually been ages since the last first-party Wii release. Instead, a non-hyperbolic version of the sentence would read, "There have been no good first-party games out for the Wii for a long time."

However, your statement reads: "Some of the replies in this thread make me laugh: 'I'm not tired of the Wii because I still have to play these 2 year old games!'" The bolded part, I'm assuming, is the part subject to hyperbole. However, it is not for two reasons. First, it contains no significant exaggeration; the Wii has been out for about one and a half years, so lengthening that to two years smacks more of a mistake, or simply a blatant attempt at trolling. Second, there is no equivalent generalized statement. You may have intended the sentence to mean, "I'm not tired of the Wii because I still have to play these very old games," but "2 year old" is not "very old" in the video game world.

If you intended your statement to be hyperbole, therefore, it should have read something along the lines of, "I'm not tired of the Wii because I still have to play these games that were released back in the Stone Age;" or, "I'm not tired of the Wii because I still have to play these games that are older than your grandmother." As it is, however, calling your statement "hyperbole" is just a lame attempt to back away from a blatant troll post by going, "whoa, just a joke, and you're a humorless twat."

tl;dr: Learn something about dramatic literary devices before you try to tell other people what they are, and stop posting if you're not going to post anything constructive.

I'm not going to honour your trivial rant with a well thought out rebuke. The very fact that you call me a troll because of, as you have implied, an insignificant mistake makes it very clear that you are indeed, by your own words (it seems you realise it yourself), a 'humourless twat'.

 

 



Outcast said:

I'm not going to honour your trivial rant with a well thought out rebuke. The very fact that you call me a troll because of, as you have implied, an insignificant mistake makes it very clear that you are indeed, by your own words (it seems you realise it yourself), a 'humourless twat'.


"I'm not going to acknowledge that you're right, nor try to defend my feeble position, nor even read your post, so I'll just call you names and move on."

+500 Internet points to you, good sir.



"'Casual games' are something the 'Game Industry' invented to explain away the Wii success instead of actually listening or looking at what Nintendo did. There is no 'casual strategy' from Nintendo. 'Accessible strategy', yes, but ‘casual gamers’ is just the 'Game Industry''s polite way of saying what they feel: 'retarded gamers'."

 -Sean Malstrom

 

 

The wii hasn't left my closet for six months.



*bleu-ocelot* said:
The wii hasn't left my closet for six months.

 

*Looks at your previous comments about the Wii and the games in your profile*

Yeah...I have a VERY hard time believing you're a Wii owner. Maybe you should stop trolling.




Soriku said:
*bleu-ocelot* said:
The wii hasn't left my closet for six months.

 

*Looks at your previous comments about the Wii and the games in your profile*

Yeah...I have a VERY hard time believing you're a Wii owner. Maybe you should stop trolling.

 

lol most people bashing the wii in this thread dont even own one

edit: its that blue-ocelot guy? of course hes just a troll