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http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3956/can_you_create_a_musthave_wii_.php

A very good article - highlighting everything we discuss here.  

According to industry analyst Michael Pachter, a successful Wii game often scores big because it has a great concept, has a high recognition factor, and does a good job of utilizing the Wii controllers. Pachter is senior VP, research, at LA-based Wedbush Morgan Securities.

"The Wii audience isn't sophisticated enough to know whether the game they're buying compares favorably to, say Gears of War or LittleBigPlanet, because they probably don't own an Xbox 360 or a PS3," Pachter explains.

"They buy the Wii games that they buy for the same reason that people go to McDonald's. McDonald's doesn't win a lot of restaurant critic awards but they are approachable, they're consistent, and you know what they're going to serve you."

This is a very good point and Nintendo is doing very well providing what consumers want.

Read the rest.

 



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Coca-Cola said:

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3956/can_you_create_a_musthave_wii_.php

"The Wii audience isn't sophisticated enough to know whether the game they're buying compares favorably to, say Gears of War or LittleBigPlanet, because they probably don't own an Xbox 360 or a PS3," Pachter explains.

"They buy the Wii games that they buy for the same reason that people go to McDonald's. McDonald's doesn't win a lot of restaurant critic awards but they are approachable, they're consistent, and you know what they're going to serve you."

So basically, the average Wii gamer isn't sophisticated enough to know a good game from their own butthole and they share similiarities with the average McDonalds customer.

Thanks Pachter.

 



 

 

You stay classy, Pach-man.



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I propose this thread be closed for having a misleading title :P A better title would be

"Pachter makes an ass out of self, none surprised"



MontanaHatchet said:
Coca-Cola said:

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3956/can_you_create_a_musthave_wii_.php

"The Wii audience isn't sophisticated enough to know whether the game they're buying compares favorably to, say Gears of War or LittleBigPlanet, because they probably don't own an Xbox 360 or a PS3," Pachter explains.

"They buy the Wii games that they buy for the same reason that people go to McDonald's. McDonald's doesn't win a lot of restaurant critic awards but they are approachable, they're consistent, and you know what they're going to serve you."

So basically, the average Wii gamer isn't sophisticated enough to know a good game from their own butthole and they share similiarities with the average McDonalds customer.

Thanks Pachter.

 

yeah, i thought it was funny, but the rest of the article is very pro wii.  (I think). and gives good reasons for it's success.

 

 



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It's one of te few times that the word "sophisticated" is used in a wrong way on a gaming site



The whole thing was an argument for well-targeted shovelware that understands its audience. This article would have been appropriate 2 years ago, but Wii development should have moved beyond this by now. Accessibility is key, yes, but then you need to move beyond that. A lake with gentle shallows, but with mysterious depths. Otherwise you alienate the consumers with shallow products.



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Two points.

The first is talking about Game Party 2. The reason that the second one was done was because the first one sold nearly 2M units. But it (the second one) was done poorly and people realized that and it sold only about one-third as well as the original. While almost 700k is good -- when it is a follow-up to a nearly 2M seller, it is not so good and shows that people learn quickly when being served a poor product.

The second is the comment in the comment section that de Blob was outside 3:1 by the Price is Right and similarly by Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader. But VGChartz numbers has de Blob almost outselling the Wii versions of those two games combined (590K vs. 350K + 270K). And THQ claims 700K copies of deBlob and considers it a success.

So it just goes to show that there is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about the Wii.



      


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in other new pachter forgot his pills, again, and his analysis changed drastically as a result



I HAVE A DOUBLE DRAGON CAB IN MY KITCHEN!!!!!!

NOW A PUNISHER CAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol Pachter should just shut the hell up.

And to answer the op, of yourse you can build a must-have wii game. What do you call the Conduit, MadWorld, or any of the first party games?