Just as a point ... For people who think the Wii is a fad and this will eventually mean that it will suddenly stop selling in the near future, fads don't really work that way; well most fads that don't involve children under 12. Most fads end up having a pretty predictable and remain popular long after they stop being considered fads. Typically they start off being something new and popular in a sub-culture, soon dominate that sub-culture and then expand well past the normal boundries of that sub-culture ... To put this in a Sales Perspective, if the Wii is a fad they would sell 18 Million to early adopters and dedicated gamers in 2007, they would then be sitting at 40+ Million systems at the end of 2008 and at the end of 2010 they could have sold 125 Million systems ... Now, most fads are considered over when the popularity begins to shrink as the people who are not normally interested in the product/activity return to their normal way of doing things; generally speaking, the product/activity continues at a higher level than before the fad began because several of the people who began doing it because of the fad will continue doing it. A way of thinking about it is that Rock and Roll was initially a fad, which has continued to grow in popularity because every couple of years there is a new Fad inside of the Rock and Roll Genre ...
Hus, hush, you need to get hired by a third party devolper, you have fantastic insight of the gaming biz, if all of these compaines who have being doing this for decades can't tell that the Wii is just a fad they are dumb. I mean why would they cut support for the PS3 and start doing games for the Wii when it's just a fad! One thing you may be right on is that for some people it starts as a fad but as more and more games comes out it evoles into something more. Besides like HappySqurriel said fads selling more in a even less time than the others so if the Wii could sell 40+ million in 2 years who would be mad?
In Japan, the Wii left the Fad Station on the Hype Train Express Lines a long time ago. It's pretty much on the way to Win Metro Area, it's just a matter of how much it can distance itself away from Second Place Town. Gamefaquery should also be killed on sight. I should have applied for the mod position. I could have banned like five people including myself in this thread
Buy it and pray to the gods of Sigs: Naznatips!
I'm a mod, come to me if there's mod'n to do.
Chrizum is the best thing to happen to the internet, Period.
Serves me right for challenging his sales predictions!
Bet with dsisister44: Red Steel 2 will sell 1 million within it's first 365 days of sales.
Reminds me of the people who kept calling the iPod a fad. They would constantly chirp about how other companies were making better players with more features, blah blah blah. They will probably go to their grave calling anything successful a fad.
There is no point trying to argue with Hus guys, I think most people can agree that he just sounds like a moronic fanboy with no clue as to the state of the market in Japan. His problem, not ours.