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Saving the Wii. Can Nintendo do it?

Yes 82 30.04%
 
No 55 20.15%
 
Maybe 27 9.89%
 
They need to localise TLS... 80 29.30%
 
Don't care. It doesn't have HD graphics 28 10.26%
 
Total:272

I am not entirely sure how the Wii really needs saving. The generation is winding down to a close; the Wii is over 4 years old and has solidified itself as one of the most successful gaming systems in the industry's history. Not to mention, the Wii heavily outsold the Xbox 360 and the PS3 this gen for its first place position.



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What's to save? It's following a normal console cycle, like the PS2, Gamecube and PS2 ect.



 

I don't understand why some people constantly expect Nintendo to overachieve.



It doesn't need saving. It's matching the sales of the PS3 and the 360, and is following a normal console cycle.

It's the PS3 and 360 that are having abnormal sales trends. The Wii is having a normal trend. It doesn't need saving, it just needs the natural decline being slowed down. Pricecuts/Colours/Bundles will do this.



                            

killeryoshis said:

Why is everyone believeing doesn't need saving? Its like looking at the sky and with a metor coming your way and saying I'm not doomed. The wii's momentum is going down and we all know who to blame or atleast I hope we do.
Than we got people who say it can't be saved? Systems don't sell for no reason. Games can carry them along. Iwata once said that Gameboy sales were going down and 1 game saved it. Pokemon as we know. So it can happen they just need the games for it.

Well I agree the wii is doomed it's only in the sense that an old man is going to die relatively soon, nintendo is just going to let it channel surf for awhile and when it finally croaks they are going to release a new console 



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endoftheworld166 said:
killeryoshis said:

Why is everyone believeing doesn't need saving? Its like looking at the sky and with a metor coming your way and saying I'm not doomed. The wii's momentum is going down and we all know who to blame or atleast I hope we do.
Than we got people who say it can't be saved? Systems don't sell for no reason. Games can carry them along. Iwata once said that Gameboy sales were going down and 1 game saved it. Pokemon as we know. So it can happen they just need the games for it.

Well I agree the wii is doomed it's only in the sense that an old man is going to die relatively soon, nintendo is just going to let it channel surf for awhile and when it finally croaks they are going to release a new console 


360 just basically had a new system launch with the Kinect and Slim version of their console, and yet they still can't outsell Nintendo. Sony released Move and yet they see YOY declines every week.

Meanwhile Nintendo had some relatively modest selling new releases, had no price cut, no new "Wii HD", and basically nothing really new and yet they are selling on par with Microsoft (which, again, basically had a new system launch with Kinect).

Who is really doomed here?



DixieKong said:

I don't understand why some people constantly expect Nintendo to overachieve.


I think part of the reason people are setting the bar so high is because the Wii was trending ahead of the PS2 in the same time frame so back in 2008 and early 2009 it was probably widely assumed that it would end over the PS2 or at least close to it. But I don't think anyone expected the PS2 to have such insane legs in its twilight years.



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mortono said:
endoftheworld166 said:
killeryoshis said:

Why is everyone believeing doesn't need saving? Its like looking at the sky and with a metor coming your way and saying I'm not doomed. The wii's momentum is going down and we all know who to blame or atleast I hope we do.
Than we got people who say it can't be saved? Systems don't sell for no reason. Games can carry them along. Iwata once said that Gameboy sales were going down and 1 game saved it. Pokemon as we know. So it can happen they just need the games for it.

Well I agree the wii is doomed it's only in the sense that an old man is going to die relatively soon, nintendo is just going to let it channel surf for awhile and when it finally croaks they are going to release a new console 


360 just basically had a new system launch with the Kinect and Slim version of their console, and yet they still can't outsell Nintendo. Sony released Move and yet they see YOY declines every week.

Meanwhile Nintendo had some relatively modest selling new releases, had no price cut, no new "Wii HD", and basically nothing really new and yet they are selling on par with Microsoft (which, again, basically had a new system launch with Kinect).

Who is really doomed here?

Everyone if you want to get technical, every console is going to die off, but wii looks like it's going to die off before the other two



The PS2 is a beast!  But on topic, IMHO i think we're in the twilight years of Wii.  Ninty's focus is on there new baby, so forget the old one. Motion been out for a while and has crappy support, from both 3rd and Ninty themselves, so I dont expect things to change. Online takes time to make better, I really dont expect Ninty to change it overnight, and from my years of having the WIi, it has seen no improvement in the online front, oh sure they have demos of WiiWare games but what about the retail ones??? You know the games that most people actually care about. 3rd parties were not giving Wii core games before why the hell would they start now, especially when their jumping on 3DS ship. Localization of games could be possible but that takes time and who the hell knows when or if they will even start. So we wont see those games anytime soon. im gonna enjoy the few good Wii games that are coming and let the system die with some dignity



oh and I think its absolutely crappy that we have not had a new Mario Tennis/and or Golf. Those games are tailor made for motion control I mean, you had that damn Strikers and that wasnt even all that