These two lists show why Wii will not win in America. Gamers are looking for FPP's shooters, sport games, racings, action games etc. They buy Red Steel and CoD or Madden NFL and than ... Madden? khem "maybe next time I should buy a conversion for PS2 because there is no difference (ok, control sucks)" It will be the same in Europe.
Except that EA is really pleased with the Wii, and gave Wii Madden it's own dev team (unlike the cube versions which were usually bare bones versions) and controls which have gotten great reviews. When you consider that this was the consoleversion without online, it becomes quite apparent that Madden Wii 08 will be huge. EA is releasing Tiger Woods and an Exclusive Blur title quite soon, so it doesn't look like the Wii will falter on the sports front.
As for FPS's, how does Red Steel at number two mean that Wii will fail for not having FPS's? do you mean because of the control complaints? because thats game specific, with Elebits and COD getting much better reviews on control Once again, considering its the console version without online, one would imagine that the next Wii iteration of the series will do very well. As for the future of Wii FPS's, Prime is an obvious example, and the Wii resident evil game may be a third person shooter, but it'll be amazing. Also, I'm going to assume that Red Steel 2 will adress the large bounding box control issue.
Wii's software future is looking quite bright. Metal Gear Solid's Hojima can't wait to tuck into the Wii, Dead Rising's Inafune is working on a Wii project, and Half Life's Gabe Newell has stated that he thinks the Wii will be number one. The Wii is exciting a lot of developers, much like the DS has.
As for the thread topic, it is an interesting difference, The two markets have different tastes, but the Wii software line up was varied enough to appeal to both.
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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.