It might be on it's way being the highest selling console of all time (it's my thread so I can say that), but it's pretty apparent that the Wii's software is generally in a different place than other consoles. And while I have no doubt there will always be lots of great games coming out for the system, you've got to wonder whether the Wii can hit all the genre bases.
It's quite clear that the Wii will have an awesome line up of RPG's throughout it's life, and I think that over time it'll amass a nice set of FPS's, platformers, party games and others. But I wanted to start this thread to talk about some of the other genres/sub-genres and whether the Wii will get suitable titles for them.
Sim Racing - The Wii has no GT, no Forza. It has some great arcade racers, but will it ever manage to have a top notch Sim Racer? Perhaps it's graphic and physics capabilities mean that it will never get such a game (at least not a good one), but with Sim Racing games selling well on HD consoles, will anyone be willing to take the risk with a top tier Wii sim racer?
Fighting - We've got Mortal Kombat, Castelvania and the uber smash game... um Smash bros, but what's next? Turtles Smash up is an obvious choice, but it is admitedly a sub genre of the fighter, a new genre that we can call a Smash Fighter. With Soul Calibur, Tekken and Street Fighter passing the Wii by, will the wii get it's solid fighting game? Forgive me if you think some of the Anime fighters fit the bill, as I really don't know much about them.
Note, This does not include boxing games, which the Wii will clearly have in spades (some spades better than others)
Survival Horror - Capcom used RE to show us just how well the genre could do and sell, but since then, few others have taken the chance (including Capcom). And even if Dead rising Wii is fun, it's a far cry from some dedicated and great games. Will Cursed Mountain be a fantastic game? Will Winter get a publisher? (and be a fantastic game)? or is a genre so dependent on graphics to create atmosphere always suffer on a less capable console?
Hockey - really man, where's the hockey games!?
Flight Combat game - Heatseaker sucked and Sky Crawlers is Japan only. Is there any Wii hope for aerial combat?
And I'm sure there are more genres I'll think of later.
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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.