Analyst Calls It: Nintendo Wins the Console War

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While Nintendo may have won over casual gamer sales and mainstream crowds any gamer worth his nerd glasses knows that Nintendo is a whore and has alienated it's once devoted fan base who use to root for the under dog. So you know what I'm just going to say it out -

FUCK NINTENDO!

Not because I support any other console, but because the company has put a wall between themselves, gamers and third party developers in favor of safety, unoriginality and mediocrity. The worse part is that they probably know this but are too busy wiping their mouths with $100 bills to care.

I use to love you Nintendo... you fucking traitor.

I'm pretty impressed, when i first heard about the Wii, or the Revolution as it was known back then i called it as the winner of this 'Console Wars'

Appealing to normal people who don't think they are gamers, as opposed to actual gamers was a very shrewd marketing move to get more people in to games. Smacking Sony and Microsoft right in the balls when it comes to communal games, even stuff like Wii Fit.

Nintendo would become 'the name they know' and they don't really care about graphics, or even the latest blockbusters in most cases. Next console time, Nintendo is likely the choice they will make.

Kudos to Nintendo for finding its niche. They worked out gaming was getting very expensive, found a way to get it cheap again and for the masses, and not have to compete with two juggernauts. Lets face it, Nintendo got whooped last round.

In sales, yes, in quality, HELL NO! Sure theres a good game on the console every once in a blue moon, but theres too much shittiness in the Wii library.

Even though mention the Wii and this generation in the same sentence makes PS3 and 360 fanboys angry, this falls in the categories of "Not news" and "well duh!." The Nintendo Wii is well on its way to selling 75 million units world wide, a figure that it could easily get by 2011 if not sooner. The other two consoles barely beat that if you combine the figures together. The biggest news from last years e3 is the announcement of 360's and PS3's "mii also" motion control device.

The only people that think the Wii does not count somehow are those that think you can ignore a third of the industry when making predictions like this. The fun ones were the people that wanted the console war declared over because of some milestone the 360 was getting, even though at the same time, the Wii was consistently sold out everywhere you went.

GamesB2:
Really? I haven't touched my brothers wii in months, and neither has he since he got his xbox... infact i don't think any of my wii playing friends have played the wii seriously since they got xboxes... i heartily disagree with this statement.

The problem with the wii right now is that they haven't put out any games that attract attention like Metroid Prime 3 and Super Mario Galaxy. I noticed that the wii right now is putting old x-box360 games on the wii for sale, so I think that they are just slacking off.

malestrithe:
Even though mention the Wii and this generation in the same sentence makes PS3 and 360 fanboys angry, this falls in the categories of "Not news" and "well duh!." The Nintendo Wii is well on its way to selling 75 million units world wide, a figure that it could easily get by 2011 if not sooner. The other two consoles barely beat that if you combine the figures together. The biggest news from last years e3 is the announcement of 360's and PS3's "mii also" motion control device.

The only people that think the Wii does not count somehow are those that think you can ignore a third of the industry when making predictions like this. The fun ones were the people that wanted the console war declared over because of some milestone the 360 was getting, even though at the same time, the Wii was consistently sold out everywhere you went.

The thing I have against this analyst's view (I don't own any current gen consoles btw, although have played all of them. Neutral Party here :D) is that it does seem that he bases his entire arguement on the number of units shipped and not the quality of the console, or the playability / replayability of the games on said console.

My experience with the Wii: fun as a party game, meh for regular gaming.

Xbox360: died a horrible machine death, I'm not sure if I'd miss it or not.

PS3: Shiny, but loading screens from hell.

Where are the subjective points in his declaration for a winner? The only point I saw being raised was number of units shipped.

I would say Wii is too well established to faulter as long a games keep coming.
I could see PS3 pulling into a worthy foe for Wii. Move will make a bigger impact than 3D (assuming Sony refuses to let developers dick around with ports, party games, shovelware, or poor controls).
Microsoft, I really don't see Kinect taking off. Unless next year, they release something to go with it that has buttons.

dude, ok. i do not get it. ps3 has the: best graphics, it does not break down every 2 months, and it now has a great line up of games. well, at least in Greece it rains supreme...

Xbowhyena:
Nintendo's main purpose is to make money, not make good games. They've made the most money and therefore have won. This is how much I care about conoles.

On another note, I just opened a pack of M&Ms and more than half of them are yellow.

that my friend is the purpose of EVERY single gaming development and consoul company...all of them ...every single one its called capitalism. Nintendo is just beter at it then most

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