No offense, but why was the Wii so successful?

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User Info: Lvaneede

Lvaneede
8 months ago#71
Wii Sports and Wii Fit
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User Info: DuranmanX4

DuranmanX4
8 months ago#72
This topic is an excellent example in historical bias
Retail PS4, VITA, Wii U, 3DS and Switch games (2013-2018):
https://i.imgur.com/vPM5YTU.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Lhh37vL.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QIzEm7d.jpg

User Info: Darkest-Lord122

Darkest-Lord122
8 months ago#73
Because this was the only console to ever target non-gamers.
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DuranmanX4
8 months ago#74
Darkest-Lord122 posted...
Because this was the only console to ever target non-gamers.


hope that's sarcasm
Retail PS4, VITA, Wii U, 3DS and Switch games (2013-2018):
https://i.imgur.com/vPM5YTU.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Lhh37vL.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QIzEm7d.jpg

User Info: Lelouch71

Lelouch71
8 months ago#75
-Cheaper
-Marketed to casual to non-gamers
-Sony screwing up badly by launching the PS3 for $599. Most were expecting the PS3 to dominate like the PS1 and PS2 before but sadly Sony got arrogant.
-Made a good secondary system to someone's PS3 or 360

It sold the most but I wouldn't say it was a total success. It lost momentum after year 4 and from there it just coasted after the novelty ran out. While the PS3 and 360 never manage to surpass it individually despite being on the market for 10+ years, they still ended up with superior third party games.
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User Info: DuranmanX4

DuranmanX4
8 months ago#76
Lelouch71 posted...
It lost momentum after year 4 and from there it just coasted after the novelty ran out.


first of all it had a solid momentum until the end of 2011, 5 years after it came out

second of all, that is much longer than the lifespan of most Nintendo consoles

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_sales
Retail PS4, VITA, Wii U, 3DS and Switch games (2013-2018):
https://i.imgur.com/vPM5YTU.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Lhh37vL.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QIzEm7d.jpg

User Info: Gargomon251

Gargomon251
8 months ago#77
Loyalfan posted...
I don’t get it how did Wii end up on top? When it was against, the PS3 and Xbox 360?

I didn't know this was the Wii board.
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User Info: Terotrous

Terotrous
8 months ago#78
AstralFrost posted...
It was successful strictly because it sold to non gamers and casuals. It was cheap and it provided low level, short term fun for the whole family. In terms of what it offered real gamers though, was terrible. Barely PS2 level hardware, no DVD playback and the same library of chibi platformers as always. Nintendo have desperately tried to repeat the Wii's success with the Switch and titles like 1, 2 Switch but so far been unsuccessful. They're clearly hoping Labo will take off as their next big gimmick.

Typical ignorant response - for starters, the Switch's attach rate is around 10 games per console. Besides being comparable to all other consoles, this shows that a large number of gamers bought the device as well, because for every person who only bought Wii Sports, someone else had to buy 20 games to make up for them.

Also, the notion that Switch has somehow been "unsuccessful" so far is hilarious. It's actually sold faster than the Wii.
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AstralFrost
8 months ago#79
Darkest-Lord122 posted...
Because this was the only console to ever target non-gamers.

Absolutely correct.
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User Info: legendkiller8

legendkiller8
8 months ago#80
I never got it either.
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