Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wii to top 50 million sold in a few weeks


This month the Wii will pass the 50 million mark for consoles sold worldwide. This is a milestone and a record, the previous record was Playstation 2 which sold 50 million systems 8 months later than the Wii will.

Yet developers are still treating the Wii like a 3rd tier system. Granted some are coming around in a big way like Sega, but others are trying to look like they are supporting the system in full force but aren't fooling anyone (Capcom, EA). So my suggestion to Third Parties is to support the Wii in full, or risk loosing more money or going out of business (Factor 5, Free Radical) by staying with Sony and Microsoft they are just wasting a lot of their resources.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

thats 50 million "real sales" i get fed up with FANTASY NUMBERS ABOUT PS2.....everyone knows that Sony counts replacements as sales and due to the terrible build quality there were millions of them,, add to this the average ps2 life span was only 1 year so many many owners had to buy a replacement THAT'S THE TRUTH BEHIND PS2S SO-CALLED USER BASE...

disc read error
disc scratching
overheating
dirty drives
power lead issues
breaks from low level impacts (poor for kids and teens)

Anonymous said...

There are a few ways of looking at this:

One way: Blame Nintendo. They disrupted the industry, and it's no wonder that everybody else is confused, receiving contradictory signals. Disruption does that. No one knows what to expect, so they try to reduce risk as best they can, according to their education and experience. We shall see in the end who was right and who survives.

Another way: Blame the consumers. If consumers don't buy the games they are asking for, nobody will make new ones for them. As it stands, there are far less top selling "traditional" games on Wii than on the competitors' consoles. Game developers make what the publishers tell them to make (most of the time) and publishers want to sell games that sell, a lot.

So, do the math.

Anonymous said...

to those not getting disruption think of it as a pearl harbor attack THAT DIDNT END....with DSi and a future wii upgrade i think the war is over for once im agreeing with patcher the analyst guy...

Anonymous said...

I think you and the other radical Nintendo Fanboys are "not getting disruption." Read the following quote from Malstrom himself:

""Nintendo keeps talking disruption while everyone either ignores these quotes or misinterpret ‘disruption’ to mean ‘change’ or ‘innovation’.""
-Birdmen and the Casual Fallacy

See? You are the Birdmen. You are the ones that see 'change' and 'innovation' when what is really going on is much more complex and confusing. The industry is speechless and mindless. And the analysts are worse.

Oh and Pearl Harbor is a terrible analogy...think about it...
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There will not be a Wii upgrade to HD. There is no need. Nintendo has already proven that HD was not a factor this generation. Next gen is long way off...

Gregory Weagle said...

Now this is just a formality....

Slightly Off-Topic: I'm getting conflicting reports from Edge and IGN concerning Iwata addressing the third party software situation. Edge is claiming that Iwata said 73 one million unit sellers overall while IGN is saying 75 one million unit sellers for third party in the US alone. I cannot seem to find a video so I can clarify what Iwata said. Gamespot claims that it's 7 for DS and Wii for 2009.