Game releases slowing down

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Apr 30, 2011

Game releases slowing down by DjFIL at 12:02 AM (737 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. DjFIL
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    With Project Cafe announcements coming soon it appears that the developers are really starting to slow down with the Wii releases. Gamestop's website only has 17 titles in their coming soon list. And only ones I'm interested in is NASCAR 2011 (I want to see how well they did with the Wii and a racing simulation featuring a 43 car grid) and Madden 12. It's kind of sad seeing this come to an end, such a short life span when compared to the 360 and PS3.

    I'm personally in a situation where I may not be buying another 'gaming console' for quite some time. I'm planning on switching back to PC. Partially due having less time for video games. And with my limited gaming I will focus towards my favourite genre, racing simulations; which will be amazing on a PC with a 3-screen setup.

    I plan to keep my (non-modded) Xbox 360 for due to my extensive list of Xbox Live Arcade and Indie downloaded titles, also for video streaming from PC to my TV. May also keep it for a few sports titles like EA NHL and FIFA, which play best on the 360 (vs Wii or PC).

    I'll be keeping my (modded) Wii too. Be nice to have around for party\trivia games, Tiger Woods & Madden (both which I love for the controls on the Wii) and if I want to relive a few Wii classics (No More Heroes 2, Mad World, Red Steel 2, Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, etc).

    Just wondering what everyone's outlook for their future in major platform (ie. not portable) video gaming is? Are you also slightly disappointed that the Wii will have only lasted 6 years (2006-2012)? Or are you just looking forward to the next generation once again?
     
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    definitely slowed to a staggered crawl with intermittent breaks

    but im still hoping for xenoblade ^^
     
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    I have all 3 consoles but I play my wii the most since it has more of the games I enjoy, Sucks that there aren't many games being released for it but I'm waiting for Xenoblade also [​IMG]

    As for the new nintendo console, I hope it doesn't try to copy the 360 and ps3 with getting a crapload of shooters and focusing more on graphics than gameplay.
     
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    I have friends that do pretty much everything for their achievements. They get every game, play the crap out of it, then get another game. I'm not like that. I tend to play games at a soft pace, whenever I have some free time. As such, I have quite a backlog with all the games I have (and that's just taking the wii games into account). Games don't have to be new for me in order to enjoy it, so I don't really care if there is a drought in released games right now. I probably won't even get that next console at release day, but I sure as heck am not going to give up my wii (even just for emulation purposes it's a goldmine).



    No. Not at all. The wii was cheaper to begin with, so it's not like you expect the same lifecycle of a more expensive console. Besides...you make it sound like 6 years is short. For nintendo consoles, this was quite average. I'd even say it is average for consoles in general (it's not like the 360 and PS3 are much older).
     
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    I agree Wever... I'm very much the same with the pace I play my games compared to some friends. And 6 years isn't bad, especially when you mention it's opening price point compared to PS3/360. It's just with PS3 and 360 targeting a 8-10 year cycle, it seams a bit short.

    Just got excited for one more title... AFL (Aussie Rules Football) is coming to the Wii. That makes me very happy, because the 360 version isn't region free (and I don't have a PS3 or PC). It's been the same for me with rugby and cricket games, love the Wii for easy ability to get the rare sports titles that aren't normally region free or released in North America.
     

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