Xbox 360 and PS3 are dead consoles. The Wii isn't!

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by 1MiinMofo, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. 1MiinMofo
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    If your definition of a dead console is that the console has no new physical releases from major publishers, then the recent announcement that FIFA 20 won't be coming to either the PS3 or XBox 360 coupled with the announcement that Just Dance 2020 will be coming to the Wii pretty much means the first two consoles are "dead" and the Wii isn't.

    And that's just awesome. And who among us isn't ready for another JD game filled with songs we've never heard from artists we've never heard of?
    Actually I buy them every year anyway. If there's a Wii JD 2021, I'll buy it too.

    Congrats to us non-gamers who made the Wii so successful in the first place for continuing to purchase non-gamer "games" longer than gamers continued to buy games for their favorite 7th gen consoles.
    Wii win!
     
  2. TimPV3

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    Not true. Limited Run published 2 PS3 games this year and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
     
  3. MaeseJesus

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    Do Limited Run physical releases count when they are in such low number and mostly made for collectors instead of general public?

    Like, I don't care one way or another, but I personally couldn't make the comparison.

    The number of copies of Just Dance 2020 for Wii could be several hundred thousands, just as they've been all these years after the Wii went to retirement and a successor came in.

    The number of copies of a Limited Run game for a given system hasn't gone over 7,500, and that's just two games, they're usually much lower numbers (because again, they're made for collectors).

    One has a much larger window in which can be bought and probably most of the people interested can get it, the other has so few units they get sold out way too fast and many are left out of it.

    Still, PS3 still gets some games even if only digitally, so that system shouldn't be considered dead. I have no idea about xbox 360 but I would suppose they still get something. Yet I find Wii still getting something two consoles after its "end" to be simply funny and wild.

    Just imagine getting SNES games while the GameCube was riding the new wave, or GB games while the DS was dominating the planet.
     
  4. Ericsonanzois

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    1 - I dont think that only non-gamers are responsible to "Non Wii dead". Im a gamer and i would buy any game released to wii. Unfortunately, no more games figures on wii, except JD.
    2 - Wii not win. Wii already won in 2006,7,8...
     
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  5. eyeliner

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.

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    The death of consoles is pretty much factored by the amount of hacking in it. Wii is still very much alive because of it. Homebrew (and the piracy enabled by it) make the consoles outlive their predetermined lifespan.

    Just recently I got another Wii, with a couple WiiMote+ just because Homebrew still lets me have quite a good time with it. I can't say the same about my XBOX 360, that I sold because frankly, it lost it's appeal after the release of XBOX One and there was nothing it could do to make worth keeping. If homebrew was rampant, I'd still have it, because of the multimedia aspect alone.
    Too bad the XBOX360 was cut short like that.
     
  6. GayCoonie

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    I think this has a lot to do with the fact that each Nindendo console does it's own thing rather than just be a superior version of its predecessor. There are things the Wii can do that the Switch can't and things the Wii U can do that neither of the other two can. Compare that to Sony and Microsoft who have both pretty much been improving on the same theme since the beginning with each new console being objectively better than its predecessors. Because of this, there's really no reaosn to release anything on the older systems.
     
  7. TimPV3

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    Considering Best Buy is carrying their Switch releases, and they've had many releases go over 7,500 due to open preorders (Yooka-Laylee and Golf Story are over 20,000 and Jak 2 and 3 are 11,000), yes.
     
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