Wii's a foot-in-the-door console for people who lightly play or don't play video games at all. Sega's best bet is to keep reeling in games for the PS3 or 360 if they want to ring in the dough...especially since they've got their own camera peripherals coming.
I think a big part of the market segment issue is that people looking to buy those games want to enjoy them on a high definition platform which Nintendo has been quite vocal about their plans to never provide.
well I'm so glad everyone is doing so great affording 500 dollar game consoles and 1000 dollar pc rigs...have fun with that. I bought Dead Space extraction and its a great game. It is what it is, honestly I wish gaming would just GO AWAY for a year or 2 and reboot...its becoming trash thanks consoles and oh yeah don't forget "gaming" companies that umm wait that's right they don't make games they take cash HAHAHA my bad.
I would have thought games come first then stuff follows ..ROFL WOOPS! SILLY ME. I mean lets not mention "Electronic Arts didn't market Dead Space Extraction as much as it does with other titles. And the success or failure of a Wii title usually correlates directly to marketing spend. If Electronic Arts spent little on marketing, I am sure the sell through was no surprise to them. So I do not believe sell through was a disappointment to EA.". Just couple that with the dirty dawg downturn going round and hell everyone is a winner. Oh well, I will still be gaming when it all starts over.
Honestly....Nintendo is now seen primarily as a child's toy, that in most cases, ends up in the hall closet after the "new car" smell wears off. Anyone in this world that is or at least calls themselves a gamer owns one or a combination of: PS3, 360, gaming PC. Since the infamous 32-bit generation we have seen the downfall of major hardware companies and Nintendo just didnt know how to let go. I cant see Nintendo being a player when the next era of gaming rolls in and should follow suit with Sega and just publish titles for all platforms so that you dont feel punched in the mouth for buying a system to only have 3 decent games.
I can understand the confusion, lots of mature gamers would have bought the wii thinking it would be awesome when it first came out, creating the apparent market, however most of them would have since "given up" on the wii, realised what it was for - party games, and let it gather dust, never again bothering to check if any mature games did actually come out for it. Basically sega, right idea, but a few years too late.
no more heroes is a mature game and it did pretty damn well enough for them to make a sequel i bought a wii just for that game and let me tell you it was pretty fun. Gonna get 2 when it comes out and red steel 2 too.
I can't believe all the thumbs down people get for stating the obvious truth. The Wii is NOT the best platform to get for mature orientated games. The Wii is a fantastic all-round console, but it lacks the graphical prowess and the software line-up to cater for the the more ... how can I put it ... sophisticated gamer.
PCs, Xbox 360 and PS3 all will serve you better.
Even the game series that do make it to the Wii such as Call of Duty, end up looking like "poor distant-cousin" port over on the Wii.
I miss playing Sonic on my Sega...
Give me Sonic with a flamethrower chainsaw and a hooker at his side as he cuts through waves of undead soaked in rotten flesh, and put a Sega stamp on it, then I'll love you again Sega.
"Dead space extraction" has been done very well for a rail shooter.
"The house of the dead: overkill" is fun to play for a moment but it is as mature as a teenage boy who just discovered the f*** word and cheap gore movies.
Mature games needs more than just blood and/or sex. They also need mature story! There is no reason for games with mature story not to sell on the Wii. You do not need HD graphics to tell a good story.
May be, it is just that people prefer "brain washed" games with HD graphics and consider complex stories as boring.
[citation][nom]wardencl[/nom]I cant see Nintendo being a player when the next era of gaming rolls in and should follow suit with Sega and just publish titles for all platforms so that you dont feel punched in the mouth for buying a system to only have 3 decent games.[/citation]
I am sure Nintendo will be a player in the next era. They have sold over 40 million nintendo wii consoles worldwide. Just because you aren't in their demographic, doesn't mean you should write them off so easily. New parents looking for a gaming system that their kids can play, without them being subjected to extreme violence, will pick whatever Nintendo has to offer.