- Sep 1, 2007
Yes it did but software did poorly because the majority of buyers mothballed the console after awhile leaving only a few million casual and consistent buyers.Trishbot said:The Wii FAR outsold the Gamecube, AND the Wii was always sold on a profit. I believe the Wii is actually the second most-successful console of all time, behind the Playstation 2.ZippyDSMlee said:The GC did better than the WII but the WII sold at a profit that plus hard marketing made Nintendo this gen, sadly this 1.5 WIIU system won't do as well.
So, Patcher's claim that they 'got lucky' with the 2nd most popular console ever made is pretty ballsy of him. Stupid, but ballsy.
In that respect the Cube did better.
The trouble with the WII is that it was built on a gimmick once it fades your hard pressed to find many good to great games on it.
I mean I use my WII as much as my PS360 I guess I got Xenoblade(drooling over last story desu) and find some of the niche 3rd party titles to be fun/neat/interesting but good god as a Console standard it fails and the WIIU is just a patch job that requires another a 300$ purchase. You have to admit things are not looking up and with its shaky foundation it might just wind up like the Dreamcast, tho I do not think this console will be the end of Nintendo but damn its close even with the profits from the WII its not enough to run a lagging Console empire.
While I am at it MS lost their shirts with the 360 fail rate tho made it back up with insane support across the board and Sony lost half as much and are still feeling it. Nintendo is sadly feeling it now due to a lack of consistent sales which is worrying as that's all they got.
Adding Apple dose well with their hardware revisions and it dose not seem to hamper the DS much so I guess Nin will make a killing this go around but meh its just too shallow a product, now as far as I am concerned the PS360 is shallow too just in software(and maybe sony overestimating things and MS underestimating things) frankly they all need to fail, we need universal hardware, walled gardens suck you have to pay more to get the fewer and fewer gems that are made....