6 things that haters will say about the wii
1. Wii is not really a console for epic titles: The Legend of Zelda, Fire Emblem, Crystal Bearers, Heroes, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Super Mario Galaxy, Sword of Legendia…is that enough to begin with?
2. Wii is only a Party Console: How many party titles will there be? Monkey Ball, Rayman, Bomberman Land, Warioware, WiiPlay and WiiSports? Out of what, 100+ titles?
3. Wii is way too expensive: Not only does it have a 5-in-1 bundled game included that would probably be priced at around $39-49 at retail, but $250 for the Wii has always been known as “the sweet spot” as it shows value to the console. The controller and nunchuk are an expensive piece of hardware and the Wii is loaded with many goodies from built-in flash memory to Wii Channels. For the first six months, you can also download a free Web Browser which may cost around $20-30 thereafter.
4. Wii is a repackaged Gamecube: The architecture may be the same but we don’t even know its theoretical performance. IGN specs clearly speak out on the Wii’s power being twice as much as the Gamecube. The Gamecube itself has over three times the theoretical performance of the PS2, and games like Okami and GOW2 look utterly beautiful on the PS2. To be fair let’s assume it was just a repackaged Gamecube, if you had a chance to upgrade the Gamecube to what a Wii is now what would the value be? Gamecube - $99, Wii-Mote + Nunchuk - $60, SD-Card Adapter - $15, 512MB SD Card - $25, Online Access (Adapter) - $35, Replacement Case (usually $40)? Two USB Adapters? Still it’s more than what the Wii will cost and you can’t upgrade the actual hardware either.
5. Wii will still be “Kiddy”: PS3 and Xbox 360 will most likely have titles that are for kids, heck even the PS2 had a Barbie’s Horse Adventure game. But it is known already that Nintendo is dedicated into bringing Mature titles on the system. Disaster: Day of Crisis looks to be Nintendo’s first M-Rated title on the Wii and The Godfather, Mortal Kombat, Double Agent, Resident Evil: UC, Blitz and Sadness should be just some of the third-party M-Rated games on the Wii. Wii really is more of a social console and adults will be easily attracted to the Wii itself.
6. Wii doesn’t have strong third-party support like Gamecube: All the major third-party publishers are on-board for the Wii. Currently the count stands over seventy-five developers (in addition to several VC developers) and companies like Ubisoft are bringing 14 titles by March 2007. Clearly the Wii has stronger support than the Gamecube had during its launch.