Publishers love the Wii

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  1. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Not "to wee", just incase kids come here.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/media_wii_games_dc

    Interesting, no? So the Wii is the publishers financial fave? I wonder how this will affect 3rd party games, the part Nintendo consoles have been ridiculed for.
     
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  3. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

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    It's new generation, according to Reggie. ;)
     
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    Only time will tell if third party developers jump on board with gusto. You cant blame them from being a bit apprehensive, but I think the extra financial incentive will more than ease that apprehension.

    Wii games I was told today are €65 in the store I'm getting my wii from :eek: only €5 less than 360/PS3.. Bit dissapointed to be honest, €50 i'd be a lot happier about...
     
  5. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

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    Crazy :eek: I suppose it balances out the greatest 360 bundle in the world ever. Shops are charging £35 for Wii games, £49 for 360. Though we all know online is a different kettle of fish.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Weirdly places like gameplay.co.uk & play.com are selling the wii games at £37.99 / 39.99 - the sames price as 360 ? weird..... So are they definitely going to be £35 in the high street - if so play may do a big price drop closer to release date...
     
  7. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure the companies like saving that development money, but it will certainly be offset by selling more games (even if on other systems). I wonder how this will be affected by userbase <-> software lineup, because you know the system with the lowest userbase will get the short end of the stick. Only time will tell...

    I just hope they don't ditch the system like they did with the Gamecube and the N64. I love my Gamecube and I had a great time with my N64, but I'm playing the waiting game on the Wii 'til next year.
     
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    http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20061117/qotw_01.shtml


    Saw that link on ign today.... haven't noticed it posted here anywhere.

    On topic- developers were asked what systems THEY were buying- almost all of them said yes to the Wii and no to the PS3. Some of the anti-PS3 comments were fantastic, especially the EA employee ones.

    I will be getting a Wii sometime next year- I have a "spend no money except for food and bills" policy until my credit card bills are paid off. :)
     
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    That's a huge amount of positive feedback. Bodes well.
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Thanks for the link. Some intersting comments indeed :)

    Saw this pic on that site

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    The DS-Lite was extremely apple'ish in regards to packaging. This even more so. I wonder who designs their packaging... :)
     
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    I don't know why, that UPS guy's face makes me giggle :)
     
  12. risc macrumors 68030

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    I was checking out the price of Wii games (pre-order) here in Australia and they are exactly the same price as the 360 games. That amazed me! This was at an EB. Nintendo games were $99 (same as a Microsoft 1st party title), and 3rd party were $109 (which is the same as 3rd party for 360). To be honest I laughed out loud when I saw this.
     
  13. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Maybe because the manager asked him to wii in his box...
     
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    You know what, I am seriously considering getting both the Wii and the DS-Lite. And I haven't purchased a game system since the Atari 2600. Nintendo is creating impressive products that appeal to gamers and non-gamers alike...
     

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