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44. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 12, 2013, 21:46 Prez
robdot wrote on Jun 12, 2013, 21:40:
Nothing of what you said invalidates any of my points. casual gaming and kinect helped sell the xbox 360. just dance 3, on the wii, sold almost 10 million copies. bioshock infinite on the 360 so far is less than 2 million. and bioshock,less than 3. You know what the best selling 360 game is? its kinect adventures. Casual gaming and motion games are driving the market. the wii sold 22 million more units than ps3 or the 360, and sold over 100 million more peices of software. Of the top 15 best selling games of all time, all 15 are nintendo.

The numbers you are quoting are making everyone's point though. If it's all about casual - which I agree with you on - then why would somebody buy the XBone instead of a Wii U, a much more casual-friendly system? Everyone I know who owns a 360 plays more traditional console games like Madden and Call of Duty. Everyone I know who bought a Wii (I got one for my kids) plays things like Mario Party 8 on it (or did, before they got bored with it).

Moreover, I could be premature here but it seems that the 'motion' fad may largely be on the way out. Most of the people I know who bought a Wii didn't buy a Wii U, and aren't going to. Those who I know that bought the kinect put it away and never bothered with it again once the novelty wore off. I doubt we'll be seeing 360 and Wii numbers this generation, but we'll just have to see.

This comment was edited on Jun 12, 2013, 21:53.
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