The UK’s Nintendo spokesperson has used the recent remake of Bond game; GoldenEye as example evidence that there are core gamers on the Wii, quoting the impressive unit sales thus far. To me the fact he is even dignifying the stereotype of Wii being the ‘casual kids console’ is absolutely hilarious, and then to go on to mention games like Black Ops and Need For Speed.
Does Nintendo realise that basically everyone owns a Wii now, and that a large percentage of these people also have PS3’s or Xbox 360’s precisely because they wanted a more traditionally-core range of games? Can they seriously think that someone who wants Black Ops will actually buy the Wii version OVER the console or PC ones? For sure it’s possible…but the whole thing is highly amusing to me. It’s like they are trying to convince themselves as much as anyone else.
But anyway, let’s see if the GoldenEye does as well as….erm…Animal Crossing? Then perhaps look at of the 5.6 million Black Ops has sold, how many were for the Wii…considering that the Wii console has sold more than both the Xbox 360 and the PS3.