Wot No Wii? Part #1

There's been a blitz of Wii bashing and just ignorant the platform recently. It's a bit stupid really and recalls times when the PlayStation 2 and Gamecube were prematurely abandoned, the former platform killed off in it's prime and the latter sticking two fingers to Microsoft and Sony with Resident Evil 4. So it appears to begin with the Wii.
The first bit of bashing comes from Frank Gibeau, head of the EA Games label describing the Wii as a legacy platform (via Industry Gamers).

"They [Nintendo] understand the dynamics and the fact that HD consoles is a booming part of business right now. Legacy platforms like PS2 and the Wii have dropped off significantly. They’re not stupid. They’re going to figure something out. They’re going to come back at it."

Is the kind of moronic rhetoric that gets our goat. What he actually means is that nobody, especially EA have been able to replicate Nintendo's success on it's own console and it is language like this that misleads. The top selling Wii games dwarf the sales of the top titles on the other platforms including recent titles like Wii Party and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Frank, are you really surprised that EA's NERF N-Strike or EA's Family Game Night 3 haven't matched the heady success of Wii Party or even Just Dance? To be fair, middling licensed titles like Harry Potter and Rango should have easily sold as many copies of Super Smash Brothers Brawl. How is it that Animal Crossing can sell more than Halo:Reach, Halo: ODST, Call of Duty: World at War and Fable II but EA's Sims 3 is a godawful game on the platform that nobody could even be bothered to review? As for the truly excellent Boom Blox and Dead Space: Extraction well it's not Nintendo's problem that you can't sell games. That's your fucking job Frank.

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