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Posted by Fire_Phoenix on 2008-08-21 19:10:42
In reply to Jeff Meisner
"The people who buy the Wii are, by definition, casual gamers"

*splurt*
That was the sound of my brain exploding. I have been an avid gamer for a long time and I have no doubts about the quality of the competing products the XBOX 360 and the Playstation 3, but that comment seriously has no merit (granted, the person who said that is unlikely to ever see this comment anyway) - the Nintendo Wii happens to have a very large hardcore gamer fanbase, and being a hardcore gamer has little to nothing to do with having the console with the biggest pricetag, or the most powerful graphics. Yes, there are a lot of games on the Nintendo Wii that could be defined as "casual", but there are still too many "hardcore games" on the Wii to possibly say that people who buy it are "by definition, casual gamers".

As an analyst, I believe Mr. Van Baker should poke around a few online communities and note exactly how many people of these communities who actually have their eye on the next big title for the Nintendo Wii - casual gamers generally don't actively look for that.




 * Topic  Author  Date
Re: Lawsuit Takes a Swing at Wii Motion Controller  Jeff Meisner  2008-08-21 15:36:58
Have You Heard Of the powerglove...  jankerson  2008-08-21 15:39:40
Here we go again  Fire_Phoenix  2008-08-21 19:10:42
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