Thursday, December 11, 2008

No Stopping Nintendo

Absolutely crazy...the Wii managed to sell over 2 million units in November alone. Nintendo has outsold their competitors every month since its release back in '06 with the exception of last September when Halo 3 dropped. Goodness gracious! Despite having a less than stellar line up this holiday season, with the exception of a few gems like de Blob (very therapeutic BTW), Guitar Hero, and Wario Land, the system is still flying off shelves. Mario Kart and Wii Fit, if they haven't already, are both on track to outsell GTA IV even though the game is on both the PS3 and 360. That is a staggering statistic considering the brand equity of the GTA franchise. 2009 looks incredibly promising, and 3rd parties may finally catch up in terms of quality with games like The Conduit, Mad World, House of the Dead: Overkill, and a bunch of others. Either way, I tip my hat off to Ninty for bucking the trend of trying to improve on graphics alone, and reminding us that fun comes first. Damn, I'm jealous. Between the Wii & DS, they're literally printing money at this point. Congrats

1 comment:

Jay Bird said...

Yeah, no doubt. Props to Nintendo for simplicity and thinking outside the box