Don't people buying the Wii know that nintendo doesn't make games for it anymore

#1Artillatron7Posted 7/31/2013 5:41:08 PM

I never understood the point of buying a dead system. Especially when it's successor is backward compatible with it. Wouldn't it have made more sense to buy a Wii U and any Wii games you wanted for it, and then just wait for more Wii U games to come out?
#2FFXIgaiaknightPosted 7/31/2013 5:45:57 PM
Cause the average consumer doesn't know stuff like that.
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#3AK_the_TwilightPosted 7/31/2013 5:46:50 PM
Because the Wii is cheaper. If you're going to just play Wii games on Wii U, there's no point in spending an extra hundred dollars.
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#4Xenesis XenonPosted 7/31/2013 6:05:25 PM
Because you have an entire back-catalogue of the whole generation to pick up, usually at a discount price. You know, the fact that they are buying it now means that they likely haven't played most of that console's library.
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#5HayashiTakaraPosted 7/31/2013 6:09:16 PM
The average consumer isn't knowledgeable, and to top it off, the people who sells them are just as guilty for not appropriately informing the consumer.
#6hydrocrushPosted 7/31/2013 6:10:20 PM
psp vita ds wii 360 ps3 gba ps2 xbox gamecube even the n64 sells a system or 2 still

dead systems still sell
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#7Tsutarja495Posted 7/31/2013 6:20:47 PM
Maybe they skipped the GC era as well, and would use the Wii's BC for that. Or maybe they only want Wii games and not Wii U games.
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#8Artillatron7(Topic Creator)Posted 7/31/2013 6:37:29 PM
Tsutarja495 posted...
Maybe they skipped the GC era as well, and would use the Wii's BC for that. Or maybe they only want Wii games and not Wii U games.

Two years ago nintendo removed gamecube backward compatibility from newer Wii models.

Also this:
#9VidgmchtrPosted 7/31/2013 6:39:22 PM
An earlier post hit the nail right on the head.

The casual player who first started playing video games on the Wii, the senior citizens and people who just missed the beginning of the gaming age, they have no clue that game companies eventually stop manufacturing consoles, and stop making games for them. They don't realize that this happens every 5-7 years.

In a year or so, a handful of these people might wonder why they don't see games for it anymore, or wonder why Wii Fit U won't get read by their Wii. They simply don't realize that the Wii U is the next console, rather than a flashy new look for the Wii.

There's probably a very good chance that these consoles aren't connected to the internet, so sending a digital message telling these people that they should purchase a Wii U would be futile.

What Nintendo should do is make a commercial for these games the casual owners want coming out on the Wii U and explicitly say "Not for the Wii!" in some way.
#10LinkumsPosted 7/31/2013 6:55:51 PM
If you haven't played the games, it means you have a whole generation worth of games at your disposal and don't have to pay full price for them. You miss out on online communities, but other than that, it's a good strategy for gaming.
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