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Analyst: Wii Might Not Be A Fad

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DFC Intelligence has a theory. David Cole, analyst at the firm, says that the Wii "does not appear to be a fad and it has the chance to be one of the best selling systems of all-time" according to new report. You hear that, naysayers and Wii jokesters? Not a fad! While DFC places Nintendo's waggle-box at the top of the heap this generation, it also has good, long-term news for Sony, writing that PlayStation 3 annual software sales will match that of the Wii by 2012.

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The market research and analysis firm was concerned about the Wii's fad chance way back in 2006, warning of a risk "that consumers have fun with the Wii controller for a few months, but the fad passes and they move back to their tried-and-true game play methods on a competing system." In DFC's defense, it stressed that this was cause for concern if the console was "defined mainly by its controller", which it isn't. There's also Wii Fit.

DFC Intelligence Forecasts Video Game Market to Reach $57 Billion in 2009 [DFC Intelligence]

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@Sushmonster:You are not the whole of the marketplace man.

@invadrzim:Hi mister "I've spent maybe a half hour at best with the Balance Board, here are all my malformed misbegotten talking points and strawmen, just keep that fire away." We have a waiting room set up just for you.

@ghostadv:It's called 'rental' my good man. Use it. Go rent games. Then come back and make better informed statements or join your friend above in the waiting room.

@Arklop:But it's okey you know, because this isn't about sales and overwhelming marketshare, some of which might turn into those very same hardcores that the OG's piss on each week across the internet and sneer at when they dare set foot in a Gamestop. Microsoft and Sony cater to the 'HARDCORE' and that makes them winners by default, who cares if what Nintendo's done has overturned the apple cart by so much that slowly, more third parties are taking notice, big name IP's are beginning to show up, much to the anger of those same hardcores.

As long as they are catered to, damn the rest of the world and the facts which are right in front of their eyes and damn that little white box. They are hardcore and by damned the gaming world spins on their axis alone.

@BigPanda:The system may simply not be for you. It's not uncommon you know and the thoughtful way you state your viewpoints without any stupid worn out prattle like "IT'S NOT HARDCORE ENOUGH" "KIDDY GAMES" "IT COLLECTS DUSTSSSSS" "NINTENDO IS RUINING MY GAMING FUTURE" means you are smart enough to have understood this, your just not saying "It's not for me but good for them because down the line this means more people for me to game with!" yet.

I urge you to keep your open view points and not fall prey to the urge to wave your gaming e-penis all over the internet, you suffer -40 to IQ when you do.

@Frequen-Z:You mean three, two of which do not add to the cost of the game and one which has had years of R&D and has various third partys saying "Hold on now, we can do something with this!" Feel free to not believe it. You can join the other two people above in the waiting room. I'm going to call it "For Gamers out of touch."

@thejakeman: visit my site!:It's coming. The 'hardcore' won't buy it mind you and it won't ever reach Halo/MGS/SSB sales levels. But I'm sure it's coming even though I don't think the first two ever made back what they cost in development.

@mugido:Incorrect.

I await Kotaku's "Circle of Six" who show up every Wii thread to piss all over everyone with their mighty e-penis.