*Blogger says the Wii will be "dead by 2009", rabid fans plot his death
[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Blogger says the Wii will be "dead by 2009", rabid fans plot his death

10:21 AM on 04.23.2008·  2 minute read   ·  Colette Bennett
0

Blogger Kezins is either incredibly brave or made of steel plating, but even if he's a bit of both, he's drawn plenty of ire with a recent post on Kezins.com about how he feels the Wii will fall into total obscurity by 2009 unless they address the key problems with the system and how it is marketed. His bullet list includes:

  • Poor game marketing.
  • They rely too heavily on sequels.
  • Low quantities of consoles on the shelves.
  • Poor relationships with 3rd party developers.
  • Limited access to quality information for the media.

Now, quantifiers like this may be up for discussion in a college classroom or board meeting, but this is the internet and none of those rules about tact or respect for your fellow man do much good around here, as any fan of the Wii (or any console, for that matter) can vouch for. As you'd imagine, the article has a good deal of comments and many of them are none too pleased.

Kezins defends himself respectfully in the comments, and the full article is interesting from both sides of the spectrum. I don't fully agree with either side presented, personally, but I'll bet some of you might like to weigh in on this: does Kezins (a previous Ziff-Davis employee, notably) have a point in his statement about the Wii, or is he completely wrong about the system's future? I've felt glum about it before, but the advent of Wiiware has me pretty optimistic. What do you think?

[Thanks Adam!]

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Fanboys #Spitting hot fire #Wii
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Colette Bennett // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts2026Blogs 44Following68Followers601

Go check out Destructoid's collectible toy culture blog, which I proudly run: Here is a list of things you should know about me: I'm a female game/toy blogger living in New Orleans. The NES ... more
Trending on Destructoid:

 
 


Join the robot army! We're a family-owned site, updating multiple times a day (since 2006!) thanks to our Huge Members

User Avatar
carorion


Since 11:21 AM on 10.26.2008

qlum
qlum


Since 2:59 PM on 04.25.2010

User Avatar
MagicD250


Since 2:03 AM on 09.08.2013

Rad Party God
Rad Party God


Since 5:48 PM on 02.19.2013

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!