Greetings out there once again Dtoid Nation
As everyone knows the Nintendo Wii has some great games coming to table this Holiday season with titles such as Batallion Wars 2
, Mario Galaxy
, and NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
. Unfortunately however, Nintendo has somewhat dropped the ball on it’s fans which is something they have been good at
in past generations. The big announcement this week Super Smash Brothers Brawl is Delayed once again
. This has been the big buzz on Nintendo this week, however I can honestly say I’m not surprised.
The Nintendo Wii as everyone knows has had immaculate success
in it’s first year, surpassing the current market leader (Xbox360) in less than 6 months. This great success has created a great shortage of the Nintendo Wii this holiday season. The New York Post even ran an article on Monday about the ’Wii Woes’
for anxious gamers this holiday season. (I never realized how much profit Nintendo could rake in with software sales on each console).
From a business standpoint, this shortage of consoles is obviously the reason for pushing back Brawl until February. This is the logical thing to do with a title that is going to absolutely push systems left and right. We all have good feeling that with the release of Super Mario Galaxy, it will have the potential to be a system seller, and with the long list of games due out the day after (20 Tittles), Nintendo is pushing to over double it’s current shelf library. I don’t remember honestly the last Holiday season I have seen so many game release for a single season within such a short period of time, that’s in its’ first year, if anyone would like to point me towards an article on that, I would be appreciated.
The push back of Brawl until February not only gives Nintendo a 2nd Christmas in 08, it gives gamers a chance to catch up on all the other great titles that are hitting us before the end of 07. This short delay might also give Nintendo the opportunity to catch up with the current demand of the Nintendo Wii console before it creates itself an even larger demand with the release of Brawl. Sounds logical to me, and I am willing to put good faith in this theory. Nintendo would potentially double their profits from the slew of gamers that are only purchasing the Wii this holiday season for brawl, you know as well as I do, those gamers are going to pick up a few games to tide them over till brawl.
Also, I think Nintendo doesn’t want to really shadow the release of Super Mario Galaxy, with quickly releasing its other largest first party title less than 30 day later.
There has been much speculation on the internet as to why Brawl was delayed. From a complete only restructure, to the addition of voice, all the way over to Reggie overshooting the capabilities of the Brawl Development team.
I don’t honestly think Nintendo has plans to restructure the online just yet, until friend codes become soo much of a problem that 3rd party’s stop developing for Nintendo all together, Nintendo will think that the Wii Friend Codes work. However, when you think about it, how many games have actually USED the friend codes. Strikers Charged uses a game code, which is stupidity at it’s best. EA Sports uses it’s own internal messenger style friends. I don’t really think this is as huge an issue as everyone is making it out to be at this point.
The addition of voice is something I honestly can’t wait for to the Nintendo Wii Console, as I sit and play Mario Strikers Charged during Friday Night Fights or am getting my ass kicked in a quick round of NBA Live 08, I would love nothing more than to taunt my opponent and get into their head a little to give myself that slight edge. Ultimately, if Nintendo were going to delay Brawl, just to add voice, I’m sure they would have put it in their announcement. This would have sent most Wii owners into an overwhelming ecstasy.
Finally, we come to Reggie overshooting the capabilities of the Brawl Development team. To my knowledge, Reggie is your average corporate tool, he tells people what he is told to tell them. Reggie is nothing more than the puppet of the corporation, and his goal is to help boost sales. He done a great job of keeping Americas thoughts and opinions on the Nintendo Wii Console high. Spite your average 14y/o who enjoys scouting the internet for topics on the Wii and posting things such as ‘360 and PC FTW’ or ‘WiiSUCKS!’ the wii has been widely and popularly and widely received as a contender this year in the console market.
The Random Bullshit
Yes, now it’s time for that great American bullshit fest. The Wii has finally returned to the top of the list shortly after being nudged out for only a short amount of time by the 360 during the launch of Halo3. Just for my pure enjoyment and pleasure, and to watch the masses of nubs falling into that giant proverbial vat of ‘Hateraide’ here you go…
That little white box that nobody thought could, is still selling like Rash Ointment after a long hot night of Necros
Love! Also, Fonzie is gay!
As always out there Dtoid Nation…
Have a Great Day, and Happy Gaming!! read