I often wondered during the heyday of Wii sales when you couldn't find the things in stores and neighborhood kids were bragging that they had a Wii if things would change when anyone who wanted the console could walk into a store and buy a Wii. Things have certainly changed for Nintendo as Wii sales plummet.
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The sales of the Wii console have dropped 21% in a single year reports Kotaku. Sales of the DS are down as are software sales for both consoles. This is one of the reasons that Nintendo has announced the new black Wii bundle.
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I think the reason for this is simple, once you get over the innovative controls that the Wii offers, the console is very boring. Yeah I said it. The Wii is boring. The graphics look like what I would have expected years ago and most of the people I know simply prefer to play on other consoles like the PS3. I use the neighborhood kids that play with my son as the measuring stick here. None of them wants to play the Wii; every time someone suggests Mario Kart, they scream in unison "Nooooo, the PS3 is better." A pack of 8-year-olds speaks the truth.