Question: Why Was The Wii So Popular?

The Wii was a phenomenon that didn’t slow down for more than a year.

Good games: Wii Sports drove the system because it gave players a fun, light 10 minute game with closure.

This was great for people who didn’t want to play for 3 hours at a clip.

Casual Appeal: All of the above made th system friendly for non-gamers.

Was the Wii a success?

The Wii Was a Success. But the Wii’s success shouldn’t be measured exclusively by motion controls’ lack of “stickiness.” The weird little console made a lasting impact in more ways than one. Wii Sports: One of the most successful console games ever.


Top image: Wii (RVL-001) with Wii Remote Bottom image: Wii Mini (RVL-201)
TypeHome video game console
GenerationSeventh generation
Release dateNovember 19, 2006[show]
Lifespan2006–2011 (RVL-001) 2011–2013 (RVL-101) 2012–2017 (RVL-201)

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Why did the Wii sell so well?

The only reason the Wii sold so good is because it had no competition. The only reason the Wii even sold as good as it did is because Sony and Microsoft BOTH priced themselves out of the market at the beginning of the gen (moreso Sony than MS), literally forfeiting the mass market window, to Nintendo.

Another reason that many developers shied away from creating games for the Wii is its lack of horsepower. When Nintendo first released the Wii, acclaimed game developer Shigeru Miyamoto — the man who created Mario — famously stated: “Too many powerful consoles can’t coexist. It’s like having only ferocious dinosaurs.

Is the Wii Dead?

Do you mean dead as in “Nintendo no longer supports it?” Then yes, the Wii is dead. While you can still access the Wii Shop Channel and use up Wii Points you still have up until Jan 29, 2019, you cannot purchase Wii Points, nor redeem Wii Points cards.

What is replacing the Wii?

Nintendo’s next console, the Nintendo NX, will be a replacement for both the Wii U and the 3DS, according to a new report.

Can you still buy a Wii?

You can still buy new and used Nintendo Wii consoles at various stores. Depending on which version of the Wii you buy, you could still spend upwards of several hundred dollars for the console (some packages also include various controllers and games). Here is the current price for the Nintendo Wii.

Are Wii games still being made?

Share All sharing options for: Wii games are still being made in 2019 because people are using it. Ubisoft announced the latest Just Dance title, Just Dance 2020, at E3 2019.

It’s 2019 and the Nintendo Wii still isn’t dead. The Nintendo Wii still has some play left in it. The console originally launched in 2006 is far from powerful, but its popularity with an unconventional crowd is bringing it staying power that its successor the Wii U apparently did not have.