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Wii Fit stays on top of UK charts

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Apr 2009 21:28 User comments (4)

Wii Fit stays on top of UK charts Wii Fit has managed to stay top of video games charts in the UK for a third consecutive week, adding up to 12 total weeks that it has hit the #1 spot. It's continued recent success could be explained by a growing interest in exercise equipment and weight loss solutions shortly before summer. Chart-Track reported it on top of the list with sales down by 30 percent.
The recently released sequel, The Godfather Part II, took the number 2 spot with its sales down 35 percent. Fifa 09 took the number 3 spot with a 17 percent drop in sales. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games saw sales slide by 35 percent, but still came in fourth, followed by Resident Evil 5 at number 5, with sales down 30 per cent.

Professor Layton, Mario Kart Wii, Wii Play, Call of Duty: World at War and Carnival: Funfair Games made up the remaining five of the top 10 in the region.

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4 user comments

126.4.2009 2:05

Now I can see why many hardcore gamers don't prefer the Wii to the Xbox 360 or PS3, mainly cause of the kiddie games and controller. Can you imagine playing COD: World at War with a Wii Remote? Not really! I understand that the console itself is good for elderly/kids and I guess that's why it has been a success, but for action gamers like me, I would rather prefer using a controller, IMO. - BLUEBOY

226.4.2009 3:51

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Now I can see why many hardcore gamers don't prefer the Wii to the Xbox 360 or PS3, mainly cause of the kiddie games and controller. Can you imagine playing COD: World at War with a Wii Remote? Not really! I understand that the console itself is good for elderly/kids and I guess that's why it has been a success, but for action gamers like me, I would rather prefer using a controller, IMO. - BLUEBOY
It's not so bad with the nun chuck add-on, but it seems like every game has something stupid where you have to shake the controller.

For instance, in Mario Kart Wii, if you're using the nunchuck the game's pretty simple to play, but if you want to do a wheelie with a bike, or do a trick off of a jump, it requires you to shake the wiimote. Now I'm just plain lazy, and there's buttons that aren't being used so I don't understand why you can't do something like press the D-pad to do those tricks.

326.4.2009 7:51

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Now I can see why many hardcore gamers don't prefer the Wii to the Xbox 360 or PS3, mainly cause of the kiddie games and controller. Can you imagine playing COD: World at War with a Wii Remote? Not really! I understand that the console itself is good for elderly/kids and I guess that's why it has been a success, but for action gamers like me, I would rather prefer using a controller, IMO. - BLUEBOY
Personally I find FPS on the Wii is a lot better, apart from the fact that the actual games suck.
I think the Wiimote makes it more fun and if you get the Zapper, it would be a lot more realistic.
Imo o_O

426.4.2009 12:29

Nintendo, for whatever reason, just can't beat Microsoft and Sony in the third-party race (handhelds are a different story) so they had no choice but to shift to a new market of kids and non-traditional gamers to gain the upper hand. That's why we're seeing all these kiddie and "casual" games on the Wii.

Considering that Wii games can be developed cheaply, you'd think that it would be a popular platform for developers, especially indies, but it's just not happening for them. I had high hopes for the Wii at first because I figured that the large install base and the low development costs would encourage game developers to take more risks in game direction and create innovative games whereas if you develop a HD-gen game, it's hard to take risks because of the large investment you put in. But that Wii install base just isn't supporting quality third-party titles and as a result more of them don't come out. Of course if I had a Wii, I'd pirate all the games anyway (except for Twilight Princess so I could do the exploit) so I'd be part of the problem in a way. lol.

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