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UK Gamers rate Wii as 'best ever console'

Post by ToxieDogg » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:38 am

I don't want this to turn into another Nintendo bashing thread, but this is just plain wrong.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/0 ... er_console
A survey of GAME customers in the United Kingdom has revealed that the general public rates the Wii as the world's best ever console.

The high street chain quizzed 2,000 of its customers to obtain the information, and the Wii claimed 15% of the total vote. The Super Nintendo was the next most popular Nintendo system, with 6% of the vote. The Game Boy (5%), N64 (4.5%) and Nintendo DS (10%) took up places 8, 9 and 10 respectively. The NES, GameCube, Wii U and 3DS didn't make the top ten.

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1. Wii (15%)
2. Xbox 360 (10%)
3. PlayStation 3 (9%)
4. PlayStation 2 (8%)
5. Sega Mega Drive (7%)
6. PlayStation 1 (6.5%)
7. Super Nintendo (6%)
8. Game Boy (5%)
9. N64 (4.5%)
10. Nintendo DS (4%)
I don't even know where to begin with that list......
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Re: UK Gamers rate Wii as 'best ever console'

Post by koopa42 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:43 am

The same reason why crap music is in the charts

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Re: UK Gamers rate Wii as 'best ever console'

Post by Mootown » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:45 am

Everybody is entitled to like something. The list is not 'UK Gamers' - it's 'GAME customers'. A majority of which are casual gaming types.

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Re: UK Gamers rate Wii as 'best ever console'

Post by Matt_B » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:46 am

Mass market chain does survey that's topped by the biggest selling machine of recent years shocker. Seriously, what else would you expect?

It's a bit of a worry for Nintendo that the 3DS and Wii U didn't make the list at all though, while both their predecessors did.

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Re: UK Gamers rate Wii as 'best ever console'

Post by The Laird » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:56 am

I love the Wii and it's my favourite current/last gen console by far.

Nice to see it get some love! :D

Also good to see the MD rank so high 8)

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Post by DPrinny » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:01 am

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Wii is a good console, but its not the best.

Most the ones quizzed probably have not played on anything pre this gen

Try it a Play Expo (Not the COD kiddys) for a more rounded opinion

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Post by samhain81 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:02 am

Glad to see the 360 only beat the ps3 by %1. Also happy to see the MD above the SNES :)

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Re: UK Gamers rate Wii as 'best ever console'

Post by adippm82 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:23 am

For a UK list it is pretty good, no real surprises or omissions on it, the Wii has been enormous over here, only really rivalled by the PS2 sales wise, and has some brilliant software out for it, so why not, the list matches quite well with gamers tastes over the last couple of decades i would have thought.


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Post by nakamura » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:49 am

What's wrong with that list? All popular consoles are in there and all have plenty of great games. The Wii, while not my personal favourite is loved within my family. My 4 year old adores Mario Kart and we love a game of Mario Party.
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Re: UK Gamers rate Wii as 'best ever console'

Post by Treguard » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:51 am

Was this one of those 'rate these ten consoles in order of preference' type surveys? Because the lack of the CPC 464 in the number one slot is obviously an error otherwise :D

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:51 am

Interesting that new computers are in that list. Things like this are always subjective though, and let's not forget these aren't typical gamers, but the causal types that Mootown has mentioned. Now if it was a list by Edge readers or a similar well respected magazine I'd be a little more interested.
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Post by RetroBob » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:04 pm

Honestly, I don't think GAME customers are qualified to determine the "best ever console".
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Post by Spector » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:06 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Interesting that new computers are in that list. Things like this are always subjective though, and let's not forget these aren't typical gamers, but the causal types that Mootown has mentioned. Now if it was a list by Edge readers or a similar well respected magazine I'd be a little more interested.
I think that's quite an elitist view there and I don't share it! As for Edge being well respected, we have to remember that it has the distinction of being the only video games magazine to appear in Private Eye's Pseuds Corner. It has merit, but Edge- like its audience- is far, far too pretentious and self-conscious.

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Re: UK Gamers rate Wii as 'best ever console'

Post by Mootown » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:12 pm

My view is if you personally think something is great, then your opinion is no less valid than anyone elses. If asked which is your favourite console, and your answer is Wii, it's not wrong. It's just what you think. No-ones saying this list is based on FACTS. It's likely a lot of GAME customers have a Wii and really like it / liked it. That's ok with me. Personally I'd choose differently.

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