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Those Embarrassed by Wii Will Flock to Move, Reckons Take-Two CEO

Posted by James Newton

Users "graduating" to HD devices

The Wii has brought a huge number of people into gaming, from undergraduates to granddads, but many see the PlayStation Move as the next logical step: more precise and with greater graphical power behind it, it's more an evolution than a revolution. Take-Two's CEO Ben Feder spoke at a conference recently about how his teenage son is too embarrassed to play Wii games with friends, but that Move will legitimise that kind of gaming for many.

What Sony and Microsoft have really done with Kinect and Move, especially Move, is provide a bridge for guys that are used to playing the Wii system with the wand and bringing them over to a HD system.

The PS3 with Move, in my view, is the Wii HD system. I think maybe Mom isn't playing, but the kids are 'graduating,' and Microsoft and Sony have both provided a bridge to bring them over.

Whether it's the technology behind Move or line-up of games such as Killzone 3, Heavy Rain: Move Edition and Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition that's likely to lure across disgruntled Nintendo gamers, there's certainly a wealth of motion-controlled experiences lying in wait for those who make the jump.

[via gamesindustry.biz]

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User Comments (15)

DamoAdmin

#1

Damo said:

While it could be seen as a cheap shot at Nintendo, I think there's merit in what he's saying here. The Wii is getting on a bit now, and TBH it was never visually impressive when it was first released. I think people are certainly looking upwards towards HD consoles like the PS3 and 360 for their gaming fix, even more so when you consider the proliferation of HD TVs in the past year or so.

Roopa132

#2

Roopa132 said:

Well the Wii is widely seen as a console for little kids and that's a fact. So I completely agree with this guy that the PlayStation Move probably will be seen as a mature version of the Wii.

Slapshot

#3

Slapshot said:

Embarrassed? Maybe wrong word choice as I'm getting older myself and many of my friends simply left Nintendo altogether when the major games were Wii Music, Wii Fit, Animal Crossing, etc. When your 28 yrs old with a good bit of extra money for gaming that's just not appealing. Things have gotten better for Wii, but motion controlled Killzone, Socom, Sorcery, etc will appeal to older gamers over Wii for sure.

theblackdragonAdmin

#6

theblackdragon said:

seconded, mjc0961. i bet his friends would totally be down with playing whatever he brought to the table, Wii or not.

SuperMarioFan96

#7

SuperMarioFan96 said:

Really? "Embarressed" to play any game on a particular console? Not saying Move isn't great tech or anything like that. I'm just saying that saying your "embarressed to play the Wii at all is stupid and immature.

Deviant_Mugen

#8

Deviant_Mugen said:

I think if his son is going to find more appeal in holding a pair of glowing sex toys in his hands, then Wii gaming is the least of his problems...

@mjc: Agreed...

WaLzgiStaff

#9

WaLzgi said:

Older gamers? Are we referring to senior citizens? :D Jk.

But really, the Wii has its own merits as does the PS3, so they appeal to different people.

retro_player_22

#10

retro_player_22 said:

Of course any teenage person would feel embarrassed to play games on the Wii since they want to be cool and all. Then twenty years later they'll flock right back to Nintendo and started wondering about the good times they had as a kid.

romulux

#11

romulux said:

OMGZ, WII HAZ LIKE NO BLOOD OR FPS I FEEL LIKE A TOTAL NOOB PLAYING IT LOLZ

Token_Girl

#12

Token_Girl said:

Really the PS3 came out before it's time. Now that more people have HDTV's it makes sense that they're willing to drop the cash for an HD System. Seeing you can get started with move for about $400, that's a fairly reasonable price for a system. Now that the tech is within the price range for new systems finally and HDTVs are everywhere, of course it'll sell.

RyuZebian

#13

RyuZebian said:

I just got MadWorld for my Wii. Yeah, impaling someones head with a signpost, slamming an oildrum over his head and then shoving him down a toilet , only to flush him to death, truly is embarrasing for teens now a days... SAY WHAAAAAT...?! Since when is graphics hardcore and mature? You can have mature 8-bit graphics if you want to! It's all about the gameplay, people. And teens don't have to play family games, they can play COD, RE, MadWorld, Silent Hill or other mature games! Plus if you think mature graphics is what makes you a hardcore gamer, you're really just a casual gamer. Like those kids you so much want to distingiush yourself from. :P I'm sticking to my Wii, because I don't have a budget to spend on a "mature console." I have a PC, and the last time I checked it has the most graphical games to date.

Alphack3r

#14

Alphack3r said:

Embarrassed? Something tells me that this is probably the least of that kids problems!
Being embarrassed by my l33t haxxord* Wii would be like being jealous that a random 3rd grader has more silly bands than you**!

*personally, mind you!
**your collection beats any kids any day after all! lol :D

BTW...I seriously wonder how many people registered here so far aren't from NL...who cares! We're all family.

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