Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wii Least Likely to be Online

Written by pikaby

So that's why I couldn't find many people to play Excitebots with....because they all didn't buy the game, the damn casuals.

According to a study by Diffusion Group, of the three current generation consoles, the PS3 was the most likey to be hooked up to online, at 78% of total consoles connected, the Xbox 360 slightly behind at 73% and the Wii being the last of this group, at only 54% of Wiis connected online at least once...

It makes sense, when you think of it. PS3 has free online services and built in Wi-fi, while the XBox Live is a paid service. The Wii? I'm willing to bet it's because of the poor online support. The Wii, when compared to the other two consoles, has next to no great competitive multiplayer games. There are a few, but some good ones are sidelined for no reason, like the aforementioned Excitebots, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (you meet many people in Random, but I don't see many people trading Friend Codes and arranging matches), and The Conduit.

And no matter how momma Nintendo nags at people to get their Wiis online, looks like the casual gamers just won't move.
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