Wii, Creating Internet Buzz
What's the buzz on the Internet all about these days? According to a market research firm called BrandIntel, it's Wii! BrandIntel found that between Nov. 17th and Dec 21st Wii was mentioned on the Internet about 10% more than PS3 or Xbox360.
At GizmoCafe.com we've seen a lot of hardcore fans of Wii promoting enthusiasm for their favorite console. But game console fanaticism is also just a fact of life. Any perceived criticism of one of the big three and you'll face instant retribution from a fan who doesn't care what you said, just that you might have said something bad about his favorite toy. Wii fans are no exception. Wii's ubiquitous fanbase is probably due to established franchises like Zelda who get a new episode this time around.
Nintendo's unique controller dubbed Wii-Mote has become a fascinating story. Nintendo took a risk and thus far it's paid off. Risk taking underdog's winning the day is what legends are made from.
Add to Nintendo's already compelling story - complaints of injuries, Wii lawsuits and damage to TVs. Wii makes for some lively copy when you write tech news. It's not a surprise Nintendo's new game console is the hottest topic on the Internet right now. But months ago, who would have guessed Wii would not only be out buzzing but also outselling PS3 and Xbox360 during the Christmas season of '06?
See our video preview of Wii
Read the Complete Wii Review by Brando