Survey: UK gamers owners ignoring Wii consoles

Thursday, 10th March 2011 01:15 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A survey of UK gamers found over half of Wii-owning respondants hadn’t used their console in over six months.

The survey, conducted by MyVoucherCodes and reported by Gamerzines, polled 1,672 British gamers and found 64 percent owned a Wii – but 48 percent of that demographic had not used the console for half a year.

Reasons given for the console’s neglect include lack of time and waning novelty value.

Of those gamers who had used their Wii, 39 percent had done so purely to play Wii Fit, which was released in April, 2008.

While the survey’s results certainly resonate with detractor’s perception of the Wii, the survey’s sample size cannot be considered representative of the UK’s extensive Wii user base, which passed 5 million in late 2009.

Thanks, GoNintendo.



  1. Gama_888

    Anybody suprised?
    im sure there a fair few of us with that dusty white square sat somewhere in your set up?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. SOMI

    Because it’s a pile of shit just like all the other Nintendo systems, they always get boring fast. Even dying of cancer is more fun than playing shitty nintendo systems.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. drift

    wow somi wow your acting like Nintendo killed your whole family. Lol shit dude you cant say shizzle about the great Nintendo’s machines. I’m guessing your a teen that plays hardcore games and thinks his big because of it. Dude before you diss yea. Think about that saying, ha ha don’t bite the hand that feeds ya. Nintendo created this industry the way you see it today, young man. So take time yes the wii wasn’t the greatest of consoles and hey nor is the Xbox with its constant failures. But hey all consoles have the flaws, and oh yea forgot to mention, lol. The wii does have the highest rated game of this generation you do know that don’t you? ha ha fool
    Anyway kids well be kids ha ha lol gotta leave em to it

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Dannybuoy

    @2 please can you grow up and stop using cancer as a throwaway comment. Having a father with prostrate cancer and a close friend who has just battled with testicular cancer I find your comments distasteful. Maybe put a little more thought into your comments you child.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. roni1175

    Its usually what happens when you buy stuff based on hype and trend…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Nintendo are kind of fucked software wise.

    The DS has that pirate-y thing I even see Mum’s using on the bus and no-one buys wii games.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Our Wii is basically a Mario Kart player. We do like a bit o’ Mario Kart!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. varsas

    If Nintendo actually care then they know full well who is to blame and it looks like they aren’t going to change that situation from recent comments regarding the release schedule.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    I think this survey should be more concrete and wide on the subjetcs asked, because they had to ask other questions in order to validate the before mentioned results,Look if the 48% of this people said that they not played the wii in a long time because “lack of time and waning novelty value”, i think a)they got it for their kids and dont play on the wii, so they are not gamers and maybe thats the reason they said lack of time or b)are not gamers and only bought it for the novelty factor (wii fit among others), therefore the questions should dig a little bit down enough, in order to make proper conclusions, as it is, in only serves the purpose to keep reviving the flame wars with other consoles, i dont think this has anything to do with the lack of games i tell you that, if you look at last years games line up like metroid prime other M, monster hunter tri, Red steel 2,super mario galaxy 2, nba jam, donkey kong country, sin and punishment 2,goldeneye, fragile,a boy and his blob, etc are not enough reason to play the wii, then this people are not gamers at all, and thats without including games like little king story, muramasa demon blade ,no more heroes 1&2,de blob, fire emblem, madworld, and a bunch more games that the wii has right now.

    I own the three consoles and my pile of games are about the same quantity 70+ games for each console, and my wii gets the same amount of playing time as my 360 and ps3, i know iam not everyone, but i found this survey very lacking and short on the questions asked, therefore jumping into conclusions without having all the facts is rather pointless. but thats my humble opinion

    #9 4 years ago

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