Analyst: Wii sales "under threat" from recession

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rocksolidu1Industry Analyst Piers Harding-Rolls:

These new, non-enthusiast and more mainstream console gamers view many Wii and DS games as experimental and discretionary luxuries. As the recession bites, Wii and DS games are likely to fall from the shopping lists of some of these consumers.

I say thee nay! People have felt the bite on their wallet for a good half a year now if not more, and in case Piers didn’t hear, Nintendo sold two million Wiis in November. The games industry appears to be more resilient under recession conditions than, say, the blogging industry (*sweat*). Sure, spending is down in almost every sector, but there’s no reason to think that the Wii is going to be the fall guy for the economy.

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