Originally Posted by Redead
i dont see how system wide achievements sell consoles
meaningless gamer scores? people actually care about those?
It's weird, I have quite a high gamerscore for the 360 and I do like to collect them but only on games that I've actually enjoyed playing. I wouldn't go out of my way just to get the really easy ones like that Avatar game just to get a quick 1000Gs. I actually want to enjoy playing the game as well as unlocking them.
But if a system doesn't have them I'm not bothered. Take Steam for example. I have quite a few games on Steam, well over 100, and I really couldn't give a shit about the achievements they have on there. And that shows with the massive sales of the Wii, over 70m units and none had achievements.
As for the WiiU I actually thought it was doing alright for Nintendo. I heard they lost over $500m last year, but the system got them a profit. Maybe I heard that wrong, whatever... Still, I'll eventually get one has I have more interest in this system than the last one.