Well, yeah, that’s not what I’ve heard, anecdotally. All of my friends and co-workers say their Wii sits under their TV gathering dust since they lost all interest in it about a month after purchase. All they talk about is whatever PS3 or XBox game they’re playing. Nobody brings up the Wii anymore.
Without a comparison to other consoles, isn’t this data relatively useless? I guess the only point is to show that it gets played just as much in March as it did in December, which is great, I guess. But the claim from critics is that the Wii doesn’t get much use overall as a console. That claim would best be countered by a comparison.
I’d imagine the 360 and PS3 get considerably more use because their target demographic is a heavier user. If you’re playing the Wii a couple times per week, is that dissatisfaction or a lifestyle where you like doing other stuff?
I like to play board games and watch an occasional movie or sporting event. If I played the Wii every day, I’d be overdoing the sedentary thing.
That said, the Wii has had weak releases for the past few months. But I’ve still got Super Metroid and Super Mario RPG on virtual console to finish, so it’s alright by me. I think the hardcore gamers these days are more into a “sample a game for a week and move on” mindset.
Personally, I’m still waiting for the kickass Wii online shooter. I only need one shooter, but give me a good one. Maybe next year.