I agree with MOST of what you said no one wants a monopoly on ANYTHING, look at the cable companies. Once ANY company get a monopoly things are not going to be good. As you mentioned Sony came really close to one last generation and look what it did to them they had the arrogance to come out with a $600 system imagine if we didnt have Nintendo or Microsoft.
Also not to pick on the WII but since they are curshing the competetion have we seen a price drop on the $250.00 WII? No cause they dont need to, to be honest the system is overpriced though you dont see an out cry cause of that.
I support MS this generation cause in my OPINION they have the best game libaray, great pricing, High Def, an the best online support. You have no fear they are squarly in second and will not be a monopoly.
The funniest part is the third party developers will not allow a monopoly, PS2 was close and look how fast they jumped ship to the 360 so they could support competation.
Do not penalize the 360 cause its made by MS. Its a great system and currenly still an underdog.
That's true. As Sansui said, Wii does have a near monopoly in their SEGMENT of the market, which are the (what ever term is politically correct now for it's target demographic). I do think even Nintendo is vulnerable if some other company comes in to compete with that demographic. Then we will start seeing them have to do price cuts.
I'll be interested in how MS (and Sony for that matter) will be focused on capturing the Wii demographic next generation.
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