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Well, by now, the industry would have collapsed and Sony and MS would be playing "Who Pulls the Plug on Video Games First?" in the home console market, with most notable third parties bankrupt.



 

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Less Kinect and Move and more money for  exclusives..Damn you Wii...



 

LOL, it'd be ticking over fine.

MS and Sony would just more or less be sharing first place, Ninty's console would have done 20 mill, so same as last gen, and MS and Sony would be on same course for their 80 mill. So 160 mill (PS2 140, Xbox 25)

So market would be about the same roughly, userbase wise anyway.



Without the Wii the 3rd parties couldn't flood the Wii with bad and cheap games and because of that 3rd parties wouldn't have any money to fund games and the industry would collapse



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Prediction: PS4 will be more powerful and cheaper than XBOX ONE

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The generation would have be in a much better place for gamers that don't game on the WII.



Immortal said:

Well, by now, the industry would have collapsed and Sony and MS would be playing "Who Pulls the Plug on Video Games First?" in the home console market, with most notable third parties bankrupt.


Yeah because the gaming industry collapsed the last two gens without Nintendo in the drivers seat. 



To be fair, though, dev costs are much higher this gen.



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@zuvuyeay  i was talking more of the end of the last gen, when Ninty was kinda hurting with the whole Gamecube thing( i happen to love that system BTW)

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radiantshadow92 said:
Immortal said:

Well, by now, the industry would have collapsed and Sony and MS would be playing "Who Pulls the Plug on Video Games First?" in the home console market, with most notable third parties bankrupt.


Yeah because the gaming industry collapsed the last two gens without Nintendo in the drivers seat. 


It has nothing to do with Nintendo being in the driver's seat. The last two generations did not have consoles as ridiculously overpowered and overpriced early on as the PS3 and 360 ($600 and $400 at a loss). If it weren't for Wii sitting on top of them, the HD consoles would've probably fought each other to death with price cuts and the like and third parties wouldn't have had quick, inexpensive games on the Wii to balance off huge HD development costs.



 

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