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*~Onna76~* said:
To be honest I also hope the PS2 stays the best selling console and the WII won't reached it, as the PS2 ruled in every genre. WII doesn't and most likely never will.

And to say that the WII has expended the market, you're wrong, the PS2 already did with its Eye Toy games, Singstar, Guitar Hero and stuff long before the WII did.


By that logic that's like saying PS2 didn't expand the market because the NES did.

Also there were a few genres PS2 didn't rule in. Most noticeably platformers and simulation games. First Person Shooters could be argued too.

The last console to dominate all genres was the NES. (Master System had better SRPGs the SNES... in America anyway... Japan was up for grabs.)

Once again NES is greater then all using the suggested criteria.

 

 



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i don't really care if wii outsells ps2 or not as long as wii gets good support, but it will be amazing achievement by nintendo if they do it



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Kasz216 said:
*~Onna76~* said:
To be honest I also hope the PS2 stays the best selling console and the WII won't reached it, as the PS2 ruled in every genre. WII doesn't and most likely never will.

And to say that the WII has expended the market, you're wrong, the PS2 already did with its Eye Toy games, Singstar, Guitar Hero and stuff long before the WII did.


By that logic that's like saying PS2 didn't expand the market because the NES did.

Also there were a few genres PS2 didn't rule in. Most noticeably platformers and simulation games. First Person Shooters could be argued too.

The last console to dominate all genres was the NES. (Master System had better SRPGs the SNES... in America anyway... Japan was up for grabs.)

Once again NES is greater then all using the suggested criteria.

 

 

Where does the ds fit in?

 



trestres said:
Wishing a console doesn't outsell your console of choice, that has to be the most immature and pathetic thing I've heard in my entire life.

 

 Well tell that to ONNA, a WII OWNER.



 

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leo-j said:
trestres said:
Wishing a console doesn't outsell your console of choice, that has to be the most immature and pathetic thing I've heard in my entire life.

 

 Well tell that to ONNA, a WII OWNER.


Yeah because owning a console magically enables you to be unbiased about it?

 



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MontanaHatchet said:
sc94597 said:
The wii seems to be expanding the market more. Most of the ps2 were for it being a cheap dvd player. Also so will the wii. It will help new developers that are small such as high voltage break the shovleware streak, and various wiiware developers. This is because development costs are so low. So while your points are valid for the ps2, I believe they are even more so for the wii.

 

Nintendo fanboys always make excuses when other systems sell well. Isn't it possible that it was just an amazing system with a great library of games? And by saying "most," you're implying that the majority of people bought the PS2 as a cheap DVD player. Are you really suggesting that 60 million or more people worldwide bought the PS2 for a DVD player and nothing else?

Hell, I don't know pricing history, but I'm sure that by the time the PS2 was in large enough stock for people to buy it just to use it as a DVD player, normal players were probably cheaper.

Poor excuse. A great system sold well. People weren't buying replacements, nor DVD players.

Gaming systems sell because of price, library of games, and most importantly BRANDNAME.  What's hot and what everyone else is getting.  Word of mouth.  What'ever goes best for you.

More than likely, the majority of PS2 buyers weren't buying it because it had " a great library of games" but because it's what their friends had, what was mainstream, and what everyone was talking about.  People give way to much credit on why things sell because of gimmicks such as a random feature or a certain game.  The fact of the matter ladies and gentlemen, is that the main drive to sales of any product is it's brandname and the appeal of that brand.  When both sides that you described here Montana, your side and the Nintendo fanboys, come to understand this then you'll see why the Wii is selling well despite lack of games or why the PS2 sold so well despite all the features some of the other systems had. 

Great systems don't sell well.  Bad systems don't sell well.  Great brands sell well.  The other stuff just helps add on.

 



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Soriku said:
I hope it outsells the PS2. The DS too.

It'll prove the gaming industry is expanding every gen, not getting smaller.

 

 if it doesn't outsell the PS2 it won't mean the industry is getting smaller.

 

Last gen with PS2 + Xbox + GC + DC i think the total sales were around 170-180 million or so

This gen I could see wii being about 100 mil, PS3 doing a solid 60 mil, and 360 hitting 40 mil. If its something like that the industry will have sold 200 million consoles. And thus it has further expanded, even without the PS2 being outsold.



I hope the Wii passes the PS2, I rather see the best selling system in history sell because of gaming innovation and not being a DVD player. Also, at the cost of sounding like a fanboy, I hope Sony pays for killing the Dreamcast.



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Zucas said:

Gaming systems sell because of price, library of games, and most importantly BRANDNAME.  What's hot and what everyone else is getting.  Word of mouth.  What'ever goes best for you.

More than likely, the majority of PS2 buyers weren't buying it because it had " a great library of games" but because it's what their friends had, what was mainstream, and what everyone was talking about.  People give way to much credit on why things sell because of gimmicks such as a random feature or a certain game.  The fact of the matter ladies and gentlemen, is that the main drive to sales of any product is it's brandname and the appeal of that brand.  When both sides that you described here Montana, your side and the Nintendo fanboys, come to understand this then you'll see why the Wii is selling well despite lack of games or why the PS2 sold so well despite all the features some of the other systems had. 

Great systems don't sell well.  Bad systems don't sell well.  Great brands sell well.  The other stuff just helps add on.

 

Explaining why Wii had such a poor launch and slow first year, and had to catch up to the rocketing PS3.

You (still) mistake momentum for "brand name." Gaming is a momentum based industry. Nintendo had to do something bold to launch quickly and gain momentum right out of the gate. They launched with Wii Sports, which attracted fringe gamers tired of the old type of systems, and at least until Wii Fit, were running on momentum since then. Sure, that momentum comes in the form of good WOM, but you can't equate WOM with branding. PS3 relied on brand name but only recently acheived anything resembling momentum.



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