Why do people still rag on the Wii ? Will it still be a fad when it's sold more then the PS3 & Xbox360 combined ? Like it was a fad before it launched and everyone thought it'd do crap ?
The Xbox360 has had fairly plain sailing due to a good supply of games. The Wii & PS3 need games, badly. The Wii, already has the installed base, Dev's can increase their profits by converting titles to the Wii, or making new titles for 10% to 30% of the cost of developing for the Xbox360/Ps3. PS3, also looks to be getting exclusive titles..if a bit slowly (Haze, anyone ?)
Once the Wii has games, it will wipe the floor with both the Xbox360 & the Wii. It's just down to simple math and market penetration. If the Xbox360/Ps3 appeal to hardcore gamer's (Xbox Live is making a dent with casual gamer's I'll admit) Say, 10 in every 100 People ? and the say the Wii appeals to 30 in every 100 people. The Wii has the potentail to outsell even the PS2. Sony realise this and will keep the Ps2 around for a few year's yet (10 Year lifespan anyone?). It's the only console that is undercutting the Wii, and selling well.
Similar analysis can be made of the PSP vs DS, price plays a big part but, design is key. Sony are taking a similar approach to the handheld market as they did the Home, the PSP is basically a portable PS2, and now like the slimline PS2, there is a Slimline PSP. But name me some innovative games on the PSP. Not many eh. What about the DS ? The console everyone (including myself) said would flop.
I realise this analysis portrays me as a Nintendo fanboy a bit (I'll be buying a PS3 when there are some good games available.) If Sony can pull of a sucess with the PS3, it'll be a winner, but it's a big gamble against their competition. If the Ps3 fails (I can't see it 'failing' in any sense of the word) Sony will just put more effort into designing the Ps4, ensure it's at a good price point with games. Don't count Sony or M$ out. They've both got loads of money, M$ in particular.
Sorry for the long post. Wii raggers pee me off.
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I hope they can make one now we can trust and not will break down.
Good thing to know that they are working on it. Considering that they didn't have enough time to develop the Xbox 360 design, as seeing it was a poor design for the GPU extracting heat from the console. So this is good news. Just curious what will the name be?? O_O
Old thread... but lol @ the xbox 360 coming close to the ps2 on usa.
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