Forums - Sales Discussion - If Kinect becomes a success, how will PS3 & Wii be affected?

Carl2291 said:
patapon said:

Well, we all know what Sony would do...

Make a copy

They already did, those copying bastards!

Damn those crafty bastards!  They time traveled into the future via teh cell to copy KINECT!



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OT:  I think if KINECT is a hit it will take a small amount away from the Wii and an even smaller amount (aka next to nothing) away from the PS3.



At this point it appears clear that Kinect will be a success in terms of making money.

But from the OP and title I gather you mean a resounding, market effect success.  If Kinect truly resonates with America and Europe's consumer bases, then it is common sense that the PS3 and Wii will see some negative impact on their sales.



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To answer the question, if Kinect becomes a succes PS3 will become the only remaining core console. :P

No seriously though, i don't think any Xbox 360 gamer should want it to become a massive succes, it should just do ''ok''. Because if it does become massive, X360 will become very casual orientated.



As much as i hate MS, i would like Kinect to be a moderate success (same for PSMove).

It is important for us gamers to keep Apple out of this segment of the industry.



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AnthonyW86 said:

To answer the question, if Kinect becomes a succes PS3 will become the only remaining core console. :P

No seriously though, i don't think any Xbox 360 gamer should want it to become a massive succes, it should just do ''ok''. Because if it does become massive, X360 will become very casual orientated.

People usually make this assumption because of what happened with the wii. But that's wrong.

Wii game library problems are mainly due to its low hardware specs. Most core games today are multiplatform, 3rd party exclusives just aren't viable anymore, so outside of those 2-3/year AAA 1st pary games it's all multiplatform. If the wii was able to catch those multiplatform games it would replicate the library of the playstation2. PS2 had is fair share of shovelware and I never heard anyone complaing about the casualness. But the wii can't do that, because you usually can't port ps360pc games to the wii, at least not without butchering them.