Forums - Sales Discussion - Wii Play outsold PS3

NintendoMonopoly said:
DMeisterJ said:
So what is the correlation here?

I just don't see how comparing a software unit to a hardware unit can produce any kind of meaningful discussion.

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          It's meaningful, because it puts the whole gaming industry into perspective. People keep trying to deflect the importance of Wii Play Success 1 way or another. 1st, Wii Play is crap, that no one wants. Nevermind, the average # of hours spent playing it. Then, it's success doesn't matter because it's bundled, until it sells so much, that ignoring it looks down right foolish. Now, it can't be compared to HW. People compare HW vs SW all the time, including yourself. Talking about attach rates is a common practice around here. The combined effect of the high attach rate of Wii Play and how much the Wii is outpacing the PS3, makes it possible for Wii Play to outsell it. You know, a system has to outsell another system by a considerable margin, for 1 of it's games to outsell the other system. Mentioning something as monumental as that, is a completely legitimate topic to post. Are we suppose to pretend it didn't happen, because some people can handle it. Anytime, any big achievement happens in gaming, I would expect some one to make a topic about it, regardless of which system it effects. Besides, it's not like you wouldn't be doing the same thing, if the shoe was on the other foot. Let's say, a GT game(or whatever) came out for the PSP and it outsold the 360, are you going to try and tell me you wouldn't be excited? Hell. I see you posting, about any minuet success Sony has, on a regular basis. Why not, just be a man about it and respect what happened? It might help, give you some shred of creditability. I don't go around, pretending GTA:SA sales aren't big. Why don't you try, practicing the same level of maturity?

Can you practice using the enter button?



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@DMeisterJ: No one is forcing you to read this. It happens that we are on a sales website and things like this get brought up all the time. You sound like a little child, you should be more mature.



DMeisterJ said:

Can you practice using the enter button?

         I'm not sure, you're the best person be to talking, about punctation and grammar, but way to ignore what I was saying, anyways. Since, you have reading comprehension issues, here it is again, in a more digestible form.

         It's meaningful, because it puts the whole gaming industry into perspective. People keep trying to deflect the importance of Wii Play Success, 1 way or another.

          1st, Wii Play is crap, that no one wants. Nevermind, the average # of hours spent playing it. Then, it's success doesn't matter because it's bundled, until it sells so much, that ignoring it looks down right foolish. Now, it can't be compared to HW.

          People compare HW vs SW all the time, including yourself. Talking about attach rates is a common practice around here. The combined effect of the high attach rate of Wii Play and how much the Wii is outpacing the PS3, makes it possible for Wii Play to outsell it. You know, a system has to outsell another system by a considerable margin, for 1 of it's games to outsell the other system. Mentioning something as monumental as that, is a completely legitimate topic to post. Are we suppose to pretend it didn't happen, because some people can handle it. Anytime, any big achievement happens in gaming, I would expect some one to make a topic about it, regardless of which system it effects.

          Besides, it's not like you wouldn't be doing the same thing, if the shoe was on the other foot. Let's say, a GT game(or whatever) came out for the PSP and it outsold the 360, are you going to try and tell me you wouldn't be excited? Hell. I see you posting, about any minuet success Sony has, on a regular basis. Why not, just be a man about it and respect what happened? It might help, give you some shred of creditability. I don't go around, pretending GTA:SA sales aren't big. Why don't you try, practicing the same level of maturity?

          So, we can only congratulate Nintendo on their achievements, as long as Sony isn't mentioned anywhere. Ok. Got it. The 20 mill is nice, but I think that's just the beginning, for Wii Play.



What I love about these threads is the addiction some of you have for the PS3 and Sony. My god, if you are watching for wii play to outsell the ps3, then you are missing hours of gaming on your preferred console.



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Wow...I hadn't realized. Crazy sales! Definitely worth the $10 bucks though.



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Next generation i bet all 3 companies will sell their controllers with bundled demos to chart a few milions software sales more :)



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Kasz216 said:

Just now?

I mean... how can you resist an extra game for 10 dollars?

The combat tanks game makes it worth it too.

That's actually part of most of the people I work withs selling strategy. O.~

I use the same strategy for the other systems too. 10 dollars for a game with the 50 dollar PS3 headset (SoCom) and the 12 months xbox live (with Project Gotham Racing, a headset, chatpad) for 20 dollars more than the year subscription.

Bundles are an easy seller when it comes to accessories. Sometimes it's impossible to sell otherwise though (I have seen places all over around here that have the Guitar Hero DS bundle still).

 



My brother has been playing Wii Play every day for the past 7 days now almost obsessively (he only just discovered than since i don't play it anymore, it is the one game he has a chance of beating my scores in - which he has done and i don't really care .. haha)

despite my urges for him to play some of the other games I have for his own sake in the field of gaming, he is still enjoying the crap out of wii play

So I guess it is fitting that it has outsold the PS3.. or maybe i'm just stringing together random thoughts incoherently



It's a bit unfair to compare the two when one is several hundred $/£ and the other is with a controller and £30/$30.

It's like comparing sales of baked beans with caviar.

Although it is interesting for this to have happened and it's likely Wii play is also going to pass sales of the Gamecube and original Xbox.



llewdebkram said:

It's like comparing sales of baked beans with caviar.

 

Well, you can't exactly eat WiiPlay nor PS3.

Okay, fine. Maybe you can just to prove me wrong. Others probably wouldn't.