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by MacGregor78 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:38 pm
by buddycowley » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:40 pm
by Dozen » Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:49 am
MacGregor78 wrote:Anyone have one of these? I am thinking about trading in my Xbox360 to get one. I dont have a lot of time for games anymore so it seems like the Wii would better suite my gaming interests.
by FUDU » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:44 pm
by MacGregor78 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:40 am
by Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:45 pm
by MacGregor78 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:12 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:44 pm
MacGregor78 wrote:Problem here lies in holding the casual fan's interest over a long period of time. The Wii has done an excellent job getting the non-gamer interested in gaming. The potential problem here is that the initial fascination will wear out and Nintendo's core target demographic will lose interest in games again.
by pup » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:07 pm
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:MacGregor78 wrote:Problem here lies in holding the casual fan's interest over a long period of time. The Wii has done an excellent job getting the non-gamer interested in gaming. The potential problem here is that the initial fascination will wear out and Nintendo's core target demographic will lose interest in games again.It's a possibility and ultimately will depend on how well Nintendo and the other game makers create games.I don't think it's the case, though. They same could have been said about the Nintendo DS too, but it's selling better that it ever has and is murdering the PSP every where despite the PSP's technical superiority.An advantage for Nintendo is that their hardware can actually inspire game makers. Even the Wii versions of games on Xbox360 and PS3 are very different and not mere ports - the control scheme is more involving. And there's the potential for new peripherals. Nintendo's introduction of Wii Fitness with the balance board created huge buzz. The balance board itself could impact many different games, allowing players to use their arms for movement while also using shifts in their weight on the balance board for further movement. Nintendo also has shown a tendency to innovate and I think they can keep things fresh. The Wii won't attract the hardcore gamer, although there will be some out there.I know that I had lost interest in games until the Wii came along and I haven't lost interest in it even though months have passed since I found my console. I normally would not play a console as much at this point, but I still play the thing most every day. One of the appealing factors for me is that I'm not required to spend hours on end in front of it. I can play for a little while and then move on to other things, coming back later.Time will tell with the Wii, but right now Nintendo looks to be the genius in the gaming world. Sony is losing money hand over fist on the PS3 and won't make a profit on it until 2009 if they are lucky. Microsoft was due to finally make a profit next year on the Xbox 360 but now will likely have to wait until 2009 because of the $1Billion hit they took to fix all the defective Xboxes out there. Meanwhile, Nintendo makes a profit on every Wii sold. Nintendo knows how to manage the market. I really do wonder if Microsoft and Sony will stay in the console market beyond the current generation. MS has yet to make any money between the Xbox and Xbox 360. Sony's PS2 is now very profitable for them, but it's clear that the PS3 won't reach the heights that the PS2 has seen. They will make money off the PS2 for a few more years and the PS3 may eventually make a small profit for them. There is an ancillary benefit for Sony, though. It appears that Blu-Ray will be the champion of the HD wars. It has a large lead on HD-DVD largely due to the PS3 and the Blu-Ray discs have been outselling HD-DVD by a 2-to-1 margin for a while now. Best Buy is clearly behind Blu-Ray as is Blockbuster. The PS3 allowed Sony to catch up to Toshiba and that will likely make the PS3 worth their while, but I doubt it's enough to guarantee that there will be a PS4.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:15 pm
Pup wrote:And all this time I thought you only knew NBA CBA information. So well rounded down there in Tampa
by swerb » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:18 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:40 pm
Swerb wrote:Just don't get him started on Raja Bell ...
by MacGregor78 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:31 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:43 pm
MacGregor78 wrote:Well, this holiday season should be huge for Microsoft. The 360 has a ton of games coming out and a lot of look amazing. Great gameplay as well, not just some graphics exhibition. The sales should help push the 360 into profitable territory. The warranty extension was a necessary PR move as well. Their reputation was getting killed by charging people to repair an obvious design malfunction. I think that definitely helps Microsoft in the long run.
I want a Wii for the time commitment that was mentioned. The Wii seems to be perfect for a 15-30 minute gaming session. The games almost seem geared for it. With a kid on the way and all kinds of adult responsibilities my time for some good old fashioned video gaming is getting very thin.
by MacGregor78 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:40 am
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:25 am
MacGregor78 wrote:I have read the PS3 price drop is only temporary and the thing is still $100 more than a 360. The games arent there yet for the PS3, it just launched too late. I dont really count the Wii in this race since it is a completely different system all together. Sony and MS will be racing each other with one of the two losing out big time. Sony may have been a little overconfident in the fact that the PS3 would sell based on name alone. $600 is a ton of money to dump on a system.
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