Originally Posted by Ronald
Xbox took a chance releasing the 360 a year early. They risked people not buying their product because the Xbox just came out 4 years earlier and history says consoles last 5 to 7 years. They risked Sony raising their processing power and putting out a product that is way more powerful the 360.
Sony made a mistake putting out a product that was way too expensive and it did not offer many advantages over the 360 (that is several hundred dollars less).
Nintendo offered a product that is very inexpensive and looks even more inexpensive when compared to the PS3. The WII only cost $50 more then the SNES cost that was released 16 years earlier. They offered new control method. They put 3 million consoles out in the first 3 months of launch.
I predict the PS3 will drop their price and some of the franchise games will come through.
Wii sales will slow very soon and a lack of great 3rd party games and the failure of Nintendo to capitalize of the online function will make sales drop off.
Microsoft sales will slow due to them trying to nickel and dime their customers to death.
A year from now all of the consoles will have the same sales.
If Nintendo manages a price drop and comes through on their promised online features, they will lead the sales figures.
what do you think?