So, this isnt really about the Wii specifically, but its about the gaming wars, so I posted it here.
I think we can all say that Microsoft introducing the 360 a year early did wonders for their gaming system. But what I have begun to think about is, since the 360 was out a year early, that potentially means that they got started on their next system a year early. And what will happen if they produce that system at the same rate they did the 360? Yes, the next Microsoft system would be out 2 years early.
Now, try to think of this in the long run. If any one of these companies (not necassarily Microsoft) could do this over a long period of time (lets say...7 years?) than they could actually have a higher generation console going against two lower generation ones. Can you imagine what the gaming wars would turn into? Their would hardly be any competition. Think about the last two generations. What would have happened if the Xbox 360 (with Halo 3 and all) went up against the Gamecube and PS2? The only people to buy the other two consoles would be the die-hard fanboys.
Do you guys think this is possible? Has Microsoft already thought of this plan? Personally, I think the first company to accomplish this will end the gaming wars. With such superior consoles, they would eventually gain enough profit to either buy out the other companies, or just diminish the other companies profits until eventually they had nothing left.