Good post.Originally Posted by wezeles
My few sense:
Wii: Has dominion over several other ages/groups of people (Youth/Older people and new to the scene.. GIRLS!) that the other systems dont even touch. They have control over the 'party' console title (and anyone who has played with a bunch of friends will agree with that) They have also attracted many 3rd party developers to Nintendo that were never even considering for Nintendo (Examples: TakeTwo, Valve, Square Enix(more), etc). The Wii being able to cut its price down by a large percentage compared to the other systems will be good in future years also. They could cut it down significantly but still make profit per console, which niether the Xbox360 or the Ps3 can do. I can see the Wii being 99-150$ if ever need be. That would attract the 'low class' or 'casual' gamer even more.
Xbox360: Has the most control over the largest chunk of gamers right now due to their early release. This will keep them solid for the rest of the console war due to their huge library, their millions of consoles sold, and their Gold Membership Online Subscribers. Even if they loose people to the Wii/Ps3 they are by no means needing to worry for this Generation of consoles.
Ps3: Even though i recently have begun to have a fueled rage to sony. (not sure if its because of some of the Rep's statements or certain Sony fans.) Anyways the Playstation has a fairly large fanbase that still try to remain loyal even if they have went for a Xbox360 due to early release or cant quite afford it. So this fanbase can easily help fuel their needs. Id say out of all 3 systems right now Playstation has the largest ammount of exclusive developers/titles. And of course they have the dominion currently over MMORPG(for consoles) an example being Final Fantasy's. Even though many of their exclusives have wondered off to the Wii and some to the Xbox360 they still have lots their own. If the price CAN drop (im not too sure if itll do good or harm) they could get some more customers, but itll cost them even more of a loss per system (and they are already loosing enough). PS Home should attract some people, but we will have to see until it comes out. I dont think another Virtual Reality is what they need though.
Its hard to tell who will win in the end, we all have our bets and our facts and bluh bluh. Certain consoles are winning now, some are loosing. We all know things can totally flip backwards in any situation given due time.
Hope this clears a little of what few people think im some fanboy, i just dont like people ranting on about a dam console. lol.