You like your car analogies. Pity, they're not always relevant. PS3's aren't as stupidly expensive as porches, you do not need to earn quite as much for a PS3 as a porche, ergo one is not solely associated with people with so much money that they feel their egos are more important than supporting local economies. Don't get me wrong, PS3's are relatively expensive, but comparing the Heinz brand overpriced style (i.e. higher priced product for what it is) to porches is ludicrus. There's many more people in the world that cannot afford a porche to ones that cannot afford a PS3, just like there's more people in the world that cannot afford to buy PS3 over the amount of people who cannot afford the Heinz bands.Originally Posted by Shiftfallout
If that was always true, then brand labels in supermarkets would always sell worse than own-brand stuff. Not always true.General economics says the cheaper will sell more than the more expensive option, however that does not determine the success or longetivity of a product.
Is there anything wrong with that? Sure, it may seem like Wii is a quick-fix system, but by the same token, it's still a massive landmark in game consoles. Without the wiimote for instance, would the PS3 have motion sensing? Given the fact that many developers didn't actually know about sixaxis before E3 '06, I think the hype surrounding the Wii effected something there.The PS3 will out last the wii, because the Wii is like a quick fix system.
What do you mean by outdated? Sure it doesn't strive to be top dog in the latest in technology, but does that really mean outdated? Outdated is usually reserved for items that are stopping selling because of something else that does things better. We don't seem to be seeing that. Besides, the problem that you're trying to create is not accidental. It's a feature - designed and planned that way. It was not a mistake, it was a choice. I think everyone needs to remember that.It already is outdated and will continue to be more so within a few years.
By older, do you happen to mean 20-30 year old males? That and more is the range of the Wii. Way more. As for setting the stage, I think it's a little too early to say for sure there. You don't happen to work for any studio that has links with Sony do you? Tristar/Columbia for example?The PS3 is setting the stage for a big next gen gaming campaign, while targeting the older audiences.
Which is a good thing for those that don't have your bank account.I think overtime the PS3 will outsell the Wii, but right now I could go out and buy another Wii and I wouldnt even feel it in my bank acount.
So what, you automatically assume that more expensive is better?If i went out and bought a ps3 i might see a little tiny dent. Thats the difference.
In some cases. Heck if it were universally true, then nobody would get scammed. Likewise, if something's on offer, you don't get less of it.You get what you pay for. Just remember that.
A better product in terms of what? Graphics? Gameplay? Controls? Fun?You spend more on a ps3 you get a better product.
So if you're so down on the Wii, why come here? Besides, I've never seen a Wii on the market before 8/12/06. Doesn't seem all that old to me. Sure the technology maybe from a few years ago, but then is the machine just the sum of it's parts, or is it something more? I vow the latter. Afterall, a bicycle is just a frame, pedals, brakes, saddle, wheels etc, but it can still outrun the average human.You spend a little on a wii and you get an old product that costs them jack shiz to make.