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LMAO. Sony: "Wii Too Expensive"

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by MetroidZ, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    Sony Australia talks Nintendo
    October 10th, 2006

    A few comments regarding Nintendo from Michael Ephraim, Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia…

    “(speaking of Aussie price point) Nintendo is a great company as far as games development goes, they have been around for a long time, they know how to deliver an entertaining product. My only question for this Christmas on Wii is the price point. Even though it’s affordable, at $400 plus whatever you need to buy accessories-wise, I’m guessing you need to spend about $500 to take home a Wii and enjoy it,”

    “(discussing the Wii’s unique functions) I’ve heard good things about it. For this Christmas, I think that price point is still not family entertainment because $500 is a lot to fork out, but we welcome the Nintendo heritage of gaming where they can appeal to a broader audience because long-term that is critical for the industry. What we’ve done on PlayStation 2 with social gaming has broadened the audience and we’re glad that [Nintendo is] attempting to do similar things to open up the market to families and never-before gamers. Time will tell. For this Christmas I think the price for what it specifically does as a video games machine is a bit pricey,” said Ephraim, continuing by believing that it’s a long term plan, for which Sony has “great respect for.”

    http://aussie-nintendo.com/?v=news&p=5765


    Asssssholes. if they try to diss Nintendo i wont buy their ****. unless they stop now.

    In Australia PS3 is about $1000 with no games or accesories, yet this Sony guy fails to mention this for some reason, I wonder why , Sony calling Wii expensive is shocking when there console is the highest priced console of all time.

    Wii = £180 in UK, with console, wiimotes and wiisports game.

    PSP = £190 in UK, no games, cheap accessories i.e. 32mb memory card.. WOW. with a game psp was £220. wii is cheaper and better.
     
  2. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    :lol: i aint a fanboy or a hater, but that shizz is just hilarious
     
  3. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    remember they are talking about australian dollars.
     
  4. Figroti

    Figroti WiiChat Member

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    [fanboy rant]

    WTF!? That slightly angers me. So you're telling me I'm gonna have to spend close to $500 to enjoy the wii huh? Let's do the math here...

    $267.50 for the Wii (Including tax)
    $53.50 for Twilight Princess
    $42.80 for another Wii-mote (Which won't even be needed for ZTP)
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    $363.80

    Note: Wii comes with 5 games (in one package, but still) providing a free game, so technically, You can subtract that 53.50 from the Wii.


    Now let's do the math for Sony

    $642 for the PS3
    $64.20 for a game
    $31.10 for a controller (Just a guess, giving them some credit)
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    $737.30


    Shall we throw a high def TV in there too? Then we'll be looking at about $1,800++.




    Screw Sony, they're just jealous that Nintendo happens to be getting all of this publicity, and support and are climbing their way back on top.

    EDIT: To be completly honest, Sony needs to fire this guy. I'm not against Sony at all, but think about it... Read that article 3 or 4 times, and tell me that he doesn't make himself sound like a fool.


    *ALL prices are rounded, and slightly estimated.

    [/fanboy rant]

    PS. I know those are Aussie dollars, but I'm American, so I'm talking about it here.
     
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  5. Jabba

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    Still, that is hilarious! What was he thinking when he said that?! :p
     
  6. Figroti

    Figroti WiiChat Member

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    Okay, I'm going to post this for those of you who don't know the facts. This is quoted DIRECTLY from that link that MetroidZ supported us with. This is non-biased, and provides facts more than opinons.


    "Aielyn says:
    I must say that Sony are definitely trying to spin in Australia.

    First of all, he says you will need to spend at least $500 to be able to play the Wii... of course, we all know that the $400 system comes with everything you need to be able to play... there may be things that improve the experience, that you could buy (such as additional games, or more controllers, or component cables, or what-have-you), but $400 will give you everything you need to experience the Wii.

    On the other hand, the PS3 will require a game. So, at the very least, you would have to spend $950, maybe as much as $1000, for a rudimentary PS3 experience (based on a game costing at least $100, plus the core package).

    Of course, he then runs with this "$500" figure, which indicates that he is somewhat worried about the $400 price-tag. How can I tell? Because this is what we call "spin". PR people spin when they don't have the facts to back them up.

    Second of all, he described the DS as "younger, female-oriented"... Well, I suppose that compared to the PSP, the DS is female-oriented, but I must say that I have seen a total of two females with DSes, whereas I've seen more like 5 or 6 males. And I've seen just one child with a DS out of that eight or so (not including myself). And the fact that Brain Training managed to top the DS charts when it was released puts paid to the "younger audience" argument.

    Third of all, it is quite comical that he claimed that it takes time for price points, perceptions, and consumers understanding the product takes time. It is comical because at launch, the PSP sold better than the DS, to my recollection, and it has only been recently that the DS has started to really become more popular. Of course, the perception of the PSP at launch was "a handheld that isn't for kids" (Nintendo still had their kiddy image, of course), and the DS was a product that was far harder for the gaming consumer to understand than the PSP. I wonder which of these two products fits the description that this guy gave? I would say the DS is the product that started weak, and grew stronger as perceptions changed and consumers understood the product.

    Of course, it is entirely possible that many people before me have made the same response. I admit to laziness, in that I am not going to read through all of the comments made by those before me. So if I have just reiterated what others have said, I apologise."
     
  7. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    perfect. :D that should shut up sony for now.
     
  8. in touch with the wii

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    hmmmmmmm wait a min you need a hd tv to play ps3 right so thats about 900 for ps3 and hd tv 120 for two games so they are wrong it is more expensive to enjoy a ps3 at £1100 you can get about 6 wiis for that price
     
  9. MetroidZ

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    u dont need HD TV to play ps3, but the graphics will look better so the games will benifit using a HD TV
     
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    ..BWAHAAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHA! xD HAH! Oh, my god... Sony is officially the most retarded company ever. >.>
     
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    The sheer arrogance of Sony at the moment is just shocking. The sad thing is they will still sell a bucket load of PS3's as it is the name brand for console gaming.
     
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    :lol: He's kinda dumb
     
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    hurrr

    just lol at sony.
     
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    lol, How can thehy say thatt?
     
  15. in touch with the wii

    in touch with the wii prez , you suck :p

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    1 they say that the ps3 is cheaper to enjoy hmmmmmmmmmmmmm well duh your wrong sony £400 + game say 2 £120 = dumb sony £520
    wii £180 + 2 games (3 games inc wii sports) £80= smart nintendo £260
    the result you have to pay at total amount of £260 more than nintendo thats double the amount of what you pay for nintendo enjoyment hmmm a bit wrong sony maybe your empolies to primary school
     
  16. MetroidZ

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    yeh, and trust us pple, £180 for a console is cheap in UK.

    btw, isnt ps3 gonna cost £420?
     
  17. in touch with the wii

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    nah thats the "packs" just like usb stuff its £400
     
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    It seems Sony is kinda selfish to be saying this about Nintendo when Nintendo is pretty much the only reason they have a market to begin with, Nintendo and Atari made it all happen. If you truly think about the price of the nintendo wii, as far as a superb system, it won't be, the graphics are not as good nor as powerful as the other two consoles, however I would rather have a Nintendo Wii than I would to have a Sony PS3 because Sony are dipshits. The controller alone will sell this product, can't wait for the gun myself so I think the price is decent.
     
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    remember, this $ is Australian Dollars...if u asked how much a breakfast on Japan would cost u, u would get a VERY high number as well...but to the japanese, its not like they have to work for a whole day to get a breakfast (since breakfast there is like $100, but they make more than that in yen know what i mean? so its not as much as we see it in there pockets

    about what Sony said...i am a fanboy for sony and nintendo alike, but sony has almost scammed everyone by saying this...they should fire this man who is advertising for them since nowadays, ppl sue for almost anything
     
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    Haha, talking about Wii being expensive, in the already-pointed-out comparison to the PS3, take a look at this:

    "The microtransaction-focused game, Gran Turismo HD: Classic will be the online-focused entrant into the GT-series. In this game, players will (reportedly) start with no cars or courses available to them. Instead, they will need to purchase their stable of cars and courses to race on. The pricing reported in the Famitsu piece indicated that cars would cost between 50-100 yen ($0.43-$0.85) and courses between 200-500 yen ($1.71-$4.26). There are approximiately 750 cars and 50 tracks available for purchase in the GT: HD Classic. Let's do the math:


    750 cars for $0.50-$1.00 (Sony will round-up, don't you think?)
    50 tracks for $1.50-$4.50
    A complete copy of the game will cost gamers somewhere between $426.50 and $975, and that's without factoring in whatever Sony decides to charge for the menus (since that's all you'll get with GT HD: Classic). "


    http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3153775
     

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