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One Year After, Nintendo Wii Wins the Gaming Consoles Battle

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by jess4mick, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. jess4mick

    jess4mick WiiChat Member

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    well sinces its the wiis birthday wat better than this i found .................................................:wink: .........................
    One year! One year was enough for Nintendo Wii to become the leader of the video games consoles market. Launched in November 2006 Nintendo Wii didn’t seem to be able to get through Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3’s rivalry, due to its inferior technical specifications.
    But Nintendo Wii had a good price and an innovative gameplay and only one month after its release, it went atop the hardware gaming sales charts.

    It’s true that there are still two months until the end of 2007 and many surprises could still appear, but it is unlikely that Wii’s position will change in the next period, if we consider its sales from the last years or just the sales charts from October.

    According to the data released by NPD Group during October, Nintendo Wii proved once again that it was not only “a one time wonder” and it sold 519,000 units, compared to Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which sold 366,000. As for Sony, PlayStation 3 sold only 121,000 units. However, Sony has just introduced the 40 GB hard disc PlayStation 3, which cost only $400, so its November sales could be stimulated by this decision.

    Ever since the price of PlayStation 3 was announced, Sony has been heavily criticized for its decision to put a price tag of $600 on a gaming console. Sony argued that given the technical specifications, the price is right, but the last few months have demonstrated that the gamers had another opinion. Now, Sony is struggling to put PlayStation 3 back on track, with a new version and price cuts.

    Last week Sony issued a press release saying that “SCEA expects a great deal of momentum moving forward this holiday and beyond with the availability of new PS3 hardware and pricing. Based on internal data, the company is already seeing a great spike in sales with a 192% lift for the PS3 over the past two weeks. In fact, as reported by Howard Stringer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation of America, 100,000 units of the PlayStation 3 were sold at retail just last week.”

    Anyway, even if it would sell the double amount of PlayStation 3 consoles, Sony could just hope to level Xbox 360’s sales.

    On the other hand, Microsoft spent a lot of attention on the preparations for the end of the year, and released Xbox 360 Arcade (announced in late October), a version that is sold for $279.99 and includes five family-friendly games, a wireless controller, a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) connection to enable high-definition output if desired and 256 MB of memory useful for storing games and entertainment content.

    Xbox 360 Arcade could be the best Nintendo Wii competitor so far. Also Microsoft has a great holiday line-up with titles such as Halo 3, Madden NFL ’08 or the Guitar Hero franchise.

    Furthermore, later this month in November, Microsoft will release the role-playing game Mass Effect for Xbox 360 so it is very likely for Xbox 360 to succeed in maintaining its position compared to Nintendo Wii. The distance between Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 might even be reduced, but it’s hard to believe Microsoft’s device won’t surpass Wii in the next months.

    Practically, at the moment Nintendo Wii doesn’t have a real rival to compete with, except itself. Nintendo needs just to be able to meet the market’s demand and to produce enough Wiis. The company is currently evaluating how to distribute the consoles it is producing, in order to balance the different markets. The US market is expected to absorb as many consoles as Nintendo can ship here, which means that Nintendo Wii will top again the gaming hardware charts.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY WII
     
  2. Deanis

    Deanis Tip#67: Sell Your Wii

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    Happy Birthday Wii. I think to oppose your lack of HD, HDD, and a modern graphics chip, you should reward US with a price drop...50bucks should do, then we can watch you double that sales gap. Thanks for the past year of gaming goodness, and glad you have turned out better than your older brother, you know, that purple one, with the Cube shape, yer we'll try and forget it too and move on. Good luck in the future!
     
  3. daviduk200

    daviduk200 The XBOX 360 Guy

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    Gamecube was good, stop slagging, it was highly under rated. actually no, it was more like it was ignored, by producers and gamers.
     
  4. wiisuckba1

    wiisuckba1 WiiChat Member

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    the wii never won the console battle.
     
  5. Revolution

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    It won before it was released, yousuckba1
     
  6. wiisuckba1

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    Yah, then it lost when it was released.
     
  7. wii maniac

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    go home fanboy
    i dont think it lost it has outsold all the other systems including the crapbox 360
    and i dont think they can lower the price anymore it is chepaper then the 360 and the ps3 and they are still hard to find.Maybe when they are easier to find.
     
  8. wiisuckba1

    wiisuckba1 WiiChat Member

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    i aint a fanboy, i have all 3 new systems, i just hate wii, and dont diss ps3 or 360, its not their fault that you cant afford a real system
     
  9. wii maniac

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    i have a 360 and why come to a wii fourm to diss the wii and all your posts are just i hate this and that give some reasons.
     
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    unbyist opinion, why is the wii better?
     
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    dude its not better the wii isent made for grapics its made for gameplay it's not focused on FPS its multiplayer.Just why do you come to a wii fourm and say i hate the wii go to a ps3 or 360 fourm
     
  12. Sylux

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    Ya they're always so angry...
     
  13. killik119

    killik119 Quality Control.

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    leave the forum! idiot. wii owners can afford the right system, they chose the right system, and they stick to the right system. the right system is the wii, it's the most innovative console on the market. so give me one reason why it's bad?
     
  14. wiisuckba1

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    cuz its graphics suck, and its a ps2 with motion control that also sucks.
     
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    read some posts its not made for grapics its made for gameplay.
     
  16. killik119

    killik119 Quality Control.

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    haha! now i know your a noob. a ps2? lol, because GoW2 had better graphics than galaxy, no it doesnt. you obviously have no idea what your talking about. wii is made for FUN, not super god-like hardware which is more expensive than it's weight in gold. maybe one day when you grow up, you'll realise that games arent all about graphics and thats when you'll get bored of 360 and ps3.
    and how do the motion controls suck? oh wait, they dont. your just pulling made up reasons out of your ass. just like with the graphics comment. if you knew ANYTHING about games, you'd know that the graphics arent all about the console, they are as much about the game designers as they are about the console. shadow of the collosus, had NO money for expensive graphics... and yet, they made one of the best looking games ps2, if not THE best. so, while ps3 and 360 have HD and more expensive hardware, that doesnt mean that the graphics are instantly better. it just means that they are good looks are more easily achieved on them.
    /owned.
     
  17. phillepino

    phillepino SSBB Name = JAA!

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    ^dammm killik u killed him xD
     
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    I have to ask, what are the standards for a "real system" What does a system have to have to qualify as "real?"
     
  19. Deanis

    Deanis Tip#67: Sell Your Wii

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    I spose to be completely new. Wii IS based off Gamecube architecture with wireless added on (motion is in the controllers not the system). It is however pretty much the best use ever of old architecture, and for a unique 'experience' you cant go past Wii. 360 and PS3 immerse players with more realistic images. Wii draws you in with controls that involve more than just your fingers, and to me that is more engaging. Besides graphics arent quite 'lifelike' just yet, sure the improvement is there and HD does help ALOT, but you still wouldnt be too fooled, so for me graphics cant be the deciding factor, sure theyre nicer, but still not ultra-realistic, and when it comes to gaming, I'm going to need more than the initial 'wow that almost looks like RL' to keep me wanting to play a game til the end. With the Wii, there are a few games out there that certainly dont look as nice as the PS3 or 360, but they sure as hell play well, and with the exception of a few lazy publishers can still look quite nice and be quite deep. I also dont see the point in buying a 360 when all the good games on it that I'd wanna play I can already get on my PC (and yes it can run them). And there is really nothing in PS3's line up that interests me except for GT5 and GTA4.
    So grats for Nintendo on winning out this console war for this year altleast, you deserve it after the 8yr spanking you have been copping from PlayStation and lets hope that with even further improvements to controls, better understanding of the ageing Cube architecture and greater support from quality 3rd party developers, you shall keep ahead for the entirety of this current gen console war. Good luck! *sigh*
     
  20. wiisuckba1

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    **** the wii
     

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