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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by Byuakuya, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    Hey here is the story:
    I was over at a mate's house a while back and we were playing on his Wii (cause he got it first) and suddenly his uncle (non-gamer) walked in.
    He asked us if we were playing on "one of those 360 things" and we said no, THIS was much better.
    But before we could answer, he laughed and said "oh you mean its one of those Playstation Wiis".
    To this we were simply shocked.
    How the name 'Playstation' has influenced the gaming industry to the point that people are ignorant of other superior brands (Nintendo).
    So the reason I started this was to hear if any of you guys experienced a similar or a more shocking story. If yes then feel free to share it with the rest of us.
     
  2. thendis

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    wow, that is interesting. You can understand it, especially if they're not a gamer, but you still kinda wanna slap them ;)

    I remember back when the PS1 was released I heard a couple people refer to it as a "Nintendo Playstation". Seems the tables have turned a bit :(

    I'm sure they'll turn back!
     
  3. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    Yep those were the good old days.
     
  4. WuZeMu

    WuZeMu I HAVE A WII!

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    Well, Playstation2 Being the most-bought/most-well known Of Gamecube Xbox And PS2 So they think of it as the only one. (Silly people) Hopfully though with the wii being ontop atm and with a short easy to remember name the tables probably will turn.
     
  5. mk_south_london

    mk_south_london !SUPERMOD! *blu mushroom*

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    i just dont understand y people would even bother with playstation anymore.
    Honest
     
  6. Bryan_

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    I remember a mom calling something a "playstation gameboy." I forget the story... might have to do some digging. :p too lazy
     
  7. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    haha of all the things, a "playstation gameboy"? that tops the list.
     
  8. thendis

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    actually my parents thought the Wii was an Apple product. I guess because it is white like their iPods. yeesh!

    if colour is all it takes to be an apple product then I drive an Apple iHatchback! ;)
     
  9. WiiMario

    WiiMario 1337 PWN3R

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    i think personally ps3 is rubbish...its actually way behind if you think about it..
    its expensive!
    n has draw backs and there nothing special about apart fro graphics which u can get with a 360
    my favs r the 360 and wii but i chose the wii in the end but the wii is the best the only thing is that the graphics arent just as good..but u dont need graphics to have an awesome game! and its will be amazing once wii online gets fixed or wotever...cant wait for online games
     
  10. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    yep you nailed the point.
     
  11. Yellow_Wii

    Yellow_Wii wii owner since release

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    ^^^
    yup

    ive heard someone say 'gamecube colour' but that was probally just a mix up of gameboy
     
  12. Gimliisadwarf

    Gimliisadwarf WiiChat Member

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    my favorite one was one of my cousins telling me that there was a new gameboy coming out. The Wii gameboy. lol that made me laugh :p
     
  13. Axtlar

    Axtlar Del fuego he resurgido...

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    I am from México and since the Nintendo (NES) arrived to the world, well all videogames are called Nintendos by uncles, parents and just about everybody in the community..so instead of saying "we are playing videogames" we say "we are playing nintendo" :cornut: ίίEstoy jugando al Nintendo!!
     
  14. Deathmetalmaster

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    Okay man.............you gusy just do not get it and I dont think you ever will.


    PS3 and Wii are NOT fighting against eachother. Wii is going to do great in the future. But one hting you forget aout PS3 is that it is selling for LESS than it is worth, even though it costs more than the other systems.

    do you know why?


    Its because XBOX 360 has INFERIOR graphics compared to what the PS3 is capable of. (not reffering to current released games). In the near future, the Wii will win because its different, the PS3 will win because it is the graphically superior system. the ONLY things that will keep XBOX alive is: 1. Microsoft has DEEP pockets 2.well established online play 3. Halo.


    :D
     
  15. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Hey i'm in first year spanish and we would say Nosotros jugamos Nintendo. Is this way wrong? because the teachers have a history of teaching us something and then in the next chapter say we learned it wrong and we have to relearn it.
     
  16. acphydro

    acphydro Wii & DFI

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    Actually the PS3 isn't even worth $600. It's not really worth anything really if you think about it.
     
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    ign has an article that it predicts by end of year ps3 will beat 360 in sales world wide, but the Wii will be on top.

    somebody ask is this a xbox360.

    to something siimilar people always think my car a miata, or a benz, or they call it a honda 2000 ( too much fast and furious influence. it annoying yet funny
     
  18. deity_link

    deity_link The one and only

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    I have to comment, I took it round to cause my friend wanted to see it (bit unsure whther to get one) and that's the exact same thing his dad said however its a bit more undistanble since my mates only ever owned Playstaions.
     
  19. SukhKular

    SukhKular WiiChat Member

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    To every East Indian parent I've ever met... If it hooks up to your TV and plays video games... It's a Nintendo. Over the years I've bought a half dozen Nintendos.
     
  20. tank

    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    For me it's always been the other way around. Whenver anyone in my family refers to a video game, its always a "Nintendo game" When I first got PS2 back in the day my mother and grandmother would alway ask me if there were any "Nintendo games" I wanted for Christmas. My dad and my uncles all had NES and SNES when they came out, and that's what i grew up playing. So the Nintendo name has been around in my family.
     

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