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Sony: Wii Nothing More Than 'Impulse Buy'

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Homesrfan, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    an impulse buy i have known for like 2+ years i was going to buy a wii the day they came out so there you go sony i just proved you wrong
     
  3. dedpoet777

    dedpoet777 \/\/ii'd Out For Life

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    i started to post a thread about this too. but every time i do i get accused of "ps3 bashing". so anyway, yeah thats garbage. sony is full of complete idiots. theyre just pissed because their console is failing to the company practically started it all. im proud of nintendo for getting back into this. their console is going to smoke the rest of them in sales. and its half the power, but twice the brilliance.

    i love it.
     
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    I think they're just trying to insinuate that the Wii's success will only be for the short term (temporary) and that over time it'll get edged out by what Sony believe to be more superior gaming consoles.

    I dont believe the Wii to be a gimmick or an impulse buy, but it's early days for the console so who knows in what way consumers will shift.
     
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    dedpoet777 \/\/ii'd Out For Life

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    yep. and the only way it will get edged out is if the price falls waaaaaay down. and even then i doubt it. the wii has brought people into gaming that havent picked up a controller since the nes, girls, grandmas, you name it. i think most people are tired of using their thumbs and want to start using some real coordination. and it is just so intuitive.
     
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    Sony are full of it thats why i bought a 360 and Wii Wii60.
     
  7. LyricistSoldier

    LyricistSoldier |Losing Faith Nintendo|

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    yea... go on to ebgames or the like and look to see how many stores are within 10-20 miles of your own home carrying 4+ consoles @ $600.

    Bitter words from a captain sailing a sinking ship. Or at least an old one thats seen all the adventure the captain believes to be out there to sail and see. :p
     
  8. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    That's exactly what they were going at. They think people hear about Wii and buy it expecting to have a lot of fun with just Wii Sports, which is kind of true, but I'm sure Wii owners are starting to see that Wii can do more than just simple games like Wii Sports.

    Sony is like a 7 year old in a fight. They make lame insults and are scared out of their minds.
     
  9. Axtlar

    Axtlar Del fuego he resurgido...

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    yeah I agree..and the ps3 sucks, it's only good for graphical shite, but no gameplay whatsoever
     
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    Sony is just mad cus they can't pull the boomerrang out of their ass. The 7 year old comment there was great man. Sony is scared and they have good right to be.
     
  11. Homesrfan

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    I'm not sure if I would say the gameplay is ****, but I would give some credit to Sony if they...
    1. Weren't TOTAL assholes.
    2. They suck at marketing (ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A PSP) Not to mention the PS3 commercials.
    3. Had good games. The games on the PS3 are laughable. Most of the good ones are already or are coming out on 360. Metal Gear Solid and Resistance are the only worth getting for PS3.
     
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    Axtlar Del fuego he resurgido...

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    yeah I heard that the big "guns" of PS3 are now also coming to the 360 because of poor purchasing of the PS3, so the developers of those big guns were scared they wouldn't get even half the money they spent making the game because not many ppl are interested in the ps3 so they are launching the games on the 360 as well, I smiled when i read this, I don't like the PS3 nor Sony for being proud and assholes of themselves
     
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    HEY Wii is not GOOD !!!

    Is the best NINTENDO make after The Supreme DS !!!!


    NINTENDO IS BACK AND HARD than Ever

    SEE THE NUMBERS!!!!!!
     
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    Well to me this just isn't the case. The PS3 will eventually have great gameplay (the series that are on the PS3 are some of the greatest series of all time - FF, MGS, GT), but at the moment the Wii easily outshines it.

    This could change though...
     
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    Wii will shine in '07. Don't expect MGS out in '07, which will be one of the only HUGE games to come out on PS3 that stand a chance.

    With MP: Corruption, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Smash Brothers, along with the help with the great 3rd party support coming, '07 will really test Wii.
     
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    Sore loser Sony. $600 is an robbery. Last year for $600 I bought an AMD-64 PC and new 256 mb PCI-E video card. I got a complete, versatile machine with 1 gb ram, networking, keyboard, mouse, DVD burner, memory card reader, 160 gb harddrive, Win XP, etc. that plays Half-Life 2 smooth as silk.
    $600 for just a gaming system and joystick? Pleeeease.
     
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    Some may consider the wii an impulse buy, but at least people are buying it, most of my friends believe that the ps3 is the future and that the wii is "a playstation 2 with a funny controller" and try as i might to tell them about power doesn't matter but it still has some, and how the console is outselling, they just make excuses , similar to what sony is doing now. I believe the term is 'denial'.
     
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    You could be right, by the time Sony gets out some good games, the Wii and 360 might have already gotten too far ahead. The same happened last year, the PS2 got a massive headstart on the competition, and it proved to be the major factor separating the consoles.
     
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    I cant beleive Sony is behaving so childish! Its obvious that they are pissed off that they arent on top any more, but whos fault is that really?! Sony is being a ****ing retard and just needs to accept that their console is a faliure! ONE MORE THING SONY IVE WAITED FOR THE WII SINCE IT WAS ANNOUNCED!
    IMPULSE BUY WHATEVER BITCHES!
     
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    It just sounds like Sony is attempting to discredit the potential of the Wii. Altogether like people have said it is just denial on Sony's part. They made a bad move with the PS3 and really aren't willing to live up to it. It would have been a better move to create a 600 dollar PS3 version and a cheaper version that lacks Blu-Ray.

    And I also don't believe the Wii is just an "impulse buy". The console has now been completely selling out of practically every store the second they hit retail for I believe almost 3 months now. At this point the Wii has gotten it's reviews and has been out in the market long enough to give people a good idea if it is worth it.

    Not to mention that whole "impulse buy" I associate with over-hyped products. The PS3 was the next-gen console with the most hype from what ive seen and it hasn't been selling nearly as much as the Wii.
     

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