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iGAM3R-VIII  +   1037d ago
pretty good, the only thing is that some of the words and sentence structure isn't on par but nevertheless, this is pretty good.
ZodTheRipper  +   1036d ago
Thank you! :)
Yes I tried to not write it too simple... so I knew that I've probably messed some sentences up :S
Software_Lover  +   1037d ago
Won what? What did Nintendo win this gen since the Wii blew Microsoft and Sony out of the water? What will Microsoft win if they sell the most consoles next gen? Nothing at all!

I could critique a lot of this blog but it will serve no purpose. Its your opinion, and you have your right to it, plus................ your English writing skills are probably better than 95% of the users on this site.

Wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
DragonKnight  +   1037d ago
What did Nintendo win?

They won the satisfaction of sh*tty 3rd party support and abandoning the core market in favour of the unpredictable casual market, thus setting themselves up for likely 2 to 3 gens of utter failure as they frantically try to recapture an impulse buy gimmick that will bring back the only crowd that will care about Nintendo beyond the die hard "we don't need anything new" Nintendo fanboys.
Software_Lover  +   1037d ago
............... I stand corrected
TopDudeMan  +   1036d ago
The casual market is nothing if not predictable. To be fair, while it's not good for us, the hardcore crowd, Nintendo are the smart ones here. The casual market is where the money us made.

You need only look at the year on year sales of games such as call of duty, fifa, madden and the like to confirm that.

Microsoft tried to dip into that market and failed drastically and now they have lost the faith of their hardcore fans- the ones who they were getting their money from. So now they're kinda stuck in a financial limbo where if they don't do something to impress one or the other groups of people with their next console, those hardcore fans are gonna be leaving them next gen.

So in fairness, I can kinda see the OP's point here. If microsoft doesn't do anything great, then sony will have won over most of the hardcore crowd. Nintendo have of course cornered the casual market, but that's to be expected, of course. I still think the Wii U will be dominant in terms of sales, though.
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DragonKnight  +   1036d ago
"The casual market is nothing if not predictable. To be fair, while it's not good for us, the hardcore crowd, Nintendo are the smart ones here. The casual market is where the money us made."

The casual market isn't predictable, they are fickle. They are perfectly content with keeping an old console that still works under the attitude of "there's nothing wrong with this one, why should I get another one." UNLESS there is some huge fad attached with it. The Wii was successful because of celebrity endorsement and low cost but the Wii U won't see the same success. It's not enough of a difference for the casual market. They'll look at it and think it's the same as the Wii and wonder why they should buy it when they have a perfectly good Wii console to play on.

"You need only look at the year on year sales of games such as call of duty, fifa, madden and the like to confirm that."

Those games don't sell because of casuals, they sell because of morons and sports fanatics. Call of Duty is a typical "frat" game that every 12 year old loves to pwn his friends with and every 20 year old loves to do the same. Fifa and Madden cater to the sports crowd who never really care much about change unless you get a jersey number wrong.

"Nintendo have of course cornered the casual market, but that's to be expected, of course. I still think the Wii U will be dominant in terms of sales, though."

Nintendo USED to have the casual market on lock. Judging by how the Wii U is doing now, they have no one. They constantly ask everyone to just wait, just wait, just wait. Core gamers are sick of waiting, and casuals are moving on to something else. The only audience Nintendo has left are their diehard fans waiting for the next LoZ or Metroid game. The Wii U is doing terribly. It likely won't be a failure, but there's no way in hell it will dominate and it certainly won't get the same numbers as the Wii.
specialagent4532  +   1036d ago
LoL ^_^ so true
ZodTheRipper  +   1036d ago
Thanks for your comment :)
Of course, "winning" a generation is purely subjective. Everyone has their own winner this gen based on his own preferences, I tried to view this matter as the core gamer that I am and because of this and the way this console generation turned out, I could only choose Sony now.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1037d ago
mamotte  +   1037d ago
Whoa... calm down dude.
jimbobwahey  +   1037d ago
People were saying Microsoft won before the current gen started and look at how that turned out.

Trying to call winners before the next console generation has even started is really stupid.
Ducky  +   1037d ago
You better count your chickens before they hatch.
It's so easy to do.
Dare to be stupid.
ZodTheRipper  +   1036d ago
It's just my opinion - based on how things were going in the last couple of years. If you call that stupid, you could call a lot of articles on this site stupid ...and I wouldn't even necessarily disagree with you ;)
I just looked for a good topic to write about.
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ChrisW  +   1036d ago
Could you do us a favor and write a follow up to this blog closer to or after both consoles have launched? It'd be really interesting to see how some of your points may or may not change.
talisker  +   1036d ago
Sony may win (whatever that means) next gen because they target the global market, whereas Microsoft is rumoured to have features that can only appeal to their home market (TV capabilities, integration of voice recognition, cable content). They simply can't launch their console worldwide with all that offered. Specs or even games don't matter if you can't use what you paid for. Install base will shrink dramatically for their platform. US is a big market but even if it's half of total sales, it's still just half of sales for every publisher. In tough times like we have now, this is going to count a lot.
EffectO  +   1036d ago
"is it really worth getting a console for 1 or 2 games per year?"

Reality says yes.

Console attach ratios usually end up about 10 games per system in the whole generation.Compare that with the amount of games that you and the rest of the core gaming people have...

There are tons of people that buy 1-2 games per year,tons.Why is Nintendo always among top 5 publishers year after year?
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specialagent4532  +   1036d ago
As far as the console gaming industry goes looks like Sony won. I mean if the whole block used games, always online even for single player games along with a monthly subscription. Then yeah Microsoft lost but I do doubt about blocking used games and as for always online ummm don't us console gamers need an Internet connection for patches and updates for say PS3 games and 360 games; as well, system updates require an internet connection right even to chat with friends or sending them messages don't we need Internet for that. Both 360 and PS3 won't allow the gamer to play a game unless is up to date or patch up. To access the virtual stores we need some sort of online connectivity. So if Microsoft takes it further by needing an online connection for single player gaming then yes that is the end of Microsoft Next Box; my point was we are always online already. Nintendo is clueless end of story. Dragon knight already explained how Nintendo is clueless already. I still think PC gaming will dominate the gaming Industry from this point forward especially the steam box a simplified home theater gaming computer running in both Windows 8 or Linux plus no more learning curve I hope.
Valenka  +   1036d ago
No one won anything yet. It seems like people left and right are trying to stir the proverbial pot.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1035d ago
So a company who hasn't released anything yet has "won"? Stay classy N4g.
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pr0t0typeknuckles  +   1035d ago
The fanboy wars have started
xPhearR3dx  +   1035d ago
"So how did Sony win the next gen system war already?

Simply by showing..."

Going to stop you right there. MS hasn't shown anything. So how can you justify this statement?
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FrigidDARKNESS  +   1035d ago
Lmao this is the fifth thread this week of someone saying Sony ps4 has already won......i guess some fanboys are feeling insecure.
OmniSlashPT  +   1035d ago
All i know is that most PS4 rumours (either from gamers, journalists or devs) are positive and the new Xbox are negative (from the architecture to the games, always on, used games, kinect, tv shenanigans, price, etc...). And that's a good sign how everyone is approving the PS4 and what Sony wants do with it.

Tbh the smartest move Sony had in years was the 20th February announcement. It was not about the console, but about sending the message (lame quote wtv). It showed the general concept of the PS4, how they learned from their mistakes, how they improved and are working alongside with the devs.

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