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Déjà vu all over again as Wii smacks PS3 down

J. Mark Lytle
04 Feb 2008 06:00 GMT - About this time every month we get the games console sales figures from the critical battleground of Japan that indicate how well each of the major players has done there in the previous four weeks.

As we well know, the PS3 has been blazing a comeback trail, but January's stats surprised everyone by showing the Wii in as healthy a lead as ever.

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OC Shock Value3482d ago

LOL i guess i knew what i was talkin about after all.. the Wii is the new PS2 until proven otherwise.. Please put all the maybes, what ifs, and "fad" talk 2 rest..

Kenshin_BATT0USAI3482d ago (Edited 3482d ago )

No good games yet atm, till it gets a large verity of games regularly and some of the best games are on the Wii, then I cannot accept it to be the next ps2.

But of course I understand that the Wii has only been out for a year so I will have to wait till good games are released.

Capt CHAOS3482d ago

3 to 1? I thought the Wii was selling PS3's 10 to one not that long ago..?

StarsCream3482d ago

OMG, Wii outsell ps3 2 to 1 , and cost 1/2 less? Me no understand why that make numbers.

Well, people still dont understand basic math I suppose. McDonalds will always outsell total units from a Steakhouse, but you get what you pay for.... shovelware.

eclipsegryph3482d ago (Edited 3482d ago )

To StarsCream

So are you calling the PS2 the McDonald's console of the last generation? Because if I recall correctly, the PS2 wasn't doing so hot after being launched, until Sony encouraged game companies to put their games - ANY games - on their system. Seriously, have you seen the amount of shovelware crap on the PS2?

ChickeyCantor3482d ago

eclipsegryph -
Bubs up.

@starscrean
you do realize that Nintendo is still having problem with shortages right?

liquidsnake3482d ago

As I recall, Ps2 was the only "next-gen" console on the market at that time and it sold over 10 million in its first year. Wii has yet to show what it is capable of in terms of games, since the Ps2 has some of the best games ever made on its library. I just don't find games like MGS2/3 Final Fantasy, God of War and so on to be overrun by Wii Fit or Zack and Freaky

desolationstorm3482d ago

As I recall, Ps2 was the only "next-gen" console on the market at that time and it sold over 10 million in its first year. Wii has yet to show what it is capable of in terms of games, since the Ps2 has some of the best games ever made on its library. I just don't find games like MGS2/3 Final Fantasy, God of War and so on to be overrun by Wii Fit or Zack and Freaky

Im not sure what you were trying to say there? That the ps2 had no competition and didnt do as well as the wii in the first year? I agree the wii has a long road ahead of itself, but for a system as young as it is, it has some fantastic games on it. Yes its not over run by amazing games, quite the opposite. Though poeple acting like everything is trash on it are blind.

3 excellent quality games from nintendo its first year is quite a feat. Though zleda could be bought on the cube thats beside the point.

The number one system gets more crap as does the system that captures more of the casuals which the ps2 did last gen. Easier to sell crap to casuals and you have a bigger install base so you can get more sales. It is easy to put crap on the wii, but its because its enticing that people do it.

Its easy to talk now about how great the ps2 was/is since its been out for so long and the sheer number of quality games kinda masks the hundreds of pure sh!t.

It is easy to say that the wii will always be remembered for its majority of sh!t games, but its still so young that if the wii continues to sell like it is be ready to see some great games from all sorts of companies.

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Iamback3482d ago

With SSBB Wii will fire its last shell for a LONG time, that is time period where Sony with its big games and possible 299 price cut could make a serious turn around in industry

cooke153482d ago

what happens when nintendo does a price drop? Sony has had 3 of them.. nintendo is still at launch price and still sells out every console weekly

KeiZka3482d ago

You're forgetting many promising games there, you know... And Mario Kart Wii is just one of them.

Eretik3482d ago

It seems that most of the people(including brave analysts, top chairmen, hardcore nerds, kids ) still do not understand why Wii is successful and will stay successful if Sony and MS do not decide to compete with Wii really. Wii proposes Real fun based Excellent gameplay. Nothing more: just [email protected] Even semi-trashy "Wii sports" beats literally every PS3 games as source of fun 9 times out of 10.

macsto3482d ago

Go wii, kick that PS3s butt.

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