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Will the Nintendo Wii outlive both the PS3 and Xbox 360?

Despite being light years behind the PS3 and Xbox 360 in terms of technical and graphical capabilities, the Wii is outselling both of them at a preposterous rate each month. Which begs the question: Will the Wii actually outlive its superior rivals?

The Nintendo Wii isn't really in the same fight as the PS3 and Xbox 360, it's on a totally different plain of existence. Whether you think its ahead or behind its rivals though is down to personal perspective, and what you value most in a games console.

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Jack T3243d ago ShowReplies(4)
unsunghero283243d ago

See there's a little game called "Super Smash Bros" coming out pretty soon.

Yeah, y'know, it's not like it's popular or anything, but I hear it might sell a couple copies.

PirateThom3243d ago

Melee was popular too... but it didn't save the Game Cube.

What will ultimately kill the Wii is what killed the N64 and Game Cube, the lack of third party support.

barom3243d ago (Edited 3243d ago )

Although Wii initially gained a lot of third party support as proven by announcements by Square Enix, Capcom and various other big companies. It's also quite evident that their sales number is not good enough.

The most logical business choice for third parties would be to go with X360 or PS3. Though I do hear that it's a lot cheaper to build games for the Wii so I dont know. But I really don't think the Wii software sales do justice to their games so far.

LinuxGuru3243d ago

I believe that the hardware inside the PlayStation 3 prevents it from being outmoded or phased out until at least 2015.

I see the Wii able to last very long as well, but ONLY as long as good software remains for it.

The 360 I feel, only has one thing that really gives it longevity...is Xbox Live. But once Home comes out....we'll see what that does to people who realize they could get the same or better services from Home, for free.

TheExecutive3243d ago

well i think you are right but I believe we will see the ps4 before 2015. At the earliest I think we will see a new PS around xmas of 2011 and latest around mid 2013. The new xbox at the earliest is xmas of 09 and the latest mid 2011.

I cant even begin to predict about the wii, its just too much of an unknown. If i really had to guess though it would be 2010-2011.

The Closing3243d ago (Edited 3243d ago )

I'd expect the ps4 around November 2012. Sony is a very consistent brand.

As for Wii, who knows? The majority of their install base aren't tech heads nor do they really care.

I'd expect a new xbox before the other two being that it directly competes with Sony, and their superior machine.

LinuxGuru3243d ago (Edited 3243d ago )

Also, why was my comment reported as off topic up there?

That comment Jack T made is fanboyish and doesn't belong in the gamer zone.

That's BS, man.

Directly from the Gamer Zone guidelines:

"Gamer Zone Posting Guidelines

The Gamer Zone is for members who want a more friendly and civilized discussion. This section is heavily moderated by the N4G staff, so ****leave your fanboyism at the door please****."

I think his comment violates that.

That is all.

Danja3243d ago

UM NO....shoot can the 360 last 24hrs without turning it off so it can cool down..?

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