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as if we didn't already figure that out...ne ways i own a Wii dont use it much but it does have a few great games....in it's library
I'm not paying $250 to be able to buy those games. I gladly paid $400 for a ps3 though.
thanks for the comments! the reason i posted that wast to really prove a point tons of people really think that the wii would be at 30 million sold even if the price was 600 or even 500 hundred dollars and i'm like no it would not be that's just common sense. 250 is a excellent price for a console and notice how ps3 is close to 15 mil and wii is 30 mil wii is ahead by double the amount of hardware sales and yet half the price now imagine ps3 being half the price they would be neck and neck right now.
Whats really stupid is how you just talk abaout price, like the hardware inside wouldnt be effected by price at all. Do you really think PS3 would be just as powerful as now if it launched with a 250 price tag? Of course not but you never seem to understand basics like that. Thats why your opinion shouldnt be posted here. You are not in any way involved in the industry. You obviously lack a certain understanding of how things in the industry work. I think it hurts N4g as a site to have someone like you posting their own personal hate messages on here.If you had some knowledge of the industry that would be different but its obvious from your posts you do not.
Chill man... I think that he's well aware of how the industry of today is. In case you flame me too ill spell it out for you. The industry of today is, you get what you pay for. Cheaper price means less powerfull hardware. That dosn't mean that it's bad to buy an Wii or PS3 beacuse it all boils down to how Nintendo or Sony (in this case) is treating thier customers. Usually it's the one thats on top that has worst service and in this case it's true. If Sony had sold 30 million PS3's I think that Nintendo would have been steping it's game up just like Sony is doing right now. If your not on top you have to struggle harder. I bet we would see a monthly fee on Home and alot less exclusives coming out for the PS3 if this was the case. I can even stick my neck out alittle more. I bet my hard earned five cent's that if Microsoft and xbox360 gets the 3rd place behind Wii and PS3 we will see Xbox live becoming free. Or atleast an huge change in how Silver and Gold membership is working. And thats how it is, it's just buissness...
How about a written article next time? You could write(although you can't) an editorial on why the PS3 is in third place even though it's the best console ever lol!
I hope next time around maybe the other consoles will understand that price is a major factor of why people buy video games. It's nice and cheap entertainment, adding cost will take away future customers. I really wanted a ps3 and 360 at the time when the wii came out, but I couldn't afford it. Price usually wins over features when you have a capitalist market.
so, tell me how does the industry work if you claim you know so much of it. I assume your very knowledgeable since you keep talking so much about it.. give me your "voice of reason".
@voice Whats really stupid is how you just talk about price, like the hardware inside wouldn't be effected by price at all. Do you really think PS3 would be just as powerful as now if it launched with a 250 price tag? Do you think if the Wii had the same amount of power and dvd/BR playback like the PS3 it would have been $250 no it would have been the same price if not close to $400-$600 and would not have sold double the amount as 360 and PS3 so yes Hiphop s opinion is on the money @Jenzo the PS3 is in third for now but picking up speed and i wouldn't be claiming who in what place until the next gen system are released and these systems are no longer supported then you can blab all you want who's in what place
Could you add some grammar and english language to your incoherent rants, please? Thanks.
Great idea Hip Hop Gamer for part of your show. You should do this for every show you do. You talk about an issue but I think to help you get your point across better is whenever you ask a question you should ask random people on the street to see what they think about it. Anyways on to your statement about Nintendo. Does price play a big role w/ the rising success of the Wii? I'm gonna say yes and no. Sure everybody likes bargains but they also want results. Some of the games actually take pretty good advantage of the Wii whether casual or hardcore. ex.) Super Smash Bros. Brawl, No More Heroes, Soul Calibur Legends, Metroid Prime 3, etc. I think people go for the Wii because it's really innovative and active w/ a lot of people w/ some of the games and I think people old and young have grew up playing Nintendo and just like them because it's a fun console. I know that once the price of the PS3 reaches $300 or once the new $400 80Gb comes out in a few days consoles will be flying off of the shelves. 360 has had tons of price drops and yet it just stays the same w/ a marginal increase every week. Whenever you see a price drop on the PS3 you see giant sales and consoles are sold out. Which is showing that a lot of people want the PS3 right now probably 10X more than the 360 but they can't afford it. Once the price goes down expect to see the PS3 take a huge lead pass the 360 and maybe even outsell the Wii in 2 years time. People love the games on the PS3. Which still makes me wonder what if the PS3 was $400 day one do you think the results now would of been different? I think so.
"Whenever you see a price drop on the PS3 you see giant sales and consoles are sold out." thats funny i remember last year,same time in july sony drop the price of the ps3.(first time)and it was still outsold by the 360.now the 360 has a price drop and has the same results. but sonyfanboy act like MS was the only ones to be outsold after a price drop. and the ps3 had two price drops in it's first year. and no it didn't move units like you think it did. alot of that had to do witht he bundles with the sony HD-TV's.
We all know if the ps3 was cheaper their would be know console war. Tee wii is only in the lead becoause of it's price.360 sales go down day by day een with all their exclusives.
No, not know. :P I agree with your opinion as well. The cheapest sku should always be around 250 imo.
no parents in there fkn right mind is going to buy there fkn 10 year old kid a ps3 . be serious now they cant afford that shil so the wii will do because kids dont know better . a game system is a game sytem to them . Ask any kid what they really want i will bet they will say they want a ps3 .
No, if PS3 & Wii both launched at $250 the Wii would still be ahead in sales for the simple fact that Wii is selling to health clubs, retirement homes & a myriad of non-gamers. 360 sales would have come to a full stop had PS3 launched at $250, but Wii would still lead in sales.
Even if what you say is true ..I very seriously doubt that the wii would out sell the ps3 at the same price point! ....just my opinion
@tha When Xbox dropped in price coming close to the Wii's price....it did not affect Wii in any way. People tend to forget that They have to do their marketing right. Wii isn't selling on it's own, it's selling because Nintendo spent sh/tloads of money to get the word out and arrange Tours around the world. Nintendo actually went into the crowd where Sony and Ms just expected that the Old gamers are enough.
...100,000,000 PS2 owners would've upgraded and mopped the floor with the Wii and all it's healthclubs.
The PS3 would be in the same boat it is now regardless of price simply for the fact that unlike Nintendo they shut out the non-gamers.
Vicophine - 5 hours ago Ignore1 - In come the Wii fanboys :O "Ohs noes hes didntz juzt talk about my wiiz!1!" This is sooo stupid. And you guys probably dont think you guys are fanboys either. I mean how could u even for a second predict what would happen if the companys did things different. For starters IF the same current ps3 sold for 250 of corse people would buy it! What a deal that would be. Look at what u would get for that low cost. Sony would go bankrupt. Omg how stupid is this post. Besides i TRULY believe if the wii did sell for 500 and have better hardware that would hurt you more, because if it still out sold sony you guys would have no arguments left because your main argument with the wii is its lower specs. If they didnt have lower specs what would u guys complain about>? Because apparently better specs makes a better game in your minds, and in turn there could be no bad games. Coz ya know...its all bout the specs....right. By the way im pretty open minded and i own all three and play all three, so i get the best of all games available. So before you call other people fanboys read what you guys write before passing judgment.
I don't think they'd be able to put all that they have in the console for 250...they'd lose too much money. :|
I guess people buying a Wii for almost 1000 dollars on E-bay.... Yeah..must be a price. Price is always a factor, but Nintendo just played their cards right. Their Marketing/promotion was Solid.
What you have here is a clueless hater who only wants to use his new found web interest to attack things he doesnt like...Who is this guy anyway? What makes his opinion worth sharing? Is he a programmer? Designer? No of course not. Just some nobody with interent access who bought him a camera and now thinks everyone wants to hear his uninformed opinion on things that he has no real world knowledge of.
Lol at the disagrees.
The marketing to people who aren't normally gamers was a good calculated move. With all these expensive consoles, an average person wouldn't get it. That and the American market is in trouble pretty much is ruining the other console's sales.
What kind of proof could they be showing though? None just some pissed off kids opinion. I didnt know you could post BS from any nobody who has web access. I thought the rules were set up so some fanboy rant wouldnt end up here. I wonder how this clueless person explains the fact that Wii's sale for as much as PS3's? Sure if the Wii had its current power with a higher price tag people would pass on it. Did someone really think they came up with something the rest of us didnt know? This article should be reported and removed. Having the rantings of some clueless nobody is pointless.
If YOU have the right to post then so does the hiphopgamer. You say he is nobody in the industry, but He has interviewed some of the most influential people in the video game industry, HAVE YOU? Who are you to talk, we are all nobodies on the Internet. At least Hiphopgamer is out there talking to people in the video game industry, WTF are you doing?
@ VoiceofReason you say that i'm not apart of the industry well what makes you better than me? i was blessed enough to do tons of interviews at E3 with the biggest names in the industry such as, Peter Molyneux, Cliffy b, ted price, N'Gai Croal, and so much more, I was also featured in NewsWeek level up column as i ranked #1 on the top 5 gaming tidbits, i was on the front page of insomniacgames.com and the playstation blog so no disrespect but your opinion don't mean anything to me because i am apart of this industry, and i'm just as good as anybody in the industry so please prove your point instead of just talking without good reason
I respect Hiphopgamer's opinion, and part of it is true. What kind of normal person would spend 350 dollars on a console when all the systems came out? That plus the crazy marketing, casual games, and a decent list for the hardcore gamers made this system what it is today. My story is that when I got a wii, I was going to resell it. But wii sports was awesome, I know it's not your average game but it was just so different and refreshing. That and because I don't beat games within a week makes me keep my wii and enjoy it.
You're *hating* on him without a single reason in the world. He has interviewed people we probably would have never met. I've watched his shows and I think it's good how he voices his opinion on systems and games. I can tell that he's a true gamer at heart through every on of those videos. Unbelievable. Yeah, so whoever doesn't hate on hiphopgamer gets a disagree button? Real mature, real mature indeed.
You are a hateful human being Voiceofreason. So now, we resort to name calling just because some people decided to defend hiphopgamer? What part of 'he has the right to voice his opinion' do you not understand? If you want his article to be reported, then why in hell aren't you reporting that article which states 'REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BUY A 360'. That's merely an opinion and *not* news.
After 25million dust collectors in homes and they are telling us now?
Youve met 25 million people who dont play there wii>? man that must of taken u sooo long to do.
That wii only sells because its cheap. thats why only children and cheap ass parents who hate thier children buy it. Rick Astley has spoken!
So why did I buy it then? I earn a good wage, have plenty of disposable income and my parents stopped buying my consoles 10 years ago. I bought it because I wanted one, simple as that. Yes the low price is attractive but it is not the sole reason people bought the Wii. Thats like saying 360/PS3 owners are just rich or spoilt kids. It's just not the case. If price was the only reason, why isnt the only slightly higher priced 360 Arcade selling 500,000 a month?
@fishy, He is obviously a troll, he ends with "Rick Astley has spoken". Lol people actually agreed with him. It shows it's filled with Wii haters XD.
Because it amazed and shocked everyone at E3 '06, promising a new way of playing (not really new, but not known to be on consoles), appealing marketing, and all-around good business of selling old hardware at profitable prices. the games aren't there, but they are coming since everyone was focusing on 360/ps3 and didn't see the nintendo bomb that happened. this is getting sad. can we please ban this astroturfer to the curb?
lol at the disagrees. Those people's egos must be more shattered than i thought. I swear the fanboy thing wasnt this bad when the gamecube was in third>?
Yeah, and if pigs could fly ham would cost $500,000. This fanboyish article doesn't even deserve a proper response. Anyone with a brain larger than a lemonhead knows these articles are just plain stupid. It insults peoples' intelligence. It seems N4G is going more downhill everyday.
I'm not sure if it can go any lower XD
Proof that the Hip hop gamer is offering up little in way of informing the gamer. Common sense, man! Common sense! that is all Hip Hop ever speaks out about is common sense stuff. People wonder why I always defend Games blow, well theres your answer. He took a topic and made it his own and taught us something we didn't know or at very least made us think about a subject differently. hip Hop gamer takes the most basic of topics and talk about it for 20 to 30 mins. The viewer thinks he's good because they agree with him and why should they not, it's all common sense $#*T he's talking about. Anyone who isn't a complete moron would agree with this stuff. Please, hip Hop make revisions to your show. I've asked you to do this as a watcher and a fan of your show please make the needed changes.
Because people agree does not mean it's something "good". People agree because mostlikely they think it's selling because it's cheap. People who hate the Wii. That's what they think, nothing else just because it's cheap. Of course people will agree then.
To me the Wii is more of a throw it in your living room get the kids on there while dad sneaks downstairs to play the real games. Now I love Zelda,Mario,Metroid etc but those are about all I will purchase for the console. Other then that it's for the children. If you purchased a Nintendo product post N64 everyone should already know these facts.
Thats really werid coz when i bought my NES there was a dad and a kid playing it right there on the box art. hmmmm did u ever play a nes? Or were u born after that, Because that was an EXTREMELY popular machine and im pretty sure it was aimed at kids...and im pretty sure not just kids played it.
If the PS3 was priced @ 10¢ it would outsell bread! I am not even give a proper response to this article because it's really insulting to peoples' intelligence (for those who have intelligence). I am losing respect for N4G more everyday with these asinine articles approved.
As usual this article is full of FAIL, reminds me why i didn't want to read anything from that source.
True enough. What people do for hits eh?
Its true i come on this site and half the approved articles are duplicates or fanboy rants from websites just looking for hits.Give me some real news when it becomes available,dont just think that because the website hasnt been updated in the last 5 minutes with a new good article you can pass garbage rants at us.No more rant/bashing articles and stop with the vgchartz every other day.
most of the costumers that buy a wii is because its a so called next gen console for only 250, that and the console has been hyped up so much that its amazing fun when its really not, i had a wii, traded it in, in 2 days
WOW two days, you must of finished soo many games in that amount of time. You really know what your talking about. Your credability has not gone down at all after saying that.
The low price can't explain Wii's success, because Gamecube sold less in it's whole lifetime than the Wii in one and a half year, even though Gamecube cost $50 less from the very beginning. (Gamecube startet with a price of $199, Wii started with a price of $250, after two years of it's release Gamecube cost $99). Wii is selling because of it's revolutionary control method. Why don't people realize this, even though it's blatantly obvious? PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY YOU DISAGREE WITH MY COMMENT
Once again a Wii bashing thread full of nobody but Wii haters :) Good on you guys. You want to know why the Wii is selling so much? It's taking a page out of the PS1 marketing and game publishing book. Anyone who wants to make a game makes it and puts it out thus increasing the game library and increases developers knowlege of hardware and eventually will lead to brighter and better games. Will it become like the DS and PS2 only time will tell but as far as proof...? Give me a break o.0
More mindless PS3 advertising from the toddler intellect known as the Hiphopgamer. Please drop the "I own all three systems and therefore I'm not biased" line lol! It's classic by now.
Seems like retardation is the sixth element of the hiphop culture.
You make yourself look like an ass when you comment about things you clearly know nothing about. do us a favor, STFU.
I can bet you I know just as much about hiphop as hiphopgamer.
If hip hop gamer actually had anything to do with hip hop, that'd make sense. Unfortunately, he just calls himself that to get hits on his blog.
If someone is trying to maintain credibility as a person who is a fan of games rather than consoles, I don't see why he would even try to prove such a point. "This is one person out of a million people that probably feel the same way." I hear the word "probably" used in a similar manner on Fox News all the time. Also, HHG plugs Nintendo in the DS section and then jokingly asks for a check as if giving props to Nintendo is something he would never do. Quite frankly, I value my PS3 just as much as I value my Wii.
That's right! "Look at me" from WC's Guilty by affiliation album has one of the heaviest beats ever produced! Let's get it on!!!
I'm still scratching my head because I cannot figure out why people hate hiphopgamer so much. What is wrong with you people? I mean, some of you take things way to damn far sometimes. I mean...he should get a white person to post his comments?! What the hell is this...are we back in the Jim Crow era where we spit on black people? And Jenzo, what the *hell* does his preference of music have to do with who he is? If he likes hiphop music, then he likes hiphop music. Just disgusting...I mean seriously. This guy tries to make his voice known based on videogames and half of you sh*t on him as if he's the devil's advocate or something. It pisses me off when I see a black brother being attacked like this, especially when I'M BLACK. He has the right to voice his opinion just like anyone else. What, does that make him a bad person or something? What happened to freedom of f*cking speech and expression? What happened to all of that stuff of which defines who we are as human beings? He's not always right, but it's his opinion. And you know what? Whoever disagreed, at least have the *balls* to prove my comments wrong because I am beyond pissed off right now. What right does *anyone* have to attack someone based on skin color? Can you answer that? Or are you too much of a damn coward?
It's kind of sad that people make a big thing about slight differences such as skin color...if you ever take anthropology you would realize that the difference between us and chimps are 2%, so the difference between us and people of other races is probably a hundredth of a percent. I just take what he says as an opinion and leave it at that.
Exactly. His comments are opinions. I agree with most of them, but also I can disagree with them as well. But at least I do it in a mature fashion. I mean, what the flipping hell. I support Sony and the PS3 but I never, EVER brought race into the console war. That's just low and really, really pathetic.
Ppl who go far enough as to play the race card during discussions and debates about consoles really need a reality check. If your paycheck doesn't come from Nintendo, Sony, or MS (or even if you don't receive dividends from investments in these companies), you really shouldn't be taking it seriously enough to bring race into the picture. And even if you are getting income from the industry, race is neither appropriate nor pertinent to gaming as a whole.
Right, like I'm gonna listen to some ghetto trash!
This is something that can be empirically tested or proven. And in all honesty, does it really matter? Wii is outselling PS3 and 360 combined month in and month out. The 360 recently had a price cut and still got outsold by couple hundred thousands in America. Ps3's price went from $600 to $400 and still gets outsold by Wii by a couple hundred thousand. So what's the logical step? disregard Wii sales, and belittle their owners "only old ppl and casuals buythe system," "Wii's not in direct competition with the HD consoles," and now "Wii only sells because of its price." Gimme a break. It sells because ppl want it, Nintendo didn't pigeonhole their demographic target. As a result they're making a killing. And the other systems are looking for ways to incorporate Nintendo's approach.
Just report the article and move on guys.. its just an opinion piece by someone who does not work in the industry. He did it for flame bate to get some hits for his struggling site. What he did was clearly against the N4g posting rules. Dont argue with stupid people. Just report it and move on. Dont even have to look at it to know his "proof" is anything but.
He's been posting here for a while and you didn't report his other articles. Now you have the balls to report his article now? Are you kidding me?
Just report it and move on huh? Looks like you used all your bubbles in this one article alone. Take your own advice next time.