Suddenly the Wii doesn't seem like such a bargain anymore. Sony did not shock the gaming world by finally dropping the price of the Playstation 3. But with a slim, $299 model at retail,they've certainly changed the face of the console war.
is it just me or does this whole article seem like its a little late to the party?
I do wonder when this will all stop. It seems that any move the other two companies make people feel that Nintendo is doomed or they MUST do something to compete. Ok, lets say sales take a nose dive, does that mean the company is suddendly going to show their cards and leave the table? It must really offend the fans of the other two consoles that they are getting spanked by a system that is not "on par" with their system of choice for this non-sense to continue. Just play what you want and enjoy the games that you have chosen.
Xbox and Ps3 sales have little to no affect on the Wii. When companies and hard headed gamers can understand this the sooner everyone becomes a smarter person. Wii is not, i repeat not, competing with Microsoft or Sony, they are competing with people that have no interest in gaming.
wii is completing against 360 and ps3. -they get there share of the pie -we all know that there a lot for casual(wont deny) but its not because you dont like most of the game that is suddenly become ''casual'' -its like saying the ps2 wasnt again xbox and gamecube, cause you do know that ps2 had a lot of shovelware ''casual'' game right? not targeting you that the way i think just like you have your way of thinking
n4f competing with making any sense whatsoever.
Hmm.... I don't think there is too much cause for concern... but I'm not an analyst so... Either way, Nintendo is at a comfortable lead, and as Product said, Nintendo is only competing with those with no interest in gaming.
I only go with what Iwata says and he has stated the above many times before. I have my own opinion but it would not be inline with what Iwata says about Nintendo's business plans.
Product -- Well, didn't Iwata recently say they weren't cutting the price of Wii, too? I'm skeptical of what any person says about marketing in this industry. Nintendo wants to bring in new gamers. That's no secret. But they also know the value of keeping "traditional" gamers. Zelda, Metroid and proper Mario titles aren't for quasi-interested gamers. They're for people who want to invest 20 hours (at least) in a big-time, AAA title. Nintendo isn't making Galaxy 2, Other M and the next Zelda for casuals. And I don't think it's a secret why this past E3 ended with Metroid, not something like Wii Music.
as long as Nintendo is content to break even with the PS3 this holiday season and sell roughly half the number of units it has sold the last three Christmas seasons during the holidays.
otherwise they would have bought 360 arcade over it. They bought it for the family games and Wiimote controls. The only trouble they'll have is if people get tired of games like Wii Fit and the motion control.
That's already started happening in Japan.
In the general term of electronics, yes the Wii should have had a price reduction. Why not ease up on the price as their production cost has gone down also. I don't see Plasma TVs still costing 10 000$, remember when DVD players were over 500$ now you can buy them for under 50$. The wii hasn't lost value to have a price drop but 3 years and you're still selling it at premium price? what about all those poor fmailies that kept telling little Johnny that they'll get that "new" nintendo system when the price goes down. Jesus mom the price hasn't gone down and I'm not a kid anymore, I want a PS3 or 360, they cost the same if not cheaper. I know i know, that is but one of the outcome we've looked at at my business meetings, I'm sure that the blue ocean spectrum that Nintendo has might be a little different but remember in an economy people (mostly casual) are not informed and that is how those rip off Vii ( not Wii) sells. Parent go out and buy something they have no clue what it is. >> Here you Johnny for Christmas, You got your Wii!!!, MOM that isn't a Wii, it's a Vii... Same thing. Epic fail~ Last thing I would like to add, Nintendo may not be where they used to be for hardcore gamers but their business model is a sound one and makes sense for profits ( i should say maximum profit), are they in trouble with a system that yielded pure profit from the get go... You think about it how they came, saw, and conquered not with the might of tech but creativity and marketing. I think because Nintendo has to be that System for the family they have more pressure and they might have to announce their new project N6 for their 5 to 6 year cycle.
Is the Wii overpriced? Or did its huge sales force MS and Sony to underprice theirs prematurely? Up untill very recently,the percieved value for many was that that the Wii was the best value.Doesnt matter that the competitors feature for feature,make it look like like a stripped economy car.
Nintendo is just now getting to the point where they are making a $50.00 adjustment.
I dont own one,have no desire to have one,but I have to applaud Nintendo for their strategy this gen. It worked. Even if their sales drop to half of what they were,both MS and Sony have alot of catching up to do.
But the reason I got a Wii in the first place was for games to play with my wife and also Nintendo franchises that can't be played anywhere else. Besides that, it pretty much collects dust while my PS3 and 360 get 90% of my time.
I am looking forward to RE:DC, the new Dead Space game, and of course, Tatsu vs Cap....man I can't wait for that game.
umm no because although its hadware sales have slumped a bit its still the 2nd fastest selling console in history and is still beating the ps3,360 period. now can these stupid articles stop?
this is called digging for quotes. My guess is those are all interviews with analysts right after the slim was released before the news of the price cut leaked. Pratcher even says, "we don't know what they'll do." Which is exactly what makes being a nintendo fan great... they may piss you off sometimes but damn! You do really want to know what they are hiding up their sleeves. Since you know your going to like it anyhow.
i like th wii i'm a wii owner but it's true .,, wii need to go HD .,., how much do wee have to wait
no now gtfo
The Wii is still way ahead. In trouble? I think not. It will be a long time before we see that happen.
The Wii isn't currently in trouble but the article is about what the Wii will be facing soon. With the price cuts it is not going to be as great of a deal like it used to be. For only $50 more you can get a blue ray player(PS3) or a Xbox. I think it is going to be a lot more competitive since the other systems have more to offer.
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