Jared Newman writes - Nintendo, which has reigned since the Wii debuted in 2006, isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
but Mario just doesn't appeal to me. I can only listen to "Hoo-hoo, Ha-ha" so many times.
yup, mario is the key mario is not in wii fit and wii sports, the only other wii games that sold over 2 million copies link is also mario btw.. same difference
Articles like this are dumb.
This is a perfect example of an article written as the result of a Sony biased individual taking a sober look at reality and immediately going into damage control. Here's the whole article in a nutshell: "Nintendo will stay #1 despite the price cut and the slim... but it's only because STUPID people like mario. I hate mario and i don't understand it!"
i seriously wish nintendo would make a new f-zero for the wii
the wii is not on top because of mario the gamecube was last even with mario the n64 was the last decent mario and look where that console ended up. mario on the DS is given away with red DS's (last one is an assumption, too lazy to look it up)
...someone else who hasn't played Super Mario Galaxy. But onto the author of the article... Galaxy got good reviews for a reason -- it's the most innovative platformer since Mario 64. If that doesn't hold the author's attention, he just "grew out" of platformers. But you're right about Mario not putting Wii on top. Mario sells, but he isn't the driving force for the Wii. NSMB will sell, but I doubt it's a killer app.
The PS3 will only reach PS2 heights when its 199. Wii is still a big unknown variable. No one really knows if it will last or not.
but Mario is definitely no reason or factor. First of all, since it's release, how many Mario games have come out for the Wii? Probably not as much as games with "Wii" in the title. And second, Mario didn't help the N64 beat the PS1. It didn't help the Gamecube beat the PS2, either. It looks like Nintendo's only hope to stay above Sony and Microsoft was to get money from non-gamers, because gamers don't look very interested in them anymore.
Mario is been milk as bad as Sega has done with Sonic, a paper mario game would be nice but I don't think they will be able to top the first one they made for Wii. The new mario game that is coming out, well it looks ok but I don't know if it will help sales (Best it will do is the game sells well) to many people already got the Wii. Anyways, I see Nintendo Wii dieing out slowly.
I like to think of the 3 consoles here as cars. Since at the end of the day. They are all game consoles yes. The Wii ( I own 2 of them btw ). This is a Honda Civic. It's very low in price and affordable by all. Very cute and fun to drive. Honda sells a lot of cars. Sure it wont be the fastest or have the appeal of an exotic sports car. But it's reliable and fun for the whole family. The Xbox, This is a Jaguar. Many steps up from the Honda of course. Yet, a Jaguar is known to have reliability issues often. It does come with a nice wood grain dash. A sleek Jaguar hood emblem. Has some perks to it. Yet, it has a hard time shaking that reliability factor. The PS3, this is a Lamborghini Murcielago. It's sleek, fast and very up to date with it's format drive in Blu-ray. It comes standard with Wi-Fi which to a higher end automobile is Land navigation. It's highly rated exclusive games are a real head tuner like a true exotic car is. It's what all gamers really want to have. Yet many cannot afford. Until now that is. So now gamers of all can get the Lamborghini Murcielago of game consoles for the mere price of a Honda S2000 sports car. Which is the added reliability factor into this console like the Wii. Just with the added super high performance package.
People who compare these consoles to cars have no clue what the video game industry is about or how different the Wii actually is to its supposed competition. Oh and about the Lamborghini comment. You do know Lamborghini was in trouble cash flow wise until Audi bought them out right? Or that Audi is actually owned by VW right? Meaning the reason why Lamborghini even being relevant today is because of the inferior VW group who founded its entire remanagement infrastructure and brought designers and engineers from Audi over to Lamborghini to oversee a total revision of the brand? Did you know the prez of Lamborghini worked at Audi before hand? Did you know the head designer of Lamborghini actually worked at Audi and there A4 before moving to Lambo? Did you know that Lambo is actually really just Audi execs under a Lambo name? Oh course you do. See now how car comparisons don't make sense in the video game industry?
Product,, Hmm, did you read to much into it? Think so. Other than that, I have 32 years of gaming. I own 3 sports cars and I'll reply on how I feel. If you can do better then step up. Otherwise, we have a misunderstanding here and we'll both just move on. If you want to talk cars or gaming. I'd be happy to do so in PM. I have been writing full reports on both for over a decade online. My references were soley based on how each car is perceived, looked at and considered by the general public. Not the true state of the automobile industry. But, nice attempt at the reply.
You can not compare apple to oranges no matter how similar you think they may appear. The car comparison analogy on this site is a popular one for some odd reason I don't know, and as I do see where you're coming from it gets tiring reading about how a Wii, Xbox, and Ps3 are like a Ford and a Ferrari, etc. it just gets tiring is all.
Product, Interesting, well in the short time I've been here. I have yet to see that particular reference, lol. Guess I'll note that for the future. As for comparing. Again we don't see eye to eye and my compares make sense to me. One is a higher end than the other ( PS3 to the Wii ). Yet both are a console ( A car ). All though you can look at them both the same as a car. They are all far apart in differences, value and specifications. But I will look for those who use the car analogy. I'd be interested to see their point of view. Because a PS3 being a Ford is a total misrepresentation, lol.
I have to say i thought it was a good fair comparison... I think I'd compare xbox more to a brand new Chevy charger. Looks nice but built a bit laxly. You seem to have obvious bias to PS3 gameplay but at least you didn't bash the other systems to make your point. ME I'm one of those people who likes a reliable and cost effective vehicle... it remains... A Lambo guzzles alot of gas. It is a recession after all. Right now my "honda" is working great and getting driven quite a bit no need to waste good money on something overpriced anyway you know.
Shnazzyone, LOL, right on. Any way you look at it you get the point. Many opinions and facts can be made here. A Lambo is a gas guzzler like the phat PS3 used much more power than the new Slim Honda S2000 model, lol. See what I did there, lol... all good bro. Happy gaming.
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