EEDAR have sent out a PR email stating their opinion on the Wii price cut. Details include a 40% increase prediction on Wii hardware after the price cut, and how Wii price cut is a pre-emptive strike towards pricecuts of Xbox and PS3.
40% increase seems like a bit high imo. I think it will be close this holiday season, but Wii will most likely win.
Yeah, wii will most likely win. Though i wouldn't under estimate the ps3. Alot of people have been waiting for the price to drop. One thing i know for sure, in worldwide sales 360 will be dead last. Just watch
like...behind psp and ds?
Well i was only talking about home consoles when i said dead last, but handhelds always sell more anyway so yeah. I guess it'll come behind ds and psp aswell. I say 360 will come dead last for the following reasons: -ps3 is now at an affordable price range -people have been waiting a long time for ps3's price to drop, not 360's - ps3 outsold 360 in 2007 at a much higher price point and with the release of halo 3. So odst isn't going to do much. Especially since most people interested in halo already own a 360 -ps3 has had alot of good exclusives release this year -the ps3 slim release will garner alot of interest -Gran Turismo 5 is right round the corner and that game interests millions and millions of people
The Wii may win but I think it will be very close. As the economy recovers people are more likely to purchase high end entertainment like HDTVs and Bluray is more attractive. And Shadowflare you happen to be right.
I am curious. I think that price cut will have no (or just a minor) impact. The Wii didn't sell because of its price, and I doubt it will start doing that now. Who actually waited for a Wii price cut ? The $199 has impulse buy potential, but those numbers cannot be in the millions, IMO. We'll figure out, come January.
doesnt the Wii/DS ALWAYS outsell the PS3/360 holiday seasons? -_-
but from what I know is that the market is over-saturated with Wii right now. Anybody who wants to buy a Wii already bought one a long time ago. I myself already got one a long time ago, but I won't be buying a second one. I haven't used it for a long time, even my son don't want to play with it anymore. As for the PS3, I won't mind buying a second one, because my son always wanted to use it for playing LBP. With Eyepet coming out soon, I'm afraid I won't be able to play more mature games on the PS3.
I think the Wii's best days are behind it. This price cut will help keep sales at this level or slightly higher but whose left to buy these systems? I think the non-gamers are gone. The fad chasers are gone. The only people buying the systems now seem to be young children (Nintendo will always win in this area) and women using it as a interactive fitness tape. I think most gamers left long ago. I haven't used my Wii in about 6 months. But it really will be interesting to see the impact of the price cut.
I agree, I think that pretty much everyone who wanted a Wii has one now, I don't think it's days are over or anthing but it's best days are well and truely behind it.
for those who think that the 360 will outsell the ps3 this holiday season, you guys are forgetting something: FINAL FANTASY XIII in JAPAN this DEC 17. That game alone can make the PS3 win over the wii this holiday.
Still at 200 flat the wii will be hard to beat this holiday. Tho i suspect its gonna b a lot closer than last year with the ps3 building up some crazy momentum.
Especially when I feel the Wii doesn't deserve to be number 1 in the first place.
For gamings sake, let's hope not
Wow! What a shocker! 1.1 "Yeah, wii will most likely win. Though i wouldn't under estimate the ps3." Shadow flare is lost like usual. Go back to bed. You obviously didn't get enough sleep. "360 will be dead last. Just watch" I'll be watching. Just make sure you're around to face the music when you realize what you said was all a dream.
haha ok i'm going to make you live up to your words. I say the worldwide sales for xmas will be: 1.Wii 2.PS3 3.360 You track my profile so you don't forget me and if you're right, you tell me how wrong i was and if im right then you go to the corner and reflect What are your reasons btw for wii not being 1st and 360 not being last?
Wii will outsell 360 and PS3, but 360 and PS3 gamers STILL DON'T CARE.
You cared enough to write that post. And click on this news article.
Yes, but I'm not going to care while I'm playing Uncharted 2 and Forza 3 this holiday. "OMG, the Wii outsold the PS3/360. I have to sell them both!"
I really hate these kind of responses: -"You cared enough to write that post, and click on this news article." They never prove anything. ------------------- example: I tend to enter to Forza 3 articles just to say that it sucks compared to GT but then somebody comes and say: -"You cared enough to write that post, and click on this news article." When I genuinely don't care for it. I just entered to throw a jab at the fanboys that do care about the game because that's how this site runs. If I watch any Forza 3 video or whatever it's just to nitpick it and find arguments to argue, not because I care for the game... But I do care for the competition between Forza 3 and GT and what people say about them because it is kinda fun. But even if I had an X360 I wouldn't buy Forza 3. Why? Because I don't care. If this site were less fanboy oriented I wouldn't even mention the name Forza 3 ever! Edit: Whoa, the usual phantom disagree!!! So you disagree? Interesting point you have there. lol I just look at these kind of threads: http://n4g.com/NewsCom-3996... and I just have to enter! To then see Omega, I did not muder him, why dis, turn 10 and I have to start talking crap too! Too bad you will not see them on that ^one^ because the prove/facts are too consistent to even try to argue/spin over anything. You see? Fanboy oriented. Too many "vs" or "comparison" articles... This site is turning me into a fanboy! lol
@ BodyBoarder "When I genuinely don't care for it. I just entered to throw a jab at the fanboys that do care" So you're just immature. I got it.
Yea i have to agree this website is just a warzone for idiot fanboys .A lot of people who probably call me a fan boy anyway because of my username only reason i got this username was because i had the game and i liked using it daily and if you have a problem with that you can just go eff your self because its my life.
i doubt the wii will be the winner this holiday. the price drop wont change anything because if you think about it 250 is still cheaper than the ps3 and 360 and the ps3 has been outselling it since the price drop a 200 price tag will just last a few weeks but i think ps3 has 09 under wraps
Has there even been a month since its launch that the Wii hasnt been the number one selling console of the 3 worldwide? Not much of a prediction, more of a certainty. 40% might be a little strong though, maybe for a month or two.
Sales does not = quality. Both the Xbox 360 and the Sony PS3 rape the Wii in terms of quality and in depth gaming. Any real gamer knows that.
the other two players qualified as 'PRE-emptive'?
Try reading the article. They are preparing for next years challenge in motion control by saturating the US/Japan market with more Wii's.
Which economy are we talking about? America? Highest unemployment and housing foreclosures in the history of that economy. Japan? Again high unemployment. Just because the Dow Jones is confident doesn't mean that main street is confident too.
Like that untouched soda pop in your fridge for so long, it's still something you need to have.
lol, so true, i traded ,my wii which i regret, i'm a pc gamer this time around and for me: the 360 and ps3 are pc lites, so there's not alot of point for a few exclusives, when the price drop for the wii happens i will get another, then i can enjoy my harcore games like starcraft, and some good ol' zelda on wii too
Wii price cut+ New Super Mario Bros Wii=MASSIVE DAMAGE!!!!
oh yea and i supose you think your a REAL ''gamer'' and real gamer doesnt care about graphics in a console. so stfu u arrogant fanboy hdwhore
The wii is lame! Your average wii user probably turns his wii on for 2 hours every month. The wii is all hype my friend. A real gamer would know this by now.
the "no duh" headline of the year.
People sometimes write the most stupidest articles."Wii to outsell the ps3 and the 360 this holiday season"f...You mean like any other holiday season ever since it came out????!!! I am going to write one that its headline will be "Turkey sales are going to increase this holiday season"
the wii is gonna outsell the 360 and ps3 this holiday i mean it hasnt been doing that for over 2 years now has it ?
Wait, did people actually think this wasn't going to happen this holiday season? I'm sorry but it won't even be close. Just fight over who will be second.
the MW2 bundle will sell more than the ps3 slim...now i know MW2 is popular...and i know it comes with an extra controller and a 250gb harddrive...but i really dont think it will OUTSELL the ps3 slim, but thats just me..slim did 1 million in 3 weeks...what was the sales like when the 360 got a price cut last year or whenever?
Is there anything cool coming out for it at all? The wii is a lame turd.
Almost three years on the market without a price cut of any kind is about as much as you can expect for a home console. The writing was on the wall for this long ago. Anywho...the fanboyism on here is toxic. I don't understand the outright hate for Wii (and I say this while considering buying a PS3 this holiday). I guess being on top does this, as the PS2 got lots of hate last gen. Don't like Wii? Don't buy it. Don't like casual games? Don't buy them, stick with Zelda, Metroid, NMH, MadWorld, HotD, TW10, Pro Evo, World of Goo, Brawl, Battalion Wars, Muramasa, Fire Emblem, etc. It's not like Wii is hurting for good games (and 2010 is stacked).
I like the way how you think, EvilTwin. I myself have both Wii and PS3, and was thinking of getting X0 as well. Haven't yet, though, since it's hard to juggle free time with PS3, Wii and PC. I have to sleep sometimes too. Also, being a student who works part time isn't helping at all. But the hate. Cannot, and will not, understand it. There is no real basis for it.
This affects me in no way. I have a PS3 and a Wii and probably getting an Elite soon. I haven't touched my Wii this year, at all. There are no games coming out on the Wii that have my attention. Uncharted 2, MW2, L4D2 and Borderlands will keep me company.
And a real gamer wouldn't be nitpicking here about the flaws of competition; he'd be playing all the games he is praising, yes? If you want true depth, classics are the way to go sometimes ;)
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