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Exclusive: Survey Reveals Wii60 Effect, Console Popularity

Gamasutra has obtained data from analyst firm Magid Media originally compiled for the MI6 marketing conference, and detailing some fascinating survey data on Wii/Xbox 360 purchasers buying a second console, as well as overall consumer purchasing enthusiasm for next-gen consoles.

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DirtyRat3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

The Wii60 phenonomen is pretty straight forward in terms of maths:

£279.99 = 360
£179.99 = Wii

Total = £460
Games = Wii sports + at least 1-2 360 games

vs

£459.98 = PS3 with 1 game, 1 controller but no HD cable

Which is better value...you decide I guess.

CrazzyMan3744d ago

not to mention, that there is no 90-100% gurantee, that in 5 years xbox360 won`t die.
http://kotaku.com/gaming/mo...
so, for 5 years it`s:

£280 = 360
£180 = Wii
£200 = x360 (extra)
£150 = Live!

Total = £810

vs

£400 = PS3 + Free online + High quality + blu-ray player.
£180 = Wii

Total = £580

p.s.
I probably will buy x360, when it won`t have such big failure rate http://www.360-gamer.com/ne... because i like jrpg, and x360 will probably have some high quality jrpg, which will stay exclusive, but really not now. I don`t wanna be an alpha-tester of 360 bugs for my money.

Lucidmantra3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

Why 5 years??? The XBox live up front cost is $60 for one year then $50 a year thereafter. You can decide at anytime to not pay it. therefore your arguement to pay all 5 years up front as a cost to get out of the door is mute. At least be honest and figure 1 year rate because that is all you have to pay to start with for a year.

I have a replacement (2nd gen) 360 because my launch day unit fried after 7 months and I leave it on with a game or DVD in it all night often when i crash out watching a movie. and i haven't got the 3 rings a second time. Media sensationalism are making more of the problem than it is at this point. A certain percentage of all things manufactered in a massive assembly line fail due to the massive amounts of parts inside all these units. Yes they troubleshoot it, but it is just a part of the way it is. Microsoft is not particulaly known for their extensive debugging and testing anyways. BUT MS did replace the units that are failing without a problem and identified their warrantee was too short and extended it to a year.

TheMART3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

Well, I got live subscriptions for the XBOX 1 for 20 Euro for a year (two of them) and they work for the 360.

So that makes 40 Euro for 2 years of full live.

If you are going to calculate those costs, lets get these costs added for the PS3:

It uses more power then the 360, some say double the amount of power. The 360 costs what, 40 Euro a year to play regularly in electricity?

The PS3 costs 80 or something like that, 40 a year extra, comparable to the costs of live. So exit of that stuff.

With the PS3 out of the box there is no HD experience and no online. You need HD cables and a BT headset. Extra $$$$$$$

Can you name me ONE game that has co-op gaming through story mode over the PSN network where one can jump in with a friend while he already start playing on his own? Any?

Nope. Thus the PS3 system is last gen online stuff. DULL

OneBubbleBastard3744d ago

360 more expensive when everything is accounted for.. OHH add a towel to the price too. CHOICE??? riiiiiight..

Crappy system

CrazzyMan3744d ago

@Lucid360, why not 5 years ? you want FULL HD gaming experience with online playing available? or just offline? Live! is not fun anymore ???
By the way £150 for 5 years of Live! was average (~), in OFFICIAL xbox UK site http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/l... for 1 year you pay £40, so it`s £200 for 5 years, and i just was kind to lower till ~£150. You are not satisfied with £150? we can add £50 more.
The point, if you won`t pay for Live! you WON`T get same or better gaming with xbox360/wii as with ps3/wii.

@TheMART, that`s just exception, if you got subscription for 20euros. In UK it cost £40, and that is the way it is. OR MAYBE YOU WILL GIVE TO ANYONE 2 YEARS LIVE! SUBSCRIPTION FOR 40 euros? WILL you MART?

"(PS3 uses more power then the 360, some say double the amount of power. The 360 costs what, 40 Euro a year to play regularly in electricity?)"
THAT IS A LIE ! - http://www.hardcoreware.net... it almost same power consumption for ps3 and x360.

"(With the PS3 out of the box there is no HD experience and no online. You need HD cables and a BT headset. Extra $$$$$$$)" Ok, add £15 for BT headset or get FREE with buying Warhawk game, and btw, HD cables in most UK stories are going for free with ps3 as a gift.

"Can you name me ONE game that has co-op gaming through story mode over the PSN network where one can jump in with a friend while he already start playing on his own? Any?"
like that - http://www.gametrailers.com... ?
i don`t see the problem. =)))

@DirtyRat, the only problem, that you don`t calculate everything.
You can say that Wii60 > or = PSwii, ONLY if online gaming feauture for xbox360 is enabled. And that feauture costs money. Otherwise, anyone (not fanboy) will choce a system, where you can play multiplayer vs offline. =)

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Saint Sony3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

I can hear several "OUCH/DAMN!". Sony do something ;)

This is actually insane. How could PS3 ever compete with Wii60? Seriously, I think Sony is really doomed unless they REALLY drop the price and SOON!

kewlkat0073744d ago

details but I'm a "Wii60" gamer as of now.

bootsielon3744d ago

They seem to view it as if Microsoft and Nintendo united against Sony. On one hand, they believe Sony is "evil", and that Ninty and MS should unite, effectively crippling each company as "alone they can't, together maybe". On the other, the Wii60 fad was over the moment Nintendo decided to price the Wii above 200 dollars, the moment Microsoft announced the Elite, the moment Reggie said he'd rather have Wii owners buying more games than another console, and the moment Wii60 is not comparable.

I'm going to have all three consoles this generation, the only console left to get is the Wii. Still, PS3 would probably suit all my needs. It offers something better in many cases than Xbox 360 (almost everything the 360 does, PS3 can do it better), and comparable in others to the Wii (Sixaxis), and something unique of its own (Home, Little big planet, singstar, and so on...).

Saint Sony3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

"(almost everything the 360 does, PS3 can do it better)"

Really?.. maybe you should say "PS3 COULD do it better IF...", but it is hard to do anything better when there is nothing to do the better with.

PS3 needs loads of exclusive content now! Why would anyone buy both 360 and PS3 when there are most games for both. Wii60 sounds like a logical way to go if you want 2 different consoles.

calderra3744d ago

The point is really, just as Microsoft predicted, Wii isn't really competition, while PS3 is (Wii really IS for nontraditional gamers, a totally different user base). And because of the price issues, you can own Wii60 for about the price of PS3.

So Wii doesn't really hurt 360, and when people have money for a second console, Wii is the logical choice. With 360's large install base, people comboing up on Wii60 just means less people who have any reason to invest in PS3. Their needs are already met, and anything exciting about PS3, they have covered. Sixaxis? Wiimote. PSOnline? Live and WiiConnect. et cetera.

Keyser3744d ago

What are the LOADS of exclusives that the 360 has out now? Out of that LOAD, what is worth buying and not renting?

gta_cb3744d ago

i dont think MS and Nintendo should "unite" as competition is good, and well Nintendo making a console like the Wii should give both Sony and MS some good ideas for the next gen consoles they come out with.

Saint Sony3744d ago

In what part I said 360 has loads of exclusives?

What I said is that PS3 needs them LOADS just because most of the games coming for PS3 are also coming to 360 = 360 has already loads of games and will have most of the same titles PS3 will have.

Why would anyone buy PS3 if 360 is having the same titles what PS3 will have? ... and with same price or a bit lower you can actually get both Wii + 360 which will offer you even more choices and different experience.

Keyser3744d ago

Calm down Wurwag, I wasn't coming at you.

You said, "Really?.. maybe you should say "PS3 COULD do it better IF...", but it is hard to do anything better when there is nothing to do the better with.

PS3 needs loads of exclusive content now! Why would anyone buy both 360 and PS3 when there are most games for both. Wii60 sounds like a logical way to go if you want 2 different consoles."

You inferred that the PS3 needs loads of exclusives as if the 360 and the Wii have loads of exclusives which is not the case. The 360 and PS3 do share the same games so if the PS3 needs "loads" then the 360 needs "loads". You see what I'm saying?

Saint Sony3744d ago

ok ok, I should have said it "...when most of the coming titles are for both."

My point was that 360 has already loads of games compared to PS3, therefore PS3 needs more exclusives to catch up with the content.

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Robotz Rule3744d ago

Once you think about it.

Game console
Blu-Ray Player
Free online
SIXAXIS(Warhawk baby!)
It lives longer than any Xbox 360!

Proud PS3 owner.

PSN:DrowsyWoozy