Xbox Vs. Wii: A Comparative Analysis

Robbie Bach, President of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division, (he's a step above Peter Moore, and is the head of the "tri-force" [wink wink] that brought together the Xbox and 360), recently made this statement on being questioned about the undisputed success of the Wii

"I'm actually not–the product has gotten more broad-base acclaim that I would have expected. It's a very nice product, but it actually has a relatively specific audience and a fairly specific appeal, frankly, based on one feature, which is the controller itself. And the rest of the product is actually not a great product–no disrespect, but…the video graphics on it aren't very strong; the box itself is kind of underpowered; it doesn't play DVDs; there are a lot of down-line components that aren't actually that interesting"

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PS360WII4199d ago

The lackluster of the Wii in the graphics and processing department has been the favorite attacking ground for the opposition - or is it the only attacking ground they have?

They don’t have the graphics Horsepower that even Xbox 1 had. - Hey he just lost all credibility with that one folks!

Plus it's his job to look down on the competition so it's hardly an unbiased look at the Wii. Like one of the posts on the link said. PS3 and 360 are looking to far ahead. It takes way to long for a game to come out and their resorces are streched out so far just to make it. While the Wii is in the here and now. It's very easy to make a game on the Wii and very cost effective.

gta_cb4199d ago

true. but it doesnt stop us from buying them.... and come to think of it, how long do you think it would take to make a game for the next gen consoles Xbox 720(?) or PS4 and whatever Nintendo makes next as i cant see them going anywhere.

PS360WII4199d ago

oh I don't know probably just as long. I was just miffed about the crazyness of someone might actually think this is an unbiased view from a major competitor. That's all. Games can take a long time to make on the Wii as well ie Mario, Metroid, Hammer...

ChickeyCantor4198d ago (Edited 4198d ago )

over 5 years from now technology like "cell" will cost way cheaper.
now if Nintendo makes their new console slightly better then the 360 and PS3, i dont think anyone should complain, the power 360 and Ps3 are able to achieve are amazing.

and of course the console will cost between 200 and 250. like always.

"the other hand The Godfather on the Xbox looks miles better than the Wii edition, why are there such discrepancies in the games being developed."

Scarface looks best on the wii, maybe developers just have to learn the system.

anthonsh4198d ago (Edited 4198d ago )

I'll save everyone from a long winded discussion, lets just say that this comparison was poorly done/written.

"Well, the verdict is that the Wii has more processing speed than the original Xbox"

"A Wii is technically 1.75 faster than a GameCube."

Thats all you need to know. If a game looks bad on the Wii, it is because someone didnt put the time into it that they should have. End of story.

Besides, if you're "porting" a game over using a "converter", the converter might not be perfect, lets say it reproduces everything, but it is only 95% efficient(Just look at the difference when you write HTML by hand/with frontpage for example). That means that EVERY game that is ported from, say, XBox will look 95% as good unless you update the graphics.

Try porting Super Mario Galaxy to the XBox and see how good it looks.

Xi4198d ago

and see how that preforms. The xbox can do galaxy, but it would take much longer to make.

M_Prime4198d ago

you just gatta give the WII a year or 2.. when some good games will be available..

I mean when the PS2 came out i had a PS1 and i coulda swore that some PS1 games looked better then the first batch of PS2 games..

the so right now we're getting bad ports and RED STEEL was pretty rushed in my eyes cause there were some obvious glitches to be found while playing (and i finished it)

so bash away but NINTENDO is the only company thats in the black..


unsunghero284198d ago

Well, what did you expect people? He isn't going to go out and say "Holy mother of Jesus, that thing is friggin' awesome, buy my competitor's product instead of mine."

He's not after friendship points, he's after cash. Microsoft isn't a charity. Even in the face of sales that completely shatter all expectations, he still has to say that it targets a specific audience.

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