You might think that the main competition for Wii is Sony's PS3 or Microsoft's Xbox 360. But according to Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, you would be wrong.
Whatever Reggie! I think MS and Sony did the right thing as far as trying to push technology forward instead of keeping us years behind the PC market! Nintendo pretty much turned there backs on the fanbase that made them in favor of picking up new customers that never supported them which is sad! Sure it's great to pick up new customers but to simply repackage a gamecube and call it something else and raise the price is a flat out low blow!
Flying cars are available now-a-days too. But do you see anyone making/buying them? No. People aren't ready for flying cars. Just like many people aren't ready for HD gaming. People like driving their non-flying cars (technology that's been around for ages). Similarly, people like playing with their Wiis. Accept it.
I don't know if I dig the flying car analogy, but I'm right there with you, Scarlett, on your intent.
Ya, it's a bit of an extreme analogy... but at least one person gets the point I was trying to make about the average consumer.
...who didn't think they were done and dusted before the Wii was released and look at what they have done. They have used simplicity and innovation to keep gaming fun and relevant. They have achieved the "Tetris" of the hardware world. You have to think about what's next for Wii....Wii-HD anyone?
You speak the truth.
will be done by the end of 2009 because it will be outdated and people are going to switch to HD.
I'm HD and components work great on my wii. People will still have friends and we will still be playing our Wii together. The people that are against the Wii have no friends. :-(
the Wii is outselling the PS3 by more than 5:1 there. So estimates of North American HDTV penetration reaching 55% in 2010 may not have a huge effect on console sales trends.
So the next Wii will be another generation behind? I refuse to get into that. I dig technology, and I felt like Nintendo turned its back on me after dropping technology completely. I've been buying their consoles and handhelds (except the Virtual boy) for plenty of years. I am gonna get a DS because it's not deviating from the norm, it's definitely a huge step above the Gameboy Advance in terms of EVERYTHING. The Wii, on the other hand, is only one step away from the gamecube in terms of input method, and that's pretty much it. What I love about next-gen consoles, is that they're new in almost every way, and they're subsidized to compete for marketshare. Since I'm not nintendo's market anymore, I'm gonna wait a long time till I get a Wii.
Read what you write, please. The DS was a big deviation from normal gaming. Most thought it would never take off and would get ruled by the PSP, but now it's sold 44 million...and the PSP is over 20 million behind.
They simply failed to enter the next-generation of gaming. While Sony and Microsoft are working their a$$es off,Nintendo is sitting back,lighting a blunt,and stakin' tha benjamins!!!!!!:) LOL!:) But!just because it's less powerful doesn't mean it's less fun.
...spiderman 3, pirates 3, and shrek 3 were the only 3 big movies. Other than that I wouldn't get too confident in a couple of years Reggie. The 360 in japan was probably doing better than before the big 3 movies came out. OK i'm overexaggerating, but if they weren't doing so good now, Reggie would've be stupid to mention the Wii is in competition with the movie industry.
Well like my friends we just DL'ed a pirated copy of Spidey 3 on the PC and then streamed it to our Wii to watch in the livingroom. Glad I did...it saved me $8. I'll end up buying both S3 and Pirates on DVD later this yr.
if you think about nintendo only one thing comes to mind innovation,but not the way you think about it. The "only" type of innovation I'm talkin about here is controller. seriously now thats all they have to their name(well besides good 1st party games) but lets take a look here are some pics of what some of their crazy conrtollers were, by the way the wiimote is not a new innovation if you can recall it's just a rehash of the nintendo zapper think about it duck hunt anyone?
Go ahead and try to use a zapper on an lcd tv. I dare you. Try. It doesnt work.
I just realized the Xbox 360 controller bears a striking resemblance to the Gamecube controller. If not for those few little bits cut out of the middle of the GC controller, the Xbox 360 controller is almost a complete rip-off of Nintendo's brilliance. (Yes, that yellow 'c' button on the GC controller is an Analogue stick.)
Technology advancement has slowed lately, I dont think lack of HD is a big deal like many people believe it to be. I know lots of people who have large, expensive HD TVs but dont feel like paying for an HD signal. If Nintendo goes HD, they wont emphasize it. Wii2 maybe? EDIT: The channels and connect24 might be a big deal in a year or two.
And a lot of people don't run PC games at their highest possible monitor resolution when they view less than two feet from the screen. Then why would they be so picky about HD if they're sitting six feet away?
I been trying to get my hands on a Wii now for over two months, all I find are assholes selling the damn things for more than a PS3.
in like 3 years when its $79.99 and all the good games come out. and so will most of you belive it or not. Its funny because alot f my friends are just now buying gamecube for the first time at $49.99 with a vector mod chip and bitcomet its well worth it. as far as real gaming goes I will stick with 360/ps3
... the controllers are the only thing worth talking about. let's wait for the next edition from them.. they might surprise us.
I toptally agree with neogeo. While playing Wii is kinda fun, I lost interest in Wii Sports with my friend (My friend has Wii) after trying every game (WarioWare, Wii Sports/Play, Red Steel ...) I found only two games rather enjoyable after an hour: Rayman Raving Rabbids, because of its charm and Zelda because its basically a Playstation/Xbox game as the game puts it. And Wii is a more powerfull GameCube WHY should I pay $250 for it? 200 for the wiimote and 50 for the hardware/GameCube?? I will wait and stick with PS3/360.
neh its the internal flash memory that also took the price up.
Nah it's the price of WiiSports. It sales for about $46 bucks in Japan. The Wii only costs around $210 in Japan. I believe the new black Wii(DVD enabled) coming out this Fall will replace the current Wii at the current $250 price point.
Ach, I personally dispise the Wii. Im a hardcore Sony fanboy, but I dont see Microsoft as a 'enemy'. Just merely a competitor. I do however see Nintendo as a enemy. More so infact, I see them as a threat to the gaming industry. Console gaming is far behind PC gaming as it is already. Graphics are not everything to me, but I sure as hell want to see something atleast slightly pretty on my sceen. Hell, look at the Game Trailers comparison of COD3. 360 leads overall. PS3 is behind by a milimetre. Wii looks WORSE than a last gen game. Yeah yeah, I know it has 'innovative controlls', but to hell with that ! Nintendo is a threat to gaming as we love it for two reasons- 1.The use of trashy outdated technology. Last gen will be this gen, but with different controlls ! 2.There will be no more Manhunt 2. There will be no more GTAIV. MGS4 ? Gears of War 2 ? UT3 ? PAH - forget it ! Instead, they will feed us evilness such as Zelda and Mario. I shudder at the mere thought of it. The games industry is under a severe threat - the casual gamer. The guy who doesnt know that a STG44 and a MP44 are the same thing. The guy who picks a shotgun as his weapon of choice on a 30sq/km map. THAT guy who is firing his pistol at you when you are thundering along the road in a T-90 MBT thinking he will damage you 'because the game must be fair' (!) Noobs and casual gamers are the same thing ! I damn well hope the Wii stops selling, otherwise, the gaming industry could be in for a bad, bad time.
Thought not. I still play my Atari 2600. And my NES. And my Master System. Dreamcast. Saturn. SNES. Jaguar. PSOne. Horsepower don't mean crap. A Ferrari is lovely, but sometimes I just wanna go mountain biking.
...you do realize that in EU, they only change the dollar mark to a Euro mark? so i dont think its only wii sports. Miyamoto said it him self the internal flash just raised the prize. @robot rulez. you are wrong, for the same reason they could have failed and never sold so much. The risk they are taking is way bigger then MS and Sony took. It also costs allot of money just to try new concepts.
the wii can do EVERYTHING a gamecube can... (it even has the memory card slots) So here are a few things the wii has that the gc doesnt: -drastically lower power consumption -slot loading drive -bluetooth/wifi capeabilities -internal flash memory -USB ports -SD card slot and then there is the fact that it is 1.75x faster than a gc...
maybe they will save up enough to make a real system next gen
what? you do realize that money is no problem @ Nintendo? worth 10billion+ and you think they need to save money ......XD With the profit already made is good n'uff to make a powerfull console. But why? the Wii is selling.
will do to multiplatform games from companies like EA. I can't imagine that EA is going to spend the money to make the 360 and PS3 versions shine, unless they are being done by different developement teams. Thats my main worry with the Wii success. Why spend a ton of money when I can enhance the Wii version slightly.
that is pretty damn lame. Does he expect people to abandon their social lives for the Wii? Movies are more entertaining than creating Mii characters, thank you very much. "Both of our competitors have focused on an old paradigm. They focused on more technological horsepower as the path to success." I laugh.
Yeah, I think hes out a little on that one. More realistically: Competition for TV / rented movies (at parties)
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