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Sony Insider - "Marketplace war is good" as technology giants tremble

In the boardrooms of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, there has long been a recognition, according to one Sony insider, that in the consumer marketplace war is good. Indeed, this year, with consumers being asked to take sides in a disproportionately large number of showdowns, war is vital. In video games, Nintendo's Wii takes on Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360. One emerging theory for the success of Nintendo's Wii games console over Sony's PlayStation 3 is that it has nothing to do with the relative merits of the rival machines or the gaming experience that they provide. It may simply be that the $250 price tag on the Wii gives it an edge against the $500 PS3.

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akaFullMetal3444d ago

war.....is.........good....... never really hear that to often

Omicronn3444d ago

War sucks for the powers that be, but sometimes war is good for the lower people that want more like us.

Example: Let em all fight it out and copy each other, lower prices, and so on while the consumers like us reap the benefits.

Corps rip us off everyday to stay in business while we spend to have their products, but when there is competition... the game field is a war and the little man sometimes comes out with more then he expected.

Nameless3444d ago

What is it good for absolutely nothing say it again yall oh oh ohhhhhhhhhhh War who good god yall

s8anicslayer3444d ago

war is a marathon in the races of battles

ParaDise_LosT3444d ago

yup..
*decapitates a Ps3 fan*
^_^ good for us :)

Maddens Raiders3444d ago (Edited 3444d ago )

-- "In the boardrooms of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, there has long been a recognition, according to one Sony insider, that in the consumer marketplace war is good." --

Yeah, well if Blu -Ray and LCD's go anything like the previous console wars that SNE has entered into against the Dreamcast, 64, Gamecube, Wii, and XBox, then hell yeah they love WAR....they've won them all! Everyone who has stood against them lost the war. Period.

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Total sales ranking
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Company Platform Released Sales (millions)
Sony Playstation 2 2000 120.1
Sony Playstation 1995 102.49
Nintendo Game Boy Advance 2001 80.02
Nintendo Game Boy 1989 69.42
Nintendo Nintendo Entertainment System 1985 61.79
Nintendo Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1991 49
Nintendo Game Boy Color 1998 49.27
Nintendo Nintendo DS 2004 47.27
Atari Atari 2600 1977 40
Nintendo Nintendo 64 1996 32.93
Sega Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis 1988 29
Sony PlayStation Portable 2005 25.39
Microsoft Xbox 2001 24
Nintendo GameCube 2001 21.6
Sega Sega Master System 1986 13
Microsoft Xbox 360 2005 10.43
Sega Dreamcast 1998 10.6
Nintendo Wii 2006 10.041
NEC TurboGrafx-16 1989 10
Sega Saturn 1994 9.58
Sega Game Gear 1991 8.65
Sega Mega CD 1991 6
Coleco ColecoVision 1982 6
Sony Playstation 3 2006 4.16

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