Nintendo's success with the Wii is a benefit to the gaming industry according to Microsoft.
In an interview with canada.com at this year's X07, Xbox Marketing VP Jeff Bell said that there was room in the marketplace for three consoles.
No suprise, isn't MS making games now for the DS and aren't they neighbors that borrow a cup of sugar from each other from time to time?
well it is their last chance to compete with Sony... next news will be "MS offered Nintendo couple of hundred million $$$" :D
crying now, whiners!
First they praise them, than they bash them, now thye praise them again?MS please shut up.
Hey, but wait...
Didn't nintendo already beat M$????
They already beat them in US and worldwide sales, are they know trying to suck on their balls or something?
They’ll end up saying the same thing once Playstation 3 surpasses their system in total sales. Better than having them whining about it.
Hey, DJ! Dude...I'm starting a clan on Warhawk. I'll invite you.
This game is just phenomenal! I can't imagine it getting bad reviews...but, apparently, it has. It has amazing reviews also, which is confusing. Pay-offs won't get you anywhere, Microsoft. Wait...they sold Halo. I take that back.
I’m picking up my copy at Gamestop right now (pray to god they came in today). I’ll let you know what’s happening later today.
Nintendo has nothing to do with XBOX 360. And XBOX 360 is owning PS3 w without any help.
Say that as long as you can, my friend.
Today started the war. Find a hiding place NOW...or we'll eat you alive!
"I'm gonna eat ya soul!" - Evil Dead II
it looks like you've changed your avatar and gone 100% 360. good for you ... see you back on the other side by Q1 08.
But I'm not suddenly gonna start flaming PS3 fans, I respect that. I use to be one afterall. I think PS3 could be great, it's really a console meant to last down the future and will probably appeal to the casual crowd more than the 360 at some point.
As for me, I'm just a gamer and I go where the games I want go. Sorry to PS3, but it just couldn't reel in the games I wanted.
Heh, by Q1 2008 the new Xbox and Wii shall be out, so stop making excuses and just admit to the fact that Sony has lost this generation.
Here's what's happening. Since Nintendo seems to be the favorite right now, Microsoft wants to be on their good side because they know Sony isn't a big fan of what Nintendo has become. The Wii is a gimmick and has sold as such. It's like Furby: you got one because everyone ELSE had one and now, you can't figure out how to turn it off. The only reason to get a Wii is because it SEEMS cool to have. When you finally play it, however...it's fun for about two seconds. Then, you go back to your ACTUAL next-gen system: PS3/360. I, personally, chose the PS3.
What Microsoft fails to realize, however, is that the next system Nintendo makes HAS to have the wii-mote controls...or they'll lose business. That "wow factor" will subside by that point and it will be back to sucking up to Sony. Sony has this generation pegged. Warhawk just came out today and Lair will be here soon. Sony is basically going to be pounding the 360 into the ground from here on out. Today starts a revolution, my friends.
Nintendo deserves death...
LOL !!! Your ignorance is funny. Nintendo = Innovation, while Sony = Imitation:
Sony philosophy: Wait for Nintendo to do it and then double it:
Analog Stick? Dual Analogs!
Rumble? Dual Shock !
Wii-mote ? Six Axis !
The PS3 would need to average 147k hardware sales a month for 2+ years straight just to catch up to either M$ or Nintendo's install bases, & those respective companies would need to sell ZERO consoles during that time period. Ain't gonna happen. The #3 console will remain the #3 console for a LONG TIME.
All the next gen systems will have the motion control.
What happened after Nintendo gave us the D pad? What happened after Nintendo gave us the modern analog stick? What will happen now that Nintendo has given us motion control?
The next incarnations of the MS and Sony consoles will have it too, and Sony already did what they did with the analog stick, tacked it onto their controller already (remember when the playstation didn't have a analog stick?)
The 360 does have its problems, and it may very well fall below the PS3, but the PS3 needs to outsell the 360 by more than it is right now to outsell it before MS makes its next console. The PS3 won't catch up to the Wii, though. The Wii, this gen, is what the PS2 was, last gen.
I'm not entirely so sure bro.
The wii has definetly done pretty well but the PS2 did well becasue of its great selection of games. Granted it started kinda slow which you could say about the wii(game library not sales) as well, but game # wise the PS3 and 360 has it down.
The 360 has already a fairly good lineup of games, and the PS3 is about to blossom, i just don't see how the wii will compete by just the amount of games.
Look at the xbox 1. It didn't have many games but graphically it was superior to the PS2 and Gamecube. Unfortunetly the wii doesn't have that advantage.
The wii however is interesting though.
Sure people will buy it, in fact i want one, but i believe that a lot of people that buy a wii will buy a 360 or a PS3, especially if Msoft drops the price any more and if sony does.
I'm not one to hate on the wii becasue i see fun in it and well i grew up with mario and zelda , however i will be playing my 360 and PS3 alot more.
Now did nintendo start anything revolutionary with their console? not really aside from getting non gamers into gaming.
If you mention motion controls, well go into an arcade and look at many of those games. The concept is there especially in the shooter games. You point and shoot. In fact you could've gone into a arcade years ago and fount the same thing.
Look at the cheap plug and play games you can get for 20 dollars such as the baseball and bowling games(not referring to Nintendo btw). These kind of things have been around before.
So did Nintendo really add anything new? Not really aside for a home console.
Does it have to be? No
If it presents enough fun it doesn't matter in my opinion and probably others (especially in the casual market) as long as it isn't a blatant copy.
However since i kinda am a gamer, i play as many say the "hardcore games" and the "casual games"
so with all that said and done. How can the wii take this gen especially when the PS3 and 360 will probably drop more in price with a bigger selection of games and casual games as well?
The wii will prob sell like hotcakes for a while, but that might not entirely.
I say this not becasue i think its a gimmick, its just becasue of the competition.
sorry double post
The most innovative thing on this gen is the cell cos if im not mistaken Ps1 already had a motion sense controller. btw dont put 360 and Ps3 on the same categorie of the wii ok?? Is like comparing 2 heavywheigths with a flee
With all this talk about 360 and PS3 pricedrops, what's to stop Nintendo from dropping the price of the Wii in response? Every Wii unit sold from the beginning has made profit for Nintendo, so it seems Nintendo can drop the price of its console more comfortably that either competitor. But with current Wii demand still exceeding supply, a Wii pricedrop will only make sense when the average consumer can walk into a retail store and find a Wii sitting on the shelf.
It's true that motion controls are nothing new, but the difference exhibited by the Wii is that these controls have become a core component of a home console for the first time. After playing Metroid Prime 3 last night, I came to the realization that console gamers finally have an edge over PC gamers with respect to first-person games after so many years of being limited by the d-pad. And in the realm of console gaming, that definitely represents a step forward.
sure they could drop the price but its all the factors together combined.
And yes i agree for a home console they definetly drew peoples attention and got some people into it. But after the Wii tis quite possible people will be lead to the PS3 and/or(mostly or) 360 as well.
and yeah metroid is kinda getting me even closer to buy a wii. Though i might still get it when mario galaxy comes out.
You do know ps1 was released before 64 right?
So Nintendo copied memory cards, disk games, ANALOGUE STICK, and so on...
So...sega saturn was the first, I didnt say sony was. Blackjack said sony stole ideas from 64 when ps1 came out first. And besides, analogue stick is a tiny joystick, so someone ripped off the joystick. My remark was somewhat sarcastic, pointing out that he was faulted by saying sony stole ideas from nintendo. i couldn't care less who was the first at memory cards and cds.
And lay off the caffeine man.
"You do know ps1 was released before 64 right?
So Nintendo copied memory cards, disk games, ANALOGUE STICK, and so on..."
Sega Saturn was realeased before ps1 thus cd games, memory cards were from the sega saturn. And pay attention didn't you read when someone posted? Nintendo began the first analog stick.
Sony did not even come up with online gaming(Sega dreamcast) Not even backward compatibility(Gameboy)
You make it seem like you have to have to but just have to use the motion sensing in any wii game. If you notice most games now are being made so you can play them different ways. Using the motion abilities or just normally. So whats the difference? For ps3 you use the controller for the wii you have the option of the type of way to play. Like Super Smash bros( Its 4 different ways to play)
Now picture this, Ps3 1996-2016. 10 years is a long time, technology is moving really fast and its getting cheaper. While sony invested a lot of money into the ps3 and will need time to regain it. In 4 years techonology would be more advance than the ps3. So nintendo can realese wii2 and be more advance than the ps3.
Didn't you say you had all three systems or something in some other post?
Anyways ps2 sold because it had the cheapest dvd in the market. Japan did not have any other dvds to buy and people were buying the ps2. The wii is just selling, thiers no blue ray dvd, hd-dvd its just selling as a game console.
Did the wii start a revolution in gaming? um Yes it did.
Look at those doctor games were you opperate, the cooking games, elebits, holding the controllers and controlling two different guns, the boxing games. That is something revolutionary!!!!
Its revolutionary because those games and others are the type of games the ps3 or xbox360 can't offer in gameplay. Plus all the other normal games remember you can play the controller normally too.
"grail shooting game" in the movies does not compare to the wii. Thier will never be a arcade game were you can move in any direction,shot, and have any motion sensing like RE4, Godfather, metroid prime ect..
People who say wii is not next gen. Um.. Who cares? Saying that will stop people from buying the wii? No it wount. Why do people say that? It doesn't even make sense!
People who say Xbox360 is selling more software than wii+ps3 combine.
Thats true in the usa and was in the world in the begining of the year but not anymore. Xbox360 does sell more software than wii in the usa. But I actually belive the wii is outselling the xbox360 worldwide. Go http://www.vgchartz.com compare japan and usa software.
People who say wii is a fad. It would be a fad if wii sports was the only thing you can play, but since its not wii is here to stay
People who say wii does not have any games. Man thats hillarious. That is a lot of @!$@%#^% I can name a list of just nintendo games no 3rd party exclusive games and man it would be huge list. Lets say almost every game nintendo realeses reaches the million mark
People who say the xbox pricedrop will destroy the wii. Nintendo was going to realese the wii at 100$(but decided not too) At 200 thier still making a profit. Imagine all the money thier making now.
Anyways Pc> Ps3 Xbox wii. Yet the wii has something PC can't really offer or feel the same way.
it seems like there motto is "if ya can't beat em join um" now that the wii is seen as a threat microsoft deciedes to hop on board.
MS needs Nintendo to stay alive :-)
but simple point. By the way, I still don't have a freakin clue what your avatar is. MS needs Nintendo to stay alive so that it'll detract potential PS3 owners. On the flip side, its Nintendo taking away customers from MS. I think MS is confused. I don't believe that a high percentage of those Wii owners are 'casual' gamers.
his avatar is rubber johnny Wish I had a link of the video cool video.
As Wii broadens the audience, MS and Sony can make more profit.
Bringing in new gamers to the gaming community. I have been a gamer since the NES era. So I say the more the marrier.
It could potentially be great for Microsoft bc these new gamers might perhaps see the graphics that 360 can pump out for relatively the same price as Wii.
So in the end they might end up picking up 360 also since it is only $280. I doubt that casual gamers would care about lack of HDD so they would probably pick up the Arcade model of 360.
Best thing is you can get both 360 and Wii for relatively the same price of the PS3.
Ooooh they M$ are quick to change its tune. What happened to "Wii is just a fad" or "Wiis multiplayer capabilities will not carry it through".
Damn right, Wii has done wonders to the community. Gamers this gen will go PSWII or WII60.
Im a PSWII :)
a year ago they said the same thing.
Peter moore said some positive stuff about nintendo.
as for gamers well i am a PS360 gamer but am hoping to be a PSWii60 gamer.
I would like to see the source of those two quotes. From what I have seen, Nintendo and Microsoft have never complained about each others' products, and personally, I would like to see Microsoft and Nintendo collabrate to create something like a Wii60.
You go PCPSWii60
Microsoft got ahead start of the war console race and now Nintendo has beaten Microsoft big time. It isn't a year for the Nintendo Wii yet and has beaten Microsoft big times............STRAIGHT up in YO FACE!!!!
"Microsoft says Nintendo's success good for business = that's just so lame/hard to believe xbots."
Microsoft knows that they're losing profits and losing consumers. Microsoft say positive things about Nintendo just so Microsoft can promotes Wii360.
I've never like Xbox 360. I ever never had and ever will.
I'm with Nintendo all along and STRAIGHT to yo FACE microsoft.
Soon or later Playstation will catch up to Xbox 360 then slam Xbox 360 down hard on the ground to third place.
HAHAHA!!! I just want Microsoft Xbox 360 to lost so badly.
I don't like Xbox 360 and want Xbox 360 to get burn down the drain.
I want Xbox 360 to lost.
Nintendo Wii is first place and top #1.
Way to go Nintendo!!=I'm always with Nintendo no matter what happen.
Didn't ya read the news about Microsoft trying to buy Nintendo for $3 billion dollars because Nintenod Gamecube isn't selling well. Nintendo refuse Microsoft's offers in Japan.
Nintendo makes more money than Microsoft can offer them.
$3 billions for Nintendo, oh come on Microsoft.
Microsoft must be really stupid for offering such lame low money.
Why is Microsoft is stupid? do you know why? Microsoft offer $3 billions to buy Nintendo out.
First didn't Microsoft knows that Nintendo makes more than $3 billions.
Right now Nintendo is owning Microsoft Xbox 360 big times.........
I want Microsoft Xbox 360 to lose and be third place in the war console race.
Nintendo Wii # 1
Sony Playstation 3 # 2
Microsoft Xbox 360 # 3
If Microsoft Xbox 360 lose the war console then they have to cancel out their console and burn it down the drain for good indeed.
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Nintendo is the best!!!!!!!!!!!........period the END!!!!!
Microsoft needs Nintendo to win!!!!! How lame is Microsoft!!!
Microsoft knows their console sucks big time and just got owned by Nintendo Wii.
GameSpot/1up.com is Microsoft made game reviews Sites.!!!!!!
NintendoFanboy for LIFE!!!!!!!
But look at the software and accessories attach rate.. MS is beating both the Wii and PS3 combined and that is where the real money is being made and that gets the attention of developers.
I freakin hate the Wii and it's stupid mini-games and Mario rehashes. You can game with the 10year olds and grandma's while I will be gaming with the adults.
Your stupid Gamespot/1up comment is just a bunch of crap.
PS360 all the way for me.
I'm all for the Wii being successful, but not necessarily at the expense of the 360 and PS3. Competition drives any industry.
Anyone who HATES a console or the company behind it needs to get that checked out in my opinion.
You just took the prize for idiot of the month. Stop being worried about what Microsoft is doing and learn some fuqing English dumbass.
you got Jessice Alba for your avatar. if i would you i rather be watching porn right now instead of posting nake alba as your avatar.
Why do you hate Wii? (If you hate Wii) If Microsoft lose the game console war then you be going to the Wii or Nintendo's next next-gaming console straight up.
Microsoft is not making no next-gen console again if they lose the war gaming console this time.
Just like the PS2 be owning Xbox 1 last generation. Do you understand.
Microsoft will cancel/burn down the Xbox 360 down the drain hard indeed just like Sega did to their consoles.
Nintendo Wii is out selling Microsoft Xbox 360 like hotcakes. "I like to eat more hotcakes" HAHA!!
Do you know why like "hotcakes" because Microsoft got ahead of the war gaming console race?!.
boo ya in yo FACE = razer!!!!!!!
whazi to ya
Take note that Jessica Alba also plays the wii.
Who gives a rat's ass what that talentless twit plays?
Just last week they said the price difference between 360 and PS3 will steal a lot of business away from Sony this holiday. So what about the price gap between 360 and Wii?
In reality Wii is hurting Microsoft far more than it is doing to Sony. PS3 managed to at least sell 1/2 the Wii sales at 2 1/4 times the price. Microsoft on the other hand has been outsold 5 to 1 by the Wii so far in 2007. 360 sales have cooled down dramatically compared to the same period last year from Jan to August.
Also if Wii + 360 = PS3 price ie Wii360 bundle
then what about PS2 + Wii = Xbox 360 price
What makes Microsoft so sure people won't justify buying two consoles that a have a combined library of far greater than 360 has?
Microsoft needs to stop this lame double standard. There is a reason both Wii and PS2 are outselling 360 month after month. PS3 is freaking expensive at 499 but the 360 isn't really a bargain either at 359.
Playstation 2 (PS2) be owning Xbox 1 in the last generation of games/gaming. period
Nintendo Wii will be owning Microsoft Xbox 360 for sure indeed badly.
It's so lame that Microsoft is try to come up with this "Wii360" what is Wii360 anyways?
Microsoft is playing so dirty behind the scene saying that they didn't pay Paramount/Dreamworks $150 million dollar just to go exclusively so Sony blu-ray will lose the format war. that ain't going to happen at all.
Last generation: Xbox 1 graphics is superior to Playstation but Xbox 1 just got own by Playstation 2 for good indeed. That's why Microsoft abandon it's xbox 1 so quickly and then started the Xbox 360 rushing products out then got huge complains that it's overheating and be scratching disc if you move your Xbox 360.
How lame can Microsoft be?
Microsoft always release new patches for people money and give nothing bad.
Microsoft don't care about people they just care about tons of cash into their pockets.
Microsoft is planning to release Windows 7 while Vista just came out lately. HAHA
Microsoft trys to win the gaming console war and the HD DVD format war over Blu-ray.
Nintendo be owning Xbox 360 in this next-gen. Microsoft just got own and then say positives things about Nintendo Wii so just to get support for "Wii360"
Microsoft Xbox 360 sucks with a huge power supply laying around.
AHAHAHA......... "I can't help it"
how pathetic is this??
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