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The Xbox 360 takes on the Wii with a struggle

"Microsoft has built a solid reputation with the Xbox 360 and some impressive franchises, most importantly Halo 3. But I have some trouble figuring out the future of the console, especially when Microsoft wants the Xbox 360 to be everything for everyone. Will the Xbox head right into an identity crisis and be in danger losing its appeal between the highly focused Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation 3?"

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ichimaru3465d ago

good question, but its micro. i'm sure that they willget thier haed strait.

Clinton5143465d ago

Is the assumption that this console generation is anywhere near done. These ridiculous people are quick to claim Wii "victorious".

Rooftrellen3465d ago

True, its not over yet, but the PS3 is so far behind, it would have to sell hundreds of thousands of consoles more...per month, to catch up, and it seems as if the general idea is that the 360 is dead.

IdontTakeSides3465d ago

I personally feel that the Wii will be second this gen...Nintendo alone cannot make the wii a success...and as far as we know the wii has the worst game library of the three...

M$ problem is that it tries to do everything the competition does..instead of just keep focusing on it's own strengths

The PS3...is the overall best designed system of the three ne one care to disagree is biased...and when Sony gets it's act together "which there in the process of doing'..the PS3..will take off ....which will happen soon...

razer3465d ago

That the PS3 is a quality built box, but it is not the best game console and I am not biased I own both a 360 and PS3. I do think the 360 is the best for gaming.

forum_crawler3465d ago

"as far as we know the wii has the worst game library of the three... "

That is up for debate. If you like Mario type of games, then the wii has the best library, if you like shooters, then 360 does. It really depends on where you are coming from.

Also, the PS3 is not the best design of the three. If anything it is the opposite. It does have the most powerful processor of the three, but due to its poor overall design, the data rate or bandwidth is severely crippled for what the processor is capable of doing thus resulting in performance that is not really that much better than the 360, even though it should run circles around it. Have a look at the technical documents and read about the bandwidth limitations of the PS3 and you will realize that though cell is the most powerful processor, the rest of the PS3 system is not the best.

Do either of the PS3 or 360 have Zelda, Mario, Metroid or Wario? No. Right there, the wii has 4 different types of games that are extremely well done and successful 4 different types! Adventure/RPG, Platformer, FPS and party games. If anything the wii has the most variety of the three consoles.

Besides, when I want to play shooters (with friends on-line) I use my PC, no better way to do it than that...

IdontTakeSides3465d ago (Edited 3465d ago )

"If you like Mario type of games, then the wii has the best library".

"Do either of the PS3 or 360 have Zelda, Mario, Metroid or Wario? No. Right there, the wii has 4 different types of games that are extremely well done and successful 4 different types! Adventure/RPG, Platformer, FPS and party games. If anything the wii has the most variety of the three consoles."

Dude everyone like mario..maybe we don't like some of the more recent games..but we all played it one way or the other..and I can also play those games you just mentioned on my PSP no need for a Wii I guess..

Mario , Zelda , Wario , Metroid...wow look at the 4 different types..

BTW other than Metroid FPS suck on the Wii....the PS3 has the most variety it has a game for every genre try again...and the PS3 Hardware isn't the best that's why we have games like Uncharted , R&C..HS...Lair(im talking bout graphics)..Haze...GT5..last but not least Killzone 2....

BTW you forgot to mention the very well crafted game..name..."Zack & Wicki"

razer3465d ago

"the highly focused Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation 3?"

I can say that yes the Wii is highly focused on making games for kids and girls.. But the PS3??? Focused as in only appealing to the hardcore?? I think if any console is suffering from an identity crisis it's the Movie machine or is that game console PS3.

candystop3465d ago

Thats so true Razer and funny how things are getting so twisted as to whats going on!

stonedog3465d ago

has definitely been having a problem getting the message out. This appears to be the result of infighting at Sony (something I may add the company has been notorious for). We note a previous article posted on this site about Izumi Kawanishi being shuffled out of the gaming division. Kaz Hirai message was that the PS3 is a gaming system and Izumi Kawanishi was pushing the view that the PS3 as a "super Computer". (see: Rumor: Sony Computer Ent Lost Chief Tech Officer?)

The reality is that any one of the consoles is still in a position to be a spoiler for the others. Nintendo sells a lot of systems but the game attach rate is low. M$ has its core market of gamers and logically wants a share of Nintendo cake to. As long a M$ does not forget about it core market its pushing into the casual market can't hurt it. The key for Nintendo is not only price point but innovative game play with the wiimote. The reality is that no one in the generation is likely to run away with the show.

Basch3464d ago

Mon dieu: so yes, there's a chronic lack of [decent] shooters or BBFC 18s on the Wii. But what makes you think kids and girls don't play such titles on the Xbox 360 you tout so much? It would be nice if people were less blindly cynical about the many gaming audiences who don't fit within the sixteen-to-twenty-four-year-ol d male bracket.

And pardon the PS3 for embracing a new technology (a strategy which – oh look – Microsoft have since usurped)! I personally think that if any console is suffering from an identity crisis, it's one that wants "to appeal to everyone" but is still churning out more first person shooters than either of its rivals.

littletad3465d ago

Identity Crisis? And even more laughable the author puts it "between the Wii and Ps3. So that means in the next coming months the ps3 will sell an astonishing 9 million consoles? Whoever did his data for him is incompetent. The ps3 is selling worse than the gamecube and it's system to software attachment rate is barely better than the Wii.

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