Sony is taking advantage of Nintendo Wii shortages and a recent price cut of the PlayStation 3 to double weekly sales of the console in the US.
... that people aren't yet aware of PS3 power, otherwise they will just pick PS3 from shelfs.
what u have said is true. PS3 is the right console. bought one. No worry about games and future.
Well there you go, I post the exact same story earlier & it gets shot down as a duplicate, there is no justice.
And thats mods exist...PM a mod about this situation if you want it resolved...
To be fair - this story is a duplicate.
ps3 FTW!!!! eat yourself nintendo! though i have a wii :P
being a fanboy..you achieve nothing out of it..you only make yourself look foolish
this is encouraging to say the least. however the road to catch the leaders is a long one.
in europe the wii is £180 and the ps3 is £300 at best . who goes out to get a wii and ends up getting a ps3 ?
yeah!! woohoo........whatever........ ..I'm gonna play COD4 and the Uncharted Demo again on Hard until I can get my hands on it tomorrow.
It totally plausible that Nintendo's strategy of building such a high demand for the Wii could backfire(especially if the "real" 360 drops in price in response to Sony's drop)
This is exactly why Nintendo did all this... so that consumers could walk into stores with money and walk out without handing any of it to Nintendo.
Creating artificial demand is tricky. You do want there to always be at least a couple on the shelf, otherwise it's counter-productive. This has never been the case with the wii. So either Nintendo is the longest running successful console maker and the most idiotic at the same time or that argument is a ridiculous fallacy.
Nintendo does have a history of creating artificially high demand for their consoles (along with other shady business deals) so it's nothing new for them. Stores are doing it as well so they can announce they "finally" have them in stock and then people will rush to the store to get it and wind up spending more while they are in there.
How would a price drop from Microsoft effect Nintendo?. The Wii would still be cheaper. I think by dropping the price of the 360 in response to Sony would be a sign of weakness on Microsoft since they still currently have 3 skews under 400$ (arcade being one of them). If they cant compete with Sony at its current higher price range then that shows you Sony still has a lot of power, and proves the point that ps3 fans have been saying all along "PRICE IS AND WAS THE ONLY BARIER"
"Nintendo does have a history of creating artificially high demand for their consoles (along with other shady business deals) so it's nothing new for them."
I wonder why all the other console manufacturers are so incompetent at it then? I mean, obviously the CEO of Sony America wanted that when he offered a $1200 bounty per PS3.
It's great to say that Nintendo might be doing this, that's just opinion. But Nintendo would still be fools to be doing it in this way, many people haven't been able to buy them and a lot more won't be able to do so. Add no evidence to the equation and that makes things even more ridiculous.
And we don't even want to talk about Nintendo being shady when MS and Sony are in the equation. MS just tried to buy off a bunch of officials in Nigeria and got caught at it. Seriously, when Nigeria is prosecuting you for shady business practices... wow.
damn is it really that hard to give the PS3 some credit
edit- no i didn't
did you actually read the article? It is giving the PS3 credit....credit for analysing a situation and making the best of it financially. If the whole nintendo buzz wears off and they end it back in last position this gen it would be beacause of their supply issues. Sony is beginning to pick up pace at the right time
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