Nintendo's Wii is battling Sony's Playstation 3 at stores. CNNMoney.com's Allen Wastler has more.
oh so many thoughts...no comment..its to much...lol
Added On December 19, 2006
considering the PS3 is almos double the price.... u will be seeing a MUCHHHH more fierce fight in 2/3 years. But the PS3 is holding its own for now. The Wii wont be winning forever.
Dear lord... This can't be real. Ps3 smokes the wii's ass and rotates it twice in every way possible.
Ps3 allows you to place full on movies onto your HDD and watch them. Movies you own, movies you rent... whatever. Wii can't touch that.
Ps3 allows you to play every system up to the dreamcast thru emulation.
Ps3 allows you to browse the real internet
Ps3 allows you to watch blu-ray movies
Ps3 allows you to game online for free
Ps3 allows you to upscale all your dvd's
Ps3 allows you to upscale Ps1 and ps2 games.
Ps3 allows you to play all your ps1 games thru your psp remotely
Ps3 allows you to swap and edit media on the fly
All out of the box... all for the cost of the system and the system alone. nothing more. Anyone who doesn't have a Ps3 for sheer functionality is missing out.
I bought my Wii so I could browse the "fake" internet!
But the Wii is cheaper and has more games.
Wii? games? i wouldnt call those games. i dont know what the hell they are.
You have to understand that we are in the minority. The Wii isn't aimed at the hardcore gamer. People who never really got into videogames are going nuts over the Wii.
The wii is good for turn it on and off... I can't believe people are still buy that piece of junk!
That youtube video is so old now... PS3 fat chick is more fun to play with now... that skinny chick needs to get some fake boobs (fun games) for us to play with...
Wait....what? You can put/store rented videos on your PS3 hard drive permanently? That is, rent a video "rip" it to a PS3 hard drive and keep it forever? Is this true?
but the Wii has PS3 and 360 beat in sales. I guess the old Abraham Lincoln quote of.....,
-- "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time...." --
....doesn't quite apply to game consoles, because in a head to head comparison, it just doesn't make *any sense at all.
And the Ford Taurus was the #1 or #2 selling car in America for a long time. I'd still rather have a lexus or a mercedes or a BMW. Cost more, sells less, sexier, better.
Similar situation here.
To me, this video is more interesting from a "this is how it's perceived" viewpoint than any actual information. Let's face it, nothing said in here is news to any of us; but the way it's presented, and the way the two people involved see the situation, is pretty funny in a scary way. He's so friggin animated through the whole video, waving his hands in all directions, it's no wonder he loves the Wii controls. Add in the year old video from G4 and it pretty much sums up the general public's awareness.
Lol, now thats hilarious XD
Did not view the video...But why are they comparing the PS3 and the Wii...
--Wii dominates in terms of sales but not in terms of technology..
--Not a Wii Hater I may buy one for my 4 year old..and I want Mario Galaxy
--I am pretty happy with my PS3 and 360
--There is really no comparison
--Maybe the Wii vs PS2 or the Wii vs Gamecube?
Microsoft has been omitted from the console war sales due to hardware malfunctions and declining market share. XBOX 360 shall receive it's final red rings of death in 2008.
Why do you still have 5 bubbles?
I see no reason to own both 360 and the PS3.They both have about the same power/graphics and the same games.The only smart thing to do if you want a second console is to get the wii.360 or PS3 for hardcore gaming and nintendo wii for superb games like mario/zelda and party games with your friends when ur drunk.With nintendo wii you will have more fun when you have a bunch of friends over than with the PS3 or 360.
that may come as a bit of a shock to you:
*NOT EVERYBODY OWNS AN X BOX 360.
i know, i know, with gems such as Halo 3 (shooter), Gears of War (shooter), Mass Effect (shooter/rpg), and Bioshock (shooter/rpg/genre-bender), it's hard to understand why some people (perhaps non-shooter fans?), would pass up on a 360.
so, for those people that *DON'T own an X Box 360, they are looking at a choice: a Playstation 3, or an X Box 360.
the prices are similar, with the Playstation 3 at $400 and $500 for it's 40gig and 80gig models respectively, and the X Box 360 at $350 for the Premium, 20gig model, and $450 for the Elite, 120gig model.
the difference between the two are it's *FEATURES.
with the $400 PS3, you get:
a Blu Ray player built in
Wi Fi built in
PS1 backwards compatibility
Free Online gaming
various support from USB periphials (ie, External HDDs, and mice and keyboards)
the ability to swap out that 40gig HDD for a 2.5" SATA HDD of *ANY size (ie, a 160gig HDD).
with the $350 X Box 360 you get
backwards compatibility with *SELECT X Box games
and really, that's about it.
an HD movie player will cost an additional $130-$150.
the Wi Fi adaptor will cost an additional $99
to play games online, you need a Live account, which, to start, costs about $50.
personally, i think the PS3 has the 360 beat in the "features to price" ratio.
the games library is highly subjective, and depends primarily on your tastes. personally, i'm a *BIG fan of action adventure titles and RPGs, though i *DO like the occasional FPS, and 3PS.
if you *AREN'T a shooter fan, the 360 only has a handful of games (like Viva Pinata and Eternal Sonata), that may appeal to you. if you *ARE a shooter fan, hell, have a ball with the 360. just remember, to play online, it's going to run you $50 a year for an X Box Live subscription.
if you are an action/adventure fan, the PS3 is your best bet. Ratchet and Clank Future, Heavenly Sword, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Folklore, and Uncharted are *PERFECT if you like that genre. also, if you enjoy HD movies (and from the format that appears to be winning the silly format war), that's even more reason to get a PS3. the online gaming is free, and games like Warhawk and Unreal Tournament 3 are two of the best examples of superb online play, lag free, on the PS3. Resistance is also a fantastic multiplayer game.
i *LIKE the 360, and i will own one eventually, but i made my decision to buy a PS3 first based off of personal preference, and not public opinion, ie, i love action adventure games, and the PS3's 2007 lineup had more games i wanted to play.
for the 360, all i wanted to play was Bioshock and Mass Effect. 2 games weren't enough. for the PS3, i was sold on games like Resistance, Motorstorm, VF5, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Folklore, Heavenly Sword, Warhawk, Ratchet, Unreal, and Uncharted. that's 10 games, versus 2. i don't care much for Gears of War *OR Halo, so they held no sway over me. Dead Rising and Lost Planet also did nothing for me, though i *DID like Crackdown; for the 8 hours it took me to beat it. a sandbox game...beaten in 8 hours. needless to say, i was a bit disappointed, as there's not much else to do in that game once the gangs are wiped out (and i maxed out my attributes also). my point is that the PS3 had the games that *I PERSONALLY wanted to play. doesn't mean that the games i mentioned on the 360 aren't good, or even great, just that they aren't exactly my type of game, so i took a pass on a 360. *FOR NOW.
those that have bought 360's over the PS3 are not wrong in *THEIR choice either, however. they bought what they *WANTED, that's all that matters in the end. but in a head to head feature comparison, the PS3 wins, and is the smarter choice for those that want more than just a games machine (ie, HD movie player), and for a fair price.
I don't even know what to say for this article.
I personally think the Wii is one of Sony biggest problems......
Just think that so called 120 million users waiting to jump.....well over 60% of them are probably just those casual gamers who like to play a game every once n a while.....
The Wii has been appealing to the casual market and making it a system of choice for people who just want to play games on a casual scale....and hell it shows that their idea of appealing to this crowd has been working....
The way things are going the Wii is one of the things truly holding back sales for the PS3 just because they are taking the casual market away and leaving the other 2 systems to fight for a more hardcore audience
Those bastards had to show that video. As if the ps3 isnt already getting shunned...lmao
7+ million consoles sold and the PS3 beating the Wii in Japan recently? Was that shunning too? Besides soccer moms, stay-at-home dads and little Maggie Anne, who else is "shunning" it? Please explain.
Today I went to Best Buy to get Blade Runner on Blu-ray and I noticed a lot of older people (most likely parents or relatives of kids) buying Wii games and accessories like hot cakes and they were buying multiple copies too. All the checkouts were full of these types of shoppers. What's even more sad was that everything they bought was not a first party Nintendo product. I felt like warning them about the quality but then I realized that it's for little kids who actually enjoy this sort of crap. Plus I want them to have buyers remorse. ;)
What's even more funny was some of the employees convincing parents/shoppers that these products get sold out quick and they get low shipments so they should buy them before someone else does and the best one of all, "Nintendo won't be releasing another console for 8 more years." I almost cracked up.
Parents are not going to spend a lot of money on a hi tech console that does more for your money. A Best buy employee also pointed out that Wii games are less violent and I sorta believed that unless you count the Godfather and Manhunt 2. Wii will win this Christmas and every other wekk until HD becomes more familiar with people.
Just like a lot of parents think they need to buy those racket and bat accessories to play wii sports.
PS3 will be the VICTOR!
wii vs ps3.. is that a joke.. wii is beating the pants off ps3.. wii vs xbox360 would make more sense
will be your downfall? Sad.
Hey let's compare Poker and Monopoly, that's what this is like.
did anyone else notice that this was "Added On December 19, 2006"?
There's such a huge gap in quality, versatility, and performance. Damn, it sounds like I'm talking about cars...
Seems off because its OLD!!!!!!!!!!!.
I can't say anything about this article!
Keep in mind that news reporters, moms, dads and kids are basically not aware that the Wii has a bunch a crappy games. They complain about complicated controllers because they don't play real games. Everyday on gaming web sites we see Wii owners that are pissed about the fact that there are no good games.
And this reporter didn't even know the price of the PS3. "2 to 3 times more expensive"? There aren't any PS3 going for $750 in the market.
The title states they are competing in STORES.
Obviously the Wii can't compete against the PS3 in terms of graphics, and power, but it has showed it can compete in sales.
Wii hater or not, nobody can deny that Nintendo really pulled a rabbit out of their hat with the Wii. Its probably the most talked about console in history.
The Wii is absolutely awesome.
The Wii is sleek, stylish, petite and doesn't look like a George Foreman grill.
The Wii is first and foremost a video game machine and not a wannabee PC.
The Wii doesn't cost as much as a car payment.
The Wii allows you to play games online for free.
The Wii has a library of games going back to the NES.
The Wii allows you to browse the internet
The Wii can play all Gamecube games.
The Wii has the awesome, highly rated, and universally loved 1st party Nintendo games.
The Wii has the immersive, accessible, innovative interface.
The Wii can be played by anyone: your mom, your mom's mom, and even your mom's mom's mom if she is alive.
The Wii has Super Smash Bros Brawl.
Is a rehashed gamecube.
1 - The Wii is GameCube v1.5 with a fancy controller.
2 - Targets non-gamers who don't play games by definition and will get bored with it within 24 months.
3 - Does not allow for online play currently.
4 - My PC has emulators and can download ROMs of every previous console for free.
5 - It allows you to browse the web, albeit very cumbersomely.
6 - Costs as much as a Chevrolet Chevette.
7 - The GameCube can also play all GameCube games.
8 - Super Smash Brothers is a shallow reason to buy a system for.
you can guess judging by its name
Wii has no
Sexy shiny chrome finish
state of the art hardware
And you ask which is better?
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