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Satoru Iwata: Wii and PS3 are Neck and Neck

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Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, has explained that Wii and PS3 are 'neck and neck' in terms of sales in Japan. Mr Iwata also points out that, "However, the total unit sales of home console hardware were down last year and this year."

During his speech to investors, he also pointed out that, "A notable dip can be seen in sales of Wii this year; which is approximately half the size of last year. On the other hand, Sony's PS3 showed a good transition and they increased the unit sales by about 50%...

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Maddens Raiders3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

be honest -- and I'm talking to the lot of you that have been here since at least Summer of 2007; how many people here thought that we'd ever see that statement in 2009?

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taken from an interview in 2007 w/ Atari founder, Nolan Bushnell:

""The PlayStation just happened to be in the right place at the right time. It wasn't that they had put together an incredible product, they just filled a void that the market had at the time. Consumers wanted a new gaming system, and Sony was there. There weren't really any other choices as far as the technology available, at the time.

With the PlayStation 3, some of my engineer friends have looked at it and said that it is very difficult to program for. Engineers like to do things that are hard, but they need a good set of tools to do that with. That's keeping a lot of good things from the PlayStation 3, because engineers and developers are shying away from it."

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All I can think to say is [email protected] you Nolan!

Rigmaster3271d ago (Edited 3271d ago )

"With the PlayStation 3, some of my engineer friends have looked at it and said that it is very difficult to program for. Engineers like to do things that are hard"

Translation:

I asked a couple of Windows programmers I know. They have no experience with anything but desktop x86 PCs and have never designed console hardware nor written console game/graphics code. Instead of being honest they lashed out at what they didn't understand by trying to pretend it was the PS3 hardware and not their own ignorance that was the problem.

oldskoolgamer3271d ago

Not bad considering the ps3 was almost double the wii's price. But I'm sure this will be spun into "teh soniez is doomed" as usual

ChickeyCantor3271d ago

@oldskool,

Well Wii was pronounced "doomed" too when it was announced, so anything can happen right?

zeeshan3270d ago

It's amazing how things can change in a couple of years! SONY FTW!!

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topgeareasy3271d ago

going head to head with the PS2

ChickeyCantor3271d ago

In japan it will be interesting since both sides have titles that japan loves. Good luck to both of them.