Nintendo: Wii has really long legs, PS3 doesn't have a lifespan yet

Nintendo's vice president of sales and marketing Perrin Kaplan was recently asked by Wired whether she views the Wii as having a shorter lifespan than the PS3 or Xbox 360 - Kaplan took the easy route and replied by saying she didn't know whether the PS3 has a lifespan yet. Kaplan also insisted the Wii has 'really long legs' and we're just at the beginning of what should be a long life-cycle.

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CyberSentinel4482d ago (Edited 4482d ago )

Your bubble will burst. The next gen war will be fought between M$ and Sony.

Nintendo isn't even in the same league as us.

It's a "children's toy", nothing more. Much the same as a V*smiles.

That's not to say theirs anything wrong with targeting that segment of consumers, just that it puts you into another sales category.

@1.1: The only good thing about the Nintendo Wii, is the fact that it has replenished Nintendo's vault, and therefore guarantees they will be in the next console race. (I love Nintendo, I really do.) I was worried that they might not of been able to do that on the strength of the Gameboy sales alone. I was concerned there might be some trepidation to re-enter the console market again if the Wii failed.

I'm glad its doing well, (I really am, heck, I own a Wii) but I don't feel it belongs in the Next Generation category.

Phuck Sony BS34482d ago

Ok, let's take a look at the Wii....,

1.) Surpassing the 360 and PS3,
2.) Making a profit from Launch
3.) Hardly no games (Except 1st party) and still selling worldwide.
4.) No 1080p, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, or DVD playback
5.) No Nex-Gen nothing!!
6.) Laughing at MS & Sony, drinking Congac and smoking fat cigars in Board meetings.


That's one Hellified "Children's Toy"!!

Sorry son, give credit where credit is due. Nobody can say anything about Nintendo, nobody!!

unsunghero284482d ago

Is that the second the Wii's sales get a little dull Nintendo will make a new, HD SKU (kind of like the DS -> DS lite evolution) and then it will once again transcend into sold-out-iness.

Cpt Qwark4482d ago

How about the other way around

WilliamRLBaker4482d ago

its a pretty great kids toy for selling what 11.5 m so far?

and for casuals? thats a good thing casuals make up 80% of the gaming market.

Ju4482d ago

Well, hopefully the Wii has longer legs then her career there. She's leaving Nintendo by, she must be pretty convinced about this.

That's like my prev. manager saying "Don't use this as a jump gate."...a couple of month later he was gone...

TheExodus4482d ago (Edited 4482d ago )

The article states that Nintendo's marketing division is moving from "her native Seattle" to the San Francisco Bay Area in December. Now I took that to mean that she has chosen not to relocate, but I can see how it may have misinterpreted as "she's bailing before the bubble bursts" through hazy fanboy goggles. I know it's nearly a year after launch & retailers are still refusing to carry the Wii which is why you can't find them at retail, at least I think that's why. Could be wrong though!

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