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Wii Knocked Off It’s Media Pedestal

October 15, 2006


While looking for some news on Nintendo all I seem to find is how PS3 is getting more hype due to their price cut. In fact they expect PS3 and Wii to be pretty close at the end of Quarter 4 (Nintendo on top) but Sony will kick back by next year with more games, more systems, and another potential price drop. MS hasn’t even had 1 price cut yet and PS3 is specking a second by next year. So now, the hype has changes, kind of…

Media says PS3 will get better and the Wii will get worst. Perhaps if Blu-Ray gets popular (more popular than UMD lets hope…or not) Sony will get the PS2 following they had with DVD.

So Nintendo is charging more than expected and Sony is selling it cheaper than they said…no one really lose, only Sony.
The media is basically saying buy your Wii stock now and your Sony stock in Quarter 2 next year. I say sell your Sony stock one week after the launch because Sony’s quality track record is a little dark with recalls on lap top batteries, overheating PS3’s and dead PSP pixels.

Unfortunately I feel we will have to deal with Sony for a while since MS cant seem to sell a 360 in Japan to save their life. But I really feel it’s silly to say Wii and PS3 are in competition with each other. Sony was already losing money on the PS3, so now they are accepting an even bigger loss by accepting a price cut to try to make us feel we are getting a good deal. Nintendo is MAKING money on their newlast gen hardware and they have so many damn accessories and paraphernalia that even if Sony does sell more by 2007, what will it matter then they have a higher gross profit.

People seem to forget that Game Cube MADE more money (in percentage) than PS2 or X-Box.

These predictions are similar to the PSP to dominate the hand held market because of superior graphics and UMD (Useless Media Device) technology a year back. We all know know how that is working out now.

The fact is whoever makes the better games will win, and Nintendo will still make money even if Forbes knows what they are talking about. If only MS could appeal to the Japanese market some how they could easily bitch slap Sony out of this market and take all of there exclusive titles. Either that has to happen or Nintendo have a new rival appear in the low end console market in the next few years.

I just want the damn war to end.–
Charlie Frisby

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Karmakin permalink
    October 15, 2006 1:26 am

    The “war” is for the PS2’s massive library, or to be precise, which system will get it. The system that has the installed base and the best attach rate will get the majority of games.

    And the system that gets the majority of games, gets the sales of the system. Rinse and repeat.

    Here’s my prediction, for the end of calander year, starting this year.




  2. October 15, 2006 2:59 am

    What do those numbers mean?

    And friz, am i mistaken, or is that the first outward bashing of a non-Nintendo company on this site? *sniff* I’m so proud!

  3. frisby permalink
    October 15, 2006 3:13 am

    I still have a special place for Sony in my black heart.

  4. October 15, 2006 4:01 am

    You know what sucks? I-man plugged us on Inf, but i just did a search and couldn’t find the site! A classic tragedy.

  5. Atomsk permalink
    October 15, 2006 7:23 am

    Wow…. this article is sad… lmao
    I’ve never seen so much false info, without a hint of proof or sources in sight…

  6. frisby permalink
    October 15, 2006 1:22 pm

    can you tell me what is false. I don’t ten to cite stuff I just know for common knowledge.

  7. October 15, 2006 3:26 pm

    Wasn’t Forbes cited? I know the links are semi-hard to notice, but at least read the thing before you say it has none.

  8. October 16, 2006 11:21 am

    I think the Forbes article is dead wrong: even with a price reduction, the PS3 cannot outsell the Wii simply because they will not ship enough units this year! At least, no more units than the Wii.

    Now, I see a “strategy” behind the PS3 scarcity, albeit a failed one: unlike Nintendo, Sony will lose a LOT of money on the sale of each PS3, so there is a limited amount of units they can afford to sell before the end of the fiscal year!

    After the fiscal year ends, and after they launch more popular PS3 titles, Sony will be able to afford to lose more money and ship more PS3 units out… provided its games and Blu-Ray movies get popular enough to compensate for the loss. But with the price of those PS3 games and Blu-Ray movies, Sony is going to face an uphill battle.

    In my opinion, Sony will be lucky to break even by the end of next year…

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