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Ethnic preference

November 4, 2006
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This week on Infendo, there was a post about the DS being on the cover of Lupe Fiasco’s CD and in his video. The meat of it was about Nintendo getting good exposure. In the comments, someone brought up the very real issue concerning the majority of the hip-hop community dismissing Nintendo products.

Translation: most Blacks and ghetto folk don’t like Nintendo; they’ll download the Mario Bros ringtone, but they won’t touch a GameCube. The guy’s right, even if he’s a little naive about it. My question to you now is, from what you can tell, how does console preference differ among the ethnicities (if any) and subcultures in your region? How do you feel about Nintendo trying to break into the PS/Xbox-owned territory of the market?

All the regulars hail from different parts of the country and world, so it’d be nice to hear your situations. Include prior residences, too.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 4, 2006 10:42 pm

    Well, the mexicans play a lot of Mortal Kombat next door…and the asian chick on the other side of us used to play Doom; I hope that helped…

  2. Frisby permalink
    November 4, 2006 11:48 pm

    Well if luda said “GameCube up in the ride” in stead of “PS2 up in the ride”, would he have sold half, been ridiculed and kicked out of rap music.

    Maybe.

  3. November 5, 2006 1:24 am

    All i know is there’s a southern sounding song that goes “[Something] out my window, GameCube Nintendo”…

    Guess he wasn’t famous enough for that to be of any financial benefit to either him or Nin.

  4. Anonymous permalink
    November 5, 2006 1:33 am

    In the Philippines, the PS2 is King, partly because of how pathetically easy it is to get pirated games here. You can’t walk five minutes without seeing a stalll or even some guy on the street selling pirates games (or even movies for that matter).

    I know a few hardcore geeks that went with the XBox because of its spec strength, but ultimately Filipinos will sway with whatever’s popular, be it games, movies, or music.

  5. November 5, 2006 1:44 am

    In the Philippines, PS2 is king partly because of the fact that you can’t walk two steps without seeing pirated PS2 games on sale. It’s ridiculously easy to load up on all the latest games for 80 pesos (roughly $1.75) and play the heck out of your console. most PS2 retailers here even offer to mod your PS2 or sell midded PS2 packages that come with your choice of games.

  6. November 6, 2006 4:44 pm

    My nephews in Mexico City prefer the GameCube. I’m not sure if it is because of the lower price (all electronics down in Mexico cost 150% to 200% as much as in the U.S.), or because Nintendo has a strong foothold in Mexico.

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