Looking to the future
Somewhere along the line we all lost sight of where technology really is and the fiesable cost for “todays” products.
In a world of consumers there are these extremest who have to buy tech when its new. I mean, these folks bought the first CD players, laser disk players and so on. They bough Windows 95 at midnight at the computer stores release night. They buy the latest graphics cards to play with their games so they can say “I was the first person to play a game in HD on my block, I own a PS3, I own a prototype hover board and a jet pack.
These people breed more and more of these consumer brainwashed needy people so we all get ahead of ourselves to the point where we want things we really aren’t ready to produce at the rate we are producing so we pay out the ass to buy these damn products that 5 years from now are laughable.
Know anyone with a DVD player bigger than your average 1987 VCR??? I can buy one for $40 bucks thats almost as small as 2 VHS tapes.
Today we have the Wii, 360 and PS3. Believe it or not, Wii is current gen tech. 360 and PS3 are next-next gen.
“Wii? Pshh, It don’t even play DVD’s.”
Some how over the years the competitors have gotten so fierce they have to have the latest tech packed into their machines, even if it is not economically feasible.
Example. Say its 1991. Sega is about to roll out Genesis. For some reason, Nitnendo has so much money they have this state of the art system called the N64. Its expensive as hell to make and its huge in comparason to the Genesis. It cost so much to make that Nitnendo has to eat about $200 to keep the price under$600. Who the fuck would buy an N64 for $600 when there is a perfectly good Sega Genesis. Just about every person who owns a PS3 probably.
Nintendo is a game console maker. They are not Sony, and their pockets will never be as deep as Microsloth. They have no prob bleeding money if it gets them more marketshare. The money they lose per console is the price they pay for penetration.
Nintendo can’t play this game. The beautiful games us Wii owners (who only own a Wii) drool over on PS3 and 360 is similar to playing games like Sonic while the rich kids are playing Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time. Now, we all laugh at PS1 and N64 graphics. Some even flinch when looking at PS2 graphics.
I don’t know really where I am going with this post other than Wii is nothing more than a Super Game Cube. It has better…err…different controls and the graphics are much…umm…a lot better. The price is right too. There is nothing wrong with that…right?