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Gec wrote:I think Nintendo is about to be kicked off their perch.
Arrow wrote:Gec wrote:I think Nintendo is about to be kicked off their perch.
I doubt it. The motion controls aren't the only reason the Wii's beating the pants off everyone; it's also the casuals liking the large selection of games, and that the system is so cheap. Hardcore PS3 fans won't care that much about Sony's motion controls, and casual fans won't be spending $400+ for a PS3 anyways.
Sony's basically missing the point here.
NUTCASE71733 wrote:Especially due to the attention givin to 3D platformers over 2D no thanks to Sony's entrance into the console biz back in the mid 90s.
solis wrote:NUTCASE71733 wrote:Especially due to the attention givin to 3D platformers over 2D no thanks to Sony's entrance into the console biz back in the mid 90s.
That's like saying over 90% of N64's and Dreamcast's games weren't 3D. All companies were guilty of this. Back in the 90s video game graphics were an endless race towards more realistic graphics and everyone was in that race.
Powerlord wrote:Price has always been one of the driving forces in the market. How Sony managed to miss that is beyond me, given that it's one of the ways the Playstation managed to beat the Sega Saturn.
NUTCASE71733 wrote:Powerlord wrote:Price has always been one of the driving forces in the market. How Sony managed to miss that is beyond me, given that it's one of the ways the Playstation managed to beat the Sega Saturn.
What they don't seem to get is people buy game consoles to play games, not to play CDs, DVDs, MP3s, do taxes, find love, tune one's guitar, change the oil in their car, and all sorts of other things irrelavent to the concept of gaming.
Granted, Nintendo has done some similar things with the DSi and the Wii, but considering how they actually making games to take advantage of these features, they can get away with it. Sony just throws these things in with no disregard of how expensive it ultimately makes their console. Same with Microsoft and the X-Box.
My cousin's husband, who has an X-Box of his own and subscribes to Elegtronic Gaming Monthly magazine told me that Sony may end up pulling out of the console race if they can't turn a profit with the PS3. This is because by the time the current generation started, he said Sony only then just started to pull a profit from the PS2. And considering how they went and did the same thing with the PS3 as they did with the PS2, it's just gonna dig them in deeper I believe. If I'm wrong, I don't really care. Also the fact Sony has made their own nunchuk control setup is kind of pathetic, even with the benefits it has over the Wii control setup. I heard years ago that Sony had decided to "borrow" Nintendo's wii remote/nunchuk idea for their own use. I had only hoped it was rumor, but it seems I was proven wrong.
Mad Adder wrote:
Sony as a whole (their media production, technology, and entertainment divisions) have been shooting themselves in the foot for quite some time now. They certainly changed my mind on whether I would get a PS3; in fact, I now have a strict "No Sony products that I know of" rule, though some of the reasoning behind that has nothing to do with their game system so I'll limit my comments to just that.
To make Sony's "borrowing" of Nintendo's idea even worse, this is the same company that called the Wii-Mote/Nunchuck a cheap gimmick that will get old in a few months. This of course is just before Sony revealed their Six-Axis controller, which essentially used a watered-down motion sensor like they had in certain Game Boy Advance games. Now they just decided dive all the way in and copy Nintendo.
Plus, there's the absolute arrogance that Sony Computer Entertainment showed by claiming that $600 is a bargain for their system. They were asking almost as much for their system as the Wii and XBox 360's combined price. Last I checked, a decently equipped 360 is around the same price as the Wii, give or take $50. Sony's "budget" system is still $400, as much as the 360's deluxe model launched for.
Maybe when there's something must-have for the 360, I'll pick one of them up. Until then, I think I'll just build a high-end Linux box and stick to games that are compatible or run decently under WINE (like Guild Wars; gotta get back into that).
NUTCASE71733 wrote:I've been wanting to play Kingdom Hearts one and two forever, but the likeliness of a part 3 is kinda low now. Though I heard there was a Kingdom Hearts game for the DS. I might look into that one.
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