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Wii vs. PS3

So rumor has it there will be 7-9 million Wii's made by 2007.  Rumors are also circluating that the PS3 will have major supply and hardware issues (mostly blue-ray) when its released next month.  Not to mention the price tag is going to be fairly steep.  Which we are all aware of...$500.00 to $600.00 bucks not including any games.  I have always been a microsoft fan girl but I also have a Playstation, PS2 and PSP.  And I love my PSP.  I'm curious what you guys think of this battle?  I will admit now I will be one of the first in line for the Wii, but something about the PS3 is holding back my enthusiasm.  Thoughts? 

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  • Ted BracewellTed Bracewell

    I'm on the fence about the PS3 too. I want one, but I don't want one, but I do, but I don't. If I get one it will be the $499 model. I mean there are a couple of good games coming out at launch, Motorstorm and Resistance, but I don't see anything coming in the near future for the PS3 that's on the level of Gears of War. And, I'm really irked about the fact that there's no rumble in the controller. That seems small, but it's pretty significant to the experience. I think it would be pretty hard for the Wii not to outsell the PS3 this holiday season, just based on the launch numbers. A million Wii's compared to 400k PS3's, plus the $250-$350 price difference. For what you're getting with the PS3 it is a great value, I admit. If you buy the HD-DVD drive for the 360, then the 360 has cost you $599, the same as the PS3. But the PS3 at that price also gives you HDMI, WiFi and a 60 gig HD, not to mention that the wireless controller doesn't require the 20 dollar play and charge kit. But, I guess it comes down to choice. MS is letting you decide if you want to spend $600. Sony is making you buy their Blu-Ray player. My prediction is that the PS3 will finish third this holiday season behind the 360 and Wii, but that's based mainly on the lack of consoles. To me, the 360 is the best. I've enjoyed it more than any other system I've had. The games, Oblivion, Dead Rising, Condemned, GRAW, Call of Duty 2, are simply stunning, and I already have Gears pre-ordered. November 7th can't come fast enough. Collector's tin FTW!

  • Ted BracewellTed Bracewell

    I'm on the fence about the PS3 too. I want one, but I don't want one, but I do, but I don't. If I get one it will be the $499 model. I mean there are a couple of good games coming out at launch, Motorstorm and Resistance, but I don't see anything coming in the near future for the PS3 that's on the level of Gears of War. And, I'm really irked about the fact that there's no rumble in the controller. That seems small, but it's pretty significant to the experience. I think it would be pretty hard for the Wii not to outsell the PS3 this holiday season, just based on the launch numbers. A million Wii's compared to 400k PS3's, plus the $250-$350 price difference. For what you're getting with the PS3 it is a great value, I admit. If you buy the HD-DVD drive for the 360, then the 360 has cost you $599, the same as the PS3. But the PS3 at that price also gives you HDMI, WiFi and a 60 gig HD, not to mention that the wireless controller doesn't require the 20 dollar play and charge kit. But, I guess it comes down to choice. MS is letting you decide if you want to spend $600. Sony is making you buy their Blu-Ray player. My prediction is that the PS3 will finish third this holiday season behind the 360 and Wii, but that's based mainly on the lack of consoles. To me, the 360 is the best. I've enjoyed it more than any other system I've had. The games, Oblivion, Dead Rising, Condemned, GRAW, Call of Duty 2, are simply stunning, and I already have Gears pre-ordered. November 7th can't come fast enough. Collector's tin FTW!

  • "Lethal G3cko""Lethal G3cko"

    I don't know why there needs to be a "vs." between the two consoles...as someone once said in regards to comparing the Wii and PS3, it's like comparing apples and oranges. They both are videogame consoles, but at the same time, they are both "very" different (obviously). This console war is a different ball-game, for sure.

    Nintendo's main focus (new m.o.) is on the ability to play videogames in a totally new way. To do this, Nintendo had to make some sacrifices, such as the lack of High Definition support, HDD, DVD-movie support, and having hardware that lacks the power/graphics capabilities of the other next-gen systems. And, as Nintendo have said, they are going after a different market, than Microsoft and Sony. This time, I think the Wii is in it's own market, really. Sure, it will "compete" to sell games and systems, but not in "power/graphics" and it doesn't really need to (Xbox360 and PS3 will compete with each other, mostly).

    With Nintendo's games, it's not really how pretty they look (even though, they have mostly looked damn good anyways), but how they play and already, it seems that tradition is going strong, with Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii Sports, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, etc. Yes, Nintendo is still sticking to it's old franchises (while, creating some new properties for the Wii), but if the games are still high-quality and fun to play, as we expect, then we will continue to buy them.

    And there's Red Steel, from Ubi Soft, which seems to be shaping up better and better, everytime it's previewed to the public.

    One thing of concern, is that the Wii still isn't (from what we can tell) getting as much third-party support, as the other next-gen consoles. Third-party support has improved, since the GCN/N64 days, however and it appears more and more developers are really interested in the possibilities of the controller and what kind of unique games, can be created to take advantage of it.

    Then there's the Wii Channels, which I think is a brilliant set-up, including the Wi-Fi connection and of course, the big one...the Virtual Console. Playing NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis, T-16 and MSX games on the Wii is going to be awesome! Not to forget that it's backwards compat with all GCN titles (another plus).

    And of course, the biggest selling point: the Wii-mote/Nunchuck controller. Without question, many people are going to buy the Wii to experience this "different" way of playing videogames (while, still having the option to play games, traditionally, with the "Classic Controller").

    People will argue that it's a gimmick (um, look at the PS3 controller "motion-sensitivity" funtion...that's not a gimmick?), or player arms will get tired (which, could happen), but the truth is that the Wii will sell. It will probably sell BIG. Maybe more than Xbox360 and PS3, maybe not.

    Point is, because of it's uniqueness and of Nintendo's reputation of making fun, quality games, gamers will buy the system. It's possible it might out-sell (at least the PS3), because of the Wii-mote experience, the Nintendo excluisve first-party titles and cheaper price tag. People will probably buy it and place it next to their Xbox360/ or PS3, because it's a different kind of gaming system.

    At least Nintendo is trying something new, innovative and different (as they did with the DS, which is kicking-* in the portable console market) and want to release a system that's not in the $400-$600 range. Will this risk pay off, or fail? We will wait and see, but I will say that I plan on buying the Wii system at launch (always have bought Nintendo consoles at launch) and will put it next to my Xbox360.

    The PS3 is going to be a powerful system. No question about it. Maybe more powerful than the Xbox360, maybe not. I think the games look impressive, but in my opinion, they don't look (that) more impressive than the Xbox360 games.

    I see the whole thing as "Xbox360 vs. PS3" as the main event and then the Wii will get it's own (unique) spotlight to the side.That is unless, Nintendo (unexpected;y?) out-sells the Xbox360 and PS3 and Microsoft and Sony, suddenly start to think of ways to fight Nintendo for the top spot. Who knows, it could happen.

    Sony has already made mistakes with the steep console price ($500 to $600), Blue-Ray, "updated" PS2 dual-shock controller (with "motion-sensitivity" and it's a good thing they didn't stick with the boomerang design) and most of the games don't interest me (except of course, MGS4, Heavenly Sword, Resistance and Devil May Cry 4), but that's about it. FFXIII and other Square Enix games will be a plus too, I guess, but I'm just not that excited for the PS3 games. Heck, Sony doesn't have GTA IV, but might get Resident Evil 5 as an exclusive (which, is another plus).

    However, the PS3 is going to get as many third-party titles as the Xbox360, so, obviously, the Xbox360 and PS3 will be going against each other in that area.

    The Xbox360 and PS3 are also going to fight over which one has the better hardware/graphics and online service.

    Interestingly, Microsoft released their console first and (besides Japan) so far, it has not become "another Dreamcast" (which, I also have and think it's still a great console).

    The Xbox360 has a nice, early lead and from what I can tell (with Gears of War, Halo3, and other big Xbox360 titles coming out soon), the Xbox360 is going to be a major pain to Sony's side this X-mas and beyond. It will be very difficult to top the kick-* Xbox Live service.

    The PS3 is going to deliver, in terms of power and there will be some "must have" games, but I think, this time, Sony will NOT be #1. The Xbox360 has a very strong user base and A LOT of attention is on Nintendo and the Wii right now, so we will see.

    I'll probably buy a PS3, but certainly not this year. I already spent $400+ on the Xbox360 (and will continue to buy 360 games through the year) and I will buy a Wii at launch (keeping that "buy a Nintendo console at launch" tradition alive).

     

     

     

  • "Lethal G3cko""Lethal G3cko"

    I don't know why there needs to be a "vs." between the two consoles...as someone once said in regards to comparing the Wii and PS3, it's like comparing apples and oranges. They both are videogame consoles, but at the same time, they are both "very" different (obviously). This console war is a different ball-game, for sure.

    Nintendo's main focus (new m.o.) is on the ability to play videogames in a totally new way. To do this, Nintendo had to make some sacrifices, such as the lack of High Definition support, HDD, DVD-movie support, and having hardware that lacks the power/graphics capabilities of the other next-gen systems. And, as Nintendo have said, they are going after a different market, than Microsoft and Sony. This time, I think the Wii is in it's own market, really. Sure, it will "compete" to sell games and systems, but not in "power/graphics" and it doesn't really need to (Xbox360 and PS3 will compete with each other, mostly).

    With Nintendo's games, it's not really how pretty they look (even though, they have mostly looked damn good anyways), but how they play and already, it seems that tradition is going strong, with Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii Sports, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, etc. Yes, Nintendo is still sticking to it's old franchises (while, creating some new properties for the Wii), but if the games are still high-quality and fun to play, as we expect, then we will continue to buy them.

    And there's Red Steel, from Ubi Soft, which seems to be shaping up better and better, everytime it's previewed to the public.

    One thing of concern, is that the Wii still isn't (from what we can tell) getting as much third-party support, as the other next-gen consoles. Third-party support has improved, since the GCN/N64 days, however and it appears more and more developers are really interested in the possibilities of the controller and what kind of unique games, can be created to take advantage of it.

    Then there's the Wii Channels, which I think is a brilliant set-up, including the Wi-Fi connection and of course, the big one...the Virtual Console. Playing NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis, T-16 and MSX games on the Wii is going to be awesome! Not to forget that it's backwards compat with all GCN titles (another plus).

    And of course, the biggest selling point: the Wii-mote/Nunchuck controller. Without question, many people are going to buy the Wii to experience this "different" way of playing videogames (while, still having the option to play games, traditionally, with the "Classic Controller").

    People will argue that it's a gimmick (um, look at the PS3 controller "motion-sensitivity" funtion...that's not a gimmick?), or player arms will get tired (which, could happen), but the truth is that the Wii will sell. It will probably sell BIG. Maybe more than Xbox360 and PS3, maybe not.

    Point is, because of it's uniqueness and of Nintendo's reputation of making fun, quality games, gamers will buy the system. It's possible it might out-sell (at least the PS3), because of the Wii-mote experience, the Nintendo excluisve first-party titles and cheaper price tag. People will probably buy it and place it next to their Xbox360/ or PS3, because it's a different kind of gaming system.

    At least Nintendo is trying something new, innovative and different (as they did with the DS, which is kicking-* in the portable console market) and want to release a system that's not in the $400-$600 range. Will this risk pay off, or fail? We will wait and see, but I will say that I plan on buying the Wii system at launch (always have bought Nintendo consoles at launch) and will put it next to my Xbox360.

    The PS3 is going to be a powerful system. No question about it. Maybe more powerful than the Xbox360, maybe not. I think the games look impressive, but in my opinion, they don't look (that) more impressive than the Xbox360 games.

    I see the whole thing as "Xbox360 vs. PS3" as the main event and then the Wii will get it's own (unique) spotlight to the side.That is unless, Nintendo (unexpected;y?) out-sells the Xbox360 and PS3 and Microsoft and Sony, suddenly start to think of ways to fight Nintendo for the top spot. Who knows, it could happen.

    Sony has already made mistakes with the steep console price ($500 to $600), Blue-Ray, "updated" PS2 dual-shock controller (with "motion-sensitivity" and it's a good thing they didn't stick with the boomerang design) and most of the games don't interest me (except of course, MGS4, Heavenly Sword, Resistance and Devil May Cry 4), but that's about it. FFXIII and other Square Enix games will be a plus too, I guess, but I'm just not that excited for the PS3 games. Heck, Sony doesn't have GTA IV, but might get Resident Evil 5 as an exclusive (which, is another plus).

    However, the PS3 is going to get as many third-party titles as the Xbox360, so, obviously, the Xbox360 and PS3 will be going against each other in that area.

    The Xbox360 and PS3 are also going to fight over which one has the better hardware/graphics and online service.

    Interestingly, Microsoft released their console first and (besides Japan) so far, it has not become "another Dreamcast" (which, I also have and think it's still a great console).

    The Xbox360 has a nice, early lead and from what I can tell (with Gears of War, Halo3, and other big Xbox360 titles coming out soon), the Xbox360 is going to be a major pain to Sony's side this X-mas and beyond. It will be very difficult to top the kick-* Xbox Live service.

    The PS3 is going to deliver, in terms of power and there will be some "must have" games, but I think, this time, Sony will NOT be #1. The Xbox360 has a very strong user base and A LOT of attention is on Nintendo and the Wii right now, so we will see.

    I'll probably buy a PS3, but certainly not this year. I already spent $400+ on the Xbox360 (and will continue to buy 360 games through the year) and I will buy a Wii at launch (keeping that "buy a Nintendo console at launch" tradition alive).

     

     

     

  • Matthew MushallMatthew Mushall

    I have no doubt that the Wii will out sell the PS3 this Holiday season and at least for the next couple of years on console units alone.  However, I'm questioning your decision to pit the Wii against PS3 when the issue is really PS3 vs. Xbox 360.  V360 is correct.  The Wii is in a position all its own while Sony and Microsoft are both after the niche market.

    Personally, I feel Nintendo has a chance to take back the top spot in the U.S.  Certainly not this year or even next, but in a few years.  They have a family friendly console that could really appeal to everyone with new ways to play.  Technology will be a limiting factor as the Wii can only go so far with its hardware.  However, I feel the lower cost and unique features coupled with online play could put it in the top spot on household penetration…eventually.

    I like the fact that you admit to being a Microsoft fan girl.  At least your honest...despite the fact that I consider it a slap in the face...ouch!  While I really liked the Xbox and I think the 360 is okay...I don't particularly trust Microsoft.  I've had too many problems with their operating systems and their hardware in addition to their rather questionable business tactics.  Don't get me wrong...Sony isn't much better, but I've always been a little weary of Microsoft.  I’m a bit more accepting of Microsoft now that they employ you and Laura…but I still have reservations…and Microsoft is going to have to earn my trust.  Broken Xboxes don’t do that.

    I don’t plan on buying a PS3 anytime soon…but I will get one.  I don’t care about MGS4, DMC4, or even Final Fantasy.  However, I think Resistance, Lair, Warhawk, White Knight, Motostorm, and LA Noire look amazing.  Truth be told, they look better than anything we saw coming out of Microsoft territory prior to the 360’s launch.  Still, I have my concerns.  The price tag is definately steep and we have yet to see how all that hardware will hold up in the long run.  It certainly has more power than the 360, but it could have more problems too.  I don’t mind the lack of a rumble feature…but the motion sensitive controller is a blatant Nintendo rip-off tacked on at the last minute.  The online capabilities are also uncertain at this point.

    This battle comes down to hardware heavyweights.  The Xbox 360 has an astounding lead.  Sony will never catch up in the U.S. market!  They have a good chance to take the lead in Europe and Japan, but not here.  The battle for our dollars is practically over!  The challenge will be for Microsoft to hold the top spot and maintain a quality line of games.  I feel they can do that with exclusive titles and Xbox Live Anyware.  There are a lot of great games coming for the 360 – Gears of War, F.E.A.R., Mass Effect, Bioshock, TimeShift, Alan Wake, and Halo 3 to name a few.

    I’m wondering how cross platform games will compare between the two systems.  Microsoft is claiming 360 games will look better than PS3 games for the next two years…but that’s already not true given most of what I’ve seen.  Oblivion will run at full capacity on a high end PC and the PS3, but the 360 version has several graphical compromises as an example.  I don’t know what impact, if any, blue-ray will have over HD-DVD other than game capacity.  That might become an issue in a few years time.  From what I’ve been reading, Resident Evil 5 may have some compromises on the 360 given the smaller disc capacity and graphics horsepower.

    I’m curious to see how the consoles physically compare.  The 360 isn’t really smaller than its predecessor, it’s larger given the external power brick.  How big will the PS3 be and will it include a brick too?  Personally, I feel consoles should be getting smaller.  Just look at the Wii.  It’s more powerful than any of the previous generation consoles and doesn’t require an external power brick.  Yes, it has some serious limitations when compared to the competition, but will that matter if it reaches more people in the long run?  Anyway, thats my take on the situation, my goddess.

  • Matthew MushallMatthew Mushall

    I have no doubt that the Wii will out sell the PS3 this Holiday season and at least for the next couple of years on console units alone.  However, I'm questioning your decision to pit the Wii against PS3 when the issue is really PS3 vs. Xbox 360.  V360 is correct.  The Wii is in a position all its own while Sony and Microsoft are both after the niche market.

    Personally, I feel Nintendo has a chance to take back the top spot in the U.S.  Certainly not this year or even next, but in a few years.  They have a family friendly console that could really appeal to everyone with new ways to play.  Technology will be a limiting factor as the Wii can only go so far with its hardware.  However, I feel the lower cost and unique features coupled with online play could put it in the top spot on household penetration…eventually.

    I like the fact that you admit to being a Microsoft fan girl.  At least your honest...despite the fact that I consider it a slap in the face...ouch!  While I really liked the Xbox and I think the 360 is okay...I don't particularly trust Microsoft.  I've had too many problems with their operating systems and their hardware in addition to their rather questionable business tactics.  Don't get me wrong...Sony isn't much better, but I've always been a little weary of Microsoft.  I’m a bit more accepting of Microsoft now that they employ you and Laura…but I still have reservations…and Microsoft is going to have to earn my trust.  Broken Xboxes don’t do that.

    I don’t plan on buying a PS3 anytime soon…but I will get one.  I don’t care about MGS4, DMC4, or even Final Fantasy.  However, I think Resistance, Lair, Warhawk, White Knight, Motostorm, and LA Noire look amazing.  Truth be told, they look better than anything we saw coming out of Microsoft territory prior to the 360’s launch.  Still, I have my concerns.  The price tag is definately steep and we have yet to see how all that hardware will hold up in the long run.  It certainly has more power than the 360, but it could have more problems too.  I don’t mind the lack of a rumble feature…but the motion sensitive controller is a blatant Nintendo rip-off tacked on at the last minute.  The online capabilities are also uncertain at this point.

    This battle comes down to hardware heavyweights.  The Xbox 360 has an astounding lead.  Sony will never catch up in the U.S. market!  They have a good chance to take the lead in Europe and Japan, but not here.  The battle for our dollars is practically over!  The challenge will be for Microsoft to hold the top spot and maintain a quality line of games.  I feel they can do that with exclusive titles and Xbox Live Anyware.  There are a lot of great games coming for the 360 – Gears of War, F.E.A.R., Mass Effect, Bioshock, TimeShift, Alan Wake, and Halo 3 to name a few.

    I’m wondering how cross platform games will compare between the two systems.  Microsoft is claiming 360 games will look better than PS3 games for the next two years…but that’s already not true given most of what I’ve seen.  Oblivion will run at full capacity on a high end PC and the PS3, but the 360 version has several graphical compromises as an example.  I don’t know what impact, if any, blue-ray will have over HD-DVD other than game capacity.  That might become an issue in a few years time.  From what I’ve been reading, Resident Evil 5 may have some compromises on the 360 given the smaller disc capacity and graphics horsepower.

    I’m curious to see how the consoles physically compare.  The 360 isn’t really smaller than its predecessor, it’s larger given the external power brick.  How big will the PS3 be and will it include a brick too?  Personally, I feel consoles should be getting smaller.  Just look at the Wii.  It’s more powerful than any of the previous generation consoles and doesn’t require an external power brick.  Yes, it has some serious limitations when compared to the competition, but will that matter if it reaches more people in the long run?  Anyway, thats my take on the situation, my goddess.

  • Chris AllenChris Allen

    The PS3, Xbox360, and the Wii are all parts of the greater whole which is gaming! This is how I look at it as competition breeds better hardware and better games. I own many gaming consoles and have my favorite games among them all. I have had a 360 sense launch and have played it a ton over the past year. Microsoft has made a great console and gaming in HD is an amazing experience. The experience is the key factor and no matter the technical specifications the games are what matter.  

    I will get a PS3 eventually and possibly a Wii as well, but for now my 360 gets the job done. With the fact that a lot of big name games are being released for both (PS3 and 360) and some even on all three consoles I just don’t see the reason for making the additional investments early on. I do question a lot of what Sony has done this time around, but I have no doubts that they will still be successful with the PS3 over the long run. I am positive that the Wii will hit it big as well; given the direction that Nintendo wants to take this system. And the cost will no doubt put it to the top of a lot of people’s lists when it comes to choosing a console to game on.

    In the end the real winners will be us, the gamers, as we ultimately benefit from the competition in the game industry of today and will continue to do so in the future. All things considered it is a great time to be a gamer!

  • Chris AllenChris Allen

    The PS3, Xbox360, and the Wii are all parts of the greater whole which is gaming! This is how I look at it as competition breeds better hardware and better games. I own many gaming consoles and have my favorite games among them all. I have had a 360 sense launch and have played it a ton over the past year. Microsoft has made a great console and gaming in HD is an amazing experience. The experience is the key factor and no matter the technical specifications the games are what matter.  

    I will get a PS3 eventually and possibly a Wii as well, but for now my 360 gets the job done. With the fact that a lot of big name games are being released for both (PS3 and 360) and some even on all three consoles I just don’t see the reason for making the additional investments early on. I do question a lot of what Sony has done this time around, but I have no doubts that they will still be successful with the PS3 over the long run. I am positive that the Wii will hit it big as well; given the direction that Nintendo wants to take this system. And the cost will no doubt put it to the top of a lot of people’s lists when it comes to choosing a console to game on.

    In the end the real winners will be us, the gamers, as we ultimately benefit from the competition in the game industry of today and will continue to do so in the future. All things considered it is a great time to be a gamer!

  • LinkyshinksLinkyshinks

    HeyYo Tina !,  Wii in the U.K -cant wait!

    Its far too early to predict anything solid as such, but i suspect Nintendo have secretly been planning world domination!, although unlike that of Microsoft's, in the PC world.

    When they announced 6m units, i knew imediately that it was a lil lie, and that the real number would be far greater, it has always been known by many that the Wii, because of it's hardware composition will be very easy to produce off the production line, compared to that of it's competitors machines.

    I believe the Wii will be a huge sucess worldwide, it seems to me as though Nintendo have rectified the mistakes it made in respect to the Gamecube. ( which i still believe to be a good console),That machine had one major technical flaw which sadly prevented it from fufilling it's clear potential, this flaw made software development more labour intensive, it would have recieved good software support otherwise, and of course there were marketing issues also.  it is clear when you read  Iwata san's interviews of late, that the company have openly admitted the mistakes of the past and are willing to learn from them and move on full steam ahead with the Wii.

    Nintendo see the the sucess of the NES. as inspiration for this new machine, the sole reason for the sucess of that little wonder, was games, it's always about games, Iwata san's keynote speech at E3 -05 ,only confirms this belief that Nintendo have.

    The Wii of course is completely different to the NES in many respects, but Nintendo have engrained that old ethos on this machine already, which is why many are excited by what Nintendo are bringing to the table:-

    In a recent survey done for Super Famitsu weekly, the biggest game developers in Nippon, gave the Wii the top spot overall, for various reasons such as -ease, and costs of software development, the innovation of the interface, and the overall style and size of the console, and of course how people will interact with the machine in the households that Wii will reside itself (WiiConnect) ,things are looking very good for Nintendo, Capcom, Konami, and all the big guns in the industry have been piling on praise.

    I think that the reception that the Wii has had to date will hold it in good stead over the coming years, as the company that gets out off the blocks first, so to speak, will have an undoubtale advantage in this generation of consoles.

    One important thing to add is the importance of WiiConnect24, i simply cannot put into words how big an effect this will have on the games and lifestyle industry, people should realise that this is completely different to what Microsoft and eventually Sony will be offering with their connectivity to the internet, the fact that the machine remains on and silent, so that Mummies or Momz dont turn it off, will have a HEUUUUGGGGEE impact on the industry, in ways that only very creative people such as myself can understand for now, and that's with respect to, not just games ,as we know them, but other downloadable channels.

    The Wii  will be able to capacitate 48 ! seperate channels at one time, if you wish to download something new and you dont have any channel space left , you can remove, say for example, a VC game, however that VC game will always be registerd with you at the server so you dont have to take a small financial loss ,the game is never truly deleted-thanks Ninty.

    People will in time come realise that WiiConnect24 was only made possible by Nintendo, RESTRICTING themsevles, i think that this concept may be alien to most in the U.S, that by keeping something small, you can create something imensely massive! - worldwide baby! (Americanisms)

    Nintendo have kept the power consuption of the console to the absolute minimum, by restricting the power usage of the CPU and GPU, and by keeping the semi conductor composition  relatively simple as to decrease the heat output.

    The Wii, is the work of the accumatalive labour of many geniuses, so much work has gone into it's design, it is hard to believe when you look at how simple the machine looks on the surface,( an intention of Nintendo) the truth is the machine is equally as comlex as the competitors although, their  "Road Map" could not be any more different.

    I suspect Nintendo have some- AMAZING- channels up their sleeves! y'all should wait wait and see.

    *SD card costs are destined  to plummet due to the competition that will be created because of Wii.  ( i think Nintendo may release their own brand of high cap SDs shortly after the release)

    These comparisons always seem a little unfair to both of  the respective consoles, but are also inevitable, however, i myself see only one winner, or at least one clear winner for now, the truth is the PS3 is a fantastic machine, and in it's own way it is also innovative , but nowhere near to the degree, set by Nintendo's Wii.

    the PS3s major hurdle, being that of the cost of the machine, will seriously hamper sales, there is no way most momz and dadz are gonna dish out that much moolah unless they are secretly buying the console for themseves.

    Back to the most important thing : GAMES, i think that with this console, it wont be new improved versions of classic titles that, will truly propell this console , but indeed new titles, made possible only by Wii's capabilties -NEW CLASSICS-cant wait.

    PSt-my good friend in Japan tells me people are going crazy about rumours that have surfaced about the new Legend of Zelda TP-  Apparently there has been much talk of Epona taking to the skies, ala Pegasus!!!, it does sound a little far fetched, however one argument being put foward is that Eiji Aonuma himself has always stated from the start, that the new game is based on the Wind Waker game engine, one that we know supported flight by way of the Deku Leaf, also one other point is that on the latest trailer we indeed see Link riding a a twilight creature in flight- perhaps this is Epona's incarnation in the Twilight realm?. i for one bloody hope so. LS

    Come back home to Blighty Tina, the weathers nice here (seriously)

    Blog on!

    Linkyshinks. XX

     

  • LinkyshinksLinkyshinks

    HeyYo Tina !,  Wii in the U.K -cant wait!

    Its far too early to predict anything solid as such, but i suspect Nintendo have secretly been planning world domination!, although unlike that of Microsoft's, in the PC world.

    When they announced 6m units, i knew imediately that it was a lil lie, and that the real number would be far greater, it has always been known by many that the Wii, because of it's hardware composition will be very easy to produce off the production line, compared to that of it's competitors machines.

    I believe the Wii will be a huge sucess worldwide, it seems to me as though Nintendo have rectified the mistakes it made in respect to the Gamecube. ( which i still believe to be a good console),That machine had one major technical flaw which sadly prevented it from fufilling it's clear potential, this flaw made software development more labour intensive, it would have recieved good software support otherwise, and of course there were marketing issues also.  it is clear when you read  Iwata san's interviews of late, that the company have openly admitted the mistakes of the past and are willing to learn from them and move on full steam ahead with the Wii.

    Nintendo see the the sucess of the NES. as inspiration for this new machine, the sole reason for the sucess of that little wonder, was games, it's always about games, Iwata san's keynote speech at E3 -05 ,only confirms this belief that Nintendo have.

    The Wii of course is completely different to the NES in many respects, but Nintendo have engrained that old ethos on this machine already, which is why many are excited by what Nintendo are bringing to the table:-

    In a recent survey done for Super Famitsu weekly, the biggest game developers in Nippon, gave the Wii the top spot overall, for various reasons such as -ease, and costs of software development, the innovation of the interface, and the overall style and size of the console, and of course how people will interact with the machine in the households that Wii will reside itself (WiiConnect) ,things are looking very good for Nintendo, Capcom, Konami, and all the big guns in the industry have been piling on praise.

    I think that the reception that the Wii has had to date will hold it in good stead over the coming years, as the company that gets out off the blocks first, so to speak, will have an undoubtale advantage in this generation of consoles.

    One important thing to add is the importance of WiiConnect24, i simply cannot put into words how big an effect this will have on the games and lifestyle industry, people should realise that this is completely different to what Microsoft and eventually Sony will be offering with their connectivity to the internet, the fact that the machine remains on and silent, so that Mummies or Momz dont turn it off, will have a HEUUUUGGGGEE impact on the industry, in ways that only very creative people such as myself can understand for now, and that's with respect to, not just games ,as we know them, but other downloadable channels.

    The Wii  will be able to capacitate 48 ! seperate channels at one time, if you wish to download something new and you dont have any channel space left , you can remove, say for example, a VC game, however that VC game will always be registerd with you at the server so you dont have to take a small financial loss ,the game is never truly deleted-thanks Ninty.

    People will in time come realise that WiiConnect24 was only made possible by Nintendo, RESTRICTING themsevles, i think that this concept may be alien to most in the U.S, that by keeping something small, you can create something imensely massive! - worldwide baby! (Americanisms)

    Nintendo have kept the power consuption of the console to the absolute minimum, by restricting the power usage of the CPU and GPU, and by keeping the semi conductor composition  relatively simple as to decrease the heat output.

    The Wii, is the work of the accumatalive labour of many geniuses, so much work has gone into it's design, it is hard to believe when you look at how simple the machine looks on the surface,( an intention of Nintendo) the truth is the machine is equally as comlex as the competitors although, their  "Road Map" could not be any more different.

    I suspect Nintendo have some- AMAZING- channels up their sleeves! y'all should wait wait and see.

    *SD card costs are destined  to plummet due to the competition that will be created because of Wii.  ( i think Nintendo may release their own brand of high cap SDs shortly after the release)

    These comparisons always seem a little unfair to both of  the respective consoles, but are also inevitable, however, i myself see only one winner, or at least one clear winner for now, the truth is the PS3 is a fantastic machine, and in it's own way it is also innovative , but nowhere near to the degree, set by Nintendo's Wii.

    the PS3s major hurdle, being that of the cost of the machine, will seriously hamper sales, there is no way most momz and dadz are gonna dish out that much moolah unless they are secretly buying the console for themseves.

    Back to the most important thing : GAMES, i think that with this console, it wont be new improved versions of classic titles that, will truly propell this console , but indeed new titles, made possible only by Wii's capabilties -NEW CLASSICS-cant wait.

    PSt-my good friend in Japan tells me people are going crazy about rumours that have surfaced about the new Legend of Zelda TP-  Apparently there has been much talk of Epona taking to the skies, ala Pegasus!!!, it does sound a little far fetched, however one argument being put foward is that Eiji Aonuma himself has always stated from the start, that the new game is based on the Wind Waker game engine, one that we know supported flight by way of the Deku Leaf, also one other point is that on the latest trailer we indeed see Link riding a a twilight creature in flight- perhaps this is Epona's incarnation in the Twilight realm?. i for one bloody hope so. LS

    Come back home to Blighty Tina, the weathers nice here (seriously)

    Blog on!

    Linkyshinks. XX

     

  • This reply rules!  Smiley 
  • Can you say Gears of War?  Smiley 
  • You make some great points.  It comes down to how good do our games have to look before they look good enough?  I hope companies never lose site of great gameplay. 
  • I think the comparison comes out of most people only have so much money to splurge on gaming systems.  If so, which would they buy?  I do agree the systems couldn't be any more different. 
  • You just reminded me about the collectors tin.  I agree, I have dust bulding on my gamecube and PS2 right now.  But my psp and ds seem to get plenty of play time.  I think it comes down to money.  How much do you have and from that...which would you buy?  The PS3 has certainly peeked my curiousity though. 

  • Ted BracewellTed Bracewell

    I'm going to try to get a PS3 at launch. Camping out at Super Target I guess, just like last year for the 360. After I get it I'll probably wait a week or so to check out the eBay rates before I decide if I want to keep it or not. I know that's kind of scummy, but the 360 was selling for 3 and 4 times its value last year. My PS2 and Xbox are totally collecting dust. I haven't turned my PS2 on in probably 8 months. Bully is coming so maybe that'll change if the game gets good reviews. And my Xbox has gotten 0 play since the 360 came out. I only keep it around because of Mortal Kombat Armageddon. The day that game becomes backwards compatible is the day the Xbox finds a new home in EB Games' "used" section.

  • Ted BracewellTed Bracewell

    I'm going to try to get a PS3 at launch. Camping out at Super Target I guess, just like last year for the 360. After I get it I'll probably wait a week or so to check out the eBay rates before I decide if I want to keep it or not. I know that's kind of scummy, but the 360 was selling for 3 and 4 times its value last year. My PS2 and Xbox are totally collecting dust. I haven't turned my PS2 on in probably 8 months. Bully is coming so maybe that'll change if the game gets good reviews. And my Xbox has gotten 0 play since the 360 came out. I only keep it around because of Mortal Kombat Armageddon. The day that game becomes backwards compatible is the day the Xbox finds a new home in EB Games' "used" section.

  • Chris AllenChris Allen

    You know it! I can't wait... Wink

  • Chris AllenChris Allen

    You know it! I can't wait... Wink

  • LinkyshinksLinkyshinks

    Thanx,   i gotta go feed my Nintendog (Bowser:), he's a black shibu inu,

    right now, at this very moment he's prancing around my Tatami room with an english rose in his ear, he's very obedient, i have clearly taught him well.

    It seems Zelda The Phantom Hourglass has been delayed till next year, perhaps that's a good thing? also Official Nintendo Magazine here in the U.K has got exclusive footage of the lastest version of Red Steel- and let me tell you it looks stunning , they had only got the dev kits a couple of weeks ago, and in that time, they have made serious improvements as far as the control system (they have been reading feedback from bloggers on the Net and learnt a lot), also there is the vast improvement in the graphics, the video shows a Dojo lit up in flames, these are the best fire effects i have ever seen in a game before, even better than those fire effects on the new Ninja Gaiden game on the PS3, oh and the rain, the rain looks magical - it has been done with imense artistic flair, the french are good at that- well he's getting snappy now, so i had better go , im a slave to the little mite. Smiley  LS

     

    Linkyshinks XX

  • LinkyshinksLinkyshinks

    Thanx,   i gotta go feed my Nintendog (Bowser:), he's a black shibu inu,

    right now, at this very moment he's prancing around my Tatami room with an english rose in his ear, he's very obedient, i have clearly taught him well.

    It seems Zelda The Phantom Hourglass has been delayed till next year, perhaps that's a good thing? also Official Nintendo Magazine here in the U.K has got exclusive footage of the lastest version of Red Steel- and let me tell you it looks stunning , they had only got the dev kits a couple of weeks ago, and in that time, they have made serious improvements as far as the control system (they have been reading feedback from bloggers on the Net and learnt a lot), also there is the vast improvement in the graphics, the video shows a Dojo lit up in flames, these are the best fire effects i have ever seen in a game before, even better than those fire effects on the new Ninja Gaiden game on the PS3, oh and the rain, the rain looks magical - it has been done with imense artistic flair, the french are good at that- well he's getting snappy now, so i had better go , im a slave to the little mite. Smiley  LS

     

    Linkyshinks XX

  • Terry Dwayne ReddTerry Dwayne Redd

    I got the CE for PDZ. I got it off Ebay though long after the game has come out. I just cannot justify the extra ten bucks for most of their extra content.

     

  • Terry Dwayne ReddTerry Dwayne Redd

    I got the CE for PDZ. I got it off Ebay though long after the game has come out. I just cannot justify the extra ten bucks for most of their extra content.

     

  • Terry Dwayne ReddTerry Dwayne Redd

    I am going to keep this short and simple. I am going with the advice of Peter Moore and getting a Wii to go along with my 360. Most of the games I want to play are coming out on both the 360 and PS3, and some big PS3 exclusives may be coming to 360 after all (Assassin's Creed for one). With that being the case I cannot see myself paying $600 for what basically amounts to an unproven DVD format.

    Now after PS3 has been out a year or so and Metal Gear hits, I will see how the waters fair but I just can't recommend anyone getting this thing at launch.

  • Terry Dwayne ReddTerry Dwayne Redd

    I am going to keep this short and simple. I am going with the advice of Peter Moore and getting a Wii to go along with my 360. Most of the games I want to play are coming out on both the 360 and PS3, and some big PS3 exclusives may be coming to 360 after all (Assassin's Creed for one). With that being the case I cannot see myself paying $600 for what basically amounts to an unproven DVD format.

    Now after PS3 has been out a year or so and Metal Gear hits, I will see how the waters fair but I just can't recommend anyone getting this thing at launch.

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