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Wiis now outselling PS3 6-to-1 in Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Jul 2007 18:41 User comments (43)

Wiis now outselling PS3 6-to-1 in Japan According to the latest figures by Enterbrain, the Nintendo Wii is now outselling the PlayStation 3 at a ratio of 6-to-1 in Japan.
During June, 270,974 Wii units were sold while Sony only moved 41,628 consoles. Microsoft continued to lag even farther behind with only 17,616 units sold.

The Wii to PS3 ratio has been getting larger and larger since April when the ratio was 4-to-1. It moved to 5-to-1 last month and the momentum just keeps on rolling.

Source:
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12.7.2007 18:44

Well i guess after all this time that Nintendo has been creaming the others i don't think they will be taking them lying down next time around :) Well done Nintendo. Reminds me of the little Aussie Battler.

22.7.2007 19:11

i want a Wii haha

32.7.2007 19:11

the only problem with the wii, is that not enough good games are coming out, all the good games are slated till the fall GGGRRRRRRRR

42.7.2007 19:15
26r0cK
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Well this is great news for nintendo. Well to ease the pain of this article from Sony...lets now say the Wii now outselling Xbox360 15-to-1 in Japan....but thats obvious so this comment is pointless and given lol :D

52.7.2007 19:16

is anyone else as tired as I am of hearing these "Wii outsell 360 & PS3"?

We (no pun intended) get it...SO SHUT UP!

62.7.2007 19:41
vinny13
Inactive

;(

C'mon PS3! You can do it! You've got everything to beat the competiters, just lower the price! Things will begin to go your way!

72.7.2007 19:57

Originally posted by killaklan:
is anyone else as tired as I am of hearing these "Wii outsell 360 & PS3"?

We (no pun intended) get it...SO SHUT UP!
Who is that aimed at?

82.7.2007 20:15

Quote:
Originally posted by killaklan:
is anyone else as tired as I am of hearing these "Wii outsell 360 & PS3"?

We (no pun intended) get it...SO SHUT UP!
Who is that aimed at?

I'm sorry to admit I share his feelings although, I wouldn't phrase it in such a vulgar way. Its obvous that the wii is going to dominate the other compeditors in consoles sold because of the target audience so stating it is redundant.

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Microsoft continued to lag even farther behind with only 17,616 units sold.

Furthermore why would you only include the ps3 as the lesser in the title when the 360 is doing so much worse, i find that extremely biased and quite frankly irratating.

92.7.2007 20:46

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Furthermore why would you only include the ps3 as the lesser in the title when the 360 is doing so much worse, i find that extremely biased and quite frankly irratating.



havent you figured this out yet? this site is one of the biggest sony hating sites their is.

102.7.2007 21:00

this isn't really a Sony hating site, I mean we do have our fanboys, but Sony is constantly shooting itself in the foot, its not unbiased anger towards Sony.

112.7.2007 21:28

Microsoft is just an expected underdog in Japan, they'd obviously like to be doing better, but 360 sales aren't really 'awful' for what Microsoft was expecting. While Sony on the otherhand has usually had huge support in Japan, the Wii outselling the PS3 6:1 is a much more impressive stat to me then the 15:1 that you see with the 360.

I come here for most of my tech news, I wouldn't hear these statistics if they weren't posted. Thanks for the post DVDback

122.7.2007 22:42

big deal. so the Wii is outselling all the other consoles. that thing wont last as long as the ps3 and xbox360. it doesn't all that great graphic potential. cause its basically an over clocked gamecube. so the potential in graphic output is already maxed out. after a while whose gonna care that u can wave a controller around like an idiot watching porn. the big boys will eventually come ontop over the Wii.

blah!

132.7.2007 22:59

Wii is doing very well. But I'm also not worried about the PS3 in Japan. It has its own nice market and the packs announced (Minna no Golf 5 + PS3 and Bladestorm + PS3). Xbox on the other hand is a lost caused in Japan.

143.7.2007 0:41

We (no pun intended) get it...SO SHUT UP![/quote]first off, when ps2 was winning the console race last generation they did the exact same boasting as nintendo is doing now, you really can't blame them now since they are winning and have huge smiles on their faces.. its like getting a new toy, except in this situation it is a real toy.. a real sophisticated new toy...

Ps3 is far to advanced, sadly its one or two gens ahead so it wont see any sales for a while...

153.7.2007 3:28
duckNrun
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We are feeling a little bit testy aren't Wii

The Wii contrary to what people said about it months ago, and contrary to what people are saying about it now, only continues to climb up the ladder of success leaving the systems that the 'in' crowd has already become married to through previous purchases in the dust.

I think that this IS news. And I think that for a while this news will continue to be news as the lead increases. This is not about waving a controller (at porn or otherwise-- makes me wonder what your watching and waving with YOUR system lol). It's about a company that most people (as seen by the amounts of 'so what' comments from fanboys from both of the other two main console camps) had written of as a has been that has come back and really KNOCKED OUT the competition with what appears to be a sucker punch.

While Sony was busy flogging their BD support driving up the costs of their console to outrageous prices, and MS continues to have a pricy console itself that suffered various tech issues, Nintendo came in and stole the thunder from both companies and pulled the rug out from under them!

You KNOW that Sony would LOVE to have a headline saying PS3 outsells WII by 6:1 but since they CANT they know their fanboys will instead come to their defense and talk smack about the team that IS winning the console war... NINTENDO!

And as for their 'cube' being outdated and forgot shortly... that's business. My pc is outdated and 'old news' 18 months later as well! So is the PS2 and So is the Xbox. The only thing is that consoles remain STATIC devices and so can continue on as long as people make games for their outdated tech.

163.7.2007 4:16

Wii kiddies.....Does this remind you of anything

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/p...5790&cl=2970681

Damm that look just like the Wii...So much for Wii being like none thing we ever seen before like Nintendo said it would be.I'm at the point i don't even count the Wii in Nex-Gen console war.Just a cheap solution to gaming thats all & the only reason its saleing.

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173.7.2007 4:16

Well done Nintendo.They sure know how to do business inn the gaming
world.It's price is right,it's wavy controler works well enough to
offer an alternative gaming experience although it's system spec is
perhaps underpowered.It does makes up for it in other areas and no
doubt the games will come now that the userbase is getting HUGE but
how long to wait for the games is another matter.

I still have a love/hate relationship with the 360,reliability being
it's main bug bear in the console war although mine has been fine
since launch after a swap of my first defunct 360!Games are what
makes me love this machine and as much as I'd like the PS3's reliability,the PS3 hasn't proved it's gaming ability or it's value
compared to other consoles.

183.7.2007 4:20

So, can't wait to hear when the Wii is getting outsold by PS3 or 360... yeah, it WILL happen, because EVERYONE will own a Wii, and people will be looking for their 2nd console, or to just replace their busted one!

193.7.2007 5:23

whoa the Wii is like the old NES power glove. man i forgot out that thing... great thanks for making me feel old :(

203.7.2007 7:15
BIGnewb
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The key to this next generation console battle is experience and nintendo has that experience and they've learned from their mistakes in gamecube.that is why nintendo will be on top no problem.xbox 360 is financially affordable and that is why it is being sold,but xbox games aren't really that great.gears of war is a pretty shitty game and most of xbox sales rely on halo.not to mention xbox 360's launch,that was pretty horrible and also there was a post that 30 percent of xbox360s fail.that's pretty shitty.ps3 is stable in performance and there hasn't been an outstanding number of failures but the price and amount of games available is incredible.ps3 is supposedly releasing over 300 in 2008.well ps3 might win it in the end but the wii IS KILLIN IT!

213.7.2007 8:49

good things are always less in number.. Its quite simple..
It just like.. not everyone can purchase ferrari because its costly..
We know that PS3 is for advance gamers.. on the other hand nintendo was always known for kids..
there is no point in comparing both..
Also, everyone knows Japan's population is very less in comparison to US, UK or any other country.. so, how come less number of ppl can affect the market. Also, dont forget japanese were always more loyal to nintendo instead of sony..
Lets Ps3 come up with good titles like metal gear 4 and soon Ps3 wud be on top, i bet..

Overall..
PS3 = best quality but expensive
Wii = fun for only kids but too cheap, even a schoolgoing boy can purchase it..

So, guys bottom line is stick to the quality n believe in the best..
The race has just started n its a very long race.. its far too early to comment on it..

All the best PS3..

223.7.2007 8:50
BIGnewb
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agreed


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233.7.2007 9:15
hughjars
Inactive

Quote:
havent you figured this out yet? this site is one of the biggest sony hating sites their is.
- This is where the comments here just get laughably surreal.

This story is from 'gi bizz' who originally got it from a Reuters story.....

.....you know Reuters, one of the prime serious news outlets in the world?

Reuters have nothing to do with your tragicly deluded little ideas of 'love' or 'hate' for a CE corproation.
Grow up.

Full Reuters report here -

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Wii game console outsold Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 by a ratio of over 6 to 1 in June in Japan, a game magazine publisher said, solidifying Nintendo's leading position.

Nintendo sold 270,974 units of the Wii in the four weeks ended June 24, compared with 41,628 units for the PS3 and 17,616 units for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360, according to data from Enterbrain.

The Wii's lead against the PS3 was 4 to 1 in April and 5 to 1 in May.

The Wii's strong performance, coupled with continued brisk demand for Nintendo's portable game gear, the DS, helped the Kyoto-based company shoot past Sony in market capitalization last week and become one of Japan's 10 most valuable companies.

Shares in Nintendo were up 0.2 percent at 45,200 yen by late morning on Monday, while Sony, a company with sales eight times as big as Nintendo's, fell 0.3 percent to 6,310 yen.

The Nikkei average was down 0.19 percent.

The Wii has won more customers than its two rivals since its Japanese launch late last year by offering innovative ways of playing console games.

The device features a motion-sensitive controller that allows users to direct on-screen play by swinging it like a baseball bat or wielding it like a sword, opening a new avenue of game playing.

Sony, which has dominated the $30 billion global game industry over the past decade with its PlayStation and PlayStation 2, saw a slow start for the PS3 due mainly to its high prices and lack of attractive software titles.
http://investing.reuters.co.uk/news/arti...NINTENDO-DC.XML

243.7.2007 12:40

Originally posted by vishal33:

We know that PS3 is for advance gamers..
lol. okay. there's nothing advanced about it. it's just a different format.

Originally posted by vishal33:

Also, dont forget japanese were always more loyal to nintendo instead of sony..

they're both based in japan, and sony has always whupped nintendo's ass...except this time.
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253.7.2007 13:57

No question Nintendo is coming out of the gates strong, and the simplest explanation is price tag, on top of the free publicity it received from multiple news outlets for its "motion sensing promoting physical fitness"...but all of the consoles have done well, a story from gameinformer was released last month which revealed that the PS3 is outselling the XBOX 360 at the time of the 360 launch, and is also selling more PS3's in the same time frame as the PS2 did at its launch, and we all know how well the PS2 did... 360 obviously has the best games available right now, so I wouldn't go out an declare a loser, although Nintendo has to feel like its already a winner because NO ONE expected this kind of boom...of course I got mine with the preorder (No waiting for me!!! :-) )

263.7.2007 15:43

Quote:
is anyone else as tired as I am of hearing these "Wii outsell 360 & PS3"?

We (no pun intended) get it...SO SHUT UP!

Who is that aimed at?
I'm sorry to admit I share his feelings although, I wouldn't phrase it in such a vulgar way. Its obvous that the wii is going to dominate the other compeditors in consoles sold because of the target audience so stating it is redundant.

Microsoft continued to lag even farther behind with only 17,616 units sold.
Furthermore why would you only include the ps3 as the lesser in the title when the 360 is doing so much worse, i find that extremely biased and quite frankly irratating.
I didnt want to repsond, but your post was utterly ridiculous. The PS3 and Wii were launched at the same time, hence the comparison. Of course the almost 2 year old 360 will have less sales than its brand new competitors. As for people saying this is a Sony hating site...please...

@darkjello,
You are quite welcome. :)
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273.7.2007 17:06
hughjars
Inactive

Uh oh, canned games, this is what you get when things are going badly wrong.....

Quote:
More bad news for Sony this morning. Fatal Inertia, a futuristic racer originally announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive launch game, will instead be arriving only on the Xbox 360 this fall.

While the Xbox 360 version will ship on September 11, the PlayStation 3 version has been "delayed indefinitely," a Koei representative told Game|Life this morning.
http://blog.wired.com/games/2007/07/fatal-inertia-o.html

- The fanclub can pretend the PS3 is 1 or 2 gens ahead (Jeez, now a delusion like that really is hilarious) and just a little 'slow selling' and they can drone on about how inferior the Wii is or how the XBox 360 has a hard time in Japan but the truth is the PS3 has failed to meet sales expectations and continues to fail to meet expectations.

Sooner or later someone is going to admit that this cannot just go on indefinetly.

283.7.2007 17:25

DVDBack23
don't feed the trolls :P
the only reason some say its a sony/MS hating site is because some people can not handle fact and news about their product they are worshiping.

both the 360 and PS3 are being plagued by issues,the 360 is doing better because its manging to sale systems the PS3 not so much,the WII is ruling this era of gaming so far,only a 300-400$ PS3 will be able to knock it off the throne and even then the damage is already done to the PS3s lineup.

hughjars
I wonder if tis a sign the PS3 is to hard to code for or they simply what their "mainstream" money now and opting to go 360, thos that are going tot eh wii don't want to overhaul their dev kits to make games *L*

293.7.2007 18:34
Altus580
Inactive

Has any-one ever heard of or played a Xavix, its really fun and has been out way longer than the wii, and instead of using a controller everytime you buy a game you get a speciallty contoller...like if you buy bowling, you get a platstic bowling ball, tennis you get two tennis raquets---

http://www.xavix.com/

Granted it dosn't have a ton of games, it has the basics that would be the most fun w/ this type of system and it's pretty cheap $$ even compared to the wii.

304.7.2007 4:47

Originally posted by BIGnewb:
xbox 360 is financially affordable and that is why it is being sold,but xbox games aren't really that great.gears of war is a pretty shitty game and most of xbox sales rely on halo.

The 360 is getting good game reviews from a number of independant
web sites and their is a load of AAA titles to come.Just look at the PS3 titles that are available and tell me they are GREAT!I have to say GoW is superior to RFOM and many reviewers would agree that RFOM
is a bit old school in comparison.
Quote:
not to mention xbox 360's launch,that was pretty horrible

No worse than the PS3 launch that's for sure.
Quote:
and also there was a post that 30 percent of xbox360s fail.that's pretty shitty.ps3 is stable in performance and there hasn't been an outstanding number of failures

Hurray,you said something I definitely agree with.The 360
is a let down when it comes to reliability and this is it's main
problem but it's online support is second to none and developers
are jumping on the 360 bandwagon and leaving the PS3 trailing behind.

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but the price and amount of games available is incredible.ps3 is supposedly releasing over 300 in 2008.well ps3 might win it in the end

That has to be the funniest quote of the week.
I am so amazed you look to the future while you twiddle your thumbs
waiting for something new and worthwhile to play.
That fully justifies your purchase no doubt about it.
Oh I forgot,you're curing cancer with Folding@Home,now that is fun ;)

316.7.2007 14:31

Quote:
[quote]Furthermore why would you only include the ps3 as the lesser in the title when the 360 is doing so much worse, i find that extremely biased and quite frankly irratating.



havent you figured this out yet? this site is one of the biggest sony hating sites their is.[/quote]
and i am sick of people who defend a shady company. sony is the classic
dinosaur company. big,slow,stupid and hopefully extinct soon.

326.7.2007 18:34

Quote:
[quote][quote]Furthermore why would you only include the ps3 as the lesser in the title when the 360 is doing so much worse, i find that extremely biased and quite frankly irratating.



havent you figured this out yet? this site is one of the biggest sony hating sites their is.[/quote]
and i am sick of people who defend a shady company. sony is the classic
dinosaur company. big,slow,stupid and hopefully extinct soon.[/quote]
Thats funny seeing as how the psp and ps3 are much better than the ds and wii, so theyre faster and smarter, also nintendo is solely a video game company, sony is an electronics company of course theyre going to overprice their products.

336.7.2007 23:25

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[quote][quote][quote]Furthermore why would you only include the ps3 as the lesser in the title when the 360 is doing so much worse, i find that extremely biased and quite frankly irratating.



havent you figured this out yet? this site is one of the biggest sony hating sites their is.[/quote]
and i am sick of people who defend a shady company. sony is the classic
dinosaur company. big,slow,stupid and hopefully extinct soon.[/quote]
Thats funny seeing as how the psp and ps3 are much better than the ds and wii, so theyre faster and smarter, also nintendo is solely a video game company, sony is an electronics company of course theyre going to overprice their products.[/quote]don't forget bait and switch,found guilty using malware on music cds
(busted in court and now doing it again) shafted 300k players of one of their online games,also stupid things like ruining their own products. that list is too long to post here! personally (and just my opinion) i won't have any sony products. i mean they actually told the developer community "go screw yourselves" and lost practically every
big game franchise to the wii or xbox! stuuuuuupid!

347.7.2007 6:58
diableria
Inactive

gooddd dont give sony money for their overpriced console, wait till there are good games and till they cut the price.

358.7.2007 5:34

Why would anybody care about what japanese people likes or prefer?

The love sumo wrestling, are we going to start having morbidly obese people fighting here?

368.7.2007 6:19

Originally posted by salsa36:
Why would anybody care about what japanese people likes or prefer?

They love sumo wrestling, are we going to start having morbidly obese people fighting here?
Sumo wrestling takes skill....normal wrestling dose not and they love that more X-x at least as much as the red neck horde that thinks thier precious wrestling is real...they also love baseball and video games...go fig....

BTW one of the reasons its important what they like is because they are like 1/3-1/2 of all gaming bought and sold world wide....because of it its a vital market..they also invented video games and such.....

378.7.2007 7:17

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BTW one of the reasons its important what they like is because they are like 1/3-1/2 of all gaming bought and sold world wide....because of it its a vital market..they also invented video games and such.....
It might be inportant if I would be selling games to them, but I am not. I am capable to have my own opinion about what I like or not, other countries likes video games too.........I do not look about what japanese likes to buy something I look for what I LIKE.

388.7.2007 7:29

Quote:
[quote]BTW one of the reasons its important what they like is because they are like 1/3-1/2 of all gaming bought and sold world wide....because of it its a vital market..they also invented video games and such.....
It might be inportant if I would be selling games to them, but I am not. I am capable to have my own opinion about what I like or not, other countries likes video games too.........I do not look about what japanese likes to buy something I look for what I LIKE.[/quote]
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*falls off chair*
No you do not sale anythign to them...but you probably buy a lot from them rather you know it or not....you seem to not understand japan is at or near the core of video games without them half of all gaming would dissapper..the market the devs the hardware..wake up and realize its part of the foundation of game both historical and financial without it you'd have a handful of US and euro teams to fight it out over the world wide market to divide and conquer it.

Also without them you would not have DVD and other tech gadgets....so please relize what your saying ammoutns to *ZOMG we need no japs gam'in and them technogoys is fine with out them!!111*

0_o
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398.7.2007 7:47

OK next time that I want to buy something I will research if japanese people like it or not..........

408.7.2007 7:52

Originally posted by salsa36:
OK next time that I want to buy something I will research if japanese people like it or not..........
you still don't get it....and your to dim to understand it even if I could explain it better, thank you and have a nice day!

418.7.2007 16:53
Yraen
Inactive

Quote:
...they also invented video games and such.....
Actually, video games were invented in the US, it's just that US and European developers didn't see their value until the founder of Atari (not a Japanese company) started making big bucks off of his inventions and Japanese companies began picking up on the idea. One US company actually refused to support one of the original arcade systems because they believed the video screen would be stolen out of its encasement by "hoodlums." Its prototype, set up in a bar, failed within days because the coin cache was overfilled--people liked it so damned much that they stuffed it with quarters until it wouldn't work anymore. This is a bit off-topic, though...

As for the Wii, imo, it's a cork, a plug to satisfy people who either can't afford a PS3 (or can't find sh*t to play on the one they bought...), or for people in the same position with the XBox360 (or those who're afraid to buy one because of the failure rate). In a year or two, when those systems work out their problems, drop their prices, and crank out some games worth laying down cash for, the Wii will be relegated to the bargin bins and back shelves. Right now, its low cost, reliability, and party appeal have given it a (deserved) boost that likely won't hold up against the other two systems' superior capabilities, provided those systems' pull their thumbs out of their asses and iron out the kinks.

428.7.2007 17:15

double post

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438.7.2007 17:16

Quote:
[quote]...they also invented video games and such.....
Actually, video games were invented in the US, it's just that US and European developers didn't see their value until the founder of Atari (not a Japanese company) started making big bucks off of his inventions and Japanese companies began picking up on the idea. One US company actually refused to support one of the original arcade systems because they believed the video screen would be stolen out of its encasement by "hoodlums." Its prototype, set up in a bar, failed within days because the coin cache was overfilled--people liked it so damned much that they stuffed it with quarters until it wouldn't work anymore. This is a bit off-topic, though...

As for the Wii, imo, it's a cork, a plug to satisfy people who either can't afford a PS3 (or can't find sh*t to play on the one they bought...), or for people in the same position with the XBox360 (or those who're afraid to buy one because of the failure rate). In a year or two, when those systems work out their problems, drop their prices, and crank out some games worth laying down cash for, the Wii will be relegated to the bargin bins and back shelves. Right now, its low cost, reliability, and party appeal have given it a (deserved) boost that likely won't hold up against the other two systems' superior capabilities, provided those systems' pull their thumbs out of their asses and iron out the kinks.[/quote]
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Point is without japan gaming would not be where it is today...can you at least admit to that much?



And the for the PS3 it is so bloated from head to toe to do anything other than repeat what the Saturn or DC went threw,of coarse sony is forced to lower the price to 499 in order to sale it at that price and with some power left in its brand it can regain some ground,but sonys over all position is totally whack and is the reason for the PSP failing, IMO Nintendo is is not trying to "reinvent the wheel" they want a solid system with max compatibility so devs so they can make games for it and tap into the buzz around the WII, as a gamer of 30 years I am so tired of the power and graphic tripe going on in "new hollywood".

The wiis control scheme breaths life into a stale controller based industry however the WII is not without its faults, control is a big issue with me and they do little on that front, but then most console makers are happy with the stale status qou in place and fear giving the people control over their games (MS not adding KB and M support to the 360,there will always be good and bad players adding it to the mix wont make live any worse...).

The 360 is a solid system more or less but its doing what the Xbox did stealing PC games in order to pad its rep in all its not worth the 400 they want for it 299 for a premium is a good price,the PS3 is simply stupid most of the A class games on it fell to earth years ago and most 3rd party devs are goign to the WII because its using the PSX/PS2 streagy of cheap to produce games.

Face it my friend the PS3 is already on life support,it an still can come out of it but only if sony is willing to eat the poo they gave to the consumers, MS has at least tasted some of the anal cakes they have dished out and nintendo is riding high off playing the middle and the screw ups the opposition has made,hell the WII looks as good or better than the Xbox we don't need super computer CGI for gaming if the cost is foolish,this is why the WII is selling nearly 2-4 to one everywhere....
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