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Another PS3 price cut is coming, says iSuppli

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Mar 2008 15:13 User comments (74)

Another PS3 price cut is coming, says iSuppli The large research company iSuppli has said that it believes the Sony PlayStation 3 console will see another price cut during the course of 2008 leading to a huge Christmas for the system.
Analyst Pamela Tufegdzic is quoted as saying, "We anticipate Sony will have another price slash on the PS3 this year, and come Christmas, consumers who originally bought the Wii will likely purchase the PS3."

Continuing on, Tufegdzic reiterated that "2008 will be a turning year for the PS3 - Sony is offering a better forthcoming software pipeline with blockbuster titles like Gran Turismo 5, which will boost PS3 sales this year."

Despite drops in manufacturing costs, Sony still loses money on each console sold, albeit it is less than when the console first launched in late 2006.

Sony has announced that it expects manufacturing costs to drop substantially again this year and that should prompt the company to either slash prices or at least consider it.



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74 user comments

13.3.2008 15:15

Yipiiii !!!

23.3.2008 15:32
goodswipe
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consumers who originally bought the Wii will likely purchase the PS3.
Or they will continue to purchases the Wii because they still aren't available in the US like the PS3 is! One just can't walk into a brick and mortar store and say, "Hey, give me two of those Wii's please..", just ain't happenin'.

When the option to buy a Wii online at BB is possible, then come talk to me about people buyen a PS3.

/rant for the day
/Operation Get Wii - commensed!

33.3.2008 15:48

No harm, but the Wii is crap, had one for three weeks and got very bored with it.
And you can go on about sales figures etc etc, but for me its the PS3.

43.3.2008 15:58
goodswipe
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Originally posted by Sudds:
No harm, but the Wii is crap, had one for three weeks and got very bored with it.
And you can go on about sales figures etc etc, but for me its the PS3.
Yea, and that's just like your opinion man - The Dude

Hmm, it may be crap for you, but the one month that I did own one, I had a blast with it. I'm no hardcore gamer so I could see the Wii being an issue with people like that.

It's more of a get drunk and own some newbs at tennis or bowling and just have an all-around good time with friends console - to me anyways.

53.3.2008 16:15

the wii is cheap, that why ppl buy it, it's like that new soda, well it's a dollar why shouldn't i try it? only a dollar.

Same thing happens with the wii

Sony stuff is so great that the past-gen console is still selling great,

Do u even remember how a xbox and a gamcube looks like? don't remind me the 360 .. red lights of hell plus dvd's , this is 2008 DVD's belong to the museum

63.3.2008 17:29

i couldnt own a wii, iv never tried on but all that dancing around would get old real fast, they look cool but i can see how i would get bored real soon

73.3.2008 17:37
goodswipe
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Originally posted by tin23uk:
i couldnt own a wii, iv never tried on but all that dancing around would get old real fast, they look cool but i can see how i would get bored real soon
Getting a little workout while playing video games could get old real fast? Yea, if you eat double cheeseburgers and slam down chocolate shakes all day, lol! The Wii is just what America needs, a simple workout while playing video games.


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the percentage of overweight children has soared and childhood obesity is increasing at an alarming rate, health officials say.

Go buy your kids a Wii!!



/Wii advocate for a fitter America

83.3.2008 17:47

Wii compared to 360 & PS3 looks something like this:

Wii -


VS

360 -

PS3 -


Simple as that.

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93.3.2008 17:55

Originally posted by SDF_GR:
Wii compared to 360 & PS3 looks something like this:

Wii -


VS

360 -

PS3 -


Simple as that.
this is the fun nicest and most original post ever hahahaha..

103.3.2008 18:36
goodswipe
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Originally posted by SDF_GR:
Wii compared to 360 & PS3 looks something like this:

Wii -


VS

360 -

PS3 -


Simple as that.
And that's just like your opinion man..




Also, the first car (Wii) you posted, I'm sure it does it's job well out on the streets of london, as it was intended to.

just as

The other cars posted (PS3/360) do fine out on the Autobahn, as they were intended to.

The Wii was never suppose to be a hardcore graphics machine, like the PS3 and 360. It was meant to be fun for everyone and give you fat @sses a little workout in your lives. You can't compare the Wii to PS3/360, it just doesn't work.

113.3.2008 18:40

Originally posted by SDF_GR:
Wii compared to 360 & PS3 looks something like this:

Wii -


VS

360 -

PS3 -


Simple as that.
Ha ha ha ha!!!! Love this one! Oh and the other people who are negatively commenting at your pics are mad because they bought a Wii. LOL

123.3.2008 18:50
goodswipe
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Oh and the other people who are negatively commenting at your pics are mad because they bought a Wii. LOL


Negative comments? I never made any negative comments about the images he posted. I simply made a statement that you can't compare the 360/PS3 to the Wii. They aren't on the same level.

I do have a nice comment for you...

How bout you leave a positive post that contributes to the discussion rather then your pointless post??

My two cents, I'm done here folks.

/sigh

133.3.2008 19:05
drach
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Getting a little workout while playing video games could get old real fast? Yea, if you eat double cheeseburgers and slam down chocolate shakes all day, lol! The Wii is just what America needs, a simple workout while playing video games.
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The Wii was never suppose to be a hardcore graphics machine, like the PS3 and 360. It was meant to be fun for everyone and give you fat @sses a little workout in your lives.
What ever happened to going outside for some excercise?

143.3.2008 19:11
goodswipe
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What ever happened to going outside for some excercise?


That's the million dollar question! What happened to exercise in kids lives these days? Who knows...but I do know that the Wii will give these kids that sit around all day and do nothing but get fat a little workout. Now you got me sounding like some crazy workout advocate. I do enjoy working out, maybe that's what disgust me!


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Exactly. Nothing else needs to be said.


Wow, words of wisdom from Mr. Rick

Anyways, back on topic.

/oops

I said I was done here, damnit!
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153.3.2008 19:11

Originally posted by drach:
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Getting a little workout while playing video games could get old real fast? Yea, if you eat double cheeseburgers and slam down chocolate shakes all day, lol! The Wii is just what America needs, a simple workout while playing video games.
Quote:
The Wii was never suppose to be a hardcore graphics machine, like the PS3 and 360. It was meant to be fun for everyone and give you fat @sses a little workout in your lives.
What ever happened to going outside for some excercise?
Exactly. Nothing else needs to be said.

163.3.2008 19:15

Originally posted by goodswipe:

Also, the first car (Wii) you posted, I'm sure it does it's job well out on the streets of london, as it was intended to.
...and i bet that you still play games at sega master system.
Why not? It does the job. Get real....

Originally posted by goodswipe:

The other cars posted (PS3/360) do fine out on the Autobahn, as they were intended to.

The Wii was never suppose to be a hardcore graphics machine, like the PS3 and 360. It was meant to be fun for everyone and give you fat @sses a little workout in your lives. You can't compare the Wii to PS3/360, it just doesn't work.
Man get real, if you want to get physical exercise you dont buy a game console,ahah thats just stupid. You go to a gym.

after 2 months with Wii




come on..........
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173.3.2008 20:30
vinny13
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after 2 months with Wii




come on..........
Sure didn't happen to me lmao :P

183.3.2008 20:34
vinny13
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Originally posted by SDF_GR:
Wii compared to 360 & PS3 looks something like this:

Wii -


VS

360 -

PS3 -


Simple as that.
I think the Wii car is cooler then the other 2... Like that's sick. I'd make it into like a pimp rally car or somethin :)

PS3 owns though, and yes I have a Wii so...

193.3.2008 21:15

i have a wii and 2 ps3's in my house. nobody plays the wii and the ps3's are always on. the wii may be a fire hazard with all that dust on it.

203.3.2008 21:17

ps3 owns even more at a better price!!

213.3.2008 21:22

Originally posted by SDF_GR:
Wii compared to 360 & PS3 looks something like this:

Wii -


VS

360 -

PS3 -


Simple as that.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

223.3.2008 21:23
vinny13
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Originally posted by cazer:
i have a wii and 2 ps3's in my house. nobody plays the wii and the ps3's are always on. the wii may be a fire hazard with all that dust on it.
Lol My PS3 is like that... Like I play it all the time, but it's just dusty :S

234.3.2008 1:18

hopefully this turns out to be a true prediction.
if the price drop happens, i will be fulfilling the other end.
originally i bought a wii, and i will buy the ps3 then.

i'd like to have one now, but there's been no price drop yet.
instead, sony removed components and took their value off of the price.


on another note, i wouldn't trade my wii for either of the others.
it's a great idea, and great games keep coming.
i've never claimed to be "hardcore," and never will,
but wii sports is the only casual game i own for it.

i've spent more on software i like to play than i did on the console,
and that's a good way to guage whether the console is worth the price.
for me, there aren't $500 worth of ps3 games to buy out there yet.

244.3.2008 4:55

Why do people rave about Wii seriously, i purchased one from amazon for 170 great british pounds and played once instantly putting it onto ebay. As soon as Ps3 drops price and people actually see a wii there will be no competition.

254.3.2008 5:30
bakagami
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Originally posted by SDF_GR:
Wii compared to 360 & PS3 looks something like this:

Wii -


VS

360 -

PS3 -


Simple as that.



My PC
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Come to the Dark Side, Luke...We have cookies!!!!

264.3.2008 11:34
goodswipe
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Man get real, if you want to get physical exercise you dont buy a game console,ahah thats just stupid. You go to a gym.
Hmm, I maxed out 310 yesterday on bench, I don't think I need someone like you telling me about the gym, lol.

Anyways, dude, you get real, you're missing my point here. I'm not saying, "Oh oh, buy a Wii so you can lose weight!", I'm saying that's a plus that the Wii has. You will burn more calories playing that thing then you would playing any other console. But you've got this whole thread tied up to that minor detail, that's not what the discussion is about.

And your comparison of the Wii to the PS3/360 is just plain out wrong. Sure the PS3 and 360 are graphics machines, what's your point? The Wii isn't in the same class, so no comparison can be done on that level.


274.3.2008 11:57

Stop takin a "swipe" at "goodswipe" lol.
Anyway the guy is right, a Wii could help out some of the overweight kids, adults etc.
If you let them sit on their ar*es staring at a TV screen for most of the day, feeding them the wrong foods, its gonna happen, they,ll become fat.
I have two kids, two hours of TV aday, if the weathers good they,ll be outside with me playin ball etc or helping their mother around the house.

WORK/PLAY/GAME/REST


284.3.2008 12:10
goodswipe
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Wow, there is life on aD! - LOL

Glad someone can finally read between the lines here...

/woot

294.3.2008 13:01

Sorry but I have to disagree with people claiming that the wii in anyway promotes exercise. Unless you call jumping around and waving your arms in the air sporadically exercise. If playing the wii is in any way serious exercise for kids then they're probably already on the fast food diet.

The ps3 is looking more promising every day. Most of my friends already have a 360 and the one's that don't are planning on getting one now that the RROD is "fixed". Not a single one believes me when I tell them that the failure rate hasn't decreased significantly. I've waited long enough for MS to get their act together.

Between all the new games coming out this year for the ps3 and possible price drops I'm sold. I would have had a 360 from the start if it wasn't for the RROD and the cost of live.

304.3.2008 13:17
goodswipe
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Sorry but I have to disagree with people claiming that the wii in anyway promotes exercise. Unless you call jumping around and waving your arms in the air sporadically exercise. If playing the wii is in any way serious exercise for kids then they're probably already on the fast food diet.
Some people just don't get it...

Anytime the heart rate is elevated and your body begins to sweat, you've accomplished a workout.





Boxing - 15 mins - cals burned - 121





Tennis - 25 mins - cals burned - 110


And for those of you who know nothing about those stats, those 121 calories burned from playing 15 mins of Wii boxing are comparable to running at a pace of a 9 min mile - pretty damn good workout if you ask me.

So please take this into further consideration before you post anything else about losing weight with the Wii. ;)

/I'm officially done here

314.3.2008 13:41

I wish I could stay online and tell you how cool my Wii is and how It is the only physical activity I need all day to counter my caloric intake, but my 10 hours of free CompuServe 56k connection time is almost up.

324.3.2008 13:50

I agree. . . .some people just don't get it.

No one is saying that playing a Wii is the best exercise in the world. But it does beat sitting your fat lazy butt on the couch pushing buttons and eating potatoe chips.

That's like saying walking isn't exercise. It's not as good as jogging, but again, it's better then sitting on the couch and doing nothing.

I am by no means a "hardcore" gamer, but I enjoy my Wii. I see no point in spending a bunch of money on either a PS3 or a 360 cause to me it's not worth it. The thing to note is I said it's not for ME To each their own though. And if you want a PS3, then of course, any price cut is good news. . .I could just care less.

334.3.2008 14:13

Originally posted by goodswipe:
Hmm, I maxed out 310 yesterday on bench, I don't think I need someone like you telling me about the gym, lol.
Yea and i am Mike Tayson.
It is really easy to say anything behind a screen and long distances.Isnt it?
Anyway i am sure tho, that if this is true, is cause you got exercise with Wii.lol

Originally posted by goodswipe:

Anyways, dude, you get real, you're missing my point here. I'm not saying, "Oh oh, buy a Wii so you can lose weight!", I'm saying that's a plus that the Wii has. You will burn more calories playing that thing then you would playing any other console. But you've got this whole thread tied up to that minor detail, that's not what the discussion is about.
Well you may be right about that, i just made a joke out of it, nothing personal tho, it was just funny.
We are talking about a "Video" Gaming Console.

Originally posted by goodswipe:

And your comparison of the Wii to the PS3/360 is just plain out wrong. Sure the PS3 and 360 are graphics machines, what's your point? The Wii isn't in the same class, so no comparison can be done on that level.
Of course Wii isnt at the same class as PS3 and 360.
Wii is a gen(maybe more) behind.
Wii can only be compared to PS2 and x-box(not the 360) and it is not just the graphics is the entire wii console.
I dont know if you have ever read the Specs of each console,but if you haven't, it will be good to do so and see for your self.
When 360 and PS3 start releasing some 1st class game titles and get even more extra features combined with Price cut(to get back on topic ) Wii will be just history.
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344.3.2008 14:52

Originally posted by chaos_zzz:
the wii is cheap, that why ppl buy it, it's like that new soda, well it's a dollar why shouldn't i try it? only a dollar.

Same thing happens with the wii

Sony stuff is so great that the past-gen console is still selling great,

Do u even remember how a xbox and a gamcube looks like? don't remind me the 360 .. red lights of hell plus dvd's , this is 2008 DVD's belong to the museum
Holy crap is that a fanboy skewed opinion. So, $250 is supposed to be cheap? "Oh, it's only $250, no big deal, right?"

Did everyone forget that the "cheap" Wii is still outselling everything? It's not like gamers buy one system nowadays anyhow. Most likely, they will own 2/3 or all 3, so they can play exclusives, plus us Wii gamers need our HD gaming fix too.

So, using that theory, why is the PS3 still lagging in 3rd for total sales? The 360 Arcade is $20 more than a Wii now, and the premium/elite 360 is right up there in price range with the PS3. With all of the systems in a competitive price range, why all the fuss over price? CLEARLY, price is not all that matters to those buying the console.

Sony stuff is so great, that the PS2 is still selling? Well, there's your "cheap" theory in action. Besides, can we guess how many PS2 systems are broken and need replaced now? (And there is no way to justify a significant number since the systems are out of warranty by now.)

The "last gen" is so great, that's why the Wii is capturing an audience with graphics that are just above the original Xbox and PS2. The difference is, my Wii and 360 get turned on alot more because there are new games for them.

It's also good to see that you think DVDs belong in a museum. That comment seems justified, since Blu-Ray is finally outselling VHS, which hasn't been prominently carried in retail stores for 5 years, BUT got outsold by a dead HD-DVD title this past week? I wouldn't place a bet on DVD going in a museum anytime soon.

354.3.2008 15:02

The Wii is basically a Gamecube 1.5. The Gamecube was more powerful than the PS2, but Nintendo didn't go after the 18-35 demographic as it should've and the system didn't move well at all. Other than Resident Evil 4, The Zelda franchise, and some hidden gems like Eternal Darkness, the Gamecube didn't garner much attention from the major demographic. Nintendo also dropped the ball on online gaming & DVD/CD playback in regards to the Gamecube. Outside of handheld systems, these features are industry standard now. Nintendo got it half right with the online side of things with the Wii and the game download choices are better than Xbox Live's. Nintendo probably could've put out a system with all the standard features and a lower price tag.

364.3.2008 15:13

Originally posted by redux79:
Sorry but I have to disagree with people claiming that the wii in anyway promotes exercise. Unless you call jumping around and waving your arms in the air sporadically exercise. If playing the wii is in any way serious exercise for kids then they're probably already on the fast food diet.

The ps3 is looking more promising every day. Most of my friends already have a 360 and the one's that don't are planning on getting one now that the RROD is "fixed". Not a single one believes me when I tell them that the failure rate hasn't decreased significantly. I've waited long enough for MS to get their act together.

Between all the new games coming out this year for the ps3 and possible price drops I'm sold. I would have had a 360 from the start if it wasn't for the RROD and the cost of live.
If have played the Wii for any amount of time, you would know that it is a work out, I have one and raving rabbities, man that game is a good work out. With the Wii fit coming out soon in the US, the Wii will be even more popular with the adults. The system is great family play and for parties.

374.3.2008 15:30

i own a wii myslef but id prefer real boxin/tennis over wii versions, i dont see how tennis loses 110 calories but boxing u can prolli lose more

bac to the topic: i seriousli reckon those price cuts should happen here in australia, we pay $700 AU for a 60gb ps3 (with no bonuses) while other countries pay around $300-$500 AU but i suppose thats y the wii is 10x more popular here than the xbox n ps3

384.3.2008 16:46

The more I see about and read about the WII the more I see it as a gimmick for the mainstream joe who knows jack about games...this makes me sad.

the 360 and PS3 are not much better but at least they are offering real games...

394.3.2008 17:12
goodswipe
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Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
The more I see about and read about the WII the more I see it as a gimmick for the mainstream joe who knows jack about games...this makes me sad.

the 360 and PS3 are not much better but at least they are offering real games...

Gimmick for the mainstream Joe? I've been around since the Attari, the Genisis, the Neo-Geo, and the good ol' 8-bit NES. I wouldn't say I'm a hardcore gamer, but I do know fun when I see it. Nintendo opened up a whole new era of the way a video game can be played, with the Wii. I don't see why people hate it so much. Yea I admit, there are a lot of titles out there that I definitely wouldn't play, but mainstream Joe's little kid will play it. The Wii has a very broad, target audience, they cater to all ages. So how is it a gimmick?



What I find funny about all this is that the Nintendo Wii had more software sales then any other system other then the 360 (COD4) on just the Wii Play game itself.

January 2008 Software Sales

1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) -- 330,900
2. Wii Play w/ Remote (Wii) -- 298,100
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii) -- 239,600
4. Rock Band (Xbox 360) -- 183,800
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360) -- 182,700
6. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) -- 172,000
7. Burnout Paradise (Xbox 360) -- 144,100
8. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PlayStation 3) -- 140,000
9. Mario Party DS (Nintendo DS) -- 138,500
10. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS) -- 133,000


Face it, Nintendo just knows how to market their console...

Update: Before all you guys start bashing me, do keep in mind that I don't own a Wii, PS3, or 360. I swear I'm not a f4nb0y.. ;)
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404.3.2008 17:29

goodswipe

and out of all thos 3 are non sport/party games....

Don't get me wrong but I do not see enough "real games" RPGs,action,adventure,FPS,ect on the WII I do see more than enough mindless party games to make it fun for the average joe kid.

This with no innovation in control options and VC options I am jsut not impressed by it.

Of coarse the 360 is a broken console with a high fail rate and a whole 5 games 2 note worthy that are not on the PC, they refuse to innovate in not only control options but price shcemes and hardware locks.

The PS3 while having a craptacluair start is starting to improve but even so it dose not have the control options I require to enjoy a game.

In the end MS misspent the 360s youth while rich its aged heavily, the WII is doing a great job at brining in the unwashed masses and keeping some gamers happy but so far dose not have enough real games to keep some gamers happy and the PS3 is maturing at a good pace but i would like to see full control options and a cheat device on it by the end of 010.


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414.3.2008 17:41
goodswipe
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Don't get me wrong but I do not see enough "real games" RPGs,action,adventure,FPS,ect on the WII I do see more than enough mindless party games to make it fun for the average joe kid.

True, but apparently this is what the masses want.

Only game I really enjoy on the 360 is Halo 3, that game is a lot of fun in multi player mode - especially on a 65" big screen!

And on the PS3; NBA Live 08, MLB O8: The Show, and Madden 08 is where it's at for me.

I'm not to big into all those first person shooters, more into the sports games.


424.3.2008 18:19

Originally posted by goodswipe:
Quote:
Don't get me wrong but I do not see enough "real games" RPGs,action,adventure,FPS,ect on the WII I do see more than enough mindless party games to make it fun for the average joe kid.

True, but apparently this is what the masses want.

Only game I really enjoy on the 360 is Halo 3, that game is a lot of fun in multi player mode - especially on a 65" big screen!

And on the PS3; NBA Live 08, MLB O8: The Show, and Madden 08 is where it's at for me.

I'm not to big into all those first person shooters, more into the sports games.
I loath sports and party games,i love RPGs and FPSs but only good RPGs and FPSs....and action...and adventure :P

Not thrilled with halo 3 its over rated so is bioshock, the last FPS that knocked me off my feet was dark messiah(arx fatalis/undying/halo1 before it) the last great RPG I played was FF9 I think I hate the mmo grind fests Jrpgs have become and the minmilized gun and run theme of new FPSs enjoyed DMC3, I don't see a lot of well tuned and polished new games I see alot of medicore titles made for the masses that do not care about quality.

Halo 3 is not bad but good fcking lord they skimpt on the SP side,metroid prime 3 is alil to simplifed but at least tis not watered down like bioshock,Mario gaxely is a improvement over sunshine at least... MGS is solid enough even if I find the control scheme stiff and uncostmizable.....

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434.3.2008 18:42

It's like there's a canned response for console threads:

When it's the Wii, it's a gimmick and kiddie system.
When it's the 360, it's RRoD and PC games on a console.
When it's the PS3, it's too expensive and lacking games.

All are valid arguments, and everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it's getting old. I know I'm tired of having my intelligence insulted. I have a Wii, and I'm not a kid. I have a launch 360 that's never busted. And I'm too poor to buy a PS3! (Okay, enough of that.)

Anyhow, I bought the Wii first and was disappointed graphically, when I bought my HDTV later on. (I would've never noticed with my SDTV.) That's when I picked up the 360. Sony is ironing out the kinks and may get my purchase, but that won't be for another 1-2 years (just as I waited on the original Xbox, when I bought the PS2 first and then Gamecube.)

I must say, other than graphics, the Wii is a good system, has good support, and anything Nintendo branded is deemed a must buy... for the most part. Nintendo just needs to get the 3rd parties back in the fold, because they have been struggling ever since the N64, when everyone bolted for PSX. They need EA, Capcom, Square, Rockstar, etc. to bolster the Wii's core of games so the console doesn't have to rely on kiddie crap, non-gaming games (undersea adventure) and movie/tv license ordeals.

Sony had better keep dropping the price and use their PlayStation branding muscle to pump out systems, because if the Wii ever sits on shelves long enough to collect dust, Nintendo just has to slash the price $50 and those consumers that have been sitting on their hands to get into the next gen consoles are going to come out in droves. (Needless to say, PS2 support has to die also, because alot of people are still sticking to their old systems too, rather than shelling out more money for a 360/PS3/Wii.)

445.3.2008 5:41

SProdigy

I don't buy sports or party games REGARDLESS of who made it, the WIIhas 3 games on it I want/willing to buy MG,MP3 and err... I forget *L*

the 360 is a ok system is you don't have a worth while PC other wise its redundant and can be a headache, lost oddesy and Halo 3 are about the only games not on PC.

the PS3 is shaping up nicely but I cant think of any titles that are worth more than 20$...well...maybe MSG but I am not a huge MSG fan, FF has been dead to me since the design team has been snorting cocaine on and off.


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455.3.2008 23:14

EDIT: my bad double posted

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465.3.2008 23:14

Quote:
Originally posted by SDF_GR:
Wii compared to 360 & PS3 looks something like this:

Wii -


VS

360 -

PS3 -


Simple as that.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
Exactly LOL

475.3.2008 23:48

meh

WII

360

PS3

note the 360 is a costly,money guzzling monster, the wii is what i is and the PS3 is prettya oh ssooo prettya.

LOL

486.3.2008 12:08

More rumor the better... there were already rumors that the PS3 gonna get another price cut this summer. With the cheaper price, hell, i can buy another just for dvd/bd/media (something the Wii can't do, and yet, paid $250 for it). Doodling on the Wii (pictures from the memory card) is pretty cool though, kids love it (well, what not to love if you can put a mustache on aunt Jane or horns on uncle Joe, j/k).

496.3.2008 12:18
goodswipe
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Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
More rumor the better... there were already rumors that the PS3 gonna get another price cut this summer. With the cheaper price, hell, i can buy another just for dvd/bd/media (something the Wii can't do, and yet, paid $250 for it). Doodling on the Wii (pictures from the memory card) is pretty cool though, kids love it (well, what not to love if you can put a mustache on aunt Jane or horns on uncle Joe, j/k).
What I didn't like about this feature was that there was no erase function. I mean you can erase all those images if you format the thing, but who wants to do that just do delete a few images? They should have included a way to delete images off of it without having to format.

506.3.2008 13:44

Originally posted by goodswipe:

What I didn't like about this feature was that there was no erase function. I mean you can erase all those images if you format the thing, but who wants to do that just do delete a few images? They should have included a way to delete images off of it without having to format.
sigh, unfortunately no... the Wii is not the device for more (or even slightly more) complex media needs. The Wii is the Wii, it's not designed to do things what the X360 or the PS3 can.

Picture slides on the Wii is fair, but compare to the PS3, well, the car pictures above pretty sum up the idea (i didn't try this on the X360 yet, b/c it doesn't take memory cards).

There are two things always instant hits at family gatherings and parties. #1 Wii's party games #2 PS3's AVCHD video and picture slides (the Eye's interactive arts are getting praises too). But #1 has problems, too many people and it doesn't work well in crowded areas (elbow Grandma Fanny in the face is no joke).

Peace!

516.3.2008 20:13

How is this a thread about the Wii when it clearly states "PS3 price cut"?

And I also sense a lot of fanboyism here also, which sucks.

527.3.2008 9:55

Well, it's natural that people like to compare things, even apples and oranges. You know why? Well, the common denominator is the same, i.e. cash... If you express Wii, X360 and PS3 in terms of cash, duh, you can compare them side by side, even though the comparison is still pretty much apples vs. oranges :)

People bring up the Wii and X360 b/c they think that even with the PS3's price cut, the PS3 is still more expensive (cash-wise). So, by evaluating the consoles as a whole and throwing factors like what you like to do with them besides playing games, you can see which console really worth more for the bucks.

537.3.2008 10:28

Or you could just not care and purchase the system that YOU want.

547.3.2008 10:35
goodswipe
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Originally posted by xblade132:
Or you could just not care and purchase the system that YOU want.
What not care about price? Hmm, maybe for some of you 14 year olds out there that have Mommy and Daddy to hold your hand all the way through life don't care about price. But for some of us that don't want to pay 400-500 dollars for a console, have to look at other options. ;)

557.3.2008 12:02

Quote:
Originally posted by redux79:
Sorry but I have to disagree with people claiming that the wii in anyway promotes exercise. Unless you call jumping around and waving your arms in the air sporadically exercise. If playing the wii is in any way serious exercise for kids then they're probably already on the fast food diet.

The ps3 is looking more promising every day. Most of my friends already have a 360 and the one's that don't are planning on getting one now that the RROD is "fixed". Not a single one believes me when I tell them that the failure rate hasn't decreased significantly. I've waited long enough for MS to get their act together.

Between all the new games coming out this year for the ps3 and possible price drops I'm sold. I would have had a 360 from the start if it wasn't for the RROD and the cost of live.
If have played the Wii for any amount of time, you would know that it is a work out, I have one and raving rabbities, man that game is a good work out. With the Wii fit coming out soon in the US, the Wii will be even more popular with the adults. The system is great family play and for parties.
But if you think about it it is all in how you play the game, bowling for example some people just sit there and flick their wrists and get a perfect 300. Then there are the people who actually get up and go through the bowling motions, that is what the Wii was meant for not just the people who want to sit there and press buttons. The amount of workout you do all depends on how much you want to do. -LEMS-

567.3.2008 12:05
goodswipe
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Yup, you are right my friend. And I'm glad that you can see what is being said here. Some people like to disregard what's said because their serious fanboys. Anything that is said good about a system they don't like, well, they just won't listen.

577.3.2008 13:06

Originally posted by goodswipe:
Originally posted by xblade132:
Or you could just not care and purchase the system that YOU want.
What not care about price? Hmm, maybe for some of you 14 year olds out there that have Mommy and Daddy to hold your hand all the way through life don't care about price. But for some of us that don't want to pay 400-500 dollars for a console, have to look at other options. ;)
FYI, I'm 20yrs old and have a good paying job. Bought my own PS3, Wii, and Xbox360.

587.3.2008 13:10
goodswipe
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So then what were you referring to about "not caring"?

597.3.2008 13:18

About which system is best. Play whatever you want. Fanboys feed on flaming and other fanboys, which sounds a bit homo but its true.

607.3.2008 14:36
goodswipe
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Originally posted by xblade132:
About which system is best. Play whatever you want. Fanboys feed on flaming and other fanboys, which sounds a bit homo but its true.
My sentiments exactly...

617.3.2008 14:39

Originally posted by xblade132:
About which system is best. Play whatever you want. Fanboys feed on flaming and other fanboys, which sounds a bit homo but its true.
Err, what does homo has to with fanboyism? Anyway, good for you that you got a good paying job and able to buy all three consoles. However, even you have all three, that doesn't mean you don't compare them at some point. You ever wonder since the Wii and PS3 got WiFi build in, then why the hell X360 doesn't? You ever wonder you can get digital sounds from X360 and PS3, but not the Wii (graphic is obvious different, but why should sound)? You ever wonder why the Standby function is different among the three consoles (e.g. in the PS3 if it's in Standby mode, the USB power is cut off, thus you can't use it to charge a controller)? The list of things go on and on (games aside)...

627.3.2008 14:55
goodswipe
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One thing that I've never understood about the Wii, is those so called "HD Cables" they try and sell. It's just a set of component cables. If your source isn't in HD, the component cables aren't going to change anything. Maybe give you some deeper colors, but that's about it.

As for the 360 not having built in wifi, that's just so M$ can try and turn another buck by us having to pay for an adapter.

637.3.2008 15:12

The homo part of my statement, I was referring to me saying "fanboys feed on flaming AND OTHER FANBOYS..."

647.3.2008 15:25

Originally posted by xblade132:
The homo part of my statement, I was referring to me saying "fanboys feed on flaming AND OTHER FANBOYS..."
okay... now i get it (kinda funny actually).

Peace!

657.3.2008 16:01

Originally posted by goodswipe:
One thing that I've never understood about the Wii, is those so called "HD Cables" they try and sell. It's just a set of component cables. If your source isn't in HD, the component cables aren't going to change anything. Maybe give you some deeper colors, but that's about it.

As for the 360 not having built in wifi, that's just so M$ can try and turn another buck by us having to pay for an adapter.
think MS could do better with their pricing schemes.

130$ for the base unit with A/V and component hookups,1 wireless pad and power cord
25$ for the mem card
40$ for the 20GB HDD
80$ for the 120GB HDD
30$ for the wifi adapter.
350$ for a all in one elite with with A/V and component hookups,1 wireless pad and power cord and mem card.

Sony also could have done better....

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667.3.2008 17:16

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
30$ for the wifi adapter.
where can you buy one for $30?
they retail at $100,
amazon has them for $90+,
even on ebay they're about $60.

built-in wifi is now an industry standard,
and microsoft missed that by releasing a year early.

677.3.2008 17:27

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
30$ for the wifi adapter.
where can you buy one for $30?
they retail at $100,
amazon has them for $90+,
even on ebay they're about $60.

built-in wifi is now an industry standard,
and microsoft missed that by releasing a year early.
because they over price it by at least 2X, any wifi device of tis type is a messily 20-30$ hell you can buy a wi fi router for 20-30.

MS like sony has over priced their stuff,I think the PS3 would have been off if they made the HDMI setup to be finished by a 100$ device that with wifi being 50$ and BT being 30$ (default wired controller) the card reader being 40$

all of this could be streamlined into the unit as optional extra making the base BR playing unit outputting to component/stero/spif for about 350-380.

making the total for fully loaded PS3 570-600.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Mar 2008 @ 17:28

687.3.2008 22:24

oh, i didn't understand the meaning of your post.
now i get it.

you are correct sir.


that's not to mention the fact that live gold is still $50/year.
i seem to remember when it was the original xbox,
$50 got you a year on live and a headset.
no headset in the $50 retail package now.

free online play is also industry standard.

698.3.2008 2:41

Originally posted by snowlock:
oh, i didn't understand the meaning of your post.
now i get it.

you are correct sir.


that's not to mention the fact that live gold is still $50/year.
i seem to remember when it was the original xbox,
$50 got you a year on live and a headset.
no headset in the $50 retail package now.

free online play is also industry standard.

Not really for 2 reasons, it was not "standard" on the PS2 or the GC they didn't have the infrastructure to fool with it so it was more a rarity with some company’s charging for their games to go onto online MP servers.

2.PCs are not consoles, PC games tended to let people host a game server taking the brunt if not all of the cost out of most online PC titles.

(which makes me wonder why a MMO dev/pub can’t let people host their own servers for a low yearly subscription of 25$ a year to all players and 50$ game the 25$ a year pays for the login server that handles the login accounts and perhaps saved player data but nothing more than that) then make a god pack where the server admin can tweak the game by changing some easily selectable rules/rates/prices and charge the admin 75 a year for that kit, in order to limit cheating the service out of money all accounts to a server will be suspended if a server is found to be in violation.
Cheating can be curved via a vote system 5 diff IP votes in 1 hour you are kicked from that server for 10 hours being kicked 5 times in a week’s time results in a month’s ban from that server.
Put in a 5$ transfer fee for characters, hell add a character utility one can use to save and modify their characters with for 25$ a character or a 1$ a attribute/skill/ect.

There are many ways to make money here without insanely high monthly rates (anything over 5$ a month is high, over 10 insanely high).
Then on top of all this have Full MMO servers that you can pay 15$ a month for.


but back to MS they ahd to have the fee for the first 5 years to build the service I'll give them that, now adays its just gravy for them and bile for the consumer.

708.3.2008 3:58

what i meant by online play being industry standard now
is that you can play games on psn or nintendo wifi
for free, from your wii or ps3.

maybe they could charge a nominal monthly fee for extra services,
but unless they provide free download credits with gold or something
there's no longer justification for charging if you only want online play.

718.3.2008 9:07

Originally posted by snowlock:
what i meant by online play being industry standard now
is that you can play games on psn or nintendo wifi
for free, from your wii or ps3.

maybe they could charge a nominal monthly fee for extra services,
but unless they provide free download credits with gold or something
there's no longer justification for charging if you only want online play.
MS has damaged their online potential not to mention how games can be implamentd on the 360 in general.

They really need to drop the live fee get the 20GB HDDs out in force about 30 a pop and make the 120 GB HDDs about 60, drop the stupid limits they placed it devs to make sht for it and let the games really begin but the bastards are making one bad mistake after another.

MS has managed to eat and sht out the credit I gave them now sony is looking to earn some credit even if tis a pint or 2 tey are still doing better than MS on things....

Hell MS could dale a 150$ HDD kit that can output to a USB HDD,build alil program to read it on a PC so you can load and backup stuff.
MS can not innovate or be consumer friendly easily it seems..then again bill did copy alot of stuff :P

7221.4.2008 23:32

Price cuts are always a good thing to read about.

7327.4.2008 1:36

why are people comparing the wii and the ps3 or xbox the wii is like the regular xbox same graphics and the power is almost the same on both also how can you have fun online if you cant even talk to em oh i know ill play pokemon online haha face it the wii is for cheap people the ps3 is the best out there right now and soon will be the only console available
cause it will win the war

7427.4.2008 1:53

Originally posted by V3G3TA:
why are people comparing the wii and the ps3 or xbox the wii is like the regular xbox same graphics and the power is almost the same on both also how can you have fun online if you cant even talk to em oh i know ill play pokemon online haha face it the wii is for cheap people the ps3 is the best out there right now and soon will be the only console available
cause it will win the war
how can it be for cheap people when tis the same price as a 360 premium?
I might be a game nazi but I am not a game fascist....

Also the WII has made more money than the PS3 and 360 combined,scary eh?

The only thing wrong with the WII is not enough games for gamers.

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