QUOTE(MGSolidus2 @ Mar 26 2008, 10:04 AM)
Reliability wise, the Wii and PS3 destroy the 360. I've never heard of a problem this bad before with a console.
And granted, Nintendo knows its fanbase so well because they've been here since the beginning (NES).
Why do you think that the Wii is STILL sold out everywhere, 2 years post release date? And no, it's not a failure to supply consoles.
I will have to agree with reliability.... however, just search you tube for PS3 and Wii problems and I'm sure you'll find your fair share of people with issues as well. Just not as widespread as the RROD issue - and lately, I haven't heard or seen too many posts of people with this issue now that MS has extended the warranty. They came clean, they're making hw changes... lets move on.
I owned the NES, SNES, but surprisingly enough, not the PS, PS2 or the Gamecube. Being the type of gamer I
was (hardcore PC) - I naturally gravitated to the XBOX and now the 360.
I happen to know a few people that work at ebgames and futureshop in my local city and the "wii" shortage is still an issue. While pallets full of 360s and PS3s roll in (20-30 consoles at a time), both these major retailers only get a couple Wii's every week. Now tell me if that's a supply issue or a demand issue.
As far as games go, the Wii has been releasing more garbage games compared to the 360 or PS3 - WTF... Major League Eating? COME ON. Seriously, who was the fucking publisher that thought this would make ANY money on ANY platform? The quality of games as well is evident in the low average reviewer score on the Wii. The sad thing is, the average consumer (moms and dads out there) don't bother reading reviews and are buying these games by the truckload only to realize... geez.. some of these games do suck (and this problem is found on ALL platforms when people don't bother to read reviews online before buying).
I have yet to see a game on the Wii that has made me say... you know... the graphics aren't that great, the sound isn't full 5.1 but god dammit, it's worth buying! - RENTING MAYBE.
QUOTE(stradric @ Mar 26 2008, 12:23 PM)
The Wii is not a hardcore gamer's console. It's not even a casual gamer's console. It's a party gamer's console, and it does well at that. The games are fun, but only because you're playing with other people and it has a social aspect.
Besides, this whole argument is very one-sided. Developers push the technology, and consoles exist to accomodate that. If MS or Sony do not fill that need, then someone else will. How about an Android-like open standard for game consoles? Then you would open up the market to all kinds of different hardware vendors.
Either way, there will always be bleeding edge consoles and there should be, otherwise people will just use their PCs to play games.
The real question is, should consoles try to be media centers? The 360 is clearly the better gaming console, but the PS3 is the better media center with its built-in bluray. Should console makers focus more on the gaming and less on the media center?
LOL PS3 is a better media center because of Blu Ray? WOW. There's a shitty argument. Video formats aside, I can stream DIVX, XVID, AVI, MPG, HDWMV to my 360 from my PC. Hell, it ALMOST does a better job than my old XBOX running Xbox Media Center. As far as I know, the PS3 won't handle as many video formats as the 360 can over the network and requires ORB software running on your PC to work properly.
Hopefully this Netflix deal goes through and every single HD release in their library is released to XBOX Live Video Marketplace. That's over 10 million subscribers who have access to HD video as opposed to 1.6 million people with stand alone Blu Ray players - looks like Michael Bay COULD be right
Edited by sirsmacketh, 26 March 2008 - 05:00 PM.