Just another reason why the Xbox Live service is so great with continual updates and patches.
Just a little video comparing Wii and the PS3 ;) Its very... Informational? Also, the "wii" reminds me SO MUCH of Midge on "That 70's Show" lol, especially when she says "im just peppy!" lol. *** Edited 11/26/2006 5:24:31 AM UTC by P18***
The Wii is fun for the first few months but the PS3 is what will be fun in the long run.
Let's look at this:
Nintendo is banking on innovation, the family market, and fun (good analogy to Holiday World, Knoebels, and even Cedar Fair to a smaller extent)
Sony is banking on name recognition, big spenders, pushing the limits, and little else (good analogy to Six Flags).
So unless you're a fanboy, stockholder, or both, I think it's safe to say that *IF* the PS3 makes it, it'll take a while. There's so much negative publicity and sentiment out there it's not even funny.
My stepfather thinks that video games and roller coasters are hugh wastes of time. The only reason he went to an amusement park for family vacation was because of 5 kids complaining. But he wouldn't ride anything.
I took the Wii to Thanksgiving dinner at my parents house so the kids could play Wii sports. At 6 in the evening, he came and watched the kids play. By 6:45 the kids had been booted out of the room and the adults were in charge. He was playing golf with my stepbrother and me, boxing with stepbrother, mixed tennis, and mixed bowling between 7 adults.
My mother was in total shock. He was told by the doctor that he needed to get out and exercise but never does. Yet this little box made him get up and do more activity than he has in the last six months. Now my mother wants me to get one for them!
This little box brought my family a little closer together, got my stepdad to do some form of exercise, and change his mind about video games. Seems to me like a winning formula to me.
And isn't that just like the comparison of TTD to Maverick made initially?
TTD is the coaster for those who like the extreme, i.e. the PS3...expensive, awesome graphics, etc. Whereas Maverick is going to appeal to a much wider base...families as a whole.
My son purchased a Wii and I told him to bring it with us to my brother's place for Thanksgiving. My brother and his wife don't play video games, nor does my husband. But everyone was waiting for a turn playing the sports games on the Wii.
People who wouldn't normally ride TTD will ride Maverick. And people who wouldn't normally play console games will play games on the Wii.
I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead
The hype and craziness of these game systems (and some coasters) still amaze me. I still remember the Cabbage Patch doll craze, where people would get into fistfights over them. The same thing has happened here, even in a sleepy town like Charleston. Some stores actually had police escorts so nobody would get robbed or mugged. Who would of thought that buying a game system like the Wii or PS3 would involve risking your life?
I can't wait to get a Wii and a PS3, but I am waiting till the Spring when there are more games available...probably around the time Maverick opens. :)
*** Edited 11/26/2006 4:35:17 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
Hamster Boy said:
I think no one is taking the PS3 seriously?
You're right. It's an overpriced joke that only fanboys and marketing lemmings want right now. For the initial launch of 200,000 systems in the US and 80,000 in Japan, that was enough, but Nintendo is proving that there are other untapped markets, and they could be huge.
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."
And the analysts are saying right now that if you want a Wii, you'll probably be able to score one by Christmas, but no chance with the PS3. And that's fine, because PS3 is like an upgrade that offers nothing new except power, and even that is power developers don't know how to use.
My prediction: Sony goes from #1 to #3 within six months on a same-time sales count.
My family also had a bonding experience with the Wii over Thanksgiving.. We were at my sister's, and the ENTIRE family was waiting in line to play the various different sports games. (including my aunt who hasn't touched a video game controller since the original Atari 2600 was popular or my sister who has constantly criticized my brother for pre-ordering/getting the Wii wanted her turn) Generally when my brother brings over a video game system like the Game Cube a few of us will play a game like Mario Party while the rest watch.. this was the first time where everyone wanted a turn. I was shocked, amazed, and felt all warm and holiday-gushy inside at how much fun everyone had.. playing when it was our turn or cheering everyone else on when it wasn't.
I think the same will be true of the new family attractions like Maverick.. not quite as ominous as the 420-foot tower basking in the sunlight not too far away, and just about everyone will want a turn.
Let me say this, Nintendo, you are my HERO! Why?? My mom and dad dont touch these things, they dont even touch the old Nintendo, let alone know how to turn on a PS2 or N64 and such. I played for about 30 mins having a BLAST!!! This is seriously the most fun I have had with a video game in a while! At the later end of this 30 mins, mom and dad wonder down and congratulate me on my purchase, and start watching. "Bowling hm? that looks cool... Golf? wow, I can do that, can i try?" Yeah.. my mom is now re-organizing the entire living room around this thing, and theyre down there and can't get enough!! They will be playing this thing later when the whole time Im at work!! "oh yeah saw something about a fishing game too.."
...Wait, I buy systems and usually unpack them at home, show them they say that looks cool, I ship it upstairs to my room and thats that. My new Wii? I dont think it will ever leave the living room!!! I don't think im allowed to, as its become the focal point. Kudos, kudos, kudos Nintendo, the Wii is nothing short of amazing in my book. For all the naysayers, if you havent seen enough proof already, heres even more. Thanks for creating such a great machine that I'm sure will create a ton of new family memories!!
Seems to be a story that I'm hearing a lot. Nintendo is on to something here.
Granted, the lack of ps3 sold has part to with bad production numbers. However, the fact Ninendo has produced over 1 million Wii's and sold them all already at a 3 to 1 advantage over ps3 speaks greatly about how well it will do.
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