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Re: Wii console sales break US record in 2008

On 2009-01-30, Sermo Malifer <sermomalifer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Doug Mentohl on Friday 30 January 2009 14:04 : \____
>>> Nintendo sold 10.17 million Wii consoles in the United States in 2008,
>>> setting a new video game record despite dismal economic conditions
>>> gripping the country ..
>> http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jZXSzSePgdzefOwxhQzY2-p0tejA
>> Don't say the "W" word when Microsoft is around. Microsoft prefers the world to
>> believe that only PS and Xbox exist.
>> You can see it in their press releases and interview.
> PS and XBox are similar experiences.   Wii is a new genre.   It's 
> natural they would only address direct competition to the XBox.

     There are plenty of titles that are available across multiple
platforms. The Wii is not just limited to the sorts of games that
are only possible due to the Wiimote.

     The fact is that a Wii enables a new class of games while also
being able to handle the same sorts of games that the other consoles
do. It's a better mousetrap. It's not something completely different.

     Microsoft wants to hide the idea that someone else built a better
mousetrap as Microsoft's competitors have always done.

     The Wii also effectively comes with a built in wireless mouse.
So that also opens up the possibility for cannabalising the market
of mouse-centric PC games.

     So the Wii is an assault on Windows as well as the Xbox.

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