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I will start.

-Both MS and Sony lost big money by pushing graphics. And yet Wii was considered underpowered. First time only one company has made money in the console business in a generation.

-Wii was said to have to upgrade specs or die and fade. And yet we see now controllers for 360 and PS3 before Wii 2. Or Prachters HDWii....XD

-Sony now has a controller that does not say 'dualshock' on the bottom.

-People are obsessed with digital games and yet the one digitial console PSPGO failed.

-Every DS reiteration since the first one has been more expensive - don't systems get cheaper over time???

-NSMBWii is the first 2-d mario platformer to load off of a disc!

-Wii is the first market leader to not get lead console 3rd party development.

-more hardcore gamers will but Kinect and MOVE then casual ones.

-Nintendo is the only major game developer to not sell DLC for its games.

-Splitscreen gaming is considered an oddity or a throwback.

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heartcontainer wrote:

-Sony now has a controller that does not say 'dualshock' on the bottom.

First one didn't, Sixaxis didn't.

-Every DS reiteration since the first one has been more expensive - don't systems get cheaper over time???

The DS lite was actually cheaper than the phat at launch price

My writing in bold, and I don't know where a lot of your points came from.

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Since I got nothing, I'll just nitpick your post:

1 - MS and Sony are making money now...well, Sony is, at least.
2 - I don't see how those corollate...
3 - I never noticed that
4 - That is ironic, although the fact that it was an upgrade instead of its own console made that pretty much inevitable
5 - Not in the handheld business, and not when they're releasing new iterations every other year. New tech costs money
6 - True, unless you count pirates
7 - More irony
8 - What?
9 - I guess Wiiware no longer exists
10 - It's considered obsolete

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I can only speak to some of your points, some I don't understand, but to correct some of your points.

Nintendo always makes money right away, every console generation except maybe Virtual Boy. Nintendo is the only one of the big three to make money on each new console generation from the get go. They make profit off each unit sold.

Ever hear those people that claim they care about gameplay over graphics. If its fun, they will come.

...Sony had controllers that didn't say DualShock in the past. Look up PS1 before Dual Analog/Vibration.

PSPgo failed because Sony priced it high, didn't support it with digital releases and games were full price online. Not to mention all the broken promises. PSPgo/digital = SonyFail

Inflation is the reason for the new DS systems being more expensive, yes systems get cheaper over time just not every generation. Ever see those movies where Coca-Cola used to cost a nickel or gas prices were around a dollar/gallon?

NSMBWii being the first 2D disc only if you count WarioLand Shake It as being its own series and originally it wasn't.

I am a hardcore gamer and I don't plan on Kinect or Move and the stores in my area scrapped their midnight launches due to lack of interest/preorders.

Nintendo has paid for DLC for 3rd party games released on WiiWare and they have released free DLC for first party published games on DS/DSi.

Splitscreen is less convenient for those who don't have friends over all the time. Its easier to go online and find people playing or convince gamers to play games worth playing than to invite them over to your place and sit on your piles of clothes.

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Splitscreen is slowly dying out because of online play. D:

I love splitscreen, because even though I have wifi, some of my friends don't, and we love playing multiplayer games. I was extreemely excited for Splinter Cell Conviction because it had co-op. But it was online only, so I lost interest. :/

Thank god there is games like NSMBW. :P

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HolyMackerel

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More nitpicking!

heartcontainer wrote:

-Both MS and Sony lost big money by pushing graphics. And yet Wii was considered underpowered. First time only one company has made money in the console business in a generation.

Technically Sony and Microsoft have made money, or they'd be closing shop. Just because Nintendo is the most successful doesn't mean the others are failures.

-Sony now has a controller that does not say 'dualshock' on the bottom.

The original Playstation controller didn't even have analog sticks. The next iteration was only released in Japan and had analog sticks but no rumble, and was called the Dual Analog. So, wrong.

-People are obsessed with digital games and yet the one digitial console PSPGO failed.

I'd hardly say people are obsessed with digital games. Have you even read that thread where several people came in and said "DIGITAL GAMES ARE STUPID I WILL NEVER BUY ANY AND YOU SHOULDN'T EITHER"? But the PSP Go deserved what it got. :)

-more hardcore gamers will bu[y] Kinect and MOVE then casual ones.

Speculation.

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The only thing that concerns me about this generation is that the 360, PS3, and even Wii had major breakdown issues. I call this the "year of breaking consoles"

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We still, for some inane reason, have failed to put the two noble pursuits of playing video games and stuffing our faces with pizza together into one grand world-dominating video game console that can cook a pizza.

nintendo WHERE IS MAH PIZZA CHANNEL

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Nintendo: Quality games, fantastic variety, bad tech
Microsoft: Quality games, no variety, good tech
Sony: Okay games, decent variety, great tech

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PhoenixAran wrote:

nintendo WHERE IS MAH PIZZA CHANNEL

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heartcontainer wrote:

-Splitscreen gaming is considered an oddity or a throwback.

This is all about money. With splitscreen you have up to 4 players playing on one console and one copy of the game. With online multiplayer, they each need their own disk. The N64 could handle split screen at similar resolutions and such as the main campaigns. With the amount of storage on discs and the hardware capabilities of the PS360, it's not because there's no room on the disc for split screen and online or the machine can't handle it. It's to sell more copies of the game.

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JumpMad wrote:

PhoenixAran wrote:

nintendo WHERE IS MAH PIZZA CHANNEL

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LuWiiGi wrote:

Nintendo: Quality games, fantastic variety of different party games, great tech
Microsoft: Okay games, okay variety, good tech
Sony: Quality games, decent variety, great tech

Bah, fix'd.

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theblackdragon wrote:

JumpMad wrote:

PhoenixAran wrote:

nintendo WHERE IS MAH PIZZA CHANNEL

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zezhyrule

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Forget about the pizza! Just get off your lazy fat artichokes and pick up a phone if you need it!

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LuWiiGi wrote:

Nintendo: Quality games, fantastic variety, okay tech
Microsoft: Okay games, no variety, good tech
Sony: Quality games, decent variety, great tech

Fixed

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I don't see the 'bad tech' part, but whatev...

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HolyMackerel

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I wouldn't call it bad tech. It's stronger than the PS2. That said, Nintendo never took part in the tech battle (as in raw processing power) in the first place, so the criteria doesn't apply to them anyway.

Also, the 360 which did take part in the tech battle has very dated technology these days. It's interesting that no one mentions that.

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lz2010 wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

JumpMad wrote:

PhoenixAran wrote:

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Raylax wrote:

lz2010 wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

JumpMad wrote:

PhoenixAran wrote:

nintendo WHERE IS MAH PIZZA CHANNEL

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