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Slapshot

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I dont know the complete truth in it but I thinks its viable info nontheless but I saw a chart the other day that showed all the current system and the amount of play time they were getting. This is able because of the constant connectivity to the internet. It showed the X360 at the top wich is no suprise. The PS3 was right under it literally. The Wii was way at the bottom of the chart. If this is true and the current price holds, that is not good at all for Nintendo. Not to mention the lack of updates to the Wii Online Channel compared to PSN and 360 wich are constantly just getting better and better. I think its definately time for Nintendo to crank it up a notch.

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Sony could win the console wars if Nintendo does not lower their price on the Wii. I say they should lower it to a $150.

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@SuperSonic1990: thats exactly what i was thinking! as a nintendo fan myself, i wouldnt be surprised if sony won the console wars again! i also heard if nintendo dosent Win the war, they will retire and make only software!

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Nintendo will make their wii price higher! :D

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astarisborn94

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SuperSonic1990 wrote:

Sony could win the console wars if Nintendo does not lower their price on the Wii. I say they should lower it to a $150.

Excellent point. Why? Most hardcore gamers with the exception of us in Nintendo Life are fed up with Nintendo (For dumb reasons strangely.). So, if they know Microsoft glitchy Xbox 360 history, they'll go for the PS3. Not to mention the PS3 has far more features, plus being able to add more contents. Also, it can support better visuals, therefore, it has more space to put in more games (Contents counts too.). The online setup is also superior to those of the Wii (Far superior.).

And with the recent annoucement of the Sony PS3 Slim, which has 120 GB of space, contains all features of the original PS3 (Except Linux, but nobody has it.), and cost just $299. With that reduced price, many people, even formal Nintendo fanboys like me are finally planning to getting an Playstation 3 soon.

What will also hurt Nintendo is the increase price tag in Europe (Terrible decision.), drought of good first-party games on the Virtual Console, having the weakest third-party support in terms of quality, and the fact that most hardcore Wii games recently bombed (Remember Madworld?). Also add the fact that they neglected some of there first-party series, the biggest example being the Earthbound/Mother franchise, which hasn't seen an American litteration since 1995! We don't even know if we're going to see an Virtual Console release outside of Japan, due to copyright issues.

We have one simple solution: Price cut to $200 and make sure that the Wii remain an quality system.

Don't get me wrong, Nintendo is an awesome company and they done an great job with the Wii. However, they need to step up the plate if they want to win this generation. Because they could lose there lead and that could cost them the ability to remain an console manafacture.

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I dont think Sony will win the console wars. They have yet to beat theyre last generation console. And in Japan, they are just going to switch places with the Wii constantly. But Nintendo will win. If they stop making hardware, The videogame business will become all about getting more powerful rather than innovating gameplay.

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GabeGreens, youve just made my day!

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@BB Thrilla: Exactly what I was thinking. Nintendo is still recovering from there GC failure, losing to Sony again would mean that Nintendo admits defeat and leave the console manafacture business, not to mention that it'll be embarrassing.

@SUPERZELDAMAN: Dumbest idea ever. Nintendo is already doing this in Europe, but if the price rise comes to America too, it'll be a huge facepalm and more of the stupid "Nimtemcoz habs aubanden da hardcorz ganmers" comments on other forums such as IGN.

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Adam016

29. Posted:

BB+Thrilla wrote:

GabeGreens, youve just made my day!

I had the same thoughts.

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I do not know. I buy consoles to play video games. I am still happy with regular dvd and I do not need a glorified blu ray player as in the ps3 that also plays games. If thats your forte thats fine its not mine. I would have still bought a Wii because this generation the games coming out I am interested are on the Wii. I think its due for Nintendo to make a price cut to draw potential new customers in to add to the existing 50 some million sold. Microsoft I just was not interested in this generation and they already did price cuts. But in case of MIcrosoft are they not releasing an upgraded version with the Natal Launch ? thats what I read but I have not heard much about it since. One thing that puzzles me about Nintendo is why would you raise your price tag in another market of the world after almost 3 years on store shelves. Kind of shooting yourself in the foot. Sorry to go back and forth just typing what comes to mind.

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@SuperSmashBrosFan1999: Although Sony cant catch up to nintendo, it highly unlikely, they have a VERY high chance of catching up and passing microsoft, but not nintendo! and if Nintendo dose lose the war, as GabeGreens said, video games will either
1)become more of power than of inovation
2)OR nintendo will lay low for a LONG time and rise back up again and do what they did back in the day

NOTE: choice 2 is HIGHLY unlikely

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BB+Thrilla wrote:

GabeGreens, youve just made my day!

I know, but if you want more days, tell me 5 days in advance. The demand of days is overwhelming :P

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I read that if Nintendo left the hardware business, they would quit making software. Let's hope that does not happen.

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BB+Thrilla wrote:

@SuperSmashBrosFan1999: Although Sony can catch up to nintendo, it highly unlikely, they have a VERY high chance of catching up and passing microsoft, but not nintendo! and if Nintendo dose lose the war, as GabeGreens said, video games will either
1)become more of power than of inovation
2)OR nintendo will lay low for a LONG time and rise back up again and do what they did back in the day

NOTE: choice 2 is HIGHLY unlikely

We do not want choice 1 to happen. This will hurt the gaming industry if Sony or Microsoft kicks Nintendo out of the console manafacture.

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M00se

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but one thing is sure, if nintendo keeps a $100-150 price differnce between microsoft and sony,as they have been for the past 3 years, they will continue to print money as they used to be!

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SuperSonic1990 wrote:

I read that if Nintendo left the hardware business, they would quit making software. Let's hope that does not happen.

That would be absolutely horrible. Quit making video games? That will mean the end of gaming as we used to know it. It'll be all about how powerful the console is, not innovation. Of course the gaming industry will still be around, but not as we know it today. Gaming has changed, but Nintendo leaving the hardware business and stop making games will be the industry beginning of the end.

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SuperSonic1990 wrote:

I read that if Nintendo left the hardware business, they would quit making software. Let's hope that does not happen.

I probably would make Nintendo style games myself if that happens

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the gaming industry would crash if nintendo quits! sony and microsoft wont have anyone to look up to!

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Nintendo isn't going to leave the hardware business. Wii is selling like mad worldwide still, and the DS is an unstoppable juggernaut. A PS3 price drop isn't going to kill Nintendo, and the pressure it puts on the Wii probably won't be terribly drastic.

Yes, PS3 sales will go up because of this, but people that buy Wiis aren't going to be too swayed by the PS3 because it's pretty much a different type of product.

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The_Fox

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My god, some of the posters here would be terrible in the business world. Nintendo has no reason to drop the price of the Wii. It continues to outsell the PS3 and the Xbox 360 without much of a problem. Even with the price drop both other systems make, this generation is just going to see them battle back and forth for second place.

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