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einstein95

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#2

einstein95 commented on Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "...:

@Kadunta I see your view on that, and as I said, grain of salt. I was merely comparing consoles that were successful in their time. Oh, by the way, I couldn't find any data for the Newton, but I did compare the 2012 Nexus 7 with Surface and iPad. Remember, these are averages based on what data I could find:

Nexus 7 (2012): 7 mill units/year
Surface: 3.6 mill units/year
iPad: 40 mill units/year

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#3

einstein95 commented on Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "...:

@sadsack777 Atari basically tried to do what game companies today are doing: they made consoles from computers, and not to mention focusing on the tech specs. Just look at the Atari 5200, it was basically an Atari 400/800 without the floppy drive! Bringing up what you've mentioned, the Jaguar, they advertised it focusing on what it can/could do, and not focusing on showing gamers what it could do via the games themselves.
It's sad though that what is Atari now, is but a hollow corpse that lives by name alone. After all, the parent company, Atari S.A was once Infogrames. Hold on, I've got a text document here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uWOcpEgynyt7x_O79As-Do7wtw455aGvX78T500lFEs/edit

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#4

einstein95 commented on Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "...:

Let's compare some numbers, shall we?
Let's take the total number of units currently sold in total for each console, then divide it by the total length of its lifespan so far. Here are the results (I've added the amount of complete months do far in this year as well), but take them with a grain of salt:
Atari 2600 [1978-1992] = 1.97 million units per year.
Nintendo 3DS [2011-?] = 19.86 mill units/year
Nintendo DS [2005-2012?] = 22.11 mill units/year
Game Boy [1989-2003] = 8.48 mill units/year
Wii U [2012-?] = 1.98 mill units/year
Wii [2006-?] = 13.06 mill units/year

So you compare the numbers, and it actually looks like Nintendo's doing quite well despite being "past it's glory years".

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#5

einstein95 commented on Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "...:

Personally, I'm not buying into the current generation of gaming. I'm perfectly happy with my PS2, and I've still yet to go through some of the really good games. That's not to mention all the games for PC I've legally bought, and also games for classic (legally free) consoles such as the Vectrex, that still have that re-playability that I'm just not seeing with modern games. I mean, I completed Skyward Sword, but it just lacks that appeal to play it again unike Ratchet and Clank 3 which I've completed at least 3 times.

On a final note, to all people dissing on Nolan Bushnell because he founded Atari, go watch G4TV's Icons episode on him, go read his Wikipedia article, and then come back and tell me that he's not an innovator and a man ahead of his own time.

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#8

einstein95 commented on Your View: The Issues of Collecting and Owning...:

Having lost a few songs I bought via iTunes before they went DRM-free and cloud backups, I know what it's like to lose stuff that you legally own. Now, I'm not saying "All is good with piracy" or "Piracy is the solution to all", but this is where piracy can help. Sure, it's illegal, and yeah sure, it's keeping money away from the developers and Nintendo, but yeah. It's an option for the future.

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#12

einstein95 commented on Nintendo Issues Statement on Wii U Hacking Att...:

You know what? I feel sorry for the people with their heads stuck in the sand, determined to see this matter as black and white. Well, I'm sorry, sorry about that, sorry about things that I've said, always let it get to my head.