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The Next-Gen Battle isn’t a three-way race

In Wii on September 10, 2006 at 12:01 pm

I’m no video game historian. Heck, except for PC games, I got interested in other platforms for the first time with the GameBoy Advance, consoles with the GameCube. But I’m pretty sure this is uncharted territory and as far as I can tell it all started at E3 ’06.

On May 11, Microsoft’s Peter Moore said the unthinkable. “People are going to buy two [consoles]. They’re going to buy an Xbox and they’re going to buy a Wii
for the price of one PS3.” Moore continued, “People will always
gravitate toward a competitively priced product — like what I believe Wii will be — with innovative new designs and great intellectual property like Mario, Zelda and Metroid.”

The Wiire – Retro Rob: The War is Over

Now don’t think Sony was just going to sit there:

further the shock in the gaming world, Sony’s Phil Harrison took
Microsoft’s announcement to heart. “I think Peter Moore is exactly
right,” Harrison said. “I think Nintendo will be the second system
consumers purchase after PlayStation 3. I haven’t had a chance to check out the Wii myself, but Nintendo has a great history of innovation and has always done great things for gaming and long may they do so.”

The Wiire – Retro Rob: The War is Over

So, essentially, MS and Sony just gave the Next-gen trophy to Nintendo. The 360 vs Wii vs PS3 war just got decided by the losers because if everyone who get’s 360 get a Wii and the same goes with the PS3, Wii obviously wins. But, Peter Moore’s comment lit a lightbulb in people’s brains: “Hey, I can get a 360 and a Wii for the price of the PS3!“. And like that, the Next-Gen battle changed. And like that Wii60 was born. Yes, so was PSWii but it seems Wii60 made the most sense, price-wise. Now, the ultimate battle for your next-gen entertainment dollar is Wii and XBOX 360 vs PS3. Both costing around the same (A check on seems to show that a Wii30
with a 360 core would be $299.99US+($250US)=$549,99 and with the
Premium 360: $399,99+($250)=$649,99. The Wii is only known to be less
than $250 US. The PS3 basic is $499, the top-of-the-line is $599), Wii60 offers HD games like the PS3 but also has the Wii for some unique gameplay, not to mention the chance to play classic Nintendo games. Although the PS3 has the advantage of being a cheep Blu-Ray player, it seems that very features is what’s hurting them at the moment. Another downside about the Blu-Ray advantage is that, at least in my opinion, DVDs are so popular and work like intended, Blu-Ray is really only worth it if you have an HDTV. Not to mention that dumb format war with Blu-Ray and HDDVD.Now, Wii60 isn’t just a concept: It has fans. Say hello to A quick stroll in the image gallery at the top shows that they are at war with the PS3. Who knew the Next-Gen Battle was being played out in Photoshop, too!

A slogan that Sony chose for the PS3 was “This is living”. Well it seems that with the news of Europe and others having to wait until March for the PS3 came And who’s behind this? None other than!

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  1. I will be a Wii60 customer. There is no way I am paying that much for a console which is basically priced sky-high for a chance for Sony to push blur-ray into homes. I don’t need blu-ray, I don’t have an HTDV. By the time I get an HDTV PS4 will be around.

    MS made the right decision to go with a normal DVD drive and have the HD-DVD an optional extra. That way people can choose whether they need the high definition extras and not be forced.

    I will probably get a Wii at launch to go with my 360. I will absolutely not get a PS3 at that price they want. I would rather poke my eyes out with a sharpened pencil.

    Maybe when the PS3 hits the bargain bucket I will pick one up for about £200 but not before that.

  2. Forgot to add, perhaps Sony should be changing their slogan to “ThisIsBullshit” 🙂

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