Sony rep: Wii an impulse buy

SCEA spokesman tells <i>New York Times</i> that Nintendo's new console doesn't belong in the same category as the PlayStation 3.

In the past, Sony Computer Entertainment America spokesman Dave Karraker has been fairly critical of his gaming rivals at Microsoft. In September, Karraker called Microsoft's decision to release an HD DVD add-on for the Xbox 360 that only plays movies "unfortunate," adding that the company's 1080p update for the system wasn't "full HD."

Two months later, he slammed Microsoft's decision to offer high-definition movies and TV shows for download over Xbox Live as "a disservice to their consumer base" because purchasers of the Xbox 360 Core system would need to buy a hard drive to store the large files.

Now, Karraker has turned his eye toward Nintendo's Wii, telling The New York Times that the system didn't belong in the same category as the PlayStation 3.

"Wii could be considered an impulse buy more than anything else," Karraker was quoted as saying.

The Sony spokesman also told the paper that Sony was selling out shipments of 100,000 PS3s in the US every week, although, "the frenzy we saw at the holidays has subsided a bit."

The article ran today under the headline, "Nintendo's Wii, Radiating Fun, Is Eclipsing Sony Machine." It discussed each machine's relative performance over the recent holiday sales season and noted that PS3 systems have been easier to find on store shelves than the Wii.

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Shadow_of_Kirby
Shadow_of_Kirby

Of course it doesn't belong in the same category, nor does the Xbox 360. Neither are overpriced junk.

CampusVoice
CampusVoice

Seriously, since when do people have $250 impulse buys? The reason that millions of people have chosen to buy a wii is because it's an innovative console and it's a lot of fun! This bad PR isn't going to help Sony. Hopefully the rumor of a $400 PS3 it true. I think that would help them a lot.

SOFA_KING1001
SOFA_KING1001

HA HA HA i new this was going to happen ever sense i saw the price tag i was like wtf $600 for a **** computer that has so called ''blue-ray technology'' WOOOOOW u mane the picture brighter you really amazed us Sony with that one. yeah but to the main point i always liked the Nintendo and stony but when sonny created the PSP and i started to think sony is going to start to suck noodles but i would much rather prefer a Wii because its cool, good games like sonic, Zelda, and SSBB etc. and plus u cant go wrong with $250 now can you?

thestergin
thestergin

Yeah, a lot of Americans are impulse buyers first of, and that just means Wiis are more popular than the PS3, plain and simple.

mike_515
mike_515

Why does Sony hire these people PS3 systems have been easier to find on store shelves than the Wii because more people like the Wii idiot sheeesh. I mean I’m not rocket scientist here but usually when one console sells more than the other their usually harder to find because of more popularity, if anything you should be worried that your PS3 are STILL ON THE SHELF, How many brains cells does that guy have and he represents Sony BAD IMAGE SONY BAD IMAGE.

Cyberxion
Cyberxion

Yeah, back in the 80's, they threatened third-parties to drop them if they released games on competing systems in the US. That's why you'll find all sorts of great Master System games outside of the US, where the embargo didn't apply. They didn't bully consumers though, but yeah, as far as third parties went on the original NES in the US, it was either make games for noone but them, or don't get a piece of the pie. Later on, they charged outlandish fees to developers to license games for release on the SNES, and when the N64 came around, they stuck to cartridges when noone wanted them to, though by that time they lowered the licensing fees just a bit. Not that it mattered. It still cost an arm and a leg for developers to release games on the damned thing, which is why hardly anyone did. When the GC came along, developers still had a bad taste in their mouths when it came to releasing product on a Nintendo system, and again, barely supported Nintendo. Had Nintendo made smarter moves earlier on, they wouldn't have the specter of weak third-party support hanging over their heads even today, but they really screwed themselves with the N64. Hopefully it's a specter that they're able to excise, as they do have a potential winner on their hands this time around. I know that Nintendo aint a saint. None of these companies are. I just dig 'em because, much like you, I buy my consoles based on what they can do, and what they've always been able to do, is provide me with solid games that I always enjoy. Something that I'm sure they'd still do as a third-party developer, should the worse-case-scenario ever come to pass. Thing is though, with the Wii, they've got a console that can do something that none of the others can, and that's offer gamers some pretty interesting new ways to immerse themselves into the games we play. Even if they're the same old game types, the controller gives you tons of options to really make it seem like you're part of a game. Now if only third-party developers would get around to putting more into their games than just simple Wiimote motions. I'm sure that they will eventually, when they realize that the interest is there, unlike that of the N64 or GC.

samad5
samad5

Yep I remember when Nintendo uses to rule the roost back in the late 80's and early 90's. They acted like a bunch of bullies to third party developers and consumers if memory serves me correct. BTW I dont associate myself with brand loyalty as I also have a Dremcast (with plenty of Ninty roms on it I might add) and before Sony came along also had the Snes and Megadrive. I like to appreciate a games console for what it can do and provides and thats why I kept the PS2 over the xbox and gamecube.

Cyberxion
Cyberxion

And yet, that seems to be what's happening. People are buying the Wii en masse. PS2 owners such as myself, who don't buy their consoles based on who's name is on the box, or some misguided sense of brand loyalty, but who buy their consoles dependant on whether or not it looks to offer them something new, or more importantly, fun. My sole gaming console right now is the PS2. I enjoy it, sure. But, I'm not going to blow my wad on the PS3 for awhile, because so far it looks to offer nothing but slightly prettier versions of games that I've played a million times before, in exactly the way I've always played them. And even if I didn't buy a Wii, my money still wouldn't be going to Sony by default, and I'm sure I'm not the only Sony gamer who feels the same way. Especially given that not everyone who owns a Sony product is a Lemming, or appriciates Sony's arrogance and general disdain for their market either, which is something that you seem to believe is the case, samad5. Some of them might consider a 360 rather than a PS3. Basically what I'm getting at, is that you can't count on sales of the PS2 to automatically translate to PS3 sales, even if PS2 owners don't buy a Wii. Historically, market climate has been known to suddenly change, leaving the former market leader out on their asses while someone else takes their place. Remember, Nintendo ruled the home console market through two generations leading up to the N64, only to see Sony come along and capitalize on the mistakes they made with that console, such as insisting on sticking with the outdated cartridge format, for example. As such, it's entirely possible that Sony won't retain their market dominance, regardless of PS2 sales. There are ever-changing factors involved that can turn even the must stead-fast of supporters against buying a company's next console, which seems to be the case here if current sales are any indication. Now, as far as the longevity of the Wii is concerned, everyone said that the DS, which shares many parallels with the Wii, wouldn't last, and it's still going strong. Given the longevity of what many considered to be an underpowered gimmick, it stands to reason that the Wii, similarly labeled by some, could do just as well. It's all dependant upon whether or not developers support the thing, and if sales continue to be brisk, I can't see them doing anything else.

samad5
samad5

Robzilla06 thats the million dollar question. A lot of people think that the tide has turned in Ninty's favour and on paper short term sales prove that. But your absolutely right in looking at the longegevitiy of a product and given the incredible sales of the PS2 even now Sony will surely still have a massive prescence in the gaming market. Losing exclusives will mean there's more share for MS but I just cannot see 'current' PS2 owners flocking in their masses to the Wii regardless of how well the system is doing right now.

ninga59
ninga59

that did not come out the way i wanted it to

ninga59
ninga59

he is all most right with the category thing here is the real statement " were not int the same category as the wii" here is why ------> self in 2 years Wii _____________ ps3 [__________]

DaClint91
DaClint91

I think some one at Sony is a little jealous.

Robzilla06
Robzilla06

Hello all you beautiful people!!!! I've been reading this forum for a bit, and it's very interesting. Personally, I would much rather have a wii vs a PS3 or a 360. I already have a decent pc that I play my fps and rpg games on, so having another pc-esque clone in the house doesn't appeal to me. I like the wii because it's a different and fun experience. If I want to play super realistic games with super surround sound, I'll stick to my pc, which has surround sound speakers ^-^. I do have some legitimate concerns about the wii though, and even the most hardcore wii fanatic should be wondering this as well. Eventually, developers of the PS3 will get a hang of the hardware, and start finally cranking out some amazing games, and the 360 is starting to hit it's stride with graphics and gameplay. In a few years time, the wii is going to start to look really old and dated. Maybe nintendo should have done a bit more with the specs, so that it will be able to keep up with the other consoles maturity cycle. I'm not sure if that will make a difference, or if it is really necessary for the wii to be able to 'keep up" with the other systems. Thinks look fine now, but can nintendo keep the wii going strong in the years to come. The ds is holding it's own and it's almost 2 years old, so it's a possibility. What do you all think?

ranman1990
ranman1990

looks like sumones jelous when the person they r jelous over rnt competing ... lol ... its all good .. that guy sounds like a douche ne way . PS3 has everything yet the only thing it doesnt have is ppl playing the system .. hopfully they will understand next time .. a price range between 500 + no body will buy .

higgydiggy
higgydiggy

actually the walmart i go to has had the same ps3 for 2 weeks!! (my brother works in the electronics dept.)

Cyberxion
Cyberxion

Are you sure that it's the same PS3, and not like...Walmart just being too stupid to put more than one out at a time? :P

nesto423
nesto423

i still havent seen any wii's at stores "none" but i see the same ps3 that has been sitting in the walmart glass door . lol

Cyberxion
Cyberxion

@samad5 "Cyberxion do you always have to write an obituary for every answer you give?" Posts keep trickling in, and of course you and I can't seem to resist going on and on for some stupid reason, but aside from that small bit of activity, this news-post really is deserving of an obituary. This story is long-dead, the damage already done. And not just here, but on every site that has reported the news. Why not let it rest in peace? We must be bored. "The dissing of Wii is called banter, thats what makes theses forums so lively & interesting. " Well, that's a new one. I've never met someone who has passed trolling off as mere banter before, something which is frowned upon by whoever pretends to moderate this place when they feel like it. The trolling, that is. Noone likes a troll, no matter how fancy he dresses it all up. "Anyhows as you also point out there are plenty of Wii owners also having a go at the PS3 so it works both ways. No one thinks that Sony can do no wrong especially myself, its just that I and many others feel that they're offering the best all round package in terms of next-gen gameplay. Yeh sure the price is a big takling point but as the price will be coming down demand will go up, even the worst synic has to admit that basic economic fact." Yeah man, apparently Sony's already talking about lowering the price. They're saying that it's being factored into their strategy. They haven't gotten anymore specific than that, but they've gone on record as saying that it's something they're prepared to do. Which would mean that those "many others" you're talking about might actually become something more than just a figment of your imagination. All kidding aside, and I am kidding here, you're right. It's basic economic fact that people who otherwise wouldn't, might buy one if the price was right. I probably would. I'm not anti-Sony, at least not beyond my distaste with how poorly they seem to think of their fan-base. I mean, they've essentially called them tools who would buy dog crap in a bag as long as it had the Sony name on it. Not in so many words, but when they smugly insist that $600 isn't too much, and that gamers would buy it up even if they never released a single game in the first year, and they had to take second jobs to do it, it all amounts to the same thing to me. I'm just the sort of person who likes to buy consoles with plenty of games to keep my busy, and right now, I don't see myself being able to justify the cost versus what in my opinion is an as-of-yet lacking lineup. A price-drop, coupled with some really compelling software might change my mind, but until then, there's one more PS3 sitting on the shelves waiting to be bought. I'm psyched up for the Wii, being a gamer from nearly the beginning who is becoming jaded by the same old thing in shiney new packages. The control interface, whether or not you consider it a gimmick, is enough to sell me on the system simply because it's different. It offers the potential to make games far more immersive than simply pressing buttons over and over ever could. I'm sure that years down the road when this sort of thing is common place, it won't be as fresh as it is now. But for someone who hasn't really been excited about the hobby in years, the Wii seems to be just what I need to be really enthusiastic about playing games once again. That goes a long way with alot of people, y'know? Even moreso than shiney new graphics and fancy Cell processors can, though they do have their place, no doubt.

rockstar_88
rockstar_88

If anyone's learned in the past 12 months, Sony's been eating their own words, and unfortunately what this guy is saying isn't going to change anything. Face it, Nintendo's going to be on top, it's just too cheap and different. The PS3 is just going to end up like the PSP, a promising concept with a final product that didn't deliver.

samad5
samad5

Cyberxion do you always have to write an obituary for every answer you give? The dissing of Wii is called banter, thats what makes theses forums so lively & interesting. Anyhows as you also point out there are plenty of Wii owners also having a go at the PS3 so it works both ways. No one thinks that Sony can do no wrong especially myself, its just that I and many others feel that they're offering the best all round package in terms of next-gen gameplay. Yeh sure the price is a big takling point but as the price will be coming down demand will go up, even the worst synic has to admit that basic economic fact.

ErnestoBananez
ErnestoBananez

Hahaha looks like Sony's pissed. And rightfully so. The crown they've held for more than an entire console generation is about to be snatched away from them... maybe by the 360, maybe by the Wii... They're going to need a game as popular as halo if they want to win this one. The 360 has a great online setup, not to mention Gears of War and soon Halo 3. Meanwhile the Wii is winning over the average person with its intuitive controller. Where does that leave Sony? They have the most powerful system, but for the first time it barely matters.

Cyberxion
Cyberxion

@samad5 Really? That's all you got? Okay. Nice try, really. FYI though, the only way you can make such comments without looking like a tool and a hypocrite, is to not have made them at all, ironically enough. Y'know, since you're here responding to me, despite having the option to simply walk away. I won't begrudge you the right to respond, just don't act I'm somehow less of a person for it, when you're here responding just the same. As such, do feel free to hop on that boat to wherever the hell you suggested that I should go in that limp attempt to insult me. Look, I don't really care why you personally like the system. I can respect that in your own little world you think that Sony can do no wrong, despite their general disdain for their fanbase, as well as their poor estimation of its intelligence. I get that pretty graphics are more important to you than innovation and engaging gameplay. We all see that you're content with having no worthwile exclusives on your console of choice save Resistance, and that waiting several months for sequals is something that you'll do with all the enthusiasm of a Golden Retriever meeting his owner at the door after he's come home from work. We get it. Hell, you could like the PS3 because Sony promised to get your sad virgin arse laid if you bought one, for all I care. None of that matters. It's your opinion and you're welcome to it. However, you applied your opinions as fact, using them as a platform from which to treat those who bought a Wii with contempt. You do this, despite the fact that your beloved system isn't selling all that well, and despite that the Wii is actually doing well commercially, as well as critically amongst gamers and the press alike. Or maybe you did it because of that. You just may well be the sort of gamer who feels that he has to justify his console of choice by slamming the competition, which is prime fanboy behaviour. Try and play it off though you might, the facts don't lie, even if lie to yourself about the facts. So yeah, feel free to dry hump your PS3 for all I care. Just stop acting like such a tool about it. You don't have to justify your Sony favoritism to yourself or us, and you certainly don't have to be such a jerkhole about it even if you feel compelled to, resorting to disrespecting everyone else in order to make your love-affair with the struggling console make just a bit more sense. You can express your love for Sony without trashing Wii owners. This is where you failed. Do you understand that? And really, that goes for the Ninty fanboys too. Enjoy the Wii, be happy that Nintendo is enjoying success once more, but stop rubbing into Sony fan's faces. They have enough to be concerned about without you guys adding fuel to the flames. ;)

Stonetowerghost
Stonetowerghost

heres my thoughts buy a ps3 if you like to kick puppies buy a wii if you like fun karraker best shut up before i go all gangsta macdaddy phresh and karrak his skull ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kick puppies, LOL... that's from an Nintendo Power issue about Meteos, buddy; but true, nonetheless. Wii>>>>>>PS3

samad5
samad5

Geeez Cyberxion your still on this forum mate? Now why would you say such horrible things about a fellow gamer? You need to cool down pal and so I suggest a long vacation to Iceland or North Pole. I'll say this once more for the hard of hearing- I'd much rather buy a machine with a long promising list of games available now, soon and the future than one that'll become pretty obsolete in a year's time with the same level graphics and sound as its predecessor.

Cyberxion
Cyberxion

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Arrow_of_Hearts
Arrow_of_Hearts

This spokesman is completely talking out of his ass and he probably knows it , My purchase of the Wii is hardly Impulse, buying a 600 dollar console that doesn't have a single good game on it is what I would consider a impulse buy.

higgydiggy
higgydiggy

heres my thoughts buy a ps3 if you like to kick puppies buy a wii if you like fun karraker best shut up before i go all gangsta macdaddy phresh and karrak his skull

higgydiggy
higgydiggy

actually i bought a ps3 on release and returned it for a wii and zelda on release

Cyberxion
Cyberxion

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higgydiggy
higgydiggy

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higgydiggy
higgydiggy

the reason its hard to find a wii is because people would rather own best thing ever then $500-$600 crap

higgydiggy
higgydiggy

hes just mad cause the wii has outsold the ps3 and its not an impulse buy heres why: wii ps3 zelda no zelda cod 3 resistance ssbb tekken sonic ss sonic the hedghog 3 points 1point nomatter what game its better on the wii

Cyberxion
Cyberxion

@samad15 "Oh Cyberxion I've got you really worked up now haven't I?" Yeah, sure. I'm trembling here, under the might of your....y'know, I can't do that with a straight face. No, you don't have me worked up. It's telling that you would think that though. It means that you're not only a fanboy tool, but that you're so hard-up for attention as to spend your time on a gaming website, trolling the comments in a sad attempt to get people to recognise that you exist by getting up their arses. There are better ways to make yourself known if you're starving for recognition, and most of them won't result in you looking like a fool. "Let me respond to some of your inspired gaming insights. Its been what 3 months into the PS3 launch and you expect that 'everyone' who has a PS2 to get one?" At this point, I'm not sure why I'm bothering to respond, given the lack of comprehension evident on your part. I'm pretty sure I never even so much as implied that. No, what I said was a counter to another of your misconceptions. See, I didn't imply that the entirety of Sony's fanbase are morons, and that anyone having owned a PS2 would buy a PS3 by extention, but rather, I said that those morons who do exist are the sort to buy into the hype wholesale, just because the PS3 has Sony's name on the box. This seems pretty evident, in that nearly everyone to slam the Wii in favor of the PS3 during this discussion has pretty-much listed completely arbitrary and nonsensical reasons as to why a console that isn't exactly blowing of shelves, is better than one that is not only selling, but doing well critically amongst gamers and the press alike. "Its not just about hype its also about natural gaming progression something Sony thought about regards to full backwards compatability." Hmn. So by your estimation, natural gaming PROGRESSION is to focus entirely on your back cataloge, rather than providing gamers new games worth owning? I'm sorry, but seeing as BC isn't something unique to Sony and the PS3, even were it as important as you'd imply, it's not something that sets them apart from the competition. Nintendo is taking the concept one step further, and creating the potential for gamers to play every game from the entirety of their backlog, along with select games from third party developers. And above and beyond that, they're allowing gamers to play games from the Genesis and Turbo Graphics 16 as well. Microsoft, while struggling a bit harder, is making great inroads to including 360 compatibility with the most popular XBox software as well. So yeah, even where it anything of great importance, not only is it not something unique to Sony, but playing old games on a new console is far from being a major concern when considering whether or not to buy one. It has nothing to do with natural progression, either. I hope that I don't have to point out why that is. Basically, you're overstating the importance of a secondary feature. "Secondly, there's a difference between delayed games and games not coming out at all. You say that the PS3 credibility is based on the ''promise of games to come'' as if somehow the likes of Resi Evil 5, DMC4, GTA may not appear." Nope. Nice try though. No, what I said, and I'm really getting tired of reiterating my points just because you failed to get them the first time, is that none of these games are currently available, and as such add absolutely no value to the console RIGHT NOW. They could turn out to be awesome games, but until they come out, the promise of these games is not worth dropping $600 on. Do you get that? "Have you gone completely bonkers? These games have been confirmed and once they've been completed (yes completed and not rushed) PS3 owners can look forward to them. Now lets see whats on the Wii horizon............" Have you? These games have been confirmed, yeah. Are any of them out right now? So can you tell me why it's worth going out and spending a load of cash right now, to play games that might not even come out for another year or so? And this is all on the assumption that all of those games are going to be completely awesome when they do finally hit. Yeah, one could look to their predecessors and guess that they might turn out okay, but that's a stretch. Who knows what could happen? Not you, and not me. So yeah, I'll say once more that the games will only be worth anything once they're out, and if they end up being compelling enough a reason to buy the PS3, then I'll consider doing so then. I'm not comfortable spending $600 on something that won't get much use until then. That's all I'm saying. That some people, refusing to buy into hype, actually wait until there's ample reason to buy a console before doing so. Now as for the Wii, I don't own one for the same reason. Yeah, Zelda is sweet, but until there are more games for it that appeal to me personally than just that one, I'm not going to spend the cash on it. See how that works? And yet I'm a fanboy, eh? Get a clue. "However, rumour has it that Wii owners still like to sleep with their consoles. Oh well once they have reached puberty they can get a real 'fun' girlfriend instead." Hah. I wonder when people will realize that making comments like this is an excersise in irony the likes of which could cause one's brain to gush out of his ears upon reading it. I mean, you're a fanboy geek hanging out on a gaming site, making pointless fanboy comments about your love-affair with the PS3, while trying to get a rise out of people because you lack the noteriety your lonely little self seems to feel that he's entitled to. The leeway afforded to you to make such comments without looking like a tool is so small as to be non-existant. Lol indeed.

samad5
samad5

Oh Cyberxion I've got you really worked up now haven't I? Let me respond to some of your inspired gaming insights. Its been what 3 months into the PS3 launch and you expect that 'everyone' who has a PS2 to get one? Its not just about hype its also about natural gaming progression something Sony thought about regards to full backwards compatability. Secondly, there's a difference between delayed games and games not coming out at all. You say that the PS3 credibility is based on the ''promise of games to come'' as if somehow the likes of Resi Evil 5, DMC4, GTA may not appear. Have you gone completely bonkers? These games have been confirmed and once they've been completed (yes completed and not rushed) PS3 owners can look forward to them. Now lets see whats on the Wii horizon............

samad5
samad5

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Cyberxion
Cyberxion

@samad5 "Cyberxion your response below typifies Wii fanboy fanatasism." Really? I sorta thought that it typified someone who uses his brain, seeing as I didn't go out and spend $600 on a console I'm not going to use yet, just because it has Sony's name on the box. If anything, I thought that it typified someone who, reading yet another tired, limp line of crap from an overzealous Sony fanboy, put him in his place. Seeing as that's what happened and all. "If Sony appeals to blind fanboys that would equate to err...........100+ milllion gamers around the globe then." Right, so not everyone who owns a Sony product is a fanboy. That's obvious, seeing as not everyone has bought into the PS3 hype, many of which have owned Playstation systems in the past. That's really sort of the point, actually, which you would've understood if you were doing more here than simply making statements which you think look good, but actually lack substance in their entirety. The PS3, as of yet, appeals largely to those who buy into hype. Sony fanboys, if you will. It's not to say that it appeals to all of Sony's fans, just the ones who are blind enough to buy anything with the Playstation name on it, whether or not it's actually worth owning at this point. If you need me to explain further, don't hesitate to ask, or as is more likely, say something completely asinine that belies your poor comprehension skills once again. "You see the PS3 is adult themed, thats a given, but its only a matter of time until these so called 'children' as you refer to will want the coolest machine around." And comments such as this don't make you look like a fanboy tool? Right. See, the thing is, what's cool and what's not is in the eye of the beholder, and if we're to take sales of both the Wii and the PS3 into account, then it would seem that people feel that the Wii is far cooler than the PS3 at this point in time. "As for splashing cash one one decent exclusive, are you a right knob or something? I couldn't give a rats ars* how many exclusives there are on the PS3 its all about the overall games: and games you will never get to play on your humble Wii. Lol" I'm a right knob (WTF?), and yet you're here going on about how the PS3 is the best based entirely on the promise of games to come, none of which are avialable now, and none of which have a release date attatched to them. Also, save those produced by Sony or a second party Sony developer, none of them are assured to remain exclusive should people continue to not give a crap about the PS3. You're a piece of work. Really. And that, right there, epitomizes the blind PS3 fanboy tool, as even though there aren't any games worth owning right now beyond perhaps Resistance, you go on about how it's so great. So much better than a system that people seem to want and enjoy. Does common sense and logic blind you to these easily verifiable facts? It's not being a fanboy to educate tools like you on something that is staring us all in the face, and that you'd see if you didn't have your head buried up Sony's arses. Jeez. "And Oh yer did I mention how the Wii was just an expensive controller add on to the Gamecube. Oh yes I did. Sorry I just wanted the Gamecube now Wii owners to be aware of that fact again." Sure you did, but seeing as it's a Sony fanboy conciet that the Wii, which is double the power of a GC, is just a repackaged GC with motion sensing controls, it's hard to give a crap. Really, it's hardly a point worth responding to, given that. Because again, and this is something you people seem to have trouble with, but the facts are there should any of you want to read them. Just as it's well documented that the WIi isn't a repackaged GC, and just as it's pretty well documented that PS3 sales aren't up to snuff. It's stuff that, if you guys weren't so hard-up to defend your console against people who don't agree with you that it's a cool thing to slobber all over Sony's balls for no good reason, then you'd see this. But you spend $600 on a console that's, at this point completely worthless, and so you have to defend it and ignore facts so that you don't have to admit to yourself that you may have made a bad move. And that's not a fanboy thing to say, as the only system I currently own is, ironically enough, a PS2. No, it's the cold, hard truth, and sadly it's something that people like you will remain oblivious to until one day you wake up and realize that you blew a big chunk of change on an overhyped paperwieght.

neversummer
neversummer

Saw two stacks of $600 PS3's today at my local EB Games, not a Wii in sight. Since I did not feel the slightest "impulse" to purchase at PS3, Sony's marketing is "on target" as usual.

OldWiseBob
OldWiseBob

I'm pretty sure Sony right now has lost around a four percent margin on it's predicted profits. But hey, I'm just readin the news...... lol. Oh yea and I forgot to mention, the PS3 is a watered down computer. Just thought I'd let you PS3 owners be aware of that fact. Lol. (No offense intended to actual PS3 owners, purely for use of mocking samad5) Samad, you really need to learn more. Like alot more.....

illisium
illisium

"Please tell me tis Karraker guy was on crack. Does he really think that? If he does, I feel VERY bad for this guy." Of course he doesn't. Sony has to do something to try and stave off the devastating impact the Wii is having on their sales. If the Wii was an "impulse buy", then why are people still lining up and calling around to stores to get them? He's more aware of that than anyone.

samad5
samad5

And Oh yer did I mention how the Wii was just an expensive controller add on to the Gamecube. Oh yes I did. Sorry I just wanted the Gamecube now Wii owners to be aware of that fact again.

samad5
samad5

Cyberxion your response below typifies Wii fanboy fanatasism. If Sony appeals to blind fanboys that would equate to err...........100+ milllion gamers around the globe then. Oh sorry I forgot only the well educated, most intelligent and well spoken by Nintendo products dont they? You see the PS3 is adult themed, thats a given, but its only a matter of time until these so called 'children' as you refer to will want the coolest machine around. As for splashing cash one one decent exclusive, are you a right knob or something? I couldn't give a rats ars* how many exclusives there are on the PS3 its all about the overall games: and games you will never get to play on your humble Wii. Lol

Uzburacuz9
Uzburacuz9

its only about a matter of time now...till people all around the nation start getting Wii elbow and start suing Nintendo. lol. i want to see you sheep in 2 years when your so insanely bored with sequels upon sequels.. remember now,Sony hasnt launched in europe yet. so dont get your hopes up to soon about saying Sony is doomed.

GEN_Metal
GEN_Metal

Please tell me tis Karraker guy was on crack. Does he really think that? If he does, I feel VERY bad for this guy. He needs to get laid FAST!

Cyberxion
Cyberxion

@samad5 How funny. The Wii appeals to adults and children alike, which is two whole demographics more than the PS3 appeals to right about now. No, Sony appeals to blind fanboys, who will spend cash on anything Sony makes. I guess Sony was right when they implied that certain gamers would absolutely have to own the pricey grill, even if it's not worth owning as of yet. Oh, I don't doubt that in time it'll be, but with just one exclusive worth anything, it's hard for anyone who doesn't have their heads buried in Sony's arse to give two craps about it just yet. And y'know, I'd rather be labeled childish than look like an idiot for having spent cash on a console with one decent exclusive, just because Sony expects me to. And hey, even if the console is childish, it seems that people who enjoy it are above worring about what petty children such as yourself think about them, and are content to have fun. You might place alot of importance about what your pimple-ridden freshman friends back at school think that you ought to be playing, but not chooses the games they play dependant on what those around them think. You should try moving beyond peer pressure. You might have fun with the hobby, instead of being so bored that you're moved to waste time making silly fanboyish comments in the comments section of a newspost on some gaming site. EDIT: Hey man, European sales won't make much of a difference if the system continues to perform in both Japan and the US at the same level it has post-launch. Once the eBay fever died down, Sony hasn't been able to move as many units into gamer's homes as they'd like, despite it being available. Success in one region won't be enough to make a difference if that doesn't change. Just thought you should know, since you're placing so much importance on the possibility that it's going to be huge there. And who knows whether or not it will, given that Sony just bumped up the price for the European launch. That can't be sitting well with gamers over there.

amilmitt
amilmitt

the wii dosent deserve to be in the same category as the ps3 because its better than the ps3. the reason ps3 are easy to find is that nobodys buying one. sony must be feeling the pressure so they start dissing the systems that are beating them.

midpoint77
midpoint77

samad5 is the perfect example of a ps3 fanboy

Agelu
Agelu

LOL man; i mean LOL LOL LOL... Sony REALLY doesn't know what else to do instead of bashing its adversaries, huh? Remeber that Reggie interview a while ago? When asked about PS3's performance, he was said "For that, ask Sony". That is sooo much different that all these attacks Sony is making against its pwners!!!

samad5
samad5

Yeh I bet you Wii suckers are so glad that you payed for a machine which is really just a controller add on to the gamecube. As for Nintendo making lots of money from the Wii, that'll only happen with software sales son. All three companies are taking a profit hit with hardware sales and yes Sony the most, but software sales will tip the balance. And as mentioned on countless occasions by others the PS3 catalogue is looking much more impressive than the Wii. The European launch will consolidate Sony's position as the global number 1.

kauliaris711
kauliaris711

i was a sony fan since the ps one was created,it was really an awesome machine during these days,then i bought ps2(actually 2 times,my first one broke down)ps2 was and it still is a great gaming machine,then i heard about ps3,ok, i was impessed by the endless digits that followed this console,and i assume that everyone was impressed too,but the point is(this is my opinion) that everybody just reallised that all this digits and specifications doesn't make a game(or a console) great and innovative,neither makes it a next gen system, please sony stop blamming others for the temporary failure of your console(i am saying temporary because i know that when the ps3 becomes an affordable gaming machine with much more games than resistance, it will attract people to buy it)but until then i hope that sony's spokesmen stop the talking and start working...currently i am a wii owner and i am VERY VERY pleased...