coasterlove's forum posts
Artemisgone, you obviously have no idea what you're talking about. It's much more common for liberals to attack pop culture. Someone already mentioned Hillary Clinton but there was also Tipper Gore a few years ago. Funny how easy it is for a liberal to forget something or outright ignore it to prove "their point" And about the game, it looks interesting but the killing with the Wiimote is already being done with The Godfather. You can choke people, hit them with weapons and items by using the Wiimote to mimic your actions. I have the game and as reviews say, the game is pretty good. I'm sure that Manhunt 2 will be even more violent and have many more ways to kill using the Wiimote. I thought I just mention it in case anyone was hungry for some Wiimote violence.
I don't think the prices $5-10 are cheap exactly but I certainly don't think they're unfair or in any way a ripoff. Many of these are classic games that cost $40-60 back in their day and you're getting them for a fraction of the price. The money you pay for these games isn't just for the game but also the service. It cost money to run the virtual console. Also many of these games aren't first party so Nintendo probably takes a small cut but so the publisher of the game as well of course. With all that and whatever it takes to get the game formatted, emuslated or whatever and then on the VC, I don't think $5-10 is a big deal. Figure that many VC games sell maybe a few thousand with the bigger titles selling maybe a few hundred thousand, it's not that much money for any one game. So even if a game in an N64 title that costs $10 and sells 100,000, that still only comes out to a million dollars, then minus any programming work and such, you'll see that they're not exactly raking in hundreds of millions. Last, I don't see $5 as a lot of money for anyone. I'm not going to assume rude things or make comments like "get a job" but honestly...$5 is a lot of money to anyone??? How many VC games do you need to have? With spending $50, the price of one new Wii game, someone could get a variety of classic games. If they bought a fairly equal mix of games from all the systems represented, they could get 6 or 7 truly classic great games. I don't think that's unreasonable at all. Considering that people go to fast food restaurants and spend that much or more on junk food they don't need or go to a grocery store and buy a couple pops and some candy bars, it comes out to nearly that much. Or those who buy stuff that could be considered expensive by some people. Do you buy shoes that cost $100, jeans that cost $50? Etc. You get the idea. What you consider okay to spend on other items but expensive for games, people will feel the opposite so stop whining because they want to make a profit. Last I checked, it was a business and the goal was to make money. Maybe I'll send them a nasty letter and we can get everything for free.
Six months from now, In August of this year, I'd expect for the Xbox 360 to stand around 13-14 millions consoles sold. The Will will be in the neigborhood of 10-12 million if they manage to keep a good pace and it does seem like they can since they're still selling extremely well with no sign of slowing down. I expect the PS3 to get a reasonable rise in sales in Europe in March and also sell some more here in the US with a few good, possibly great titles coming out. I'd guess maybe 6-7 million consoles for them by the end of August.
So in conclusion-
Also keep in mind that it might not always be the game itself but the hype a system gets based on one game. Halo would be the best example. For the Xbox, that game made so much hype, it helped sell the system for those who may not have even got the game. The Wii could be a good example with Wii Sports. A lot of people like or love the game but some may not. Although the hype of that game help gets a lot of publicity for the system. So there may be people who haven't any serious interest but due to always hearing about it and it's unique control style could interest people.
There is no point arguing on either side of this debate. It's all a matter of opinion as everybody has a reason as to why they buy a system. For me personally, one or two games could heavily influence me to buy a system but it's much more complicated than that. Price comes into the equation as well. The PS3 for example, I would not buy for one or two games. A $600 price would not be justified for because of one or two games.
Now with the Wii, there was no real standout game for me. I'm not a Zelda fan but I realize the importance of that series for Nintendo. My reasons for getting a Wii were due to a very reasonable price, some fun interesting games and the games to come in the very near future. So I'm not one to usually buy a system because of just one or two games but I can see why many other gamers do.
The Sony fanboys are such a joke. They sold less than half of what Nintendo has with the Wii and yet they still sell out. Whereas the PS3 sits on shelves and is now collecting dust from not moving. And yet, people want to say if the stock had been there, they would've sold whatever they put out. Who are you trying to fool...others or yourself??? The Wii clearly outsold the PS3 and probably the 360 as well from Nov 19th to the end of the year. Yep, I'm a fanboy of Nintendo, always have been. At least in my case though, numbers defend my statements. If someone wants to truly look at it at as a "war" or "competetion", than Sony lost. Do yourself a favor and stop trying to defend Sony with fake statements and meaningless garbage.
As great as that is for Nintendo, I'm most impressed by the sales of the DS. Selling over 500,000 in a week just in Europe is incredible. The handheld has been for about two and for it to sell that much in a week really says something about the popularity and the staying power the Nintendo handheld. And it's looking like the Wii may have that sort of popularity and success too.