St Catharines, ON
Still going to buy it. I'll still buy it. Again, I'll wait till later for newer revisions.
----gg's and happy gaming----
| |cob_1310nm Of GoodnessPremium
Re: Still going to buy it. $250 isn't bad considering how expensive the other consoles are going to be this year.
Downloadable games + compatibility with all the Gamecube games we already have + innovative interface = we're going to be buying one.
| |BloodRosesAeolus, your daughter flies.Premium
This still looks cheap in comparison to Sony and Microsoft I was expecting 199$, as I think everyone was, but 250$ still looks cheap when Sony and Microsoft are asking twice as much or more for their offerings.
Stephanie - www.GlitterFaerie.com
Re: Sweet.... Bionic commando rocks
Re: Sweet.... haha another excellent game there.
Re: Sweet.... No true. Sega is adding some games and either NeoGeo or some other console that died a quick death was also going to be added in the short future.
| |imtim83I hate those people so muchPremium
| |said by Dustyn:I sure do hope they have my faovrite game of all time! S.O.S!
I'd buy this over PS3 or XBOX360 any day.
I like the fact I can download the ENTIRE SNES and NES library of games.
I miss that game! Wish it was on PC!
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Upper Marlboro, MD
As long as The downloads are free, or extremly cheap. Hopefully its not like MSFts 5$ per game.:/
Hopewell Junction, NY
Re: As long as
said by vic102482:your joking right?
The downloads are free, or extremly cheap. Hopefully its not like MSFts 5$ per game.:/
Re: As long as Seems somewhat reasonable.
Upper Marlboro, MD
| |said by koolman2:That is going to suck royally. There were tens of thousaands of games released across the nintendo, snes and n64. They should atleast do a monthly fee of like 20 bucks a month and you play what you want. :/
I read somewhere that NES games will be around $1-$3, while SNES games will be $5+, and N64 games $10+.
I tie a rope around my penis and jump from a tree, don't you wanna grow up to be just like me!!!!
Re: As long as Ah, well, what I read probably wasn't set in stone, so it might change. Hell, who's to say that it's even close to what they're planning?
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Re: As long as Last I read(if I find the link I will edit this post) they where going to do a few different plans like paying per game or a monthly fee where you get a limited or unlimited number of games to play depending on the plan. Heck, if they can do $15 a month and allow unlimited play of the full library I would be happy.
What I like about Nintendo... Nintendo just sticks with games, period. I don't want it to play DVDs so I can watch movies, or MP3s to replace my iPod, or on-line capability (I got my PC for that)...
The Wii may not be as fancy as the other consoles but for me the two most important factors are 1.) it'll be cheap and 2.) the games are just fun to play.
Los Angeles, CA
Re: What I like about Nintendo...
said by RockCake:Well, I personally would like a device that was an all-in-one. However, usually this functionality comes at a price of things being overlooked, or features taking a front-seat ahead of the games. Until that ever becomes a reality, I'd just as much stick to a product and company that's primarily focused around the central purpose for owning a video game unit.
Nintendo just sticks with games, period. I don't want it to play DVDs so I can watch movies, or MP3s to replace my iPod, or on-line capability (I got my PC for that)...
Re: What I like about Nintendo... Total waste it should be $100 the way it looks.
Re: What I like about Nintendo... Troll
Re: What I like about Nintendo... Fanboy
Re: What I like about Nintendo... Sorry I'm not a fan on any console systems. I find most of them a waste of money.
Los Angeles, CA
Re: What I like about Nintendo...
said by brianiscool:Well so is food. You only eat just to have it hours later coming out the other end.
Sorry I'm not a fan on any console systems. I find most of them a waste of money.
Sure, consoles waste time...but then the same could be said about any endeavor to particular observers. If a console owner finds gratification in playing games, it's a bit outside your judgement call to say wether that purchase was a "waste".
Re: What I like about Nintendo... Windows Wiiii will loose the console market very quickly. Sony will wipe them out
Re: What I like about Nintendo... at $600 im sure nintendo is worried
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| |tapeloopNot bad at all, really.Premium
smart idea... ...that Nintendo is keeping mostly mum on the price. Push the gaming, the games, the hardware (nunchaku controllers!) not the bottom line. I'd buy it over the PS3 and 360...if I were a console junkie and didn't already have a gaming PC that is.
"On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time."
Hmmm... seems like a winner... Nintendo is finally going to do something consumers actually want. I don't care for the price per game of the downloads, but I'm sure I'm in the minority there - it's not really a big issue. The question remaining is what will they do to attract FUTURE games (developers) to the console. They thus far have been shooting themselves in the foot but trying to control content, bleeding developers dry, and offering spotty / expensive support to developers. Will they fix these problems? Will we see an upsurge of the amount of games developed for Nintendo (they LOST the quality vs. quantity war - quantity won)? Will major companies be making games for them? I for one am a Final Fantasy fan, (Crystal Chronicles was a disappointing, obvious scam, so it doesn't even earn Nintendo a credit) I will NEVER put first money on a system that Squaresoft isn't making games for. I might buy them down the line - but not until they are bargain basement priced. Will I have to wait for bargain basement before I can play my fovorite game series on Nintendo hardware? or will they do what is necessary to get developers to come back to Nintendo? I have no faith that they will do it all correctly, but I shall wait and see.
Re: Hmmm... seems like a winner... Dev kits from nintendo are cheaper than the other two so your point is well, pointless
| |I'm not referring to devlopment kits you find in pawn shops. I'm referring to Nintendo's actual development kit AND support services AND fees AND quality Assurance programs. If your going to try and discredit what I am saying, you can't pick some small element and try to apply it to the whole. You have to address the complete picture. And in that respect - in the REAL WORLD, Nintendo has been bleeding it's developers dry. Let's not forget THEY are the ones who wanted to raise the price of the average game to $80.00 during the SNES heyday. If Sega hadn't stepped on the scene Nintendo would have been ripping consumers AND developers. So clearly my point is well, pointFULL.
Dev kits from nintendo are cheaper than the other two so your point is well, pointless
Squaresoft IS my favorite game company, but that was just an example of how not only I but many other gamers are about thier favorite games. I play a cornicopia of RPGs as well as other genres, but my main game is Final Fantasy (which truthfully, I must add has been waning ever since FFX... but that's another topic...). I'm sure that a person who likes Madden Football isn't going to jump and buy a system that announces it is banning all madden games - in the same vein, while I may eventually buy all systems, I am not going to pay premium or top dollars for something that doesn't have what I want. What's myopic is your inference that "being fair" should extend to my consumer choices! What I prefer to buy is not OBJECTIVE and is not an option to argue about. I buy what I want with my hard earned cash. I don't go to work 5 days a week or more to surrender my desires to some esoteric group philosiphy. I work for me, and I buy what I want. So when I come to a forum, I don't expect to get comments regarding my purchasing preferences - because my right and decisions are common amongst anyone who is independent.
| |BTVSFanNew And ImprovedPremium
250.00 decent price This is one system I really really want and unfortunately I probably wont be able to get my hands on it unless I pay more than the selling cost via EBAY or sit for hours and hours inline at Best Buy, Wally World, ect
How much will games cost though I wonder
"Did you know he's the tallest one in his family. Everytime I meet more family members I have to restrain myself from asking where the Chocolate Factory is"
Re: 250.00 decent price Ahh working at BestBuy really pays off.
| |BTVSFanNew And ImprovedPremium
Re: 250.00 decent price
Isn't that what cell phone providers do? Sell the equipment cheap, and lock in to contracts and downloads.
They could be underselling the hardware, planning on recouping the money in classic downloads.
Re: Isn't that what cell phone providers do? Incorrect, nintendo always makes a profit on the hardware. the others (sony/ms) always sell at break even or at a small loss.
Re: Isn't that what cell phone providers do? right, but what i'm saying is with this next generation of hardware they're gonna start moving to this model
downloading smb 3 at 4.99 each will rack up
Might work Looks like the Dual Shock and Original NES controller had a baby.
I wonder what the size of the thing is like.
Linn Creek, MO
Re: Might work I'm buying one just for the downloadable games
Los Angeles, CA
Re: The new name still sucks donkey wii wii tho!
Silver Spring, MD
quote "said by gate1975mlm See Profile :
Nintendo Wii is for little kids and PS3 is for men!"
lmaaaao. You know thats right! The ps3 is twice the system, processor/technologically wise. OF COURSE IT'LL COST TWICE AS MUCH! All I want is the original StarFox. Of wait, ahh, theres the .rom.
This is my pick I'm all for it, I don't think I'll get it at launch or early next year, I might depending on my financial situation. I want to get a GC but will wat for this.
One thing I do like about Nentendo's system so far:
I know people that still have their launch day GCs and have them in a really dusty enviroment. I still have my DC and its lived along side a few other consoles. That said
The Xbox and the PS2v1 booth seem to have lasers that are enclosed but open. I mean that you can get to all parts of the laser and many of the mirrors are exposed to regular air. this is what causes the read errors, a regular cleaning CD will do jack and a can of air isn't actually going to fix it either.
So far so good with Nintendo's record, it may be just a small number that I know but it doesn't seem to be an issue, I rather like the fact that if I keep my system for years and years even if its been around some dust it will still work.
Wii Wii For me it will depend on the games. Nintendo kinda let me down with the GameCube. I think technology wise, all three consoles will be comparable. anyone who wants to drop $600 on a PS3 is insane, and really needs a life partner (and I don't mean that in an exclusively gay way - you just need something besides video games to enrich your life).
I don't need an 'ALL IN ONE' entertainment system. I just want a d@mn video game console, that I will then hook up to my plasma (When I get it) and my surround sound system and my HDDVD or Blueray player. All-in-one's mean two things:
1. It won't be as high quality as you can get with separate units.
2. When one thing breaks, it all breaks.
Let's get back to just straight up video game systems - that's why I'll support the Wii before PS3 or even the 360 for that matter. I have the original Xbox and that works just fine.
Blue Ocean Strategy Doesn't Pan Out at 250 Nintendo's stated goal with the Wii is to expand the total number of console gamers in the World. This 'blue ocean' (or is it 'clear' or 'open' ocean?) strategy sounds interesting: more intuitive motion based controller, lots of familiar franchises to former gamers who lost interest, downloadable retro games, mature titles like Red Steel, Resident Evil and Metroid Prime 3...it all sounds great. But not at 250. For 50 bucks more you can have an Xbox 360, and with the rumored price drop Microsoft is preparing for the launch of the PS3, that may change. And while the Wii may seem like it can compete on even price points with the 360, it can't, and besides the point, it'd be a mistake for Nintendo to launch at this price. If they're looking to pull in the 'bejeweled' and 'brain age' gamers of the world, they should launch this console at $150. Sound unrealistic? It's not. The insides of the Wii are a shrunk down Xbox with a better graphics card and a built-in wi-fi card. Nintendo launching at $150 would put serious pressur on Sony, and to a lesser degree Microsoft. The majority of consumers still have non HD TVs, that majority will probably remain for at least the next 2 years. Nintendo launching at $150 at holiday season, with the inevitable PS3 shortages, would make any parent buying something for their kids for Christmas (and the coveted 14-17 year-old market are still 'kids' in this respect) would take one look at the $500-$600 price point of PS3 and grab a Wii and start running for the door. Sony has left a huge door open for Nintendo, and has attempted to close that door by including a gyroscope in its controller, a seemingly new innovation that was actually put in PC Gamepads as long as eight years ago. Those gamepads didn't fare well and neither will Sony's. I imagine the gyroscope will get a few titles using it as their default, and some of the big franchises (I'm looking at you Metal Gear) will likely use it to play a few tricks on the player or require a new way to solve a certain sequence of a game. For the most part however, the standard dual analog paradigm will remain in light of Xbox 360 and PS3 sharing so many 3rd party franchises between them (Xbox has a standard wireless controller with no innovations from the last generation [unless if you count a power button for turning off the console]). Bottom line, the industry will balk at $250 and the Wii will be another gamecube at that price. Nintendo needs to get competitive and follow up on its 'blue ocean' strategy and adjust its pricing accordingly.
Supposedly $200 OR LESS... ... as chief of SEGA claimed today:
"Bet on the Wii will selling for less than $200, says Scott Steinberg, vice president of marketing for Sega, one of the major game publishers for Nintendo consoles."
Read on: »www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2242
Re: Supposedly $200 OR LESS... I'd like to see Wii priced at less than $200, but if it comes packaged with Twilight Princess as Miyamoto was claiming, it's worth the extra $50 to me, imho...
How about games??? I have always liked Nintendo, except for a few years of disdain for botching Chrono Trigger 2 (not Chrono Cross - whatever the heck that was supposed to be...). I would like to see them on top again... well, not necessarily on top, because then they will start trying to jack up prices to insane Tokyo levels - but right there holding thier own. While they may come to market at what may be a bargain price compared to strategic Microsoft and suddenly stupid Sony, I still don't anticipate success if they continue with the lack of developer support they have suffered since the N64 era. Nintendo would have to change it's entire philosophy and let the game developers create games thier way. I believe they lost the quality vs. quantity war, partly due because developers have found out that they need to be concerned with quality in order to compete - so they do it anyway; why bother with "Nintendo's (expensive) Seal of Approval"? They just went to MS and Sony, and without the extra headaches Nintendo was dishing up made games that in most cases had better "quality" than what Nintendo had oppressed... I mean approved. Of course, you lose diversity and vision when only one entity is approving - that leads to a boring, repetitive theme. We will see how this goes, but I'm betting Nintendo finds a way to mess it up again.
If they do well, I hope they don't only offer that janky controller pictured in the forum. I like the GC controller, This on looks like a throwback, an ancient relic. I had one that looked just like it on my Macintosh Performa Power PC many eons ago. Look up how long Performas have been extinct - that's how old that design is. Gimme a controller I can hold on to...
Stevenson Ranch, CA
Wii > PS3 Definitely getting Wii instead of PS3.
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