sladeophile: please express your opionions without being so incendiary
echo: please don't feel the trolls
to the page 2 folks:ugg, you stupid dips are gonna get ed's thread locked, go bicker elseware.
Everyone: if you don't have anything nice to say...(and yes, i know i'm black)
having said that, and at the risk of extending the OTness, CAN anyone actually tell me what sony gets if they win the format war? it must be dollars, is it dollars? like a certain ammont of money per disk sold? if so then it makes sense why they would be willing to risk the sucess of their new console by backdooring their new HDvideo format into milions of americian households via the ps3.
ok back to our regularly scedualed wiiing
Originally Posted by HiGHFLYiN9
What's your guess Ed? Many people have said $250-300, and now that Sony's hand has been shown, Nintendo may be leaning toward the higher end of the spectrum. Although I do recall when the N64 debuted for $50 less than what was expected, so they may still end up selling for $250. So hard to tell
i'd say that's about right on, though i'm sure at 250 they're making a healthy profit. in reality it's last gen hardware, so the manufacturing costs have to be dirt cheap. compre with sony who is using such bleeding edge fab techniques that they're having troubble with their processor yeilds. also i figure that N will be able to continue dropping the price at appropriate times, ensueing that the wii will always be the cheapest of the three consoles by a fair margin. also i'm expecting a november release date, proablly coenciding with the ps3 launch.
of course, ya gotta remember that for as much as sony gets compared to nintendo, the 2 are going after completely different market segments right now, so in reality.. they are much less competitors than you think.. if we should be comparing the ps3 with anyone it's the 360, nintendo's really off doing their own thing.
also, i was really impressed with nintendo's conference. lots of flash, good things to show and plenty of games. i mean Wow, zelda AND mario at launch? they're pulling out the heavy guns right off the bat with this one. i heard there'll be 27 playable games on the floor tommorow.. is that true? if so i'll be interested to hear the impressions.