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24th November, 2006 at 12:25:29 -
I went to the store at 4:30am this morning to get some after Thanksgiving sales and 9 different stores had sold out of the Wii (PS3 too (surprise)). I was pissed cause I was gonna play it today. I bought a 250GB harddrive for 40$ though, along with some other crap at 90% off.
"Isn't it always amazing how we characterize a person's intelligence by how closely their thinking matches ours?"
I got my Wii a week ago at sears, 3 systems there...
But what do you mean by the wii being overpriced? Nintendo has a very low profit margin on manufacturing / selling wiis, much lower then a regular product from a regular company. Sure microsoft and sony are taking losses, but what would be the point for nintendo if it drove the price below a Gamecube? Coupled with all the shortcomings of PS3 at the launch, it looks like nintendo and microsoft are hoping to crash sony early, and keep them down. And boy, is it working.
I mean I think it should be $200. The controllers are freaking expensive enough. I think $250 was a bit too much; but I'm betting the price will drop by next summer. But like I said, I already got mine.
Meh, I'm not Ps3 at all, so I haven't checked out the prices on their controllers; but I expected them to be high. I finally just bought myself another Ps2 the other day (and a $12 USB to PS2 Controller adapter that works beautifully).
That said, I still think the controllers are too expensive for the wii. For $250 they should have included a second one with the system. Then I wouldn't have minded the price tag so much.
Yes the PS3 controller is similar in design to the PS2 one, but I'm guessing that is probably because it is what people are more confortable with. Whereas Microsoft changed their controller because a few people complained about the old Xbox controller being too big and stuff - the 360 controller is certainly improved on that.
The PS3 controller has actual trigger buttons at the back now, which apparently feel better and obviously there is the motion thingy. Regarding its large size, the console is apparently not too heavy neither - and it's only about 2 controllers in width which isn't too big.
The Wii is small and compact, looks quite clean and stylish in my opinion - but it's just the content that doesn't attract me. I like the idea of the controller, but I really cannot see myself using it because I'd probably just start laughing at myself or be too embarassed to use the controller in front of my family.
The games that have re-used and recycled gameplay.
Doesn't the Wii and 360 too? Need to expand on this comment really.
The controller that hasn't had a face lift since 1996/7.
Does that make it a worse console?
The online system that tries too hard to imitate Xbox Live.
How exactly? As far as I am aware they are quite different
The way the controller has no vibrate features.
Again, the motion sensing stuff kind of compensates for that. I don't think having vibration makes it a worse console - although yes it is a shame it is missing.
The way the controller has to be connected via USB to sync the wireless to the console.
First I've heard of that.
Games have to be installed (I hear?)
No they don't - they work the same way as they do on the PSP
The way Sony banged on about how powerful it was, yet in reality it is no more powerful than the Xbox 360.
System wise, it has more powerful hardware. It is obviously a matter of opinion on whether you think it's more powerful than the 360. Sony never actually said that it is more powerful than the 360.
Size (couldn't care about weight, I do care about fitting it in).
It's only a bit bigger than the 360
Looks. Sony's desperate attempts to copy Bang & Olsen are getting more painful to look at.
It's a way to attract customers - it's what businesses do
They didn't include HDMI cables in the box.
Would just increase the price - and they would be pointless for those who don't need them. Not sure how much these cables cost though
You get what you pay for - even the 360 is expensive for what it is
Crossbar menu looks lacklustre for a console.
Matter of opinion - I quite like it and find it easy to use
Games at £50 *looks at 360 too*.
I agree with this point
Poor imitation of the Wii controller functionality.
They apparently planned this functionality before the Wii was announced - which was why the old PS3 controller was boomerang/pilot control shaped (to imitate motion - nobody liked the shape of it though).
No PS1/2 memory card slots built in.
You can get an adapter quite cheaply - so only people who want to play PS1/2 games will actually need it. Putting the slots in would probably just make the console much larger/expensive