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    SushisourceSushisource Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Wow, every week/month I am amazed by how hard the Wii is owning the PS3. It is the most brutal domination of all our time.

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    killblueskillblues Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Microsoft Fails to Make Shipment Target

    In summary, the 360's goal for June 30 was 12 million consoles sold, while what they actually shipped 11.6 million.

    Now, one thing that I'm unsure about is that if they meant their goal was 12 million shipped and they shipped 11.6 million or if in fact the wording is right that they planned on selling through 12 million but instead shipped less than that. If in fact it is the second, it's quite bad news for them it seems.

    I don't have any numbers with me, but it seems to be it isn't that far ahead of the Xbox 1 in terms of sales.

    11.6 million shipped is hardly what I would call bad news.

    Lest we forget, 360 has the best lineup for games this fall and is sure to sell a heap of consoles off the back of their huge exclusives, Halo 3 being the focal point.
    "Lest we forget"?

    How can we remember a "fact" that's completely subjective?

    Alright. I guess I was being a little direct.

    Im sure the PS3 and Wii lineups are just as good.

    If Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime: Corruption and Smash Brothers Brawl all come out later this year as planned, I'd say the Wii has them beat by a landslide.

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    Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak is it because you were insulted when I insulted your hair?Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    killblues wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Microsoft Fails to Make Shipment Target

    In summary, the 360's goal for June 30 was 12 million consoles sold, while what they actually shipped 11.6 million.

    Now, one thing that I'm unsure about is that if they meant their goal was 12 million shipped and they shipped 11.6 million or if in fact the wording is right that they planned on selling through 12 million but instead shipped less than that. If in fact it is the second, it's quite bad news for them it seems.

    I don't have any numbers with me, but it seems to be it isn't that far ahead of the Xbox 1 in terms of sales.

    11.6 million shipped is hardly what I would call bad news.

    Lest we forget, 360 has the best lineup for games this fall and is sure to sell a heap of consoles off the back of their huge exclusives, Halo 3 being the focal point.
    "Lest we forget"?

    How can we remember a "fact" that's completely subjective?

    Alright. I guess I was being a little direct.

    Im sure the PS3 and Wii lineups are just as good.

    If Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime: Corruption and Smash Brothers Brawl all come out later this year as planned, I'd say the Wii has them beat by a landslide.

    Anyone knows how well the previous two Metroid Prime games did on the GC (especially outside of Japan)?

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    Japan numbers come out once a week, U.S Numbers come out once a month.

    Europe numbers come out who knows when.

    Check the spoilers in the OP marked "NPD" those are U.S numbers.

    Thankee

    So the US numberes are due out soon then?

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    bombcarbombcar Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    This graph shows it all, taking into account the PS3 price drop, the Wii shortage, and the new 360 warranty.
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    SushisourceSushisource Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    bombcar wrote: »
    This graph shows it all, taking into account the PS3 price drop, the Wii shortage, and the new 360 warranty.
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    Good sir, I believe this graph says it all:
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    Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated NZRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    Japan numbers come out once a week, U.S Numbers come out once a month.

    Europe numbers come out who knows when.

    Check the spoilers in the OP marked "NPD" those are U.S numbers.

    You may know this but I'll just clarify anyway. We don't get European numbers (except when a publisher announces a game has reached a "milestone" or when the numbers are leaked), we get a list of the best selling games. And they come out at different times depending on the country (UK is weekly, others are monthly, etc).

    Alfred J. Kwak: Metroid Prime supposedly sold 1.5 million in the US and over 250k in Europe. Metroid Prime 2 sold a lot less (in the first couple of months in the US, it sold nearly 500k).

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Anyone knows how well the previous two Metroid Prime games did on the GC (especially outside of Japan)?
    I'm relatively sure Metroid Prime sold better in the States than in Japan. First-person shooting "adventure" developed by a Western company and all that.

    I remember Reggie or Iwata or somebody saying MP2 sales were disappointing, though.

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Microsoft Fails to Make Shipment Target

    In summary, the 360's goal for June 30 was 12 million consoles sold, while what they actually shipped 11.6 million.

    Now, one thing that I'm unsure about is that if they meant their goal was 12 million shipped and they shipped 11.6 million or if in fact the wording is right that they planned on selling through 12 million but instead shipped less than that. If in fact it is the second, it's quite bad news for them it seems.

    I don't have any numbers with me, but it seems to be it isn't that far ahead of the Xbox 1 in terms of sales.

    11.6 million shipped is hardly what I would call bad news.

    Lest we forget, 360 has the best lineup for games this fall and is sure to sell a heap of consoles off the back of their huge exclusives, Halo 3 being the focal point.
    "Lest we forget"?

    How can we remember a "fact" that's completely subjective?

    Alright. I guess I was being a little direct.

    Im sure the PS3 and Wii lineups are just as good.

    No, that's not it either. None of them can be the best, as that is subjective. Best selling, best reviewed, these metrics are possible, but you can't really use Best.

    Wait, what? Smash Brothers is coming out? Oh then, nevermind, Wii has the best game coming out this year. :P

    Except I wasnt talking individual games, I was talking lineup.

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    HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Oh man.
    Wii comparisons: At 31 weeks, Wii is where GCN was at 119.2 weeks (December 22, 2003), where GBA was at 22.3 weeks (August 21, 2001), where DS was at 37.0 weeks (August 13, 2005), where PS2 was at 35.0 weeks (October 29, 2000), and where PSP was at 58.0 weeks (January 15, 2006).
    Wow.
    PS3 comparisons: At 34 weeks, PS3 is where PS2 was at 3.8 weeks (March 24, 2000), where PSP was at 12.5 weeks (March 2, 2005), where GCN was at 16.2 weeks (December 31, 2001), and where Wii was at 5.2 weeks (January 1, 2007).
    Jeez.
    PS3 vs Wii: Weekly shares of 13.9 / 86.1, PS3's highest in a month. This brings the total shares to 24.8 / 75.2; Wii hits the PS3 triple point. Due to PS3's higher-than-usual week, if Wii stopped selling and PS3 continued at this week's rate, it would catch up to Wii in 161.5 weeks (August 4, 2010).
    Ho-lee shit!

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    quovadis13quovadis13 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    What do we think will sell the most for 2007?

    Probably Pokemon though Im talking home consoles.


    GTA4 will be up there. MGS4 if indeed it is rumoured to be out this fall. Halo 3 has gotta shift a few million.



    Madden...........for the PS2


    It will definitely be at least top 5 sellers.

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Will they even keep calling it Madden?

    I know EA's PS1 football games stopped being called "Madden" around the time the PS2 came around. They started calling it GameDay or something like that. Unless that was for Arena Football or something?

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I'm not sure how many of you caught the "Wii Takeover watch" thread over at GAF today, but poster ziran, who I guess follows this stuff closely, posted his estimates for worldwide next-gen hardware sales through June.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6946932&postcount=70
    ziran wrote:
    From the recent info we've had (ELSPA, MC, NPD, GfK) my estimates for the end of June are:

    360
    US - 5.7 million
    Canada - 390K
    Japan - 390K
    Europe - 2.9 million (1.16 million UK)
    Australia - 182K
    Other - 200K

    ~9.8 million


    PS3
    US - 1.5 million
    Canada - 90K
    Japan - 960K
    Europe - 1.1 million
    Australia - 55K

    ~3.7 million


    Wii
    US - 3.1 million
    Canada - 290K
    Japan - 2.94 million
    Europe - 2.2 million (~700K UK)
    Australia - 107K

    ~8.6 million


    Nintendo is selling ~1 million units of Wii per month in the quietest times of the year, compared to 360 ~300K and PS3 ~200K (from the sw charts sales seem to be slowing down in Europe as they have in NA and Japan). At this rate by the end of August:

    Wii ~10.6 million
    360 ~10.4 million
    PS3 ~4.1 million (maybe a little more with a price drop)

    360 is in the troubling position of having to rely on a couple of titles to pull it head, which may happen in the short term in NA and maybe Europe, but by the end of the year I'm guessing:

    Wii ~16 million
    360 ~15 million (with a price drop)
    PS3 ~6 million

    Sooooooo, Wii takes the lead by the end of the summer despite 360's year head start.

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    PataPata Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    Japan numbers come out once a week, U.S Numbers come out once a month.

    Europe numbers come out who knows when.

    Check the spoilers in the OP marked "NPD" those are U.S numbers.

    Thankee

    So the US numberes are due out soon then?

    Sometime next week I beleive.

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    slurpeepoopslurpeepoop Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Will they even keep calling it Madden?

    I know EA's PS1 football games stopped being called "Madden" around the time the PS2 came around. They started calling it GameDay or something like that. Unless that was for Arena Football or something?

    Hehehe....no.

    GameDay was Sony's 989 Studio's game.

    Madden went all the way up to 2005 on the PSX.

    Trust me, Madden is a name that EA will never change. For many people, video game football IS Madden. I'd even go so far to say that the moniker "Madden" is one of, if not the most valuable trademarks in video game history.

    God himself couldn't buy Madden's name from EA. I bet that name is locked into rock solid exclusivity contracts well into the next millenium.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Microsoft Fails to Make Shipment Target

    In summary, the 360's goal for June 30 was 12 million consoles sold, while what they actually shipped 11.6 million.

    Now, one thing that I'm unsure about is that if they meant their goal was 12 million shipped and they shipped 11.6 million or if in fact the wording is right that they planned on selling through 12 million but instead shipped less than that. If in fact it is the second, it's quite bad news for them it seems.

    I don't have any numbers with me, but it seems to be it isn't that far ahead of the Xbox 1 in terms of sales.

    11.6 million shipped is hardly what I would call bad news.

    Lest we forget, 360 has the best lineup for games this fall and is sure to sell a heap of consoles off the back of their huge exclusives, Halo 3 being the focal point.
    "Lest we forget"?

    How can we remember a "fact" that's completely subjective?

    Alright. I guess I was being a little direct.

    Im sure the PS3 and Wii lineups are just as good.

    No, that's not it either. None of them can be the best, as that is subjective. Best selling, best reviewed, these metrics are possible, but you can't really use Best.

    Wait, what? Smash Brothers is coming out? Oh then, nevermind, Wii has the best game coming out this year. :P

    Except I wasnt talking individual games, I was talking lineup.

    Not only was I joking, but I consider smash brothers to be worth an entire other console's lineup alone.

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    JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Two thoughts:

    1) The DS is going to have a pretty short lifespan. Not because it'll need to be replaced or the competition is catching up, but because they're quickly running out of people to sell it to :P

    2) Seeing those Japanese sales charts makes me very excited for the prospects of JRPGs on the Wii.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    JihadJesus wrote: »
    Two thoughts:

    1) The DS is going to have a pretty short lifespan. Not because it'll need to be replaced or the competition is catching up, but because they're quickly running out of people to sell it to :P

    2) Seeing those Japanese sales charts makes me very excited for the prospects of JRPGs on the Wii.

    Have you seen the PS2's sales? I don't own one, yet it seems to have sold a TON of consoles despite it seeming like they should be out of people to sell to.

    Granted the DS doesn't break as much as the PS2's do, but I think they'll be ok for a while. Especially if they keep making new colors and the japanese LOVE to buy a new color apparently, as they now have 7 to choose from, vs. our 3.

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    JihadJesus wrote: »
    1) The DS is going to have a pretty short lifespan. Not because it'll need to be replaced or the competition is catching up, but because they're quickly running out of people to sell it to :P.

    Blue Ocean says no. DS is on track to be the best selling system ever and I really don't think anything's going to stop it.

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    JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The sarcasm detectors seem to be set a bit low around here...

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    JihadJesus wrote: »
    The sarcasm detectors seem to be set a bit low around here...

    D: It's hard on the internet.

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    JihadJesus wrote: »
    1) The DS is going to have a pretty short lifespan. Not because it'll need to be replaced or the competition is catching up, but because they're quickly running out of people to sell it to :P.

    Blue Ocean says no. DS is on track to be the best selling system ever and I really don't think anything's going to stop it.

    It's a retarded statement anyway. A console's sales dropping off is not in itself a bad thing if there's already tens of millions of people out there with them. Because, you see, there's these things called "games" that people buy to play on those DS thingies.

    Edit: Ah. Yes. N'hey.

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    KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    I'm not sure how many of you caught the "Wii Takeover watch" thread over at GAF today, but poster ziran, who I guess follows this stuff closely, posted his estimates for worldwide next-gen hardware sales through June.
    Nintendo is selling ~1 million units of Wii per month in the quietest times of the year, compared to 360 ~300K and PS3 ~200K (from the sw charts sales seem to be slowing down in Europe as they have in NA and Japan). At this rate by the end of August:

    Wii ~10.6 million
    360 ~10.4 million
    PS3 ~4.1 million (maybe a little more with a price drop)

    360 is in the troubling position of having to rely on a couple of titles to pull it head, which may happen in the short term in NA and maybe Europe, but by the end of the year I'm guessing:

    Wii ~16 million
    360 ~15 million (with a price drop)
    PS3 ~6 million

    Sooooooo, Wii takes the lead by the end of the summer despite 360's year head start.

    I didn't even think of that. It's the dead period. What happens this Black Friday? Will the Wii be the new Tickle Me Elmo?

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Im pleased that 15 million is considered a failure.

    Shows how huge the gaming industry has become. Its no longer a small community for niche gamers, it is truly vast.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Im pleased that 15 million is considered a failure.

    Shows how huge the gaming industry has become. Its no longer a small community for niche gamers, it is truly vast.

    Only idiots consider anything but first place a failure.

    A "failure" is when you have to stop making the console and sell your company. The Dreamcast was, unfortunately, a failure.

    Even the PS3 isn't likely to be an outright failure.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    yeah, that's my problem with the 'console war' deal. Firstly, too many people assume that being 'second' or even 'third' place (and i use those terms loosely) is equivalent to failure. As you rightly said, here, you can still sell 15m consoles and come second.

    Secondly, "holy crap the Wii is selling millions!". Yes, it's cheaper and more accessible, and is appealing to a wider audience. It's doing very well, no question, and it's surely bringing in stacks of cash for Nintendo, good show. But i don't think that, in straight sales numbers, it's fair to compare it to the PS3 and 360. Comparing those two between themselves is just fine, because they're both in the more 'premium' price range, and aiming for similar markets. The Wii is just off in its own happy bubble, selling to everybody.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    KiTA wrote: »
    bruin wrote: »
    I'm not sure how many of you caught the "Wii Takeover watch" thread over at GAF today, but poster ziran, who I guess follows this stuff closely, posted his estimates for worldwide next-gen hardware sales through June.
    Nintendo is selling ~1 million units of Wii per month in the quietest times of the year, compared to 360 ~300K and PS3 ~200K (from the sw charts sales seem to be slowing down in Europe as they have in NA and Japan). At this rate by the end of August:

    Wii ~10.6 million
    360 ~10.4 million
    PS3 ~4.1 million (maybe a little more with a price drop)

    360 is in the troubling position of having to rely on a couple of titles to pull it head, which may happen in the short term in NA and maybe Europe, but by the end of the year I'm guessing:

    Wii ~16 million
    360 ~15 million (with a price drop)
    PS3 ~6 million

    Sooooooo, Wii takes the lead by the end of the summer despite 360's year head start.

    I didn't even think of that. It's the dead period. What happens this Black Friday? Will the Wii be the new Tickle Me Elmo?

    For Nintendo's (and the consumers' health and safety) sake i hope they are already signing contracts to set twice any many production plants in motion to supply this holiday season, or you are probably correct. Wii's will be crazy hard to find.

    (considers finding and buying a Wii in the next few months to eBay this Christmas......................)

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    RonenRonen Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    darleysam wrote: »
    yeah, that's my problem with the 'console war' deal. Firstly, too many people assume that being 'second' or even 'third' place (and i use those terms loosely) is equivalent to failure. As you rightly said, here, you can still sell 15m consoles and come second.

    Secondly, "holy crap the Wii is selling millions!". Yes, it's cheaper and more accessible, and is appealing to a wider audience. It's doing very well, no question, and it's surely bringing in stacks of cash for Nintendo, good show. But i don't think that, in straight sales numbers, it's fair to compare it to the PS3 and 360. Comparing those two between themselves is just fine, because they're both in the more 'premium' price range, and aiming for similar markets. The Wii is just off in its own happy bubble, selling to everybody.

    But don't you think that Sony or Microsoft would rather be in the Nintendo bubble, selling to everybody? After all, Microsoft's goal is "an Xbox in every living room."

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    well, yeah, i'm sure they'd both love to. But they must've known that a console at that price point with the kind of marketing they've had, was never going to have the same mass-market appeal as the Wii. From the outset, it's seemed that Sony wanted to ride the success of the PS2 (which was based on its large library of games, solid exclusives, and low price), and MS were intent on keeping pace with it. By these goals, Sony are falling short, and MS are doing quite nicely.

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    RonenRonen Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    darleysam wrote: »
    well, yeah, i'm sure they'd both love to. But they must've known that a console at that price point with the kind of marketing they've had, was never going to have the same mass-market appeal as the Wii. From the outset, it's seemed that Sony wanted to ride the success of the PS2 (which was based on its large library of games, solid exclusives, and low price), and MS were intent on keeping pace with it. By these goals, Sony are falling short, and MS are doing quite nicely.

    That's true. Both Sony and Microsoft have taken big steps to transition their userbases. MS happens to be doing a better job of it, and is probably stealing a significant portion of Sony's anyway.

    This brings up a point from a discussion I had with a few friends a while ago. We were talking about how we think it's completely possible that gaming sees a decline as the stereotypical gamer grows up and has kids of their own. Not because the gamer themselves would be less inclined to play games or because they have less time to do so, but because the gamer, knowing what the experience is like, significantly limits their own children's play time. This would further expand the market for shorter, easier to pick up experiences (ala, Wii).

    Bear in mind, this discussion was happening in a group of people who are all starting to have more important things on their minds (mid to late 20s). Do you think, as a gamer, that you'll limit your kids? And if so, how will the trend of the growing gamer affect the market?

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    corin7corin7 San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Ronen wrote: »
    darleysam wrote: »
    well, yeah, i'm sure they'd both love to. But they must've known that a console at that price point with the kind of marketing they've had, was never going to have the same mass-market appeal as the Wii. From the outset, it's seemed that Sony wanted to ride the success of the PS2 (which was based on its large library of games, solid exclusives, and low price), and MS were intent on keeping pace with it. By these goals, Sony are falling short, and MS are doing quite nicely.

    That's true. Both Sony and Microsoft have taken big steps to transition their userbases. MS happens to be doing a better job of it, and is probably stealing a significant portion of Sony's anyway.

    This brings up a point from a discussion I had with a few friends a while ago. We were talking about how we think it's completely possible that gaming sees a decline as the stereotypical gamer grows up and has kids of their own. Not because the gamer themselves would be less inclined to play games or because they have less time to do so, but because the gamer, knowing what the experience is like, significantly limits their own children's play time. This would further expand the market for shorter, easier to pick up experiences (ala, Wii).

    Bear in mind, this discussion was happening in a group of people who are all starting to have more important things on their minds (mid to late 20s). Do you think, as a gamer, that you'll limit your kids? And if so, how will the trend of the growing gamer affect the market?

    Gaming habits do change as you age I can attest to that. I am actually 30 and married now, no kids yet thank god. I do have less time to game than I did 10 or 15 years ago. So I have pretty much cut out MMOS and most pc gaming. What I have done is enjoyed the living hell out of the 360 and xbox live. I can jump on in 20 minutes and get a game of Gears. When most people are bitching about a short game such as the Darkness or Codemned I am actually quite happy with the fact that is something I will be able to finish with my limited time. Even still the Wii really doesn't appeal to me. I like a little more meat to my games even if I have limited time.

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    LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I've been saying this like every single day, but I can't wait to see how RE4 Wii Edition sold this month. After seeing how delicious that game setup worked with Wii conrols, I'm praying Capcom uses it for dozens of games. I'd play Barbie Horse Adventures if it had a behind-the-back camera and Wiimote aiming.

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Media Create 7/2-7/8

    01. [NDS] The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo) - 75,000 / 514,000
    02. [NDS] Chibi Robo! Park Patrol (Nintendo) - 45,000 / NEW
    03. [PS2] Super Robot Wars: Original Generations (Banpresto) - 43,000 / 388,000
    04. [NDS] Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (Nintendo) - 42,000 / 356,000
    05. [WII] Wii Sports (Nintendo) - 33,000 / 1,826,000
    06. [NDS] Itadaki Street DS (Square-Enix) - 30,000 / 239,000
    07. [PS3] My Summer Vacation 3 (Sony) - 29,000 / NEW
    08. [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo) - 20,000 / 1,465,000
    09. [NDS] More Brain Age (Nintendo) - 19,000 / 4,436,000
    10. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) - 18,000 / 4,595,000

    11. [NDS] Doki-Doki Majo Shinpan! (SNK Playmore)
    12. [WII] Donkey Kong Jet (Nintendo)
    13. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)
    14. [NDS] Brain Age (Nintendo)
    15. [NDS] More English Training (Nintendo)
    16. [PSP] Ratchet & Clank: Going Mobile (Sony)
    17. [NDS] Animal Crossing Wild World (Nintendo)
    18. [NDS] Listen! Write! Increase Vocabulary! Initial English Training (Benesse)
    19. [NDS] Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii: Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 (Nintendo)
    20. [NDS] English Training (Nintendo)
    21. [NDS] Kanji Brain Test 2M (IE Institute)
    22. [NDS] Pokémon Diamond (Pokémon)
    23. [NDS] Reading Training (Benesse)
    24. [NDS] Prof. Layton and the Curious Village (Level 5)
    25. [NDS] Yoshi's Island DS (Nintendo)
    26. [NDS] Momotarou Dentetsu DS: Tokyo & Japan (Hudson)
    27. [NDS] Common Knowledge Training (Nintendo)
    28. [WII] Super Paper Mario (Nintendo)
    29. [NDS] Treasure Gaust: Gaust Diver, Crimson Red (Bandai-Namco)
    30. [NDS] Pokémon Pearl (Pokémon)

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Weren't there like three PS2 games on the top ten last week?

    They sure fell off quickly.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    http://www.gametrailers.com/player/20991.html
    So the one PS3 game in the top ten is what might be described as a "non-game" by idiots. Sony are kill hardcore gaming!

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    slurpeepoopslurpeepoop Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    So, I see that 27 of the 30 games are on a Nintendo system.

    I'm going to take a wild stab at speculating, and say that Nintendo is doing ok in Japan. I don't think third parties are going to forsake ol' Nintendo this gen.

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    So, I see that 27 of the 30 games are on a Nintendo system.

    I'm going to take a wild stab at speculating, and say that Nintendo is doing ok in Japan. I don't think third parties are going to forsake ol' Nintendo this gen.

    And 23 of them are DS games.

    No wonder Dragon Quest went there.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    corin7 wrote: »
    Ronen wrote: »
    darleysam wrote: »
    well, yeah, i'm sure they'd both love to. But they must've known that a console at that price point with the kind of marketing they've had, was never going to have the same mass-market appeal as the Wii. From the outset, it's seemed that Sony wanted to ride the success of the PS2 (which was based on its large library of games, solid exclusives, and low price), and MS were intent on keeping pace with it. By these goals, Sony are falling short, and MS are doing quite nicely.

    That's true. Both Sony and Microsoft have taken big steps to transition their userbases. MS happens to be doing a better job of it, and is probably stealing a significant portion of Sony's anyway.

    This brings up a point from a discussion I had with a few friends a while ago. We were talking about how we think it's completely possible that gaming sees a decline as the stereotypical gamer grows up and has kids of their own. Not because the gamer themselves would be less inclined to play games or because they have less time to do so, but because the gamer, knowing what the experience is like, significantly limits their own children's play time. This would further expand the market for shorter, easier to pick up experiences (ala, Wii).

    Bear in mind, this discussion was happening in a group of people who are all starting to have more important things on their minds (mid to late 20s). Do you think, as a gamer, that you'll limit your kids? And if so, how will the trend of the growing gamer affect the market?

    Gaming habits do change as you age I can attest to that. I am actually 30 and married now, no kids yet thank god. I do have less time to game than I did 10 or 15 years ago. So I have pretty much cut out MMOS and most pc gaming. What I have done is enjoyed the living hell out of the 360 and xbox live. I can jump on in 20 minutes and get a game of Gears. When most people are bitching about a short game such as the Darkness or Codemned I am actually quite happy with the fact that is something I will be able to finish with my limited time. Even still the Wii really doesn't appeal to me. I like a little more meat to my games even if I have limited time.

    I'm 25, married, and I have a 5 month old daughter.

    My game time is SEVERELY limited now. I used to be the college guy who would go to bed around 3AM and get up at 7:30-8 to go to class because I was playing an MMO or other game. Since my daughter has been born, Zelda:TP hasn't even graced the Wii's disc slot. However, MP8 and Wii Sports are regulars. Only recently have I been able to get in some RE4 and Ultima Online because my wife went back to work so if I'm home watching my daughter and she's sleeping or happily playing with something, I can get some game time in.

    There's probably a good 10 games I'd like to buy right now. I would also buy a DS, but I have no money that I can really spend on this hobby. I recently got MP8 and Rampage as gifts for my birthday, and between that and Christmas will probably fuel my gaming desire. So things like this fall where there's another 5-8 games I want to get, I'll probably get 1 or 2.

    As far as limiting my kids?
    Yes, I'll limit them. I want them to exercise (WiiFit anyone? LOL) and play outdoors with friends, but I'm not going to put timers on them or restrict them negatively. I'll just be careful that they don't stay up past bedtime or don't do their homework because they were playing a game. Also, in college, I'll probably try to keep them from staying up all hours like I did, but there are good times to be had there. When I was up late, I was playing a game with a friend from high school, so it wasn't just strangers on the internet.

    But you better believe I'm going to try and have my kids interested at least. I want them to know the old-school games from VC and have fun playing new ones on the Wii and whatever comes next. So there's going to be a balance between my desire for them to play games, and my desire for them to have a healthy lifestyle that beats the gamer stereotype that plagued the 90s.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    So, I see that 27 of the 30 games are on a Nintendo system.

    I'm going to take a wild stab at speculating, and say that Nintendo is doing ok in Japan. I don't think third parties are going to forsake ol' Nintendo this gen.

    And 23 of them are DS games.

    No wonder Dragon Quest went there.

    I think about 60 percent of all software sales in Japan are DS games.

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    So, I see that 27 of the 30 games are on a Nintendo system.

    I'm going to take a wild stab at speculating, and say that Nintendo is doing ok in Japan. I don't think third parties are going to forsake ol' Nintendo this gen.

    And 23 of them are DS games.

    No wonder Dragon Quest went there.

    I think about 60 percent of all software sales in Japan are DS games.

    I think it's probably more than that.

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