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Op Ed

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Hyping up products that are years away is important to console makers like Nintendo, especially in the early life of a new product, because it needs consumers to see the console not as something they’re going to get their $350 worth out of right now, but as a long-term investment. This is as true for Sony and Microsoft as it is for Nintendo. They want you to buy a console on the promise of content later on down the road, so they can build their install base early, so that publishers will actually create that content.

And customers who buy in to that promise? As it turns out, they can have quite an emotional reaction when you suggest that perhaps they’re being snowed even a little.

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3. Re: Op Ed Jan 26, 2013, 23:47 The Half Elf
 
My question is, has anyone bought all 3 systems and not gotten their money's worth out of software for them? In the current gen of hardware (not counting Wii U), you really had 2 platforms. 1st is 360/PS3 (which are 95-99% the identical game), and the Wii.

The 360/PS3 versions are typically identical with minor changes (like shadows, or texture detail), while the Wii is typically a watered down version of the same game made to work with the under-powered Wii.

All 3 consoles had really weak launch titles, with Nintendo's biggest hit being the packed in the game with a Zelda game being the same game as the Gamecube version. Microsoft faired a little better with some exclusive launch titles, and finally Sony had 1 exclusive launch title with Resistance.

Now since those launches have the systems 'been worth it' in terms of game released since then? Microsoft and Sony both have solid selection of just about anything you could want, but Nintendo Wii owners have (in my personal opinion) been acting like they are just waiting for the next good game to show up due to all the crappy versions of other games on the Wii.

Now I ask, how can you invest 300-700 dollars into a console (regardless of generation) and not think of it as a long term investment? Hell I even bought my Gamecube because it had several games I wanted to play, but I never thought 'oh hey I'll spend 400 bucks to play 1 game and never use it again', it's ludicrous to think like that.
 
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