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13. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 28, 2010, 15:59 peteham
PropheT wrote on Apr 28, 2010, 12:45:
The Wii -seems- cheaper, but it's not.
Verno wrote on Apr 28, 2010, 12:54:
People rarely look beyond the initial price tag unfortunately. It's how Microsoft is so successful at selling overpriced peripherals to people.
Microsoft may have picked up a few tricks here and there, but Nintendo practically invented the pay-through-the-nose-for-peripherals-scheme. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles; don't even get me started Factor in the vastly inferior hardware of the Wii and the price-tag is easily the nastiest this generation. Hell, they're probably the only ones to make a profit on the actual console for the current gen, which is a good thing since they practically don't have any games to speak of.

But you're right that mainstream customers won't see past the price-tag in this respect. Even so, you'll get an Elite for practically the same amount of cash. So, yeah, I don't see how anyone but casual gamers or long-time Nintendo followers would consider getting a Wii (just for Mario/Zelda/Metroid). Everyone I know who has one falls into the latter category and the device is pretty much only brought out for the occasional party and 30-60 minutes of Wii sports.

As for Natal and Move, I'm not really excited about either one at the moment. I'm betting all we're gonna get are stupid gimmick-games designed to draw in the mainstream. Natal has by far the most potential if the technology actually works well, though. Move seems to be just a more accurate Wii-mote, though it will have the advantage of running on hardware capable of more than Gamecube-visuals..
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