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11/9/07 7:52 P

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It is a tough call. The 360 has had some great games this year and will probably hold the title for Game of the Year, whatever it may be. Next year is shaping up nicely for the PS3, but still a little above my price point. But, the Wii is something innovative and is selling like hot cakes. The best bet is to be a Wii360 or a PSWii owner.

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11/9/07 9:53 A

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I have to aggree with you Sarah. I am rooting for the Wii to come out on top again. I have been a loyal Nintendo fan since the first NES. I have owned every console they every cranked out. People are calling the Wii the little system that could because it has beaten both Sony and Microsoft in consoles sold. It is true they do not have some big name hits yet but November is the month for there plumber to make a comeback and take over again.

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11/8/07 5:44 P

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The thing you have to look at with the "console war" is not just console sales but game sales. From what I heard, Sony actually took a loss on each PS3 that sold, expecting to make up the difference with game sales, but I haven't heard of any "console selling" games on it, yet.

Nintendo, on the other hand, makes money with each Wii that is sold, since they chose not to use the most cutting edge technology. But, there aren't all that many great titles for the Wii yet either.

I don't know much about the XBOX, but I do know that Halo is one of the most popular games out there.

Personally, I think the "war" is still pretty close between Nintendo and Microsoft. If Nintendo can get some great games out, including some decent ports from the other system, then they could run away with it. And, since I have a Wii, I am definately rooting for them. :-)

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11/8/07 3:35 P

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Guess I will have to start saving for a PS3.

Edited by: LOBO1978_2000 at: 11/8/2007 (17:38)
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11/8/07 3:07 P

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I aggree that you have to have the software to push your console sales. Halo did it for Xbox and Super Mario Galaxy will for Wii. PS3 is just missing that one game that pushes the envelope. I liked sony since the first ps1. Just surprised they have made some bad decisions this time around.

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11/8/07 2:48 P

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trust me ps3 will stick around. just wait until the new socom gets released. that will be a system seller right there. just look at what halo 3 did and just imagine what socom confrontatioins can do for the ps3 when it gets released.



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11/8/07 2:46 P

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That is true that you have all that in one place. I think with the price drop for the 80 gb console down to 399 it is starting to peak my interest in buying one for next November. I hope maybe by then that the price drops even more. Nintendo and Microsoft both annouce there is no plans for another next gen console after the 360 and wii for some time. Usually a new console is out every 5-6 years. They both confirmed that they see these consoles staying around a lot longer than that. Sony has yet to annouce if a ps4 will be coming out by then or if ps3 will stick around awhile.

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11/8/07 2:36 P

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the ps3 was worth every penny to me. i use it for everything and i mean everything. i use it for games, movies, music player and all. hell im posting this from my ps3 now lol. i rarely use my pc anymore. only time when i have to is when i have to download something or do something important. the ps3 is my entertainment system. no need for any other cd players or dvd players. only thing under my big scrren is my surround sound receiver dvr hd dvr box and my ps3 and soon to be a wii shortly. whenever i can convince the wife to let me get one :)



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10/4/07 2:04 P

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Well the deal with playstation is that they wanted to bundle everything into one system. DVD player, MP3, Photos, Internet, Blue Ray. I think they would have gone the route of the 360 and made most of that optional I think then I would be more affordable.

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10/4/07 1:27 P

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I couldn't believe it when I saw that a playstation was twice the cost of the Wii. I had no idea, don't keep track of such things..but I went in to buy a gift for someone and looked up at them.

Granted, we just got our Wii...but I was stunned. I couldn't fathom why someone would pay so much for for a playstation.

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10/4/07 1:16 P

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G4 has anounced that the Wii has outsold the 360. Even with Halo 3's release the XBOX was not able to overcome the Wii's hardware sales. So far the Wii is winning the battle right now.

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10/4/07 10:09 A

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I think the Wii is hands down superior as technology goes. Short on graphics is MORE than made up for in the game play.

My kids like retro games, I really like being able to nab those. We bought a card with 2000 points and use things like downloading an old Mario game as rewards for chores and behavior ( and it allows me to get the emulators off the computers)

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9/28/07 6:08 P

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Its not the PS3. The PS3'S were hard to sell for any of the stores. Right after they came out every store i went into had at least 3 of them. Its somewhat slow too. I got mine with Motor storm and the loading is so slow. The Xbox 360 in a good system but i think the Wii is the best right now for takeing gamin to the next level of fun. And since your moving around with the wii maybe all the people who are anti gamers will shut up about kids getting fat and lazy with video games.

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9/28/07 10:53 A

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Hands down, the Wii!!!!!



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9/27/07 9:18 A

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Good Point. I have to just say one thing about the DVD formats though. HD-DVD is optional for Microsoft. Blue ray isnt with Sony. So if Blue Ray ends up winning Microsoft could easily have a Blue Ray add on to the console. On the other hand, Sony would be seriously screwed if the opposite happened. How watches movies on video game systems anyways. For one I am not spending 40 dollars on a DVD.

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9/27/07 12:52 A

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oh but i believe in the end what ever format wins the hd war (bluray or hd dvd) will win the console war. if hd dvd wins then thats going to crush the ps3 only because ps3 games are bluray and its the only format it can support. if the bluray wins then the 360 lives to fight another battle. microsoft already confirmed if bluray wins the format war they will just a bluray ad on player. so in the end the porn industry controls the fate of both the format and console war lol. just my theroy how things will be played out. take it with a grain of salt.



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9/27/07 12:40 A

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even though i only own a ps3 at the moment for next gen consoles im far from a sony fanboy. i like games no matter what system its on. hell i still break out the atari and go to town on some megamania & frogger. but right now i know the 360 is killing ps3. im not even going to add the wii to the console war discussion. i love some of the games on the xbox but truthfully i just couldnt use to the controller. and the fact you had to pay to play online. i would of gotten a 360 (the 360 controllers are betterthen the xbox) but with all the complaints i read about it crashing (red rings of death) was just to much of a risk. there isnt 1 person i know who still has there first system. some of the people i know are on their 3rd and 4th 360. i just dont understand how people still put that much money knowing it is going to crash in the near future. but like i was saying 360 is in the lead now but i guarantee when socom and home drops for the ps3 it will be right up there with the 360 in sales.



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9/26/07 9:25 A

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You have a valid point. I think the bottom right now is that Wii and XBOX 360 are neck and neck. The Playstation 3 is falling behind in sales. I think if you look at it by number of console that have sold the Wii took the lead early last month. I think mainly due in price and a new audience of people they are trying to reach. Playstation 3 is falling behind because they try to bundle everything into one machine. I like that the XBOX 360 lets you pick and choose most of those components that Playstation bundles together. So we will see who ends up on top.

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9/25/07 6:13 P

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I dont know if there will be a winner. Xbox is great for onlinegaming and have some nice more adult oriented stuf. Playstation is strong in the asian market and they make some pretty interesting games sometimes like okami and colossus, though the clover company behind them just got shut down. And Wii is more kids oriented and has some nice features too.
I think they will co exist for some time.

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9/25/07 11:07 A

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Who do you think currently is winning this console war? It is okay to be opinionated but keep it clean and no name calling, bitting, eye gougeing, or other dirty tricks. I want us to have an open discussion on this much debated topic.

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