July 28th, 2006, 23:49 Posted By: wraggster
Over at Business Week Online, there's a fairly good breakdown of the impending launch showdown between Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation 3. Based purely on stats and current trends, Business Week predicts the Wii may possibly outshine the PS3 at launch in ways that maybe weren't foreseen when both consoles were originally announced. As they say, "With sales and profits rising and its share price at a four-and-a-half-year high, few would disagree that these are heady days for Nintendo."
To back up this rainbow road set up for Nintendo, BW points to the success of the DS vs. the PSP and also the development community's response to both companies. Some of those key factors noted in the article include:
Key to the DS's popularity has been Nintendo's knack of persuading people who wouldn't normally look at games to splurge on a DS.
Analysts add that the DS is also more popular with game designers. That's because the DS, with its dual screens, touch-screen technology, and voice recognition, offers something different from the PSP, which in many respects is a portable version of the PS2 with games to match.
And as with the DS, the Wii seems to appeal to gamemakers. In a recent survey, Famitsu, a Japanese game-industry publisher, asked software creators which platforms they would most like to create games for in the future. More respondents plumped for the Wii than any other platform. DS ranked second.
This is not to say Sony won't outsell the Wii as years pass, but all indications are that the Wii will come out with a bang. Anyone actually think the PS3 launch will be more successful at this point?
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