Originally Posted by Ruckdog
I guess I just like kidde games then, although it is hard to argue that games like RE 4 are all that kidde
. I would point out that the DS is "creaming" the PSP in sales, and in my opinion has a much better selection of games. While the PSP is the more powerful piece of hardware, history has shown that is no gurantee of market success (heck, you pointed out a good example yourself with the PS1 vs. N64). As for the Gamecube, it and the Xbox are about equal in worldwide sales, with the PS2 "pwning" both of them. I personally prefer the Gamecube, but that is a matter of personal taste. And honestly, it seems to me that Nintendo is not trying to directly compete with Microsoft and Sony, in the sense that Microsoft and Sony are trying to outdo each other with who has the most powerful machine, while Nintendo is more interesed in making changes in gameplay. The Revolution's lower price point seems to be positioning it as the system for gamers on a budget, or for those with a 360 or PS3 that want a second system. (Of course, for died in the wool Nintendo fans like me, it is a side benefit!)
Hee hee, this Alienware forum is one of the last places I would have expected to see a "MICR$OFT SUXOR" vs. "NINTENDO IS TEH KIDDIE" discussion.
PSP outsells DS in US by 1 million
Posted Jan 19th 2006 2:45PM by Blake Snow
In a report published Jan. 13, the The Mercury News says the PSP outsold the Nintendo DS in the US by more than 1 million units during 2005, this according to their own research. In contrast, the DS managed to sell out in Japan. Here's how the site breaks down the US sales numbers:
* PSP - 3.63M units (35% marketshare)
* DS - 2.43M units (23.5% marketshare)
* GBA - 4.26M units (41% marketshare)
If accurate, Americans seemingly care more about multi-functionality while the Japanese appreciate a large selection of both proven and experimental games on a next-gen portable. That is at least on the surface.http://www.joystiq.com/2006/01/19/ps...s-by-1-million
Now the Japanese may go for the DS more, but I personally do't care WTF they do. I buy whatever systems rawks as you can see I was a Nintendo guy at one time. Now I will buy Sony and Microsoft. And yes, I am l33t. I have more ghey ming horse power than anyone here.