Infendo: Nintendo to monopolize gaming again?

console war - Image 1An article posted on Infendo ran a discussion on the prospect of the Wii, and in effect Nintendo, going monopolistic as it did in the NES era and taking over the gaming world. The article pointed to the weakening sales of main rival Microsoft Xbox 360 and altogether dismissed the significance of Sony‘s PlayStation 3 in this generation’s console war.

Pointing to the successful marketing and innovations of the Wii while highlighting the decline in Xbox 360 sales, the article imagined Nintendo’s hot-selling console rolling out in all directions and flattening everything in its path. The reports of Nintendo publishing 124 first-party games in 2007 seemed to suggest to the author that an encore of the SNES days may be at hand.

The article went as far as comparing the Xbox 360 to the iPod, saying “Apple’s iPod rollout — a product which sold at the time for more than the Xbox 360 — it had sold nearly 30 million units. Microsoft is struggling to achieve less than half that.” The article concludes that the Xbox 360 may very well be “2007’s house of cards.”

There are a lot of other interesting points raised by the write-up which you may want to read for yourself. We won’t make any judgments regarding the ideas expressed, though we would like to point out that iPods and Xbox 360s are two very different products that cater to distinct crowds. You may own both, but it’s not likely that you bought them for the same reasons.

And what about each console serving niche crowds categorized by age groups? You be the judge of that. Follow the read URL and tell us what you think.

console war - Image 1An article posted on Infendo ran a discussion on the prospect of the Wii, and in effect Nintendo, going monopolistic as it did in the NES era and taking over the gaming world. The article pointed to the weakening sales of main rival Microsoft Xbox 360 and altogether dismissed the significance of Sony‘s PlayStation 3 in this generation’s console war.

Pointing to the successful marketing and innovations of the Wii while highlighting the decline in Xbox 360 sales, the article imagined Nintendo’s hot-selling console rolling out in all directions and flattening everything in its path. The reports of Nintendo publishing 124 first-party games in 2007 seemed to suggest to the author that an encore of the SNES days may be at hand.

The article went as far as comparing the Xbox 360 to the iPod, saying “Apple’s iPod rollout — a product which sold at the time for more than the Xbox 360 — it had sold nearly 30 million units. Microsoft is struggling to achieve less than half that.” The article concludes that the Xbox 360 may very well be “2007’s house of cards.”

There are a lot of other interesting points raised by the write-up which you may want to read for yourself. We won’t make any judgments regarding the ideas expressed, though we would like to point out that iPods and Xbox 360s are two very different products that cater to distinct crowds. You may own both, but it’s not likely that you bought them for the same reasons.

And what about each console serving niche crowds categorized by age groups? You be the judge of that. Follow the read URL and tell us what you think.

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