Originally Posted by bigbadblaziken
i say sony because hands down they will always have the best graphics but the most xpensive systtems micrsoft is stupid and nintendo is surviving only because of their hand held systems
So basically you're saying that you're willing to pay more than the price of the other two systems combined for the power of a system that is not even close to 1.5 times more powerful than both the other systems combined?
Understand that this isn't about graphics anymore. I looked at gameplay graphics of an Xbox 360 and already it's gotten so real that really the only things you can improve upon are the individual strands of hair or how the blood would splatter across the screen. Does that really matter that much?
And you claim that Microsoft is stupid. Can you back that statment up instead of just spewing it out? Hey, I'm not particularly fond of Microsoft myself, but it's for valid reasons on their Windows platform. This has no relation with the Xbox 360, and I won't let that cloud my judgement of the system. However, stating that Microsoft is stupid is obviously not a valid reason for not liking a system.
Nintendo has always been known for their success in handhelds and having low-budget "genre kings" (thanks Danc) like Animal Crossing. It's been proven that Nintendo's strategy of innovation is the driving force behind the company's profit. They have no need to refine an already established genre, nor should they, since the cost of development increases exponentially while the revenue decreases over the genre's maturity. Take for example GTA. I can safely say that GTA 3 had been the best seller of all of the Rockstar's takes on the series. Why? GTA 3 innovative. It was new. Everybody wants a piece of it. GTA: Vice City? Pretty much the same thing, except better graphics and what not. The initial lure of GTA 3 is already lost, and the franchise has been shown to slowly lose sales. This is true of all genres. Nintendo, by breaking out into creating other genres, continue to make low-budget, high revenue games, and are raking in the profits that way. The move to the Wii was no surprise. It was new, innovative, and generally created the same feel that GTA 3 had. Low-budget, high profit.