See, I was right. The Nintendo Wii totally dominated over the PS3 and the 360. I knew Sony's $600 PS3 was going to flop. And it has. Horribly. I don't even think Sony can catch up now. The Wii is at more than 3Million sold in Japan, whereas the PS3 just barely hit 1Million. Sure, there'll be some amazing games for the PS3 that're sure to be system-sellers. But, same goes for the Wii, too. And it'll be easier for people to justify buying a $250 console for a game than a $600 machine. But even if, somehow, the PS3 does catch up - Nintendo still wins in terms of profit. Sony is losing millions on these PS3s; whereas Nintendo is making money off of each Wii sold.
Nintendo is brilliant at marketing. Even the most anti-Nintendo person has to admit that. I mean, they were able to take a middle-aged, Italian plumber and turn him into a pop icon for millions of children around the world. And the parents don't even object to it. They don't object to their 5 year olds playing with this guy. Objectively, it's a creepy concept. However, because of Nintendo's amazing marketing department - we all love Mario and his even-more-creepy brother Luigi.
Plus, Peach is like, what, 14 year old or something? Yet, she's totally dating Mario. That's all sorts of wrong. But we accept it as cute. Bravo Nintendo. Bravo.
I don't even have a Wii.
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