E3 is over and the fallout is still... um... falling. While there were a ton of great looking games and technology on the horizon, I wanted to take a look at how the big three faired - at least from the standpoint of their press conferences. To me, the press conferences indicate what they are trying to communicate to the consumer. Whether or not they can identify what will excite the masses (or at least the core) is beside the point.
Discuss "Deconstructing E3 - Winners and Losers" here. Read the article.
Excellent article Tom. I have to agree with everything you said. I just want to play all these games now. We will see how this all ends up in a years time. Maybe next year we will see some teasers of Nintendo's and Microsofts successors to the Wii and 360. I think Nintendo will be the first one out of the gate with a new console.
Last edited by MinusTheBear; 07-22-2008 at 10:53 PM.
I tend to agree. Once people stop buying the peripherals, then the Wii is going to pretty much die. Look for the future Nintendo offering to keep the motion control but with a much more powerful box. Probably no new peripherals either.
Hopefully all the current periphials will still work with the new nintendo console.
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I think we are only a generation or two away from Nintendo taking the Sega route. They pretty much still have a lock on the handheld market but how long will that last with Sony making inroads? Appalling to the masses has kept Nintendo in the game for this generation. I really don't see where they are going to go from here.
Nintendo made some good managerial decisions in the fact they took an approach that was different and innovative which did pay off but it will be only short term because the console technology is outdated and the innovation can be easily emulated by competitors. Nintendo has also made very bad managerial decisions regarding any future console because of how far they have segregated themselves from the other competitors and more importantly the hard core gamers. In my opinion this is a huge disadvantage for them. Companies should be always be looking to the future and that is what I like about Sony and MS. There is tons of potential for MS and Sony, not so much for Nintendo. MS and Sony can also throw around money like drunken sailors I am not so sure about Nintendo.
Last edited by MinusTheBear; 07-24-2008 at 11:29 AM.
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I was suprised you did not mention the Final Fantasy win for Xbox 360. Well written article.
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