posted on Oct, 13 2006 @ 04:22 PM
Lots of hating going on in this thread.
I don't think the Wii is dumb.
I think it's different.
It's not the PS3, it's not the 360, its the Wii, and it's different. Do I want to get one? Yup.
I can't wait to play home run derby with my neighbor. Play some Tiger Woods and swing away. Play a fishing game where I can actually do the motions
of fishing. Up until this point, I couldn't do that...but soon I'll be able to.
I don't understand why someone would need to write an article where they just hate on something. What's the point?
The fact is, this is the most innovative thing in a console since the first analog stick. It's got some buzz, it's relatively inexpensive, and it
looks like fun.
People thought the DS was dumb, stupid, and idiotic, yet it's CRUSHED the PSP in sales. Do I think the PSP is dumb? No, it seems like a decent
system. But evidently the DS must have something going for it or there wouldn't be such a difference in sales. I remember the articles about how the
PSP would end Nintendo in the hand held category. Sounds a lot like how the Zune will end the iPod.
I also don't get the PC haters out there either. A PC is a computer that happens to be able to play games. They happen to be significantly mor
eexpensive, and to do the types of things people brag about them being able to do, require secondary add ons to eek out top tier performance. A
console plays games, it doesn't do spreadsheets, it doesn't do word processing, it doesn't do database management, it plays games. The day my 360
can run Excel is the day I'll listen to people compare a console with a PC.
I have the GC, DS, PS2, and 360 right now. I play them all. Why do I own them all because I'm a big tool I guess. No, actually, because I can afford
it, and each brings it's own thing to the table. I like Metroid, I can't get Metroid on anything but the GC. I live Halo, can't get that on
anything but the 'Box. I like Final Fantasy, can't get that on anything but the PS (though tha may change soon). It's not even fair to compare the
DS to something since nothing else out there offers what it does right now.
I have a console because I like only having to invest in a system once every 5 years or so. Unlike a PC where I have a new card, or a faster chip, or
a physics card, or whatever the newest bells and whistles are. Man, that stuff looks good, but so far I haven't experianced anything THAT much better
than on the consoles. PCs will always look better, and they will always carry that price premium, and until e erything goes voice they've have the
advantage on MMORPGs.
So, quit hating on the Wii. You don't like it, don't buy one. Quit hating on the consoles, they're not PCs and it's not fair to compare them.
Also, don't hate on the PS3 (although I think it's cool to be bitter you might not be able to afford one...I can afford it but I'm still not
getting one because at 600 bucks I think it's a rip off, and to be honest blue ray doens;t look THAT much better than regular DVD, even on a 1080P
TV). Don't hate on the 360 either.
I've been playin since the days of the 2600 and Colecovision. Trust me, this conversation has been had 15 times already, and there is never a right
or wrong answer. It's like arguing about BMW vs. Mercedes, or Vette vs. Viper....each has it's own perks and all are a good time.