posted on May, 20 2013 @ 06:54 PM
Originally posted by bodrul
reply to post by Casualboy100
funny enough, just finished writing this
Back in the 90s then Sega compared to its competitors did provide additional features which weren’t introduced by other console manufacturers,
an example of this was networking option to allow gamers to play other gamers by connecting their Dreamcast to the internet and play others.
The console did great and Sales were pretty for Sega and all things looked good for them until they were slapped with the fact that Sony were
launching the Playstation 2 which shot down the sales of Sega Dreamcast, this is turn caused publishers to abandon the platform and cut their losses
in producing titles for the Dreamcast where they were going to see little or no return in investment at all.
Both companies did something new and brought something new to the table and both companies are sharing the same fate.
It's funny no? How those who actually bring something new are sort of sealing there own fates. In the case of the console wars its easy to see, its
like the first one to make something new in there systems is soon outclassed a year down the road by another company who took what they did added a
few things more and bam presto took over there whole business. It's pretty much the same in real life with other things to, which is why we got the
whole patent thing, because its not the genius or the company who comes out with something new that really reels in the $$ it's usually the ones who
steals or copy there ideas and mass implements it at the right time. Its pretty much how Microsoft got started.
But ya I had the dreamcast, and I also bought the playstation 2. They were pretty much on par machines when they came out, in fact the dreamcast had a
few better games, the only real difference was that Sony had a year or so to take what Sega did copy it, and market it better to the populous.
That's why its a bad idea to create a really revolutionary and completely new thing, not only in the video games market, but in life in general, you
end up basically using up all your energy, or in Sega's case there resources only to end up going extinct. Which i really don't think Sega and
Nintendo partnering up is going to save them, they have the market in kiddy games and in the handheld, but give it time and that to will fade, and
pretty much any new thing they do will just be done better by the bigger companies with a larger resource pool ie more $$$ to throw around.
And you know how they got that larger resource pool? By waiting around to see what the next big thing is, and stealing the ideas and re branding
them, though its called revamping.
There a whole dynamic big fish living and eating off the little fish thing going on even in the videogame
market. Its basically all about timing. And eventually one day everybody's time is up.
edit on 20-5-2013 by galadofwarthethird because: (no