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Gates Pegs Nintendo, Not Sony, as Toughest Competition 178

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njkid1 writes "Microsoft's Bill Gates thinks that because of the 'impressive strength' of the company and its new Wii console Nintendo is now Microsoft's biggest competition when it comes to videogames. This is somewhat understandable, given Nintendo's new projections for this year. The Japanese game maker plans to sell an impressive 100 Million DS games this year, along with 21 Million Wii games and some six million consoles. This may seem to be just more flack, to go along with Peter Moore's dismissive comments towards Sony at CES this week, but news of the Halo DS game that almost was puts credence to Microsoft's new priorities."
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Gates Pegs Nintendo, Not Sony, as Toughest Competition

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  • by Lord_Slepnir (585350) on Wednesday January 10, 2007 @05:18PM (#17546318) Journal
    Here is Sony's plan to dominate the Game Console market:
    1. Wait for Blu-Ray to plow HD-DVD in this round of 'format wars'.
    2. Wait for all of the games to come out that will make people want to pay the extra money for a PS3 vs an XBox.
    3. Don't stand where the comet is assumed to strike oil (/salute Scott Adams).

    You don't need netcraft to tell you the PS3 is essentially stillborn. Their sales are 50% lower than expected [punchjump.com]. Right now Microsoft is beating Sony at it's own game (high end console for hardcore gamers) and Nintendo is running unopposed in it's niche (middle-end console for casual gamers).

  • by prockcore (543967) on Wednesday January 10, 2007 @09:17PM (#17549934)
    If you compare only day 1, you're right. If you compare the first six weeks, you're wrong.

    Microsoft didn't hit 1,000,000 in sales until the end of February


    No. I was comparing November numbers, not day 1. Microsoft hit 1 million well before february. In fact, MS sold 2.5 million by the end of february according to NPD.

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