New Yorker on Wii

The December 4th issue of the New Yorker sums up the road to Wii. We’ve all heard the story, but the article sums up Nintendo’s “not competing for next gen” strategy quite nicely:

“The point is that business is not a sporting event. Victory for one company doesn’t mean defeat for everyone else.”

While it’s nice to see the mainstream press catching on, do you think Joe Consumer considers these things when making technology purchases?

[Thanks, maX!]

6 Responses to New Yorker on Wii

  1. Kale says:

    Average Joe don’t know Jack. He bought Beta-max, too, remember? Wait, Sony made that, too…..boy, they’re just full of innovations…..

  2. Anonymous says:

    When you mess with the King’s Queens, you better watch your Ace, Jack!

  3. jasonfox says:

    “When you mess with the King’s Queens, you better watch your Ace, Jack!”

    You suck.

  4. Auker says:

    To Kale:
    Betamax had better quality picture and made less noise, and was overall better than VHS. Sony didn’t get enough marketing for it.

    Also, someone should tell Jack that sports analogy.

  5. cronotrigger913 says:

    The only people really caring about the whole “sport” of video game business are the hardcore gamers, usually ones that can only buy one system. You’re always going to hear some idiot say a system is better than the others because it has a higher install base. No unsuspecting consumer probably even knows about install bases and such. Prices and what they have to offer are the only things Joe Consumer looks to when buying stuff. The logistics of the video game business are so far off people’s radars, it’s not even funny. Which is kind of sad, actually.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Awesome article. I can’t wait to see the sales and profit figures from all three companies after this christmas season and in a year. I like how the article basically mentioned that how fun games are is not dictated by graphics or power of the system. I am looking forward to getting a wii and playing with my children. I love the family-friendly and fun attitude Nintendo has taken and look forward to decades more fun from them.

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