Saturday, December 23, 2006

Om Malik: Wii Frenzy Bubbles Up

Om Malik says his friends are begging for Wii and adds that over at GigaGamez, Jason McMaster reports Craig's listers are even willing to swap PS3 plus hard cash for a Wii.

Which opens the question: is this just a bit of Christmas frenzy for this year's Tickle Me Elmo...or is it yet another damaging blow against PS3?

Mickeleh's Take: PS3 is not fundamentally innovative. It's just a whizzier version of same ol', same ol' console game play combined with a bet on one of two Hi Def disk formats that most people aren't ready to place just yet.

Wii, on the other hand, introduces a new style of physical game play that promises what all thrill-seekers seek: thrills. PS3 offers more polygons and higher frame rate versus Wii's promise of actual risk of bodily injury and damage to furniture. In this case, the eyes don't have it. The wrists, shoulders, hips, and kneecaps out-vote them. It's Wii all the Waaa.

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Anonymous said...

And what about xbox 360? I was in a big electronics store yesterday and had to walk around stacks of 360s in the aisle to find the Nintendo shelves looking like they had been hit by a hurricane (there was on remaining DS with a note that a pixel was out).

I wish I had bought stock.