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CONSOLE WAR!
Nintendo Wii
29%
 29% [ 6 ]
Sony PlayStation 3
14%
 14% [ 3 ]
Microsoft XBox 360
24%
 24% [ 5 ]
Nintendo DS (original/lite)
29%
 29% [ 6 ]
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
4%
 4% [ 1 ]
Sony PlayStation Portable
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
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PostSubject: Console Wars   Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:16 pm

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All three consoles have had major shortages both at their launches and directly afterwards, with the Xbox 360's continuing for months after release and Wii's still continuing after two holiday seasons; the PlayStation 3 saw high demand for its first week of release, but it did not continue, being in stock at most major retailers shortly after release. Financial Times reported that as of September 12, 2007, the Wii is leading in sales with 9 million units sold, based on sales figures from Enterbrain, NPD Group, and GfK;[21] the Xbox 360 was second with 8.9 million units sold and the PlayStation 3 was third with 3.7 million units.[21]
[edit]Backwards compatibility
This new generation for the first time has all of the major consoles focusing on online integration and wireless controllers. Initially only the Wii was 100% backwards compatible with its previous counterpart with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 only offering partial support, until the firmware update which came with Ratchet and Clank Future Tools of Destruction when all PS3 revisions could have the entire PS1/PS2 library in playable condition (ie: includes 80 GB PS3 emulators). The PS3's "PS2 on a chip" solution used on the North American console has been taken out of the European release and is done through less-perfect but cheaper software emulation; however, the 40 GB PS3 SKU has taken out PS2 backwards compatibility all together, to help lower prices. The Xbox 360 uses software emulation for backwards compatibility via game-specific patches automatically downloaded via Xbox Live or downloaded and burned to a CD or DVD from the Xbox website.[22] Some titles are now available for download via Xbox live, eliminating the need for the original Xbox disc. The Wii is fully backwards-compatible with the GameCube and also has backwards-compatibility via the Virtual Console, which provides the ability to emulate various older gaming platforms, though each game has to be repurchased and saved to the console's internal memory.
[edit]Worldwide sales figures
Wii – 34.55 million, as of September 30, 2008[23]
Xbox 360 – 25 million, as of November 25, 2008[24]
PlayStation 3 – 16.84 million, as of September 30, 2008[25]
[edit]Canada sales figures
Based on figures from the NPD Group, as of August 1, 2008:[26]
Wii – 1,060,000
Xbox 360 – 870,000
PlayStation 3 – 520,000
[edit]Japan sales figures
Based on figures from Famitsu/Enterbrain, as of October 1, 2008:[27]
Wii – 6,826,612
PlayStation 3 – 2,369,484
Xbox 360 – 748,992
[edit]United Kingdom sales figures
Based on figures from GfK Chart-Track, as of September 2008:[28][29]
Wii – 3.6 million
Xbox 360 – 2.3 million
PlayStation 3 – 1.4 million
[edit]United States sales figures
Based on figures from the NPD Group, as of November 1, 2008:[30]
Wii – 13.4 million
Xbox 360 – 11.6 million
PlayStation 3 – 5.7 million
[edit]Second handheld war
Although Nintendo and Sony originally denied competing with each other with their handheld products, it was widely believed that a new handheld war had begun with the releases of the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable (PSP) in late 2004 and early 2005, respectively (the Nintendo DS Lite, a smaller and sleeker version of the Nintendo DS was released in late 2006). As of the 2006 E3 press conference, however, Nintendo attacked Sony's handheld console, announcing that the Nintendo DS had been outselling the PSP. This could be taken as recognition of a new handheld war.
The Nintendo DS's power is comparable to that of Nintendo 64. It is notable in its use of two screens, one of them being a touch screen. It also sports a microphone input. It has shown considerable early success, particularly in branching out from the usual core demographic of video game players due to the intuitiveness of the touch screen control system. The DS is the least expensive of the two systems, and has longer battery life. The DS is backwards compatible with Game Boy Advance games, but not with games for prior Game Boy systems. The GBA slot is also used for DS Option Paks.
Sony's PSP is more powerful than the Nintendo DS, with graphical power comparable to the PlayStation 2. It is advertised as a portable multimedia system, as well as a handheld console (much in the same way as the PS2). Numerous movies have been released on the PSP's UMD format, and the system can play video and audio from the Memory Stick PRO DUO port. The PSP also supports a large high-resolution display, an analog stick, as well as standard controller buttons. Other features include the ability to make internet phone calls using Skype,[31] and a Global Positioning System.[32]
Both the DS and PSP support Wi-Fi networking, and have free online systems. The PSP has had online games since its launch in December 2004 in Japan, and the DS has had online games since mid-November 2005. Nintendo has also worked with McDonald's and Hilton Hotels to set up Wi-Fi access points across the USA, Europe and Australia.
[edit]Worldwide sales figures
Game Boy Advance – 81.36 million, as of September 30, 2008 (Japan: 16.91 million, the Americas: 41.64 million, other: 22.80 million)
including Game Boy Advance SP – 43.49 million, as of September 30, 2008 (Japan: 6.51 million, the Americas: 24 million, other: 12.97 million)
and Game Boy Micro – 2.42 million, as of March 31, 2007 (Japan: 0.61 million, the Americas: 0.95 million, other: 0.87 million)
Nintendo DS – 84.33 million, as of September 30, 2008 (Japan: 23.71 million, the Americas: 27.63 million, other: 32.99 million)
including Nintendo DS Lite – 65.51 million, as of September 30, 2008 (Japan: 17.16 million, the Americas: 22.3 million, other: 26.06 million)
PlayStation Portable – 41 million, as of August 20, 2008
[edit]Japan sales figures
Based on figures from Famitsu/Enterbrain, as of October 1, 2008:
Nintendo DS Lite – 17,080,747
PlayStation Portable – 10,181,888
Nintendo DS – 6,449,206
[edit]United Kingdom sales figures
Based on figures from GfK Chart-Track, as of September 2008:
Nintendo DS – 7.1 million
PlayStation Portable – 2.9 million
[edit]United States sales figures
Based on figures from the NPD Group.
Nintendo DS – 20.8 million as of July 1, 2008
PlayStation Portable – 10.47 million, as of January 1, 2008

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PostSubject: Re: Console Wars   Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:49 am

I have Them all so i dont care
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PostSubject: Re: Console Wars   Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:29 pm

360 by far. Sales can be deceiving.
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PostSubject: Re: Console Wars   Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:16 pm

I VOTE FOR WII!WII!WII!WII!WII!WII!WII!WII!WII!WII!WII!
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PostSubject: Re: Console Wars   Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:43 pm

man i think you shouldnt ask this question on here cause there are allot of wii people on here who hate the xbox which is clearly better lol
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PostSubject: Re: Console Wars   Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:56 am

i like my xbox 360 ALOT!
but i have been playing some brawl lately at my friends house on their wii.
i like my xbox 360 better but i dont hate wii, they're more of a kids console.
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PostSubject: Re: Console Wars   Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:12 pm

ps3 all the way broskees
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