Industry News | Sony: "Wii is an impulse buy"

By Jorge Ba-oh 31.01.2007 83

More industry banter comes with the Wii's increasing success in the market. Sony America spokesperson Dave Karakker has commented on he Wii's performance in comparison to the Playstation 3 in a recent interview with the New York Times.

According to Next-Gen.biz, Karakker noted that the Playstation 3 shouldn't be compared to Nintendo's Wii, as "Wii could be considered an impulse buy more than anything else."

Nintendo added their two cents on the allegations of console shortages due to low shipments as "absolutely inaccurate".

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I wish I was rich enough to think of

Absolutely inaccurate?

More like COMPLETE AND UTTER BULL Smilie

Smilie

Ah my poor SONY how the table's have turned.

Nintendo are the big dogs now they will just have to take a back seat and watch Nintendo sell millions upon millions of Wii's and DS's.


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Who the hell (aside from generic rich businesss snobs) thinks

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Quite different from Peter Moore's comments praising the Wii.

SONY feel threatened.


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clichť. They were the statement and the definition."

I know a guy who considers

Guest 31.01.2007#7

All my console purchases were impulse buys.
I think 90% of consoles sold(on all sides) in their respective launch periods are impluse buys.

Why does it matter anyway?

I think what he means is that the console is affordable Smilie

Martin said:
I wish I was rich enough to think of

Guest 31.01.2007#10

"Wii could be considered an impulse buy more than anything else."

"Our customers are better than your customers"

Smilie

Who the hell (aside from generic rich businesss snobs) thinks

Yeah I agree, the software sales are terrible. No one plays it or buys any games once they buy the console

Still a proud member of the 'omfg amazing water in games' society

I kina' bought the Wii out of impulse at the time, mostly because Twilight Princess wasn't coming out on the GC at the same time. Other wise I wouldn't have one now and I would get one when either Galaxy, Corruption, or Brawl came out.

But I regret nothing.

Proud United State-ian

He's not dead, he's electroencephalographically challenged.

You've gotta love Sony's PR. They've not learnt a thing in regards to underestimating Nintendo despite the DS rubbing its crotch full of sales right in their faces every week and are generally acting like arseholes - much like Nintendo were years ago when they buggered everything up with third parties.

Remember this choice quote from DS launch by Phil Harrison?

The touch screen feature on Nintendo's DS is a 'gimmick', whilst the handheld is nothing more than 'an irrelevance' when it comes to predicting the success of the PSP. That's the view of Sony's VP of studios Phil Harrison, who made the remarks in an interview with trade magazine MCV.

'The idea of a handheld rivalry with Nintendo is an irrelevance,' claimed Harrison. 'Those formats don’t appear in our planning. It’s not a fair comparison; not fair on them, I should stress. That sounds arrogant, maybe, but it’s the truth.'

From there, Harrison went on to target the touch screen feature of Nintendo's handheld, stating that, 'It’s fair to say that Nintendo stepped out of the technical race and went for a feature differentiation with the touch screen. But I fear that it won’t have a lasting impact beyond that of a gimmick - so the long-lasting appeal of the platform is at peril as a direct result of that.'

'Nintendo knows its target audience, because it has really narrowed that down,' continued Harrison. 'It’s pretty much defined by a boy or girl’s ability to admire Pok

= WANKER.


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clichť. They were the statement and the definition."

Hehe I remember Phil Harrison said a year back that "the PS2 is guaranteed to be the number one present for Christmas, along with the PSP at number two."

The charts said otherwise, twice in a row, actually Smilie...Hey, bless 'im though, he's only doing his job Smilie

Hmm, is it bad that I agree with Sony here?

You're just loaded Smilie

Kellerman said:
Hmm, is it bad that I agree with Sony here?

Not keen on Wii are you Kellerman.


Mike Gee of iZINE said, "...The Verve, as he [Richard Ashcroft] promised, had become the greatest band in the world. Most of the critics agreed with him. Most paid due homage. The Verve were no longer the question mark or the clichť. They were the statement and the definition."

Hulkamania said:
Kellerman said:Hmm, is it bad that I agree with Sony here?
Not keen on Wii are you Kellerman.

He's not keen on anything Nintendo.

Even if it was fact that its an impluse buy is not an excuse Sony.

Nintendo create something people want, and will buy it on a wimm. (if theres stocks).

THATS THE WHOLE POINT of making a successfull product.

You dont want to people to sit down and rationalise the price.
Because, frankly, the PS3 dosnt stand up to rationalisation.

99% of people dont care about bluray, so what you got is a

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"The touch screen feature on Nintendo's DS is a 'gimmick', whilst the handheld is nothing more than 'an irrelevance' when it comes to predicting the success of the PSP. That's the view of Sony's VP of studios Phil Harrison, who made the remarks in an interview with trade magazine MCV."


Actually, thats true.

The PSP has suffered a lot more to its own faults, then though Nintendo grabbing the market.

Lack of interesting games, much less practically to play on the move, PS2ness, PR problems with dead pixals and sticking buttons "Its a design feature").

The PSP didn't fail because of Nintendo, it failed because of Sony.

Arrogance, and overconfidence.
Sony is the new, old, Nintendo.

(only without the good 1st party games Smilie )

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Well you guys are looking at this as if it was your currency he was alking about.

Gods in His Heaven. Alls right in the World.

Impulse buy? How many stores do you know at the moment have Wiis to buy on impulse?
Besides, didnt Sony also go on record to say the DS was a kneejerk reaction?
Shows how much they know.

Sounds like he's just trying to play down the price of the ps3.

( Edited on 31.01.2007 22:02 by Grumbler )

It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

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