Thursday, July 24, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Sony Settles 2011 PSN Hacking Case
Sony Xperia Z3 Specs Leaked
Swatch Denies Working with Apple on iWatch
Vuzix And Lenovo Launch M100 Smart Glasses Product
Google Implemented "Right To Be Forgotten" Ruling Inadequately, EC says
Researchers Create Ultra-dense Memory Using Conventional Methods
Facebook Profit Doubles
Qualcomm's Profit Hurt by Dispute Over China Royalties
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > Games > Nintend...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, May 12, 2006
Nintendo Wii Steals Show at Expo


Nintendo 's new Wii video game console, considered the underdog in the console wars because it lacks the high-definition graphics and multimedia features of its rivals, is stealing the show at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show.

The wait to try out the Wii at E3 pushed past four hours on Thursday afternoon, while the wait for hands-on time with Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 was barely 30 minutes. Both consoles will hit the market later this year, though the Wii is expected to cost much less than rival consoles, possibly under $250. Sony's PS3 will sell for $599 (60GB HDD) in the United States while Microsoft's premium Xbox 360 package, which does not include an advanced DVD player and has a 20-gigabyte hard drive, costs $400, by comparison.

The Wii (pronounced "we") uses a motion-sensor enabled controller that looks like a TV remote and allows users to direct action on the screen by wielding it like a sword or swinging it like a baseball bat, tennis racket or golf club.

Faulkner and other attendees agreed that the unique controller is what is drawing people to the Wii.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 game console came to market last November, delivers high-definition graphics and online game play not a motion-sensing controller. Sony's PS3 controller, similar in size and shape to that of the PlayStation 2, employs a six-way sensing system to capture motion, but some analysts said the sensor technology did not appear as sophisticated as that of the Wii.

The new controllers could unleash the creativity of game developers and provide Nintendo and Sony with the ammunition to cut into the early advantage of Microsoft Corp's Xbox 360 game console, industry watchers said.

Unlike other next-generation consoles, Wii doesn't sport high-definition graphics or make any promises of being a multimedia entertainment hub, but it promises a unique, fun experience new to video games.

And while the company insists that Wii is not a direct competitor to powerful new game consoles like the upcoming Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360, there is no doubt that it has stolen much of other consoles' thunder.

"You have to play (Wii) in order to understand what it is," said Don James, Nintendo's executive vice president of operations. James said the company knew that lots of people would be drawn to Wii, but he was surprised by the sheer numbers. He said that after 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time (22:00 GMT) they had to stop allowing people into the line because there was no way they would be able to see the console before the convention center closed three hours later.

The enduring image of the show might end up being the enormous line, which snakes completely around Nintendo's floor space. A security guard estimated that 1,500 to 2,000 people have been in the line at any given time.



Although Nintendo has managed to attract the interest of the audience at E3, what's left to see is whether its aggressive price will also attract buyers. Availability of game titles for the Wii platform is expected to be a major factor for its market success, although analysts believe that the Wii cannnot directly compete Sony's and Microsoft's devices.


Previous
Next
Microsoft CEO: Catching Yahoo, Google to Take Time        All News        Lite-On IT to Produce Blu-ray Drives
Xbox 360 Accessories     Games News      Electronic Arts Launches Madden NFL 07 on Mobile Phones

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Nintendo's Iwata Recovers From Surgery
Nintendo's Wii Infringes on Philips' Remote Control patent
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Coming On Nintendo 3DS
Pac-man Coming On Nintendo Wii U And 3DS
Nintendo's Wii U E3 Press Event
Sony Sells More Game Consoles Than Nintendo
Wii U Update Adds Quickstart Feature To Gamepad
Nintendo Says MARIO KART 8 Sells More Than 1 Million Units Over First Weekend
Philips Sues Nintendo
Nintendo Offers 3DS App For NTT Docomo' s Smartphones
Nintendo Introduce Console For Emerging Markets
Nintendo Reports Annual loss But Iwata Remains Optimistic

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .