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Analyst view: Sony de-throned, Nintendo crowned in console wars

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  1. AshenSugar

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    tyboto, read a damn book, a good one, not one of those shallow nintendo story style books.

    try these titles
    The Warlock Inspite of Himself
    Magician (comes in 2 parts aprintice and master)
    rainbow six

    that should help you understand why i find if funny you would say films/video give you a deep story...........lol


    last thing insulting somebodys grammer and spelling.......childish at best, i actualy have an excuse for mine being so bad, its called dyslexia
    never resort to attacking somebodys spelling or grammer as a way to disscredit them, where i truely in the mood to fight i could correct all of your posts, tho due to my dyxlexia it would take alot of extra time, i got a 98% in english 101 when i took it, only lost the 2% because i missed quite a few days of class(damned flu)


    those are just a few technicly wrong words.

    also look at your suposition that "none of the men that age i know play games" and then consider how limmited your sample group is.

    you know that MMORPG's are TARGETED AT OLDER MALES?, EverQuest1 and 2, WoW, AC, and many others are targeted spicificly at ADULT MALES, tho gamer chicks also get into them.
    and guess what one of the top $ making game types are?
    MMORPG's, kids cant afford to pay to play, but their pairnts can, some pairnts let the kid play, but i only know a few who let the kid play alone, most play themselves THEN get their kids and even wifes into it, becomes a family bonding acctivity.

    sames true for people who enlarge buy microsoft and sony game systems, Wii is now trying to target an older market, guess why?

    because after seeing the market studys and reasearch they are realising that they can make more off that market then they orignaly thought, also those gamers who played thwir systems as a kid are now "of age" and can afford consols and lots of games, that means more $ for nintendo, but the bulk of nintendo's games (for all generations of consol) are KID GAMES, google around a bit, nintendo has given interviews in the past and even admited their primary target was the kids to young teens(still kids) and that they try and keep titles on their consols approprete for all ages(kid safe titles)

    as i said read a good book, dont rely on movies/tv for your "deep storys".



    people like tyboto just show what i have been saying for years, this countrys sliping into ignorance, kids today dont read books,they take their whole prespective on "entertainment" from hollywood......sad really.

    i would go into more detail but its to damned early in the morning for that :p
  2. newtekie1

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    Well lets make a rundown of a few of the games "not designed for children" shall we:

    Donkey Kong Jr. Math
    Kid Icarus
    Pokemon Battle Revolution
    Clubhouse Games
    Nintendogs

    Yeah, I am sure adults rushed out to the store to pick up Donkey Kong Jr. Math...

    Now I didn't say Nintendo only makes kids game, just that they primarily make games that appeal to kids, in fact if you actually read some of my posts I state that they make some games that are geared towards adults like Super Smash Brothers. However the majority of their games are aimed at entertaining kids, not adults.

    First, if you are going to rip on someone for improper grammar you better damn well make sure every single one of your posts was 100% perfect in every grammatical way, including spelling. Not capitalizing words, and mispelling words, then trying to rip on someone else for not using proper grammar just makes you look like an ass.

    Secondly, this isn't an english paper we are writing here, it isn't formal writing. This is an informal forum. Which means you can check your grammar dictionary at the door, because no one cares(well no one except the person losing the argument that has nothing else to argue about).

    Yes, we have already established that you enjoy the same types of games kids do. We are telling you that most adults don't find those games entertaining for more then a few hours. Adults want depth, they want a game that keeps them wondering what is around the next corner, what is going to happen next in the story.

    If it is BS prove that it is, or at least show another study that says that the average gamer isn't an adult. The study I showed says the average is 41, if you can't come up with some form of independant study showing otherwise, don't claim BS, it is insulting.

    Most adults still have time for a rather involving hobby. Gaming is that hobby for a lot of them these days. Some ADULTS spend 20 hours a week building planes as a hobby, others spend that time working on cars, and others spend that time playing games. I find that I have more free time as an ADULT then I ever had while I was in K-12 school.

    Well I assume the 19 year old you speak of is you, I guess I should change my statment to they don't make games for mature people.

    Yep, 8 families vs. 1000 in the study, yep you sure have a winning argument there. I'll tell you this right now: I am 23, and adult, all my friends are 21 or older, all of use with the exception of my girlfriend play video games.

    See statement about grammar comments above.
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    I can't battle with super nerds. I didn't know that defending a point meant I had to defend nintendo from it's very birth. I willr rescind my statement that they don't make games for children. They have, and do, it's just not the only market they make games for.

    Mr. book reader guy, congrats, you read, I'm happy for you. I'm happy that your opinion of film and television is different from mine. You have absolutely no idea what my tastes are, but that's ok, you can have your opinions.

    Tekie,
    the kid uses so many abbreviations, it's aggravating, and the spelling mistakes are quite numerous.

    Of all the fathers, uncles, professors, non-traditional students I know, none, not one, play video games. Maybe my corner of america is a-typical?

    By simply thinking about the statement, that the average gamer is 41 years old, I can't even begin to consider the study you showed as very accurate, although, like I said, maybe I don't live in a reality similar to yours.

    That's quite humerous. I'm not 19, I'm a graduate student. Be pretty impressive if i was a 19 year old Grad, nevertheless, your statement is not true. A "mature" person can play a simple game, it's that they don't make mature-themed games.

    I'm just giving an example, If the avg gamer is 41 years of age, among 8 males, I'd think at least one would play, I'll expand my sample group, how bout that! I'm the same age as you! If this is the adult market you speak of, I guess that's where we're getting our wires crossed. Nintendo makes games that can be fun for all ages. I still enjoy them. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy Half Life 2, or Fear, or BF2, or others, it just means I'm open to other entertainment that's not purely "mature" themed, or story based.
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    When someone calls me simple minded because one of my many interests happen to be simplistic, I take it as an insult. I'm glad you got a 98% in english, really.
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    Enough bickering. If you can not argue in a civilized manner than no further arguement will be allowed to take place. Understood?
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    Actually, Thermoplyae, I think they've already come to that. Anyone who thinks they have been wronged, drop me a PM with evidence, and I will ban the offender.

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