Nov 18 2006

Nintendo Wii Release

Nintendo Wii is one of the most anticipated game console release ever. Wii is being released tomorrow (November 19th, 2006) and it is a video game revolution because of how unique it is. Check out Zach’s post on Wii Launch for more information about the hardware, specs and game releases. Here is a look what the Wii is like:

I am extremely excited about the Wii because I hope that I will have one real soon, however, finding one will be much harder even though they are producing so many more Wii consoles than Sony’s Playstation 3. Yesterday (November 17th, 2006) Sony released the PS3 and I don’t think that it is going to be as effective as they want it to be. The price on the PS3 is $499 or $599 which is a little extreme for pricing if you ask me, however if you really want to know how much you should be paying, consider this. For Sony to produce the PS3, it costs them a little over $830, and they are selling it for $599 which means that they are losing over $230 for each PS3 that they sell. They planned to produce 200,000 units of the PS3 which is much less than the demand of 1,000,000 units they need.

Wii on the other hand, from July to September Nintendo produced 2,000,000 units and they are scheduled to produce another 7,000,000 to 9,000,000 units on top of that. That is going to be the difference between which company does better on the new game console. But wait theres more. Nintendo was thinking when they figured out pricing because the Wii is going for $250 with a Wiimote and Wii Sports (package game). If you buy one game on top of that like Madden 2007, you are spending $300 which is 1/2 the price of the PS3.

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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  1. Hampig kaltajian

    Where i can buy it in armenia ??

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