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News Wii is an impulse buy, says Sony

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 2 Feb 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. TX297

    TX297 Hey guys have you heard of seenly?

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    It's pretty difficult to impulse-buy something that flies off the shelves within 10 minutes of a delivery when stores are getting 3 units a week...
     
  3. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    I don't have a Wii, but I still certainly want one!

    And on top of that I'm after one because I think that in someways they are the correct way for console's to move, not becuase of what that Sony Guy said.
     
  4. Vonpo

    Vonpo New Member

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    Well hehe how unexpected from Sony to throw the blame at Wii. I guess they know for sure now that the numbers are going to be quite bad on the following financial statement to the Shareholders.

    They should just admit that PS3 was a screw up.. to narrow market and expensive. :sigh:
     
  5. riggs

    riggs ^_^

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    My housemate got one just before xmas...it's fantastic.

    Wii is suffering from shortages because they're selling like hot-cakes, and the PS3 is widely available because no-one is buying them!

    Impulse buy? My arse!
     
  6. wastedoo

    wastedoo New Member

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    I kinda agree
     
  7. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    If wii is an impulse buy then the ps3 would be a damm finniacaial goal
     
  8. DarkReaper

    DarkReaper Alignment: Sarcastic Good

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    First sentence in the fifth paragraph needs reworded - "believed to be shipping... are shipping"

    And yes, I'm laughing at Sony like everyone else :)
     
  9. Adam-Mck

    Adam-Mck New Member

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    I got my wii on midnight on 8th December that's 9 hours before normal shop opening. and it was not impulsive i loved the concept of the wii from watching videos and dribbled thinking about one and laughed my head of at all of sonys problems. yes the wii doesnt have blu-ray yes the wii dont have HD-DVD but continous intaractive game the wii has that and the wii also reaches the market for people with less money. i love my wii and i always play on it around 3 to 4 times a week as i have 2 jobs.
     
  10. ralph.pickering

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    If i were to buy a console, it'd be a wii. But I'm not in a console kinda place right now :)

    But just taking a look at Ebay - they seem to be selling for well over £200, and Amazon want over £300. Play are still listing them at the original £180, but no stock. Impulse buy, maybe. But it certainly doesn't look like one that's having difficulty finding buyers. I know which boat I'd rather be in if I were Sony.
     
  11. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Well, it seems someone's determined to hide that fact that their console isn't as popular as another.

    I've got my Wii, I'm happy. :)
     
  12. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    lulz, even if it is an impulse buy, it's still a better console than your's mate.

    After playing my mates, I would buy a Wii just for Wii sports, it's a fantastic console.
     
  13. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    finniacaial goal????
     
  14. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Wii Sports and Zelda were the main reasons why I got mine, but I was even able to get my parents into playing the Wii with the help of Wii Sports, and they hate video games, so how's that for a good console, eh? :p
     
  15. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    I think the PS3's more of a remortgage buy then ;).

    <A88>
     
  16. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    I think it's simple:
    Wii focused the "joy" in playing, and Sony tried to be the most resourcefull videogame ever made fogeting the fact that people who buy consoles are loking for fun.

    Actually a very common mistake...

    PS3 is like a (expensive) porn movie with a very intricate story and lot's of CG in it.
     
  17. KMS-oul

    KMS-oul You think you know me.

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    The Game my friend works in had the most pre-orders for a system to date.....yeah some impulse buy.
     
  18. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    Has anyone got a PS3 then? :eek:
     
  19. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    Although it sounds ridiculous, that's actually a really good analogy.

    Personally i think it's a shame that Sony has fallen flat on its face. The PS3 concept was kinda cool and we definitely need someone to compete with Microsoft at the "high" end. I can't see them recovering, in the gaming sector, from this though.
     
  20. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Sour grapes tbh.
     
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