Why Wii's a Winner

Posted on Thursday, Oct 12 2006 @ 04:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Put aside the obvious: Given GameCube's piddling market share (hovering around 15% of the total sector) and universal lack of third-party support, there's nowhere for the company to go but up. Ignore expert commentary as well. I believe doom and gloom forecasts such as analyst firm the Yankee Group's recent prediction that Wii – the Japanese giant's new motion-sensing machine – will sell 11 million units by 2011, boosting its share to just 16%, are fundamentally flawed. Let's do a little common-sense analysis. At just $249.99 (as compared to $299 or $499 minimum, respectively, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3), price point alone proves a huge differentiator.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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