Why Wii's a Winner

Posted on Thursday, October 12 2006 @ 4:04 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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