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Which one are you going to buy?
Wii
52%
 52%  [ 31 ]
PS3
37%
 37%  [ 22 ]
Both
10%
 10%  [ 6 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:08 am    Post subject: Wii or PS3 Reply with quote

Now that the launch dates are just around the corner and the last minute announcements are just about history, which one are you going to buy? I'm going with the Wii.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to get a PS3, but not around launch time. I'm not camping outside a store or paying for eBay. Plus I want them to iron out all the bugs first.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
I'm going to get a PS3, but not around launch time. I'm not camping outside a store or paying for eBay. Plus I want them to iron out all the bugs first.


Think I read that Sony is only going to have around 400,000 PS3s available at launch in the United States. Those lines are going to start early for the PS3. I can't even imagine what they are going to be selling for on eBay.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a big EA Sports guy, so a PS3 is likely in my future.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: Wii or PS3 Reply with quote

Weee wrote:
Now that the launch dates are just around the corner ....


maybe for you, we have to wait till March Shocked Shocked

Probably get the PS3 but not on launch date
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Planning on getting the Wii sometime after the holiday season, and the PS3 after it comes down in price a little and any starting problems are fixed. Laughing Big dreams Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS3, but I'm cheering for Wii to do better than the 360.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never owned any kind of gaming machine (well, I had Pong in 1978 or whatever...), I have no games on my computer, and don't care a bit about gaming. The only arcade game I ever played was Galaga. I'm a pinball kind of guy.

But I have to admit that the Wii has me a bit interested.

EDIT: This was post #1313 for me. Hope that's not an omen.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you get past the Wii's unique controller (which happens to look like a total blast), will there be compelling mature based games for the platform? Nintendo still doesn't seem like they can break out of the kiddy stereotype.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS3. But like many people on here i'm in no rush for it. I waited a year till i got my PS2, so i'm sure i can do the same this time round.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weee wrote:
SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
I'm going to get a PS3, but not around launch time. I'm not camping outside a store or paying for eBay. Plus I want them to iron out all the bugs first.


Think I read that Sony is only going to have around 400,000 PS3s available at launch in the United States. Those lines are going to start early for the PS3. I can't even imagine what they are going to be selling for on eBay.
Probably in the $2,000-2,500 range. 400,000 units is not a lot. Since the PS2 was launched with 500,000 units. But even still, it is better than the Xbox 360 with 205,000 units on launch day.
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Weee wrote:
Now that the launch dates are just around the corner ....


maybe for you, we have to wait till March Shocked Shocked

Probably get the PS3 but not on launch date
This is going to sound mean. But I'm glad you guys have to wait. This guarantees a decent launch over here. Plus we will have a decent amount of units here by the time of launch there.
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PS3, but I'm cheering for Wii to do better than the 360.
The funny thing is.. I usually consider Nintendo the Apple of the video game world. To come from pure dominance.. to a small market company that still provides innovative and clean designs with great first party software.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might pick up a PS3 down the road for its Blu-ray capabilities as much as for the great gaming.

SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
The funny thing is.. I usually consider Nintendo the Apple of the video game world. To come from pure dominance.. to a small market company that still provides innovative and clean designs with great first party software.


I would almost like to see Apple buy Nintendo one day. The war would really be on then.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Wii for me, but not until April or May when money starts to cooperate.

Possibly even later if I decide to trade my MBP CD for a C2D model.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sons want the Wii for Christmas.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
mr_ben wrote:
Weee wrote:
Now that the launch dates are just around the corner ....


maybe for you, we have to wait till March Shocked Shocked

Probably get the PS3 but not on launch date
This is going to sound mean. But I'm glad you guys have to wait. This guarantees a decent launch over here. Plus we will have a decent amount of units here by the time of launch there

The fact that the launch date is delayed for us is because of the stringant(sp?) safety laws, and numerous language codings for all the different countries.

The US ALWAYS get more units than "us" no matter what so even if the launch dates were the same us wouldn't be affected.

It's not like you have to ever wait the US (bar from Japan) always gets the products before the EU Rolling Eyes Razz
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