In a Summer interview 2006 with Microsoft by kikizo this was commented by Microsoft bigwigs Shane Kim (the games guy).
Do you view Nintendo Wii as competition?
Kim: We have a tremendous amount of respect for Nintendo and truthfully, I hope they are successful, because expanding the market and bringing more people into the interactive entertainment industry is a good thing for everybody. But they’re not really head-to-head competitors withXbox 360 . They don’t have the same kind of online vision that we do, with Live Anywhere, and they’re not a HD gaming console either. So I don’t think it would be fair to them, to say that they’re head-to-head competitors with us.
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Who are they head-to-head competitors with? A Game Boy Color???
xbox 360 u will lose this battle soon dear.wii will win
haha xbow dies this yeear, along with ps3
the wii wiil be victoriuos
lol, not a direct competitor, haha
I reckon people’ll buy both, a 360 and a Wii. You get the current style of games with the 360, and the brand new (Wiimote) and classic (virtual console) style of games with the Wii.
Do you, Microsoft, remember this years E3 gaming? Nintendo Wii ruled the entire show. And who says gaming needs HD? Its good gameplay that really counts, not its looks.
I think that Wii is mainly made based on gamers’ brand loyalty towards Nintendo’s and Sega’s previous consoles. Nintendo is fighting on another front, which happens to be the less sophisticated of gamers and aims at bringing back all family members to join the game. Xbox seems to be aimed at more advanced gamers, which seems to be a small segment, when we compare them to a wider audience, which happens to be everybody else. As for the name change, I tend to like Wii, most people don’t, but I find it really cool. It’s easy to pronounce and it’s catchy, and true it’s doesn’t need any abbreviation and it’s more universal.
Wii Wii will win the battle…. xbox 360 is gone ,sorry
Microsoft is a bunch of idiots.
They don’t have hd BLAH BLAH
Sure I own an Xbox but there stupid saying Nintendo’s no challenge at all.
Plus I hate the fact you have to pay 50$ a year.
Sure I could afford it but they seem to want all your money.
Sorry Microsoft but Nintendo has done it again.
Wii will rock you!!!!
We have a tremendous amount of respect for Nintendo BLAH BLAH BLAH Nintindo doesn’t have HD BLAH BLAH BLAH They donít have the same kind of online vision that we do BLAH BLAH BLAH. JERK.
So what if Nintindo doesn’t have HD, so what if Nintindo doesn’t have the same online vision. They’re all JERKS. well not really, Microsft is good, but who needs the Xbox360, I say it’s a waste of money for something you have, but you think everything is different from the Xbox. You think the controller is way different, when it just has one extra button that just turns it on , but the controller is exsactly the same. the Xbox can’t play on HD but the 360 can, and thats the differents. Not many people have HD so whats the point of making HD on it.
NOW FOR WII.
WII has an imagination, it has different ideas, there for the controller is creative, and WHO NEEDS H D any way.
Well said NintindoNut
Wii are the champions, Wii willkeep the fighting to the end.
lol, xbox 360 has no publication except it’s debut being on the news. other than that, NO HYPE.