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Sony Boss Sees Wii As "Expensive Niche"

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Sony boss Howard Stringer loves the PS3. Has to. But the Wii? Sony don't make the Wii. So all bets are off, and Sir Howard can hate on it to his heart's content. Speaking in Sun Valley, Idaho last week, Stringer said of Nintendo's console:

I've played a Nintendo Wii. I don't see it as a competitor. It's more of an expensive niche game device. We're selling a lot of PlayStation 3s now and it's still the best way to buy a Blu-ray player.

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I've heard the Wii called a lot of things over the past two years, but "expensive niche game device" is definitely a new one. Well done, Howard!

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Anytime they let any of the three monkey kings of PR run their mouths, they say something stupid. Oh Howard, you stay classy there champ while charging people $55 dollars for a controller which should have been packaged in with your system WHEN IT LAUNCHED, yanking out features that you rubbed in everyone's face till you saw how much money they were costing you and how people were using them to play software you and third parties weren't getting $$$ from anymore and a software format which costs $10-$15 dollars more then it's grandfather which has a penetration rate Blu-ray will be lucky if it reaches in the next 10 years.

@RTW:Really?

Wii Wheel-Cost by itself? $5 bucks. Need?-Not at all, it's a plastic shell.

Wii Zapper-Cost by itself? $5 bucks. Need?-Not at all it's a plastic shell.

Balance Board-Cost by itself? ??? Need-Only if you want Wii Fit, so far there's games that support it, but it's not a must have.

@MykalBloom:Remember, no matter how much Sony talks about games, it's a just a talking point, getting people into Blu-ray has and will always be their goal, they make far more profit from it.

This mindset is exactly why Home isn't ready, why Rumble was last gen and why we had a $599 system at launch. Microsoft isn't going away Sony and they will fight you tooth and nail every step of the way. If it comes down to a money pissing match, Howard, you damn well know you guys would implode before them.

Focus on your games, you fucking tool and less on what the other two guys are doing because right now they are and it's kicking your ass.