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There’s still no official price announced for Wii, but the rumour around the show is somewhere between $200 and $250, which makes it look like an absolute bargain compared to the PS3, which will cost $599 with a 60GB hard drive! Of course you’ll probably be spending some of the money you save on the multitude of Wii controllers that Nintendo will be bringing to market.

Besides the standard controller, there’s the thumb stick/trigger controller that plugs into it for games like Zelda, then there’s the classic gamepad controller. There’s also a gun controller – you slide the main controller into the barrel of this one. One thing’s for sure, Nintendo has thought this through and anyone who was writing off the Revolution last year should be asking themselves how they could have been so wrong.

On a final note, the Wii console itself just looks great – better than the Xbox 360 and way better than the PS3. Like the GameCube before it, it’s a small box, but it’s far more stylish than its predecessor and in no way looks like a child’s toy. Just like with the DS, Nintendo has made me remember that games aren’t just supposed to be about next generation graphics and sound, they’re supposed to be about fun – after all, that’s the whole point of playing games isn’t it? I know that I will end up buying both, but right now I think that if I had to choose between Wii or PS3 in November I’d definitely be going down the Nintendo route.

Link: Nintendo



March 22, 2009, 5:16 am

Hi, I've just read loads of Trusted Reviews early news on the 'next gen' consoles. This website really slated the revolution/wii. And with the information available at the time, rightly so. Boy how this one took us by surprise. No one expected this tiny white box to sell buckets more than the gaming giants that are 360 and ps3. Unbelievable isn't it.

Also, early PS3 price speculations are laughable. To think anyone thought it would have launched in the same price bracket of the 360 sounds silly now. Hardware-wise, the PS3 is and always will be streets ahead of the 360; yet its took until now for its game library to offer genuine killer-apps such as MGS4, Killzone2 and LBP. Oh, well Sony, better late than never huh?

I wonder how long the Wii will retain its title... How many God of war 3's, Heavey Rains and Lost Planet2's will it take to dethrone the 'gaming Revolution'. Come the next, next Gen, will Sony and Microsoft adopt Nintendo's business model, or will they stick to their guns.

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