View Poll Results: Is it important to you that your favorite console "wins?"

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  • Yes. It is important to me that it is the clear sales leader

    3 6.67%
  • Yes. I want the "loser" to go out of business.

    1 2.22%
  • No. I don't care who wins, as long as each sells enough to stay viable.

    39 86.67%
  • No. It doesn't matter which wins. I will just go with whoever the winner is.

    2 4.44%
06-18-2013 09:02 PM
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  1. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I will jump for joy and take myself out to a fancy dinner if I ever hear of Keith Wallace playing a game with Kinect or using Kinect for media functionality

    Oh and Keith... the only thing I think of Sega when it comes to only doing games... is how they just kept trying to make reboot after reboot and remake of Sonic, their pride and joy, to try to win back everyone's hearts. It didn't really work. I imagine Nintendo would do the same thing with all the Mario stuff.
    Man, you have to stop acting that way. It's not something where I am against the Kinect. It's that I don't want it pushed on buyers without having its worth proven. I might use it someday, I'm not saying I won't. I just don't like the steps Microsoft is taking to thrust the technology to the forefront before we even know it's any good. If I ever get an Xbox One, I'll certainly test it out, just to see what it's capable of. I don't dislike the motion-tracking technology. I might play some games on it. However, especially with the ability to fast-resume controllers, I don't care for the voice controls. Talking to the console just feels awkward. The example of calling for archers in RYSE sounds cool, but saying "snap Skype," does not. I know that's not what the thread is about, but I thought I'd clarify with that.

    Oh, and I know about Sega's reboots and this and that. The first Sonic the Hedgehog on the 360 was terrible. I played it for a bit and got over it quickly. I don't think the same thing would happen with Nintendo, because they are not in the position of having pissed away goodwill and stuck to basically one first-party game/character forever. Nintendo is more than JUST Mario (though he's the face of the brand). They've got the Metroid, Zelda, Pokmon, and Donkey Kong franchises, among other stuff. They're also entrenched enough to lessen the risk of flops like Sega did, when they elected to go the software route after failing spectacularly and fading into obscurity. The only way I see Nintendo going THAT Sega route is if they stay in this too long and make everyone dislike their brand.
    06-17-2013 10:47 PM
  2. WalkthroughsSource's Avatar
    No. Simply because its my decision not other ;) In Poland people still complain about XOne but I think they launch PS4 and it will be very low quality or they will launch drms and other stuff too ;)
    06-18-2013 04:33 PM
  3. Highdefjunkie's Avatar
    All this back and forth becomes "gamers" is so stupid. First off most will own both system eventually and just like last generation both will sell equal amount of systems. I do believe that X1 is more geared for the long term though. Just like PS3 was last generation.
    06-18-2013 05:15 PM
  4. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    I agree with you on that Microsoft is the only tech brand that I kind-of have loyalty to, from a gaming standpoint. I also agree that a close race can be beneficial to the industry. however, I'll say that it can be beneficial to lose a competitor as well. I've wanted Nintendo to give up the console race for years now. I hate seeing their games wasted on inferior hardware and miss out on key features. It'd be great if Nintendo went the way of SEGA (from a home console standpoint--I support keeping the handhelds around), and we saw games like Super Mario Bros. Super Smash Bros. Pokmon, Mario Kart, and Mario Party make it to the competing consoles (PlayStation and Xbox), along with their superior online services (PSN and Xbox LIVE, respectively). The Wii U has been a sales disaster, and that sucks. I think Nintendo would do well if they switched to publishing and developing games for the PS4 and Xbox One, but that's just me. Pokmon finally getting a Nintendo-made MMO on Xbox LIVE and PSN would be amazing. Mario Kart as the arcade racer to complement Forza and Gran Turismo would be stellar for all parties.
    A part of me would die inside if Nintendo ever went that route. The Wii U isn't a bad system. Nintendo just didn't have its ducks in a row like it should have been.

    If home consoles aren't their future, I much rather they call it a day or stick to the DS line (or whatever its future equivalent is). I feel like a lot of the charm of those games would go missing going multiplatform.
    06-18-2013 06:16 PM
  5. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    A part of me would die inside if Nintendo ever went that route. The Wii U isn't a bad system. Nintendo just didn't have its ducks in a row like it should have been.

    If home consoles aren't their future, I much rather they call it a day or stick to the DS line (or whatever its future equivalent is). I feel like a lot of the charm of those games would go missing going multiplatform.
    Microsoft has Xbox LIVE humming at launch in 2002, basically. In 2013, Nintendo STILL lacks a quality online experience. The hardware is underpowered by a HUGE margin. The tablet thing is too different for many, in my opinion (and the opinion of the sales figures). There's just nothing other than software that Nintendo does well on the home console front. Does the Wii U even have a Blu-Ray player?
    06-18-2013 09:01 PM
  6. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    All this back and forth becomes "gamers" is so stupid. First off most will own both system eventually and just like last generation both will sell equal amount of systems. I do believe that X1 is more geared for the long term though. Just like PS3 was last generation.
    I would like to greatly disagree that "most will own both system[s] eventually," considering the fact that I know several people with one console (all being Xbox 360), and 0 owning both.
    06-18-2013 09:02 PM
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