Sunday, September 23, 2007

Heaven Help Us All

I've written about this before, but the Nintendo Wii is a joke.

If ever there was a doubt, this story from CNN proves my point. It turns out 103-year-olds are hooked on the Wii. The best part of this story is watching the loser correspondent try to master Wii bowling and failing miserably.

It also says something for the mainstream media in this country when the stunning success of Microsoft's xBox and the millions of dollars generated by the gaming community is ignored for this geriatric puff piece. It's just pathetic.

Folks, if you're not playing Halo 3 on your xBox, you're not a serious gamer. Sorry, but the world doesn't need your type. And this can only spell more problems for Nintendo. I know the population is aging, but if your target market is Aunt Agnes at the nursing home, you've got a problem. Obviously.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You sir are a fool, Microsoft has yet to make a profit from it's gaming division, from the Xbox to the Xbox 360, it's all been at a loss. Microsoft is buying into the market place, and it is costing them big time.

That the Nintendo Wii makes a profit on each sale, and that it is selling so well in each of the major markets shows how much better Nintendo is doing than Microsoft, less than 400,000 Xbox 360s have been sold in two years in Japan, a market who's developers make many of the world's biggest games.

Anonymous said...

I think the last person to comment doesn't quite get what this blog is about. Obviously.

Anonymous said...

You mean the part where the blog is a long-running Microsoft troll? Perhaps not, but then, there were no emoticons to let anyone in on the joke.

Leroy said...

Obviously someone didn't make it down to the bottom of the web page. If they had, they would have seen this:

"This is a page of satire. It is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or favorite Tech Columnist. Everything written here should be taken with a very large grain of salt. This site is in no way officially related to any website or other piece of work authored by that piece of work Paul Thurrott. If you don't understand this, please go to dictionary.com and look up the word satire."

Anonymous said...

Desclaimers come before an act, not after. That is a footer, and like all footers, is ignored.

Not Paul said...

anonymous #5: You are definitely living proof of such ignorance. Obviously.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap guys? If you don't get the satire from the content, look at the blog URL! People can't be this thick surely?