Yahoo! News: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that Sony’s PlayStation video game console is “poison” and leads children down the capitalist “road to hell,”. Before this, he also slammed Nintendo for promoting “selfishness, individualism and violence”. He continued by saying any game that “bomb cities or just throw bombs,” are sold by capitalist countries to sow violence so they can “later sell weapons.” Oh my god! He is absolutely right! What a great awakening! I am so gonna throw out both my PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wiis and Xbox360s! Like now!
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This time around, I find that I am not as addicted to videogames as I was last year. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 didn’t get a hold on me as it’s previous release did. I think that’s a good thing. Since returning from my trip, there were days when my PlayStation 3 were collecting dust and beggin for attention – but to no avail. I was just dead tired and busy with other stuff. So, will that change anytime soon? Here’s a list of what’s coming this year as compiled by those guys at joystiq. What tickles your fancy? For me, ModNation Racers for PS3 (kinda like the Mario Kart in HD) and Super Mario Galaxy 2 on Nintendo Wii. I know I should be excited about titles like God Of War III, Final Fantasy XIII, MAG and Heavy Rain – but I’m not. What’s wrong with me? Check the list yourself after the break:
Satoru Iwata, the President of Nintendo said he doesn’t like attempts to paint Apple and his company as rivals. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Iwata is an Apple fan himself, carrying an iPhone and using a Mac laptop on a regular basis. He claims the two companies appeal to different consumers, and says that attempts to create a rivalry make him “uncomfortable.”
At an investors event in Tokyo, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata admitted a “miscalculation” was made about the game market. This comes as Nintendo records its first decline in profits in six years. On top of that – he also said Nintendo is aware of the weak 2009 software releases. He continued saying “Now, we are preparing for next year and thinking about what to do the year after next. We’re thinking about our best chances for success.”
All these read “new hardware”. So don’t buy anything Nintendo until any confirmed announcements are made. Hint: new Wii.
Okay, maybe the end is nigh part is a little off – but you get the picture. The Japanese gaming giant has announced a drop in interim net profits from ¥144.83 billion yen this time last year to just ¥69.49 billion yen this past six months, with a 43-percent drop in Wii sales. I hope Nintendo has learn a valuable lesson here. People don’t have parties all the time. Ignoring your Core gamers and focusing on Casual gamers is a death wish. It took longer than it should for people to realize it’s just a fad and now your figures is reflective of this realization.
The Nintendo Wii is really gearing up for the holiday season. So many new and exciting games coming on all platforms. I can’t decide which I want more? Knowing very well Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be taking most if not all of my gaming time for the next year or so. I need to focus. The bright side is, this game will only be released on 26th January 2010.