Thursday, May 11, 2006

Return of the King?

Microsoft.

Need I say more? When it comes to personal computer operating systems, Microsoft is the 800 lb. gorilla in the room--and they've been that way for a long time.

Sony.

A mega-company, totally dominant in the music industry for a long, long time. Although slightly weaker lately, Sony's still an empire with deep pockets.

For you, the video game junkie, it's pretty cool to have these two behemoths competing against each other for your gaming dollars. After all, this competition has increased the quality and decreased the prices in the video game market.

But honestly, this post isn't about Sony or Microsoft. It's not even about you or me. It's about Wii.

Last time around in the U.S., Nintendo finished third in the home video game console market. This time around, the battle has barely begun. Maybe Microsoft Xbox 360 will hold onto its lead, or maybe Sony PlayStation 3 will do as expected when it's released and vault into first place.

But there is a third possibility... maybe, just maybe, the little guy will reclaim his throne.

1 comment:

Garrick said...

Wii will come in 10th. It doesn't support HDTV like the others, it's hardware capabilities are inferior to the others by a lot, it's controller looks like a remote control. Nintendo has made all the wrong steps in this console.....look for the end of Nintendo.