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Harvey said. "All the exclusive
titles aren't going to be exclusive
anymore because of the high pric-
es of next generation games."
"That doesn't matter," Hermes
said. "The potential for games on
PS3 is far greater than any other
console. You can even upgrade
the PS3 on the Internet."
Hermes said he believes the PS3
will eventually come out on top
because it's the most powerful of
the three machines and thus more
game developers will want to
make games for the console.
The inclusion of a Blu Ray disc
player, an expensive high defini-
tion player that sells alone at an
average price of $1,000 at Best
Buy, makes the $600 PS3 an at-
tractive bargain for home theater
junkies, Hermes said.
On the couch next to him, Matt
Thompson, Dallas senior, paused
from his anime fighting game on
an adjoining screen to disagree
with Hermes. Thompson said the
Wii will come out as the domi-
nant console because of its afford-
"I bought the Wii because it's
$250 where PS3 is $600 and the
Xbox 360 is $400," Thompson
None of the three consoles will
dominate the market like the PS2
did five years ago during the last
console war, according to IDC.
But the company predicts that
the Wii, an underdog up until this
year, will outsell the Xbox 360
and the PS3 in 2007 and 2008.
Forbes magazine reports that
the Wii is already stomping the
competition. In February 2007,
Nintendo sold 335,000 Wiis,
twice as many as PS3.
Besides the reduced price, the
Wii is attracting larger numbers
than the PS3 and the 360 because
it's appealing to a larger market,
aAM the exclusive
titles aren t going
to be exclusive
of the high prices
of next generation
according to IDC. While PS3
and the Xbox 360 are playing tug
of war with the hardcore gamer
crowd, the Wii is looking at a dif-
ferent market to pursue.
Wii has broadened its horizon
to include more nontraditional
gamers such as females, children
and senior citizens, according to
IDC. Games such as "WiiSports"
have mass appeal and are easy to
learn so players who don't con-
sider themselves "gamers" can
The Wii is also being used in
nontraditional ways. According to
an article in The New York Times,
Wii owners are using the system
for workouts. People are feeling
just as sore and worn out from
a round with the Wii as they do
from going to the gym, the article
"The Wii is going to be the new
party machine," Thompson said.
"Not so many people will get to-
gether to be playing 'Resistance:
They'll be playing 'Mario Party
.'" "Mario Party 8" releases
May 29 in the United States.
However, since the Xbox 360
was released a full year before the
other two consoles, the system has
had time to accumulate more than
98 games to choose from, where-
as the Wii has about 30 games
and PS3 has about 45, according
to Gamestop release lists.
Ultimately, people who are ca-
sual gamers and don't want to
break the bank on a game system
will get the most out of the Wii,
according to PC magazine.
However, gamers who enjoy
high definition and the best hard-
ware performance will most like-
ly lean toward the PS3, according
But if it comes down to want-
ing a large selection of games to
choose from, Denise Ono from
MSNBC said the X-Box 360 will
hit all the right buttons.
Justin Tennison / NT Daily
Jesse Fox, Missouri City junior, plays a classic Nintendo game on his
Nintendo Wii in his Denton home.
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