Wii tidbits - CNN to provide news service plus others

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  1. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    http://www.gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=7130

     
  2. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    cool stuff. But one thing I wish they would tell us is when the demo kiosks are coming. I hope they do the DVD thing via firmware upgrade. I have no idea why they wouldn't be able to do that.

    BTW: new Wii promo vid:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nxi7ib-Wew


    Cant wait!!!
     
  3. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    If Nintendo wanted the Wii sold at $200, and retailers wanted to sell it for $250, you'd think Nintendo could have tried to compromise at $225 or something.
     
  4. Tigran

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    May have compromised... Thus wii sports being included.
     
  5. Jesus

    Jesus Destroyer of Scudsy

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    I don't understand. Why would retailers give them shit about the price?
     
  6. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Because there's still profit margin wrapped up in it. Sure, the price is mostly set by Nintendo, or Sony, or Microsoft, but within that price there's a percentage that is the store's. On top of that it could be pure corporate wellbeing on some store's front. Make sure that they aren't losing (too much) money with sales of the console. OK that's probably a stretch, but it might happen...
     
  7. Jesus

    Jesus Destroyer of Scudsy

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    Hah, right, I guess I was just thinking that stores received the same amount of profit regardless of the price. Somewhat ridiculous thinking.

    And something the above article seems to leave out from the original NeoGAF.

    "Sega has moved a significant number of development staff from PS3 to Wii over the Summer"
     
  8. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I highly doubt they would be able to add DVD functionality through a software update. If they could, why not put it in there to begin with, and why would they say they left it out to cut costs on the Wii? It's gotta be a hardware decoder.

    Perhaps we can get something like an add-on that will enable it. It would probably cost just as much as a cheap DVD player, but if it was around $20 I'd bite.
     
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    Just how many early adopters need yet another DVD player?
     
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    I don't know, but I'm sure somebody out there wants the ability.
     
  11. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    you know who: someone who already has a PS2, X-Box, X-Box 360, (gonna have a) PS3, a Blu-Ray Player, HD DVD Player, a DVD Player, and a computer hooked up to their TV :D 
     

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