As far as I can remember, I’ve grown up playing video games all of my life. I remember the first Nintendo entertainment system, otherwise known as the NES… I believe that it is safe to say that the Nintendo company has gone through quite a few wars and came back unharmed. It’s been around to fight off Sonic the Hedgehog and Sega, and now it is currently at war with the XBOX 360 and the PS3, and quite frankly, I feel confident when I say that Nintendo may be the one system that will never be defeated in combat.
Can anyone other than me think back to the ages when the Nintendo 64 had just came out, and the new Rumble Pack was being introduced with the all new Star Fox 64? I remember seeing commercials on TV and videos about how Sony and Sega were trying to torture some of the workers of Nintendo into giving up the secrets to the Rumble Pack. Now I’m not sure about who came up with the first ideas for Memory Cards, but I’m absolutely positive that Nintendo beat everyone to controller vibrations going along with the game. Nintendo is a very original and creative company that did not stop at vibration, but would later on continue on towards wireless controllers and motion sensor games!
The only thing that the PS3 has going for itself is free on-line multiplayer games. But wait a second… I almost forgot! The Wii does too! After Sony found out about the Wii’s new motion sensor capabilities, Sony decided to STEAL the idea, just as it did when it stole the idea of a vibrating controller from Nintendo years ago! Sony decided to create a new controller called the “Six-Axis” joystick that would be used for smaller motion sensor actions than the Wii created. Looks to me like old habits die hard…
Many people have noted that the Nintendo Wii seems to be a more family oriented entertainment system than the more complicated PS3. My little sister is in only seven years old, and has learned how to fully operate a Nintendo Wii because all you have to do is point and click. She loves to play the games on the Wii because there is less button pressing involved and more physical activity required. What relevance does this serve in proving my point? Only the fact that video games these days are generally bought for today’s youth, and today’s youth seems to prefer the Nintendo Wii over the PS3! Sorry Sony, but it looks like the Nintendo wins round three this time. But maybe in a few more years you’ll stand a better chance!