Monday, January 23, 2006

A little bit of (relevant) news

There is a lot of buzz in the Revolution rumor area, and whether any of it is true or not doesn't really matter at this point. If you want to see some documented news that I found truely exciting (but still doesn't mean much at this point) then head over to Joystiq for their latest poll numbers showing that the upcoming Revolution is the most wanted system for single and multiple system owners. Out of 7,721 total Joystiq reader votes, Nintendo garnered a whopping 84.21% which is incredible considering that Joystiq is not a Nintendo site, they deal with all systems and news. Here is the picture from their site followed by their quotation.

Total percentages:

Nintendo Revolution: 6502 votes - 84.21%

Sony PlayStation 3: 3738 votes - 48.41%

Microsoft Xbox 360: 3575 votes - 46.30%

Market share:

Nintendo Revolution: 47.06%

Sony PlayStation 3: 27.06%

Microsoft Xbox 360: 25.88%

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are some pretty impressive numbers that Nintedno pulled...wow.

January 24, 2006 12:30 AM  
Blogger James said...

A similar poll on 1up.com had results that favored PS3 and XBOX 360. As a Nintendo fan I'm pleased with the results on Joystiq, however I think it depends on what site you conduct the poll because each site has a different gaming audience. 1up and Ziff Davis have always been more positive and give more coverage to the big developers (like sony and EA).

January 24, 2006 5:30 PM  
Blogger Revolution_Gamer_0069 said...

we will soon find out whos more popular. For now I hope this poll becomes reality, joystiq dose talk about all 3 consoles so it very well possibly could!

January 24, 2006 5:33 PM  
Blogger Benjdude said...

Another great REAL number is the Nintendo connection number that started floating around today. 3 million unique users of Nintendo Wi-Fi in two months. In contrast, Xbox-Live took 18 months to reach the 1 million mark. If you ask me, it looks like Nintendo WFC is going to cream every other online service in the upcoming generation.

January 24, 2006 6:17 PM  
Anonymous Tim said...

I really like seeing nintendo being able to put out these kind of numbers however with the ds i would say that im more interested in a percentage that shows the consistency of play rather that the gross number of players that have turned on there free live service only once...with that being said i would rather pay nothing to be able to play xbl

January 24, 2006 6:58 PM  
Blogger Benjdude said...

@Tim, thanks for reading. You are right, these numbers show who has tried it, not nessecarily who keeps on playing. As for me, I played quite a bit with MKDS when it first came out and for a few weeks. My own play has dropped off, but mostly due to having my time spent elsewhere, not a lack of interest. As for your comment, it is quite a bit more difficult to say who is a "customer for life" so to speak (life being the life of your console of course) but with many more great Wi-Fi titles coming soon (Metroid Prime Hunters being a big one) you can be sure that the 3 million number will keep on rising, meaning of course, that the number of actual repeat and steady customers can only rise as well.

January 24, 2006 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Chiquitita said...

Tim has a point about Wi-fi gaming. I haven't played much online (just some DS) but one of my brothers and all his friends are addicted to it.So those numbers along w/ consistancy of play are going to be what matters.(BTW Tim-Gamecube kicks XB's butt anyday).

January 26, 2006 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chiquitita,
(Sigh) Benjdude and I have had a similar conversation more than once. What can I say I do enjoy my Xbox over the Gamecube? Although I do not own a game cube i have played one (Benjdude's and my little brother's) but my overall likes for a console (i.e. games) seem to fit more with the Xbox. Plus I really enjoy hoping onto xbl and being able to play games with family members and friends that live thousands of miles away. As far as my knowledge of the Gamecube goes it doesn’t have that capability. However, one thing I can say for the Xbox is that their rpg games are almost non existent with a few good exceptions which is most disappointing. I'm looking forward to what the revolution has to offer.

January 27, 2006 6:35 PM  
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