While I have disagreed with more than a few of your posts, I completely agree with this one.
The Wii's fun attitude and approach to playing versus pressing buttons appeals to a much larger market than what a traditional gaming console would. Senior citizens, Middle age females, friends and family get-to-gethers.. hell even my girlfriends and her girls during "girls night out" are all groups of non-traditional gamers that have expressed interest in playing the Wii.
The $249 price is simply the icing on the cake. And makes the Wii an impulse buy for people of all income brackets.
Originally Posted by rahimlee54
All the Best Buy around my house has in stock now is the core, that is all I saw when I went today. I think they are discontinueing and getting ready for the smaller processor which I wish I would have waited on.
Thats exactly what I was pointing at. There is another thread in this Xbox forum on AVS that says that Best Buy in general is phasing out ALL 360's. I believe their stock is being drained to make way for the new Falcon 65nm machines with the redesigned heat sinks.
MS has said before the point of the Core was to allow them to reach the $199 price point as quick as possible, as that is point where the majority of consoles have been purchased.
Taking a look at the 360's 2007 library (including the major releases planned this fall) putting a 65nm 3 year warranty $199 Core, with a free mem card on store shelves before this holiday season is without a doubt the fastest roadway for MS to increase its marketshare in the gaming console market.
And there would be little Sony or Nintendo could do to counter it.