I was thinking it was similar to slumping DS sales, where most of Japan already owns the system. Xbox 360: 28,681 units
Wii: 27,057 units
PLAYSTATON 3: 8,050 units
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17-09-2008, 22:48 #21
18-09-2008, 11:40 #22
U.S. International Trade Commission Investigating Wii Patent Infringement CaseDon't roll those eyes. Unlike most Wii patent lawsuits, this one could be a little more serious. Following a complaint filed in August, the U.S. International Trade Commission have agreed to investigate claims made by Hillcrest Laboratories that the Nintendo Wii infringes on four patents they hold for motion-controlled devices. If you're interested, you can check out Hillcrest's tech here. While the ITC clearly state that this does not signal any decision on the merits of the case, it does mean their judges will be taking a good, long look at it, and if they think Hillcrest have a case to make, will kick things up a notch. For the record, goods that violate Section 337 of the Tariff Act (which is what Nintendo are being accused of by Hillcrest) can, if found guilty, be withdrawn from sale in the US, since the law was established to prevent foreign imports from infringing upon American patents.ITC INSTITUTES SECTION 337 INVESTIGATION ON CERTAIN VIDEO GAME MACHINES AND RELATED THREE-DIMENSIONAL POINTING DEVICES
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain video game machines and related three-dimensional pointing devices. The products at issue in this investigation are "Wii" video game systems and accompanying remote controls.
The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc., Rockville, MD, on August 20, 2008. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States of certain video game machines and related three-dimensional pointing devices that infringe patents owned by Hillcrest. The complainant requests that the ITC issue an exclusion order and a cease and desist order.
The ITC has identified the following as respondents in this investigation:
Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Japan; and
Nintendo of America, Inc., of Redmond, WA.
By instituting this investigation (337-TA-658), the ITC has not yet made any decision on the merits of the case. The ITC's Chief Administrative Law Judge will assign the case to one of the ITC's five administrative law judges (ALJ), who will schedule and hold an evidentiary hearing. The ALJ will make an initial determination as to whether there is a violation of section 337; that initial determination is subject to review by the Commission.
The ITC will make a final determination in the investigation at the earliest practicable time. Within 45 days after institution of the investigation, the ITC will set a target date for completing the investigation. ITC remedial orders in section 337 cases are effective when issued and become final 60 days after issuance unless disapproved for policy reasons by the U.S. Trade Representative within that 60-day period.
imagine that nintendo not being able to sell anymore wii's in the us.
i guess ill sell mine on ebay if that happens for lots of money :D
18-09-2008, 12:58 #23
Why The 360 Didn't Ship With A HDD (And Why The PS3 Did)
Originally Posted by Kotaku
I'm in agreement with Sony here. One of the few good things about the original XBOX was the HDD. MS not including one as a standard in the 360 is going to cause problems in the long run. It doesn't necesarilly a bad thing, as has been shown by the PS2 (some games required a HDD, but there were few of those), then again, the PS2 is still getting supported. However, with the added disadvantage of the 360's limited disk capacity could mean that the PS3 will surpass the 360 in the field of gaming possibilities in a year or two.
18-09-2008, 20:42 #24
I doubt HDD is such a big deal tbh. Being able to dump data on a harddrive lessens load time and lag; then again so does good optimatization and carefuly programming. It might make development harder (and consequently more expensive) for the 360, but I doub it'd affect the gamer negatively that much.
Still won't buy a 360, rotten microsoft.
19-09-2008, 11:09 #25
The Force Unleashed is out in the UK now, off to buy it in a mo.
24-09-2008, 00:32 #26
Wii gets Smell-O-Vision
Ok I'm not 100% sure whether the motion control part of the Wii is gimmick or innovation, but this is like going waaaaay too far.
I also don't see how anyone can think it will sell, at all, while priced ~150 euro.
(also if anyone knows the original version of this song, so that I don't have to constantly put on the trailer to listen to it, eternal gratitude is yours >.>)
24-09-2008, 01:12 #27
24-09-2008, 10:23 #28
Sexual innuendo heaven.
Nunchuck controlled espresso makers are funny though.
24-09-2008, 16:36 #29
From the gamersinc ticker:
Mega Man 9 will cost $9.99 on PSN, 100 Wii Points or 800 MS Points.
In retrospect, this might not be the appropriate thread for it. Whoops.
Last edited by Zalis; 24-09-2008 at 16:39.
26-09-2008, 14:48 #30