Nintendo just boosted their profit estimates for the coming year by $150 million from over half a billion dollars, indicating that the company might be one of the unlikely winners in the console wars.-- Revenge Of Nintendo
Not so long ago, I remember witnessing forum wars about how Nintendo was dead. The GameCube was a coffin and the PSP would be the nails. The DS was a schtick device with little appeal (a belief I partially adhered to myself) and with the 360 launch - Nintendo would likely pull a Sega and ditch the console hardware completely.
Now they're on the verge of launching a console with massive appeal and low cost point ... poising them to possibly even take the "lead" in terms of sales. I use the word lightly because I really think the Console Wars are more like a Console Street Fight where there's never going to be a clear "winner". But we're Americans and we like contests ... and so someone has to come out in the front.
I think it's important to remember this hubris when it comes to Sony, though. Lots of people are poking any potential hole into the electronics giant ... while forgetting they're an electronics giant. Sony is neither a fly by night garage company nor are they the sum of the eccentric executives who seem to be prone to bizarre PR events. Nobody predicted the 360's stumbles or the potential of the Wii's popularity. Predicting Sony's sudden downfall is equally hazardous.
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