Why do people just assume the highest power console will be the most successful?

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4 years ago#1
Shouldn't the lowest in power be the most successful due to lower development costs and console price, giving developers more elbow room with budgets and allowing more people to buy the console?
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4 years ago#2
Because ignorance.
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4 years ago#3
History also shows that the less powerful console usually is the most successful.
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4 years ago#4
Squirrelgate posted...
Shouldn't the lowest in power be the most successful due to lower development costs and console price, giving developers more elbow room with budgets and allowing more people to buy the console?


The success of the Wii was due to the motion controllers and it's target demographic. Not because of it's power, or lack of power.
4 years ago#5
El_Dustino posted...
History also shows that the less powerful console usually is the most successful.


How often was this the case? I remember that the PS1 was more successful than the Saturn because it was cheaper.
4 years ago#6
Because they have small self-esteem and look towards technology to make them feel good inside.

That, or they have actually no clue how anything in the world works.
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4 years ago#7
lgi posted...
El_Dustino posted...
History also shows that the less powerful console usually is the most successful.


How often was this the case? I remember that the PS1 was more successful than the Saturn because it was cheaper.


PS1, PS2, Wii. DS, 3DS.

I'm not too well versed on anything before that point in terms of sales and power.
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4 years ago#8
El_Dustino posted...
History also shows that the 3rd party studios' choice console usually is the most successful.


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4 years ago#9
ElectricMole posted...
El_Dustino posted...
History also shows that the 3rd party studios' choice console usually is the most successful.


FIXED


Then why did the Wii sell more than the Ps3 and 360?
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4 years ago#10
I don't think there's been a time when the clearly-most-powerful console has had the most success. Certainly, Xbox wasn't very successful, and neither was N64 or Sega Master System. GG and WonderSwan also flopped to GameBoy, and PSP failed to keep up with DS. Vita is looking to be the last of Sony's portable devices.
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