Will this suffer the 'third console curse'?

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2 years ago#1
History has shown a company's third gaming console is usually doomed to not be very successful, especially compared to the previous two. I don't see M$ avoiding this problem at all.
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2 years ago#2
MSFT had a terrible reveal, coupled with a PR nightmare. To their credit, however, they've been actively trying to patch things up. It's way too early to say who's going to succeed or fail, even going by online polls/preorders. It's going to be an interesting generation, that's for sure.
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2 years ago#3
gzus_AD posted...
MSFT had a terrible reveal, coupled with a PR nightmare. To their credit, however, they've been actively trying to patch things up. It's way too early to say who's going to succeed or fail, even going by online polls/preorders. It's going to be an interesting generation, that's for sure.


Indeed. We don't know how much of a recovery Wii U will make when its upcoming big releases arrive, we don't know how bad M$'s **** up will hit them and if their backtracking will help much, we don't know if they'll still dominate in the US, or if Sony really is in as good a position as they seem. Should be interesting.
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2 years ago#4
It already has.
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2 years ago#5
Are you implying the N64 wasn't successful? Because it absolutely was.
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2 years ago#6
It's already suffering a serious setback.
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2 years ago#7
I've seen posts like this before.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A THIRD CONSOLE CURSE!!
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2 years ago#8
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sega_video_game_consoles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_video_game_consoles

stupid myths are made when they are cherry picked.
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2 years ago#9
Also..

Nintendo's 3rd Concole, N64 = 33 million units worldwide
Nintendo's 4th Console, Gamecube = 22 million units worldwide

Playstation One = 102 million in 12 years
Playstation 3 = 80 million in 7 years

Also of note, the PS3 and Xbox 360 (MS's 2nd console) are EQUAL in sales.
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If you're omnipotent and all-powerful...why would you need to REST? On the 7th or ANY day?
2 years ago#10
Both next gen systems will do fine.
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