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MS now enters the "dreaded third console curse....
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Why post this on both boards??
For varying opinions? *GASP* I know, crazy.
BBBanks03 posted...Huh… I never thought about that before, but that is a pretty strange coincidence there, TC. I immediately knew as soon as I finished reading the first post there’d be countless others of people trying to chew the theory, but it is actually pretty sound. Say what you want, guys, the Saturn, N64, and PS3 all definitely were the least successful console of their respective manufacturers.
If anything I'd say the wii was Nintendo's worst yet. Sure, it sold like crazy, but it was weak and didn't have a **** ton of the current gens best multi plat titles. On top of that, it lost a lot of it's old crowd.
Whereas the n64 made up for it's downfalls with hundreds of magnificent 1st party titles and was single handedly responsible for 90% of the fun I had in my childhood. I'd still consider it one of my favorite consoles ever.
I don't know what tc is babbling about but the n64 and ps3 were huge success.
Nintendo lost its 3rd party support with the GameCube.
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And there might be truth to that first part. Dreamcast did worse than Saturn a well, but I don't think OP necessarily said successive consoles couldn't be worse, just that they seem to often be the downfall!
Going a bit off topic... the N64 hardly had hundreds of magnificent first party titles. Nintendo only published 55-55, and only about 25 of those were first party developers, and not all of those were magnificent.
At the risk of getting myself flamed, the N64's library really wasn't all that hot, and it had a high proportion of crap. There simply aren't nearly many classics on the N64 as there are on the NES, SNES, PSX, or PS2. Don't get me wrong, it's got some classics as well, but I think a lot of the N64 love simply comes from childhood nostalgia.
And believe me, I was there too!
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I think you're right on the money, most of the people saying TC is crazy for suggesting N64 was a step back are backing up their statements with: "I loved it! I had a ton of good games for it!" Fine, glad you did. It doesn't change the fact that it was the first time Nintendo had soundly lost a console war.
Nintendo's stubbornness to accept a disk-based format cost them Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid, probably the PS1's most beloved and successful games. Without it, Sony would have lost two of its most essential franchises and would have very likely lost to Nintendo back in the day. I'm sure you all loved playing Ocarina and Mario 64 on your N64, but the way the system was put together turned out to be a HUGE mistake in the long run.
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knightimex posted...What is a SG-1000 ?
What if the curse was referring to "popular" consoles?
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If you have to twist the terms that much just to make it work, it isn't valid to begin with. I mean, rhetorically, because only a stupid, superstitious a****** believes in curses to begin with.
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