Sonray wrote:Ok, Just so you know, thats not a "FACT". Nintendo did NOT, i repeat, did NOT save the video game industry, there were many other companies about during that time who contributed just as much as Nintendo did to the cause (sega being one of them). So get that stupid idea out of your head as its a common misconception. Nintendo wasnt the only company around during that time and again, they DID NOT single handedly save the video game industry. Again some in-depth research would tell you this.
Super Mario Bros. on the NES. NES VS Master System Sales Figures That's pretty much all I have to say to that. I do love how Nintenhaters flame the truth. While it is true Atari, Sega, and some crap consoles no one will ever remember were around back then, none have had the ever lasting impact that the one game about plumbers Nintendo released on their first home console.
Incompetance killed Sega? Well at least you are right in that regard, but at least sega released hardware and games that was ahed of their time and took chances (unlike nintendo) if only Sega had marketed their products properly their innovative hardware wouldnt have bombed as much as it did.
Got a few things to say about this, one, the obvious reason Nintendo had Family Freindly games(E is for Everyone, G is for General, there is no K for Kiddie rating, anywere), as the influx of garbage games was what caused the crash, in some ways, it worked for them, sales figures say this, in others, pissing off companies with decent games, toning down games(Mortal Kombat and the Final Fantasy series here) has hurt them in the long run. Two, I do love how you bash one console and company for being innovative and praise another, true, differant circumstances, and some Wii games use blasted N64 graphics(LOOKING AT YOU POKEMON BATTLE REVOLUTION), they have taken a chance on just gimmicking out an antiquated console that was last years model when it came out. While sales figures have shown it is, in the general consumers eyes, a superior console for enjoyment, it has failed to wow me, as have the 360 and PS3, to be honest, all three are garbage and I am waiting for gen8, and try to forget these three as a distant memory.
Sonray wrote:Like i said, unlike Nintendo Sega was often the first company to release powerful and innovative hardware that took risks. They used to think outside of the box released stuff like the Game Gear, Mega Drive to challenge Nintendos game boy and NES. Personally i always saw the former systems as infinateley superior, but as you know thanks to Segas lack of common sense and crappy marketing their products bombed more than they were successful.
While I will agree to a degree, MD>SNES, in alot of respects, Gamegear had nothing on GB. Multiple reasons, Battery life, amount of batteries, worthwhile games. Now if you said Sega Nomad, we would have a discussion, that thing looked effing brilliant, even with the problems with batteries(Reoccuring problem, you'd think sega would learn the first time), a portable Megadrive, how cool was that?
Sega just needed to take a lesson from Nintendo imo, wait till colour is cheap to power, same with good sound.
Sonray wrote:I mean Sega released the Dreamcast, the FIRST 128 bit online console. It was an amazing machine and ahed of its time, and if it wasnt for the advent of DVD and Sony adding a vad DVD player into its 128bit console, the Dreamcast wouldnt have died as quickly as it did IMO. It never fully realized its potential which is a big shame.
I would like to agree, outside of like, 6 games, what was so great about it, a vain attempt at a disc lock out, Online which is great for what, 1 game? (I am unaware of how many online racing games it had, anything else for the majority can be played with RL friends), seems like a prototype XBox to me. Being the first is not realy such a great thing, XBox360 has shown this, in the same respect, being bigger and better, is not either, Sega's MS and MD, the PS3 and the XBox have shown this, while I will agree to a degree Wii is a boring, bland, rediculously out of date console, the other two bring nothing other than SHINEY and are equaly as crappy, a wast of my time, energy and money.