SEGA VP Gives Wii Two Good Years

Did he miss the 'SEGA hearts Nintendo' memo?

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SEGA VP Gives Wii Two Good Years
The Wii only has a couple of good years left in it, according to SEGA's vice president of marketing in the U.S., Scott Steinberg.

When discussing the Wii's future with Reuters, Steinberg said,"I am a little concerned about the creative depth of the Wii pool. I'm not sure if they will top out in 2008 or 2007."

2007? Blimey!

Basically, then, Steinberg reckons that instead of the historical console life-span of five years, the Wii only has one or two years in it before people lose interest.

He went on to say, "The Wii will start to look really dated in a couple years when developers get more value from the 360 and learn more and more about the PlayStation 3."

His comments might sound a little odd to anyone who's been keeping an eye on SEGA's list of upcoming releases. The company's practically been throwing its spiky blue mascot at Nintendo platforms, with the Wii being the only home console to get a half-decent Sonic game in the last year and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games coming to both the Wii and DS.
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ozfunghi 15 Jun 2007 17:32
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Well, sega would know, right?
RiseFromYourGrave 15 Jun 2007 20:31
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ozfunghi wrote:
Well, sega would know, right?


well no, if they were good at predicting market future theyd have a console still
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Coxy 15 Jun 2007 22:24
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Rutabaga wrote:
Joji wrote:
Hasn't anyone noticed the PS3 development exodus?
All I can say after that is developers and publishers are very lucky, that 360 exists for them to move to, from PS3.

Could you provide evidence for this?


I know this wasn't directed at me, but I think I can answer that.

There are a few examples of this; one is Sega who ported Virtua Fighter 5, which was originally thought to be a PS3 exclusive.

"Sega will release the PS3-exclusive Virtua Fighter 5 in Japan on February 8, 2007, and then a couple of weeks later in the US on February 20.

The game will be a European launch title in March. SPOnG will be bringing you its full review of the title early in the new year."
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However, Virtua Fighter 5 was soon ported to the Xbox360.

"Yes, Virtua Fighter 5 is going to come out for Xbox 360 as well as Playstation 3. Sure there?s a small, timed exclusive for PS3 (VF5 PS3 is hitting NA in Feb. VF5 360 comes in Summer), but this is still horrible news for Sony."
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The same thing happened with Ubisoft with Assassin's Creed:

"Assassin's Creed is coming to the Xbox 360. It's one of those secrets no one is supposed to know about (like Halo: Forerunners) yet everyone does. Sources close to Ubisoft have informed us that the game will definitely see release on Microsoft's platform." morehere.

Other games are rumoured to be ported to Xbox 360 including MGS4 (however, I seriously doubt that would happen) and Tekken 6 (again I doubt this will happen, then again recent instalments of Virtua Fighter were exclusive to the PS2 so no one can say for sure that it won't be ported.)

Until Sony gain some ground with the PS3 I think we'll see more big titles being shared between the two.

soanso 15 Jun 2007 23:18
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I've always fel that MGS4 will end up on Xbox 360 in some form or another.
MGS2 never came out on Xbox but the upgrade did.

This guy has something though. I can't see Wii staying popular for that long unless they bring out better games.
With the stuff out right now nah. it'll lose it's shine.
If the software is good it'll sta popular.

If....
OptimusP 15 Jun 2007 23:18
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Clearly SEGA still hates making money... as does Capcom...and Sony...
Now Square-Enix, they're being very smart and prolly making millions with their strategies. Take notes SEGA!!
Rutabaga 16 Jun 2007 01:03
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Coxy wrote:

I know this wasn't directed at me, but I think I can answer that.

I'm not talking about PS3 games being ported to the 360, but Joji suggested and stated in another thread that there was exodus of developers moving FROM the PS3 to the 360, and I've seen no evidence of this, (I'm happy to be proved wrong)
Joji 16 Jun 2007 03:37
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No evidence eh?

MGS4: Previously PS3 exclusive, now going onto 360 too
Tekken 6: Previously PS3 exclusive, now on 360 too.
Ace Combat 6
Assasin Creed
GTA 4
Fatal Inertia
FFXIII

If you look about there'll be more to come yet.
config 16 Jun 2007 08:26
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I believe for it to be an "exodus", developer would have to be abandoning PS3 for other platforms.

Right now I just see them covering bases during a difficult generational transition.

PS. the MGS4 on 360 is still just a tremor in the rumoursphere
icanseeyou 16 Jun 2007 10:08
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tekken 6 and mgs4 is still a ps3 exclusives and all the other games you mentioned are still coming out for the ps3. so i can see where you get this ps3 developer exodus from. the question you should be asking is why these games are not coming out fo the wii...................................
icanseeyou 16 Jun 2007 10:09
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i meant to see cant in the above ost before someone points it out!!!!
Rutabaga 16 Jun 2007 10:40
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Joji, you've provided examples of ports, I'm not on about that, look up the definition of the word EXODUS! that you used. You were implying that developers were leaving PS3 in favour of 360, you've still not provided any evidence of this.
Coxy 16 Jun 2007 11:57
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Joji wrote:
No evidence eh?
Tekken 6: Previously PS3 exclusive, now on 360 too.

Has that been confirmed? the last I heard it was just a rumour.
Joji 16 Jun 2007 15:40
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Okay, so MGS4 isn't confirmed yet, but I get the impression Konami are just playing it down when it is already decided (and the way things are with PS3 they'd stupid not to). Like many they want to do the Humpty Dumpty bit on the wall, by not letting us know which way they are gonna jump on 360. Typical Konami.

At least the likes of Capcom and Namco aren't scared to commit to 360.
icanseeyou 16 Jun 2007 16:16
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Joji wrote:
Okay, so MGS4 isn't confirmed yet, but I get the impression Konami are just playing it down when it is already decided (and the way things are with PS3 they'd stupid not to). Like many they want to do the Humpty Dumpty bit on the wall, by not letting us know which way they are gonna jump on 360. Typical Konami.

At least the likes of Capcom and Namco aren't scared to commit to 360.


i get the impression your a t**t!!

people like you make mr really angry, posting rubbish that you admit that you make up to suit your anti ps3 agenda.

you should be ashamed to call yourself a gamer!!!!

gaming will n ever bcome mainstream when we still have idiots like you!!! I own a ikea sofa, is this different to yours? do you feel a need to slag it off? no you dont.

grow up you idiot and keep you biased opinions to yourself!
James 16 Jun 2007 16:31
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icanseeyou wrote:
Joji wrote:
Okay, so MGS4 isn't confirmed yet, but I get the impression Konami are just playing it down when it is already decided (and the way things are with PS3 they'd stupid not to). Like many they want to do the Humpty Dumpty bit on the wall, by not letting us know which way they are gonna jump on 360. Typical Konami.

At least the likes of Capcom and Namco aren't scared to commit to 360.


i get the impression your a t**t!!

people like you make mr really angry, posting rubbish that you admit that you make up to suit your anti ps3 agenda.

you should be ashamed to call yourself a gamer!!!!

gaming will n ever bcome mainstream when we still have idiots like you!!! I own a ikea sofa, is this different to yours? do you feel a need to slag it off? no you dont.

grow up you idiot and keep you biased opinions to yourself!

He has a point about devs sitting on the wall, konami are clearly doing this as they haven't commited anything except a PS2 port of PES....and a very bad port at that.

It wouldnt suprise me if nintendo released an updated Wii iwth HDMI, bigger HDD and dvd support in 2008, if they can get DEVS to actually support the thing rather than do ports the Wii will be the household DS.
crs117 16 Jun 2007 18:01
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icanseeyou wrote:

i get the impression your a t**t!!

people like you make mr really angry, posting rubbish that you admit that you make up to suit your anti ps3 agenda.

you should be ashamed to call yourself a gamer!!!!

gaming will n ever bcome mainstream when we still have idiots like you!!! I own a ikea sofa, is this different to yours? do you feel a need to slag it off? no you dont.

grow up you idiot and keep you biased opinions to yourself!


come on....are you serious??? LOL

-c
Rutabaga 16 Jun 2007 18:03
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Joji, any examples of this EXODUS!
PreciousRoi 16 Jun 2007 19:08
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icanseeyou wrote:
gaming will n ever bcome mainstream when we still have idiots like you!!!


So f**king what? You represent everything I absolutely detest with this statement. You and your mainstream can take a flying leap. Why does something you take personal pleasure in have to become 'mainstream', for f**ks sake? If you enjoy gaming, good for you...why is it so f**king important for EVERYONE ELSE to be into the same thing you are? Are you that pathetically insecure? Personally, I've always found that the worst thing that can happen to anything cool is for it to become 'mainstream'. As such, by your desire, its you thats f**king up gaming you ignorant t**t!!! (only half joking)

p.s. its already too late dumbass, mainstream culture is already well into the process of assimilating gamer culture. so your precious, misguided wishes are already coming true.

p.p.s. I bet you're not even that good...at anything.
icanseeyou 16 Jun 2007 21:51
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PreciousRoi wrote:
icanseeyou wrote:
gaming will n ever bcome mainstream when we still have idiots like you!!!


So f**king what? You represent everything I absolutely detest with this statement. You and your mainstream can take a flying leap. Why does something you take personal pleasure in have to become 'mainstream', for f**ks sake? If you enjoy gaming, good for you...why is it so f**king important for EVERYONE ELSE to be into the same thing you are? Are you that pathetically insecure? Personally, I've always found that the worst thing that can happen to anything cool is for it to become 'mainstream'. As such, by your desire, its you thats f**king up gaming you ignorant t**t!!! (only half joking)

p.s. its already too late dumbass, mainstream culture is already well into the process of assimilating gamer culture. so your precious, misguided wishes are already coming true.

p.p.s. I bet you're not even that good...at anything.


dont know why i bother.....

the more consoles brought means a higher installed user base, which means lower console unit cost as said console is massed produced.

also with the higher user base there are more opputunities for developers to sell games, meaning while you get a lot of games geared toward the "mainstream" you also get the experimental innovative games that we all crave.

why do you think the ps2 is doing so well whilst the dreamcast is dead as the dodo?
PreciousRoi 16 Jun 2007 23:37
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icanseeyou wrote:
dont know why i bother.....

fairly obvious to me you're a busybody who wants everyone to think like you do

icanseeyou wrote:
the more consoles brought means a higher installed user base, which means lower console unit cost as said console is massed produced.

also with the higher user base there are more opputunities for developers to sell games, meaning while you get a lot of games geared toward the "mainstream" you also get the experimental innovative games that we all crave.
nice theory, not sure if it works that way in practice. I'll stand by my position, which is that becoming 'mainstream' is a sometimes inevitable negative event, not something to be wished for, in the long run. Cerainly not something to childishly chastise someone for hypothetically endangering by what? Expressing a few opinions on an internet forum?

icanseeyou wrote:
why do you think the ps2 is doing so well whilst the dreamcast is dead as the dodo?
yes, the sky is blue, Hitler was bad, and the French are rude, but like I said, its too late anyway, the PS2 is about as 'mainstream' as it gets, so what are you bitching about.

...you know, Electronic Arts used to be known for innovative games...


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