There Is No „Console War”
„Console wars” is a term used to refer to periods of intense competition for market share between video game console manufacturers, with particular emphasis on television advertising. The winners of these „wars” may be debated based on different standards: market penetration and financial success, or the fierce loyalty and numbers of the fans of the system’s games.
A console war would require all three seventh generation consoles available on the market. This is not the fact here in Austria. We are one of what I would call „console third world countries”. We are the latest to get any of the new stuff. Remember Sony saying on March 15th 2006: „The PS3 will launch in early November 2006 in Japan, North America and Europe simultaneously.” LOL. ROTFL. I didn’t belive it then and I was right.
And, a console selling out is no indication of success:
- Sony PS3 Selling Out in Japan
- Xbox 360 selling out in Japan. AT LAST!
- Nintendo’s Wii Selling Out in Japan
My take on that: If you keep the supply artificially low, you will sell out.
Unlike citizen428, I am not going to get any of the available seventh generation consoles. It is definitely not worth it.
But I am happy for IBM, as they supply the CPU for all three consoles.
What I would like to see, is a console war like this: