I was going to post this in reply to the Wii outsells PS3 3 to 1 post, but it turned into one of those theraputic rants that will probably keep me from Murder I'll start by saying I'm a big fan of nintendo's work - but what is it with the internet and making people go crazy for wanting people to make the same buying decisions. I don't find it surprising that Wii's outsell PS3's 3 to 1 as the PS3 is three times the cost of the wii! Not everyone has the disposable income to buy the PS3. As a Wii and PS3 owner - I can't agree with the comments made that the wii will outsell the PS3 in the "long term" - the lifespans of the 2 consoles are not even. I can honestly see the PS3 lasting 5 years (50% of Sony's projected 10 year pipe dream) - but non the less over 5 years, with Nintendo's distribution, advertising and business decisions in the past 5 years, I can't even see the Wii being on the shelves. It will be pushed to 1 shelf only in EB and Game etc by that time. That said, I don't think the two systems are even trying for the same market - and in my opinion, both Sony and Nintendo will continue to do well, albeit in different areas. Non-the-less this is a troubling time for the gaming purist. Nintendo are right that the market is stagnant (and want to aim to expand it), with 2 clear age ranges of players (the age 30+ ish gamers from the start of the era - that's me, to the 5-18 year olds who's parents make the buying decisions - Parents are not going to pay 450 for a console , but then a child - no offence , is not going to care too much for technical splendor and adult games as long as the graphics are better than his mates games at school - or its a cool film) Good luck to both I think, its not the platforms I'm worried about any more, its these multinational shitty games corporations that force the same old shit on us, with parents buying it. The big news for this year is the closedown of Clover Studios (Okami on the PS2 - honestly as good as Zelda!), Game's move to buy out EB and effectively own the market etc. We are not far off the industry dictating to the customers what they want, rather than the customers getting what they want. (hear me out, all the titles below bar Gears of War were not as successful as you'd think, in financial terms - Okami in particular was a disaster with 500,000 approx) This is driven by how long they can keep games on the Shelves that don't sell until word of mouth makes them. Okami, whilst a brilliant game, was not labelled NBA "Generic WW2 shooter 5" , "fighting game 17" etc - and as such did not stay on the shelves for very long. Parents buy the latter , as they know their kid likes fighting games, NBA etc - they don't take chances on anything with a non mainstream label - christ even "Pirates of the caribean" did well. yadda yadda yadda But seriously, care a little less about who's buying which system and care more on who's buying which games and spread the word. Batallion Wars for the Nintendo GC - Okami for the PS2 - Gears of War for the XBOX - Trauma Centre and Pheonix Wright on the DS - thats what I want people getting arguementative about, we need to support these titles (and that means BUYING them!) Rally the troops, get the fanboys onto something that actually matters and we (true game lovers) may have an influence over what we are fed in the coming years, over the flux of parents buying any old tosh that (for example) EA wants to throw at them.