Originally posted by Tusky
even if no new ones come out , I really dont understand why it doesnt sell that well , people just seem to want to buy playstations , I mean playstations best games are out on PC ( gta 3 and VC ) , X-Boxs best are also out on pc ( Halo, KOTOR, Splinter Cell? ) where as all gamecubes exclusive games stay exclusive ,
Thats a stupid generalisation. Think about it, no casual joe is going to buy/upgrade a PC to play the Grand Theft Auto series; PC games and videogames are completely different markets. Playstation is the cool, and there is a good few games other than GTA that would warrent a purchase (especially to the casual gamer). I want to play ICO, Grandia Xtreme, Magic Pengal etc. And Capcom is considering porting Viewtiful Joe to the PS2.
It is ingrained in the public's mind that Nintendo's Gamecube is a kids console, and purple isn't a cool colour to the consumer. As Gamecube shelves become smaller or ousted, the perception is of a dying console, which is annoying. It is on shaky ground, yes, but it will no doubt hold on until the N5. Nintendo just know they have work to do (exclusives, online play, mature titles, advertising, Western appeal etc.) for the N5. Here's hoping to a good 2004.
Microsoft have definetly made the right decisions over the last year (LIVE is excellent), and seem to be on the right track, something I wouldn't have said last year. While the Xbox's Christmas lineup this year was somewhat empty and underwhelming, next year will see a splattering of great new releases such as Ninja Gaiden, Doom III, Fable, Half Life 2, Dead or Alive Online, Grand Theft Auto: Double Pack, Prince of Persia: SOT aswell as Halo 2.