Wednesday, June 13, 2007

"Triumph of the Wii"

Galley Friend P.S. sends us this Wired story on the Wii, which is worth its weight in gold just for the headline. Here's the killer graph:

The simpler-games philosophy has proven to be a lucrative one. Nintendo recently reported operating income of 226 billion yen ($1.9 billion) for fiscal 2007, up 150 percent from 2006. Meanwhile, Sony's games division experienced a drop in operating income of more than 80 percent. Analyst firm iSuppli reported in November that Sony is taking a $250 loss on every PS3 sold.


Michael said...

You know, that's something I didn't think about. The WII's games are less complex and easier graphics so that would cut down development costs, but they still would be able to charge $50 bucks for a game because that's the market standard.

And since the games require you to be active, you don't have to worry about somebody playing them for 6 hours a day 7 days a week.

Anonymous said...

Kyoto Heian wins! Edo loses. Hallelujah.