First off, one of every twenty Xbox 360 users is a filthy pirate or a cheat, and Microsoft has cut them off. According to CNN, some of them were cut off just because they were dicks. I am not sure it ever makes sense to cut off five percent of your userbase, especially since they're paying for the Live privilege. What a strange world.
Quote by Nintendo's Iwata:"The Wii has stalled.
Of course, given the recent admissions from both Nintendo and Sony that their systems are basically stalling, perhaps Microsoft believes they can fuck their userbase without serious repercussions. Of course, admitting your system is sucking is one thing, but coming up with bullshit reasons like no HD output is quite another, IMO. No one really cares that their console is 'only' 480p, do they? I'd argue that they're more upset all the Wii games totally suck. Typical Nintendo, strong out of the gate and then they look around, wondering where they should be going. Sony's PS3, meanwhile, has such a tiny section of any of the gameshops near me that I wonder why they bother at all.
That's OK though, 'cause Sony has a plan, and it involves copying everyone else just like they've always done. Now that MS is including facebook functions with the 360, So is Sony.
And geez you guys, the Wii has hit a plateau and now you're trying to emulate that rocket-like climb to mediocrity? Both Sony and Microsoft are launching ridiculous motion controllers, and I gotta say that the only way I could be less interested is if they were pink and had little thorns where your hands go. Of course, Microsoft's Natal probably won't cause too much pain for black people, since it doesn't work with them anyway.
As far as I'm concerned peripherals that don't ship with the console will never see widespread adoption. Both Sony and Microsoft are still stinging from Nintendo's strong initial performance, and trying to follow the leader even though the Wii isn't leading anymore. Nintendo's "Reggie Fils-Aime is unconcerned about motion control solutions from Sony and Microsoft", and for good reason: the Wii is faltering in spite of their own controls, so much like a cold-war arms race, MS and Sony are just throwing money away, chasing a phantom leader.
Oh, I got a chance to play with a PSPgo last night. I am old and cynical and jaded, something to keep in mind when I say that the PSPgo was a piece of shit. It's sooo cheap-feeling. The dpad was clicky and annoying, and when you slide it closed your game doesn't pause or anything. Poorly executed, poorly made and, basically, rubbish.
Wii fit doesn't make you fit. Probably better for you than sitting on the couch, but you're playing video games. Wii Fit is still a failure on that front - Yoshi's Island is a way better game, and you're still burning fully half the calories.
Bah. It's all so pathetic. No wonder I'm playing Saturn games more than anything else recently.