Originally Posted by marty370
Funny, Ninty do a fair bit of copy them selves. They don't always innovate like NINTY FANBOYS believe.
Originally Posted by $n!pR
Exactly what have Microsoft or Sony copied? The wii motion control may have giving them ideas, but each company came up with their own innovations. Sony in fact had their motion controls before Nintendo ever did when they released games for the eye toy. It's ridiculous to suggest that Nintendo is the only one to could up with innovations.
We could go way back I suppose. Considering Sony got their start in the gaming business when they were hired by Nintendo to work on a CD-ROM gaming platform for them. Instead Sony took the inside info they learned from Nintendo and flew the coop. Nintendo was forced to release the Super Nintendo instead of a ROM system like they wanted. Sony later released the PSX which was originally supposed to be NES system. They stole the Super Nintendo controller design as well. As for your theory that Sony had motions controls before Nintendo is untrue. They make that claim off the patents for that stupid eye toy thing they had. Nintendo had the motion controls first. Now Sony has a three piece "move" system that is identical to Nintendo's three piece system with no patents to it prior to the Wiimote patents. The PS2 was nothing but a super charged Dreamcast with DVD playback added to it. The PS3 is more of the same with bluray added to it. PSN is Sony's adaptation of LIVE. The only thing I can think of that Sony innovated was backwards compatibility...then again, Gameboy Advance did that first. So you tell me, where is Sony's innovations?
I can't believe how nobody see's the importance of getting casual gamers into the market. As Sony and Microsoft will tell you, those casual gamers eventually become hardcore gamers. Gaming would have died in the early 80's if it weren't for Nintendo. When they initially released the Nintendo in the US it was a failure. What did Nintendo do? They brought something called "Rob the Robot" to the market. They repackaged the NES as a Robot Entertainment system instead of a gaming system. After that consoles started flying off the shelves.
Of course, Sony and Microsoft loves to leave the responsibility of bringing casual gamers to the market to Nintendo. They'll just steal their innovations in the meantime and they'll inherit the gamers the next generation.