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Published on November 21st, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Let the Console Wars begin…

In case anyone missed the various spectacles, both the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii launched this weekend to sell-out crowds. Neither console was beyond the grasp of the eBay monster, but PS3 sellers had quite the drop in demand by Saturday evening…

From a $15,000 price tag two days before launch, down to $4k on launch day, then down to $1,200 today, the PlayStation 3 has proven a handful of things so far:

  1. People will pay a large amount of money for things they want.
  2. Those people will be laughed at incessantly by everyone they know when their expensive toy is available everywhere for a portion of their cost.

Along with the madness of pricing, there were incidents – both awe-inspiring and highly disturbing – during both launches, but now the deed is finally done. There are three consoles duking it out for your gaming dollars, and most know them well. For those that don’t know them well, thank Engadget for posting in-depth FAQs on both newly released consoles:

And now… It starts. The war for dominance in the console gaming arena has begun. Want to see how the numbers tally up? Check out NexGen Wars and see the current (estimated, mind you) tally on the current sales figures for the next-gen consoles. Here’s a quick rundown:

nexgenwars.com
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Personally, after having invested in the 360 over the past year it’s one of my obvious choices, but it’s all about the games. Each company is working hard toward having exclusives for their console, and depending on the person, each console is worth it’s weight.

What do you think? Which console(s) are you rooting for?


About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at GAMINGtruth.com, streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/deejayknight and teaching.



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