Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt

Browsing random websites and I see a site that sells used video games. Just for fun I decide to see what they have - and I end up looking at something that really summarizes the strategies of the various consoles quite nicely.

Our most popular PS2 games:
DEF JAM Vendetta, ESRB rating Teen
Ape Escape 2, ESRB rating Everyone
Resident Evil: Dead Aim, ESRB rating Mature

Our most popular XBox games:
Enter the Matrix, ESRB rating Teen
Pirates of the Caribbean, ESRB rating Teen
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War, ESRB rating Mature

Our most popular Gamecube games:
Mega Man Network Transmission, ESRB rating Everyone
Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, ESRB rating Everyone
Wario World, ESRB rating Everyone

See, there's why Gamecube is failing. They've built their business around kids, and the fact is, kids don't buy consoles - their parents do. And when their parents can buy a console that plays games for kids, *or* buy a console that plays games for kids, plays games they want, *and* plays DVDs, for just $20 more . . . well, it's not much of a comparison :P

Ironically, the Gamecube has ended up being a console that only the random "I think I'll buy a console today, oh this one's silver, I'll buy it" crowd and the uberhardcore gamers have, simply because nobody else *wants* one. I can't think of any way someone could possibly do a lot of research and decide the Gamecube was the best console for them.

(note: ESRB means Entertainment Software Rating Board, which is this random group of people who's decided to make game ratings in much the same way as there are movie ratings.)
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