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Subject: RE: UKNM: Sega v Nintendo v Sony
From: Sanjay Mazumder
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 18:20:22 +0100

I've been observing the thread for a while now.

My experience seems to be that Nintendo has an extremely loyal following
from its SNES which flowed through to the N64 and should flow to their
new console. However, as the players get older, the Sony product tends
to be more appealing due to the more "realistic" feel of their games.

I know that Sony will be number 1, due to its financial and marketing
muscle and the great games it'll have - if the Playstation is anything
to go by, and Nintendo will be close behind.

As for SEGA - who knows. The Dreamcast has been some time coming. They
need to launch with a bang some great games before the others get there.

I for one, will keep my N64 and buy a playstation 2 to go alongside it,
if they manage to launch it before or at a similar time to Nintendo.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Manou Marzban [SMTP:manouatpostmaster [dot] co [dot] uk]
> Sent: 12 August 1999 16:27
> To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
> Subject: Re: UKNM: Sega v Nintendo v Sony
> John B wrote
> [The reason that Nintendo will be second is that they always produce
> the
> goods and although it is often a heated discussion in gaming circles:
> Nintendo always have killer products that no-one else does....
> Goldeneye, Zelda, Banjo Kazooie, etc.]
> Yes, they will also come second because of their infexible licensing
> contracts with developers. They have not made many friends in that
> circle. They do have some killer products...some being the key word,
> as opposed to *Many*, that Sony introduce via their network of
> suppliers.
> [They will come second because of their devotion to creativity and
> gaming (and unique offerings)...]
> I am not too sure about this...their games are superb...but *devotion*
> is a strong word.
> [Which leaves Dreamcast third, and deservedly so. Beneath all the
> marketing hyperbole and PR they're producing a system that works on
> Microsoft software for two main reasons - easy ports and easier
> products. To get PC games on a home system... how dull.]
> Absolutely spot on John! Do you play FIFA99????? Wanna play?
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