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at 5:58PM PST on January 24, 2008.
RE: Wii Tie-in Ratio at 8:1 in December
That was not my argument at all. You did bring the PS3 into the discussion by stating that the PS3 was essentially doing better than the Wii because it has "1/3" the hardware sales of Wii, but only a slightly lower tie-in ratio. This is obviously only for the U.S. that I am discussing. I argued and showed that just because the PS3 has sold only 1/3 the amount of consoles sold and only a slightly lower tie-in ratio for software that this does not reflect badly on the Wii at all (it shows that the software on the Wii is performing better than the software on the PS3). I merely responded to you making the PS3 in relation to the Wii a part of this discussion.
I stated and meant (as apujanata also addressed some of your flawed logic in the terms of the tie-in ratios) that your saying that the statistic shows that the PS3 is performing better in software in relation to the Wii software sales is invalid. The tie-in ratio is games per console and therefore even if a platform may have a smaller installed base (as in the PS3) than another platform (the Wii), just because the tie-in ratios are close does not mean the platform with the larger installed base (the Wii) is doing bad in terms of software sales - in fact, it merely means that they are both selling close to the same number of games per console (a significant thing when you bring up the fact that the Wii has a larger casual base rather than a more hardcore base that the PS3 has, when a hardcore base tends to buy more games in the past and the present). This shows that even though Wii has a larger casual base than another console released almost at the same time that has a larger hardcore base (the PS3), it is still able to maintain the same amount of software sales per console (and that the Wii has much higher software sales in total than the PS3 as of now in the U.S.).
If your point is that "it doesn't matter how many consoles are sold if the games don't sell", then you must also take a similar stance on the PS3 based on the data at this time as you do the Wii if you follow the meaning of the statistics that you see (that the PS3 and Wii are selling about the same in terms of software per console with the Wii selling a higher total amount of software).
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