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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Why the Wii is Selling so Well

Why is the comparatively low-tech but inexpensive "Wii" hanging in the gaming console market with powerhouses like Microsoft and Sony? This article on Yahoo Games! announcing the new Xbox 360 Elite pretty much tells the whole story. It's like an article in a trade magazine, only we're supposed to give a shit.

1 comment:

parabasis said...

the Wii also is selling well by appealing to niche markets. Apparently, it's a huge seller in retirement communities and nursing homes, for example.

It doesn't hurt that the PS3 got terrible reviews when it came out, or that there is basically no innovation in console gaming outside of the Wii anymore, just different (occasionally better) variations on the same things.

I mean... when did the FPS come out? That was pretty much the last new genre in gaming... I think I was in high school.

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