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Nintendo Wii Release Date
In any industry, competition among various companies is quite inevitable. In order to thrive and survive in the cutthroat world of business it is important to continually innovate and offer consumers something new and exciting. This is all to apparent in the video gaming arena, where leading companies such as Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are continually pitting their products to the delight of video gaming fanatics who are always on the lookout of the best products. For some time, there have been some talks about how Nintendo is no longer in the running and have outdone by Sony and Microsoft. The popularity of Sony's Playstation 2 and Microsoft's Xbox has been a slight blow to Nintendo who have been dominating the industry for several decades.
However, Nintendo have recently proven that they are far from becoming just a part history of video gaming. Early 2006, there have been reports that Nintendo is developing a new video game console that is said to overthrow Sony's dominance in the industry. The product was first codenamed Nintendo and was later changed to Nintendo Wii (pronounced as 'we'), which certainly have a nicer and much interesting ring to it. Since the rumored initial development stages of the product, a lot of people were anticipating the Nintendo Wii release date. It was largely attributed to the fact that Nintendo have always been known to live up to the expectations of many by providing family-friendly games with a twist. Predictably the rumor mill was in frenzy, with varying speculations not only as to the Nintendo Wii release date but the possible features of the products as well. However up until the Nintendo Wii release date, the company has decidedly kept mum about the specifics.
When Sony that it be releasing its latest product, the PS3 or Playstation 3 right along the Nintendo Wii release date, a lot of people were practically agog with sheer excitement. The head on competition between the two manufacturing giants further fueled the all to keen rivalry, much to the delight of video game fanatics who are looking forward to try out the latest innovations. It was then finally announced that the Nintendo Wii release date was scheduled on the 19th of November, soon followed by Sony's Playstation 3 within the same month.
Predictably, people came in droves and the some even waited out in the cold, waiting for the retail store to open. Online sites that offer preorder options were overwhelmed by the number of people who are willing to pay thrice the original amount juts to make sure they have try it firsthand or give it away as gifts for the holiday season. Amazon decided to pull out their preorder options just a short time span after posting it on their website, and claimed to have underestimated the demand for the product. All in all, it was a grand day for Nintendo who have effectively given Sony a run for their money and reestablished their position as a market leader in the video gaming industry.