Steve Jobs is full of it

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  1. Omega-F

    Omega-F Well-Known Member

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    #1 Omega-F, Sep 4, 2010
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    Probably already discussed, but what the hell is this lol:

    ¨Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said that the iPod touch alone outsells Nintendo and Sony’s respective handheld consoles combined, claiming 50% of the portable gaming market¨

    Huh? Nintendo DS alone has sold more than the entire line of iDevices combined (iPhone, Touch, iPod). Let´s not even bring the PSP, which has sold more than 50 million systems.

    I also find laughable that Jobs assumes that all those people with iDevices actually consider the iDevice a legit video game system. I´d dare to say that only a small fraction of people use the gadget as a gaming machine.

    Steve Jobs sure knows how to spin numbers. I´d like to see what he has to say once 3DS hits the market.

    Saying that during a press conference was almost as dumb as this:

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    C´mon Apple, if you are so confident about your products, why do you have to use pathetic attempts to downplay the competition?

    This is as bad as the Marcus PSP ad campaign. LMAO
     
  2. Zincous

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    #2 Zincous, Sep 4, 2010
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    "Apple’s comparison may have been drawn from last quarter’s sales. Nintendo sold 3.15 million DS units and Sony 1.2 million PSP units, for a combined total of 4.35 million. Apple meanwhile, sold 9.4 million iPods, including models besides touch like Nano and Shuffle. It’s conceivable that 4.35 million of those sales were iPod touch. But even then, not all iPod touch users necessarily use the multi-purpose device to play games."
     
  3. Omega-F

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    Still, that´s really dumb. I´m sure the dude includes all the garbage, Lite and free apps. Does that make any sense?

    Exactly my point.
     
  4. Zincous

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    Yeah Idk. I edited my post, found a quote that might have explained it also. But I don't know exactly :p
     
  5. Somerandomdude

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    Yeah, they're definitely dominating the competition considering that they also sell the device for several purposes aside from gaming, but that seems a bit overkill...

    And as for that chart they show, it's definitely believeable. The PSP has a pretty small library (although when there's a good game, it's insane), and the DS has a decent sized one, but the iPhone has TONS of apps. They're most likely counting all of the crappy, worthless apps that some devs make for a quick buck as well as the well made games that are actually worth picking up. It's a bit skewed, but then again, what ad campaign isn't?
     
  6. Omega-F

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    Looks like you share Jobs mindset :rolleyes:
     
  7. sammysin

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    Full of money? Yeah.
     
  8. d1

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    Heh my exact thought.
     
  9. sammysin

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    What's that saying Derek, about great minds? ;D
     
  10. da shiz wiz 19

    da shiz wiz 19 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah like this is new. Every company does this :rolleyes:.
     
  11. romeodelta

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    Has a lot more credibility than that lame Sony ad trying to attack the iPhone and failing miserably....
     
  12. acrotran

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    I'm sure a lot of iPhone owners don't play games, but surely the vast majority of iPod Touch users play games. I mean not many people would buy an iPod Touch just to use it as a PDA.

    I appreciate the point that Jobs has no doubt exaggerated his claims.
     
  13. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    I like the 21,000 entertainment titles figure. See, what people fail to realize is that 19,999 are from one person.... :)
     
  14. super6ft7

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    No, obviously, but it also has movies, pictures and music, and music is probably the main thing for a lot of iPod owners, kinda was the original idea
     
  15. Masmo

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    Semi off topic but didn't Steve Jobs say that there was new designs for ALL iPods? I didn't see any new design for the iPod Classic.
     
  16. don_k

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    Here we go again, Omega-Fail, the one who claimed SF4 on iPhone will never work months before it was released, then mysteriously disappeared from the thread once it's released.

    Omega-Fail is full of it.
     
  17. WunDaii

    WunDaii Well-Known Member

    Then it wouldn't be a Classic now, would it? ;). That also contradicts the iPod point, but whatever.
     
  18. sammysin

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    Fatty acids are good!
     
  19. sid187

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    well i say leave the classic alone.. do not mess with perfection!!

    heh.

    chris.
     
  20. don_k

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    yeah, I'm happy they leave the classic alone. Afterall it's named classic for a reason.
     

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