Thursday, February 22, 2007

Who'd A Thunk It.. Wii Top Seller In US

Nintendo Wii Was The Biggest Selling Console In US in January - 436,000 consoles!!!!! More than Xbox 360 or PS3! Snap!

Read more here

I have to admit, after Nintendo's last couple of console efforts, I was thinking why is Nintendo even bothering to invest in a new console. How wrong was that?!!?

But as soon as I saw someone swinging a paddle like a baseball bat.. I was like, "this duck hunt!!!!!!!!" We all remember trying to shoot those damn ducks!

More importantly, I think most people have a fascination with physical interaction with a screen. A big example is the systems where you can smack a golf ball into a big screen and it will show your ball in flight and where it lands on a course. None of us can help but want to pick up that club and whack away.

So Nintendo have created a whole gaming ecosystem around this. Just imagine the possibilities with two motion sensoring paddles in your hand. I cannto wait to see the music 'play along' games they bring out. Its been all about sports for now but guarantee you next Christmas it will all be about 4-12 year olds playing along with music games.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Soapbox Out Of Beta, Veoh Out Of Beta, Blogger Out Of Beta

So we are guessing being in beta is soooooo 2006 right ?

All the kids are growing up. And you know what this means right ? A customer service department :-) Cause if you are out of beta you are meant to be all grows'd up.

We are looking forward to how they come up with branding opportunities we can understand and sell in to clients. The YouTube PVA made it easy to understand (and possible to sell in) and gave the initial boost/injection any idea is looking for. They help you create the spark and then it is up to the content if the consumer feels strongly enough to take up the reigns on distribution for you. It worked incredibly well for us on the Panasonic UndeniableTV campaign with Jamie Kennedy.

(big case of friday fever in here today by the way tiny dancer is way up - free fallin and dont stop believin have also played.)