The newspaper's Tech Buying Guide says Nintendo's console is dead in the water.
From time to time, we here at PGC like to show our readers what the mainstream media is saying about Nintendo. Sometimes the comments are good, such as frequently occurs with articles by Steven Kent, one of the most prominent mainstream gaming journalists. In this case, one highly regarded publication doesn't think much of Nintendo's current console. The Washington Post's "Holiday Tech Buying Guide", by Rob Pegoraro, surveys various electronics categories and suggests the best buys in each field. For the gaming article, linked above, Mr. Pegoraro had this to say:
Most of the time, I've been able to limit my game-platform advice to one question: What games do you -- or the recipient of your gift -- play most often? Find out what console the games play on, and buy that.
This year, things are different. One console, the Nintendo GameCube, is clearly obsolete, with a diminishing supply of new titles. The other two -- PlayStation 2 and Xbox -- are far more competitive.
This is certainly one of the most damning comments about GameCube we've seen published, especially by such an influential newspaper.
Thanks to Willco at GAF for the tip!