The balding one doth return as prohesised! Bringing with him sarcasm galore! You are a cheeky one... but I like you anyway! So let me get this straight... Nintendo share prices fell what?... 9.1%? in 2 days. Just as well they rose by 9% when squaresoft came onboard! One more big drop and I'll give you some credit for that one. In spite of this, however, they announced record profits (of Â£1/2 billion or over $900000000 in you American's language) for the 2nd consecutive year? I'd say things are still looking pretty rosey on the Nintendo front. Good find, though. I wasn't aware of the 2nd fall. Just when I thought the arguments were beginning to dry up! I love you R_B_E! Don't worry, as soon as Mario and they other "kiddie" titles start surfacing in Q3 the Japs will lap it up. Mark my words. European GC Pre-orders are also looking very promising (50000 it was a week ago, for UK and Germany with more modest but similar figures throughout Europe. N.B- Do the Maths- 100's of 000's of GC's sold on day 1 in Europe, 5000 xboxes sold in a fortnight in Japan. Which figure do you think looks better?) and with GC's release, GBA sales rises are inevitable! (when the link becomes readily available that is, which I don't think is that far off), although they're not exactly doing badly at present. A pretty weak argument I'm afraid (no doubt there's more to come though ) Here's my console shares forecast (sanchez is not a market analyst, terms and conditions apply, sanchez will accept no responsibility for your purchasing decisions ) : GCN: <shares + strong euro launch + imminent improving Jap sales+ fan boys = >shares= XB: Modest to adequate Euro sales + dreadful Jap sales= <shares = PS2: Unbelievable (and unjustified) sales + fanboys= I just don't think M$ will ever have anywhere near the right image for the hame console market.