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Why Do Gamers Opt For PlayStation?

Let me give you a brief back-story before I elaborate: I have always, for the quarter-century that I have been gaming, been drawn to great video games. Brand loyalty seemed like an entirely counter-productive mentality; biased purchasing simply leads to missing out on the best games available. It's why I had both the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis. It's why I had both the PS2 and Xbox. It's why I would turn to the PC every now and then throughout all these years. But over the past decade, I've realized that despite my multi-console approach, I've continually returned to play most of my games on a PlayStation. But why?

It has nothing whatsoever to do with bias or loyalty or fanboyism or anything like that. I wanted an Xbox 'cuz I wanted to play Halo. I have my 360 now because I adore the Gears games. And although we all have our gaming preferences, I know for a fact that mine have changed over time so I can't very well say that PlayStation just "always has the games I want." All I want is good games to play. Back in the PS1 days, I was a RPG freak and the PS1 was - no debate allowed - the king of the RPG. Some of my most memorable experiences came from that machine, and the N64 was a colossal disappointment to me (especially after the glory that was the SNES). Then I got the PS2 and the Xbox. Multiplatform games were almost always better on the Xbox; I knew this, and I went about buying my games with this knowledge at hand. And still, I ended up with far more PS2 games...I wanted the RPGs, yes, but I also wanted the GTAs (which I did not want to wait for on the Xbox), Metal Gears and Gran Turismos. The Xbox was the more powerful machine, and I loved the likes of Ninja Gaiden.

But in the end, I spent most of my time on the PS2. It was the first time since the NES/SNES generations that I had sided with one company for two generations in a row. But now it's going to become three... At first, the 360 had better versions of multiplatform games (I think we all remember the piss-poor PS3 ports), there were more titles available, and we already had a few great games. Yep, there was a time when I had 5 360 games and 3 PS3 games. Now, I have 21 PS3 games and 8 360 games. ...what happened? I honestly just noticed this. Well, we can't attribute it to my love of RPGs because I don't even own a single RPG on the PS3, and although Sony's machine is far more reliable, we can't attribute the change to this, either (my 360 has yet to fail). But hey, MGS4...Hot Shots...Resistance 2...Uncharted...and yes, it seems that certain multiplat games are slightly better on the PS3, and this trend should continue. Looking into 2009, there's Killzone 2, God of War III, Heavy Rain, and hopefully Gran Turismo 5. I want 'em all.

In the end, it just seems inevitable that I'm going to end up spending more time on my PlayStation console. Different games, different power/capabilities, different prices...it has all switched about multiple times, and even so, the PlayStations end up with more of the games I want to play. Now, considering I really only want to play the best of the best, I suppose I could conclude that Sony's consoles always end up with the best software. Well, one can easily make that argument for the PS1 and PS2, can't they? Should it be any surprise that we'll make the same argument for the PS3 when all is said and done? Personal preferences are all over the map, but many a gamer ends up opting for PlayStation, and if you ignore everything but the games - the only thing that matters most - it's tough to make an argument against any PlayStation. I guess this is just the way things are.

P.S. The Wii isn't part of this debate because it's not a next-gen console. It's a gadget. Yeah, abuse me all you want Ninty fans...then point to top-notch software of 2008 and compare it to what the 360 and PS3 had. DONE.

1/2/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (117 posts)

GoldenShadow
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 10:50:27 PM
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The reason that I opt for playstation is security. I like the way that Sony does business and I know that it has always delivered for me. Like you said the last 3 Playstation consoles have been great and Sony is showing no signs of slowing down.

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FallenClyro
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 8:31:20 AM

Yeah I stick with PlayStation because they always deliver what I want and they are very reliable machines.

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Deleted User
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 10:53:29 PM
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Damn that was well said.

I know exactly what your talking about..I for the first time in awhile hooked up the PS2 today. I missed playing the game a girl brought over called kingdom hearts, I also cant play Liberty city stories on Xbox. The PS2 just has the most exclusives.

For me this gen it came down to the software..I just simply like Halo and Gears. Nothing against the PS3 but since GTA4 is multi and GT5 aint out yet. I like the 360 better. All my friends are on Live. And I LOVE kicking their asses.

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Qubex
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 11:07:29 PM

It is a shame, you could have built up a friends list on the PS3... we are all pretty friendly here :)

Q!

"i Am HomE"

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King James
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 1:43:18 AM

Josh, u don't gotta wait for GT5 to get your ass handed to u on the PSN. I was handling ppl on Prologue b4 u starting commenting here. U can catch these "Ls" I'm handing out on the PSN right now!

:P

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 1:34:39 PM

HA!

I could only imagine if I got one and told you guys my sn.

I would fight and own you ALL. On your own console of choice.;)

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King James
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 3:28:02 AM

A lotta talk Josh...but where's the action?

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giant123
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 12:49:12 PM

ya thats the problem..

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SubjectiveTruth
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 7:46:48 PM

Can someone who owns a 360 please add him and kick his ass. He's obviously not gonna buy a PS3 so he can talk as much sh*t about kicking our asses on PSN as he wants. So get on live and own him then someone. :P

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Dealnightfire
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 11:01:53 PM
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Well when I looked at all three systems I picked the PS3 because the games I wanted were on that system, it had Blu Ray playback, Wifi built in, didn't have a high chance of breaking on me, Backward compat, and the ease of upgrading, If i wanted a bigger HD i could just go out an buy one, the controllers had everything to recharge them already. I paid $600 for it but that was it I didn't have to worry about paying for online, rechargeable batteries, etc

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 11:33:13 PM
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I have owned Colecovision, Atari 2600 and 7800, Nintendo, Genesis, SNES, 32X, Atari Jaguar, N64, Sega Saturn, Playstation, Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox, and PS3. But you can guess which of those systems wound up with the biggest library of great games that always held my interest.

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Jizmack
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 11:34:08 PM
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another damn well said I have same reasonings as TheLogicSide cept I Payed 530 bucks, woohoo me. although i didnt buy it for the games i bought it because i know its gonna last a good 6 years(college).

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infekt
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 11:51:40 PM
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I can relate. My first love was the Atari 2600. Then the mistresses C64 and Amiga500+. I absolutely loved my SNES and Gameboy. But I had to have Sonic so I bought the Megadrive (Genesis). Then an Atari Lynx, a TuboGFX16, and an Amiga 1200. Then I bought the the PS2 and a (for the time) a high end PC. I played a lot on the xbox but I never bought it. Then came a new PC, PSP, 360, PS3, and then another 360. Both 360s crapped out and I am 360-less. -- Its ALL about the games.. the Playstation force is strong in this one... and so is the love of gaming.

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Qubex
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 6:43:24 AM

Infekt, nice to know you had an Amiga 500 and Amiga 1200... I still have my Amiga 1200... you should see some of the latest tech demonstrations for it... you won't believe what coders are doing with 18 year old hardware... Would you believe old Paula can play 8 channel stereo sound in 14bit+ ...yip, they are hitting the metal that hard mate!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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MetalHead09
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 12:12:34 AM
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i could say that im a little bit of a loyalist but thats only because sony has my respect and i KNOW they care about their gamers. ive bin thinking a lot lately that if the 360 were more reliable, right now its a very mixed bag and it has a high chance of breaking on you, if it didnt have these problems ide get one because lately a lot of the games on the 360 have bin getting my attention but i just cant justify spending even just 200$ on something that has such a high casualty rating yuh know? id take one as a gift in a heart beat though lol at least then if it breaks it didnt cost me anything.

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Spartan 117
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 12:45:52 AM
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I had gotten my 360 first for halo then got my PS3 four months later for ratchet and clank. But since then I've been playing my PS3 a lot more cause of LBP and R2. However when a game goes multiplatform I always get it on 360 for gamerscore.

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Aftab
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 6:55:07 AM

Ratchet was one of my first titles, too. I liked it so much, that the downloadable sequel was made mandatory.

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King James
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 1:01:07 AM
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What, Ben?! The N64 went SSOOOOOOO HAAARRRDDDDDD!!!! I loved that system. Mario, Starfox, Waverace, Goldeneye, Damn near every other Rare game, WCW vs NWO, MarioKart, the Zeldas, Smash Brothers, and that Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, the list goes on...RumblePak and that GREAT controller!

WTF happened Ben? What more were u expectin from Nintendo?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 1:06:08 AM

Not one or two great games released every year. And not a bunch of 3D games that all felt very similar to me. Besides, I was on an RPG kick so of course, the PlayStation was really my main option. :)

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King James
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 1:32:54 AM

hmmm...see I got mine late (like 1998), so I never had to worry about the "no games". I started off with Mario64, WaveRace64, and StarFox64. *sighs and nods heads* I was busy that Fall. Then, my friend's introduced me to GoldenEye and my WHOLE world opened up.

The Playstation, no doubt, held me down. But N64 was still great to me. It was the Scottie Pippen to my Jordan Playstation. Great team. Lotta Championships.

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GoldenShadow
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 12:22:37 PM

I agree completely with you King James. Although I played the SNES with my neighbor a lot, the N64 was my first console that I helped purchase. I saved my allowance for a month with my sisters and we bought it together. I was already in love with video games from the SNES, but the N64 kicked off my full-fledged addiction.

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jerocarson
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 1:03:35 AM
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The Wii isn't part of this debate because it's not a next-gen console. It's a gadget.

ben, i guess we share the same thought.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 1:07:14 AM
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It's the Playstation experience.
I agree so damn much with David Jaffe

There's something 'bout Playstation and its games driven by Sony which gives it that cutting edge feel and look.

The hardware itself is superb:

-Controller, best since the SNES controller
-Logo, creative logo
-The games for the ps systems have always been diverse as hell. This is perhaps the number 1 reason I like the Playstation brand better. Not just diversity with OK games, but diversity with GREAT games.

During the ps1 years we had Twisted Metal, Legend of Dragoon, Gran Turismo, Crash Bandicoot, Street Fighter Alpha2/3. See this is the kind of stuff I'm talking 'bout, the diversity of GREAT games. Same story with ps2 and ps3.

With other consoles it's all 'bout a main theme. Nintendo with their "family/party games"

With Microsoft it's "FPSs with some occasional great one player games" VERY few grea exclusive 1 player games on 360.

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karneli lll
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 1:32:13 AM
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I find Sony encourages creativity,its never about copying,its about trying new things. The 360 to me feels like an unfinished product of sorts, a large majority of its games still operate inside the box. If hell froze over and Sony discontinued the playstation i'd probably stop playing games altogether. No fanboy talk here but playstation is what makes gaming evolve.

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Strifewind
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 2:24:58 AM
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I just looked at my PS3 library and I have 9 games, I thought I would have a lot less. I got my PS3 back in July with 2 or 3 great games in mind that I HAD to get, and nothing else. But Fall 2008 has tought me to not underestimate again. So yeah Ben, I can definitely agree with you about this subject. Good article! ^_^

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OU812
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 3:11:11 AM
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Nicely said Mr Ben, and agreed with most other comments on here. I will always have a great fondess for Atari and Colecovision. Simply cus is was my first awasome experience with home gaming. Kinda like having sex for the first time to your favorite song; heheheheh ( sorry, didnt mean to be explict)

I also had xbox but stayed with Ps until now. You are right, its all about personal perferences. I just seemed in the end to gravatiate towards Sony, naturally. Dont get me wrong I liked the 360 but Ps2-3 was a natural fit for me. Or maybe its those weekends long playing tekken and hockey.nahhh

Aside from other various consoles I experienced (and still have for memories; didnt have the heart to sell them). I still play with my coin operated rampage and joust arcade machine. Ahhhh. nothing like hearing that particular sound of a quarter going down that slot. Sweeeeet

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smileys_007
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 3:23:52 AM
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wow ben, you already have 21 ps3 games. i only have 12 games so far in my ps3. i can't wait to buy the future games like god or war 3, uncharted 2, heavy rain, FFXIII, WKC. I want them all!! ^_^

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ceedot
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 3:28:29 AM
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I disagree to an extent. It's not ONLY the games that playstation has, but the hardware and software is always reliable and always the best on the Playstation systems.

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King James
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 12:34:49 PM

ff, its not about sales. That would hurt his thesis, b/c the xbox360 outsell the PS3. It's about the games.

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Crono
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 3:59:17 AM
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After all the bells & whistles it comes down to software for me. Don't get me wrong in that I undervalue the Blu-Ray/Linux/etc. capabilities, but the gaming franchises decide the purchase. Even though a lot of PS3 owners were plain duped when Devil May Cry, Tekken, GTA and Final Fantasy all went multiplatform; the likes of MGS and Gran Turismo were still strong enough in appeal for me to opt for the PlayStation, along with the reputation of Sony's internal studios.

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GamerKid123
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 4:25:27 AM
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I have always gone to playstation for gaming really (so feel free to call me a fanboy) because it felt more appealing to me. And it had all the games i wanted and they felt more solid (i played on my mates xbox before and it felt -honest to god- flimsy to control).

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McWhoopin
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 4:47:39 AM
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My god I feel like a glutton. Before this conversation came up, I thought I was stingy having only 29 games in my PS3 library.

My systems have been NES, SNES, PS1, 2, 3 for consoles. NES cause it was the NES, SNES because of games, PS1 for the RPG's, PS2 for the same reason, and the PS3 for multiple reasons. The biggest reason was for the system itself, it is just such an advanced system and with the Blu-Ray drive, it made the system an extremely good value. Secondly, Sony has a track record of making really good games and since Sony makes them, they are of course exclusive to the console. The third reason is because of brand loyalty. Sony earned mine with their last two consoles and they haven't disappointed yet. The final reason I chose the PS3 is the controller. It is just the best controller that has ever been made. The reason I don't own a 360 is because it never wowed me at all. The lack of a next-gen optical drive really disappointed me, I hate how you have to pay for X-Box Live, and I hate the controller. Oh yeah, and there's the RROD. Yes there are a couple of games that I would like to play on the 360, but I find it kinda wasteful to spend the money on the console and rarely ever use it.

I think the reason why everyone gravitates to Sony for their console needs is their track record. They have made two phenomenal systems and their third one is looking better and better all the time. Nintendo dropped the ball with VirtuaBoy, N64, and to a lesser extent Gamecube. Microsoft is still new to the dance and has not proven themselves as a solid gaming company. They pulled ahead this generation but even with them dolling out cash hand over fist, they still can't pull away from Sony.

I agree with Ben on the whole Wii thing but it still doesn't detract from the fact that I want one.

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King James
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 12:46:38 PM

I was wit u till u said Nintendo dropped the ball w/ the N64. and u got 29 games?! Wow! I think at the most I got 20, and I had my PS3 since launch.

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McWhoopin
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 4:44:19 PM

You have to admit, there were very few games for the N64. The lack of options for gaming is one of two reasons why I think they dropped the ball. The other reason is because they kept it cartridge based. Yes it allowed for faster loading times, but it severely sacrificed space. If they went to a CD system like the PS1, then they would have kept the developers and the games. For example, it would have taken 35 cartridges to make Final Fantasy 7 on the 64 where it was 3 CD's on the PS1.

Oh yeah, I had my PS3 since launch as well. The advantages of working for Sony. While everyone was waiting in line since midnight to get a PS3, I just walked into work in the morning and instantly got one.

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isaya85
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 4:51:09 AM
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I first started gaming on the playstation even though I had the first nintendo and the atari I never really played them I wasnt a gamer back then but when the playstation came out I was glued to the tv syphon filter was my game I wont list them all, then I eventually got the N64 didnt play it much, then PS2 came out had to get it my first game was FFX and smugglers run, halo was the reason I got xbox, finally I got xbox360 then sold it later on to get my PS3 I just love Sony we have alot in common


PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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N a S a H
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 5:13:41 AM
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I have both 360 and PS3, so when I come to the decision of buying a multi-plat game I think about it. If I'll be playing it online, I'll buy it for my 360. If it's a game I'm mainly playing single player in then I'll get it for PS3. That's why all my FPS are on 360 and all my Guitar Hero/Rockband is on PS3.

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www
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 5:30:15 AM
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Yea,i also have more games on PS3.
16 games on ps3 and only 6 games on 360 thus much more time is spent on the black beauty.

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 6:31:01 AM
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Mainly for the PS3 titles and the compatiblity of P1 & 2 games and also for the DVD player. other features like free online, web browser, Music/Video storage. Memoery stick slots and Usb ports all come in handy too. but the PS3 in my opinion has a wider selection of games, even though many PS exclusives have hit the 360 this gen. i still prefer the PS3 exclusives over the 360's. i dont really count the Wii as competiton, its just something to have when friends are round, its the console for none gamers.

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shaydey77
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 7:27:06 AM
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I remain loyal to the playstation brand because I love the games,look of the consoles..even the name: PLAYSTATION..it even sounds fun!! The main reason I stick with it is because of MGS and well WAS Crash Bandicoot.
Also Ive never had one problem with anything from them EVER.

So..If it aint broke why fix it?

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Naga
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 7:57:51 AM
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PS3 has shown me incredible Games like MGS4,GT5P,Warhawk, Uncharted, Assassins Creed and the spectacular Prince of Persia. This is the reason that I have sided with Playstation. The games it has has produced over the decade & 1/2 is just phenomenal. Though bit disappointed that thier's no sign of Legacy of Kain

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Buckeyestar
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 8:09:14 AM
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I opted for the PS3 (used to be an Xbot on the 360) because of everything it offers. I liked the idea of Blu-ray being included, since I was one who shelled out $200 for MS HD DVD add-on. I like the included Wi-fi, I never was going to pony up $100 for the MS adaptor (and why the hell hasn't that price come done yet?!). And the PS3 had HDMI standard, which was an afterthought on 360. And my PS3 is whisper quiet, something my Xbox could never claim (at least until 2 months ago with the ability to download to the HD being added). Then there are the games. I was drawn in my Heavenly Sword and the promise of GOW3 and MGS4. Then Uncharted hit. And Ratchet and Clank Future. Then I began to see where things were heading. I still would love to play Fable 2 and Mass Effect (which will hopefully make the jump) but never cared for Halo (or any FPS) and Gears was somewhat entertaining (but never a must have for me). And the future releases weigh even more heavily towards the PS3, giving me no real reason to own a 360. And I do love to watch my Blu-rays, another great choice now that HD DVD has been put down.

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Dogswithguns
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 8:47:56 AM
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You're truth to that, i couldnt agree with you more. altho i do not like to see one of the consoles going downhill like the way Sega did.

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Zorigo
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 9:00:53 AM
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because playstation produces a better experience. most of my friends had ps2s and not xboxs. ps3 has shown too be better, finally, this gen.

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city96
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 9:20:30 AM
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I had all Playstations and theyve never let me down.
PS1 - 1997 - 2004. it did great just got outdated, lack of Games. i still adore it coz of games like Driver 1 & 2. It still works now. I playd MGS (the GODly Game) a few weeks ago. I stopped playing it in 2004 for a bit.

PS2 2001 - 2007. It was well the most popular console ever was extremely reliable for me. I truthfully say the only game thats ever jammed or glitched like crazy was GTA vice city. Great game jus odd jammings here and ther. the GT series had great graphics even on GT2- PS1 game. it BROKE when i installed LINUX (ubuntu) had a 80GB hdd.

PS3 2008- Jan 14th probably neva brake it or damage it. ( i brake controllers though) it has been great so far no problems apart from with online errors which are getting rapidly better. MAG 256 players online. Coming soon. Go on youtube and see a trailer for it ther. Ps3 the most powerful and reliable. best value for mney and best exclusives. THE MACHINE OF GODS.

i have 60gb model with 80gb HDD

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Sir Shak
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 9:51:57 AM
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one word : RELIABILITY

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Aftab
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 10:11:05 AM
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Reliability, uber-polished exclusives, and bluray.

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LightShow
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 10:34:27 AM
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the fact that playstation continues to defy the odds, no matter which generation. each gen, there was an obstacle that nobody thought they would surmount, but they did.

Breaking into a tightly wound industry with PSX, beating the snot out of both competitors with the PS2, and starting to close the gap that was afforded to the 360 because they started a year early.

Sony is an endurance player. M$ did all they could to kill the PS3 out of the gate, but their efforts failed, and the sucker is still picking up steam. Thats why I go with Sony, because i know that they most certainly are NOT going anywhere.

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FLYING_APE
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 10:48:25 AM
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xbox ftw

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Aftab
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 2:59:32 PM

xbox for the whores?

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mastiffchild
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 11:26:26 AM
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I wanted to have all three consoles this gen and for a while I did. Eventually though, as it got near the end of the three year extended warranty, I decided to change my string of 360elites for store credit(no kidding I had 7 in 6 months-it was really frustrating). They just didn't survive in my house(though I treated them like royalty after the first death)and as 99% of the games I liked on 360 go to PC or were multi plats I didn't feel I was losing too much, and anyway I feel that MS sold us all short with the state of the 360's reliablity and don't like to think they got away with it.
My last Xbox worked fine so I think they deliberately rushed the 360 out to tempt devs away from Sony exclusivity while we paid for the cheques. But maybe I'm just unlucky and am now biased because of my personal experience(that said my best mates Jasper Arcade RRoD'd this week so who knows)-whatever the case I'm happy with PS3/Wii/PC in my house.
I know Ben hates the Wii but I think Ninty have got the games coming for the Wii this year-even off third party devs and some even look inventive(Deadly Creatures would look incredible on PS3 for example and Madworld,Conduit,Fatal Frame 4,Punchout!!, S&P2 etc, etc look more like the games we imagined when we first saw the "Revolutions" controls)so maybe it won't be such a joke this year(I'm a huge Metroid fan so I'm hoping the rehash for Wii of MP1&2 with MP3 controls will also have online multiplayer too)but I get your point Ben. I just still think there's a place for the Wii in core gamers homes as long as the games play well enough and have a clever use of the hardware(like NMH-don't try to be photo realistic, just be great games with intuitive controls and great gameplay and art design).
I started off with a ZX81 then onto Atari,Speccy, C64, NES, Master System,SNES, Megadrive(genesis),Amiga,Amiga CD(yes I had one!It was me!)N64, Saturn, PS1, PS2, Dreamcast, GC, Xbox, Wii, 360elite and my PS3. I still have most of them and also have nearly every handheld I can remember though somebody stole my Sega Gamegear last year. It still had it's box, the adapter to use it as a little TV and loads of games so I'm really gutted esp since it went during a party so I know it was somebody meant to be a friend(sorry but it really gets me upset). Was also gutted when my loyal original Gameboy died last year.
When it comes down to it though I'm a bit of a Sony head as they never let me down and even though they were arrogant at the PS3 launch and said some daft things I still think they do much more for the good of gaming in general(E.g-I cannot imagine MS ever giving the green light to MM for LBP). Loads of IP's started off or found fame on Sony consoles and the MS way of waving money at existing IP's can't keep gaming going. I don't want the 360 to die off as competition keeps Sony and Nintendo innovating but I wish MS respected gamers more and put more effort into creating rather than purchasing.

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shadowpal2
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 12:40:15 PM
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Oh yea I remember. Unfortunately during the PS1 days I was like .....7-10 years old lol. I just bought random cheap-ass games for it from Costco. There will only a couple of pretty fun games I had on there like Twisted Metal, Tekken 3, and Crash Bandicoot. I heard of the Final Fantasy series back then but I was just like "WHAT THE HELL IS THIS??? Why is it so fun?" - big mistake. I found N64 really fun because of Starfox 64. GOD THAT WAS FUN!!!!

Then when I got the PS2 I got it bundled with Gran Turismo 3 and Jak and Daxter. Before this though I was going to choose the Xbox which just came out and my Dad was like "What the hell are you thinking, get the PS2" - I was like "Ok, a console is better than nothing." Thank god my dad was there for me. I had the adventure of my lifetime with Jak and Daxter. It was extremely fun. I ended up with 101 power whatevers and 99% of it done. I still don't know what the hell that 1% is...must be precursor orbs. Then I bought a bunch of random games for the PS2 like my PS1 days....Yugioh was my 3rd game then it was....Simpsons Road Rage which was pretty fun and still fun with 2 players but just stupid when no one's around. Then I got Simpson's Hit and Run which I'm still on the last level I can't beat. Pretty fun though. Then.......oh...then.....I got Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. IT WAS HOME. It was so different than before. It wasn't as linear as my other games. I was addicted and always had this exciting feeling playing it until of course after a while where I just overdid it...with...cheats lol. Then it was Sonic Heroes which I personally liked, it was fun and adventurous for me. Not as fast as Sonic games are supposed to be but just so fun still, always love the soundtrack on it. Then...I went hardcore. I wanted to know what popular games were there. One was Metal Gear Solid and the other was Final fantasy.

I heard of metal gear solid also when I was young, I had a demo of it and let's say I was scared shit. I had no idea what to do, you had no gun, you could just punch and shit, I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW YOU COULD BREAK NECKS!!! So I didn't know how to play that game at all. So I went with Final Fantasy....X-2. I LIKED IT, sure it might've been my first FF but it was just so fun for me. Dress spheres...etc. Then I bought FFX which was cool. Then FFXII - not bad, interesting. I got these games at a low price too since they were pretty old. Then Metal Gear...I got the second one - WOW I WAS FREAKING AMAZED and got the story actually. Then I got the 3rd EVEN MORE AMAZED - it was pure epicness.

Now I await PS3 for games like these again.

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Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 4:44:54 PM
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Let me ask you guys this.

If the next Xbox is really reliable. Will you get one?

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Dingodial
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 7:56:04 PM

Yes but don't count on me getting any of the ones that have come out so far (unless MS solves the RRoD crisis then I will certainly get one because the 360 has some awesome games :)

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ps92117
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 8:23:45 PM

well that and if live is free and the graphics proccesor is the most powerful have equal or greater storage capacity and ff is still for both consel, must have its own hardrive and a wifi card. however a game like ff7 remake for the other consel would make me change mind, but if blizzard creates some exclusive for it then yes i would,360 it is a great consel but in MY OPINION it is inferior to the ps3.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 9:04:27 PM

I've bought both Xboxes that were horrendously unreliable...so I guess yeah, I will buy it if it's reliable. ;)

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 2:57:14 AM

Maybe its just me..But my original Xbox was made in 2002..It plays fine and was more reliable then my PS2.

I wont say your lieing..just that with my experience my Xboxs have worked fine. Who knows..

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Aftab
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 6:29:04 PM

You say it was more reliable. One would think you would've opted for a ps3 instead of 360, if relablity was really a concern for you. But tell me this, how many and what games did you play on each? You've heard the statistics. Even if you're ps2 broke the first time you played it, that's a freak accident, an exception. But RROD for the 360 is no rarity. It's no accident.

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kreate
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 2:46:37 AM

josh, i would get 1 even if it is worse than the 360. i always give all consoles a fair try. only exception: nintendo wii.

but my sister has the wii, i dont play it nor wish to play it. i see her play cooking mama, and its not of my interest.

response to Ben's comment: yr orignal xbox broke? how does that happen? i thought the original xbox was a tank?! xD

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steriotyp
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 6:39:20 PM
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The Xbox has proven itself to be a great gaming namebrand. When the 360 came out, I was first in line to get one. Fight Night 3 is still one of my al time favs. I bought a PS3 in December of 2006 and was never once 'dissappointed'. Although the games I enjoy were far and few between at the time, I enjoyed other aspects of the console like movies and toying with Linux [which btw is how I am writing this message]. Now that the games have arrived, I enjoy more games then I have money for. I'm addicted to CoD4, loved Uncharted and MGS4 was just amazing. There are tons of games I am playing now.

The reason I signed up for this site was to post my story. Although I had owned a 360 from day one, I have had nothing but problems from day one (or day 116 to be exact). After going through 4 360's, I finally gave up on the system. There are a few great games, but honestly, I'm not a fan of the Gears franchise, Halo 3 was horrible (online at least. It makes no sense why you have to aim an inch above your enemies head to get a kill. Its just ridiculous) and the only reason I had one was for Ace Combat 6 and Dead or Alive 4. That's it.

My Playstation 3 has been my bread and butter. My wife and I rent or purchase our favorite movies online unless they demand to be on Blu Ray [the Dark Knight has to be HiDef]. We both play the Guitar Hero series and she likes to play Folklore. I have been playing through Bioshock and LBP, striving for more trophies (in the mid 300's now I believe) and with the new PSN, I can't see needing anything more.

I do have a Wii, although I haven't played it since Mario Kart was first released. My kids enjoy it, but that's about it. I'm tired of the gimmicks, and I go where the gaming is good, and right now, just like the last 13 years, the games are always good on Playstation.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 9:03:55 PM

Very interesting, and believe it or not, your story isn't unique. I hear this kind of thing all the time and you're not alone...more and more people are recognizing what you've already recognized. :)

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steriotyp
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 1:30:42 PM

In all honesty, I have all 3 consoles, my job required it for a time (journalism). While my 360[s] have since past, my Wii and my PS3 remain strong. The reason I decided to post again is because there seem to be a lot of comments questioning the reliability of the 360 as compared to other consoles like PS3 and Wii.

Everyone knows the 360 has issues surrounding the RRoD, or Redmond Syndrome as my site calls it. But what about the Wii? There were reports around the release of Super Smash bros that drives were failing. While this was true, it was chalked up to dust in the system, possibly from a lack of play time.
I have never had a problem with my Wii, although it rarely gets turned on.

My PS3 had suffered an error that stopped it from playing Blu-Ray games and movies. DVD's still worked great as well as my PSN collection, but after a firmware update, it went kablooey. Since it was a 60Gb model that no longer existed, I was adimate on getting it fixed. Sony shipped me my console back within 2 weeks and I haven't had another issue. Since then, I have added a 320Gb drive, another 320Gb external drive (for videos and such) and every accessory I can find such as the PSEYE, Sony Headsets, Bluetooth KB/M, and a dedicated, 7mb internet service. Why? because my PS3 has supported my gaming habits since day one of my purchase, has always been reliable and is backwards compatible, which made my main reason for my 360 habits (dead or alive) obsolete.

While I am not a brand hater, I just don't get the enjoyment out of the other two that I do here. I suppose I am a bit of a fanboy, but I am paid well to be so (journalism again). The only reason I still have thoughts of another 360 is Left 4 Dead, which hopefully will swing for the PS3 fences soon. Other than that, I have everything I need, right here on HOME.

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steriotyp
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 6:43:00 PM
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as for your question Josh, If the system is reliable,it is possible I will try the next Xbox out. Especially if the games are great. But.....after dropping support for the first Xbox less than 6 months after launching the 360, and with all the hardware issues, under-the-table game smuggling and pricey online services, it will have to be one hell of a system to convince me to purchase one.

I'll let one of my friends be the sap this time and buy first.

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Deleted User
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 2:59:09 AM

A recent study showed the original still has a huge fanbase..

It beat the PS3 for amount of playtime in 2008. The PS2 however was first place..Followed by the 360.

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steriotyp
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 1:33:58 PM

Of course the Xbox has a huge base still. As a former employee of GameStop, the original Xbox and PS2 are hot sellers every year around the holiday. Why? Because not every family interested in gaming can afford a current gen system. They are hard to keep on the shelf and because the Xbox doesn't have ANY software being made for it now, the games are dirt cheap and the console around $70.
It is no wonder it ranks high on the charts. Not only that, but it was a pretty sweet console to boot.

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bamf
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 7:21:35 PM
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Ben the way it sounds you love gaming on Playstation platforms and prefere the Playstation library of games over xbox. Your a Playstation gamer for Playstation games. You purchased a xbox for certain games and it is the same for the 360.
The same is for me. I have both a PS3 and a 360 but prefere the PS3. I prefere Playstations business model over M$. I prefere the hardware, the design, the online network and Sony's games are more to my taste. I do all my gaming on my PS3, my PS3 is my number 1 console. If I could only afford one console to buy games for it would be a PS3. I have the 360 for certain exclusive games that it has and nothing more. When it comes to multiplatform games I'm going to be buying the PS3 versions (if PS3 version was inferior by alot, that would be diferent) why would I buy multiplatform games for both consoles?

Remember what Phil Harisson said a few years ago when he was with SOny? It's not about the killer app, its about the kiler library, and each generation Sony's consoles prove to always have th killer library while the other consoles just have that killer app.

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Dingodial
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 8:12:17 PM
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PS3 has a Butt-load of features that most people don't even know about. I went to a new years eve sleep-over @ my friend's house and we played halo 3 all night on his new 60gb. 360 that he got for Christmas and everyone else that he invited were 360 fanboys and one of them told me that he "had no reason to get a PS3 and that PS3 had no games".

I had steam coming out of my ears and I wanted to beat him up. But instead, I told him about Resistance 1 & 2, Motorstorm 1 & 2, Uncharted, Little Big Planet, Home Beta, Soccom, GT5, and a few others. I also told him that PS3 already has a wi-fi antenna built-in (he marveled at that because he had to pay $100 for one to put onto his 360 elite) and how powerful it's CPU is and that PSN is free (unlike xbox Live) and why BD is so much better than DVD, and about dualshock 3/sixasis and how PS3 can have up to 7 players on a single system (xbox 360 can only have 4).

After I finished my PS3 sermon he told me that he didn't even know PS3 had sooooo much to offer. He didn't say another bad thing about PS3 for the rest of the night.

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Deleted User
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 3:00:26 AM

Sure it wasn't MY party?;)

All my friends have 360s.

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Dingodial
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 9:46:35 AM

Not unless you live in Cleveland, TN :). Most of my friends have the 360 and I have always been different. I like to shock people with the choices I make. If they get a 360, I get a PS3. If they get the LG Voyager, I get the Samsung Glyde ;)

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Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 10:12:57 AM

I do live in Cleveland=p

Just in Ohio.=[

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BeezleDrop
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 8:25:55 PM
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Playstation has experience and doesn't flash loads of cash around to get what they want. They know what they're doing, and Joshua, the sexbox will never in anyone's life span be reliable. They will always have poor console designs and more than likely 68% of the consoles that come off the line will be malfunctioning and fail to last longer that a month.

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LightShow
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 11:11:36 PM

%68 is quite a number.

i wouldn't go quite that far, but the 360 is, at its core, a Mediocre PC.

microsoft doesn't "do" hardware. They're software people. why are people surprised that they cant make a good computer? they have no experience at it.

now, microsoft SHOULD contract out to an eager PC maker like Dell or HP, and have the people that know how to make pcs make them, and then slap a microsoft sticker on them. that would solve all of their reliability issues right then and there.

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Deleted User
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 3:01:23 AM

I love the sexbox.

And speak for yourself when talking about ALL Xboxs.

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LightShow
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 8:25:09 AM

any computer engineer worth his silicon could take one look at a 360 and tell you that its basically a low end desktop with an upgraded CPU. The fact that M$ doesnt have much experience with full blown computers stands.

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Deleted User
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 10:10:17 AM

Anyone that likes ANY PC will tell you consoles suck. IDK who you have been talken to.

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LightShow
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 10:39:10 PM

*slaps forehead* i'm sorry, i didnt know i was talking to someone who believes that overblown stereotype...

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ThatDude
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 12:43:24 AM
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Impassioned article, and you speak the truth. . . as far as you and other PS fans go. It's simply not true that gamers opt for PS, period. Your article reads the way any PS fanboy (I said it) would write it. There's nothing unique or objective about it. You love PS -- yay!

To be honest, I thought you lost all credibility when, while explaining how much of a real gamer you are (who appreciates games from all walks), you neglected to dignify the Gamecube with a mention. Then you ragged on the N64 and refused to acknowledge the obvious (that Wii is, in fact, a next-gen console *rolls eyes*).

You're a PS fanboy. Admit it. It's nothing to be ashamed of. I'm being totally serious. Flaunt your fanboyism! I myself am a huge gamer who REALLY does enjoy games from ALL walks (I don't just say I do -_-), but I've got a soft spot for Nintendo, the way you have one for Sony. I love Nintendo for many of the same reasons you and those making comments here love Sony: Reliability, top-quality first-party games, etc.

Well, anyway, nice opinion piece, but I have to say it doesn't particularly speak for me or for a grand majority of gamers. Don't get me wrong, I love the PlayStation -- but I love the others just as much. :P

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LightShow
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 8:27:07 AM

well, the PS3 and the Wii both have top notch first party games. I'll give you that.

but, see, the PS3 has good THIRD party games as well!

=D

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Aftab
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 6:45:14 PM

Looks like someones feelings have been hurt. But, really a self-proclaimed fanboy accusing someone else of being a fanboy doesn't amount to much buddy. Enjoy you're wii.

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ThatDude
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 10:49:23 PM

LightShow,

I'll give you that, for the most part. There is a nice number of ridiculously good third-party games for Wii, too, though not nearly as much as on PS3/360. :/

Aftab,

Does it hurt your feelings that I fight concentrated, aggressive fanboyism with tolerant understanding? Is my standing up for the Wii actually hurting you in some way?

By "fanboy" I mean just that: A fan. I don't mean your average, rabid nincompoop with a passion for one thing so strong that it pains them to see competitors doing well. I'm merely a Nintendo appreciator, which most real gamers are. They have done so many things for the industry that only a fool would neglect their importance. I can list what I think they've mishandled and how they've succeeded, though; I can do the same for any console from any company. I appreciate that you felt the urge to respond -- even if you added nothing to the discussion. :)

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Aftab
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 6:58:25 PM

Sorry, but valid yet irrelevant points enveloping disguised personal attacks does not amount to "tolerant understanding". Please, just go and enjoy your wii.

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ThatDude
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 8:58:26 PM

XD That's exactly how you come off, except you have no valid point; you're misunderstanding my posts and you're angry about something. :/ I will definitely enjoy my PSWii60, though, as a long-time gamer; and thank you again for your. . . insightful comments.

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ThatDude
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 12:08:27 AM

XD It's funny, because the only one who's acting like he's hurt and making negative insinuations is you (not even bothering to disguise them [I don't know why anyone would bother disguising them, but. . . ). You're misunderstanding my posts and you're angry about something. That's all I know. :/ I will definitely enjoy my PSWii60, though, as a long-time gamer; and thank you again for your. . . insightful comments.

Sorry for the nearly identical posts. I noticed a laughable logical error but I couldn't edit or delete it. :/


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WNDRTWN1
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 1:08:24 AM
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What's up guys and girls. New on here just giving everyone a shout. I agree with what you are saying, Ben. I had a ps2 and an xbox but it took me awhile to decide to get one. Only reason I did is because I wanted to play Halo and some pressure from friends. That was biggest mistake I have ever made on buying a console. After Halo 2 came out not too soon after that it they was going to announce a new console from Microsoft and felt really burned.

But even after that bad decision, I knew I was gonna get the new Playstation no matter what because I knew all the games I loved and play was gonna be on that console. Don't get me wrong I do like the 360 mainly because of Gears, but I am not gonna make the same mistake I made before. Now what solidify my stand is when I was hearing about all the system failures on the 360. Not only that I look at the game library on the PS3 and the game library on the 360 there are definitely alot more games on the 3 that I know I would enjoy playing. Hands down.

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Deleted User
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 3:02:05 AM

IDK.

I kind of like the fast paced gaming of MS.

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LightShow
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 8:29:30 AM

because M$ is the one who makes the games, not the devs. Sheesh, gimme a break...

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daus26
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 5:49:28 AM
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There are like 50 exclusive reasons but the three big reasons for me are :

1.Available Softwares (er hem...GT5)
2.Blu-Ray drive n its many features
3.Wi-Fi internet connection ready

But I'm gonna hve to disagree a bit on the N64. I loved that system n I really think it truly revolutioned 3D into the gaming world very well. As for the Wii, 110% agree, a very lame consoloe indeed, in terms of software.

Also srry to say this, but it just shocks me to death how some people think the 360 is superior to the ps3. I mean I agrree the xbox was to the ps2, but how in the world is the 360 superior to the ps3. Just how??!!

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dveisalive
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 7:49:50 AM
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The reason I got Ps3 because playstation has always delivered to gameplay graphics sound and endless possibilities to their service. It seems that every system that ever came out is just gonna get crazier, especially starting with Ps2 until now. I have a Wii for I am also a Nintendo fan, and the Wii has it going on, etc... But it is the main reason that it gets my Mom back into gaming, but anyways as I said before I only buy Jap consoles for they always deliver period! But i do say this NWFC sucks ass! and Live is wack and PSN rules. what is so great about live, you have to pay for online for you get everything free with Sony and Nintendo, except for some downloadable content. So youll never see with a Microsoft console ever!

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Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 10:07:43 AM

"I always buy Jap consoles with American parts"

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dveisalive
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 7:54:49 AM
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Ok please dont try to argue with me either Microsoft-Nerds! for 360 is an outdated console that really belongs to the 6th generation not the 7th (current!) one. If then then tell me why does 360 have a 6th generation disc tray that I hear scratches all of your disc, even the Wii has a optical slot drive as well as Ps3, I mean come on I know Halo is the only thing going on for 360 right as well as gears, but they run and play better on a PC, and matter-a-fact they are PC games PERIOD!

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Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 10:06:38 AM

Because Japanese Game Systems were never for geeks..Like Japan itself isn't the geek destination of the world..

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Robochic
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 11:43:51 AM
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Well written Ben.

I think i am so loyal to Sony and nintendo is reliablity and both consoles have proven that with a very very low turn over rate of defects. I also have seen the heart ache over the 360 for consumers since i worked at one of the call centers i couldnt' take it anymore especially telling people that their console needs to go in either for the first time or fourth time it just broke my heart, ihave seen my friends have issues with theirs and the long wait they indured just for a empty box. Yes the 360 has good games but you also need a good console to play those games and if it can't handle being on for a certain amount of time without crashing then it's not made with the consumer in mind but the wallet the money goes into. I have never had to call in to Sony call center for any of my consoles nor any of my nintendo products either even when i dropped my gamecube down 3 flights of stairs and it still worked now thats durability.

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giant123
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 12:54:10 PM
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well i now have a 360 sittin next to my playstation 3...

and im not going to lie... gears and halo.. and left 4 dead are all addicting fun games...
they all have 1 thing in common they are not on the ps3...

i chose the ps3 as my main consel because it has never charged me for my online services..
and that i like the control scheem better, and it has never had problems like the red ring of death....


and when systems were getting bricked they were reliable about replacing them free of charge

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shaydey77
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 12:57:45 PM
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@ Josh
I wouldnt buy the next Xbox if it was reliable because of one simple thing. Im a gamer. Any corporation that buys games so that other gamers cant enjoy them is simply wrong in my book.If Sony did this I would give up gaming..or else buy a Wii.(same thing realy)

You can argue that its business and their in it to make money..but surely they can make money without taking good games away from other gamers?

However if Microsoft do decide to stop this crap business ethic..Id buy the next one.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 9:46:26 PM

Well said. I agree to a certain degree with you. I don't dislike MS for their exclusivity deals but it does kind of suck the way MS takes games and makes it difficult for everyone to enjoy them.

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cr67
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 1:21:51 PM
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Hasn't this issue been discussed numerous times in the past?

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shaydey77
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 1:33:22 PM

Yes but he asked everyone a question
Would you buy the next Xbox if it was reliable?...
and thats my response.

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dveisalive
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 1:49:16 PM
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I dont get it this Josh guy just ruins every post, I mean you have a 360 icon for your avatar, why do you even bother on a PS3 dedicated site?

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Deleted User
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 2:33:23 PM

To shut up stupid people like you.

Any more questions?

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dveisalive
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 1:49:57 PM
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Deleted User
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 2:32:54 PM

Your an idiot.

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Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 2:32:37 PM
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Are you guys kidding me?! lol

How on earth do you think the PS1 and PS2 where winning? It sure as hell dident have the leading hardware.

"I dont like that business"

Well practice what you preach. Damn hypocrites.

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shaydey77
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 2:55:14 PM

Um..they do. They dont shell out cash for timed exclusive. The first time I EVER heard of that came along with a little thing called the xbox.

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Dingodial
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 3:22:58 PM
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Josh you are such a Playstation fan. Your articles always bash xbox and you even have a PS3 for your icon and your nickname is "JoshuaAdamPS3". Haven't you figured out that this is an xbox 360 dedicated site?

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Deleted User
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 4:03:39 PM

lol

Thats was the best impression of my haters I have seen yet.=]

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Dingodial
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 4:19:28 PM

Thank you. I just wanted a reaction :)

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Deleted User
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 6:20:15 PM

I get em all the time. Welcome to my world.;)

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sammyt
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 5:57:26 PM
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Wow , why all the hate? I opt for playstation because in the end they are the most durable/reliable console. And although they didnt have a stellar line-up when the PS3 first came out they do now and the line-up for 09 is amazing .

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dveisalive
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 7:52:23 PM
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I hope Ben gets rid of you Josh, dam i mean i like to read this site to catch up on Sony news etc... then I see you 360 this, your an idiot and so on, just go to 360 sites and leave us Sony guys alone, i dont go to Microsoft sites and bash 360 owners on their site like you do on here, you need a life you have to much time on your hands!

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 9:54:03 PM

Whoah. De ja vu.

I know I've seen this exact comment a THOUSAND times before.

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LightShow
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 10:41:20 PM

no kidding, shadow.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 9:12:36 PM
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Josh, the only reason you stay alive for another round is because dveisalive is acting far too hostile. Both of you get warnings for starting this row. And as much as I like added comments, it takes me about five seconds to ban you, Josh...

And for the record, of COURSE the PS1 and PS2 had better all-around software libraries than any other console of the time. That's not subject to debate.

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 11:56:11 PM

Im just saying its the same on both fronts. the reason I got as PS2 as a kid was because at the time it was the only place you could get GTA3. Which was a MUST HAVE title at the time.

It had all the good games. I used to HATE Xbox guys until I got my own..Which wasn't truly fair because of the immense hardware advantage of the first model games looked amazing. But most of the must have titles where for the PS2. Its almost the exact opposite this gen. Tho things are changing.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 9:52:02 PM
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Josh: The reliability is big deal but there are so many other reasons I didn't get an Xbox. No wifi, Live isn't free, blah, blah, blah, etc. Anyway the point is: If I had any reason to believe my console would last longer than a few months, it would be a lot easier to consider buying an Xbox but wouldn't necessarily seal the deal.

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Deleted User [Moderator]
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 11:58:15 PM

Thats understandable. I cant argue with you for that.

People will like what they like. As long as they keep an open mind im perfectly fine with that.

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ec0li
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 1:28:08 AM

Speaking as a 360 fan...RROD suks ballzaks. I feel bad for peeps outside the US and Europe where MS's rrod warranty might not cover the problem or is just not feasible. Oh and I haven't seen the official wireless adapter for less than 75 bones...that is highway robbery. Fortunately there are other options actually that cost around $30, you just have to do some research.

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Mrizzle1991
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 10:07:40 PM
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I went through 4 xboxes already and the 4th only lasted 10 days E74 Error thats rediculous thats why i always liked sony way better

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GEEZZZYYYY
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 7:31:52 PM
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If u look at all the consoles, i believe every one would agree PS3 is just the best console if u can affourd one. WHen i was buying a new console, my first choice was Xbox. I owned a PS2 before and thought, maybe i'll change this time. Then i went on the internet and did research. I chose the PS3. IN my oppinion, i here to much of the "i went through 3 xboxes." Xbox isnt as realiable. On the PS3, the exclusives have more qualtiy to them and has the widest rang of genres. I chose PS3 because it was cheaper in the kong run and it was futureproof. I cant see the xbox getting any better then it already is, but the PS3 is already just as good as xbox in terms of games and 2009 is just the knock out punch. PS3 has everything u need built in while on xbox, u have to buy so many assesories that the total end up being more then the PS3 and u are still without a blu-ray player. PS3 has the best potential and thats why i chose it and if everyone did their research or at least considered what u get for your money, they would agree that PS3 is the best. I do admit HALO, and GEARS OF WAR are both amazing but there only two games and there shooters. Some people dont like shooters. I love shooters, but on the PS3, not only do i get shooters, i get everything else. Im talking about exclusievs here and really those are the main exclusives out while the main exclusives on PS3 are, MGS4, resistance, ratchet, LBP, GT5 Unchated, Killzone, God of war,Socom, AND maybe, Heavy Rain. PS3 has way more exclusives and Really good one too, but im saying the ones that are gaurenteed to do good and has already done good and has shown that these are the best games that can be played anywhere. Other games that have potential to be amazing would be, MAG, Quatum Therory, Jak and daxter,infamous, and way more. PS3 is simply the most for one console. Xbox games cant compare to these and dont say halo and gears alone are better that all these put together because they are not! Not even CLOSE!

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