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How Did You Decide Upon Your Next-Gen Console Purchase?

Too often, analysts and journalists forget that with the sheer amount of information available these days, it can be difficult for a consumer to make a decision. I can distinctly recall working down at EB during the launch of the PS2 (yes, I'm that old; just shut up), and it became painfully clear that most consumers, even some who considered themselves gamers, were dazed and confused. "Just too many conflicting reports," or something to that affect, is a commonly heard comment. So, how did you decide upon your console purchase?

Bear in mind I'm only talking about this new generation, so if you've purchased a PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Wii, I want to know why. How did you arrive at the conclusion? None of these, even the relatively inexpensive Wii, is cheap enough to be considered an "impulse buy," so obviously, one would assume a great deal of thought went into your purchase decision. I am well aware of the fanboys who plunked down their money without doing any research whatsoever, but if they bothered with responsible research, they wouldn't be embarrassingly biased, now would they? Anywho, I suppose I'll start; I own a PS3 and a 360, and here's why-

The Xbox 360 Purchase

I had an Xbox, and although it turned out to be a far less reliable machine than my PS2 (and I had far fewer games for it), I figured there would be a few gems on the 360 that I couldn't afford to pass up. I had the Xbox for the likes of Halo and Ninja Gaiden, early awesome stuff like Deathrow, and the fact that multiplatform titles were almost always best played on this console. I wasn't convinced the latter would happen in the new generation, given the rumors of the PS3's impending power, but I knew there would be a few 360 exclusives I absolutely had to play. I worried about the reliability, and although it's clear that the numbers have proven it to be the least reliable system in history, mine is still fine. The one I got in mid-2006 still works great; even better than the original Xbox (which constantly gave me DRE errors).

I don't go online much so Live was never a big draw for me, but the revamped S Controller - after the debacle of the original Xbox controller - made me satisfied with the gamepad I got with the 360. I didn't have a HDTV then so that didn't really factor in, and while the game selection was thin, it's always thin during the first year of a console's existence. So, I made the purchase, and although I'm playing on the machine a little less than I expected, the vindication is just about here. The two Gears games alone have already come close, but I do want more.

The PlayStation 3 Purchase

I got this on launch day as I did the PS2, but to be 100% honest, it was only for work-related purposes. I had just started full-time here at PSXE and I needed the thing to help the site. Really, if I didn't need it for that, I most certainly wouldn't have bought it for quite a while. $600 was crazy pricey, I didn't have a HDTV yet to enjoy the Blu-Ray option, and because I remembered the horrid reliability issues the PS2 faced during launch, I was nigh-on convinced the same thing would happen to the PS3. And besides Resistance: Fall of Man, there really weren't any games at launch that interested me. So I guess we have to bypass the actual purchase decision (because it wasn't really a "decision") and look at whether or not I'm happy with the system at this point in time. Well, the short answer is "yes."

Being a huge RPG fan during the PS1 and PS2 days, I figured I'd at least get the same from the PS3, but it hasn't turned out that way. I've actually gone to the 360 for my RPG fixes so far (Lost Odyssey was great, IMO). But the PS3 surprised me in more positive ways: first, the reliability has been perfect (I still have the original 60GB machine I got on launch day), Blu-Ray on my new HDTV is brilliant, due to the free Network I'm online more often, and I've watched in fascination as the software roles have apparently shifted this generation. Once we get Killzone 2, and now that Resistance 2 is already out, it's hard to say the PS3 isn't the king of FPSs this generation, whereas the Xbox most certainly was last generation. That's just one "for instance," but I remain happy with the exclusives we've already had (Warhawk, Heavenly Sword, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, etc.), and the upcoming exclusive list is bad-ass.  I'm already salivating for GoWIII, KZ2, GT5, Uncharted 2, and FF Versus XIII.

I still think the Sony controller is the best one ever made, and having backwards compatibility on the console, which I really loved at first, is still a bonus. I just got a sleek silver PS2 so I don't really use it as much, but b/c on the PS3 is still worth mentioning. That, and I see PS3 versions of multiplat games becoming superior on the PS3 as developers start their development plans on Sony's machine. At the very least, the games will be mostly identical across both platforms whereas last generation, the PS2 version rarely equaled the Xbox version. So yeah, I really do love everything the PS3 has offered and will offer in the future.

As for the Wii, I won't ever consider purchasing a gadget that isn't really a game console. Now, what about you? How'd you end up with the system(s) you have this generation?

1/17/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (160 posts)

Bo0mKiiD
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:17:17 AM
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I got my 360 to play with friends and family 2 years after it came out and now i'm on my 3rd one. As for the Ps3, I got it 3 weeks ago out of spite to my friends who knocked it. It's a pretty cool system and reliable and now their angry with me because i barely sign into XBL anymore. =D

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:50:34 PM

Welcome to the PSN. Still a strange reason to spend $400-$500.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:03:14 AM

Welcome to the dark side my friend :)

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DarKn35s
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 5:19:40 AM

i bought my PS3 because ive always been SONY fan, and wanted a true next gen system lol
and just like everybody else i bought my elite because my friends had a 360 o and bioshock n mass effect (which wasnt more than one play through)IMO

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zerostar39
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:20:34 AM
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Got the Wii first bc I was a huge Nintendo fanboy.. actually was one of those people who got in line at 4 am at Toys R Us. After a few months, the "Wii hype" wore off, and I realized there were no more good games to play on the Wii, and I found out that RE5 wasnt gonna be on the wii, I got a PS3. I chose PS3 over Xbox 360 bc of Blu Ray. about a year later I reluctantly got an Xbox 360 just for the exclusives i wanted to play.

PS3 is my main system now. I barely play the Wii or Xbox 360

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Bo0mKiiD
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:35:37 AM

Poor zero, Had to wait in the cold for a wii? I feel your pain, I brought my wii and sold it a week later because the graphics were so shyte even my sister didn't want it as a present(for free). Shall I cry for you now or later?

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zerostar39
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:58:54 AM

yeah it was freezing out. I think I've cried enough for the both of us, haha!

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MirrorSoul
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:27:02 AM
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I based my whole PS3 purchase around 3 games
1.God of War 3, I missed GoW 1 when it launched but got it when it hit the Greatest Hits for $20 and LOVED it and immedeatly went to purchase GoW2, now I patiently await 3 :)

2.My RPG's which at this point im highly dissapointed in Sony in not having enough of, but hopefully they will start strong as seeing Fallout 3 was great(Besides the many bug that annoyed me, like when I went to get the G.E.C.K and the supermutant helping me get past the radiation got stuck and I had to go in....ouch)

3.Kingdom Hearts 3, I dont care whatever you say KH had a fantastic story line and great plot twist, hell i even still quote a saying from KH1 "One who knows nothing, can understand....nothing" :0 D33P lol

Honorable mentions are
*Rumor of FF7 Remake and trailer
*Rumor of Legends of Dragoon 2 (I played the mess out of that game, I have a modded PSP with it on there)
*A New Twisted Metal (Do i need to say mome lol)
*And PS3 backwards Compatability (Yep got me an Original 60gig )


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MirrorSoul
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:33:39 AM

Also I got my 360 befor my PS3 (Befor it launched in 2006) and had a great time with that with Lost Planet (The first online consule game I ever played and got addicted to) which everyone on Live told you to download the online demo of. Played the ish outa Gears of War but online was a little buggy with host advantage(Damn you overpowered host Shotgun), and a little Test Drive Unlimited, which was the Burnout paradise of that time frame, but it came to an end in 2006 when i got my RRoD and took it back and 6 months later it happend again so I finnaly got my PS3 with my 360 money.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:05:12 AM

despite that, Fawkes is an effing PIMP! Oh yeah, and My old Xbox is so modded that I play Legend of Dragoon on that mothereffer too, love the hell out of that game.

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b3mike
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:29:26 AM
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I purchased my PS3 for rpgs. But like you said Ben, it really hasn't turned out that way. BC is holding me over right now as it allows me to catch up on some games I missed.

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realmadpuppy
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:29:32 AM
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I purchased the 360 at launch because I enjoyed the Xbox and had no problems with it. I'm on my second one now and am not very happy with it's quality.
I purchased the PS3 because I wanted a Blu-ray Player and Home theater Mag gave it high marks as a Player. After having it for a while, I have become a convert, I love the reliability, and I replaced my HTPC with it. I also because if reliability issues I only buy exclusives for my 360 now, if they are multiplat I only get them for the PS3.

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Buckeyestar
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:40:57 AM
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I bought a 360 a few months after launch, when it was readily available on store shelves. I did love it, though I've never enjoyed Halo. I love the controller but was annoyed at how much it would cost to upgrade my HD, add WiFi, play hi-def media. And the darned thing was sooooo loud, I could never enjoy my HD-DVD drive as much as I should have simply due to the noise coming from it. Add the RROD hanging over it like the sword of Damocles and I began looking elsewhere.

I had initially berated the PS3 for its cost and lack of games, but I knew it would be the only way for me to play GoW3. I was also intrigued by Heavenly Sword and MGS4. Once I realized that its cost was no different than what I'd pay to get the same features ADDED to my 360 (cost of the console itself excluded), I relented and bought my PS3. Once I fired it up and heard . . . nothing, I was sold. I delved into Blu-ray (now blessedly silent HD playback) and began to love my new console. It wasn't long before the 360 went on the chopping block. I do miss Mass Effect and would like to try Fable, but there is nothing else on the 360 that appeals to me and I couldn't be happier. Now that Blu-ray is the HD standard, my choice has been proven to be even better. I also have Heavy Rain, GoW3 and Uncharted 2 to look forward to in the next year (give or take) which won't be appearing on the 360, and only Mass Effect 2 to draw me towards the competition.

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:57:21 PM

But, Bioware's games always go to PC...ALWAYS. So why not play it on PC like I do?

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Buckeyestar
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 4:37:22 PM

Because I don't have a PC that will run them, and to buy one would be more than the 360 and PS3 together. Besides, I'd rather use a controller than keyboard/mouse. Not to mention the advantage of playing on a much larger screen.

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MetalHead09
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 12:54:50 AM

they have controllers for pc's.

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Arkhon
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 @ 2:34:01 PM

They only have controllers for some games. But yeah, name any game for the PC and the 360, I would rather play it on the 360, especially since a good gaming PC can cost over $2000, which to me is just insane, especially when you consider the fact that I f*ckin hate searching for buttons on a keyboard when I play a game like Call of Duty 4 or Mass Effect. I definitely prefer playing on my new 37" Sony Bravia that I won in a raffle, and though it has DVI and VGA input, PC picture on a TV always looks a little fuzzy.

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djjake
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:49:39 AM
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i spent ages looking at the 360 and ps3, comparing
wii was out of the question because it offered nothing to me

360 pros- great online, cheap, all my mates have one
cons - not much to push gaming wise, faulty hardware, expensive in the long run

ps3 pros - blu ray, great games from ps2 (mgs, gran torismo exc), free online, all in one hardware, i wanted a next gen just for gta, i could have gone with 360 for the dlc but i have a feeling sony will get something, plus all gtas being on playstation before i thought it would be the superior version
cons - didn't no many people with one, didn't have the best line up of games when i got it, bad ports, very expensive

but i'm glad i took the risk to get it even though none of my close friends had one, because one by one they are gettin a ps3
also made me become friends with people i hadn't spoken to in ages


PS3 for the win

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Cavan
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:55:27 AM
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i never really liked the original xbox, so when the 360 came out i wasnt that fussed as the ps3 was close, however as the system got put back i was heavily tempted to buy as a few of my mates had one and was playing online every night.
In the UK the ps3 came out at the end of march and my birthday is first week in april so i preorded one and used my birthday money to get one, i did lots of research and i figured i had my ps2 for about 6 or 7 years and i thought the ps3 would of have a similar run, therefore i factored in 40 pounds a year for xbox live along with the 60 pound wireless adapter and thought it would be much cheaper in the long run to have the ps3, along with blu ray.
Also i have never got on with the xbox controller, there is a reason why sony has never changed the design of the ps controller, just fits perfectly, granted the sixaxis felt too lite, but as soon as the DS3 came out, the system was perfect for me.
so much so that my mates who had originally bought 360's, all but one have swapped for the ps3, mainly because between the 5 of them, they have had 13 xbox's between them, only one of them are still on their original one, and he's the one who use's it least.
Overall couldnt be more happy with the choice i made, i respect the 360 a hell of alot as it has some great games but for me the ps1 and ps2 did such a good job i had no reasons to doubt that the ps3 would let me down, and it hasn't yet.

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Naga
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:59:20 AM
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Well I've been a Northern Irish Playstation gamer since 2000 in between 2000 & 2005 The Offical Playstation 2 magazine and PSW had great stuff like Warhawk,MGS4,GTHD,heavenly sword and special features on Playstation 3. I would've bought the X360 in 2005 but to honest the controller completely failed on the original Xbox so it completely put me off the 360.

So has I escaped the evil whispers of Microsoft till March the 23rd 2007 where my father ordered the Playstation 3 at Argos for £425 the Playstation 3 had become the greatest and most enjoyable games system that I've ever owned since Playstation still the only thing that pissed me off with the PS3 is the lack of a new Legacy of Kain game WTF! EIDOS & CRYSTAL DYNAMICS!?!

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:03:10 PM

Eidos is too focused on make Tomb Raiders with crappy cameras.

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N a S a H
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:59:37 AM
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XBOX 360: For Xbox Live and all my mates owning it.

PS3: Just because I'm a die hard Sony fan I had to purchase it to support them.

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CaptRon
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:01:49 PM
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I bought a PS3 mostly cause exclusives. Sony can make good games. The Blu-ray was a must and lets not forget about blue-tooth, so classy. It's reliable. You just cant go wrong with the Playstation. No red ring of death here.

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bebestorm
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:07:28 PM
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I have 360 and got it for the jrpgs...Jrpg's are favorite kind of game...I bought a PS3 in september I bought it for the FFXIII duo and of course others WKC,Heavy Rain,uncharted.. etc...PS3 has become my main system.....My only complaint about the PS3 is why didn't they make L2&R2 triggers other than that I really do like it...I still have my PS2 for the old games...I do hope new jrpgs will be announced this year for the PS3...

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TheRaPtuRe
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:08:20 PM
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i got a ps3 for mgs4, kz2 and gow3, simple as.
the only xbox game that i would like would be gears

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Gone
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:13:25 PM
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I took a Wii on my Xlax 360! PS3 is my weapon of choice. I bought the PS3 because of GoW3, RE5, Tekken, Gran Turismo, Twisted Metal, Final Fantasy, Burnout Paradise, GTA.

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:43:58 PM

LOL! Xlax!...thats a new one for me!!

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:05:13 PM

lol...xlax.

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:13:27 PM
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I decdied to get the PS3 due to the PS1/2s past, and becasue of the exclusives, too bad most exclusives turned out on the xbox...... but the PS3 to me is still the superior console. ist just to be, when i think of a coinsole the plystation brand instantly comes to mind, to me Playstation just seems official.

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rjmacready
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:18:11 PM
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I bought my PS3 because I've always thought Sony was topnotch as far as quality of consoles.
I looked at how much I enjoyed my PS1, then how well the PS2 did (and how many games it now has), and felt the PS3 was a nobrainer.
I figured the PS3 would follow the same path as the PS2 did, and that's something I'd want to be a part of.
Plus I had to have Uncharted and MLB: The Show, two of my favorite games ever.
I've thought about getting an XBOX 360 now also, so I could play Gears, Mass Effect, and Fable, but the unreliability scares me away, and so for now I'm sticking with my PS3. I'm looking forward to the 2009 lineup. (Can't WAIT for Resident Evil 5!!!) :)

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:31:54 PM
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Before I was on either side of the fence I did my studying. I had just bought a 40" $2000 Samsung 1080p HDTV and wasn't satisfied with the HD cable programing.

I was soo into Halo that I almost bent. I liked the 360 but at the time my friends got lost in the mail after his 3rd time! It was hard going against the flow at the time but I did the nit-picking: Wi-fi, Blu Ray, Free Online. The online was what got me. I did the calculations and I knew I'd of been purchasing 2 PS3's in the form of LIVE if I went 360.

So I got a $600 original 60gb. I played soo much Resistance I don't think I had gripes about lack of software. When I got Cod4 I became a Software Camel!

Now that my TV is worth $1000 and my Ps3 is valued at $400 I am still happy. Blu Ray is KILLER and Im glad I can say I thought for myself when it counted.

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:38:46 PM

P.S. The controller on the PS1 and 2 were ok but the PS3 controller, for some reason, feels like Heaven. I don't know if its JUST the triggers. I used to agree Xbox had a better FPS controller but Im not so sure anymore...Who the Hell Has Offset Thumbs!!!

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Bo0mKiiD
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:02:02 PM

I understand what you mean, it feels so right the way it curves to your palms every need. Unlike the 360 controller, I pick that up when I haven't gone to the gym that week.

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:09:14 PM

lol.

I know i don't have offset thumbs.

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Spartan 117
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:37:27 PM
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I have all 3 consoles.
The first one I got was the wii for Brawl, Twighlight princess, and Super mario galaxy. Plus the new kind of gameplay. Also just because it doesn't have HD graphics doesn't mean it's not a gaming console.
The second one I got was the 360 for Halo, it's online play, and none of my friends had a PS3. As for RROD I've had my 360 for over a year now and luckily haven't had any problems but just in case I got an extended warranty at best buy.
Then I got a PS3 for MGS4 and Ratchet and Clank Future.

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:11:31 PM

What??? U didn't get ur Xbox for any of those RPGs u mentioned earlier? That's surprising.

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Spartan 117
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:36:03 PM

Well at that point it was mainly Halo.

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:37:52 PM

fa sho. Hence the name, right?

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Xanavi23
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:38:04 PM
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When i bought my PS3, i had a slim PS2(my second PS2) and an Xbox1. Xbox was good, and i knew 360 was a very good system however i knew the PS3 was going to be better so i shelled out 580$ CAD for my launch console. On top of it, it was an opened box and returned PS3 and shes still going strong. Love the thing.

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Xanavi23
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:04:06 PM

580$ with an optional 3 year warranty

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:13:11 PM

That sounds like a great deal. Was the CAD stronger than the USD when u bought it? Or at least as strong?

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Xanavi23
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:42:10 PM

Nahh this when it was about 80cents/$1'00 USD. It was 500~ for a 20GB, the other 80 was for the warranty. I was lucky though it was the DEAD last PS3 in-store and just after i "picked it off the shelf" a family with 2 kids asked for a PS3. I felt like a jerk but first come first serve lol.

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 2:54:30 PM

Capitalism at its finest bro. Those 2 kids gotta learn that the early bird get the worm, just like u did, right?

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Xanavi23
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 8:51:14 PM

Amen King, i scored it literally by 60 seconds. Can't blame the kids for that, too young to know, parents were young enough to have learned that lesson a LONG time ago.

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Gogaku
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:48:30 PM
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I bought my PS3 because I have enjoyed the brand since the first version came out. I still remember unwrapping the box in ecstasy and then finding Parappa the Rapper in another gift. Best birthday ever! When the PS2 came out, I actually rented a machine for a week, just to play SSX, then I got my own for christmas about a month later. I loved the fact that I had my own DVD player, and the games were amazing. I used to love RPGs and there were tons of them for the PS2. When this generation of consoles came out the choice for me was easy, Playstation 3 was the way to go. I bought one about a month after release (I couldn't get a hold of one earlier), and I've been nothing but happy about my purchase. Sure, it was quite expensive, but I've used it so much that I could've payed double and still thought it was a great value.

I also have a Wii, the reason I bought it was because the idea of motion sensor controllers intrigued me, it's a whole new way of playing games. I've had a lot of fun with it, usually with a group of people though, I tend to play my PS3 by myself and my Wii with my friends.

I've thought about buying a 360 because there are a few games that I would love to play (some RPGs, Halo 3, Fable II, etc.), but I would never buy a product with such a high failure rate. And the fact that online gaming isn't free is a big problem for me, I payed for the machine, and the game, the rest should be free. (that's something that urks me with mmorpg's too, how much does blizzard make every month??) So it's a no for me for that console...

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:19:16 PM

"I payed for the machine, and the game, the rest should be free. (that's something that urks me with mmorpg's too, how much does blizzard make every month??)"

...so I guess u won't play a MMO that requires a subscription fee, right?

P.S. Oh, Blizzard makes MILLIONS. But they put that money to good use b/c WoW continues to improve. And Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 is gonna be EPIC!

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Gogaku
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 3:28:09 PM

Nope, I never play MMO's with subscription fees.

That's something I noticed with the whole "netflix on 360" thing too, you have to pay double in order to get the service. First you need a gold membership to Live and then a membership to netflix, where on PS3 you have all the movies you can choose from already there and just pay a one time rent/buy fee.

I don't wanna pay for internet services, I can get everything on my PC for free (except for MMO's), why should I pay on my gaming console?

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King James
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 12:34:52 PM

I personally don't mind a small subscription fee. As long as I feel that it's worth it, u dig? So I will be paying fees for Bioware's KOTOR mmo. And I may pay some fees for The Agency. Maybe.

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Victor321
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:50:55 PM
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I got a PS3 for a couple of simple reasons, and amist all of the hundreds of thousands of reports about each console, I know tons about all 3, but choosing a system was pretty easy.

1. My loyalty to the brand PS
2. Most of the games I want are either migrated to the PS3 (ratchet for ex.) or completely new games but from developers that I am loyal to (uncharted for ex.)
3. I got an HDTV, so convenience was behind my back.
4. I wanted to move on Blu-Ray, but I will only get Blu-Rays for the movies that I wil watch at least 10 times (Dark Knight for example)

The rest below are little cool things that I've learned ever since I got a PS3 =)

A lot of my friends in school mostly have 360 but they come to me to ask should they buy it or not, and I am completely unbiased. Then (is this a compliment from them, I don't know but it was a little flattering lol)they say that they admit that PS3 is a little better than 360 here and there.

Laslty, when someone from school says "Victor, what system did you get?". Before I finish saying "PS3" (I say PS before I get interrupted) they make a scene screaming "OMG PS Fanboy! 360s better it's got more games."
Me, all calm lol, says "I got my PS3 because I am loyal to PS and the games I want are on PS3." Then surprisingly, he shuts up (he ain't a friend of mine, jus someone I know) and half-expectedly, comes the "ohhhhh" from the crowd. I wasn't even dissing him (was that consiered a diss?)!

So, I hope that next-gen (2014-2015 in my opinion, I got my PS3 Oct. 2008, want to enjoy it to the fullest) is a mor lighter gen, in terms of arguments.

P.S. Ever since I got a PS3, I've known lots more people that have one too. 40% of my school has it, that's kind of cool.

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Skatejimmy5
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 12:54:06 PM
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I first heard about a game called Skate back in September 2006, and I knew it was only coming to next-gen consoles. I had to buy a PS3, it was a natural choice. I got both the PS1 and PS2, so the Xbox was not an option. Plus, my brother already had a 360 so... I got the PS3 11 days after the European launch date (which was March 23rd, 2007), on April 3rd 2007. I am very happy with the purchase, and it's a launch 60GB unit upgraded to 250GB and it still works perfectly fine.

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artson1966
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:13:35 PM
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Ben this is a great idea to help gamers realize of why they purchased thier consoles of choice. Maybe just maybe this might help people remember what this is all about the gamer entertainment not flame wars.

To Be honest I decided on purchasing my PS3 for several reasons.

1. I had purchased a 32" Toshiba HDTV LCD the summer of 2006 and wanted a system that would output native 1080P the PS3 was only system at the time that was able to do that with out software such as the 360 was only able to go to 1080I and 720p.
2. I had just finished FF XII this same summer and fell in love with RPG'S all over again and seeing that Sony was the RPG magnet with the PS2 and hearing the FF XIII at this time was only coming to the PS3
3.I liked the fact that Sony was pushing the PS3 to become a all around entertainment center in one unit. A media center that allows me to browse internet from my own couch, listen to music and browse my many photos of my family all while taking a break from gaming. I realize that being in my 40's I look for value as well as functionality. otherwards more bang for the buck.
4.The most important reason for my purchase was I really wanted a system the gave me the total HD exspierance natively. My research on Blue-Ray really intreged me and after seeing a demo at the store I was sold on the Graphics alone.
I have several other reasons for this purchae, but I wont bore you all with them. I wanted the PS3 day one but was unlucky and wasnt able to find one until Jan 2007. I also hated the fact I had to dish out 700 clams for the system,HDMI cable, and 1 game RFOM, but that i had tons of PS2 games the lack of good day one software really didnt factor into my decission at all because of the 60 Gigs BC.

The Xbox 360:

I purchased this in September of 08 for these reasons.

1. The price of 199.00 for the arcade plus 29.99 for the refurnished hard drive was to good to refuse.

2. I am not a big fan of Halo but I do love Gears of War and Fable and seeing as I couldnt get them for the PS3 I had to get the xbox 360 to lay them.
3. I have netflix I also liked the fact that you could watch movies streamed for free in HD. Dont get me wrong I like Sony's movies, just dont like waiting an hour or 2 to download and the price of 6.00 bucks per movie is way to high.
4. Even though I personally dont like all the shovel ware on the arcade games side there are a few great games I do enjoy that are not on PSN and seeing that I have a 2 teenagers with a lot of friends that also have a 360 it really is cheaper for them to chat online through xbox live then allowing them to use thier cell phones.

As for the WII, I am so sorry to state this , but if I want to watch or play cartoons ill watch the cartoon network on cable. I will admit as an older gamer I loved play Matio in my day but to be honest 20 plus years of mario is getting old there is only so many differant ways you can re invent a game and Nintendo has just run out of ideas that attract me to the game. I also prefer to play tennis at the court not in my living room. I will admitt that the wii remote is a great idea and for some families this would fit with kids between the ages of 5-12 which allows the whole family to play together. I get that and I even can see why the wii is selling so well mainly because there are far more younger families then hard core gamers in this world.

I see that this post is getting way to long so I will close with this final statement. My choices of consoles where made because of the games even though my favorite console is the PS3 for the reasons i mentioned I still respect the reasons others have chosen thier's and can appreciate what Ben is really trying to do here allow us all to respect each others opinions with out the flame wars.

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LightShow
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:14:03 PM
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I got my PS3 because a couple of my favorite studios - Naughty Dog and Insomniac - were swallowed by sony, and if I wanted to play their games i'd have to do it on a PS3. My Dad decided he'd go half and half with me because he was gonna go out and get a Blu-ray player the same day I was, so it turned out to be mutually beneficial.

If I were to ever get the Wii it would be to play my old cube games on, since it started smoking about a month ago, and wont turn on. I'd play a couple of the Wii games like SSBB and Mario Kart, but it's main purpose would be as a cube replacement.

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FLYING_APE
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:17:47 PM
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Can anyone say BLOG IT

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:20:09 PM

*raises hand* I can:

Blog It.

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Douchebaguette
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:23:49 PM
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Nice. I just sold my 360 today and bought Crisis Core, Valkyria Chronicles & Mirror's Edge.

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I bought 2 360 Arcades on April last year with a 10% discount on each, after pulling out £400 from my bank account, thanks to EMA that gave me £750 straight away for being late with their weekly payments [ty].

The reason was, because at the time, the premium 360 was around £259.99, whilst the PS3 was £299.99, and see, i didn't want to spend alot. My friend would pay me back for the 360 i would be buying him along with mine, and i figured £180 [discount] Arcade would be the best deal. We both wanted to play Halo 3 together with 2 other friends anyway. I also bought Lost Odyssey shortly after.

And fun Halo was! For about 2-3 months. £40 for a redeem card to pay for Live [after the free month voucher], ranking up high on Lone Wolf, and then Social / team matches got the better of me. I was already annoyed with the game. And then suddenly i couldn't play team matches anymore, or double EXP weekend matches, or even MLG, because of the demand of a Heroic Map Pack [grrr]. See, my measily memory card couldn't handle the pack [which was for free], but i still felt cheated [not to mention you can't even share a f**king picture without a hardrive]. Then the new demand for people to buy Legendary Map Packs to play most ranked matches really annoyed me. I was done with that game. Lost Odyssey was great though. A bit draggy during the 2nd disc but still good stuff.

Luckily around this time of Halo hatred, i was already playing COD4, a truly fun game. That lasted me a long way untill december, when i finally stopped playing the console.

Crackdown is shit.

I never got into Gears. Repetetive shotty blasting by rediculously chunky people, with stupidly slow sensetivity, in maps the size of my bathroom. Gears 2 is better but the online is HORRID.

Anyways, through my time of owning a 360, it became more apparent how everyday i grew to hate the thing. I hated how Microsoft were always in your face with advertisements & propoganda, and i resented 360 fanboys who were always coming up with dumb things they always said about the PS3.

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Then unexpectedly, i got a PS3 for christmas. My days of torment were over, and i already found it fun.

I then came to realise that anything anyone ever told me that was negative about the PS3, was all lies & misinformation. And PSN is actually great! Unexpectedly, i prefer it over XBL! [Definately over the "New Experience"; they should of just kept the dashboard]. I love Life with Playstation aswell. PS HOME is cool but i never use it tbh.

Resistance 2 was the first game i got to play [after my twatty brother hogged the PS3 for Heavenly Sword]. Prince of Persia had cheesy voice overs and you can't die?! Wtf?! Also there was a glitch right at the start of the game...i was put off of it.

Then i stole MGS4 from my friend and it's just too awesome. Best finale ever.

Sold Resistance: FOM, Prince of Persia & Heavenly Sword for LBP. I love it. So much tutorials though :/ I guess thats the only way. I hate the gardens aswell.

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And here i am. Just sold my 360, and got those 3 new games. Theres many more games i must buy. I love my PS3.

Also, some a**hole put a dent on it. It's a little tiny dent, but it makes me mad enough to think of hacking someone with an axe.

Long rant. But i had to mention the outcome for each console aswell.


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King James
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 12:42:16 PM

Anyone who dents a PS3 needs to be "Old Yella'd"...Taken out back. And shot in the FACE!

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Reccaman18
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:30:18 PM
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I always had a PlayStaion so I kinda figured, why do anything different? I started gaming with the Genesis, and moved to the PSone after, and I haven't had any desire for anything else. It only made sense to get the PS3 this gen. I haven't been disappointed yet :)

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Orvisman
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:35:07 PM
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I guess I'm the only one who doesn't overthink his console purchases. I bought all three, including the Wii, just because I had to have all three. There are always exclusives on every system that I find I must play, so it is just easier to have all of the systems.

The last gen I didn't own all the systems -- Yes, I even owned a 3DO and Jaguar -- was back in the Colecovision/Intellivision days. Except for the Jaguar, I've never owned an Atari machine. I guess I was a graphics whore even back then.

I wish I still ahd all those old systems. I don't have any systems beyond the PSX/Saturn/N64 era because I sold them when I lost interest in games during the SNES era.

Maybe after this year's tax return, I'll pick up the old consoles (Colecovision/Intellivision/Vectrex/Genesis/SNES) and a handful of games (fortunately the consoles and games are fairly cheap these days) for them at 4Jays and Digital Press (I live a few towns away from DP).

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coldbore
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:43:27 PM
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well when the first nintendo wii's were coming out it was about a month after sometime in december, i found out that eb was getting wii's to come in so i waited in line, eb got a phone call that they were getting 6 wiis in and 3 were recerved for an add of some sort. so the first 3 people would get a wii. luckily i was second in line, we waited there for hours only to get a phone call that the delivery guy got robbed at gunpoint, so we called some retard that worked at the eb help line who was very rood and simply asked if we could recerve a wii, of course he said no, luckily we as a customer got to call and i simply lied and told him the first 3 people in line were aloud to recerve any system of our choice, then looking into my wallet (yes i was carriing cash dont get any iseas) i had enough for the 60 gig ps3 and thats how i got it. lol try and beat that believe it or not.

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fundando
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 1:45:03 PM
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I bought a wii because it was cheap and I wanted to play smash brawl. (That game sucked) I played some good games like no more heroes and super mario galaxy. Those games were awesome) THe only reason I haven't sold it is so I can play super smash brothers melee.

I bought a 360 on craigslist because it was cheap and i was bored. Played mass effect and gears of war.. it dies.

I bought my PS3 on the launch of Metal Gear Solid 4 it has been smooth sailing since.

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iPwn_3G
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 2:10:16 PM
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Bang for your buck. Its as simple as that. Plus i learned of all the great upcoming games.

btw i got the mgs4 bundle

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isaya85
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 2:12:12 PM
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Well I chose PS3 first off because I've been gaming since the first PS came out so its always been my system of choice Sony's hardware is the most reliable and they have the best games IMO, now as far as the xbox I only bought it for halo mostly and a couple other exclusives, My PS3 gets all my gaming time now especially with all the big hitters coming this year.


PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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city96
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 2:14:59 PM
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Impulse no i had a 30% off on any buy. cool exclusives i thought GT5 would be a bit nearer to launch but now i know its blooooody awesome.

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The Cheat
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 2:15:59 PM
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I never owned an xbox and i hated the controllers (still do) but the major factor in my purchase was the fact that the ps3 was the best bluray player at the time and i had 2 hdtv's already (now im up to 4). The games that were out at the time didn't register at all. i also was intrigued by the fact that it could install linux.

I wont lie the fact that i have had every playstation system on launch day since ps 0ne really did factor in.

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BeezleDrop
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 2:20:20 PM
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I had a ps1 and a ps2 and I trust sony's consoles. I was considering an Xbox but I didn't want to pay for online use. Plus every one I know except my nephew is on they're 4th or 5th xbox. I always wanted a ps3 but it took awhile to save up to get one.

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Ves
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 2:25:24 PM
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PSP: The PSP caught my attention as it was like a portable PS2 for me. I had never owned a PlayStation product so this was my first. And I was not disappointed. People told me I was crazy and stupid to get it at launch but I told them wait and see. I mainly used it at a music player and video player for my anime. As time pasted and many more got a PSP in my friends circle and co-workers I got Pro Evo (the only reason I wanted to get a PS2 until I heard that it would come on the original Xbox) and had a great time challenging them. This is were the PSP had it's strength for me. (got it sept 2005)

The real reason I got the PSP was to blackmail myself into getting the PS3 as the connectivity between them interested me.

360: I got this cause I started with an Xbox instead of PlayStation. The PlayStation never got to me. I had a rather big collection of Xbox games to continue that trend on the 360 seemed more then normal. But I waited a while as the failure rate of the console didn't push me towards getting it early. (Got it may 2006)
The I didn't purchase many games on it and my time online was little. Then about 6-8 months after purchase it broke down. I send it for repairs and got it back. It has been working ever since. But it's had role weakened. The games I wanted to get weren't out (yet) and I had another addiction to feed.

PS3: I waited a half year before getting this (Euroe release date). Why, I felt that the PS3 deserved to be used on a HDTV and I didn't own one yet. But in October 2007 Sony announced that they would stop with the production of the initial 60GB version. I didn't hesitate and purchased one right away. I waited for a sweat deal (Motorstorm, Resistance and 2 controllers for €499). In the beginning I didn't know what to expect of the PS3 even though I followed it even closer since it's Euro release. But as time passed I saw the potential in the PS3. It over took the 360 as Media Player but as for games it was still lacking. In september 2008 is where my PlayStation revolution really started.

Wii: It would have been an impulse buy but in the end I didn't do it. I didn't have the room to really enjoy it and I started looking at it from a different angle and noticed it's mostly fun for just 20-40 and preferably with friends/family.
I skipped this purchase.

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Now I want to buy games for my PS3 first unless the 360 offers exclusive (DLC's) like Fable and Fallout 3 (DLC). I also have more friends on my PSN (RL) then on Xobx Live.

It's still my opinion Sony/SCE can work on their customer approach, this is currently where their biggest weakness lies. Not the price of the console. I also respect the fact that they don't throw dirt around as much as M$ has been doing lately.

But like I said once. M$ is like a gold digger, they say they love you but only care about your money and doing (cheap) things to keep you satified. Sony is like that person who keeps breaking your heart but you keep coming back and forgive them.

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ps92117
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 2:25:51 PM
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I was originally going to buy 360 cause I use to be xbox fanboy but, my stepfather convince me to look into the ps3 which then was half a year away. So I started doing research on it and originally every site said that the ps3 was superior when comparing calculation power, memory storage, harddrive versus no hardrive or to small a hardrive, noise making and heated frequency and last of all sony was a company known for reliable hardware. But that was not enough I still liked Halo alot, so I looked for the games that ps3 would have, saw the kz2 05 trailer and was extremely impressed(I thought it was real) and also the 2 ff13(huge fan of ff7). But the most important thing that realy convinced me to buy ps3 was the fact that live was not free, and I realy did not want to pay annual fees. Though there where points where I realy was bored of wating that I felt like,"you know what I dont care I am just going to buy 360" but I ended up waiting anyway.

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 2:59:46 PM

lol...I hear u bro. Halo almost convinced me to buy one even after I already got my PS3. But I'm glad I didn't that Live community and that Halo 3 story...*sighs*...sub-par.

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Tristan
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 2:38:20 PM
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PS1: NBA Live 98

It was the 1st 3D rendition of the NBA Live series. I can still remember I was watching a demo of this at a videogame store and that's where I decided,"I gotta have this". It was time to upgrade from the 2D world SNES.

PS2: JRPG

I didn't purchase my PS2 until 2006. I've always love playing Japanese style RPG.

PS3: Cheap excuse(in this case 'expensive') to stop smoking. Really. And it worked!

I was a smoker for 15 years and I've always wanted to quit but never had the courage to.

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 2:51:59 PM
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Ben, you've done it again. You put out an article that I have to respond to.

Back in Fall 2005 (XBox360):
I got the news that PS3 and the Nintendo "Revolution" wasn't coming out till next year and the new XBox was on the way. Up till this point, my Xbox experience was good but nothing I was willing throw $400 at just on brand nname. During that time, I was having major financial problems, but I was still open to purchasing one at a later date.

Luckily, my best friend/neighbor-at-the-time tells me that he's gonna wait in line and get a XBox at launch. I went to that Best Buy and got there just in time to see him come out with his brand new "white & green" box AND (surprisingly) a used Samsung 720p tube HDTV. So I helped him carry the goods into his apartment and I hooked up for him (since he was very hungry/tired).

So I press that "on" button. It does its lil' green light show and revs up like small electric car's engine! Why was that thing so loud? We played CoD2 and Madden 2006. Call of Duty was fun but Madden was barebones...I WASN'T SOLD. So, I just stuck with my PS2 and whenever something noteworthy came out on the Xbox360...I would go next door and check it out. Oh and Live wasn't all that impressive to me. I didn't see the value in paying for it.

Fall 2006 (PS3 and Wii)
By the time November came around, a lot of stuff had changed:
I wanted a HDTV, badly.
There was this Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD thing going on. HDMI vs. Component.
I wasn't gonna let another holiday season go by with being next-gen console-less.

I decided that I wasn't going to buy a 360 just off of my experiences with my friend's 360. He got errors/freezes all the time. I noticed that Microsoft was f'n their customers up the ass with all those over-price peripherals. Which IMO, most of them should've been included in the 1st place. And I kept hearing about this RROD thing that Microsoft seemed to IGNORE at the time.

So I had a choice...buy a PS3 or buy a Wii. I'm a big fan to both companies. Nintendo and Sony gave me some of my best gaming childhood memories. But I found out that the Wii couldn't do HD nor could it do Next-Gen graphics. That was unacceptable to me. I NEEDED next-gen. So I researched the PS3 to find out...why the hell was it so expensive. I discovered and educated myself on Blu-Ray, the cell-processor, the stupid amount of SPUs it has, the emotion chip (TRUE backwards compatibility), and the brand new PSN that was still FREEEEEE.

All this stuff in this one machine! I came to one conclusion: Sony had done it again! They developed another console that could defy the test of "tech" time. They gave a console that was the future.

I knew all my favorite game franchises would be on the PS3: Final Fantasy, God of War, Metal Gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto, Tekken, Gran Turismo, etc.
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I knew some of my favorite developers would be making their new IPs on the PS3: Naughty Dog, Insomniac, Sucker Punch, etc.

I was a no brainer for me. I got in line for like 2 days, got my 20gb and never looked back. Unless I wanted to play GoW2 or FF12, but is that looking back???

Playstation is here to stay. And Sony is gonna kill 2009 with that new Sony X1 (my next phone).

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King James
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 3:17:20 PM

SHORT VERSION:

Didn't want an Xbox 3FixMe b/c of my experieces with my friend's.
Didn't want a Wii b/c it wasn't next gen.
And the PS3 seemed to have everything I wanted in a console AND SUM.

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firehahahahaha
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 3:25:42 PM
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The first next gen console I bought was the 60 gig PS3 in Aug. 07 right when they had the first price drop.

First off I've always been a Sony fanboy, not just in the console wars, but in most electronics, so most of the stuff I have is Sony, like my TV, my Computer, Alarm Clock, MP3 player, Stereo, etc. When I finially managed to get a job and get enough money for a console, I looked at the different ones, and not many 360 games that were coming up interested me, and the lack of wi-fi and free online also kept me away. I didn't have an HDTV at the time so I didn't care about any of that. And the final thing that got me in the store is when they said that they were getting rid of full backwards compatability once the 60 gigs were done for, so I had to go out and get it then. Also I love my PSP so that helped influence my descision. I'm the only one I know who has one out of all my friends, so they all like to dis it alot, but oh well.

Then I bought the Wii sometime around November or December 08, and there really wasn't a reason behind it, just there was one in best buy, and it was pretty much impulsive. I like the first party Nintendo games such as Metroid, Zelda, and Mario, so it's mainly for them.

I'll probably be getting a 360 here sooner or later, Duno what games I really wana get though...

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Luiscosmo2
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 11:01:20 AM

that a lot of sony stuff dude

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SteveS
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 3:40:45 PM
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Can we please stop using the term next-generation? The "next-generation" became this generation in Fall of 2006 - more than two years ago!

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 5:32:29 PM

To be fair, most of them are talking about a time when it WAS the next generation.

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LegendarySai
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 3:41:07 PM
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I started with an xbox, just cos it was cheaper, and proceeded to buy about 10 or 15 games. Then that whole red ring of death thing happened, and i considered getting another xbox (full price, because i got it from overseas with no warranty. bday present, wat r u gonna do?) but then i heard about how unreliable da xbox was, and how the ps3 had blu-ray, so i just got that. All the games 4 the xbox ended up as bday presents 4 my friends.

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vicious54
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 3:48:26 PM
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This generation, I bought the 360 first because I didn't know about the reliablity issues that would soon follow. GEOW and Halo were fun but the system got RROD 3 times. 3 times was enough for me so I got rid of it after I finally got it back from M$.

I bought my PS3 on launch day while I still had the 360. At first I played the 360 more and used the PS3 for movies and blu-ray, but with my 360 breaking I started playing the PS3 more. Since, games were getting better for the PS3 so I only purchased games for it.

Getting rid of the 360 opened an opportunity for my girlfriend to talk me into getting a Wii. The Wii was like getting a board game for my girlfriend, she played it for awhile and then it kind of sat there collecting dust. We sold the Wii to get more games and blu-ray movies for the PS3.

Now my girlfriend has games to play like LBP, BUZZ, and Rockband so I don't have to worry about getting another system.

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ps92117
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 3:59:21 PM
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Though the wii is not realy what I would consider a gamer's system, I'am big fan of the Zelda franchise ,so I might be swinging my hands around some time soon.

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Aftab
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 4:24:53 PM
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I got my ps3 for the promised exclusive franchises...WipeOut, Gran Turismo, Tekken, DMC, GOW, Final Fantasy, Ratchet & Clank, Team Ico's projects, etc...and the bluray and free psn just sealed the deal. As it turn out with time, some of these exclusives went multiplatform, however, Sony had a few more up their sleeve that kept me from looking back (Uncharted, Resistance, Metal Gear Sold 4, LBP, Infamous, Killzone2, etc)... I got my 360 for Gears and Ninja Gaiden 2.

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ec0li
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 4:44:28 PM
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360---continuation of Halo franchise and to me delivers the best option for online gaming(for a fee ofcourse)-- any other extra exclusives was just gravy

PS3---I thought to myself, damn I'm gonna miss out on some exclusives if I don't get one and I started to get into HD movies(blu-ray) and I thought $400 was the right price for blu-ray and games

Wii---grew up on Nintendo software---bought Mario Galaxy---and then it went downhill from there because it's more catered to casual gaming--- I'll smoke you in WiiSportsTennis though!

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 5:05:17 PM
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I was enamored with the PS3 from the moment Sony announced it; it's a beautiful beast. The year-and-a-half wait was, frankly, torture. I wasn't happy about the price ($750 Can), but it didn't make me turn on the system like so many did.

I didn't attempt to get one at launch because I knew it would probably just result in exhaustion and frustration when I couldn't find one (so few available).

I ended up buying one as soon as I could find one in stores (which was mid-Feb); ended up with a launch 60 Gb, complete with Talladega Nights.

I bought it for the games, not Blu-ray or anything else. Sony produced on the PS2 and I knew they would on the PS3. It took a little while, but they have.

There was no chance I would ever buy a 360, so there really wasn't any choice. Regardless of the RROD or anything else. Hell, I honestly wouldn't take one if it were free. Now, if it were the Sega 360, maybe.

I knew the Wii would suffer from the same lack of games that the Gamecube did, but I considered getting it as well as the PS3 (though later). The motion controls never impressed me, so that's not a selling-point. I'm still waiting for the price to equal the value--and for it to come in black. Once you go black...

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tlpn99
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 5:10:24 PM
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Like yourself Ben I got the 360 and PS3. Reason I got my 360 I had the money there saved up for the PS3 and the day it was getting released here in the UK it got put back until the March, think it was due in November. Anyhow I was so pissed off the next day during my dinner time in work I went out to my local Game and got the 360 for £280 with one controller. Saints Row was £20 and Dead Rising which was £50 at the time. I thought sod it and got that game as I wanted it anyway and Saints Row was £20.

I was waiting till either MGS 4 or GTA 4 came out which ever one came out first then I would be getting my PS3. Now then along came the announcement that the console would be losing b/c so I nipped to my nearest Argos and they had a sale on buy a PS3 get 2 games plus a 3rd for free, I got Heavenly Sword, Motorstorm and Formula 1 Championship Edition. I nipped across to Game and got Resistance Fall Of Man for £20 pre owned.

Not yet bought a Wii and now I doubt I will get one, it just doesn't appeal to me at all.

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eLLeJuss
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 5:17:47 PM
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Got the ps3 for assasins creed, heavenly sword, mgs4 and ffxIII :D. wii for ssbb.

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www
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 5:35:16 PM
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I had no intention of getting a 360 at first,i was waiting on ps3,cause i felt it would have the last laugh,more like the last to show up will impress kinda thing.
Now ps3 was out,2 months later after launch,i got mine,and wat did we have here,reviewers say it still has the same graphics as 360 n some instances 360 was better and am like WAT??

I still visited my favorite sites like gamespot etc who gave much attention to ps2 than the xbox thus ps3 will still have that attention..........lo n behold,they were now behind 360.
After about 8 mths of playing my ps3 without having any site making me proud of my purchase EXCEPT PSX,i then decided to get a 360.

I got the 360 simply because,i decided to grow up n stop being a fanboy.Secondly to stop me being bias and speak the truth.Thirdly i was tired of holding the same ol' black dualshock,i wanted a new white controller for a change.

Now the Wii is something am not sure i will get.

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Fatcat3788
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 5:42:03 PM
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Like most people I bought my system for the software. I was looking forward to Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter, the new ICO (WhereTF is it!), and I was expecting other RPG's to be in the line-up. Funny thing is... With the exception of ICO and FFvXIII I could get the other games on the other consoles and MOnster Hunter even got canceled(though I do believe they will upgrade to next gen one day ;). So I feel I went into buying the system for the wrong reasons... Luckily, I had no idea how many things the PS3 was capable of. I found I could put my music on it, (when I finally got an HDTV) I found that Blu-Ray is amazing, the free online service and the online store slowly became amazing, I learned that you could mod your PS3 with new harddrives and new operating systems. These are a few reasons why I cherish my PS3 which (as another bonus) I got on Jan. 12 2007. In the end I couldn't be happier with my purchase and it keeps getting better! My girlfriend and one of my best friends just got one and I also believe acouple more of my friends will get one with the launch of KZ2.

Now I need to mention my purchase of Wii... It's all about the Monster Hunter! Haha I know most of you don't understand. LOL. Though I enjoyed reading everyone else's comments! ;)

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karneli lll
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 5:47:31 PM
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I did research on the ps3 and bought it a few months later ( I decided to wait for the 40gig ), research on the 360 almost always brought me to rrod and noise concerns. The 360 felt like the same ol' xbox. To me the name 360 didn't help ( Moving round in circles which surprisingly rings true ). Its exclusives didn't do much for me, besides, Im not a fan of halo so buying a game that rode on halo was unacceptable.

I didn't think about the wii coz the air reeked of ' wii wagon '

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HOODGE
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 6:10:47 PM
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I own all three machines as I'am a big fan of video games and i'm glad I do as I don't need to fight with anybody on which machine is the best. I have the best of both worlds owning all three. I bought my Xbox first on launch day and enjoyed many games on it, but lately only play Forza Motorsports 2 on it and nothing more. I'm on my 3rd machine and on my 2nd 360 wireless racing wheel. You can say I have invested a lot of money in Microsoft products and have been very disappointed with the reliability Microsoft offers. Console sounds like a hair dryer. Other than some great games, Microsoft is expensive, unreliable, non free online, and very little in Exclusives that get my mouth watering. I bought my PS3 on Feb 2007 (60gb) and have owned all the previous playstations and still have them all, in mint shape and running like new. Never had to replace any of my Playstation consoles and I've played the hell out of them. Always love Sony Quality and the games is what Draws me to Sony. Bar non the Playstation exclusives are the best. Sony has the games and lots of them. I love that the online is free and have enjoyed the way the games play online on PSN over Live. Find way more lag in online gaming on Live with it's main online server base over PSN's dedicated servers. Plus you don't get to play Massive Online games on the 360 as you do Playstation 3 (Resistance 2 and Mag coming up for example). Blown away how amazing Resistance 2 runs in a full 60 player room. Smooth as a baby's bottom. Comparing graphics is a no brainer as well as PS3 games in HD look way sharper and prettier than a lot of games on xbox. Killzone is where Sony starts to say Bye Bye to the competition. LBP and MGS4 said bye bye as well. Plus Sony always takes care of their customers by supporting their systems for 10 year cycles, whereas Microsoft will soon ditch the 360 for their next offering as they did the original xbox. So my PS3 is my favorite system out of the three..As for my WII, I bought it the fall of 2007 and maybe put 20 hours of gaming into it and now it just sits on my entertainment center as an ornament..Barely use it..That was a compulsive buy. Thought the controller stuff was gonna be cool..Neat but no games I like to play for it..I mainly play the Virtual Console games on it for some of the classics enjoyed on the Genesis and Donkey Kong and such...That's about it.

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Keegs79
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 6:12:55 PM
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I bought the 360 because of the games.

I bought the PS3 because of the games.

I bought the Wii because of the games.

Simple as that. There are exclusive must haves for both systems. If you don't own both then you WILL miss out. That sure as hell not going to be me!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 6:54:36 PM

While I may not agree on the Wii assessment, I agree with the overall sentiment.

Winner. :)

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ps92117
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 8:14:55 PM

Very true but not all of us have the money to buy a new hdtv ,3 consel and 20 game a year.

@ben, wii has zelda which I consider to be the second best rpg series after ff and so far ff is realy not pleasing the crowd.

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King James
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:54:43 AM

*sighs* Where's WorldEndsWithMe? lol

Zelda is NOT...I repeat...NOT a RPG. Its adventure.

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THEVERDIN
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 6:18:05 PM
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I got my Xbox360 when it launched 1 year later I had to buy another one. I also purchased the microsoft steering wheel which they recalled. When I sent it to them they lost it and did't replace or reimburse me so bye bye Microsoft. My wife got me my PS3 last XMAS and thank the gamong god's I love it. Sony did everyting right with this console.

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 10:23:16 PM

That is why I dont understand why people are so up and arms to defend M$. We all have one thing in common, we're Gamers. If so many gamers are gettin screwed like that we should let the cancer die.

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hald
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 6:22:32 PM
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I only have a ps3. I bought it because it is a playstation and i will not own anything other than that. I knew sony was going to make it all good at some point and now seems to be the time. I know i miss a lot of great games by always turning to sony (not in 2009, apparently) but thats just how i do....

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shaydey77
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 6:31:04 PM
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I bought my PS3 because I have to be different. All my friends had 360's..but i knew(well realy hoped) what games were on the way.

Im currently waiting for Sony to drop the price of the PS3 so microsoft will drop the 360.€100 max is all i shall pay for a machine that cud break within two weeks.Ill only be using it for exclusives then anyways.

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fallingdove
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 6:39:47 PM
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I owned and loved the PSX and PS2. I am a huge RPG fan, and those systems made for some memorable gaming marathons.

I hesitantly bought the original Xbox in 2001 and have never been so dissappointed with a gaming purchase. After experiencing harddrive issues, freezing, and a poor game library, I sold the thing for $100.

I bought the PS3 at launch. -never had a problem with it. While it has yet to fill the shoes of its older siblings, it has had some fantastic games thus far and there are many more on the horizon.

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caddillac
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 6:40:08 PM
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I was never really a fan of Playstation so when the PS2 came out I got a Dreamcast instead. When they stopped making games for it I got an Xbox because of Splinter Cell(when it was exclusive to the Xbox). In early 2006 when my Xbox started messing up on me; I sprung for an Xbox 360 and really enjoyed it. Well during early 2007 I finally got a Ps2 and GoW. That and GoW2 made me a playstaion fan. So later on in late 2008 my 360 died so I sent it in for repair. As soon as it came back I sold it and got a Ps3 and haven't looked back! The only way I will get another 360 is if Mass Effect 2 is exclusive. Other than that, its all PLAYSTATION for me!!!!

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dveisalive
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 7:19:34 PM
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I first got Wii for I was fooled by the possibilities of the controller etc... BUT PS3 came and i got and I enjoy as much as every Playstation I owned and screw Microsoft PERIOD!

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Kubanski_Ratnik
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 7:28:42 PM
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I bought my PS3 in August of 2007 just because of Killzone 2. One month later i finally realized that it had a Blu-ray player and that the Network was free lol Now I'm a lot more informed about it, and really looking forward to games like Uncharted 2, GoWIII and Gran Turismo 5.

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Kubanski_Ratnik
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 7:39:45 PM

BTW, when I bought the PS3 I had no idea that there was a Killzone 1 or a game called God of War lol All I knew was that the Killzone 2 2005 E3 trailer was fuckin crazy! Then in mid 2008 I heard of Twisted Metal for the first time lol WTF was I doin durin all that time??

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King James
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:41:58 AM

IDK what u was doing but it DEFINITELY wasn't playing great video games.

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mikem
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 8:37:15 PM
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Coming off a PS2, naturally it was going to be a PS3. Being a racing sim enthused, however, GT5 was/is still up in the air while next-gen Forza 2 is already on the market. After quite an extensive research, I found out that while Forza 2 has an improved physics and gameplay over GT4, the graphics (which I hold dear) isn't as good as the 2 year old GT4, especially the car modelling. Knowing that sooner or later GT5 (sooner was GT5Prologue) will hit the shelves, I shelled out $600 for a 80gb BC Motorstorm bundle.

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coolistic
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 8:41:36 PM
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I owned and loved PS1 and PS2.

I was happy what Sony had brought me, and in surance that they would bring that to me again...I bought my PS3.

That is so simple it's funny.

But now one and a half years later...Sony have not lost my trust because they have yet again brought me a hell of a fun.

+ it plays blu-ray.

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xnonsuchx
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 9:14:18 PM
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I bought a new 1080p HDTV and wanted something to show off what it could do...and I knew BD was gonna kick HD-DVD's sorry a$$! I also got a used 60GB PS3 for $340, which was more attractive to me than spending $400-500 on a new one.

I also despise M$ and refuse to give them any more of my money, so I would only own a 360 if the system and games I wanted were GIVEN to me.

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Wage SLAVES
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 10:25:32 PM

Feel the same way. I said it once and Ill say it again if M$ wins and monopolizes consoles they'll be leasing the console itself and the games will be subscription only.

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Joe_III
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 9:54:51 PM
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I bought my xbox because I wasn't playing my PSP all that often. That, and the fact that Halo 3 was coming out. The PS3 I bought simply because I'm a gaming whore...

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Robochic
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 9:54:52 PM
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I chose the PS3 due to the reliability, I had a PS2 and it never gave me issues from launch so i knew that the PS3 would be the same and yep i've had it since launch and nothing, I also purchased it for the Blueray player, and Resistance fall of man.
I just got a Wii for Christmas and i chose that due to Wii fit (i know sounds stupid)plus Zelda and some final fantasy games as well So far i'm impressed with it but its like people say it's not really a next gen console but it's still an amazing concept console.
I didn't choose a Xbox 360 due to working at the call center and seeing all my friends having issues with their consoles.

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ceedot
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 9:56:23 PM
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PS3 = saved up money for a console I've had since the beggining.
360 = to play fable and gow2. Got it for $150 AU (retail $350) but still not worth it.

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JaXXX
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 9:57:04 PM
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Well i got my 80gb PS3 half a year after it released. Since like 6 years old i had a PS1 and then my bro bought me a PS2 so i didnt even think about not getting a PS3, i just didnt have the funds... now i am saving money to but a 1080p HDTV. I've never even thought about buying an Xbox, i've never even played one, so i dont understand it's controller..
So thats my story

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faraga
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:59:11 PM

imo (only played once on the x360) the controller is allmost the same as the ps3's, look it up on some feature list) its just the same, but a diffirent shape and the directionals and the left stick are swapped

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HighLife
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 10:21:09 PM
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I purchased my 360 for Halo 3 (waste of $60), the 360 is nice to have for Gears and when Bioshock fist came out.

I tried to refrain from the PS3 cause of the cost, but I had to have Hot Shots, RFOM and GT. I have purchased many games for the PS3 since then. My 360 kinda collects dust now even though I have Gears 2 waiting to be played.

Kinda of a Sony fanboy truth be told.

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nolan
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 10:34:57 PM
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I also owned both PS1 and PS2. The main reason I bought my PS1 was because it was something totally new. After that, it was a no-brainer that I own any console Sony made! Assassin's Creed was the clincher for me buying my PS3.

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SIR BRIAN
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:03:20 PM
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XBOX 360: My first xbox was the limited edition green one that came with HALO. After I played HALO I became addicted to it and continued on to HALO 2 (XBOX LIVE: SIR BRIAN, SIR BRIAN II). HALO 3 was the reason why I bought a 360. I had accumulated the money for it from doing errands for my aunt and decided to buy one since the Playstation 3 got delayed for another year. My other reason can be seen as me not wanting to miss out on next-gen. My cousins also had a 360 so it felt right to get one so that I could play HALO 2 with them with a small difference in upgrade to the graphics.

Playtation 3: My mom had won at the casino and gave me the money for my Playstation 3 at launch. She won 30k in 2006 so 600 bucks was small in comparison. At first I was going to put it up on ebay along with Resistance: Fall of Man, a game I had weeks before the PS3 even came out. My parents somehow got me to open it to try blu-ray on our new flat screen in the living room. A year following pretty much sucked because I had no other games to play. It forced me to buy a bunch of blu-rays.


Which do I prefer?
I choose the PS3 over the 360. It makes me angry that my 360 got the RROD and I had believed it to be brought in for repairs but instead wait weeks for a refurbished one. The PS3 is reliable and is kicking ass with teh new games that just came out (MGS4, Resistance 2) and the games ahead (KILLZONE 2 is all I ahve to say). My own cousin bad mouthed the PS3 back in the day and now he's looking into one to play KILLZONE 2. Go figure.

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SIR BRIAN
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:11:24 PM
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continued:


Nintendo Wii: I was going to get one for Mario Galaxy but I couldn't find a Wii at the time. it was sold out everywhere for like more than a year. I don't think I will ever get one now since its like only a little better than the Gamecube. The controller is just a gimmick. But its no joke that the Wii is owning right now.

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MetalHead09
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 11:55:38 PM
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well i was onboard for the ps3 right from the get go so i made my decision to go with sony years before its launch and im very happy that i did. i love sony, they just always have the best in my oppinion. i owned the ps1 and the ps2 also.

as ive said before id get a 360 but the reliabilty issues scare me so i dont, its the hardware, not the games. actually sometimes the more i think about it the more it sounds like a good idea. i just cant bring myself to spend the money on it.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:05:37 AM
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Because of the Playstation experience:

Naughty Dog
Polyphony
Imsoniac
SCEA
SCEE
SCEJ
Sucker Punch
Sqquare-Enix(f*cking bastards lol)

Free online
Sony brand being reliable

And the overwhelming Japanese support.

PS: Bought my 60GB ps3 back in April 2007

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Fervidus Ludio
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:15:07 AM
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I was happy with ps1, very happy with ps2, so my choise was no brainer. So far no complains from my black beauty.

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somethingrandom
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:26:16 AM
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I wanted it for: PS2 b/c, KZ2, the price had just dropped, it was incredibly powerful, Blu-ray, didn't want to pay for online, good reliability, etc. I had $20 left after buying it + Oblivion.

Btw, has anyone else received an email from Sony asking them to take part in a survey about the PSP? It was like 30min long, but it had some huge clues on Sony's plans for the PSP.



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Scarecrow
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:28:33 AM

Nah didn't get it...

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somethingrandom
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:41:22 AM

Well, it seems Sony could be implementing bluetooth, GPS, the ability for internet everywhere, longer battery life, and I can't remember what else...

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Scarecrow
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:46:22 AM

Internet everyone would so pwn :O

Sounds good then
The longer battery life also helps

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faraga
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:51:45 PM

a screen that doesnt brake after four days when you're just carrying it with you in ur pocket

(anyone knows how much it'll cost to repair it (i'm not really getting any warranty on this))

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orangpelupa
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 1:55:43 AM
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hmm i buy console because the game.
thats what i always do since NES era >_< (the first console i have )

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cegmp
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 2:22:46 AM
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I bought the PS3 for 1.) Quality. I just can't afford having a broken system, especially where I live. The 3 year warranty for the 360 isn't much use if there isn't any MS shop/office/center here.
2.) for the games. I'm a huge RPG fanatic and I was assuming that that the huge PS2 library for rpgs would continue. So far I'm very disappointed But nonetheless, the situation gave me a reason to try out different genres which normally I wouldn't care about.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase. Thanks Sony for the great product!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 4:00:21 AM
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I grew up with Final Fantasy on Nintendo, and Sony gave it back to me on PS1. That's why I picked the PS3, and look what they done to me. Look!

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King James
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 12:28:58 PM

lol...Look Where?!

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King James
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 12:23:05 PM

nuff said

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Blaiyan
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 6:12:41 AM
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I'm not reading all this.

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sabitrulz
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 7:40:41 AM
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wii ain't a gamin console,huh????? then wat is super mario:galaxy?wat is super smash bros brawl........Ben Dutka plz quit da job

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Scarecrow
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 2:56:47 PM

Mario Galaxy: 2007
Super Smash Brows. Brawl: 2008

So releasing 2 or 3 great games per year is good enough for you? :(

There were only realy 2 good WIi games in 2008: Super Smash Bros Brawl and Tales of Symphonia 2.

Other than that there was not much more to get...

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Arkhon
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 @ 2:55:00 PM

Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros. Brawl cannot compare to the likes of Left 4 Dead, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Fallout 3, Halo 3, Resistance: Fall of Man, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Resistance 2, Fable 2, Mass Effect, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Assassin's Creed, or any of the games coming out for the real gaming platforms this year. Your argument is not only invalid but also contains abominable syntax, spelling, and grammar.

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phade2blaq
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 8:02:35 AM
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I was always a big Ninetendo fan until the first PS1 came on the scene and then I switched to Playstation. I've been more than satisfied with the PS1 and PS2 but I have to say I've been unhappy with the PS3.

The system itself if great so I guess my gripe is the games or lack there of. I like rpgs and sports. On the rpg front I'm not happy the offerings thus far but I've been more than happy with some of the sports titles for the PS3.

I'm hopeful we'll see more rpgs in 2009 !

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Luiscosmo2
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 8:15:13 AM
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I thought about either buying a 360 or a ps3.The wii was out of the question.Just because you have to buy too many damn Accerories with it.And in the end at Chirtmas.I got a ps3.
Reasons?I'm a Ps fan I got the second one
The exculisves also got to me.Mostly Little Big Planet.

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pavlovic
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:56:34 AM
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I got a Wii on launch day, I walked into Costco and saw it for about 300 dollars. In all the stores across Mexico it was like $400 - $500. So I thought it was a nice deal. Now my parents have it at home and play sometimes. I don't use it anymore.

My 360 was an impulse buy. Everyone I knew was talking about how great was GeoW, I was waiting for the PS3, and had an opportunity to sell my PS2, so I sold it and bought the 360 and Gears. I'm on my second machine right now.

And I got my PS3 because being a PS player since 1996 and all my friends having a PS3, I had to have it. And with a Socom promised I was very excited. And of course GOW3, MGS4 and Gran Turismo I was/am still excited about the games lineup.

So, at the end with the exception of the Wii, I bought the 360 and the PS3 because of the software, GeoW 1 & 2 and Bioshock made to the 360, while everything else made to the PS3.

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opsdaddy
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 10:02:53 AM
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As a long-time Mac user, I became a Microsoft hater rather naturally. However, when the Xbox 360 came out, I decided to give it a chance, as I was admittedly stunned by its apparent quality. But something told me to hold out and see what time might reveal about the console. And, as luck would have it, shortly after the waves of complaints surfaced about the RROD, there was a price-drop on the 40-gig PS3, and that, my friends, sealed the deal for me!

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jonathan40
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 10:47:21 AM
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I bought the PS3 about 3 weeks ago and am very satisfied with it. I was having a hard time choosing between it and the 360. Everyone i asked told me to go for the 360 due to graphics. However, i believed that PS3 will surpass 360 sooner rather than later. Now that i have it i can't believe i was even considering getting the 360. Mind you, i do not have anything against the 360. I would like to have both consoles but i do not have much time to play video games so one console is more than enough for my need.

cheers and keep the this great site goign,
Jon

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faraga
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 11:28:23 AM
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when a friend of mine got his ps3 (europe 60 gig) i was amazed, only by its looks to be honest, i wasnt into gaming that much yet, though i had a ps2, it just looked futuristic to me, but half a year later i wanted to buy a pc for myself but instead i got my dad's old un. so i got money left... what would i do with it...?

now i've got a 40 gig ps3 and a psp and a ps2, though only my ps3 works, ps2 died of oldage, psp screen is broken, better not buy a 360...

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food86
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 11:54:43 AM
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I will admit I was a nintendo fan since the snes came out. as a matter of fact I didn't buy a ps1 ps2 dreamcast or xbox when they came around. (Yeah I know I'm pathetic) but I blame that on age and obsessed parents with children rated games. I had a gamecube with games that would've made 9 to 12 years olds happy to play.

I firt purchased a wii because like I said above earlier I was nintendo fan and could not wait to get my hands on the wii control and the new zelda game.

I then purchased and xbox 360 because most of my friends raved about gears and halo 3 and mostly bioshock. So I bought one and played gears and bioshock and halo. I didn't like halo or gears, and only enjoyed bioshock. Suffice to say I passed halo 3 and never touched again and as for gears I returned it the same day I bought it. I only enjoyed bioshock and a couple of multiplat games at that time.

I would like to say that I owe my life to a friend of mine who had a ps2 back in 2006 and showed me gta san andreas, shadow of the collusus, ratchet, jak, final fantasy, and most importantly god of war 1 and 2. After seeing all these awesome games I lamented all I had missed during the ps2 era. After hearing that the 60 gb bc ps3 where going to stop being manufactured I rushed out to buy one. with the guarantee that all the previous titles I played with my friend would be available on the ps3. Never have I been more happy with a game system. also blu ray was a bonus since I enjoy watching movies immensely. Since buying my ps3 I now have over 35 game titles and over 15 of them only found on the ps3.
As for my wii, it sits waiting for a new game like a new zelda I suppose and as for 360 I now only rent games that I want to play because buying games for that system is a waste of money since i don't know when it will give out on me.
I own all three systems but only my ps3 gets my utmost attention and I game on it everyday. Thanks to my friend who decided to show me the power of the playstation. literally I owe him my life!



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Deadman
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:28:20 PM
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Wii
I got The WII solely for Zelda. Legend of Zelda was the first game I ever beat and since I've been a bit nostalgic for the series beat every game released for a Nintendo system at least once.
PS3
When I got my PS3 I was origionally looking at the 360 couple of friends had one and Dead Rising was a game that I felt I had to play.
But while at a blockbuster one day I saw a PS3 bundle 80GB system w/ Motorstorm and Surfs Up on BD a HDMI cable the BD remote 5 free BD movies by mail and 20 weeks of free game rentals for $600. That was $450 of free stuff I couldnt pass that up. Never did get that 360 Dead Rising is just gonna have to wait til after KZ2

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mastiffchild
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 3:42:59 PM
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This gen I wanted to have all three consoles as soon as they were out(since my original Xbox was healthy) so I wouldn't miss out on certain franchises that I love(Metroid-Wii, Halo-360 and MGS,R&C,FF-PS3).
So I got them in order with the 360 coming out a year before Wii n England and the PS3 not appearing til march 2007.My first 360 was OK but I sold it as I needed the cash when moving out of a house for a deposit and didn't get another til may 06. Some of the aerly games were uninsprinring and until Halo3 and Gears arrived with ME that it got into gear(NGS was great but DR looked like cap and was painful to play)sadly soon after getting Bioshock for u it my run of dying Pros began and I never got to finiah Bioshock on the console as I finally got shot to buy my PS3 before my year full store warranty ran out(four of my six 360 deaths were not RROD and the extended warranty from MS covered only RROD so getting rid was a no brainer for me)which ended ny wish of having all three-and it'll take something special for me to buy anything MS cnsole flavoured ever again. I feel they knew their only chance of getting over Sony was to be out first but they did it knowing 360 wasn't ready but went ahead anyway and used our cash to tempt devs into deals or going multi by merely being out first-where was the care for their customer? I worry for th future when I see MS policies of not catering to gamers(faulty goods and paying for online)and paying for devs to migrate from Sony and paying for timed exclusives and dlc while shutting their own studios and copying Sony and Ninty ideas(Lips-singstar, Avatars-Miis, Iphone and Zune anre the same thing too and I could go on and on).Anyway they lost a customer in me and I strongly feel they are a bad infuince in the gaming world that doesn't put much in while leeching others ideas and IPs.
Wii I got for Metroid, SMG and a few others and I think when Motion+ comes FPS on Wii will be great(for core gamers too-I don't hold with Ben that Wii can't give something to us NMH and S&P are both games for non casuals and there's plenty coming this year with Fatal Frame and The Conduit topping the list).
PS3, however, gives you everything and though the price can be offputting(my launch 60Gig wasnearly £460 with two games)to make a 360 nearly feature compatable cost as much if not more and even then some stuff you just can't do.
Also I prefer Sony exclusives and many 360 games go to PC anyway(I finally finished Bioshock on PC and it was way better than the 360 version imo)while Ninty/Sony games wont. Sony consoles have always been reliabe for me and while I realise Sony shoot themselves in the foot with arrogant statements and ambitious(read unmakeable)release deadlines they still do gaming business in a more thoughtful and giving way than MS do. LBP wouldn't have been made with MS backing(oddly now they're copying even that but I forget the name of the game they unveiled at CES)and Sony allow and back their first, second party devs in making new IPs for us gamers. It's a Rolls Royce among consoles, PSN is free, reliable and boasts more games with dedicated servers(a thing which MIGHT just make Gears2 bearable online-I've only ever seen glitches like that in Bethesda games before!and the host advantage is laughable too)and while Home isn't yet the force it could be it still has huge potential and will grow and grow-its also a brave move that MS, again, wouldn't even think of.
If MS were the only manufacturer on the block I would really fear for gamers as they show us even less respect than SCEE(surely Sony should sort these slackers under their own banner out properly as europe may not be as loyal next time round if the poor tratment of us goes on for much longer)and I dont see them innovating or supporting studios to do so-only closing their studios and paying Capcom, Rockstar and SE huge amounts for, actually, pretty little.
I know business is cut throat but to neglect the creative side of the most creative industry on the planet cannot be good for anyone longterm. And if we swallow them selling us all faulty hardware(and knowingly so) and making us pay for a largely P2P onlin game service how will they decide to shaft us lubeless next time?
Im no fanboy but don't trust MS with a passion of mine and fear they'll cobntinue taking us all for a ride if they get the upper hand.

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orangpelupa
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 7:34:29 PM
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@mastiff
hmm you not get RROD? do you get dvd-drive burnt-out issue? O_o

duh.. my x360 feel like ticking time bomb...

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Dingodial
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:03:52 PM
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The reasons why I chose a PS3:

1.Best reliability; RRoD doesn't exist on PS3
2.Built-in Wi-fi
3.Blu-ray and the fact that it is scratch-resistant
4.PS3 doesn't scratch the disc when it is being played (unlike xbox 360)
5.Gran-turismo 5
6.when I was looking for a PS3 to buy, Circuit city was offering an extra controller and 5 free BD of my choice
7.4 USB ports and the memory card slots
8.Ultra-sexy design
9.100% b/c
10.Stronger CPU than the 360: Cell broadband processor with 8 cores and 2 trillion calculations per second
11.I like to shock people with my decisions: all my friends were getting xbox 360s so I purposely decided to try something different, like PS3
12.Bluetooth technology
13.PS3 is like a combination of an xbox 360 and a wii because it has high definition and the controllers are motion-sensitive
14.Free online play so I don't get charged for the air that I breath XD
15.Internet browser with great flash support (unlike the PSP or 360 or wii)
16.Firmware updates that are free and almost always come with great features

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Deleted User
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:07:06 PM

They do break. Iv seen it.

What about backwards capability?

It needs a cell. The RSX is crap.



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Dingodial
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:14:37 PM

I agree that the RSX is crap and PS3 can break but at least it doesn't have a failure rait of over 30% (like a certain system that we all Know of). I did include backwards compatability (see #9). Since Sony has discovered how stupid the RSX is, they have designed the Cell broadband processor (PS3's CPU) to handle all the graphics that the RSX can't handle.

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Deleted User
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:25:25 PM

Not really. It used to be 30 percent. Just like the PS3 used to have PS2 compatibility.

The cell is another subject altogether. I dont get why they would use dual sources..I have yet to see the advantage of it.

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Dingodial
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:35:04 PM

They made a mistake when they gave PS3 the RSX and after they realised their mistake, they desided to take more advantage of the CPU because it was too late to redesign the PS3 (they didn't realise their mistake until months after PS3 released. that is why all of PS3's original games had awful graphics because they all used the RSX without help from the CPU)

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Deleted User
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:04:18 PM
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I bought the 360 because its American, I like the games, and I like the online service.

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King James
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 3:26:50 AM

lol..."because it's American"

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kidgrid
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 10:50:54 AM

"AMERICAN" with Chinese parts dbl lol

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Dingodial
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 12:24:47 PM

LOL everything that I buy is probably made in China.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 @ 6:15:00 AM

And let me guess the PS3 is Japanese?

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Draguss
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 9:47:46 PM
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I had a PS1 and PS2, so I thought I'd complete the collection.

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Gabriel013
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 1:12:38 AM
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I bought my 360 because it was the first out and my PS3 because I had a PS3.
Neither of them a really great reason.

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Frenchy17
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 9:49:03 AM
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I bought the PS3 for the exclusives and the blu-ray and media center options. I decided that I would buy a really good video card for my computer instead of getting an xbox360 which would open my options to even more games.

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Rezaf
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 9:55:49 AM
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1st, just signed up only to comment on this post!

I bought a Wii because of all the hype before last christmas, played the tennis a bit, which I admit it was fun. Zelda (twilight princess) was very kiddy in my opinion, but Resident Evil 4 and the new metroid prime were not bad. Didn't touch the wii afterwards.

I sold it on ebay on Christmas when I saw the $150 offer from Sony's credit card for more than I bought the Wii (!), bought a PS3 on Amazon, and ended up with extra money in my pocket! Oh and I absolutely love it. Have already finished both of the resistances, the heavenly sword, and COD4.

The reason I didn't get a 360 (although I was tempted to get an arcade because it's initial price is cheap) was the reliability issues, the lack of WiFi, and that there is no real exclusive on it, since I can play its exclusives on my PC (Gears is in fact the only game on 360 I'd like to play, and perhaps Mass Effect).

I am absolutely happy with my PS3, it's way better than the measly Wii. Although would have liked to see PS2 BC, since I missed on PS2 and sticked to PC gaming.

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kidgrid
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 10:37:15 AM
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I purchased the ps3 after a long wait, with much playing on friends systems. 1. I didn't get a wii, because I like to play games online and the 360 and ps3 have it beat there. so it came down to price versus reliability. It may sound funny but after i buy a bigger hard drive, wireless adpt,a live account, and hd dvd adapter(wipe of sweat from brow). I would have ended deeper in the hole than if I bought a ps3 when walmart was doing its 100 dollar gift card deal.

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shreevin
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 11:04:05 AM
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I bought both.

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Arvis
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 11:20:09 AM
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I noticed that a lot of people bought a PS3 because they were hopeful that it would have a lot of good RPGs out, but now you are all disappointed because there aren't many out.
So, I have one question for all of you: have you played Valkyria Chronicles yet? If not, SHUT UP.

-Arvis

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Frenchy17
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 1:51:38 PM
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Lol Arvis back at it again, do you secretly work for Sega??? :)

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RebelExtrm02
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 7:39:28 PM
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I owned a PS2 and loved the software that it had so I got a PS3 in hopes that sequels to that software would arrive on it. So far I'm very pleased with my decision and don't regret it at all.

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