IGN Selects PS3 As Best New Console Of 2006
Well, the sudden emergence of positive PS3 news continues. IGN has officially picked the PS3 as the "best new console of 2006," and have offered the following explanation for their selection-
"Judging the consoles based upon a broad perspective that includes software now available and coming in the future an entirely different argument could be formulated. However, from a hardware perspective, the PS3 is by far the more interesting console. Though the launch software hasn't blown anyone away, the 360's launch titles were equally unimpressive, and the system will certainly mature. Sony's embrace of the PS3 as a computer rather than just a console, and the availability of supported Linux distributions for the console will also develop and will likely bear entirely unexpected fruit in future."
It's about time someone brought up a few of those points. First, the simple fact that the 360 did indeed have an "equally unimpressive" set of launch titles (and in PSXE's opinion, that console didn't have anything as good as Resistance: Fall of Man), and the same goes for the Wii. We're also sick and tired of hearing all-encompassing judgments on a system that was released less than two months ago, and has at least six years to go. In our PS3 Report Card, we separated the launch score and the potential score, for good reason.
1/16/2007 Ben Dutka