Carmack: 360 Is The Best Console Ever, PS3 Is #2
We have no comment. Just questions.
id Software's John Carmack isn't afraid to speak is mind, and after his QuakeCon keynote last week, it was clear to attendees that he was more a fan of the Xbox 360 than the PlayStation 3. This stands to reason, as he's primarily a PC developer and Microsoft's console is...well, you get where this is going. Of course PC devs like the 360 more; it's why games initially designed for PC are typically better on the 360 than on the PS3.
But he didn't want Sony fans to get too critical, so he told Ripten that he thinks the PS3 is the second-best console ever made. The 360 would be #1, of course. He says the development tools for the PS3 aren't as good, but the raw cell processing power makes his new game - RAGE - actually better on the PS3 in certain ways.
The "best system ever" debate is one that will never end, and there will never be a definitive correct answer. And remember, Carmack is speaking strictly from a developer's standpoint...I mean, he has to be. The most unreliable system of all time is #1? And in comparisons to other consoles over the years, in regards to exclusive content, available diversity concerning the libraries, etc...we're not sure where the 360 ranks, but we doubt many would put it at the top of the list.
Personally, I'd say the SNES and first two PlayStations are up there. But I'd have extreme difficutly ranking all the systems.
8/15/2011 10:39:28 AM Ben Dutka