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Submitted by Garethvk 1047d ago | opinion piece

Has Microsoft Vs Sony Become The New Cola War

Skewed and Reviewed have posted a fun opinion piece that compares the console battle between Sony and Microsoft to the Coke vs Pepsi Cola Wars. The article cites how both companies have passionate fans and will throw huge amounts of money into ad campaigns to try to win over undecided consumers. (Culture, Microsoft, Sony)

NastyLeftHook0  +   1047d ago
good analogy.

and coca cola destroys pepsi.

@snookies12, im a coca cola fan myself.
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Snookies12  +   1047d ago
Lol, this is a rather great analogy... My friend likes Pepsi and prefers the 360, where as I like Coca Cola and prefer the PS3... XD
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Ezz2013  +   1047d ago
lol i love Pepsi more and prefers the ps3 by alot

hehe, so much for that analogy.
Wenis  +   1047d ago
Mountain Dew is the best actually.. and thats not even an opinion its a fact
MikeMyers  +   1047d ago
I prefer RC Cola myself.
Reverent  +   1047d ago
@Wenis, Mountain Dew has NOTHING on Coca Cola, or even Pepsi. I'm sorry but that's the silliest thing I've heard all day. There's a reason Coke is the most famous brand of soda to date.
adorie  +   1047d ago
Ya know say? *sips on tea*
PinkFunk  +   1047d ago
Uh, Ginger Ale > all. That is pure fact, nothing "opinion" about that. Just pure, scientific, unbiased, objective, FACT.

Thank you.
MasterCornholio  +   1047d ago
Beer owns all.

Motorola RAZR i
jcnba28  +   1047d ago
Sony = Pepsi
Micorosft = Coca Cola
Nintendo = Jagermeister
Snookies12  +   1047d ago
How is Nintendo alcohol...?
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   1047d ago | Funny
Snookies12

Because you wake up the morning after buying it feeling an immense regret.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1047d ago
Sony vs Microsoft is the cola war?

Sure, if Sony is Pepsi selling Pepsi cola and Microsoft is Coca-Cola who stops selling Coke and starts selling green-tea health drinks to hippies.

Yeah, then the analogy would work.
chukamachine  +   1047d ago
I like both cola and pepsi.

But Ms just took the piss with customers.

Broken hardware, time and time again.
Pay to play.
Dribble out games from time to time.

I would not touch a 720 even if it had twice the power of the PS4.
himdeel  +   1047d ago
There was never a Cola war. You can go to any country in the world, getting at a Coke is easier than getting clean water. That other drink need not be mentioned ever again.

Coke 4ever
kreate  +   1047d ago
i dont think ppl really care about pepsi/cola.
more ppl care about microsoft/sony.
SilentNegotiator  +   1047d ago
The only time I see an Coke v. Pepsi war is when someone makes an analogical comparison or when joking with friends at the diner table. And that usually lasts 5 seconds and goes as deep as "This tastes better"

While 360 v. Ps3 debates happen all over the internet, last as long as days, and goes as deep as discussing games, capabilities, features, etc, etc, etc.

And on top of it all, both Coke and Pepsi tastes like piss and will give you cancer if you keep drinking the one that's "better" for you. Ps3 and 360 neither taste like piss nor give you cancer.

"Ps3/360 = Coke/Pepsi" is a TERRIBLE analogy.
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Rageanitus  +   1047d ago
BAD analogy.... because standard pepsi and coca cola will always have the same similar great taste depending which you prefer.

kinect and the move light controler dont do it for me.
ImpliedDeception  +   1047d ago
OK Cola and the Sega Genesis win, because I'm presently trapped Motherf***ing 1994...

Access to future internet rocks, though.
Conzul  +   1047d ago
Nah Coke is too sweet. Prefer Pepsi now.
Playstation FTW!
Oh_Yeah  +   1046d ago
Pepsi wins, they had their own video game on ps1 and it was kick ass. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Garethvk  +   1047d ago
Thank you. It came to me earlier this morning. I used to ask why do Coke and Pepsi spend so much on ads especially during the Super Bowl. People prefer one to the other and no matter how much they spend that is not going to change the status quo. I know the goal is to try to get a few of the other sides supporters to try your new stuff and so on. But Xbox fans are not going to jump on the PS 4 bandwagon and vice versa regardless of how much money they spend. It is money spent to give the impression of dominance and to gather in the undecided parties. But in the end, Xbox fans will get the new Xbox and Playstation fans will get the PS 4 regardless of how much money they both spend.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1047d ago
pepsi abandoned its hardcore flavor and goes more easy on the taste (*which happened) so people now go for coke. the original og.
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rainslacker  +   1047d ago
I think the analogy is good in the sense that both are a meaningless debate when it comes to preference. But taste is usually recognized as extremely subjective, and rarely do I see supporters get bent out of shape over someone liking a different flavor. With consoles there are quantifiable comparisons that can be made between them, and some of those comparisons can have a basis in subjectivity and still be completely valid.

As far as console marketing, I believe it plays a very important part of getting people to know that the system exists, and to build up desirability of the product itself. Sony definitely had weak marketing in the US(not sure about the rest of the world), and MS and Nintendo had extremely strong marketing. That undoubtedly had a huge effect on the outcome of this generation in terms of sales and mind-share.
Garethvk  +   1047d ago
Which makes me wonder if either of them is going to set themselves up for a New Coke failure where they change what worked for them so much that the fans revolt and they have to go back to the way things were.

I still think Classic Coke was the plan all along as they went from New Coke to Classic Coke in a few weeks. It did not take them long at all to have the new name, look, and product in the store which I believe indicates that they had it stockpiled and just moved it up when the reaction to New Coke was so bad.
urwifeminder  +   1047d ago
Pepsi and microsoft for me hate coke.
ExCest  +   1047d ago
Yea coke ruined my life. After spending so much money, breaking up my family, and ending up on the streets, I wish I never started with that first gram.
ylwzx3  +   1047d ago
Screw them all. I like Cheerwine :D
adorie  +   1046d ago
Oh, I was thinking of you here.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
ylwzx3  +   1046d ago
lol
knifefight  +   1047d ago
I'll bet I could drink 100 PS3s.
ExCest  +   1047d ago
Dr. Pepper!

Let's start a soda war. I vote Dr. Pepper. Mr. Pibb tastes the same no matter what anyone says.
Reverent  +   1047d ago
Sure... If you like plum soda.

I'm definitely a Coca Cola guy, myself. I mean seriously, an ice cold glass of coke on a hot summer day; You just can't beat it.
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ExCest  +   1047d ago
I don't get the plum soda bit. Is that some sort of attack on Dr Pepper or something?
Reverent  +   1047d ago
Yes it is lol (Plum is the most notable flavor of Dr. Pepper to me personally). I wasn't actually being serious though, it's just nice to argue about something other than consoles lol.
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FalconR289  +   1047d ago
IDK an ice cold DR. Pepper is pretty refreshing on a really hot summer day, and I'm more of a Pepsi guy.
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   1047d ago
In a nutshell.
cyberninja  +   1047d ago
Sony- craft beer.
Ms- coors light.
Ninty- coke/pepsi.
Chug  +   1047d ago
I like how you think.
Conzul  +   1047d ago
Spot on, good sir!
drsnoopyseussdog  +   1047d ago
Cranberry Juice and Ps Vita is my stuff:)
himdeel  +   1047d ago
Cran-Apple or gtfo :) bubbles
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Conzul  +   1047d ago
Someone get this man a ... cranberry juice!

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CommonSenseGamer  +   1047d ago
Well, if gamers want to accept this analogy then they also need to accept that there is room for both brands in the marketplace.
WalterWJR  +   1047d ago
Only the best will do while I'm sipping on vanilla coky cola and playing playstatwon
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HeavenlySnipes  +   1047d ago
They taste the same to me so....
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1047d ago
lol They taste the same to me too.
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Nykamari  +   1047d ago
I love N4G because threads like this!!! You guys and gals make my day!
ziggurcat  +   1047d ago
to the author:

2007 called, it wants its analogy back.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1047d ago
Completely out of touch with the reality of the new market.

Obsolete dichotomy. People who still think its MS vs Sony are living in the past. Next gen is going to be very hard for them.
Hicken  +   1046d ago
What "new market?"

The Ouya isn't going to be in the same league. And the Wii U is having a hard enough time being looked at as part of the new generation. What other competition is there? What will make things hard on them?

Believe it or not, it's STILL Microsoft versus Sony. Perhaps now more than ever.

Edit: The only "new" market is mobile, which hardly has ANY impact on home consoles. Hell, it's barely got any impact on handhelds. If you were talking about the casual market, that's an old market whose ACTUAL importance seems to be on the wane. Good job sidestepping answering the question, though; that's just the sort of response I've come to expect from you.

I also didn't "underestimate" Nintendo. Rather, I gave what's a rather apt impression of their current console offering: many people have doubts about the system. Core gamers aren't sold on its capabilities, and casuals don't even know exactly what it is, for the most part. That's not exactly a good position to be in.

You can talk about "silent contenders" all you want, but if they're not making a dedicated home or handheld console, they're not going to do ANYTHING big in gaming. PERIOD. Ain't happening. And you can make whatever claims you like about it; that won't change that fact. I can point out plenty of reasons WHY it won't happen, but you're aware of and have dismissed them all, anyway, so I won't waste my time.

And, seriously, you've got no room to call somebody else a fanboy. Nobody's blind to your comments.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   1046d ago
What new market? The one you are completely, blissfully unaware of.

Not only do you underestimate Nintendo, which betrays your fanboy loyalties, but you're also unaware of the other three silent contenders, two of which are already in the market making big money, and the two who are about to make big moves in the industry.

But hey, enjoy living in the past. As they say, ignorance is bliss. Especially when your outlook on the industry is nothing more than fanboy loyalties and purchase justification.

By the way, it wasn't the 3DS that caused the Vita to fail.
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Max-Zorin  +   1047d ago
Root Beer owns all.
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