PSPSPS.tv reports that with yesterday's news of the PS3 once again beating the Xbox 360 in the hardware sales race it's given Sony the perfect opportunity to have a good old gloat. Enter CEO of SCEA Jack Tretton to start showing off.
well they've earned the right to gloat this time, lets see if they can keep it up. with the 360 price cut in Europe and the suspicious shortages over now things will be interesting in march.
There is no gloating. That is just stupid kotaku sour grapes fanboy spin. "Consumers are recognizing the tremendous value of PS3 and we believe that Blu-ray becoming the high-def format of choice was the tipping point for many consumers. With monster titles like Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and Grand Theft Auto IV launching in April and Metal Gear Solid 4 in June, we're demonstrating this is the year for PS3," said Tretton.
Yeah seriously...it's funny how when MS claims to have the best console game library of all time it's just a simple statement, but when Sony celebrates a little bit, there's a million stories called "Sony's head getting too big? Sony gloating?".
Poor Kotaku xbots, they are very sad because of this http://kotaku.com/367770/so... they make me sick, look at picture they choose.
.. :P .. dont take that serious .. its just a joke.. and @1 BUT MS said they had supply issues ? even with price cut they cant ship more than now? .. after MGS bundle from sony they will need another price drop ...
Interesting that despite having five of the top ten games for the month that Microsoft didn't shift that many consoles. These stock shortage might account for it I suppose, but having a shortage of stock seems an odd time to slash prices off them. As far as I recall, the supply and demand curve doesn't work that way. Well whatever. Mostly it seems strange that Microsoft jumped the gun on the GTA IV launch, when you;d think it would be gunning for a whitewash combining the lure of extra DLC content with a price cut.
They may gloat now but with the price drop announced for today i can see the 360 going full steam ahead for the next few months.
360 has always been the cheaper console
consumers are aware you get what you pay for, for £40 pounds more you get ,bluray movie playback,bluray games,web browsing,rechargeable controllers,psp connectivity,free online,7 connectable controllers at once,wi-fi
and lets not forget the exclusives this year which are mind blowing and the online community of home
after 2007 which as a gamer was amazing to watch,360 had amazing games (any gamer who denys that is a fanboy),even though in hardware sales it was less than the year before,360 is coming to earth with a bump we are only in march and look at how the tables have turned without the big hitters, MGS4 is just the tip of a very big iceberg
True the 360 has always been the cheaper console, but do not use the whole "are aware you get what you pay for" idealogy, becuase the same could be said for XBL vs PSN.
Man I am getting hyped for Sony's exclusive titles too. They do have a better line up this year, way better, some rally heavy hitters for sure. I am also looking forward to Huxley, Gears 2, Alan Wake, etc. I am still undecided about Home, right now it seems like a virtul sim.
On topic, great news for Sony. Competition, competition, competition, keeps the balance of power ever evolving. Sony should gloat a little, but not for to long, becuase the Wii and 360 will have their moments too.
Yes the 360 has been the cheaper console all along. But price cuts mean extra sales and like i said the 360 will more than likely outsell the PS3 because of the reduced price, its this trend that will see the 360 outsell the PS3 again for the next few months until the PS3 exclusives hit anyway. Most people have no clue about any hardware related problems with the 360, and will see the £200 price point, which is £100 pound less than the ps3 and lap it up...... its that simple. Most people don`t care about Blu-Ray and for that reason will buy the console which is cheaper and has a large library of games, which is ultimately what a gaming console is for. I`m just giving opinions of what i see, i`m a PS3 owner.... Cheaper consoles = More sales.
i can use you the 'get what you pay for phrase' because PSN for a FREE service is more than adequate and with HOME soon on the horizon we as gamers will be getting a service that really you would have to pay for elsewhere and im sure alot of people would pay for considering 360 gamers are paying £50 a year for a really great online service in XBL
@MURKERR-Yes, I am looking forward to Home too, but it is not a proved commodity yet. I have no doubt in my mind that it will help the PSN. True, we will not be paying for Home, I just hope, they do not nickel and dime us for extra content (furniture, clothes, etc) I am excited about Home, but I am keeping my excitement at bay for the most part, becuase until I see that it is more than just an awesome virtual world.
greeeaat...another company going at it. And I thought only Microsoft were the asshats.
Great news for the Sony Corp, congrats to their employees to share holders. This news as far as what this means directly to gamers really has no significant impact, but indirectly it breads a consumer friendly market.
...GLAD THERE GLOATING!!! ;-D
After putting up with SOOOOOOOOO much CR*P from xBot Slaves for the past year slagging off the PlayStation brand left,right¢re!!!
Its time to GLOAT BIG TIME!!! ;-D
Ahh poor (x)Bots GREEN WITH ENVY!!! ;-D
Oh Green is xBox colour init!!!now i know why!!! ;-D
For the past few years SONY's PlayStation brand has been getting slagged off by(you know who,dont wanna get banned to the Open Zone for saying the words!Not much you can say on this bit really which is a shame)&now its time for us to enjoy good news!!! ;-P
+There not Gloating just telling it how it is;)
Jack is all we have left :( Phil is gone. Tell em tretton >:0
Us here at Sony HQ may be guilty of the occasional GLOAT, but at least we aren't dirty, evil, deceiving, lying SCUM that want the destruction of the gaming industry! *coughNazisoftcough* GLOAT away, General Tretton! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
Touching words from the overlord.
Wow, kotaku really doesn't like when the PS3 succeeds. All those months of microsoft gloating, making bold statements and now they're telling SONY not to get ccky? Seriously wth is wrong with them?
I fail to see what is so special about February? PS3 has been outselling 360 worldwide since late last year. Or maybe this is talking about just America. What's the bettings that even though microsoft have said the shortage has ended now, they will say 'Actually there's still supply issues' next month when the results come in. There were no shortages, they just sold less.
He has every right to gloat. The PS3 has been crapped on by all media since Day 1 and look where it is now. They could have easily given into all the trash talking a year ago.
That wasnt 'gloating' or bragging. PS systems sold very good and he was glad it did. Kotaku fking sucks. When MSs disses Blu ray, then what do you call that, fking biatches.
Where was the support............It is really rewarding to see quality getting some limelight.
Title is wrong. Should be "Gloats", not "Gloat". The company name in this case should be treated as a singular noun.
Your name is an un-natural improbability considering ham is most commonly shaped into the single platter shape, not an ark shape. In which i believe your name is a corruption of the english language, and an abolishment to human nature itself, and indeed pig nature
I don't usually pull a grammar fit, but this problem shows up a lot in N4G pieces and is easily correctable. (Esp. when the original article title was correct to begin with.)
they will cry when April comes with GTA4 as the 360 will sky rocket
gta4 will only move consoles to people who were fans of it on the ps2 then ala ps3
its about time they get a win
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