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Submitted by -Mezzo- 555d ago | opinion piece

How the PlayStation 3 Won the Current-Gen Console War

Gi - There’s no denying it was a slow start for Sony‘s PlayStation 3 console. The console launched over a year after Microsoft‘s Xbox 360, it was way more expensive than its competition and it was in short supply at launch. However, those early adopters knew they were onto something very good, and for many it was the home console of choice. (PS3)

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Jadedz  +   555d ago | Well said
Come on now
From a financial standpoint; it's the Wii. The PS360 are more supported 3rd party-wise, but Nintendo made bank with the Wii on day one.
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-Mezzo-  +   555d ago
Financial standpoint: 'WGAF'
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I really enjoyed my countless hours with PS3.
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Jadedz  +   555d ago | Well said
Ahem;
''How the PlayStation 3 Won the Current-Gen Console War''

Based on ''gamer appreciation?'' Back in the day, winning a ''console generation'' was measured by ''how many units a console sold,'' that's why the PS2 is considered the ''greatest system of all time.''

I'm not belittling the PS3 in any way - just calling out the ''moving goalpost'' article I'm commenting on.
andrewer  +   555d ago | Well said
As I enjoyed my countless hours with Wii. What I'm trying to say is, for me, this argument - your own opinion, experiences and fun - is a real argument for the best console, not sales or graphics or power or whatever. I don't care if a console sold more, if everybody around me have and like it, what matters is my own opinion, and that's why its impossible to have a "winner" console...ever.
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GamersRulz  +   555d ago | Well said
To be honest, Sony achieved one hell of accomplishment this gen, I mean no company can face all those hurdles and survive.

-Higher price throughout the generation.
-Difficult to program for console.
-Competition has a year and half head start.
-Continuous bashing from the media.
-Being hacked mid-gen.
-BD diod problems reduced launch units from 2 million to 400k only.

Despite all that they were able to sell as many units (even slightly more) than Xbox360 in a shorter time frame!. This can tell you volumes about Playstation brand strength. Job well done Sony
BattleAxe  +   555d ago | Well said
The PS3 easily won this generation hands down, and the only people who don't think so, never owned one.

Best Hardware Technology: PS3 (Bluetooth, Blu-Ray and The cell Processor)
Best Multimedia Functions: PS3
Best Controller Configuration: PS3 (DS3)
Best New IPs: PS3
Best Game Selection: PS3
Best Award system: PS3 Trophies
Best First Party Studios: PS3
Best Graphics: PS3
Best Online Subscription Service: PS3 (PS+)
Most Players in Multiplayer Games: PS3 (M.A.G.- 256 Player Battles, Resistence: Fall of Man - 40 Player Battles and Resistance 2 - 60 Player Battles

Looks to me like the PS3 won by a landslide.
DragonKnight   555d ago | Trolling | show
dedicatedtogamers  +   555d ago | Well said
Depends on what "win the console war" means. Wii not only sold the most, it also set the most trends that other companies followed. I still think the two handhelds are the true winners last gen (yeah, I know the title is "console war"). Consoles had it easy: they were mostly just competing against one another. The DS and PSP were fighting one another as well as the surging smartphone/tablet market, yet the PSP sold 80 million and the DS sold 150+ million, and each system had so many must-play games.

When it comes to quality titles, Sony and Microsoft were fighting tooth and nail for years but after Kinect came out Microsoft just sort of stopped trying to gain/retain hardcore gamers, so in that sense the PS3 "won" due to forfeiture. If Microsoft had put more effort into the 360 in its latter years, it would still be a hot debate which console "won", but at this point it's pretty clear that the PS3 will coast to victory as we move into the next generation. And I don't mean that in a good way. It would have been better if Microsoft tried to put up a better fight.
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SixZeroFour  +   555d ago
@battleaxe - why are you trying to pass off opinion as fact?

best hardware - it was so good that they decided to continue with it on to next gen....oh wait
best controller - this is and always will be preference
best award system - how do you even evaluate this?
best online service - this is all opinion and preference (considering you chose to use ps+ and not psn in general, you are talking about more than just the online portion of the online service)
most players in a multiplayer game - this doesnt mean anything other than design choice (how many players online in one game on the 360 version of defiance?)
Kevin ButIer  +   555d ago
I love the PS3, but saying that it actually won the current gen... just no.

Gamers won in terms of general improvements all around the consoles service. MS and Nintendo enlarged the pie and took a piece from Sony. Sony wasn't dominant to actually be declared the winner. Its amazing how much popularity MS and Nintendo won in this gen.I think Sony set the basis for an amazing PS4 launch.
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Tvensky  +   554d ago
you know why PS3 won??

because my FAT old 60 gig PS3 is still going hard! and its waiting for its big brother arrival with full power and great games (even those who got delayed sadly) but you have to respect the big brother!! :)
Amsterdamsters  +   554d ago
This is in regards to BattleAxe's comment. I've owned all the systems (including PS3), and I in no way agree with your point that the PS3 won this generation. I can't even begin to figure out why you think it did. As far as I'm concerned, all the systems did great, but the winner would be the Wii. It sold more, it brought more people into gaming etc... The PS3 sold the least, and many of those were mainly for a Blu Ray movie player. So, you spin what you said....The Wii won this generation and the only people who wouldn't think so don't own one.
bullymangLer  +   554d ago
its not about the sales, its about the >> content << not sales. >>>games<<.

I have a ps3, and with a controller like that, the ps3 wins nothing . . ps3 got's GREAT exclusives, AMAZING ONES, but which Video Games GAMEPLAY from SONY or MICROSOFT is MORE IMPACTING and MEMORABLE than Metroid Other M for wiener wii? (: :) :) (:

odd because not even the gameplay and camera angles in God of War 3 can dethrone Metroid Other M Gameplay Mechanics. < Fact . . and that is what matters most in Gaming Land, the GamePlay .

Nintendo wins this last generation of gaming before wiiU with the wussy wii?.. . we don't know just yet, as ps3 and X-box 360 still got a few more tries if that's what they want to call it, a competition. Or is it too late for Microsoft and Sony ? Oculus Rift vr set??
InMyOpinion  +   554d ago
Sony lost a lot of market share this gen compared to last with the PS2. Nintendo and especially MS gained market share this gen.

I guess that makes the PS3 the winner.

It must have been Sony's plan to go from outselling everyone last gen to being neck and neck with the 360 this gen. Makes perfect sense from a business standpoint.
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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   555d ago | Well said
@ jadedz No it wasnt the wii because most people who bought the wii bought 1 maybe 2 games ,it missed out on SO MUCH SOFTWARE SALES I cant believe hardware sales covered the money they missed out on from having hardly no worthy software plus pretty much no online infrastructure, it had no I buy 2 games a month gamers as they were on ps3/360 and it was probably the most traded in console in history, one of the only things it had going for it was it was cheap but it had no 3rd party support at all and was easily nintendos worst ever home console and was pretty much the first console I never bought (played a bit of smash bros and that was it) it did not deserve the sales it has imho and btw I have nothing really against nintendo just I hated the wii with a passion.

Imo the ps3 is a worthy mention due to games like mgs4, infamous1+2, uncharted 1+2+3, heavy rain , demon souls, valkyrie chronicles and so on
Conclusion IT HAD GREAT GAMES.
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Jadedz  +   555d ago | Well said
I'm not denying that (personal preference and all)
Though if you look at the top selling games of this gen, you'll notice a lot Wii titles atop the list. The Wii also has a couple of the highest rated games of this generation.
SIANSLOW  +   554d ago
Mario kart sold more than all those games combined, heavy rain sold about 1 million copies, you give an opinion of a console you played 1 game on and then state bullshit facts, ps3 and Xbox owners don't buy games unless they are used or cheap, how many studios have Sony closed because nobody buys their games
cee773  +   554d ago
@sianslow

Heavy rain sold over 5 million lol it broke a million in sales 1 month after release and yeah Ninty's first party sold millions we get it but what about third party that's the difference everybody eats on playstation first,second and third party
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Ezz2013  +   555d ago
well, i know which console was the best for me
this gen.....it was PS3

but sure others will have different opinions
ILive  +   555d ago
I second that, brotha, I second that. It was the reason I enjoyed gaming again.
JamieL  +   554d ago
I agree with "but sure others will have different opinions", I actually play my 360 more, to which I can thank Sony for anyway. I was waiting for the PS3, and never even considered getting a 360, until the infamous (no pun intended) E3 when they dropped the $599.00 USD, along with the "people will get 2 jobs" comment. That is why I went ahead and got the 360 and I am so glad I did. I did eventually get a PS3, and Wii as well, but Sony is why I even tried the 360 out.
irepbtown  +   554d ago
I was a bit late... a year late this gen (UK release was March, 2007), however I payed £400 (With a couple of games & controller) for my 80GB fat PS3 (still going strong) which was very expensive. However I don't regret it the slightest bit. Every year Sony bombard us with new exclusives and I thank them for it.

2008-2013; I know I'll be getting PS4 day one.
insomnium2  +   554d ago
So Jamie went with the "you know things break"-console eh?

For me it was all about the games and Sony has that in spades.
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JamieL  +   553d ago
@ insomnium2
Yep I sure did, and while you were playing Resistance over and over again at the start of this gen I had a whole lot to play, and by the time Sony got out of its slump I had the PS3 too, so I haven't missed any games at all, unlike you PS3 groupies that would take Sony any way Sony wanted to put it on you. Don't come in here and try to act like you're better than somebody because you have a different preference of Gaming machine. I did have a couple of RROD's too, but I sent it in on their dime and got it back on their dime, yes it was frustrating, but not as frustrating as breaking down and paying $599 getting YLOD and being told I have to pay for it. I know you don't like my views I could tell when you PM'ed me and then blocked like a little bi$&h, but if you don't like me that much why do you pop up in most my post? Get a life man.
evilunklebud  +   555d ago
Jadedz n4g.... that happens here.

I enjoyed all three!
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edonus  +   555d ago
The 360 made more money than the Wii.

Funny thing is Sony didnt win nothing this gen except the love and support of all those that loved and supported them.

The Wii was the last ones in and the first ones out. That means they were easily the weakest.
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BitbyDeath  +   555d ago
360 didn't make any money.
MS lost 3 billion cause of it and Sony lost 5 billion.

Wii was the only one to make money.

http://www.vg247.com/2013/0...
scofios  +   555d ago
What did you expect its a Playstation after all.
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Mounce  +   555d ago
'Winning' a console war has nothing to do with financial success.

It's how much it won the hearts of the Gamer.

PS3 struggled, it was expensive, it had a rough time adjusting with a bigger crowd and larger competition. However, the praise that is being sung is that even after all of its original hardship it still ended up being the console of Actual choice.

When I say console of choice I mean especially since it surpassed 360 sales when it had a year head-start. PS3 gained a great library as PS1 and PS2 did in its own way. 360 also ontop of 'Sales' counted sales through however-many hundreds of thousands or millions of consoles that died and were re-purchases or replacements. Wii can barely count because Non-Gamers bought Wii, elderly-homes and nursing homes bought Wii for health-exercises that was unrelated to Gaming as a whole. Wii if anything showed that Nintendo was slowly losing grasp of the hardcore market that they HAD catered with ever since the NES, SNES, N64, and even Gamecube, being the final console for the Actual Gamer. That and Nintendos handhelds have at least strived for Gamers in mind and I will refuse to believe 3DS was made for Gamers, it launched with 50% of its 'Wow-factor-features' being Gimmicks of 3D just as Dualshock 3 for PS3 was mostly a gimmick of 'SixAxis', but at the very least it was a controller-strictly-Gimmick, not as if 50% of the PS3 was a gimmick or 50% of the Vita is a gimmick, Vitas' only 'Gimmick' is really the backpanel.

Either way, to me? PC-PS3 'Won' this generation entirely. Owners of a PC that can play most of this generations titles and those who owned a PS3 definitely got a majority of what this generation offered. I myself getting a 360 for ONLY.....Only Lost Odyssey, I'm quite happy :D
tonywood  +   555d ago
Decent point....however, your missing an important point:
Wii cost vs both the ps3 and 360.

Wii cost was $199 and later, $149.....the other consoles sold for much more. 90plus mil at this price isn't the same as 75plus million for the others. Also...the other platforms sold expensive games with dlc. (Including bigger and more blockbusters)

And although I'm not sure about the 360....ps3 will sell about 3-5 more million more. (Last of us still coming out this summer) Wii did well though, all consoles made money.
WiiUsauce  +   555d ago
the Wii was 250 when it first came out and it stayed 250 for a very long time. The reason why Nintendo made the most money even though the 360 was 400 dollars and the PS3 was 600 dollars was because the Wii was dirt cheap to manufacture. Wii's hardware is only slightly better than the original Xbox's hardware and by 2006 the parts inside a Wii were cheap to make, so that meant a shitload of profit for Nintendo.

Also, because the Wii couldn't do a big budget game with state of the art graphics, it also meant that development costs for games was also much cheaper and that also allowed for more risks to be taken. So Nintendo was saving money on all ends + their virtual console digital distribution (selling you games they've already sold you before, minus the cost of packaging and retail).

Nintendo never sold the Wii at a loss and it made them profit from day one. Sony sold their PS3 at a loss and hoped to make it up in software sales and they lost billions of dollars, because of that. I'm not sure if Microsoft did the same or not, but even then, they have millions of Xbox live gold subscribers anyway, so they're banking a ton from that alone.

Sony made the least amount of money this gen. Fact.
ajax17  +   555d ago
Screw the financial standpoint!!! From the creative standpont Sony won, no doubt.
NastyLeftHook0  +   555d ago
well ps3 has the highest rated hd exclusive

sold more than the xbox360

has more exclusives

free online
bluray
Thunderhawkxbox   554d ago | Trolling | show
Dmagic  +   554d ago
gt5 says sit down lil guy
JamieL  +   554d ago
@ Dmagic
It may say "hi", but only out of respect to halo 3 for selling more. Your wrong Halo 3 smoked GT5 too.
MEsoJD  +   555d ago
The wii was a success from a short term perspecitve and console sales, but was a failure for 3rd party(most). The ps360 had the longterm in mind and are still selling and have software support today. The wii is basically dead now.
Tsar4ever  +   555d ago
I'm a proud playstation 3 owner too, but hey, to the guy at gamingillustrated who made this artical. Do us all a solid. JUST SHUT THE HELL UP! And knock off these pointless post just to get hits! PS3 has NOT won this gen. Wii won the sales, X360 owns the popularity and PS3 just....stood it's ground, in fact, running DAMN strong, even caught up close to X360's sales.

Neither wii nor xbox were able to bump PS3 out this generation like the ps2 bumped out the dreamcast and defeated xbox 1 in sales & popularity during the gen before this one.

What the hell is this guy talking about? Is he such a fanboy that he just refuses to acknowledge the obvious truth?
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darkride66  +   554d ago
"There’s no denying it was a slow start for Sony‘s PlayStation 3 console."

No denying? How about looking at the actual sales data from Sony's official reports? I'll never understand how this myth started. For almost 2 years the PS3 sold nearly on par with what we saw from the PS2 in it's first two years despite the PS3's high price point.

The PS3 was happily moving PS2 type numbers until the recession and market crash hit in 2008, and that's when, if you're directly comparing sales figures, the sales charts from the PS3 and PS2 diverge, towards the end of their second year. When you compare the PS3's launch to the 360, again, the PS3 sold more consoles even with the high cost of the unit.

And yet, over and over the media has been force feeding us this myth of the PS3's "slow" launch. Slow compared to what? The Wii, which was half the price? I just don't get where this "slow PS3 launch" notion came from, because it sure wasn't the PS3's actual sales figures.
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Maddens Raiders  +   554d ago
"How the PlayStation 3 Won the Current-Gen Console War" -
The Games.

/thread
TAURUS-555  +   554d ago
by far the ps3 was the best system
brich233  +   554d ago
lol at the ps3 fanboys in denial. Although Wii sold more consoles, which company made more money? Microsoft has made a ton of money on xbox live, i think more then Sony and nintendo combined.
MYSTERIO360  +   554d ago
Sony may not have ''won''financi ally this gen compared to the competition but they did manage to win over gamers trust and favoritism, more so then their nearest competitor.
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Eck0  +   554d ago
wii won for most systems sold.. but between 360 and ps3.. think about how many people had to buy 2 or 3 or 4 360s because they got RROD.. so i would say ps3 sold more than 360 if u count how many 360s are still functional..
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   555d ago
I think the ps3 and 360 will outsell the wii eventually, but I dont think a winner of a console gen should be just about hardware sales, it should be everything each console had to offer to gamers with games being the number 1 differenciater .
@jadedz Yes it had a few high selling games but I wouldnt exacly count wii-fit as that debatable wether its actually a game and it came bundled with pretty much every casual that bought the wii, for every wii game that sold well (which were mostly the odd 1st party game) the ps3/360 had ten games 1st party/3rd party to sell well.
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tonywood  +   555d ago
Lol...
We all know the Wii U won't outsell either the ps3 or 360. (Let alone the next gen platforms.)
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pop-voxuli  +   555d ago
Slow and steady thats how.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   555d ago
Terms of sales wii. Gaming experience PS3. lol even tho I mostly play 360 cause most of my friends play it cause voice chat halo,gears,etc. PSN FOR sure has better offers/deals with PS+ than XBl. And does have more exclusives.

Ill admit tho I buy all my 3rd party games for 360. MY PS3 is for exclusives and blu ray player. That said PS3/360 combo worked for me this gen. So ill probably go with PS4/720 combo next gen.
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KEEPNITREAL  +   555d ago
I agree with you %100 percent , but I also own a 3ds,ps vita, Wii and Wii-U. Starting to play less on the computer though, most my friends and cousins have the x360 cause of party chat,Halo,gears and call of duty. I wish more of my peeps played Battlefield 3 ,Killzone and Resistance multiplayer cause I like those games alot. Hopefully next gen they pick up the ps4 also cause the new Killzone looks badass ! Glad to see you're picking up both systems instead of being a fanboy !
MysticStrummer  +   555d ago
Depends on who you ask and how they define winning.
Jyndal  +   555d ago | Funny
OUYA FTW!!!
The_Infected  +   555d ago
^^
Best comment yet. I bet your serious lol

On topic: I like 360 and PS3 but I highly lean towards PS3 for the games and the diversity of them.
Godmars290  +   555d ago
In terms of a "War" this gen was a stalemate.

A broken and dirty mess of a stalemate.
Software_Lover  +   555d ago
I would agree
panbit86  +   555d ago
PS3 (as all Sony consoles do) has many years ahead of it while the Wii is long gone... It's a marathon not a sprint! Also it had to overcome huge difficulties like a high price, difficult software development, the hack etc even a freakin' TSUNAMI for crying out loud! But still managed to have the BEST exclusive game library of all three and a second place in the "race" without depending on RRODed or hackable consoles... *cough*360*cough*...
Apocalypse Shadow  +   555d ago
if you look at sales, then you might have to give it up to Nintendo or Microsoft as they most likely made the most money this generation.

but, if you look at it from a gamers point of you, Sony clearly won the race.they gave gamers the most bang for the buck for less money.some might say Sony offered free online to try to come up with a counter solution to xbl.but Sony Always offered it.ps2 did,PSP did,ps3 did,PS vita does,ps4 will.that is not gouging the gamer,that is taking care of the gamer and giving back.

again, Sony offered more to the gamer by giving back. When you purchase PlayStation Plus, Sony was still giving back to the gamer by offering free games and discounts.you might have to continue paying to play them but it still does not discount the gesture by Sony.

also, when PSN went down, what did Sony do?why they offered free games. even for those individuals that may not have been online, they still were offered free games. don't see that coming from other companies do you?

what about multiple systems? Sony allow you to download digital content to multiple systems without penalty. It was only win some gamers got greedy, that they had to cut it down to a reasonable level.

and this is just a small piece off with Sony offered.if you were a launch system owner,you were given the best console, the most bang for the buck and Sony took a $200 hit .did you see that happening with other companies? nope.when you build all that you need inside the product, you don't have to offer $100 wifi adapters.

and lastly, when you as a console manufacture increase the amount of developers to make games for your system, give them the freedom to do so,making sure that that is pretty much the best game that they could make and win awards for it,that is the type of company that should win any generation.
punisher99  +   555d ago
"How the PlayStation 3 Won the Current-Gen Console War"

Personally I dont compare the Wii to the PS3 or 360 because its not the same class of console. The wii is a casual machine where as the PS3 and 360 is for the hardcore crowd. PS3 vs 360. I say the PS3 is currently winning because it has sold more units worldwide in a shorter amount of time vs. the 360. And it has more high rated exclusive games.
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_-EDMIX-_  +   555d ago
Sony's choice to stay away from 3rd party exclusives is what won them this gen BIG time. Focusing that money on first party studios is what got them new IP after new IP.

Another thing that won them this gen was a standerd system as suppose to (one with HDD, one without HDD) this made it a lot easier for people to just say "PS3" not PS3 with this or PS3 with that. Zero confusion. Though I own a 60gb sku, my hdd is a 500gb. That being said pretty much most PS3's out are pretty much the same.

I think MS business plan in terms of "arcade uniuts" was a great idea business wise (not so much development wise) if 100% don't own it, it pretty much won't get supported by many developers.

On the surface a 360 sounded cheaper, add in Wifi, add in a HDD, add in XBL to actually play online and add in that it didn't have a bluray player and you'll soon see its actually more then a PS3 easy.

Though Sony had some hurrdles in the beginning with PS3, those launch troubles pretty much mean nothing compared to the rest of the actual generation. Year after year PS3 was coming in with exclusive after exclusive after exlusive and just when you thought it was over PSN Plus is giving free games, just when you thought this was it, they release a slew of new IP's LITERALLY months before PS4's release..

How do you win a gen, easy by making new IP's and exclusives year after year after year EVEN LEADING UP TO YOUR NEXT SYSTEM! To say PS3 won this gen is a no brainer, where is Nintendo's support for Wii online or even games? MS releasing a big 360 game this year? Where is THEIR new ips? So...why should I own a 360 or Wii when nieither Nintendo or MS even care to support it anylonger?

I own a PS3 and will still use it YEARS after PS4's launch because Sony is still making games and new IP's on it.

You win a gen by having a lot of exclusive games, period. There really isn't a way around it. PS3's will keep selling WAY past 360's and Wii. At this point, I'll own a 720 or Wii U before I waste time with a 360 or a Wii.
panbit86  +   555d ago
Nothing but the TRUTH! Bravo!
Apocalypse Shadow  +   555d ago
Great post.
Nathaniel_Drake  +   555d ago
Yeah staying away from the 3rd party exclusives not only set them up this gen but next gen. Sony knew 1st party games was going to be at a premium this gen and in the future
Sarobi  +   555d ago
It's all about the games.
FlunkinMonkey  +   554d ago
Well executed points.. Waiting to hear some form of defence against these points... But don't think it's coming, only stealth disagrees.
Why o why  +   554d ago
Almost every game of the year was on playstation this gen baring mass effect I think. It may have been released prior to the ps3s launch. Thats saying something and a number of them were by 1st party devs...Cant be spun negatively
stonecold3  +   555d ago
I picked ps3 on first 1st day when it came out this machine beast and still games are coming out cant wait for ps4 as well.
GamerzElite  +   555d ago
Really!
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MadMen  +   555d ago | Interesting
I hate to say it, but the Wii won this gen, they kicked the $hit out of Xbox my fav system, and the PS3.

PS3 lost a HUGE amount of Market Share

Xbox got smoked on hardware RROD debacle

Safe to say, only the Wii made it out unscaved and with lots of cash.
WalterWJR  +   555d ago
I started of this gen with a 360, after getting over the call of duty, halo and gears fest I moved back to Sony. I don't know why I ever left considering my love for the ps2.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   555d ago
Come on already! Everybody knows all things PS must be the winz for there to be any chance at peace.

Edit: ^^^Hello son. All will be fine soon enough.

It is me son. Tell Skyler I said hello (sure she still hates me) and take care of your sister.
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WalterWJR  +   555d ago
Dad, is that you again?
sher123win123  +   555d ago
what the f@@@, really?
Erimgard  +   555d ago
This really comes down to opinion, seeing as it didn't win in terms of consoles sold or profits generated. PS3's a great system, but there's no definitive "winner" of this generation.
ghostgaming  +   555d ago
Argument could be made for any of the 3 systems

Wii - has the most console sales

Xbox360 - great north american support and a much stronger position this generation when compared to last generation

PS3 - Best first party collection, solid sales especially considering the late start, highest price point - it has really closed strong the last 2 or so years

So essentially, they all have some points they could use as a success bullet
Jek_Porkins  +   555d ago
Haven't we always gauged the winner by simple sales numbers? I mean I think the PS3 was a great console, but the Wii obviously won the sales war.

If we were going by the things in the article, the original Xbox would be considered the winner, which would just be silly.
Prophet-Gamer  +   555d ago
The PS2 sold a lot of it's units after the PS3 came out and with a good price drop I think the PS3 still has a good amount of life left. It will definitely reach 100 million just like the other Playstation consoles
SoapShoes  +   555d ago
Pfft the original Xbox had nothing on the Dreamcast and I'm not even talking about the other systems.
edonus  +   555d ago
Console HW sales was a simple formula for a simple market landscape. The Ps2 sold so much more units than Xbox and Gamecube along with tons more software it was a no brainer. There was nothing to contest. You know they made the most money.

The most profit is how the winner is determined in the physical world. I can find of millions of people that loved the Dreamcast and Neo Geo and Turbo Graphix 16 and I can bet you none of those companies made enough money to stay viable or attempt successors.

MS easily made the most profit this gen. People can moon walk around the facts all they want but the winner is the one that scored the most points. And in business every dollar made is a point.
Why o why  +   554d ago
Lol, units to wii, improvement to 360, GAMES to the PS3. Each console done its thing but I buy consoles for games throughout the gen not just from the beginning to the middle and I got zero shares in any of these companies and they seem to be doing well enough to launch new consoles so....like I said. Games please.
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_QQ_  +   555d ago
I don't see how it could win anything, Wii sold the most and "best console" is an opinion.
IIZANGETSUII  +   555d ago
No, it's not. Damn this articles, such a waste of time
Dan_scruggs  +   555d ago
The Wii won. Check your numbers. Mario Kart Wii alone sold 35 million copies. That's Uncharted 1, 2, 3 and God of War 1,2,3 combined. Mario Galaxy sold 7 million. Brawl sold 11 million. New Super Mario Bros Wii sold 26 million. Wii sports Resort sold 31 million. Wii Fit sold 22 million. All first party titles. Nintendo Wii games had staggering sales. Hell Nintendo isn't even supporting the Wii anymore and the PS3 may never reach it number of units sold and it definitely won't reach it's software sales. And even if it does it won't matter. Nintendo had already won the race and went home. It will be one lonely crossing of the finish line for the PS3.

Nintendo raked in huge sales and profits while the competitors lost billion upon billions of dollars. Say what you will but numbers don't lie.

PS4 will be a fine system with many great games just like the PS3 was but to declare it the winner of the generation is just flat out wrong.
Prophet-Gamer  +   555d ago
By you're logic, Wii Fit is one of the greatest games ever. I bet you'd rather play that than Halo or Uncharted.
SIANSLOW  +   554d ago
He stated facts not opinion, Wii won, yes halo and uncharted are better than Wii fit but winning US determined by sales and not preference
Dan_scruggs  +   554d ago
What's better is subjective. What won is fact with numbers to support it.
josephayal  +   555d ago
Wow Nothing can stop sony
NewZealander  +   555d ago
how does 70+ mill ps3 sales and 70+ mill 360 sales = a ps3 win I would say That both consoles did and are still doing really well with the only winner being the gamers with choice and competition.
punisher99  +   555d ago
@NewZealander:
Because the PS3 did those numbers in 6 years where as it took the 360 7 years.
strickers  +   555d ago
Plus 4 extra months in EU and much of the world. This 1 year lead time applies to US/Japan . We had to wait 16 months. I bought 360 at launch
I couldn't wait for ps3. I also owned a Wii. Ps4 only next Gen. The other 2 were not really needed.
refocusedman  +   555d ago
I have a very hard time saying that the PS3 has won the console war. If you look at it from a shear numbers perspective then it maybe possible to say the the PS3 won but, from a less narrow perspective sony has lost a large number of US consumers to the 360. The USA used to be dominated by sony and now they consistently sell less than their primary competition. The truth is that sony has lost this generation and not because they sold less than the 360 but, because they didnt stop or slow down the the 360s penetration rate.
punisher99  +   555d ago
@refocusedman:
The USA does not = the world. Thus far the PS3 has sold more worldwide vs. the 360 has. They lost some U.S. consumers sure, but still managed to outsell their main competitor even while giving them a 1 year headstart.
refocusedman  +   555d ago
Im very aware that the USA does not = the world but is remains one of the largest regions for console sales and its the primary reason that the 360 has done so well this generation. Sony has managed in large part to outsell the 360 at least 40:1 on a weekly basis in japan which is one of the main reasons that it has caught up and possibly passed the 360 in world wide sales. So although they have managed to outsell their main competitor after giving them a 1 year headstart, the fact is that the loss of US consumers and the accompanied software attach rate hurts. And if you dont believe me look at quality titles such as resistance 3 and starhawk, both quality titles.
punisher99  +   555d ago
@refocusedman:
And also. We have to wait and see what happens once the PS4 and next xbox comes out. Lets see if the PS3 or the 360 can continue to sell after their successor has been released because thats also gonna play a key role.
Loki86  +   555d ago
Nintendo and Microsoft are the big winners for two reasons. They not only closed the gap between last gen and this gen they surpassed Sony's efforts in stride, MS sold over 40 mil more consoles this gen and the Wii exceeded everyone's expectations. Sony also posted the biggest losses per quarter and was easily disappointing out of the gate. They got much better towards the end, but not enough to make enough for losses and piss poor start.
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SonyPS4  +   555d ago
Well I did lose interest in this 7th video games generation until I purchased my 80GB (2USB) PS3 and now own 64 titles for it, not even including my digital purchases/PS+ giveaways. Not playing the stupid fanboy game because all systems have their ups and downs, but for me the PS3 covers my gaming desires and has everything I wanted in a console.

I am an holder of the opinion that all consoles are equally successful this generation, each one of them for different reasons.
Dj7FairyTail  +   555d ago
What does PS3 got on
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Zelda Skyward Sword
Xenoblade Chronicles
The Last Story
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Sin & Punishment 2 Star Successor
Metroid Prime 3 Corruption

from First Party Standpoint.
Loki86  +   555d ago
Xenoblade was definitely a top 5 game of this gen!
punisher99  +   555d ago
@Dj7FairyTail
Uncharted 1
Uncharted 2 (2009 Spike Tv game Of The Year)
Uncharted 3
Resistance 1 and 2
Motorstorm
inFAMOUS 1 & 2
Heavenly Sword
Warhawk
Killzone 2 & 3
Heavy Rain
God Of war 3
God of War Ascension
Gran Turismo 5
Little big Planet 1 and 2
Twisted Metal
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots (yeah I know its not 1st party but its still an exclusive anyway)
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Dj7FairyTail  +   555d ago
Twisted Metal
Gran Turismo 5
Starhawk
Resistance 1 and 2
Motorstorm
Little big Planet 1 and 2

don't make me laugh.

U listed like 3 or 2 games each franchises to have more than what I listed LOL
ThePsychoGamer  +   554d ago
Well to be fair, The Last Story isn't a first party game either.
OmniSlashPT  +   554d ago
1 word.
2 hours.
100s of awards.

Journey.
dantendo  +   554d ago
I love nintendo with all my heart, but how can you seriously compare the mario, zelda, donkey kong franchises against new innovative franchises of this generation? Nintendo has played the same card for nearly 30 years.. First party titles are the only thing that sold the wii, gamecube, N64... The last nintendo console with decent 3rd party support was the super nintendo..
gamer42  +   554d ago
decent? snes had awesome 3rd party support!
fabiani  +   555d ago
with so much talk the ps4 has the whole industry.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   555d ago
It didn't win in terms of sales. And it didn't win in terms of profitability. In that regard its actually the least profitable gaming deviance in history. And it damn near destroyed its patent company.

It could only win in terms of content, and since reviews are unreliable, winning in that particular area is just a matter of opinion.
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