CVG reports the latest declarations of Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg: "The days of Sony snowing the consumers and the press are over,"…
well atleast they mentioned the 5 million lead, i was expecting it left out.
Lol sounds desperate a one year lead and already down to a mere 5 mil lead next year they will be firmly in last place. As for bashing Sony on hyping KZ2 and Home true but MS gave us RROD,Vista, Sp3... Unfair and unethical business practice not to mention their own hype and bs. Nope Sony aint perfect but ms is the last one who should b pointing fingers.
The irony is absolutely hilarious. Vgchartz has spent the past two years inflating 360 sales figures and underreporting PS3 sales numbers. As the PS3 continues to sell more and more each month vgchartz even had to resort to claiming their inflated 360 US sales data was 'more accurate' than NPD after spending all of last year stuffing extra 360 sales in mysterious categories like Europe/Other and Other/Other which still wasn't enough to keep the 360 close to PS3 sales. All that careful work of putting up the appearance that they were a legitimate site gets demolished in one interview from of all companies...Microsoft. LOL!
Personally... I never would have thought that this long after the PS3 launch, there'd still be only 2 exclusive titles worth playing on the PS3... It certainly doesn't make me feel like the PS3 was a good investment, especially with the early price cuts. I'm not really into the whole HOME idea, but they've really botched that whole thing, and with all of the other delays abound, I think it's safe to say that SONY has disappointed many. They can really only go up from here. We need a good string of solid exclusives to pick up some momentum
Nice try you backward pseudonym xbox eating fanboi Your appeal was heartfelt but it fell flat on its face.
"I know a lot of folks enjoy watching the console wars and we would never underestimate our competition. But answer to your question specifically, didn’t Sony promise all of this last year including Home as well? We have been fighting Sony’s promises from the day we entered the market and if you remember at that time it was all about PS2 being an online cybercity with partner announcements from the likes of RealNetworks and AOL. Then three years ago at E3 they showed what PS3 games would supposedly look like with the Killzone 2 video, that we are now learning will ship four years later. That means that we will have shipped Gears of War and Gears of War 2 before they can even get Killzone out the door. Think back to GDC 2007 when Sony promised to leap ahead in online with the Sony Home unveil. Here we are two years later and multiple delays for a product that has appears to have little to no buzz. Where are the achievements? The friends list integration across all games? Where is the long-promised video store? Where are all the other products using and networking with their CELL chip? How come Blu-ray did not result in better games? What happened with Sixaxis and rumble? Where is the complete 1080p game library we were promised? If Blu-ray as they said would be such a catalyst to PS3 console sales, then why have PS3 sales over the past couple months not seen any lift since the format victory?"
Bad form Mr Greenberg. They should have taught you that in executive 101 not to criticize the competition openly it makes you come off as frustrated with the market with no solutions and afraid of your competition. Sony's name association with their products is a little more expensive but definitely worth the extra cash. Microsoft's name means something quite a bit different.
""Then three years ago at E3 they showed what PS3 games would supposedly look like with the Killzone 2 video, that we are now learning will ship four years later. That means that we will have shipped Gears of War and Gears of War 2 before they can even get Killzone out the door."" * Yes and Sony has shipped Resistance, Ratchet and Clank, and will have Resistance 2 out in the same amount of time MS announced Too Human and Alan Wake. ""Think back to GDC 2007 when Sony promised to leap ahead in online with the Sony Home unveil. Here we are two years later and multiple delays for a product that has appears to have little to no buzz. Where are the achievements? The friends list integration across all games?"" * Yes and why did it take four years for Xbox live to have all those features integrated? ""How come Blu-ray did not result in better games? What happened with Sixaxis and rumble? Where is the complete 1080p game library we were promised?"" * Yes and what happened to 1080P is pointless anyway. HDMI is pointless. Hi def movie players have no effect on console sales. "Hey things break" - Peter Moore. Microsoft consoles are well within consumer products accepted failure rate. And Microsoft has the perfect storm in Fall of 07 to win the console war? Kojima seems to think that Blu-Ray is needed. MLB 2k8 had downloadable stadiums that wouldn't fit on the DVD. Sony is much more visionary than Microsoft. They dream big and expect much and get their consumers caught up into their own euphoria. When Bill Gates stated that computers won't need more than 640K of Ram it showed me right then that he wasn't very good at forward thinking.
How dare he say Blu-Ray is not important when many developers have already stated that it helped to have the extra space. MGS 4 and many other games could not be done on a DVD. Also he makes it sound like no other games have come out since the Killzone 2 footage in 05. We have Resistance 1 and 2 and Uncharted ect. The only game that demonstrates the power of the 360 is Gears. Look at GTA IV on the PS3, and MGS 4 and the Killzone 2 footage. You can't do this on the 360, Games simply look better on the PS3 when you use the technology.
Far as i am concerned europe can keep the ps3 being that's the only place it is really doing well. I and i totally agree with the article and i am with everyone else he doesn't need to go running his mouth, this is stuff people already new.
Greenburg is just upset the gap is closing between the two consoles.
"That means that we will have shipped Gears of War and Gears of War 2 before they can even get Killzone out the door." WE? We have shipped Gears and Gears 2? Well then I guess 'we' also shipped UT3 for the PS3 and Unreal Engine. Because Epic shipped Gears, Gears2 not MS. I think a lot of what he is saying is completely valid. Sony has lied. Call them on it I am fine with that. But don't try to take credit for things you haven't done.
MS is that pissed off about how the PS3 is doing that they are resorting to these tactics, nice! Shows they aint happy. Now I know how they feel about losing alot of their lead, to only 5 million (that "lead" keeps shrinking, which took them an extra year to attain). However i gotta say, must of the things he said are true, sorry Sony fanboys. But Sony needs to step up and finsh their sh!t already, and get it done both nicely and correctly, to shut them up. And MS, hurry the fvck up and update my Dashboard with some good sh!t already, the sh!t is taking forever.
sony reps HARDLY say anything to outright BASH the 360 yet microsoft resorts to this tomfoolery... Its good to be on the side of the strong-silent type, but i might get a core 360 for gears 2... that game looks insane, but after I'm done with the game I'll compress the 360 into 4x4 sheets of paper to wipe my @$$ with. I have nothing against epic so not playing their awesome game because of the "WAR" is just plain dumb..
He sounded pathetic, desperate and threatened in this rant. It's really not up to Micrsoft... when Sony does what they are doing. They should just shut up and enjoy 6th place. Behind PS3, Wii, PSP and DS. Because that's where their going. This isn't professional. THEY ARE LOSING. Not Sony. Should Sony come call them out on selling defective console for almost 3 years, on a daily basis??? Or selling Obsolete HD DVD drives to have them tuen into a 150$ piece of garbage. There is much more....the thing is MICRSOFT ARE DESPERATE. And we all know it. That's why they are acting like ansolute LOSERS. Do you hear Nintendo ever say anything about either Sony or Microsoft? How about Sony ever say anything about them... other tahn maybe "we outsold them". No. Becuase Microsft are PATHETIC LOSERS. They can't win. Will never win and should just get over it and stop calling people out for some delays when the console hasn't even been out 1 and a half years yet! They aren't Sony!! So what now...does Sony answer to Micrsoft now?? Microsft are patheitic sore losers and will always come in last. The thought they had a chance to come steal some Playstation owners and at the end of the day... their console is cheap, with the most games, and the only console they are competitive with is the Playstation 2. THAT'S WHY THEY ARE SAYING THIS. And it's PATHETIC. Losers. Everyone can tell. You can play stupid but wait for Sony's answer.... It will be something like "Sorry Microsft, we aren't the reason you aren't selling consoles..that's your problem, or Microsft we just aren't on your schedule...though you would like to believe that." I love watching Microsoft lose.
Go read the article again, good points there. So much for the HD starts with the PS3. How many games are 720p on the 360 and less on the PS3? I know of two. COD4 and GTA4, both big names.
It is staggering to stand back and take in the magnitude of Microsoft's unprecedented failure in the console market: * Slapped a bunch of very expensive to manufacture desktop pc parts in a big ugly black box and tried to pass it off as a console * Racked up 4 billion or so in losses over four years for a tie for last place with Nintendo last gen * Was forced to pull the Xbox from the market early leaving Xbox owners and devlopers in a lurch * Rushed the most defective consumer electronics item ever to market a year before the next console generation started * Racked up 1.1 billion in addition losses just for one specific 360 hardware failure type * Racked up another billion or two in losses over the first two years of the 360 * After 2.5 years on the market the 360 hardware still isn't breaking even and no timeframe is given by Microsoft as to when it will be. Just that they are 'making progress'. * The only thing keep the 360's division out of the red right now are the ludicrous 50 dollar a year online fees Microsoft forces 360 owners to pay to be allowed to play laggy P2P low player count games on the system * The graphics hardware is so poorly designed and weak that 360 owners are still trying to hype an old Unreal Engine game's marketing shots * The graphics hardware is so poorly designed and weak that 360 owners have been forced to look for real or mostly imagined minute differences in cross platform games to hype their system's 'power'. * Wasted 50 million dollars on GTA4 only to end up with the sucky version of the game on their console with extra missions no one cares about * Dead in Japan. Again! * Dead in Europe every except the UK. Again! * Basically surviving on the very same US based Halo/pc gamer fanbase Who wouldn't be pathetic, desperate and threatened when you are working on such a fiasco.
Meyers... what you are saying is soooooo true :)
Lame try to bash sony...
Well said Myers. Bubbles for you. Microsoft needs to worry more about their own ship rather than complaining that Sony isn't playing fair.
Your comment is offensive and rhetoric like that is only supposed to be seen in the Open Zone. Your in the wrong place and talk like that isn't welcome here. EDIT: I'm not saying that you don't have a right not to be offended about something someone says but lashing out in some insult-laced tirade isn't going to change anything. All it does is make it seem like you've lost your cool and when you've done that the other opposing side in the argument can just use that against you. All I'm saying is next time you need to plan out your responses differently. Edit 2: See, that was far more pleasant, and I'll even try to give you an answer to your question: I am, and not ashamed about it, a PS3 owner. I don't own a Wii or an Xbox 360 because I don't have the money to buy more than one and I felt that my investment in the PS3 was far more justified considering I have had both the PS1 and PS2 and for the past decade or so that's where I've done more of my gaming. I was torn between the 360 and PS3 at first (I SO wanted to buy Dead Rising, but I really loved Motorstorm and Heavenly Sword was just about to come out when I was thinking about upgrading to a next-gen system) but after the news of the RROD problems came out, the disk scratching problems that hit the news, and (for me personally) the overall lack of ethics in advertising on Microsoft's part I decided to go with the PS3 because it seemed so reliable, and so far it has never let me down. Granted I do feel a bit miffed about the constant delays about Sony's HOME program and I really wished they would get things handled about the missing functions of the PS3 (in-game XMB for one) but I also realize that I spent 10 years gaming before without ANY of that and was happy just sitting down and playing games without all of this constant turmoil and bickering between companies and how one or the other has "failed" me or their fanbase. So, for me, a number of games have kept me happy in my purchase for the PS3. Uncharted (thats obligatory. It's just so damned fun), Motorstorm, Heavenly Sword, and a few others just sold me. Besides, I can also get my multi-platform game fix and while many people have complained that the PS3 versions are inferior (framerates and the like) I just don't see the differences like most others can, but then again I just sit down to play the games and enjoy them rather than dissect them and rip them apart so I can compare them. Then again...I may just be easily amused. I mean...I loved the hell out of Jericho on the PS3, so take that what you will.
What part of "terms like 'fanboy' and 'droid' aren't welcome in the gamer zone do you not understand? While your free to express your opinion if your not going to apply by the standards and rules of the Gamer Zone then you should only comment in the Open Zone. Also, the reason why certain comments get more disagrees or agrees than others is, just maybe, there are more people who share the same sentiments as the poster who made the comment. If Sony fans actually outnumbered 360 fans or if Wii fans outnumbered PS3 fans in certain discussions then it would only seem logical to assume that the larger mass would have more agrees/disagrees when having an argument/discussion with some person with an opposing viewpoint. Besides, your "corporation that doesn't care about them" comment can be used in regards to any of the game console companies or PC companies. Not just a single entity. EDIT: Silellak - Sorry, the reason why I had assumed that your comment was pointed directly towards the Sony side is because the beginning of your comment was directly centered around how "this thread is turning in to a Sony-Fanboy circle-jerk". You emphasized a bias in the beginning of your comment then acted as if you had no bias. Sorry, but that confused me. As for the use of "fanboy" as an insulting term I had figured that it had been outlawed in the gamer zone just like "Xbots" and "Sony Droids" had been. The only reason why I used the term "droids" in response to yours was because I was using two examples of terms that should only be used in the open zone, not the gamer zone.
Tard, then sale it. I have alot of games on PS3 and enjoy it. It's barely over a year old. If it bothers you then sale it. I don't care becasue I know it will be here soon and I will use it for years to come. The point is this douche from Microsft shouldn't be acting this pathetic and childish..becuase some thigns were delayed until this year. He's doin this because MICROSOFT IS LOSING. Microsft has screwed up thier entire F'ing consle!! I have has 2 RROD since I bought my XBox 360 back in November of 2006..with Gears. GARBAGE CONSOLE. They should just get over it. They are serisouly goign to lose bad and calling other companies out over products THAT AREN'T THEIRS TO WORRY about is absolute garbage. So what Killzone 2 is being released until the beginning of the 3rd year??? There will be two Resistance games released along with Gears. It's just BS. Microsoft is scrambling. Sony or anyone could do this. Except to Nintendo who's been winning by alot. Microsoft HASN'T accomplished SH1T except quickly heading towards last place again and poor hardware sales. It's hilarious and unprofessional. Corportation shouldn't post FULL PARAGRAPH RANTS of what other companies are trying to do. It can go the other way to. They are losers.
You hit the nail there. Fully agree. Too bad the lemmings dont see this
What r u talking about man? why would i sell my ps3? because alot of idiots buy it? I have and enjoy games for each system. Yes the system is only a year and a half old, but SONY seems to love to talk about these great ideas that are in the pipeline that take forever. I think its a good system that has potential, but the potential needs to start turning into reality. I wish everything theyve sold us on was already out and making the sytem overall better. instead its a lot of delays. whatever, in the end i have a few games i really like for and its a great movie machine. It comes down to I'm a gamer not a fanboy. If bashing Micro$oft and saying that they have no good games and SONY is the best thing since sliced bread makes your day to day life better...so be it
Yeah I don't get the point of him saying all that. Either his nickname is flamebait or he is hoping some consumer-level newspaper or website would quote him without doing the proper research and give MS some good PR.
Wow... I've never seen a less biased outlook on gaming /sarcasm here's a few things that you have dead wrong. "* Was forced to pull the Xbox from the market early leaving Xbox owners and devlopers in a lurch " -the Xbox is still on the market. They stopped actively supporting development on it. "* Rushed the most defective consumer electronics item ever to market a year before the next console generation started" -The PS2 was just as bad, and they never extended the coverage. The PS2 just didn't have the same internet for everyone to go and cry on. "* Slapped a bunch of very expensive to manufacture desktop pc parts in a big ugly black box and tried to pass it off as a console" -Yes, and it was a damn good console. Many times better than anything the PS2 had. It eclipsed it on every level. "* The graphics hardware is so poorly designed and weak that 360 owners have been forced to look for real or mostly imagined minute differences in cross platform games to hype their system's 'power'." -You do know the graphics chip on the 360 is a fair bit better than that of the PS3 don't you? the cell is the only thing making up for it. On 360 owners. I'm not sure if you were here a few weeks ago when PS3 owners said the 360 was worse because of minute differences in brightness and hue in GTA4 despite the 360 version being significantly clearer when those two components are compensated for. "* Wasted 50 million dollars on GTA4 only to end up with the sucky version of the game on their console with extra missions no one cares about" -if you think the 360 version sucks there's no way you can be happy with the PS3 version. The fact that you got 41 agrees is appalling. Only a misinformed idiot could agree with you. I'm surprised you can even look at yourself in the mirror after spouting so much bull as if it were truth. The most amazing part is you probably think everything you said is objective truth.
"The fact that you got 41 agrees is appalling. Only a misinformed idiot could agree with you. I'm surprised you can even look at yourself in the mirror after spouting so much bull as if it were truth. The most amazing part is you probably think everything you said is objective truth." This is endemic of N4G. Anyway, even though i own a 360 I dont actually like the article in question as i get fed up with console bashing. I just enjoy the hypocrisy of Sony fans who go mental at reading an article that criticises their console then throw back equally, if not more, ridiculous accusations at the Xbox 360. In light of this, all the comments about MS looking "desperate" by making this statement can be equally attribute to the fanboys. (gains 47 disagrees) :)
^^ I see that someone is starting to freak out.
He raises a few valid points, But for a company to verbally whip another is just childish. He sounded like a fanboy on a forum rant.
Wow but i remeber some article's where MS was getting bashed from sony. But that is ok..........What is good for the goose is good for the gander.
I generally try to not buy into the whole 'console war' and feel that gamers should select the console they feel fits them best, but I must admit that Greenberg does make some very good points. Sony has a well documented history of over-promising & under delivering. All the 'great' things the PS3 is supposed to offer have seen delay after delay after delay - and as Greenberg pointed out, the PS3 really hasn't had almost any boost in sales since bly-ray won the format war.
If i recall correctly, February and March, or if not then March and April, PS3 outsold the Xbox. That would be a jump wouldn't it? And I would rather have a delay and get a better product, then have it pushed out and get a faulty one. RROD anyone? Look at GTA4.. the delay helped.
Last time i checked, i believe that it was February and March, or March and April that the PS3 outsold the XBOX. And I would rather have a delay and get a great product then get something rushed and get a faulty one. RROD anybody??? Look at GTA4, the delay helped it.
sony's name is all up in this guys mouth, sticks of fear and insecurity I said I didn't like this type of behaviour when Sony done it last week. I said its the 'MS' way and maybe cultural, low and behold an MS guy does it again. http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... Its ironic that a PR guy is telling us not to believe another PR guy. Its their job and we as individuals decide how far we should believe 'the speak' Every organisation talks sh*t. Just like MS can highlight Sony's shortcomings, Sony could do the same, simple. Its also a case of damned if you do and damned if you don't in terms of telling people what to expect in the future. They say something will happen and this it has to be written in stone with blood and if they say nothing then people say its because there will be nothing to look forward to. There's a fine line between intentions and lies. This applies to most organisations.
permanently. and stops charging for XBL, then I'll listen to what they have to say. or at LEAST, at LEAST...charge for XBL, but make 'online gaming' a part of XBL Silver... how in the WORLD do you 'charge' for people to play against each other?
Why do you charge someone for HDcable's when you are saying this is next gen gaming, why do you charge someone for a mic, why do you charge someone for a rumble controller, why do you charge someone for play and charge, why do you charge someone for a 3rd of a game for 40 buck's. And you are complaining about being charged for live get foreal.
Those are the ONLY two reasons I continue to play Xbox360 by my cousin (rather than buy one myself). 1. RROD 2. No free online play (as with PCs, PS3) If they can handle these two issues for the Xbox 720, they will have me sold.
Soooo, the fact the PS3 has been outselling the 360 pretty much every month this year doesn't say anything? I really don't think M$ thought that Sony would get back up on their game after the lackluster launch of the PS3. Well we are seeing now that Sony knows what their doing...
the facts stated in this article? Are you ps3 kiddies that blind and devoted? Maybe you should read the article again. What about all those false hopes and promises from sony? How long has it been out now? You are still waiting for things promised, most of them will never come true. Those new Haze gameplay videos are not impressive like the videos they showed us years ago. What about being so far ahead of 360 in the visuals department? Your games are the same if not worse than games on the 360. Oh but you got some little big planet on the way! Well have fun with that little dolly game. Most little kids like to play with dolls any way right?
.....Ya, Open Zone sucks....
these are the days of m$ bullsh!t, and he's confident xbots will suck the propaganda cuz reality is way too painful to swallow.
RROD, Pay to play, DVD9, Load A$$ Machine, Crappy Over Priced Add On's, 4+ differnt sales units,LIES ,bribes, buy outs,American Ego imposed on Industry, what else..... Oh Yee M$ Flacky go die.
Excellent ownage, Sabbath. Nonrecoverable. PS3...SUCKS.
The POS3 has not outsold the 360 every month this year. Clearly, the 360 outsold it last month and will for the next 2 months and will compete very well even with MGS release. Geezus H, you Phonyites act like Phony is an angel. Every point that Greenberg made is a valid point and you know it.
Captain, if you crawled out from underneath your rock, you would be wise to know that the PS3 has been outselling the Xbox 360 every month for the past year and a half world wide.
What a way to embarrass yourself... sooo... the ps3 has been outselling the 360 for over a year and a half? YEs sir it has. Don't forget though... the 360 STILL has a 7 million lead. um, dude... Can I say that Sony needs to hurry the faark up? Or perhaps it is time for you to crawl back under the protective umbrella of Sony propaganda?
I wish MS would concentrate of fixing the current 360 hardware problems than b!tching about their competitors. Pretty sad really.
and look at the points Greenburg brought up, it is true. Why do you people resort to attack instead of analyzing the issues he brought up? http://www.n4g.com/ClickOut... "But answer to your question specifically, didn’t Sony promise all of this last year including Home as well? We have been fighting Sony’s promises from the day we entered the market and if you remember at that time it was all about PS2 being an online cybercity with partner announcements from the likes of RealNetworks and AOL."= TRUE "Then three years ago at E3 they showed what PS3 games would supposedly look like with the Killzone 2 video, that we are now learning will ship four years later. That means that we will have shipped Gears of War and Gears of War 2 before they can even get Killzone out the door."= TRUE "Think back to GDC 2007 when Sony promised to leap ahead in online with the Sony Home unveil. Here we are two years later and multiple delays for a product that has appears to have little to no buzz."= TRUE "Where are the achievements? The friends list integration across all games? Where is the long-promised video store? Where are all the other products using and networking with their CELL chip? How come Blu-ray did not result in better games? What happened with Sixaxis and rumble? Where is the complete 1080p game library we were promised?"= TRUE "The days of Sony snowing the consumers and the press are over, I think the pressure is now really on them more than ever to deliver on all of these promises."= TRUE The most primitive way to resolve a conflict is to channel it into an 'attack' on the person who brought them up. How about proving instead how Sony 'DID INDEED' live up to these promises. If anyone can offer a valid rebuttle as to how Sony 'DID' live up to these promises I would be glad to hear it. Rants and name calling do not apply.
It's the fact that it's absolutely none of this guys business to talk about it in every interview; Were Sony talking trash when the Xbox 360 failure rates hit the roof? Did Sony scream in interviews how the Xbox 360 failed to propel HD DVD to the masses? Were Sony talking trash when Gears of War looked absolutely NOTHING like the initial shots(Don't even attempt to contend this,I've been following Gears of War ever since it was announced,got it on launch,and know that the graphics are NOT what we were promised)? Are Sony talking on and on about the Xbox Live issues of last year AND this year? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxx Let's make some facts clear,for the sake of settling this: There is no other console game that matches KillZone 2 in Graphics=TRUE The PSN is still a Free network,and there is already an Achievement like system implemented in games=TRUE There is no software app on the 360 that resembles Playstation Home=TRUE Notice how everything this guy is talking about is NOT available on the Xbox 360,then maybe you'll realize all he's doing is trying to downplay these things because they are a DIRECT threat to the Xbox 360 business.
Xbox 360 fanatic, your opinions don't matter. This isn't Microsft buisness to call Sony out things they JUST AREN'T FINSIHED WITH. Does Sony answer to Microsoft? No Did Microsft answer to Sony over their 20 mistakes and problems and having the most defecitve console ever produced on the market and selling them to concumsers, STILL... instead of releasing a mssiave recall??? We all know you will defend Microsft over anything but this is LMAO LAME. Why are they doing this Bloodmask? Is it going to help them not lose? They are PATHETIC LOSERS. That's why. You would never hear Sony or Nintendo talk like this about each other problems(Let a full huge paragraph be published about the Competitvion...it could just as easily be done back to them....and not just over some delays... opver how GARBAGE their products are). He makes it seem like when a company delays a project(which is prefectly fine... it's not his buisnes and has NOTHING to do with him or Microsft... in fact Sony just outsold Microshaft again by 100,000...just last week!) This is another attack from Microsft... looking to belittle the competition again... when they can't win any other way. PS3 is still the most expenisve gaming platform of all time and SMOKING the Xbox 360... I know it may hurt your feelings... but its true. They have already fixed some things he's named and the rest is coming this year. It's not his buisness. Think about it. Delays or an Obsolete HD DVD drive and completely CRAP, defective console??? What if Sony was quickly losing their lead and acted like pathetic wimps and started just calling Microsft out on EVERYTHING. There is alot. Bloodmask try harder at hiding your fanboyism. This guy sounds like a pathtic loser, sent by his uplings to belittle Sony after all the good news, footage and media over Playstation day this week. That's the truth. Microsft are SCARED.
The console is a year into it's life, name any console that has hit all the high notes straight out of the door? None. I personally didn't read into all the Hype of the system. My TV runs 720p so 1080 really isn't an issue to me. Online gaming is another aspect that I'm really not bothered about, I'd rather play a 4 player game with friends in the same room but that's just me. The whole Gears and Gears2 boast vs Killzone2 is a non starter too. I'm sure there's plenty of 360 games that are still in development after years (I remember Huxley being unveiled years ago). At the end of it's first year, 360 had Gears, PS3 had Uncharted. It's all personal opinion at the end of the day. If you were dumb enough to buy into the salesman crap then that's your own fault. I PERSONALLY think as it stands, the PS3 has a better games lineup than the 360, that's why I bought a PS3 and I'm more than happy with my purchase. I know a lot of people prefer the 360, good for them but does that make my opinion wrong? No. It's just a different opinion (And sorry game reviews mean very little to me so if you want to quote Metacritic as fact then you're shouting at deaf ears) Both companys have lied (there was a time when the RRoD wasn't a problem with the 360 hardware right?), it's what salesmen do but for one company to slag another off like this be it Sony, Nintendo or MS, it's childish and unproffesional, nothing more than playground banter or fanboy forum rants. Sony has failed to deliver on promises but they've given me a gaming console that I've had a blast with. I can't complain about my experience with the console so far, so what exactly is the point behind this guys statement? I really fail to see it other than making himself and his company look childish. BTW, I neither agreed or disagreed with you.
....Sony has indeed promised alot and has YET not delivered on these promises. But they are at least working hard to come true on their promises. Sony has held back the release of all of these things because they are simply not ready. Personally, I would prefer Sony to take their time to produce something as ambitious as HOME rather than force it out bug ridden and rubbish, imagine the backlash on here if that had happened? But what people seem to have neglected to mention, or point out, is the original question that was asked to produce these comments. The question the interviewer asked was "Lastly, the PlayStation 3 has a number of important exclusive titles — potential system sellers — coming in 2008, including Metal Gear Solid 4, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (along with, of course, PlayStation Home). Is Microsoft confident that its slate of releases this year will be enough to combat what many perceive is a slowly growing momentum for Sony’s black box? And do you think that the hype behind (and success of) GTA IV will be able to sustain the 360 until its own heavy hitters come along?”. At no point in his reply did he mention any plan of Microsoft’s to withstand the onslaught of these titles, no future games or services. Now that would personally worry me, I am no PR guru and have never worked in that environment but he has completely dodged the question, and not very well if I was able to spot the BS spin he put on it. You can say what you want bout Sony but at least they have a plan which, as of now, seems to be working. The Eye Toy (I grant you, not a great innovation but it’s still something), Blu-Ray, HOME, PSP, all of these things have been carefully planned and thought out to go well in to the next gen. I don’t think you can say the same for Microsoft. This is my first post so sorry if it sounds rubbish and also, before you go calling me a Fan Boy I will admit I own a Playstation 3 but before that I did own an XBOX and thought it was an awesome machine and kicked the PS2’s bum in hardware terms. Oh, I forgot to put Play TV in the above examples of forward planning. Woo Hoo, my first Disagree.... Get in!
Another Bloodmask account^^^ He has more also... like Cyber Sentinal. Try harder Bloodmask. Sony HASN'T dont everything perfect. It still a more relianle, more powerful and it will be MUCH longer lasting than the XBOx 360 GARBAGE. LOL @ Bloodmask^^^.. Sony havan't done everything right. But IT'S NOT MICROSFT BUISNESS to get THIS fierce. It's seriously makes them look bad BECUASE THEY'VE SCREWED UP TONSSSS of things too!!! Microsft are pathetic sore losers.
the only thing I would like to correct about Greenbergs statement is: "Think back to GDC 2007 when Sony promised to leap ahead in online with the Sony Home unveil. Here we are two years later and multiple delays for a product that has appears to have little to no buzz." He claims its been two years since the unveiling when it has only been one year. Oh, almost forgot, the E3 he is talking about is 2005 which was still a year and a half before the PS3 was even released (new tech = new problems when you dont know it) and it looks to me, even though the process has been much slower than thought, that Killzone 2 is living up to its expectations pretty good....if the trailers are any indication. Just my two cents.
and he was dead on with his criticism of sony "There is no other console game that matches KillZone 2 in Graphics=TRUE" First of all K2 looks like COD4 with better lighting but alot less color, and I remember sony loyalist screaming the SAME THING about MGS4, how it had the best graphics ever, but the closer it got to release the more downgraded it looked, still looks great but not like what was originally shown in those trailers and NOW Killzone 2 is like 9 months away, yet once again its being called the best ever by the sony faithful, more and more bait 'n switch by sony devs; ha ha, once again he's right you guys are WAITING ON PROMISES. hey K2 could deliver but this is the same sony that flat out lied about the infamous CGI trailer soexcuse me IF I don't just take their word for it. Its put up or shut up time...well at least it will be in 9 months....heres to waiting on sony again. JOY
Ventura, you need to chill out. Take off the fanboy glasses and look at reality. Sony made promises that they couldn't keep. Where is home? Where is 120 FPS for all games? What happened to games taking advantage of blu-ray? Fact is, Sony promised to leave MS in the dust and look at what happened. Developers struggle to utilize the PS3's hardware because they rushed it. Come on man, I own a PS3, no 360, and I completely agree with this guy. He is not a "loser" he was simply asked his opinion of the other console. Do you honestly believe a Sony rep would have answered differently? Get real, buddy, you're being a fanboy.
Where can I buy Gears of War 2 right now? Where? Where can I buy it next month? or the next? period!
anyone? or do you guys immediately hit the reply button?
But just because they haven't delivered yet doesn't mean they wont deliver soon.
2-3 years later into the systems lifespan? Sigh... I envy you Sony fans. You have more patience than I could ever have. In truth, I've owned a ps3 for about 5 months. And I still own only 3 games that were released prior to my purchase. I tried to get into it as much as I could, but it's just not as refined as it could be. Yeah I know, the games are coming. But a great game doesn't exactly mean better online functionality, less hassle with dowloading system up-dates and then installing them, and don't even get me started on that sixaxis is the "future" crap. So in all honesty, I'll never give up on Sony, but as a Gamer I find myself enjoying the competition provided by Nintendo and Microsoft, and not blindly believing everything that comes out of Sony's mouth. So does this guy Greenberg sound desperate? Yes, cause it's competition. Is he right on the money? In some aspects.
Can we just do away with articles like this. It's an ongoing pissing match and it's not real news. It's just slander and spin every time and it gets tedious.
Desperate words from a desperate company.
What planet are you sony fans on? Sony, just a couple days ago, told you they've sold "almost 12M" machines. MS has sold 19M (April 25th). MS is *DOMINATING* game sales worldwide. They have the highest attach rate in the history of videogame consoles. The PS3 may have barely outsold the Xbox 360 for a few months during the shortage in the beginning of the year, but just barely. How long do you think its going to take to erase that 7 M gap? Here's a hint: Its not going to happen. All this "MS is scared" or "MS is worried" tripe is just absolutely detached from objective reality in every way. Get your head straight.
Since, I am fairly new to the scene. Does that total, the 19M you speak of, include the alleged percentage of xbox360's being replaced ^^.