Our collective infatuation with justifying our console purchases to random people on the Internet needs to stop. Now.
Getting the fan base riled up and excited drives sales. The console wars help companies make early sales to their most core consumers. After that word of mouth moves consoles.
They don't make it a console war, we do. These companies help each other out more then you may think. The fans make it personal...
System wars been around since Atari vs Odysee. Back then the companies would make digs of each other thru their commercials. We would argue at school about it. For some great trash talk youtube intellivision baseball commercial. You will see Mattel make fun of Atari realsports baseball.
https://www.youtube.com/wat... This helped fuel console wars back when i was in school. Those were fun times indeed. Atari did come back at the intellivion with a new baseball commercial starring Billy Martin saying only the pros play realsports baseball over the intellivision baseball lol. Then it went on with the Sega does what Nintendon't ads. So in the early years it was the companies that help fuel the wars and we listened chose sides and been fighting ever since.
It is for the same reason Red Sox Fans and Yankees Fans argue. It is the same reason Nationalism exists. It isn't limited to video games.
That and if people can only buy one console, they have to self-justify that it's the "best" choice they could have made with their money. That includes defending their console of choice from critics and supporters of other consoles. No one wants to feel like they made the "inferior" purchase.
"justifying our console purchases" Stopped right there. It's not about justification, it's about being fans. Fans of ANYTHING have their reasons why they like one thing over another: Sports teams, fast food, technology, music genres or artist. It's all about preference and some fans are just enthusiastic about their choices.
"some fans are just enthusiastic about their choices". Is that the politically correct description for online douchebag? You CAN be enthusiastic about something while remaining respectful of others, but more often than not that's not the case. It's nothing more than immaturity and insecurity showing through. They knock the other guy down so that they can feel "taller".
Because marijuana is legal in every state, there for no peace.
And your post is a prime example of why marijuana is illegal in most states. :-/
Not for long muuhahahaha
I have no problem what so ever with nintendo fans. It's blind MS apologists that keep defending MS's anti gamer practises that piss me right off. And until they stop defending them I'm going to keep calling them out.
Speaking of calling people out, name a single "anti consumer policy" prior to the DRM fiasco...
Off the top of my head the numerous features they locked behind a paywall, the blocking 3rd party titles and DLC for a limited time coming to the PS3, and you might have been liing under a rock for a few years, but MS abandoned their core customers for the last half of the 360s life cycle to chase after that juicy casual pie. You need more? And I don't know why you asking me for examples before the DRM. Like the DRM somehow doesn't count. And judging from my disagrees from my first post I've upset a few people. Maybe I should rephrase. I have no problem people enjoying their preferred console, but anyone defending MS in every single article really agitates me.
And you blindly bashing ms in every single article is OK? You are entitled to your misguided opinions.. Trying to force them on everyone else is what makes you a douche.. You come off as an entitled kid thats pissed off he had to wait for dlc or is jealous of some ms exclusives.. There's an easy solution for that ya know? Lol
Can I point out that prior to the xb1 DRM policies, Microsoft was the fan favorite and more people were bashing ps3 saying the 360 was the best for most of the generation. Its only been since the announcement of the xb1 that all of M$'s blunders have been happening. The only thing that was bad from them prior was they introduced paying for online play to consoles (correct me if I'm wrong about that but I didn't play online until the 360/ps3 era of gaming). I think like Sony with the PS2 going to ps3 they were blinded by the success of the 360 and are now getting all the negativity as backlash for it, however they are selling tons of xb1s and I don't know if they are going to recognize their mistakes because of it so they can learn from it.
I have no problems with gamers, it's sad fanboys who concern themselves with others choices or opinions of others that piss me off. Until they stop being a Sony sheep hive mind I'm going to call them out. Now there, after reading that, doesn't that sound just as silly and down right stupid? You are exactly why these stupid console wars exist and just one of the main sheep that makes this site such a kindergarten playground of child like behavior. There are no more anti gamer practices, none that concerns you anyways if you are a Sony fan. Move on and start living your life.
"Until they stop being a Sony sheep hive mind I'm going to call them out. " That kind of love needs to be shared with all fanboys, not just PS fanboys.
Are you trying to start a fanboy fight in an anti-fanboy article? Trolls gotta troll I suppose.
So you have absolutely no problem with any Sony fans? And you sir are one of the fans I can take issue with.. only able and/or willing to see one side.
In general, no console is really bad. It's usually the company that makes the console, or policies attached to it that people react to. A console just plays games, there's no reason to hate them. Then of course spec wars used to justify console preference and such.:)
Console wars, it exists because the dominant console gets the better multiplatform games. And believe it or not, players take that pretty seriously. Also Sony and MS are at 'war' with each-other with their consoles, so it only stands to reason that the fans want to support the company they chose. I have no issue with these so called wars, as it fuels the competition between the products.
dominant PS2 made Sony so arrogant with PS3 when it was released. Third party is treated like alien. PS4 attitude toward gamers today is due to PS3 failure with 3rd party support in early years.
New Xbox fan account blaming Sony for being arrogant... SMH I guess you forgot the fact that MS tried to get away with stupid policies and had to retract them because no-one was preordering the One
Because of websites like N4G and other fanboy materials approving and submitting fanboyish articles to generate hits. And the users are not smart either, they keep clicking on these articles and keep fighting the same war over and over.
And yet, here you are.
Human culture. Choice. Websites sparking the fire basically.
It shouldn't stop. Companies need console wars. One company shouldn't have a monopoly. We need 3(or more) companies striving to be the best they can be they can be. Console wars aren't dumb at all. It's like trying to tell sports fan that team rivalry is dumb too. People like choosing sides. It's human nature to be in constant conflict with one another, PERIOD!
They weren't talking about business competition, it was mainly about how the fans of those companies, and their consoles, constantly fight each other over which is best.
That's exactly my point. Do you want people passively buying your product, or do you want raving fans who would rather choose your product over another?
It is possible to have multiple consoles without hating on the competition. Competition has always been around. They still have to compete. However, as fans of games, we don't have to disparage on those who make different choices in gaming. Unfortunately, most intelligent discussions and arguments do end up becoming fan boy console war nonsense so the actual topics get muddied and annoying to discuss.
Because everything HAS to be "Pick a Side". Hushpuppies please.
There's Console war?? Didn't notice been too busy playing forza and dr3
Because there fun to watch?
They're. No need to thank me, just pay it forward ;) Anyway, must dash; somewhere, someone is making a mild spelling or grammatical error. Pedantic-Man, away!
Go go spello-nazi
its human nature to pick sides (i.e. sports rivalries, favorite cars, drinks etc) stupid artcile
Every product has competition otherwise the world economy would be be tiny, not to mention competition drives innovation.
Because humanity suck.
people think the "console wars" is childish, just look up some Iphone vs Samsung comparisons. These guys pay €700/600 for a 5% performance increase every 6 months.. The only thing I hate about the console wars are those so called Jesus gamers: "It doesn't matter which console you buy", "I'm so mature I don't care about the console wars". And if their system gets praised they change their Jesus mode to fanboy mode. Yes xdrones, I'm looking at you guys. The people that claim 720p better than 1080p & 30fps better than 60fps.
because ps4 is awsome and the xone is not
Cause of n4g and it's immature and one sided community. Best example - poster above me.
I'm pretty sure that was a joke.
Weird, then, that console wars have existed longer than N4G.
Cause it's impossible, even if you own all the systems, not to prefer one. And there'll always be people who'll try to insist their preference is the only way!
Prefering something is natural. What isn't natural is defend all the crap that these companies throw at us. I rarely see fanboys on either side speaking up against the negatives of the consoles they prefer and they defend those negatives to the death. Its like they don't want their system of choice to be better which in my opinion goes against the concept of being a fan.
One simple reason... Humans naturally feel the need to justify and fight for their purchase decisions
console war is for little boys...moneys are for companies they dont give a shit about console war u think nintendo wasnt happy at the sales of the wii also if it was technically 3 gen behind ps3/x360? for the same reason ms pretty much beaten hard sony last gen..and is all to see how end this gen....is all about money
because people like to believe their console of choice they spent a lot of money on was the best choice. as simple as that.
Because there are fanboys, plain and simple. The gaming landscape nowadays is overrun by people that would rather flame the other guy instead of allowing everyone to enjoy their favorite pastime. If your are that insecure with the console purchase you made you need to grow up a bit before you start putting people down and trying to push your point of view on them. When i was kid gaming meant having fun no matter what console you had, now it's turned into a pissing contest between closed minded fanboys argueing over specs and flaming the guy didn't choose the "right" console. if you can't have fun gaming without obsessing over your purchase and flaming the "competition" i feel bad for you.
Yeah...why do we? When are they going to make a game called nintendo v ms v sony all star battle. Lol
Because it's the new game. Perhaps more so than the games themselves any more.
It entertains the less stupid.
"Because humanity suck." hahahah....Yes because that evaluation should be made of a bunch of kids & the mentally challenged, & just people who enjoy shit stirring the easily taken, as opposed to judging the human race off wars, people blowing each other up, for real, & just the killing & raping of other humans & the land in which ALLOWS our existence. Humanity suck because some dude typed how "Sony is TEH suck, & MS rules tha Universe".....as opposed to the fact some duding is currently raping a little girl, will cut her head off afterwards & bury her in the crawlspace of his grandmothers house... Humanity as a whole are pretty good, BUT there is small percentage of trash, complete nutballs, murderous bastards & rapists, some people call them politicians...But I prefer the term c^nts... lol. Leave fanboys alone, there passion is games, & they seem to form unusual bonds with 1 particular brand or 2...I believe because sometimes they can't afford, or justify another machine & games & the associated costs...then there are just nuts that get too attached to a brand, love there games so passionately that they consider it "cheating on there lover" to try another machine & its games, & if they do try them, they convince themselves the games are not all that. Many fanboys are the most entertaining thing on some of these sites, & it would be batshit boring without there misconstrued input.
Funny how Xbots cry the most over this little "war" of ours. Is it because you know you're losing? I swear it feels as if one of you guys is about an inch away from yelling: "I'm gonna tell my mom!"
What I find ridiculous is how some fanboys defend an evil company that lied to them, that have to play very low and dirty to compete, that treats them like garbage and that pretended to ruin the industry with their anti consumer policies. Yes, you know I'm talking about Microsoft.
Console wars need to go away. Console debates can stay. I love talking about the strategies of gaming companies and debating who's making the right call and who isn't. But I'm open minded and dont try to force my opinion down someone's throat. Or better yet, try to make a person feel inferior or criticize someone for having a different opinion. console wars just show the group of gamers that are overly critical and are biased towards a company. Maybe its because they spent money on a machine, and they want to feel like their money was well spent, and that their company of choice would never do anything to try and nickle and dime them. Console wars need to die, and we need to get back to game debates, but that has become which exclusive beats which exclusive.
Pretty sure the war is over.
Because people are doing bad financially, and they can't buy all systems. A individual chooses one. As being the best, or most appropriate out of the three alternatives. Another's with more resources, or assets acquire all three. Some go to a even greater degree or extent, and create a PC. Strictly for gaming purposes like myself.
Oh. Another one of these articles.
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