Welcome to part two of Second Story Gamer's three-part series detailing each consoles advantages over the competition. This time they talk about seven things that give the Xbox 360 an advantage over the PlayStation 3 and the Wii.
"release your console first" ^^ the only reason the 360 is leading in sales hit agree if you think im right
"release your console first" ^^the only reason the ps2 was dominate the other consoles hit agree if you think i'm right i guess ms took sony advice lol
if your on about the PS2 and the original xbox then your talking bs, everyone know the PS2 had much better games and a hell of alot more, yes the xbox had more potential but didnt have enough time to unlcok it, unlike nowadays where each consoles game libary is about equal in qualityt
I believe its a combo of #3(price cut) 6(snatch exclusives) 7(released first). That being said i prefer my ps3 over my once-owned 360.
um the difference here is that the ps2 outsold the xbox consistantly, and by a large margin. oh and did you know the ps3 sold more in its first 2 years than the xbox
now it the other way around ms sony switch places lol
"4. Implement Netflix One of my favorite features of the Xbox 360 is its ability to stream Netflix movies and TV shows in seconds. Sony and Nintendo really need to strike up a deal with Netflix (or Blockbuster) because, in my opinion, this is a huge selling-feature for the 360." Worthless, i can go to several free steaming websites with my PS3's browser. no need to pay subscription Netflix fees.
Yay, you can watch some absolute garbage picture from Hulu.
No, we can rent/buy Blu-Ray.
hulu is not all that crappy. but what i see is that sony will start to offer subcriptions for rentals instead of netflix or blockbuster, at least i hope they do cause the prices are murder!
yeah microsoft is pretty damn good at that, and well sony isnt
"5. Make Regular, Relevant, and Expansive Software Updates One of my least favorite parts of the PS3 is Sony’s software updates. Not only do they seem to happen whenever I’m really craving some LittleBigPlanet, but some of them are so trite that you wish you could skip them entirely." Uh, regular updates? with MS on the 360, you mean, the one at the end of each year compared to one, every few months? Regular? Relevant?...Dictionary?: Uh, I personally think Sony did better in that department except for the recent release of the NXE, but the blade dashboard looked terrible anyway, had to change at some point. The rest are actually good points (except Netflix) in the direction of the PS3 and Sony are already doing most of those points quite widely and thats why the firmwares with what is asked for is usually made. If anything from last year, bugging Sony to do something with the firmwares really paid off, MS just do what they want. I don't think they really follow anything of what the community requests, I mean, half the 360 fans here complained about avatars. And, the Wii needs a price cut, the price is totally OTT compared to what you get with the PS3 and 360.
6. Snatch up exclusives (or Take Them from the Competition) This is actually working against Microsoft seeing as it's not helping their exclusives line up at all.
so ms snatching proven ip is hurting them wow
The opposite actually. Nearly all the 'exclusive to 360' third party publihed games from 06/07 sound as if they've become multiplat now for the sequels and originally 3/4 of the exclusives on 360 in those early days were third party published other than first party or contractually published under MGS. So, bye bye exclusives, hello multiplats.
This part of their little series isn't so good. I disagree with points 4, 5 and 6. Netflix is a nice add on but it is neither necessary nor is it a system seller. Netflix sells as many 360's as Home sells PS3's. Sony's updates are indeed relevant. He used 2.60 as an example, the PS3 is touted by sony as not just a gaming machine but a media hub so adding the photo gallery and all that was indeed relevant. Firmware demos don't come along as often as they once did either so they are regular yet not spammed as they once were. Sony will learn more from their customers about FW releases than they will from MS. Exclusives - Sony will be fine with exclusives, their first party games are second to none which is starting to become more apparent.
Everything Microsoft did to even create a console they stole from someone else so Microsoft isn't teaching anybody anything, someone has already done it before.
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