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"PS3 no better than the Xbox", says Microsoft boss

"In the technology and gaming there's really little in the PS3 where I can say, 'Gosh, I wish we had that'," Neil Thompson, the company's senior regional director for UK and Ireland, said. "The biggest threat that Sony has for us is the brand that's been established around it."

He conceded that the PlayStation's graphics would give the Xbox a run for its money, but said that the Xbox outstripped its rival in the increasingly popular online gaming world, as well as in the number of games available.

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FordGTGuy3893d ago (Edited 3893d ago )

STFU

Neil Thompson if what you say is true why did Microsoft drop the original Xbox so fast?

HuntingYou3893d ago

i don't have to worry about losing more bubbles. u took the words out of my mouth

DJ3893d ago

So he's also saying that the Xbox 360 is no better than the PS3?

" He conceded that the PlayStation’s graphics would give the Xbox a run for its money, but said that the Xbox outstripped its rival in the increasingly popular online gaming world."

Last time I checked though, Sony was doing very well with their online service and are constantly updating it with new features and functionality -> Home, Voice Chat, Video Chat, robust online multiplayer. I think the one thing it's really missing is a unified Buddy List/Messaging system, and the amount of content definitely needs to be boosted. But those are trivial in the grand scheme of things.

consolewar3893d ago (Edited 3893d ago )

coming out of you mouth is only equal to the one this guy has. Your grill sucks, deal with it.

kornbeaner3893d ago

Sony online has been hit or miss. Somegames have great online service while others are just downright Sh*t. It's never been that much of a let down since I really don't do much online gaming but, everything Sony is trying to improve online for the most part is very much unproven.

sabbath4203893d ago

Thats a joke. What do you mean by robust? You sound just like the sony pr liars.

Babylonian3892d ago

Look at how many people went on the attack at you DJ, just by saying some good aspects on the PS3. I'd have to agree with you DJ. And people come on, why so negative on every good aspect that the PS3 has.

Are you afraid that your 360 or Wii will be less compared to the PS3? Because that's not the case at all, every body has his taste for games and consoles so don't worry that your console is going to fade away or something. If people buy them, than their succesfull. It doesn't matter if one of them sells a few million more, the others are good on their own because if they weren't then they wouldn't sell millions would they?

Just let other people be happy because they like what they bought, it's not like you will change their minds.

Treat people like you want to be treated.

InMyOpinion3892d ago

Saying that the Ps3 online part is "robust" is like saying the Xbox 360's power adaptor is small...

There's a difference between pointing out positive aspects and pure BS'ing.

Babylonian3892d ago

I guess your right. The PS3 online service isn't "robust" at this moment. But I do think that Sony is trying their best to make it good. And who knows, maby it will be robust in a few years. I'm just glad that it's free and doing pretty ok.

But I gotta hand it down to XBL, I only think that they just got a good competitor next to them now.

12Volt3892d ago

Yes its not currently robust, but they're showing that they are going to compete with Microsoft, and I agree with DJ this time, games will come and all they need to knock out is a unified service and I think we'll get it since all we do is clamor about it on every other thread.

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Bad_Karma3893d ago

When he says xbox he means the 360 ,well thats what i get from reading the article.

Says you3893d ago

Like them considering the only reason why gamers are buying there
system cause its cheap and nothing new in the system theres barely any new features at all and plus PS3 has a better line up of games like Metal Gear Solid 4 Heavenly Sword Gundam Final Fantasy XIII and some other ones to as well does the XBox 360 got only FPS games and thats it no wonder PS3 is better doing both RPG and FPS games while the XBox 360 can only do one thing and thats FPS games.

tony3893d ago

Don,t forget Devil May Cry 4. For sure ps3 has the best line up with: Halo 3, Mass Effect ,Bioshock, Splinter Cell 4, Forza 2, Gears of War , Lost planet, Halo Wars, Project Offset, etc.... Ps3 rulezzz!!!!

sabbath4203893d ago

The only way you could ever say that is if you have not experienced the 360 first hand.

trane073893d ago

I'll say it again so it will marinate.

Ps3 is no better than the xbox says the MICROSOFT boss. *rolls eyes*

JasonPC360PS3Wii3893d ago

Yeah keep saying that "third place"

Killer Cop3892d ago

Now we just need Bill Gates to show up like in those scary Vista portrait pictures, claiming absolutely the same.

Seriously, he HAS to say this.

LMAO