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Was 2009 Really the Year Dominated by the Playstation 3?

GB writes: "We take a deep look at what Sony offered this year and why they were actually crowned the King of 2009."

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GWAVE3168d ago

The PS3 dominated 2009 for several reasons. For one, it had a large number of AAA games throughout the ENTIRE year, not just at the end. For two, it had AAA games in SEVERAL genres, not just a few. For three, the other two consoles really didn't deliver much.

At the beginning of the year, everyone was talking about Killzone 2 (and sports fans were talking about The Show). In the middle of the year, everyone was talking about inFamous. At the end of the year, everyone is talking about Uncharted 2 and Demon's Souls (while other great games like R&C: Crack in Time are quietly being enjoyed in the background).

Xwow20083168d ago

dont say that some ppl will be mad from u,U know the ppl who like the word >sales<
Any way it was a great gaming year especially for ps3.

Saaking3168d ago

Yes, just like PS3 dominated in the games department last year they dominated in both games AND sales (compared to 360) this year and will do so again next year.

-Alpha3168d ago (Edited 3168d ago )

That's a strong word. For something to dominate they need to take over software, sales, better multiplatforms, etc.

The PS3 still flexed it muscles and ran over the 360 in terms of first party games, but the 360 still dominated software sales. The PS3 had better hardware sales (if I'm not mistaken) but the 360 is still leading. Don't forget 2009 isn't over. The PS3 still has one trick up its sleeve and that trick is known as Final Fantasy 13... in Japan.

And in terms of multiplatforms, they were pretty even with exclusive Joker content in games like AA.

2009 definitely belonged to the PS3 but it didn't "Dominate" everything, just first party games. And I wouldn't say they "Dominated" hardware sales, but they sure as hell outsold the 360 in most cases.

2010 is going to be a much tighter race with the PS3 going full momentum.

Saaking3168d ago

The 360 is leading ONLY becuase of the 1 year head start that everyone seems to forget about.

Ravage273168d ago (Edited 3168d ago )

what i AM sure of is that Sony won M$ in nearly everything this year.

Blaze9293168d ago

2009 was the year Nintendo dominated...again

Arnon3168d ago (Edited 3168d ago )

I find that Sony did a hell of a lot better than Microsoft this year. Technically, Nintendo "dominated", but in terms of overall software quality, I'd give it to the Playstation 3, even though I'm surprisingly playing the Wii a lot more lately due to NSMBW.

Also considering the fact that I purchased my MGS4 80GB model in January this year and already have 18 exclusives for it, yes... my vote easily goes to the PS3.

My GotY is probably Demon's Souls, if that says anything.

cmrbe3168d ago

Always about the sales.

rezenu3168d ago

You're talking in terms of console sales when it should be in terms of games. The PS3 did very well with all the games that came out this year. That's not to say that the 360 and the Wii did badly but still, imo I think the PS3 came up on top.

evrfighter3168d ago

I'd say it was...

but then again neither the 360 or PS3 put out any titles that are a must have for me. This year stunk of mediocrity (bring on the mandatory list of crappy titles by ps3 fanboys).

Killzone 2 was the closest thing to a must have title for me but after playing it...I was sorely disappointed. It was not the graphics/gameplay powerhouse the n4g fanboys would have you believe.

Udidntlistenpunk3168d ago

For the author to even question this, means he is a fake gamer.

He needs to deal with reality. And reality is that PS3 is dominating on all fronts.

Bodyboarder_VGamer3168d ago

@GWAVE I'm giving you bubbles every time I see your nickname but the haters...

badz1493168d ago (Edited 3168d ago )

but for what it is - a "gaming machine", the PS3 has done an incredible job in 2009 with the slew of great games throughout 2009! I think it's safe to say that the PS3 has done better than the 360 this year. here's hoping for a greater year next year for all gamers and it's looking very very good too already!

@GWAVE

dude, your bubbles were devoured! here's some!

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uzair213168d ago

Not a chance. The 360 had way awesome games like forza and halo wars and also ODST!

ActionBastard3168d ago

And the PS3 had UC2, Demon's Souls, GoW Collection, Infamous, R&C, and also Killzone 2!

Why o why3168d ago

ONLY forza and halo wars and also ODST...cause that was it kinda....whoops, ninja blade my mistake.

09 there was no argument...BUT its almost over..Next year will at least be a fairer fight..My bets on sony again *obviously* with the variety and quality again making the difference but like i said it will be a battle next year....It might actually be a year which is decided by numbers of exclusives as both teams lockers seem to have quality in them

Rocco Siffredi3168d ago

Yep, dominating in flops, thats for sure!

bujasem_893168d ago

Fail in every way yep yep xD its really funny when u guyz deny something that is right in front of u , and it actually is slappin u on the face.

but u still dont realize well i guess thts what mental institutions are for :D now u go have a good life of denial chap ;)

Karooo3168d ago

right, go cry your 360 has no games. lol best xbox game was a multiplatform epic fail.

ps12&3lover3168d ago (Edited 3168d ago )

by flops you mean flopza,galo odst, galo wars and section 8 and ninja blade..oh ok i see where you coming from..it was ps3s year cause we dominated from beginning to end starting with kz2 and ending with uncharted 2 and ff in japan..

ps3 destroyed 360 this year from games to hardware...rocco you must be the most butt hurt bot here cause your always 1st to bash ps3 on every ps3 ariticle..your just mad cause uncharted 2 won goty and ps3 outsold 360 all year long world wide...lmao keep crying beeoch

GiantEnemyBOT3168d ago

Stoked
Section 8
Failo Wars
Ninja Blade
Velvet Assassin
Race Pro

That's more flops in a single year from the 360 than the total amount of flops on the PS3 since it launcehd LOL

sikbeta3168d ago

WAY to be DELUSIONAL kid, flops? stop lying to yourself you little blinded xboy baby

ryano232773168d ago (Edited 3168d ago )

both platforms had 12 games sell 1mil+.

Both consoles had 3 exclusives, ODST sold the most followed by KZ2 & UC2.

Averaged over the 12 games, 360 was an average of 2.5 and the PS3 was 2.1 (put in another post yesterday)

the reason why the 360 average higher was because of the high selling MW2 & ODST.

EDIT: Infernal was another great 360 exclusive

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NotSoSilentBob3168d ago (Edited 3168d ago )

I wouldn't say Dominated but took the year over the 360. Both were beat by the Wii but that was expected. The amount of TOTAL EXCLUSIVES on the ps3 ver 360 this year was just overwhelmingly in favor of the Ps3. The amount of Content Lost (Games or DLC) Was once again overwhelmingly on the PS3s side. Anyone who disagrees
Ninja Gaiden2/Sigma2
Tales of Vesperia
Star Ocean IV
Fallout3 DLC
Those 4 right there were BIG bombshells that made quiet a few people take notice that timed Exclusives sell better then multiplats.

DJ3168d ago

It had the most games, the best games, and sold a lot of hardware. PSN improved by leaps and bounds too. A great year for Sony overall.

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