Submitted by Dante112 1571d ago | article

Don't believe the hype: PS3 users aren't switching to Xbox 360

"Yesterday, Edge reported that the PlayStation Network outage is negatively affecting PS3, with gamers trading in their consoles -- half for cash, the rest for Xbox 360. Today, the story is being picked up everywhere, it seems, and repeated as gospel. One problem: Edge's report is largely about the United Kingdom (there was one Belgian retailer quoted). What about the United States? Based on a massive poll conducted by Betanews and calls to a half-dozen GameStops, there is no evidence of mass consumer exodus from PlayStation 3 to Xbox 360 -- at least in the States." (Industry, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Dante112  +   1571d ago
Edge were making out like this was worldwide. Didn't know it was just for the UK.
mikeslemonade  +   1571d ago | Funny
I bought 45 PS3s to counter act this movement.
thugbob  +   1571d ago
lmao give me one then.
InTheLab  +   1571d ago
Dsnyder  +   1571d ago
lol me too
Jocosta  +   1571d ago
I believe you.
ikkeweer  +   1571d ago
just ordered 100 360's, just to make the article relevant again. Sucks I got no money left to buy games for it though.
Persistantthug  +   1571d ago
@ikkeweer......What games?
jke82  +   1571d ago
@persistant thug

DatNJDom81  +   1571d ago
Edge is a known PS3 hater. I feel bad for whomever listens to them. Only an idiot will trade in a PS3 for an xbox.
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MonkeyBoy92  +   1571d ago
Silly move for anyone who does sell there Ps3 to be honest, with all of the amazing games coming out for the system anybody who sold it will more than likely buy it back again! Extra sales for Sony... Hairy muff!
inveni0  +   1571d ago
Don't believe the hype? What hype? Oh, you mean "REPORTS"...

Seriously, gaming needs a dictionary really bad. And thesaurus.
thugbob  +   1571d ago
The RROD didn't cause 360 users worldwide to switch to the PS3. So when edge was claiming that PS3 users were switching to Xbox 360 I was kind of scratching my head.
Spitfire_Riggz  +   1571d ago
Well RROD caused me to switch =) dunno about worldwide though
sobekflakmonkey  +   1571d ago
RROD didnt make me switch or trade in for a PS3, I just went out and bought a PS3 also...then a Wii...and then a really sick gaming pc...soooo now I just have everything lol
Anon1974  +   1571d ago
I suffered my first rrod before the PS3 even came out. Aside from having to pay $170 to get it fixed (one of two charges of $170 for two separate rrod that took me almost two years to get refunded back when the warranties were extended) Microsoft patched up my 360 fairly quickly. When I suffered my second rrod - I had a PS3 by that point but it was still pretty new and there weren't many games out for it, but I started playing PS2 games again. By my 3rd faulty Xbox - the PS3 had become my main gaming platform.

I'm now on my 4th 360 and the thing just collects dust. I brush it off about once a year now for games like Halo Reach and now I'm waiting for Gears 3 before I turn it on again. Really, after Gears I can't see anything on the horizon that would tempt me to go back. I was a huge fan of the original Xbox and loved my 360 and recommended them to friends. I wonder how many other fans like me Microsoft lost due to their own poor planning, inadequate testing and greed?
madpuppy  +   1571d ago
After 3 dead 360's I now own 2 PS3's one for my theater room and one for my bedroom. Thanks MS for your poor quality control!!
starchild  +   1571d ago
Why would something like that make a person switch consoles so fast? It sucks, but it is temporary.

I didn't switch to 360. I already had a 360, PC and PS3. But I wouldn't have switched even if PS3 was my only platform. All platforms go through bad patches.
MariaHelFutura  +   1571d ago
I already own a 360, but I bought a new PS3 today. (my PS3 died)
egidem  +   1571d ago
R.I.P. to your PS3 then. 200? - 2011.
Mine recently also passed away, been with me from April 2007 - April 2011.
Dice01  +   1571d ago
Great video customer service call to Sony. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
sobekflakmonkey  +   1571d ago
That guy is an idiot, he just sounds like an immature child crying because he cant have what he wants when he wants it..
kikizoo  +   1571d ago
Edge : well known ms/nintendo whore, against sony.

"The RROD didn't cause 360 users worldwide to switch to the PS3"

hmm, yes, a little, but it was more because of better exclusives, graphics, free online, bluray, etc, the only reason xbox is selling (even if ps3 sold more each year), it's because you can play for free !
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rob6021  +   1571d ago
I'd go as far to say Edge get's their original stories and 'unnamed' sources directly from (probably) Microsoft's PR department - whether they know it's MS or not I don't know - but they sure do print the stories. Part of responsible journalism includes investigating your stories in search of the truth. They quote percentages to hide the real figures just like Sony or Microsoft's PR would.

Yesterday we learned Smear campaigns really happen and exactly how. http://news.yahoo.com/s/dai...
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jke82  +   1571d ago
//edited out
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n4gisatroll  +   1571d ago
Everyone wants to discredit Sony. I just don't understand the hatred.
M-Easy  +   1571d ago
Obvious news is obvious.
Greywulf  +   1571d ago
I'm with you. I'm irritated at the hackers for taking down the network...

I'm irritated when some gas station steals my cc and i need to get another one...

But I'd never trade in my PS3 for a 360 BASED ON ONLINE ALONE. If I wanted online play, and ONLY online play with its shallow list of exclusives, you'd have one already? Wouldn't you? XBL is a superior service. But both offer the same general online play experience.

They are making it out to seem that all PS3 owners are just waiting on Sony to screw up to buy a 360. GT5 & Life outside of gaming has kept me busy. Still game on the PC/Netflix as well...

I wonder why EDGE rates games with no single player so harshly, if all that matters is online gaming. Since no one can enjoy single player gaming?

Fuck edge.
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CameronL99  +   1571d ago
Completely agree, EDGE is soooo trying to be controversial by giving amazing games really bad scores just for the attention, they're trying to use the Simon Cowel and Howard Stern method of getting people to pay attention to them - by being controversial. That crappy site Destructoid does the same thing, all flame bait articles.
I just think this whole thing with PSN is hilarious, I personally hate online gamers, they cheat, they scream racist and sexist nonsense, they're bigoted low IQ'd morons, and I'm glad they're now forced to get a life for a couple of weeks. But really who am I kidding, offline games will take up more than enough of your time in the mean time.
RBlaze  +   1571d ago

Edge were marking all games like that for a long LONG time, before Simon Cowell appeared (I'm fairly sure anyway!). And that's a fairly large number of people you're grouping into the definition of online gamers!!

To be honest, this is another flame bait article from a site begging for hits. I understand that there are times when we should have lots of news about a particular subject on n4g... and the PSN downtime is clearly something that people are interested in so all the news on that is understandable! But it is getting nearly impossible to sift through all the rubbish to find ACTUAL GAMING NEWS!

Please stop posting and approving this flame stuff! By all means, post about PSN because a lot of the PS3 guys will be interested in when it comes back! But this is pointless!
cliffbo  +   1571d ago
Edge has double standards all the time they put down most ps3 games unless they are close personnel friends with the devs they do it with the Wii too.

they also praise 360 titles over and above what they should overlooking flaws that they would consider unacceptable on other platforms.

they WERE a decent unbiased publication once but have steadily gone downhill for sometime descending to even fanboy status now.
RBlaze  +   1571d ago

Fair point, mate... Tbh, I haven't read an Edge article in a long LONG time so I have no idea what they are like now...

But back when I did read them (before the 360 and PS3), they were good... Marked harshly but fairly. If they've changed now then it is a shame :(
rob6021  +   1571d ago

The thing is you don't have to read an 'edge' article to become a victim of media manipulation. EDGE is cited as a source in Most Tech sites ranging from Kotaku, Cnet, ZD, ars technica.. ect ect. ect. So Edge actually has a broad reaching power in this regard.
Jocosta  +   1571d ago
For me its not really Sony, its their fans. I have a story, but it would be a wall of text. Lets just say a game store clerk got fired over the altercation.
bub16  +   1571d ago

any company who uses outdated firewalls and cant even be bothered to encrypt your password! does not even deserve to be running
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Persistantthug  +   1571d ago
Sony got robbed.
bub16  +   1571d ago

because their lack of security?

i say "lost" because it was only a matter of time before this happend. Sony were basicly giving it away!
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blackburn10  +   1571d ago
Get current if your going to spout hate. The credit cards were encrypted, there is no proof that their firewall were outdated, there is nothing anyone can do with your personal info anyway, passwords will be changed as soon as the system comes back up, Sony has a protection plan in place for anyone who is concerned and no bank has reported any form of fraud or credit theft. So keep hating on the people who were sucker punched by hackers instead of the hackers themselves. It's no big deal. Lots of pointless, endless Sony hate this gen. A little more won't hurt
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slinky123456  +   1571d ago
Edge has always been haters.
Lekumkee  +   1571d ago
FACT!! Not a single one of my gaming buddies who owns a ps3 only has traded their systems in. Do I believe that there are ppl that did trade their systems? Of course I do, I just don't believe that there's a mass exodus like Edge(haters) is making it out to be, not even close.
Iroquois_Pliskin  +   1571d ago
yeah, i bought Edge magazine and i hated it so bad! There wasnt a single ps3 news on that piece of crap! so i bought instead Play Mag

lol i traded in my ps3... to get a new one!
Troll_Police  +   1571d ago
If you trade your PS3 for an Xbox Gamestop should give you money and the Xbox.
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ZombieAssassin  +   1571d ago
When I went and picked up Kz3 the other day I asked the guy if they have been having a lot of ps3 returns and a slowing in ps3 game sales since the PSN outage and he said they haven't had anyone trade in a ps3 and game sales are actually up for SP games...he did say that they already had 3 copies of Brink returned on the first day.
Octo1  +   1571d ago
I did not even bother to read the article since I knew it's a gross exaggeration and a desperate attempt to get hits on their site. PSN is down and yes that sucks balls, and to date no one knows for how much longer. Is the short term gain by being able to play on Live be worth it compared to the most possible remorse you'll surely feel later?
I'm not trolling but IMO there's a lot more to lose by trading in your PS3 for the sake of being able to play online.
Yes it sucks that I can't go online but when I look at what I can play on my PS3 in the next few months and later this year, I more inclined to say, "No thanks. I'll wait."
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rob6021  +   1571d ago
You're jumping to conclusions, we don't know what the authors intent was, but having original stories and bringing hit's to the site is usually in their best interest. The article is about rebutting the claim by 'unnamed sources' Edge used to quote its sources on a previous article that was picked up by most of the major gaming media. He makes a great point, follows it up with his own investigative journalism - it's sad we don't see this kind of action done more often. Personally i think the media sites picking up the EDGE story were the real one's being part of a desperate attempt for your hits.

You should check it out.
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thebudgetgamer  +   1571d ago
i have a friend that works at a car dealership and he had three people come in and trade their toyotas for nissans.

mass exodus?
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Master_S  +   1571d ago
My friend switching.
militant07  +   1571d ago
Many switched here.
Zydake  +   1571d ago
I did but not all the way? I'm just waiting for psn to get back on portal 2 and soon L.A. Noire!
TheGreenMan  +   1571d ago

Source? Numbers? Percentages?

...oh wait, you can't give any of that b/c you're making it up. I can easily counter your statement though, by saying...

Many have not switched here.

There - see how easy it is to make things up?
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militant07  +   1571d ago
Like I care if you believe it or not...
TukkerIntensity  +   1571d ago
I'm in a clan with over 300 PS3 users - not one has switched. Although some (like myself) that own the 360 and the PS3 have been putting more time in on the 360 during this down time....but once the PSN is backup we'll be back on the PS3.
Silly gameAr  +   1571d ago
That's pretty much what I've been doing. I've ran Gears damn near into the ground, and I've bought a few older games like Quantum of Solace and Jerico. Pretty much getting older games that I missed out on the first time around on the cheap.
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Pintheshadows  +   1571d ago
Me too. I have played Alpha Protocol (OK), Enslaved (good), Skate 3 (good), the Orange box again, Borderlands and have been playing ME2 religiously as well.

I haven't missed the PSN that much. If at all.
anubis56  +   1571d ago
is that idiot speaking on behalf of everyone on this planet?

I bought a 360 a week ago, any problem with that?
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NatureOfLogic  +   1571d ago
@ anubis56
lol @ disagrees for saying you bought a 360. Grow up people.
M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L  +   1571d ago
Just like the idiots speaking on behalf of the *people* who allegedly sold their PS3's?
Burning_Finger  +   1571d ago
Who cares.. let them be..It's their money and game time.
Stryfeno2  +   1571d ago
I game mostly on 360...no prob for me.
MrBeatdown  +   1571d ago
Unless you are some obsessive Call of Duty player who needs your daily multiplayer fix, I don't see why anyone would trade in a PS3 and games, then pay around twice as much for a 360 and copies of those games, along with a $60 Live subscription. It's idiotic, unless you were already seriously considering a switch before this PSN thing ever started.

Hell, if you're that into multiplayer to the point where you can't just play a single player game for three weeks, you'd probably should be playing on Xbox anyway.

I can certainly understand why people would pick up a 360 if they had wanted one, but to trade in a PS3 for a 360 when you had no prior inclination to do so is just stupid, especially considering the crap trade-in value you get from GameStop.
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Jocosta  +   1571d ago
Unless you are some obsessive Call of Duty player who needs your daily multiplayer fix, I don't see why anyone would trade in a PS3 and games.

I hate COD and game mostly on the 360.
MrBeatdown  +   1571d ago
I wasn't implying that all 360 guys are in love with CoD. The hypothetical "obsessive Call of Duty" player" I was talking about would have been a PS3 owner, just switching to 360 because it is the only console which can currently play CoD online.

I'm not sure why you think I meant 360 guys are obsessed with Call of Duty.
PlaystationArmed  +   1571d ago
Sorry, I rather continue playin single player than buy a piece of crap you rent. i own my ps3. what the hell does xbox make besides kid games? i like my games bloody, complicated & satisfying. you can keep that bubblegum for yourself or kinect my foot to yur a$$, fruit baskets.
DeMoShockz  +   1571d ago
Actualy do belive the hype we are, me and 3 friends have swaped in the last week, never going on ps3 again
M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L  +   1571d ago
Sure you did.
NatureOfLogic  +   1571d ago
GoldPS3  +   1571d ago
You and your fiends will be back when Uncharted 3, Twisted Metal, Resistance 3, and Infamous 2 come out. Better yet don't come back. Kinect games and Gears will be your punishment.
Octo1  +   1571d ago
I had dinner with President Obama last week.
TheGreenMan  +   1571d ago

Wow that's a whole 4 people!!!!!!!

That must mean that EVERYONE is doing it!
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PlaystationArmed  +   1571d ago
have fun on your poor mans ps3. hahaha
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ninjagoat  +   1571d ago
Would be silly from zane mans point of view to even contenplate geting a xbox from a trade in from your ps3 lol. The xbox is worth far less tbh just compare trade in values alone. Its like a second rate ps2 now when it comes to money value.

Im not bitching about games but truth be told when it comes to hits on the pocket these so called people looking you to trade in your console are looking to make a quick buck of your rashness when Sony hits its stride when PSN is back up.

There laughing into there sleves knowing whats round the corner for PSN and laughing at the fools that are willing to throw there money away for lets face it thats what you would be doing. If you want a xbox360 save up and get one there in no way a bad console there good thats why i own all platforms.

Just don't be silly and trade in for a loss thats just retarded tbh esp when all this is just scare mongering from a pack of idiots looking hits on there websites and in edges case a few more magizine sales. Shame on them tbh.
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just_sayin  +   1571d ago
I was drinking MS kool-aid once had 3 cups, but for some reason the color was always red. Then i got a ps3 best decision i've made
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andron666  +   1571d ago
A few might make the switch, but I think the majority of the real gamers will keep their PS3.

Gamefaqs.com's poll seems to indicate that, whatever weight that holds:
Zydake  +   1571d ago
i think there is no real reason to sell your ps3 from what we see daily on N4G the ps3 is still on track on gaming any1 who sells their PS3 is a complete idiot. Think about it there missing out on STARHAWK, inFAMOUS2, and Uncharted 3. So there loss man
demonddel  +   1571d ago
I hope not who wants to game with a bunch of cry babies
3sexty rulzzz  +   1571d ago
continue to wait, that's pretty much the norm for Ps3 gameers. hint>hint GT 5 and everything else... smh
quiddd  +   1571d ago
Gears was supposed to come out last year.
Zydake  +   1571d ago
Whoa that's a low blow hombre lol
KillerPwned  +   1571d ago
My one friend did sell his slim ps3 to me because he was so mad and bought a 360. I did my best to convince him not to do it but i failed :(

O well i did get myself a slim ps3 tho for $120.
ninjagoat  +   1571d ago
Evil friend :)
madpuppy  +   1571d ago
don't you love fools that react in a knee-jerk manner like that? always get the best deals that way.
scotchmouth  +   1571d ago
You made out good in that deal! Congrats :)
KillerPwned  +   1571d ago
Yeah he may be my friend but that was a idiotic move to make. Hell tho i wanted a slim and thought it was the best move to make.
quiddd  +   1571d ago
I'm sure some PS3 owners were upset.............
even contemplating switching cause they love Assassins Creed, Need for Speed, LA Noire, Brink, Devil May Cry. But then they realised they're on both systems. Then those people thought..the 360 will have Gears of War to look forward to(and it deserves it all the accolades). There's great Kinect games like Monkey See Monkey Do...oh yeah that's discontinued. Then they thought what after that. There's other great multiplatform games comin..............but on both systems. Then they thought, if I did switch, what games won't I be able to play............Uncharted 3, The Last Guardian, Starhawk, Twisted Metal, Ico/Shadow of the Colossus, Infamous 2, Resistance 3.

Hmmmmmmmmmm let me re-think this.
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Pintheshadows  +   1571d ago
Since the PSN has been down I've enjoyed not seeing that grey box pop up and take me out of my sp experience. Mass Effect 2 has been a good friend for the last couple of weeks since i'm jobless.

I did have a disturbingly awesome dream about being beaten up by Asari commandos though. It could be affecting my mental health.
dragonmoony  +   1571d ago
"Don't believe the hype: PS3 users aren't switching to Xbox 360"

any sane person knows this
Treyb3yond  +   1571d ago
Edge are nintendo fanboys. This is well known.

Don't believe me? check out how many edge covers there are thoughout the years that are dedicated to Nindendo.

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YodaCracker  +   1571d ago
Yeah, don't trust Edge, one of the most respected gaming publications in the entire world. Trust "betanews.com". ROFL! Well, desperate times call for desperate measures.
rob6021  +   1571d ago
"One of the most respected gaming publications in the entire world."(that uses un-cited sources as news)

Regardless of the 'respect' they have from the gaming media and industry - you are never credible if you don't cite your sources.
Persistantthug  +   1571d ago
Edge is a joke.
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