OXM UK: "Buyers are "clearly nervous" about security, according to a leading online retailer."
why switch at all? real gamers will own both :S
in 3 months u will see consumers switch back to ps3 after finding out there are way more games and exclusives that cannot be missed on the ps3
No, 360 will get hacked. Edit: Again
The average consumer game player buys mostly multi-platform games as seen by demographic software sales statistics.
The best games this year are multiplats.
i stopped right here "OXM UK"
Microsoft has a little more experience when it comes to security then Sony. You know due to controlling the platform that most hackers on the planet attack Windows OS. I find it extremely unlikely Microsoft will make the rookie mistakes Sony would. Maybe back in the days of Windows 98 but not any more son.
"UK consumers switch from PS3 to Xbox 360 over PSN hack fears" That so? Well how come even after the PSN hacks and my Phat PS3 dieing on me last week i went out and bought yet another PS3? Am i doing some thing wrong? Am i supposed to 'swich 2 teh xbux becus teh psnzz az been acked?'
"No, 360 will get hacked. " It's been hacked. Anyway, I don't think people switched because of trust, they've switched for the better online.
*looks at source* ...Nope, not biased at all.
Im a real gamer and i don't own both.
board gamer? j/k we all know you are PC only lol. Personally, I don't know how you could sit by and watch all the great games pass you by that don't hit PC. I tried being PC only at one point but I just couldn't do it.
I don't like to pay to play online so I won't be switching. They are going to miss out on a lot of great games.
Wizziokid: I honestly dont know how you got so many disagrees. You are absolutely right
I have no idea tbh :) it's N4G it's always full of surprises
It looks like ps3 is is still selling better over there.
I'm from uk I haven't switched.... I got two free games I'm happy.....
And thats there choice and their free to do so...I know I'm never getting a 360 as long as theres a sub for online play. "why switch at all? real gamers will own both :S" No Wizziokid, I CHOOSE not to have a 360 because most 360 exclusives don't interest me. That doesn't make me any less of a gamer than anyone else.
same here, if purcahse a new console will be ps4 or nintendo
A few 360 games interest me but I still don't own one mainly because between PC and PS3 my wallet is raped by games enough as it is.
That's the case for me as well. My gaming budget is limited, so I have to make sure I choose the games and consoles that suit my gaming interests and play style. Being a 'true gamer' has nothing to do with the consoles you own. It's about your attitude towards gaming and fellow gamers. True gamers transcend the console war foolishness and enjoy the hobby for what it is - entertainment.
I'm skeptical that this a true report... Could it be true, Yes, but I doubt an increase in internet searches equates to a loss in consumer trust. Maybe in the short term, but long term people will get over it.
It's just one survey, not necessarily representative of the market as a whole. I think it's fair to assume that a few people have made the switch though.
Exactly. According to Sony there was no mass exodus from PS3 to 360. A single poll means nothing.
lol....if you switched to anything, why wouldn't you go to pc, going from ps3 to 360 is a huge downgrade going to pc from ps3 is a massive upgrade
Except you'd be missing out on too many games that will never make it to PC. E.g. UC, GOW, TLG, FF, LA Noire, RDR, and the list goes on and on.
but you're missing out on 99.9% of mmo, rts, tbs,4x strategy, space sim, flight sim, true sim racers, and all the free mods, maps, total conversions personally i own a sweet gaming pc, ps3, 360, ds, wii, iphone, ps2 (playing disgea), and a super nintendo still..... but if i had to burn all but one, every console would go pc gets 95% of all console games, AND is the only system that is actually backward compatible going back 20 years consoles only get 60% of pc games and are stuck in last gen and only last gen, they only play a handful of ps2/xbox games and barely any ps1 game hell, i can emulate every ps2 game practcly in true 1080p on my pc guess what in 3-4 years i will be emulating every ps3 and 360 exclusive in 1600p pc....it's always does everything and it's always next gen in here!
Uhh, maybe because there are games that simply ARE NOT available on PC? I could say that for pretty much any platform right now. People don't only choose their platforms, they choose their games.
Don't kid yourself. The PS3 and Xbox360 are closer in terms of overall graphics and power than you think. Both systems cannot run a fraction of its games in 1080p above 30fps using real Anti-Aliasing. How many games on these consoles use higher floating point HDR FOR ITS GAMES? Use of real time lighting and effects while keeping 720p resolution?(which is a 7 year old resolution by PC standards) They are almost the same. The biggest difference in systems is the step up to the PC from consoles, NOT moving from one console to another.
got all the systems with great games to play
Where's the proof? sounds like fanboy outbursts at best.
I own both and like them equally they both have their positives and negs but I doubt I will be using my credit card anytime soon on ps3. Prepaid cards will be the way for psn purchases. Ps3 to me has a better lineup of exclusives xbox only a few gears being the one I look foward to nothing else maybe forza. Ps3 is even getting more exclusive content on games now. I wouldnt get rid of ps3 I like it too much bluray player also means alot to me I <3 bluray movies.
So weird that anyone would think they are safe on XBL. Sorry folks but the cold hard truth is that XBL is perpetually hacked. I constantly see people hacking and cheating on live. It's always been susceptible to hacking. My roommate has a 360, full live subscription(I bought him for xmas) and yet he's always on my PS3 now. Thinking your safer because you paid is idiotic.
I heard that everyone is trading in their iPod for a ZUNE and iPhone for the new Windows phone.
If true, this story demonstrates how reactionary the masses can be. The risk of online gaming exists in all platforms. Rather than recognizing this and taking better precautions to protect themselves(different passwords for their PSN accounts and email, using PSN cards as much as possible, etc.), these fools blindly think that switching to 360 will solve all problems. Let's hope these hackers don't get MS in their crosshairs, and then all these fools will be flocking back to the PS3. Come to think of it, I think the 360 has been hacked in the past, but I could be wrong.
what utter bullshit, thats not proof.
The reason why i got rid of my Box is because on the PS3 theres so many more games that i want to play. I know people will bash me for only one console but i prefer to only have one. And the reason why that is that most of the games are on both and from what i have seen most of the multiplats are identical so for me it isnt an issue. My next device will be the NGP because i want to play sony games on the go.
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