This is a different perspective, on how people view fanboys and the console war.
It was kinda fun to be a fanboy, particularly as the PS3 was so far behind in sales and games, it was like going for the underdog. But now its just boring. I like this, you like that, shall we hate each other and send inflammatory remarks about each others mothers as a result? The consoles are pretty similar, PC lovers go on about their graphics. PS3 lovers have the awesome exclusives, 360 lovers have kinect and Gears. Its all good...
Yeah I agree, and most of it can be childish and stupid. But thats true the amount of passion gamers have. And it's fun to see how the companies compete. But me I love all good games, I don't care where they come from.
Most HW Sales = Wii Most SW Sales = Wii Overall best titles = PS3 Overall best exclusive titles = Wii Overall best online experience = Xbox 360 Most Profitable Company = Nintendo Least Profitable company = Sony ^ That's the console war in a nutshell. I'm gonna get a lot of da disagreez 4 statin da factz bu wht cn I say..?? I'm awesome!
"Overall best exclusive titles = Wii " LoL! @DarkCharizard Y U NO PLAY REAL GAMES?
@DarkCharizard 3 of those "facts" are subjective. (I will give you a hint the three that start with overall). So there not really facts. Big part of this console what different people prefer. And that is what you think but a lot would disagree. To claim they are facts is fanboyish and moronic
@ DarkCharizard_ it's false dude, no facts!!!! Of course, Wii has sold the most hardware this gen along with Mario and Co., but this gen is very much dominated by Sony and Microsoft when it comes to both exclusives and 3rd party games, and kids growing up already wants a better machine than the Wii, the Wii isn't appealing anymore, unless they bring Zelda and some other interesting games!!!!!
@Tito08 that my friend is why WiiU will dominate
I'm getting tired of this pokeymon guy. You just made that stuff up.
You must not have heard of the latest trend. The console war is dieing in favour of the game war. Before it was like "PS3 sucks 360 rules" and now it is "MW3 sucks BF3 rules". It is equally as stupid. It like some people actually have to much time on their hands
That is true, and even if we had only one console people would still argue. But I'm just saying we give too much negative attention to the console war and fanboys. When in a way the console war is exciting. And at least fanboys and gamers have so much passion for this medium. So I actually think its kind of a good thing.
Yeah and arguments will never stop. But you have to admit it's exciting to see who will sell the most this year. MW3 or BF3 I mean the quality of Battlefield 3 is amazing. And we have 2 of the biggest game companies competing with each other. It will be interesting if the quality of Battlefield 3 can take away from the insane following of MW3!
Xbox 360, PS3, Wii? It's all subjective, and depending on your needs and usage, they all come out on top in their own ways. These arguments are always circular, and everyone thinks they're right. All of them are good.
Its not like there hasn't been any fanboys before but this generation by far has been the most polarizing for the gaming community. Too much hate and trolling going around. Xbots - Our 3rd party games sells better etc... PS fanboys - We have more exclusives etc... Nintendo fanboys - Ninty don't milk their franchise etc... PC fanboys - graphics, graphics, graphics. PERIOD Hacker fanboys - We want anarchy on the net, we don't care who's data is stolen etc... (how can you support Black hats? Supporting Grey hats like Geo sure but Black hats?) Anime haters - If it looks like Anime its sh!t. While boasting they don't even watch Anime. (Probably have only seen Naruto or Pokemon in their life) Western haters - They make only shooters and easy to play RPGs (aka no grinding) You see this alot in 4chan. Gamer fanboys - MW vs BF just as one example. Mobile fanboys - The consoles and dedicated handheld market is dead the smartphones/iPad/iPhone will take over. And you would think the social media would actually unite gamers but after gaming became mainstream the community just fractured. Apple hasn't even officially entered the market just imagine if their fanboys starts invading as well.
You know Naruto is the best anime out there
Competition is good..... fanboys are annoying its just a damn console for gods sake! -_-'
Title of article: "Thoughts on the console war" -I can sum it up in 12 words: It is very stupid, just enjoy the games and not the blame.
1, 2, 3....
2007:PS3 SUCKS. $600 for a machine that plays the same games and worse(madden07) and the few exclusives are embarassingly bad (Genji, Lair, Haze) 2012: PS3 ROCKS. $250 for Bluray, Non proprietary HD, Free Online, Free wireless, multi platforms equal now, exclusives are great. My Loyalty is to my money. I don't have loyalties to either Sony or Microsoft. I want the most bang for my hard earned dollar.
Well put. All the arguing isn't really intended to offend, or it shouldn't be...
ALL fanboys are hypocrites. The PS2 fanboys started the sales argument when PS2 was selling the most but now the PS3 is not selling the most it's now "sales don't matter". Xbox 1 fanboys started the graphics argument with the better graphics of Xbox 1 and Xbox 360 fanboys kept it going with Gears 1 but now that the PS3 has the best graphics it's "graphics don't matter". Xbox 360 fanboys started the exclusives argument with "PS3 gots no games" and now that the Xbox exclusives have dried up it's "exclusives don't matter" and "I buy more multi plats". Those multi plats didn't matter when the PS3 started with few exclusives but now it's "multi plat rulez". Xbox 360 fanboys started the 90+ exclusives review scores on Metacritic being AAA but now that the PS3 has more 90+ rated exclusives it's "reviews don't matter".
very true, except " but now the PS3 is not selling the most it's now "sales don't matter". ps3 is selling the most... @mobijoker "one was heavy on titles at start,other is at the end" not so heavy at start, and ps3 heavy since more than 3 years, not only the end... " But what I know is that Nintendo makes the most money, makes the best games, and does it with class" lol, delusional much....just check metacritics, if you are blind and not enough gamer to have already a ps3, or even a 360.
Every console war got a clear cut winner...but this gen x360 was strong on America while ps3 on Europe....one was heavy on titles at start,other is at the end...plus nintendo monopolized in their target market and got a sweeping win in handheld sector..... Can't wait for next gen with these three major players plus i do think some bigger names like google and apple will come in with ideas to get a share of the pie.....
The console war is stupid.
At the end of the day, you are exactly right. Gamers can play what ever they want when ever they want to. Why do they need to try to make everybody think their console is best? As long as YOU like what YOU play, all is good.
War? More like a childish playground scuffle.
Competition is good, but when I as a pc gamer look at the console war it is like looking at babies who are saying "my shovel is better than your shovel".
Yep. All the console makers are in it for one thing - to make money. If you think that any of them care a damn about you, you're mistaken.
N4G is low on Nintendo fans, so this will get a whole lot of dislikes, but @DarkCharizard_ and I know what we know, and you guys know what you know. But what I know is that Nintendo makes the most money, makes the best games, and does it with class.
Apparently, you DON'T know what you know. And it's not even about being a Nintendo "fan" or not. It's about being able to accept the faults and flaws with your preferred system, while still preferring it. You two obviously can't do that, and so you're labeled "fanboys," not fans.
they wii has flaws like online and the WiiU will have flaws but you're right Nintwdno FTW!!!!
I have a PS3,360, and a 3DS. To be honest I play online shooters on my 360, my single player titles exclusives and non on my PS3, and my NOW 3Ds(had all the Ds' systems) have actually recieved the most game time. This console generation I found myself going from a Hardcore gamer to a casual gamer and my handheld became my best friend. I watch my friends buy 60.00 doller titles and turn around and trade them in all the time, they all fight with each other on whos system is better. Its sad really this console generation has been very "walking on egg shells." between the whos system is better, and Not really wanting to buy a title because within 6months or so a new Hard title comes out Yes capcom has been the worst but other companies have done it as well im finding myself just not investing in games cause that mentality keeps creeping up of,"Should I get it now or wait till the GOTY edition or what have you." Am I alone on this train of thought? I liked the PS2 Xbox era' when a title came out that was it, everything was included and no b.s it was fun to collect back then, now its a joke between special regin DLC, Game of the Year DLC,and diffrent Store DLC, its a rare feeling I get that I have a complete video game. And its because of this that i've lost my desire this gen to be a hardcore gamer, and why I stick to handhelds cause they are always the complete game.
I agree, but in a few months, not even handheld games will be "the complete game." Back in the day, I thought DLC was a great idea, but now... Not so much.
DLC used to be a good idea it was original for releasing what would of been left on the cutting room floor, or story releated that they couldnt finish in time. Not the case anymore now its some of the most random things thought up to suck out your hard earned money that for a fair amount has nothing to do with the overal story but perhaps outfits..am I of the few who remeber diffrent outfits were a normal thing in all games I didn't need to shell out five to fifteen bucks for it? DLC for the most part was a great idea we all wanted before it became big because it brought alot of promise to our games, now like most things its been corrupted by human greed.
someone didnt get the memo, the console war ended. Sony won best console, nintendo won most profitable. Xbox won nothing. There is nothing left this generation in term of console competition. Its all about game competition now.
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