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Why Sony is winning

An opinion piece from Digitally Downloaded. Quote "So, while I believe (and certainly hope) there’s room for all four vendors to have a slice of the very big gaming pie, I do believe that Sony is poised to capitalise best on the gaming market and that lucrative mindshare."

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darthv721728d ago

its the drug called: playstation

360ICE1728d ago

PlayStation is a brand covering a series of video game consoles created by Sony Computer Entertainment. It's not a drug.

At least according to Wikipedia. I know it's not all that reliable.

gameplayingfool1728d ago

PS3 is my favorite console ive ever owned. It's at least a winner in my book.

MaxXAttaxX1728d ago (Edited 1728d ago )

This^^

You don't need "proof" to let you know some obvious things.
If you're enjoying and getting the most out of your PS3(or other PlayStation systems) then there you go. That's all you need to know.

It's mostly subjective really.

BlackTar1871727d ago

I don't know how ps3 beats out ps2 or even ps1 for that matter. sorry i love PS3 but it imho doesn't stand with the past 2

BlackTar1871727d ago

disagree system should require at least something.

rezzah1727d ago

The advantage the PS3 has over the other 2 is that it can play their games as well.

The only issue is that it doesn't play all.

Still i can play my favorite game on the PS3 (SOTC) which gives me reason to pick PS3 over PS2.

BlackTar1871727d ago (Edited 1727d ago )

Rezzah that has nothing to do with what i said.

PS2 games in genral where better games sorry that is my opnion the GTA's the GOW's the Socoms . Just cause this system can play them is actually quite irrelevant.

PS2 is one of the greatest systems of all times which is heavily documented on opinion pieces all over the web. PS3 is a great system but has not accomplished in terms of games anything close to PS2.

Of course this is all opinion but your comment does not really even go together with my comment.

When ps2 was ut could you pick up a ps3 back then? No of course not no one debating backwards compatibility were comparing merits of one system and that should always be the games that released for its platform and sorry but ps2 games in numbers and overall exp of all of them outweighs ps3 games by a country mile. IMHO

-Alpha1728d ago (Edited 1728d ago )

The article is all over the place, the title is never once proven since all it talks about is the future of Sony.

Since this is an article about the market, I expected to see some objective facts, but all I see are weak predictions and a lot of assumptions. We can at least wait to see MS's plans for next gen or actually wait for next gen to roll out before declaring anyone poised for victory

tiffac0081728d ago (Edited 1728d ago )

Thank you for seeing the same problem that I do with the title. I too think its misleading.

I mean I'm fine with opinions and predictions and all that but with that kind of title... I just don't know if its proper.

gamingdroid1728d ago (Edited 1728d ago )

Yeah, the article is pretty poor and didn't do much "proper" analysis other than citing at best some trends and jumping all over the place.

Bathyj1728d ago

Why do you need objective facts?
Why does the title have to be backed up or proven?

Those are the sort of things I want to see in reviews but I keep getting told reviews are simply OPINIONS.

Now that someone writes and actual OPINION PIECE, (says it right there under the photo) its suddenly the time for some sort of consistancy or integrity? Hard facts to back up predictions and assumptions?

Its an opinion guys. It cant be wrong. Your just supposed to respect it.

PS
I dont know if what he said is bollocks or not, I didnt read it and therefore, I'm not defending it, just seems like theres a bit of a double standard here.

Ryudo1728d ago (Edited 1728d ago )

"Its an opinion guys. It cant be wrong. Your just supposed to respect it."

So if someone hates someone else simply because of there skin colour am supposed to respect that?

Opinions can be wrong and downright misinformed, anyone saying otherwise is a twit. Also why jump to the defence of an "opinion" piece you didn't even read or are you simply jumping to the defence of Sony like usual.

Not that this effects Sony in anyway it's just nonsense written by a halfwit.

-Alpha1728d ago (Edited 1727d ago )

@Bathy

That's a complete red herring. Of course reviews are opinions, the same standard applies in both cases: opinion pieces need to be backed up with reasonable support from the writer.

An opinion can be proven wrong depending on what the person says, just because you have one doesn't mean that it should be respected. I expect opinion pieces to have some form of critical construction, not just a pointless series of statements.

Why does the title need to be proven? Because you can't just slap a title onto something and then not follow through with it. That's known as bait and switch, misleading the reader, not supporting the conclusion, etc. He makes a claim, I expect him to back it up with reasonable premises

In this case, the writer puts a title that is completely flamebait to begin with, and then writes in a way that doesn't even back up his point.

"Sony is Winning" implies Sony is currently "winning", yet that's not what the opinion piece is even about. The opinion piece talks about the future, and how Sony is "poised" to win. On top of that, it's based on assumptions that do not guarantee or even relate to the topic.

Bathyj1727d ago

Thanks for clarifying guys, you said alot of things I think people need to hear.

And just so we dont get any further wires crossed I will NOT being using any sarcasm in this reply.

For starters, no Ryudo, I'm not defending Sony, or the writer. I'm making a point about what everyone keeps telling me about reviews.

About how even the most poorly written (3 paragraph long) reviews with the most inaccurate scores are mearly opinions and that we all just have to accept them, as if that means some guy with a laptop is beyong questioning because he writes for a blog or website.

I'm glad we can all agree that opinions (and therefore by extention, reviews) can be wrong, misinformed or even down right corruptted, and I dont have to agree with it just because they have the privilege of being printed on the internet.

People talk about proof and facts. So if I see a review that I believe is hitseeking in its mediocrity, is it unreasonable to expect some sort of justification or facts to back up shabby treatment of a game, when the vast majority is overwhelmingly positive? I think it is.

I only thing I have to pay to a review like that, is not respect for the review itself, but respect for the writers right to expess it, which I do even if I think its wrong, but then all in turn have to pay me the same respect to my right to express that I think he might be off the mark.

Sorry if this got off topic, it was more a reply to your post then to the article, so I think it has its place in this context.

kaveti66161727d ago (Edited 1727d ago )

Opinions can be wrong.

It's a matter of perspective, is it not?

Someone could say Sony is winning and point out the auspicious future of their upcoming products as evidence.

Another person could say Sony is losing and point out that Sony has lost a lot of marketshare to Nintendo and Microsoft since their last console cycle.

I would say both are wrong because Sony as a company makes many products that are not associated to the Playstation brand or to gaming at all. Like Microsoft and Nintendo, Sony has a diverse portfolio of products, and when a game enthusiast tries to argue that a company is winning based only on game-related products, I conclude that their opinion, or at least how they formed their opinion, is wrong.

Being objective when talking about this topic takes time and research.

People who write opinion pieces just want to get their views out there without making too much of an effort.

rezzah1727d ago

In the eyes of the beholder the opinion is fact, however the one who receive the opinion are left to decide based on perspective, if they see the opinion as fact or false.

What else needs to be said?

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Dlacy13g1728d ago

yeah... not a big supporter of this article. Author says MS is focused on non-gaming alliances...and completely ignores all the Sony moves like the MLB and NFL Direct Ticket deals... or partnerships with Hulu, Netflix. Heck even Sonys PSN website talks about more than just games:

PlayStation®Network is your all-access pass to a world of entertainment. Get games, movies, TV series and community all in one place. PlayStation®Network is full of exclusives like new games, add-ons and video and, best of all, it’s free for everyone.

Yup, sounds very focused on games.

Face it, both MS and Sony are trying to be the all in one box for the living room.

MaxXAttaxX1728d ago

They both do it.

But I think it's the focus that makes a bigger difference.
Microsoft made it a big event at E3 showing off ESPN, for example.

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retro1728d ago

WINNING like Charlie Sheen? ^^

death2smoochie1728d ago

"An opinion piece"

That sums it up.....

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