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Submitted by FlameHawk 1039d ago | opinion piece

How the PS3 Closed The Gap on the Xbox 360

When the Playstation 3 launched back in 2006 to a host of software issues and hardware criticism, it was difficult to imagine a day in which such a negatively evaluated console would surpass the mighty Xbox 360 and all of its streamlined features. (PS3, Xbox 360)

Focus  +   1040d ago
Hats of to sony for taking only 5 years to close the one year gap. Many thought the 360 would be over as soon as ps3 released, how wrong were they?
One year gap + no games + sony arrogance = bad start
On the business side, Playstation division has only had one fiscal year of profit since ps3 launched
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Edgeofglory  +   1039d ago
What a load of bull , the xbox division has been losing money every year which is why share holders want ms to sell it off, ms keep adding profitable parts of their business to gaming division so it looks like it makes profit. LOL ps3 has outsold 360 every year since launch ,silly troll.
miyamoto  +   1040d ago
SPDF
I will give credit to the PS3's platforms overall design: brand name,
hardware,
games,
network
eco-system,
tradition,
culture,
mass appeal
and what not....

BUT..... Sony owes big time to the Sony PlayStation Defense Force volunteers specially here on N4G.
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Bathyj  +   1039d ago
Please, Playstation fans had to put up with 3 years of crap here on N4G that started a full year before PS3 even launched.

They tried so hard to badmouth PS3 they actually wanted it to be stilborn at launch.

An if everythings so pro PS3 here now, then why do people have to keep defending it all the time? Its not like it isnt still the most heavi;y scrutinised console.

Its funny, everything on it gets judged to a higher standard yet the haters wont admit its of a higher standard.
Jocosta  +   1039d ago
Dude, they defend it when there isn't an Xbox fanboy comment to be found. I have pretty much observed it from the sidelines for entertainment, but you guys are the heavyweight champs of fanboys, so stop playing the victim.
DonaldBeck  +   1039d ago
how did the ps3 do it? its a PLAYSTATION. everyone knows that name. its the biggest name videogame history.

but what done it for me was

.nearly everyone is used to the playstation platform
.they knew it would be reliable
.the bluray was cool
.free online
.the exclusive games were jawdropping( GOD OF WAR) ( UNCHARTED) (TWISTED METAL) (INFAMOUS) (DEMONS SOULS) (HEAVY RAIN)(KILLZONE 3)(METAL GEAR SOLID 4)(LITTLEBIGPLANET) ICO/SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS COLLECTION) and much much much more.
.the webbrowser was really cool
.the bluray disks are harder to scratch
.and the playstation community is generally very mature from what i have experienced.
.it came with rechargable controllers
.the sixaxis is very cool
;)
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shikamaroooo  +   1039d ago
wow gaps 1.3 million!
Brownghost  +   1039d ago
Both consoles are great in there own way also hope next gen each console has a successful launch and agree and the ps3 had a terrible launch especially with huge criticism from vavle. Hope the mistakes are learned
horndog  +   1039d ago
You mean it hasnt passed the 360 yet?? Isn't the ps3 cheaper now too?? Sony is already the biggest loser this gen. Losing the NA market and not to mention the millions lost on the ps3. 5 years later and still playing catch up. MS simply dethroned it.
Kungfue  +   1039d ago
Cheaper? ps3 = $250 360 = $199....

stop posting here and go back to 1st grade maths.

"MS simply dethroned it"

ROFL! 360 is on the verge of going last place even after its 1 year head start.

PS3 isn't playing catch up its the 360 who is playing run away desperately.
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soxfan2005  +   1039d ago
You're going to enjoy seeing the 360 camp cry?? Why - because MS has already stolen 30 million Sony customers from last generation?

Oh well. 360 fans have been laughing at you guys for years now. PS3's unprecedented desperate price cuts and redesign after only three years have failed to get PS3 past the 360. Not to mention, MS didn't even need to match PS3's recent price cut. PS3 is now the cheapest HD console even though it launched later. That's hardly a great accomplishment. It must eat you up inside that even after the PS3 price cut, it can BARELY outsell the more expensive 360.

Sony has played it's best card. PS3 is now the cheaper of the two consoles. And it still is just BARELY gaining ground - but not nearly enough to pass 360 anytime soon. Plus, when MS drops the price of the 250GB to match the PS3, say goodbye to PS3's price cut momentum.

If PS3 does pass 360, it won't be until 2013 at the earliest. Next generation will be already under way. You will be the only one who cares.
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kwyjibo  +   1039d ago
Japan.

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