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Submitted by RaidensRising 942d ago | opinion piece

Why you'll remain loyal to either Sony or Microsoft next gen

With consumers sticking with what they know, here's some reasons why many will stay with either Sony or Microsoft when new consoles arrive in the near future. (PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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fluffydelusions  +   942d ago
I have no loyalty to any one company. I have a 360, PS3, and gaming PC. IF I did have to choose just one (not counting PC of course) though it would be Sony.
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RedDead  +   942d ago
Depends on release time and games at the time. Xbox was better than Ps3 till about 2009 imo
theonlylolking  +   942d ago
Only for those who did not know what games the PS3 had before 2009.
dark-hollow  +   942d ago
some people preferred the ps3 in 2007-2008 and some people still prefer the 360 now.

different opinions. different tastes.
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   942d ago
Meh, I've went this long without a Sony product...
Megaton  +   942d ago
2007 was the last year the 360 had better exclusive games than the PS3. 2010 is arguable.
Anarki  +   942d ago
^^^^^^^^^^^
And you sir, are missing out.
EVILDEAD360  +   942d ago
When it comes to moving to the next gen there are alot of intangible factors

720..Xbox Live will be a HUGE factor for the next Xbox.

Carrying over achievements and Xbox Live friends list are going to be essential.

If you were one of the intial 360 install base like me then you remember stil playing the wheels of Halo 2 against your old Xbox buddies. We did this all the way till Halo 3 was launched.

This time around it'll be Halo 4 and whatever Call of Duty that will carry over into next gen. It'll be interesting to see if Crytek and Epic remain key players for Micrsoft moving forward.

Micrsoft is clearly positionibg Windows 8 and Live as a one stop shop for the next gen. From cell phone to PC to the next console all in communication.

If Wii-U still relies on Wii-motes and last gen tech come next year's E3, then they are in for a bumpy ride.

But, it is those key Nintendo franchises that are crucial to Wii-U becoming successful.

Sony will also have a user base that would riot without their Trophies and profile information.

For games just the thought of SEA studios Naughty Dog, Poly D, and Santa Monica moving to next gen has to give gamers goosebumps.

It'll be interesting to see what Micrsft and Sony have in store for this coming E3.

Evil
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vulcanproject  +   942d ago
Nah. Whatever machine comes first, i will buy to be an early adopter. Then the rival machine i will buy when it justifies its presence with different types of games. I enjoy being an early adopter it lets me see the landscape and potential of a new generation. I admit it is more costly, but it is exciting to have this shiny brand new hardware few others have- its a thrill lets face it as a gamer!

Getting the game you waited years for is a thrill for most people, but absolutely the biggest thrill for console gaming for me is getting a brand spanking new generation piece of hardware- unboxing, getting familiar with the feel of the buttons and functions, finding the perfect place to display it.....this only happens every 5 years or so!

When 360 arrived it was the first ever HD console and that was proper exciting, it also meant a leap forward for PC games of that era and within a few months we had Oblivion, GRAW, PGR3 and the absolutely mind blowing Fight night round 3, which really showed the leap. These were some of the most exciting times for me - waiting for Gears of War too.

I bought a PS3 early on and in truth it was kinda underwhelming in its launch and games after having a 360 for a year, and it took a while for PS3 to truly wow me.

In the end despite being a slow starter PS3 seems to have a bit more life in it. So my preference at least has reversed somewhat. I can't say i will have a set 'loyalty' for next gen, i have never had much of a loyalty before.
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KingSlayer  +   942d ago | Well said
Meh, I've went this long without paying for the Internet twice...
Projekt7tuning  +   942d ago
Wow what a great Flame fuel article for a fan based forum.
Why not just ask, "What system do think is best and why?" lol.
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hay  +   942d ago
I'm not loyal to companies. But I'm loyal to quality. I'll buy whichever will be SOLID.
badz149  +   942d ago
for me, it depends
if Sony still offer free PSN, then I think I'm in. afterall, that's the sole reason I went for the PS3 and Steam this gen.
BrutallyBlunt  +   942d ago
Funny how things change throughout the lifespan of a system.

People stood in line to pay upwards of $600 to stay loyal to the Playstation 3 thinking games would be best on the latest hardware and once again getting the bulk of the exclusives. In reality games like Final Fantasy, Devil May Cry and many others became multiplats. Not only that but a lot of multiplat games didn't perform the best on it.

Then we have those who went from the original XBOX and stayed loyal. So for their loyalty they got shoddy hardware. Now it seems the exclusives are getting thinner and moving onto casual territory thanks to Kinect.

Last we have Nintendo who started off oh so strong. With a great gimmick to get everyone off the couch. Slowly (or fast for others) the fad wore off. We wanted to sit down again and eat our Cheeto's. Good games became months apart and multiplats became much more inferior. Cheap hardware multiplied by shovelware with Nintendo once again holding it's exclusives high above.

Morale of the story, why stay loyal to anyone?
blumatt  +   942d ago
Consoles with Exclusives and Good Reliability Gets My Money
I'll remain loyal to the one that actually invests in first party games and doesn't just rely on third party games. The fact is that there are some good third party games, but for a console to practically rely on those to supply its fans with games is not a good strategy.

I'll stick with Sony and the PS4 for sure, but if the Xbox 720 proves to have a slew of first party titles and is priced right and is actually reliable this time, I might just buy one of those too.
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@badz149

And Sony will keep PSN free to play online on the PS4. Even cross game chat and a party system will be free to use. (See Vita) I guarantee it. There will still be PS+ which will give you free games and discounts (as opposed to XBL's $50 fee giving you access to the online portion of your already bought game).
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insomnium2  +   942d ago
It's all about games. Sony has teh studios for those and multiplats will be available for everyone. No matter how many former exclusives Sony loses there will be 5 new ones to replace'em. There really is nothing that can beat that.

Yakuza, Disgaea, Valkyria Cronicles, etc. are only on PS so PS it will be for me.

I don't have time for ALL games in the world so I have to choose the one giving me the MOST of the best games. Nothing can be said to argue this but feel free to disagree and debubble me.
Why o why  +   942d ago
Ill remain loyal for want of a better word for the company that remaind loyal to my gaming tastes and needs. Ill leave it at that.
Dac2u  +   942d ago
I have no real loyalty to either side, but I do prefer what Sony has to offer, atm. Between multiplats and exclusives for my PC, PS3 & Wii, there's very little I'm left not being able to or wanting to play. I have no interest in Gears or Halo after playing the first in their respective series.
jeseth  +   941d ago
Sony convinced me to turn away from the Nintendo brand I was brought up on along with Sega.

No company since has convinced me they are better or have given me enough reasons to buy anything else. Sony has the best exclusives, push the enveloped more than anyone else, and do more for their consumer than anyone else.

I will play anything and give credit where credit is due, but ts definitely Playstation for me.
Drake117  +   941d ago
It all depends on what impresses me most at E3.
JaredH  +   941d ago
I'm more loyal to Sony since I bought a ps3 first this gen but I'm open minded in buying new technology unlike most people on this site who just hate on things they don't have and never consider buying them.

I used to do that saying how I hated Halo and Gears even after playing both but when I bought a 360 and played them again I realized that I was just hating the games because I couldn't own them before. I was looking for faults in the games and not positive things like I do with games I own.

I still do that to the Wii though since I haven't bought one motion control thing this gen because I see them as gimmicky. I also see Nintendo as just rehashing the same IPs every couple years instead of making new ones. If I bought a Wii I'm sure these ideas would change though.
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slayorofgods  +   941d ago
Sony and MS have some different next gen tactics. MS is quick to end support for their xbox as soon as the next one arrives. Sony eases people into it by continuing support for their previous model. That is why MS gains strong footing to start a new gen.

Here is a quote from pirates of silicon valley that sums up why MS is so successful and despised. "You know how you survive? You make people need you. You survive because you make them need what you have. And then they have no where else to go."
dredgewalker  +   941d ago
I believe in polygamy when it comes to gaming....though I do have my favorites :)
SonyWarrior  +   941d ago
I'll buy which ever one has free online and if they both have free online then I'll buy ps4.
AngryTypingGuy  +   941d ago
I think I'll do the same thing a I did this gen. I'll get the next Xbox when it's a bit newer and wait a little bit to grab a PS4. I will get both however, and don't give a crap about Nintendo. Being the father of a young child though, I'm sure there is a purchase of at least a DS in my future.
yesmynameissumo  +   942d ago
My only loyalty depends on playing great games. Sony does that for me. Nintendo does that for my kids. I'll stick to those.
miyamoto  +   941d ago
If this generation has proven anything its these facts:

Nintendo was in it for the money.
Miyamoto has said it himself the Wii was the last safe bet against Sony and Microsoft. The Wii was not even their own idea & patent. It was a lucky shot too given the recession of 2008 it was the cheapest home console. The overpriced $250 3DS shows us how greedy & arrogant Nintendo really has become. Milking the Mario, Pokemon and Zelda series to no end without pushing new ideas tell on their tale too. Now they plan on stealing the PlayStation market with 3DS & Wii U which I doubt could ever catch on what the DS & Wii did.

M$ is in this for the money.
The lack of new & original games, stealing PlayStation exclusives & ideas proves their their laziness & no care on nurturing the video games industry. Even Kinect technology wasn't their own. If staying in the game because of deeper pockets is their thing then I won't buy it. It's an empty success from a long time gamer's perspective.

Sony is in this for the games industry.
The PlayStation brand took away the "toy" image that kept Nintendo in business for decades and popularized video games as a mainstream form of entertainment for the young and old. They pushed the hardware and software so hard and made video gaming the billion dollar industry it is today.
PS Move proves that Sony makes its OWN hardware from Eye Toy to Blu-Ray disks to its own Cell processors. That is passion for games! They are in the fore front of bringing in new game IPs like ICO, Shadow of Colossus, Demon Souls, Uncharted, Little Big Planet, inFamous, Flower, etc.
The PS Vita proves that Sony will stand toe to toe with whatever threat Apple can throw at the traditional games industry & will not surrender it samrt phones and tablets that easily.
One needs to look at PlayStation history and realize that Sony will stay like the immovable mountain that it is today and in the future.
Ryudo  +   941d ago
They are all in it for the money why don't you remove that penis from you rear hole...
Drake117  +   941d ago
wow axel u dont even try to mask your fanboyism a little bit with that one
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AngryTypingGuy  +   940d ago
Wow, looks like someone is a bit naive. Sony is in it for the same reason as Microsoft. They both want their console to be the center of your home entertainment center for games, movies and other digital content, all in the name of...MONEY!!!
Joule  +   942d ago
Poor guy. All you need is one console.

PS3.
_Aarix_  +   941d ago
Wow thanks for the laugh. Its hilarious how some people say missing out on all the awesome games on the 360 are not worth getting a 360 for.
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@Aarix
I'm not into fps or racing games (Halo and Forza).
There is a general consensus, even among 360 gamers, that Kinect is stupid.
I've seen game play footage of Gears of War 3, but not Alan Wake.
Would you spend $300 to play 2 games?
I have no justification for buying a 360.
_Aarix_  +   940d ago
You can get a $200 4 gb slim or a $100 20gb pro at gamestop.

Just because YOU dont like them doesnt mean everyone else doesnt.

If you dont think these games are worth playing
Halo 3, odst, reach
Gears of war 2.3
Lost odyssey
Blue dragon
Last remnant
Splinter cell conviction
Ace combat 6
Shadow Complex
Crackdown
Fable 2,3
Forza series
99 nights (I liked it)

and if you dont have a pc then you have games like mass effect, left 4 dead and alan wake.

I feel sorry for the people in denial that say they dont want to play these games. I wont deny all the games on the ps3.
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dboyc310  +   942d ago
If I ever had to choose one I will always pick Sony just because I grew up with that brand and it's home to some of my favorite franchises. That being said, it's not ok to just limit yourself with one console. All three of them offer different things which you benefit of at the end.
nnotdead  +   942d ago
it's more than ok to own only one console. i doubt many people have both the time and money to spend on every game offered on one console. not to mention 3 plus PC
dboyc310  +   941d ago
Well you don't have to play all three of them at the same time. For example base off my experience I tend to get bored of a game pretty quick and lile this yr when 360 had not much games I used my ps3. Plus having a ps3 and a 360 I don't miss out on Any titles.
Gamer1982  +   942d ago
If new xbox comes with Kinect as standard they will lose a lot of fans as people will worry about the direction MS are going.
nnotdead  +   942d ago
i would think most people interested would find it to be a plus.
kaveti6616  +   941d ago
The next Kinect might be more powerful and more intuitive than the current version.

I wouldn't mind using voice commands to boot up my console.

But I don't know if I'll buy any of the next gen consoles. Maybe a Wii-U to play Smash Brothers.
gotgame1985  +   940d ago
It depends on what kinect leads to this gen, if they can do something ground breaking then I'm sure people won't mind it. but I still think they need to make kinect optional, and not force it on gamers.
E2M  +   942d ago
I was only looking at the hardware at the time of when choosing the 360 or ps3. So whichever I see as better overall I will choose.
Vortex3D  +   942d ago
I also have no loyalty to any one company. It will be Microsoft and Sony. Which console I play more depends on the games. Only company that I have no interest is Nintendo. I have Wii and it gets played 0.1% of the time. Wii U is only current gen which 6 years behind.

Seriously, why be loyal to one game console company? Being loyal means you are missing out the exclusives and unable to choose the best version for non-exclusives.
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yabhero  +   941d ago
LOL you're missing out on some of the best exclusives with Nintendo. Also come up with a better reason for disliking WiiU. We have no solid proof about power, in fact we know almost nothing. A lot of rumors say 3-5 the power of ps3 some say only 1-2. Everyone says it was only 50% but those were unfinished demo kits not final products.
Are you saying that, because I don't own a 360, I can't play Gears of War, or Alan Wake? Halo? Forza? None of them? Oh my life is ruined! WhatEver will I do?
Boohoohoooghoooh give me a break.
Vortex3D  +   940d ago
Reply to yabhero:
True until Wii U is physically out, the console power is speculated. But you need to remember that this is Nintendo making Wii U. They are never into putting too much power because they want to make profit from day one. The 3-5X the PS3 is highly unlikely. My personal guess is about the same as PS3 and X360. Why, it's the cheapest way to manufacture from old tech. If Wii U turned out to be PS3/X360 power, then there's little point. It's like getting all excited with 6 years old tech again because it's in a new box.

So far, Nintendo has shown zero real demo using Wii U hardware other than concepts. The demos shown at E3 this year were fake. I don't buy into hype and Nintendo needs a lot of hyping with Wii U to gain interests.

I bought Wii years back to play exclusives but I found very few Wii exclusive interest me. I have no interest in kids games. So, the few exclusives I have are all M rated.

Nintendo keeps promising more mature games from PS3/X360 and yet doing next to doing anything about it. The problem is Nintendo wants to seen as family friendly console by not having too many mature games but yet that's what more gamers asking. So, Nintendo just keep talking and doing nothing.

Online multiplayer on Wii is a joke. Yes there are a few games that work but seriously, Nintendo is doing nothing to push the online. They keep saying let the game developers do it. Has that gone anywhere? And Nintendo said they are going to let game developers do the online again on Wii U. Yeah, good luck. I like to see a lot of proofs than hype since it has been several years and not much has happened for online multiplayer.
zeddy  +   942d ago
going to have to be ps4 for me just for the 1st party games, i'll get the new xbox eventually though.
JsonHenry  +   941d ago
I'll stick with my PC. I've bought all three current generation consoles. They mostly collect dust.
Darrius Cole  +   941d ago
The two biggest things that determine where people will go next generation are.

1) PRICE - If the PS3 had cost the same or less than the Wii and 360 then this generation would have looked like last gen. But the 360 has had a cheaper entry point throughout the entire generation. Therefore the sales have been about 50/50 overall even though the PS3 has had better games then the 360 ever since 2008.

2) WHATEVER NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT SONY DECIDES TO PUSH NEXT GENERATION.

This is important because it affects the entry price. This generation Sony decided to push HDTV's, and multi-core processing. Therefore, they put Cell and Blu-Ray in PS3. Therefore, the PS3 cost $600US at launch.

Will Sony decide that they don't want to push anything new and simply go with a bigger PS3 (bigger, faster Cell; bigger, faster blu-ray; and bigger, faster RAM? If they do that, then the PS4 will be the same price as the next Xbox, and it will have guaranteed backwards compatibility, and there will be no new learning curve. That will leave the systems basically equal on hardware but Sony has a better game making apparatus, which means that the tide will swing back in Sony's direction.

If Sony decides to push some new space-age technology then they will released another more expensive machine and will lose more market share again next generation.
Legion  +   941d ago
"...but Sony has a better game making apparatus" what rock have you been living under??? It's system and it's closed 'members only' mentality with game production makes it the least favorable system to create a game for.
ilovemyps3  +   941d ago
why do you think sony bought cell plants?
i could bet one million(if i had it) next ps4 will be multi cell based.

just make a 3-4 cell with 32 spu, a big graphic chip and 2gb of ram, and a faster blu-ray player, that's all developpers need: they just need to adapt the code for the multi cell, and they are ready to make uncharted games easily.
remember, 6 years after ps3 release, everybody masters it now. studios know how to code for cell, now, so it's not a problem anymore.
EasilyTheBest  +   941d ago
What a stupid question "Why you'll remain loyal to either Sony or Microsoft next gen"
People saying they be loyal to one company such as Sony are just being stupid. What if Sony does a Nintendo? Like from Gamecube to Wii, just a little bit more powerful and at the same time Microsoft gos way way more powerfull, what happens to your loyalties then?
2v1  +   941d ago
if that happens then i still dont pay for a friends list..
AKS  +   941d ago
I play my PS3 much more than my 360 because of Sony's collection of incredible developers, especially Naughty Dog. I also am much more receptive to Sony's free online gaming and more open platform, including the ability to use non-Sony upgrades (cheap, high capacity laptop HDD, for example).

I buy most of the multiplatform games on PC/Steam. I really don't care much about the brand names themselves. I bought all of the consoles, but I've found myself mostly playing on my PC and PS3.
princejb134  +   941d ago
i have no loyalty either
i pick who ever has the best features such as games
colonel179  +   941d ago
I am loyal to the company that releases the games I like the most. Last gen was Xbox, this gen was Playstation; and I will always like Nintendo as long as they keep reeasing Mario, Zelda, Metroid, etc
Intentions  +   941d ago
I don't care which one I get, cos eventually I'll have both.

:D
tickticktick  +   941d ago
PS2 owners sure weren't that loyal to Sony since most left to buy 360's and Wii's. If they were loyal then the PS3 would be at 100 million consoles by now.

Nintendo
GC 20+ million
Wii 70+

Xbox
Xbox 25+
350 60+

Playstation
PS2 120+
PS3 58+

Sony lost most of their market share. So much for loyal. Maybe on N4G but the rest of world has ditched the Playstation.
slaton24  +   941d ago
ashame xbox isnt american and ps3 and wii arent japanese.....all were made in china....on topic i will wait to many problems with newly released systems wait till bugs are fixed buy ps4,maybe WiiU than later on new xbox
Vortex3D  +   940d ago
Need to ask the real question. Out of the total consoles sold, how many active console being played.

For myself, I play 0.1% of my Wii while I played my PS3 and X360 about equally. So, technically my Wii doesn't even count as one in the market.
awi5951  +   941d ago
No i dont trust either company they have gotten more and more restrictive. And dlc prices and digital games prices keep rising. I also wont support the death of mods and player created map packs that are superior on PC than over priced crap or maps that we are forced to buy again and again with just a few changes. PC gaming has to stay alive or free multiplayer and mods will die forever and once that market is dead watch prices go through the roof.

Also look at the Christmas sales on steam, Skyrim 40 dollars,Batman Arkham city 24 dollars, Saintsrow 3 19 dollars,killing floor 5 dollars,bastion 5 dollars, and alot more so why pay 60 dollars for games. There are few console exclusives left i bought gears 3 and uncharted 3 and beat them both then sold my consoles for PC upgrades. This gen is officially over for me the new consoles start commming out next year so i think the consoles have jumped the shark now and im a full pc gamer now.
morkendo23  +   941d ago
Im loyal to the console who gives the GREATEST experience in my choosing of gaming.
bunt-custardly  +   942d ago
Loyal smoyal - I'll go where the best games and experiences are, and as with this gen, that proves to be multi-console focused. I can't do without my Uncharted's or my Gears of War's, and with the likes of The Last of Us and The Last Guardian on the horizon on PS3 these are gaming occassions I dare not miss.

As for Xbox, MS started strong on the exclusive front, and they'll no doubt need to do the same again with new IPs and sequels to established 'exclusives' going into next-gen, and not be so focused specifically on Kinect.
PirateThom  +   942d ago
Backwards compatibility for software isn't really as important as people make out, I don't buy a new console to play old games, if I have the games, I'll likely have the console... now, on the flip side, hardware cross compatibility is more important. I want to be able to use my current controllers with the new console, especially since I can't imagine Sony and Microsoft will change too much on the controllers next gen.
RaidensRising  +   942d ago
This might be true to a certain degree Thom, but when faced with a large initial investment of new hardware, and are left with one or two games. Having backwards compatibility can validate the early purchase a bit more.

I agree, over time it becomes way less important.
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B1663r  +   942d ago
Its not that important right now... Here 5-6 year on in a generation... But that first year, when there are only like 10 games for the console, it is huge...
miyamoto  +   941d ago
Sony's HD Collection initiative is a million times better than any backwards compatibility crap anti-Playstation whiners whine about as you can get these old games remastered in full HD glory that does not hurt the eyes on big flat panels.

ICO
Shadow of Colossus
God of War 1,2, Chain of Olympus, Ghost of Sparta
MGS 2.3. Peace Walker
Resident Evil 4, Code Veronica
Silent Hill 2, 3
Monster Hunter 3rd Portable HD
Devil May Cry 1,2,3
Sly Cooper 1,2,3
Jak & Daxter
Resident Evil Umbrella & Darkside Chronicles
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baodeus  +   941d ago
@axelstone

u mean the games that they added the name "HD" at the end?

Sony or other 3rd party developers should only consider HD when they truly remaster their games like 434 did with Halo CE (that is the only true HD remake i have seen).

Even with that, i still prefer playing off the disc i already own instead of ditching more money again for game i already played. I only care if the game is good and graphic is irrelevant.

And why would u be loyal to console corporate if u call yourself a gamer.
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ShadesMoolah  +   942d ago
For me its the launch games which affect my decision. If ps4 had Metal gear solid 5 at launch then im sold. However if it's a year or more away, I can wait.
pr0digyZA  +   942d ago
True, thats one of the reasons why im getting vita on launch day. It has uncharted and if that wasn't out at the same time then I would probably wait instead.
D3mons0ul  +   942d ago
Loyalty has nothing to do with it. Microsoft has nothing to offer me.
D3mons0ul  +   942d ago
9 people think they know what Microsoft can offer me personally. So funny.
Legion  +   941d ago
I think it is more to the fact that your comment insinuated that in not having anything to offer you that it has nothing to offer at all.

When in fact MS does have something to offer to you but you choose not to take the offer. Just as Sony has something to offer everyone too.

Each system has a marketing plan that will put their foot firmly in the door. The question is which system will end up getting past the door and into your house?

Currently in Japan it is all about Sony and in Americas it is all about MS. As for the rest of the world... it is tit for tat from area to area.

What will we see drive the next generation...? My thoughts are that it won't be the titles as much as it will be the connectivity across the world wide web. Who ever can garnish the industry and make their next generation system speak with all your other devices will have the balance leaning in their direction.
ape007  +   942d ago
im loyal for great games
Hellsvacancy  +   942d ago
Yea, i shall buy a PS4 aswel
ape007  +   941d ago
yeah but in the END, nobody can deny the emotional attachment for a gaming brand, we are humans, it's in our blood
Cocozero  +   942d ago
80% of gamers don't a have loyalty to one company, you can tell by simply looking at the install base of the Xbox, Gamecube and PS2 and now look at the install base of the 360, Wii and PS3. Positions swapped completely.

Gamers go to where the best games and services that appeal to them are, not to who made them.
DragonKnight  +   942d ago
No. Gamers go to what's out first and what's the cheapest. Later on when that's not a big deal, it then becomes about games and services. It's clear to see that price and availability is the highest priority for people in choosing which console to get. If the PS3, Wii, and 360 were all released at the same time but at the same launch prices, Wii would still be in first place.
-EvoAnubis-  +   941d ago
Some gamers might go with what's first and cheapest, but that's not rue for everyone. I sure didn't. The 360 came out too early for me; I was still having fun playing the PS2. Later, I got a PS3, because it seemed to be the best hardware with the least problems and the most first party support. The fact that it doubled as a fairly inexpensive multimedia center helped too.
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DragonKnight  +   941d ago
@DK: If there was ever a doubt that you are too pro-360 to be objective about anything it's the comment you just made. No one anywhere brought up the 360's success at all and here you are defending it as though it's your infant child.

Dreamcast was a failure of marketing, plain and simple. Sony put incredible support behind the PS2's advertising. The Dreamcast was a failure not because of games or price but because of obscurity. The 360 wasn't the cheapest, the Wii was so that still works for my argument. Cheapest will win the sales first, but if there is only one product out for a year then it's an irrelevant factor. The Wii came out a year later and over one hundred dollars cheaper than the 360 and it flew off the shelves because of it. Were it the same price as the 360, it couldn't compete.

But whatever, you want to defend the 360 when no attack against it was made, that's your prerogative. Doesn't mean I have to continue to listen to it. If you're interested in an actual discussion, untainted by your bias, PM me. Otherwise, good day.
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RaidensRising  +   942d ago
People do have loyalty to certain manufacturers across many consumer products. That said, in terms of gaming if you're only able to buy one console (especially if next gen machines launch close to each other), then I would stick with what is familiar and suited my needs more.
Euthanasia78  +   942d ago
I'll buy both day one. No question about it.
dragon82  +   941d ago
I will buy all three on day one just like every other generation.
Euthanasia78  +   941d ago
@Dragon.....Yes yes yes. I agree. Although, Idk about the Wii U. I need to see more
Spenok  +   941d ago
When it comes to the Wii U. I'm glad it's starting to get support from the devs. With the likes of DarkSiders 2, Ghost Recon Future Soldier (possibly Bioshock Infinite) and several others. It appears to be everything you either hated or loved about the wii (gotta love that double edged sword lol) AND everything you wished the Wii would be:

HD
Online support
Better hardcore games support

Oh, and for me.... Zelda DEMANDS a purchase lol. So ill have to buy all 3 as well xD
Asgaro  +   941d ago
I will buy 5 of each, day one.
hazelamy  +   942d ago
i won't, i'm not loyal to them now.
Matrix2k  +   942d ago
loyalty is the best exclusives and third party eexclusives and that is always without fail sony and nintendo
gamernova  +   942d ago
PC gaming all the way :)
Hicken  +   941d ago
I can't understand why people always hate on PC. I mean, PC gamers are always so nice, and they don't comment on PC when it's not relevant.

Oh, wait...
gamernova  +   941d ago
The PC is a gaming platform just like the PS3 and the 360. I will not change to any of the future platforms (PS4 or 720) so I believe I wasn't properly represented in this article thus I am making my presence known in the article comments. I am a nice PC gamer though but dislike the noobs that believe that loyalty to platforms are only limited to the Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft platforms.
Hicken  +   941d ago
If you weren't "properly represented" in the article, that's because it wasn't about you. It wasn't even about Nintendo, though they did briefly mention the Wii U.

It was about why people who are loyal to either Sony or Microsoft this generation will mostly likely remain loyal to that company come next generation.

Nothing about PC. Nothing about smartphones. Almost nothing about Nintendo. Not even anything about handhelds.

Sony vs. Microsoft.

Your comment was and is off-topic and irrelevant.
hellvaguy  +   941d ago
^^^what hicken said. Bubble up!
vikingland1  +   942d ago
I am not loyal to one company I will get all three next gen.Plus a vita not too big on 3ds . I have a 3d tv.
Rageanitus  +   942d ago
I am not loyal to a specific company when it comes to electronics.... but one thing for sure is Sony has not let me down YET..

If MS next gen continues the same TREND i.e. focus on multiplatform games and kinect like controller I can assure it is gonna be a secondary machine just like my current xbox.
hellvaguy  +   941d ago
I guess u haven't bought an overpriced, underperforming Sony tv yet.
ShadesMoolah  +   942d ago
People do have expectations from console manufacturers. You hear them all the time.

Nintendo - kiddie
Xbox - fps
Pc - mature gaming
Ps3 - rpg/action.

Whether these hold true or are stereo types, the perception exists all the same.
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gunnerforlife  +   942d ago
the PS3 does kind of have all 4, its got kids games defo! got fps and mature gaming as well as rpg and action sonys lineup is so diverse its all you need unless you want to play a certain game on another console.
D3mons0ul  +   942d ago
What is...mature gaming?

Really...
DragonKnight  +   942d ago
Well, according to the popular games on PC, mature gaming is WoW type games, RTS's, and then mods. Because really that's all that sets PC games apart, and even then only in quantity. Consoles have had their share of MMO's and RTS games, just
not in large numbers.

I personally would define mature gaming as gaming not meant to be played by anyone under the age of 18.
Asgaro  +   941d ago
Games that are played in competitions, so games where skill is involved.
Legion  +   941d ago
PC mature gaming must mean... Angry Bird, The SIMS, Farmville, Solitaire and any other meaningless games as that is the MAJORITY of game types that are being played on the PC. Very few other games are being played in comparison.

As for the comment by Asgro about competitive gaming. Welcome to the new world were competitive gaming is all about the consoles.

PCs have been allocated as the stepping stone to consoles now. We make our games on the PC and then bring them to the consoles where people are playing the majority of real games.
CKsquid  +   942d ago
What decent Fps does xbox have which ps3 dosnt?

Only halo comes to mind, but......lol.
Legion  +   941d ago
Not the point of the reference to Xbox 360 being FPS friendly. Basically Xbox 360 just has more gamers that are interested in FPS titles. Being a main reason why you see a lot more COD games being played on it then other systems.

Many people think it has to do with the controller and how it functions within the FPS realm. (though many Sony die-hards can't fathom a difference between the controllers in FPS games)
miyamoto  +   941d ago
LOL at PC=mature games

i play DS & Wii games on my PC LOL!

but kidding aside PC can replace most of the Xbox 360 multi-plats anytime and do a better job.
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yabhero  +   941d ago
I do think it sucks how if a game has bright color and no gunshots its kiddie... Skyward Sword and Twilight princess aren't kiddie. Super Smash isn't kiddie.
hellvaguy  +   941d ago
Half right, but the burp + fart jokes, along with girlish squeeling noises whenever something physical (like swinging a sword or punching) do make them kiddie games.
cpayne93  +   941d ago
Somehow some people think blood and gore=mature. Also, not quite sure what hellvaguy is talking about, I don't remember any burp or fart jokes in any of those games. O.o And Link doesn't sound like a girl to me...oh well. Let him troll.
Megaton  +   942d ago
If I get a console at all next gen, it'll be Sony's. I imagine most of Microsoft's "exclusives" will also be on PC, where I do 90% of my gaming today. Sony has too many in-house studios pumping out too many good games to ignore.
DigitalRaptor  +   942d ago
Same.

Sony have never let me down as far as proving games and experiences that are to my taste. Microsoft's "exclusives" either don't interest me enough OR they are also available on PC and Steam so I can play them without owning an extra console.

With Microsoft's direction with Kinect, and the fact that Xbox Live costs and will continue to cost in the future is one of the strongest reasons I have to NEVER provide any sort of loyalty to that company. Remember when Microsoft raised the XBL cost from $50 to $60? What's gonna stop them doing that again in the future? Nothing. It's a kind of ransom - nothing more and nothing less. I'm not gonna be a part of that problem! I feel sorry for people who are hooked on Xbox Live.
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Godmars290  +   942d ago
Think its going to be a while before I get a new console, so anything's possible.
TopDudeMan  +   942d ago
I've always bought consoles by sony and have never been disappointed. I also prefer their controller shape, too. It's gonna piss me off that microsoft will buy lots of timed exclusivity deals, but I'll stick to what I know.
taiyed80  +   942d ago
because fanboys are fanboys
NBT91  +   942d ago
If things carry on as they have been, I have no reason not to choose to get a PS4 over Xbox 3.

What I want out of a games console is one, the best gaming experiences which IMO is on the PS3. But also the best additional services, which I will admit could be better on PS3, but there is still enough there. Lets face it, these days a games console does in fact need to do more than just play games if it wants to be taken seriously.
DARK WITNESS  +   942d ago
so far my only loyalty is to MS controller, lol.
kcuthbertson  +   942d ago
I'll be loyal to whoever gives me the best experience, at the best prices. Whomever that may be. This gen, it was Sony. Next gen, it could be MS, Sony, or hell, the Wii U might surprise the socks off of everyone.
SpecialK  +   942d ago
A lot of people will stay with the same brand but not for those reasons. Most of my friends have all got ps3's instead of xbox's and so they'll want to carry on their online identities next gen and I'll want to keep playing games online with them.

Though I'll probably get both if I can, after the latest update the 360 is really starting to steam ahead in its user face, and with the new pc's and tablets using a similar inter face its guaranteed that the 360 will work flawlessly with windows pc's as usual but now with smartphones and tablets

Thats pretty exciting imo
Legion  +   941d ago
I would beg to differ with that analogy as PS3 doesn't give you a sense of a single identity with it's system as it is so easy to create multiple identities and to not even share an identity from game to game. Majority of owners I would think have at least 2 identities if not more. (mainly due to the free creation of profiles)

The only point I would accept is the continuance of their Trophies being carried over to the next system if possible. (if they create a new beginning to Trophy system for the next generation then that will be mute)

Now MS has a single identity that carries all of their gaming stats with it. Being not so easy to change your identity without paying to do so and then it still keeping your data in tact with the single profile. (wondering too if they will keep the achievements from Xbox 360 to next gen or start a new achievement grouping for next gen?)
SpecialK  +   940d ago
I see what you mean with the ps3. Apart from trophies theres no reason to switch to a new identity unlike with the 360, where after investing so much money into your online profile switching would be undesirable.

They will almost certainly keep trophies and achievements net gen, as you said a big reason for keeping your online profile is for your trophy count/gamerscore and so by letting these carry over there will be more incentive for gamers to stay with the same console to keep that identity. Throwing that away would just be throwing away a loyal fanbase.
eARThRiot  +   942d ago
Hopefully both next gen. consoles are backwards compatible. I hope Nintendo develops an awesome next gen. as well. I just hope these consoles don't start out at ridiculous prices (long-shot I know).
GTRrocker  +   942d ago
I have been with Sony since I first played my PS1. I've never been disappointed with the quality of their products. I had a 360 for a while, but sold it off.
MaximusPrime  +   941d ago
same here. i sold xb360 6 months before PS3 released. never regretted since.
Sugreev2001  +   942d ago
Sony has my loyalty now,and will have my loyalty next gen...simply because I'm happiest playing their catalog of games,have been since the release of PS1.I hope MS drops this casual BS and gets back to hardcore games,though I plan on buying their next console regardless.Wii has been a massive disappoint,so I'm still on the sidelines about the Wii U.I might buy it,but after it has a decent catalog of third-party games,Nintendo franchises just don't do it for me anymore...well,aside from the Metroid series.
FlashXIII  +   942d ago
I started the current gen a huge fan of Microsoft and at one point borderline fanboy however I can say with 100 certainty if they keep up the casual BS and don't start showing their real gamer audience some loving, I won't be buying their console.
ArronC07  +   942d ago
Next gen I'm not going to buy all systems as living standards are being squeezed, I'll make my choice based on the following;

1) Number and variety of quality exclusives
2) Ability to play a variety of formats of movie
3) Free online or if no online is free, the lowest cost
4) Ability to use third party peripherals and hardware to upgrade
5) Reliability based up last generations efforts.
6) A focus on core gaming, I don't mind the system catering for casuals but I need to know the type of gaming isn't relegated to an afterthought.

The system that ticks the most boxes wins.
Half-Mafia  +   942d ago
So a PS4 then.
smashcrashbash  +   942d ago
Sony is going in the direction I like with games.They have been doing so since the PS1 and PS2. Only Sony is left making games that have any echo of the imagination and 'outside the box' thinking games once had.They are still willing to take a chance with new IPs. The only other people still keeping this attitude are indie developers.Microsoft doesn't do any of those things. So as long as they keep that attitude then a Microsoft console will never be in my home. They have nothing I want.
DaPrintz  +   942d ago
For me its always been Sony as leader as far as my go to system. 360 with Gears and Halo is my second this gen. Without knowing nintendo's plans for a network/multiplayer, they can't be taken seriously yet. If nintendo doesn't deliver a comparable online system and multi-media machine, it may be the gamecube all over again. Here's hoping that we see and learn more about all 3 come E3.
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