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IGN: Making 2012 the Year of the PlayStation

With exclusives out the wazoo -- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Resistance 3 and so on -- 2011 was supposed to be the year of the PlayStation, but due to a number of mistakes and hurdles, that didn't happen. Now, the video game industry has another 365 days in front of it, and Sony has another chance to turn the corner and overtake the Xbox 360. For that to happen, this needs to happen...

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Colwyn2170d ago (Edited 2170d ago )

The year of any console is supporting its main purpose than the competition. Video games would fail if they were being sold on the premise of the amount of consoles being sold

NukaCola2170d ago (Edited 2170d ago )

"When the PlayStation 3 debuted, Sony reps said they wanted the device to be the entertainment hub of the living room. But while Sony was saying that, Microsoft was doing it. Sure, the PlayStation 3 has NHL Gamecenter and the vastly overpriced NFL Sunday Ticket, but pound for pound, Sony's getting trounced in this department."

For the love of God UK IGN. The PS3 has pioneered the console use of HULU Plus and is the number one device of choice for Netflix and LoveFiLM. They have VidZone and Qriocity which are outstanding music services. Xbox 360 is unable to feature Sony licensed films and Sony also was first for Mubi and Vudu apps.

"BioShock Infinite content"

Bioshock Infinite on PS3 (which looks 100% equivelant to the 360 version) will support Move fully integrated, 3D, and come with a free copy of the original Bioshock right on the Bluray. This is from Kevin Levine at E3. IGN must of missed that.

darthv722170d ago (Edited 2170d ago )

if there were/werent sony movies on the 360 marketplace. Seeing as sony pictures is a different division, and keen on making $$$, it doesnt make much economical sense to withhold content out of console bitterness. Perhaps its a regional thing?

That would be akin to sony PC's no longer using windows as the OS. console wars aside, the other divisions of each company are actually quite civil to each other.

EVILDEAD3602170d ago

So basically IGN UK is saying for the Sony to be more like the Xbox 360 for Sony to take over the 360 in 2012.

But just yesterday they were saying the Xbox 360 should be more like the PS3.

IGN is sounding clueless with these fan blogs.

Evil

Prophet-Gamer2170d ago

LoL, and I bet late 2012 they'll write something along the lines of "How SONY went wrong in 2012" or "Why 2012 was not the year of the PlayStation" etc etc.

As a gamer (not a financial analyst or stock holder), the PS3 has been my #1 console for the last few years and will continue to do so into 2012. Tons of excellent exclusives, free and well made online service, as well as all the great multiplatform titles. As a gamer, what more could I want?

TurretKiller2170d ago (Edited 2170d ago )

"With exclusives out the wazoo -- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Resistance 3 and so on -- 2011 was supposed to be the year of the PlayStation, but due to a number of mistakes and hurdles, that didn't happen"

Erm...

Yes it did, 2011 for me, as a gamer, was the year of the PS3

It was full of games for the entire year, I find it hillarious how even though Sony obviously won, sites can't seem to actually admit it

It's kind of like "Oh not one game got sales like Halo or Gears"....SO WHAT

When have we ever taken sales, profits and finacial issues into account when thinking about who deserves GOTY.....oh yeah, the year when Sony wins by miles compared to Microsoft. <Sigh>

Anyway Sony won IGNs console showdown for 2011 just recently, so what gives

Akiba962170d ago

All they are saying is that in the year that the PS3 was supposed to become what everyone was playing, it hit quite a few road bumps. And also, even though we gamers arent to heavily affected by a game not selling well, Sony is. So you can guarantee that nobody at Sony, or Insomniac for that matter is saying , "Who cares if Resistance 3 sold like shit" Cuz they care.

So what im saying is, as a gamer, this definitely was the year of the PS3, but if your working with Sony or any of the exclusive devs, your probably not to happy about how underwhelming this year was.

DigitalRaptor2170d ago (Edited 2170d ago )

I know right, it's a joke.

If you own a 360 and enjoyed your year of games then fair enough, of course you would and you're entitled to that, but to say the PS3 didn't have the best offering of games throughout the entire year is ignorance or fanboyism. The PSN intrusion and downtime happened but it was for little over a month out of the year, and account holders were compensated generously based on its degree. That doesn't dispel an excellent year for the platform.

sikbeta2170d ago

"The year of" is becoming a lame @ss meme for trolling purposes now :P

BiggsnWedge2170d ago

if they announce persona 5 yeah bring it on

gemc6662170d ago

sorry, but i played Killzone 3, infamous 2, Resistance 3, Uncharted 3, Move games with my friends and that made me a happy gamer on the year, making ps3 my console of the year

Opinions, everyone have one

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