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PS3 Nudging Ahead of 360 DOES Matter

It isn't about the console wars. Playstation 3 pulling itself ahead of the Xbox 360 in sales means more than throwing wadded up sales charts at each other (though the Playstation fans have handled the lead in the HD console race with a lot more maturity). The importance behind this event is the implied principles.

While the report is technically unofficial, the Ps3 and 360 have been neck and neck for a long time. The Ps3 released an entire year later than the Xbox 360 (and a year and a half in parts of the EU). The Xbox 360 had an exponentially worse failure rate than it's 7th gen counterpart (and while many were fixed with warranty, they were not completely replaced with something more reliable, leaving several consoles with a similar chance to eventually die post-warranty), to the point that the ps3 may very well have more working consoles out there anyway. Even if the report is wrong and the ps3 is still climbing a few 100K, does it matter if more people are enjoying working Ps3s?

Thus, even if they're perfectly even or off by a little yet, the fact remains; the Ps3 sold as much as it did and in LESS time.

So what are these principles? While the ps3 couldn't reach lofty sales of a system that sold to retirement homes, families, and other groups that made for a Wii with a smaller attach rate, it appears to still be king to the core gamers.

A system that has provided more true exclusive games, an open HDD format, free online play, took a risk with a big disc format, took a risk with unique hardware, etc.....managed to do that well with less advertisement, a higher price, media that clearly gave it more flak, etc.

A system that did all those things can still be popular with so many things working against it. THAT is why it matters.

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SilentNegotiator1869d ago

And while ideas like exclusive games, free online, etc may not be important to everyone, I think I speak on behalf of Playstation fans that a lot of people do!

MrGamerBlog1869d ago

im no fanboy since i own all consoles, but when the x360 had more sales they used to bash the PS3, now that the ps3 has taken over everyones trying to act as if nothing matter , its like saying player 2 just got the lead in mariokart so player 1 just quits the game , all i can say is that well done to Playstation and Sony, they have delivered many increadible exclusives this generation and i cant wait to see what next gen will have to offer

iamnsuperman1869d ago

I agree. The only way it really matter is to how well Sony has done despite bad press about being last. In theory it shouldn't matter at all but since the PS3 has always been called a failure by gaming "journalists" and how the PS3 will never over take the 360 it now does matter.

miyamoto1868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

It freaking matters because of all the negativity the gaming media put on a Japanese company like Sony and one tiny bit of positive news is like a light in the darkness.

This news does not go well with Xbox's reputation to the already irate M$ stockholders who were against the Xbox in the first place. Losing two generations back to back to Sony PlayStation is not pretty in the eyes of anybody, including me.

Xbox thriving only in the US tells enough and so much information about how non-Americans react to Microsoft. Many gamers do not like games that shows Americans shooting people. That is M$ weakness and PS3's strength.
The PlayStation brand has universal appeal unlike the Xbox. And every one knows how M$ has stuffed millions in just about every media publication, including NPD, in America just to make them spew favorable numbers. Deep pockets does not mean trust & loyalty to many people. Japan & Asia for example.

Everyone thought M$ money machine will dethrone PS2 back in the day.
Plus Sony has a tried and true reputation of long hardware life spans. PS2 sold 25 million units deep into this 7th generation. Same with the PSP still selling 8 years after. The PS3 is at $250 and is more likely to sell more than the PS2 did at $200 price point more so at $150 and at $100. So PS3 reaching 100 million mark is not far fetched.

Micro$uck is destroying the video games industry from with in!

We have seen how Microsoft handled the Xbox and how the Japanese handled the PlayStation.

look at what they did to Japan. They have destroyed the Japanese development companies' reputation at ability to stay true to themselves by bribery.

Success is not all about sales figures. PlayStation has successfully planted so many new IP and games to the industry while M$ rely on only on what is popular games made by other studios and steal its market share. They have never shown any interest in nurturing the industry with their own new games. They only want to reap money.

Look at PC gaming... what new IPs did M$ contribute?
Look at Anti-Piracy... what did M$ contribute?
Look at console gaming... what new IPs did M$ contribute?
The gaming enthusiasts have seen through this.

Micro$uck has a bottomless pit of money that has contributed to its inability to ‘think creatively’ but instead it has used its wealth to bully everyone around it – with the mentality of stealing market share from emerging markets like:
stealing PC market share from Apple,
from Sony PS2,
from Android & Apple,
so forth and so on.

Micro$uck is a dick rider on anything that is becoming popular that it did not create; eats other’s lunch it did not worked hard for;thinks more money, more power, more hype, more celebrities, will buy them respect.

Trash talking is Microsoft's game while the Japanese just kept quiet.
What a bully!

An over all World Champion is different from just a US Champion.
The key words is balance - a good, solid, balance.
It takes good balance for anything to stand up, to keep up, endure, to soar and not fall. And the PS3 has that good balance being lifted up in all regions worldwide.

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Godchild10201868d ago

@DK286K, I think miyamoto is calling the Sony (PS3) the overall champion of the HD twins (PS3 & 360). That is the reason why Nintendo (Wii) is not included, it doesn't support HD.

The 360 did do very well this generation and I can't wait to see how both consoles (Next Xbox and PlayStation) do when they release at the same time or months apart from each other. That will be the real test and challenge.

FGHFGHFGH1865d ago

Microsoft had a 500 million deal with viacom which owns gametrailers, mtv, spike, nickelodeon, comedy central, vh1, etc. "more than 500 branded digital media properties" They also had a big deals with facebook, NBC, dish network, aol, discovery, navic networks (advertising network that works with TWC, cox, charter) So basically they have deals with almost all the tv providers.

NeverEnding19891864d ago

Some Playstation fan boys care, but most ignore it because its embarrassing for them.

Xbox was nothing last gen while the PS2 was king. If final console totals are 100 million for PS3 and 80 million for Xbox 360 that's a HUGE win for Microsoft.

M$ tripled their install base, while SONY would have lost a third of theirs.

If you're looking for a pissing contest then yeah, PS3 won. However, anyone who's anyone (including shareholders) know that SONY took a huge loss this gen while M$ increased their status 3 fold

GorillaGameGuru1869d ago

Yeah and the thing is Xbox will always get content first and Xbox is way better at delivering a sustainable online service. I think Xbox also looks to the future as well, using Skyrim for an example of a game that could still handle a complex game when PS3 still lagged behind!

BattleAxe1868d ago

I think his avatar suits him extremely well :D

soxfan20051868d ago

Do you accuse EVERYONE who supports the 360 a troll?

...looks at DragonKnight's other posts in this blog...

Yup, I guess you do.

"(though the Playstation fans have handled the lead in the HD console race with a lot more maturity)."

Well, I guess "maturity" is a pretty loose term, based on comments from the pro-Sony crowd over the last few days.

DragonKnight1868d ago

@onebubblesoxfan2005: I accuse trolls of being trolls. GorillaGameGuru made a troll post so I asked him if he trolls much. But you know, a 360 fanboy will agree with a 360 fanboy and become blind to obvious troll posts that favour the 360. Do what you gotta do if you're gonna troll, but don't be dishonest about it.

GorillaGameGuru1868d ago

Hmm I don't understand why troll is but...

For the record I have both consoles. So I think I can judge. I have been Let down by both consoles but more people have said to me they are hard done by PS3. Having to wait for Wednesday for any updates. Limited file
Manager. Servers Volatile on every game release

I don't mind your comments but there was no point for the abuse

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Enemy1868d ago

Microsoft pays for that, and this is why they have no games. You could say "but but next gen!" all you want but the fact is, they don't even own Epic or the Gears of War IP. They're living off Halo.

Instead of being so absorbed in the buying of DLC for the same multiplatform games other platforms already offered, they should be building their 1st parties.

I can't help but think sometimes that Microsoft don't actually care about putting out good games themselves. Their pathetic DLC but no games strategy is why I can't take them serious anymore, and Kinect only went on to validate this for me to the maximum.

Remember in 2006/2007 when all the Xbox fanboys ran rabid all over the place, all the time? You couldn't escape them. Where are they now? The PS3 is beating the 360 where it matters...worldwide.

Deal with it or deny it, but either way, the PS3 is selling better and has better games NOW, when it matters most.

mechlord1868d ago

I didnt want to say a line over this issue, but your post did it for me.

Whenever people say stuff like you did, the way you did, they leave themselves open for all sort of attacks.
Your post is factually wrong;
I wont bother to provide links because even statistically youre wrong:(when you say will always ... and then in one time it doesnt happen, youre wrong)
-Xbox doesnt always get content first;
-You cant use skyrim for any real comparison just because it has some issues on one platform, its like judging the crop over one bad apple: Most thoughtful people dont to that :)

For the better part, this is like the worst nightmare for Xbox fanboys and a vindication for PS3 fanboys:

If we want to be honest we will acknowledge that xbots
have always pointed to better sales, a better online service, better netflix and such and lately these bullet points turned to favor Sony. that gotta leave some butthurt :)

To me, this always was the difference between a local and a global mindset; Xbox was made for the US while PS was made for the planet. Simple as that. If you debate that, think why the xbox joystick was made for shooters like nothing else was played on the planet.

Cam9771868d ago

Debubbled. If you're an upset fanboy why bother leaving a comment?

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mr_kubrick1868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

U said nothing why it ACTUALLY matters. Because everything worked against it? Huh? What should that say? Exclusvies or Free Online? These are reasons why it matters? No, it just matters, because you are a Fanboy. Thats all. Simple as that.

Poor poor PS3, all was against you...even the baaad media.
Yeah, it sucks having a father who sold 120 Million consoles.

DragonKnight1868d ago

150 million. If you're going to troll, at least get your insults right.

Ezz20131868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

that father sold 150 in 12 years
ps3 sold 77million in 6 years only

do the math

RuperttheBear1868d ago

The ps2 sold over 100 million in less than 6 years.

Just saying....

DivineHand1251868d ago

After reading this blog I have still yet to see why the ps3 pulling ahead of the 360 at the end of this generation matters. Its 5 years too late IMO. If this happened earlier, developers would have paid more attention to the ps3 version of multi platform titles and we might have seen them try to create some naughty dog level quality games since the cost benefit would have been there.

DragonKnight1868d ago

Who said the gen is over? Where are Sony and MS's next consoles if the gen is ending? Oh that's right, more trolling.

ZombieNinjaPanda1868d ago

The generation was over the day the WiiU launched. The next gen has started. If you cannot accept that you're the one doing the trolling. Not others.

miyamoto1868d ago

Winning Three Video Game Generations Back to Back matters

A Three Feat Back to Back Grand Slam matters

a good record matters.

Its not winning the game but how you played the game that matters

the present matters to the future

It matters for the launch of the next PlayStation & the next Xbox.

it matters to the developers and publishers and to all the industry investors

Sony has stayed true & steadfast despite all the negative stuff thrown at it.

I am sure that matters to a giant like Microsoft... a lot!
What matters more to M$ is losing two generations straight despite having more money.

This proves to the investors to bet and renew their faith on Sony.
This proves that Japan can withstand the pressure from the

This proves that they by doing it themselves out of great responsibility, they had a winning strategy by planting new game IPs and ideas themselves to fill the gaming industry with variety and diversity; games of all types for everybody.

mechlord1868d ago

I dont know about M$, devs might as well drop 360 support as soon as the xboxNext is announced, we all know M$ will just shut the thing down.
With SONY on the other hand, devs know they will still have someone actively using the PS3 some years after the PSNext is announced, so they could still make games for it.

Godchild10201868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

While the PS3 pulling ahead doesn't matter to a lot of people and we still have to wait until Sony & Microsoft announces numbers, the generation is not done. Both Sony and Microsoft have stated the both consoles will get support until 2015/16 and I believe they can go longer than that. So, all I can tell you is that the battle was lost but the war still continues.

As time went on, you do see more and more developers paying attention. The extra content on the PS3 from Ubisoft, EA, RockStar, etc... Hell love at Valve, they added Move support to the PS3 version of Portal and I can play with players from Steam.

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darkvenom1868d ago

lol! it certainly mattered when the 360 was ahead,and now it doesn't?,flip flop!

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