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Yep. It took PS3 YEARS to catch up to 360 on the philosophy that exclusives would erase any consideration for price.

And when you take into account the fact that a lot of people buy a console just to play a few franchises (like CoD or FIFA or whatever) that arguement goes out the window.

Do exclusives matter? Of course! But they rarely matter more than price, especially in this current economy #1.1
It will be very interesting to see what happens when XBox One launches.

Truthfully, 1 million sales in 24 hours is impressive, but not too big of a deal. The first month of sales are the "easy" sales. Those are the people who were going to buy the system anyway.

I'm keeping an internal tally of which sites downplay this, which users downplay or praise this. "Eat Crow Day" is in a week when XBox One launches. Will sales still matter the... #1.2
Yeah, because the gaming media DOESN'T give 1st party Nintendo games a free pass each time...

...and the gaming media DOESN'T apply a double-standard when it comes to Sony's first party games.

Trust your reviewers! Drink your Mt Dew! Watch the advertisers and buy the products! Doritos! #1.1.3
If 10,000 PS4s were bricked, it would certainly give the appearance of a "widespread problem" if your source of info is forum posters and Reddit threads.

But 10,000 bricked PS4's is a mere 1% of total consoles, well within the range of electronic failure rate, especially within launch window. By the way, I'm not saying 10,000 PS4s were bricked. I'm just pointing out that if 10,000 people with 10,000 bricked PS4s hit the internet, it certainly would make... #1.1
346d ago by dedicatedtogamers | View comment | Well said
It wasn't just Resolutiongate. He has always been needlessly critical of Sony while brushing off similar concerns when it comes to Microsoft. He makes a habit of creating controversy out of thin air by the way he reports rumors.

When the Xbox One was revealed, he was standing on the front lines to defend the Xbox One, even going so far as to make up weird comparisons (like saying the PS4 was actually as expensive as the Xbox One) or letting Microsoft off the hook for thei... #1.1.5
Their analysis: people who bought PS3 will buy PS4, and people who bought 360 will buy X1.

Yeah, that's what's making the Wii-U sell like gangbusters, right? Those who bought a Wii will buy a Wii-U...

Over the last few months we've seen a LOT of people decide to switch from 360 over to PS4, but I haven't seen nearly as much momentum of people switching from PS3 to X1, not even close.

Other than the above, a decent analysis, bu... #1
100% FUD. #1.1
No-name websites jumping on the latest rumors with hyperbole statements like "numerous complaints"?

Looks like Redmond's biggest marketing firm is working overtime today... #1.1.1
People gave the 360 years and years of devoted loyalty and patience despite the hardware flaws.

So, this is no big deal, right? Just send it back and they'll send you a new one, right? You'd be an idiot to get rid of a game system just because it has broken hardware, right?

At least, that's what I was repeatedly told when I got rid of my 360 in 2008 after its 2nd RRoD. Let's see if journalists are going to be just as "fair and balanced&qu... #1.1
It all depends. Wii-U had a very very bad first year in terms of sales and public exposure. Nintendo made the bet that "Oh! If we slap 'Wii' into the console's name, tons of people will buy it".

They lost that bet.

Now they're fighting an uphill battle simply to differentiate their own console from their other console. It's not a matter of the Wii-U "beating" the PS4 or Xbox One right now.

It's a ma... #1.2
I expect to see a lot of these apologist articles as more and more technically inferior multiplat games come out on Xbox One. We already know multiplats will be inferior on Xbox One. That's just how it will be, but if there was ever any shred of 'journalistic integrity' remaining in the industry, you can expect it to fly out the window (it's already been happening with a ton of journalists since the Xbox One was announced)

"Okay, I admit that it has a low... #1.1.3
Look up any terms of service. The same language of "all software is licensed, not sold" will be found for every piece of software since the late '80s, even open-source software.

But you can't expect forum warriors to understand basic copyright laws. If a company (in this case, Sony) literally "sold" you a piece of software, then it would be legally be yours to reverse engineer, break apart, mod, source the assets, and otherwise do whatever you want... #1.1.2
352d ago by dedicatedtogamers | View comment | Intelligent
And yet people are so EAGER to jump in with Microsoft and trust them with their gaming habits over the next 6+ years...

Anyone. ANYONE on the internet who buys an Xbox One and then comes back a few months later crying and b****ing about how Microsoft is treating them deserves not a drop of sympathy. We've had an entire YEAR to watch Microsoft's behavior (several years, actually, if you're smart enough to pay attention).

If - at this point - you b... #1.1.12
Sessler has proved that he is super-credible over the last few months. These previews might as well be REVIEWS because he has not flip flopped one single time since the XBox One was announced... #1.1.3
Yeah this seems like nonsense and I'm not sure it is something MS should be bragging about.

"Hey dudes! Forza 5 is so advanced, it wouldn't be able to do 60fps, 1080p without the Xbox Cloud"

Customer: "Uhhh, so you're saying that if I'm offline, I won't be able to do 60fps, 1080p?"

"Wait, no. No what I meant is that we gutted the game, put all the info on the cloud, and that let us use the local di... #1.1.5
355d ago by dedicatedtogamers | View comment | Funny
The delicious, delicious irony is how "IMPORTANT" resolution and framerate were when it came to PS3 vs 360 on Crytek's previous games, like Crysis 2. Fanboys flew into a tizzy after it was revealed that the PS3 version had a lower resolution.

http://www.gamersmint.com/c...

Oh, but NOW resolution doesn't matter, Crytek? Yeah... #1.1.11
I guess I can leave my doors unlocked at night. That burglar who tried to break in 5 nights in a row last week told me we was sorry and he wouldn't do it again.

He seemed really sincere. #1.1.1
Resolution just doesn't matter....now.

But "back then" apparently it meant the whole world.

http://www.vg247.com/2008/0...

http://www.examiner.com/art... #1.4
I love how things have flip-flopped as we move into next gen. Surely I'm not the only one who remembers "better grass in Mafia II on 360!!!" or "better water in RDR on 360!!!" or "better framerate in GTA4 on 360!!!" or "better draw distance in Skyrim on 360!!!" and all of the other countless comparisons (especially the ones done on Digital Foundry).

But now?

Oh, none of that stuff matters. Framerate doesn't matt... #1.2
Not a fan of Steam, personally.

But what this last year has revealed is that when a company acts shady for so long, eventually it will catch up with you. Some people like myself who've watched Microsoft since the days of MS-DOS stayed wary of the XBox brand and didn't trust Microsoft (and yet I was there Day One for XBox and XBox 360, but my second RRoD was too much).

Xbox One wasn't an "ooops! We were accidentally evil! Sorry. We'll fix... #1.1.1
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