1UP Editor Sam Kennedy raises some very important points in terms of PS3's price justification in his latest blog entry titled "The Next-Gen Battle Begins to Take Shape"
editors at 1up.com said that (considering how biased they have been)....
I thought this was an interesting article. However, it was laced with shameless bias. If you want to tell the truth about a console, and want to appear unbias, you cannot make comments like "I want a PS3 now so bad that I don't know what to do." or "The PS3 is definitely worth the 600 dollars" A more objective approach would have been, "I was really impressed with the visual of the PS3, may just have to scrounge to 600 dollars and get me one." I have never read anything that this person has written before. And therefore with an objective and "Unbias" opinion, I would have to say that this person is VERY BIAS for the PS3. But in the same breath, I can also say, he can like whatever he wants. Just spare us the Drool!
cool read. i myself was deeply into Lost Odyssey; but after seeing it at TGS i just came away with this FF-clone impression...and if there's anything the rpg genre doesn't need is another FF-clone (Final Fantasy is a unique experience all its own). thats why Blue Dragon's so special. Blue Dragon looks good and has its own flavor: i'll definately get it once it launches. but save for it, and Lost Planet (which i already have the demo for) nothing else for the 360 at TGS wowed me. hopefully things will change in the next couple of days with X06, but as it stands TGS was all PS3...and where Sony failed at E306, and dug a deeper hole for themselves in the ensuing months, they DEFINATELY delivered at TGS. Resistance, Heavenly Sword, Motorstorm, DMC4, FFXIII, Lair, Virtua Fighter 5, Ninja Gaiden Sigma (yep, i already own it on my 360, and plan on repurchasing it on the PS3), GTHD, actual-game-play trailer of MGS4...and a sneak-gem called White Knight Story all looked fantastic. given Sam's slamming of Sony in the past, i can only take to heart what he's said about the PS3 now as a valid point.
And "the Truth"= Elmer F.U.D.
First off he speaks about how they have been accused of being biased on many levels. From the XBox community. Second, he defends his own staff from the XBox community. Third, he contradicts himself later in the article. He compares the 360/PS3 to Dreamcast/PS2. But then explains how Gears of War blows him away graphically. How it looks like E32005 Killzone in real time gameplay. This was a suddle slap in the face to the XBox fanboys that flood his email and message boards with hatemail. If you are going to make bold comments about the hardware of the systems, then back it up! Tell me what hardware specs make you come to the conclusion that the 360 is so inferior to the PS3 graphically? The only developer he talked to was someone who is working exclusively with the PS3! Blu-Ray doesn't make graphics any better, they just hold more room. All I can say is that this guy better be careful with what he is saying. There is something called "conflict of interest". Thats all I am going to leave it at!
Nothing I've seen has completely wowed me at TGS from sony... a plea for help with a price drop... break ps3's, only a handful of playable games (none of which are killer apps, save resistance), and a lack-luster press conference. The only reason people think that sony won TGS was because they DIDN'T screw up too big. But if you look at what microsoft presented it was a superior press conference and superior gameplay booths (no melting consoles) and with Peter Moore's 1080p anouncement plus 50 exclusive japanese developed titles along with 25 more non-exclusive japanese developed games... plus all the new xbla arcade games? Anyhow, this blog is ridiculous, how does he make this assurtion? "Europe? Because Sony doesn't see Microsoft as much of a threat there. By the end of next year, Sony will be the market leader in Japan and Europe." I mean without soccer how is ps3 going to rule europe? and with the support that the wii has in Japan, how's he say that ps3 will rule there? This blog is taking to many liberties, the games did "look" great but looks did not make the ps2 the raining champ, it was games and gameplay along with japanese developed games, and so far nothing I've read from gameplay makes get hot over ps3. Microsoft showed that they are focused on the japanese market, by compiling such a long list of japanese developing support and putting out games, like lost odessey which ff fanboys want to deny but can't, will rock ffXIII, blue dragon, trusty bell, fatal fury, lost planet, etc.. the japanese are also economical and with the bundles that microsoft announced may see the 360 as much more cost effective come dec 7th when blue dragon comes out... or next month when the demo for lost odyssey comes out. I'm not saying that the 360 was the winner of TGS, I'm just saying that both companies had very strong outings and each had some shortcomings. To say that one was the clear victor is a little absurd.
I agree completely with what you have said.
"The big question on my mind going into TGS was PS3. I was hoping to go to the show and see stuff that would demonstrate why I'd spend an extra $200 on a console...and I did. Virtua Fighter 5, White Knight Story, and especially MotorStorm (OMG) were well beyond anything I've seen on the 360. I don't know if you can really tell from the videos we posted, but MotorStorm is just so damn impressive. Every once in a while I'll see a game and just take a step back and think to myself how far the visuals of games have come. Titles like the original Virtua Fighter arcade game, the Daytona USA arcade game, Metal Gear Solid 2 -- with each of these, I distinctly remember having those feelings. MotorStorm was the same for me. The high-res graphics running at 60 FPS with all of those special effects (like mud on your windshield) -- it just looks real. Honestly, I don't know how I'm going to play Excite Truck after having seen this. It's like, on one hand I could be playing this phenomenal looking game that controls really well, or on the other I could play this "kids toy" with last-gen visuals and steering that actually never feels like I'm in complete control. Heck, if Sony adds tilt control to MotorStorm, there really will be no reason for me to play Excite Truck. Maybe it was that Sony just had all of its games running on super sharp flatscreen TVs, but almost everything on PS3 just looked like it was more next-gen to me. It was kind of like the difference between, dare I say it, the PS2 and the Dreamcast. Which, as you know, wasn't that big a deal at first -- the Dreamcast had some fantastic looking second gen games -- but you could still tell the PS2 was a more powerful system (and to reiterate, I'm only talking hardware here -- I know the 360 is in a much different place software-wise). I think that's a rather fair comparison, to be honest -- similarly, as with the PS2, the PS3 is a platform that will distance itself even further once developers get more familiar with the hardware. Julian Eggebrecht of Factor 5 told me that they've only just scratched the surface of what they can do on PS3, and he fully expects all second gen PS3 games -- or certainly all third gen PS3 games -- to run in 1080p. So yeah, there's a tangible difference in the visual quality between PS3 and the Xbox 360. Does that surprise anyone? It shouldn't -- the PS3's coming a year later and costs a lot more. the games damn well better look nicer. But I needed to see proof of this -- I needed to know why I'm about to plunk down $600 for a games console -- and TGS definitely offered me that. But don't start posting comments about how I'm biased towards Sony now (just read a couple of my previous blog entries and you'll know how critical I've been of them lately). I got such a kick out of seeing all the comments about how we were either pro-Sony or pro-Microsoft biased during TGS. I think it actually flip-flopped a few times during the show. My favorite thing is when people actually get confused over who we're supposedly biased towards or against -- I've seen comments and discussion board posts where people have questioned even each other. I don't know, anyone ever think that maybe we just like to tell it like it is? We're gamers just like the rest of you, and we like to write report things just as we'd tell one of our friends. It just amazes me that people come up with all these conspiracy theories about us -- like we benefit at all from whether Sony or Microsoft sell another console. Especially Shane -- people have labeled him pro-Sony, but I think he's about as impartial as anyone. You know why he's been all positive on Sony these past few months? Because he's well aware of gaming trends and history and is just being realistic. As much as Sony has screwed up these past few months, as much trouble as they've had with manufacturing, and as much as we wondered what the hell Kutaragi was talking about for two hours last week, Sony is the market leader. PS2 will still outsell 360 this holiday season, and PS3 will likely carry the torch next holiday season. PS3 is a better piece of hardware, has better games from Japan, and will quickly catch up with 360 as soon as production allows. Xbox 360 doesn't stand a chance in Japan (sorry, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey aren't going to change the situation much). And you want to now why PS3 got delayed in Europe? Because Sony doesn't see Microsoft as much of a threat there. By the end of next year, Sony will be the market leader in Japan and Europe. North America is the only real battleground, and that's why we're getting the majority of units this fall." Xboxfanboys, why do you have to pay so much for only 20GB HDD? Why do you have to pay so much for Wi-Fi? Why do you have to pay so much for HD-DVD addon which you can only use for a limited time, cause it's without HDMI? Why do you have to buy additional accessoires to charge your controllers? Where are your promised 1080p native titles? Why do you wanna play games with inferior graphics(well, maybe except GOW, maybe...), although you love great visuals so much? Jump out ;-)
please dont copy and paste a whole article... its irritated and is spam. just for information, you dont need to pay that much for wifi... and vga works fine for hd-dvd
I thought it was the most unbiased and honest account of all three companies as it relates to TGS. Very good and interesting read and I'm glad someone has put this into a real perspective without all the fanboy talk
I love my 360 but the PS3 visuals look way more next Gen. The only game that really looks next GEn for the 360 is GOW. MS really needs to step there game up. However, this will not lead me to geta PS3, but visually PS# is killing the 360.
...at least for supporting what you see !!!
Sony drone posting,ignore
...isn't it? ROFLMFAO BTW your are a MS drone that loves to get milked and posts some ridiculous stuff without backing anything up. ROFLMFAO
Didn't see that much of a jump, sorry. Motorstorm looked good but White Knight Story only had slightly better graphics than Oblivion. And Virtua Fighter 5 looks a little bit better than DOA. A part from Motor Storm nothing to jump about.
...that was pretty [email protected] good of you judging a PS3 game looking better than a XB360 game. White Knight Story must've been jaw dropping for a gamer then.
Well said buddy,and your right i cant believe SONYS still so araggant to think that microsofts not a threat in europe,this is what pisses me of so much about SONY,thier high and mighty attitude..
Whenever people talk about visuals in a game, Why is it either the Consle maker(MS, sony..etc)gets all the credit or they don't? Isn't it the developers that taps the hardware given to them? It is only true if you compare 2 multi platform games by the same developer and see where that leads. Gamers, its always about the developers,not so much the Hardware(If 2 are comparable). Unless your comparing a Wii or something to the PS3 or Xbox 360 then there isn't much contest with what is capable on both. Just like that guy said. DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS I read the article and while 70% of sony's gamer were not even finished or playable but somehow most of these games stole the show. Oh yeah is anybody interested in Gameplay anymore? Seems like if a game looks great it gets a 10, while the game doesn't even have to play great or it could just be a sucky game with great visuals. All people talk/flame about these days is Pixels per square inch. We are being fooled to thinking great games dos not have to play great it just have to look good and you'll buy it. thx gawd you can download demos for free now.
EnforcerOfThelies...... LMAO sony drone lmao
He had some good ponts and i agree with some but al of his opinions were based on graphics and hes spending 600 bucks for better looking versions of games he played before, and his comment about the Wii and how after seeing motorstorm he cant play excite truck, this kinda thing is what nintendo was talking about its about playing games in new ways not playing the same games with better graphics, like virtua fighter hast changed since virtua fighter 2 came out aside from graphics thats it and i think thats a problem
Why comment on the fact the Sony still doesnt look like the have an online plan and the fact the 3rd parties are refletiing this with the lack of online support for ps3 games ie.Tony Hawk and Virtua Tennis...things like this really matter why not say hey im paying 600 hundred bucks for something that has games that i could the full value out of on a console thats 200 dollars cheaper
how can the dude be wrong for his opinion? that makes no sense whatsoever, especially since his opinion is about something as inconsequential as video games. if he'd said that the 360 wowed him instead of the PS3 then we would have 360 fanboys praising him and PS3 fanboys slamming him. the only truths about all this is that we are gamers, they are the press, developers are developers, Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo are manufacturers. that i may like Final Fantasy more than Halo is no more wrong than you liking GOW more than Resistance.
He should have just left it to his opinion of how he felt about the PS3. The problem is that he starts off on the defensive. Which right there tells me that he may have other intentions behind his article. Second, he tries to make hardware comparison with no factual information whatsoever. He should have just kept it at "I thought the PS3 games looked better IN HIS OWN OPINION. End of statement. He idiotically started a rant about how (because of hardware) that the 360 is inferior that it won't hold up to the PS3 in the long run. All without any factual information. Like I said, he better be careful. Conflict of Interest is a b1tch!
"He should have just left it to his opinion of how he felt about the PS3"? he was covering TGS in its entirety, which includes more than just the PS3. he doesn't need factual evidence to make a comparison about two competing consoles: his own preference is judgement enough, especially when it's his own opinion. consumers don't go into stores with scrolls of factual evidence when trying to deduce which system to buy: they look at the games available and go from there. thats exactly what Sam did. in any regard Sam's rant wasn't an article...it was a blog, which last i checked was the centerpiece for such an opinionative comment.
Im not a Fanboy everything ive stated has backing and theres no denying it, yeah people are intitled to there own opinions thats fine i made logical comments that make tons a sense no matter what system people are backing i just wouldve liked thoughs questions answered, im definately right in all that i commented on
Fanboys will hop on any article that proves their point and claim it to be fact. You know, there are also many articles from people that don't think the way this guy does. Why don't you quote those articles as well? There are many who were not that impressed by the PS3's offerings. There are those that were. One opinion doesn't mean crap. I ignore fanboy rants and even take more rational people's opinions with a grain of salt. I look at videos from all systems and will play games from all systems. Since I haven't played any PS3 games, I have only been able to compare videos. There are some good looking PS3 games. They don't, however, blow 360 games out of the water. A lot of these 'reports' of one system looking better than the other claim 'oh well the video just doesn't do this game justice'. What is that crap? I've looked at a ton of media from both the PS3 and 360 and I just don't see games from either system looking any better than the other. I use my own two eyes. I look at media at the same resolution from both systems. I just don't see it and I don't think it's there. Of course people would come away from TGS thinking Sony had more to show than Microsoft. It's Sony's show. How about reserving judgement until you see the 360 stuff from X06, Microsoft's show? In fact, how about explaining to me why neither system looks graphically any better than the other with media that I can look at with my own two eyes? If media isn't doing one system justice, wouldn't that same media not be doing the other system justice as well? Fanboys like Enforcer try to point out all this crap to make himself feel better, but what it really comes down to is the games. Hype and fanboy rants are pointless. The quality of games come first, it is a game system after all. All the other extraneous crap can be a bonus or a detriment, but do not make or break a system. The games do. I have yet to see anything from the PS3 that outdoes the 360, period, although I do have a preference in game line-ups.
Yeah his opinions are his justlike mine is mine, but it seem slike he was more opinionated on graphics alone instead of giving his views on a broader aspect of these consoles which woul dbe including everything, from HARDWARE, GRAPHICS, ACCESSARIES, GAMEPLAY...etc There are more functions to these Next-Gen systems then just the Graphics alone. Ofcourse opinions are like @ssholes everyones got one lol.
Aside from the $200 price difference, it really is $100 for a somewhat comparable console (less a next gen drive. Well maybe not as comparable as we all thought they'd be ;) I also don't expect to see every 3rd party game in 1080p. Though God of War creator is working on one :)
Dont forget Sony was dislaying the ps3 on their top of the range 1080p tvs,god knows how much they cost,so suffice to say we will see how the xbox 360 games look when the 1080p update is enabled,its a level playing field for both consoles in terms of hardware specs and graphics so i take anything 1up says with a large pinch of salt
Funny that this guy said this because that's something that I've been telling people on this site all along. Just keep it real. In my opinion I seen the difference between PS3 and the 360 albeit some of it had to do with the developers artistic design. I thought about the console war crap all night and came to this conclusion. SONY, with all their lying and aggrogance, will still be number one this generation. The reason is "they[Microsoft]are not black belts yet."(this statement is so funny to me. Pure classic.) SONY is a master at marketing. They could sell the 360 to Microsoft if they wanted to. M$ needs more games like GOW. That games shows what the system can do and gives the 360 a "grown-up" feel. Crackdown? WTF? I'm tired of this cartoony crap on the 360. I went to game stop the other day and found maybe 5 games I would play/buy. Simply amazing. Now I know 360 games will pick up when the PS3 hits, but unless Too human does some radical improvements then I'm going to have to "work longer hours" to get a [email protected] PS3. This was NOT my intention. I hate it when people d!ck ride and that's what I feel developers are doing with SONY and have been doing since the PS2. Couple that with SONY's lying and arrogance and you got a bona fide "F_ck u" customer from me. But once again, SONY's "black belt" in marketing is swaying me and will mostly likely sway the general public into believeing that the PS3 is 8x more powerful than the 360 which is so untrue. Bottom line is the 360 really needs to step up their game because SONY is here to stay... like it or not. And before you xbox fan boys get out of whack I'm not sayin the 360 is bad or that its over for M$. I'm just saying that M$ needs to get some AAA titles moving or people will be MOVING on to the PS3 and Wii
Good read , man. Alot of people don't realize it's not $200 or even $100 dollars difference. I can't see walking out of a EB with a PS3 , two games and an extra controller with tax for less than 850.00. That is really MS's high card in this battle. I would like to know what percentage of PS3 fans on this site alone are planning on asking thier parents for this. Alot of us are adults with jobs , I've noticed alot of 14-15 year olds though. It's a huge price difference.
This is a very , very biased article. This idiot contradicted himself like 3 times. The PS3 blows the 360 away graphically , yet , GOW looks like the Killzone trailer for REAL...What!?!? Lame Vote.
I re read the article and am not even sweating this joker. He even knocked the Wii. So basically the entire article was from a guy excited by the PS3 and written as a "news" article. He has every right to be excited for the PS3 just don't write a fanboy love letter and try to feed it to us as news.
I think that at lest he was trying to be honest and give his opinion. WE all have ONLY seen video of the PS3, so all any of us can do is speculate about the power in comparison to the X360. I just don’t like that fact that both sides are so quick to say that their system is better that the other and you haven’t even played both systems yet!!!!! Ok Xbox fans, so you have played the Xbox360 and you are impressed, cool, but that doesn’t make it better then the PS3!!!!!! You haven’t even been close enough to a PS3 to touch it yet!!!!! Same thing goes for the Sony fans it’s not out, so how can you say that it is so much more superior to the X360!!!! The fact is in both cases you can’t. What facts we do have about the systems has been tainted with lies, misinformation, and bias ON BOTH SIDES!!!!!! So what are we left with? Well X06 started, but…… so what!!!!! TGS just ended……….so what!!!! What I do care about is that next month we will be able to go to our local Best Buy, local Circuit City, local EB Games, local GameStop, etc… etc… etc…. and PLAY THE ACTUAL SYSTEMS FOR YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!! Then there will only be your personal opinion. And guess what if you don’t like the PS3 you will never have to come to the PS3 side of this or any other website again. Same goes for the Sony fans, you will be able to play the systems side by side and say, you know what I like this one better because, no more speculation, no more assumptions, just the facts of what you feel and see, that’s it. As for the slogan “It’s about games” your right to a degree, it is about games BUT…….. there are good games that will be on BOTH SYSTEMS, and there will never, and I mean NEVER be more good games on one than there are on the other. WHY because it’s a matter of preference. I am a more rounded gamer so I like games on both systems. I can enjoy the Japanese culture and my American culture just the same. So inherently because the X360 is an American system it will have better games geared towards an American audience, that’s why I will have one. Inherently because Sony is a Japanese system it will have better games geared towards a Japanese audience, that’s why I have to have one. For every game that someone says is going to be great on the PS3 I can name on that will be great on the X360. So my new slogan: "Jump In" and "Welcom3 Chang3" the ride will be GREAT!!!!
"Jump In" and "Welcom3 Chang3" is a line you STOLE from me. Admit that or I'm going to sue lol. But no, on a serious note I agree. Its weird reading you statement. I posted one like this a couple of days ago. Great minds do think alike. :)
No thanks, besides that I don't see any games that interest me and which I can't get on PC, I also don't like to get ripped off. $99 for a cheap 20GB HDD? No thanks, MS. $99 for Wi-Fi? No thanks, MS. Additional hardware for charging? No thanks, MS. $199 for a HD-DVD addon that I can only use for a limited time, cause it's without HDMI? No thanks, MS. $598 for a console with a limited HD movie playback without HDMI, Wi-Fi and only a 20GB HDD? No thanks, MS. Xbox 360 is not a good deal it's a ripp off. Besides that, it's the inferior console and you get most of it's games on PC, especially the best ones. PC/PS3/Wii is the best deal. I'm happy I didn't buy this inferior ripp off and I would advise anybody to jump out. Funny how MSfanboys are saying "maybe this is cause of 1080p". I thought there is almoust no difference between 1080p and 720p? Ohhh now that 360 upscales to 1080p and MS promised native 1080p(but where are the games?), MSfanboys accept that there is a difference lol Or you exuse it with "this is just his view, he's biased bla bla bla". It appears that everybody who thinks PS3 is better than 360 is biased. Are the devs that stated PS3 is more powerful also biased? Fact is, to this day nobody said that about the 360 and Sam Kennedy isn't biased. He isn't pro Sony or anything, he criticied Sony in the past and now he just gives credit where it's due. It is how it is and MSfanboys just can't handle the truth.
he made some good points all around about next gen gaming. 1.ps3 games do look better only because they are in a higher resolution. 2.tangible things can be seen from looking at ps3 compared to 360.ie:may graphically look the same now but is doing more things on screen simutaneously in it's first group of games.is it possible for 360 to match what ps3 is doing with the same amount of things going on? 3.motorstorm looks great.what if it was 6 vehicles onscreen instead of about 20?would it have looked even better? 4.don't count out japan.a lot of 360 gamers think japanese games don't matter.or japan doesn't matter.but then point to dead rising,lost planet,tecmo games,blue dragon and lost odessy as games that are out now or in the future to be sites to behold.there's continuous bashing of japanese developers,companies or games because they aren't making a game multiplatform or are just making ps3 games.that's wrong. 5.360 was not the focus of tgs.it was sony's coming out party.everyone new that. 6.gears of war still matches up with many ps3 games even at lower resolution.proving 360 does have power.'unreal' power.the question is will everyone use unreal(since ea bought renderware-punks)or make their own graphics engines?or a little of both? 7.as much as i love nintendo.the remote is not enough.where is the new franchises?when will mario grow up and have kids(mario jr. anyone)?the system is half of 3d immersion.we should be wearing goggles like the early speculation suggested.nintendo should have found a way to do it in a way that makes no one sick. 8.ps3 does have too many sequels coming out.it's time to move on from some of them. 9.ds is having cool stuff released on it.psp?what happened to you? 10.we all benefit from the competition.remember 2k5 football?everyone doing well this generation only gives us a better selection of games to play.which IS what MATTERS.play games.
if a person doesn't make every single sentence impartial and objective that they immediately get labeled as a shameful fanbot who should be excommunicated since they like a product due to the fact that it's better than other products on the market. It's suddenly wrong to prefer companies that are better at what they do than other companies, and people who prefer the lesser products/companies lambast anyone who are intelligent enough not to see things their way. This article is a perfect example of how this widespread behavior is infecting the masses. Sony showed significantly more powerful and more impressive titles than Microsoft, and yet game journalists are being flamed for reporting the facts? They're being attacked for telling it how it is? It's fricking ridiculous. Almost everything seems to be directed at Sony since they've been top dog for eleven years, and the more impressive their titles get the louder the haters become. Now that Motorstorm looks nearly identical to its target render and Resistance is shaping up to be one of the most impressive FPS games of all time, the 360 guys seem to be more and more vocal about how angry they are for Sony about lying. They never specify what Sony ever lied about, but they say it anyway. And most of the Sony fans are stuck going "what the hell is their problem? Can't they just shut and enjoy their system?" We gotta get this clear. There is nothing wrong with being a fan of a console. If people can be fans of sports teams, car companies, and fast food restaurants, then what's wrong with being a fan of a certain console? Nothing. If Sony hadn't delivered on their promise and didn't put out any amazing titles, no one would like them. But the fact is that they've got over a hundred million happy customers and that number only keeps growing. Some of the 360 people seem to be acting like cornered animals, bent on convincing the entire world that their console is the best and that everything else is horrid in order to justify their own investment. Kind of mirrors the behavior of religious fanatics, but that's another story. Luckily the majority of the 360 fans are being truthful about how they feel about the console and either want to stick around to see if the situation improves, or are giving Sony a chance and plan on getting a PS3. And while I see some questionable behavior from a few Sony fanatics, there are far fewer of them than Microsoft fanatics. And for better or for worse, as blind as they may be they're actually supporting the superior console and format. So as illogical as their reasoning may be at times, it's still correct. ---------------------- This war is basically PS2 and Dreamcast all over again. Articles have joked about it before, but now even reputable journalists are admitting to it. Microsoft is trying to buy up as many franchises as it can at the moment, which shows desperation but it's a good move nonetheless. While I seriously doubt the 360 will die off like the Dreamcast, if things don't shape up for the 360 then Microsoft might abandon the console arena after this generation is over. It's been 5 years and their Xbox division is still billions of dollars in debt, and investors only have so much patience. While they had a positive conference at X06, Sony still has the upper hand at the moment. The games are showing a very noticeable power advantage, and PS3 devs unanimously state that they've scratched the surface. And once consumers get to see it for themselves in the demo theaters that Sony's setting up in stores like Best Buy, the $500 price tag will definitely be worth it. Japan is Sony and Nintendo's turf. Europe hasn't been all that crazy about the 360. North America is the real battleground, and Sony is gonna go all out. Nintendo though is a bit of a wild card. They have the weakest next-gen system, but they also have the cheapest so it'll probably work in their favor. There's no doubt in my mind that it can coexist with Sony's platform, a complete mirror image of the PSP/DS situation in the handheld market. If anything, Microsoft took the biggest risk by not risking anything and sticking with safe technology, a safe sticker price, safe specs, safe design and marketing, etc. It just leaves them in the middle, and considering how bad they've been doing with the market entirely to themselves, I can't imagine what'll happen once Microsoft's competitors get their products onto shelves and into households around the globe.
Everybody is a little biased, every gamer likes different things, but I think he was trying not to be biased. I'll take his comments at face value, which is one mans opinion. Nothing more, Nothing less. At the same time, I believe one flaw he made is by not mentioning Sony's lack of online strategy and other issue's at TGS, to some this could be percieved as bias, but honestly I don't think he was doing an in-depth assessment of both companies....this was just the opinion he wanted to get out. Anyway, I thought M$ was strong at TGS, and X06 is looking very impressive right now. "The proofs in the pudding." Come November!
not very learned. To affirmatively predict that PS3 will "carry the torch" of PS2 purely from the graphics shown at TGS is plainly not a very logical train of thought. Rather fanboish to be honest, to proclaim that the graphical abilities of a console is the determinative factor of the console wars. If that really was the case, Nintendo wouldn't even be trying, would they?
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