Sony Has Already Won The Next-Gen Battle

MadAssGamers: To start off, I just want to mention why we here at MAG believe Sony already has the head start this year against Microsoft regarding games. Sony already has a good amount of successful, 'triple AAA' PlayStation Exclusive Franchises behind them that players have come to love over the years. These Exclusives include the; Uncharted series, Little Big Planet, God of War, Gran Turismo, Infamous, Killzone, Ratchet & Clank, Resistance and games like Heavy Rain & Journey. Then you have new, upcoming games like Beyond: Two souls, The Last Of Us, Knack, Drive Club and Diablo 3 that are releasing later this year and early next year and could possibly turn into series with sequels. Sony have already announced new games to their Killzone (Killzone: Shadow Fall) and Infamous (Infamous: Second Son) franchises for the PlayStation 4 but we think Sony still has many more up their sleeve that their still yet to announce.


This Article is in no way meant to be mis-leading or start any form of trolling or 'wars' between fanboys. I'm not comparing the consoles on specifications, new features and judging which is better. I'm stating the facts in both companies marketing techniques and the mixed thoughts from users so far, explaining how great or not so great we think there doing.

I do admit though the title could of be a little better.

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iNathan2479d ago

Oh wait Wii already Sold 100m Units, Xbox gained 50m users ground and Sony lost 90 gamers in a blink of na eye.

lulz ofc they already win.

MariaHelFutura2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

They didn't win in overall sales, but I think it was the best platform to own for multiple reason. But, this gen in sales, the Wii won, the 360 lost and anything else is just spin. I will say this though, WORLDWIDE they have the most momentum going into next gen and things are looking very good for them atm.

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GribbleGrunger2479d ago

And where did you pull that arbitrary and fallacious notion from? The finishing line is when all consoles of a certain generation are no longer in production. It's as simple as that.

MariaHelFutura2479d ago

Maybe I'm unclear on something, did the PS3 pass the Wii in sales?

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miyamoto2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

We all know how the Big 3 played their cards this generation.

Sony stayed true and committed to the kind of gamers they established since 1994. The core gaming community majority they help build through PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3, PS Vita and the billions of games that has been played on those systems. They help build, unwavering, what makes up this great gaming industry.

Sony and PS4 will always stay committed to their goal of telling the world that video gaming is not just child's toy but also a compelling form of adult entertainment. The evolution from Crash Bandicoot, to Jak and Daxter to Uncharted to The Last of Us clearly shows us PlayStation's progressive principles in gaming providing gamers new and fresh gaming ideas every generation and not just resting on very old franchises.

Sony's PlayStation maintained the respect and commitment core gamers so rightfully desrve and the same gamers gives back the same respect and commitment to the PlayStation brand.

Although the PS3 will eventually outsell the Wii and 360 during its life cycle like the SNES did the Genesis what matters most is how Sony played the game through thick and thin.

Making games is how PlayStation started and its how they will go on and on for the days to come.

T22479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

@gribbleg - pretty sure lila was being sarcastic unless they crazy ...
@ lightbar - well I spose Sony could go down more and sell 20 million ps4 but at this point with all the hype and good lookin quipment id say Sony is on the up swing which is always bad news for nint , ms

hkgamer2479d ago

Lets look at it in a companies perspective.

Nintendo, was struggling big time and needed something big to turn the tables. Wii turned into something crazy.
Every unit sold made Nintendo money but if you look at the average console games attach rate then it probably would be lower then Sony and MS.

MS barely had a presence and lacked many big exclusives the PS2 had. 360 came out with a blast and had the Japanese developers developing for them. Stole a few exclusive franchises, Live was succesful and keeps money coming in. Attach rate was fantastic and gained alot of fans.

Sony lost alot of money per console, lost the fanbase to MS and also lost alot of exclusives. FFXIII, Rockstar games, RE?. Barely touched my Wii/360. Think I still have the original GUI on the 360.

Jaqen_Hghar2479d ago

a man saw Miyamoto pay PS3 its respects. A man believes he sees where this console war is going.

sikbeta2479d ago

Some people just never understand, right?

How Sony is going to win anythig IF MS still didn't show their console... :/

Look at what happened this whole week, people forgot about the PlayStation 4 event and were in full about a damn tweet from some low level employer @ MS talking about some unknow/rumored Feature that caused quite the uproar

Imagine what will happen in the reveal day of the Nextbox... It's going to be freaking HUGE!!!

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Gimmemorebubblez2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

This gen aint Kuturagi's third console will sell the most when production ceases in the next 5 years. Remember the Ps3 is a marathon runner not a sprinter.
Edit: In my point of view Sony have won me over but Im not sure about other gamers and even I should reserve my judgment for when MS unveils their next console.

Clarence2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

It took more than 7yrs for each Playstation to get over a 100m. PS3 set the bar for what a console should be. Why do you think M$ has switch their tactics from gaming to entertainment.

Genuine-User2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

Wii sold more because it was targeted towards children, parents and grandparents.
Even though Sony released a whole year after the Xbox 360, it has sold more in less time.
Even after the lackluster launch, initial online problems and the infamous hack, Sony still won the current gen HD battle, not only that, Sony is going out with a bang before the Playstation 4 arrives.

Monkeysmarts2479d ago

Assuming everyone who bought a Wii will buy a Wii U is ignorant. Assuming everyone who bought a 360 over a PS3 in North America will buy a 720 over PS4 is presumptuous and ignorant.

We don't know how the sales will shake out, but Wii U is on the short end of both developer support and gamer interest. PS4 looks to be a far stronger platform with a lot more developer support. The assumption that Wii U will do better based on Wii's numbers is pretty asinine.

NobleTeam3602479d ago

You forgot "assuming everyone who bought a PS3 will buy a PS4 is ignorant as well"

TheTwelve2479d ago

This article highlights how Sony really used media to catch Microsoft by surprise.

1. They acted as if they would reveal second.

2. They acted as if they would make an always-online console, which Microsoft would have loved.

Both proved to be red herrings that Microsoft seemed to have jumped completely into and now are caught "with their pants down".

I believe Microsoft is currently scrambling to recover from this. We'll see how they do, but first blood is drawn by Sony for sure.


T22479d ago

An interesting point ... Not sure if its true but if it is, expect Sony to spank ms hard on sales this gen... And with windows 8 , ms is actually looking at a tough cpl years here ...

TheRealHeisenberg2479d ago

Please explain how this caught MS with their pants down? Got any links or comments from MS supporting that?

ma1asiah2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

@ The Twelve

What makes you think that what you think is not in reverse with SONY showing their cards to early giving MS a possible edge.

Remember this MS have not revealed a console whether it be all about gaming or be an all purpose one stop entertainment media hub. They have not mentioned a release date, they have not set a price point, they have not confirmed whether its next iteration will come in one flavour or a few different flavours. In fact no one knows if it will be released this year or next year.

Everything you have read or seen has been a pure mix of speculation and rumours.

Sometimes being the underdog is a good thing. especially at the moment where SONY is being talked about like some kind of Goliath to MS's David and well we all know historically what happened to Goliath don't we.

At the moment it is best not to count your chickens until they hatch.

MysticStrummer2479d ago

@Bar_Brothers - Way to start off the comments with a pointless point. How can anyone look at what happened with PS2 and PS3, and think the previous generation matters when you're talking about next generation sales? That was Sony's mistake with PS3, and from what we've seen so far they've learned from that mistake.

XBox had nowhere to go but up. PS had nowhere to go but down. Nintendo was the big winner because they made a cheap console and sold a ton of them.

Having said all that, it's waaay too early to declare victory. All we have to go on is the lack of titles that make people want a Wii U, rumors that make 720 sound like something a lot of gamers won't want, and the little information we have so far about PS4. Going by all that PS4 has the advantage, but it's meaningless at this point.

S2Killinit2479d ago

your making an assumption here, the assumption is that it would have been even possible to hold on to the type of market share the PS2 had. But you got to admit that not only did PS3 come back and take the second spot from xbox, but they also delivered the best gaming among the three. If this generation was any indication, PS4 should be the console to have come next generation. Just my opinion.

avengers19782479d ago

PS3 did win. You know for games anyway. More exclusives more new ips, more indie games, a better FREE online experience, and a better paid online experience. If u have plus then you know that free games always wins

AngelicIceDiamond2479d ago

These articles always start out the same.

Sony has all these games.

Sony has a big event, gets the hype train going.

Sony cares about the gamer and what not.

MS is terrible because of the rumors.

MS aren't saying anything they have no games blah, blah.

basically reasons that tell me nothing on how Sony won anything.

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Godmars2902479d ago

And if next gen is anything like last gen - fundamentally broken and uncreative - no one is going to win anything. It'll just be fanboys arguing.

Not that it wont be that anyway.

MikeMyers2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

Sony is getting very positive feedback so far and have the best momentum moving forward with the PS3. If they can price the PS4 competitively and have a strong launch they could take the lead early.

The Wii U is currently struggling and the rumours of the next Xbox are not very positive from a gamers perspective. However nothing is ever a guarantee. Sony had incredible momentum leading up to the PS3 and that wasn't a runaway success. Plus with consumers being so multi-media focused now its very hard to predict.

Don't let the forums fool you, people spend a great deal of time on their consoles doing other things than just playing games than they did last generation compared to this generation.

Godmars2902479d ago

At the very least that the WiiU is as you put it "struggling" despite having a supposedly strong launch line-up, that every other system's launch have been weak, means that launch line-ups mean nothing.

What should really matter is once a console hits its stride how long it can keep if not improve upon it. That's why the 2600, NES, SNES, PS1 and PS2 hold the positions they do in the general gamer consciousness, and why sytems like the Dreamcast have more of a hardened "cult" following.

MikeMyers2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

What competed with the 2600 at the time? Launch line-ups do have an effect. Imagine a Zelda game or a real Mario Bros. game on the Wii U, those are system sellers. The games they did offer wasn't that impressive. You had Zombie U, a 2D Mario game and NintendoLand for big games. Not exactly breathtaking.Plus Nintendo had a tough time marketing it and what the system offered.

So far all signs are positive for the PS4. Great hardware tailored for game developers, a history with offering games to all ages, excellent relations to 3rd party publishers, a proven online service and great feedback so far. The price could be a problem and if the system launches in 2013 worldwide or not.

The Vita, 3DS, and the Wii U have all stumbled one way or the other. From pricing, an identity crisis, to software. There is no magic formula in today's times but Sony seems to be correcting any faults found on the PS3.

Cupid_Viper_32479d ago

I'm with you on that. Nothing is won before the fact, so people need to just chill with that.

@ Bar Brothers above.

You're totally right, Sony did lose 90 (Ninety) gamers in the blink of an eye.

But to be fair, let's step into reality for second, I know it's probably not "always on" for you.

If it took the PS2 13 years to sell 150 million units, then there is no logical way to determine how many gamers Sony lost/won with the PS3 being only 7 years old.

Number 2, The PS3 has yet to reach the $200.00 price point. But more impressively is the fact that the PS3 is currently selling almost as many units as the 3DS worldwide.

It's very easy to see why the PS3 is going to pass the 100 million units mark.

NewMonday2479d ago

MS look like losing globally by a big margin this time, with that and a 50/50 split in the USA would be enough for Sony.

Cocozero2479d ago

Lol I guess the new 720 leaks were too much for some sites :p