The Console War is a Joke

The term "console war" gets thrown around in the media and is flamebait for ravenous fanboys on the internet on a daily basis. The notion of heavyweight opponents set to slug it out to determine a winner keeps people interested in, and ultimately, purchasing products that companies are trying to sell (just ask Don King). In reality, the supposed "console war" is nothing more than three companies vying for marketshare in the video game home console market.

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VigorousApathy3839d ago

"Vying for marketshare" is a war. They're called metaphors.

killtheaquitted3839d ago

*whish* that was the sound of the article going over your head vigorous

DarkSniper3839d ago

Dark Sniper agrees. Due to Microslaves truly thinking Xbox 360 has a chance of surpassing the PlayStation brand, the console wars are a joke.


Silellak3839d ago (Edited 3839d ago )

I like the console war, but only because we seem to get the best games when competition is the fiercest.

See: the SNES vs. Genesis era.

It's a bit of a paradox - I want a heated console war, but I don't want either side to win. Having one console company completely dominate the market would be bad for gamers everywhere - yes, even you, fanboys. Why? Because if someone owns the console market, they have much less desire to improve their software and hardware.

Nintendo grew a bit complacent after the SNES, and we ended up with the N64, which got rightfully torn apart by newcomer Sony. If Sony hadn't released the PS1, that would've been a really depressing generation.

Competition will always be good for games and gamers. I will never understand why fanboys want so badly for the competition's console to get wiped out.

Luckily, with Sony and Microsoft being as big of companies as they are, it is likely either will pull a Sega and be forced out of console manufacturing, meaning we're guaranteed at least a few more generations where no one company dominates the marketplace.

Nintendo's certainly not going anywhere, either. Even if the Wii wasn't the runaway success it is, they would still own the handheld market.

Genuine3839d ago (Edited 3839d ago )

Imo, amateur gaming blogs, and homemade sites like this writing controversial stories everyday to get web-hits are the real joke.

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