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The futility of the Xbox 360 vs PlayStation 3 flame war

The latest salvos have been fired between Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 owners, with Edge's Resistance 2 review kicking off a new flame war. But is there any point?

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Kushan3700d ago

This article is exactly right. Fighting over which is better is completely pointless.

Competition is a GOOD THING, especially in this industry. Look at all the wonderful things firmware updates have brought to our consoles over the last year alone - none of that would have happened if it wasn't for both sides bitterly fighting for every scrap of market share.

I can happily admit that the 360 is my console of choice. It is, in my opinion, the better console for me (I do actually own a PS3 as well, mind you), but that doesn't mean I dislike the PS3, I also own one of those because I'm fortunate enough to be able to afford one and I'm very aware that the 360 wouldn't be half as good a platform if it didn't have the PS3 to contend with. Thus, I appreciate the fact that Sony is still competitive and I hope both they and Microsoft continue to do so for generations to come.

The Killer3700d ago

and the bad things at the same time? so a person who read it will get the whole picture!!

saying bad things on ps3 and not mentioning the 360 is not good, and vise versa! ps3 needs a price cut, 360 price point is very attractive but at the same time it so high failure rate hardware problem!

jcfilth3700d ago

I find console wars great. I have a lot of fun pointing out that the PS3 is better, but some people take it too serious.

ChampIDC3700d ago

Everyone is entitled to say which console they think is better, but the way some people go about it is just ridiculous. Also, some people are far too sensitive to such comments and end up retaliating angrily.

I just can't understand why some people can be so adamently biased to one console when both consoles are clearly doing amazing things.

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chickeninabasket3700d ago

Healthy competition is good for gaming, and both consoles have their good and bad points.

Danja3700d ago

I agree...with ur statement..but guess what..fanboys are also needed...they're really the voice of the gaming community...in a good and bad way...

Software_Lover3700d ago (Edited 3700d ago )

wrong reply, LOL

el_bandito3700d ago

Let's admit it. if we had all the money in the world, we'd get both consoles. Perhaps the wii too...

coolfool3700d ago

if I had all the money in the world I would still only pick one console mainly because I only have the time to play one. And as each console has enough games that I want to play to take up my time, I have to pick a console which seems that best to me.

For some people, this means feeling the need to constantly justify why they think their console is the best and that leads to flame wars.

Sad but true.

jcfilth3700d ago

well, I was going to get the $199 360 just for GeOW2, but then Microsoft made the NXE mandatory in a HDD was needed, and after the update it was reported that many consoles were breaking. [email protected] M$ and their dirty strategy ripping people all the time.

el_bandito3700d ago (Edited 3700d ago )

@ CoolFool

Good point. If you are "ultimately" contented with what you bought, there is no need to justify why you chose it over the other.

The sad thing though, I'm assuming several people fall into that category you were saying. Constantly justifying your purchase to an unreasonable extent could either mean you just love your console badly, or you can't just afford the other.

Software_Lover3700d ago

You do know that the bricking of consoles because of NXE was on a blog right? No major news really came from actual gamers, like the blog stated. You will have a few people that have firmware problems, same with ps3, but there was no way an epidemic.

and the new 360's come with NXE preinstalled. You just have to get the jasper 360. It comes with internal 256mb flash memory. So you dont need an HDD to play or use NXE.

jcfilth3700d ago

thanks for the info. Are those with the Jasper the ones for $199?
if they are I might still pick one up later next year or....maybe not lol

ceedubya93700d ago

I'd assume that if you had all the money in the world, then you'd have all the time you need to play as many games as you wanted, seeing as how you wouldn't need a job right?

Ah, the stuff that dreams are made of....

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chickeninabasket3700d ago

...is definitely a factor. I have a 360 and a wii, and I'd buy a PS3 too if they weren't so darn expensive...

militant073700d ago

i got 360,wii and i just bought ps3 few days ago

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