Microsoft On Shaky Ground While Sony Is On The Rise

Microsoft knew the competiton from Sony wasn't too far away so they prepared for battle early and for a good year and a half it seemed as if this console war was over by a slaughter but slowly and gradually things started to change.

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Venomish3279d ago

INB4 flaming HHG to death

Dragun6193279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

Hell yeah, Sony is on the rise with their

PS3 Slim 120gb with $299 Price tag
PS3 Slim 250gb $350 Price Tag
Revamped Marketing Campaign with Kevin Butler
New PS3 Cases
Good stream of PS3 Exclusives this year (Killzone 2, Infamous, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Uncharted 2, Demon's Soul's, Ratchet and Clank: ACIT)
Firmware Updates were great
Motion controllers look interesting
Netflix addition is great
Solid E3, GamesCom and maybe TGS performances
Solid PS3 2010 line up

-White Knight Chronicles
-Star Ocean: The Last Hope International
-The Last Rebellion
-God of War 3
-Gran Turismo 5
-ModNation Racers
-Heavy Rain
-The Last Guardian
-Quantum Theory
-Final Fantasy Versus XIII
-Trinity Universe
-Atelier Rorona
-Ar Tonelico 3
-3D Dot Heroes
-Trinity: Zill O'll Zero
-Final Fantasy XIV
-Steambot Chronicles 2
-The Agency
-DC Universe Online
-Free Realms
-Hopefully Yakuza 3&4 & Tales of Vesperia

Overall, I'm impressed with how much progress the PS3 has been made within this year and how Sony is trying to reinvent themselves as they were with PS1 and PS2 rather than continuing to play it coy and let word of mouth to pick up the PS3.

Anyone else impressed with Sony & the PS3 this year?

AKNAA3279d ago

But seriously though, his points are Spot on...
Btw, who associates facebook with video games anyways?!

kalebgray923279d ago

but hes not a fanboy... just stating the truth.... be seriously his titles lol... on shaky ground but far from collapsing

Feral Gamer3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

Why do people think it's necessary to list every big game coming out for PS3?

A disagree? I was simply asking a question. I haven't been around as long as everyone else on this site, but I have seen a lot of lists in the time I've been here.

SiLeNt KNighT3279d ago

Microsoft did an excellent job this generation compared to last but the best console is showing and thats the PS3. As far as multi-platform games goes the 360 plays them without a hitch and is on par with the PS3, but when it comes to exclusives the PS3 is leaps and bounds ahead and only getting better and better with each new screen shot of a new game we see. If it hadn't been for the RRoD the next gen for MS would look bright, but the dull glow of red will without a doubt hinder next gen sales. Sony is in perfect position this gen and heading into next gen things will fall into place.

MS needs to come out with a new system pretty soon, technology isnt that far ahead of the PS3 to really warrant a new system so MS is kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. By the time technology steps up to the next level of graphics will be just about the time the ps4 will need to be released. The whole 10 year plan for each generation is looking a lot more clear.

PS3 is sitting up pretty high right now with no signs of slowing down. With one more year of ridiculously great exclusives and another price drop the PS3 will come out number 1. Both competing companies did an excellent job though.

Xbox Avatars Shoe3279d ago

M$ has done much better this year compared to last year but it's not hard to improve upon garbage.

Sony is starting to finally make sense of their philosophy "This race is a marathon, not a sprint."

The Creep3279d ago

wow hip hop gamer has that check come in from sony yet =)

Maddens Raiders3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

hm that's funny...been saying that even before the format wars started

and look what happened

Death3279d ago

"M$ has done much better this year compared to last year but it's not hard to improve upon garbage.

Sony is starting to finally make sense of their philosophy "This race is a marathon, not a sprint." "

Both consoles sell about the same annually. Microsofts sales are "garbage" while Sony's sales are "philosophy". Thanks for the morning chuckle with my coffee.


Lifendz3279d ago

It can't be financially because MS has more money than...well they have a lot of effin money. Enough to throw good money after bad.

And I'm guessing they're not on shaky ground in the eyes of most 360 owners. I think 360 owners are loving Halo ODLC and looking forward to L4D 1 1/2 aka L4D 2. And look at the Modern Warfare pre-order numbers.

Sony is really bringing the thunder. Uncharted 2 is/was amazing and the multiplayer is insanely fun but I think I'll wait until years end to see how shaky MS' ground is.

sikbeta3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

"wow hip hop gamer has that check come in from sony yet =)"

Yes and the old articles were all paid with the same checkbook from M$ that paid for those beta tested JRPGs lol

BAM, there It is!

StanLatMarveldotCom3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

On shaky ground? 440 million in revenue in the month of September. Case closed. Games don't make a console successful, revenue does. Fanboys hate it but it IS all about sales and if you don't believe that, ask the Dreamcast how all those great games and tech worked out for it.

Upbeat3279d ago

gawd dam it man, we've got halo3 what more do u guys need for real man, COME ON like.

u guys only got mgs4,mag,killzone2,uncharted 2 etc etc, they're all garbage dude.


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frostypants3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

@1.15, I'm no Microsoft fanatic, but Windows 7 is actually pretty freaking good. If anyone is guilty of questionable OS marketing tactics recently, it's Apple.

Xbox Avatars Shoe3279d ago

Ha! Thanks for giving ME a chuckle! You totally misunderstood my line about M$ and showed your poor reading comprehension. I'll break it down in easier terms for you:

M$ did bad last generation but they're doing much better this one. Maybe now you'll understand what I meant by "M$ has done much better this year compared to last year but it's not hard to improve upon garbage."

Sony didn't do so good in the beginning of this generation but now they've improved greatly. Because their vast improvement didn't happen in a short amount of time, people are understanding what Sony meant when they said "This race is a marathon, not a sprint."

Death3279d ago

You said Microsoft last year, not last gen. Huge difference since last gen was 4 years ago for Microsoft. You are absolutely correct when you say they didn't do very well last gen so it's less difficult to look better this gen.

I don't agree with your assessment on Sony. The PS2 broke the sales records set by the original Playstation. This gen PS2 records are being broken by the Wii while Sony has been working hard to sustain sales just to keep up with the Xbox 360. They did this by removing features of the hardware while cutting the retail price in half. This has also made it very difficult to be profitable.

If you really want to touch on the sprint/marathon bs marketing line, that is simply what Sony said when they were tanking hard worldwide. In context they were referring to long term sales they would achieve with a still relevant PS3 while the competition was launching new consoles in the next gen. Their goal was never to be in third place worldwide, they originally planned to dominate this gen like the last two. Remember "Next gen starts when we say it does"?


Xbox Avatars Shoe3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

I MEANT "last GEN" but I mistyped. Then I read it wrong so it looks like I'M the one who needs to work on their reading comprehension! I owned myself D:

I admit defeat *blushes*

I'll reward the winner with bubbles >.<

I feel like an ass now...

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Raoh3279d ago

This is not going to end well is it?

Venomish3279d ago (Edited 3279d ago )

not at all
he is being too pro-ps3 anti-360
you know, like a fanboy, even though what he says is quite true. it is the way he is putting it that discredit him here

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