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.
INB4 flaming HHG to death
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 -M.A.G. -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 -AGENT -Steambot Chronicles 2 -Kurayami -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?
But seriously though, his points are Spot on... Btw, who associates facebook with video games anyways?!
but hes not a fanboy... just stating the truth.... be seriously his titles lol... on shaky ground but far from collapsing
Why do people think it's necessary to list every big game coming out for PS3? *EDIT* 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.
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.
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."
wow hip hop gamer has that check come in from sony yet =)
hm that's funny...been saying that even before the format wars started and look what happened
"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. -Death
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.
"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!
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.
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. HALO 3 FOR LYFE
@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.
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."
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"? -Death
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...
This is not going to end well is it?
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
Then it's time to run for cover. (PS3)
but I completely missed it...
Damnit!!! I check these articles out only to find out they are HHG. Its like being Rick Rolled.
Micro gets away with charging for every little thing because they already have millions of customers invested who don't want to invest in something else even if it's a better deal, not to mention peer pressure, i.e. friends all on one platform. Group mentality. If Micro were in third place, they would either drop the 360 or have all those same features for free, but alas, they launched well before the competition.
yeah and im sure sony wants some of that action now... There's too much money to be made,however i think they are afraid that their consumers wont tolerate an online fee its very difficult to go from free to a fee.
Shouldn't this obvious PS3 fanboy writing this crap wait to see if a trend forms from the PS3 relaunch instead of making wild claims about a price drop console relaunch sales spike only a month long? One good month of sales is hardly a victory lol. This dude speaks like the 360 isn't doing anything. The 360 is leading in revenue earning and software sales while the PS3 heavy hitters are failing to make clear signs of success vs flopping. Until the PS3 stops solely selling like a combo Blu-ray player MSFT has nothing to worry about, MSFT sold over 352.6K Christ sakes. Saying HHG is not a fanboy because he owns the 360 or plays on the console is about as stupid as saying PS3 fans using Windows can not be anti MSFT and Sony fanboys.
Wii is leading, Wii sports sold more than all 360 games, your argument is null and void. Sales don't equal quality of a game.
You are misinformed..PS3 owners buy games faster than any other console owner. Software LTD (NPD Sept 2009) * PS3: 59 Millions * Wii: 140 Millions * 360: 143 Millions Hardware LTD (NPD Sept 2009) * PS3: 8737696 * Wii: 21557481 * 360: 16251786 Months In Market * PS3: 35 Months * Wii: 35 Months * 360: 47 Months Attach Rate * PS3: 6.75 * Wii: 6.49 * 360: 8.8 Using attach rate and time in market, we can evaluate the time it takes for each console's owner to buy one game. ( Time on market / attach rate) One game every: * PS3: 5.18 Months * Wii: 5.39 Months * 360: 5.34 Months
blah blah blah who cares who wins the console war. if both companies make a profit then it doesnt really matter. ms and nintendo are now,its time for sony to catch up with the profit.. I'm sure it'll happen soon if they play their cards right they no longer have to drop the price and can just coast til they make some money with the ps3.
Both consoles are doing great but the reason for saying Microsoft is on shaky ground is because they once had so many advantages over PS3 that it was a slaughter in terms of competiton. Now that things are changing and Sony is getting in a better position there's things that Sony is doing that microsoft can't compete with while the things that microsoft is doing sony can compete with and exceed on. that provides a serious problem for microsoft because once the advantages are gone from their favor the consumers and developers is going to act on that and when they do Microsoft presence isn't going to be as strong as in previous years giving Sony more leverage to out perform them in this industry
PS3 isn't going to magically win the war because you think Sony and their fanboys are entitled to a victory. The vanishing advantages you are talking about have not changed. All that sh*t is in your head. You make things up and you guess and you abuse your power fronting as a gamer but we can see you're a PS3 fanboy. PS3 is not going to magically win, the PS2 won over the casuals and the Wii did that this generation the only console that has a chance of stealing some of the Wii's casual crowd is the 360 in 2010 and beyond. There are no advantages vanishing. *PS3 multi platform games are still inferior and getting worse *PS3 is not matching revenue earning power *PS3 is not Selling more software with regularity *Huge Brand building generations old PlayStation franchises still make their way to the 360. *PS3 is still playing catch up to live despite the BS saying it's close to XBL *Netflix coming to PS3 doesn't Magically mean PSN is on par with XBL *PS3 is not the cheapest HD console. *PS3 is not the prefered console to make games on. *Developers are not downgrading their games because of the 360 but the PS3 is because they can't even match each version still after 3 years. *PS3 exclusives use Sony 1st party engines and tools and are in development for 5 to 6 years, their supposed untouchable graphical prowess is a myth. *MSFT not having ACE 1st party developers and engines out now doesn't mean the 360 couldn't pull off over hyped PS3 exclusive graphics. *There are multi platform games coming out soon that blow right past 360 exclusives and PS3 exclusives. *Just because PS3 fans choose to ignore other games with superior tech, only praising PS3 exclusives doesn't mean this myth is real. You made an articles saying you seen BRINK behind closed doors and you claimed it was on par with PS3 exclusives(KZ2), flip-flopping now? http://www.hiphopgamershow.... Don't have time to post links for all my points. Google the rest lol.
Man I havent seen one un-biased video by you yet, if your going to be doing gaming news, do GAMING NEWS, not Sony this and sony that. You d**k ride Sony enough and you could become theyre new spokesperson... Also, half of tha crap you say isnt legit anyway, stop trying man.... really, just give up!
Hip, you just missed the mark on so many things. -Sky is a paid subscription serivce, if you get it on the 360 or via a digital box, it is and always has been a pay service, nothing to do with MS. -Sky has a HELL of a lot of exclusive sport content, and I'm talking LIVE EXCLUSIVE stuff. -Price, MS just made a massive quarlerly profit, and could easily (and I mean still have money left over to make a profit) drop $70-$100 off the price. -MS made a lot of theire money from royalties, which in turn means the devs made load of money off the 360. -PS3 arent anywhere near profitabilty, this quarter (we will find out on the 30th) is likely to be still a large loss. -Dude read my lips, MS just made enough of money to have dropped $147 off every 360 sold AND not loose money. -Maybe you should look into the finanicals, and speaking of which, I expect you to comment on Sonys quartely on the 30th, why do people make thes eost of comments only days before somehting like this comes out? A smart jounralist would be tlkaing baout what they expect fomr the finanicals, not what they wish for. -You have no idea what Natal is, give it up, you cant do depth perception, velocity etc form hand motions. -Natal will dominate th ePS3 in Japan, its going to the thing that is finally goig to crack Japan (in my opinion).
@gamer360ps3 "I saw your couple of posts. I just can't help but to think that you are either a child or very very very idiot. " Maybe you are a child as it sounds like you need lesson in grammer. "Yes, I prefer PS3 because I grew up playing on it. " Sorry that explains it, you are probably 6-8years old since ps3 is only 3 years.
DO YOU THINK MS IS GONG TO SUPPORT THE 360 AS LONG AS SONY DID THE PS2. 360 IS SHOWING ITS AGE AND PS3 IS GETTING BETTER EACH TIME. 360 HAD A GOOD RUN, THE RED LIGHT IS COSTING THEM BILLIONS. AT LEAST SONY IS GOING TO SUPPORT THE PS3 FOR 10 YEARS. 360 WILL NOT LAST THAT LONG.
The 1 I am sure you have some good points in your wall of text there but your first sentence stops me from reading the rest. Only fools and fanb0ys think there is some kind of "war" here. It's just competition. Edit: After reading your wall of text anyway I realize it's mostly BS and your opinion so not many points made. You are nothing but a 360 only fan. Move along people nothing here to see.
What he said is on point. I dont think hes being pro-ps3 on purpose its just how it is. I used to be the only guy on my flight unit(airforce) with a ps3 now all of them no lie got a ps3 after they seen exclusives like uncharted 2,bluray player,and the free online.Everything about online service being free is true.I dont even have my library of games anymore my friends are catching up on all the exclusive they missed on ps3.They are even getting COD:mw2 on ps3 even though 360 getting the time exclusive maps cuz the online is free and i would never thought that would happen.Especially how i used to get dawg out lol. Good show man
its virtually the same gaming experience with multiplat games so why not? i dont do the online thing with xbox anymore cause of the fee although its not much its still more than nothing lol.
wow what he said about sky is a complete opposite from yesterdays video..i was waiting from him to bring up play tv in his last video and compare tham..what he says is true and the natal thing,,he hit it right on the nose,,,its been done be4 plus what they saying about natal has not been proven..its funny cause i made a youtube video comparing natal and the ps wand and i agree with him..i know alot of you guys are gonna hate on this video but he does speak the truth
Most things have been done before. Its just how they were done that matters.
I've had a pseye for so long and Only game i've played is Eye of Judgement (awesome game btw) But Sony needs to get PSeye's back, i dont want another useless eye toy. I'm glad sony's motion tech uses t he pseye. So i can finally plug it back into my ps3 again
I'm sure that the moment MS realizes they can't win against Sony's army of first party studios they'll start focusing on stealing Wii's costumers instead of trying to steal Sony's costumers like until now they'll do anything except of trying to create a system with its own personality: since copying the PS2 and stealing its exclusives doesn't seem to be working anymore they'll start copying the Wii (and they have a head start there since they already stole Rare from Nintendo) and that's great news for 8 to 11 year olds
lol i wonder sony is trying to do with the motion sensing wands. It seems people fail to realize that they are all businesses and will do whatever they can to get as many consumers on their platform. While ms cant match all of sonys first party games in terms of quantity they are really good at building and promoting new and existing franchises. This was a bad year for them gamewise but next year is an entirely different story.
How's MS on shaky ground ?? They just released win 7.
i think they mean xbox lol... i didnt disagree but yeah that should be it.
The Xbox division of MS is on shaky ground. While Microsoft, as a company, has all the money in the world to throw around...the Xbox division of MS can't possibly compete with Sony. Think of it as the new kid in school. Sure...he's new and all the girls like him... ...but eventually everyone learns that his dad's in jail and he's got herpes. They had the advantage as a newcomer...but now that's all gone. Also...yeah, Windows 7 is awesome! I'm loving it so far! I'm still having troubles with Facebook though. I'm not sure why. My computer doesn't like Facebook for some reason. It did it with Vista also. Microsoft itself is sitting pretty. I love Steve Jobs, but once he's gone...Apple is really gonna need to step it up. No, I didn't disagree either. From your perception of the article, you are right. Microsoft is NOT on shaky ground. The Xbox division is. Bubbles to both of you.
@Leonskennedy. What world do yo live in? MS just released their 1/4 results, maybe you should learn to read. When was th elast time Sony made 330 million on the game division for a 1/4? While your at it go read Sonys last 3 years of reports. <facepalm> good grief, is the sky blue in your world?
Sony doesn't limit themselves like most companies. They set their boundaries much higher...and achieve them over time. Look at the Vaio. It was practically a joke when it was introduced years ago. Now, it's possibly the most sought-after laptop in the world. That's the sort of company they've set up...and I'm proud of them. NB4 fanboy... I'm a Sony investor. I literally own stock in Sony. That's why I follow them so closely. Don't worry. I own stock in Microsoft also. I'm just glad 7 is off to a good start. I'm using it right now. I love it!
3 shares don't count, and you couldn't possibly have made enough money working at Game Stop to buy much stock in anything, unless you still live with your parents.
Look at the Quarter earning from Microsoft, compared to all the Red Sony is seeing...Then tell me who is on shaky ground. And The Quarter earning doesn't even include Windows 7 into the mix. That thing will sell through the roof. Hippopgamer, please stick to your Sunday Trolling vice 3-4 times a week. You are like a Leech.
He's looking into the future, man. People are starting to notice which console has all the best exclusives. Also...the free thing is a HUGE factor! People look at the PS3...and see Uncharted 2, blu-ray, free online, Gran Turismo 5, and God of War III...and just can't help themselves. I'm just saying. Look at the 360. It's got some amazing games! You can't expect Splinter Cell: Conviction and Halo: Reach to compete with games like God of War III, Gran Turismo 5, and Heavy Rain. They're two entirely different leagues! Now, I'm hoping Alan Wake is as good as it looks though! That game looks incredible! It'll be a sleeper hit though...and you know it. The PS3 is gaining ground. I've had 3 friends sell their 360's and buy PS3's since the price drop. People at work are beginning to want PS3's. The industry is shifting. Played HOME lately? It's awesome!
even Sony says that. Shaky ground? I wouldn't mind having the ground shake like that for me...
hell if half the sony fans here marketed for sony, the ps3 would probably be in the lead. Misleading title is misleading. Microsoft/360 is not on shaky ground or you would be hearing about it on Wall-Street or stock analysts. Journalism does not equal making sh*t up.
360 is done, Gears of War 2 is still the best looking game on the system and as evidence by the vids of upcoming games Gears 2 will probably remain the best looking 360 game until this gen is over meanwhile PS3 raises the tech bar every few months and will continue to do so: first was Uncharted 1, then Metal Gear 4, then Killzone 2, then Uncharted 2 and soon Heavy Rain and after that God of War 3 and after that Gran Turismo 5 and 360 can't even match the first Uncharted 360 has nothing left to look foward in the future, no more Gears this gen, endless Halo spin offs, no Shemue, Mass Effect and Splinter Cell going multiplat, Alan Wake looks like a slightly better Silent hill I'm sure bots will have lots of fun waving their arms and dancing in front of the TV
I agree on everything but Gears 2. While it's still the best looking 360 game...Splinter Cell: Conviction looks PHENOMENAL!
Anyone with common sense knew this. The x360 was not built to last. MS dosen't have enough firepower to compete with Sony in a battle of attrition in this console war. Was there really a slaughter?. Last time i check the PS3 is the 3rd fastest selling console in history with an initial insane price of $600. How was the PS3 being slaughter by the x360 if its selling faster than the x360?. I would agree if the gap is 20 million but its only a pultry 6 million at best and decreasing rapidly. @Below Me. Where did i say the gap was decreased by a million?. You x360 fans are funny.
Now I have seen everything. So for every month the PS3 outsells the xbox 360 the gap shrinks by a million. I can't figure out how the gap shrank from the almost 9 million down to 7 million when no one was looking while the 360 outsold PS3 all year. Wonderful.
Uncharted2 Exclusively on the PS3 in stores now. It only does everything, including taking out the trash(Microsoft)! XD
all the vids I've seen look dark with little detail on the enviroments, it has great animations though there's one vid in particular where the guy is climbing some pipes on top of a big room with a big stair that gives you a pretty good idea that it won't be better than Gears 2 graphically
It WILL look more PHENOMENAL than gears 2 (on a high end P.C that is LOL).
Both consoles have their up and down.. In my eyes, Microsoft already exceeded expectation with over 34 millions sold thus far. If it sold less the PS3 by end of 2011-2012, so what! It is still successful. I just can't understand why anyone would want a console or a company to fail so bad. N4G is the anti-Microsoft.
cool down there. No one wants MS to be destroyed. That would be a disaster for everyone. What i don't want to happen though is for them to be the leader in gaming. I just don't like their approach to gaming.
Relax little buddy LMAO. N4G isnt the anti-MS, its just pro-PS3(noodge!). Guys like myself really dont take this whole console war stuff personally. Any reasonable person wouldnt want to see the 360 dead. Without the 360 the PS3 would have no reason to get better or vice versa. It would equate to the Madden effect, meaning that since only EA is the only game studio that has rights to the NFL license, they have no reason to make each passing game significantly better. They people will buy because theres no other NFL game on the market. N4G consist of boys and of men and Juuken. We are competitive beings by nature and its HEALTHY. I have fun gaming, I have fun talking about games in a good way and in a bad way. Gaming is a Hobby, not a family member so why take it to heart. My best child hood friend is NMC2009 here on N4G and he's a HUGE 360 fanboy but I roll with Sony yet we still have fun talkin ish and agreeing on stuff about games. Thats how it should be. To each his own.
Being pro Sony is one thing but waking up in the morning preparing to spend all day looking for flame bait articles to post plus trolling in these articles, is another thing. You had it right "Relax little buddy LMAO" Said just like a school yard bully playing his Reverse psychology mind games.
Well listen to this guy^. XD
i am sorry but i have to say this. Every time he mispronounce or misuse a word i cringe truly cringe. out side of that Microsoft is fine and that coming from a PS3 fanboy. Microsoft has basically sold the same number of consoles each year and this year looks like it may break through a little to a higher number. Sony and Nintendo are the ones that have seen a yearly decline in sales but Sony and Nintendo sales look strong going into the holiday season so i predict that they will see a higher number in sales this year. as for the other stuff like SKY TV or Play TV and Natal Vs The PS eye it doesn't matter because People will buy natal and don't you every f*cking say that the Sony wand it the wii cause I'll cut your f^cking nec...i mean because its stupid the wand does much more and plus the PS eye adds new game play things also
Someone shoot this kid a dose of Ridlin, will ya? He's having a cringe attack caused by HHG vernacular to the point its affecting his own spelling, punctuation, and grammatical skills. Tip Of The Day: If your going to piss in the punch bowl, make sure your not drinking from the same batch. You follow?
and I thought Zhuk butchered the English language.