Xbox LifeStyle gives their thoughts on a recent survey showing that the Xbox 360 is NOT a most wanted item this holiday season by kids under the age of 18.
Because they would rather have the system that does everything
like backwards compatibility and linux. oh wait.
Your comments are hilarious, as xbox 360 doesnt have linux either. How the hell can you justify bashing something you dont have? And you only have BW compatibility for certain games.
Oh please you freaking idiots! If BC is a factor in a person's decision to purchase a PS3, any other SKU besides the Slim are available for purchase to satisfy that factor. The Xbox 360 itself isn't even a model to follow for BC-compatibility either, so STFU. Clearly you idiots are grasping here. On the other hand, The Xbox 360 is the model to follow for this:
@ Anorexist well, dude... I never said that the 360 *does everything* That lie, it seems, is reserved for the ps3. Incidentally, here's the b/c list for the 360. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Can you find me the b/c list for the ps3 slim? Can you find me the b/c list for the ps3 40gb? Can you find me the b/c list for the ps3 non-launch 80gb? Shouldn't be too hard to find, considering *it only does everything*, right? I am waiting. chop chop!
This is why they don't want a 360
did anyone really buy a ps3 or xbox 360 to play ps2 or original xbox games...if you did you're a dam fool. Besides couldnt you guys come up with something more reasonable to bash, if i was a 360 fanboy i would of said something like "Ps3 it does everything, except cross game chat" at least thats a feature people actually want. If u wanted to play ps2 games you can get a used ps2 for pretty damn cheap and same with xbox. Disagree, you sir are a fool then.
Every PS3 can play the 2,000 count library for the PS1.
Yeah go ahead and take some makeshift Xbox 360 BC list from Wikipedia, any and all bored and socially-deprived Xbot idiots on here can go on and modify that list to say anything, just like they were so impassioned to modify and downgrade the Resistance 2 user reviews on Metacritic last year. Now if you want to get all techical about it, I do admit, the PS3 really can't do everything. I mean after all: It can't go to class for me. It can't go to a job interview for me. It can't make my car payment for me. It can't go grocery shopping for me. So yeah I guess the PS3 really can't do everything, but one of the things it can do...is stay functional and not sh*t out on me. Now that may mean jack sh*t to you (I am sure you are probably on your 3rd Xbox, at least) but it means a hell of a lot to the rest of us.
Why so many complaints about BC? PS3 has so many games out now that PS2 is getting kind of old. Don't get me wrong, I love PS2. But if BC is such a massive problem for all you people, just get a PS2 from ebay for like $50 or probably even cheaper. And if you already have a PS2, stop your B!tching about BC cuz it frikin annoying and pointless!
Wait no longer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Anyone who wanted backwards compatibility had a window open to buy a PS3 that supported that feature. Microsoft did the same thing, offered BC with some consoles but not with others (Arcade and Core 360's can't play Xbox games without a harddrive). Then Microsoft stopped supporting that feature, and even scrapped Xbox Originals for download. And really, it doesn't matter. I didn't buy my PS3 to play PS2 games. If I still wanted to play PS2 games I would have kept my PS2. There are enough highly rated PS3 games to keep me gaming for years if they didn't even release another single game for the PS3. My brother bought a 40 GB PS3 2 years ago, assuming it would play PS2 games and didn't even find out that it wasn't BC until I told him 2 years later. A PS2 game never even touched his system in that time, there were so many PS3 games to play.
commadore 64heres the list of games these should all work on the slim http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... or officially http://www.ps3comp.com/view... in other words 90% of a catlouge of games for ps1 and while your right about ps2 back compatability early adoptors were rewarded with significant compatability
Better than breaking down all the time and playing/doing nothing correct? Nice try, but try again. BTW, UC2 is GREAT!
Ok so, what you guys have shown me is that the ps3 can play SOME ps1 games. However, i was correct in saying that the ps3 has extremely limited, or NO ps2 b/c. This is because "The 40GB, 80GB re-release and the upcoming 160GB version of the PS3 are not backward compatible with some PS2 games because all hardware chips from the former console are omitted." This quote was taken from 'drummer"'s link, with which he unfortunately owned himself. Pay attention to the links you submit, drummer, because this one bit you in the ass while your back was turned... lol! Fact is, the MOST popular skus (40gb and slim) are NOT ps2 b/c compatible AT ALL. Not even software emulation! Here's Sony's own FAQ telling it like it is: http://faq.anz.playstation.... "PLAYSTATION 3 40GB, 80GB and 160GB systems are not compatible with PlayStation 2 titles and will only play a limited number of PlayStation one titles. Always nice when Sony themselves prove me right. So what's my objective outcome here? Is it to play xbox1 games on 360?... no. Is it to play ps1,ps2 games on ps3?... no. My POINT is that the ps3 *DOESN'T DO EVERYTHING*, which i (sarcastically, but correctly) observed in my first post. Just because you guys don't like this fact, doesn't make it less true, right? Seems like the marketing cry *it only does everything*, is yet another Sony lie, which you guys seemingly are doing your best to ignore. Rah rah rah! Sony cheersquad to the rescue! ;)
look its simple u want BC that much just get the metal gear bundle it has BC i just finished playing DMC3 ;)
LOL, nice effort again. But really, you put way to much thought into it. Here, let's think more simpler shall we. The best selling video game console of all time is what? Ok, how about the second best selling console of all time? Ok, still with me? So what are the odds that gamers today having either console? I mean they both have been around some 15 and 9 years respectively. They both came with a hellva big library of games. The PS2 is still on the market selling consoles and getting new games. So where is the problem here? Everyone either has a PS 1 or 2 already due to the history. Or Craigslist has them listed for avg. $60 with many games, controllers and memory cards. If this is really the only issue you can drum up. Then bro, you really are reaching here and no one is going to see it like you do. So good luck with that, really. I would really hate to see you talk about "real " issues. Like 54% fail rates in 4 years and 7 console designs later.
@ above Hmmm yeah. You are right. I put too much thought into it. This will suffice, instead: "Ps3. It only *doesn't* do everything" If you are honest, that's the bottom line.
Just read my 1.12 comment and stop your b!tching already. Both 360 and PS3 don't have fully backwards compatibility, unless you have the 60 gig PS3 like me. Like I said. If its such a big problem go buy a PS2 or just stick with your 360. I don't really give a damn. Its time for you to STFU now. Edit: Commoder just look at my agrees and your disagrees and we'll let that decide who really got "owned"
@ Commodore ~ If you REALLY want to be honest then all you have to do is look at this info $300 360 Elite 120gb model + 1 year of LIVE! $50 + 1 additional controller $50 + 2 play & charge kits $40 + HDMI cable $5 = $445 vs $300 PS3 Slim 120gb model + 1 additional controller $50 + HDMI cable $5 = $355 PS3 is $90 cheaper with a hell of a lot more stability and capabilities (BD, WiFi, Rechargeable Controllers, No fees for multiplayer, the use of standard USB peripherals, even Bluetooth accessories & etc.) But that is if you where honest..but you're not. Edit ~ Hell now that I look back at it, if you drop some of the additions like the extra controllers and C&P kit for the 360 & PS3 you would only be at $355 for the 360 + LIVE! & HDMI & $305 for a PS3 + HDMI for a $50 CHEAPER price for the PS3 and you get even LESS options for your money when you buy a 360!
Oddly enough, the Xbox 360 also lacks Linux support and PS2 backward compatibility. Those 2 features would not be a deciding factor for someone choosing between the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Nice try though. Noone is going to buy an Xbox 360 over a PS3 just because the PS3 does not play PS2 games. Noone is going to buy an Xbox 360 over a PS3 just because the PS3 does not support Linux.
Kids just want dark rooms, a crack pipe and a nudey mag. Kids cant even spell xbox these days.
replace the crack pipe with some weed and you've just made an entertaining hour
Sorry wenis, you're partly right. Kids these days want more innovative and intelligent hardware like the wii and ps3. They back off from the 360. Well they tried to play with it but then RROD. Can you hear microsoft's campaign now? "360. It only does---- oh sorry it just RROD nevermind."
Hahaha yea. I guess you need to be a big boy to be able to pick up the telephone and call up Microsoft about E74s and Red Rings for the one millionth time. And big boys need to make money to pay for their $50 online subscriptions every year. Oh and big boys also need to spend another $100 on wifi if they want that too. It seems like you big boys prefer to pay more for less. Whatever. Us "kids" have made our choice. And it seems kids have been making better choices than big boys these days. If you know what I mean.
The "big boys" that live under their mother's basement?
"PS3 is now the best platform for those who are interested in multiplatform games but don’t own a 360 or PS3, largely thanks to the PS3’s free online service, which makes Microsoft look terrible in comparison. The other elephant in the room that makes Microsoft look bad is the Red Ring of Death, which has no doubt become common knowledge to kids through simple word of mouth. Nobody wants a product that is almost guaranteed to break at some point or another, and hearing that fat kid from math class whine about how he has to wait 5 days for his Xbox to get repaired can work wonders in Sony’s favor." but dont forget the amazing ps3 exclusive n the power of b/r that n a porn friendly browser... man those kids are getting smarter every year eh.
also because of the recent ads, the PS3 has become "cool" and the console to own
PS3's browser is awesome for porn because you dont have to keep renaming files if the same name exists already. Honestly its such a great time saver, I'm porning at a much higher level than on PC. ;)
there is a downside to this -> more kids on PSN.
The PS3 offer much more, FACT. It's a great system both for children and adults. A system from which everyone can get what they want. It only does everything.
bub to you bathy...comment of the day right there lol
So what that just mean more Naruto and DragonBall Z games on sale for PS3/Wii kids.
OMG that Santa picture is funny. But yeah the PS3 is what's hot right now, and not to sound fanboyish, but it should be. The price is acceptable, and it has a great library of games. The 360 didn't have anything great this year, so they need to make a comeback in 2010.
-mom, I want a xbox 360 -but son, you say you wanted a PS3 now -yeah, but the xbox 360 got something the PS3 doesn't -and what is that? -RROD, I listen everywhere that is so popular among xbox owners /joke
kids want kiddy consoles, like the ps3 and wii. Us big boys play with a big boy console, the Xbox 360.
Triangle, File, Save Target, select Harddrive, Download in Background, repeat.
LMAO at the article picture
Except in the comments section of N4G! @Sarcasm:You just screwed up my comment
also most these kids have had more than 1 xbox already so why get another?
If the article said "Most Kids under 18 want an Xbox 360 this Holiday Season" the posts would be flaming with insults saying that little kids like the Xbox and mature people like the PS3. Figures.
well hopefully those kids getting PS3's for Christmas won't have access to mics.
lmao @ the santa flasher pic
most of them probably already own a 360 and are looking at a PS3 for this upcoming holiday. Owning both ftw, I say.
Kids don't want an XBox for XMAS because they know they'll have to get a refurbished one the next Easter.
You're right, it would mean there's more kids on psn but this is exactly the reason why im very thankful sony don't package a headset with consoles. If a headset was packed with every console like 360 does, then you would get what Live gets and have every jerk that has access to a headset talking smack and being abusive. With the ps3, you have to be interested enough in voice chat to go out and buy one. You're not just given it. If a kid is just given a headset for free, of course they're gonna abuse it, and scream and cuss and sing and be a right little crap. PSN for the most part is a very friendly place. I don't think i've ever heard anyone being racist or anything
@1.3, yeah, the "squeeker" contingent has seemingly been growing in online games. The worst is in team deathmatches where they try to bark orders. Sorry, little dogs, no one's listening...
that is true. yea. it could also be bringing alot of the xbox live company to the PSN as well which isn't always a good thing.
Why? Because they already have one and the PS3 just came down in price.
Perhaps becuase it's a health hazard? Or maybe because it just sucks.
went back to school and raised their IQ.
If anyone buys a 360 this Christmas its probably to decorate their tree with red lights ...or because its cold
That was actually very funny.
omg.. i just noticed your avatar is ulquirra or w/e from bleach. I was wondering for weeks wth is that lol and.. LOL.. thats cold lol *gets his 360* well, im warm now
lol funny stuff mate. I world needs to know the level of mediocrity the 360 imposes.
Because the kids that wanted an xbox360 already have one or are on their third one (guaranteed). Lets not forget that the 360 has always been the cheapest console for the past 2years now. Many people have been waiting for the price to drop on the ps3 and now that it's affordable, the masses are starting to compare and evaluate which offers more out of the box. The better value and investment is obviously the ps3, and anyone that tells you otherwise either enjoys: 1. mediocrity 2. has low standards 3. is a fanboy FACT!
Ya right such cold facts keep my up all night
While it might not be a fact and I'm pretty sure your not being serious saying "FACT!", (i did laugh out loud) I do agree that any objective gamer (not a fanboy) that has all the facts about each system is generally going to choose a PS3, in my opinion. Unless there's a specific game you REALLY want to play on the 360, I strongly disagree with anyone that chooses one over a PS3 at the current stage of this generation. But it's all really subjective so if you're having a blast on your 360 then that's great :) Now back to trying to get that stupid 50 online wins on brutal legend.
@ jessupj bubbles for a great/ mature and objective response. one of the few I have read today, nice to know there are still real gamers out there.
in here. Good times with either console. Better times with both. It's that simple. Why hate on someone because they chose a device which you happen to think isn't as good of a deal as another device
You forgot one: Halo (yuck)
...funny that only now, when the PS3 is getting bombarded with top-quality games and the 360's line-up has slowed to a trickle (for nearly a year), are people realizing that, hey, maybe the 360 isn't so great after all? Honestly, I never understood how the 360 got so much love. I can only assume it's some mixture of launching first, and post-9/11 patriotism. Sure, I like my 360 moderately well enough (given I've never had it die on me)... but the PS3 has always had a better line-up, support and hardware than microsoft. Granted, I didn't buy either console 'till about a year after launch... but still. With the 360 going downhill and everyone clamoring up to call windows 7 a catastrophic failure, things don't look good for microsoft. And before someone calls me a fanboy, I will say that microsoft NEEDs to stay in the game. I won't go into Apple (ulgh) but if not for microsoft, Sony's own stupidity would have killed the gaming industry years ago.
actually windows 7 is awesome... but yes, xbox 360 sucks.
Post 9/11 patriotism?? Are you joking???? The original Xbox launched shortly after 9/11, yet far more Americans supported the Japanese PS2. I've heard a lot of excuses from PS3 supporters about 360's success, but that takes the cake. 360 going downhill??? A 60% increase in sales during the same month that it's main competition re-launches with a $100 price cut. I'm sure MS doesn't mind going down that hill. The 360 is popular because of great games. A game console popular because of great games isn't too hard to understand. EDIT @ below - Only the hard drive models had a price cut. So, I guess the $199 model really isn't the most popular. After all, it's price was unchanged, yet sales still went up 60%.
I'd say the xbox 360 gets most of its love for 3 reasons. 1. It came out first this gen so many people went and bought one right away. (I know I did) 2. The price of the arcade sku, $200 for a console this gen is very appealing. 3. Halo, Halo was the biggst franchise for the original xbox so of course people are gonna buy the 360 to play the next Halo games. those are just my opinions though and from my experience and people i know they seem to be right. @soxfan "A 60% increase in sales during the same month that it's main competition re-launches with a $100 price cut. " The 360 had a price cut too so im sure that the 60% increase was in part because of that.
"The 360 had a price cut too so im sure that the 60% increase was in part because of that. " And another Halo title. We'll see the sales of october if the $50 rebate had any effect.
your like a broken record defending the 360 all the time . get it through your thick head the 360 is fizzling out its on its way out no one cares about natal its an eye toy rip off. and people are even gettin tired of teh halo i should do a survey how many of thos millions of people that bought odst and are dissappointed and ashamed they paid for an expansion. find one of the millions of gamers that bought uncharted 2 and was disappointed. wanna play a game i dont need fancy quotes to make you look stupid. last time i checked the us is the only country that matters for console sales when the 360 was outselling the ps3. the ps3 was doomed and now the 360 is last place but is the 360 doomed no according to u its doing good whatever man your nothin but a hypacrite ignorant excuse for a real gamer( baseball sucks by the way) id rather watch soccer. you are the biggest troll on this im sick of your regurgatated quotes and crap. your just spinning it no better than microsoft saying they sell the most addons thats cuz they have a million of them you have no choice but to buy them. not a good thing to brag about but you i guess you pin with what you got right. ps3 is not losing theyre lead over xbox 360. ps3 has everything people wanted. NOTHING GUNNA STOP IT FROM BEING A HUGE SUCCESS THIS CHRISTMAS 1. equal price to the 360 with a blu ray player, wifi, bluetooth, cheaper and more selection of add ons. 2. interchangeable hdd( 1tb for 200 or less) 3. it has plenty of AAA games, best looking best quality games to date. more first pary developers. 4. mulitiplats are looking more equal as developers are learning to not listen to valve and their whineing about how hard it is to program for the ps3 well guess what it may be hard but you can make games like uncharted 2 so isnt it worth it u lazy bastards. 5. slot loading drive 6. 10% failure rate. 7. free online that is one update away from being identical to xbox live. also ps3 has dedicated servers. 8. browser. 9 more compatible with multi media formats. 10 psp game downloading hub. 11.true 1080p hd native. hdmi 1.3. 12. no power brick. 13. no rrod solid quite machine. 14. games ar on blu ray not dvd so you know its gunna last longer. everyone knows newer and better technology always has the advantage. 15. uncharted 2 is only for ps3 16. demon's souls. 17. gt5, god of war 3, mag, agent. hey soxfan should i keep going or should i jusr let you hold onto the past when the 360 was on top, and everything was just peachy for you. seriously it was bound to happend sony knew it wasnt a 100 meter dash. so they paced themselves maybe they made some mistakes but they never gave up on us gamers and now look the 360 is gased out and the ps3 is just jogging by. the 360 may not be finished but it is done beating the ps3 in sales. sony may not have as deep pockets as microsoft but they do know that quality hardware is the most important once you establish that with some work and effort over time games will come and prices will drop. but as microsoft is finding garbage hardware just doesnt go away. dont be such a fool. sony knows what theyre doing and theyre doing it right right now microsoft is in panic mode, and your in spin mode.... grow up and just accept that playstation 3 only does everything except rrod....maybe if it had rrod ud worship it cuz obviously rrod is important to you cuz you sure as hell defend it a whole lot... one word for you buddy "TOOL" oh yeah and baseball sucks ufc all the way or atleast hockey.
"With the 360 going downhill and everyone clamoring up to call windows 7 a catastrophic failure, things don't look good for microsoft." The only people calling Windows 7 a catastrophic failure are Apple's marketing department (who are, make no mistake, rightfully crapping their pants right now) and wishful iTrolls. It's actually a very, very good OS and the reviews have been pretty stellar. Don't lump the ulti-fail that is Microsoft's gaming division in with their OS business, which has finally pulled its head from its rear.
I agree only the icult and apple PR are giving bad reviews i like the OS alot