GB writes: "We take a deep look at what Sony offered this year and why they were actually crowned the King of 2009."
The PS3 dominated 2009 for several reasons. For one, it had a large number of AAA games throughout the ENTIRE year, not just at the end. For two, it had AAA games in SEVERAL genres, not just a few. For three, the other two consoles really didn't deliver much. At the beginning of the year, everyone was talking about Killzone 2 (and sports fans were talking about The Show). In the middle of the year, everyone was talking about inFamous. At the end of the year, everyone is talking about Uncharted 2 and Demon's Souls (while other great games like R&C: Crack in Time are quietly being enjoyed in the background).
dont say that some ppl will be mad from u,U know the ppl who like the word >sales< Any way it was a great gaming year especially for ps3.
Yes, just like PS3 dominated in the games department last year they dominated in both games AND sales (compared to 360) this year and will do so again next year.
That's a strong word. For something to dominate they need to take over software, sales, better multiplatforms, etc. The PS3 still flexed it muscles and ran over the 360 in terms of first party games, but the 360 still dominated software sales. The PS3 had better hardware sales (if I'm not mistaken) but the 360 is still leading. Don't forget 2009 isn't over. The PS3 still has one trick up its sleeve and that trick is known as Final Fantasy 13... in Japan. And in terms of multiplatforms, they were pretty even with exclusive Joker content in games like AA. 2009 definitely belonged to the PS3 but it didn't "Dominate" everything, just first party games. And I wouldn't say they "Dominated" hardware sales, but they sure as hell outsold the 360 in most cases. 2010 is going to be a much tighter race with the PS3 going full momentum.
The 360 is leading ONLY becuase of the 1 year head start that everyone seems to forget about.
what i AM sure of is that Sony won M$ in nearly everything this year.
2009 was the year Nintendo dominated...again
I find that Sony did a hell of a lot better than Microsoft this year. Technically, Nintendo "dominated", but in terms of overall software quality, I'd give it to the Playstation 3, even though I'm surprisingly playing the Wii a lot more lately due to NSMBW. Also considering the fact that I purchased my MGS4 80GB model in January this year and already have 18 exclusives for it, yes... my vote easily goes to the PS3. My GotY is probably Demon's Souls, if that says anything.
Always about the sales.
You're talking in terms of console sales when it should be in terms of games. The PS3 did very well with all the games that came out this year. That's not to say that the 360 and the Wii did badly but still, imo I think the PS3 came up on top.
I'd say it was... but then again neither the 360 or PS3 put out any titles that are a must have for me. This year stunk of mediocrity (bring on the mandatory list of crappy titles by ps3 fanboys). Killzone 2 was the closest thing to a must have title for me but after playing it...I was sorely disappointed. It was not the graphics/gameplay powerhouse the n4g fanboys would have you believe.
For the author to even question this, means he is a fake gamer. He needs to deal with reality. And reality is that PS3 is dominating on all fronts.
@GWAVE I'm giving you bubbles every time I see your nickname but the haters...
but for what it is - a "gaming machine", the PS3 has done an incredible job in 2009 with the slew of great games throughout 2009! I think it's safe to say that the PS3 has done better than the 360 this year. here's hoping for a greater year next year for all gamers and it's looking very very good too already! @GWAVE dude, your bubbles were devoured! here's some!
Not a chance. The 360 had way awesome games like forza and halo wars and also ODST!
You forgot /sarcasm
And the PS3 had UC2, Demon's Souls, GoW Collection, Infamous, R&C, and also Killzone 2!
ONLY forza and halo wars and also ODST...cause that was it kinda....whoops, ninja blade my mistake. 09 there was no argument...BUT its almost over..Next year will at least be a fairer fight..My bets on sony again *obviously* with the variety and quality again making the difference but like i said it will be a battle next year....It might actually be a year which is decided by numbers of exclusives as both teams lockers seem to have quality in them
You forgot MLB 09.
Yep, dominating in flops, thats for sure!
Fail in every way yep yep xD its really funny when u guyz deny something that is right in front of u , and it actually is slappin u on the face. but u still dont realize well i guess thts what mental institutions are for :D now u go have a good life of denial chap ;)
right, go cry your 360 has no games. lol best xbox game was a multiplatform epic fail.
by flops you mean flopza,galo odst, galo wars and section 8 and ninja blade..oh ok i see where you coming from..it was ps3s year cause we dominated from beginning to end starting with kz2 and ending with uncharted 2 and ff in japan.. ps3 destroyed 360 this year from games to hardware...rocco you must be the most butt hurt bot here cause your always 1st to bash ps3 on every ps3 ariticle..your just mad cause uncharted 2 won goty and ps3 outsold 360 all year long world wide...lmao keep crying beeoch
Stoked Section 8 Failo Wars Ninja Blade Velvet Assassin Race Pro That's more flops in a single year from the 360 than the total amount of flops on the PS3 since it launcehd LOL
WAY to be DELUSIONAL kid, flops? stop lying to yourself you little blinded xboy baby
both platforms had 12 games sell 1mil+. Both consoles had 3 exclusives, ODST sold the most followed by KZ2 & UC2. Averaged over the 12 games, 360 was an average of 2.5 and the PS3 was 2.1 (put in another post yesterday) the reason why the 360 average higher was because of the high selling MW2 & ODST. EDIT: Infernal was another great 360 exclusive
I wouldn't say Dominated but took the year over the 360. Both were beat by the Wii but that was expected. The amount of TOTAL EXCLUSIVES on the ps3 ver 360 this year was just overwhelmingly in favor of the Ps3. The amount of Content Lost (Games or DLC) Was once again overwhelmingly on the PS3s side. Anyone who disagrees Ninja Gaiden2/Sigma2 Tales of Vesperia Star Ocean IV Fallout3 DLC Those 4 right there were BIG bombshells that made quiet a few people take notice that timed Exclusives sell better then multiplats.
It had the most games, the best games, and sold a lot of hardware. PSN improved by leaps and bounds too. A great year for Sony overall.
Of course it freakin dominated. It seperated itself to be the premiere console to have with blurays success and high quality videogames not possible or available on any other system including pc. are you kidding me? What kind of gamer would deny this? 1 who is undergage, no hd tv & very poor. Do they even count?
"What kind of gamer would deny this? 1 who is undergage, no hd tv & very poor. Do they even count?" You just came off as an ignorant kid. People who ONLY have Wii's will say the Wii dominated. People who ONLY have 360s will say the the 360 dominated. People who ONLY have PS3's will say the PS3 dominated. Its all the same really. Only games DOMINATE and the two games that dominated this year were FOR ME, Uncharted 2 and Modern Warfare 2. Uncharted 2 revolutionized cinematic gaming and Modern Warfare 2 elevated the popularity of gaming to new heights.
how could it be PS3s year if game slike dmons souls, Ratchet & Clank, God of War collection reached 300k sales?? Means one of 100 PS3 owners bought a copy.. thats a flop! Dont mention games pls which didnt even sell, lol! Asassins Creed 2 owned uncharted2 on the PS3 in just 2 weeks!! Thats so damn sad.. looks like also the PS3droids prefer multiplattform games!
since its all about sales with you forza was a flop right..i dont care if uncharted sold 1 copy it was goty and looked better than anything ever on 3fixme..you bots are idiots and only talk about sales cause thats all you guys have left.. if halo never came out and gears was your only game i would like to see what ya bots would talk about,,gears sold what 5 mill at most..mgs4 is getting to that 5 mill soon.. you bots act like every game on 360 sells in the 10 mill like the overhyped and over rated galo games...its 1 game in the 10 mill mark and 1 game in the 5 mill mark and every other game in the 2 millions just like ps3 which will soon change with games like ff13 which already sold 1mill and gt5 gow3 when at least 2 games on 360 sell in the 10 millions than talk but for now stfu cuz its 1 game that lil girls go crazy over cause nothing else on 360 is there to play...so relax fangirls..im out
and oh demon souls only limited copies were printed and it would not have released in US in the first place, Atlus is pleased. God of war collection is not even a proper game it is 40$ for people who havent played the previous games. There were tons of PS3 games released in 2009 and most of the multiplatforms did better on PS3, Do you realize how many games PS3 owners played. Most of them are high rated in metacritic, do you care about that or sales dumbass?
I love how Rocco fails to mention all the 360 flops such as Ninja Blade and Section 8. Guess bots can only count on multi-platform games since the exclusives are such garbage.
pls give it a rest alright , i would like someone to explain to me what sales are doing for u ?? seriosuly its beyond me ow and @katrik have a bubble for the display Watson is the best ;)
What AAA exclusives does the 360 has this year? Forza3? O wait, according to the bots it's a flop because it failed in sales.
"-cuz teh salez of a game is more important than teh game itselfz2 lol @ you guy salez =/= QUALITY and QUALITY > salez "-but...but... teh Haloez......" Pathetic
Of course the PS3 dominated 09. Xbox owners had to wait until October for a descent game.
@dustgavin hm. compared to the fandroids, the xbox fanboys never mentioned or hyped games like Ninja Blade or Section8! Or didi you ever seen something like a hype for these games from a 360 fanboy?? NEVER! While pS3tards HYPE every damn game they get... thats the difference. Now go back and watch some Blu Ray Movies. You owned yourself hard! EDIT: Sales are doing that game slike RE5, Tekken, FF series and many more come to the xbox 360 console. YOu think that they will EVER be a next demons souls? never! Just look on insomniac they already said, that there wont be a new R&C for some years.. they gonna make a new franchise for other plattforms... i dont say for the 360, it could also be for the PC/ Wii, handheldsl.. but we all know where money is born.. only on the xbox360!
They were hyping their games from the moment they were announced. I asked them recently to show me a post where ANYONE said that Forza 3 would be a blockbuster seller and outsell Gran Turismo 5 and they failed. They make stuff up as they go along. FLOPZA! FLOPZA! Hilarious. It sold GREAT for a racer. Unlike PS3, we understand that racing games are niche titles and don't hang our hats on them. And 2009 was CONCEDED to PS3. They didn't win JACK. Microsoft intentionally held back titles to bombard 2010 with hits. And Sony STILL managed to screw it up. Exclusives undersold. Outsold and outplayed by multiplats. PSN is still a ghost town. And their exclusives get LITTLE play online from their own fanbase. And reading the article, I love how they inflated the "Year of the PS3" with multiplats. HILARIOUS. 2009 sucked. The entire industry has admitted to it. But PS3 Supporters need something to claim. It's been a rough road since launch. So let them have it... "HOORAY PS3! WAY TO GO! 2009 IS YOURS! YOU ROCK!" Oh wait... NO ONE CARES. Boy, the PS3 couldn't score in a whorehouse.
No one can read your pointless wall of text. Not that anyone would if they could but you fail again.
that alone pretty much dominated this year.
Fat Princess also came out this year
Fat Princess and Shadow Complex pretty much cancel each other out
in terms of hardware/software sales no.
explain why u said no about hardware sales!!
to the xbox 360 fans, the one year head start doesn't count. They don't want to compare the same time frame of release because they will loose all argument.
i will have to say no, the big N continues to crush everyone.
PS3 is KING of AAA. :)
PS3 heavy hitters are coming in 2010. Also Sony has 21 first party studios with tons of games in development. You guys i am sorry to say basically dont have any clue about what you are talking about, PS3 clearly DOMINATED 2009, with the best exclusives, and oh demon souls was only for japan it was just released in US because of the demand. Sony knew the importance of first party studios since a this gen games have big budgets, microsoft is in big trouble in 2010 with not much games and most of them are on PC.
the comment PS3 couldnt score in a whorehouse clearly means that you are a small kid with an xbox360 with basically no clue about the PS3. I feel sorry for you man, I wish you guys could experience good games. AND WHO SAID NO ONE CARES. THE MAIN FORCE BEHIND SONY IS THE SONY FANBASE, We can make even the biggest site fall. you xbots are nothing.
it dominated my wallet, that's for damn sure.
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No sh*t. Only retarded bots will think otherwise. UC2 96 metacritic nuff said. Take your sales and shove it because it's meaningless.
How much assurance does a fanboy need?
Sony obviously dominated 2009 and you can tell by the behavior of the bots. Last year some of them still said "teh PS3 haz no gamez!!" That claim has been silenced and now its on to sales. They can't counter the PS3's exclusive library because deep down they know it is superior.
2009 definitely was the year of the PS3. 2010 will be a very interesting year, there will lots of great games for PS3 and Xbox 360. Plus, every console will have motion controllers next year.
I cant believe 2009's already almost over and some people still think the PS3 is doomed.
Dominate, no. Improve, yes
of course it dominated..in terms of 1st party original games.and it made some progress in the developement of the console. but it didnt dominate in any other way.it didnt dominate in 3rd party games.it didnt dominate in console developement.it still fails to shift games.and is still playing catch up to the xbox. in short the only thing the ps3 dominates in is the grphics department.but thats a given anyway. did we hear the hype?nope! all i heard in 2009 about the ps3 was..my ps3 died!i got YLOD!my blu-ray drive failed.damn only 1 year warranty.DAMNNNN £125 TO REPAIR IT!!!! OH and b bu but but god of war!!
A lot of people keep saying not software sales, we already know the PS3 will beat the 360 in hardware sales this year. But game developers have said that Sony has made them more money than M$ this year as well. Stop the hating. Electronic Arts, which dubbed itself the number one publisher in North America and Europe in the quarter ended June 30, generated net revenues of $161 million from Wii software during the three month period, making the platform the most lucrative for the company. Interestingly, the publisher saw a far greater return on PS3 software than it did on Xbox 360 games. The platforms generated $121 million and $73 million, down 25 per cent and 46 per cent year-over-year respectively. PSP revenues topped those brought in by DS, as games for Sony’s platform raked in $38 million compared to $28 million from those for Nintendo’s handheld. North America once again accounted for the majority of the publisher’s revenues. The region produced $343 million of revenues, compared with $258 million from Europe and $43 million from Asia. For the first quarter of its financial year, EA reported an increase in losses and a decline in revenues, but the company still managed to beat analysts’ expectation.
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