A Generation With No Winner: The Truth About The Console Wars

Geek Revolt writes "Looking at the current line-up of consoles, there’s no clear winner. Each console has had it’s success and failures, this generation is like one we’ve never seen before. Sales don’t equal instant victory; third-party exclusives are a dying breed, and first party exclusives, while great—aren’t enough to make one console stand above the rest. In this article I’ll explain in-depth why I’ve come to this conclusion."

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tdogchristy902986d ago

Nice read. Gave valid points on all three consoles without being bias.

Dark_Charizard2985d ago

Sales - Wii
Overall software library - PS3
Exclusives - Wii
Raw power - PS3
Online - Xbox 360

Claudinho692984d ago (Edited 2984d ago )

mgs4, gt5, kz, uncharted,infamous, gow, resistance, heavy rain, last guardian, agent

DeeZee2984d ago

Yeah, the Wii might have more exclusives only because Xbox 360 and PS3 games won't run on it. So that's not really a good thing in my book.

Godmars2902984d ago

Pretty sure most people will give Library to the 360. Even if they aren't of high quality and really just spewed out to give the 360's library numbers.

LOGICWINS2984d ago

@Godmars290- Wouldn't most people say that the DS has the best library since it's the most owned gaming console next to the PC?

malamdra2984d ago (Edited 2984d ago )

wow, this guy knows the Truth

maybe he can also tell us which is the right religion and who killed Kennedy

but IMO, PS3 is head and shouders above the 360 in any relevant area:

-quantity of exclusives
-quality of exclusives
-more reliable hardware
-free online
-wi fi in all models
-HDD in all models
-blu ray player

the areas in which the 360 is ahead are IMO irrelevant:

-you need at least a 46 inch TV to notice any of the small graphical differences on multiplats (except in very few cases like Bayonetta where the gap is noticeable) and even if you notice the differences they're minor and don't affect the enjoyment in any way

-social gaming is a relative term because you play online on the PS3 just fine, you can play with your friends with no problems, the extra features that you get on 360 are nice but not really make much of a difference

Dark_Charizard2984d ago (Edited 2984d ago )

KZ3 and GT5 were massive let downs. Resistance 1&2 are mediocre shooters at best. Heavy rain is not a game. Last guardian & Agent are not even released yet!

MGS4 is a true masterpiece of this generation. Uncharted 2 and God of War III are really great games. Uncharted 1, not so much. SOCOM games aren't fun at all. Infamous is really awesome though, and I can't wait for the sequel!

You also forgot the LBP games, both which I like very much.

Even with all these, Wii still has the better exclusives in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I own both, and overall the PS3 does have a better library of games. But when it comes to exclusives, Wii > PS3.

Here are the platform exclusives I'm looking forward to most this year:-
1. Kirby Adventure
2. Xenoblade
3. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
4. Uncharted 3
5. Dragon Quest X
6. The Last Guardian
7. The Last Story
8. Pikmin 3
9. Yakuza 4

Let's see how Twisted Metal & Pandora's Tower shape up... Maybe I'll buy those too :P

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Godmars2902984d ago (Edited 2984d ago )

I'm saying that between the three, the Wii, PS3 and 360, that the 360 had the most games at and around its launch.

That these games were of low quality, were made just so MS could say they had the most games, is besides the point.

That's the thing about this console "war:" MS has pretty much been about style over substance. Of matching PR points rather than actual product where Sony's been trying to prove the PS3 and the move to HD.

As for Nintendo, they're still in SD era. Dodged a bullet in doing so, can improve on graphic as well as gameplay tricks that maybe should have been exploited before a move to HD, but then they squandered by attaching the gimmick that is the motion control.

Oner2984d ago (Edited 2984d ago )

Dark_Charizard said ~

"KZ3 and GT5 were massive let downs." <-- To YOU they were

"Resistance 1&2 are mediocre shooters at best." <-- To YOU they were

"Heavy rain is not a game." <-- To YOU it isn't

Yet ALL of the games YOU listed have offered something more than what their competitors did. Ranging from ~

R1 40 Players, Weapon Wheel and a strong Storyline
R2 60 Players & MASSIVE scale fights
KZ3 amazing visuals, 3D & Move capability
GT5 more vehicles on track, insanely accurate tracks and amazing visuals
Heavy Rain an incredible storyline, impressive visuals and a game that has won awards for it's innovativeness plus not being "just another basic genre" cookie cutter game

Just because YOU believe those things about these games does not make them that. Not at all.

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DeeZee2985d ago

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I feel like this generation has been almost impossible to call. But that's not exactly a bad thing, everyones doing well.

ArmrdChaos2984d ago

Only your zealot corporate cheerleaders get their skirts in a bind over this. They find it necessary to declare absolute winners, because by proxy they feel they are a winner. And thus the they end up being the biggest losers.

DeeZee2984d ago

Makes sense, an absolute winner isn't a must as long as everyone's doing well and can stay in business.

coryok2985d ago

though i think sony did really well with their console, reaching x360 sales with a years disadvantage and a bad start, i do agree, there hasnt been much of a winner, all consoles are lacking.

Claudinho692984d ago

all consoles are doing good

DeeZee2984d ago

You could add LittleBigPlanet 2 to your PS3 exclusive list. That's probably one of my favorite games on the PS3. But Microsoft has some good exclusives too.

Claudinho692984d ago

ya is just too much for my lil head to remember right away :)

NYC_Gamer2984d ago

like it or not the big 3 are here to stay

Simco8762984d ago

One day, you will be able to play with your friends online even if they don't have the same console as you. This would be fantastic.

Aarix2984d ago

Not really, Imagine all the hate in comments going straight to voice chat.

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