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this 'console war' seems to be more important than the games themselves.. infact its starting to show.. i've seen a dozen articles like this with "Wii" or "PS3" tagged to them. It never ends.. and the fact that there are so many 'fanboys' defending each consoles means that everyone is happy with what they've got. So why dont we just get on with the gaming, yes?
I agree. I've had so much people telling me that X360 has much better games or Wii will provide the most fun, but all I want is to play MGS4, GT5, and SOCOM. Besides, I have my PC if I want X360-like games and a range of controllers.

Best part is that people argue which game looks better on which system, like Assassin's Creed. Non-exclusives usually come out on PC also so I'll take that.
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post #32 of 95
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Because you have kids getting old enough to afford one on their own. My step sister just got her PS2 this past christmas. It's cheap and there's lots of games for it.
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Because the current consoles are not stable(as in which will be better or have more games) yet and they still cost way too much. Why did DVD sell more when HDDVD was in a war with Blu-ray? Why is DVD still selling more than Blu-ray? Because the current format is not stable and of course, the price.

I remember getting every console after price drops last generation. There has yet to be a major price drop this generation. These prices are still launch prices. As soon as they drop the prices, the current consoles will appeal to more casual gamers and PS2 sales will decline.
So then the consoles DO have upwards of 10 year life cycles.
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post #33 of 95
Does anyone really care anymore anyways.
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post #34 of 95
Who cares, it's software/games that decides which console is better. It's all marketing, they find somewhat creditable people to make statements like these to change the minds of the simple minded into believing whatever they want you to believe.

It's no different from diet pill companies that look for celebrities to advertise for their product, they just want to get you to believe that it's true.
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So then the consoles DO have upwards of 10 year life cycles.
Only if you consider the first two years where not many good games are out for it "life".
Not bad at all...
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I just did understand why people get so upset over the console "war." It's just isn't something worth defending. I'll admit i'm a Nintendo fanboy, i think they produce the best games in the world. That doesn't stop me from owning my 360. I would like to get the PS3 if the price wasn't so high and I didn't hate the controllers.

Over the years i've owned a NES, SNES, Genesis, PS1, N64, Xbox, Gamecube, PS2, 360, and a Wii. You know what having some of everything has gotten me, more fun. I know I was lucky to afford all of these, but I believe I have had more fun then the idiot who won't buy one brand out of pure spite.
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So then the consoles DO have upwards of 10 year life cycles.
Well that's like saying the 9600 from ATi is still alive and well because people buy them.
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post #38 of 95
There is no console war this time round. Its just an orgy of win on all sides.
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Xbox live is clearly dominant,range of games on 360 clearly dominant, community size etc etc.
PS3 is a good option if you want a more media centre type device and are really into movies or an exclusive sony title.
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Only if you consider the first two years where not many good games are out for it "life".
This is a great point. If mindless gamers were not so caught up in graphics they likely wouldn't buy a new console until at least 8 months into its cycle. At 8 months old, a new console will likely have a handful (possibly fewer) "must have" titles. Their predecessors, on the other hand, have dozens and dozens of grade A titles by the time the "next-generation" nears.

This is the exact reason that I don't buy into the "next-generation" hoopla.

"I can get a PS2 with 200 must play games (PSOne games included), or I can buy a PS3 with 2 games and some broken ass backwards compatibility"
    
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