console wars have been raging for years and will continue to be
fought as long as there are multiple consoles available to the
public. The lead in sales has been traded amongst the big three
consoles including the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3.The latest
figures are in from NPD for February 2010. According to the
numbers, the Xbox 360 was the best selling console for the month,
outselling both the Wii and the PS3.The month was bad for the
industry as a whole with sales down 15% overall compared to February
of 2009. Microsoft moved 422,000 Xbox 360s during the month while
Nintendo moved 397,900 Wii consoles. Sony sold 360,100 PS3
consoles during the month and moved 101,900 PS2s in
February.Nintendo's DS ruled the portable gaming market
selling 613,200 units compared to a meager 133,400 PSPs sold for the
month. The top game title for February was Bioshock
moving 750,000 copies across all platforms with the Xbox 360 version
selling the most copies at 562,900 units. The Wii title
Super Mario Bros.
took second with a close 555,600 copies sold. The few PS3 games
making the top ten list for February were Dante's
Inferno: Divine Edition at
eighth place with 242,500 copies and Heavy
tenth at 219,300 copies sold. Call
of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
is still selling very well in the third spot with 314,300 copies sold
on the Xbox 360 and in sixth as well with 252,800 sold for the PS3.
of the game consoles have been expanding
their capabilities over the last few months to appeal to
more than the gamer crowd. Sony aimed for broad appeal from the start
with the PS3 by adding the Blu-ray player and creating what is
arguably one of the best Blu-ray players on the market. The big
benefit of the PS3 is that Sony has continually added new updates and
features to the machine like upscaling and a 3D update for the PS3 is
coming this year making PS3 owners one of the few groups that won’t
have to buy new hardware to enjoy 3D Blu-ray films.Sony is
also looking to improve how games operate and look by reducing the
size of the OS used on the PS3. A recent size reduction for the OS
gave developers 70MB of additional memory to work with. Extra memory
is nice, but developers said 70MB wouldn’t make a huge difference
in game quality.
quote: anyone who thinks microsoft did the right thing because they wanted to support their customers is delusional.
quote: before the media blitz, microsoft was denying replacements or repairs on RROD'd systems.
quote: I'd say it's a safe bet that, if the problems weren't as well known as they are today, microsoft would've ignored it.
quote: Implementing a better motherboard layout and extra plastic in the DVD drive would seem to be a better decision than forecasting a 1B replacement initiative, so I doubt they were predicting such a massive scale of console failures.
quote: Actually, before the RROD fiasco they did not offer replacements to your machine out of warranty, which was only about a year at the time.
quote: Imagine if the PC game market was this factionalized
quote: as my PC has surpassed current-gen console technology from nearly their start
quote: I just prefer gaming on consoles
quote: Everyone always has to declare a winner, but as long as none of the three lose big time, it doesn't matter.
quote: I think you have to buy a separate Blu-Ray drive for the 360, though, so the PS3 has the advantage there.
quote: Seriously look a Final Fantasy. The XBOX version is substantially scaled down graphically because of space limitations.
quote: Space really isn't a problem. The plain fact is that pressing a BD will cost the publisher more than pressing a DVD9.
quote: Obviously, this hasn't stopped them from releasing games on PS3, though.
quote: I guess we will have to assume that the $60 price tag more than makes up for the cost of a BD.
quote: So what was your point again? That Xbox users should be happy to be using DVD9 because it saves the publisher another $1 when they sell the disc?
quote: Most multi discs can now be copied onto the XBox360 HD (Fallout 3 and the expansion disc, for example.
quote: And about Star Wars, that's not the PS3's fault it fully capable.
quote: you're dumb.
quote: If I hand a peanut butter sandwich to your mom after our loving making session but she doesn't like it does it make the sandwich less of a sandwich......
quote: Now, developers whine and complain that they have to do symmetrical SPE coding instead of having a simplified API do everything for them.
quote: Yeah, yeah, we know, RPGs suck up alot of space & they had to trim Final Fantasy cause of space. devs will just have to release these games which have been space hoggers since the CD came out on multiple DVds for the console, but to say the console dieing is ridiculous.
quote: And as far as Developers go, it has been said PS3 is harder to work with but even VALVE who swore not to work with PS3 is crossing the road and getting on board. So what does that tell you.
quote: You ever wonder why first party titles look so amazing on the PS3? Because they are not limited like multi-platform titles because of the XBOX. CASE IN POINT (listen carefully) Final Fantasy XIII. Go read some reviews.
quote: Who gives a shit about ease of programming?
quote: Honestly my point it that XBOX is on its way out, and that will been seen by the end of this year. You can see it now.
quote: You are both cheap bastards. Should took the two and made one "ok" computer.
quote: Your brain is very small isn't it. You ever wonder why first party titles look so amazing on the PS3? Because they are not limited like multi-platform titles because of the XBOX. CASE IN POINT (listen carefully) Final Fantasy XIII. Go read some reviews.
quote: XBOX is just not up to par. I am arguing with facts. Technologically it surpasses the XBOX and I haven't had to buy one piece of hardware since it launched...unlike XBOX owners...
quote: Any time I ask someone what they game on and they say XBOX my response is always,Why? I swear 90% of the time its a excuse of justification. "Oh it was cheaper"; " I got it for a Christmas Gift"; "My friend said it was good"; "It was the only gaming system out"; "I really love Halo."What sucks about this is that 90% of the general pop are followers, un-inspired drones, and conformist.
quote: Besides, the PS3's Blu-Ray capabilities are as good as any cheap player, so why get one limited device when you can get a multimedia powerhouse at a similar price?
quote: Between the lowwer price, $199, and ability to stream Netflix and other other programs the Xbox hits on many areas where people can afford it and use it for many other areas. PS3 has the netflix and other stuff covered but at a higher price and the WII is not a good media center like the PS3/Xbox.
quote: I have a launch PS3. Never broke
quote: It just makes you as inept at making a sandwich as you are at grammar, spelling, or crafting a coherent, salient argument. Or maybe you're just really lousy in bed.
quote: quote: I have a launch PS3. Never broke Ah, I note that you managed to avoid downloading the bungled firmware! Good job. Unless you meant "never broke by anyone but Sony".
quote: His party is doing their best to keep Sony and Nintendo out of the country as it is. Obama's liberalist bed buddies have anew plan for America, and our playtime is a big part of it.
quote: In conclusion: Screw this crap. You will not will against these guys!
quote: THEY DON'T EVEN NEED FACTS to support their arguments!
quote: That's pretty ironic coming from you that just in an earlier post suggested that facts where irrelevant because someone might discredit them. But it's true there are a lot of Grammar police and so on, and appearently everything is Obama's fault.