Analysts: PS3 to win current-generation console war

By Matthew
Mar 8, 2010
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  1. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello...

    sorry i know with the last post being long, i shouldn't come back for more, yet there's one thing not to forget here: The PC cannot be considered in a next-gen console war, why!?

    The PC isn't just a gaming machine, some consoles try to be like a PC but a PC is more than just a blu-ray drive (it can also copy LOL), it is more than a limited by GFX/Sound machine, it is the one really doing everything.

    The PS3 is what comes closer in terms of functionality & has 'true PS3 AAA Exclusives"

    The Xbox360 is the one that comes near with "Shared Exclusive titles"

    The WII comes next as a fun, gaming spirit & milking old franchise.

    The PC is the master of it all, but piracy kills it.

    I really want LAN games back :(

    For PS3 vs Xbox360 Online play, i'm sorry i can't really compare for never tried XBLA, but i don't see why some would say that it's bad on the PS3, Come ON, even on a 512K ADSL connexion i can play online with a few to no lag at all! Have anyone checked the PS Store lately !?

    As for games themselves, they are what will move a system, 2009 was SONY's year & with what's coming in 2010 i'm sure it will help boost the sale with or without 3D or Arc.

    If someone has the money for a PC, go for it, but if you also want to buy a console, choose in function of which game you want. If you want Gears of War (3rd party, may one day be no more MS Exclusive - most Xbox hits are like that) go for an Xbox360, if you want God of War, you have no choice but to go Playstation.

    cheers!
  2. z71kris

    z71kris Newcomer, in training Posts: 20

    makes sense to me, I have always hated the xbox controller....like said before, the Wii is more a family fun, or party system, not really a gamers system..
  3. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 138

    The PS3 is an entertainment center.

    The 360 is a videogame system with great online capabilities

    The Wii is a videogame system for those who want a more interactive experience.

    Take your pick.
  4. jon124597

    jon124597 Newcomer, in training

    PS3 definitely has a lot of room for growth. However, the Xbox LIVE system has been pretty successful for Microsoft. Not to mention that there is a lot of room for integration with Windows 7, along with their new mobile OS and Zune OS. that will be coming soon.

    Online multiplayer is where it's at. If Sony worked on their multiplayer environment to be on par with Xbox LIVE (which is hard to keep up with and work on since they aren't charging a fee for it) then they would see more growth.
  5. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 842   +11

    I have to agree 100% there. I have a PC, Wii, and just recently got a PS3. Between even just the PC and PS3 I can play just about any game I want to. Most of the games that are XBox360 only are games I don't want to play anyways(sports and racing), or games that given a bit of patients will come out on the PC and I can run them on there.

    I will admit that the PS3 has a higher price tag, but I think you get a lot better & more reliable gaming and entertainment system.

    Only gripe I have about the PS3 is why oh why did sony have to yank the backwards compatibility :(
  6. woodnutz78

    woodnutz78 Newcomer, in training

    First off, yes I know everything, and how dare you question me!?!?! That's Mister Captain Knots to you! Anyhow...

    I do have a PS3, but I haven't ever had a situation where it took hours to download/install an update to a game. Maybe I've just been lucky. As far as the online experience, I don't have anything to compare it to, so no gripes from that end - it's been nothing but Modern Warfare 2 for quite a while now. Also, if it's free, it's for me! I will say that PS Home is one of the more retarded things I've seen, though. All that said, I'm more than pleased with the PS3 and how it runs everything (with the exception of the leap year crap a week ago). And for the record, I can see a difference between DVD and Bluray resolution.
  7. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 182

    I like the ps3 for the simple fact that it functions as a home theatre system. Blu-ray player, media streaming, online capabilities, are all functions that are different from just a stand alone gaming console. As for a gaming console, I much prefer the PC.
  8. ourboyblue

    ourboyblue Newcomer, in training Posts: 19

    I'm a PC gamer, but I think we're losing site of the topic. PS3 beat out xbox and wii. Good job PS3. I don't own a PS3 (yet) or an xbox (ever), but I like that PS3 held out over the M$ domination machine.
  9. thebluemeaner

    thebluemeaner Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    Its the story of ps2 all over again, people bash on it, developers complain about it, but years later its the best console of all time.
  10. Kovach

    Kovach Newcomer, in training Posts: 44

    I must disagree with you, because I think console are made for games, and that is what you use it for. PC is all-in-one and at the end it's for gaming too! But not just a gaming platform...
  11. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 Newcomer, in training Posts: 58

    PS3 would win if they dropped prices and improved their online market
  12. I have a ps3, X-box 360 and a gaming computer. I found it hard to justify making upgrades to my computer just to get the latest games running perfectly the way I want it. The last game I played on the computer was 2 years ago. Lately I been switching back and forth buying video games for the ps3 and 360 at the expense of playing computer games.
  13. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior Newcomer, in training Posts: 149

    I am and always will be a PC gamer at heart. But I've owned both a 360 and a PS3 over the past few years (sadly I no longer have either) and I gotta say, the PS3 blew the 360 out of the water. The only thing I didn't like about the PS3 was the load times. But the USB ports and built in wireless adapter card rocked my world.
     
  14. Fotis

    Fotis Newcomer, in training

    PS3 is by far the best console in my opinion. I don't believe that programmers have exploit the majority of capabilities of the machine. For example, no game so far exploits 1080p of an HD screen. The only thing that I don't know is the RAM that PS3 has as a machine and if it's enough for future games.
  15. The ps3 has 256 MB system and 256 MB video
  16. mv670

    mv670 Newcomer, in training Posts: 75

    PS3 wont win, I see Nintendo and Microsoft dueling it out til the end.
  17. UT66

    UT66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 144

    HA- HA- HA THIS FANALIST ARE SO FUNNY THE PS3 IS ONE BIG FAILURE GUESS WHAT? ALL YOUR PREDICTIONS WERE WRONG, DEAL WITH IT!
  18. David Mercer also predicts the NBN as a brilliant idea. Says a lot,
  19. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TechSpot Guru Posts: 572   +37

    I kinda doubt it. I really don't see the PS3 gaining THAT much momentum before generation's end.

    At least we all know that the PC wins the video game war.
  20. shoeseat

    shoeseat TechSpot Member Posts: 93

    ya it may happen unless nintendo and microsoft comes up with their next gen consoles but that's unlikely as both will be planning next consoles after 2/3 years.And if PS3 does the same then it won't be the winner this gen.
  21. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    so funny that each time there is Playstation 3 in a title, we faces a lot of fanboyism (should be added to the dictionary LOL) & not so 'intelligent' or 'objective' comments. I could have been a fanboy myself & would like to send you all my apologies if appeared so.

    The PS3 may not win the next-gen battle, but with all it has & can do (It can ONLY Do Everything...) i don't feel it will be a failure, let's check out other Techspot posts about it ...

    G-oO^D:

    http://www.techspot.com/news/38175-playstation-network-gets-hd-films-from-six-major-studios.html

    http://www.techspot.com/news/37897-3d-gaming-coming-to-playstation-3-this-summer.html

    http://www.techspot.com/news/26045-sony-confirms-playstation-3-price-drop.html

    B-aaa-D!:

    http://www.techspot.com/news/38051-playstation-3-owners-hit-by-major-psn-outage.html

    http://www.techspot.com/news/37703-iphone-jailbreaker-george-hotz-hacks-playstation-3.html

    http://www.techspot.com/news/37646-sony-delays-playstation-3-motion-controller.html

    Still if you look at all these closely, you'll see that even the BAD, aren't so bad at all & SONY seem to have work well with this generation.

    My 2 cts to some questions here...

    1 - There is ONLY a difference in resolution between DVD & Blu-ray if you are using an HDTV, still i'm not sure that Blu-ray plays in SD.

    2 - The PS3 is able to play games like UC2 with no lag & can still go further, so if all games just look like UC2, HR or GOW3 for the next 10 years, won't be a bad thing at all!

    3 - PSN is free but it works, & it works really fine! So i don't believe in you get what you pay for! Sorry!

    4 - PS3 Exclusives are 'True Exclusives' & some MMO are ONLY shared with the PC (e.g.: DC Universe / free realm)

    5 - Multiplats games used to be slightly inferior (most of the time unnoticeable though) than on other platforms, but when we see what 1st party or 3rd party with exclusive can do with the beast, i would only say that the former multiplats were either bad ports or show the laziness or lack of knowledge of the developers.

    6 - I'm sorry, but only those who never tried a PS3, real Xbox fanboys or some 'not so intelligent' would see the PS3 as a failure, it may not be a winner either, but that doesn't make it bad!

    7 - Let's forget that we can change the HDD for bigger capacity, not all games need an install or a take 10 minutes for installation, that updates are good for games, that it plays divx, dvds, mp3 & wma, most video formats, oh yes blu-rays. let put aside that the PSN is free, there will be more service in a paid form that will certainly be worth it, that 3D is possible on the PS3 via a FW update, that most developers are now longing to release PS3 versions & even want to make it the base system, we can also not care that PS3 exclusive games are wonderful & we can easily list a 10-20+ list, try it with other platforms, we can also say OK, the PS3 says it does everything.... like the best platform, i.e the PC ...

    PS HOME may not be appealing to you, but it is to me & a lot more, just check out how crowded it is sometimes, the free demos & great PSN exclusives are so cheap & yet so fun, but what i mostly like with SONY's console is PS Life, at least, even if just to be hypocrite, the machine can also be used to help save life & just for that i'm happy i'm a PC + PS3 gamer!

    to this, cheers!
  22. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    I own a gaming PC, a Wii and a Xbox 360. The PC is about the only thing I play games on. The Xbox has been in my closet for 2 years, the Wii just sits there unless we have people over. I doubt I'll ever buy a PS3.
  23. Docnoq

    Docnoq Newcomer, in training Posts: 141

    I never really understood what PS home was about. I installed it one day, and it seemed kind of silly. I shut it off after about a minute and uninstalled it since it didn't seem to be very interesting. What is it that you actually do in PS Home?

    Also, I always enjoy reading the flame wars back and forth on console articles. Sometimes it seems people are blatantly trolling. For example, the people that feel the need to type with caps lock on are generally trolls (imo).

    Back to the topic at hand.. I cannot speak for the market as a whole, but I have an interesting personal experience that is congruent to the analyst's predictions. I have a friend that owns a PS3, 360, and Wii. He has the 360 and Wii since around launch, and he purchased the PS3 about a year and a half ago. Up until about 5 months ago, he only bought the PS3 exclusives and played all the multiplatform games on 360. That has changed recently as he has started purchasing the multiplatform games on PS3 now and playing his 360 less. As far as the Wii, he tells me all the time how much he regrets the purchase. It basically collects dust.

    I realize this short anecdote cannot be reflective of the market as a whole, but I found it interesting to see my friend's habits coincide with the predictions.
  24. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,194   +228

    I've owned all three each since release (except I waited for the 360 Elite release) and I agree strongly with this report. I also agree with that the previous poster's friend says about the Wii - mine collects dust. It just so lackluster and on top of that it looks really bad especially when played on a bigger screen.

    Even though Home really sucks imo the PS3 feels so much more polished that the 360. The 360 feels kind of like a frankenstein of good parts - with it's incredibly loud fans (compared to PS3), occasionally audible disc rotation, slow HDMI handshake, and unfriendly gamepad. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a good system, just feels kind of like the equivalent of a bootleg h.264 encode of a bluray disk instead of the bluray itself. Oh yeah, let's not forget how much the additional components cost such as a wifi adapter costs.

    For most games, if it exists on the PS3 and 360 I'll get the PS3 version unless the reviews clearly show that the 360 version is better. I bought GH WT for the 360 since the controller doesn't really matter with that game just so I'd play the system more. If you check my 360 out on 360voice.com you'll see it's been contemplating suicide for a couple of years now.

    If I could shoot my Wii (virtually of course) then I would.
  25. Arcanum67

    Arcanum67 Newcomer, in training

    The PS3 is not that great, those are people who brought it and realize it was not great and could not buy an XBOX 360 or Wii.
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