@LiquidPrince wait...I have a 360, PS3, Wii and a gaming PC. And both handhelds. What does this make me?
The same as me apparently.
I very rarely participated in those and never really chose a side, as a previous Xbox 360 owner. They were so... pointless. The reason why I thought those arguments were irrelevant was because I quickly came to the conclusion that the better console is the one that fits one's needs most. For example, if you wanted to watch blu-rays and didn't want to pay for an online service, PS3 was for you. Different arguments could be made for the 360 claiming that it's better, such as its party chat system or games like Gears or Halo. One being superior to the other would be nothing but an opinion, even if one did have more features, games, etc it doesn't matter. So, JUST BUY THE ONE THAT SUITS YOUR NEEDS MOST. That easy, and that could be both systems. Now, I have a PC and wouldn't go back to either console, though.
I'm not here to bash any site or their overall community, but yeah, the system wars are still totally a thing, Gamespot still has a whole board dedicated to them which is wildly more popular than any of their other boards, save for off-topic. Likewise the whole my popular game in this genre vs. your popular game in this genre fight is still a thing. I wish I could say it was just kids participating in these pointless squabbles, but I know it's not, and even on a site like this differences in opinions over games, and the fact that these opinions are subjective, are still something some users have big problems coming to terms with.
I feel like this really boils when games like Skyrim come out, which are completely broken on one, but functional on the other. FF13 was another. It allows people who only have one validate their expensive purchasing decision, and their unwillingness to plunk down $200 to play on the other one.
So, who is ready for the Ouya vs. Gamestick vs. Project Shield/TegraZone wars of 2014? UGH.
The system war is maybe a thing for the people at the Internet, but not for me!
As I started gaming with the "next Gen"-console I was pro 360, but bought a PS3 after one year after the 360. Bought a Wii too, and sold them all again. I enjoyed many games on all three consoles. I loved particular exclusive games on every console.
Kevin Butler once said at E3 (and yes I know he is not Real): "We all serve one Master, and his name is GAMING" And he was right, he said something like: "Let the gamers be gamers! Every gamer is a gamer, it doesn't matter if it s a "casual" or "hardcore" one." And I think so about the consoles too!
When the guy who wants to play Halo 4 over XBOX Live want to pay monthly for the online service, why should I bitch about him? When he wants to pay? It is his money, so he (or she) must know, what he/she wants!
If another guy want to walk around in Playstation Home let him walk around.
It is all about the fun, and nothing else, as long as you are not a developer or from the press, or a Publisher!
Sadly, the console wars are still going on (especially on shitty sites like IGN); for example, not too long ago, I got a half-hour lecture from a high schooler about how the 360 is superior to the PS3 in every way. Such fights are childish and really should stop (too bad I know they never will).
Head on over to N4G, that's a hot bed of platform extremism if I've ever seen one. Right down to both "Sides" claiming they are the victim of lopsided media coverage and shadowy groups who bubble down users who disagree with them. Whether or not these groups or whether media coverage was truly lopsided even existed is still up for debate, but the soul of the war still burns.
I was told 1280*1080 was the same as 1920*1080 there...I still have night terrors over that.
There's always going to be kids who argue over which of their toys is 'better'. And then we have the Internet, that allows grown-ass adults to behave like said kids as well.
Best thing to do is let 'em be, and not add any fuel to their fire. Their displays don't need a spotlight.
Just love everything!!
There will always be preteens/teenagers that love to fight with their friends and people on the internet about things that don't matter. It's weird to think about, but I was in 8th grade when everyone first heard about the 360/PS3/Wii and all of my friends argued with each other about which console would be better.
Thank God I didn't really care about video game websites until after highschool. It took a lot less time for me to realize what is and isn't stupid to do on the internet compared to how fast I would have learned when I was younger.
Oh, I do have opinions on all current consoles, and I'll shout them at anyone who dares question them - though I don't really try to actively wear such on my sleeve, and don't give a crap if other's don't share mine.
And how I look forward to debate the merits and downfalls of the upcoming console generation after E3 2013. That'll be good times!
@Nightriff I think IGN has improved alot lately but I was just kind surprised to see an article where like 80% of the comments were about the console wars. I haven't seen any of the console wars bickering in a few years now
I'll disagree, every time I've seen it since quitting all it has is speculation/rumor reports, top 25 of x, bad review of some show/movie/album/video game, and otherwise useless information.
I was a Nintendo fanboy for a while, probably until I was 15 and bought an Xbox 360. After that, I realized arguing over which consoles are better is stupid. Who gives a shit? Just play and enjoy what you have, whether it's PC, 360, PS3, Wii U or all of those.
Why people get so insecure over products produced by mega-corporations that couldn't give two shits about them is beyond my comprehension. If people want to argue based on a consumer's perspective then fine, but other than that I couldn't possibly care less about who sold what. With that, like it's already been stated, shipped doesn't equal sold. It's probably just Sony trying to produce a headline to appease Wall Street.
Use your keyboard!
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