April 26, 2009 // 11:47 pm
- It is not an uncommon practice to scour the Web, searching for news about your favorite upcoming games or a forum to discuss your favorite system.
Within the first 15 seconds of that search, you are bound to come across hordes of fanboyish articles stating that one console is better than the other. While neither side is innocent, there are many more Xbox love/PlayStation hate articles than any other, probably due to the system being around for an extra year.
What you may not know, or may not wish to admit, is that more and more Xbox 360, true fanboys, are making there way to the PlayStation 3. There are several questions I am sure you are wanting answered here, but lets focus on the general... What gives?
In the last six months, we have seen Sony step up it's gaming library with an onslaught of amazing titles that any gamer would feel naked without. Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid and Killzone 2 helped show the hardcore gamer that PlayStation 3 can brawl with the best of them while LittleBigPlanet, Motorstorm, Buzz and countless others helped involve even the most elementary of gamers into the next generation system.
It is true that Microsoft's LIVE service on the 360 is 2nd to none, and it should be. But what they don't want you to know, is that the PlayStation Network is gaining ground and fast. Currently on revision 2.7, the PSN has garnered a full video service, video and text chat and a trophy system, similar to achievements, but a bit more complex.
With Xbox LIVE Arcade being the leader of onine mini-games for the past 3 years, Sony has gunned to take that spot, and they have done just that. Not only are most of the games on the network fun to play, but 90% of them are unique and published by upcoming developers. PixelJunk Eden, EveryDay Shooter, Flower and even Ragdoll Kung Fu have found there way into millions of PlayStation gamers hearts.
These factors have all contributed to the influx of PS3 system sales over the past several months. But why?
There are those gamers that are buying the console as there first step into the next generation gaming world, but the truth is, the majority of consumers purchasing the PlayStation 3 system as of late, are current owners of the Xbox 360.
According to a number of sources, that will remain anonymous (at least for now), The PlayStation 3 is beginning to offer what they thought there 360 would deliver. Regular feature updates, top of the line gaming experiences and true high definition audio and video are the key ingredients to this generation of gamer, and after some heavy fact finding, it turns out that even the biggest of fanboys can't keep there hands of the black, George Forman-esque powerhouse.
It is not uncommon for gamers to own multiple consoles, and making the jump to the Playstation 3 does not in anyway make the 360 outdated, but it does prove a good point. The PlayStation 3 is not in a bind as so many sites would make you think. At its current price point, the system is continuing to pick up in sales and the biggest buyer is 360 gamers.
All we we can say... Game On and look us up on PSN.