No one wins the Console War

16 03 2010

Everywhere, on the internet, on the streets, with your friends, people argue about gaming consoles, and frequently the argument PS3 vs. 360 comes to mind. People can argue about it all they want and will typically never get anywhere.

With a true competition a winner is determined in the end; the same goes for everything, even Politics, where once a winner was determined these arguments died off, becoming very rare, and in most cases pointless.

However it is different gaming, in this so called “console war” no winner is ever determined, no console will be the one at the top, no console will be the “champion of consoles.” So what are we really fighting for?

That is a question that comes to mind frequently, are we fighting for sales? Are we trying to prove that the system we use is better? Is there a reason we should fight and argue which one is better?

In contests we are fighting over that vote, we are fighting to show that our side is better so that side can win and be the ones with the trophie, be the one in command. But when it comes to consoles people fight, just to fight.

Commonly people say that Xbox 360 is winning, but what is the criteria to determine that? Who said Xbox live has better features, and who’s to say Playstation exclusives are better than 360 exclusives, this is all opinion, and there are no hard facts.

In this generation you either like the PS3 and hate the 360 or visa-versa. I personally love all three consoles and think they are all great systems, but the second I say I prefer Gran Turismo 5 over Forza 3 I get called a PS3 fanboy. A few days ago I wrote three articles on the cons of each system, and in both the PS3 and Xbox 360 articles, I got called a PS3 or Xbox fanboy. It seems being neutral in this generation just isn’t allowed.

I could go on about this all day but seeing people didn’t come here to read a 1000 word write up ill stop at this; No matter how much you fight, no matter how many people you cuss at online, there will never be a winner, because in my opinion, all consoles this generation have successfully funded their company’s, making them all winners.

-Jidery

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3 responses

16 03 2010
Tim

So true. I wish people would just shut up about their consoles. I’m a Wii only owner, but I like games on all 4 consoles (I include PC. It will always be there), and don’t have a side that I will defend with my dying breath. I chose Nintendo because of Zelda, Mario, Metroid, and any other Ninty 1st party game. All consoles have great games. Don’t limit yourself!

17 03 2010
fourkill

Actually Jidery, i have to argue this, there is a winner and its Nintendo. They have the highest income for there consoles for the Xbox and PS3 combined. Since there not loosing money on the Wii like the Xbox (right?) and the PS3, they are, financially, the winner =D

17 03 2010
jidery

The point of the article is to show that its not a competition like everyone makes it out to be! Sure Nintendo makes more money, but they technically don’t win unless it was a contest, which its not.

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