PS3 outsells 360 for three straight years worldwide

16 07 2010

Really, do we need an article like this every month? I am getting tired of seeing “Xbox outsells PS3 this month in the US.”  How ignorant can people get, assuming that the united states is all that matters in the gaming market. As an American, i am ashamed that people are so ignorant to assume that US sales are all that matter.

Anyway, back to what i originally was talking about. Year over year the PS3 has outsold the Xbox 360 worldwide, since launch. When will you people get that the Xbox rarely outsells the PS3 world wide? Year by year growth, which is the large scale scheme of things, has shown that the PS3 has outsold the 360, and continues to do so. In short, if the PS3 launched at the same time as the Xbox, Playstation would have a 5 million lead, like the Xbox has right now. Sony is clearly doing something right.

Obviously fanboys are going to go out and cite weekly, or monthly sales, claiming that x out sold y, but when you look at the large scale, the big picture, there is a clear winner to who is selling more.


PlayStation 3 Games are better than PC Games

6 07 2010

Judging the title alone, I just know I am going to get a thousand comments saying things like “The PS3 is 4 year old hardware, you cant compare it to the PC.” First off, I am not judging graphics, nore do I care if your PC games has more lighting particles and higher res textures, I still have many valid reasons that PlayStation games surpass the PC.

One of the main things seen in a lot of PlayStation exclusives is the sheer size of the games. The PC offers nothing close to the scale of games like God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, and LittleBigPlanet. The developers of PS3 have managed to create massive games that we simple don’t see on the PC. There is not a single PC game with boss fights as big as the titans in GOW3, 1000 cars, or 2 million levels. This is hugely influenced by the developers,  and what they have been able to do with the hardware. The extra space of Blu-Ray adds a lot more room to work with that the PC simply does not have, thanks to the fact no one wants to install a 50gb game.

Sony’s first party is outstanding at what they do, with nearly every first party game being critically acclaimed. They push out amazing games that equal or surpass the PC’s offerings. Not many PC games can hold the title of GOTY. Sony’s track record of first party games is also heavily influenced by how they collaborate, sharing technologies and ideas between each over, which is simply not seen between PC developers.

Funding is also a huge factor in creating a games, and Sony’s studios get plenty of it. Not many PC games (Unless developed by Blizzard) have as much polish as games like Gran Turismo 5, or Uncharted. The PC also features a lot of bad games, much more than the consoles because of how easy it is to get a game out on the PC market.  Actually, the PS3’s difficulty to develop for makes  for overall better games, because developers are forced to learn the hardware before they can even start development. Sony also requires approval before the release, where as on the PC any game can hit the market, no matter how bad it is.

Creativity is also much higher on the PlayStation brand, with many more games pushing the boundaries of our imaginations. There is no alternative to the creation abilities of ModNation Racers and LittleBigPlanet on the PC. This genre has proven successful on consoles, and will remain strong for Sony.

Now before all the PC fanboys start posting screen shots bragging about graphics, I need to get this out of the way. PS3 games look plenty good, run in 720p, @30fps constant on 4 year old hardware. I think it does a pretty good job, and the games look plenty good for me to have fun.  Overall PS3 games are simply higher quality, and offer more than the PC.