Quantcast
Was the best thing to happen to the Xbox the tarnishing of the PS brand?

Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Was the best thing to happen to the Xbox the tarnishing of the PS brand?

Let me start by saying I do not want to start a PS3 bashing thread especially since I am going to be taking the plunge and buying a PS3 in the next few weeks (come on PRICE CUT or maybe a nice KZ2 bundle in America).   We all know both MS and Sony made mistakes this generation and I would argue that Sony made more and bigger ones but I think the bigeest issue for Sony long term is now is not just prices, its image.

At the start of the generation all my fruends and me said we are getting a PS3, I have watched as more and more peeled away from the PS3 to either xbox (most) and WII (many). Even in the last 12 months if you would have asked a 100 people which system they would want I would say 60% would have said PS3. This was to do with perception, people thought it was better and would have the better games at some stage.

I do think the PS3 is finally hitting stride this year hence why I will get one once the price cut comes.    My argument is  at one time the Playstation brand was untouchable, and after these past three years I have watched in go from reverance down to on par with the Xbox.  

Do you think long term the mistakes the PS made will hurt them next gen?  I prsonally do!

I think next gen people will not say like I did this gen, "I am getting a PS4" they will say lets look to see what xbox and Nintendo will look like cause the PS brand is no longer what it was?

Your thoughts?

 



PS3, WII and 360 all great systems depends on what type of console player you are.

Currently playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Fallout 3, Halo ODST and Dragon Age Origins is next game

Xbox live:mywiferocks

Around the Network

I say - PS Brand is still massive and capable, but not what it was



I would agree with that assessment four years ago I would have laughed at someone if they said you would own a 360 before a PS4



PS3, WII and 360 all great systems depends on what type of console player you are.

Currently playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Fallout 3, Halo ODST and Dragon Age Origins is next game

Xbox live:mywiferocks

I got the 60 gig launch PS3 and I learned a lesson. I will absolutely refuse to buy the PS4 within the first three years after its launch. I won't be fooled again.



MS didn't tarnish the PS Brand SONY tarnished it, im sure if SONY made better decision their momentum would of carried over from last to successful gens



Around the Network
bouzane said:
I got the 60 gig launch PS3 and I learned a lesson. I will absolutely refuse to buy the PS4 within the first three years after its launch. I won't be fooled again.

 

On the plus side you did get the only PS3 with full BC



PS3, WII and 360 all great systems depends on what type of console player you are.

Currently playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Fallout 3, Halo ODST and Dragon Age Origins is next game

Xbox live:mywiferocks

Im completely different. I never regret buying a 60GB at launch



^ This



xman said:
bouzane said:
I got the 60 gig launch PS3 and I learned a lesson. I will absolutely refuse to buy the PS4 within the first three years after its launch. I won't be fooled again.

 

On the plus side you did get the only PS3 with full BC


That's true but if it didn't have full B/C I would still have my PS2 and I would have sold my PS3 by now. I should have upgraded my PC and waited a few years for the PS3 instead.

bouzane said:
xman said:
bouzane said:
I got the 60 gig launch PS3 and I learned a lesson. I will absolutely refuse to buy the PS4 within the first three years after its launch. I won't be fooled again.

 

On the plus side you did get the only PS3 with full BC


That's true but if it didn't have full B/C I would still have my PS2 and I would have sold my PS3 by now. I should have upgraded my PC and waited a few years for the PS3 instead.

You say that now but i garentee TRICO and the of SONY line-up will change your mind