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ssj12 : no, it seems bliz just chose to change provider, contractual reasons... It just didn't work with the new one.

Epke : yeah, we could already guess that before by looking at our banks.



mario64 said:
Farmland : the only thing you just proved is people post more about Sony. Which I already knew. People care a lot mot about Sony than they care about MS.

The problem is more than half of those posts are negative doom posts, attacks, joke posts against Sony, or doom thread starts. I know that hate is not the opposite of love (indifference is), but still, that's a bot too sadomasochistic for my taste.

Catfangs : Hello ;) Yeah, it's a joke thread somehow. ^^

 

More then half? Got proof?



Proof ? No... It's a bit boring to do even on a small number of threads, we could calculate for fun... But of course the section with the most posts is the section with the most trolling and flamebait, so it's Sony section.

The fact Sony has a bit more content to talk about helps too (due to PS3 exclusives and the numerous internal studios).



FaRmLaNd said:

@mario64, just look at total posts in the consoles makers respective sections.

Nintendo Discussion - 13,676

Sony Discussion - 12,365

Microsoft Discussion - 7,687

PC Discussion - 1,959

Outside of the pc the Microsoft section is the smallest. Xbox fans are the smallest in number in this website.


Oh you are completly wrong - there's plenty of X360 fans on VGC it's only that they more often post in Sony section than in their own one :D

 



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mario64 said:
@Cryo : you say 'nobody here is believeing Acti will do it' : that's exactly the point, if we all agree it can't happen, it's just fantasy land discussing what would happen next...

I said that in my opinion no, Sony wouldn't suffer that much, since all they would loose would be guitar hero and call of duty, which, while being nice games, have comparable or even better competitors on PS3 (rockband and Killzone 2)

But in any case, if we all agree it won't happen, then somehow deciding the impact is pointless...


I think its an empty threat today, but it doesn't mean it cannot happen.

Whille I don't hope so, if Sony fails to reverse the tendance with the PS3 and the PSP (yeah, that's still a possibility), the situation by the end of fiscal year 09 can be very different.

The problem with your opinion concerning how much Sony will suffer is that it's based on your tastes. Sorry mate, but they don't matter (neither are mines). We're talking about the industry and the figures are what they are. KZ2 weight 1.7M units (and I doubt we'll see KZ3 before some time since KZ2 is a financial disaster), COD 4 weight over 12M units (4.4 on PS3 only), with yearly iterations. Same difference between GH and RB (and I'm a RB fan).

And thinking, as you do, Acti only have these two licences is a mistake, because it has many others, meaningless to you, but sales speak. Tony Hawk, Lucasarts, all Dreamworks licences (very strong among kids), some big movies... Like it or not, this would hurt badly Sony. Maybe less than the loss of E.A. Sports, but still enough to loose grip on occidental markets and even trigger a chain reaction...

I don't like Kotick's view or attitude (hate them in fact) but hey,  this guy took Activision in 1991, while the company was almost dead (banckrupcy situation) and bring it to where it is today (#1 third party publisher), so I would grant him some kind of credit, thinking about what he means instead of dismissing it bluntly, as Stringer did.



LOL @ OP.

Yeah 40% combined in Japan probably.

38% PS3 and 2% PS3.

Because WW without a doubt the PS3/PS2 nowhere near accounts for that.



mario64 said:
Farmland : the only thing you just proved is people post more about Sony. Which I already knew. People care a lot mot about Sony than they care about MS.

The problem is more than half of those posts are negative doom posts, attacks, joke posts against Sony, or doom thread starts. I know that hate is not the opposite of love (indifference is), but still, that's a bot too sadomasochistic for my taste.

Catfangs : Hello ;) Yeah, it's a joke thread somehow. ^^


Dont be such a douche bag.

The M$ forums are the ones that have idiots posting from the opposite fanboys. It happens both ways, but look at any Forza 3 thread and it's filled with GT fans posting because they are scared.

This site is heavily Sony and Nintendo orientated. Yet 360 continues to outsell the PS3.



mario64 said:
yes, it's possible, but it doesn't change the fact that when I say something here and the same thing on N4G, here I have 5/10 attacks from the XDF, and in N4G I've got 3 or 5 guys who agree with me.

Wow, that seems a little low to me.  You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than N4G.



i'm surprised the Wii made more revenue than 360, even though 360 games are more expensive and it had COD(both MW and World at War)...



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