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Well, answer the damn question.

Yes it is. 333 77.26%
 
No it isn't. 68 15.78%
 
I love it when you recycle, d21! 30 6.96%
 
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d21lewis said:
MARCUSDJACKSON said:
srry i forgot to do the Q/A


Is the 360 a success? Yes
Did it succeed financially? Yes
Commercially? Yes
Did it live up to Microsoft's expectations? Yes
DId it provide the type of games that justified its existence? No it only had 1 for me
Is the 360 the underdog console that overcame all odds to become a hit or is the 360 the console that had all of the potential to be king, only to be overtaken in sales and games by its rivals? No on both accounts



Consider the 360's competition. Consider the 360's legacy. Consider the 360's obstacles. Consider the 360's contributions. Consider all of this and tell me if Microsoft and the gaming world are better off with the 360 on the market.

well when you put it like that, everything made in the 7th gen. was crap. i hope the 8th gen. is better.

Why do you say that?  All three consoles succeeded in some way over its competition (sales, power, games, graphics), all consoles lived up to their legacy in some form or another, all three overcame their obstacles, and all three contributed something major.  But did all of them overcome their shortcomings?  If anything, I'd say the 7th gen is the first gen where every console was awesome in its own way.

lmao

the real question is, was there a need for all these random PS3v360 threads! that's not a real question from me though. did you finish VC yet! that's not a real question either.

all 3 failed me, so in my eyes they all failed regardless of what they did good. this is the best gen. for consoles so far. this war only makes it worse. if it weren't for those other threads, i might have a different more positive opionion. but for now, neither console maker has done enough good to outweigh the bad.



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MARCUSDJACKSON said:
d21lewis said:
MARCUSDJACKSON said:
srry i forgot to do the Q/A


Is the 360 a success? Yes
Did it succeed financially? Yes
Commercially? Yes
Did it live up to Microsoft's expectations? Yes
DId it provide the type of games that justified its existence? No it only had 1 for me
Is the 360 the underdog console that overcame all odds to become a hit or is the 360 the console that had all of the potential to be king, only to be overtaken in sales and games by its rivals? No on both accounts



Consider the 360's competition. Consider the 360's legacy. Consider the 360's obstacles. Consider the 360's contributions. Consider all of this and tell me if Microsoft and the gaming world are better off with the 360 on the market.

well when you put it like that, everything made in the 7th gen. was crap. i hope the 8th gen. is better.

Why do you say that?  All three consoles succeeded in some way over its competition (sales, power, games, graphics), all consoles lived up to their legacy in some form or another, all three overcame their obstacles, and all three contributed something major.  But did all of them overcome their shortcomings?  If anything, I'd say the 7th gen is the first gen where every console was awesome in its own way.

lmao

the real question is, was there a need for all these random PS3v360 threads! that's not a real question from me though. did you finish VC yet! that's not a real question either.

all 3 failed me, so in my eyes they all failed regardless of what they did good this is the best gen. for consoles so far, but it's not the best ever. this war only makes it worse. if it weren't for those other threads, i might have a different more positive opionion. but for now, neither console maker has done enough good to outweigh the bad.

You know what?  I'm gonna take that bullet out of your gun.  I've been on VGChartz for like 4 hours today but I'm going to take this excess laziness and channel it into beating Valkyria Chronicles TODAY.  I mean right now, too!

As for the PS3 vs 360 threads, the PS3 has reached a bit of a milestone and shaken up the natural order of things.  It's always been Wii>360>PS3 in sales around here.  Everything else has been opinion but this was the one thing that let many of us sleep at night.  Now, the whole world is changing and many of us are scared.  When we are scared, we lash out.  Hence, the threads.



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Biased poll! There's no "I hate it when you recycle, d21!" option.



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Mindshare grew enormously, and it makes money. I don't understand how anyone can't consider it a success.



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d21lewis said:
MARCUSDJACKSON said:
d21lewis said:
MARCUSDJACKSON said:
srry i forgot to do the Q/A


Is the 360 a success? Yes
Did it succeed financially? Yes
Commercially? Yes
Did it live up to Microsoft's expectations? Yes
DId it provide the type of games that justified its existence? No it only had 1 for me
Is the 360 the underdog console that overcame all odds to become a hit or is the 360 the console that had all of the potential to be king, only to be overtaken in sales and games by its rivals? No on both accounts



Consider the 360's competition. Consider the 360's legacy. Consider the 360's obstacles. Consider the 360's contributions. Consider all of this and tell me if Microsoft and the gaming world are better off with the 360 on the market.

well when you put it like that, everything made in the 7th gen. was crap. i hope the 8th gen. is better.

Why do you say that?  All three consoles succeeded in some way over its competition (sales, power, games, graphics), all consoles lived up to their legacy in some form or another, all three overcame their obstacles, and all three contributed something major.  But did all of them overcome their shortcomings?  If anything, I'd say the 7th gen is the first gen where every console was awesome in its own way.

lmao

the real question is, was there a need for all these random PS3v360 threads! that's not a real question from me though. did you finish VC yet! that's not a real question either.

all 3 failed me, so in my eyes they all failed regardless of what they did good this is the best gen. for consoles so far, but it's not the best ever. this war only makes it worse. if it weren't for those other threads, i might have a different more positive opionion. but for now, neither console maker has done enough good to outweigh the bad.

You know what?  I'm gonna take that bullet out of your gun.  I've been on VGChartz for like 4 hours today but I'm going to take this excess laziness and channel it into beating Valkyria Chronicles TODAY.  I mean right now, too!

As for the PS3 vs 360 threads, the PS3 has reached a bit of a milestone and shaken up the natural order of things.  It's always been Wii>360>PS3 in sales around here.  Everything else has been opinion but this was the one thing that let many of us sleep at night.  Now, the whole world is changing and many of us are scared.  When we are scared, we lash out.  Hence, the threads.


lmao. laughing so hard i can't think lol. in short, twylight zone



Kynes said:

Mindshare grew enormously, and it makes money. I don't understand how anyone can't consider it a success.

Mindshare?



Jay520 said:
Kynes said:

Mindshare grew enormously, and it makes money. I don't understand how anyone can't consider it a success.

Mindshare?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_share



The question doesn't even need asking.

...Hold on a second, that was your plan all along! Sneaky!



absolutely

there are alot of things that make it the best gaming console of the 7th gen imo the controller and gpu are superior to the other two consoles. the ability to have custom soundtracks on all games and being able to install full games to the HDD for better performance put it closest to the PC in terms of customization and freedom. it also has a wide variety of indie games on live that cant be found on the other two consoles along with the majority of multi plats being superior on it. it has unmatched AAA console exclusives in pretty much every major genre unlike some consoles ei. gears TPS, halo FPS forza racer, fable rpg

pretty much every former 3rd party exclusive PS game made its way to the xbox this gen so if you were a fan of sony from 95-05 and dont like the rest of the non multi plat games like god of war, infamous, LBP, mod nation racers and KZ then theres really no need to own a PS

also the fact that it was able to recover sales wise and image wise after the early horrible console failure rate speaks for its own, i severely doubt that going into next gen gamers would have 2nd thoughts on buying the next box in the 1st few yrs of the 8th gen like they did for the 6th and 7th gen xbox is a house hold name now and a force to be reckoned with in the gaming community