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Do you wish the sales were closer?

Yes. Those were great times! 87 39.55%
 
No. Microsoft and Nintend... 66 30.00%
 
Sony doesn't need compet... 39 17.73%
 
I like that we all own th... 16 7.27%
 
I'm a PC gamer. Pay attention to me! 12 5.45%
 
Total:220

I liked it better when all 3 were doing their own thing and no one side completely and utterly dominating in everything. I find that a clear landslide gives way to a worse off gen, both consumer and offering wise.



               

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I don't care personally. I go where ever the Japanese games are. If the japanese devs are making money i'm happy.



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I like my Sony at the top. Doesn't mean I want the rest to fail, but when Sony is on top there's a chance for diversity in gaming that isn't possible when the others were the top selling at some point.



...Let the Sony Domination continue with the PS4...

This gen has been kind of relaxing on this front. The squabbling has been mostly minimal with occasional flareups. Sony's on top, but they aren't slacking on the games, so...can't say I miss the competition too much.



I think it's cool to have competition because it provides a healthier market. I don't know much about the numbers between this and last gen but I would think the industry from last gen was great financially. It's just unfortunate studios went down due to HD development being young and complicated. Regardless what brand you favor, having all three do well means great things. I think it allows greater diversity in audiences. Do you think PS or Xbox could get the elderly to play games like the Wii did? More people enjoying the hobby I love is great.



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Kai_Mao said:
I think it's cool to have competition because it provides a healthier market. I don't know much about the numbers between this and last gen but I would think the industry from last gen was great financially. It's just unfortunate studios went down due to HD development being young and complicated. Regardless what brand you favor, having all three do well means great things. I think it allows greater diversity in audiences. Do you think PS or Xbox could get the elderly to play games like the Wii did? More people enjoying the hobby I love is great.

Last gen was the second-worst one in history when it comes to financials. The only period worse than that was the American video game crash in the early 1980s that took down console and game makers alike.



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At least Nintendo have raised the stakes a bit with the Switch, thus making things a little more interesting.



RolStoppable said:
Kai_Mao said:
I think it's cool to have competition because it provides a healthier market. I don't know much about the numbers between this and last gen but I would think the industry from last gen was great financially. It's just unfortunate studios went down due to HD development being young and complicated. Regardless what brand you favor, having all three do well means great things. I think it allows greater diversity in audiences. Do you think PS or Xbox could get the elderly to play games like the Wii did? More people enjoying the hobby I love is great.

Last gen was the second-worst one in history when it comes to financials. The only period worse than that was the American video game crash in the early 1980s that took down console and game makers alike.

People forget that companies need profits to stay healthy and deliver products to us.



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I think that everyone should do well enough to stay in the market but I prefer it when a playstation console is the market leader. Alot more Japanese games get ported over and more exclusives are created/agreed upon.