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LuccaCardoso1 said:

What an unbiased channel.

Oh, and btw, it feels a bit pretentious to call that a "documentary".

The guy’s a PlayStation that likes discussing PlayStation-related news. He very rarely downs other consoles, and the fact that he prefers PS doesn’t make his point any less valid. Is PS4 not the current king of home consoles? What’s your counter argument to that statement. 



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OTBWY said:
To research who the actual king of video games is, try this experiment.

Hold up portraits of Mario, Kratos or MC. Ask about 1000 random people in the street who they recognize.

Why not showing them the words of Nintendo, Playstation or Xbox???, you know, the brands that we are actually discussing....what will happen then?? 



OTBWY said:
To research who the actual king of video games is, try this experiment.

Hold up portraits of Mario, Kratos or MC. Ask about 1000 random people in the street who they recognize.

Yes, and if you do the same with portraits of all USA presidents, you will know who is the orange king of the world, I completely agree.



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DonFerrari said:
Considering aligned sales they were always ahead of X360 and that at the end they sold almost 90M PS3 and 70M PSP I would say that pricecut, redesign and keep churning great 1sp party games got them back to kingdom.

PS3 is around 85m same like X360, and PSP actually sold 82m.



Ka-pi96 said:
They were king of consoles from the moment the PS1 was announced.

Pretty much this.

Even though Playstation 3 had an awful start and Sony made many mistakes with it the console still managed to outsell every other non-Playstation console with the exception of the Wii and became the fourth best sellng console of all time. Only the king of consoles can make such a decisive turn.



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colafitte said:
OTBWY said:
To research who the actual king of video games is, try this experiment.

Hold up portraits of Mario, Kratos or MC. Ask about 1000 random people in the street who they recognize.

Why not showing them the words of Nintendo, Playstation or Xbox???, you know, the brands that we are actually discussing....what will happen then?? 

There are parts in the world where people still refer consoles as Atari. 

m0ney said:
OTBWY said:
To research who the actual king of video games is, try this experiment.

Hold up portraits of Mario, Kratos or MC. Ask about 1000 random people in the street who they recognize.

Yes, and if you do the same with portraits of all USA presidents, you will know who is the orange king of the world, I completely agree.

Preferably a non American audience of course.

I think we know who would be more recognized.




OTBWY said:
To research who the actual king of video games is, try this  of greaexperiment.

Hold up portraits of Mario, Kratos or MC. Ask about 1000 random people in the street who they recognize.


Stupid argument. Unlike Kratos or MC the Mario character has been milked by Nintendo now for more than 30 years. How many different franchises/genres does he have now? Super Mario 2D, Super Mario 3D, Mario Party, Mario Kart, Mario Tennis and so many more... Besides that Mario is one of the only few popular characters Nintendo has while Sony has more great and popular characters in different franchises besides Kratos for example Nathan Drake, Ratchet, Sackboy, Aloy, Cole MacGrath to name a few...



Dr.Vita said:
OTBWY said:
To research who the actual king of video games is, try this  of greaexperiment.

Hold up portraits of Mario, Kratos or MC. Ask about 1000 random people in the street who they recognize.


Stupid argument. Unlike Kratos or MC the Mario character has been milked by Nintendo now for more than 30 years. How many different franchises/genres does he have now? Super Mario 2D, Super Mario 3D, Mario Party, Mario Kart, Mario Tennis and so many more... Besides that Mario is one of the only few popular characters Nintendo has while Sony has more great and popular characters in different franchises besides Kratos for example Nathan Drake, Ratchet, Sackboy, Aloy, Cole MacGrath to name a few...

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Lawlight said:
Azzanation said:

That depends what you mean by win. If win you mean on sales figures than sure, in terms of profiting i wouldnt say Sony is king when it comes to profiting. Nintendo knows how to make money and i think Nintendo has a much better history when it comes to making money in the console market. PS3 might be the 4th best selling console however its up there as one of the worst profiting. Thats not entirely a win.

That is true - Nintendo knows how to make cheap products and sell it for a high price. Their games cost very little to make as they recycle concepts with the games being very samey across the generations.

Nintendo games are usualy cheaper than AAA games for other developers because they dont go for ultra realistic games that have movie story, voice acting, characters...so that dont have with recycle concepts of games,actually all their new games of existing IPs are heavily relies on new concepts, for instance every 3D Mario and 3D Zelda are very different, Uncharted games are much more similar than 3D Mario and 3D Zelda games.

Saying all that, on Zelda BotW around 300 people worked almost 5 years despite game dont have realistic graphics and have movie story, but thats why got probably best game of generation.

 

Dr.Vita said: 
OTBWY said: 
To research who the actual king of video games is, try this  of greaexperiment.

Hold up portraits of Mario, Kratos or MC. Ask about 1000 random people in the street who they recognize.


Stupid argument. Unlike Kratos or MC the Mario character has been milked by Nintendo now for more than 30 years. How many different franchises/genres does he have now? Super Mario 2D, Super Mario 3D, Mario Party, Mario Kart, Mario Tennis and so many more... Besides that Mario is one of the only few popular characters Nintendo has while Sony has more great and popular characters in different franchises besides Kratos for example Nathan Drake, Ratchet, Sackboy, Aloy, Cole MacGrath to name a few...

I am not sure if you are serious? Mario, Pikachu, Link, Zelda, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Kirby, Toad, Peach, Bowser...are some of most popular and most valuable characters and IPs in gaming industry, I am not even heard for last 3 PS characters that you mentioned and you mentioned them like example of great and popular characters. :D



gemini_d@rk said:
Sony has always been the king, since the ps1, they reach all types of players and not only niches and invest and respect the market as a whole, players, producers and sellers.

not always...