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Which your main gaming platform?

Xbox consoles 10 12.66%
 
Sony consoles 20 25.32%
 
Nintendo consoles 25 31.65%
 
Other (PC) 7 8.86%
 
I have more than one main gaming platform 17 21.52%
 
Total:79

Like everywhere, fanboyism is the cancer of every community. I'm mainly a PC gamer, but PC gamers can be annoying as hell with their apparent "god-like" machines, which thanks to the surveys, translates to mediocre quadcore i5 and GTX 1050/1060 (and that's miles better from what we've seen three/four years ago). The amount of flexing against consoles in that community hurts my eyes. But by far the worst group in gaming community are Sony fanboys. Any criticism, no matter how legitimate, is met with a wrath of biblical proportions. You might as well replace all their replies with Greta Thunberg's "how dare you" meme.



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Kristof81 said:
Like everywhere, fanboyism is the cancer of every community. I'm mainly a PC gamer, but PC gamers can be annoying as hell with their apparent "god-like" machines, which thanks to the surveys, translates to mediocre quadcore i5 and GTX 1050/1060 (and that's miles better from what we've seen three/four years ago). The amount of flexing against consoles in that community hurts my eyes. But by far the worst group in gaming community are Sony fanboys. Any criticism, no matter how legitimate, is met with a wrath of biblical proportions. You might as well replace all their replies with Greta Thunberg's "how dare you" meme.

I find the whole Steam survey as an end all to be all trump card as annoying at best, primarily because it's used as a numbers game tactic, which really doesn't hold water, when you look at the mobile phone userbase, which is so much larger, and the whole "gameplay>graphics" argument, which is also touted, gets thrown out the window, when again the mobile phone group is brought in, which heavily outnumber console and PC users. 

Also, there are more people out there who do not always opt in for the HW survey (myself included), so it's a variable at best.



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Kristof81 said:
Like everywhere, fanboyism is the cancer of every community. I'm mainly a PC gamer, but PC gamers can be annoying as hell with their apparent "god-like" machines, which thanks to the surveys, translates to mediocre quadcore i5 and GTX 1050/1060 (and that's miles better from what we've seen three/four years ago). The amount of flexing against consoles in that community hurts my eyes. But by far the worst group in gaming community are Sony fanboys. Any criticism, no matter how legitimate, is met with a wrath of biblical proportions. You might as well replace all their replies with Greta Thunberg's "how dare you" meme.

That's because you're just watching Sony's negative threads.

Fanboys never admit their mistakes, and you are always disappointed for it.



One annoying part about being a Nintendo gamer is that unfortunately you do have to put up with your choice of platform being constantly shit on by the kind of elitist wankers who use phrases like "casual" and "kiddy" as pejoratives and think being a self-described "hardcore gamer" makes them superior. Or who can't grasp or accept that hardware power doesn't mean as much to everyone as it does to them.

It's not quite as bad now as it was in the Wii days, but it's still a pain in the arse.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:

One annoying part about being a Nintendo gamer is that unfortunately you do have to put up with your choice of platform being constantly shit on by the kind of elitist wankers who use phrases like "casual" and "kiddy" as pejoratives and think being a self-described "hardcore gamer" makes them superior. Or who can't grasp or accept that hardware power doesn't mean as much to everyone as it does to them.

It's not quite as bad now as it was in the Wii days, but it's still a pain in the arse.

I mean, you're not really alone in that regard. PC gaming is "outdated", "for nerds", "basement dwelling virgins", among many other names. PC gets the same sort of rap every time a new gen starts and ends as well, such as the infamous "PC gaming is dead/dying", or "Consoles will beat out PC this time for sure". I recently saw a thread over on Era, where OP was coming off like some complete loom, in stating that it's impossible to plug in a desktop to a TV, and yet they were met with actual findings and examples of how it is and can actually be done, yet the main gripe was "keyboards in the Living room are the devil", kind of thought process. Some people still think PC gamers have to be hunched over a KB+M, or that we always have to play games on some small table in a corner, not sitting in comfort. Then we also face the Stigmatism of apparently always having bad ports, always having to update drivers, having less quality games etc, it just goes on and on and it still perpetuates over on the likes of Era and Twitter, via Xbox and PS groups found on those two places. I'm not going to deny that the other systems get their own share of shade though. We have Xbox being cited as the "dude bro" console, "only filled with shooters" and the like. Or how PS is filled with only "cinematic" titles etc.

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Chazore said:
curl-6 said:

One annoying part about being a Nintendo gamer is that unfortunately you do have to put up with your choice of platform being constantly shit on by the kind of elitist wankers who use phrases like "casual" and "kiddy" as pejoratives and think being a self-described "hardcore gamer" makes them superior. Or who can't grasp or accept that hardware power doesn't mean as much to everyone as it does to them.

It's not quite as bad now as it was in the Wii days, but it's still a pain in the arse.

I mean, you're not really alone in that regard. PC gaming is "outdated", "for nerds", "basement dwelling virgins", among many other names. PC gets the same sort of rap every time a new gen starts and ends as well, such as the infamous "PC gaming is dead/dying", or "Consoles will beat out PC this time for sure". I recently saw a thread over on Era, where OP was coming off like some complete loom, in stating that it's impossible to plug in a desktop to a TV, and yet they were met with actual findings and examples of how it is and can actually be done, yet the main gripe was "keyboards in the Living room are the devil", kind of thought process. Some people still think PC gamers have to be hunched over a KB+M, or that we always have to play games on some small table in a corner, not sitting in comfort. Then we also face the Stigmatism of apparently always having bad ports, always having to update drivers, having less quality games etc, it just goes on and on and it still perpetuates over on the likes of Era and Twitter, via Xbox and PS groups found on those two places. I'm not going to deny that the other systems get their own share of shade though. We have Xbox being cited as the "dude bro" console, "only filled with shooters" and the like. Or how PS is filled with only "cinematic" titles etc.

Oh I'm aware every fanbase cops flak from brand warriors, this is just the one I can speak from personal experience on.

One of the reasons VGChartz is my first choice of gaming forum is that I got tired of the amount of trolling that's allowed to run rampant in just about every other major forum, where it was hard to even have conversations about Nintendo stuff without attracting trolls.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

curl-6 said:
Chazore said:

I mean, you're not really alone in that regard. PC gaming is "outdated", "for nerds", "basement dwelling virgins", among many other names. PC gets the same sort of rap every time a new gen starts and ends as well, such as the infamous "PC gaming is dead/dying", or "Consoles will beat out PC this time for sure". I recently saw a thread over on Era, where OP was coming off like some complete loom, in stating that it's impossible to plug in a desktop to a TV, and yet they were met with actual findings and examples of how it is and can actually be done, yet the main gripe was "keyboards in the Living room are the devil", kind of thought process. Some people still think PC gamers have to be hunched over a KB+M, or that we always have to play games on some small table in a corner, not sitting in comfort. Then we also face the Stigmatism of apparently always having bad ports, always having to update drivers, having less quality games etc, it just goes on and on and it still perpetuates over on the likes of Era and Twitter, via Xbox and PS groups found on those two places. I'm not going to deny that the other systems get their own share of shade though. We have Xbox being cited as the "dude bro" console, "only filled with shooters" and the like. Or how PS is filled with only "cinematic" titles etc.

Oh I'm aware every fanbase cops flak from brand warriors, this is just the one I can speak from personal experience on.

One of the reasons VGChartz is my first choice of gaming forum is that I got tired of the amount of trolling that's allowed to run rampant in just about every other major forum, where it was hard to even have conversations about Nintendo stuff without attracting trolls.

That and Nintendo fanbase being like half of the userbase of this forum.



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DonFerrari said:
curl-6 said:

Oh I'm aware every fanbase cops flak from brand warriors, this is just the one I can speak from personal experience on.

One of the reasons VGChartz is my first choice of gaming forum is that I got tired of the amount of trolling that's allowed to run rampant in just about every other major forum, where it was hard to even have conversations about Nintendo stuff without attracting trolls.

That and Nintendo fanbase being like half of the userbase of this forum.

I think it's more that we have a really great mod team here who actually do their job and don't tolerate trolls polluting discussions.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

sethnintendo said:
d21lewis said:

Out of curiosity, I googled the best selling games for both consoles. Both had a pretty good mix. Both had a lot of shooters. One console got demonized for it. But that's how a lot of things in this world are. I understand.

Did Xbox fans get demonized for it?  Maybe but I only saw it as an insult in lack of diversity in genres.  Shooters aren't bad but when most of the top 10 list is dominated then one has a lack of diversity in top selling genres.  Let us see the list.

Kinect Adventures - not shooter

GTAV - I'll say not shooter on this one even though it is getting damn close to one

Halo 3 - shooter

Skyrim - not shooter

Minecraft - not shooter

CoD Black Ops - shooter

Halo: Reach - shooter

Halo 4 - shooter

CoD MW2- shooter

Gears of War - shooter

I'm counting 6/10 in top 10 as shooter. 

Face the facts Microsoft will always be known as the dude bro console and they even marketed themselves as that in the era.  Remember?

and hell that was with the Xbox One so they embraced that culture quite well.

Maybe because social media was not much of a thing then but people forget PS2 in the US was often marketed with basketball players and rappers. Sony held parties in hot tubs for marketing.  They did with PSP as well.  A lot of MTV marketing in Magazines mainly and public events. They wanted that male teen demo. Then again so did Spike TV and G4 during that time. 360 came out in 2005 and first unveiled on MTV with rappers and the pimp my ride people and bands like The Killers. MS E3 2005 had an NFL player in his Raiders uniform promote Madden on stage. Sony PS3 E3 had the marketing of stoner teens and bros. E3 Booth babes anyone? The Early to mid-2000s that demo was hot for Sony and MS to go after. MS wanted to beat Sony and saw what worked. They went after the Sony audience of that MTV crowd and said look. We got madden. We got Halo. They set a tone and it stuck for years. Wii set a tone and it's library followed it.

Xbox One however...that was a case of not reading the room correctly and by 2013 some were still after that Spike TV/MTV crowd not realizing it was on it's way out. Remember VGX in 2013? Still going after that crowd even tho it was not much in favor anymore. A year after the disaster of VGX. We got the TGAs. G5 and Spike died. That crowd grew up. What is cool in 2005 is not cool in 2013. How trends work.

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DonFerrari said:

That and Nintendo fanbase being like half of the userbase of this forum.

I feel like that also helps.

Going by general vote polls, thread interactions and the like over the years, it's shown that there are definitely more Ninty users here, as well as Sony, while there are some Xbox users and a handful of PC.

The mod team also helps in stemming some of the trolls though, like Curl said, but at the same time it doesn't deviate from what you said from being a reality either.



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