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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

I imagine a lot of the Xbox crowd left because this generation hasn't exactly been great for them; and as I can attest from being a Nintendo fan through the Wii U years, forums are just less fun when most of the news and discussion about your console of choice is negative. I very nearly quit altogether in 2016 and actually left the forum for a few months without the intention of returning as I got tired of all the doom and gloom.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 11 April 2020

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

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Just wanna say I’ve had a great time since coming back. It’s a nice feeling seeing familiar users and being remembered in turn. Reddit you feel like a face in a crowd of thousands. Here is more of a dysfunctional community, which is fine by me.



Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles. 

 

d21lewis said:
mjk45 said:

d21lewis being a fellow VGchartz oldtimer you would remember the  days of Kowenicki Seece DirtyP  now these guys weren't just xbox Kowen even did threads on MS financial statements with detailed breakdowns and Dirty p talked about all the MS gear he owned different days hey!

I actually don't remember. I'm sure it happened. I was just generally speaking. And it's just my personal opinion on things. There's gotta be somebody out there with a Bill Gates tattoo.

 You are right about today's xbox gamers not being as wedded to MS as they once were, in those days it was more centred around MS as the main face of the brand and this made sense since xbox was in its infancy , it also meant that fans could deflect the PS2 success by running a MS v Sony agenda rather than a PS2 v Xbox    scenario, the success of the 360 in comparison gave the division more prominence and MS didn't need to be used as a shield so much and ironically the lack of success with xbone saw a period of  distancing between the two brands that preserved the status quo rather than a return to using MS as a buffer. 

btw on the subject of bill Gates tattoo's The guy with the Bill Gates Tattoo on his penis is the one who's mental wellbeing I worry about.

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mjk45 said:
curl-6 said:

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.

In my 12 years on this site, i have seen the demographics change many times,I remember different points in time when Sony did well in the Polls and another where Xbox support was very vocal, same goes for the here and now with Nintendo.

The rise and fall seems to correlate with how well each platform is doing. You tend to get a  spike in the number of people from particular user bases leaving Vgchartz during these downturns the other feature of this is a decrease in activity by those who stay.

The size of the decrease can be magnified even more by the other half of the equation, the influx of members from those user bases on the rise and the added rise in activity

Should have seen me in the Wii U era.  Major depression.  At least there were still good games to play and some I have yet to play.  Let's just say I was prepared for this social distancing.

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sethnintendo said:

Should have seen me in the Wii U era.  Major depression.  At least I had there were still good games to play and some I have yet to play.  Let's just say I was prepared for this social distancing.

That's me right now, with all that's been going on the past few years, in regards to genres I loved being left to the wayside, to rot. That and the EGS showing up, further ruining my attempts at trying to enjoy gaming as a whole. 



               

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I don't think there's any particular trait exclusive or more common from one group to the next, other than maybe PC gamers tend to be more tech-oriented and are into modding and such. You've got cool folks and toxic people with every group. I'm opposed to categorizing separate "groups," as every individual is different and these broad strokes over millions of people is usually misguided and just cherry-picking certain types anyway.

You *could* of course make the argument that each fanbase tends to have different tastes and sensibilities which is natural as each company/console typically stresses different attributes/genres. Sony gamers are likely to favor more epic, cinematic experiences. There's a good chance MS gamers are going to favor FPS. PC is strong when it comes to RTS, Sims, and MMOs (along with FPS as well) so those who stick with that are likely to be into those genres. Nintendo is usually platformers, party games, arcade-style romps, etc..

Anyway, I was pretty much Nintendo exclusively from like 1990 or so when I got into gaming up until 2005 when I got my Xbox 360. Though I dabbled in PC and Sega as well at this time. Post-2005 I've pretty much been split between Nintendo and MS, with months or even years of leaning more towards one or the other depending on the console and games. Like in the dog days of Wii and most of Wii U I was definitely rocking the Xbox far more, while the early days of Wii and much of Switch so far it's been at least slightly in favor of Nintendo.

Only consistency pretty much for me is that I was just never much of a Sony guy.



 

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DonFerrari said:

Just look at the top 20 on each platform and you'll know.

Regarding fun, that is one thing most Nintendo fans get wrong. It isn't only Nintendo that is fun, nor is just the type of games they do is fun. Entertainment and fun are more broad, every body plays to get a good experience and that comes in several different ways. Even shooting others in FPS is fun to the people that like that type of game.

Right, looking at what sells shows how similar or different the userbases are. Furthermore, if you look at what games are most active on Playstation and Xbox its online focused games.

Which explains why MS had a online focus early in the gen.



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Mr Puggsly said:
DonFerrari said:

Just look at the top 20 on each platform and you'll know.

Regarding fun, that is one thing most Nintendo fans get wrong. It isn't only Nintendo that is fun, nor is just the type of games they do is fun. Entertainment and fun are more broad, every body plays to get a good experience and that comes in several different ways. Even shooting others in FPS is fun to the people that like that type of game.

Right, looking at what sells shows how similar or different the userbases are. Furthermore, if you look at what games are most active on Playstation and Xbox its online focused games.

Which explains why MS had a online focus early in the gen.

Pretty much, Live strenght is something MS have held strong since X360.



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