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The PS3. So which console emerges victorious? It was a close one... 1. PS3 With all the negative press lately, it's hard to imagine Sony as the winner here. But when you actually look at how many probable stellar exclusive games it has lined up for the year to come, we have to put the PS3 in the number one slot. So many of these games are surefire blockbusters such as MGS4, Killzone 2, SOCOM 4, Gran Turisimo 5, Final Fantasy XIII, Ratchet & Clank...and the list goes on. Sure, the recent negative press on the PS3's high price is definitely a factor for consumers, but the probable 10-year life cycle of the system could mean not having to shell out for another console 5 years from now. And it's all about the games, really. Even after losing the GTA exclusive, Sony's list of PS3-only games is a great reason to own a PS3, even if it's not for another 9 months. The other driving factor about Sony is that its developers are taking chances with new games on the PS3. Look at the amount of new franchises coming to the PS3, and that's a boon for the consumer. 2. Wii There's no doubting that the Wii has a number of blockbuster exclusive titles, but the PS3's sheer number of exclusive games beats it out...but barely. The biggest hindrance for Nintendo and the Wii is the lack of new franchises. It's all sequels for now, and while the short term success of Nintendo's established products may have the staying power to thrive for a while, everything goes stale at some point. Look at Gears of War, and the upcoming Heavenly Sword and MotorStorm. These are new IPs that probably will lead to huge success. Nintendo needs some freshness, and it must take chances if it wants to be back on top. 3. Xbox 360 Yes, the Xbox 360 has the biggest first-party game out there, and there's no denying that Halo 3 will be a huge-scale success. It even has Gears of War, one of the most creative and critically-acclaimed new products on the gaming market. But from here, the list gets very slim. Microsoft needs a few more great reasons to own an Xbox 360 because when the PS3 picks up some steam a year (or less) down the road, it's going to be a tough battle." I do agree with quite of bit of what they are saying, but I think they are underestimating the power of Halo 3. When the PS3 eventually gets to a more reasonable price for casuals($400?) with all of these killer apps, then I think the media will have an entirely different vision of it. Interesting read btw.



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So hang on, Sony is going to win this gen because of MGS4, Killzone 2, SOCOM 4, Gran Turisimo 5, Final Fantasy XIII?? Maybe they still haven't understood the point yet that they need to get some original titles out there...



" The other driving factor about Sony is that its developers are taking chances with new games on the PS3. Look at the amount of new franchises coming to the PS3, and that's a boon for the consumer." I guess you didn't see that part? In another post this is what I described made the PS2 so popular. In addition to the titles brought over from the PS1 new ones were created. No one knew about onimusha or devil may cry while playing thier PS1. Now people clamor for DMC4 but in actuallity I and many others Expect a new line up of franchises to catch my attention. If you look at the list of games in development many of them you will not recognize. And that make me happy as a gamer.



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The biggest hindrance for Nintendo and the Wii is the lack of new franchises. It's all sequels for now
Yeah nintendo has only sequels and MGS4, Socom 4, DMC4, GT5 and FFXIII On the PS3 are new franchises and not sequels?? Come on get serious!!!




Yeah. The thing about new IPs for the Ps3 in comparison to the Wii made me chuckle. I'd like to see new original games for both, but for me, the Wii brings more promise of new and different IPs. I don't see the Ps3's life cycle being 10 years (or the Wii's or 360's) (maybe by then I'll have enough money for one [just joking, post buzzards!]), as it's quite possible that even more powerful Gpu units are in steady development. On the 360/Ps3, a huge focus is cutting-edge graphics power. Well, what if in, say, 3 years, one of the major graphical development labs makes an unprecidented breakthrough in graphics technology? What if it makes the 360/Ps3 look (comparatively) as last-gen stuff does now? "Well, the Wii is selling well, and it's not on the cutting edge of graphical capability!" says the optimistic lobbyist for the graphics/processing powered systems. (Wonder if that'll ever be said... using the Wii's success to defend the Ps3/360?) Do people really want the biggest, flashiest, pretty thing around? Or do they want a silly looking light gun and a nunchuck that do things differently? These are all points of conjecture, and we'll all have to wait around to find out which is truly number one in sales. (If it were me, I'd like a 33%/33%/33% victory for all the consoles, because I enjoy them all!)



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gamingdevil said: Yeah nintendo has only sequels and MGS4, Socom 4, DMC4, GT5 and FFXIII On the PS3 are new franchises and not sequels?? Come on get serious!!!
Exactly !! That's the funny thing in all this. Brain Training, Wii Sports / Play, Animal Crossing, Pikmin, Wario Ware, Nintendogs - all new ideas from Nintendo in the last few years and all major successes...