Monday, March 28, 2011

Console wars: Why?


No matter where you go, be it with your friends, or on some random internet forum, you're going to find some gamer that has a passionate hatred for a game system, and will defend to the death their system of choice. 

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a fanboy
While fanboys are the most extreme example, there are many people that put down other's choice in systems. There are many 360 owners that loathe the PS3, and there are many PS3 owners that loathe the 360. Most of these claims have absolutely no ground to them, since a lot have only just played one of the two (the one they chose to buy), and will blindly say anything to make it look like their choice was the right choice. But there are those that like what both consoles offer, and will agree that the pros of either console outweigh the cons, and will sometimes even buy both to get the best of both worlds.

Now, it's not like this was the first time there has been a "console war". Does anyone remember this?
Console wars have been going on as long as there has been more than one product, and it will continue to be that way in the future. That's a good thing though, because when there is competition, the consumer always wins. But competition doesn't mean we have to have animosity towards the company we don't choose. Love games for the sake of gaming, not because of your choice in console.


  1. You didn't even mention the Wii at all in this article..

  2. I chose not to mention the Wii because as far as this generation's console wars go, the most heated debates are between the PS3 and 360. More often than not, the Wii is just written off entirely. I probably should have mentioned though that despite what it lacks in power, the Wii does have some pretty awesome games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, No More Heroes 1 and 2, Madworld, Red Steel 2, and tons of others.

  3. Well said! I play across every platform, I couldn't agree more, a little rivalry is good but no need to flame others or other companies.