So in order for someone to "lose" their company has to wither and die all together? Eh, I suppose it depends on your definition of "lose" in that case.CaptainMarvelous said:What's this 'won' business? Sony are still in business. Surely if we're talking winners of last gen it was Nintendo given how well the Wii did with a handicap, and to my knowledge the only 'loser' of the console wars was SegaRJ 17 said:And now it turns out the PS4 wasn't anything to write home about either and is having a slew of various problems and everyone starts remembering why the 360 won the last console war.
It's all a matter of perspective my friend, as this article points out:Zachary Amaranth said:Okay, no offense, but how in the bloody blue Hell is coming in third place in a three-console race "winning" the last console war?RJ 17 said:And now it turns out the PS4 wasn't anything to write home about either and is having a slew of various problems and everyone starts remembering why the 360 won the last console war.
Worse, when you consider it launched a year before either of the other consoles.
Well, the launch PS3 models could play PSone and PS2 games. So they had that. But the PS3 was incredibly hard to code for and cost an atrocious $600, so nobody bought it and nobody made good exclusives for it, for quite a while. That turned around, but it was 2-3 years into the generation. Rumor has it that the horrible architecture was on purpose, to lock exclusives in, but that the high price and initially weak following just meant it got them locked out of a lot of early titles.Legion said:I was pretty late to this generation (although I guess that is now officially "last generation"), so how bad was it in comparison?
And its the same with EVERY major console release since the Xbox and PS2. Lack of launch titles. The PS3 was especially bad to the point where they started pushing anything that even resembled a game(LAIR for example from the stories I've heard with Gamestop).Metalrocks said:
Well, people don't want to have all those consoles cluttering their area, and may want to sell their old consoles. Plus, after the PS2 did it, it started to become the standard, and was kind of a good idea anyway, because of the reasons I mentioned and it gives your system a built in launch lineup of sorts.Kecunk said:I still have a ps2 and ps3 that still run perfectly so I can honestly say I don't give a damn about backwards compatibility.
the whole thing is kinda silly if you ask me, I mean as far as I can remember the only home console to ever have any real backwards compatibility with no significant issues was the playstation 2, 1 console (not counting handhelds here) now people act like its some kind of industry standard that they're entitled to.
Im really sorry you can throw out all your old consoles now because the new one came out but im sure if you really care about the games you'll find some room for them.
Right, because without the fanboys buying the console day one you wouldn't HAVE any support of the system 3-4 years down the line because they company will deem the console dead in the water.FFP2 said:That was great. Dat last panel.
Smart people should only get new consoles 3-4 years after launch. Let the fanboys get suckered into beta testing it for us
Probably like OnLive, but hopefully less bad.That Eeyore said:Any idea what a "game streaming system" entails? Like, how it works?Gralin said:Right now, but they're going to make it able to run every game in the Playstation Store that PS3 can run, also they will get a game streaming system up for older gamesThat Eeyore said:Actually, only with certain models. Mine cannot play PS2 games, even with the app downloaded.Gethsemani said:But at least the PS3 allowed you backwards compatibility on most PS2 games (Soul Calibur 3 not included, which annoyed me and my friends greatly). The PS3 only dropped backwards compatibility when the slim version was released.Metalrocks said:
Speaking of, does the PS4 have ANY back compatibility, or are you stuck with the PS4 library? Like, I know not with PS3, but with PS1 (which has been on all home console playstations) or PS2.
Offer a founders deal where if you bought one during the first 4 months you get special discounts.Daystar Clarion said:LOLPS4
Love the catch 22 of console launches.
Absolutely fuck all games worth playing, but people have to buy the console for more games to get made.
Legion said:I was pretty late to this generation (although I guess that is now officially "last generation"), so how bad was it in comparison?
That said, weren't we all aware of what the launch titles were for both new consoles? Why would anybody buy one if they didn't see a handful of games that they were interested in? Or is it just that the ones that seemed interesting turned out to be bad?
I suspect the same reaction will be had for the Xbox One though, I didn't see many decent games for either that were to be released the day they came out.
Well.. yeah. Why, how would you define it? Selling 3 million units rather than 3.1 million isn't what I'd call losing from my home on Money Mountain. I wouldn't say you've lost a war until either you surrender or get wiped out. Which happened to Sega. And unless I missed some memo (and all three companies were unable to compete in Round VI: Ivan Drago's Revenge) the last 'war' didn't have any major casualties. Except Banjo Kazooie.RJ 17 said:So in order for someone to "lose" their company has to wither and die all together? Eh, I suppose it depends on your definition of "lose" in that case.
You were the one claiming a victor, not me. I was pointing out that the claim was ridiculous. It is. It still is, even if you shift the goalposts to "from a certain perspective."RJ 17 said:Technically there were no "losers" as each one out performed the others in certain areas.
Based on what? nothing you presented makes that argument at all compelling, either.Just seemed to me that as far as online multiplayer is concerned - which was one of the primary focuses of this generation (Like it or not, it was. I love single player games more the multiplayer, but that doesn't change the fact that there was a clear focus on online multiplayer this generation) - the 360 seemed to be the more popular console.