I woke up this morning to a top story on N4G entitled â€œHas Xbox 360 Accepted The Defeat in 2009â€ which stood out for me as possibly the most badly written headline of all time. It gets by you at first because most normal people subconsciously move the The to before the Xbox 360 where it belongs. But the headline did it’s job and I read the article.
Basically they are trying to imply that the Xbox 360 is dead this year and has now left it to late to make any sort of recovery.
But there are some severe problems with that viewpoint.
It’s April, which means there are still 8 months left of the year, or two thirds or 200% of what we have already experienced of 2009. In other words the year is still there to be won.
E3 hasn’t even happened yet and to think that Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo or anyone else isn’t going to announce anything big at E3 is simply naive.
However the main reason why the story is pointless and just ever so slightly insulting to anyone who can read is simply that the Xbox 360 has outsold the PS3 in 2009 so far. So claiming that it is dead while it is in the lead is a little far fetched.
At the same time however the PS3 isn’t miles behind and has a great looking lineup this year, much to contrary belief Sony isn’t going to be throwing in the towel by July and pulling out of the console game for good.
Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have all captured large chunks of this generations market and even though many people surmised that the gaming market was only big enough for two companies when this generation started, I think it is fair to say now that all three can live quite comfortably in the space.
OnLive unfortunately will need to find somewhere else to play, you are not welcome here.
Last Updated: April 14, 2009