Anyone here remember the console wars? It was that phenomenon that took the internet by storm, with Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 fanboys throwing their toys at each other just a little over two years ago.
The console wars are pretty much over, and the truth is, that it’s mostly because people got bored with having arguments which never ended, and in somewhat of a positive ending, have finally realised that each console has it’s ups and downs and at the end of the day, it mostly comes down to personal preference. The Xbox 360 is rocking it hard, the PS3 has some major titles under it’s belt and is flaunting some mad games for it’s 2009 line-up and the Wii is selling so many consoles that no one is actually bothered about it’s success anymore.
Couldn’t we just leave it there? Apparently not. A writer over at PSX Extreme, a Mr. Ben Dutka, has decided that he should flap his gums a little in an attempt to get all high and mighty about how right he was when he said the PS3 was going to be so great one day.
You know what, I don’t have much of an issue with people giving off their personal opinions, even if they are somewhat idiotic. All of this becomes strangely more interesting though, because we found this link through a Twitter posting by Sony’s Official Playstation Twitter Account.
Is this what it’s coming to Sony? More nonsense after the jump.
The article titled, “Where Did All The PS3 Hate Go” reeks of fanboyism and is actually just downright immature in this day and age, even when compared to rants in the past. To give you a good example of how this all goes, here is the opening paragraph:
“Let me see if I can break this down for all of you haters, currently cowering in a corner and hoping to God nobody calls you to task for your doom-and-gloom claims from the early days of the PlayStation 3.”
Sony, we can all run our mouths about this sort of thing as much as we want. You however, have some sort of responsibility as a large corporation to keep yourselves out of childish garbage like this.
You may as well put up a big billboard tomorrow that says “The Xbox 360 is poo!”, with a picture of your CEO pushing his tongue out.
Seriously, most articles like this are at least based on fact, or technological comparisons or something. This guy just goes off about how all the haters must accept their punishment and feel like idiots and admit they were wrong blah, blah, blah. Worst of all, Sony thinks that this is good enough to post up as a related article to their business?
The Xbox 360 is still giving it’s problems, but it’s still going strong, very strong. The PS3 has gained momentum in a massive way and is truly starting to shine, but it still has a heck of a lot of issues of it’s own, and enough to stop people like this from making bold claims of imminent victory.
So Sony ( as well as you, Microsoft and Nintendo), do us all a favour and keep your focus on providing us better, faster, more reliable and cheaper hardware before you waste our time with trash like this.
Here is the article, for anyone interested: PS3 News: Where Did All The PS3 Hate Go?
Read through it and tell us in the comments if you think that he makes a valid point, or if you think he possibly smoked his Weetbix the morning before he wrote it. Also let us know what your position is on major console companies getting themselves involved by reposting articles like this through their official lines of communication.
Last Updated: May 7, 2009