Remember back when the PlayStation 3 launched? Microsoft’s console had already been out for a year, and was a pretty damned good value proposition compared to the ludicrously expensive console from Sony. The PlayStation Network sucked and Multiplatform PS3 games were comparatively terrible and Sony’s future seemed pretty bleak. How far we’ve come.
According to Sony, they’ve reached a pretty nice milestone and have sold their 80 millionth PlayStation 3. Microsoft, funny enough, announced the same milestone just last month. Factor in the fact that the PlayStation 3 was released a year later and a quite plain to see that Sony’s console is outselling Microsoft’s quite significantly.
It;s something I think will continue to happen. The Xbox 360 has been my primary console this generation, but in the last few years, the PlayStation has not only caught up in games and features, but has actually exceeded the 360. It really all started to go in Sony’s favour with the release of the slimmer, and rather importantly, cheaper PlayStation 3. PlayStation Plus, as just a further example, offers so much more value than Xbox Live and there are of course, the myriad exclusives you’ll find only on PlayStation; games like the Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls. Pity it has such a terrible controller.
The Xbox 360, with its lack of killer exclusives seems to have petered out in the final stretch, while the PlayStation 3 still has one huge heavy hitter in the tank; Gran Turismo 6. I think when the current generation is done and dusted Sony could well be the winner, ahead even of Nintendo and its Wii, which has very nearly stopped selling at all.
Last Updated: November 6, 2013
November 6, 2013 at 11:50
I have something to say and I’m going to say it!
All of you that moan about cramps while using the DS3 are doing it wrong. Maybe I should post a video of how to hold the controller or something. You don’t grip it like the Xbox controller because yes, your hands will go into spasm. I suspect most of you look like the people in Verimark commercials while trying to use a non-Ginso knife or something.
Even worse, some people prefer the PS controller to the Xbox controller, me included. So no, it isn’t a terrible controller. Most people don’t like it, and that I can accept, but it remains a purely subjective opinion. People says it feels cheap because of it’s weight. Well, you are probably the same people that buys iPhones because it is heavier. Daar is geen salf te smeer. I have never had a DS controller die on me (neither a Xbox controller). If it is too light for you, glue weights on it or something.
MS really let the generation slip. They developed the exact same arrogance that almost led to Sony’s demise. But I suspect they are going to be stronger than ever (MS) about a year from now. The whole DRM thing with the XB1 gave them a wake-up call.