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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #150 on: September 01, 2007, 01:26:20 am »
Short. Sweet. And to the point.

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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #151 on: September 01, 2007, 04:17:39 pm »
A major hit to Sony:

http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/lair/review.html?sid=6178017

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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #152 on: September 01, 2007, 09:11:50 pm »
Old news. You definately have been gone haven't you? ;)

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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #153 on: September 01, 2007, 09:23:28 pm »
Wow, really? I had just heard about it. Yeah, I'm REALLY out of the loop. Sucked into World of Warcraft again, and even more now that I started class. I'm not even listening to any podcasts anymore. But I stopped into Gamespot for a quick look around, saw that their Lair review completely destroyed it, remembered that it was one of the games Sony was banking on, and suddenly got thrust back into my old "OMG CONSOLE WAR" mentality, which was one of my favorite things to talk about. And then I hopped into here, found a console war thread, shouted "PERFECT," and posted a link.

And then you ruined it for me.  :P

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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #154 on: September 01, 2007, 09:35:40 pm »
Oh wow, I didn't know they reviewed it that poorly. I'd only heard reports that it sucked.

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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #155 on: September 01, 2007, 10:21:20 pm »
Sure, Gamespot is biased against you-know-who, but a more neutral IGN only gave it 4.9, a mere .4 points over GS.      http://ps3.ign.com/articles/817/817117p1.html

I'm sick of this console war ****; seriously, it was fun for a while, and maybe a year ago I'd have been cheering on the sidelines because of this, but that's when I thought this was going to be a neck-to-neck competition. Sure, 360 has had the RRoD problem, and there's the whole issue of the limiting DVD format, but in the end: 360 with Bioshock and PS3 with Lair... I'm praying for a good PS3 game, just because I want everybody to have fun.

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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #156 on: September 02, 2007, 01:00:23 am »
The PS3 will get Metal Gear Solid...  I've personally never been a fan, but apparently i'm the only one

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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #157 on: September 02, 2007, 05:36:05 am »
Sure, Gamespot is biased against you-know-who, but a more neutral IGN only gave it 4.9, a mere .4 points over GS.      http://ps3.ign.com/articles/817/817117p1.html

I'm sick of this console war ****; seriously, it was fun for a while, and maybe a year ago I'd have been cheering on the sidelines because of this, but that's when I thought this was going to be a neck-to-neck competition. Sure, 360 has had the RRoD problem, and there's the whole issue of the limiting DVD format, but in the end: 360 with Bioshock and PS3 with Lair... I'm praying for a good PS3 game, just because I want everybody to have fun.

Playstation will always fail.

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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #158 on: September 05, 2007, 02:40:54 pm »
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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #159 on: September 07, 2007, 11:08:54 pm »
Haha, Sony and Factor 5 sent out a "Lair Reviewer's Guide" to show the reviewers/professional gamers how to play the game. A giant, desperate insult; like a toddler giving Muhammad Ali the finger before a boxing match.

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/09/07/sony-sends-out-lair-reviewers-guide-must-not-laugh/

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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #160 on: September 08, 2007, 12:44:59 am »
Wow... that's... ouch!

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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #162 on: September 11, 2007, 12:47:46 am »
$400 PS3??!!

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/09/10/rumor-40gb-ps3-for-400-80gb-to-500/

This only makes me happy that Microsoft hopefully should follow suit as well.

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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #163 on: September 14, 2007, 01:50:56 pm »
August NPDs are out!


DS
Wii
PSP   
PS2
360
GBA
PS3
March
508,000     
259,000
180,000
280,000
199,000
148,000
130,000
April
471,000     
360,000
183,000
194,000
174,000
  84,000
  82,000
May
423,000     
338,000
221,000
? ? ?
155,000
? ? ?
  81,000
June
561,000     
381,800
290,100
270,000
198,400
109,400
  98,500
July
405,000     
425,000
214,000
222,000
170,000
 87,000
159,000
August
383,300
403,600
151,200
202,000
276,700
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130,600

I made a graph too at Kid Zone!


Did I mention I get nerdy with numbers?

Well the big news this month is that 360 finally beat the PS2 in sales. Looks like their price drop did them some good, like an extra 100,000 units good. In fact the 360 is the only system that had any growth this month. Of course the Wii and DS are still running strong but it looks like the effects of the PS3 fire sale are wearing down.

Next month there is Halo 3 and it will be interesting to see how that effects 360 sales and if anyone else (mostly the PS3) will feel the effects of it.
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Re: The Console Wars - The battle rages on
« Reply #164 on: September 14, 2007, 06:05:32 pm »
I would love to see one of those line graphs with points added marking the releases of major games for each system.