Originally Posted by emartins
...Also in 3-4 years there will be the same amount of good games on both sides. This generation had it and I dont see anything different going to the next gen. To say 10 times more, which I am not taking literally, is a big statement. Both MS and Sony have the dollars to get companies to make great games for their own console.
Spyder one question, I see you playing on 360 and always wondered why you choose certain games on the 360 vs the PS3? Are you using points to buy the games or do you prefer the 360 over the PS3? I dont know what you play on the PS3 but I do see you often on the 360 so I am just assuming you play on the 360 more. Curious mind thats all.
No, I meant it literally. Every article I've read over the past year has devs flocking towards Sony and running from MS as though it has the plague. Sure, MS might make a few games on their own that they'll no doubt tout as the greatest experience mankind has ever seen, but 3rd party and particularly indy devs are heading for Sony's calm, nurturing, fee-free greener pastures. It's no secret that MS has treated indy games that aren't their own like bastard stepchildren, and I don't think that's bound to change, despite the fact that they say it will. Of course, they've said
a lot lately...and we know how that turned out.
As for playing on the 360, it certainly appears that I play on there a lot, but the truth is that (if you exclude Battlefield and Left 4 Dead) my PS3s have gotten FAR more of my time over the years. 360 games used to be much cheaper and abundant than PS3 games as well, due to the fact that I had a hookup for those. I'd get Xbox games used a month in for $10-$20 often. I also had a Blockbuster pass that was like Gamefly, and my local store carried more Xbox copies than PS3 ones. I often get 12 months of XBL for $20, so that's cheaper as well. And you all know how I get thousands upon thousands of MS points for either nothing or next to nothing. Simply put, my Xbox 360 time was mostly about economics and nothing more.
Conversely, my PS3s have been my sanctuary over the years. I go on Xbox mostly to chat with friends and kill some time. With my PS3s, I go there to get away from everyone and everything; to become so immersed in a game that an entire day can melt away without my even noticing. I have a small stack of Xbox games that I've actually purchased, but our PS3 collection is massive. MS exclusives? I can think of a small handful, but Sony has a list of superb exclusives as long as my arm. As my Xbox Gamerscore grew, the completionist in me wanted to get to 100K by the time next-gen hit. BF3's 1200 hours really put a damper on that goal. I got wrapped up in that, and thus, it looks
like I've spent more time on Xbox, but nothing could be further from the truth. I've upgraded PS3s multiple times. On PS3, I don't play for Gamerscore, I play for pure enjoyment, and there's tons of it to go around...even with the supposedly "inferior" controller, which I don't mind at all.
That said, my choice of next-gen console has little to do with my previous experiences this gen. I just don't like being lied to or forced to spend money on what are worthless accessories and features to me.