Originally Posted by 2Channel
Focus makes the difference....... (where have I heard that before
The Microsoft Xbox 360 currently provides the richest overall gaming and media experience thanks largely to a robust platform and having a year launch lead. The Nintendo Wii provides the best individual, aerobic, gaming experience and will likely be the most popular with parents (and wives) as a result. The Sony PS3 simply doesn't feel finished, but, given the ability to download updates many of these shortcomings should be addressed next year. Once that happens the Sony should be able to better go toe to toe with the other players, for now the market (at least for the new generation of gaming systems) appears to belong to Microsoft at the high end and Nintendo at the low end.
If I were buying a system for myself or for someone into High Definition programming, I'd favor the Xbox, as a gift for kids I'd favor the Nintendo (assuming I could find it) and, with the Sony, I'd stick with the PSP (arguably the best portable player and both more affordable and more available this year) until the PS3 matures a little more and drops out of the Ebay nose bleed pricing phase.
After taking an extra year to deliver, shouldn't the PS3 blow the Xbox360 out of the water? Instead the expectation is that sometime next year it will be just as good as the Xbox360. The reviews keep piling up.
Interesting. He says the system feels rushed, but hardly mentions anything on why. Oh well.
All new systems has initial issues. Among my friends, at least, we weren't expecting the PS3 to blow the 360 out of the water. The 360 is already on its 2nd/3rd gen titles, while we've only seen launch titles on the PS3. In a year or two, we do expect to see clear differences between the two, though.
Let the reviews pile up. As the firmware gets refined, volume increases, more games are released I'm sure there will be more happy faces around. No matter. For now, I'm not concerned. If a Time article convinces a gamer that the PS3 is not for him, good, then I have a better shot at getting one.
BTW, here is PCWorld's take on the PS3 as a Blu-ray player: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,127892/article.html