Sony: “Xbox 360 is Dated”

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Sony’s product marketing vice president Scott Steinberg has been busy rubbishing Sony’s competitors as being “dated, dead, dumb terminals,” for whom he has “bad news” in the form of a resurgent PS3…

Some excerpts from his hyperbolic “value proposition”:

“In the next few years, you’re going to start to see us separate from the herd. Some of the other platforms are going to look very dated because their life spans are so much shorter than ours.

The brilliance of PS3 is that it’s not a dead, dumb terminal like other machines. We can throw layers of firmware into that box and always be contemporary with technology. We can reflect and respond to how people are using entertainment.

If you’re a competitor I’ve got bad news for you because we’ve got some absolute blockbusters that are in the works, some of them new IP, some of them existing IP, that we’re building specifically for the PS3

From a competitive standpoint our competitors are going to have a tougher road now then even in 2008. But for PlayStation 3 consumers, it means more quality and more choice.”

It is not hard to guess who he has in mind when speaking of his “competitor.”

Those looking to float an armada of hot air balloons can read the whole spiel here. Pity the “competitor” who has to read it.


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    Avatar of Icy-nee-san
    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    11:01 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PC is superior but i think majority of PC fanboys will unite with the PS3 fanboys just for the hardware fact :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:23 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no. I'm tired of PS3 fanboy arrogance. They actually think their 600-720 p is actually an achievement. Eat 1080 p at 60 fps! and I paid 150 bucks for my graphics card!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:26 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Layers of firmware still don't stop your graphics subsystems from being quite a few steps behind the PC.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meh...I like the Wii...
    The only people Nintendo are trying to upstage is Apple anyway...and the guy who made SD Cards...

    BINGO! The secret to success? Standards!
    PS3 uses Memory Stick--so does PSP...not many people can offload on a VAIO, either system, a Memory Stick Reader, AND Memory Sticks...

    XBOX has proprietary storage...good luck getting the games back when the system is fucked.

    PC is not a console, but I'm OK with gaming on it.

    Wii and DSi have SD. SD is standard on digicams, PCs, Mac...anything that shits a picture.

    But all have something to write home about...they let us have our fun. Dammit! See THAT!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:04 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "We can throw layers of firmware into that box and always be contemporary with technology."

    And brick them, like your fucking software update did to my PS3?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:26 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I reckon you don't even have a PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:03 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck look at all of this fanboy idiocy. Don't you wastes of sperm have anything better to do than argue on the internet like a bunch of children?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 14/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^Says another waste of sperm....

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    Comment by Hyra911
    13:20 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whatever, I stick with my faithful PC.

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    Comment by Necromas
    13:27 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fanboy whores, the lot of you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:42 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like this game console war going on, everytime a battle pops up, it's get my attention. Personally rooting for the PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:57 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    inntresting though that the xbox stand out on multiplatform games, i have both ps3 and xbox and it really rubs my cunt with the ps3 loading times, sure the ps3 might be better in the future, but at this time i buy most of my games on the xbox

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    After owning all 3 consoles, even with the MS having to replace my Xbox360 once, I would still say, it has the best games of any of the consoles, seriously, except for Ratchet & Clank, the only thing the PS3 has been good for is watching BluRay movies, and the Wii, except for
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl, has mostly just sat there collecting dust.

    Oh, and the PC is still my fav gaming platform, it's much easier to transport a gaming NB, than the consoles, the disc's, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:11 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Comes down to the games, and right now, xbox is leading that train.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:17 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually...you'd be right on a general basis...but not on a preference basis...not everyone wants what she's having, per se.

    One man's XBOX loyalty is another man's "meh".

    I have no preference...so I don't hate anything~
    Except games that I think suck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey I'm a Sony... and I'm an Xbox
    xbox: wats dis?
    sony: dunno, I'm bored
    xbox: let's play on Wii
    sony: ok, but i'm better than you
    xbox: oh yeah?

    i wouldn't be surprised if that pops up on tv. on the other hand, can they make an action packed/massive destruction/fire breathing/maiden capturing godzilla games?? di ba?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:49 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You sir, have been bitten by the cute virus.
    My nose bled reading this~!
    Need I say you won a few internets?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:30 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck the consoles. Play games on a PC. Upgrade and reconfigure whenever you want. Shit on PS3 and Xbox.

    Hack and fap all you want.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:51 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gaming PCs don´t cost 300$ shit head.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:19 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, but gaming graphics cards do (and less)
    ... shithead

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:13 26/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    GET A JOB

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:14 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes! because we can play games with only a graphics card without expending more cash on the actual PC. >_>

    Right fuck face?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    By the time programers figure out how to program for the PS3, Microsoft and Nintendo will have new systems out! HaHaHaHaHa!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    by the time microsoft makes a decent system that doesn't catch fire, and nintendo realizes that people don't want to play games for babies the sun will explode

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:56 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I seriously agree that Sony is capable of surviving due to PS3 exclusives but why the fuck must they say something like that!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:54 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guess what...I don't care.

    I happen to like both. I don't care who wins, just that someone wins. I just come for the games, that's all.

    Mysterious Voice: *gun clicks* "You're outnumbered. Better rethink your words."

    To each his own.

    Mysterious Voice: "Not on the internet. To each everyone else's." *gun fires*

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:12 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    http://www.electronictheatre.co.uk/index.php/industry-news/3487-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2-xbox-360-sales-double-playstation-3

    Nuff said.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:38 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    of course it sold more on crapbox, more people have them, however most crapbox owners i know have had to have the system replaced at least once. i dont know anybody thats had to replace a ps3 yet.hers some info. ps3 sales in the past 3 months have gone up 700%, meanwhile crapbox has been steadily declining.

    ps3 will outlast crapbox for quite a while and will eventually overtake it in sales!

    this info can be found in the yahoo games blog

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:07 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the sales may have gone up by a few % (700 is exaggeration) but it slowly decreased week by week. With the release of a few games and events the 360 sales went up by quite a bit in the last week, and it was never "slowly decreasing". LOL

    A little graph which shows the ups and downs during the past 3 month can be seen here:

    http://vgchartz.com/hwlaunch.php?cons1=&reg1=All&cons2=PS3&reg2=All&cons3=X360&reg3=All&weeks=12&weekly=1 [http://vgchartz.com/hwlaunch.php?cons1=&reg1=All&cons2=PS3&reg2=All&cons3=X360&reg3=All&weeks=12&weekly=1]

    btw: yahoo fails. lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:54 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    um, actually 700% wasnt a exaggeration. it is a fact. now im not saying it still is like that but for at least the first month after the price drop it was true. and ps3 is currently outselling both ps3 and wii.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:34 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ""um, actually 700% wasnt a exaggeration. it is a fact. now im not saying it still is like that but for at least the first month after the price drop it was true. and ps3 is currently outselling both 360 and wii.""

    Fixed last line =D

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also i love how 99% off the time, multi-platform games end up being a shitty port on the ps3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    on some of the older games this might be true, however on the newer games ps3 is clearly better. it has just taken a while for game developers to adjust to sonys cell processor.

    i have yet to see a game with better graphics than uncharted 2. nothing on 360 is even close.

    maybe you should learn to check for up-to-date info before posting

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If by opinion you mean facts, then yes.

    Got to digital foundry and see for yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:56 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    thats just a matter of opinion. ps3 versions usually have more content and better graphics. tekken 6 is a prime example.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:18 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck all ya! Atari 2600 is way better than PShit 3 and Shitbox 360!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:13 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All the consoles this generation suck ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:43 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you know what's so ironic here in SC? Articles of Bayonetta and DBZ for 360 showing better graphics.

    Anyways, I'd rather choose the PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:54 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I just bought a Xbox360 and I don't own a PS3 yet, I'm pretty happy with the Xbox360 at the moment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The brilliance of PS3 is that it’s not a dead, dumb terminal like other machines. We can throw layers of firmware into that box and always be contemporary with technology. We can reflect and respond to how people are using entertainment."

    Oh man, i lol'd. I wonder if they're able to Patch DX11 into the PS3 with a Firmware update. "Contemporary" my ass. The PS3 is as Dated as the 360. No need to mention the Wii, that one was already dated the time it came out. All Consoles lack modern Technology and no Firmware update can fix that...

    And i'm pretty sure that we'll see GREAT and Visually Fantastic Games on both Consoles in the next 2 years untill new Consoles pop up.

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    Comment by Tallgeese_VI
    09:47 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't say much of the consoles we don't own.

    I agreed with Anon 08:13 13/11/2009.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, if I didn't know any better I'd say Steve Jobs is writing these speeches.

    we're talking about a company that not only lost money, but was hemorrhaging it just to put the ps3 on the market. now that the price has dropped, it's become a self-sustaining black hole, destroying all of the revenue that comes near it.

    Hell, they've been catering to the ps2 just to keep money slightly less implosive. Talk about dated dead and dumb.

    and what's more, is they're talking about fucking firmware. Anyone can do that, and the 360's been keeping tabs on it quite better than that shiny black paperweight collecting dust under my TV.

    if it isn't firmware updates, they're just selling new consoles with upgraded equipment, it isn't even something you could compare as 'the same' thing. Older console owners probably wouldn't toss more cash in for (unless you're the kind of pompous rich kid that would spring for every new version of a console as it comes out)

    when it comes to console wars, I think there needs to be a new section for this site: ichikaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:46 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The reason everyone with a brain scoffs at Apple's words is because their machines' capabilities are behind the market and they can only sell by creating hype... much in the way Microsoft sells really.

    But hey, let Sony have their fun, it's about time they took the war seriously. Up until now all they did was stay in denial.

    All three consoles have their faults. The Wii is full of garbage games that overrun their few gems, and is also completely behind the times in terms of specs. Microsoft pretty much admitted their failure rate problem by offering the extended warranty, plus sticking to DVD's is slowly looking like not such a good choice. And Sony's machine was until recently too expensive, not to mention not having a so-called true killer-app until recently.

    BTW, in terms of price, you may be amazed to find how expensive a Wii can actually be (if you add in an extra controller+nunchuck and the Motion-plus).

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    microsoft: "sony got no game"

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:36 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    shut up fucking japanese faggots micro pennis the only reason that sony sells is because America and Europe are not fucking monkeys islandesr racist the reason that xbox don´t sell micropennisland is because the micropennis are racist hahahaha.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    08:02 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, looks like I'm a little bit late to the party... oh well.

    "In the next few years, you’re going to start to see us separate from the herd."

    Lol, you've always been "separated from the herd", being dead last and all. Actually you're now closing the gap a little.

    "Some of the other platforms are going to look very dated because their life spans are so much shorter than ours."

    I think it works both ways. ATi has already confirmed that they're working on the graphics chip for Microsoft's next console, so by the time the PlayStation 3 gets some speed they'll probably release the Xbox 720 and Sony's Blu-ray player will surely look dated in comparison. Boasting about superior technological prowess some good three years after the system's launch is just slightly retarded.

    "The brilliance of PS3 is that it’s not a dead, dumb terminal like other machines. We can throw layers of firmware into that box and always be contemporary with technology. We can reflect and respond to how people are using entertainment."

    NXE, Netflix, Facebook/Last.fm/Twitter/Zune video support going against achiev--err, trophies/wii remote rip-off no. 1 (a.k.a. SIXAXIS)/wii remote rip-off no. 2 (a.k.a. glowy wand)... you get the idea. Sony is the corporative equivalent of a parrot, the only way they know what people actually want is by looking at their competition leaving them behind.

    "If you’re a competitor I’ve got bad news for you because we’ve got some absolute blockbusters that are in the works, some of them new IP, some of them existing IP, that we’re building specifically for the PS3"

    You better do, all your "absolute blockbusters" have so far failed to even compare to Halo's or Gear's sales numbers. The days of Gran Turismo breaking sales records seem to be long past.

    The last paragraph is OK, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:58 14/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really both consoles have their good points and bad points and those saying that multiconsole ports are always better for 360 need look no further than the X-Box Tales of Vesperia beta test for obvious proof to the contrary. The X-Box is targeted at North American gamers where games tend to be action based and the story is used to promote that. It is shooter heavy and that is fine as that is the market Micro$haft is obviously trying to reach. As for the PS3 it sells more in Japan because they want a game that is action for the sake of story. RPGs and the like are excellent examples. Both systems target different demographics with some overlap. I mean on one hand I have Disgaea, Final Fantasy, the non beta test of Tales of Vesperia, and about a million PS1 and 2 titles, on the other you have games like Halo, Left 4 Dead, Mass Effect and the like. Personally I dislike console shooters Mouse look and keyboard as well as the game quality are much better on pc (source engine ftw) but that is opinion. My brother and several of my friends swear by their 360s and Haloesque shooters their opinion. What really matters is get the system that suits your gaming wants (can't call them needs) and be you will be happy with it. Hell if your a casual gamer with young children get that wii and have some fun.

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    Comment by GodOfSpeed
    04:29 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sigh, Sony talking shit again as usual, same with MS always talks shit about Sony. Stupid PR talk.

    All i have to do is enjoy my games that are appearing for both the PS3 and 360, and i win!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:00 15/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ps3 has no games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 16/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they have really large number of new games coming within the next year. including several ps3 only titles including god of war 3 and final fantasy versus 13. ps3 has plenty of games

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:12 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The PS3 will have a life-span like Albert Wesker...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't you mean Leon Kennedy?








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