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User avatar #99882 - glassmaker (08/03/2012) [-]
why is xbox 360 so much more popular than ps3?
User avatar #100183 to #99882 - neikoliberty (08/03/2012) [-]
you shouldn't really care i don't give a flying fuck about it, if it plays games, ill use it. (having PS3, Xbox, Wii and PC)
User avatar #100144 to #99882 - Hypochef (08/03/2012) [-]
Well being an owner of both I can see the appeal of an Xbox 360 over a PS3. First thing that comes to mind that makes the difference between the two, especially now, is the marketing plan. Microsoft has pretty much turned their system from a purely gaming machine to an all inclusive media machine and then marketed it that way. In a lot of their newer and some of there older ads the Xbox is seen doing more then just gaming, you see it streaming music, watching videos, skyping and listening to the radio. As for the Playstation, and I might be wrong here because of the localization of ads and what not, really didn't gear its audience towards the other features as much as the Xbox did. Not to mention the new price range for an xbox, being a 100 dollars makes it an easy sale compared to the PS3

Secondly Xbox Live service is a much better service then the PS3. Paying the 60 bucks a year might seem costly compared to free but it only ends up being like 5 bucks a month so its not that big of a price point. Not to mention the fact that the Xbox now has cloud storage, easier transferable gamertags, and expanded friend options i.e beacons, activities, Facebook integration, it kinda of makes the price worth it. PS3 doesn't seem to have that big of a deal when it comes to its online community. Sure its free but the adage "you get what you pay for" stands true. But to be honest I haven't messed with the online function of my PS3 too much so maybe I'm missing it and don't tell me it has home. fuckthat

And as someone else has pointed out here the Xbox did make its way out of the gate first by a good year I think? That much of a lead time allows for the system to correct flaws, have a solid fan base and bolster its sales numbers. Not to mention again the release price tag for each machine had a difference of about 200~300 dollars and since Blu-ray and HD video was still in debate it made going for the cheaper system easier.

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User avatar #99911 to #99882 - Noah (08/03/2012) [-]
I liked the original Xbox much more than the PS2.
Also I like Xbox games much more.
And those fucking uncomfortable controllers anger me.
#99901 to #99882 - basementgoblin (08/03/2012) [-]
Because Xbox was the first current gen console to come out, and it was sorta cheap compared to PS3 and Wii release costs so more people bought Xboxes. But now PS3 and Xbox sales have pretty much evened out, PS3 is only 2 million units behind Xbox360 while the Wii has sold almost twice as many units as PS3 and Xbox360.
User avatar #99892 to #99882 - freedomreturns (08/03/2012) [-]
Probably the exclusives, part of why I bought it, also all my friends had one so I could play online with them. I also recently started gaming on the PC and I love a lot of the Sony exclusives so if I ever get the chance I'll probably buy a PS3. I just like to game.
User avatar #99900 to #99892 - glassmaker (08/03/2012) [-]
it doesn't make sense though. the ps3 has free online and an internet browser. what more do people want?
User avatar #99908 to #99900 - freedomreturns (08/03/2012) [-]
I have a computer for internet browsing, and I would prefer it to be free but it's not that big of a deal.
Why does it matter?
User avatar #99912 to #99908 - glassmaker (08/03/2012) [-]
it doesn't. it just baffels me that xbox's are so much more common while ps3's offer a more complete package.
User avatar #99917 to #99912 - freedomreturns (08/03/2012) [-]
Meh, earlier dlc is nice and like Noah said the controller is was more comfortable to me because of the size of my hands.
User avatar #99904 to #99900 - roliga (08/03/2012) [-]
Three words. Xbox Live Parties. Making you able to talk to up to 8 people while all playing different games was really the selling point that made me get an Xbox over Ps3
User avatar #99903 to #99900 - ghostninja (08/03/2012) [-]
I dont know man
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