Sony: Microsoft and Nintendo are Peddlers

Let the bitch-slapping begin

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Take that you slags!
Take that you slags!
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has put an end to Christmas and its seasonal friendliness with a press release entitled: "Keeping Gaming and Entertainment Simple".

Using the kind of bombast that we here in Europe have learned to fear and mock, someone at SCEA has decided that rather than announce sales figures, it is a better idea to attack the Xbox 360 and Wii with a full frontal attack.

First up, it's marvellous to see that SCEA finally accepts the Wii as competition. Previously it's CEO, Sir Howard Stringer had said, "I've played a Nintendo Wii. I don't see it as a competitor. It's more of an expensive niche game device."

Secondly, "Keeping Gaming and Entertainment Simple"? Since when was gaming not entertainment?

Thirdly, it's fun to see Sony's US wing dealing with its rivals head-on. You see, according to SCEA, "The Xbox 360 and Wii offer a set of features in their own right. However, when you take a look at the feature offerings side by side, there is only one true winner in delivering total value and price."

In order to aid us in understanding this simple message, "We?ve compared the lowest entry points from each manufacturer -- PS3 80GB - $399, Xbox 360 Arcade - $199, Wii - $249".

Before we get to that comparison, here's some actual bitch-slapping from SCEA:

"The Xbox 360 requires additional money, multiple upgrades and additional external devices, putting a burden on the wallet and adds clutter to the entertainment center.

"And the Wii?s lack of enhanced features comes at the expense of a comprehensive entertainment solution."

Wait for it, here comes the coup de grace:

"So as PS3 continues to evolve without the need for additional parts or expenses, expect the competition to continue peddling add-ons in an effort to keep up with the Jones?"... we think SCEA means "the Joneses", but whoever wrote the release had probably worked up one hell of a head of steam by then.

Being reserved and British, we can't help but wonder if SCEA could have attracted less derision by simply putting out the comparison table to stand on its own without the need for cheap insults. The comparison table is below.










FunctionalityPS3 80GBXbox 360 ArcadeNintendo Wii
Price$399$199$249
Wi-FiYes$100 add-onYes
Hard DriveFree$100-$150 add-on (60GB-120GB)Not Available
Online Gaming ServiceFree$50 per person/per yearLimited
Blu-ray Gaming/MoviesYesNot AvailableNot Available
HDMI OutputYesYes (No in earlier models)Not Available
Total$399$449-$499$249


It's worth noting that, if you so desire, you can get a wireless adapter for $69.99 from GameStop, rather than 100. Similarly for the $100 Sony puts a 60GB hard drive at, GameStop will give you said hard drive, three month gold membership for Xbox Live, a headset and an Ethernet cable. Basically - if you shop around, you don't have to pay as much as Sony says on the Xbox front.

Source: gamingevolution
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Comments

.. 8 Jan 2009 12:45
1/15
Why are you guys so deffensive? it's just PR talk,and what he says is true,but a gamer may not be interested in all those feature so..

It's not like he dissed your baby..or is the 360 your baby ?
SuperSaiyan4 8 Jan 2009 13:00
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But as far as gamers are concerned I think the sales speak for themselves as its funny as Sony's PS3 is in last place all they have left is to make such comments against the competition.

Sony's PS3 lacks the games, the quality of the games that the 360 has, graphically 99% of all 360 cross platform games look better and that includes the highly debated Oblivion as I have run both side by side and there is a HUGE difference look at the characters they look like dead zombies with poor lighting and textures on the PS3 version.

GTA 4 on the PS3 is dark very dark even with all lighting on its still dark, it also has poor frame rate and lots of jaggies, 360 version none.
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.. 8 Jan 2009 13:12
3/15
Why are you guys so deffensive? it's just PR talk,and what he says is true,but a gamer may not be interested in all those feature so..

It's not like he dissed your baby..or is the 360 your baby ?
Ben Anderson 8 Jan 2009 13:48
4/15
It's just PR spin, really badly thought out PR-Spin but still... PR Spin and nothing more.
If anything Sony should be concentrating on the game library for the Playstation3. I've been in the middle of many console debates and I always say the same thing.
"Screw the features or the power of the hardware, the console is only as good as the library of games that support it. If you like the games for that particular console more than the compotition then get that console!". With that in mind I'm saving to get a PS3 for the ratchet and clank games. haha!
The Guy 8 Jan 2009 13:56
5/15
Wow.. These 360 guys get for defensive..
Daz 8 Jan 2009 14:21
6/15
SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
But as far as gamers are concerned I think the sales speak for themselves as its funny as Sony's PS3 is in last place all they have left is to make such comments against the competition.

Sony's PS3 lacks the games, the quality of the games that the 360 has, graphically 99% of all 360 cross platform games look better and that includes the highly debated Oblivion as I have run both side by side and there is a HUGE difference look at the characters they look like dead zombies with poor lighting and textures on the PS3 version.

GTA 4 on the PS3 is dark very dark even with all lighting on its still dark, it also has poor frame rate and lots of jaggies, 360 version none.


do you actually believe the stuff you say? or do you repeat what other fanboys who also don't have a PS3 have told you? because you obviously DO NOT speak from experience as you so often claim
Joji 8 Jan 2009 14:44
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Daz wrote:
SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
But as far as gamers are concerned I think the sales speak for themselves as its funny as Sony's PS3 is in last place all they have left is to make such comments against the competition.

Sony's PS3 lacks the games, the quality of the games that the 360 has, graphically 99% of all 360 cross platform games look better and that includes the highly debated Oblivion as I have run both side by side and there is a HUGE difference look at the characters they look like dead zombies with poor lighting and textures on the PS3 version.

GTA 4 on the PS3 is dark very dark even with all lighting on its still dark, it also has poor frame rate and lots of jaggies, 360 version none.


do you actually believe the stuff you say? or do you repeat what other fanboys who also don't have a PS3 have told you? because you obviously DO NOT speak from experience as you so often claim


I think its another case of sour grapes for Sony, trying badly to spin a positive from a negative. If Sony just came out and said it, we'd all respect them a little more, fortune favours the brave and all. But, alas no.
Inofirs 8 Jan 2009 15:48
8/15
see sony keep harping on about PS3 being this all singing bells whistles "entertainment center", but just look at the PS3's music player and immediately clear it's freaking joke.

the track selection is horrible and building playlists is the pinnacle of trudgery. to get anything useful from it you have to rely on a media server running on a PC. I looked around for something that would serve up my itunes library but found i'd have to pay for it so in teh end I used Windows Media Player 11 which is a joke in itself but wass FREE

instead of spending time buiding pretty views of earth for music playback (and it is very pretty), how about working on full feature music player that hooks into a PSN for cover art and give us useful on its own AND acts as a DNLS music *server*

all ranted out
Inofirs 8 Jan 2009 15:59
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Secondly, "Keeping Gaming and Entertainment Simple"? Since when was gaming not entertainment?

since never but since when has bluray movies been gaming? just "entertainment" would be too broad cos that would include wanking which is prolly what this guy was doing when he wrote the press release
tyrion 9 Jan 2009 08:56
10/15
Inofirs wrote:
I looked around for something that would serve up my itunes library but found i'd have to pay for it so in teh end I used Windows Media Player 11 which is a joke in itself but wass FREE

I have to agree with you regarding the PS3's music player, it's functional but unrefined.

Anyway, you can get some pretty good free DNLA aware free music servers these days, they only thing is that they tend to work only on your directories, so they won't support iTunes' playlists for example, but there's no need to use WMP11 for just serving up the music files.
Lord Pinklebottom 10 Jan 2009 13:30
11/15
Jones' is correct.
Joneses is the work of a rubbish journo.
gcheck 10 Jan 2009 18:43
12/15
Another one of Sony's attacks.
most of the claiming here isn't very right to say, as every company can these sort thing at competing consoles.
By just building consoles with a lot of power doesn't make it the best, especially when other important things are lacked. (like good games)
Also, the comparison is mainly on PS3 related features, such as Blu-ray, which is a Sony format, so no wonder only the PS3 has it.
And it's not really true that the Wii's online service is limited, it's just diffrent from Sony's and Microsoft. And the Xbox online service is better than the PlayStation's.
tyrion 12 Jan 2009 09:06
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Lord Pinklebottom wrote:
Jones' is correct.
Joneses is the work of a rubbish journo.

Jones - The family name
Jones' - Possessive for of the Jones family
Joneses - the member of the Jones family

The expression, "Keeping up with the Joneses" means keeping up with the members of the Jones family, not keeping up with the unnamed stuff they possess.
MRXBOX n VAN BC 14 Jan 2009 08:26
14/15
SONY should realize that Exclusive really means , LESS MONEY ! They should realize the Blu Ray ( BETA rAY) is in trouble because of NETFLIXS ! So get SMART and get on board before the WHOLE THING GOES DOWN THE CRAPPER !!! I would play SOCOM on my 360 , just like PS3r's would probably like a shot at HALO ( and dont think MS would not love the extra BUCS ) and other Exclusive games !!!!! Get with the programme SONY before you go the way of the DODO BIRD !
headcasephil 15 Jan 2009 08:11
15/15
Inofirs wrote:
see sony keep harping on about PS3 being this all singing bells whistles "entertainment center", but just look at the PS3's music player and immediately clear it's freaking joke.

the track selection is horrible and building playlists is the pinnacle of trudgery. to get anything useful from it you have to rely on a media server running on a PC. I looked around for something that would serve up my itunes library but found i'd have to pay for it so in teh end I used Windows Media Player 11 which is a joke in itself but wass FREE

all ranted out


that kinda makes me laff and what ui mean by this is have you tryed to load up itunes to a 360 still dose not work and you do not need to put wmp on your pc to stream your media all you need is (orb)
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