Microsoft has been selling a lot more Kinect bundles than Sony has sold PlayStation 3 and Move combos a US market watcher has claimed. And that suggests that it's selling more than twice as many consoles as its arch-rival is. According to Michael Pachter, an analyst with Wedbush Securities, by way of Industry Gamers, "about one …
I thikn you got downvoted because of your comments not because you own a PS3. Unless you have shares who the hell cares who's winning what war. I have an XBox and have more games than its possible to play and I suspect that the sames true for Ps3 owners.
I don't like Move, I don't like the PS3 controller but so what? I do like what I have amd if you like your Ps3 good on you but wetting yourself over an argument about sales figures just seems wierd to me.
Still, it takes all sorts
I have caught a fool
Oh look one of the fools we were warned about has downvoted me.
The joke is on you not me.
I am laughing at your foolishness.
Xbox games next year
Microsoft don't usually talk about games coming out the following year, they save it all for E3. They've always done it that way so every year it looks like they're short on exclusives, but it's really down to them not announcing stuff too early. Personally I prefer it like that, Sony whore their upcoming stuff way too early, like GT5, Last Guardian, Killzone 2, etc. How many E3s did they show those games at and not release that game that year? (I'm not sure Alan Wake counts as it vanished for years rather than showing up year after year).
There is one more exclusive we currently know about for 360 next year: Forza 4.
I sometimes think that MS is trying to replicate everything from success stories in the hope of replicating said stories, even the blunders.
WinPhone 7 comes out without cut&paste, multitask ... just like iPhone.
Project Natal gets changed to a stupid name: Kinect, just like Revolution got changed to another stupid name: Wii.
Not to mention that Sony already had done the controllerless thingy with the PS2's EyeToy years before MS did. Anyone remember the Anti-Grav game? Probably the only good game for the EyeToy.
You have caught fool, much like you would catch a disease.
For the record, I have a PS3 too. I don't think that makes me special, or some kind of fucking martyr.
You prefer shiny box A to shiny box B. That's it. Now untie yourself from that cross of blurays and go and think about what you've done.
A sensible post - Fisher39
You like what you have.
I will admit to 2 series on 360 I would not mind, but can't afford all the games I want anyway.
My comments haven't been to inflame. But you would think half the readers of this thread work for MS.
I have no issues either way with 360s, not overyly impressed with the camera - it is a shadow of what it could have been. I do know the 360 is very popular for FPS, good, I can also see why the 360 controller is better for FPS and the Sony controller for TPS (all to do with camera).
But the game developers think this fan war is ridiculous.
As before I think the downvoting is hilarious.
Prefer but not blinded AC-11:21
It is the constant downvoting cracking me up!
I have one very important thing to say.
ALL THAT MATTERS ARE THE GAMES.
"2011 will be Sony's year!!!!!11one!!"
Of course it will be... everyone already has the other two consoles.
"Meh, I'm bored, want to go buy a PS3? Yeah I guess so. If nothing else we can watch DVDs on it."
Wait, who am I kidding, no one watches DVDs anymore. Stream and download.
Wait Till Apple Comes Out with Their Console
What's going to happen when Apple does a gaming console based on iOS?
Software is important
Will you want to play a dip in type game on the TV, will there be all the good console games on it?
There are already 3 advanced formats to handle for the multi platform.
Will the MS and Sony exclusives go there?
A new level of fanboi-ism
I'm not sure the register forum wil be able to cope
Easy. The faithful will queue for days to pay an arm and a leg for an aesthetically gorgeous console that plays just one game, St Jobs favorite game. Most of the capabilities of the iConsole will be miles behind the curve but it'll do one small thing much better than the xbox, ps3 and wii and thus be hailed by the faithful iPress as groundbreaking. To get it working you'll need to buy an iCompass and align it to point to mountain view and be careful what surface you put it on because even a correctly aligned iConsole won't work if it is touched by the wrong material.
12 months later it will be replaced by the iConsole+ that is the same thing with a bit more bling which in turn will be replaced by the iConsole2 which will play St Jobs new favorite game. Apple will copyright the word Console and sue the crap out of every company on the planet using that word regardless of their product.
Several houses will be burned down by iConsole power supplies overheating but Apple will have no shortage of scientists to prove that it's all down to the owners, something to do with them wearing t-shirts in a non Jobs approved colour or somesuch. A few will explode too leading to free issue of carbon fibre and kevlar boxes to keep your iConsole in but that won't be a design fault in the iConsole, oh no. The iBombProofBox will just be there to enhance the look of the iConsole and free issuing them is just Apples way of saying thanks to their loyal drones^Hcustomers.
"What's going to happen when Apple does a gaming console based on iOS?"
What, has Steve been working on the Pippin 2?
Bet Shiggsy's shitting himself!
I predict it will crash and burn ... based on previous history. Remember the Pippin? Probably not. Most of us learned about it when it came out in one of those "Worst Tech Flops of all time" lists.
>What's going to happen when Apple does a gaming console based on iOS?
It'll sell as well as the Apple TV product they relaunch every year or so and then pretend they didn't.
Will the Move and Kinect...
become the 2011 equivalent of that wonder games controller...the dance mat? Remember them? Those wonderful inventions that allowed you to contort yourself to the amusement of friends and anybody walking down the street and looking through the window and are now stuffed back in their boxes in the loft, never to see light of day again, until they get dragged out and dumped in some charity box, car boot or school bring n buy sale.
I think the MS Kinnect games will keep on as party games, I think exercise and dance will be best usage, basically where the camera will track and compare rather than use as controller.
The PS3 will get loads of naff ports of Wii stuff, and a few well used "normal" games.
I don't think either will get dumped but I can see them being the equivalent of the Wii balance board - only used very occasionally.
El Reg is behind the times...
....its all about iPhone4 vs Android and fragmentation.
Being able to have perspective
I am lucky enough to have both XBox 360 and a PS3 I can say that I feel slightly less self concious wobbling around my living room looking as though I am taking part in an interperative dance session to the best of Rick wakeman than I would be waving my blue tipped glowing Dildo around!
I love my PS3 for the BlueRay capability and the stunning games Graphics. I like the XBox for some of the novel controllers (like the Kinect and the Tony Hawk skateboard) and the Wii for the cute graphics.
Feel a prat regardless of controller
Wave around like a wally?
Wave around like a wally with a sex toy?
Wave around like a wally with hand held fridge lookalike?
Sit down with sex toy and point at TV?
All we want is a lightsabre and a game we can use it with.
Or sit down with conventional controller.
Down votes - hilarious
I have noticed that a few people are getting downvoted for posts which are not even contriversal, definately a few Xbots on here. Only 2 flameworthy postings when I posted this.
BTW one of those was the RROD post.
It must be panto time....
My console is better than your console!!!
Oh no it isn't!!!
Oh yes it is!!!
He's behind you!!!
Boo hiss - here comes the evil Uncle PC with his opticore quad sli 8GB ram uber machine that costs 10 time more for twice the performance....
I'll get it meself...
not seen a single advert for the PS3 but a lot for kinetic.
Me I'm getting into carpet, soft furnishing and fat bastards pants cleaning futures.
THIS is the answer
So - the PS3 is selling 250% more than the XBox?
If the article is talking about combo sales...
If 50% of Xbox combo sales is twice 20% of PS3 combo sales, then...
100% of Xbox Sales is 40% of PS3 sales. So...
PS3 sales are 250% of Xbox sales
Can the author clarify their artivle please?
xbox and ps3
dont matter if xbox 360 has sold more than ps3 i want a console that doesnt charge me for playing online and is also reliable and quiet to and the ps3 does that for me my xbox has been sitting on shelve and i havent touched it for a while and i dont intend to. ps3 rules end of story
PS3 Fanboys: unable to spell the word "shelf".
PS move ....
... is a bit pants, don't take me wrong the tech is great, super precise etc ... but I played with it 10-20 times, and I realised that on my own, I switch my console on to chill, and quickly revert to using the normal controler.
It would be the same for a Wii or Kinect to be fair, most time, the last thing I want is to jump about in my living room. For that, I run four times a week.
As for the fact that you have ot calibrate every time, well, since you probably moved , ps move needs to know where you are. Kinect is clever though, but all the same, fun at the start, then back to real gaming.
As for the fanboy comments, if you had the time to analyse that, I suggest you are in the same predicament as the fanboy itself.
PS3/XBOX fanboy whining again? Really? Five years on?
I have an xbox myself, it's awesome - but I had the fun of playing on a PS3 again the other day. Also fun. Load time sucked balls but bombing round the race track was awesome.
It's all about the games. That, and we all have about an inch of dust on our Wiis.
Inch of dust on the Wii, and he's not talking about the console.
PS3 fanbois missing point
The point is not whether the PS3 outsells the Xbox 360 for the generation. The fact they are even close this long after release means Sony obviously failed (selling less consoles than the last generation never mind like 50+ million less, pretty much means epic fail). This is especially bad considering how 1337 M$ hardware is (lmao@Zune, %33 failure rate on Xbox, etc). Its kind of like Letterman back in the day putting the billboard up bragging about being in 3rd place.
Get a proper gaming platform - get a PC
Quad core rules
Nothing wrong with PCs for gaming, I like Valve stuff.
Orange box keeps me amused through all the reality gumpf on TV
Saw the Kinect demo'd at the weekend. Kid jumped... Tumbleweed... Character on screen jumped.
I was simply whelmed.
I want a kinnect - even tho I dont have an xbox (nor intend to get one due to xbox live).
Im sure there are a few people like me , not millions but several thousand.
Why would anyone want to stand up to play a computer game?
Sounds wrong this, you need to slob on the couch with nibbles & beer!
We all bought the Wii and realised after about 10 minutes that they were shit destined for a life of gathering dust under the telly or obscurity via an Ebay auction.
I wanted both....
But realised that -
My living room isn't big enough to handle a kinect.
That apart from Tiger Woods there wasn't anything on the PS Move that interested me that hadn't already been done to death on the Wii, which is gathering dust at home as it is.
On Kinect vs. Wii - interesting comparison. The Kinect measures your body movement to control your steering, the Wii measure where you are putting pressure on the board. It seems, that for this application, that the Wii version would be more realistic (yes - I have snowboarded).
Similarly, I can't image a Kinect driving game matching my Forza or GT5 setup with seat, FF wheel, gear changes etc. Even Mario Kart - how do you map the accelerator/brake - I guess you could fire weapons via voice. FPS's - weapon changes and even something as basic as aiming could be problematic.
For other games (tennis, bowling, to name just 2) the Kinect way is better.
I think some genres of games will be more suited to a particular motion-tracking system better than another, but I wouldn't be surprised, if MS keep backing the Kinect, to see a little handheld controller of some sort appear.
The statement that any one of these systems is inherently better than the other is ridiculous.
Paris, 'cos she knows when pressure or movement is the best way to go.
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