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XBL & PSN gamers, Do they really affect your decision?

Posted by: Ahmed Al-Dajani 18/Jul/2009
I’m having a serious problem lately deciding which copy of multiplatform games should I get and this time Fight night: round 4 was the case, I picked FIFA09 before last year on my PS3 and I had much fun playing with my friends, but at the same time I couldn't find much of my friends to play COD5 with on PSN since most of them -PS3 owner friends- prefer sports games,it wasn't the stupid graphics comparison or the controller that was causing me the problem, it was a matter of choosing between playing with my PSN or XBL friends! I wont be talking about XBL market place or PSN store at all its just about gamers that they do have.
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Multiplayer games have a wide and respective share of the gaming industry and while multiplier games meant a game that could be played by 2 or 4 players in the past like Sports or FPS games it suddenly turns to a more important element where 24, 32, or even 60 players and more can compete with each other in a very organized way thanks to XBL and PSN, even games that were originally made for single players can’t ignore the online component any more.
When we are talking about online gaming on the current generation of consoles, we are implicitly talking about XBL & PSN where we can find all the multiplier gamers for both consoles and in my opinion its not a secret that they managed to take a very important rule in the consoles war because multiplayer gamers always looks for company to fulfill there challenging desire or at least to share fun & success with there friends, so even if you were in love with the Playstation brands since you were a kid, you still cant ignore the fact that most of your friends already bought their Xbox360 long time ago, so if u decide to stick with your preferred console it means that you will end up playing alone or with peoples you don’t know in your real life, and vise versa of course if your friends decided to stick with Sony’s black giant and free PSN services.

 

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XBL & PSN successfully divided the online gaming community in two parts, and while it appears like technically and even from a common sense perspective impossible that we’ll ever see PSN gamers compete with XBL gamers we’ll always watch Microsoft and Sony doing all what they can to attract new multiplier gamers and overcome each others, which is at the end of the day for our benefit.
10 comments
Posted: 19/Jul/2009
I've had the same circumstance...all my friends have a ps3 but I have stuck by my Xbox enjoying halo and its glory. Now I need to make a decision on whether to purchase MW2 for 360 or ps3.....I'm so confused. Most likell ill go 360 because I purely like its set up/controller.
Posted: 19/Jul/2009
free means YES!!
Posted: 19/Jul/2009
@ Chris MW2 will be a hard decision for me either; I guess I’ll pick the PS3 one because I already had a clan in the first one @ alaa free means with no money lol
Posted: 19/Jul/2009
I'm a 31 year old gamer and a father of 3 children, so every penny counts in my household. While the initial cost of the PS3 was a bit more, it offered more entertainment value for its price then a comparable XBox 360 with a similar setup (wireless gaming adapter, Blu-Ray player, web browser, etc). So, to have to spend an extra $50 per year to play games online, which is my perferred gaming choice, was another added expense that I wasn't prepared to pay. So, while I am the odd man out amongst my friends, as most of them (if not all of them) own a 360, I still feel that I made the right purchase based on my current situation. I don't buy things simply because my friends have it. That seems a bit childish.
Posted: 19/Jul/2009
@ KK You're missing the point of the article though. The author of the article claiming that it's hard to choose which console to purchase a game for... because he wants to play with his friends. Not simply because 'his friends have it'. It's ridiculous that it's come to this... :(. But anyway, I just wish there were a way that the multiplatform games can be played via different systems too... but I doubt that'd happen.
Posted: 19/Jul/2009
@ Anon thnx man u made it clear again...
Posted: 20/Jul/2009
I have almost 100 friend on XBL and around 80 on PSN, PSN friends are barely on while at all times theres at least a dozen XBL friends on. Nuff said...
Posted: 20/Jul/2009
@ Mark Where do u live, i guess somewhere in europe ryt ?
Posted: 20/Jul/2009
did he just wrote 'even 60 players' like its a big deal??? well just wait for MAG where 256 players goes online together ..... damn am in love with my PS3 :D
Posted: 21/Jul/2009
I live in the US.