Last Gen, Who Won in Your Eyes?

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  • Lamb 12 Jun 2013 05:42:30 475 posts
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    For me the PS3 came out on top. Bought two PS3s during its life span, bought and played the most games for it, and online was free to play.

    Wii was innovative with Wii-Fit and Wii-Sports, while the Super Mario Galaxys were outstanding.

    Xbox360 my first console of last gen and the most disappointing. Tiny 20gb hard drive, and needed a wireless bridge to connect online. The last game I played on it was Mass Effect 2 and I had not bought a game for it for over a year before that came out.

    ATM little disappointed with my Wii-U. Battery life for gamepad is short, the cpu is slow for first loads, and its a bit buggy sometimes when switching between programs. Also playing a game for the first time requires a ten minute unlock and upgrade the game.
  • TarickStonefire 12 Jun 2013 05:54:01 3,429 posts
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    360, far and away. Mind you I didn't have a PS3, although I did have a 1 and 2. Also had an original XB, and the 360 despite RROD issues (I never had that issue luckily) was a brilliant successor that left me without any need for a PS3. I considered getting for for LBP, then for Uncharted, but never did and don't regret it.

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  • Clive_Dunn 12 Jun 2013 05:54:12 4,788 posts
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    Well, it clearly wasn't Matthew Kelly.

    PC won last generation, as it will this one as well.
  • TarickStonefire 12 Jun 2013 05:56:37 3,429 posts
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    Clive_Dunn wrote:
    Well, it clearly wasn't Matthew Kelly.

    PC won last generation, as it will this one as well.
    Your comedy for tonight, ladies and gentlemen, put it together for The Guy Named After That Guy Off That Show You Watched When You Were A Kid In The 80sssssssss!

    PC doesn't count. It doesn't have 'gen's, it's just always there, getting steamy in the corner.

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  • PenguinJim 12 Jun 2013 06:06:08 6,010 posts
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    Lamb wrote:

    Xbox360 my first console of last gen and the most disappointing. Tiny 20gb hard drive, and needed a wireless bridge to connect online.
    I thought Load_2.0 was lying about 360's lack of ethernet ports?! o_O
  • DodgyPast 12 Jun 2013 06:14:17 8,538 posts
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    Up until a year ago it looked like the 360 by a pretty large margin.

    I'd still say that the 360 won, but PS+ and a superior final software line up has meant the PS3 is finishing far stronger than any of us would have believed during the first couple of years.

    Personally the PS3 won but that's because I had a PC for multi-platform games and the PS3 exclusives are far closer to my tastes.
  • DUFFMAN5 12 Jun 2013 07:19:19 15,394 posts
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    I will still be playing "last Gen" for a good while into 2015 I would assume, anyway for me:
    360, sublime in all that I ask it to do, and it has Gears of course ;)

    I have had one since 2007 (might be 2006) and played on it weekly since then give or take.

    I do think the PS3 is a brilliant machine as well though...I'm waiting for The Last Of Us to drop through the letterbox anytime now. I have defo used it as an exclusives console though.

    Wii: Xenoblade and a few others, but mostly backwards for my cube games. My daughter plays it a lot though.

    NEXT GEN:
    PS4 at the moment.

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  • jonsaan 12 Jun 2013 07:21:08 25,440 posts
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    Juan won one.

    FCUTA!

  • THFourteen 12 Jun 2013 07:39:22 34,468 posts
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    I'd say Angry Birds won everything.
  • Deleted user 12 June 2013 07:49:04
    I kinda think last gen was a story of two. The first 5 years saw the 360 dominate, but the last 5 years saw Sony bring out far more quality and offers with things like PS+; leading to PS4 winning the second half of the gen.
  • FWB 12 Jun 2013 07:57:25 45,581 posts
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    The Call of Doody series.

    Edited by FWB at 07:57:53 12-06-2013
  • dominalien 12 Jun 2013 08:02:23 7,065 posts
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    @SG59

    You need to work on your maths and your gens there, mate.

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  • dominalien 12 Jun 2013 08:03:58 7,065 posts
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    Sony won. They started out as cunts and ended up as nice guys who want to do right by their customers.

    MS took the same road, in reverse.

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  • lordofthedunce 12 Jun 2013 08:09:38 381 posts
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    I'd say mobile gaming probably won. I don't think there's much to choose between the consoles, plenty of room to improve/destroy your fanbase next gen.
  • Deleted user 12 June 2013 08:11:07
    @dominalien

    Gens are defined by each console start and end of life. It's been roughly 8 years since 360/PS3 and its still not over. The first 5, 360 was great, but slowly PS3 has been getting better. In my view, the last 5 years - including ones still to come, will have PS3 in a stronger position.
  • Mola_Ram 12 Jun 2013 08:12:20 8,271 posts
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    Everyone's a winner!

    (Except you, Jimmy. You didn't win.)
  • Deleted user 12 June 2013 08:15:35
    The concept of wining is awful but I guess if we are talking end user experience. Ps3 wins with a very slow and rocky start. Better games (subjective, obviously.), free online and superb ps+ benefits (objective).
  • Stranded87 12 Jun 2013 08:46:55 1,006 posts
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    As others have said the 360 started way stronger than the PS3, with better exclusives and superior versions of multiformat games. But in the end the PS3 was best imo. Better exclusives by the end, PS+, no pay wall for basic features, not to mention the fact that my 360 died twice while I'm still on my first PS3.

    The less said about the Wii the better. I know it sold well and some people love it but it was an awful console. Few great games, massively under powered, motion controls that were rarely good and inspired Microsoft and Sony to copy them taking gaming in a terrible new direction. Mine sat in a corner collecting dust for most of the gen.

    Edited by Stranded87 at 08:48:50 12-06-2013
  • Stranded87 12 Jun 2013 08:46:57 1,006 posts
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    Deleted.

    Edited by Stranded87 at 08:48:13 12-06-2013
  • Deleted user 12 June 2013 08:50:04
    Nintendo won the battle. Remains to be seen who wins the war.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 12 Jun 2013 09:13:18 39,761 posts
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  • Zomoniac 12 Jun 2013 09:19:39 7,979 posts
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    2005-2009, 360 by a very wide margin. 2010-2013, PS3 by a very wide margin. Overall, PS3, just. But that could be because it's more fresh in my memory.
  • JiveHound 12 Jun 2013 09:23:40 2,724 posts
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    In terms of returning customers for next gen and winning hearts and minds at the end of this gen it's Sony for sure.

    I terms of units sold and attach rates, MS by a country mile.

    Edited by JiveHound at 09:24:06 12-06-2013

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  • Steve_Perry 12 Jun 2013 09:24:00 5,200 posts
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    The answer is always: PC.
  • RightBean 12 Jun 2013 09:25:01 662 posts
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    They all won. 360 was better at the start, PS3 was better at the end (not 'in the end') on balance they are about equal. MS increased their market share, PS3 made a comeback. The Wii had a massive spike of great monumental glory. On balance they all had a great time take my money for consoles that either break down or look shit on my telly.
  • chrisno21 12 Jun 2013 09:27:58 1,548 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    Sony won. They started out as cunts and ended up as nice guys who want to do right by their customers.

    MS took the same road, in reverse.
    Sums up my thoughts very well. MS went Kinect centric, Sony created PS+.

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