who pays this fellas wages? it actually amused me...
http://www.gametab.com/news/813466/An Electronic Arts developer has gone on record to say that gamers shouldn't bother buying into PlayStation 3 unless a "big change" comes along for Sony's maligned next-gen console, posting to discussion site Free Republic that Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii are the better options.
"My opinion - get 360 and/or Wii. Skip PS3 unless there's a big change in the future," the post concludes. It was written by Andrew Garrett, a developer on previous EA titles like Battle for Middle Earth II and Medal of Honor: European Assault. Garrett is currently working on Command & Conquer 3.
Garrett explains that "most of us [at EA] think 360 will be top for this generation, with the battle for second place between Sony and Nintendo," before adding that "it's not a sure thing" that PS3 will triumph over Nintendo's visually-dated but exciting Wii.
While Garrett can hardly be held as the voice of a whole company, it can't be too positive for Sony to hear successful developers urging gamers away from PlayStation 3. Garrett fails to illustrate what he means by a "big change", though, and we believe that this year will see the gap between PS3 and 360 close like a well-oiled door as PS3 plays host to a new wave of exciting games. Developers, eh? What do they know?
PS3 hasn't even launched in Europe yet and some people can't spread enough FUD. I'll reiterate myself and ask once again: how do you expect 360 to win worldwide when it'll remain a distant third in one of the main three markets for the rest of the generation?
I care more about what the developers of Mercenaries 2 have to say rather than this guy and his gang of Xbots. EA is a huge company and employee from a huge pool of gamers...you're going to have people like this.
You'd still have to talk in relative terms, because the situation is still really bad and it doesn't look like it'll end up being nearly decent.While it won't stay that close, it's far better off for MS this round that last.
My figures are Media Create. You guys know my sales thread, right?
VG, the situation is far better for MS now at this point than it is for Sony at this point. MS has almost 3/5ths of the entire Xbox sales already sold on X360. Sony had millions sold almost right out of the gate with PS2. And don't talk about heavy price cuts for X360 without mentioning th big price cuts for PS3. Did you know some stores are selling the PS3 for less than they are the Wii (and the Wii is a fixed price so they aren't inflated)?
This can't be right, can it?
NA - 3.3 million
Japan/PAL - 0.4 million
Euro - 1.3 million
Worldwide - 5 million
Edit: for those who don't know Viper's charts check the stickies in the forums here: http://forums.e-mpire.com/forumdisplay.php?f=4
It's been updated 01-26-2007 so must be pretty much up to date no? I'm in this thread: http://forums.e-mpire.com/showthread.php?t=59593
The key is bolded. Not that your statement is too meaningful without contextualizing more than that.And don't talk about heavy price cuts for X360 without mentioning th big price cuts for PS3. Did you know some stores are selling the PS3 for less than they are the Wii (and the Wii is a fixed price so they aren't inflated)?
Being the most trusted sales tabulation company in Japan isn't enough?
I did add the new quarter financials to that post but not the sales figures. Note the "(as of June 30, 2006)" by the sales figures?
VG, point being they are not in a distant 3rd as many claim and the PS3 is in just as bad of shape as the X360 if not worse because the X360 is expected to flop there, the PS3 isn't.
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