Originally Posted by unlurking
Rather boastful comment don't you think? Sony was counting on the format "battle" in order to win the console war. Whether you agree with it or not, the developers WILL make games for the dominant system. If this is not an anomaly and becomes a trend, you will definitely see the shift.
And in case you are wondering, I bought a 360 on release day (and replaced it 3 ****ING TIMES) before buying my son a PS3 for XMas (which I only bought because I couldn't find a Wii). So no, I am not a PS3 fanatic.
Not really boastful, just fact.. While the PS3 finally won a month ahead of 360 it is still getting its ass kicked in games and accessories sold, because most of those sales are people buying it for a bluray player..
Winning the format war means jack and shit when it comes to console games.. There is still no practical use in this console war for their use on games.. UT and DMC4 used the extra storage for the format and you get to see download times and long loads to play.. The hardware for both consoles cannot handle it for games to play fluidly..
Developer's are making games on the console that is easier to code for.. This is why so many games are being pushed or held back on both systems.. The PS3 is a bitch to code for.. GTA4 and others have been done forever but won't be released because of Sony.. Developers are publicly bashing Sony on their system because of the coding, some have dropped Sony all together..
The only reason right now for the slight shift you see is because Bluray won the battle, people now know which player to buy.. It is the cheap bluray player called a PS3...
I have to wonder about your 360's though.. There were tons of problems with them from launch.. But 3 replacements makes me wonder about environmental issues: too much dust, faulty power surge, brownouts that most surges will not stop.. I have my original 360 from launch date still.. We also have every console in our house that we play, I also help sell them.. (well I try and not sell the PS3 just out of spite to TinyEvel pimping them all the time) But if someone wants a bluray player I sell them a Sony..