24. Home is Boring - You already know what we think of PlayStation Home by now, but this is also just another random complaint. We all know Home is something you never have to deal with. It is hardly ever advertised, it isn't shoved in your face, it's free and it doesn't even have to take up space on your HDD. This argument is all but difficult. If you find it boring now, come back when you think it won't be. If it still isn't fun, try again later. It isn't shoved down your throats like a certain other kind of avatar. Out of sight, out of mind.
23. It Killed Dreamcast - This is too easy. The writer of the article said it himself:
"Ultimately, the system's demise was the result of Sega's inability to attract consumers after burning them with pointless add-ons and the ill-fated Saturn console, but that didn't stop people from pointing fingers at the PlayStation 2 camp for influencing developers to ditch Sega's baby."
Sega had a part in the downfall as well. Pointing fingers at a company for being successful just, to be honest, makes no sense.
22. Too Much FMV Chicanary - It's like we're living in 2005. What's wrong with full motion video? It shouldn't be an issue nowadays since Killzone 2 already proved that the videos can resemble actual game graphics. Why should this be considered a reason to ditch a company? It's like ditching the PS2 because the cutscenes don't match the graphics.
21. Identity Crisis - We agree that the PlayStation 3 experienced an identity crisis from the beginning. The article doesn't really validate this as a good reason to actually leave Sony's console behind. I can't imagine getting confused by a company describing the many different capabilities of a multi-media console.
20. Unsupported Peripherals - All of these "reasons" are beginning to sound like a problem to more than just one console. The article brings up the PlayStation Eye. Not only are they supported by games like Burnout Paradise and Eye of Judgment, but they also have a list of over tens games in the PlayStation Store that support the feature. That group of games is labeled by a dedicated category in the stored named "PS Eye", which makes for easy access for those who are looking for supported downloadable titles. Now let's turn the tables. When was the last time you've heard of a game that supported the Xbox Vision Cam? UNO has been one of the only games I've heard of that supports it and has been publicly talked about.
Fun Note: The Xbox Live Vision Camera can be used on a PlayStation 3.
19. Trophies VS Achievements - I can't believe this was in there. A point of personal opinion was used as a factual reason. But what I would like to know is, how are they even better? Because they've been supported and mandated from the beginning? Because, although it was late, trophies bring much more value. With achievements, you collect numbers that get added to more numbers for a big pile of numbers. The bigger the number, the better. With trophies, you collect trophies. Certain trophies are tougher than others, therefore you unlock either Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. With trophies, there are more goals than just a big pile of numbers. For each game, you look to earn 100% for every game and, in some cases, a Platinum trophy, which can only be earned by getting all of the other trophies. With every trophy, you get the amount of trophies that you have next to a level bar. The more trophies, the better. However, you are also striving to get a higher PSN Level. I am Level 9.22 (Level 9, 22% done). I have a friend who is Level 9.10, but has more trophies than I do. Why do I have a higher level? Because I have one more Platinum than he does. It gives you much more identity on PSN and gives you something to talk about. Needless to say, trophies are just better. Sorry. I mean, honestly, if you've unlocked so many trophies, why would points be more important? It's like we're stuck in the 80s. There is no innovation in achievements.
18. Lacking 1st Party Support - The writer of this article is talking about a lacking 1st party support, when Sony has the second most 1st party support of the "Big Three". You really can't complain about not having enough 1st party support when most of those titles are AAA. As for Uncharted 2 not getting played after November... you meant the campaign, right?
17. No Netflix - Finally a decent arguement. A subscription to Netflix would be fantastic for the PS3, especially considering that access to the service (through the PlayStation Network) would be free. Now that's something that can't be said about the Xbox Live/Netflix deal. $50 to access something that will cost nothing more than the subscription anywhere else is a bit iffy. Still, if you are paying for Xbox Live, it is definitely a nice extra.
16. Annoying Installs - A matter of opinion. The same could be said about "annoying firmware updates", although I enjoy the pleasant surprise of a firmware update. I don't complain about something that enhances my experience, but hey, maybe that's just me.
15. Arrogance - This point is something that I would most definitely, 100% agree with... if we weren't living in 2004. Sony, being the company who had it all, had this attitude of a tyrant in the past. Whatever they said must be the way it's going to be. Luckily for Sony, the consumers gave them a smack in the head to knock some sense into them, and they slowly but surely dropped the arrogant attitude. Judging by the price of the PlayStation 3 Slim, we'd say they learned their lesson.
14. Updates - Like I said before, I like firmware updates. I do agree that the updates take rather long, but is this a reason to ditch Sony? If you can deal with a system that will break on you half of the time (couldn't help myself), I'm sure you can deal with something that will prevent that from even happening, along with any other problems.
13. Slim Has no HDMI Cable - Neither does any 360, excluding the Elite, which is still prone to breaking down even though it was released after the RROD epidemic. After looking at this chart from PCWorld.com:
12. No BC - First, you can still play all of your PlayStation titles on the PS3 Slim. Second, if you want backwards compatibility for PlayStation 2 titles, that would mean you own a PS2. Here are some options. Beat them before playing or buying a PS3. Find an original 60GB PlayStation 3, or wait until the PlayStation 2 titles are released on the PlayStation Store. Now, before you get all "fanboyish" on me and tell me that Sony already said there will be no PS2 BC for the PS3 Slim, they did not say they won't be downloadable. Why would they not re-release classic PS2 games on the Store for extra dough? They are obviously looking at the Xbox Originals on Xbox Live and taking notes. Only with Sony, there will be much more classic titles available to the masses.
11. No Graphical Difference - Are you kidding? Play Killzone 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Heavy Rain and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (when those 2 launch) and then come back.
10. Xbox 360's Better Controller - Not only is this purely opinion, but you're trying to say that Xbox 360's controller interface is better than a controller than won an Emmy. Are you hearing this? An EMMY AWARD! You can complain about the "awkward" L2 & R2 controllers, but others can complain about the "awkward" D-Pad on the 360's controller. And yes, the D-Pad is still an extremely important part of a controller's interface.
09. We Have iPhones - Yes, we have iPhones. We also have Nintendo DS's. Will you ditch them, too? They are the ones competing for the better touch-interface after all.
08. Rarely Anything Is Free - I've held back so far, but this is, by far, the most ridiculous reason this writer has ever written. Does this person realize that there is an online service that you are not obliged to pay for? Does he realize that this service gives something free for almost anything? Free PS3 demos, free PSP demos, free wallpapers, free themes, free music, free videos, free avatars, free applications such as PlayStation Home, Life with PlayStation, Photo Gallery, etc. and the list goes on. Hell, Sony even gave a free copy of a PlayStation Network title! This can not be said for other consoles. The writer even made my point. Sony plans on giving free vouchers for Gran Turismo PSP for those who by a PSPGo during the first ten days of it's launch! Where did that come from? That point made no sense.
07. Developers Won't Support PS3 - Of course some developers don't support it. Some developers are just like that. Some involve money, others involve laziness, and the rest just enjoy making games for a certain console. You can say the same about any other console, so this is no reason to ditch Sony's consoles. After all, the more consumers dig in, the more developers are willing to dig in as well.
06. PSP Lacking Support - This could've been true if this article was made before the many GamesCom announcements. After hearing about miniS, digital comic readers, more PSP titles hitting the PlayStation Store, and a promise to continue supporting UMD discs, we doubt this statement will hold true.
05. Lackluster Online - I'll get straight to the point. When it comes to games, lagging is a rarity. When it comes to connecting with friends, the PlayStation Network continues to improve and all at the very expensive price of... free. If you pay for a yearly membership for online access that would be free on two other consoles, you better not see any lag in small and big games, nor should you see ads thrown in your face, but you do on Xbox Live. More importantly, you should get options, which is scarce, unlike the PlayStation Network. For instance, the Information Board can easily be disabled. For a free service, it really seems to give you much more options, and a much more customizable experience. That, complete with a reliable system, should keep you connected with Sony and not cause you to leave them in the dust.
04. High Profile Games go to 360 - Why would you be upset over this? You still get to play those great games on the PlayStation 3, which is now a cheaper console. Add all the features that come packed in the box, and a nice chunk of Xbox 360 games-turned-multi-platform, and this should not be an argument at all. And another thing. High profile exclusive games gone multi-platform look like they would be squeezed into multiple discs on the 360 from now on (Final Fantasy). Three discs to one. Which one would you choose?
03. Not Enough DLC - I'm going to keep this one simple. You get just as much DLC as you do with the 360, and all will be accessible for free. All you would have to pay for is the price tag on the DLC. Are you forgetting that you are adding the yearly membership fee that you need to pay in order to even have the privilege to play that DLC with friends, let alone buy it?
02. Third Place - I'm going to shut this one down with one fell swoop. Nintendo. 3rd place last generation. Look at them now. There is absolutely no reason why a position in sales should be a reason to leave a company you've trusted for over 15 years. Want another reason? Instead of buying a Wii and playing for 5 years, and buying another $250 console for another 5 years, you can stick with one for double that life-span, and with double the games. Also, Sony's PS3 is behind be a few million even with Microsoft's year lead. Would Sony's console be much more competitive with a $300 price tag? Of course. Think of September 1st as a relaunch. They aren't that far behind, you know.
01. Most of your friends are on XBL - I have a few reasons why this isn't a good reason. For one, my real friends are within walking distance. If I wanted to hang out with them, I would get out of my house. Second, this only pertains to who you are. I have friends on both systems. Thanks to the price drop, more will hop over to the PS3. And last reason. I would not want to pay to play with friends over the internet and risk breaking my Xbox 360 when they are a few minutes away. There is a big chance of it breaking, you know. I would much rather do the old fashion split-screen with friends on the couch. Guitar Hero and Rock Band proves that this type of "multiplayer" is still relevant.