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Published on December 6th, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

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New Consoles, Different Focus – Why the "Big Three" Will be Just Fine

If you’ve been to a gaming forum, site, or have even considered following the latest news in the “New-Gen” console wars (“Next-Gen” is out, didn’t you know?), you’ve no doubt seen each console’s comment section filled to the brim with fanboy-like comments running the gamut from “Console X will come out on top because…” to “Console Y IS TeH PWnz0rZ!11!” A large amount of both intelligent and fanboyish comments inevitably find their way to these comments, and each one claims that the console of their choice will win the console race, and why it’s better than it’s competitors.

Well, while commenting on these posts I finally realized that as much as these consoles have in common, they have just as much that they don’t share. Each console has a different focus in mind when it comes to their audience – but you’d never guess at first glance.

The “Big Three” aren’t going anywhere.


About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at GAMINGtruth.com, streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/deejayknight and teaching.



  • http://www.joystickwidow.com/headline.aspx?hid=466 XanthViper

    DK: Like the article a lot. Gives a good overview of everything. I’d say the PS3 comment about how you can install Linux and test out the cell processor may be a difficult comment. Difficult in that in order to take advantage of it,you really need to know what the heck you are doing, especially when it comes to threading, and it’s my assumption that most hardcore gamers don’t code to that degree in their daily lives. Anyway, like I said before, I love the article, very good 🙂

  • http://www.joystickwidow.com/headline.aspx?hid=466 XanthViper

    DK: Like the article a lot. Gives a good overview of everything. I’d say the PS3 comment about how you can install Linux and test out the cell processor may be a difficult comment. Difficult in that in order to take advantage of it,you really need to know what the heck you are doing, especially when it comes to threading, and it’s my assumption that most hardcore gamers don’t code to that degree in their daily lives. Anyway, like I said before, I love the article, very good 🙂

  • http://www.gamingtruth.com D’Juan Irvin

    Thanks a lot, Xanth!

    The Linux-testing is more liable to happen via hardcore PC users due to there not being any serious support for gaming in Linux, but in order to keep the article from stretching on too long I paired them in with hardcore gamers.

  • http://www.gamingtruth.com D’Juan Irvin

    Thanks a lot, Xanth!

    The Linux-testing is more liable to happen via hardcore PC users due to there not being any serious support for gaming in Linux, but in order to keep the article from stretching on too long I paired them in with hardcore gamers.

  • satanic mouse foo

    like the article DK. And yea for me there is something on every console I like some more then others but there is something there which is why i guess id be grouped as a hardcore gamer and i will own all 3 systems sooner or later.

  • satanic mouse foo

    like the article DK. And yea for me there is something on every console I like some more then others but there is something there which is why i guess id be grouped as a hardcore gamer and i will own all 3 systems sooner or later.

  • Liquid_Mind

    I can’t say I’m going to buy all three, but only because I no longer play enough games to justify the spending the money. I agree with the sentiment here that each console has something to offer.

  • Liquid_Mind

    I can’t say I’m going to buy all three, but only because I no longer play enough games to justify the spending the money. I agree with the sentiment here that each console has something to offer.

  • StarbuckZero

    In the end I’ll end up with all 3 next gen consoles. Last gen I started with a GameCube because I always had people over to play Mario Kart, Mario Party and Smash Brothers. Once I realized I was missing out on some good RPGs I got a PS2. When I moved and none of my friends were close by I ended up getting a Xbox for online play. I still enjoy my Xbox 360 but I’ve been playing the Nintendo Wii because of Zelda.

    I’m interested in the PS3 because of some of the games (FFXIII and MGS4) that are coming out on it and Linux. Anyways it’s going to be interesting to see how Nintendo do this time around, after all the Nintendo DS is beating out the PSP and the PSP is a more powerful device. I guess it comes down to the user base and games.

  • StarbuckZero

    In the end I’ll end up with all 3 next gen consoles. Last gen I started with a GameCube because I always had people over to play Mario Kart, Mario Party and Smash Brothers. Once I realized I was missing out on some good RPGs I got a PS2. When I moved and none of my friends were close by I ended up getting a Xbox for online play. I still enjoy my Xbox 360 but I’ve been playing the Nintendo Wii because of Zelda.

    I’m interested in the PS3 because of some of the games (FFXIII and MGS4) that are coming out on it and Linux. Anyways it’s going to be interesting to see how Nintendo do this time around, after all the Nintendo DS is beating out the PSP and the PSP is a more powerful device. I guess it comes down to the user base and games.

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    I like this piece DJ.

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