Which one do you think will be superior? Which one will fail? The answer to those questions should be neither!
I'm tired of reading everyones system flame war comments in every single article. I for one, hope that both consoles do very well. Competition sparks innovation and is also a great motivator. We need both companies to do well in order to take us into the next generation.
Am I happy about the possible used game fee? No! Does it piss me off that my system may have to be online all the time? A little... but seriously.. when was the last time that you turned on your PS3 or Xbox 360 and were not signed in online? I can't remember the last time I gamed offline.
Whether you like it or not, times have changed my friends. Consoles are not like they used to be, games are not like they used to be... there is way too much money going into games these days. I can't blame the developers for wanting a piece of those profits in order to continue providing great games.
I also can't help but think that we dug ourselves into this grave. Back in the haydays, you would purchase an NES game and let your friend borrow it with no problem.... sure. But nowadays.. we can download games for free online... hack our PS3's and 360's to played copied games for free. I purchased a 360 elite on eBay once a few years ago and the seller messaged me after I paid for it and asked if I wanted him to mod it for me for an extra $20. Then he preceded to tell me he could get me any game I wanted for $10. I was tempted but I declinded since I enjoy playing online.
Things weren't like this back in the day... we didn't have hacked Atari 2600's and modified NES systems. Everyone bought, rented or went to the arcade to game. The developers grabbed most of the profits and nobody bitched. But developement costs weren't nearly as high as they are today. We didn't have Morgan Freeman providing 8-bit voiceover for the soundtrack to Double Dragon.
So stop bitching and support your favorite developers otherwise see them fade into the abyss like THQ.
I fell in love with gaming back in the late 80s when I was 7 years old. I watched in envy as my spoiled cousin received a nice shiny NES for Christmas along with Mario, Zelda and Contra. I never would have guessed that gaming would have made it this far. I am greatful to be alive today and enjoy the games and technology we have now.
Game on jabronis.