So I went out with my friends today and we decided to go to the mall because my friend wanted to get a Gameboy SP so she could play her "pokemans." We get to the Gamestop in the mall and start talking to the guys at the front counter. The conversation went like this:
Friend - "So Chromer, do you have a next gen console?"
Me - "No not yet, but I plan on getting a PS3."
Friend - "A PS3 man!? I'd rather play my Xbox 360 considering it's like $300 cheaper than a PS3."
Me - What are you talking about? The Xbox 360 is $50 cheaper than a PS3."
Friend - "$50?"
Friend 2 - "Yeah, they're selling PS3s for $400 while a 360 is $350. Where have you been?"
Ouch. Of course I'm a huge Sony fanboy myself but I try not to let it get in the way of my friendship with people. However some things can't be avoided.
Me - "So Store Clerks, do any of you guys have a next gen console?"
Clerk 1 - "Yeah man! I have a PS3. I would never bother with a Xbox 360. I couldn't stand having my 360 RRoD on me when I'm playing a game.
Friend - "Yeah, well I just got my 360 back when it RRoD on me after playing Guitar Hero 3.
Store Clerk 2 - "I love my PS3 to death. I mean I wouldn't mind playing some 360 exclusives like Mass Effect and Bioshock but why would I when I can just play games on the 360 on my PC?
Friend - "Yeah well, at least Microsoft is fixing the RRoD with the new Xbox 360s.
Me - "Dude, even with the new Falcon chipsets, it's still pretty hard to determine which is which until you actually get it home. I'd rather go with a Wii or a PS3 and not have to worry about my 360 RRoD everytime I turn it on.
Friend - "WELL I ENJOY MY 360 OK!?"
Me - "Calm down dude. I'm just pointing out your arguments. No need to get mad."
After that we promptly left, with my friend with her Gameboy SP and my friend's dignity low anhd his anger exceptionally high. Honestly, I wasn't trying to start shit but I think if someone is going to try and talk turkey about something, at least do your research. AM I wrong for doing what I did? read