OK let's see my momma named me Steve, but you would know me better as SantanaClaus89, or my PSN name, Moosehole. I'm 27 years old and reside in Virginia, about 20 minutes outside of Washington, D.C. Outside of games, I'm a huge sports fan who is die-hard for all my local teams (Redskins, Wizards, Nationals, Capitals).
I've had many different consoles throughout my 20 years of gaming, but I currently own a PS3, PSP-3000, PS2, SNES, Genesis, and NES.
Hi, I own a PS3. I owned a PS2 before that, and a PS1 before that. I guess that would lead one to assume that I'm a Sony fanboy, correct? Well, it's true that I really don't care or pay much attention to what's going on with the XBOX360 or the Wii, but that's only because I don't have them. I don't have any desire to own multiple consoles anymore, and that's really all there is to it.
Anyway, I saw something today that got me thinking. This is a poll that was recently done by IGN.com asking gamers which console will "win" the console war. I won't mention the results because it's irrelevant to this blog... if you're dying of curiosity then you can click the link and see for yourself.
What seeing this poll made me wonder is... why does there have to be a clear cut "winner" and "loser"? Will there even be one? I doubt it. Let's take a little trip through history, shall we?
Starting with the PS2 and XBOX. Anyone care to claim which console "won" that war? And don't give me sales numbers, either. Because that doesn't mean everything. My point is, both of those consoles sold millions and were enjoyed by gamers all over the world. Why does one have to be the winner and one the loser? In my humble opinion, both consoles were a great success.
A small sidenote here: the Sega Dreamcast was considered a failure, but at the same time it is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best console of all time. Puzzling.
How about the generation before that? Yes, ok the original PlayStation went on to do bigger and better things, but who ever played and N64 and didn't find a handful of games to go in your top 25 of all time list?
I could keep going further and further back, but here's what it all boils down to: consoles don't "win"... the gamers do. YOU do. You have the freedom to weigh the facts and make a decision on what console you want, and in the end regardless of what you choose, you're going to have a damn good time.
Everybody wins. Think about that before you type your next hateful, flame-inspired comment about why what you like is awesome and everything else is gay and sucks monkey balls.