Killzone 2 to drive XBox 360 owners to PS3, claims Sony
A game so good you'll be powerless to resist?
Killzone 2 on the PlayStation 3 will spur Xbox 360 gamers to sample Sony’s console, the consumer electronics giant reckons.
Scott Steinberg, VP of Product Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America, told website GameDaily that the game – which launched in the UK late last month and is a "tremendous" PS3 exclusive – will “push 360 owners to try the PS3”.
Whether Steinberg meant gamers will simply play the game on a mate’s PS3 or buy one themselves specifically to play Killzone 2 is unclear. He said that the title will definitely “move people from the sidelines”.
Sony needs to up its numbers. The worldwide tally of Xbox 360s sold up to the end of January standing at 27.9m, with the PS3’s total at 21.3m, according to the consoles' respective manufacturers.
The numbers didn’t stop Steinberg from describing the PS3’s upcoming game release list as “an embarrassment of riches” that “bombards the competition” and highlights “the power and advantages of the PS3”. Not that he's biased in any way... ®
"We feel that Killzone 2 is a tremendous exclusive... It will move people from the sidelines, and from what we've seen from blogs, will push 360 owners to try out the PS3."
cheap at half the price
The PS3 is cheaper than the xbox when you compare apples with apples. If Sony sold their machine without a blu-ray drive, without wifi, without a HDD (or charged £££ for a tiny proprietary drive), even without stuff like rechargeable batteries in their controllers, and then charged £40 a year to listen to ADHD sweary racist teenagers on a box that has a 1-in-3 chance of breaking it could easily sell it for less than an xbox. Microsoft have just repeated their (successful) strategy of selling stuff that's 80% of the features of the competition and added a new subscription-based money-maker (admittedly of superior quality) to drain the last pennies from its gullible buyers. Apparently, though, half of the population is of below average intelligence and have voted on the sticker price without knowing what they are buying - as such MS rushed a faulty console out of the door to sucker as many early-adopters as possible and have largely escaped the backlash.
Killzone 2 is good (beautiful but hard, just like PH gym-toned curves) but there's loads more coming out this year exclusive to Sony than to MS. Uncharted 2 should be awesome.
But what do I care ? I'm happy watching blu-ray movies from lovefilm, playing games without having to maintain a subscription and watching and recording TV when I'm too tired to be slaughtering pixels. My PS3 has replaced pretty much all of my home entertainment gadgets (DVD player, DVR, CD player, ipod dock) and if only it had a digital clock on the front too I'd be 100% happy with it.
Wow, the fanboys are busy
"If you are too stupid to see that a £250 console is actually cheaper than a £179 Xbox"
Jesus Christ, people. It's simple maths.
As for Killzone 2, it's not worth the 7/10 Edge gave it. Not that Gears of War was worth its Edge score either, mind you, so that's not terribly relevant in a format wars argument.
re: cherry pickin'
Seems you sir are cherry pickin' The PS3 has not even been out 2 years in Europe... (Launch 23rd March 2007).
When I went to school, there were 12 months in a year, so you seem to have handily added 4 months onto your numbers...
Seems the Microsoft Xbots are getting real desperate these days.....
Paris, because even she knows how many months in a year...