So I own a 360, I read voraciously, I'm a social hermit and I still live with my mother because rent is bloody expensive elsewhere.
So... what am I?
Are you interested in home décor? Do you think friends more important than family? Does standing out in a crowd make you sweat? If you answered 'yes' to all of those questions, then you’re probably a PlayStation 3 owner, according to the latest research. The consumer research arm of credit reference agency Experian questioned …
Are you happy with the reliability of your console?
Also, it seems that the two machines have slightly different markets and are no longer just games machines.
Personally i have a PS3 and have stayed away from the xbox due to M$ world domination. I also avoid all Apple products for the same reason. I would NEVER buy an I-phone (or i-anything) as i dont want to live in steve jobs' pocket. I dont think Sony are angels either, but they do at least seem to be improving the PS3 with every firmware release, and it is really nice to be able to use it for pics, music, tinternet and such without having to boot up a pc and watch on a titchy screen. I dont need to buy extras to hook it up to my network and i DO watch blu-ray movies on mine, along with its great upscaling dvd ability.
It aint perfect (i would like to have HDMI and Multiout at the same time) and i would like an easier HDD swap, but really, i have no complaints. It is even housed in a closed cupboard and still doesnt overheat (which i really couldnt beleive of an XBox).
I also have a Wii. Never use it.....ever.....it is rubbish.....so why is it so popular?.....beats me......
LOL Yeah right, this survey accurately measures what? OS Platforms may be devided more by types of people/age groups/etc but gaming platforms XBox or PS aren't really, both are platforms for full on gamers, so all that holds true about gamers holds true about XBox AND PS fans with the exception some may be Sony fanbois and the others love a piece of the Billy Borg Boat, but are other than that the same!
Only the Wii is different, that ones suitable for old people who want to replace their monopoly board and easily amused youngsters! :P~
"PS3 gamers seem more intellectual: more of them can’t live without books"
My similar survery came up with similar results.
PS3 owners are smart, they can see weel designed hardware being sold for less than cost price as a great deal.
360 owners are dumb, they simply rush in and buy any old crap, even if it's the most unreliable consumer item in living history..
Prius in the garage, Guardian on the doorstep, lentil stew in the oven, turbine on the roof, PS3 in the lounge and brain in la la land.
Saxo on bricks in the garden, St. George's flag on the balcony, Stella in the fridge, 360 in the bedroom, two thousand direct relatives in a square mile and opposable thumbs a challenge on most days.
in my experience xboxes are owned by younger people and playstations by older (20+)
playstation was the console that made gaming cool again. i remember getting my psx when i was about 21 after not gaming for years. of course this has changed now with wii etc.
ps3 is aimed at 20somethings imho. maybe why we see so many xbox idiots come to these forums (although plenty of psx idiots too lol)
360's are owned by gamers where as PS3 owners who use it soley for BD movie watching are high, thus having no interest in the games machine they actualy own and more of an interest in reading books.
Of course there are people who read books who have a 360 but you can bet good money on the fact that gamers dont read as many books as non-gamers and that transpires through to PS3/360 user profiles.
"I also have a Wii. Never use it.....ever.....it is rubbish.....so why is it so popular?.....beats me......" - ditto.. multiout? i use optical into my Av amp.. wish id waited a year to get the HDMI swapping AV amps now, but to be honest i like having screen and sound separate.
i just bought the mrs a nintendo ds.. lets me use the TV for GTA and footy more :) plus braintraining is fun (was hammered last night and i was apparently 71 years old brain age! lmao although in my fairness we couldnt figure out one game and she told me it wasnt against the clock lol!)
@ "Seriously, everyone knows PC gaming is best anyway..." - not really. imho consoles and PCs suit different games. i find using the ps3 hard for proper fps games (used to play bf2142 to death and was in top 100 on original UT once upon a time! :)) - maybe im too far from my big tv but i find it much easier to see enemies when im 18" from a 20" TFT. plus mouse and keys suit fps (not a fan of mmorpg). wheras sports games like football (im a pro evo boy) are crap on a pc... also PCs generally have shite controllers for thing type of thing, whereas the ps controllers always rocked and had enough buttons to do what was needed (pc controllers never had enough buttons - maybe do now tho!).
xbox and ps3 both do similar games. xbox seems to be more fps bases wheras ps3 seems aimed at adventure, puzzle and more sports style games. not much in it but my dvd player died so it seemed the logical upgrade path (or so i told the mrs lol)
and my console is bigger - i still have my old bbc model b with the viglen kit - its frikkin massive :) ahh that massive 32k memory! rock on!