So I didn’t get any programming done over the weekend, but that’s ok. Instead I spent some time camping, went to a friend’s birthday party, and went to church. It was a pretty good weekend.
I continually hear arguments of what is better – the Xbox 360 or the PS3. People flaunt numbers of reliability, total machine sales, number of games with a metacritic rating of over 80%, number of blockbuster titles, costs of ownership, etc. Quite frankly, I’m sick of hearing it. It really is comparing apples and oranges. They are both food, and they both make juice, but they do it in different ways. They have a similar target market (people who play video games), and have similar abilities. People need to quit whining over which is better because, frankly, it really doesn’t matter. What does matter is if the users/purchasers are having fun, and if it is making money. The game development industry is exactly that – an industry. The big players wouldn’t be in it if there wasn’t the potential to make money.
EDIT: I forgot to mention the Wii. In this case, let’s call it a banana.