Welcome to the Wrath of El Pato. The column that somehow can be…weekly?
So the Xbox 360 kicked ass during Black Friday. That’s surprising. A few months ago I said that the reason Sony was selling better than Microsoft simply was because everyone already had an Xbox. No one had a PS3, and if you look at the numbers, there is no way the PS3 is ever going to catch up.
So with that being said, I am very surprised about it. I felt that the 360 was already saturated in the market and now Microsoft was concentrating on the games. Well apparently a few people decided to invest in the cheaper console. This doesn’t really help Sony at all, as they have been at least making a half-ass attempt at digging themselves outta the hole they put themselves in.
Except I have no sympathy. Sony had a chance to kick ass and they BLEW IT! It’s obvious with the *sarcasim* wonderful economy that people simply don’t have 400 plus dollars to blow on a PS3. Sony could have taken the 40-gig hard drive unit and lowered the price.
Nah, that would make sense. What do they do? Bring out the 80-gig for the same price as the 40-gig. If nobody bought the higher priced system to begin with, and you are scrambling to bring the price down, then why in Zeus’s BUTTHOLE would you do that? Take the 40-gig unit and bring it to 250, or even bring it to 200 (gee there’s a novel idea). Sony’s marketing strategy just frustrates me. They HAVE the potential. But their high priced, system of crap just isn’t what people want. Now I do understand that they are taking it up the rear with every PS3 sold as the technology is pretty pricey, so in theory we are getting a good deal. But any analyst could have seen this coming. I said when it was announced, the PS3 would bomb. I said in countless articles what Sony needed to do. They need to step things up, take a loss, and go after Microsoft. Even having their console at 300 would have been decent. At least then there’s a gaming console we can F**king afford.
Same old Sony. *sigh*
So the Spike TV video game awards are coming? Boo. I have never been interested in Spike TV’s lame G4 hipster rip-off of awards. Every award show I’ve watched was obviously decided, put together, and craped on by corporate execs that have never played a video game before in their life. I’m sure everyone remembers the first one, where Jenna Jameson made every gamer just look like we were checking out eye candy, Madden-whatever year got some award followed by a horrible band playing onstage.
Come to think of it, that could be a good Wrath for next week.
I downloaded Super Street Fighter 2. And I need to get a joystick for my 360. I’m mentioning this in the wrath for everyone. DON’T PLAY THIS GAME WITH A XBOX CONTROLLER. The d-pad and analog stick are absolutely horrible. PS3 owners-lucky you. The 360 just sucks, I can’t pull anything off with this. My other complaint with the game is that Akuma is WAY too overpowered. I know, I know, that was how Super SF was, I think in this remix a little balancing between characters is in order. Other than that, the games worth a download for anyone who plays Street Fighter.
That’s really all I can think of mentioning. See you all next week for “The Spike TV Awards of Christmas Past: What won and what should have won”
EL PATO OUTO