The question first popped in my head probably around mid 2008. But the article that helped me answer the question was the Top Five Ways Microsoft's XBox 360 Has Beaten Sony's PS3
To answer the question of fanboyism, first we have to look into the situation as a whole. Personally, I think the fanboy situation may be a little amusing and irritating at some points, but since it's 2009, I think it's time to give fanboyism the lethal injection. Enough is enough. We need to help end this.
Most of you know, Microsoft has been taking quite a few shots at Sony. And you know what? They're working. People are buying into the stupid rumors and fake information that can easily be proven to be incorrect. It's like saying Obama's a secret muslim.
We know he isn't, we've proven that he isn't, so why is it that people are still thinking that he's hiding it? Compare this with the "PS3 library isn't as big as 360's!" comment I recieved from a fanboy the other day, and you can get why I'm writing this.
Now, though most of us want this to stop, some of us (like me) have lost the hope of it ever happening. With immature people talking about how Halo 3 is overrated, or Gears 2 is too much like the first one, PS3 fanboys are just as many in numbers than 360 fanboys. And what disheartens me even more is: they're just as retarded.
Now when there's a problem with a console, it's best to point it out. Such as, if there's fewer games on a console, it should be pointed out. But when everyone says to you "Dude, it's been fixed: there are a lot of good games out now!" You should shut your mouth. Don't try to defy it, and please don't ignore it. Take heed, and move on.
But it's not the fanboy's fault sometimes. It's the corporation itself. With some of the idiots in Microsoft (Like Mr.Greenburg) saying that "Hey, if people aren't buying the ps2, that means they're buying our product! WE'RE WINNING!"
And saying that Killzone 2 wasn't the system seller people thought it would be, even though this was said BEFORE the game came out, is just as influential to fanboys than the fanboys' peers, and it makes me sick.
This may appear like I'm throwing jabs to Microsoft, but let's be honest here, They've made some serious mistakes. (hadware anyone?) But it's not just the 360 fanboys. it's the PS3 ones too. What is it about Metal Gear Solid 4 that can back up PS3 no matter what? Yes, it was a great game. Yes, it was Kojima's masterpiece. But that's IT. It's nothing more. It's a GAME, just like any other.
As for the Wii... well... is there even a fanboy out there for the Wii anymore? I mean, games are starting to come out, but after how long? Are people expected to beg? It's been too long since a good game came out. The last one i can think of is either tenchu, or madworld.
But all the shovelware thrown onto the shelves are too disgusting to deal with. I own a Wii and PS3, and I can say for a fact that my Wii hasn't been turned on once in the last month, but my PS3 is on every single day.
Now for those wondering, I've officially switched to gamespot. And it's well worth it. But I've noticed a trend. The console war is much more fierce and infantile there than on IGN. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE gamespot compared to IGN's bias, but there are some pretty immature people there when it comes to exclusives.
There are people who think they're somehow intelligent by claiming to own a ps3, and playing a particular exclusive, like Resistance 2, and saying that no one should waste their money on it, and that it's worse than any game on the market.
But if you ask them about the difference between playing as the chimera and human in online, they don't have a clue what you're talking about. Or ask the other guy who says Halo was a waste of money about the new dash on the 360, and he'll say 'what dash?'
This is my reason for lost hope. They're trying to come up with new ways to put off gamers from the competitive console, no matter how stupid the ideas are. It's getting easier to ignore, but it's piling up into a mountain that's hard to walk over or around; it's just there, stuck in the middle of your every day path.
But if all of us who don't give a crap, PS3, X360, and Wii owners alike, come together to shoot down fanboyism, they may, MAY be a chance. But it'll be hard, and may be futile, but it has to stop. No matter what the cost, Fanboyism should be put to rest. More PlayStation 3 News...