267w ago - This generation console war is still finely in the balance. Sure, the Wii is way out in front, while the PS3 and Xbox 360 trade positions on a monthly basis, but with a long way to go, I still feel it's anyone's market.
So what will swing it for one of the consoles? What will make the all-important mainstream consumer choose one over the other and take it on to victory?
While some of us have owned and played a next generation console for two to three years, we are the early adopters, the hardcore gamers (except for Wii owners) who want the latest and greatest system to experience our hobby on. And generally, although price may be a slight concern, we're willing to pay through the nose for that cutting-edge experience.
But with prices dropping and this generation of consoles moving in to the second phase, the general populous are entering the fray and choosing their games system to replace the last-gen console they have been happy with for the past few years. The question remains: what will influence their buying decisions?
I feel this generation has given consumers a real choice that no other generation has quite managed:-
The PS3 is a powerful games console that Sony has also tried to develop in to something more: a multimedia living room hub offering the Internet...