I've been gaming since 92. Had almost every system and played a lot of games. I've notice trends and whats hot and whats not. Ive seen the raise of Sony and the fall of Sega. The raise of western games and the fall of japanese games.
I've noticed that from 95 to 2005 Sony had thing on lock... To where making games that were crossing the lines between gaming and movies (Something Nintendo cant do). If you look at the playstation era ive notice that the trend at the time outside of gaming ( when i was growing up ) was TV ( anime: toonami had shit on lock ) music ( Pac, Biggie, DMX, Jigga, Nas, and Neo Soul artists) , Movies ( The Matrixs )
In 2005 Sony annouced the PS3 and niggas was going crazy
Microsoft came out with the 360 and was met with bad reviews ( RROD ).... while people were saying " Wait till the PS3 come out" Then E3 2006 came and they announced the 599.99 price tag... and people were like
( I bought one anyways )... The Wii hit the scene and blinded everyone ( Niggas paid 250.00 for a remote...smh) and took the casual... while the 360 with the lower price took the hardcore.
The 360 had one of the best runs this gen from 2005-2008 (Halo, Gears, Crakedown, Oblivion, etc)... They took all the third party exclusives from Sony and they marketed their games better than Sony. Also they had games running better on the 360 while have first dibbs on time exclusives ( Half Life esp 2...smh) At the time people were saying Sony had no games.
From 2008 till now I've noticed the decline in MS games and the raise in Sony games ( The wii dont count ) but ive also notice that even thought MS have not released games on the level of Sony, theyve still outsold them in America. It didnt make sense to me so i look at the trends of today... Ive noticed that tv, music and movies has changed and what was popular back then is not popular now.
Ive started this thread because Ive seen the trailer Kara
and then I look at what MS have in the coming years. Then I look at how people post on other forums and they are pro MS and anti Sony while MS hasnt put out 2005-2008 type games... Then I look at sales and saw that the 360 is only 3 ahead of Sony and everything was going wrong for Sony... The 360 had everything going for them and theyre only 3 mill ahead?
So my question is when the trend changes again has MS lost their open window to knock Sony out and secure theyre place in gaming?