Although the console wars have long since ended, that doesn’t mean there is still an undying rivalry between the big 3, or big 2 depending on how you look at it. In this case, what matters is the big 2, Microsoft vs Sony, 360 vs PS3. In the west, 360 has clearly been the fan favorite with the PS3 slowly gaining a healthy fanbase. It should be no surprise, however, that in Japan the PS3 reigns supreme. Microsoft has had an extremely hard time finding success, mainly due to the fact that the east doesn’t enjoy playing games where the main characters are muscle-bound rambos trying to compete with dragonball z for most unlikely things a human can do. These types of games thrive on the 360. Similarly, the west doesn’t enjoy playing games based around a cast of effeminate, adolescent boys and the occasional disproportionate, underage girl which explains why the PS3 has had a hard time selling over here.
But those are just the initial, fanboy reasons. There are a myriad of complex reasons and explanations as to why they currently vie for power in their own foreign lands, but today I’m not talking about mere regions anymore. I’m talking global, the final word in a fanboy’s console wars arsenal. If you can prove that your console of choice has more global sales then that automatically means you win, right? Well according to Japanese game developer, Tose, the PS3 has finally outdone the 360 by 1 million units. In a recent press event to celebrate the company’s 30 years of game development, Tose released some statistics (I see no way of being able to prove that these are accurate, so take this with a grain of salt) and in them it shows that the PS3 has sold 42 million as opposed to 360’s 41 million. What does this mean? Largely nothing. Both consoles are more or less equal, globally, as things should be. A Famitsu link (translated) for those that want to see more of the press event.
Lets not forget to mention that the Wii has single-handedly destroyed both of its competitors with a staggering 74 million, almost twice the amount of both PS3 and 360 combined. Proof that Nintendo is better? Or that there are simply more soccer moms and 5 year old girls out there, you decide.