Fanboys: Whenever I hear someone saying that x console and y manufacturer are...
Whenever I hear someone saying that x console and y manufacturer are doomed, I can’t help by roll my eyes.
- The first playstation was looked at as a mistake. Who is sony trying to get in on this?
- The first xbox was looked at as a mistake. Who is microsoft trying to get in on this?
- The DS was…
I think it’s important to remember that half the time, these would-be prophets are actually saying “This company needs to stop doing things that are not catering to my personal interests, or they are going to fail! Or they SHOULD fail, anyway. If they don’t, it’s because other people don’t understand what’s good and what’s bad!”
The other half of the time, they don’t understand simple concepts like how competition is good for the consumer. They want the other company to disappear, because then their favorite company will be able to devote even more of its time and resources into making better games. Obviously. They might also have fanart of their ultimate crossover idea for all their favorite games and cartoons, and may still be in elementary school.
(Okay, maybe it’s not half and half? But I am pretty sure the console wars were never fiercer than when I was in third grade. As soon as the teacher left the room, there would be races to the chalkboard to see if I could write “PSUX” up there before the other kids could write “NINTENDUMB” or… wow what was the SEGA pun, I can’t even remember.)