Gamers Defecting From Xbox 360 to PlayStation 3 for Sequels?

Assassins Creed 2

According to research firm OTX, a lot of gamers are planning to buy sequels (Assassin’s Creed 2 and Modern Warfare 2, in particular) on the PlayStation 3 for games that they original played on the Xbox 360. Gamasutra has reported:

New data provided to Gamasutra by OTX’s GamePlan Insights finds that many sequel-buyers might be switching platforms, defecting from Xbox 360 to PlayStation 3 for more than one major release.

“The PS3 seems poised to shift the ratio of Xbox 360 to PS3 sales for most major multi-platform releases in its favor among dual owners,” [analyst Nick] Williams tells us.

This is an interesting trend that I’ve been noticing with some friends. A lot of my gamer pals that are new to the PS3 — mostly players that purchased a PS3 Slim — are buying multiplatform games for their Sony system, simply to build up their libraries. Does this apply to any of you?


Author: RPadTV

26 thoughts on “Gamers Defecting From Xbox 360 to PlayStation 3 for Sequels?”

  1. typically with third party I stick with 360. I know that the PS3 was late to the game and at the beginning of its life if you wanted a game on launch day you had to wait to get the PS3 version.

    Since that's no longer the case I think more people are buying games for their PS3. I think a lot more PS3s are starting to circulate at the new price point as well.

    I would say the only way I will start getting sequels of 3rd party games on my PS3 is if it's multi-disk on Xbox, or if there is a significant difference graphically between the PS3 and 360 versions. I think these two occurrences might happen more and more over the next few years. Until then I'm content

  2. For a single player game like Assassin's Creed or A single-player focused game I always go for it on my PS3, When it is a focus on mulitplayer, that is when I have a hard time choosing. While I love the fact that PSN is free and I have a Blue-tooth headset that works pretty good, most of my friends only have a 360. With Modern Warfare 2 I still have no idea which one I want, I may very well end up(unfortunately) getting both. But to be honest, I felt that I was getting better match quality on My PS3 (especially for CoD4) than on my 360.

  3. Arguello brings up a good point. I have about 3 friends on my PSN account and roughly 30 on XBL. since I don't care to play games with random people online knowing a friend who has a particular game is definitely a bonus. It just so happens with me that many of my friends have 360s

  4. It's a great point actually. For me, it's a little bit different. For a lot of multiplayer and cooperative games, I'll see which platform my friends are buying on before I make a decision.

  5. If there is a choice to be made, I feel more at home on the PS3. Without mentioning that the Xbox in my home is my roommates, I like having one system that does everything I need it to. I am much more comfortable with the Sony system, I like the XMB just fine and really like the PSN store. With Netflix coming to the system soon, my(our) xbox will be reserved for the few exclusives that I want to play (Mass Effect 2) and not much else.

  6. After my 360 crapped out the first time and I had games I couldn't play for a few weeks, that's when I started buying Multiplatform games for my PS3. Now I over 80 games for/on my PS3 while my 360 sits around 25 games.

  7. @SlickyFats That's another fair point. A few of my friends that got RRODs are scared of buying games for their refurbished 360s. They go PS3 as much as possible now.

  8. Also when my second 360 gouged a perfect circle into my Oblivion and I was out $60 bucks.

    Basically I have just been burned by MS so much I can't keep dumping funds into something I honestly can't rely on. I am actually afraid to use my 360 for fear it will go out again. I know that seems dumb but its a double edged sword, use it and have it break or don't use it but it'll be fine, either way I don't get to play it.

    A friend of mine has been fighting with MS XBL tech support because they say he keep changing his email address and hasn't. Now he can;t use all of his add-ons he purchased because he can't sign in to XBL. They are very UNhelpful. He said as soon as he gets some extra cash he is going to a PS3.

  9. @SlickyFats Thanks! They're experimental for now. These aren't pay-per-click ads. I only earn money if someone clicks a link to Amazon and buys something (anything).

  10. @Slicky – Jesus, 80 games? I have like 6 on my PS3. probably 30 or so on my 360. That's a ton of games my friend

  11. Yeah I have a lot of games. I just bought 3 last Friday, to put me right at 80. What's sad is I keep a list of the disc based ones with me in my phone. Its because I have a hard time remembering them all and who I have loaned them to. Its a spreadsheet that lists who has it when they got it and the condition the case, book, and disc were in. I take my games seriously.

  12. @Slicky – damn. Do you hire Chili Palmer to get them back if they aren't to you on time lol? I have like maybe 15 games for the PS3 and a total of 3 for the Xbox360. I am very particular about the games that I buy. I think we have about 10 for the wii as well. I rarely lend my games out though, I think currently there is only one out on loan. Kudos on staying organized though.

  13. @slicky – If I loaned out games I'd have to do the same. I don't know how many times in the past I suddenly can't find a game I loaned out. recently I was thinking about playing Assassin's Creed again and it is no where to be found. not sure if I loaned it out.

    @Larcenous – I consider myself very picky when it comes to buying games as well. I think Shadow complex and Fat Princess are the only Arcade games I own and I'm particular with discs too. of course I don't have a ton of times to play games anymore and even if I did I don't have the willpower to play as much as I did when I was younger

  14. I just know a lot of people defecting to PS3. Don't really know their game buying habits.

    They got fed up with RRODs and that's as much of their stories as I really know.

  15. On the subject of third world countries and technology, This article popped up in my news feeds today:

    "When he was a teenager, you gave the girl's parents 11 camels and an AK-47 assault rifle as bride price and then waited respectfully.

    Now, the 55-year-old said, a mobile phone service that seems to be the only thing working in the failed Horn of Africa state is helping drive a rise in elopements, pregnancies out of marriage and a steady erosion of Somalia's conservative values."

  16. @Larcenous

    Haha Chili Palmer. No I usaully only loan them to REALLY good friends. I consider myself picky as far as buying games goes also, in the sense that I don't own EVERY PS3 game, so I do have some similance of standards.

  17. Interesting. This is just sequels?

    Something tells me MW2 will sell more on 360 though. Installed base numbers support that theory.


    I don't like the PSN store. It takes too long to load for me. Though the PSN store did cure my jonesing for Venture Brothers the other day.

  18. Everyone knows I'm a one console owner and everyone knows my preference. All of my real life gamer friends have PS3s. Only one has a PS3 and an Xbox 360 and he buys all multi plat games for his Xbox because he buys pirated copies for $10.

  19. Hey, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the difference in controllers. I know a lot of people who are partial to either the 360's or the Dual Shock. Some people even prefer different controllers for FPS than other genres of games. Wouldn't the preference of controller help sway someone to buy a game on either the 360 or the PS3

    … or Wii, maybe?


  20. @Iceman – I definitely agree. it's funny that such a simple thing can play a big role in determining which console I get. I'm just trying to figure out which genre is more suited to the PS3 controller. well definitely fighting games for the D Pad

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