The PS3 is a Porsche, and the 360 is a Nissan
“The PS3 is kind of like a sports car that’s very high-performance and specific in its usage, whereas the 360 is more like a car that everybody’s driving. It doesn’t have the same range as a sports car, but it has more versatility.”
That comes from Platinum Games’ Atsushi Inaba, in regards to the company’s decision to use the PS3 as the base platform for their upcoming title Vanquish, in an interview with VG247. Being in California, this analogy makes sense to me, because everyone here drives sports cars.
Am I confusing you? I’m saying the ratio of Xbox 360s sold to PS3s sold is about 1.1 to 1, so saying everyone has a 360 means you’re also saying almost everyone has a PS3.
I don’t really get the rest of this analogy at all, though. I guess, with its PC-like infrastructure, it’s easier to port to, but other than that, how is it more versatile? And how is the PS3 “specific in its usage?” Both consoles do exactly the same things, with the exception of PS3 playing blu-rays.
This, my friends, is what we call “PR speak.” He doesn’t mean what he’s saying, but he’s trying to avoid pissing anybody off, including the wildly irrational console fanboys who might denounce his game is he says one console is better than the other.
You know what the deciding factor is for me between the two consoles? In the first two years I owned a 360, I had eight of them fail on me, including two out of the box. In the year since I purchased a PS3 of my own, it hasn’t had any problems. Shut it, console fanboys.