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cereal_killerxx
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(03-25-2016, 05:55 PM)
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Why do you think console wars exist?


Aaron D.
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(03-25-2016, 05:56 PM)
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Because you can't play ALL the games and need to justify the choice you made.
120v
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(03-25-2016, 05:56 PM)
great thread. would buy from them again
MultiJhonny
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(03-25-2016, 05:56 PM)
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Because people are insecure and want to be validated by a toy they bought and other people on the internet



At least that is what it feels like
Tealmann
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(03-25-2016, 05:57 PM)
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Buyer's remorse and that millions of 12 year olds buy consoles
Azoor
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(03-25-2016, 05:57 PM)
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Justifying a purchase, that's pretty much it.
Rue
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(03-25-2016, 05:57 PM)
I always thought it was because unless you're the type who owns each one, you're basically going to try to justify your purchase so you don't regret the one you picked.
moggio
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(03-25-2016, 05:58 PM)
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Humans are tribal.
NoblesseOblige
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(03-25-2016, 05:58 PM)
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Resources and ideologies.
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(03-25-2016, 05:58 PM)
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Because video games are expensive and not everyone can afford everything.

I haven't had a strong preference on a console since the SNES vs Genesis days. The ubiquity of multiplatform games in the modern age has made console wars seem even sillier than they used to, now that everyone is playing like 99% of the same games, anyway. At least it used to be wars about different games, now its wars about pixel counts on the same game.
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Killyoh
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(03-25-2016, 05:58 PM)
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I don't know but I have several questions about magnets.
THEBONDIGTY
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(03-25-2016, 05:58 PM)
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Brand loyalty and passion, just like in sports
adj_noun
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(03-25-2016, 05:58 PM)
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'Cause Genesis does what Nintendon't!
injurai
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(03-25-2016, 05:58 PM)
I see two facets to it.

People reaffirming their purchase. Mostly kids who can only choose one.

People who openly voice their expectations as a consumer.
Trago
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(03-25-2016, 05:58 PM)
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Gotta validate that purchase one way or another.
Akronis
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(03-25-2016, 05:59 PM)
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People need to feel superior. I'm totally guilty of doing it on occasion sometimes. It's really poor form :(
marvelharvey
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(03-25-2016, 05:59 PM)
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... and your console 'winning' may lead to more games being released/more budget being allocated to 1st party software.
Sammy Samusu
(03-25-2016, 05:59 PM)
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Because it's fun.
NeonBlack
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(03-25-2016, 05:59 PM)
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People need to feel superior for their choices and purchases.

Same for Android vs iPhone, Windows vs Apple, football teams, politics, religion, etc.
QuantumBro
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(03-25-2016, 05:59 PM)
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Marketeers realized their jobs would be much easier if they could get the fans to do all the mudslinging for free.
Celine
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(03-25-2016, 05:59 PM)
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Because God is on the side of only one console manufacturer.
Tigress
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(03-25-2016, 05:59 PM)
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Cause people like to argue and like to think their side is best.

If you think this is special to gaming... ha!! Sports, phones, tvs, cars...

Anything that has people passionate about it has people arguing which is best. People like to pick sides and think they have the best side. And honestly, I think sports fans can be way worse about it.

Honestly, I think as long as you can be civil about it and not be so biased that you cannot possibly see any advantages to the other side/disadvantages to yours, there is nothing wrong with it. But I like arguing ;).
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Live Free or Die
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(03-25-2016, 05:59 PM)
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you mean, why do people have different opinions? because different folks different strokes.
GavinUK86
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(03-25-2016, 06:00 PM)
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"Console wars" are stupid.

It's usually just to validate ones purchase.
mdsfx
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(03-25-2016, 06:00 PM)
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Because Microsoft is awful and some people JUST DON'T GET IT

console wars make no sense to me
Eolz
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(03-25-2016, 06:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by cereal_killerxx

Why do you think console wars exist?


Usually because some kids can only get a console and want to justify their choice as much as they can. Doesn't help when those companies have an history with previous "wars".
This kind of stuff is not limited to consoles, but the fact that it's hardware makes it easier to push the war arguments.

Mature people with only one console live well with it.

Originally Posted by Live Free or Die

you mean, why do people have different opinions? because different folks different strokes.

If you think console wars are just that, you probably like those wars and take part in those.
oti
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(03-25-2016, 06:00 PM)
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Because not everyone has the same amount of money.
Metalingus5150
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(03-25-2016, 06:01 PM)
It's fun to watch atleast.
Why fun exists? Why have fun of your best friend exists?

Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

Because it's fun.

We can close the thread now... that's it.
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VendettaRed07
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(03-25-2016, 06:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

Because it's fun.

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iNvid02
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(03-25-2016, 06:01 PM)
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they really want that silver medal, bronze just doesnt cut it. (pc gets gold obv)

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21XX
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(03-25-2016, 06:01 PM)
Consoles wars as in between companies in the market or between fanboys on the internet? Because one is significantly stupider than the other.
Ulysses 31
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(03-25-2016, 06:01 PM)
Illogical emotional investment and/or company alliances .
TemplaerDude
(03-25-2016, 06:02 PM)
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I'd like to say it's because there are a lot of younger people on the internet but I have met some serious, balls to the wall die-hards on both sides and it scares the shit out of me.
sixteen-bit
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(03-25-2016, 06:02 PM)
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gotta rationalize that purchase
Spyder_Monkey
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(03-25-2016, 06:02 PM)
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It's called competition. A result of our free market economy.
zenosparadox
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(03-25-2016, 06:02 PM)
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Because humans are competitive and these companies are competing for both mind and market share. People get very defensive over anything they invest time, effort and money into. Examples: how to raise your kids, your favorite sports team, literary criticism, etc.

Also, some people are just really stupid and like to fight over anything.
Bl@de
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(03-25-2016, 06:02 PM)
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Justifying a purchase aka post-purchase rationalization. It's not exclusive to consoles. Look up car forums. Same there with BMW vs. Audi.

Nothing unusual. More here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post...ationalization
Death Penalty
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(03-25-2016, 06:02 PM)
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It's really just human nature to think your team is better regardless of the form that team comes in. Then, add in anonymity and people will take things to animalistic extremes as a matter of insecurity or ego. That's really all it is.
DeepEnigma
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(03-25-2016, 06:02 PM)
Because humans are conditioned to 'pick a side'.
protonion
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(03-25-2016, 06:03 PM)
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http://www.somethingawful.com/hosted...consolewar.htm

One of my earliest internet memories.
Tigress
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(03-25-2016, 06:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bl@de

Justifying a purchase aka post-purchase rationalization. It's not exclusive to consoles. Look up car forums. Same there with BMW vs. Audi.

I'm surprised you didn't use Chevy vs. Ford. That seems to be the loudest argument amongst car fans (to the point of having Calvin pissing on one or the other's emblem).

(Personally I like both, it's Chryslers that suck!).
KanameYuuki
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(03-25-2016, 06:04 PM)
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I'm actually surprised there are even VR headsets wars, I thought we would all be VR buddies, it is all about justify their spent money.
jroc74
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(03-25-2016, 06:04 PM)
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Because damn every product has a fanbase. Consoles are no different.

In mobile phones...of course you got Android vs iPhone. In Android land you have:

Root/ROM vs non-root/ROM
Stock Android vs custom UI
App vs app

When I saw people fighting about which home screen launcher/app was the best...I knew there was no level to what some will fight over.
sir_bumble_bee
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(03-25-2016, 06:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aaron D.

Because you can't play ALL the games and need to justify the choice you made.

Summed up nicely. I also think it has something to do with the whole marketing war Sega and Nintendo were locked into in the early 90s. I planted the seeds for what we know today as console wars
Kayant
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(03-25-2016, 06:04 PM)
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Human emotions get weird sometimes.

This war basically happens in all aspects of life
Gsnap
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(03-25-2016, 06:04 PM)
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Same reason why people care about "their" team winning in sports. Even going so far as to insert themselves into the conversation like they had anything to do with anything. "We won." "We can't afford any more injuries." "I can't believe we didn't win last night."

There's just something inside people that makes them like something and compete against others who like something else. Especially when you can easily view those things as being in direct competition.

And like sports, it's generally harmless, but it can go too far.
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Valen
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(03-25-2016, 06:05 PM)
The same phenomenon occurs in other industries, not just videogames. It happens with phones, sports teams, etc.

People want to feel like they belong to a community, in this case it's a community tied to a brand. They begin to self-identify with the brand, and any attack on that brand is interpreted as an attack on them.

Basically people allowing commercial brands to dictate their identity.
injurai
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(03-25-2016, 06:05 PM)

Originally Posted by DeepEnigma

Because humans are conditioned to 'pick a side'.

Nuh uh, prove it
The Albatross
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(03-25-2016, 06:05 PM)
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Because it's not enough to prefer something and show that preference by buying it.
You have to prefer something, show that preference by buying it, and then justify your preference by talking about it to other people.

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