OK, hey, I have something to get off of my chest, so lets cut to the chase.
PS3 launch vs. Halo 3 release
I am just so sick and tired of people talking about how if Halo 3 is released around the same time as the PS3 launch that it will effect the PS3 launch in a negative way. No it won’t. (I am not a fanboy of any company, so don’t go there!) What makes Halo 3 so devastating to the PS3? I can’t see it and I don’t understand it. Well, it is hard to understand reasoning from these people when they don’t give any in the first place. Halo is popular, yes, but it also completely expected that there is going to be a third one. If anybody is that much of a Halo zealot, they would already know it will be on the Xbox 360 and they have already bought the system or have made plans to buy the system for that game alone anyway. This is also an apples-to-oranges comparison. A system launch vs. a game release. Which is more exciting regardless of what system or game you are talking about? Of course the system launch is much more exciting overall! System launches only happen every 4-5 years; games are released weekly, if not daily.
If you already care about Halo enough, you’ll get it regardless of whether or not you want a PS3. If you don’t care about Halo, like me, you won’t be persuaded to get a 360 for it.