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Submitted by MaideninBlack 1331d ago | opinion piece

Why You Really Need To Buy A PlayStation 3

Erik Kain from Forbes writes:

The Sixth Axis calls this ad one of Sony‘s best, pointing out that it’s about time Sony made its free PlayStation Network (PSN) a selling point (as opposed to Microsoft‘s paid subscription service.)

I think the PS3 is a fantastic system, but this ad pretty much has me running for the hills. Annoying music? Check. Lots of flash, little meat? Check. Headache coming on after watching it? Yep, that too.

I have a better reason why you all should go buy a PS3: (PS3, Sony)

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xtremexx  +   1331d ago
getting it next week, you dont have to tell me twice.
Jijoro  +   1331d ago
Thanks but I'm fine with my 360.
StrongMan  +   1331d ago
My condolences.
ceedubya9  +   1331d ago
Looks like people don't think you're fine with your 360, Jijoro :).
LOGICWINS  +   1331d ago
Supposedly some N4Gers know people better than they know themselves. It is said that they have this natural ability to detect which consoles you have based on your comments. Just last week I commented that I still wasn't interested in PS Plus, and some VERY intelligent person concluded that I didn't own a PS3 for the very fact that I'm not a PS Plus subscriber.

I hope to attain this unprecedented deductive reasoning with more time on this site :)
FunAndGun  +   1331d ago

I concluded you didn't have a PS3 because you couldn't share your PSN ID. I wanted to see all the PS3 games you played.

prove me wrong little child.

I can't detect what console you have but I can detect your wagon full of BS.
LOGICWINS  +   1331d ago
"I concluded you didn't have a PS3 because you couldn't share your PSN ID."

So because I didn't want to share my PSN ID with a random angry person on N4G, I don't have a PS3? Your just, WOW. Please tell me more wise one.
FunAndGun  +   1331d ago
yep, just as I thought.

you can make as many facepalm jpgs and use excuses about random strangers all you want, but you are still full of BS.

I would take your word for it, but as you have proven time and time again, your words don't carry much substance.

shut me up. show me just how truthful your logic is...unless of course you can't. <-- my conclusion.

Its funny that you will find links and quotes to back up all the crap you type, but you won't prove me wrong in this instance. lol, you love to prove people wrong, unless of course you can't.
LOGICWINS  +   1331d ago
"lol, you love to prove people wrong, unless of course you can't."

Or if I don't feel that their worth the trouble ;)
TheRealHeisenberg  +   1331d ago
@ FunAndGun

You have got be kidding me. So anybody that does not share their PSN ID with you is full of BS about owning a PS3? Holy crap, that is a load of BS. I lol at those pathetic souls that agreed with you. I own 2 PS3s, 2 360s and a Wii. I'm not sharing any of my online IDs with anybody that I don't care to, and I have multiple PSN IDs. Glad to see we have "Who Owns A PS3" Police around here. What an f'ing joke.

@ Logic

I don't even know why you bother as much as you do with the fools in here.
brettyd  +   1331d ago
It's cool not everyone likes games.
antiAntag0nist  +   1331d ago
Good thing I already have one.
urwifeminder  +   1331d ago
I tried one it died had fun for a while moved on to pc.
Neko_Mega  +   1331d ago
Fine that hard to believe, seeing how the 360 had a 54% fail rate and PS3 didn't have anywhere close to that.

You must not know how to take care of a console very well or you are lying.
Unlimax  +   1331d ago
No he just act like a fanboy .. or officially became a sony hater !
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LOGICWINS  +   1331d ago
Yet another example of the impressive deductive reasoning you only find on N4G! A person's PS3 died and they moved on to the PC...LOGICALLY they hate Sony. I'm learning so much from you guys its incredible :)
Urbz7870  +   1331d ago
@ Neko_Mega

He said he moved from PS3 to PC where the hell did you get 360 from his comment?

So just because his PS3 dies he's a lair and doesn't know how to take care of his console? I've been threw 2 60GB PS3 which suffered from the same issue and i barely played the damn thing so i guess that make me a lair and don't know how to take of my console as well. Your comment is completely irrelevant.


All he said was and i quote "I tried one it died had fun for awhile moved on to pc". Care to elaborate your comment more Mr.Unlimax?
MadMen  +   1331d ago
I have 2 PS3s however; if not for blu rays movies, its a rent a system to me.

Every game I enjoyed on it, is a single player with a so so multiplayer addition, and third party multiplayer on half the games is a joke along with no cross game chat etc.

With that being said UC2 and Halo 1 are my 2 fav games of all time by a land slide, I played the multi to death on both.

Past that PS3 is just too single player focused on blockbuster games, they need a killer ap in the online arena one that no one can put down and draws the masses so its supported and full of players until the cycle ends
morganfell  +   1331d ago
Your argument is invalid. Why? I just went and looked at your comments page:

As of this writing, your first 8 remarks are all Sony attacks. You claim to own 2 PS3s but frankly I am not a believer. Over 3/4 of your remarks on the first page are anti-Sony or anti-Nintendo. You apparently spend little to no time in articles concerning areas you do state you love. The ratio is somewhere in the 9:1 category.

Let's be honest, regardless of what you say now your past remarks tell the real story, you despise Sony. When a person has to spend most of their time attacking what is obviously the the people they view as the enemy, the opposition, the other side, it says something very telling, very poignant about them as a gamer and what they fear. For you the past bears out the fact you have cast Sony in this light. Did you really think no one would notice?

It also invalidates anything such people have to say concerning what they view as the opposition. When they can only begrudgingly admit that company is capable of doing anything correct then it is obvious they will say anything to prove that company continually wrong.
ForROME  +   1331d ago

naturally you wouldnt be a believer because you believe in nothing else

Since when are you NOT about Sony? You look ridiculous calling someones out when your comments are all SONY based, dont kid yourself no one is fooled

You get the most ridiculous reply of the day award

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Diver  +   1331d ago
dude you miss the facts. there's a huge difference when you keep going into another consoles threads an hating. seen morg in 360 thread beatin the drum. see the diff? course you dont.

then again we actually seen both his 360s several tines. an his PS3s . see the diff? course not.

trumpeting the PS3 in threads about the PS3 or its games is wrong in your eyes. hahaha what's outlawed next?

no wonder Rome fell.
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cpayne93  +   1331d ago
Well Killzone 2 is my second favorite multiplayer shooter this gen, right next to bc2. I liked it more than halo actually, though halo was usually a better overall package because of split screen. Warhawk was awesome, you ever play that?

And if we aren't only talking about shooters, lbp 1 and 2 are awesome multiplayer games, so is modnation despite the horrible loading screens. Lbp karting should be even better. I played the crap out of demon's souls multiplayer, though it is untraditional.

In what way does the 360 have an advantage? I can't tell much of a difference in 3rd party games, usually the differences are so tiny you have to concentrate to notice.
kikizoo  +   1331d ago
Lol ridiculous...why are talking about thing you don't know about ?

every single gamer in the world, even xbox or nintendo fanboyz, can check metacritic, reviews, and see that ps3 has more and better games than competition (same multiplatforms = same multiplayer games + more exclusives = more single player and more online games), and more variety than 360, it's just a fact you can't deny.
ceedubya9  +   1331d ago
Got one already. what I need to do is drop a a 1tb drive in this thing so I can download more stuff.
neutralgamer19  +   1331d ago
Have had one since day one!!!! Yes i paid 500 plus, maybe 600 and never regretted my purchase. In the long run it was worth it $hit my 80 gig fat lasted until last year and that was constant non stop evening play lol. When it died it was as if i lost my cell phone i immediately ran out to buy a slim lol

Great system with some great exclusivessssssss. I game more for the awesome exclusives and less for the multiplats (although their are many great ones as well. Put it like this Uc3 and Starhawk get most of my gaming time and then Max Payne 3 gets the rest.
ACBAA  +   1331d ago
funny how ps3'ers absolutely hate 360 & pc's... microsoft has changed your life, delusional people.

also @author you're 5 years late
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Hicken  +   1331d ago
What PS3 users hate is the "We got it all, even though we actually got nothing" attitude of 360 users, and the "Who cares how good it looks? Our graphics are still better" attitude of PC users. I mean, people pay $60 a year for Live, and wouldn't DREAM of being able to play online for free. You mention it, and it's like you just insulted their grandmother.

And how can the author be five years late on a game that's only three years old?
ACBAA  +   1331d ago
lol please, ps3'ers are no different.
I cannot speak for the 360, but i played fifa12 on ps3 & pc.. max settings. guess who won? well yea, ps3 version looked horrible. Y'all better stick to this ps3 v 360 war, pc's have what you say, 'everything'

I 'i feel lucky'ed' ps3 release date and it said 2006.. refused to look further into it
Hicken  +   1331d ago
Soo.... what?

I don't even think you understood my comment. I don't think you understood yourself, either.

You asked why PS3 owners "hate" PC and 360, and I gave you an answer: they don't. They hate the attitudes that many users of these two platforms have. I also outlined the attitudes:

"We got it all, even though we actually got nothing" for the 360, referencing how they think they're getting so much from Microsoft, but they're being charged for things that should be free, and the core gamer is largely being left in the hands of third party, multiplatform titles.

"Who cares how good it looks? Our graphics are still better" from PC users, emphasizing how many of them care only about graphics, and have this penchant for disregarding the achievements made on six and seven year-old hardware because a graphics card released since then can outperform it. (This, by the way, you proved nicely, with your FIFA example. You should have used the best looking games on both platforms, but I doubt you even know what it is on PS3, and it's probably not definitive on PC.)

Your response to my comment has absolutely NOTHING to do with what I actually said, since it's clear you didn't understand what I said.

That's okay, though.
capcock  +   1331d ago
It's very affordable, it has good games, free online and a BD player. I think it's the best console this gen because it allows much more freedom than the xbox 360 and wii does + it has (in my opinion) better exclusive games.

My favourite platform is PC though. ;D
josephayal  +   1331d ago
PS3 owners should feel lucky
There is no law stating that people can not be multi console owners.... I am not a fanboy, i love all my consoles, PS3,XBOX,VITA,PC,3DS,WII,GAMEC UBE,IPOD etc etc etc ... why i need a PS3?????????? The PS3 has the best line up this gen by far, I am a big fan of KILLZONE,INFAMOUS,LBP,UNCHARTE D,SOCOM,FOLKLORE,GT5 etc etc etc etc, No other game console offers a HUGE library of exclusive games as epic as the PS3
ShaunCameron  +   1331d ago
I got a PS3, but I enjoy my XBox 360 more.
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miamicanesruleall  +   1331d ago
Are all you losers ten years old? Who gives a rat's ass which system is better? True gamers have a 360 and a PS3 as each system has it's strengths and weaknesses and each has had it's fair share of great exclusive titles. 360 has some good exclusives, PS3 has more. Multiplatform titles play better on the 360, the PS3 versions are often broken messes that never really get properly patched. The graphics rift between the two consoles is not that big. Get over it. I wonder what the PS3 queerboys are going to say next gen when Microsoft decides to go "all in" technology wise and release a console that outperforms whatever Sony has coming. Sony already made the statement that they are cutting development costs significantly for their next system compared to what was spent on the PS3 due to the massive monetary losses Sony Entertainment has suffered recently. Are all you weirdos suddenly going to "come to the dark side" when Microsoft outperforms Sony next gen? You're so silly. Grown the @$@% up. I will be playing Halo 4 when it releases, as well as Gears of War Judgement. Black Ops II is a purchase for my 360, as is GTA V. I'm excited for The Last of Us, and God of War Ascension. Get the point dummies? If you don't have both, you're missing out on something, no matter how hard you try to deny that fact to yourselves. It's been that way for years. Wake up.
C0MPUT3R  +   1331d ago
You are a sucker if you are still on the 360 bandwagon.
PC and/or PS3 is the superior option.
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