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Submitted by CrappyReviews 756d ago | opinion piece

5 Reasons A PS3 Super Slim Wont Be A Game Changer

Crappyreviews:
There has been a ton of news lately about what a new PS3 Super Slim model could potentially mean for the current console wars. Some people think it'll be a huge lift for a PlayStation brand that has under-performed since its launch in 2006. Don't get me wrong, the PS3 is a successful console, but when compared to the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 , it has to be considered quite the letdown. Sony used to dominate all territories and they have since really lost the plot in what American gamer's want. If your a PS3 fan and your hoping a price cut with this new PS3 Super Slim will help Sony Catch Microsoft and Nintendo, I have a five reasons it might not really do the trick. (PS3, Sony)

Abash  +   756d ago
The PS3 still has at least a year of shelf life left, the majority of consumers who want PlayStation only experiences like The Last of Us, PlayStation All-Stars, Sly 4, Beyond, etc. will be much more swayed to get a PS3 at a cheaper entry point.

Not only that, the PS3 will still keep selling after the PS4 launches. America might abandon the PS3 and 360 once the PS4 and 720 are out but many countries all over the world wont and PlayStation having more worldwide appeal will be great for Sony down the line with a PS3 redesign and price drop.
ChunkyLover53  +   756d ago
Wouldn't the majority of the people looking for the PS3 experience already own one by now? The article did mention some pretty good points about market saturation. Core Sony supporters obviously already have the console, it would seem the 16 gig model is targeted at casual or families, but Nintendo and Microsoft has had that group on lock down.

I think there would be a bump at first, but who knows if it would last.
dboyc310  +   756d ago
im willing to replace my 300 gb for a 500 gb. I bet there are others like me out there too. Im pretty sure the lower price point will also make ppl buy it. If it's cheap ill buy it regardless if i have it.
NastyLeftHook0  +   756d ago
It won't change your games for you, you have to get up off the couch and do it yourself.
Xperia_ion  +   756d ago
It will help, parents will buy it for their kids at that price.
JBSleek  +   756d ago
I see it pushing more sales in the beginning and then leveling off at some time and it won't sell as the PS2 did because of how the console market has changed this generation but that isn't means for worry.

It helps the last presumable holiday rush until the PS4 comes out and gives them a product they can sell alongside PS4. For it to be a "game changer" it would need to be a PS4.
ChunkyLover53  +   756d ago
The problem with this holiday rush is that there are bound to be deals on Xbox 360/Kinect, Wii and the Wii U launches. There is a lot to go around.
Cryptcuzz  +   756d ago
It will be a game changer because if the PS3 can sell at it's current price, it will sell more at a lower price. Simple.

If the competition lower their price as well, it shouldn't matter much since all can be within the realm of impulse buying for themselves, kids, or as gifts.

At $199 or lower, it is weird, but hitting that point is when a console will truly show it's potential in terms of sales.

History repeats itself and so that is what we can look at to predict that this would be a game changer for the industry, Sony and the competition.

We should all embrace this imminent move by Sony as it would only lower the prices for all game consoles and reinvigorate the industry.

I love you all no matter our differences and preferences in gaming.
IHateYouFanboys  +   756d ago
"History repeats itself and so that is what we can look at to predict that this would be a game changer for the industry, Sony and the competition. "

oh so the PS3 has sold 100+ million consoles already, and the 360 stopped being produced 3 years go at only 24 million sales, did it?

history doesnt work that way. what will most likely happen is that there will be a month of increased sales due to people who were holding out for a price drop and current PS3 owners/fanboys buying a second/third/fourth console because its a playstation, and then itll go back to regular or slightly above regular sales not long after. it happened with the slim and every subsequent price drop, why do you think this one will suddenly "change the game"? then theres the fact that if sony were to drastically cut the price, microsoft can easily follow suit since their console costs less to make and they pull in far more profits than sony do.
Cryptcuzz  +   756d ago
What I meant in term of history repeating itself is when a console getting low enough for the mass consumer to buy.

Lol you must be insecure or something, I never even mentioned Microsoft or the 360 or any other consoles.

Thanks for the reply though. I respect your opinion and perspective.
NotSoSilentBob  +   755d ago
"what will most likely happen is that there will be a month of increased sales due to people who were holding out for a price drop and current PS3 owners/fanboys buying a second/third/fourth console because its a playstation"

So the same thing that happened with the xbox360 elite and all the 4 different hardware revisions that supposedly "Fixed" the RROD?
WeskerChildReborned  +   756d ago
It'll just be a new design so i don't expect to be like adding backwards compatibility or anything like that.

If they did, that would be so awesome but i doubt it would happen.
samson-1  +   756d ago
Sony should of done this years ago. I think it may boost sales but it won't be enough to beat Microsoft this holiday. Halo and COD is just to hard to beat.
TheFinalEpisode  +   756d ago
They did do it years ago...
samson-1  +   756d ago
yea, but this is the most anticipated halo title ever and sony doesn't really have any big releases until next year.

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