The cover story of EGM's March issue states 8 reasons why 2008 will be the year of the PS3.
with MGS4, GTA4, Little Big planet, Resistance2, killzone2, Home+ what else sony have in store for the holidays, PS3 owners wont be in a hurry to go back to playing ps2 games any times soon.
Just a couple of days ago Konami had news out "Konami Announces Metal Gear Solid: the Essential Collection"
Backwards compatibility is a big issue. That's why Microsoft and Nintendo have it.
But you're not going to buy a PS3 anyway... so what do you care?
@hithegspot give it up already!!
"Backwards compatibility is a big issue. That's why Microsoft and Nintendo have it."
MS backwards compatibility? I have maybe 3 of my old Xbox games that even work in the 360.
Nintendo on the other hand great, but you really don't have an argument when you add BC on the 360 into the equation.
ps3 has already turned tides in UK (6 titles vs 4 titles on x360 last week)
and NOW in AUSTRALIA we are seeing some form of ps3 dominance.
2008 and beyond are SONY's era no matter whatever way you are looking at it
"PS3 owners wont be in a hurry to go back to playing ps2 games any times soon."
I'm a PS3 owner who never owned a PS2 - so having backwards compatibility opens up the entire back catalogue for me - and is one of the reasons I opted for the 80GB model. I realize I may be in the minority of PS3 owners, but it's not a totally useless selling point.
I have to admit...after the 80gig and then 40gig stuff happened...I was very happy that I purchase a 60gig...I never owned my own PS2, but lived with roommates in college that at least one of owned one...so I got to play all the best PS2 games right around release, but never really purhcased my own...
with the PS3 though I bought resistance...MGS2, Twisted metal: Black, and the first DMC...just to finally own them...but I have yet to purchase a new PS2 game...of which will be the Head On port, and probably the MGS collection discs...
its not a big deal though...I am happy I have the full BC...but I do rarely use it...I wanted to play through each MGS game again before MGS4 came out...but with uncharted, CoD 4, UT3, Warhawk, and R&C still having plenty of play time left for me...I probably never will...The BC was nice exactly a year ago...when there was basically nothing but Resistance (oblivion and motorstorm both weren't even out yet, bought those day 1 and haven't played any PS2 games since)...
"Backwards compatibility is a big issue. That's why Microsoft and Nintendo have it." That's why Sony has it too. My PS3 (and millions of others) play PS2 games without problem. I've never understood this whole thing about attacking Sony about BC, when they give you a choice to have it or not. If you want it, you'll have to pay a bit more to get it but those who don't want it wont have to spend as much. People are just trying to pick at problems which don't exist. The media and web forums have picked up on something which they think they can create into a negative thing against Sony and have TRIED to turn it into something and people like you my friend have been brain washed by them. Oh and for the record, I've never once put a PS2 game into my PS3 and with all the games out and coming out, I don't think I ever will. So even though I have BC, I've never used it. When I got my PS3 though, there was only the 60GB model so I didn't have a choice.
Many many people still wanna play older PS1&2 games and either never owned the consoles or don't wanna buy another console along with the PS3(more $$, more wires, less aesthetic, etc) There are some classic games from the PS library that people still want and can get for real cheap... SONY would be wise not invest in backwards compatibility in order to sell old consoles BUT gamers would be wise to want B.C. to set a president. When NES went to SNES the hardware was vastly different and even more so when games went to disc - we're now talking disc to disc and IMO it shouldn't take moving mountains to make a newer laser read older discs.
I'm merely a stupid consumer though so what do I know?
Obviously not a whole lot. Every PS3 model still plays PS1 games, it's completely software emulated. And it has nothing to do with the laser, clearly the laser can read DVDs just fine. It's about a lack of hardware that can properly decode and process the information on the PS2 discs, due to a lack of the EE/GS.
The games, blu-ray, psp-ps3 functionality, the ps3 community (HOME and in-game xmb), did I mention the games? anyway there is little doubt that 2008 is the year of the ps3.
On another note, it sounds like the ps3 is gaining the acceptance of the media, finally. This can only be a good thing for Sony.
and a retarded thing for those who put up with last year...I don't want to see the media sucking up to the PS3 now...I just want them to admit they were 100% wrong...and go away...
the media is now going to treat PS3 owners with a "see?...we told you so" attitude...screw that...1up be damned...
to compile of sites and mags I wish would be damned when it comes to slinging mud at Sony. It makes me want to hurl when I see companies like EA sucking up now. The media is nothing but a bunch of bandwagon jumping butt kissers.
Just bring us the games and news without excuses and I will be a happy camper.
I remember when EGM had a PS3 hit with a tomatoe on its front cover once. I wonder whats happened now?
I guess everybody is jumping on the bandwagon before they get left out.Play Beyond!
Oh yea, the PS3 sucked in 2007. Because after all, it only sold about 9.5 million consoles, which is more than the 360. And it only had free online since the start. And the only good exclusive games that came out were Warhawk, Heavenly Sword, Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank, Unreal Tournament 3, Resistance, and Motorstorm. And it has a blu ray player, who needs one of those? It's not like blu ray destroyed HD DVD. Ya, 2007 really sucked.
Year of the PS3? I thought it was the year of the mouse? Well I guess its both. The Ps3 will have a very strong 2008.
Year of the RAT!
how did dreken get a disagree/ it is the year of the rat-lol
I forgot it was the year of the Rat. Funny thing, cause thats my sign. Chinese Zodiac: Rat Zodiac: Leo. :P IT'S MY YEAR BABY! lol Seriously though I truly believe this will be a wonderful year for PS3 owners and soon to be PS3 owners.
EGM never forgets about HALO story or print somewhere on every issue.....they still suck ass
im pretty sure 2008 is sonys year.
They are gonna do even better in 2009 and beyond though. PS3 rocks period. HAHA at the dumb bot. Enjoy playing Halo over and over and Biochunk and No Effect(which are both rentals)
children these days
Is it official now?
Is PS3 the dark side?
First darth vader and now Revenge of the sith(ps3).
Next up, PS3 strikes back?
AUSTRALIA seems to be the new region that has fallen to ps3 domination
Tides have been turned in UK too --the only region in PAL where ps3 met with some resilience from x360 but things have already changed in 2008 and will get much better
Once GTA 4 lands ps3 might even start to dominate over wii in Na and europe(almost 90% sure about europe)
will be a damn good year for Sony. Finally having HOME and maybe in game XMB will be great. Even more so once they hit that 300 or less price point. They have a couple of the big big games but they need to announce more. MGS and LBP are not everyones cup of tea. We need more action adventure games like God of War and White Knight Story to come out this year. Oh and please bundle the Dual Shock 3 and maybe a component cable with the system. Who the hell doesnt have component on there tv, and if you dont why the hell are you buying a PS3? So yes 2008 will be the year Sony kicks ass once again.
Anyone who doesn't see this as the PS3's year has either been under a rock for the last 3 months or is in complete denial.
I gather it was a matter of 6 from one, half dozen of the other...
Isn't this the same mag to had the PS3 on the front cover w/ a tomato thrown at it in 2007. Media really just jumps on the bandwagon of other media. Anything to sell an issue. I think both consoles are going to do good this year.
We have a winner folks!
I totally agree I think it's going to be a good year for PS3, 360 and Wii.
LOL look at you now EGM,anyways the PS3 owning all throught 2008 is simply inevitable,there's just too many good games out and coming and the hardware is top notch,not to mention the PS3 is much more affordable now than ever,I do hope Sony drops the price of the PS3's price tag by $100 or so so it can overtake the Xbox 360 and then it can work on kicking the Wii down to 2nd place(I still don't know why the Wii is doing so good,it has the weakest lineup out of all the three consoles,sure SMG,Zelda,Metroid and others are good but that's about it,I'm guessing many people don't own HD TV's yet or are cheap a*ses);)
It's going to be a killer year for Sony.
lots of people who were hatin' on the PS3 have now either been silenced or coming over to Sony's side.
I didn't buy one at launch but at the end of 2006, and I've never regreted it.
Is this a sequel to a Star wars movie !!
And is that all they can think of 8 reasons why 2008 will be the year of the PS3
Kiss my Ass EMG you really only need one reason !!
The PS3 is the BEST Next Gen console out now and will be for the next 5 years
Warhawk, Heavenly Sword, Ratchet and Clank, Drake, and Multiplatform games like CoD4 and Rock Band. Yeah '07 sucked for the PS3 HAHAHA! The first half of 07 sucked balls, but the second half made the year a push at worst.
and some how PS3 manages to sell more PS3 then xbox 360 in it's first year.
please stop sucking the wii.
i have 10 cool games and a blu ray player , after having my tv for 8 years i also convince the lady to by me a bravia because all the cool stuff i told her about the ps3 . And all she wanted was sexy time and stomp the yard on blu ray ...
Am not sure if am being attacked or supported by the reply's to my original post. It never been a secret that I am by far a Playstation fan when it comes to gaming. The first section of my post was sarcasm, because the second half of 07 rocked for the PS3 with the great games that I listed, the first half was slow and thats an understatement. So just like I said at the conclusion of my post 07' was a push at worst for Sony, IMO the PS3 had a better then average year but many of these so called "EXPERTS" don't see it that way. So again I'm not sure if am being attacked or supported. and as far as "sucking the Wii" I guess thats a shot at my avatar. I've been gaming for 20+ years and SMB3 is one of my all time favorite games and my favorite SMB game so that answers that.
I love my PS3, but it's mid-February, and i'm still waiting for the ownage to kick in.
with everything going bad for ps3 and sony!! so how about now that they have better price and better games and online service in 2008?? if ps3 sold 1 million more than 360 with all those rocks on the road then how many more millions will it sell when the road is like ice skating?? i predict it will sell 5-8 million more!
To see that finally, some media rags are seeing that the PS3 will have a great year in 2008. I know it's been rough for us early adapters but heck, no matter how much mud has been slung, I still enjoy my PS3. It is a great addition to my entertainment center. Kudos to the PS3 for working its way through a tough year and coming out smelling like roses. Now that shows me some dedication on the part of Sony.
and wait and wait and wait.
I do think all the consoles are going to do good this year. But if Sony doesn't break out in 08 I'm sure it will shift to "Just you wait to 09!" and so on until we are all elderly gents.
why wouldn't sony break out in 08? have you even seen what games it has in 08????
i know your a major 360 fanboy, but i know you have a PS3 (unless the PSN ID posted on your Bio is fake) and you really should be looking forward the the PS3's 08 line-up no matter what genre your interested in
I know man, is so tough to handle all this good news regarding the ps3!! Dam that system is a failure cos... cos..., it don`t matter why, it just is!!
Long live X360, the best nextgen system to date, long live MS..., err... long live x360.... dam, it just rodded on me! Crap!
I don't get what all the PS3 hate is all about. Why do people want to hate it? What did Sony ever do but deliver two great consoles still the best hand-held (in my opinion) and a third that's even better than all the previous with outstanding games out and on the horizon. Don't understand bots while they "wait, wait, wait" for their 3rd console to return from MS.
i thought 07 was the ps3 year...08....09 and so on
i guess were going to just wait and find out
well i think it will, but then again who doubted i was going to say that?
Sony's 20 1st party studios are really going to show themselves in 08 and it will result in PS3's win- their publishing empire has expanded so much that they barely need any 3rd party exclusive support- in fact they need none at all if all their 1st party studios get their games finished in time for an 08 release and on top of all this there are still plenty of 3rd party exclusives planned:
-FF13 and versus13 (although to be fair Sony owns 40% of square)
-Rockstar western exclusive read: Red Dead Revolver 2
-All the NCsoft MMO games (Guild Wars, Lineage etc) even though these aren't really exclusives since they are on PC
also there is in-game XMB, Blu-Ray expanding, Home, playTV, Sony's answer to IPTV and much more to look forward to
2008 Sony's year? yeah why not
haha never feel bad about calling a game on the PS3 and the PC as 'exclusive'...'they' never had a problem doing that...
What Sony really needed to get all the positive opinions regarding PS3 from the press is the EARLY success of blu-ray.Fortunately for Sony, this is what the industry really wanted too and this is why WB announced their exclusive support for blu-ray even though WB STILL has some releases for HD-DVD at least 'till next may.
At the end, it's called a strategic planing and Sony did very well in this part and Sir stringer still feels blu.
Reminds me of the media coverage of a certain football game that just happened and now they're cleaning up their mess with massive butt kissing after giving the other team no chance.
Sorta see a similarity here..
I wish I would have put some $$$ on the Giants, because I could have gotten some friends to lay me better odds than vegas...
definitely, we will see a lot of butt kissing in 2008 from the developers too.
i just cant wait for sony to dominate again so they can get rid of the (low budget PS3) 360..
360 in MY opinion is like a Core PS3 or a PS3 light.. ppl will understand this by the end of 08
WELL WELLL. OFTOPIC IM HAVING THA BIGGEST FANBOYWAR ON A NARUTO FAN SITE LOL
THE WORLDS GONNA END NOW ANOTHER CONSOLE HAS OUTSOLD ANOTHER...WERE ALL DOOOOMED!
like i said.. 360 is a low budget rip off of a PS3.. it shows in the hardware, and in the constand title snatch attempts and copy cat franchises.. 360 wants to be a playstation no matter what..
everything from the controler to the HD DVD wannabe bluray player..
and bubbles too. PS3 is the true next-gen.
...dint the Xbox 360 released a full year before the PS3?
wow..that cover with snake on the ps3 looks sweet..
sony, give us a white ps3 with the cover art for MGS1 on it ftw!
Its suprising that Sony would even promote this article...Right on the cover it says "2007 sucked for the PS3"...o rly?...it managed to sell perfectly fine, and stood through the wake of MSs 'best games in the hisotry of universe' campaign...
Please explain to me how 2007 sucked for the PS3 as much as the media would have us believe?...did it have a massive failure rate that alienated a huge portion of its install base?...uh...no wait...the 360 did...Did it drop every big game that will ever come to it in a 4 month window, and yet still show zero growth for the year?...uh...no wait...the 360 did...If the PS3 had a bad year, I guess the 360 nearly kicked it...
and so begins the media shift though...expect a lot more of this...sites and mags turning their head to find Sony's teet in an attempt to apologize for fueling a wall of ignorance around the available consoles..."the PS3 sucks...no good games"..."the 360 is awesome...it grenades all the time...but its getting halo!!"...save it...can't wait to see 1up's "the PS3 is the best" spiel coming soon as well...
EDIT: nm...forgot EGM and 1up are more less the same...this article cover is already up on 1up I guess...
Wow, if EGM are singing the PS3s praises then the PS3 MUST be on a roll.
any positive news for Sony equals
WAR on all gaming sites...
This is what gaming has turned into.
Sony seems to have this vest on that has "fate" and "resistance" written on it.
As u saw in 2007, the media bashed sony and the Ps3 tremendously and honestly i don't recall a system that has been bashed so much excpet for the dreamcast.
But Heck, Sony still pulled together and sold more in 2007 than the xbox360 with the media bashing them and the horde of AAA xbox360 games.
SEEMS LIKE SONY IS GONNA ONCE AGAIN MAKE HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF.
2 WINS IN A ROLE AND 1 COMING FTW!!!!!!!!1
Do you not remember when the PS2 came out? Dreamcast was blowing it away for the first few months of release and most gaming sites wrote the PS2 as too expensive w/ an unnecessary DVD drive w/ 'jaggies' and 'slowdowns', no games...
remind you of anything? Its like the same people crawl out of the woodworks every time a new PS is rolled out. I wonder what TheMart was named back when the ps2 came out?