Try our new beta!Click here
20°
Submitted by acronkyoung 1235d ago | opinion piece

The new PlayStation 3 Slim is a good gamble

Sony's decision to release a whole new PlayStation 3 model right at the end of the PS3's life cycle seems risky, but the odds are in its favor. (DUST 514, Industry, Papo & Yo, PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception)

violents  +   1235d ago
"-- but we're seven years into the PS3's life cycle"

Ahh but you forget ps2's sold like crazy for years into the ps3's lifetime. I can still find brand new ps2 games at walmart. They still sell and i bet ps3's will sell far into the next gen as well. Some folks wait for the price to drop before they buy in. When the next gen hits the price on a ps3 will hit rock bottom and they'll prob sell a retarded amount of them just like this gen with the ps2. They are prob thinking long term on this one, they have a history for it and usually its worth waiting for but man does it ever annoy you sometimes.
HammadTheBeast  +   1235d ago
PS2 is selling a lot in Japan and Asian countries as well. Also, it's doing alright in South America too.
Raoh  +   1235d ago
And late into the ps2's (early to mid current gen console life cycle) many countries that had either made games illegal or certain technology illegal only just now got the PS2 in their country/region.

I think its one of the many reason's you see Sony supporting small/indie developers. In countries that just got their first official and legal console for the first time since probably their NES or earlier console only have small/indie developers. Nothing as big as an EA/Ubisoft/Square/Sony/Microso ft/Nintendo/Naughty Dog, Bungie, etc.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Kingdom Under Fire II – Developer previews 4th and 5th classes for China

3m ago - Developed by Korean studio Blueside, it seems the focus will be on the China server of Kingdom Un... | PC
30°

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.2 - The Gears of Change

11m ago - FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward, the first expansion to FINAL FANTASY XIV, is currently available. | PC
Ad

Guess N4G Game of the Year Winners, win a $300 Amazon Gift Card

Now - Also enter for a chance to win a gift card for writing a user blog, writing a user review, or being a top contributor for the month. | Promoted post
30°

Face-Off: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

11m ago - Digital Foundry: Through sheer brute force and almost by default, the PC version offers the best... | PC
30°

Marble Mountain PAX South Preview | CoinOpTV

11m ago - Built as a conglomeration of Marble Madness and Indiana Jones, the 4 guys at Lightning Rock look... | PC
30°

SuperPhillip Central: Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) Review

12m ago - Phil writes, "Let there be no pretense here. I will be mentioning Monster Hunter a multitude of t... | 3DS