Sony will continue to support the PlayStation 3 for several years.
"We're nowhere close to giving up on PS3." Sweet! :)
or the PS2.
they still need to hit sweet price point @ $200. If I'm not mistaken that's when the PS2 really boomed in sales. But then again it could be too little too late since we're almost at the end of this gen
When does this gen end? Is it with the launch of the Wii U? Or the announcement of the PS4/720 at E3? Or is it once the PS3 has more sales than the Wii? Edit: As this is N4G I expect the answer will be yes to all three questions
For me the generation ends when Nintendo, Sony & MS stop manufacturing the Wii,PS3 & 360. So last generation (PS2,Gamecube and Xbox) has not ended yet because Sony is still manufacturing the PS2. The same goes for the DS & PSP, even though the 3DS & Vita are out.
I would say this generation ends when manufacturers and developers shift their focus to new hardware and the rate of software being published on the old platforms drops significantly. If you really want to get technical about it, you could say the generation ends when the manufacturers stop producing the hardware, or when the publishers stop releasing software. Do those answers fall within your sarcastic expectations?
The PS2 is still being manufactured & still selling
What's with all the PR crap lately? Do people really expect them to say something negative about their own product?
It's all from the same interview, 'journalists' and i use that term loosely are writing a hundred articles based off that.
"Sony: PS3 hasn't even peaked in Europe" The way Sony treats Europeans, I'm surprised by the sales Sony's having over here.
i was just about to say the same thing. Scee is sooooooo bad and it used to be ALOT worst. The price of digital games is 20% more than the retail copy WTF
Amsterdam I believe was the place.
Lol, thanks for the laugh. Bubs up to you!
They screwed us english people.with a stupid.delay when it first released!! In future i think sony should should release.there next console along side the japanese.release.without a delay
If sony dropped price on everything they would profit so much. * Vita at $180 would sell like crazy. * The Wii U is $250-300...but so is the vita..Vita is too much. * PS3 should be $150. They would sell a crap ton of them. Once you have people who have your consoles, they want to play games on them and they do have games to play. Sony listen up. People can't play games if on your console if they don't own one. Your charging too much.
So how would they profit? If they're selling the Vita at cost right now, how would they profit by selling it at a $70 loss? Who cares what the Wii U is priced at in relation to the Vita? The Vita is priced well. It wasn't "too much" when the price was announced; why is it suddenly "too much" now that Nintendo is selling their hardware for cheap? On one hand, you people keep talking about how Sony needs to turn things around because they're having financial issues. And yet, at every turn, you're talking about how Sony should charge less for their hardware and take a loss, thus putting them more in the hole. Make up your mind. Once you have games people want to play, they will buy your consoles. Doesn't matter how cheap it is if there's nothing people want to play on it. Edit: With LevelHead gone, I suppose I SHOULD have expected you to respond. First: "Who says it wasn't too much when announced?" How about the gamers all around the world who were watching E3 or heard about it soon after? Don't play dumb: even here, where there's generally a negative atmosphere about everything Sony, people were praising the price point. Are you now saying that most of N4G were at E3, as "industry execs and analysts?" Surely not; yet, N4G was excited. WAS. Second: People ARE speaking on how Sony needs to turn things around; just not outside of gaming. The Vita's price is part of that on the gaming front. And it's a part that, as I said, wasn't originally a problem. Third: "So are you saying there are no games on Vita right now? Or anything worth playing on it?" That's just stupid. What I said was a direct counter to what 3-4-5 said, which is that getting the consoles into homes should be first, then give them games. My take- and the stance Sony's obviously taken- is that you give people reasons to get your console: the games. That, in my opinion, should ALWAYS come first. And you, of all people, should know I have and would never imply such a thing.
"It wasn't "too much" when the price was announced; why is it suddenly "too much" now that Nintendo is selling their hardware for cheap?" Who says it wasn't too much when announced? The industry execs, press and heads who attended the E3 presentation? Where they suppose to boo it instead. Was the average consumer at the presentation? I really doubt they were. It is obviously too muc since there are cheaper alternatives and I know you don't want to believe this but the Vita is not selling well. No one is speaking on ho SOny needs to turn things around but on the other more than half say that the Vita needs to be cheaper. And these are from the Sony fans that are stating this. And judging from your previous posts Sony always listens to their fans. "Once you have games people want to play, they will buy your consoles. Doesn't matter how cheap it is if there's nothing people want to play on it." So are you saying there are no games on Vita right now? Or anything worth playing on it? Come on now, you know better than that!
"How about the gamers all around the world who were watching E3 or heard about it soon after" Wait you took an exact poll of gamers around the world? How the hell did you do that? Or did you just take the word of people on N4g who mostly on here are Sony die hards? Something tells me you just looked on here and came to that conclusion. And I remember there were few on here that said the Vita might not work due to the rise of smartphones. There were even articles on it and you in usual fashion went out of your way to try and humiliate, call them names and tell them how stupid they were for saying so. It should be so painfully obvious that the price was NOT what gamers wanted. There was no sudden shift just because the "media" started bad mouthing the price point. On one hand you claim there's no media or advertising about the vita then you turn around and blame the media for the lack of success of the Vita. By the way N4G is STILL excited for Vita. I think you will find the same people who were excited for it then are still defending it now.
ps3 is now at 4 million just in france. Europe is a strong market for Sony
yeah but the problem with sony they always delay it for europe even americans got it be4 us when it first launched
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