Take a look at the full preview of the PS3 interface shown at TGS.
That is the most depressing interface i have ever seen. when i turn on my 360 i am greeted by pretty colors, news, events, my friends list. As opposed to this black dashboard that makes me wanna puke. Sony is losing this console war and i guarantee they won't be in the next one.
I guess you missed the part where he said “what we are showing you here is NOT complete, this is NOT the final image that consumer will be getting” but than again I didn’t expect you to pick that up....you did buy a xbox after all
"That is the most depressing interface i have ever seen." Then obviously you have not seen the PSP's interface since they are basically the same thing :) I voted cool not because I liked what I saw (even though I did like some parts), but because it's good information on the system. Onto the video. Although the interface is not as colorful as many people would like, I like how it is very simple and easy to navigate like on the PSP. I also noticed that SCART was an output option on the PS3, and I heard that it might support SCART but I had only seen that in one old image file comparing the PS3 SKUs. What I did not like was the picture option of having them "scatter on a piece of paper." Granted, all I would have to do is not use that option, but I think they could have replaced that idea with a better one. I think they just tried to make digital pictures too "real," like making them out to be actual printed photographs. Aside from that, this is also final proof, as if we really needed any, to those that say the PS3 cannot really support HDMI 1.3. At the NBA 1080p game demo at the end, the TV in the upper left corner confirms 1080p over HDMI 1.3.
That's such a fanboy statement, this looks a lot like the PS3 interface and if i'm not mistaken you can add your own background for the PSP, so i'm sure the PS3 will be the same; and i'm not interested in hearing how the Xbox interface is better to you or whatever, the bottom line is if it has all the options laid out methodical then it's all that is needed!
I love the sharp, minimalist look. I find it more professional than the Exploding (x)Box of Crayons.
It will be hard to have all the information needed at once on screen. Just to copy the psp interface is a misstake i think because PS3 will have more functions that will be hard to visualize on this interface I wonder how they will solve that
Oops, meant "Disagree'. I think it was handled well in what we saw in the demo. I don't think it's a valid concern.
A horrible online interface! If only some of you Sony fanbots could see how good "Live" is, you would totally agree with me. I am not trying to start a flame war. This just looks flat out horrible in comparison. I know they can't flat out copy the "Live" interface but they could at least make something similar.
If they did make something similar, then people would just bash them for copying, even it if were not IDENENTICAL and just similar in appearance. This is a topic on where I am not trying to prove that Sony is right here as this whole topic is basically on personal preference. I like the simplicity, you (and many I may add) do not like the looks. To me that's something I can do without as my game experience is not really enhanced by something that is not in-game. As long as the games are good and I can play online (no matter how bad the setup appearance to that online room is) I feel pretty good.
Erm, well, then the MS/Nintendo fanatics would return "COPYERS! SONY COPYS!11".
not really impressive, I like the multiple windows with the browser, but again, If I want to browse I will use my pc. If this is a copy of the psp interface I can see why people are complaining...looked quite annoying. although I bet they sunk a bunch of effort into making the blue streak thingy that was in the background. @debug...if this is not close to the final product, I am wondering how much more it will change considering they are launching in a little more than a month. with what they expect us to pay for this thing, I expect more.
I do see your point there and I was actually thinking the same thing, but with stuff like this e.g the interface , it can always be updated/changed and I think it will be something that will continue to evolve thru out the entire life of the ps3
I can dig it. "Regular updates for the interface" That was my only beef. Sure it's alot of menu systems but it's everything. I like the ability for keyboard use. Has the sound, video, pics, music that's even before you get to the games! He pushed that multiple web page thing alot. I can see that being nice seeing that I always have more than one up when using my pc so why not on the console. Once again I can point out that you can use the keyboard on ps3 very handy. I'm not sure what news your talking about #1 with news on the 360. I have the 360 but I don't see a news channel there. However, I could pop up cnn.com something like that from my ps3 and bam! more news then I could handle. Just hope the regular updates don't get to crazy.
Thanks for that post since I forgot to mention it above. I know some people will just say that you can go online on your PC, but it is often much more convenient to do it right where one is at (My TV is downstairs, but my PC is upstairs). This will come in handy several times. Some situations I can already see: 1. Looking up my fantasy football team during Sunday games. 2. Checking my email from my couch instead of on my chair. 3. Reading this site about my PS3 from my PS3 on a 46" 1080p screen as opposed to a 17" 1280x1120. 4. The elimination of the need for a HTPC. The recording is done by the DVR. The games are done by the PS3. The movies are done by the PS3. The internet is done by the PS3. Pics are done by the PS3. Thank God I don't have to build another machine!
Looks like garbage to me. Plain and boring. Hopefully it will be better by launch. And quite frankly I dont want to be on the internet on my console. Thats what I have a pc for.
I thought that the PS3 was to support 7.1 channels of audio. After all, isn't that one of the main purposes of HDMI 1.3? If you pause the screen when it goes by really really fast (I did it like 30 times), you notice that 5.1 is the highest. If it is really 5.1, that is on that screen, could this be one of the updates that Phil was talking about? If not an update, the does this mean that the Best Buy supposed strategy plan is wrong because it has a setup plan of 7.1 audio? Jared
Why would anyone want to surf the web on your console. If you get a virus your SOL. * on topic* It dose look lame. The PSP was O.K. at first because its a hand held. But this for a home console is just to simple.
Boring, I don`t care if it is still in development. If you have images in the background you can`t see the interface unless the screen is black. And yes you can stream website news from your pc to your xbox 360 and access it in the PICTURES selection. It shows no innovation when you incorporate the psp interface with a $600 game machine. Hence, Weak!
Yes, i bought a 360. not because it was the first console out but because it had the best looking games. And i also owned a PSP last year. The interface was horrible for it and if im going to pay 200$ for a handheld, i don't wanna pay another 200$ for a memory stick. They advertised the PSP has a media player. It wasn't even close. The UMDs were too expensive and the line up of games was a joke. Yes I know that it is not the final build but do you honestly think that they will dramtically change it come november. I think not. You flame me for disliking it because I own a 360. Oh I'm sorry, maybe I should just lower my standards of what I want my dashboard to look like. BTW, what PS3 games are you guys buying at launch for 80$ a pop?
i'm guessing you're from some warped reality or something. i don't think anyone will be paying $80 for PS3 games. more like $60, like the 360.
sony had better watch it, they don't want to get into a "software" race with MS. It won't go well;)
Sony has been on top for the last ten years in the computer world, what makes you think they will be knocked off, after all, all this bad news is only bad news in the eyes of a xbox fans and anybody who planes to get a PS3 doesn't care what is said, in fact 90% of PS2 owners i bet will not even look at the Xbox 360, that's the way i here people speaking and no this is not a joke, it's for real!
Do not let them get to you bro. They are just petty people. I'm a 360 owner and since the X1 I have been more than impressed with the amount of innovation and care MS puts into the 360. I mean just put your self in a Die-hard PS3 fans shoes and look at what they are going through. They have found out that the PS2 was not worth all the fan fair mainly due to the X1 showing it up and the game cube being more powerful (graphically) Also they have built this throne for the PS3 that is bigger than the hype around it. Now they are not willing to let go so they are attacking you for your opinion. I think they could have done a better job too. I also understand that they do not have to get 360’s to be gamers. I mean most PS3 fans are slamming every thing even the Wii. So I they do not really want to be gamers at all. Jut be happy that your have what you want and are not imagining what you want. PEACE
It's the fans i dislike Xbox fanboys, they bring really stupid points up about why they think Xbox 360 is better, i've got a lot of love for Playstation franchise as i've been with it for 10 years now and i don't have any complaints, now as for Xbox they have brought competition to Sony which is good; and they have brought a really cool online service i hear which is sweat, but as for this being about how MS has a love for gamming please people don't, it just sounds stupid, they have a love for competition and in my book there not really that great at it (I mean in the console world), it's just the fact they have a lot of money to splash about so they can bribe game's developers and with Sony's console not out and speculation to how well it will do in the opening round due to price game's developers right now may very well be interested in taking MS on, but however Sony is here in November and i'm very happy with all the games comming out on it and i think a lot of them are better than the 360 games, but as i say 360 is a cool console and i may get one later down the road so you can flame me for that if you want but i've said it how i feel it is!
The PS1 was the best compared to the comp at that time. And the PS2 ruled until 12/2001. Back then out of 20 people/PS2 owners I know only 2 of them bought the X1. We ignored it until I opened Halo witch was in the rapper for 3 weeks (We ignored Halo 1 for 3 weeks. We did not even open the game to check it out.) after Xmas. Once we got popped that and noticed that the graphics were nothing like we have seen on the PS2. Then when Knock out kings 2002 came out the X1 version out shined the PS2 version. Then it was the same with Madden and NBA live 02,03,04,05,06,07. The built in HDD and online service and Halo 2 sealed the deal. Also 10 out of my 20 friends would not even touch Xbox joysticks until they heard the price of the PS3. The guys gave me the same argument for the past 5 years PS2 is better than Xbox. I would ask them why do you say that if you have never play one. They would even o as far as cutting out the power on the circuit breaker when we were playing Xbox. Now all of my friends are 360 owners. And only five of them will stand in line for 2 days for PS3's. I asked them why did they put up such a fight for all of those years. They just say they thought it was funny. But you know what they were fan boys to the max. Now if the PS3 out dose the 360 history will repeat itself. If the 5 guys who already own 360 go get the PS3 and it out shines the 360 you know what I will be a PS3 owner too. It’s not a hate thing it called being real. My post are real man not just I want to piss you off because you’re a PS3 fan. I’m a 5th generation gamer I’ve had most consoles for the past 21 years. I will never sell out. I know its hard to see what I say as any thing but hate but if you read between the lines you will get my point.
Solzbury, if you go back and look at my post, I did not flame you at all. All I said to you was that the PS3 interface could not be the ugliest thing you ever saw because the PSP is the same thing, and the PSP interface was seen first, meaning that the PSP would be the worst interface you ever saw, not the PS3's. That's all I was saying. As for $80 launch prices, what would draw you to that conclusion? All news that has come out as of late has indicated that first-party titles will be priced with 360 titles at $60, not $80. Thammer, thanks for attacking me based on what Solzbury wrote. You obviously did not read what I wrote above and assumed that I was a PS3 "petty" person based on Solzbury’s comments. I in fact was not “attacking you [Solzbury] for your opinion” Go back and read all the comments before attacking me. (Actually I even made some criticisms of the PS3 in my first comment about the picture slideshow and then about how it showed 5.1 sound instead of 7.1). So, if you want to apologize, you are more than welcome as you were the ones that attacked me, not the other way around.
If you did not attack him then my post was not directed to you. Right!
90% of PS2 gamers won't even look at the 360 nor do they want to buy the PS3, i'v been talking to people in "game shops" and it's what gamers and store employee's have been saying, and that's for real. Now ofcourse this will change for both systems in one way or the other. At first i thought the PS3 display was sleek and stylish and more adult, but after downloading the xo6 theme i changed my mind, I like the blade window set-up on the 360 better it just looks easyer to see what's going on thus no hunting for things and the PS3 set-up seems like you will be hunting for stuff even more so than the xbox 360's set up. Sony's always had bland computerish set-ups. JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PAGE YOU'RE ON POSTING STUFF AND IMAGEN A BLUE WAVE STREAMING ACROSS IT AND YOU HAVE THE PS3 INTERFACE.
I'm a PS3 fan, your obviously an Xbox 360 fan, i like both consoles but i like PS3 better, now anyway, PS1 sold over 100M and it cost £400 when i was released, PS sold over 104M units, now many say that was down to faults and replacements being bought, but when you look at the PS1 sales which were 4M less and not down to faults, people must ask there selves how bad all this fault nonsense actually was, obviously it's not that bad, i'd say at least 85M PS2 owners and considering the UK PS1 launch cost £400 and the PS3 is gonna cost £425 please tell me why PS3 is in so much danger due to the price!
Then there is some serious fanboyism going on!
What i said has nothing to do with fanboyism. What i said is; when i talk to 14-24 year olds looking at PS2 games in all the shops i visit, i ask them about PS3 and almost all of them say no it's too much; and some wish they had the money for the 360. This might mean nothing or it could be the mind set of the public. PS3's set-up cought my eye at first because of the clean non-colorful interface i changed my mind knowing MS is going to put some non kiddy theme's(X06) on live for downloading and the 360 seems like it will be easyer to navigate. HOW IS THAT AN FANBOY COMMENT.?
If you are talking to me, the interface isn't the reason i won't be buying PS3. The games and the feel of past console's of Sony has turned me off. Things like analoge control in games, the controller's feel, The eclusives, and the; lifes like a BOX OF CHOCOLATE surprizes.
im well aware that this isn't the final product, but *sigh*...i expected something different. like someone else stated, it was fine on the PSP, but for the PS3, it should have been much different and better. this cross bar menu looks lonely and cold, while the 360 online layout looks lively and inviting. out of all of the creative layouts and designs out there from all of the creative artistic minds, they decided to just clone the PSP design?!? ahh-foo-e!
COOL! VONAGE!!!! hu, hu, hu hu hu.