Last year the PlayStation 3 was much maligned for its high price, limited software range and the removal of backward compatibility with PS2 games, but Sony is now clawing back some much-needed momentum.
I hate these articles (although ill still approve) purely because they act as if the PS3 was almost dead last year, when in reality it sold more than the 360, sold more software than the 360 (per console), highest average game reviews and even had better performance (sales) than the PS2 in the same time span.
Oh well i guess people just find it easier to be negative.
MOMENTUM, you've got to look at all the things Sony changed and made right to get to where they are now. I think it's safe to call it momentum. They lowered prices, changed SKUs, improved PSN, became humble, blu-ray won, and had good software selections during the holidays. To us, the fans it may seem easy or expected but, Sony worked their a$$ off because in the beginning they didn't do as well as expected -- they have even admitted that =) Whatever the case, they're doing AWESOME right now!!!
Why did you do it ???? me , i knew from day one this is a better system . everybody always talk about the price ... i know this gets old but if you factor what the ps3 has done so far , man it was worth more the price of admission...and the future well just let it play out...i made this prediction 2 years ago on the sony forum...name is sanchizzle77sucka
cause it's going to get 1000+ degrees, 90% fanboy discussions, and pushes out actual useful, interesting topics out of the way
Throw in a 'Wii has no decent software or is a fad' article and a 'XBox360 is unreliable' article and then chuck in one of these 'PS3 gains momentum' and you have your average week (day!) at N4G!!
We KNOW PS3 is selling better. We know the Wii isn't a fad. We know MS have improved 360 reliability.
Move on and lets have some proper news.
Plus the "why bluray isnt needed" articles too.
hd-dvd is dead daily reminder
True... forgot those.
Have we had a '20 minute install is a good/bad thing' article today? If not I'll knock one up quickly! :)
MGS no longer exclusive. MGS still exclusive! Surfer girl farts again! and we have nearly covered the WHOLE SITES articles for the day. This site *used* to be really great... Quite a few of us have been complaining about this for months now. At least I haven't been getting as many disagrees for saying what other people are starting to see as well. Man, lately it's more like "news for lamers."
"And we'll bring the price (currently $699) down as soon as the manufacturing cost comes down."
So that suggests they are still taking quite a hit on the hardware sales... but not bad considering the tech packed in to the PS3.
What do PS3's retail for in the US these days? UK is £299.99 which is about $600.
The jump to 45nm Cell will certainly help increase yield and lower costs.
Also it just shows how important the PS2 is/was to Sony's bottom line in the gaming division.
the 40gb with Spiderman 3 and no BC (currently I guess) is US$400, so 200 lbs (see what I did there?...not sure how to get that symbol) roughly...
this article claims the production cost to still be 700 dollars though?...did I read that right?...I heard the prodcution costs fell to under 500 by the 1st of this year...its not like Sony would go out and confirm that, because they would then be plagued with people thinking a price drop is yet again coming soon...
but whatever...My guess is $299 or $350 for the same 40gb, with no movie, right around MGS4 and GTAIV...even if the 360 drops to that price as well, which it most likely will...I think the PS3 would be in a much better position for moving consoles (2 high profile games in the Spring instead of just one...not to mention the other 4-5 blockbuster exclusives coming later this year)
I told you so! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
Sir! We will squash every XBOT PIG! THOSE SWINE WILL SUFFER THE WRATH OF SONY. ALL SHALL BOW DOWN BEFORE GENERAL KAZUO AND LORD SONY! Kazuo Hirai shall lead us to victory!
Now resume your duty of crushing the Xbot HOGS! Victory awaits us! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
the ps3 alway comes up on top
LoL Your comment hit the feeling that has come to me lately every time I visit n4g these days lol. A bubble for you.
Another bandwagon jumping article. PS3 has rocked since Day 1.
Unfortunately, the 'media cool' thing to do was to sh!t on it a year ago. Now they are all realizing the power of the machine.
Don't call it a comeback
I love my PS3.. But these random storys are pointless to me.. I am gonna keep my mouth shut because all these "great games" are not out yet.. This year better have true AAA titles to back up all the "PS3 is the best" talk on this site..
No offense to all you dissagree button mashing fans.. but its gonna take more then a few 8/10 average, graphical showcases to do the damage..
I mean Uncharted, R&C, Heavenly Sword ect were pretty good games.. but im talkin about that HUGE EPIC Mario Galaxy, Halo 3 sized mega hit.. 9.5/10 average across the gaming scale.. That game that makes you say "THATS why i got a PS3"
If a game of that magnitude never comes out.. Then dont count on passing the 360.. plus 360 has them pinned online wise.. which believe it or not (Americans really do care about)
The truth is.. The PS3 is an Un Proven console.. The Nintendo Wii, and 360 have already proven themselves with true exclusive AAA games.. PS3 needs to do the same and fast..
Plus ingame XMB ASAP
I agree with what you are saying...and I don't know what kind of reception the big exclusives are going to get...
but I do not agree on the 360 having online 'pinned down'...XBL is droppin the ball left and right...the PSN has massive plans for this year...with Home, and titles embracing UGC at a level that would make MS execs start to weep...Resistance 2 having totally new ideas of online co-op and squad based multiplayer...the list goes on and on...
so yeah...the problem is certain games are really starting to get massive attention...Killzone 2 is going to be one of the most scrutinized games of all time...and on that fact alone, I think it will fall somewhere short of what a lot of people think...at least in terms of reviews and after release buzz...but FFXIII and MGS4 are near guarantees for excellent quality...
but there is no denying SCE's dedication to the machine...where the 360 dropped some huge titles last year...and now everyone is looking at MS for 'whats next?'...only to be greeted with a 'well...um...yeah'...SCE has an extraordinary lineup for 08...and is already shaping up 2009 to be huge as well (twisted metal for the PS3, GoW III, a whole mess of MMO stuff)...its a situation that hasn't been close to countered by either competitor yet...
Finally sold my 360. Will buy a PS3 when GTA comes out.
wii hasn't proven anything. not more than ps3. Plus there is no direct competition between ps3 and wii.
They tried to report the PS3 to death last year. It failed. It sold more than the XB360... and is looking as if only got started as the big hitter titles are only released now. So the reporters try to "predict" that it is "recovering momentum" - because they are realizing that they will be the laughing stock if they keep on the momentum of PS3 is dead, not selling stories. So they are just trying to spin it as if they are reporting a change in trend... when in fact all they are doing is quitting the bash-PS3 stories as that is the thing that in fact lost momentum.
yeah...I am waiting for a 'we were very wrong about the PS3' article from a few major sites...its being spun into 'well finally the PS3 is taking off'...when in reality it was taking off just fine starting early last summer...while there may not have been the best games of the systems life released last year, it definitely ended up doing way better than the media would have you believe...
I love a good bandwagon!!!
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