In a fiery opinion piece, game designer/author Ian Bogost examines NPD chart trends to suggest that Sony's lack of unified message on PS3, Blu-ray and the 'average consumer' is rendering ineffective its pitch to users.
I didn't understand what this guy was saying. But it's just his opinion. I see the PS3 as being a more complete entertainment system than the 360. And I hope it attracks gamers and movie buffs alike. It does have Blu ray playback for your HDTV. Even if you had no interest in Blu ray, I still believe the PS3 is the better console for pure gamers also, with the games it has in 2008. So to me it just has the best of both worlds. Not sure how that can be bad. But the Wii, is a different story. I admit, it looks like it's gonna be hard to beat that. That toy, just made it mainstream. It goes beyond gaming.
"I didn't understand what this guy was saying." This: http://i110.photobucket.com... The article was nothing more than the tired old technique of cloaking a fanboy rant in the guise of 'helpful advice'.
Let's just sum up Sony and the PS3: * Has virtually every single franchise coming out for it and developer working on it that got 130 million people to buy PS2s last gen and are continuing to do so. * Has dramatically expanded their first party developer array to a size that is twice as large as both Nintendo and Microsoft's first party developers combined * Has hit break even on the hardware after just one year - just like the PS2 last gen * Dominated last GDC with Home and Little Big Planet * Dominated E3 with their first party lineup last year * Dominated TGS with the rest of their first party lineup last year * Even at a significantly higher price than the competition sold more consoles in its first year with none of the major mainline Sony exclusives being out yet than the competition did in their second year with their one major franchise being released * Soon to be passing by the competition in installed base in Europe even though the PS3 has only been released their ten months ago. * The PS3 has been decisive in winning the nextgen HD movie format war helping the rest of Sony and their movie business * The cost Cell chip production continues to plummet thanks to the high volume of PS3 sales leading to cheaper to produce TVs that will be coming from Sony that include Cell chips * The PS3 has turned out to be one of, if not the most, reliable and well built console ever made * Home is just about to be released which will include movie streaming and downloads to compliment BluRay disc sales/usage * The PS3 is selling well across all three major console regions and looks to continue to ramp up as the PS2 ramps down over the next two to three years * PSN has turned out to be a gold mine of small and innovative games * Online play is amazing with free dedicated servers. Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 look to once again raise the bar and set the standard in console online play in 2008 * 2008 looks like it could be the single greatest year for game releases for a console with the PS3 with MGS4,Killzone 2,Resistance 2,GT5,Final Fantasy XIII,Little Big Planet,SOCOM,White Knight Story - just to name some of the major exclusives for the PS3. But, hey, thanks for the concern for Sony and the PS3's well being Ian. I'm sorry to say the PS3 is going to be just fine. Well, not just fine. More like utterly dominant by the end of this gen five or so years from now...
THIS GUY Mr_Kuwabara only seems to post things which try to show the PS3 in a bad way he really needs to get himself a LIFE if all he has time to do is scour the internet for anything which is negative in any way to the PS3 what a really sad guy he must be. All his contributions seem devoted to bad mouthing the PS3 get out mate get yourself a life a girl/boyfriend (which ever suits your lifestyle) what a truly SAD GIT YOU ARE. Rob
think what he was trying to say was that there wasn't much cooperation between the departments. So the game department didn't know anything about the movie or electronic department. Almost like they were seperate companies. Now, the current CEO of Sony (Howard Stringer) mentioned this. Though he did say that they are a lot more unified now, which is kinda proven with Blu-Ray funtions for PSP (this would most likely not have happened in the past). Dude became CEO not too long ago so can't expect too much at this point.
we heard all this [email protected] with the ps2 i remember getting a ps2 and all you got with it was a couple of movies' sound familiar anyone???
It's all opinion. You're free to have one, even if it's [wrong]
lol, im not too sure I got his point, if he even had one. Seems like he countered himself with every other paragraph. i mean, yes, i can understand how some great things in life happened purely by chance, but to dismiss the success of a console that includes, --wi-fi, latest gen player(blu ray), remote play with psp, wireless controller with motion sensing, hard drive, optional operating system (linux), web browser, HDMI ports, card reader slots, folding at home, and the latest in computing chip (CELL)-- i mean cmon, dude the only accidental thing here is your article. to the jury, I rest my case.......
He seems to have a very obvious beef against Sony. He calls the PSN less than usable and gets upset over having to sign up for the PSN as well. Yes the PS3 is so powerful it'll instantly know all of your info. /sarcasm.
That guy is a complete SLOP DONG... bar none. He's upset with the PSN and says it's near unusable??? It's a fuggin' web page. How hard could it be? What a joke. I'd like to videoblog about this guy... sadly he's so boring there isn't enough pics to drive my point home. In the end of the end... We've heard all this before. Since the psone Sony has always been the underdog and they always will be. Yet, each and everytime they win more and more decisive. 1st gen it was 100 million PSone's sold. Last gen was 130 some million Ps3's sold... this gen will be no different. When is everyone going to learn... You pluck with Sony and you get burned? Just ask 3d0, sega, nintendo, Microsoft and now Toshiba, universal and paramount.
You it is on the nail....you mess with sony and you get burned.... All microsoft had to do was put in HD-DVD into the Xbox 360...they should have learned from Sony back in the early PS2 days...the PS2 included DVD...the PS3 Bluray. Had microsoft done that...they would have won...but now they are gonna get squeezed by Nintendo and Sony! Digital downloads are not going to be mainstream till 5 to 10 years from now, when hopefully everybody will have at least a 25 to 50 meg pipe to the home or super wimax! Most people have 1.5 megs or less to the home on average. Also sony is going to have digital downloads of movies later this year. And Microsoft has to compete against sony, apple, amazon, and others in the digital downloads arena.... Also sony is the only one of the game console makers who digital distributed a full game on both the PSN network and bluray.....Warhawk and GT5 prologue.
I'm not complaining about the bash nor the poor lecture, just about that being a bad article, but I have to respect his opinion.
I didn't read this whole thing but I knid of agree. Sony as a company needs to work together better. Two examples are their music and movie groups. BMC is their music division and recently they made a deal with Microsoft for Xbox Live. Why not make that deal with Sony for PSN? The movie side, they made the Ghostbuster movies. A game is finally being made. So why isn't it a PS3 exclusive? Shouldn't a Sony movie be a Sony exclusive game? Their non-gaming divisions need to get with the program. I remember not long ago when the gaming division was carrying the whole company. It's not doing that now but they could all help get the gaming division going more by working with them.
http://www.igda.org/montrea... There's your all's buddy there on the right. Also of merit... maybe this is why he's so against Sony http://api.ning.com/files/k... What a PETER PELTCHER
Seriously people, there is no use buying anything else in 2008 for gaming and multimedia needs. It's a WRAP!
That is what he wants to say but too blind to say it. Even my friend admitted that the PS3 is all you need this year and beyond. Best buy will put an end to these fanboy rants. PS3 is about to get TOP PROMOTION in that store! Go to amazon and see the ps2 #2, the 40gb #9, the 80gb #18 SOLD OUT.....The 360? The wii is #3 SOLD OUT...360? elite?
I hate one dimensional people.
Yeah, he's a prick.
Advertising is going to change for the PS3. They now have a different company representing them for American ads. Maybe this article didn't like the prior ads? And honestly, I don't think they need much adverstisement. It's SONY. It has a name and who doesn't know it? It's in the store in the same isle as the other companies stuff, but the difference is SONY has built a reputation of reliable, quality products for a long time.
Hahahaha! Good one, Ian! Despite a pitch that is so "ineffective", the PS3 has still managed to overtake the 360 in all territories, is nipping at the Wii's heels, has won the format war, and has vindicated every major decision Sony made with respect to standard HDD, HDMI, free online gaming, standard BD, and on and on. Just imagine how Sony's going to dominate once they start taking the advice of experts like this bozo. Note to Ian: Next time maybe you should look through the boneyard of failed predictions about the PS3 before you bless the world with your wisdom.
Why, because all you do is rant on and on about how great this system is. I don't think it sucks, but come on. If it is so great than why do you guys consitantly feel the need to talk about it. Should'nt you be playing your amazing machine. I rarely see 360 people on here with anything to say so should'nt that tell you something. I have friends that own PS3 and say its good, but they are not overly impressed and say that the online service is not very good and doubt that will change. This is not a message of hate. I intend on buying a PS3 I've owned every other console in the past I like varity.
that all changed pretty quickly....I became a member in like September..I have watched the chaos unfold. I think those earlier days brought out the worst in even the best people on here. Don't defend this article man, this guy is full of it. When you get a PS3, you will understand.
Xbox fanboys are no better. I've lost 3 bubbles in 3 hours for making a tiny joke about M$. They're so defensive they're willing to trash to freedom of speech law if it mean I have to shut up. Bit over the top dont you think? Do you know how long it takes to build those bubbles up, just for a few hate filled creeps to take them away before I've even had breakfast. Sad.
So you really have no clue what you are talking about
"all you do is rant on and on about how great this system is. I don't think it sucks, but come on. If it is so great than why do you guys consitantly feel the need to talk about it. Should'nt you be playing your amazing machine. I rarely see 360 people on here with anything to say so should'nt that tell you something" LOL! Another attack piece saying how horrible the PS3 and Sony's marketing are, and all of a sudden it's all about the PS3 fanboys saying how great the system is? Nice try, Doris. If you rarely see anyone saying anything about the 360, then it's obvious why. All of the bogus attack arguments that they were going off on constantly just a few months ago have all vanished, so I guess they decided to shut up for now. You know the ones: "HD-DVD is gonna own Blu-ray"; "PS3 is too expensive"; "It's good that MS made the HDD optional"; "PS3 has no good games"; "At least 360 outsells PS3 in the US", etc. It's pretty obvious that there's very little good left to say about the 360, so that probably also explains the (relative) silence: its legendary poor design and build quality, its relatively lame 2008 line-up, sticking its users with a useless HD-DVD strap-on, pay-to-play-online, etc.
I lost 3 bubbles for saying DMC4 is better on the PS3 after playing both versions all the way through. This place will never change. Open zone or not. That is why I rarely post.
You ask why we feel the need to defend our console? Simply because word of mouth is the single best thing for a product. Its obvious to consumers that a company will boast about its product, so they turn a deaf ear. Whenever another ordinary person endorses said product and praises it then people pay attention. This is why the 360 sold so well here, one guy tells his buddies about how awesome it is and then they want one. So whenever we come on here and see all of these anti ps3 remarks we know just how innacurate these remarks are. I can tell you havent been here long because these 360 fans that you say dont exist on here actually do, and are abundant. We ps3 fans love our consoles and love psn. Your friends that said psn sucks might think so but that is there opinion. Dont knock it til you try it because it really is amazing. Its not as fleshed out as xboxlive but that service is 5 years old, psn is a little over 1. I can tell you that I have very few dislikes about psn and the fact that it is all free makes up for its weakness' in my own opinion. Trust me you wont be dissapointed by a ps3, but I suggest the 60 or 80 gig if you can find one...
Seems like he contradicts himself a lot. As if he has to say "This is good but not good for the industry." "This is great but not so great" As if to say "do I really have to point out the good things?" He appears to have a grumpy about the PS3 but wants to appear as though he doesn't. He's constantly trying balance his opinions so he doesn't appear to one sided. Hmmm. My suggestion, Why not write what you feel so you can fully discredit yourself as an objective developer & author.
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