Sony marketing bigwig Scott Steinberg has set the tone for Hardware Wars 2008 confidently predicting that consoles competing with PlayStation 3 are effectively doomed to also-ran status.
hmmm. i think i'll wait till the end of this yr till i declare 2008 as year of the ps3. it SEEMS to look that way, though.
Man .. i mean he's right. but havent sony learnt from being c0cky. I agree with the comment about xbox.
But still sony have to be careful in their comments.
But theres no way they wont do it. I have no doubt they will sell as many if not more then the ps2. anyone disagree?
Tell me this...
Why wouldnt they?
so many factors have changed..."Economic Factors", "Competition Factors", Exclusivity Factors...I can go on and on. Now what we might see for like 2 years though, as Stand-alone Players get better, the sale of the PS3 as the best player out there will slow down. Software this Gen is more important to the PS3's success because it is splitting 2 markets. Hopefully real gamers that buy the console, for gaming, is more than 70%.
with hd-dvd failing, sony is starting year off good. but, they need to get all of their games out on their scheduled release dates. haze, MGS4, and KZ2 have all slipped back a little. they need these(and others) to make their current release schedule. they also need home out this year and to have blu-ray movies drop to the 19.99 price.
They would without a doubt dominate the x360 if they drop the price and not delay the heavy hitters this year.
Ha. Sony, this is not really the time to gloat. It would really suck for all of this to backfire and then you end up looking stoopid. Why is it that every time a company gains momentum, they have to gloat? MS did it last year too and look at where they are now.
them's is fighting words. Competition is good!
But I think the Wii is now laughing in your general direction Sony. And don't say you are not competing with the Wii. Unfortunately both MS and Sony need to deal with that juggernaut who has basically been the real "rags to riches" story this console gen. They are whooping the PS3 in it's homeland and the 360 in theirs. Damn you casual gamers! =)
The Wii is a fad and will completely die out in a couple of years, just like every other fad toy has always done.
Mircosoft was too short sighted, and the 360 will eventually get broken by the PS3's staying power.
Right...people will never get tired of playing mini games and piss poor PC ports with online lag that you still have to pay for!/sarcasm
And how can you even compare the Nintendo® Wii to both the PLAYSTATION®3 and XBOX 360?
His points are valid, especially in regards to the opportunity Microsoft had to increase their installbase yet did not. The PS3 will do very well this year with most agreeing it will sell more units individually this year. They just need to deliver their service and games. A price cut will ensure a more rapid victory this year. The install bases will be comparable by the end of the year.
I love your avatar. My favorite comic since I was a small child. Calvin & Hobbes =)
seriously stop with the weak attacks we get it enough on the forums Id expect less from professionals.
It just looks that way when fanboy eyes are on it. Every company can gloat. I don't mind when it's the truth. But when there is no reason, or you hiding the real picture, then it's bullish.
That's the point. They don't have much of a reason yet. They are still in 3rd place, and the year is JUST starting out really. If I were Sony, I'd wait till maybe the holidays and then start getting aggressive. The big hitters would be out, and if they had sold as much as they are forecasting, they'd then use that momentum and do some real gloating then.
They can talk all they want, It is a good time for talk. Home and alot of games are looming on the horizon.
Approx. 32 days 25 hrs 30 mins. till Crisis Core as of the time of this post. :D
hell yea.. FF7 best RPG ever created
What's he mean the Wii will look bad in three years? It already looks last-gen. I was looking at gamestop.com today to see what is out and coming for the Wii. Most of the games are crap. I won't be surprised when the Wii dies within the next year. There just isn't much worth buying for it.
a price wont do you much good when your console is already at a low price.. now if the PS3 were to have a price it would sell because it is the most expensive and people will eat it up...its logic
300 bucks is pretty damn expensive to some people. Imagine a $100 price cut on that.
whats next...someone at EA saying they will make a great ps3 game?
We are slowly cutting away adding salt to the wounds of M$ and Nintendo....soon there will be only misnicule findings of these companies.
I have seen meekness (defined as courage under strength) and confidence from Sony this geaneration. Oh, it's time for a challenge up in here, up in here..lol
Where the Wii fanboys at? I never seen any Wii fanboys on here.
I am a former Nintendo fanboy, and the Nintendo fanboy in me started to die when the Wiimote was announced (that's when it got cancer), when the name "Wii" was officially announced (that's when the cancer spread all over the Nintendo fanboy body), when the Wii specs were sort of revealed (near final stages), and the final nail in the coffin of my Nintendo fanboy when the wii came out and underwhelmed with the same Nintendo franchises as 20 years ago, mini-games, crappy shovelware and PS2/GC/Xbox ports.
Most Nintendo fanboys converted to Sony since Sony has always had plenty of third party support, especially from japan. The rest of the NIntendo fanboys that loved Eternal Darkness, GoldenEye, Metroid and the original Turok converted to Microsoft. Too bad many of them accepted RROD as a way of life, not realizing that their brain cells melted turning them into Xtards.
but i wont buy a wii , i have the old 8 bit nes under my ps3 , same thing right ?
check this out not the best setup but will do ????
Great kid, dont get penisy.
he speaks the truth in the final paragraph.
The things people say on this site are ridiculous. When did gaming go from enjoying videogames to shooting down games and systems? No real gamer would take sides so strongly and bash everything else. It's embarrassing.
I thought Sony had turned a new leaf, but they get a little success and they are back to trash talking.
There is nothing wrong with pointing out your strengths, but to put down the other two consoles and say you WILL be victorious is just in bad taste; and it will likely backfire when the media does its quaterly flip flop and starts to bash Sony non stop the way they are bashing MS non stop now.
Plus once the 360 price drops and supplies get up things could change completely. Bad idea talking sh*t right now Sony.
Well MSFT calls Sony out with Gears 2..so Sony just pointed out a few valid points.
stop suckin it wii60 ftw biatch suck on that one!
yeah. I am just going to wait until the end of December to comment on this subject. I know that this is Sony year with all the Heavy Hitter the will be coming out with. But We will have too wait until December to see by how much it out sell the 360 worldwide.
He might actually be right.
@TheHater right. my point exactly. bubbles for ya
this guy is a joke.. the wii is outselling ps3 4 to 1 and anytime nintendo has console available.. its outselling sony in the u.s 2 to 1 at least.. so sony needs to just be happy that they can at least lie and say they are catching up to 360
What the hell are you talking about? "Lie and say they are catching the 360"? They have been outselling the 360 worldwide for months now and now the ps3 is outselling the 360 in its 2 strongest regions UK and USA.
the only joke i see around here is you. idiot.
Looks as though Sony is About to Clean house.
I don't know if I would be celebrating a Superbowl victory after kicking a field goal before halftime. Both MS and Sony could use a dose of humility. Actually, Nintendo is kicking the pants off both of them. Sony and MS are like the kids stuck in the back seats fighting over the best window while Nintendo stretches out its legs in the comfy front.... although to be honest, Nintendo shouldn't get so comfortable they get complacent.
LMAO and this is only 2008.... JUST WAITTTTTTTTTTTTT for 2009, 2010, 20111, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.... 360 is gonna DIE
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