Enough of the negative - here's five reasons to invest in Sony's latest powerhouse of a console.
which you would have 100+ posts from 360 fanboys... they should just stick to that girl bashing 360 story........ here we go...
but then what can they say about the comparison 2. Value for Money Despite the price tag, the PS3 is excellent value for money. sure, the console itself is $200 more expensive, but what's inside more than makes up for that: Xbox 360 Standard: $399.99 Gold Xbox Live Subscription: At least $49.99 (per year) Wireless Networking Adapter: $99.99 HD-DVD: $199.99 Total: $749.96 Playstation 3 standard: $599.99 PS3 Network Platform: Free Wireless Networking Adapter: Built-in Blu-ray player: Built-in Total: $599.99 Plus you're getting a more poweful console, with a hard drive 3 times the size, a tilt-sensitive controller and card readers built in. So there's no doubt that the PS3 is great value for money. Its plain and Simple, Ps3 is the better deal and the best value. Period.
Ya u dont have 2 tell me twice im mos definately gettin a PS3,but not launch im sadly getting it early 2007.
Okay, here's what I didn't like about the article. First of all who said I wanted an HD DVD drive, please refund me 199.00 thank you very much. Second, my house is wire for internet, so please refund me the so called 99.00 dollars for the wireless NIC. Thanks again. The PS3 network platform, would that be equal to the Gold Xbox Live, I'm thinking silver. Please return my 49.99. Why Thank you. I'm sorry, how much will it cost me to get all the tracks and cars for GT HD. Wow! How much did you say? No Thanks. Now, After saying that, I already have an xbox360 and plan on buying a PS3 also. I just wanted to point out how a writer whether bias or not can slant a story to read the way they want it to. I'm sure, I could easily write a story call 5 reasons to by a Wii and skip the PS3 and XBOX 360, and pick up a following. Thanks for Reading.
...for $599 and it includes all those things and I can install new software, word process, surf all of the web, play games, watch movies, watch TV, and do tons more. My point is that value is in the eye of the beholder. Just cause it includes all of those things, it doesn't mean it's the BEST value.
First off, we the XBOX 360 fans, don't need or have to buy anything extra, so our system is still 399.99 premium with XBOX silver membership "free", second you "do" have to buy all those things so you don't have something that we do have and that's a choice. If an XBOX 360 owner wants to buy or watch HD-DVD movies the wave of the future don't cha know, all they have to do is buy it, choice, 3rd, you will have to pay and pay dearly for ps3 online, remember it's free to sign on and do "some" basic things, any online play has been left up to the individual developer as to what they'll offer and charge, so you will pay individually and pay alot you will. We pay for the gold option 1 price all year long, your going to pay big time individually all year long, so unless you play single campaign all the time, get a job because your going to need it. Final cost, your entire savings for a sony system. Blu ray is a joke, you'll see that as well. The author of said "joke" article also left out HD_DVD when comparing supposedly all other DVD formats. Another fony sony wannabe fan boy. End of story.
He points out alot of facts about the PS3 until he decided to start comparing prices. That's just his opinion not facts. At the moment I don't need wireless networking adapter to connect to the internet and I don't need HD DVD to watch movies or if possible play games. So take away 300 dollars from that list of his.
His whole point with that price comparison was what is INCLUDED in the systems and what has to be bought seperately to make it even. He did make the mistake of using the PS3 as the template. Some people will never use the wireless or other things, but that still doesn't change the fact that Sony has those included in the system out of the box and the XBox360 does not and as a result to even out the accessories the XBox360 would cost more overall. Maybe Sony shouldn't have included some things, but you can't deny that if all of that stuff WAS expected in a console then Sony would have delivered at a better value than the XBox360 this time. This in no way means I agree with his reasonings, I am simply pointing out his intentions doing a comparison like that. I personally wouldn't have. ~
The most expensive one is $70, why would you buy the $99 adapter that is sitting right next to a $50 adapter?? They have to use the most expensive add-ons, if you are worried about price buy a cheaper one. It still doesnt change the fact that I paid $399 for my 360. I dont need wi-fi, or HD, so I saved alot of money, money for games.
there are alot of faults in that i don't want to spend the time going through it. but you can get a premium 360 on amazon for $350 no tax free shipping. i like that fact if i want something (like HD-DVD)i can get it, if i don't they don't charge me for something i am not using. for example i didn't need wireless adapter when i got my 360 last year. a few months ago i moved and needed wireless so i bought it. i was happier paying the $100 now instead of last year, got 2 more games that i wouldn't have bought had they charged me for something i wasn't going to use last year.
Obviously for that person the 600$ price was justified while for some it hasnt been so its all based on personal taste and how they felt about most of the PS2 Games, if your into Metal Gear and Grand Turismo your obviously going to love the PS3 but if your sick of games just being upgraded in graphics and the gameplay is basically the same from the original then wait for Mass Effect, BioShock and Fable 2 :) Which are Xbox360 exclusives and will redefine their genre as opposed to upgrading it.
and I'll say it again. THIS IS NOT NEWS! Why do the mods at news4gamers.com insist on putting these "gamer opinions" as front page news? All they do is start BS flame wars. I have already posted to AP before. I do not blame him or the site for this. All he is doing is submitting content. I just don't feel that it should be posted as actual news.
1.Motorstorm 2.Devil May Cry 4 3.Assassin's Creed (not sure what platform yet) 4.Resistance: Fall of Man 5.Virtua Fighter 5 Yes, for me it's games first and foremost. I am excited about blu-ray movies and will pick up some SACD's as well :)
360 Fan ! 1. Bluray is the better medium - Agree 2. Everyone agrees the controller is missing the rumble feature. It's stunted imagine rumble and the tilt in one controller. Disagree 3. Raw Power - After seeing what I have seen with my own eyes - Strongly Disagree 2. Value ? Hmm. It is a cheap Bluray Player 1. Games - Both consoles will have GREAT games - Agree
1 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 1 which is the true #1?? hehe
I have a 360 and a pre-ordered PS3, but stories like this that are TOTALLY ONE SIDED really kind of piss me off. Same goes for when you see an ALL HYPE 360 article coming from a dedicated 360 site. As I said, I have a PS3 ordered, BUT .. if given the choice, I still would have liked to PAY LESS and have Sony keep the Blue Ray Drive.
1. Your called DJ 2. Your called Gametime 3. Your called Achira 4. Your called THE TRUTH 5. Your called PS3 Fan Those are the only reasons to get a PS3.
I did find that amusing.
Contrary to what many people claim, price is not an opinion. Outlaw claims that the author's price comparisons are opinions in order to debunk the article's credibility when in fact the prices presented are irrefutable. PS3 owners will have a ton of functionality that can be used at any time they choose, and without the existence of hidden costs. http://www.physorg.com/news... The HDTV market is expanding at an incredible rate, and anyone who owns a PS3 can use its HD movie functionality without having to spending hundreds of dollars for an add-on. Sony made a great decision by including HDMI 1.3 and Blu-ray movie playback inside the PS3, along with 1080p. Instead of milking consumers they decided to give them the best possible gaming/movie experience possible.
Think how many gamers just want to buy a console just for GAMES and not for movies. And then think about how many people will want the ps3 to play games & movies. I think you'll find that the number of gamers that want a console just for games and for alot cheaper is far far greater than the number of people who want to have both.
People are getting excited about the console because of its incredible software lineup, which dwarfs anything that Microsoft or Nintendo showed at TGS. It's all about the games, and Sony's winning by a mile in that department. The movie functionality is just a bonus considering the console already has the drive built in. If it didn't have that functionality, haters would yell at Sony anyway and change their accusations from "they're only pushing Blu-ray movies; they don't care about games!" to "why didn't they put blu-ray movie playback in? They're ripping consumers off!". Either way, they'd accuse Sony of having underhanded tactics.
The PS3 was designed with no thought about the developers at all, their mentality is we will create this product that has all the cutting edge advancements and let the developers figure out the rest. I think this is wrong and is the reason why most games for the PS3 are just graphical enhancements with no real gameplay innovations, the reason is the people creating the games are too busy putting the pieces together just to make the game and figure out online capabilities plus pay for the extreme development costs. Gears of War on the xbox360 was 10 million dollars and the company(Epic) is gonna make huge profits while making an awesome game because Microsoft cares about their software developers so there working less and making more profit so that they can continue to create great games with great innovations.
Oh wait wait wait what has MS done better other then better graphics? Do the have a controller that has motion control? No! Do they have it to where if the need for more space is required that the games can play on a HD-Dvd? No! Do they give you the console with everything ready play the best it can? No! (Requiring a patch to upscale games to 1080p ring any bells?) MS doesn't care about it's gamers anymore then Sony really does. If you believe they do then you are brain washed by Billy Bob Gates and his happy fairy friend with the obsession with body art. They all want money they all want power of the others. This is like Lord of the Rings, we the Consumer are the Ring of Power, MS and Sony are the Goblin and Humans that want the Ring for themselves. Nintendo is Gollum because they had the Ring for a long time and lost it never to have it again. Sure they may get to see it and touch it but never really keep it.
Microsoft give their consumer choice, including putting a holt to sonys ruthless onslaught for total games industry domination!
Not even close to enough resons to justify $600. No gauranteed on-line networking is the biggest issue.
The $600 version just adds some hard drive space, wi-fi, and memory card readers, things that aren't required. The $500 version has everything you need though, and considering how much get for $100 more than a 360 it's a steal. And that's not even taking into account the power difference. The Online Network is already up and running and consumers will be able to access it from day one.
If you are talking about the cheaper version why do you compare it to the premium 360?? Thats $200 dollars more expensive, not $100.
You can't save games ($40 MRSP for MS memory card, $100 MSRP for 20GB HDD) It doesn't play every xbox360 game either. It is very crippled. Just say no to the CORE, the premium is the way to go. The $499 PS3 has everything you need to play from the get go (20GB HDD included).
=="The Online Network is already up and running.... "== I'm going to have to call you on this one, buddy. Link Please.
1.THE GAMES! the system will have a lot of good games from sequels to new franchises.ninche games like guitar hero,ddr,eye toy games,most likey namco made guncon games,new sixaxis function games,just GAMES in general that won't be on 360. 2.full backwards compatibility.if all works well,that means cds,dvds,..OKAY just any supported disc except hd-dvd(would be funny if it did.)ps1 and ps2 racking up thousands upon thousands upon THOUSANDS OF GAMES.if i don't find a game that is good on the shelf to buy,pull out one of my ps3 games or old ps2 or ps1 games to keep me occupied.you can't beat that.no buying hard drives.no downloading patches.it's B-U-I-L-T...I-N!!!love that! 3.movie playback.dvd movies if i don't want to buy bluray movies.bluray movies if i want to see them better.no buying add-ons which i hate with a passion.you should be only buying memory cards or controllers,not add-ons.but then wait,i don't HAVE TO BUY ANY MEMORY CARDS.love that!just like i did with xbox 1. 4.built in functions to support memory sticks,wireless,recharging controllers,surfing the internet,wifi,psp,hdmi.just built in baby.it's just built in. 5.suport from some of the best console developers in the industry.capcom,sega,konami,na mco,square-enix, even sony themselves.some say you don't need japan but somehow still love nintendo.point to games like lost odessey,lost planet,dead rising,resident evil,etc.THESE ARE JAPANESE GAMES PEOPLE.even though europe is on a roll.i mean full steam,and american companies are getting better too.just don't count out japanese support.360 is a good machine with great graphics,but it NEEDS SUPPORT FROM JAPAN TO WIN WORLDWIDE.but at least tecmo is hanging in there.that's my list.
" 2. Value ? Hmm. It is a cheap Bluray Player " the player is more then the Ps3 it self...... anyway his 5 points are not really telling me why i should buy one( but i will XD becozz i already planned that) and guess what its from the same site where where the 5 reasons why someone wasnt getting a Wii.
For all the X360 fans that say “no guaranteed online networking is the biggest issue.” Understand what you are saying. If you say that line you can no longer use the “PS3 is too expensive line” think about this if you say that the big advantage that X360 has over PS3 is that PS3 has no guaranteed online you are making an assumption that everything Sony said about having ANY TYPE of online support is a lie. (This is not to say if it will or will not match up to XBL) If you can make that assumption than you must let every PS3 fan make the assumption that you have paid or will pay for a gold package for you online support or you wouldn’t boast about X360 online capabilities. With that said it would mean that your X360 will cost you $399 (because if you have to one without the HDD you couldn’t download demos and trailers and things like that) + $40 x 5 (5 years for the system life cycle, which by the way to me is short) that is $399 + $200 = $599 that is the same price as a premium PS3 that will supposedly let you PLAY games head to head online for FREE. (Not all but most games hopefully) So that alone justifies the price for most people, then once you add the other things that you might not use, but more than likely will just cause you can, like the Blu-ray player the WiFi the card readers. (at lest for avatars and stuff like that) Then you start to see the value of a system that is all inclusive. If people didn’t want all inclusive stuff we wouldn’t keep adding features to cell phone. Like a camera, then a movie camera, then email, then the blackberry came out, then text messaging, then AIM on phones, the list goes on and on. We as consumers like to have all inclusive stuff that’s why TV DVD combos got so popular. As far as this article goes it really wasn’t news but I didnt hear X360 fan complaining when false information was being spread about the PS3 and it was just opinion and not news. This is just the yin to the yang of all the bad press that the PS3 was and is still getting. The author of this article even said so, themselves in the first couple of lines. Just a thought. “Jump In” and “Welcom3 Chang3”
Even if you don't agree its better to have everything in one complete package. Don't agree with the price don't buy it yet. A price drop already hapend in Japan before the console released . It took about a year for a $100 price drop on the PS2 (dating from the US release). Dont like the price wait and enjoy a 360 or a Wii. PS I own a 360 dont flame.