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
Playstation 3 standard: $599.99
PS3 Network Platform: Free
Wireless Networking Adapter: Built-in
Blu-ray player: Built-in
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.
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??
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.
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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.
I own a Xbox 360 which will be my consoleof choice. To keep this simple since we have already bickered about it's price and other features that are useless to me.
MY 3 reasons to purchase a PS3 would be because of:
1.The gaming library and some sequals I might wanna play.
I'll stay away from the negatives for now. But thats all folks, another PS2 with great graphics.
Why do Sony Fanboys always say the XBox360 is more? But they have to include every single add-on that there is to make their case.
XBox Wireless Adapter: -99.99
I do not need a wireless network adapter, i use a wired connection with is much better. (Good thing Microsoft doesn't fore me to pay for it)
HD-DVD: -199.99 I have no interest in the HD-DVD player add on, a few years down the road when a winner is chosen i would rather get a stand alone high quality one. (Good thing Microsoft doesn't force me to pay for something i don't want)
So you are being forced to purchase things you don't need, you get a controller with no rumble.
If i bought a PS3 with these options included, they would never be used, so how is that value, in that i'm paying for something i never use.
but in the Sony Fanboy twisted logic it is a value
first of all I must be honest and admit I am more in favor of the ps3 over the 360 even though I think it is a good machine and I respect their fans(atleast the ones that are open minded).
the comments that were made about not needing wireless online play are valid as it is more of a luxury and is nice to have but is not needed to play online. however its the only argument against sony's value for money statement I can agree with. as someone already mentioned before the playstation 3 has a 499 version. Is everyone forgetting about the 499 version? the 499 version eliminates the things that are luxuries not necessities which give people choice. some have commented that you cant compare the lesser ps3 model to the premium 360 but since the main argument is money value its all about what you get for what your spending bottom line so don't let titles like premium or lesser model fool you from comparing what you're really getting for what you're spending. that said the 499 ps3 is a more direct comparison with the premium 360.
both have 20 gig hdds
both dont have wi-fi
both have a total of 512meg memory
both come with one wireless controller
both have roughly the same horsepower
both can be played on sdtv through rca (red,yellow,white cables) or component cables
but both need hdtv(minimum of 720p) to see the full potential of the visuals they offer.
both offer online play (although we dont know sony's full intentions) they both have this right out of the box.
the only real difference between the two is the lesser ps3 model comes with a standard hd movie player that is also a mass storage medium for games.
a full internet browser giving choice for those who get the machine for strictly gaming to go to sites just for gaming or for those who want to go to sites that are non game related like a full browser on a computer operating system. you are getting those things for 100 dollars more. the hd-dvd add on alone will most likely cost more than 100 dollars(and even if it did only cost 100 dollars it will only be able to play movies which is only half of what the standard blu-ray player can do since its used for games as well) not to forget the premium 360 doesn't have hdmi(not a necessity but a definite benefit for people who have high in hdtvs or plan on getting one some day)or a full internet browser. some still argue that a blu-ray player could of been optional and they would rather have the choice to have one or not but they should realize the pros and cons of optional versus standard.
yes having the option will let you decide rather you want to save 100 dollars and not have it but the cons to that is if you had the option to have it or not would mean that it wont be in every home that buys the console. meaning game developers wont use it to hold game content because it makes no business sense for them to do it if everyone doesn't have it ie. you cant make something for everyone that everyone that has the console cant use because everyone doesn't have the same standard equipment.everyone must at least consider what I mention earlier when I said the lesser(499 plus tax)ps3 and the premium 360(399 plus tax)are really directly comparable but I think a lot of people are over looking that especially since retailers(who prefer you buy the 599 version atleast in america according to sony) and some media were pushing to every one to buy the 599 version since it has hdmi but that is no longer an issue because both versions come with it now. over all the 499 ps3 is still more value for the money when you consider what it comes standard with especially when you consider the blu-ray player is used primarily for games and as a bonus a hd movie player(whether or not blu-ray beats hd-dvd or not is pointless for ps3 owners because its used for the main reason we buy game consoles... for the games! Anyway I hope this helps some people although I know some of you may have already known this.
ps. I didn't compare the 599 ps3 version with the premium 360 like most are because I agree I does come with a lot of luxuries that are not needed to enjoy the full experience of the console and can be added on later, even though having an extra 40 gigs of hard drive, wi-fi and built in memory card selector wouldn't make it a rip off in my opinion.
Movie watching and upgraded games you loved on the first two PS's are the only reasons to warrent the purchase. Thats two reasons. MS is on top, no one care's about bargons if the bargon is too costly. The bulk of consumers do not pay for console's over $200 bucks. lol It's just video games and most will give a rats ass about something that's over half a grand $700 to $900 for a pad, games, tax, warrenty most people don't think about how much they will spend on somthing down the raod but $900 at once, WOW!.
"if all of that stuff WAS expected in a console then Sony would have delivered at a better value"
If it was expected then Microsoft would have included it. But they choose not to force us, or using their fanbase as pawns in a format war.
How do you know the value would be better? The add-ons for the 360 would be cheaper if they were part of the system. It will NOT add 99.99 to add wifi to the console if they choose to make it standard.
$600 dollar console, $60 tax, $60 good warrenty, $50 controller, $40-$120 HDMI (come on cheap/$10 cable for an $600 ps3), $180-$200 three launch tittles. Bargon or not people hate to buy a console without at least some trim-ins. Fanboys don't speak for the crowd Sony said their going after. With the Wii and 360 most will see as a bargon because people buy video games to play video games. Soccer moms ect do not care about WiFi and all the other BS. That's why blu-ray and the old fav'z(games) are the only two reasons to buy PS3, JUST TO PLAY GAMES OR TO BUY LITTLE TIMMY GAMES TO GET HIM TO SHUT UP IS NO BARGON IF YOU'RE GETTING PS3. Sony will loose much/bulk of their fanbase that where made up Soccer moms/kids, and casual don't really care types about power just give me games group.
"People are getting excited about the console because of its incredible software lineup, which dwarfs anything that Microsoft or Nintendo showed at TGS".
Are you stupid?
1. What the hell did sony show at TGS that they didnt show at E3? plase fill me in!!
2. Sony had playable demo's...umm but so did microsoft, and which game drew the biggest crowd err i thinbk that would be "blue dragon".
3. Why the hell would microsoft reveal and show everything when they had CLEARLY STATED that "X06" Xbox's OWN EVENT would be right after TGS. so i ask you agian why the hell would microsoft announcing everything and put all their effort in at TGS????
4. your right neitendo didnt show up il give you that but your other comments are clearly [email protected] Sony's showing at TGS Dwarfs Micrsoft & neitendo's showing LOL that is funny.
Yes finally Positive news!!!
It's hilarious that people are saying that a reason for buying the PS3 is the better games. Like it's a fact. After the announcements, seeing PS3 exclusives become multiplatform, and even getting a few exclusives of our own, having Gears of War, it actually looks the opposite way to the Xbox fans. You don't like me saying that though, do you? The same five games are being run in front of me as to why the PS3 has better games, and I don't want any of them. None. If you don't like me saying that, why should the Xbox fans take it too? Aceept that the better lineup of games depends on who you are.
And don't kid yourself. You could argue all you like that an HD-DVD player and wifi adaptor will make my xbox cost more than a PS3. But when I bought it, it cost £280. I don't want the wifi or HD-DVD player. So the add on cost of a 360 is a reason why YOU would buy a PS3, not a reason to buy a PS3.
That can be said about any feature for any system though. Many say buy an Xbox because of its proven online play. That's a reason they'd buy one, not I.
I'll agree that no person can claim which games are the best in absolution. I do prefer Playstation 2's gaming library to Xbox's. The type/style of games I play are usually found on Playstation.
Not to say that I have typical Sony tastes. I can't stand playing RPGs, dislike FF, GTA, GT, and MGS. But for me, the ps2 was still a more enjoyeable gaming platform. And looking at what games are on the horizon, I feel that it will continue to provide the most fun for me.
everybody should like exactly the same things as me. we should all be the same, and have the same tastes. that goes for games, food, movies, books, hobbies, ect. no personal preference allowed. since i think onions are gross, so should everybody else. quit selling them, and putting them in my burgers. speaking of which. burger king is way better than mcdonalds. mcdonalds is not next-gen at all. they don't even have sesame seeds on their buns, and their load times are much slower because they aren't flame broiled. ALL HAIL BURGER KING!!!
DJ's wrong! I watched that [email protected]
Those are absolutely lame reasons to get a PS3
Reason #1: Because the fanboi punks can't afford one.
The reason i'm buying a PS3. EBAY
Because you want one. Stop the comparisons already! What irks me more than anything is comparing a system that's not out yet to a system that is...and yet stating one is superior over the other?!?
And the pricing comparisons are just ridiculous. The 360 does not need to be compared feature by feature, there are great games on the 360 that you won't see on the ps3 (and vice versa). And games are the primary reasons you buy a gaming console.
lol! its coming..ps2 owners go get your money ready so we can continue this lovely next generation of gaming .Don`t cheat on your ps2 with a different console just yet.Remember it`s playstation and let no one fool you picking anything else before that.It`s just now they trying to get their own AAA titles which its no problem because playstation already got them since 1995-2006...just give it some time after lauch and you`l get the ps2 experience with even better graphics and AI.
the others are crap. Just fanboyism at its best.
This is the thing i hate with Xbox Fanboys. I mean, anyone who knows me, knows that i like 360 more than PS3, but i dont hate the PS3 and work for a ps3 website and plan on getting one at Launch. But all of these fricked up 360 fanboys saying everything that is good for the PS3 sucks, and Xbox 360 is GOD. Well my 360 crashed twice on me, so its not all that great, but i still stayed in there and still prefere 360 over PS3. I wrote an article abhout why its not bad to get a PS3, and imeadiate reaction on this site "Fanboy, Fanboyist article, Piece of Crap" and all by fanboys(themselves) of the 360. But its the same as PS3 fanboys. They think PS rules the world, when in reality, PS3 isnt lookin that great from a fan-base and sysem base way. But i wish all fanboys would just die and go to hell. Also, Why dont the 360 fanboys just stay on their 360 news and the PS3 fanboys stay on PS3 news. *I just find it weird that ppl keep saying oh Xbox 360 rules and is so better than PS3, yet they keep posting comments on the PS3 news side and not the 360 side. Actually if you see, there are way more topics and fanboyist fights on the PS3 rather than the 360. And also, if all these Xbox ppl have a 360, which i think half of them dont, then why dont they go play there system. I love mine, I spend most days about 5hrs on mine, and not all day on this site making ppl believe that i have a 360, when they dont like some ppl ive meet on this site. I just wish ppl could talk about games and consoles in a normal manner, rather than b!tching all the time on how this artcile is not true, and this is fanboyist, and PS3 sucks, and Thats CGI. I think for the most part, most of the 360 fans on here are scared that 360 wont do as well as they wished. But then thats what you all get if you choose sides and be dumb-ass fanboys for a particular company. Good thing im a fanboy for all systems, cause i hope all systems do equally as good, and do the thing we are all here to see, which is games.
more poeple will read it. A list was posted and most excuses to buy a a PS3 PEOPLE dont agree with. Each individual has his/her own taste.
I like FPS so i prefer rumble and not motion. Does this make me a fanboy?
I dont want blu-ray. I prefer HDDVD. so its not a bargain for ME. Does this make me a fanboy?
I do like some SONY games but not enough to justify a PS3 purchase. I like Shadow OTC, Katamari and maybe one more. Im not really into RPG's. Does this make me a Fanboy?
Because i beleive that 360 games have the SAME graphics as PS3, does that make me a fanboy?
If a list is being posted i will either agree or disagree. I just happen to beleive that this list is CRAP. thats just me.
you dont like Blu-Ray but you like HD DVD. Blu-Ray is in PS3, Xbox 360 has HD DVD. You like Xbox 360.
You like FPS, but when PS3 has an FPS(like RFOM), its garbage. You Like 360.
You saying that you like some games on PS, but ur not really a RPG person, and seeing is how 360 has like no RPG's except Oblivion and PS3 has a lot, you like 360.
The only thing you say that doesnt make you fall under the category of a 360 fanboy is that both PS3 and 360 have equally the same graphics, and which i agree to. But see, Im not a fanboy.
I dont think either Blu-ray or HD DVD suck, i like em both. I dont mind having a controller with no rumble and motion, and a controller with rumble and no motion. I like lots of Games for both systems, and i dont care if they are all RPG's or not.
You see the difference. You see, you say your not a fanboy, but all your points lead you into being a 360 fanboy. Plus on numerous occasions, when ive said something good about the PS3, you would fire back and say thats fanboyism and PS3 is crap. So you may not see it urself, but yea, you are a fanboy. Maybe not soo much like some ppl ive seen, but if i had 100% id say your 80%-360, and maybe 15%-Wii and 5%PS3.
another thing, he states the built in battery pack as a good thing... doesn't that mean you'll need to buy a whole new control pad when the rechargable battery inevitably gets inefficient? All rechargable batteries are only good for a few months.
I've heard from a guy working for Ebay (marketing div.) that the Wii & PS3 pre-orders together are already higher than the sales seen this year on the 360 !? This is scary!!! I hope they don't slow down on making games for my 360!! Please!!!
Not a fanboy just a GAMER.
I seperate GAMES and MOVIES. I could care less who comes out with HDDVD. Its toshiba not microsoft. I prefer it Because it is more affordable and has a great picture.
Yes i do love FPS but i dont buy them all. Why would i buy RFOM when i can buy COD3 and a few other SPS. I should buy a PS3 for 1 FPS that will be exclusive. It dont sound logical.
The 360 currently has 3 RPGs.
-Final fantasy XI
and will be getting
-Blue Dragon ( Flagship title)
-Lost Odysee (Flagship title)
-Trusted bell ( name?)
-Phantasy star but yet i still have an 360.
I dont think Blu-ray sucks but when im given a choice i prefer HDDVD. Its less costly and has the same picture quality. They are exactly like the PS3 and 360. Execpt one is more expensive.
Why would i want to spen more money on something that has the same quality?
Im not a fanboy. I just see the article and post my opinion. It doesn't matter to me what system it is.
I own a 360 and I am happy with that. And people looking forward to the PS3 will be happy with their choice too. The only thing that makes me not fully trust the PS3 is the troubles they have had over the past few months. If a 1 or 2 years go by and the PS3 turns out to be worth it I'll get one.
But gut says watch and wait.
I have been a gamer for 21 years and the only reason I can come up with for wanting a PS3 is my love for Sony products. But as a gamer I look at the components of the console itself, services, and software but see nothing to get hype about right away.
I'm getting it because the PS1 and PS2 were amazing consoles with a ton of amazing titles, and the PS3 is following in the exact same footsteps. It's offering the greatest technology, the greatest value, and the largest selection of great titles. I don't see what's wrong with getting a PS3, even if you do hate Sony.
And seriously, enough with the offhand comments like "They've let us down", "They're forcing unproven technology onto us", and "They're having troubles". It's nice that you're trying to paint a negative image of the company, but these vague comments really don't mean anything. Sometimes it seems like you guys are referring to Sony like an ex-girlfriend, which is hilarious. Come on, 104 million PS2 owners can't be wrong.
You did not even read my post clearly. And you act like I'm totally anti play station. True I'm not a die hard fan but I will call it like I see it.
And if you want me to be real the PS3 has no games that are 1st party or even next gen promoted titles that make it worth $600.00 at all.
Just think about it. The PS3 launches in 6 weeks. How much of the people who want one really know the price. Any time people bring it up to me they say did you hear it was $600.00? People do not even know what games are coming out. It's really sad. And you’re a fan boy so you think every one feels like you. Let me tell ya they don’t. We the gamers on this site are a very small minority not every person wants to know about CPU's and GPU's RAM and system memory. Most people just say what is it and how much dose it cost.
$600.00 for a console/toy will turn more away than anything I post on this web site. Do not let my post get to you, because if this gets to you think about how you will feel when 01/07 hits and the dust is starting to settle from the PS3 and Wii launch.
2. Value for Money
Despite the price tag, the PS3 is excellent value for a very small amount of people. sure, the console itself is $200 more expensive, but for the 1% of gamers who have 1080p tv's, and the small percent of gamers who actually game using a wirless connection, and the even smaller amount of gamers who will buy blu ray movies on their standard definition tv's...its forcing you to buy 200 dollars worth of stuff you don't want nor need. Interesting indeed.
Xbox 360 Standard: $330 on many sites NOW
Gold Xbox Live Subscription: At least $34.99 (per year) if you are a gamer who cares about an award winning unmatched online service.
Wireless Networking Adapter: $19.99 at best buy. any standard adapter works. But once again, only if you are one of the very small percentage of gamers who game wirelessly. Wired is always the best option for online gaming. Less lag/better connection. The 360 comes with the online cable as well.
HD-DVD: $199.99 bundled with a blockbuster movie out the box and remote.
Total: $585 dollars and thats ONLY if you need every single one of those options...which for 99% of gamers...they don't. So why make them pay for what they don't need. Interesting...
Playstation 3 standard: $599.99
PS3 Network Platform: Free but no details on what you actually have to pay for. No details have emerged with only a month or so left till launch.
Wireless Networking Adapter: Built-in if you are a gamer who 1. plays online and 2. uses wireless to play online.
Blu-ray player: Built-in Great deal if you intend on buying blu ray movies and have a 1080p tv.
Total: $599.99 with no movie, no game included. Just a console and one controller for over half a grand. Interesting.
Sony tells you that you're getting a more poweful console but none of the games shown yet compare to the 360's AAA titles...hmmmm, with a hard drive 3 times the size...for what exactly? Who needs that much hard drive space right away? The average gamer? The average sony fan? the guy who buys 1 or 2 games a year? ha ha ha ha, a tilt-sensitive controller thats been tried and found not to be anything more than a gimmick. Your arms get tired and its a hassle more than fun. Actually its fun for the first 5 minutes then you want to turn off the motion sensing. ha ha ha ..and card readers built in for WHO? The average gamer needs a card reader? OK? So there's no doubt that the PS3 is great value for a very small amount of gamers....
Its plain and Simple, Ps3 is the better deal and the best value for 2% of gamers in the world today.
In fact, it's the 20GB PS3 that's meant for mainstream consumers, and at $500 it offers much more functionality and power than the $400 Xbox 360. The 20GB version is the Premium System, while the 60GB version is the OverKill System. It has a bunch of things that most people don't need, such as memory card ports, wi-fi, and more hard drive space; best of all, this functionality can be placed on the 20GB version as well. There were no compromises made in the design of the SKUs.
This is what the Premium 20GB system offers:
Up to 7 wireless devices (including 4 controllers).
Blu-ray movie playback for free.
Full backwards compatibility for PS1 and PS2 titles.
Upgradeable 20 GB hard drive.
Free online multiplayer.
Free web browser.
Sony's strategy is to ensure that their decisions don't hamper the needs of game developers, which is why the Blu-ray drive and Hard Drive are standard across all systems. By the end of 2006, nearly 25% of households across America will have HDTVs. I know you tried to make that number smaller by only counting 1080p screens, but 720p is an HD resolution as well. However, 1080p and HDMI are becoming standards in the HDTV market so the number of TVs with those capabilities will only continue to increase. Thankfully, Sony has support for that functionality built into the box at no extra cost to the consumer. =]
At least 1/3rd of ps3 owners decided to abandon Sony for the original Xbox. Anyone who works at an EB games or any other gaming store will tell you that most of the ps2 sales are guys buying another one because its so cheap and replacing broken ones. I think its safe to say 1/4 of the ps2 sold since launch 6 years ago are replacements. I would think that there are less than 50 million working ps2's out there now. I would love to see a survey on that. I'm sure 50 million is a high number. I went through 3 in 6 years. I have many friends who have bought at least 2 through the years. Sony's true fan base is a lot smaller than sony thinks right now. And with that high price point they have lost many of what they had left. Its really just common sense. Xbox built 24 million fans taking away from sony's unhappy fans. Now MS will build on the 24 million with the even more unhappy fans due to the price. Interesting indeed.
I bought an xbox however when I bought my xbox I didn't abandoned my PS2. That's just the fanboy talk. GAMERS, yes GAMERS do game on more than one console ;)
Just like buying a PS3 doesn't mean I'm abandoning my 360. Again being a GAMER rather than a fanboy, the world is much larger :)
not only do you get hdmi,you get bluray playback and full backwards compatibility with ps1 and ps2 and dvd.since you forgot tax on all that,that's less than 360 price.not all games will be 1080 and most likely support 720.online hasn't been shown or what comes in the box for ps3.you're assuming top gamer.psp had spiderman 2 bundled in it.ps3 could have anything bundled with it.you also can't assume which is more powerful until more games are made on it.so everything you said is an opinion.microsoft did tilt for pc not console.and no one cared and now they want you to believe console gamers shouldn't care until they make it for console.100 more for what's in the box built in is a steal.
i was going to respond to what he said.