The Xbox 360 had an early lead in this console war, but now, Microsoft seems to be faltering behind Sony (and not only in Japan, where the 360 doesn't stand a chance against Nintendo and Sony's vice-like grasp on the market.)
Yeah the war between PS3 and 360 really took of after the format war. Now is time to see how those two companies will fight this out. So far Sony has been dominating this year...Microsoft is bout to do well with the recent price.
yes M$ will see a spike in sales due to the price cut...but the PS3 will still outsell the 360 in EU..without dropping it's price... and if Sony Lowers the price of the PS3 right now in NA the PS3 could be doing Wii numbers..
i said it last year. It is now developing in front of your eyes.......Sonys strategy was well divised. They simply went into a war attacking from many different angles trying to reach the sole spot of resistance. That spot everyone wanted seems to be in sonys hands now. Your living room We will experience a PS3 take over this year in the movie and game front.We all know this, its simply as clear as crytal. Honestly though, do you really think blockbuster games and movies is all that the ps3 can deliver? Do you think a mere dvr function and remote play is all SCE have planned? LOL.....ps3 is gonna be the center of many home theaters. For many reasons. Stay tuned, The evil geniuses at sony are not done impressing playstation owners.
Who really cares about this? DVD's are here to stay and downloads are becoming more popular every day. The most important thing are games. In that regard, the PS3 just can't compete.
why do you try to look like the real Meus
I think it's funny trolls do this. If you really dislike Meus, then you should also know that "Imitation is the GREATEST form of flattery."
Why do them mods allow this fake account to exist?
resistance = idiot
Its over BOTS.
Sony is doing to the US video gaming market what Toyota did with the car market. The Japanese take their jobs and their customers very seriously, hence the success they have achieved so far. PS3 is not gonna be any different from the PS2, specially with Blu Ray being the dominant format, they will sell tons and tons of PS3's. On the other hand, Microsoft have been treating their customers like sh1t, with a faulty game console that demands sequential purchases and the most ridiculous case of bad hardware development, and finally a game line up for 2008 that is being put to shame by the Wii. I honestly can see the Japanese executives siting on their boarding rooms and laughing, laughing hard of Nazisoft incompetence. Nazisoft is too stupid to change, they will keep coming with crap (compare to the Japs) at every gaming generation, just like the American cars. Don't get me wrong, they will learn from their mistakes, but will never be a winner.
Blu-ray is icing on the cake...the next 6 months will be extremely interesting.
That's what 1 in..... 46735438763584358 Americans? ^roughly ;)
PS3 outsold x360 in USA too for JAN+FEB There are 42 million PS2 owners in USA. 30% of them would convert to PS3 with GTA4,MGS4,GT5 PROLOGUE this year. all those 42 million PS2 owners would be converting to PS3 in the upcoming years so thats a big amount
sony took a HUGE risk with the PS3 and they got it right. this will have a big impact on future consumers migrating to this gen in the next year - 10 yrs.
more like in the next 2 years..in 10 years Blu Ray would have completely saturated the market
In 10 years download content will be going strooooooong.
this is just starting the 2nd year the PS3 has been out. Developing kits were late and the PS3 is not a familiar structure like the 360 so all we are seeing is 360 games on PS3. But the change is about to begin. By the end of the year certain games (developed specifically for PS3) will begin to show the PS3. But thing is, the way it's made and with blu ray, in 3 years it will become common for one or two levels of a good game to fill a 50 bluray and even then there will be a certain games that use multiple discs.
in 10 years MAYBE. but it won't be replacing hard media. just an option.
Once download content become a reality i think hard media will slow down in terms of sales. is like music, now you can download it from everywhere, there no reason to buy cd's when you can have all your music in one litlle place (ipod).
The music industry's CD sales are not being destroyed by legal downloads with DRM. They were destroyed by illegal, DRM free downloads. Trust me, the overwhelming majority of people with every song they ever wanted and 5000 track personal libraries on the iPod for mp3 players did not pay from the songs. This will not happend with Bluray Movies. Case in point, you can get Bluray rips now. They're just too big to proliferate and there's limited places you can play them back. It's difficult if not impossible to put them back onto any medium without losing resolution or audio fidelity. It's easier and cheaper just to buy the disc. If you download a 320kbs or 256kbs mp3 you can burn it and tranfer it without losing any fidelity. You're comapring apples to oranges.
MSFT needs to figure out how to beat Blu-ray not PS3 as a gaming console as much. PS3 is being purchased as a DVD player more than anything. decapitator's fanboyism is getting sickening, he's getting so bad people are starting to ignor his news posts..
yes, 11 million people bought the PS3 for a dvd player. keep telling yourself that over and over again. you're delusional. look at the software to userbase RATIO. sure looks like people are buying games don't it?
X360 is finished Nothing will revive a DEAD BOX 3 FIX ME PS3 has already surpassed x360 in europe X360 is purchased for being used as a TRASH BOX
Your tears are delicious.
is so sickening that 180+ people already ignore him. He is the most pathetic, sad fanboy of all.
This is like the 8th article today talking about the same thing. Slow day in the industry or the the sony defence group broke loose?
What's more important than determining how we'll get our HD?
I LOVE GOOD NEWS!!! ;-D
How the mighty have fallen. Last year there was so much confidence in your posts when you talk trash about the PS3. However now not only are you posting less on PS3 articles but when you do you just sound desperate. Anyway things have shifted so fast am sure some Microsoft execs have nose bleeds. Sony are clearfully executing their strategy it's puzzling how much Sony seemed to have taken Microsoft by surprise. It's almost as if Microsoft didn't expect this console gen was gonna end December 2007. With the way things seem to be going in Microsofts Xbox devision i wouldn't be surprised if they announced a new Xbox this E3.
The confidence never went anywhere. We all know there will be some months that go to Phony, but don't think for a second that next month and many months beyond that this trend will continue because it won't. So don't come crying next month when your movie machine is outsold.
Ah, Power of Green............such a CLOWN! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
But Ps3 still did better in the first year. 18 million install base vs 11 million install base.... I wonder how many of those 18 million are repeat customers due to broken xboxes. sorry reliability problems from the xbox are going to cause long term problems for the conosle.
MS isn't doing too bad this time around. And sales numbers don't reflect broken systems. I never got a new one back when I sent it back. But Bluray will play a part in this consoles record, and next XBOX will have it. I think MS will release a new XBOX next year to be honest. They have the money, some people will buy the next XBOX with bluray instead of the PS3 because it's new and they love MS but then the PS3 will always be cheaper at that point and they will go back and forth I'm guessing.
and right now the 360 just doesn't have the endurance to keep up with its competitors
I think they will release a new system next year with bluray, wifi, the latest greatest graphic chip, and re-do XBL to compete with Home
^^ @ 9.1 but it'd be a waste of energy, time, and resources when that happens. so why not just save up for the next gen
MS simply can't maintain the fight in this generation. They will be a success due to games, but they won't dominate th competition. Funny thing is, if Downloads were to oust Bluray (which it will not), this generation's XBox 360 is too loud to truy enjoy HD movies with HD Audio. On Xbox 360, no movie has a quiet passage. You hear the roaring 360 fan during quiet passages. @longduckdong: next-gen will have 802.11n, built-in tuners (ala PlayTV)
It's been an excellent 2 months for Sony, and it's only going to get better. God damn I can't wait till Gran Turismo and MGS releases. oh one more thing... Who ever thinks that PowerofGreen is a little B!tch gimme a "Hellz yeah!" or you could simply agree with me
Hellz Yeah! PS3 Rules! PLAY B3YOND or Don't play at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah it rules- Barbie Doll Home world and little glittering trophies. How awesome. You can play with your dolls and watch movies!!!
Where is the good old console war, I miss it, nahhh, not really.
M$ have supply issues, peaople are buying PS3rds now just for a blu-ray player. Lets see the sh!t on your faces next month, and the month after that etc... etc... when we crush you into the ground again! WE DON'TR WANT YOUR FOREIGN SH!T IN OUR HOLY GLORIOUS LAND! You PAGAN fanboys go move to Japan, purify our soil! HA HA HA HA!
Again, since when does a blog become news? This is all opinion and conjecture. The only real facts we have are the POS3 sold a paltry bit more than the 360 in 2 months. Nothing groundshaking or surprising. With the price drop in Europe, a possible price drop in the US and GTA 4 coming next month, there's nothing at all for MS to worry about it. Look at the NPD numbers and you will see the trend- the POS3 is only selling more because of HD movies, not game titles. Devil May Cry is fine example of how the 360 is doing circles around the movie machine. And again, 6 of the top 11 titles in the NPD numbers are 360 titles. So the POS3 girls can understand more easily- $184 million in software sales for the 360. $97 million for sofware sales for the POS3. Speaks volumes.
ps3 still sold games so i don't see how people are only buying it as a movie player. it's a perk but not the means to an end. a paltry bit more than the 360? maybe so in NA, but overall the ps3 outsold the 360 worldwide. are you so bored that you have to come around and make comments that amount to whining?
Repeat, Downloads contain DRM. You can't take the movie to a friend's house. No extra's. Can't loan it out. Can't sell your game machine without losing all your download investment. Can't play the movie in a room without a game machine. Thene there's the fact that without BD, the game console suffers. It's not ready for next-gen games. As an XBox and P3 owner I can tell you, swapping DVDs is a drag ad not something I'm interested in. They said the same thing about printed media. PDFs and the Internet would kill newspapers and books. You see how well that worked out. Microsoft is just trying to force Sony to reduce their royalty fees. I don't have a problem with that. It is dangerous to let Sony monopolize our chosed HD media format. But, MS made the choice not to commit to HD DVD by integrating it.
I still say bluray discs will never be as successful as dvd or vhs. Why? Because digital distrubution is the future. The size of hard drives are increasing and the cost is decreasing. The next wave of faster internet has already begun. I say it will begin in about 5 years. If you think it's not going to happen all you have to do is look at the music industry. The cd has completely vanished. Stores like Tower Records have gone out of business. The same will happen with movies.
In the UK, BT aren't upgrading central London to fibre for another 10 years. Digital distribution may be viable in 20 years for the UK. At the minute, the average speed is 2MB and millions of people are still on dial up to 512kb, if they can get broadband at all. Digital distribution will never be anything more than an alternative to disc media. Especially when the major pushers of DD only offer DRM ridden rental movies at 720p.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.