Game Almighty's Matt Butrovich writes, "...things are looking much better for the Playstation 3 in 2008. But is it worth buying yet? Should that $600 tax rebate coming in May be allocated for a PS3? Let's take a look."
one word yes
Well, actually BEST time to get PS3 is in June with 80GB MGS4 bundle and dualshock3, imo. I believe over 500k PS3 will be sold that week WW.
I'll be one of those guys :)
actually it was time to buy the ps3 ever since the price dropped
it was worth buying the ps3 a year ago. and the value just gets bigger and bigger.
gotta add Worth since launch Affordable since Pricedrop Ineffitable when the MGS4 bundle arrives
sorry early adopters lol. Right now = NOOOO, duh Winter 2008 = undeniable YES
"Should that $600 tax rebate coming in May be allocated for a PS3?" its already costing 400$!! and yes its time to buy one and was time and will always be good time to buy one!!
It's funny how even xbox owners say PS3 will have a great 08 but not now. Once your live subcription you should sell your 360 and buy the PS3.
PS3 RRP = $699
There's nothing but positives for the system. Both the immeadiate and the distant future is bright. The System has a long life ahead of it. It's archetecture allows it to be competitive for the future. PSN hasn't even touched its potential and its free. Yeah, get it if you can. I'd wait for the MGS4 bundle but that's just me.
On release was my time and I've NEVER doubted the investment.
I thought it was time to buy one at the US launch. Never once regretted my purchase.
Actually, I got a PS3 with full backwards compatibility. The 60 gig is still the best IMO. Plus I got to kick ass at resistance and motorstorm. Granted there was a dry spell there but, not getting to play online for 7 months was not worth the 100 dollars I would have saved.
I've had mine for a while now, but he says that for those that haven't bought one yet, there's no compelling reason to buy one RIGHT NOW. He says that those that have yet to adopt are better off waiting until the MSG4 80 gig bundle w/ DS3 comes out. Surely you can agree with that. Surely we can agree with that. edit: I never regretted my purchase. I actually bought a 360 last summer, and returned it the next day when I found out that the ps3 was pricedropped. However, I don't see a compelling reason not to wait.
Yep, we can as you will be getting better value for your money, unless you are a Gran Turismo Fan living in europe then pick the GT bundle up next week. As for me i Paid £425 on launch day for it and have never regreted it since
I don't agree. If I didn't have one I know I could not let GTA4 go by without me buying one. A 360 would not be an option because of this years line up.
I've had mine since Sept. and have never felt bad with my choice. BC would be nice but I have my PS2 and really I'm not going to go back and play to many PS2 games anytime soon. Also Duel Shock really isn't that big of a deal IMO. Although I do agree in part with the article and if you can wait for that MGS4 bundle than do it.
You don't think it's worth waiting three months? Clearly it's not TOO important to those who haven't adopted yet, what's a few more months?
I agree. A few months won't kill anyone.
Yes Yes Mother Fukin Yes
I would wait until the MGS4 bundle.
Have a well-deserved bubble, it seems the PIGS have EATEN your other 4! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
The time has come my faithful PlayStation owners! ;) It's time to DESTROY this thing called xBox 360?(is it the DreamCast 2???) ;-D And DESTROY this thing called Micro$oft? Why do they want to own everything for??? They should stick to making peoples lives a misery when they try to use 'Windows' day in and day out!!! ;-D Poor xBox owners are so GULLIBLE!!! You got DUMPED buying the 1st xBox(Hmm...my PS2 still going strong!) and now your getting the Red Ring of Death!!! Why do you lot take this for??? +Why do you slag off PlayStation for no reason for??? Sounds like JEALOUSY to me??? Micro$oft and Bill don't care about you, you know??? Throw your xBox's in the bin and come to the company who KNOW how to do consoles and games. Just think you could be playing - MGS4 KillZone2 GT5 Resistance2 RE5 GTA4 GTA5;) (Only on PS3) LBP MotorStorm2 HaZe The Getaway 3 TimeSplitters 4 ;-P +FREE HOME +FREE PSN +many many more stuff;) It's time to GO NEXT-GEN!!! ;-D +To all my Loyal Disciples i hope you enjoyed playing PS1+PS2+PSP and now PS3;)
Sir Ken that games list is brill :P Yep PS3 is the Console to own :P
-EDIT- I don't know how this got up here, but it was in reply to #4 ROFLMFAO @ IAMPS3's image LOL that once had me going for awhile **BUBBLES** Also POG your comeback to 3FIXME's list is weak and extremely unconvincing to anyone who is looking for a comparison. I can't wait to see what the argument will be around this time next year when the PS3's exclusives library is out in full force and stacking up even more to be unleashed in 2009. If xbots can only brag about multi-platform games that are rapidly becoming equal on both consoles then it's a damn shame.
I remember when I felt it was time to buy a PS3. It was November 17th, 2006. I have never regretted buying my PS3.
...I like your thinking!
I've always had the same neutral attitude. Prove me wrong Sony.
Nothing personal, I just took it as a challenge. On page 93 of your comments, 283 days ago, you said: "dont get me wrong im a true MS fanboy but Sony has a successful history and a ton of followers ...regardless of how sh!tty the games are lol...lair!" It's still sorta neutral, thanks to the middle sentence, but that's the greatest deviation from neutraility I found. :)
Being a Microsoft fanboy doesn't mean I hate Sony and the PS3. Who's to say I won't become a Sony fanboy when the PS3 catches up? (you guys would win A LOT more arguments) The point is...I like games. --- And I admire the effort, but please do not ever search through my comments again.
that last little bit almost makes me want to go search through every single comment you've ever made. Then I realized I don't give two sh1ts about it. lol
Haha, what, you got something to hide? :P You have my word. You've made too many comments, anyway. :)
Is it finally time to stop posting articles like this one? They're getting old. It'd be better to post something like "Is it finally time to stop Xbox 360 production?" The answer would be yes. When? In 2 years. - Your friendly neighborhood Bill <3
My thoughts exactly. Good post Bill. I got the RROD yesterday btw.
right know it's killing me not to pick up the 40 gig. so a few months fills like a year to me.
i have 2 ps3 im buying another one my girl and my kids always on them msg bundle is for me
But I'm buying another for this summer when I'm away from home! I'll be a proud owner of two PS3's :)
I would wait for the GTA4 release just in case a price drop happens
would wait until it does at least one thing better than the 360. Otherwise why spend more for less.
It allready does, except for the RROD
No Ingame XMB. A rumble controller has to be bought seperate. No custom soundtracks/Ingame music 360 does these things fine.
Agreed! I already have every type of DVD player. I buy consoles for games theres no way I'll support a console that has proven to have weaker hardware than boasted (again). I always have to have the best console able to run the games the best or able to take games to the next level the best. No reason to own it I'v stop playing the console's supposed AAA Ip's before they even came to the Playstation platform.
LOL, we woun't never do anything better than the 360 1 - cheap ass games, we can't do better; 2 - terrible customer support, impossible to do any better; 3 - demented gamers online, we can't do better than Xbots 4 - charge for online play, LIVE is doing great 5 - expensive accessories, we can't beat that too 6 - RROD, well, that one is yours too. Well, your console does everything better =( Poor PS3. Even the hardware is better, more simple and suitable for the gamers intellectual ability:
No standard HDD Older models don't have HDMI No WiFi No next-gen format No Bluetooth A "Charge kit" has to be bought seperatly for EACH controller @ $20 a pop. "HD" movies on Live aren't HD Uber fail rate Any "exclusive" game worth playing is better on PC Still has wired controllers Memory cards, wtf? Not open; have to buy any accessory straight from M$ (Ex. Plug in any USB KB & Mouse in PS3, USB headset, any BT headset, etc) 20gb equates to ~13gb after OS To buy a bigger one, you have to pay $180 for a 120gb (=320gb 2.5" SATA drive for PS3) Just a PC-wannabe-in-console-form Lame 3% BC $50/year for p2p online Silver members have to wait a week to download a demo No web browser etc.
Yeh it does do one thing better... It works!!! ;-D (Well it does 100 things better really!) +Top photo 'iAmPS3'!!! ;-D
I have all that already when PS3 starts out performing the 360 when it comes to games I'll starting thinking about it. Right now its a half ass jack of all trades and not even close at being a master of anything.. 4.5 you can find just as many flaws If a person came up with a list for the PS3 lol. That HDMI comment was weak considering not all PS3's have the same hardware tech capabilities. PS3 has all that sh*t but when it comes down to games people buy the console for its still getting beat by the barebones 360 *in a gaming sense*. PS3 fanboy logic suggest a HDTV with many bells and whistles that has a inferior picture is better than a HDTV with less useless bells but superior picture, the 360 is better for gaming PS3 is a mess with bells and whistles masking the truth. .
So, are you saying that you are going to buy the MGS4 bundle? Cause all N4G will agree that with GT5 and MGS4 PS3 is out performing anything, I mean anything in the market so far. Will you or not??? Is your word worth anything??? Or everything that comes out of your mouth is pure crap???
I bought my PS3 about 6 months after it released in the US, and I'm really glad my buddy and I made the decision to get one while the 60GB 99% backwards-compatible model was still in production. However, if I h hadn't gotten one back then, I would definitely wait for the 80GB MGSIV package. That would be the perfect time to get one, in my opinion.
people that say yes are retarded. why would you buy a ps3 now? mgs4 bundle is coming out in 3 month.. id be stupid to buy one today.
Believe it or not. Not everyone likes MGS. Value wise the PS3 is great value as is. No need to call people that want to get into next gen PS gaming now as retarded.
There really isn't a big issue with buying one now, you could get GTA4 and GT prologue, plus if you pre-order mgs4 you can play in the beta. I don't think you'll be loosing out on alot of money or anything.
a smart person would wait for the DS3 and for Sony to start delivering on all the hype they have been promising. You might also want to wait because once the 360 price drops in the USA the PS3 will be decimated in sales, and Sony may be forced to drop the PS3 price again.
are 99 battalions of Sony fans justifying the purchase......guess what's their answer?lol Dec 08 simple as that
I am actually hoping the 360 will murder the PS3 in sales after the 360 price drop. That way the PS3 gets one too. I need to get another PS3 with a price cut first. Its either a price cut or a new white SKU for me.
I didn't have to think about the answer!!! ;-D YES! YES! YES!!! BUY! BUY! BUY!!! ;-P Theres no other next-gen console out there!!! ;-D Ooooops!!! xBot Lemmings are coming!!! ;-D
depends on what gamer you are and what you are willing to spend and how important features are to you like blu-ray wifi, free online etc. For the price dependent gamers it might be better to wait for the coming price drop this year but if you want to get into next gen PS gaming and blu ray. Now is a great time with games like R1, HS, Uncharted, RC out as well as upcoming blu-ray releases.
...Think you should!!!;)
Then, no. Give me a bundle with rumble for $200 and I'll consider it, otherwise, sorry.
but alas, there is a solution: trade in your 360, and wait for the 40gb MGS4 bundle with DS3- then you can get one for $200 so there IS a God
That's actually not a bad idea, but then how will I play Gears 1-3, Fable 2, Bioshock 1, 2, Mass Effect 1-3, Halo 3,4, NG2, Alan Wake, SC5, and RE5, Oblivion, Vegas, COD4, and Condemned 2 (the better versions). DAMN. Just can't trade all that for ONE or TWO PS3 games. Sorry. Can't do it. For now, PSturd will remain sh1t. Let me know when that changes, then I'll get one.
Waiting is gonna be worst then getting it now. Lets say even with a price drop you wait and get the MGS4 bundle...now you have everything you need handware wise but you have 1 game yes the best game but still one game. So then if you buy a couple more you end up spending a pretty penny. I say buy which ever version you want pick up games here and there til MGS4 releases and buy that two. It seems like it wouldn't have as much strain on your pockets that way.
Not for me. I'm not a fan of MGS or FF. I used to be a hardcare fan of GT but Forza stole GT's thunder. I have everything I need on my 360. Their are just waaaay to many quality games on the 360 for me to purchase another console.
then i respect that
Then you are not a real gamer. If the ps3 has NOTHING to interest you then you are a liar, biased narrow minded. Heck i even see the wii interesting. I do own both next gen consoles and an up to date pc cos i know there are good games on all platforms.