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Submitted by deantak 418d ago | article

A frank recounting of the mistakes Sony made with the PlayStation 3

In part two, GamesBeat's Dean Takahashi writes about what Mark Cerny said about the failures of the PS 3. (Mark Cerny, PS3, Sony)

Cam977  +   418d ago
They made mistakes but they've learnt their lesson.
This is a detailed forcast of the next generation:
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JhawkFootball06  +   418d ago
I hate articles like this. Hard to read for the viewer. Would have been easier if the writer introduced the mistakes ps3 made in list format.
masonroflcopter  +   418d ago
Hmm. ps3 was a failure? It has outsold xbox 360 and the 250 and 320 units are very good consoles. Not many problems. I think the only issue was the launch console at $599 and overheating problems. But other than that..
Firan  +   418d ago
PS3 had a pretty bad launch but they did great afterwards.
Prime_28  +   418d ago
Sony lost over $5 billion from PS3 sales, that's why it was a failure.
SegaSaturn669  +   418d ago
Sony posts losses in all departments other than it's entertainment sector. The losses are mainly in their hardware due to samsung, apple, and LG.
orakle44  +   418d ago
no, they did not lose 5 billion from ps3 sales.
noctis_lumia  +   417d ago
57.4% failure rate for the 360 thats a failure
kenshiro100  +   417d ago
Microsoft lost $10 billion from RROD. See, I can post inaccurate stuff too.
Williamson  +   418d ago
The ps3 went through a pretty bad launch followed by years of doom from the all sorts of gaming sites. In September of 2007 they released heavenly sword, followed by R&C , uncharted.... And they just kept on pumping out exclusives which provided me with countless hours of entertainment.
DigitalRaptor  +   418d ago
That presentation is one of the most humbling and insightful things I've seen in regards to this industry. To see him talk deeply about their approach to each generation and especially PS3, was strange but one that I think needed to be acknowledged. It does prove that, just like Nintendo, Sony has always been deeply focused on creating an amazing gaming console and great games to go with it.

Cerny really has been responsible for shaping the PlayStation and many of its first party games over the years. He's a lot more responsible for the PS legacy than we ever knew.
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MadMen  +   418d ago
THANK GOD SONY says it out of their own mouth, even those this has been known for eons, the loyal radicals were in denial saying there was noting wrong with SONY or its Launch and that the price was great.

Kudos to SONY for realizing their internal issues.
T2  +   418d ago
Yes a company need mass appeal to be succesful but tbh the ps3 was great system for me ... I used it for web browsing , bluray , media streaming and of course games ... too bad it wasnt more appealing to everyone
Hicken  +   418d ago
Can't say I recall anyone saying the price was great, all on its own. People said that, given you were buying a Blu Ray player with wifi, internet, and all the rest, it was a good price on that front, alone. Doesn't mean it wasn't expensive, and that the price wasn't a hard pill for many to swallow. But for what it was, it was still a god value.
iceman06  +   418d ago
Excellent point. Couple that with the fact that Sony was STILL posting a $130 loss per console in 2010 and a failing economy for almost the entire generation, it's easy to see that Sony just overshot the consumer (price wise). I would argue, same as you, that it wasn't expensive...it was REALLY a luxury item. Those that could afford it did. Those that couldn't were forced to wait for a price drop.
Lwhit6  +   418d ago
Even more of a reason to get a PS4. The coal (PS3) has been under a lot of pressure (due to sony's mistakes). Now what do we have? A perfected diamond PERFECT for the consumer. (The PS4)
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