Did it mess up? Sony says it underestimated just how much consumer demand there was for the 80 gig PS3.
Damn right. I got 4 buddies waiting. Just release a 80gb GTA pack. Worldwide!! With Rumble!!! B*stards!
i agree, the demand is very strong and growing more and more.... however i wish they still had the 60gig, cuz my bedroom needs one to go with the one in my living room :}
of course demand is high, ur cutting out BC and people like haveing it. therefor u gonna sell less 40 GB to hardcore gamers or old ps2 users. Best solution is to bring back 60GB for the price of a 40 GB. Then Ps3's will sell.
but now i want the MG/PS3 bundle. :*(
If the 80GB was still plentiful, 3history would really be getting even more embarassed right now. :)
and reminds me how i felt after i heard MS was having shortages 2 years into its life span
i do like the use of 3History....
i like Fre3fixme but thats good
PS3 started doing better on the market when they introduced price cuts in PAL regions and a 399 sku in the United States.
Infact the 80GB was phased out a while ago and PS3 had it's best months outselling 360 in the United States.
If the 80GB was selling so well why is it off the Market right now? And why did they have to come up with a 399 sku to begin with?
It didn't sell out, Sony Phased it out. And now this guy is saying we underestimated demand for it?
That doesn't make any sense.
Because of the sorry state of US dollars SONY might be shipping just the 40 gig for the moment in order to cut down the costs when you convert to YEN. This does MAKE sense cuz this was said in FEBRUARY at GDC where PS3 outsold X360. PS3 will be doing the same in MARCH ... no doubt there since x360 sales have slowed due to a drop in demand
Uhm Sony has never ever cut the 80 gig as a model - but they have been not able to supply all supply chains with it for a while. I suspect that they held back many as they are getting ready for the MGS4 80gig bundle release. They did cut the motorstorm SKU if that is what you mean.
It will be if they release the 80GB in Europe, i know so many people who are holding back til xmas because they want B/C to see if one does get released, if not they will get the 40GB anyway.
and then you say you underestimatd demand for it?
How do you know? Is he saying sales are really sh*tty now that the 80GB not avaliable.
I don't find what this guy is saying a good thing. Almost sounds like Damage control for the NPD of March or something.
Starting to sound like Microsoft and their shortage excuse.
cuz PS3 will be outselling X360 in MARCH comfortably This was SAID at an interview at GDC in FEBRUARY. There were shortages of 80 gig but there was NEVER a shortage of X360s in USA. MS is already saying that AS*HATS on LIVE are causing x360 sales so you can guess their MARCH NUMBERS SONY said this at FEBRUARY,2008 at GDC expect PS3 to beat x360 by atleast 20k for MARCH
He's probably just boosting things. Basicly saying when the 80GB comes back, Sales are really gonna soar.
Sony also "underestimated" the power of the Xbox 360.
Ye, the power of the 360...
It starts off with jet engine noises
loads up a game at full force then...
I think Sony, and the industry in general, underestimated the power Wii. The PS3 is doing just fine against the 360.
the innovation of the wii, so what? edit haha nice timing fenderputty, bubbles to you
oh! the same power as the torch, Flame on!
i agree with him 360 has got potential, good games no doubt just that the hardware lacks in quality since it was rushed to the market
Take a dip into the open zone you fool. -------->
I have 0 buddies that want the PS3. Just kidding.
I know bc's in... but will it have anything extra? the mgs4 bundle i mean...
Dual Shock 3 I think
Look at the Wii's price tag THEN come backand restate a proper analogy.
I have 2 friends and an ex boss who are waiting for the MGS4 bundle. If I didn't have the 60 Gig one I definitely would have opted to get this bundle. Sony is going to make a killing in the next few months with GT5, GTA IV and this bundle.
What they need is to make the 80GB the standard and release a 160GB (or more) super high end model with full B/C.
Despite now having a gorgeous 73 inch DLP TV that could handle it (the old 1080i CRT finally bit the bucket) I know I'm definately not getting a PS3 until I can get something similar to the 80 GB, with SOME PS2 backwards compatability.
If I'm paying $400 or more, I'd like to also get a PS2 in the deal, since my old one has been busted for years.
I guess you are just watching compressed to crap TV? Waste of a HDTV.
Just pick up the MGS4 pack in June..
Movies and other programs on HD cable stations are gorgeous. Maybe not "Blu-ray" gorgeous, but much, MUCH prettier than DVD's or SDTV.
And the 360, obviously, looks much better on an HDTV.
I don't consider not having Blu-ray a "waste", sorry.
I'm considering it pretty heavily. I figure I'll get a PS3 in the next year or two, or when my 360 breaks again - whichever comes first.
It's sort of depressing that I say "when" and not "if"...
You do know if you run an HDMI cable to a 7.1 reciever than HDMI out to your TV you can get 1080P, and 7.1 sound. The only reason people who tell you it can only hit 5.1 is because they're most likely using optical wires which can't carry 7.1. Another reason sony was going to add two HDMI slots to the PS3 back in the day but figured people could just run it out of there 7.1 reciever. 5.1 sound it ok, but 7.1 sound is amazing.
You probably won't want to play PS2 games because they will look like crap.
Trust me, I know. Ps2 games just aren't meant for the next generation of tv's and consoles. It's heartbreaking but true. We played RE4 and Burnout 3 for about a week on our tv and the graphics really take away from the experience.
The only PS2 game I am really able to play without caring on my PS3 is SOTC, and that's just because I have a huge soft spot fot that game.
at 61" I cant handle ps2 games... they look like ps1 games on that large of a screen.
and MGS4 on your TV ... lol
Damn right they did. It seems every day I talk to someone about my PS3 I find a new person that says they went to get an 80GB but were too late and are now waiting. I think BC is a must for a lot more people than Sony thought.
lol i cant beleive they're just realizing this. my friends have been waiting for a while for the 80gb to come back cuz they wanna play their ps2 games on their ps3s.
BC's fine if people want to pay for it. All last year everyone was complaining about price. Sony did an amazing job halving their costs. In fact by now I've no doubt they are better than half. This means they're either in good position to make a price cut, or bring BC back. The problem is, if they bring BC back, the people who bought non BC machines will probably get all hissy about it even though they did the right thing at the time to get the price down quickly. You just cant make everyone happy. Personally, I'd like to see a price cut for GTA4 rather than bringing BC back. The amount PS3 has dropped you could buy a PS3 and a PS2 for what I paid at launch so there no need for complaints. That way you get the cheap price and can decide for yourself whether PS2 games matter to you. Plus its an extra machine you might want for the kids room or another DVD player. Now thats actual choice.
Who can be released in PAL first In the blue corner we have 80gb PS3! In the Red corner Rock band! and onthe sides of the ring brawl,and a bunch of other stuff we arent worthy of....... Id sure like an excuse to play mgs4 june 12 but i aint gonna do it on a gimp 40gb.
this is because of the AAA games coming to ps3 like gt5 prologue , mgs4 , haze , resistance 2 .. and since the ps3 will have the best version of gta4 ( because of the power of ps3 ) more and more ppl want a ps3 now . i just dont understand why ppl buy the xbox 360 when you can get all is great AAA exclusive later in pc .
A 60GB with FULL BC.... I bet that sells even BETTER than the 80GB one...
And for about $99 or so, you can drop a 250GB HD in there!
More Space= Better Taste!
No Sh!t Sony. Some people like having the best model of everything. That's why I got a 2nd PS3 used because I couldn't find it in stores.
80 gig is comming back in june for the mgs4 bundles so should be plenty to buy at that time or might be short handed depending on the demand for the bundles i kinda want it for the new look lol.
Sony really thought people wouldn't care about BC but they do! Even if they aren't about to play a PS2 game on it people like to know that they CAN play PS2 games. The extra 40GB, media card slots and game help too.
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