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The New York Times is not Impressed with the PlayStation 3

From the review : "Howard Stringer, you have a problem. Your company's new video game system just isn't that great.

Ever since Mr. Stringer took the helm last year at Sony, the struggling if still formidable electronics giant, the world has been hearing about how the coming PlayStation 3 would save the company, or at least revitalize it. Even after Microsoft took the lead in the video-game wars a year ago with its innovative and powerful Xbox 360, Sony blithely insisted that the PS3 would leapfrog all competition to deliver an unsurpassed level of fun.

Put bluntly, Sony has failed to deliver on that promise

Measured in megaflops, gigabytes and other technical benchmarks, the PlayStation 3 is certainly the world's most powerful game console. It falls far short, however, of providing the world's most engaging overall entertainment experience. There is a big difference, and Sony seems to have confused one for the other."

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calidredz3809d ago

but the view in my opinion of most impartial reviewers is the same. I am sure Sony has some software geeks working hard as we speak and it will get better but they first must have an infastructure set up before they can rival live. In most cases this takes years so it looks like a unified online profile is a ways off. I may still buy one as I always get every system but I am in no rush at this time. Also remember Sony is in the red do they really want to spend that money?

THELANDOFSANDS3809d ago

PS3 is a joke.

and the funniest part is they have no Gears Of War....

hahahahaa

Aflac3809d ago

...the ps3 cant even handle gears of war!

kingboy3809d ago (Edited 3809d ago )

This is pure bull...i don`t remember psone .ps2 xbox ,xbox 360 to have been worth buying or looking at 5 days after launch,but gradually they all delivered one way or the other.

UrbanJabroni3809d ago

There is one HUGE, ENORMOUS difference between the consoles of old and the PS3.

People were willing to wait and settle for one or two great games when a console cost $200-$300.00.

Sony is charging $500-$600. They MUST show me something to justify that insane amount of money. THey bet on BluRay, and guess what, most people a)don't care and b) look for gaming on their video game consoles first and foremost.

"Brand Recognition" aside, everyone who is old enough remembers the Neo Geo and the 3D0. Both were by far the most powerful systems around, and both were in the same price bracket as the PS3.

Put aside your biases for a second and realize there is the possibility that, for most Americans, this console costs WAY too much money.

Given that it looks like it will be a few years before we see a price drop due to the losses they are taking, the ONLY way I see Sony surviving this generation is by creating a 3rd SKU...The PS3 "Video Game System"

Cut the BluRay, cut the wireless, cut the hard drive...get the system down to $300 and they can compete. At their current price they have really limited themselves to a nitch of fanboys and videophiles, of which there aren't enough to go around.

power of Green 3809d ago

You're about the only poster on the site that has any sense. That's nice to see.

Captain Tuttle3809d ago

Good post U.J. You summed it up nicely.

THAMMER13809d ago

I'm glad you get respect around here because I've been saying the same thing for a whole year [email protected] near word for word and it took you to post it to get it to stick. Great post BRO, great post.

BlackCountryBob3809d ago

I feel the need to state that quite a few consoles launched with fantastic games and features which made them must haves in the first few days! Xbox had halo! N64 had Mario 64! Both fantastic must have games!

Urban Jabroni you are absolutely right, one thing though, another thing you should have added to your comments on Bluray is that less than 10% of gamers can actually take advantage of it! Also, you are right abut raw power being no indicator of sales, if it were the xbox 1 and gamecube would have both vastly outsold the PS2!

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UrbanJabroni3809d ago

Again, this isn't appearing in some blog, this is THE mainstream of mainstream news outlet, and here is what millions of readers are going to hear about the PS3:

"Howard Stringer, you have a problem. Your company’s new video game system just isn’t that great."