Submitted by godoftime 2660d ago | article

Five annoying things about the PS3 that Sony needs to fix

Chi Kong Lui reports:

''The Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 bundle with a free $100 gift card from Best Buy (price matching Wal-Mart's deal) was too enticing to pass up. On a late Wednesday night, I dutifully lined-up for the midnight release and became one of 48 consumers at the Best Buy in West Patterson, NJ that night to join the PS3 nation.

I recalled the original PS3 launch-day hardware problems and inferior online experience and thought that it was prudent to wait for the kinks to be ironed out. Yet, for all the issues that have been addressed through several console variations and numerous firmware patches, much to my surprise, there are still some glaring issues that need to be addressed immediately. This is my open letter to Sony to get these items fixed ASAP.'' (PS3)

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drtysouf 21  +   2660d ago
There is a solution for his first point here http://ir2bt.com
Mr_Showtime1  +   2660d ago
The solution to the 4th one is here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ham...

and the solution to the 5th one is here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ven...

I should write my own letter to Microsoft telling them to fix:

1. A lack of a charging cable at all
2. The obsurdly loud disc drive and fan
3. No built in Wifi
4. Reduce the price of thier hardrives
5. Dashboard is too messy
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JoelR  +   2660d ago
this guy is a complete idiot.... his complaints are spurious.
"I recalled the original PS3 launch-day hardware problems and inferior online experience and thought that it was prudent to wait for the kinks to be ironed out."

my question is - what launch hardware issue? I have 3 of em and they all work as well as the day they where bought and I suspect that 99.9% of others who have launch day PS3s would say the same.
I will grant him that PSN didn't launch with as many features as XLive but it has progressively evolved at an amazing rate.
Sexius Maximus  +   2660d ago
The thing I'm most "annoyed" about...
is that we are two years into the life of the PS3, and they don't have any exclusive RPG's...what the hell? (I don't count Folklore) Don't get me wrong FF13 will be worth the wait, but...what the hell?
ChampIDC  +   2660d ago
The 360 does have rechargable batteries and a cable that you can get separately. The rest of your points are 100% right, though.
Mr_Showtime1  +   2660d ago
I have had to buy a load of extra peripherals for mine, but my point is that if he is going to complain about a short usb charger, then I can complain about not having one at all.
Chronopath  +   2660d ago
A quick solution for number 3 would be...
a pair of these.

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Bubble Buddy  +   2660d ago
360 needs to fix:
Make online Free
Free Wi-fi

Wii needs to fix:
Better 3rd Party games
Better system updates
Better online

Ps3 needs to fix:
Free headset with System
Faster Time for updates
IN-GAME XMB (On the way)
iHEARTboobs  +   2660d ago
Looking at the list
You realize there isn't much to complain about with the PS3 if that's all he can come up with. Good job sony, just remember to keep the steady flow of quality games coming. :)
MikeGdaGod  +   2660d ago
i just want to know why he would want to play with the DS2 controller. i know there are adapters and he could if he did a little research, but why would he want to in the first place?
cito35th  +   2660d ago
WHY THE FCK IS THE LENGTH OF A USB WIRE A FACTOR? you have to be sh!tting me!!! infared? really? thats stepping back in time!!!

i know the ps3 is such a great system when people cannot recall creditable faults!!!

i can make a listtttttttttttttttttt for 360, mean while for ps3 we say that the usb wire is too short?! woooow
Solid_Snake  +   2660d ago
I charge my controlller with my laptop. I have them both charging at the same time, and keep my laptop next to me.
killinet247  +   2660d ago
Actually there isn't an adapter that fully supports compatibility for all of the Guitar Hero games on ps2 and all of the ddr games. Of course there are adapters for ps2 dualshock controllers but not the guitars and dance pads thats what he was implying. The only one you can find doesn't support all the GH games and the HO/PO functions of each. This is something that also irritates me I am still hoping they make one that works so i can play my old GH games on my ps3.
MEGANE  +   2660d ago
DAM...solid snake
good idea...thanx...i can belive i never done that before.....btw u know that u can copy all of ur IPOD songs on ur PS3. Thanks 4 the tip.
jadenkorri  +   2659d ago
comment 1, they went blu ray, get over it, ps3 controller works just fine as a dvd remote type controller
comment 2 how much of rambo did u watch, there not long at all, well not on my system, mines the 60 gig, updates are like 5 mins max, if nay complain would be valid would be able to at least download the update in the background and install later, or when you shut it down
comment 3 when i first got my ps3 and was on a reg tv, font was way small and was squinting to see, once on my new hdtv, font size is the same but seems more crisper on a hdtv, ive gone between then, theres a big difference, but no problems on an hdtv
comment 4 lamest excuse ever, oh noes 4 ft, charge your controller when your not playing, or when you go grab something to eat, you will never have a problem
comment 5 there is no lack of, you can buy the usb to ps2 controller adapter anyways, ive had it long before the ps3 came out, it was for my pc....

my personal comment...your a f*cking idiot, these annoying things have been already mentioned long before, what rock did you crawl out from, and i waste 10 mins typing in reponse
thesummerofgeorge  +   2659d ago
Most of these points were trivial at best.... Like he needed to fill the list so he started reaching. Guy's a whiner.
The Lazy One  +   2659d ago
Holy balls
You'd think he insulted jesus. He didn't say those are reasons not to buy the system. He's just saying those are stupid things that were overlooked by sony.

For those of you who think the PS3 controller works fine, you misunderstood him completely. He's talking about the fact that it's a blu-ray player, and a lot of people using it just for that will probably have one of http://www.amazon.com/Logit... those or something similar. You don't buy one of those to have extra remotes sitting around.

Seriously, you all need to chill the f out. These aren't game ruiners, and he doesn't expect them to me. These are just things that are stupid. In the same vane, the 2 front USB ports on the 360 are stupid, because they're set inside a dark hole no bigger than the size of your finger.
barom  +   2659d ago
since solution for 4 and 5 is already posted. Thought I put out a solution for nr 1. And here we go http://www.gamestop.com/Cat...

pretty cheap too
MADGameR  +   2659d ago
Well there are 21
annoying things about the X Box 360 so yeah, come up with something better MS fanz! XD
Condoleezza Rice  +   2660d ago
"No IR (Infra-Red) port"
This isn't 1998,where whipping out your two devices and matching their heads together to transfer data was the In thing.
drtysouf 21  +   2660d ago
More remote manufacturers need to start using bluetooth. Logitech Harmony i'm pointing at you.
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jaysquared  +   2660d ago
The IR thing is actually a pretty valid point. More than half of PS3 owners bought it mainly as a blue ray player and many probably have high end remotes like the author mentioned that only do IR.. I know my friend has this problem of not being able to control his ps3 with his IR universal remote. Why can't sony just release an IR usb port just like what the author said.
season007  +   2660d ago
lol it is not like PS3 doesn't got 5 problems
but can they come up with better one?

these are rubbish
zapass  +   2660d ago
right on!
I actually much prefer using the bluetooth controller than an IR remote.
I don't even need to look at it, or to hold it or to point at the PS3: I can just drop my hand on it on the couch and "touch control" it, even using the joysticks for ffw or rwd. it's waaaaaaay better.

F@CK the IR remote control, retards always need to find excuses for why it took them so long to convert to ps3 LOL!
ThanatosDMC  +   2659d ago
Bluetooth has an initial 10 meters (about 33 feet) of distance... wtf? IR is ancient!
niall77  +   2660d ago
4. USB charging cable too short

where on earth will you find a longer USB cable.
Dir_en_grey  +   2660d ago
Yeah, besides the update time (which is long the first time, but how often do you do it anyways), all his other complains are simply resolved with simply buying a cheap adapter. That's why USB is good.
#3 is complaining about fonts on a non hi-def tv seems like...

Seems like this guy is just too cheap to buy anything and wants Sony to include everything for him.
The END  +   2660d ago
yes, you can find a longer one, for a PRICE.... kinda like the 360 charge and play cable.....

good point myself!
Bad_Karma  +   2660d ago
The guy is a whining d1ck ...end off
Max Power  +   2660d ago
is your picture what i think it is?

oh and about the article. My cousin just bought a PS3 and the longest thing that took him was setting up his account, the update took 5 mins.
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rodeoo  +   2660d ago
the dude is really trying hard to find something to complain about
kosha  +   2660d ago
Lol yeah. Here is my list

1.Why does it brake when I hit it with a hammer.

2.Why can it not play the game when the disc isnt in it.

3.My hands are too fat to hold the controller.

4.Umm...Why can I not play my 360 games on it.

5.Why does the wireless connection for the controller not reach to across my street.
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Epic  +   2660d ago
@ kosha
brilliant comment, bubbles to you sir.
uckitsayitchbay  +   2659d ago
Actually my ps3 controller will work from across the street lol.. one time to prove a point i went across the street and wrapped the BD Remote up in a king size comforter laid on top of it and it still turned on the system lol.... But yeah how long does the usb cable have to be. Do you need to charge the thing 10 feet away or what??
resistance100  +   2660d ago
lol, not one of them is really a problem lol
hack6464  +   2660d ago
Just shows how great the ps3 really is. : )
dachiefsman  +   2660d ago
I agree with his font comment and charging cable. I have no problem seeing things on Live.

I love how people flipped the article to "What sucks about the 360".
Testo  +   2660d ago
I think people changed this into a "5 things wrong with the 360" thread because of the author himself decided to bring up the 360.

The Live fonts are better apparently.

The length of cable for the charge a play kit for the 360.

If he just said 5 things that suck about the PS3 and left the 360 out of it, I would have taken it more seriously.
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Retro-Virus  +   2660d ago
"recalled the original PS3 launch-day hardware problems "

Oh really ? You are the idiot for missing out on the 60GB and settling for the 'Inferior 80 GB'

60GB FTW !!
celtics38  +   2660d ago
it only makes coffee i want strawberry milk
BLUR111  +   2660d ago
mine's the 40 gig.. it only makes period blood.
Condoleezza Rice  +   2660d ago
Don't worry ^
It's coming in FW 2.40
aiphanes  +   2660d ago
Also the reason why it took him so long to download the firmware update was...
His internet connection was weak or very slow. I have a 15 meg down and 2 meg up...and my firmware downloads are less than 5 mins.
ChampIDC  +   2660d ago
Most people don't have 15 meg connections...

He's still whining stupidly, though. It's not like he has to download the update every day.
kwicksandz  +   2659d ago
i have 19meg down but 512k up =/
Dipso  +   2660d ago
I was wishing he might raise some valid points...nope.
HydroBoy  +   2660d ago
..i actually
thought he would come up with good points ... what a dummy
Delive  +   2660d ago
Me too.
I read that whole mess of literature and came away with nothing useful.
1: IR port. I have heard few ask for it, but is it REALLY that important?
2: You can DL the updates on PC, transfer to Mem card and install from there (Even on non 60gb models).
3: I can see mine fine on the 32" tv except the FINE PRINT.
4: Really? They give you a cable to charge your controller. Want to play while you charge? Buy a longer one.
5: Why? Seriously, why. But, if so, Radio Shack has you covered.
Skerj  +   2660d ago
Pshhh I have more valid annoying things than the stuff he listed (most of which can be easily solved by looking around in his case).

1. Videos need a continuous playback toggle, the PSP has it why doesn't the PS3?
2. On the video topic, also need to be able to create custom folders/playlists. It's implemented for music, why not videos?
3. The browser needs to be updated with the latest flash version.

I keep full TV show seasons/series on my PS3 HD and the first two would make it a whole lot easier to keep things intact. Also I can leave it running and it'll automatically go to the next episode. That way when I'm working with it playing in the background, I won't have to be interrupted to go to the next episode (sounds trivial but it is irritating).
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OOG  +   2660d ago
I could add that they need a cleaner/more simplified dashboard....I know too many people that dont understand any of the settings etc....and seem to have trouble getting their surround sound to work in games and movies....they had to call tech support etc and they didnt even know what to do.....they had to do a bunch of crap to get it workn eventually....

for a tech company they really dont know how to make simplistic settings in their systems.....im sure most of us know how to use it but for normal everyday people they would not have a clue about what most of the system settings are or mean
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Skerj  +   2660d ago
Oh hah, I've been used to the XMB from the PSP so I'm too used to it, it's pretty intuitive once you learn all the nuances. Hell I can navigate the PS3 XMB without even seeing what I'm doing. I learned that for setting remote play quickly and for turning off the system without having to switch the video source back to the PS3. That Bible of a manual the system comes with does tell everything though.
OOG  +   2660d ago
yea its not hard if you understand that stuff but for average people its like a frickn puzzle lol......I have to laugh at them when I see people tryn to play with the settings because most people have no clue..

but i do agree with your points
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uie4rhig  +   2660d ago
in fact, the browser has to be updated to another browser, and not a browser that was designed for handheld machines ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... i wish they could make a deal with Mozilla foundation to have Firefox 3 on the PS3 :)..
Skerj  +   2660d ago
I think the reason the browser sucks is because of exploits.
Testo  +   2660d ago
I want the PS3 to be able to play avi's.. or maybe its wma's...

I was trying to stream a movie and it wouldn't work. Whatever type of format it was I want it supported. =)

By the way, does the PS3 list the file type when browsing? Something else I can't remember. If not FIX THAT TOO SONY!
Skerj  +   2659d ago
PS3 plays Avis and Wmas o_O. Of course it depends on what it was encoded with, older stuff may or may not work but anything new I've thrown at it works seamlessly.
crimsonfox  +   2660d ago
i think is truly annoying is the lack of ps2 ports
(i wanted to play guitar hero)

but every thing else is cry baby bullshit

buy a longer usb cord if its to short
or use a different one while your charging another

to many complainers nowadays
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ChampIDC  +   2660d ago
And no teriyaki beef jerky zomgwtfbbq!
ChampIDC  +   2660d ago
Haha, somebody disagreed with me? So that means the PS3 does make teriyaki beef jerky? I need to find me one of those!

If any console could make beef jerky, it would be a 360. Good dehydrating heat coming off of that baby.
iHEARTboobs  +   2660d ago
I have to admit
Sony did screw up by not adding a teleporter.
uie4rhig  +   2660d ago
i'm disappointed that they didn't add the Klingon language to the XMB, and also not the Klingon voice recognition.. !!

Zeevious  +   2660d ago
You are all WRONG!
I personally saw a secondhand fax of a photocopy of my wifes girlfriends brothers sisters roommates cousins fathers former real-estate agent/exotic dancers leaked list of firmware 3.6 and it Teleports and does EVERYTHING else listed here.

It also has an advanced 360 emulator which uses only one spu. When asked if this was possible, Sony engineers said "Of Course! How many would we need to just blink 3 lights?"
(see the E3 presentation slide, here!)

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Le-mo  +   2660d ago
*Sigh* This guy make me feel stupid for being asian.
Silogon  +   2660d ago
Loud disc drive and fan huh? ahahhahahaha Mine is silent as hell. More than I can say for the xbox 360's 757 coming out of the sky drive.
OOG  +   2660d ago
he said nothing about a loud disc drive....how about next time you read the article first instead of commenting first
Silogon  +   2660d ago
I wasn't refering to his list, I was talking about the guys up there and I didn't reply to his on accident. the comment was made to go under his.

Stop trying to cover up your faulty xbox 360's issues.
OOG  +   2660d ago
lol wtf are you talkn about my faulty 360 issues.....dude I could care less about their faults...hell I didnt make them I just play them....dont need to defend something I had nothing to do with in building....

and yes the 360 does have a loud drive didnt say it did but thats not what this article is about

but next time read the article before commenting..........

and yes i see who you were trying to comment with but still no need for fanboy nonsense anyway
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ChampIDC  +   2660d ago
The guy up above was talking about the 360 with the loud disc drive, genius. Learn to read beofre you make dumb comments. Note he said he'd write a letter to MICROSOFT. Why would he write to Microsoft telling them to fix a PS3? Stay in school, kid.
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Silogon  +   2660d ago
You have a 360, don't you? You're mad because I brought up the truth about the xbox 360's awesome jet engine.
Mr_Showtime1  +   2660d ago
I think hes replying to me...
He just didnt hit the reply button or something, but silogon you must be one lucky guy if you got a silent Xbox, they are incredibly loud, mine is, all my friends are loud, my cousins is loud. Ive never come across a quiet Xbox. Unless im reading your comment wrong lol
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ChampIDC  +   2660d ago
Does it look like I'm defending the 360? Yes, I have one, but that doesn't mean I think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. That's a pathetic attempt at a comeback. Not once did I say a single thing to defend the console. All I did was correct your pointless comment. Maybe you should take a few reading classes.
OOG  +   2660d ago
lmao siligon dude you need to grow up I already agreed with you about the 360 having a loud drive if you read my comment and wow yes I play the 360 and the Ps3 so i dont see your point???

and to showtime no he was saying his ps3 is silent and his 360 sounds like a jet engine
HiddenLynx  +   2660d ago
Article = Fail.
DJ  +   2660d ago
1). Who the f*ck uses IR ports?
2). My system updates take about 6 minutes. Maybe I'm just patient?
3). Possibly valid. I've seen a PS3 hooked up to an SDTV once, and the font size was definitely a bit small.
4. 4 feet is enough for me, but they can always just buy a longer cable (very cheap, available everywhere) or just hook it up to a PC.
5. I AGREE! It's so hard to play Amplitude and Frequency with the DualShock3. Nay, impossible. The triggers simply ruin it unfortunately. But I know I'm in the minority since most games are actually fine with the trigger system.
ban fans  +   2660d ago
What a whiner!
That is the lamest complaint list I have ever read. If this is the best he could come up with, I guess Sony did everything right! #2 and #4 are only "out-of-the-box" type issues. The first system update takes a while (not nearly as long as it did for him in my case) and the short USB cable (sitting on the floor waiting for it to charge, LOL) is only a problem if you lack fore-thought to charge your controller before or after you play AND only own one controller! No IR port, come on! You might as well complain that they included the Blu-Ray player and now I have to replace my Beta-Max collection! Font problem? Buy some glasses, buddy! I do kind of understand the DS2 adapter thing, especially with GH, but this is no big deal for me and I would guess, the vast majority of other gamers as well. Lame!

Thank you phantom disagreer! Now have the guts to say why! You can't because you are just being a @SS!
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riksweeney  +   2660d ago
The only thing Sony need to fix is the Store.

Why do I have to download something twice? Once to put it in my shopping cart, and then again to download it. The thing I'm downloading is free! I want to download it immediately!

Second, why do I have to use the Start button when I'm downloading movie files? Shouldn't this also be the X button?
Mikelarry  +   2660d ago
Deal with it. every console has it drawbacks. some a billion dollars worth and a open letter to thier fans
Firewire  +   2660d ago
"I recalled the original PS3 launch-day hardware problems and inferior online experience and thought that it was prudent to wait for the kinks to be ironed out"

Launch day hardware problems? - wrong console!

Inferior Online Problems? - Only game that was online at launch was Resistance and that was flawless!

Seems like more console war bs.
jtucker78  +   2660d ago
I don't think that list is too bad ... why, you ask?

Because if they are the only 5 things he can moan about, then the PS3 must be a pretty decent machine.
Drekken  +   2660d ago
Who wrote this article?? Silogon? lol

This guy is a wienie if that is the best of the worst he can come up with.

IR port? WHY? Use your controller and shut up.

PS2 Controller adapter? Seriously Scrooge, spend some money.

System updates are fast and painless... get off of netzero

Short wire is bad for some... but again, spend money. I have a three controllers and keep them on a charge rotation.

I forget the last complaint... what was it? It didnt have a tampon dispenser?
Raptors  +   2660d ago
Honestly you guys are too much. The guy does have a couple of legitimate arguments. Personally, the cable for the controller annoys me as well. I own one of the Harmony remotes and I too have the same problem with the ps3 not having an IR port. I know there's an adaptor you can buy but still, its more money to spend. Just because it doesn't affect you as much doesn't mean its wrong. You guys need to stop being so sensitive if someone says something negative about a f*****g console. Geez some of you are so sensitive.
juuken  +   2660d ago
At least one of his points make sense but the rest are total bull. If he's gonna complain about that, then he might as well sell the PS3 and call it a day.
thehitman  +   2660d ago
The thing is
if it annoys you FIX it dont go spreading it over the internet trying to make it seem like its a BIG deal. If you cant go to your local electronics store like bestbuy or circuit city and pick up a longer cable if it bothers you that much for the SAME price of Sony short cable then obviously it doesnt bother you that much.
Still_Breathing  +   2660d ago
I agree with Raptors
I think everybody is oversensitive. I only have the PS3 and I love it, but I always think of ways of to improve it. A longer USB cable might be nice, system update sometimes take too long to download and I have no idea why, 1st party IR converter should be made available from Sony. I have no problem with the font size, and don't care about the PS2 controller problem.

People, lighten up a bit.
dachiefsman  +   2660d ago
nice post raptors!
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Testo  +   2659d ago
I agree that some people are getting their knicker in a knot.
But did he really have to compare it to the other consoles?

Valid points yes, but it just seems low IMO.

People whine and bash things on the internet for hits, that's all.

If everyone whining on this site stopped giving attention to whining sites like this then the internet would be a better place for everyone.

Kaneda  +   2660d ago
"I recalled the original PS3 launch-day hardware problems"

I don't think there was any hardware problems for PS3... I think this guy bought xbox360 and think it's a PS3..
thehitman  +   2660d ago
actually though
they did... but it was sooo small that it really didnt affect much. Also I think the problem was isolated to like Japan or something and they fixed it before they released to EU and US.
juuken  +   2660d ago
Is this guy FOR REAL?

Ridiculously long update system? Hey, how come my update system takes only about ten minutes? Either he needs a new PS3 or he's spinning pure bullcrap. USB cabale too short? Um...dude, you can recharge your controller on your PC!

Someone's looking for hits on their site/blog.
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dachiefsman  +   2660d ago
What if you only have one controller and it is about to die? It has happened to me before, I have to sit 2 feet from my TV so I can still play while my controller charges. Yea I can buy a longer cable, but the fact remains that you shouldn't have to do that. Somebody was definitely tipping back the liquor when they made that decision.
juuken  +   2660d ago
Well, none of my controllers never died on me because I charge them on my PC. They're always ready to go when I need them.
thehitman  +   2660d ago
lol if I meet the ppl who write articles like this Id smack the living shyt out of them.

1.NO infrared?? lol thats the past we in present BLUETOOTH is the thing now not last gen infrared. And lol this guy couldnt even make a good enough arguement about it saying how he cant use a IR remote lol GET A BLUETOOTH REMOTE MADE BY SONY YES THEY HAVE A first party remote you can buy at bestbuy that has all the abilities of any other movie player.

2.My updates dont take more than 10minutes if you cant sit through an update for 10minutes then that sad. Get something to eat get a life do something for 10minutes.

3.What text if hes talking about the text where after you click on the item you want and it says all the terms and shyt (that no1 reads anyway) then he is just looking for stuff to complain about.

4.BUY A LARGER CABLE. I bought a cable 3x as long as Sony one that came packed in for the SAME price they charge for their first party cable.

5.Ok... this I can be like they should as in I got 3 ps2 controllers and be nice but after you go wireless it feels akward to play on the ps2 with wires again you gotta sit close to system etc sometimes you 4get it has a wire and pull it and I dont want my ps3 sliding on the floor or falling because some idiot(including me) pulls the controller.
jojo319  +   2660d ago
While i think 4 of the 5 are stupid, the 1st one he does have a point. I have a Logitech Harmony remote that cost me $250 and it works beautifully. As far as BT being "Next Gen" that's just silly. IR is definitely not showing ANY signs of going anywhere.
Testo  +   2659d ago
@ jojo
If you paid 250 for a remote can't you pickup an IR sensor for 10 bucks?

Sorry I'm just amazed at the cost of a remote. I never knew they could get above $200.
Torch  +   2660d ago
My One and only
but major beef is Sony's reluctance to allow the playing of my legit, REGION-FREE(!) PAL DVD's on my NTSC machine.

Kinda puts a real kink in their "All-around multimedia solution" notion.

Now gimme my dammed deserved firmware update to remedy this annoyance, Sony!!!

(The rest of this guy's gripes are rather weak and insignificant as far as I'm concerned.)
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madjedi  +   2659d ago
is it maybe a older ntsc tv that is incompatible, with a pal signal?
kewlkat007  +   2660d ago
I guess anyone has there gripes about the console
1. Personally I hate the downloading and then waiting for things to Install.
-Why because my Xbox 360 does it better. No install required, You download DEMOs..etc and Click PLAY.

2. The USB cable could be longer.
-Why because with my Xbox 360, I'm able to play at a comfortable distance, while it charges, in my hand.

3. Work on that controller.
-why because after like 2hrs my hand start to cramp up. If you have big hands the dual shock and the spacing is too cramp. Especially the shoulder/trigger and the placement of the analogs.

4. In-game functions
-Why because my Xbox 360 does it and does it well.(Yes i'm aware of the next firmware)

5.No Headset/HDMI cable Included
-Why because when I bought my Elite, everything was there and since XBL is more established, I was able to put on my headset and communicate. I know not everyone is gonna go out and get headsets on the PS3. Bundling it is the way to go.

These are my Gripes when I first bought the console, but some of these still remain and will never be fixed and some eventually, when PSN matures. It's easy for me to Compare and Contrast since I have the other Boxes. Others not so much. this guy feels a certain way then whatever, the whole controller part is kind MEH IMO.

We all know Sony doesn't play that well with 3rd-party because it competes in so many markets and makes its own proprietary stuff, like MEMstick and others things..all part of making EXTRA money.
OOG  +   2660d ago
you can also pick at just as many problems with the 360 so there is not need of making minor complaints.....because both have their flaws and both excel in areas
kewlkat007  +   2660d ago
Well here ya go you ask for it
1. Xbox 360 and the noise factor
-Why because my PS3 is so so much silent and only chirps after long sessions, notice I said chirp not Whine.

2. XBL Pricing Structure
-Why because Yes PSN is free and if Sony can manage to do everything my XBL does+ then it's a no-brainer. Sh^t cost too much on XBL, with themes and such. I never buy them. I just play games.

3.MS Games and Studios
-Why because Sony has amassed a strong brand name through it's new IP's as well as bringing new games to the mix that falls under the Sony Brand. MS does have great games but mostly from 3rd-parties. If they wanna solidify it's name, they are gonna need some more studios and more Game the fanbase can associate the Xbox brand with. Like a games that won't Jump Ship and go Multi.

4. Controller and the D-PAD
-Why because Sony has one of the Best D-PADs for years, but not best controller.(see previous post)

-Why because given there was "thorough" Quality Assurance and Testing, the RROD rate did not have to be so high. Maybe it was bad parts, or cheap labor or design..who knows, but Quality is first when it comes to people buying Electronics and it has cost MS. But my Console been safe so I'm happy.

But yeah every console has issue and everyone has gripes. Someones gripes is not more legit than yours. It's a consumer thing and if sony and MS is smart hey would be listening..
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ban fans  +   2660d ago
Good post, kewlkat007
You should have wrote the article! At least you made good points for both systems, although, I don't have any issue with the USB cable; I have 2 sixaxis and a dual shock 3 so I just rotate through them or leave my system on for a while after I'm done playing.

Hey, you might as well do the Wii now! Bubbles to you!
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