In the latest interview with Kaz Hirai, he states that the PS3 is going to become the next family console...
As long as that "slow transition" doesn't mean I'm going to be seeing 40 Singstars and 20 interations of crappy carnival games I think I'll be fine.
helps aswell but becoming the swiss army knife of gaming has to be executed very carefully or.......(looks at his psp)
family has a father, mother, teenager, and a pre-teen. PS3 has the HD movie format on lock so mom is happy because the family as a whole can spend time together enjoying movies. Dad is happy to have the latest in movie technology and access to the video store. Teen gets to enjoy all the games that we all know teen enjoys. pre-teen has Ratchet and LBP. Something for everyone and at no point does mom and/or dad have to whip out the old credit card to pay for either kid to play online.
PS3 rules. :P
The PS2 was the first DVD player my family got so the PS3 being the first Blu-Ray player they got was a good option.But Sony should keep the casual market and hardcore market seperate so there is two strong markets and not one.Games like Resistance 2 and Team ICO games should keep the hardcore with the PS3.
ps3 is the perfect family console because it does almost everything
especially cooking.. I guess laundry will be possible after next firmware?
does everything but call you back in the morning... *sniff* bastard...
Not until it hits that family pricepoint
My PS3 isnt a Family console, although the one downstairs in the Main Living area is, it has all the latest films on it ^_^ Its a good media device =x
Why the disagrees? Until the PS3 hits Wii prices we won't see families buying stuff like that.
Because he's right and this is N4G.
Because price has nothing to do with it being a family product or not. If it appeals to the whole family it's a family product. My car is a family car. It cost me $60k, but it's still a family car.
But I'll bet you there's more $25,000 family cars on the road than $60,000 ones. Kaz is talking about selling consoles and expanding the customer base and price is a huge factor.
It would be cool if it was for familys' and hardcore!
Hiraaaaai, what are you doooooing. Don't make the guys at M$ cry now! o-o But he's got a good point there.
Good to see that all console makers are taking the Nintendo approach, gaming is for everyone and a console should cater to all needs.
Every console is going after all the little niches and markets. The same for Xbox 360.... Like they said that price is not family friendly.
xBox 360 To Become a N00B's Console ;-D (Sorry it is already a N00B's console, just read the xBot Lemmings comments on this!!!) ;-D
I don't think they realise what the Wii has done this generation. But theyve always said whatever it takes to make themselves sound like they're in the ideal strategic position for...well everything. Good luck outselling the Wii sony. And we'll all suffer through the hoardes of minigames in the meantime! Sweet now i can have 2 wiis!
It has nothing to do with the Wii. Sony needs to do one thing. Do as good or better compared with the PS2. Right now their are not far behind eventhough it often sounds that way.
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Well spoken,Sniper. I wish I knew how do that trademark symbol.
kaz makes sense...when i think of playstation i think of diversity...playstation is known to have a huge variety of games to cater to the audiences which is why no one game can be glorified as being the ultimate game on the ps3 because the console is known for much more than that
Oh crap, I hope this doesn't mean a bunch of casual garbage like what Microsoft and Nintendo are doing. But if he means awesome features like the media card readers and media center type stuff and video store, blu-ray, etc, then yea. I see that completely. The PS3 really is an amazing device and media hub.
the PS3 is 400 bucks. It has better games than the wii and better upcoming games. All that plus it can play movies.
Lol it can't even do hardcore if there is such a thing, and now they think they can do what nintendo is doing? Too little to late they already made the system with a outdated controller, and there is no way they can change it into a system that sells. "8 - Kinggeof the PS3 is 400 bucks. It has better games than the wii and better upcoming games. All that plus it can play movies. " LoL what it has games?? ok name some, and no ps2 makeovers please.
The system is actually selling rather well. At least, if you compare it to the xbox. It sounds to me like you're labouring under the idea that PS3 and xbox 360 have many significant differences. When it comes to games they share a large part of their catalogues. When it comes to other features, most people would agree that PS3 is ahead... but it costs more. I advise that rather than mouthing off and sounding like a child, give both systems a real go and you'll see how silly you sound.
I'm fine with it as long as they don't do the same mistakes that Nintendo did to the Wii.
yeah, Nintendo really screwed that one up....
ummm MGS4, Uncharted, Warhawk, GTA4, Call of duty 4, and Resistance. Upcoming games: Infamous Littlebigplanet Resistance 2 Killzone 2 Uncharted 2 God of War 3
No you didn`t! Game name dropping! snap!
hey you cant forget Super Stardust HD, High Velocity Bowling, High Stakes Poker, Pixel Junk Series, Loco Roco, Singstar, and Buzz(coming soon) that help out the casual side of things. It will soon cater to all gamers new and established. there are still many things ahead to look forward 2.
xbox 360 is not so family friendly. most people think of xbox as X-rated. (or so i heard)
The Xbox 360 has more family friendliness than the PS3. PS3 is for hardcore (or so I heard)
only being sarcastic. these are my view. The only true family friendly console at the moment is Wii. Xbox 360 never going to be a family console. PS3 has potiential. Yes i use to have Xbox 360 but there were no decent games out. If u come to UK, there are more PS3 / Wii games on shelf than xbox 360.
you are right. the 360 is seen as hardcore (it's spent years trying to win that title and now it has it looks at PS2 to steal some centre ground) too late MS. Nintendo have got themselves into something of a pickle... great hardware sales but to who? they have gone for the casual gamer and the core and hard core gamer are being left out. now take a look at Sony: (casual) Buzz, Eye-toy, Singstar, Movie downloads, Blu-ray, CD, Mpegs, photos, Playstation life, music downloads coming soon... (Core) RAC, LBP, Uncharted, Motorstorm, any number of PSN games, heavenly sword... (Hardcore) Killzone, RFOM2, MAG, Fat princess, Super stardust HD... this was always the area that Sony neglected but they are working hard to address this. now figure in all the third party support and you'll find that 'Hardcore' is fully fleshed out now. PS stands for ballance
Crab, are you seriously kidding me? Man, you guys are in so much denial that it's not funny anymore. :*
NO, the PS3 is seen as hardcore. Xbox 360: (casual): Viva Pinata, Banjoo Kazooie, Lips, B Movie Game/Vision CAM, Scene-It, movie and tv downloads, family game nights, casual Xbox Arcade titles, CD, mpeg, Inside Xbox, advanced parental controls, Live TV with PVR (wmc), coming soon avatars and the gameshow channel with family games like 1 vs 100, plus the new dashboard has a family friendly vibe to it. (core): Project Gotham Racing, Forza, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, any number of XBLA games. (not sure what you consider core but HS is hardcore imo) (hardcore): Halo, Gears, Crackdown, Too Human, Dead Rising, etc, etc. This catagory needs no clarification. Seems the 360 has something for everyone. The only real plus I would give the PS3 is Blu-ray with the casuals but as stand alone players come down in price and start matching feature specs it will be less of an advantage. @6.6: There coming around.. well except for Japan.
"Seems the 360 has something for everyone" Well it didnt work outside US of A. PS3 and Wii are the answer people of the world are looking for.
asked for it, LOLZ
with ps3 & bigger hardrives flying off the shelves & xbox360 over budget identity crisis. Sony can look past the xbox360. ps3 is still a legend. Its a beast of a video game machine. N4g 1 year ago, including myself laughed at Sony being late to the party. I've made my apologies since my latest rrod opened my eyes. Sony made a unbelievable leap into the future with the ps3! this company is incredible ever since they first entered the industry 10 years ago! if you would have asked me in the past what ps2's next gen system would be like I would have described a xbox360. What a ps3 is today is unlimited power & unlimited potential! launch titles were being compared to the 2nd year of the ps3 & 10 years of DVD experience. That's amazing! ps3 in its 2nd year brought mg4! Psn original dvd game downloads instead of retro PAC man games from the arcades. We have psp compatibility. I dreamed about that! a load of cool features not possible on any console & multiplat games that are fun with free online. Its just the 2nd year! HOME is coming soon! By this point who gives a rats a$$ paying for achievements & small differences for multiplat when ps3 games have no equal? Graphically, ps3 games are the best with top tier technology. Everything else on other video game machines fail in that department very hard. Ps3 for fastest selling console in 2008 & beyond!
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My Guess is form this Failure of a Reply with bad Copy and Paste tequnice, you are implying that its not possible for the PlayStation 3? Do you mind explaining yourself or putting up a valid Argument?
sound like a turd or a jerk but have any of you hardcore gamers realize everyone is not a hardcore gamer?? their are newbie gamers, old school gamers that like plain run and gun games like "contra", simple games like "mario" "marvel v.s. capcom"... everyone is not into games that you use bazooka to blow up a human body to pieces or use machine gun to blow up someone head off and blood is splatter all over the screen. there are well grounded raised kids and teens in this world. parents raised their kids in church with better morals. by the way none of this should be offensive to any hardcore gamer on here. its not intended to be offensive just speaking facts what separate casual gamers from hardcore gamers
You don;t sound like a turd, reason and N4G comments section just don't go well together. Like oil and water most of the time.
the ps3 will gain ground no doubt, but it will not catch the 360 or wii this cycle. with the price advantage of the wii and 360 tech going 3rd party, the ps3 lost any advantage it could have had. 360s will have(and still have) the hardcore with better online and bluray thanks to said 3rd party developers. then wii dck deep in the casual plus oldschool gamers. ps3 finishes last.
being a "family console" doesn't mean flailing your arms around at the TV with your grandma and grandpa shouting encouragement, a la the Wii. being a family console means just that: a console that the whole family can enjoy, even if it doesn't related to games. for parents that have no interest in games, the Blu Ray technology and video download service, as well as web browser (most parents in this country hop online for the most part to check their emails, if they aren't accessing the internet for work reasons). naturally, the kids have a nice variety of games to play on their console, and with free online as an added bonus. i mean, why WOULDN'T it become a family console, even at $400? if we're talking about family of parents, and one or more kids, a PS3 is a great choice. for a family that has an HDTV, WHY wouldn't they buy HD movies? last i checked, the only console with a viable HD movie format (disc based, specifically), was the Playstation 3. can you imagine if that same family of four were to buy an HD movie player, AND a gaming console for their kids? that'd be well over $800. whereas with a PS3, you get all of that rolled into one device for $400 minimum. smart, money-cautious consumers would choose that deal over buying each device separately. when the PS3 inevitably drops to $300-$350 by either year's end, or mid-2009, it becomes even more of a family proposition, based off of value alone.
But until we get Duffy there's just no hope. 'nuff said.
Are we going to get the most variety of games on PS3? This is what SONY has been implementing for PS3 so far:- - HD movie player - Alternative PC - Games machine - Making MMO - Pushing for RPGs (slow though) - Wireless connectivity - 'Home' as a virtual world - PS1 and PS2 downloads - Movie downloads - In-game advertisements - Now announcement as a 'Home Console' How does this all add up? I think it's clear SONY is getting there. Slow and steady and getting there. Things to look out for: - Liepzig SONY updates - TGS announcements - Upcoming exclusives - More and more exciting games - More features on PS3 and PSN I can see their strategy in a clearer picture now. No wonder they are unmoved by SE's decision to let FFXIII to go multi. RPG is just one small portion of the market. Obviously, SONY has a bigger plan. But I hope to see these games coming on PS3: - 2D arcade games goodness (Dodonpachi, Ketsui, Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystaria, Radien Fighters Aces, etc.) - Ability to emulate other consoles. Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast in particular. I'd like to play Saturn Bomberman, Radiant Silvergun, Saturn RPGs, etc.)
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