Submitted by silent ninja 3050d ago | news

Sony's two big mistakes

Sony has just postponed the launch of its Blu-ray players again, which prompts the question: Is Sony really going to get the PlayStation 3 out this year, even in Japan, and if so, what sort of specificaiton will it have? There seem to be few or no real facts around, but there are plenty of negative rumours..........Sony has made two big mistakes. The first is the design of the PS3, which seems to be too ambitious for the company to handle....Sony's second big mistake is strategic, and concerns its use of the Blu-ray disc format. Well at least according to Guardian.co.uk's Jack Schofield, this is where Sony went wrong. (PS3)

shotty  +   3050d ago
Mistake one) Having SSJ04 as their PR guy
two) Attempting to create a ps3

Joking
USMChardcharger  +   3050d ago
lol
good one. ssj jokes never get old.
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TheMART  +   3050d ago
We've seen relative large companies going down before. It wouldn't surprise me if Sony is next
Gamer13  +   3050d ago
Sony Sony
If sony don,t launch this year Xbox 360 lead will be even larger and everyone is going to get a 360 by the end of the year unless they are a true sony fanboys.
OutLaw  +   3050d ago
Also sony has to worry
Sony has to worry about the Wii in Japan and here if they don't release on time. I already have a 360 and for some crazy reason I want to buy a Wii. If another delay happens it's over for them. Even HD DVD will soon make a name for itself being half of the price of a Blu Ray Player.
SjaakHaas  +   3050d ago
@ Outlaw,

Thats exactly the same way i feel about it!
SjaakHaas  +   3050d ago
The best example is this one:

"The PlayStation 2 certainly benefitted from providing buyers with a cheap DVD player as well as a games console. However, the DVD format was agreed in 1995 and the first players went on sale in Japan in 1996. The PlayStation 2 wasn't launched in Japan until March 2000, roughly four years later. By the time most US buyers were shopping for a new games console, DVD was already an attractive and established format.

If Sony intended to repeat this successful strategy, it should have included Blu-ray in the PS4 in 2010-11.

However, with the PS3, Sony is attempting to do the reverse, and pull off a strategy that has never worked. Instead of capitalising on a successful video format, it's trying to use the PS3 to establish what is starting to look like an unsuccessful one."

And i thinks he's got a very good point indeed.
HyperBear  +   3050d ago
Yea.........
And not only an unsucessful one, but one that costs the amount of an LCD HDTV ($1300), and one where the Blu-Ray movies will be around 40-45 bucks each. SONY IS SCREWED
greenlynxx  +   3050d ago
@#4
I must agree that their strategy does seem very unlikely to succeed.
THELANDSOFSAND  +   3050d ago
sony should just buy up all the 360's left, put them in a PS3 box and sell them to the japanese this fall.

there, that should save them.
Aflac  +   3050d ago
lol ya
thatd b hilarious
joemutt  +   3050d ago
I dont want blu-ray
Maybe a PC drive, but thats it.
no_more_heroes  +   3050d ago
I don't know if this is relevant or not, but.....
About 70% of Japanese gamers are looking forward to getting a Wii alone. About 85% think the PS3 will be too expensive. If this remains so, Sony is going to get raped!! This was reported on G4 three or so weeks ago, sometime after E3.
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PS360PCROCKS  +   3050d ago
Lol buy all the 360's and put them in a PS3 box, you crack me up, what to do with the extra space of that MASSIVE grill?
jinn  +   2267d ago
price and online service

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