GameSpew: This week marks the 10th anniversary of PlayStation 3's European launch. Also this week, it's been announced that Sony are ceasing its production in Japan. It's about time.
My Ps3 isn't going to die in peace anytime soon, still have a lot of games to play on it. Recently got witcher 2 (1st time playing it) and the ff lightning games. The PS3 is another Legendary sony console
Witcher 2 isn't available on PS3.
😂 wrong game bro.
@chris X.......lol man you r either a troll or you know nothing or you r not even playing games ... you hilariously exposed yrslf that you dont own a PS3
you cant disagree with this fact. It was only released on the 360 for consoles.
@liquid Yep that was a mistake, wanted to type castlevania lords of shadow
Btw we all want to know where you got that copy of Witcher 2 for PlayStation 3. Lol
"My Ps3 isn't going to die in peace anytime soon."
It already died a quick painful death when he tried jamming a GameCube game and an MS-DOS floppy into it...
"Recently got witcher 2 (1st time playing it)"
The PS3 version of Witcher 2 had some great mini-games, like Frisbee Toss, Disc Bowling, and Spin The Circle...
Witcher 2 was 360 only bruh.
Lmao, i wish the Witcher 2 had a ps3 port.
Why you lying lol. That game ain't on ps3
Facepalm on the Witcher 2 part.
But my PS3 is still not gonna go cryosleep anytime soon. As long as the PS+ game coming, it will still run. My backlogs are shameful
So you brought a game to play on your PS3 despite the fact that it was never on PS to begin with ,so how are you going to play it or were you thinking of something else ?
"wanted to type castlevania lords of shadow"
So you meant to type Castlevania Lords of Shadow but accidentally typed Witcher 2??
I can see how that could happen seeing how those two are spelled so similar to one another....(the hardest /s ever)
Lmao XD. I'm sure he wishes he could edit that comment.
😂 😂 yeah witcher 2 gets autocorrected from castlevania lords of the shadow all the time for me
Still got your 360 hooked up I see
Aw look at all of them, all out in full force, all wishing I didn't have a Ps3. Sorry to bust your bubbles lads but I own a big fat Ps3
That's not it at all. It's that you are blatantly making crap up like buying games that don't even exist on the system. And I don't understand how you would accidentally type witcher 2 instead of castlevania lords of the shadow 😂, they aren't even in the same realm. At least when I give my opinion on something I can legitimately back it up, as I legitimately have a Xbox one, switch and PS4 hooked up right now
It does happen. Its not a mistake between two things that are associated by the names but by something other than name, like when i think ice cream i think chocolatte. Not because they sound similar but because i like chocolate ice cream.
He might have been lying but its also possible that he just said one thing when he meant another. Its not uncommon.
Witcher 2 on PS3...
Mine is still hooked up.
My PS3 is going to keep me entertained for the next few years as I continue to Play B3yond
"Ten years is a good, long run for a console – especially one that had such a rough start in life, like the PlayStation 3. Released over a year after its competitor, the Xbox One, and with a massive difference in price, it’s a wonder that it somehow managed to thrive – eventually. Sure, it brought with it the advent of Blu-ray, but for $500? No thank you."
Let's just get this out of the way. Xbox One? Lolwut.
Since this article is talking about PS3's European launch it should go without saying that the console had a much smoother launch and first year sales in that region than 360. In fact one only one year and three months, PS3 had already outsold 360 in Europe thus proving how dominant the power of the brand is in most of the continent
So the higher price and later launch obviously didn't deter Europeans from enjoying the console. It's a wonder how anyone could question PS3's ability to thrive when sold as well as the competition in that entire continent. In fact Europe ended up being PS3's biggest market.
Xbox One - whoops, embarrassing typo! Thanks for pointing it out – now corrected.
And I'm certainly not questioning the PS3's ability to thrive – it did fantastically later on in its life. I'm merely pointing out that at the time of its launch – which was unarguably rocky – it's hard to imagine it'd go on to do so well.
No prob lmao
PS3 did a lot better than 360 when you align the launch sale numbers for the first and second year
Gotta bring up the sales numbers! Ponies care about that more than the games themselves. Sad.
AnxietyGamer77 - your funny bro - Sony had all bases covered, sales and games. 'Ponies' are spoilt for choice, come join the PS family - it ain't so bad.
It sold slow for a PlayStation console but if you compare it to the 360 it did just fine.
He was just making an observation on how well the PS3 sold. Your only offended because he brought up Xbox.
"than the games themselves. "
If could have a dime for every time a PlayStation fan said that he enjoyed the exclusives on his systems.
PS3 sold much faster than PS1 did in its first two years on the market
Still use mine almost daily.
I'm currently playing Persona 4.
I still plan to dig into ni no Kuni and white knight Chronicles. It's no longer a backlog, but more of like a backlog cabin!
PS3 is still a viable console considering it's library. If I had money to through away, I would go pick up PS3 to play the amazing games I missed out on.
i remember buying mine on the day of release, exciting times
I wated in line in front of Sony Plasa in NYC. Good times though the people in line where a bunch of @ssholes. I remember one guy kept on trying to get others to fight so they would be kicked off line so he can be closer to getting his PS3 by a few people.
The fact that someone has made Metal Gear Online work again on PS3, has me thinking of going back to it. The fun I had in that game will never be replicated to me. So no.. Just like my older game systems. I will not put my PS3 in an attic to die, because its a video game console, not a old piece of clothing...
Still enjoy booting up some Motorstorm or Resistance every now and then.
My PS3 is still hooked up and will remain that way for a long time, it's a fantastic console with so many great games, why would anyone put it in their attic?
If you do not have the original fat BC hardware ps3 I would agree. I have that Phat PS3 and it plays everything Sony offers from the ps3 backwards.
Legends never die.
I recently got a PS3 superslim for myself in the event my old fatty 80 gig PS3 eventually dies. It's for the kids to play on and still gets used for Netflix and disc based movies. I swear it will go through more controllers and cheap USB cables before that machine dies. Good times.
Ten years is a long time for a console to be on the market. Especially one that was “a waste of everybody’s time” , and “took a design decision that wasn't the best from a development standpoint". 
I don’t know about everyone else; but the time I wasted, was time well wasted.
As for the PS3 taking a design decision that wasn't the best from a development standpoint… What was best from a development standpoint wasn’t the best from a design standpoint.
The PS3’s design was a harbinger of things to come. 
 see slide 44 https://www.slideshare.net/...
 see slides 2, 107 & 118 http://www.jonolick.com/upl...
Or one they wanted you to have 2 jobs to be able to buy ;P
Actually, they didn’t want you to have 2 jobs to be able to buy it.
The perfidious James Ransom-Wiley wanted you to have 2 jobs to be able to buy it. 
Ken Kutaragi wanted the draw of the PS3 to be so strong, that those who were drawn by its appeal -- but unable to buy it working regular hours -- would be willing to work extra hours to buy it.
In a rare example of journalistic integrity concerning Ken/PS3, Ken was forthrightly quoted as saying:
"Whether consumers think a product is expensive or cheap all depends on the balance between its appeal and price," … "Our ideal [for PS3] is for consumers to think to themselves, 'OK, I'll work more hours and buy it.' We want people to feel that they want it, no matter what." 
 see 8th paragraph http://www.gamesindustry.bi...
I play my old consoles way past their own years, i dont know why they always insist on throwing away the old consoles that brought us great games.
New games doesnt mean better ones.
I play my PS3 more than my PS4.
keep mine hooked up (out of sight) to the kitchen tv
My PS3 sits next to my ps4 with a huge backlog of games. It's not going anywhere. I was playing DuckTales and rdr just a couple weeks ago lol
You can set your PS3 on top of your PS4 without any heating issues although I don't advise doing it the other way around for obvious reasons. I have a FAT PS3 and have never had any problems doing this. Obviously, it should go without saying aways make sure you do something like this in a well-ventilated cabinet.
Congratulations to Sony for supporting pS3 for ten years as promised. The opposite of what made the competitor.
Rise of the Tomb Raider came out exclusively to the Xbox one and Xbox 360 in October 2015, almost exactly 10 from the 360 launch
Great system. I love how you get most titles used for around $10-$15 a pop.
Needlessly negative in my opinion, I still enjoy many PS3 titles to this day, the library of games on that console is utterly fantastic.
Of course, these sites know that being contrary and negative will generate more traffic so that's why they do it, they really are all a complete shower of shite!
Still playing my ps3, so many jrpg to finish
I still get good use out of my PS3. Years later, I'm still playing BFBC2 (god give me a remaster or a BC3) on my PS3, and now it as new life as my second PS Vue box; although, it has been relegated to the downstairs TV. PS4 gets the nice big TV in the den upstairs.
still got my ps3 next to my ps4 i just hope they dont cut net off if i want to play game online still with ps3
I still need to finish Demon's Souls lol
Mine is still in my family room. Just played Rayman in coop with my daughter and played RAGE and Dragons Dogma recently. Still have a fewgames to finish there !
my PS3 continues to gain mileage but as a media player in the bedroom. Still, even though its been relegated to being just a media player I can't deny the great gaming experiences I've had on it. Hell I still use my PS2 to play games. Fired up Chaos Legion a few weeks ago on it.
I play my PS3 more than my PS4 Pro lately. Just started collecting all the games while theyre cheap. Gamertag is MorteMafia in case you blokes dont believe me.
https://psnprofiles.com/Mor... = Proof
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