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TIME Says Only 200,000 PS3 Owners in the U.S.

Gamezine:

"Tell me I lack reading comprehension, but I'm sure I just read the absurdest thing on TIME's website.

In a preview of PlayStation Home, which releases to everyone today, the following comment is made..."

Update:

[UPDATE] - I'm pleased to announced that TIME has edited their article. The sentence now reads..

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Why o why3629d ago

are these guys for real???

jcfilth3629d ago

Where's the office for this magazine located? I'll go and leave a 360 on for 12 hours and run.

lol

dukadork3629d ago

the secret to generating internet traffic is....

BULLSH!T

Simon_Brezhnev3629d ago

lol once again everybody hating the ps3 and making up numbers lol i cant wait to see how much hate the ps4 going to get when it comes out

Genesis53629d ago

That's good old lets not do any research American journalisn in action.

sunnygrg3629d ago

Another typo? Or are editors really getting dumb these days?

Hmm.. must be recession. Dumb magazines hiring cheap replacements.

techie3629d ago

We should digg this thing and embarrass the hell out of TIME.

http://digg.com/playstation...

Saint Sony3629d ago

Funny how people go all mad about a tiny issues.

ultimolu3629d ago

Then someone should come out and say it's a typo then, don't you think?

vasilisk3629d ago

OMG PANIC - another reader who was too lazy to click on the link and read the whole stuff...
Then I guess the last comment on the preview is also a typo, isn't it?

SL1M DADDY3629d ago

'Seriously now, only 200,000 PS3 owners in the US? Even I, a casual user of the console knows that there are around 7 million PS3's currently residing in the US alone. Sorry, but your misinformation would lead any regular Joe-Shmoe to wonder about your journalistic credibility.'

Regards,

XXXXX

Hopefully, the article get's changed to reflect truth rather than fanboy fiction.

rockleex3629d ago

Its not even just wrong numbers, in fact, its too hilarious. Just read the quotes.

“The PlayStation 3 costs $400 and is getting thumped by Microsoft’s XBOX, which is twice as popular and Nintendo’s adorable Wii, which has sold four times as many units.”

Yes, he said the PS3 is getting THUMPED by the XBOX because the XBOX is twice as popular... -_-"

Is Times hiring kids to write their articles now? To think he actually gets PAID to write this stuff. -_-"

Rock Bottom3629d ago

Then someone will say the media isn't biased against PS3 and it's just PS3 fanboys overreacting... >_>

gaffyh3629d ago (Edited 3629d ago )

It's official TIME = xbox fanboys.

EDIT - also Saint Sony is a retard.

Doppy3629d ago

You know what we need to quit coming here and complaining about it, and address the source directly. Sitting here and letting them spread lies isn't doing anything, but destroying the industry. Spam the h#ll out of them with emails with the correct information, or letting them know what they did and reported was incorrect and should be fixed.

This PS3 bashing has been going on far too long, and it's time to end it. But before you spam make sure that's what they really said er. wrote.

tplarkin73629d ago

Journalists are very dumb people (in general). They don't know anything. All they do is get scoops and they have no real knowledge. They don't know the difference between 2, 20, 200, or any other number.

An article was written about a condo which they said was 90 stories tall. It was actually 8 stories tall.

BulletToothtony3629d ago

***[UPDATE] - I'm pleased to announced that TIME has edited their article. The sentence now reads:

"Starting today, owners of the pricey PlayStation 3 — there are nearly 17 million of them worldwide, a scant 200,000, for the month of October, of whom live in the U.S. — can download the software for free via Sony's PlayStation Network."

Let me say that again, in case you missed it; "a scant 200,000, for the month of October, of whom live in the U.S."

That might happen to be the one of the worst constructed sentences I've ever read, in my entire life, in the United Kingdom, which is where I live, sometimes, unless it's holiday time.

Does the edit mean that 200,000 PlayStation owners were living in the U.S. in the month of October? TIME what has happened to you!?****

MNicholas3629d ago (Edited 3629d ago )

you let english majors write about technology, or in fact, any field of business. The first and most important aspect of being a good writer on these issues is to know how to count.

bunbun7773629d ago

Im getting sick of bringing out the 'ol conspiracy fish- but something stinks.

This is TIME- these guys are not "recession-bred imbeciles" they are not "scabby replacements" they are at best college educated and policy driven writers, who directly report to their editors. It is the editor that dictates the "report" it is the editor that has final say on what gets printed. So now we have incompetent editors? No, I have enough respect for these professionals to know what they are doing is in fact--- FUD.

This is not a typo. This is a concerted effort to maintain MS dominant position in the American marketplace. Yes I said it.

Remember...

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." Joseph Goebbels---Nazi

gaffyh3629d ago

Lol at the re-write:

"Starting today, owners of the pricey PlayStation 3 — there are nearly 17 million of them worldwide, a scant 200,000, for the month of October, of whom live in the U.S. — can download the software for free via Sony's PlayStation Network."

That sentence doesn't even make sense. hahahaha

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techie3629d ago (Edited 3629d ago )

Hahaha! i can't stop laughing. This is hilarious LOL.

"Where exactly does TIME think the other 16.8 million PS3 owners live? Mongolia?"

lol

sonarus3629d ago

hey man haven't seen you in a while :(

techie3629d ago

Hey dude. You'll see a bit more of me. How are you?

Shame i didn't keep posting loads of news, $500 a month would have been tasty...especially at the current exchange rate. Still...I have a life :D

solidjun53629d ago

that's good to hear. Unlike a certain contributor who has none at all. :D

+1

techie3629d ago

I wouldn't know who that is....but it was me. I was top contributor by about double second place, and I still had a life...it's just I have better things to do now :)

solidjun53629d ago

I was referring to the current top 'contributor' (used loosely) Bloodmask.

Sarick3629d ago (Edited 3629d ago )

"Starting today, owners of the pricey PlayStation 3 — there are nearly 17 million of them worldwide, a scant 200,000 of whom live in the U.S. — can download the software for free via Sony's PlayStation Network"

The subject is the ability to download the home software.

Am I the only one who understood that sentence?

Translation : Of the 17 million PS3's worldwide a scant 200,000 of the users live in the us can download it. This doesn't mean that only 200,000 PS3 owners live in the US. It just means that the download is still restricted. Or is it?

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Immortal Kaim3629d ago

Someone really did their research...