Despite winning the last generation, Sony finds itself struggling in the current console wars. This is how GameDaily would turn things around.
Another one? LOL,the PS3 doesn't need any saving.It has a solid library of games and more great games like Killzone 2 are coming out next year.Blu-Ray is getting more popular everywhere,and production is getting cheaper.The PS3 is doing just fine.The only thing keeping the PS3 back from selling well is it's pricetag.There are millions of gamers out there waiting for the PS3's pricetag to drop,which SONY will be dropping sometime next year,and SONY are starting to advertise a bit more which helps.
the article makes 1 or two good points, but most are pretty mute now. e.g. the new ps3 console being non backwards compatible! pretty sure the new 80gb models are, although i may be wrong. and i'm pretty sure the ps3 has more exclusives then i can count on my fingers now, i think they forget that the ps3 launched a year after competition.
Ah yes, another great article by our media affiliate, GameDaily. Hopefully Sony is smart enough to do exactly what GameDaily says, because that is the only way to save the ps3. Trust me, we have done extensive research, so please, Sony, if you are reading this, PLEASE just stop! Your never gonna win so just drop out while you can! If you don't, they're ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU ps. GameDaily, your check is in the mail...
ima stay away from this one
by saving the 360 first? a beast wont be famous if it was the only one in the market, so it should have some competition to kick the **** out of it so the beast will look like a hero!! EDIT @Aaron Greenterd bubble for u, that made me laugh
I couldn't have said it better. Gamedaily people are money hogs, just like I Imagined.
No backwards compatibility. That's huge. Say what you want, but when you go to ebay and try to get an old 60Gig PS3 your going to pay a premium. People care about that feature and Sony does not want to give up on the money they are making on the PS2. Sony is in need of a wake up call. They need to drop the PS2 and focus on one console and make some big changes in their sales strategies. How about releasing a portable Blu-ray player. How about working on their relationship with Mac and getting them to put a Blu-ray player in a Mac? There are so many things that Sony could do to improve their position in the market place, they just seem to arrogant to do anything.
As soon as someone says price drop you can quit reading. Actually you can quit when they say it needs saving. MS needs to be saved FROM Sony. All of these cover articles won't help.
another one. It looks like gamedaily is trying to reach a hit quota before 09. I keep waiting to see a title like this but have it end up being a spoof article instead of the usual Sony is doomed FUD. Oh well. Nothing to see here.
how many articles can a 360 fanboy write before he loses his virginity, well the articles keep coming, so obviously the other is not gonna happen as these retarded articles keep coming...
Suggesting ways that the PS3 can improve does not show that Gamedaily are 360 fanboys. I just bought a PS3 and I am pumped about what it can do now and what it will do in the future, but any time a company can improve their product, that's good right? Example, if multiple websites, fans, etc. continue to bring up the downloadable PS2 games, maybe Sony will give in. I think that a little bit of fanboyism is good for gaming but an article suggesting that improvements can be made does not need to be torn apart. Neither my 360 nor my PS3 are perfect.
Looks like, not completely yet, AND that is after reaching ONE of MAIN PS3 goals - BLU-RAY SUCCESS. :) Even as GAMING console this YEAR - PS3 is a SUCCESS. In terms of sales, it will be a success after reaching 299$ price in 2009. =) PS3 FTW! ;)
Seriously how does Bloodmask keep getting away with this? His articles are flame bait at best.
And he has a tendency to report others for the same thing...
just "jump in" a acid pit. reality is far too much for you to bear.
@Oner - Bloodmask reports any news that isn't his or how else would he have dominion over N4G. *On Topic - WTF happens when Sony finally does drop the price...I'm gonna feel bad for these guys./sarcasm
Add "GameDaily" to the long list of News Outlets that N4G's SDF believe are part of a vast "anti-PS3 conspiracy". joystiq.com TIME.com kotaku.com
alleyinsider.com gt4.com gametrailers.com marketwatch.CNN.com gamedaily.com They're out to get the PS3!!1one!1!
Thanks for listing all the media whore houses for us, man. Couldn't have done it any better myself.
GameDaily that nuff said
You missed out cnet
or everything they are saying is already in work or complete...
will boost ps3 a lot! and then 360 will need saving!
a backwards compatible 60 gb and if it didnt have that i would be so..... unaffected. Honestly, the only ps2 games that still get play from me are the god of war games that's it. I bought a ps3 to play ps3 games, watch some movies and meet some new buddies. Not to play old games, that's why i still have my ps2 handy. Back compat is very minuscule, if someone bought a ps3 to play ps2 games on, then they are an idiot.
well when you own over 100 ps2 games, i really don't like having too many consoles setup, im at limit now with the wii, ps3, and 360 setup, if someone else enters the console race, im screwed... And yes buying a ps3 for backward combatibility for that reason only would be retarded and i would call the person an idiot, however it is a major + to getting the console..
They never take anything seriously and their articles are usually a joke. But this one is actually a little decent, but still crappy. I only agree with reason 6, bc has to come back to the ps3 in some form. But everything else is kinda lame, most of it is implying for Sony to take a "clue" from the 360. I'd prefer if Sony did it's own thing.
It doesn't "have to come back", IMO. But it could be a huge benefit. Not just for people wanting to play PS2 games on the PS3, but it'll open the world of PS2 game downloads through PSN. That would be awesome, and a key market advantage.
Another useless article from Gamedaily!
DOESNT NEED SAVING. PS3 IS DOING VERY WELL AND HAS A GREAT YEAR AHEAD - GET A F*%^$G LIFE YOU TIME WASTERS.
Getting more developers and tournaments online.
you actually click on it and read it? damn
I guess I live under a rock. I was in no way under the impression that the PS3 needed saving...
By not saying it needs saving?
me too :)
They are in good shape. They just need to advertise more. It's getting better lately though. I have seen far more PS3, PSP, and even PSN commercials on normal network TV. Maybe they are gearing up for the big Killzone2/09 media bltiz that should come.
they need to quit posting these kind of articles. they are getting boring real quick. its all the same crap. Im sure the ps3 is going to do just fine.
1) Gamefaily sucks. Keep trollin for hits guys. 2) Ps3 needs saving? 3) A price could would help its sales. 4) This article is fail. 5) All of the above. Take your pick ladies and gents.
They just seem to be flooding the news channels with "Save the PS3" stories. Must be a slow news period. Only the secretary left in the news office - so they start publishing the pre-prepared news stories. If the PS3 sold 5 million this period they will still be publishing this tripe.
Lets look at the numbers shall we.. PS3 is losing only $50.00 per console, BUT im willing to bet they are making around a $70.00 profit on the PS2 now and a $50.00 profit on the PSP.. so $120.00 minus the $50.00 they are losing on the PS3 brings that to a total net profit for all of the playstation hardware brand average of a $70.00 profit on each unit sold.. If MS is lucky they are probably making $50.00 on each 360 sold BUT that is pretty much gone if you take into account the 3 billion or so they had to invest in extending the warranty by 3 years. Not only that but the PS3 has sold more consoles in its first 2 years then the 360 has and that was with very fierce competition from both MS and Nintendo AND a significantly higher price point. ALSO Sony makes boat loads on blu ray royalties also. How much % does MS get from blu ray related sales?! You guessed it.. a big fat ZERO, Nothing, NADA ZIP.. Plus sony is making good money on software sales, Home downloads and purchases, PSN purchases and so on.. If any other console company went through what the PS3 went through the last 2 years, they would have dropped out already.. The fact that the 360 is only ahead by 7 million units with a full year headstart with no competition whatsoever in the first year is actually a bit underwhelming for the 360 if you ask me.
Some Blu-ray movies use VC-1. That was developed by Microsoft, so get get royalties from that.
I'm not sure if i would agree that they need "saving", but they do need to start turning a profit. I'm also confident this will happen by late 2009. You may or may not agree with teh article, but everything mentioned would definately help. The only thing I don't agree with is cutting the price. Once Sony starts profiting from their game division they can consider this option. They need to atleast break even on each console sold before they want to even consider selling more consoles. -Death
Can you provide a link which refers to the loss in Sony's gaming division ? It was reported before, that Sony reached a positive operating result (that is, overall, incl. all platforms, SW, etc). So, I am wondering, why they are in the negative all of a sudden ? They also tried to reach making a profit on PS3 HW by August this year, however, these seams to have past, and did not happen. But I also cannot refer to any reliable source, I am just wondering.
Not a fact, a guess. Your reference is from Jan 2008 with the assumption of what has been done for the 40G before that date. Only Sony (and maybe their CFO) knows. Or the CTO.
Um...not them again. :|
For the 1000th time. i doesn't need saving. OBAMA!!!
Put it on craigslist for $60 so you can go a buy a great game for your new XBOX
bloodmask you are awesome you really know how to get this fanboys mad.... GO BLOODMASK!!!!!!!! YEA BLOODMASK ROCKS PEOPLE COME ON DISAGREE WIT ME PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!YAY GO BLOODMASK!!!!!!! GET A LIFE PEOPLE SONY DOESNT PAY YOU SO WHY DO YOU PROTECT THEM!!!!
if you been long enough in this site you will know he's #1 fanboy too. he just needs to reassure himself
This should read " How to save N4G.COM" I see multiple articles every other day like this that make no sense. No ones going anywhere...
N4G doesn't need saving, it's the circle of life. 5 negative PS3 news, 1 positive PS3 news 5 positive Blu-Ray new, 1 negative Blu-Ray news. 5 positive XBOX 360 news, 1 negative Blu-Ray new 1 neutral boring Wii news.
Dear Sony : This is what i would do to get back in the race. Remove Wifi/Remove All SD Ports /Put BatMan BluRay in every box . Sell for 299.99 hummmmmmm that should work.
Typical Gamedaily crap Typical Fartmask "news" post using his multi accounts and friends to approve. Mods should ban him and stop giving him money for posting flamebait against the site rules. Look he is using multiple accounts to disagree. Everyone knows 90% of the times Fartmask posts flamebait only. Keep rolling the disagrees. Worse fanboys are the hypocripts like you know who.
REPORTED AS OFFENSIVE Quit sending me racist PMs you FVCKING @SSHOLE!!!!!!
PP are u on break?
Sony is reling on there name to way much now a days , their lack of a unified online service and 13 year old controller dosen't help either , as multiconsole owner not a fanboy , I find my self playing Live more than anything , just think Xb live is only going to get better in the future , and I'm sure there next console will really powerful , Sony's 10 yr plan won't work anymore tech is moving too fast
Tech moves so fast nowadays.. hows that standard DVD 360 with no built in wifi and pay to play online working out?
to be honest DVD 9 is not a issue , WiFi not a issue either , I'll gladly pay 50 messele bucks for live , I tell you what play Cod world at war on PSN then Live and tell me witch plays better and looks better ? You don't hear that static on lives headset like you do on PS3 online games , tonight I'm playing with all my buddys on Live who all own PS3 , what dose that tell ya ? Online is the future and Xbox will always own Sony in that dept..
The only thing what sucks in your description is your head set and possibly CoD [email protected] Try Socom. Cristal clear audio that makes you think you sit in the others living room. Including proximity chat (which actually KZ2 will also have).
Do you know how long bloodmask has been on this site? He only puts out great quality articles. kindly shut the hell up and stop trying so hard to get bubbles from the raged angry droids on here.
Who approves this crap?? Ohhhh wait i know who, 360 fanboys!!
You act like it wouldn't be the other way around if it were for the 360 supposedly dying. Would you approve?
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I don't think the PS3 breaks down that often. I mean if anything the 360 needs saving. People are starting to spend more for repairs than games if they have a 360.
LOL, Gamedaily at it again!