Recently TGS covered what the Xbox 360 must do to be the big console of 2009. Well, now it is the PS3's turn. So what can the PS3 do to become the top console of 2009? TGS takes a look at 3 things that Sony must prioritize for the PS3.
They need to have an xbox live kinda service, or they will only be in world of hurt till they do.
Make sense, although Live also took a step forward with the NXE by giving you a reason to go Gold other then exclusive demos and online gaming, a very small step albeit.
Placing PSN where it is now the differences are relatively small except one service charges you to pay online and one does not.
All it needs is a price cut.£250 ps3 will sell like hot cakes. But its not gonna happen any time soon...
No one reason i like ps3 is because psn better than xbox live (live goes down to much) IMO only thing it needs from live is cross game chat and invites for some people
What Sony really needs is to improve the network, we have the tittles, hay we have the best 08 lineup and 09 is look to be just as good but with tittle like little big planet, mag, warhawk and socom that are really heavy on online it would be just smart to make the network more reliable.
A price cut. That's all
Yes, they do need a Xbox live sort of system. They simply have to have it. The PSN network is lagging very far behind the Live network. The entire system is slow, buggy, and very laggy! Sending messages is a hassle. No Voice messages! WTF? Sony needs to do lots of work for the PS3 to succeed. As it stands, everyone knows that it is falling behind and in the age of multiplayer games, they have to focus on this. A good example of Socom. WTF? I seriously want a refund. It simply shows us how poor the whole network is. All games are slow to login, slow to join, slow to load. Clan support? Some games have this, some do not. All have a very poor implantation of this system. Joining friends is the biggest pain in the arse I have ever seen! I would pay for a system like Live! You would too. Also, do I need to talk about the games with their poor record tracking/keeping? How many of you have had your stats reset on Resistance 2? Warhawk? Should I keep going? Ok I will, lets talk about trophies. SUCKO!!!! Slow to load, incredibly slow to compare...just plain terrible! TERRIBLE! Nuff said, I am right. Response to the dude below. Oh ok, some games do well smoothly. Resistance and Warhawk. Warhawk is awesome. But with the game of Resistance 2, the Game looks like complete NUMBER 2! Just terrible! I looks like a mod for counterstrike or something. Also, hundreds of enemies? What? Haha, Have you played the game? Maybe 30 or 40 at max! It can do this because it looks like HELL! You are taking my lagging comments to heart of Resistance. Settle down, resistance plays well but the system is still flawed. I know many players who have lost their stats, if you have even played it you may have lost yours. If not, you will.
"The PSN network is lagging very far behind the Live network. The entire system is slow, buggy, and very laggy!" That's where i stopped reading.When i play games like Warhawk in giant maps with fighter planes flying inches by each other,missiles and bombs flying everywhere,tanks on the ground blowing everything up.Tons of infantry running around capturing bases taking flags.I have to stop sometimes and Just think to myself..WOW! I can't believe there's no lag in this.At all. Then there's resistance 2...8 player co op.Literally 100's of enemies on screen And this isn't some L4D lame zombies that try to run up and attack you. These are full blown armies of aliens with guns charging at you,flanking you,some even t-bagging you when they kill you. Imagine 100 enemies running up to you,all shooting at once. All you see is a wave of red & blue lazers flying at you.Meanwhile you have 3 story tall bosses stomping around kicking ass.All the while there's NO LAG. Imagine that..NO LAG.Comparing to Gears of war 2's incredible 5vs5 where it's basically unplayable.
The only game that didn't run smoothly for me on PSN was Rainbow Six Veags, which i sold, and sometimes Resistance 2. The rest is perfect, no complaints. All Sony needs is Cross-game chat, and in-game for music for all games and I'll be happy :P.
Private chat up to 8 players and a standard (cross game) invite method. That's all I want, and realistically not much to ask. They should have come before Home IMO.
Agree Fishy. I'd also love to see more remote play support, more/better PS1 games and add some sort of value (maybe monetary, although not likely) for trophies. Give gamers even more incentive to get trophies and do it on a PS3. While were at, they need to add trophies to PSP games as well since the store, website and some games link together under one account. Also, I don't think they need to push BD anymore than is already done. They need to advertise what the PS3/PSP can do and advertise games more. People still don't know what the machine is capable of doing it seems.
PLEASE DON'T MAKE ANY MORE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
dont get left behind
You keep making new accounts, maybe it's time to get the hint.
Don't get left behind in the graphics department, 360
How about bowing out of the console race with some respect because it's embarrassing watching Sony being in dead last place. Yes i did enjoy Banjo Kazooie i buy game's not like you droids why do you think your in dead 3rd place because you don't buy games except watch your damn blu-ray sh*t.
Did you enjoy Banjo Kazooie?
Of course he bought Banjo that's the only game his mommy will let him own beside Hello Kittie Island Adventure. PP if your mother only knew how you speak on here you would lose all you TV privileges and would have to go straight from school to your room.
In Europe, all I say most of November and all of December was Sony advertising. They were ads for all their exclusive games (and Fifa09 which is HUGE in Europe) and ads for what the PS3 can offer in terms of Hi-def gaming AND Blu-ray (Something like: Be nice to your High-def TV). Ads were in movie theaters, all TV channels, large billboards and the metro (subway). Microsoft advertised Lips, which is quite natural as Singstar fanbase is huge in Europe. Sony advertised Singstar Abba.
What TV where you watching?, i saw none over the holiday season infact i've seen about 4 (last) ALL YEAR.
Scandinavian channels and some british (Discovery, MTV and National Geographic)
Its going to be tough to compete against two consoles that cost half the price during an economic crisis. Having far better games won't help Sony if people don't buy the console. That's for the ones who don't have a PS3 yet. For the ones who do (like me), keep brining out the great exclusives like you did this year and keep improving the PSN. (cross game chat/invites please)
in addition they need better hardware http://www.oxm.co.uk/articl...
It took a price cut to finally beat the PS3 in sales this year it wasn't until that price cut that the PS3 was outselling the 360 in North America/Europe. Japan is still being Dominated by Nintendo and Sony. Also several Developer have claimed they had trouble with the PS3 but there have been several complaints from company's about the 360s lack of HDD storage and Last gen dvd9 so it goes both ways. I can say that the PS3 needs a price cut but when there ready to do it they will the system is still selling and is being supported by both the PS2 and PSP to recoup the loss from every PS3 sold.
As I showed, the PS3 outsold the 360 in 2008. The only thing that saved Microsoft was sub-Wii pricing.
of why the PS3 needs "better" hardware? First take a look at the link http://www.gamespot.com/pag... Then tell me if this game looks good in comparison to Killzone 2, or Even Gears of War 1&2. Tell me if you truly believe that this game is intuitively developed correctly seriously man, that was a piss-poor attempt to dog out Sony.
Yah The Chat cross game is a nice thing. PSN Needs this-
i gotta wear shades :)
Cant afford a price cut, supposedly every current PS3 sold @ $399 costs $450 to produce (read in a recent N4G article). I tend to believe that must be somewhat true, or they would have cut the price b4 Xmas. Maybe that will change though by Q4... So, if they cant afford to cut the price, get God of War & as much software as possible out there this year. And learn something from M$ = Advertize !!! I rarely see any PS3 commercials, & when I do, they are stupid (latest one where guy tells GF: 'It's our new movie downloading machine' was pointless). But I see X360 commericals & game ads all the time here in th U.S. Like Fishy said "Private chat up to 8 players and a standard (cross game) invite method." would be smart too. More demos & content like xbl... PSN still needs alot of work.
it needs ... i don't know ... SO MUCH!
what sony needs is some games that people are interested in buying. outside the idiot fanboys on this site. that think every game on the ps3 will move systems. LBP,R2 anyone. LMFAO
Improve the PSN and price cut. Those two especially the latter WILL do wonders.
-Temporarily Re-Launch the 20GB PS3 with no Wi Fi, no BC and no memory readers, just the basic functionality for 299.99. No movies and no games either. Just to get a minor blip for the first half of the year for those that want to play Killzone 2 and Infamous on a 299.99 console. -Reach the $299.99 price point for the 80GB PS3 by the holidays -Sell a whole lot more PS3, PS2 and PS1 games over the PSN -Speaking of which, FULL BC for all PS3s -Heavily Advertising the price-cuts AND their AAA games Make the following successful titles: Heavy Rain, Killzone 2, God of War 3, Wardevil, MAG, EyePet, the Agency and GT5 -Unveal a lot of MMOs as Sony promised. NCSoft should deliver and so should SCE (that includes the Agency and MAG) -Unveal new and original games appealing to casuals -Unveal more AAA games -Make Home a lot more robust and full of content -Revive the Getaway and 8 days -Collaborate with 3rd parties in order to improve PSN and Home support. PS3 game support should follow and has already improved a lot in 2008 -Get the 3rd party titles every PS3 owner wants, namely Left 4 Dead, Mass Effect 1 and 2, Bioshock 2, Dead Rising, all the Namco 360 "timed" exclusives and if possible Ninja Gaiden 2 and Gears of War 1 & 2. The last 3 are almost impossible to get, but the rest are more realistic. Surprise Us As for Microsoft, they should strive for getting FF Versus, MGS4, Monster Hunter 3, Dragon Quest X and Kingdom Heart 3, and also make Xbox LIVE Universe a reality in order to compete with Home. NXE just isn't enough.
.. is keep moving forward, and if they keep on giving me reasons like LBP and Valkyria Chronicles, I'm happy to support them.
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