Power Up: Could '09 be the year PS3 gets back into the game?

By now, you've probably finished all of the video games you received as gifts. You may even be looking for your new game fix.

If so, rest assured: 2009 is poised to be a terrific year for gamers. But it also could be a critical, perhaps even a make-or-break year for the PlayStation 3.

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No3600d ago

Why because ps3 got Killzone 2,Uncharted 2,GOW3 coming out.Well i'm sorry bud but i hate to break the bad news NO. Xbox360 has better games coming out in 09.

die_fiend3600d ago

Really? If so they've kept them secret until now...Don't think anyone can argue that 360 has a stronger line-up but that is subject to change. Either way, PS3 isn't gonna catch up with the 360 in terms of hardware sales this year, the gap's increased from 5 to 8 million since launch...

topgeareasy3600d ago

Halo wars and halo osdt or whatever it is called they are both sh*t like the rest of the 360 line up for 09


The ps3 never left the game.Just because it has been getting out sold buy a console that is cheaper than the wii dose not mean sh1t.People forget the ps3 is 2-3times more expensive than the 360.I am tired of all this type of articles and i wonder why it keeps getting approved.

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ph3lid3600d ago (Edited 3600d ago )

eehm, i don't care where the PS3 stands.

360 is just better - it's simple as that.

- better online features

- better overall service

- better controller

- better multiplatform games

- better exclusives

- better price

- better community

- better upcoming exclusives


it's just better, better and better. (my opinion)

the PS3 has 3 good games: Motorstorm, MGS4 and Warhawk.

i'll rent one to play KZ2 and that's about it!

TheHater3599d ago

The only thing the Xbox 360 have over the PS3 is the online feature. Everything else you mention is debatable.

AngryHippo3600d ago has some great titles. The 360 on the other hand has a few unannounced surprises i am sure. I really do not think that the PS3 will catch up in terms of console sales this year, but I think it may close the gap. Sony have everything they need to have an amazing year, but something will always go wrong, it always does, nothing ever goes to plan especially in the gaming industry. One things for sure if Killzone 2 lives up to the hype then Sony will be on the right track for a great year. Lets hope the likes of God of War 3 and Gran Turismo 5 make it in '09, otherwise that will be two major exclusives missing from '09.

interrergator3599d ago

dont worry i think they know wat theyy are doing this time and its gona be a good one

Chicago85063600d ago

k, I agree with those facts that the author pointed out..price of PS3..lack of exclusives n PS3's first year, and did mention how they bounced back n 08..make or break year for PS3?...PS-free is here ta stay, they aren't going anywhere..Sony is not Sega..period. As far as the commenters above speaking on 360 has a better lineup..I have both consoles, and honestly I have not, or know of any 360 lineup for 09 that so far compares to PS3's. I love both my systems, but my PS3's lineup has the majority of my attention.


The 360 sold 5,360,811 with no competition around. The 360 has outsold the PS3 2.4 million from it's launch until today. Most of that 2.4 million was the 1st year of PS3 life without many games. However, in 2008, despite the PS3's higher price tag, the PS3 managed to outsell the 360 8 months out of the year. Why? It had games. Great ones. So, looking at a "fair fight" perspective:

360 (21,667,767) vs. PS3 (19,198,097).

2009 will bring a PS3 price drop along with 18 excellent exclusives. However, I'll let people judge. This is the most high quality games ever. The PS3 is right around the corner from breaking even. I think that Killzone's release is a sign that Sony is ready to aggressively play this year out. I see, not one, but two price drops this year.

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DC Universe Online
Free Realms
God of War III
Red Dead Revolver 2
The Wall
WarDevil: Unleash the Beast Within
Uncharted 2
Ratchet & Clank Future 2
Big Time Revenge
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Bumpy Trot 2
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Dark Cloud 3
Demon's Souls
Fifth Phantom Saga
Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Gran Turismo 5
Heavy Rain
Killzone 2
L.A. Noire
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Metro 2033: The Last Refuge
Nobi Nobi Boy
Quantum Theory
Redwood Falls
Rengoku: The End of the Century
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