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Sony: The PS3 is "Inherently Future-Proof"

"Inherently future-proof"? Really? Does that sound incredibly pretentious to anyone else?

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Llort3515d ago

Sony are saying it because Microsoft can't.

Microsoft: "Durrrrr! Yhuk, yhuk! We got errselves a DEEVEEDEE playur in our system!"

"Somtimes it breaks but that's rokay, we think we did a pratty good job making a consol out of pieces we find at teh garbaaage dump"

dukadork23515d ago

ps3 is way more future proof than 360 and wii so yeah they can say that easy.

the 360 was maxed out upon launch with gears: that is the exact opposite of "future proof", it's more like "instantly obsolete".

face it xb!tches: this business model puts the burden of innovation on gamers via much faster hardware cycles and therefore more money out of our pockets.

Arnon3511d ago

This is why morons like you 3 are banned in here ROFL.

IdleLeeSiuLung3515d ago

There is no such thing as a future proof console. The PS3 is already outdated by 2-years. The only difference is I paid through the nose for processing power that is likely never going to materialize and by the time it does (if it does) is a new console generation is out.

I want to see the power now, not something that might materialize. We as consumers all paid the price for a more expensive console that pumps out negligible differences in graphics between the 360 and PS3. It's not like we are comparing Wii (WiiCube) to the PS3 here....

Future proofing is just a fancy word for saying we are going to charge you premium for futures you aren't using now and will likely reap minimal benefit from in the near future. Just look at the quad cores two years ago, we still see little benefit from the today.

Anytime anyone says "future proof" it means, I will rip you off. Better save up!

pwnsause3515d ago

its not by how outdated it is, its how long it lasts. example: the PS2.

gaffyh3515d ago

Ok, let's think about it this way. It is more future-proof than the Xbox 360 and Wii. Why? Because it was released with a HDMI port, possibility to play 1080p video (and maybe games towards the end of this gen), Blu-Ray.

So yes it is future proof in that way. Also there is still a lot to be squeezed out of the Cell.

But if you look at it generally, obviously as soon as it was made the console became outdated in terms of graphics card, same with 360 and Wii.

no-spin3515d ago

and the PS3 is delivering the so call next gen Sony promised, i ask you
How can gamers resist a $200-$250 PS3 eventually within around 2 more years or less? just imagine the games released by then, the blue ray wont fade away in one year, and most important: Sony delivers on their promise
Nintendo, the so called wise one, has never had a console last more than a few years, with little to no improvement in the games quality.
Sony did it with PS1, PS2, and it will deliver with PS3
the price drop will make Sony the 2009 champion, no doubt, and the games will make the PS3 dominate the generation.
and also the PS3 is reliable, very important for longevity.

Mini Mario3515d ago (Edited 3515d ago )

"its not by how outdated it is, its how long it lasts. example: the PS2. "

Yes but the ps3 doesnt sell like the ps2. It might do a dreamcast or gamecube. While being good enough systems, it may not have the financial support to continue for ten years.

The ps2 had much more support than what the ps3 is getting.

no-spin3515d ago

did you see the line up for 09, does not that mean the PS3 is fully supported?
great games are multiplatform too, and the PS3 games will only get better. Also,in a collapsing world economy, did you expect a $400 console to fly off the shelves?
A price drop will be enough to prove you wrong

Death3515d ago

Sales are what determines any products lifespan. The PS3 did not inherit the PS2's rapid sales or launch at the PS2's more streamline $299 price point. Why would anyone assume the two will sell the same when the formula has been changed so much?

-Death

Agent VX3515d ago

Here we go again, with the PS2 crap and how long Sony supported the PS2.

Listen folks, quick lesson in "Life". If the PS2 sold 50 million PS2's instead of 140 million PS2's, they would "NOT" be supporting the system right now. The only reason, and I mean "ONLY" reason why they still support the PS2 is because it still makes Sony a decent buck.

But the PS3 isn't making Sony a decent buck, in fact, it is losing them money. Not only that, but the PS3 is selling about as fast as the 360, in which is now getting outsold by the 360 for the past half year every month. Only fools and goofy fanboys listen to this crap Sony says.

If the PS3 was selling like the Wii, I would say yes it is future proof. But when the PS3 is selling like poo, Sony will not support the PS3 for very long if sales don't pick up "Huge". That is just business folks!!!

ChampIDC3515d ago

Nothing is really future proof, but at least Sony goes out of their way to make their consoles last as long as possible. It's miles better than MS just taking a gigantic dump on the Xbox.

godofthunder103515d ago

I've said that when sony said it was future proof it was a lie.The fact is that their isn't 1 thing that is future proof.The fact is that the ps3 was unable to handle crysis and it came out at the start of last year and that's a fact.They even had 1 ps3 fanboy said that about 2 years from now the ps3 will start to show it's power.I've been hearing this since it first came out.About the time it shows a big enough of a difference then the 360 the new systems will be out all ready.hell they already said that around 2012or2013 all 3 big companies will have their new systems out and that's a fact.In other words this ps3 fanboy wanted me to pay top $ for something 2 years ago when it wont really show anything different untill the new systems are out.

Ps3 fanboys keep saying how the ps3 is starting to show how much powerful it is then the 360 now.The fact is that i've never seen a game that looks better on the ps3 then the 360.I'll admitt the lighting might be better,hell i'll even agree with the ps3 fanboys that the ps3 version of a game have 1 raindrop more then the 360 version.The fact is that no one CARES.they are the same damn thing.Just shut up about how great the ps3 is and just enjoy it.The fact is that if ps3 fanboys keep saying wait next year every year they will miss this generation.

ThanatosDMC3515d ago

If you plot the PS2 and the PS3 on a graph, then they're almost going the same road.

X = time
Y = sales

They had a website for this... but i dont remember it anymore. PS2 didnt fly off the shelves it's first couple of years.

Lifendz3515d ago

and you think KZ2 is something? Wait until you see where PS3 games are in 2 years. Look what they managed in a little over 2 years.

Death3514d ago (Edited 3514d ago )

Does this mean the Wii is also off to a slow start? I only ask because the Wii is coming close to breaking sales records set by the PS2. In January 2003 Sony announced that they had shipped over 50 million PS2's worldwide. Not bad for a console that launched in March 2000 in Japan and fall of 2000 for the rst of the world. http://www.zdnet.com.au/new...

You still sure the PS3 is tracking the same as the PS2?

-Death

FF7numbaone3514d ago

ps2= fast with endurance
ps3= High endurance

Mini Mario3514d ago (Edited 3514d ago )

"did you see the line up for 09, does not that mean the PS3 is fully supported?"

I meant support as in people buying it compared to the ps2. I wasnt bashing it i was telling fact. Why would i bash a console i own.

"with your 2 post you showed your only concern in this article is to bash the PS3. What a shameful way to be recognized.
ignorant, at least, the updates are for providing more futures for the PS3 for Free. you must be dumb to complain about that.
Go to a 360 article and praise it, that is good that you enjoy your console, but going around bashing the PS3 is pathetic.
better yet, go and get killzowned and be happy."

No again fact. All i was saying was im sick of updating and installing every time i do something on the console. Do u know how annoying it was just to get VOD enabled. How can normal people understand half the stuff u do on the console.

People just wana play games...put disc in and play. I wasnt dissing the console i was just saying how annoying it was

*sigh* means...man more installing.

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Sony Rep3515d ago

Consoles that last ten years are never a bad thing. So, 8 years from now.. I'll be able to say.... "Ah! That $600.00 investment really did pay off...."

Mini Mario3515d ago

"4 - It's a playstation, what's the big surprise?
Even now PS3 is ahead of it's time, just let's make a list_

Upgradable HDD - Check
HDMI 1.3 - Check
GigaLan - Check
Bluray Optical Drive - Check
Updatable Firmware - Check
Super computer processor - Check
Support from industry - Check
Lot's of first party developers - Check
Reliable Hardware - Check
Multi million dollars company support (SONY) - Check
250.000.000+ possible costumers - Check
Internet capabilitys - Check
New possible services - Check "

Endless amounts of downloading and installing *sigh*... Check.

no-spin3515d ago

with your 2 post you showed your only concern in this article is to bash the PS3. What a shameful way to be recognized.
ignorant, at least, the updates are for providing more futures for the PS3 for Free. you must be dumb to complain about that.
Go to a 360 article and praise it, that is good that you enjoy your console, but going around bashing the PS3 is pathetic.
better yet, go and get killzowned and be happy.

Sarcasm3515d ago

"Endless amounts of downloading and installing *sigh*... Check."

Endless amounts of shovelware... Check.

And no it's not for the PS3. It starts with a W and ends with an i.

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