"Now that we have the undisputed console champ poised in third place this generation with a long road ahead of them, the question lies; Do they have what it takes to reign supreme?" -TheGamerAccess.com
This article is hardly an article. It basically says "PS3 is in third, but Sony is a successful hardware manufacturer, so WHO KNOWS what is going to happen?!?!?!"
actually this article states if the ps3 has what it takes or not and it comes to a conclusion, stop spamming the comment section please.
Actually your summary proves that this article may be the most level headed article on N4G in a while.
Price Is the only thing that holds the ps3 back. Games like GOW 3 Killzone 2 Twisted Metal And many many more killer games from even 1st party are coming. PS3 is looking mighty fine this year
of course. WTF-"This is the first time in over a century that Sony has had some real competition in the console market. " qoute from article^^ Sony has not been in the console market for a century... Century= 100 years.. . . Fire your editor.
i think he got decade confused with century lol. im pretty sure thats what he meant though. honest mistake.
ps3 is just an all around amazing system sony keep fw updates comin and the home support :)
I think the PS3 has what it takes because it was built to last the test of time. I don't think the PS3 ever meant to be an instant seller right out of the gate, but was meant to be more of a gradual progression over a longer span of time. The PS3 has the most staying power this generation, and that's what I think will ensure the PS3 great success in the future. The only market I think Sony really needs to push harder for is the U.S. market. Even though the 360 has a 1 million lead in Europe (according to M$), the only thing I think the PS3 needs in Europe to regain the lead for good is a price cut and Gran Turismo 5, that's it. And of course, Sony will always have in Japan on lock, and both Final Fantasy XIII & FF Versus XIII are going to boost PS3 sales immensely in the Far East. If Sony can hit the U.S. market harder, I think there's a pretty good chance the PS3 can catch up to the 360 this generation, because PS3 has already proven that it can outsell the 360 at a higher price point, and a cheaper PS3 price point in combination with the games the PS3 has lined up in the near future is going to do some serious damage on a Worldwide basis.
PS3 is for the grown and sexy. The Sh!tBoxPleaseFixMe is for stupid cheap American retarded teens. I suggest you xbots leave your basement once a while to get some fresh air.
PS3 is still in third.
Ps3 has better games and movies its only 3rd in "Sales" because of its price
I don't see the wii and x360 lasting another 8 years on the market. Only the PS3 is capeable of lasting another 8 years. So yes the PS3 has what it takes. What Sony needs right now is more support from 3rd parties. Sony also needs get more varied games out to cater for various gamers no matter how samll they are in numbers. The PS3 exclusives are unmatched as well as their 1st parties. We all know this. Starting with KZ2 we are going to see a steady stream of unmatched exclusives from Sony as the fruits of their 1st parties labour will finally bear fruit.
I agree that the wii and the 360 wont last 8 years. I believe that the ps3 will overtake the 360 but it will never take the wii. But this doesnt matter, does it?
You see. I firmly believe that the wii userbase mostly consist of people that haven't game before. My mother and my older sister are a prime example. They saw we gaming thoughout my whole life and they couldn't get it. However the wii has completely changed that. They can't get enough of wii sports and wii-fit. I do believe that long time Nin fans are still there but i think most of the hardcore crowd have moved on. This is just my opinion offcourse.
The Xbox 360 will last at least 8 years, probably 10, and here is why: The original Xbox was produced for 4 years (2001-2005), and sold around 22-25 million consoles. Its last game was released in 2008 (Madden 09), giving it 7 years of game support - at least by third parties. The 360 has sold around 28 million in a years less time, and there has been no mention of a new console in development, meaning the 360 will stay in production for at least 6 years. Plus, the 360 has shown no signs of losing support - it sells consistently month after month. Judging from how long the original Xbox was supported, the 360 will easily be a 10-year console. I think that after all is said and done this generation, PS3 and 360 will each last 10 years, and Wii will probably fade and be replaced first (just my opinion).
the wii and 360 CAN last 10 years but thats up to MS and nintendo. it will be stupid to not support them for as long as they can. they most certainly can last that long though with out a doubt. just because sony are the only ones that did it doesnt mean no 1 else cant.
It's not going to be up to fanboys how long a console lasts, it's going to be up to the manufacturers. We could sit in here for years waiting to see how long the consoles last, but it wont change a thing. I got a crazy idea, so bare with me... We could play games instead! I know! Gamers playing games?! I know this is a revolutionary concept, so take your time to digest it.
A lot of crap from thegameraccess,did they hire a new writer? It's usually the new kid that writes the most flamebait trash.
funny how no 1 said anything about the "does the 360 have what it takes?" article. its only fair to have both sides of the story, right?
Yes it does and Sony has a history with gaming success that cannot be ignored or underestimated.
HUH??? WTF?? GiantEnemyCrab, did you just bought a PS3? Sorry if i'm outdated
Yes crab did. And more power to the crab. Don't you just love having more than one option?! Now the only problem is, how to get more money to support games for multiple platforms? Oh, TAX RETURN!
haha oh man, you are an old skooler here on N4G but yeah I bought a PS3. I had my problems with the PS2 and Sony at E3 talking their sh*t just left me jaded on the system. But Sony has started to deliver and Killzone 2 sealed the deal. I hated on that game and didn't think Sony would come thru and told myself that if Sony delivered on that title I would go back. Sure of enough they did. I'm also leaving the fanboy stuff in 08. I do defend the 360 from the FUD still and I do like my 360 but I'm finding owning both to be gaming bliss. Killzoned you might say! haha bviperz: oh totally! Much better owning both. Yeah, I'm still buying multiplats on the 360 but definately going to start buying PS3 versions and mixing it up. Got a lot of friends now on PSN and I want to be able to game with them.
Thank you... So much. Now it's time to get the rest of the fanboys to shut the hell up with their stupid ass comments.
no it doesnt
u don't have what it takes to post an intelligent comment.
Yep. Come on, look at all the Noby Noby Boy vids being uploaded on Youtube now and its only been out a day. Its those kind of features that will push the PS3 further and will grow in future updates and firmwares of course, the fantastic games help.
in the end the ps3 will beat the 360 and wii in sales. now that i got your disagrees i do have a good reason. one thing you have to remember is that they are still selling the ps2. when MS drops the 360 for the 720 and Wii gets drop for Wii2, sony will still be selling the ps3 for years after the ps4 comes out. and most likely by that time it will cost around 150 to 200 if not less. although i do beleave sony will beat the 360 before the next gen comes, its going to take some time after that for it to beat the wii. this is just what I think.
it's already better than the 360, which is why i own one and not the 360. ps3 wins.
I can't believe people are still debating this stuff after more than 2 years
like when how people were questioning whether the PS3 had "what it takes" to fulfill and live up to the Killzone 2 E3 05' trailer. Well they certainly did, yet why is everyone still so anti-optimistic regarding the PS3's chances? I guess fanboyism is the new train of thought in the media, like how Capitalism was in the 19th century.
"yet why is everyone still so anti-optimistic regarding the PS3's chances?" its just a journalists break down on what the ps3 is capable of and if it has what it takes and it comes to a conclution. i believe the author wrote an article "does the 360 have what it takes?" also, so no fanboyism here man ya know. its only fair to analyze both sides of the story.
MS has had 2 price drops,Halo3,Mass Effect,Gears 2 and Fable 2. But the ps3 is Still Standing and Sony still has alot of AAA titles to drop and a price cut.
i love how you guys forget that the ps3 also had two price drops. with in their first year of release. and guess what the 360 is still standing also. even after your so call big hitters MGS4,R2,LBP,GT5p,HS,ECT. and it will still be standing after KZ2 next week.
NO one never said the 360 would fall but you always see PS3 is doomed articles. the ps3 has had price cuts but its still at a higher price point and it still somehow sold just about as many as the 360 did in 08.
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