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Why the Playstation 3 is Poised for a Comeback

Although the Playstation 3 is in last place, the situation may not be as dire as many think.

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panasonic233191d ago

lol these guys said the same thing in 2007, 2008.

HDDVD_for_the_win3191d ago (Edited 3191d ago )

At that time, PS3 didn't have dozens of exclusives, 360 hadn't had 2 years without any AAA exclusive except Gears 2 and PS3 wasn't costing twice as much as 360 while selling the same worldwide.

Bottom line : any PS3 price cut now and it's back like before september, with the PS3 crushing the 360 in worldwide sales, except the war is over this time since MS has already had its price cut.

theKiller3191d ago

they didnt say that in 2006! because that time it was too early to say anything but no one had doubt that ps3 will be the winner in the end of this gen!! so these guys were right they didnt say 2007 will be the year of ps3!!!

u r just jealous xbot!! ur company screwed u so badly, they r ripping u off with $50 each year to just play online! ur hardware is failing on u every few months, ur console graphics is inferior to ps3 and the exclusive games majority r major FLOPS!!!!

just quit gaming and do us GAMERS a big favor!! ohh and dont forget to bring with u the bot army on XBL!

cryymoar3191d ago

-Price drop this/next month

-want a family game but don't want shovelware? Buy a PS3 and LittleBigPlanet, you'll have more fun that 90% of the Wii games out there, that lasts 100x longer (community levels and DLC)

-Free online via PSN

-Blu-Ray movie prices are dropping fast! HD is on the rise, people wana show off their TV sets and use them to their potential.

-Already a AAA games list lined up and who knows what GDC and E309 will bring. Of course MORE titles.

-Almost every game that's coming on the xb360, is gona be on the PS3. Exclusives will go head to head and we all know which company has the most impressive first and second party games (PS3, for the slow or ignorant ones out there).

-The low cost, simple dev of the xb360 V.S. the cell is starting to show. The PS3 has surpassed the xb360 in terms of graphics, and developers WILL start getting on the ball.

-PS3 doesn't fail.

-Nor do the games scratch, games last LONGER, value stays up (refurb trades vs non-refurb trades for those who like to go to video game stores or sell their games to others).

-Many many more.

if you disagree you're gay. =P

Droid Smasha3191d ago

this aint no ROCKY movie there is no comeback

pwnsause3191d ago

"-this aint no ROCKY movie there is no comeback"

say that to nintendo with the SNES, and the company overall. there are such things as comebacks.

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TruthBTold3191d ago (Edited 3191d ago )

I've been here for years. LOL

PS3 is well worth it, it gives me the entertainment I need. Once the price drops I will buy a second one for my office.

@kewlkat007 - fyi I have 13 games.
COD4
RFoM
R2
HS
SF4
Fallout 3
Warhawk
MGS4
Assasins Creed
KZ2
Uncharted
Fifa 08
LBP

I buy games to enjoy them, not to compete againts fanboys.

Silellak3191d ago (Edited 3191d ago )

It WOULD be a comeback, because the truth is it's been behind in sales. The fact the 360 got a head start is irrelevant - it still needs a "comeback", sales wise.

That being said, of course a comeback is possible. This generation is far from over. I'm sure there are plenty of people, like me, who are just waiting for the hardware to reach the right price and for the right game(s) to come out. Me? I'm waiting for God of War 3 and perhaps a little Gran Turismo 5.

I don't think the PS3 will completely dominate the 360, nor will the 360 dominate the PS3. If there's any "PS2-level" winner this generation, it will be the Wii. The PS3 and 360 will likely end the generation neck-and-neck, so it won't matter all that much which one "wins" if the difference is only 5-10 million consoles, as opposed to the massive victory the PS2 had last generation.

Genesis53191d ago

I didn't think it was dire. Year and a half ago it was a little touch and go. Now you can tell they are doing a lot better by how much fud the 360 camp is trying to spread.

thebudgetgamer3191d ago

i would still be a happy gamer for what the ps3 has brought me as a gamer. i just got a new hdtv and with a free linux dl i have a fully functioning computer, that also plays some of the best games this gen. i have said it before even if the phantom came out tommorow and pushed the ps3 to 4th i would still be hapy with my purchase. might be the best 400$ i have ever spent

:)

Sk8boyP3191d ago (Edited 3191d ago )

for a price drop, sales aren't that big of a deal. The console is awesome, the best outta the 3 IMO. Just because a console doesn't sell alot doesn't mean it isn't a great product.

HDDVD_for_the_win3191d ago

@Sillellak : by your dumb logic, Xbox 360 needs a really huge comeback vs PS2 then.

Of course PS2 was here before, but it seems it doesn't matter for you. Seriously.

kewlkat0073191d ago (Edited 3191d ago )

You could buy like 6 games instead..

OR buy one for a little poor boy that could afford to buy more games..

crazy-eyez-killah3191d ago (Edited 3191d ago )

Because its hardware doesnt melt when just above room temperature?

Silellak3191d ago (Edited 3191d ago )

Dude, you're reaching. Did you read the article? It's ABOUT the PS3 being third in SALES and making a comeback in SALES. It has nothing to do which one is best or worst with regards to system quality.

@1.5

Seriously? That's your argument? Everyone admits the 360 is in competition with the PS3 and the Wii. That is this generation's "line-up". The PS2 came out before the XBox, does that mean the XBox was not in competition with the PS2? Yeesh.

@1.9

I wasn't referring to your post, I was referring to HDDVD's post, 1.5.

crazy-eyez-killah3191d ago (Edited 3191d ago )

Its not my argument.. I just felt like stating one of the many reasons why I think it will come through.

@1.8 My bad.

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xwabbit3191d ago

What lol ? The PS3 is selling faster than the 360 did.

SoapShoes3191d ago

It's irrelevant huh? How many years have we had to listen to Xbox fans claiming how PS2 was only first in sells because it was released a year earlier? Obviously that was ridiculous, but considering the PS3 has a higher yearly average than the 360 and was selling more last year before the price drop, the fact it came out a year later is not nullified.

callahan093191d ago (Edited 3191d ago )

I've done my fair share for the attach rate: I've got 32 blu-ray games and 18 PSN games. The only multiplatform games I have are:

- Unreal Tournament 3
- Prince of Persia
- Soul Calibur 4
- Street Fighter 4
- Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection

I have more PS3 games than Wii games (I have 8 disc + 24 downloadable) and 360 games (15 disc + 14 downloadable).

xwabbit3191d ago

@ callahan09 .... dam bro i wish i had that much $ to spent lol

callahan093191d ago

Hah. Yeah. I've got an addiction... I've been spending the majority of my disposable income on videogames since I was in high school!

Jellzy3190d ago

All together i got 58 Blu Ray games and 20 PSN games 4 my PS3 (albeit 4 of them are doublers i got when i bought my 2nd 60gig before they were sold out.. Oh and 1 doubler got lost in the mail so they sent another and i ended up with 2!!).

Personally im not gonna sit and debate wether or not the PS3 needs to make a comeback as the fanboys hv already came out in arms but i would like to see the PS3 catch up in sales to the 360 for no other reason other than to give bk to Sony what they have given to many others. Off too a shaky start and a bit of touch and go but i think their more than bk on track.

p.s. Ive also got god knows how many 360 and Wii games but there packed away in the cupboard as im bored of the Wii (Really only gd for a laugh when m8s come round), and my 360 is knackered.

SL1M DADDY3190d ago

Being released a year later than the 360? Being released at over twice the cost of the Wii? A comeback from only selling 10 million consoles per year? What is it that the PS3 has to make a comeback from?

Just asking...

Cajun Chicken3190d ago

Are there even 20 odd PS3 Blu-Ray based exclusives?

Thats a great collection! I've got about 12 PSN games myself and about 11 PS3 Blu-Ray based games, pretty much get multiplats on PS3 to play online for free and the PS3 has less chance of dying on me. I also have about 8 360 games and roughly 7 XBLA games.

Just got a Wii recently... Geometry Wars Galaxies... brilliant.

callahan093190d ago (Edited 3190d ago )

Cajun, since you asked if there were even 20-odd Blu-Ray based exclusives, I'll give you the list of Exclusives that I own:

UNITED STATES REGION:
Buzz! Quiz TV
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
The Eye of Judgment
Folklore
Genji: Days of the Blade
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue
Haze
Heavenly Sword
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
Killzone 2
Lair
Little Big Planet
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Resistance: Fall of Man
Resistance 2
SOCOM: Confrontation
Time Crisis 4
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom
Valkyria Chronicles
Warhawk

ASIA REGION:
Aquanaut's Holiday: Hidden Memories
Demon's Souls
Siren: New Translation
Yakuza Kenzan!

That's 27 exclusive Blu-Ray released games that I own. Combined with the 5 multiplatform Blu-Ray games I already mentioned above, that's the complete list of my 32 Blu-Ray games.

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Max Power3191d ago

to an extent, you might need more mathematical symbols and other variables, but your gist is nearly accurate.

ssj3191d ago (Edited 3191d ago )

"Games like Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" like those sure helped. I mean just check out the latest H/W figures I guess Killzone 2's sales boost was like a candle in the wind.

thebudgetgamer3191d ago (Edited 3191d ago )

because a console that sells 20 mill in two years with tough compettition and an high price is failure.

:) ahh you turned it on me nice.
anyways i dont care about that i just like to play games you go ahead and be angry about a piece of consumer electronics if you want

Max Power3191d ago (Edited 3191d ago )

he was just randomly hitting keys on his keyboard and it managed to write that. and decided that it was to hard to delete it and decided to run with it out of laziness. </sarcasm>

iM_PuLsE3191d ago

lol @ your fanboyism, ignorance my friend thats what your showing

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