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Playstation 3 experiencing a second launch?

The Playstation 3 has lagged considerably behind its competitors over the past two years, but if rumors are true, that may very well change. The PS3 is currently running at a shadow of its true potential and fast-approaching upgrades will boost it to a point where even high-graphics releases like Resident Evil 5 and Killzone 2 will come nowhere close to maxing it. As if to herald this, the PS3 has been trumping the Wii in recent sales in Japan.

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Zeus Lee3186d ago

What if Sony launched a $299 White Ps3 in NA and Europe,that would be something huh.

Lfmesquite3186d ago (Edited 3186d ago )

But maybe, maybe that's why 360 and Wii sell more in the US because of the color?

What ever happen to the White and Silver PS3's anyway? I thought the idea was that PS3 would come in 3 colors. The black is pretty much the only one that became common.

hotdawg3186d ago

I can only see them releasing a $299 system if they drop the HD back down to 40 gigs because there aren't many tangible items they can take off of the system. They can put in more efficient tech which constantly gets cheaper but there isn't anything else to drop but wi-fi.

n4gn4gn4gn4g3186d ago

That would save SONY approx $5/console in bulk...ie...no use. The bulk cost difference between 40GB and 80GB is negligible.

Megaton3186d ago (Edited 3186d ago )

Sony actually payed more for the 40gig HDD's than the 80gigs if I remember correctly. Something about the 80's being much more massively produced than 40's, and being cheaper because of it.

IdleLeeSiuLung3186d ago

Commonly available hard drive sizes will always be cheaper than sizes that are being phased out. You can't easily find 40GB's anymore, and soon the 80GB will be harder to find too. Sony will then include the 160GB as standard.

Sony will not drop any more features, I mean what the heck can they possibly drop on it now without seriously affecting the value proposition. Only bet is to consolidate and reduce number of components as well as reducing the die size and improving yield. They can perhaps use a cheaper casing and components, but that will still be minimal savings.

solidt123186d ago

I would buy a Red one. I wouldn't mind having one of those metal gear ones either

Shadow Flare3186d ago

"PS3 has lagged considerably behind its competitors over the past 2 years"

. . . . and yet outsold xbox 360 globally in hardware sales in 2007 and sold the same amount in 2008. At a higher price point. SO. . . . . that statement achieved my stamp of FAIL

hotdawg3186d ago

That's my point n4g theres nothing else to tangibly take out of the PS3 to lower the cost for them and the consumer. It's all a matter up cheaper tech from when they changed or adjusted internal components from of the most recent version of the PS3.

cayal3185d ago

"But maybe, maybe that's why 360 and Wii sell more in the US because of the color?"

hmm...you could be on to something.

*Goes to blog* KKK only buying Wii's and 360s because they are white?

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Muppetmeat3186d ago

Oh goody. Start your virgin losers, flame war on.

dj555555553186d ago

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iNcRiMiNaTi3186d ago (Edited 3186d ago )

the wii came out 3 days AFTER the ps3

no expected MS to be where its at. hell i didnt want a 360 when it came out. i thought it was gonna suffer the dreamcasts fate. i HATED the 360 with a passion, funny how its my most played console now. no one even expected the wii to sell the way as much as it is now. this console generation is full of surprises.

but the way things look right now it seems like the ps3 will be getting alot of playime from me. hopefully i get mine back soon cuz im missing out on killzone 2 right and its pretty frustrating seeing a couple of my other friends bragging about it and i cant play it

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Why dis3185d ago

Wii came out a year later.

MSFT's lineup and tactics are also part of the reason.

PS3 is behind because casuals were the bulk of PS2 success and the Wii has won over that group of consumers lol.

Insomnia_843185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )

No matter how you say it, 360 fans will never admit it, that makes them feel good. Sad right? typical loser behavior.

Wii has been cheaper from the beginning, some parents still call a PS3 or 360 "Nintendo" and that could be many mistaken purchases, like those who ask for a PS3 and get instead a $200 360 from their parents this happens a lot.

360 is now $50 cheaper than the Wii and......well you know the rest.

Why dis3185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )

"typical loser behavior"

And praising PS3 at the 360's expense 24/7 and posting forced morale posts because of a spike in sales in Japan when the PS3 is losing every month is "behavior of a winner" ??????

When you are the loser you're the one lashing out with excuses and attacks. Losers make themselves heard hense the overall behavior of the site due to it being controlled by the worst kind of PS3 fans

Insomnia_843185d ago

I'm done talking to 360 fans, some are just retarded, I'll just comment whatever I think and not discuss it with any of them. Some day they/you will open their/your eyes.

:P

XxZxX3185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )

Insomnia_84, even if he still want to argue with you, he can't. Surprise he get the bubble back that quick. Used to be one bubbles monster. Btw Insomnia_84, he just act like he is innocent, even wonder why he has two bubble. Keep the acting, no one buying it even it's free. LOL

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frayer3186d ago

wtf kind of crap article is this? Seriously, at least lie and make up some bs like Gaming Front did with that failed "onLive making PS3 obselete" article. I swear, people don't even try anymore...

artgamer3186d ago (Edited 3186d ago )

"...and with their last breath xbots shall bare witness to the end of days"

lol, bubbles for you djpolofish, maybe this will make them understand

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