Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer has revealed that if the PS3 fails, it is due to Sony positioning the machine as the Mercedes of the video game industry.
"PS3 is after a different audience and it can be whatever it wants — a home server, game device, even a computer."
A movie player, is what it is.
Blind Lemmings, Sony Loves You.
more like the pinto
It's not that the PayStation 3 is a bad console, but just like the Mercedes it's has it's targeted to a very specific group of people.
Someone that has money and it's 100% loyal to the brand and it's not willing to try other brands.
im a casual gamer, and im getting all 3. Theres to many people who cant save there money or who havent got a job.
I think Playstation users are more likely to play an Xbox than the other way around. Most PS owners dont hate the XB even though they might not want one. Its the Xb fans that are usually bashing the other console trying to convince everyone that they are the only right answer are PS owners are either wrong, blind, stupid or biased. I happen to be getting all three. You probably know my favourite but that doesn't mean I hate the others. Wii is my least favourite because the games lineup frankly is one game. But I'm still not about to talk anyone who wants a Wii out of it. Its their choice.
If Sony has a failing its trying to do too much, but to be honest thats one of the things I like about them. They are not afraid to take risks when it would be so easy to take the easy path. Playstations appeal to lots of different players for lots of different reasons.
Bathyj, how is that possible? XBox 360 owners/fans for the most parts either own a Playstation or used to. For most of them the 360 is not the first console they owned. If anything they used to be Playstation fans. I am one of those. I will also eventually own a PS3; but for now I am prioritizing what I buy first based on the console that has more to offer today.
Lol. I wonder if you've seen that games that have been posted recently...it is about the games and when more come this skoda will take off.
I posted a story that stated the PS3 was a "Lexus" last year!
Is that a trade-in balloon lease or purchase on the Benz?lol
That SLR might look good to people who dont have it. But believe me Its a crap assss car. If you wanna drop a half million on a car. Stay away from the SLR. Its the worst half million dollar ride you can ever have. Go with a Murcielago instead. Or Gallardo spider. Sorry I just had to spread the word on that. I probably just saved someone on this site 500,000 dollars. lol
Anyways back on topic I find it funny that he would use mercedes. I remember talking with a freind the other day about how Mercedes always had the edge on BMW's but lately BMW's have been cheaper and better looking than Mercedes. I think he chose the wrong car for his analogy. And what does that make the Wii ( A hyundai) lol.
heh, my BMW has always been better looking than my brother's mercedez ;p
But anyways, Sony won't flat out fail this generation, its not going to happen with the amount of First Generation studios they have now-adays. Even nintendo was able to tag along for the past 10 yrs with N64 and GC which didn't do well..I am sure Sony can 'tag along' if it can't be the leader this generation.
That being said, I believe BlueRay was the right thing to do, if you look at the actual cost of putting in a blueray drive vs a old dvd drive. It really isn't as bad as people say it is, the CPU on the other hand was the costly device, but Sony has traditionally been more on the power crunching side and less on the developer friendly side with the past two gen as well, is it really a bad idea? First party dev. have been saying No, and ever since PlaySation Edge came out, alot more 3rd party devs are now saying Cell may not be as hard as they originally perceived.
Anyways, enough blabbling from me.
the closest I've gotten to an SLR is the 40 to 60 hours we spent with each other on GT4's Nurburgring challenge against all of the other Mercedes which if you've played it - know how impossible it is. I still haven't completed it to this day.
Okay WAY back on the real topic here -- I didn't realize that the Benz would be much worse than a Bimmer. I mean my 7 series Bimmer has continuously gotten bad reviews compared to its big-bodied counterparts, however, I'm not sure about the M3 & 5 classes which would be more in line with the SLR. I do agree though that the Bimmers have really been lookng good lately?
Yeah my family is big on exotics. So I have gotten a taste of everything. Im the blacksheep in the family though. I love japanese Tuners. Gimme a Skyline anyday but since im in the states I gotta settle for a G35 (american skyline) but I do have a Carrera Turbo. Funn ride. I hate exotics but im Turbo Crazed. The Seven 7 series is pretty hot though. How you rolling 45,50 or 60? I been looking at the 6 series myself. Either the 650 or M6. depends on wich one flatter me better. Remember More expensive is not always better. Sometimes cars are 30-40 grand apart in price. And you cant see 40 grand worth of difference.
Wich brings me back to my point. If Sony wants to push this Mercedes thing they need to Show 200 bucks worth of difference. If not then they better drop the price before they get their asses spanked. By the cheaper almost equal guy. If alot of people shop like me then Sony is screwed. But believe it or not. They dont. Their is more brand loyals than actuall shoppers. I have both consoles cause thats just how I do.
Is getting to sit in all its cousins but I have to say that they are very uncomfortable cars compared to the new Fords I was able to get into man that Ford Edge decked out was so awesome :).
BMWs are so much better than benzs. bimmers have that ' badboy' edge to them. for example, take the M6. omg, you can hear that coming a mile off. and its a beautiful looking motor too. oh and maddens raiders, im right with you on that one, im yet to complete that too lol.
I think the PS3 is reasonably priced for what it offers. But this is a CONSOLE. Not a computer, a video player and all that sh*t. If Sony would just drop the damn price it could easily compete with the 360 and would probably obliterate it, such is the intensity of the PS brand power. If Sony are gonna do anything right, then they MUST drop the price, and MUST keep the 20GB unit, as it is the easy access for casual gamers (still too much mind you, but $500 is alot easier on the wallet than $600!)
PS3 like they said when they released it wants to the multi-media hub in your home and in my opinion its doing a great job. but like i did with 360 most people wait a yr. before buyin a new console so the company can work out all the bugs, have a huge game library and with the next-gen DL a good system upgrade when they first turn on there console.
The Ps3 is a Fuking Station Wagon. Get that Slow to everything sh1t outta here.
PS3 a lot more reliable than a Mercedes? It has impressive performance potential and has certainly been reliable for me, unlike my previous and only Mercedes.
When did this post turn into a car showcase? Lol, anyways, Howard Stinger just referred to "luxury" when he compared PS3 to a Mercedes I guess. Let's give credit where it's due, PS3 looks like a luxury device with it's price tag, shiny surface and next-gen potential under the hood. :) But will not fail.
If these game consoles were cars - The PS3 is like a BMW, very expensive and with the best engine but kind of lost the plot in the quality and styling departments. While XBox 360 is more of an Audi with a very good engine, great style, interior designs other companies try to benchmark on. The Wii is the Volkswagen of the group, more affordable than the two but without losing on quality while still churning-out in quantity.
The only thing 360 has is just a newer version of XBox Live
and PS3 literally has like way more features than the 360 if I had one I would never get bored of it unlike the 360 I got snores vill compare to PS3.
Overpriced, underperforming, and no one buys it!
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