Check out the following interesting little advert from a UK store. It denotes the primary function of the PS3 is a Blu-ray player and later goes on to mention it also plays games :).
At least someone has a sense of humour.
PAUL CERULA - indeed when did this happen? I might have to get one now.
"The PS3 Plays games too!"
When did this happen!!!!!!!!
OMFG it does!!!! so thats what i was doing with RESISTANCE, MOTORSORM, FNR3, wow go figure. thanks for this incredible breaking news mart. WOW.
It gives a nice view on how Sony has managed to manouvre the PS3 in the position that the public and even the shops don't see it as a gaming device first.
BluRay player, it's a computer... It's not the way to go. Gamers want games not gimmicks. Which I see Home is again also. Graphical stuff to destract the attention where it's all about. Online functionality in GAMES. Not online Second Life/Sims as a sort of online game in it's own Sony
a computer weird simnce every one bangs on about computergames>all
Its smart advertising mart.
Everyone knows what a Playstation 3 is.
Its a game machine.
Now they are making sure people know its a lot more than just a game machine.
I see nothing wrong with this at all.
sorry Mart, i dont know what you said. you somehow managed to be the only person on this site i ignore. but for some reason, i believe its for the best.
Mart, you should feel special. Someone made their avatar completely based on yours and you. Heck, it does not matter if it is due to love or hate, someone goes as far as to do that, they are all over your balls.
People still think its a bluray player, rightly so..
I got arrested there once ^-^
did you try stealing a ps3 with a whole bunch of games and Blue Ray movies with an 77'' HDTV?
they wouldent let u return a red lighted 360???
They can only benefit from pushing it as a blu-ray player.
You got your gamers that are going to read this and say. Noo shyt. I already knew that.
Then you have your Media Center junkies that are going to read this and say... holy shyt... thats a nice deal.
When all is said and done. The PS3 is the best blu-ray player on the market. And I cant see how thats a bad thing for Sony. No matter how its spun.
It is funny to us gamers though. Cause me being a gamer myself I know we put gaming first when talking about a "Gaming console". To see it presented another wayy does look very strange. But PS3 is as much blu-ray player as it is Gaming Console..... wierd. I know.
i would be in shock if i didn't know this could also play games, a B-ray player that big?
and this time MART does have a good point, whats the hype about "games" when they are selling it as a B-ray player........its kinda sad if you tell me.
there will be a boost 360 console sales when a good game is launched but PS3 console sales will rise when a good blu ray movie is launched and when a good game is launched.when PS3 sales go through the roof that will give developers ground to run benefiting gamers
I think its a great idea to sell it as a blueray player and don't even say it plays games at all! how many non gamers are paying $1000 for a normal blueray player and missing out on the great deal of the PS3? I watched a guy pick up that Samsung blueray player at Bestbuy for $999 that things CRAP! Read all the reviews on it, Samsungs blueray falls short in every category VS the PS3... So I told this guy to just get a PS3, its a better deal. He just smiled at me and said "I don't really play games" Its Sony's falt not to target a wider spectrum of consumers. Sony has more then enough money to make two different TV commercials. One for us gamers and another for non gamers showing it as a blueray player. I bought my PS3 for gamesm but I gotta be honest I truely love the blueray player. I can't wait for the Matrix and STARWARS! then my life will be complete.
It seems like it´s target at the movielovers who wants a good bluray/HD-dvd player. Not only do they get a really good bluray-player but they also get the best videogameconsole!
This is what I have been talking about all along. Fist thing we need to do is craw out of our shells and do a quick study into human psychology. (ill leave that up to you) my point being is that even with all different cultures around the world for will find similar consumers globally. what you will find in my store is what you will everywhere. don't believe me that hop on a plain. So I attached a picture I took with my blackberry last night at the video store in San Francisco. sorry its not so clear, but if you look closely you will see something I see every time I pop into the store. Only 1 or 2 HD/DVd movies rented out Vs 6 to 10 bluerays rented out. was trying to rent Ice age for 3 weeks! before I finally came to blockbuster on a monday after noon to get a copy.
anyways Im starting to blab so just check out the pic.
another one of sony lies lol j/p.
It's time you (and others like yourself) realize that the PS3 is much more than just a console. Pity you're stuck with that.
Anyway, thanks for pointing out a pretty clever marketing strategy.
I think this post really bit you in the @ss, didn't it? G'Night.
Wrong, so wrong
The 360 also does more then a game console. It has downloadable HD movies, it gets IPTV.
We might not need a next gen drive, because everything is downloadble/streamable.
So. It's not right to push a format that is not a standard. And no, don't even mention the PS2. The DVD already was a standard when Sony adapted it.
We don't need another computer. We have it already. And I bet all that bought the PS3 don't buy it for the BR player. But because they like a Playstation to do what it has to do. PLAY games on the STATION
It's not a clever marketing strategy at all. Why not? The sales prove it. Japan, it's own backyarden is doing poorly. Slaughtered by Wii. USA not doing well either. Last month the PS3 sold almost half the 360 sold in North America.
Europe and Australia launched sucked. So uh... What's clever about that? It seems it'll be nr. 3 this gen
"It has downloadable HD movies"
Funny you should feel the need to defend the 360, as I never mentioned it. Also, good luck storing HD movies on 20Gigs.
"It's not right to push a format that is not a standard"
Says who? You? If you don't push a new format, how the hell does it become a standard? Phuck, that's a stupid argument.
"We don't need another computer"
Again, says who? Anyway, there are things my PC can do that my PS3 can't, and visa versa.
"And I bet all that bought the PS3 don't buy it for the BR player"
I love how you make decisions for other people.
Actually, they buy it because it can play games and much more. Those that want only a console (and want a PS) buy the PS2...go look at the sales numbers for proof.
"Slaughtered by Wii. USA not doing well either. Last month the PS3 sold almost half the 360 sold in North America."
Sorry, that's like saying Pepsi outsold Budweiser last month.
Face it Mart, the PS3 is here, it's good, it's going to stick around. Nothing you can say, think or dream up will change that. Now, go play.
most of the things you are saying I totally agree, I like my console to be acting like a computer..a damn quiet computer , you know what I'm typing this post from my ps3 running linux, and look I just openned up a new window now and guess what? it is the vmware and its running mac os virtually, and thanks to power pc architecture it runs very fast, better than my intel for sure. so the question is should I send my other posts by using the mac os or linux..himm.
there are some xbox people on these forms I really like to discuss about news or articles ...but some of them like this mart person is just a waste of time, and Kyur4ThePain, I recommend you to just ignore the ones like this.
By the way mart, I sorry to see how small it is(based on your avatar)
Good one, Next time they propably say it can connect to the TV also! xD
you made a funny!
*end of turtles movie*
XD dude that one was good.
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