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PS3 to kill PC gaming?

Phil Harrison, president of Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studios, has stated that the PlayStation 3 will kill the PC. "We believe that the PS3 will be the place where our users play games, watch films, browse the Web, and use other [home] computer functions," said Harrison. "The PlayStation 3 is a computer. We do not need the PC."

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RealDoubleJ3769d ago

so they want me to spend X amount of money to replace my PC and why is it I have serious doubts there'll be a word processor on it? Yeah, I can see SO many kids doing their homework on a PS3 lol

OutLaw3769d ago

First release the system. I live here in NYC and just got off the phone with my friend who works at Gamestop. He claims that the big bosses sent a memo letting the store know that they may start taking orders around the end of summer or even as late as october. I don't know about you guys but that sounds like a shortage or the system may not make it this year. Because when Gamestop took orders early for the 360 they had to return people's money because of a shortage. Two the 360 could be a computer running Vista when Vista comes out. Does that mean it should happen? No! They should just concentrate on one thing at a time before trying to eliminate everything in the world. Come on Sony Get the system out first.

somesonyguy3769d ago

I think that has less to do with Sony's problems and more to do with MS's problems. Would you want to be a gamestop manager having to call however many dozens of people telling them their PS3 didn't come in just like their 360 didn't?

Evolved3603769d ago (Edited 3769d ago )

My local Gamestop said they will only have 2 or 3 PS3's per store at launch. I don't think they should take pre-orders, because you know the employee's will be the first on the list. It happened at all of my local Gamestop's/eBgames with the 360.

OutLaw3769d ago

It's Sony's problem now because the owners of these franchise stores are very hesitant to take orders at this time. If the stores are scared to take orders because of a shortage then what that tells you about how Sony stands in their eye's. I mean come on if they take orders around October that is going to cause alot of problems for Sony as well as for the stores. There was stores and people that was held up for a 360. What do you think is going to happen when the PS3 comes out. I see alot of people getting hurt for their systems even fatal because of this.

Wotbot3769d ago

Yeah right, I heard they were going to kill George Forman’s grill as well.

And I'm sure Nvidia are going to be happy with Sony taking all that extra business away.

Oh and the fact that games will not advance until a next gen console comes out.

Must I go on. Sony should just concentrate on what the PS3 can do rather than making statements like this.

And Harrison is a bullshi#ting wan#er. Nuff said.

Jak4ever3769d ago

Dusty, you guys are awesome.

somesonyguy3769d ago

I don't know that it will replace my pc entirely, but I certainly plan on using it for internet etc. I have never been a hardcore pc gamer, so needless to say I haven't updated the old pc in awhile. Bottom line is, you will always have console camps and pc camps, but I think this gen (ps3 wii xbox360) are going to blur that line some.

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