Study says Japanese PS3 owners are graphics whores

Net-Asia, a Tokyo-based market researcher, just released some new findings in regards to Japanese gaming trends. The poll surveyed Japanese men and women, aged 10-40, that still actively game and own a video game console.

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Obama3461d ago

360 is not in the survey since it is nobody over there haha.

-MD-3461d ago

My brain hurt trying to read that.

GiantEnemyCrab3461d ago

Shouldn't you be out playing golf and spending my childrens childrens life savings to bail some faceless corporation out?

xbollox3461d ago

lol, spot on, repubs are so butt hurt these days, it's a lot of fun to watch

i'm not sure what is more embarrassing:

- voting mccain after having voted twice for bush?
- being a zealous xbot after more than 2 RRODs?


ZuperAmazingCooKie3461d ago

That even if Obama is saving "faceless corporations", if any one is more "pro-corporation" than the other that is McCain, he was extremely pro-liberalist. You know what's the worst though? He changed his tune right after the financial crisis began. He is a hypocrite. At least Obama never changed his mind nor had a physically attractive retard as his running mate just to try to gain some attention.

Obama3461d ago

Study also says 360 fans are butt hurt by Obama's comment.

likedamaster3460d ago (Edited 3460d ago )

Uncharted is probably the only game I recommend on that console, and maybe Killzone 2 for that FPS itch. Other than that stick with 360 for the whole package with the best visuals.

mxdan3460d ago

Resistance, Ratchet and Clank, Infamous, Metal Gear Solid 4, Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 2, Final Fantasy 13 Versus, God of War 3, LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted, Heavy Rain, MAG, White Knight Chronicles, Kingdom Hearts 3 (possibly), WarHawk, L.A. Noire, Quantum Theory, and Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma.

Keep living in your delusions man.

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Kamikaze1353461d ago

The PS3 sort of HAS spoiled me when it comes to production value. For instance, thanks to MGS4, I expect all cut scene in games that I encounter to have high production value, lots of action, and full of surprises. Resistance 2 expect amazing draw distance in games and huge boss battles in most games I play.

shadowfox3461d ago

Finally, some stats that prove who the real gamers are - 81% of PS3 owners bought the system for games, but only 52% of Wii owners did.

- Ghost of Sparta -3461d ago (Edited 3461d ago )

I'll admit, I'm a graphics whore. Sony's unmatched 1st party lineup made me this way.

dude_uk3461d ago

damn you ghost.. i haven't watched this video yet, and i don't want to see it...
i don't want to get hyped up so i can enjoy this game even more =P

ZombieNinjaPanda3461d ago


Agree, lately I've been finding myself saying to a lot of games, wow those graphics suck? Then to be brought down by some pals saying, who gives a damn?

Then I get back into the game though :)

jadenkorri3461d ago

love the ps3, i just can't wait to get Gundam 00 on blu-ray, no english subs out there yet

Statix3461d ago (Edited 3461d ago )

Hey, I'll admit it. One of the reasons I bought a PS3 was because I thought it would have the most advanced and progressive technology out of all the consoles available. That, and the Blu-Ray capability as well. Part of the reason I play games is to see the progression and advancement of graphical visualization, which is why I don't own a Wii.

xwabbit3461d ago (Edited 3461d ago )

Whats there to say.. PS3 from Japan, 360 from America.
Who are more advance in technology ? Who u think will have the best hardware for graphics and system overall ? try to be realistic b4 u hit the disagree buttons 360 trolls

7ero H3LL3461d ago (Edited 3461d ago )

so when the next microsoft or nintendo console turns out to be better what, all you guys are going to switch?

crillyconlig3461d ago

xbox made in china not america, japs only buy the best stuff, they dont settle for poor products, apple stuff is extremly popular there as its great stuff

xwabbit3461d ago (Edited 3461d ago )


Your right but who are owners of the company ? MS and that company is what ?

Rock Bottom3461d ago (Edited 3461d ago )

Well, then they picked the right console for that. :)

pain777pas3461d ago

We're all guilty of this LOL! Oh well back to playing GTA4 till inFamous.

Chubear3461d ago

and they only pick a console that has uber graphics... then I'd think that says it all on the "who has better graphics, PS3 or 360?"

SJL4803461d ago


I loved the all in one x box over the buy pieces ps2. I prefer the all in one ps3 over the buy pieces 360. I don't know if I'll ever see another legitimate (IMHO) Nintendo. I am very excited about Microsoft's next offering but it depends on if it's design is more original x box or 360 I'm confident MS won't have the same hardware issues so I'm not even considering that. If ninty makes a big boy system I'm all over it.

7thNightvolley3461d ago

seeing ps3 exclusive says it all.. all u need to do is look at the beautiful game and then ur ps3 console sitting there .. u see the attention to detail.. that is how ps3 1st party games are and yes graphics matter big time in my world...

gezz who doesnt wanna be WOWed..?

WildArmed3461d ago

then why is the Wii and DS pawning every 'HD' console in sales? :/

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Anon19743461d ago

Only one million copies of Killzone 2? Where on earth do you get that from? NPD data alone shows over 600,000 in the US in the first couple of months and that's just in the US with their 8 million PS3's. There's another 13.5 million PS3's worldwide and if they're buying Killzone 2 at the same rate that puts that number probably closer to 1.5 million copies sold so far, making it the best selling exclusive released this year, which is certainly what we're seeing reflected on European and UK sales charts as well.
So already after only a couple of months, Killzone 2 has catapulted into a tier that 90% of games never achieve with their sales on any console.
Nice try, troll.

jBat173461d ago (Edited 3461d ago )

btw, ps3 owners, did you know that you can save a 15-second clip of videos saved in your harddrives as an icon for it? the clip will play when you are in the xmb, it's so look.. similar to the icon of games like KZ2 and MGS4..

just play a video saved in your drive, press triangle and there's one icon in the first row that look like dots and line.. that's it.. i know it's an old feature but i just notice this now

and it's so cool, man

SaiyanFury3461d ago

Generally, when I buy a console that belongs to the newest generation, I typically expect some kind of enhanced performance. Be it better graphics, or better digital surround sound, I want to feel like I'm buying something that's a leap forward in technology. And moving from the PS2 to the PS3 I genuinely feel that it's a great leap forward in both performance and technology. Being old enough to have a complete home theatre, my PS3 really adds a tonne of functionality including BD movies, wireless media streaming, both video and audio, and a wealth of customization options. If I want to add another, larger HDD, I can do that. For me, the PS3 is the best culmination of features and technological advancement around this term. Do I expect better graphics from a new system? Of course. Does that mean I'm a graphics whore? No. I like great graphics, don't get me wrong, but I enjoy them because I like to see just what can be eked out of the system. I like seeing how far it can be pushed. It's like anticipating a new movie coming out. But I enjoy great graphics more for the immersion factor. Great graphics can really draw you into an experience and in this generation of HD consoles, that immersion is being brought to the home theatre like never before.

pixelsword3461d ago

Not too many PS3 game will be a "super seller" with sales in the short run because PS3 players not only have a wide variety to play with, but PS3 players also like to play more than one genre.

And yes, I love superior graphics although thinking about it, I wouldn't call myself a graphics whore; that just sounds stupid.

MAiKU3461d ago

Well you don't want to know what studies will show for must 360 owners, hahaha.

PS3istheshit3461d ago

i hate how next gen games r online only and rarely split screen
cod4 was fun in 2 player but the new dragonballz game was amazing
i sold it right wen i found out there was no 2 player
online is good but a dbz game with no 2 player is not a dbz game
they better make it in the next one or Imma Hav To Cut Yo [email protected] Mang

MAiKU3461d ago

Ugh i dunno if mods can do this but my last comment was supposed to go into the open zone, not gamer.


king dong33461d ago

that explains why the wii has sold at a phenomenal rate since launch! silly people who think otherwise.

aksmashh3461d ago

I Don't Know About The Japs, Didn't Loads Of Them Buy The Wii?

I'm Quiet Sure Killzone Was Made For US & Europe
& So Was Gears Of War

I Didn't Find Metal Gear & Res 5 That Amazing Compared To When First Played Gears Of War Or Killzone (Metal Gear 2 At The Time Was Tho)

Hildor_muthafo3460d ago

So just because they like good graphics this makes them "graphic whores"? Uh I'm a 360 owner, and even I think this article is retarded. I think everyone on the planet likes good graphics. If we didn't, then visuals would never improve.

cjflora3460d ago

I love how now that we are seeing proof that the PS3 has more capabilities, PS3 owners are now going to be called graphic whores. Now when the PS3 blows the other consoles out of the water, the excuse for being a 360 fanboy will be "Oh, they're just graphic whores. I play 360 because I play games with substance, like Halo 8...and...gears of war 6...and....well just those two."

Eddie201013460d ago

All gamers are graphic whores. Game play is most important, But I can guarantee that if the graphics aren't on par with the game play the game probably will not get much attention. They don't have to be pushing tons of polygons to look great, but they do have to be good looking.

Saint Sony3460d ago

Yes PS3 has only good graphics every now and then, lacking good games though.

RememberThe3573460d ago

It's because the Wii and DS are selling to different audiences. The people, at least in the US, who buy the Wii because it's a Wii, not for games or anything else. The DS is getting sold to the parents of little kids who want pokeman and sonic. Those are the audiences that spend money on stupid random crap.

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FPShooter3461d ago

I love great graphics and I love great gameplay. I feel like the PS3 offers the best of both worlds.

The_Firestarter3461d ago (Edited 3461d ago )

*ding, ding, ding* We got a winner! :D

The Ps3 truly delivers on all fronts.

Microsoft Xbox 3603461d ago

It's true. The PS3 is the only console where you can actually experience the best of both worlds. Top notch gameplay on top with groundbreaking graphics.

Play Beyond.

Oner3461d ago

You forgot to add this ~ ...On top notch hardware

edhe3461d ago

Just like it's closest competitor.

Amazing that.

I still find it ironic that the console that loses all the multiplatform comparisons, with sub-hd and aliasing as standard, is the 'graphics whore's' choice.

Anyone else giggle?

Struz3460d ago

Aliasing on the PS3 could use some work but sub-HD? You're on crack. PS3 has way more 60fps, 1080p games than 360...I can't even name a 360 game.

Marcelles253460d ago

key word there is multi-plat its graphics whores choice cause you get this love that clip)

instead of this........ trailer ever)

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TheHater3461d ago

Maybe when more JRPG are release on the PS3 this poll will be different?

Dark-vash3461d ago

The xbox has more to offer in JRPG department

I'm a JRPG whore... so I don't care on what system I play them...

Gue13461d ago (Edited 3461d ago )

Yep, that explains why they preferred the PS2 over the Xbox and why they like those niche games with poor graphics that look just like an old Super Nes game.

PS3 owners aren't from the same breed from PS2 then?

gauntletpython3461d ago

obviously not, when the PS2 sold like 25 million and the PS3 has struggled to sell 3

ZombieNinjaPanda3461d ago

All I can say is generations change.

Was the original Xbox released in japan? I know stupid question.

Elven63461d ago

The original Xbox was released in Japan, it sold under 1 million units though which many Japanese consumers claim is because of the form factor.

Consoldtobots3460d ago


the problem with 360 fanboys is they ALWAYS oversimplify the situation.

MS logic goes like this

" well the PS2 sold the most by being the cheapest and releasing a year earlier than we did, therefore if we emulate their pattern for next generation we will win"

don't deny it I have heard you fanboys use this rationalization since the PS3 was a quadrapedal hominid.(i know bad geek joke)
Not realizing that MS is only looking at one side of the Sony equation. The other side of the PS2 coin being it's MASSIVE library of games. Guess which direction the PS3's library is headed in??

Now don't act all butthurt when facts step on your nuts.

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