We have heard how great a system the dreamcast was and how hardware wise it was superior to the ps2. Then why did it fail? Will Sony's fate end like Dreamcasts? Only time will tell
THIS WON'T HAPPEN TO THE XBOX360. SONYS GOING DOWN THIS TIME. ALL THEY DO IS LIE.
Serously if MS didn't make a console, Nintendo would have wound up like Sega.
Seriously, a company spreading lies about its competitors should be liable to be sued dry. This article, or one just like it should be posted all over news sites and papers and on news shows. the whole world has the right to know that sony uses truly evil tactics that should be outlawed.
The system was a good system with games like Powerstone 1&2 Panzer Dragoon, Resident Evil Code Veronica, Ready2Rumble and so on. It was just bad timing. When Sega came out with the Saturn they didn't support it properly. So when they came out with the Dreamcast the Saturn was still on peoples minds. That's what I think contribute to the failure of the Dreamcast. Because as for the graphics I feel the Dreamcast had better graphics then the PS2 at the time. It's just one of those things that happen. I guess we will never know for sure... Now to the Sony side of things. They are a ruthless company who didn't care if we gotten broken systems or not as long as they was top dog. But what make things even more stupid is how store owners let them bully them and Sega till this day make games for them. Let Bill Gates do that and the government will have his ass for Monopolizing. I do want a PS3 but I have to say at what cost. There is a limit that the consumers should go through. What happen to a lemon law or a recall. How about protecting the consumer from this. The world is a funny place.
I think the PS3 will be the PSZero this time. I rather would have the XBOX 1.5 then by Sony's and Sony Fanboys words!
Sure there were numerous reasons for the downfall of the Dreamcast. However, the main reason for their failure was a quite simply, MONEY. Unfortunately, Sega did not have the financial war chest necessary to have a protracted war with a company with nearly limitless resources. Sega, simply ran out of money. This is an all too common war plan for most large corporations...which is, "outlast your competitor by forcing them to cut prices over an extended period whereby they eventually run out of money". A good example is in the airline industry. Said industry is a notorious money pit where most airlines lose huge sums of money, year over year. Well, guess what? It's a whole new ballgame. Sony is now in the position of battling a company with even greater resources than its own. Microsoft has more than the sufficient resources needed to challenge the undisputed leader in the game console market over an extended period. As a result, the gamers are the winner during this conflict. These are exciting times.
I loved my DC so much and I am so mad that it went under...I've always had huge loyalty to Sega starting with the Master System and especially the Genesis. Anyway, Sega only had $100,000 to market the system. 100 grand. That's like a buck to its competitors and it had no chance. You are completely right in that it was finances. Sega was unable to get the proper advertising and game developers on its side. Poor Sega. Poor Shenmue. I think I'll go fire up that baby one more time now... Oh, and to Shadow Flare, the DC was the best controller I have ever used. It was comfortable in my hand, and all the buttons were easy to access, especially the back R and L buttons...sudden remembrance of Crazy Taxi :(
Some of that information may be true, but alot of it is false. 1/3 of the consols didn't break at launch, and if they did they repaired it for free or gave them a new one. MY cool broke 4 years after i had it and htey fixed it for free.... While there is some truth to that most of it is just bs propaganda
Sony's an evil company, Sony uses Jedi mind trickz to erase the memories of fans every generation.
I find it hard to believe that your ps2 broke 4 years after you bought it and sony fixed it for free. Even if it was 1 day after the warranty was over sony still wouldn't fix it. Look at MS they extended everyones warranty to atleast 1 year, they are giving hardrives and controllers for free with repairs. The repairs are even on priority mail and within 1 week you will go from a broken xbox 360 to a working one. Sony on the other hand would have you take it to one of their service centers to get it fixed. I just don't understand why people still buy ps. Sure their TV's are good but their overpriced but their computer devision sucks big time and the ps falls under the same devision.
I know someone who had to purchase 4 Ps2's because they kept on breaking down on him. Sony just loves to lie
That was an interesting article for sure. But if you take the time to read any other articles on the site it's linked to, the guy is just saying the same thing over and over. "Sony is the Anti-Christ" as the thesis for your web site gets a little tedious. Guess we all have to hate somebody. As for the Dreamcast, I agree with Outlaw, the Saturn was still fresh on my mind at the time and there was no way I was giving them my money until I knew Sega was going to support it long term. And lo-and-behold, it fell off the face of the earth. That's when I switched to PS. I guess I feel comfortable that Sony will at least support their products in the market, they can't really afford not to right now.
this article is 5 months old, what is the point in posting it now?
It clears up the dislike for Sony, Sonyfans have a short memory, it's a reminder! that PS3 isn't the focus, it's Sony's lies and shaddy habbits.
and therefore have not known the truth of ps2's victory until now. THE PPL HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW!!!
ps2 killin 2 consoles in the market ..now that`s truelly a platform..it`s even still killin the 360 hahahah!!!
Actually, it's killing itself and the people that pay money for it. The DVD players keep going kaput! I have a couple of friends and they really think the PS2 is big crap. Repairing isn't an option, Sony charge them so much for it. They rather will buy a 360 with 2 years of good waranty, then a crappy PS3 with little support
Actaully the xbox 360 is selling more consoles than the ps2. The majority of top seller games are xbox 360 titles. How do you guys sit there and still play ps2. I played my cousin's ps2 a few time and some of the games are just plain awful. Sure it has more games and if you were a bootleger than you might have them all. But a majority of those games stink big time while on the xbox the games were actually quite good.
What the hell is that controller? Is that the controller? What is that? A cd player? Consoles that have those fat controllers have already written themselves a deathwish. Look at that fat dancemat. Same for the Xbox, it had a fat controller and sony slaughtered it in the last generation. People just get put off from using a football to play their games when they play em. The dreamcast controller and xbox controller have an uncanny resemblence to each other. I reckon their old controller was actually the dreamcast controller painted black (just like the 360 is an old xbox painted white) Of course the controllers not the only reason they failed but it couldn't help. Yikes
Have you even held the controller in your hands? It's, imho, the second most comfortable controller on a console, with the x360 being nr1. Don't get me wrong I have nothing against the ps2 controller but compared to the dc's it's crap
just like wen some ppl told me the 1st xbox controller was too big-these ppl had bigger hands than mine, and i could still work well with the controller
Sony's lies killed Sega the controllers were fine(It was Sony lieing about their cheap under- powered console's).
Sony PS3 Rules!!! (I'm sorry I made a typo) Sony PS3, Rolls over and plays dead!!!! Why would anyone in there right mind buy into Sony?
sony's games suck, they lie to their own customers, i cant believe that not all of sony's fans are seeking revenge on sony!!!
I have a ps2 and i have an xbox. I rarely play my xbox. I play my ps2 alot more. Why? Because i prefer the games on ps2 and i'm obviously not the only one who thinks that if you look at the sales of the ps2 compared to xbox
cuz ppl had to keep buyin new consoles(i didnt have to, but that just makes me one of the lucky few), and were lyed to about dreamcast therefore tricked into buyin a ps2
When i bought my ps2, i knew nothing about this thing between ps2 and dreamcast. The reason ps2 sold well was because it had the best games and you could watch dvd's. The reason dreamcast flopped was, well name me one killer app on that system. And its controller looks like a frisbee. It has as much appeal as a cats butt. The gamecube was just as powerful as ps2, but it flopped big time, why? Cos it sucked! Sony obviously did something right with the PS2 cos people still buy em. And it takes more than spreading lies to sell 100 million consoles. Seriously, dreamcast went out pretty soon and people who have bought a ps2 in recent years couldnt give a rats ass about the dreamcast. Ask your average joe and they dont know what it is
this is clearly written by a microsoft fanboy, it's the other way around we hear more bad news about the ps3 than about the 360, and we all know why, due to some fanboys like the writer of this mindless articles, give me a break.... sony is evil they're satan's brother...get a lifeeeeeeeee
It is exactly why Sony is going to get ripped this time around because all of the fair reverse psychology being done. Example: Xbox 360 launches 11,20,2006 Sony promises to fallow in 3,2006 but pulls a no show. This was done to keep early adapters who have loyalty to PS2/ PS3 would not even bother with fronting the cash to get a more solid 360. The thing was not even completed but they said it was ready. This is what makes Sony that kid on the block no one want to play with because off all the trouble they stir up. The whole blue ray is better for games is total crap oblivion is one of the larges games ever made ant it is less than 5 gigs. Then they say the gpu and CPU is the next best thing since sliced bread. They have people rapped around their finger and if you pay close attention Nintendo has never tried to back stab any one. I hope the PS3 dose well fro the sake of completion but I hate to see how many kids who want the PS3 and end up with a 360 because of the cost. The console that can get hard core gamers and kids will win hard core gamers with any since of video game history or even the since to do proper research will make an educated buy not a brain washed impulse purchase.
Every1 knows tis is the true reason why the ps2 triumphed in the last war, the article sums it all up. obviously, the reason why there was hardly any advertising for the dreamcast was because sony blackmailed stores, and told them to put dreamcast stuff in the back, and lie about it just as the article said. and of course, that was one reason why wen some1 mentioned dreamcast a year later i was like "wat is a dreamcast?". sony knew it was superior. and to make things worse, i was tricked into buying a ps2 over an xbox, i frikin hated ps2--games sucked, so dry in plots and characters, physics, etc--I liked the n64 a lot better. I am never again going to fall for sony's lies.
Yep, even as an Xbox owner, I surely sounds like anti-sony press. Where's the proof to back this up?? Needs links to news acticles and accusations.
The way I see it is: I don't care how much more powerfull the ps3 is compared to the 360 because the 360 graphics are soo good already that the next generation would have to be "reality" and as we have seen the ps3 graphics are not "reality". About the article. I believe everything except the part about the Dreamcast being superior to the ps2. Maybe the ps2 did deserve to beat the dreamcast last generation but this generation the 360 should be king cause it offers everything one could ask for in a console.
The 360 is probably good. But you haven't tried the PS3, that's all i'm sayin. Wait till it comes out before you say which one's better
we keep hearing how everyone that bought a 360 is stupid because ps3 is better and more powerful. well xbox and gamecube are more powerful than ps2, but that didn't matter. ps3 is so great and 360 sucks, yet the ps3 hasn't touched anyones living room. how many times does it need to be said? it all comes down to your preference in games. that is the true difference in the systems. exclusive titles. if the 360 was 5x stronger than the ps3, but you like mgs4, devil may cry, kingdom hearts, gran turismo, ect better than halo, forza, ninja gaiden, ect, which one are you going to get? it's really not that hard to understand people.
15.8 was supposed to be 6.1. I don't know why I can't edit it and it was posted under number 15.
The reason Dreamcast failed is the same reason why Microsoft can't win. Playstation Power. 101 million PS2 users (vs XBOX's pitiful 24 million) are going to remain loyal to Sony. And they are going to wait to upgrade to PS3. Just like they did with Psone. They waited and didn't buy Dreamcast. It doesn't really matter what Microsoft does. PS3 haters live with it!
This makes alot of sense, the only problem is that we dont know his sources...
This is a no nonsense site which just gives you the facts. Something most forums are sorely missing. It is also unbiased. Article of note: "Playstation 3 Console race". But there are heaps of great articles.
that's what really happened
Power stone 1 and 2 were the best games for the dreamcast. it was a great system but it couldnt keep up wit sony's realese of games.
although i didnt like the DC's death, i find it hard to belive that sony threatened the shops. im sure it was because sega was low on cash.
lk your so wrong
Dreamcast won that's what really happened.
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