At long last we can see Sony starting to act with some aggression in the console war against the Xbox 360. They are very clearly positioning themselves to make up lost ground this holiday season.
expect total PS3 domination this holiday and B3YOND :P
u can see the future right? so a price drop n uncharted is gonna lead to that? *sighg* every freaking year, every year, you people make these statements, I wish u luck this year though...
I can see the Future, and it is pure pwnage for all the fanboys, during the holiday season, beyond and till the end of time. :D
Now that they have seen how a 199 dollar Xbox 360 sells, they can go in for the kill in terms of sales. Lower the price of the PS3, release the slim model and then release a billion dollar franchise game like GT5... It will be bloody... I wonder how hard it was for Bruce to actually print something decent about the PS3... With all the months of Sony bashing he has done, it amazes me he actually spit something worth reading out.
It looks like Sony is getting ready to throw a Hail Mary. If they fumble it, it could very well be game over for them this gen.
LOL Silly comments like that crack me up... And not in a good way. If you have not learned by now that Sony is not going anywhere but up then you seriously need to take a close look as to why you actually pay any attention to the news.
lol Watch the video at the top of the article.
I would say that this is the second quarter for sony and they are down by 14. I don't think they'll resort to a Hail Mary just yet, maybe a hurry up offense. If they do fumble, which is tough because GT is a huge franchise, there is still plenty of game left for them to it make up.
LOL! Do you know who your talking to kid? 8D
Rocky is all washed-up, haven't you heard? ;)
Your article sucks, Bruce. It's just a rehash of (now old) news. Normally I would be forgiving, but with the trash I've seen you put out before, it's pretty hard.
lollol riiiiight, Sony making some big moves and it'll pay off - question is how big will it be. I expect Sony to have a pretty big turnaround going into this last stretch of the year. Sh*t is gonna get real, really real.
Oh goody, another bruceongames article! This guy never gives up. We know you're scared bruce. You're scared that the PS3 is still here and kicking.
...you mean that after all this time Sony is STILL chasing after the Xbox 360 when in reality the rival they need to beat to be number one again is Nintendo? Microsoft...you dirty dogs, your deal with Nintendo to distract Sony is working :)
if they "fumble" i don't think it will be game over they will just be down 3 pts at the end of the 1st qtr still lots of time to tie up or win (or lose) :) not picking sides im switzerland (neutral) during this "console war" as long as i get good games on all platforms im good
What a crap article... thanks for nothing Bruce
Playstation Domination coming soon. MS has overstayed their welcome in the console market, it's time for them to leave.
LOL...Droids will never learn.
LOL... bots will never learn
lol when will you learn? Your display name is rather amusing considering the xbox360 is the console thats in constant patching(RROD)
Well saaking, the droids were pretty wrong saying: "PS3 will outsell the XBOX 360 in its first year and will be nr. 1 with the installed base". Even Sony themselves believed they would sell 10 mln. units within 4 to 5 months after launch. Thus, so far the droids have not learned. Not even mentioned the 'supreme PS3 quality' when 3 years after its launch 98% of all multiplat games look and run best on the 360. A machine that cost double as much as the competition and does about half. Thats facked up.
1.) Sony could not have predicted the recession. Could They? 2.) The ps3 slim is coming with a price drop. 3.) GT5 is coming and it will be a massive system seller. 4.) God of war 3 is coming and it will be a massive system seller. 5.) Considering the ps3 is the overall more expensive console and it is selling just as much as the 360 worldwide right now, it will outsell the 360 easily this holiday with $300 price tag for the ps3 slim bundled with uncharted 2 or even GT5.
1.) Sony could not have predicted the recession. Could They? Dude, the recession kicked in @ September 2008. We're talking about Christmas 2006 till Spring 2007. They said they would sell 10 mln. units @ 600 bucks even without any games. PURE ARROGANCE. And it bite 'em in the ars. 2.) The ps3 slim is coming with a price drop. Yes I know, I'll be there @ Cologne this year when they will announce it. Question is, too little to late? 3.) GT5 is coming and it will be a massive system seller. Depends what you find massive. GT series in total sold what exactly? Even if it sells 2 mln. systems they're still 6 to 7 mln. behind. 4.) God of war 3 is coming and it will be a massive system seller. No its not. God of War II sold only 3 mln. copies on 100+ mln. PS2's out there at that time. Thats 3% of all users that bought it. Its only a wanted title with us, die hard gamers, not the mass of people. 5.) Considering the ps3 is the overall more expensive console and it is selling just as much as the 360 worldwide right now, it will outsell the 360 easily this holiday with $300 price tag for the ps3 slim bundled with uncharted 2 or even GT5. Nope it won't. We're still in a recession, remember? More people will loose their jobs. They will buy cheaper alternatives this Christmas. Besides that, the mass of people buys @ 200 bucks, not 300. So the direct alternative, the 360, that plays 98% of all multiplat games the best, which if I might mention it, might cut price even before the PS3 does so, or even just after to be sold @ 150 bucks, still half that of the PS3. It does the same if not better on multiplats and has a wider library of games. Remember PS2? It sold the most when it was @ or under 200 bucks and had the widest range of games compared to the XBOX 1. Now there you go...
Why cant you agree that since it is pretty much neck and neck in a recession right now, the ps3 will outsell the 360 at $300 this holiday especially if GT5 releases this year? You keep saying $200 is the sweet spot but overall both systems are selling the same right now and dont you think if the ps3 drops to $300 that it will have a little bit more push to pull ahead of the 360 this holiday? Also your wrong about "the wider Library of Games" You know why? Cause its not 2006 anymore and your just talking about old games. Right now at this point in time both systems are coming out with the same quantity of games except the quality in sony's eclusives are easily looking better than all better performing multiplats and all 360 exclusives. You cant change that.
"IF" there is a price drop to $300 the PS3 will do just fine this holiday season. "If" the 360 eliminates the Pro SKU and replaces it with the Elite at $249 and the Arcade SKU at $150, i think the 360 will still outsell the PS3 by a "slim" margin. Regarding the library, it doesn't matter how old a game is, or new. a first time buying customer buying a new console doesn't care how old or how new a game is, they will buy a game that they think they will want. If they haven't bought a PS3 or 360 yet then they are not hardcore gamers thus are unaware what is new or old. Bioshock still looks great, Mass Effect 1 is still an awesome game, LBP, MGS4...all older games that a new console purchaser will grab if its a game that may interest them...The 360 library is bigger thus "IF" they buy a 360 more games are there to choose from. This is Fact. non-hardcore purchasers are either going to purchase a console cause there is a game out for it that they really want OR for the Gimmic (WII) or because of Price. Non-hardcore gamers don't have brand loyalty and don't follow what's going on in the gaming industry, they don't go online to read articles, and are not on N4G thus not in the "Know".
Yea I know but mart makes it sound like xbox is getting more games now and that is completely untrue. Really the only reason it has more games in the first place is because of the 1 year head start and the ps3s slow start. That's why I told him it's not 2006 anymore. Everything is even now. Also I just think since Sony seems to have the momentum right now and even if the 360 did drop it's price by that much, I think it will be close but like I said gt5 and a ps slim with a price drop might put the ps3 ahead of the 360 this holiday. Even if it's by a small margin. Anyways I'm just curious to see what happens this year.
I agree, sales wise the 360 and PS3 are selling pretty much on par with each other. Games wise there is plenty coming out on both systems each year so there is plenty to play on both platforms, and IF and i mean IF Sony releases a SLIM and GT5 and drops the price of the PS3....there will definitely be a very large spike in PS3 sales this holiday season. There is no doubt about it. Heck i told you TallTony that i will jump right on that PS3 slim if its true and released this holiday season thus me owning 2 PS3 and 1 360.
Yes def a big if. If Sony does that then their will be a huge spike no matter who comes out on top. It's gonna be a close one I will say that. But if Sony does that then Microsoft has to drop their price a little.
Its becoming freaking time they're gonna try so, just 3 to 4 years before next gen starts and the game starts all over again. EDIT To the droids below. Indeed, this gen will last longer. The 360 is on the market since the end of 2005. This Christmas it'll be 4 years. Add another 4 years and you're on 8 years life cycle. The average life cycle untill a new console releases was 5 to 6 years in the past. Yes, even for Playstation: PS1: 94/95 PS2: 2000 PS3: 2006 Get it, got it? Sony can't be a year late to the party again, so they'll shorten their time to release this time around to not be PS3rd next gen. They'll release at the same time as Microsoft, although they'll hurry to release even sooner... PS3 is 3 years this Christmas, + 4 years is 7 years, maybe 3 then its on 6 like all the last gens. Sony isn't in the position though to say: ah we won't release as the direct competition does. Because then the gamers will jump on the competitions new toys. End of the story, you are both wrong, it'll be Sony this time around dumping the PS3 sooner then you think. Its all a business decision. They're in the position the Gamecube was last gen. 3rd.
PS3 is just around 2 years 8 months old (around 2 years old in Europe), next gen isn't coming for a long time unless MS decided to once again end everything prematurely by ditching the 360.
your a moron ....saaking got to it before I did ... he doesn't understand .... this gen. is going to be longer than the past gens. Even Microsoft said themselves that next gen isn't coming for awhile
You have the highest ignore rate on this site for a very good reason. You are so stupid it makes me sick to know you are a gamer like the rest of us.
@themart, sony won't dumped the PS3 when they launch there new console whenever that is.They will keep supporting it like they have with there previous consoles unlike Microsoft
Micro$oft were amazingly successful at milking the American consumers. Fortunately the Japanese consumers and other people around the World were not as deprived and hungry for gaming. To this day the owners of the Playstation 2 remain happy and proud purchasers of an amazing product that revolutionised the gaming industry. unfortunately for the current owners of the Xbox360 that cannot be said. It was rushed out a year ahead of its competitors and ever since then it has struggled so hard to maintain quality games on a par with its rivals. That year one delay by Sony was a wise decision and we are now witnessing AAA Exclusive titles that put the Xbox 360 to shame. With a unprecedented 40% failure rate Micro$oft will be in a hurry to release their new Marketing gimmick (Natal) to keep sales at a steady rate. With the upcoming release of its slim down version of the PS3 and a ONSLAUGHT of Triple A Titles including the New PSP Micro$oft are already thinking of realising their new Console.
we'l see, last year bold claims where made, that Sony would own the holidays. That never happened, it can happen this year, but knowing MS, they will go hardcore marketing themselves this season, Halo style!
@foxgod Can you kindly provide some links where SONY claimed they will own the holidays? No one said anything like that except fanboys and media!
I said bold claims where made, i didnt say sony made bold claims. The guy who wrote this article isnt from sony either is he ? And hes making bold claims, just like what happened last year. People made bold claims.
Bruce you speak with such authority yet you have none. You may turn out to be right. However not my any knowledge, but as you would say in philosophy, luck or accident. The vid was funny, but people have to much time on their hands
im throwing this wild prediction out there, if both PSP and PS3 GT games are released this year, I would see a cool bundle for both system, PSP go = new redesigned system and has a new GT game coming out around the same time its release, so why not have its big brother do the same, new redesigned PS3= slim with the new release of GT5. PSP go bundle= 279.99 PSP go no bundle= 249.99 PS3 slim bundle= 349.99 PS3 slim no bundle= 299.99 that would be kind of killer.
agreed that would be killer ... those bundels would fly of the selfs
trying to score hits with his stupid blog. we already have one of these articles no need for some xbox fanboy to state the obvious again.
Wii WILL. Xbox 360 will keep selling.
One of the worst so-called "Journalists" ever. Don't click on the link. It's just useless junk. F'KING Retard.
Like somebody already said, Bruce is just stating the obvious...
when sony drops the price of the PS3 and its still in third, what happen then?
we'd continue to enjoy ourselves playing all the great games still to be released on ps3.
"what happens when sony drops the price of the PS3 and its still in third, what happen then?"
(lol @ SRU) "what happens when sony drops the price of the PS3 and its still in third, what happen then? " N4G will become very quiet like a methadone clinic.
ya they'll remain in third. too many low IQ people on here think they'll magically sell 8 million in a month with a price cut and uncharted 2 coming out.
Sony needs to announce all the rumored announcement.
From the North comes PS3:Slim with Price cut!!! From the East comes PSP:Go!!! From the South comes PS2(The Old-Dog is Still Kickin'@SS)!!! From the West comes the PS3 'AAA' Exclusive Games!!! ;) + As that U.S.of.A President once said - 'You can Run, But you can't Hide...ChatBots'!!! ;-D
lol, i love the ps3boys cuz is never acept the facts numbers of market... numbers: 360: 30 m ps3: 24,,,,, poor ps3tards
i love it when u bots crack up!
360: 3 years 30 mil so 10 mil a year ps3: 2 years 24 mil so 12 mil a year ps3: 3 years 36 mil if keep going as 12 mil a year 36 > 30, good?
Well they where not there last xmass, no price cut nothing.
Remember MS said they wanted to stay in this gen 1 day longer than SONY's PS3? Let's see if they keep their word. My bet is they don't.
Yeah with more Blu-ray movies
ps3 24 mill no price cut when slim comes if true it will sell 5 mill this year bet ya spec with grand trismo waiters and god of war next year 36 million will be hit next year and xbox is slowing right down
Hey, call me crazy. PSthree + PSPGo with GT5 + GTPSP in 1 "Play B3yond" Bundle. 500 - 600$ Would any of you buy it?
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