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Question: Is Console Hardware No Longer Reliable?

Has console hardware technology progressed to the point that it's now so complex that it isn't reliable?

An in-depth article at GWN investigates.

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DrWan3546d ago

what the hell is this dude talking about? PS3 does not have "as many problems as Xbox", my xbox crapped out a few times, but my PS3 hasn't had any problems, not even the controller off sync issue ppl were talking about probably due to where i place it. My PS1 with mod chip still works, my PS2 still works without any problem, just the tray comes out with some noise, but hey 7 yrs, still work. I don't own the original xbox. This guy shouldn't judge ohter system he doest NOT own by just reading some flame forum.

TheMART3545d ago

Wrong.

The PS2 crapped out on MANY people because of the faulty DVD lasers. As is known, Sony makes bad quality lasers. So be aware, the PS3 BR lasers can crap out soon enough...

Many people that I know had PS2's that stopped reading discs after a short time and Sony said it was because of their use. Repairs took forever and costed money.

With PS3, well I know exactly TWO people that have or played the PS3. Where one of them became to hot after only two days of playing and died.

That doesn't sound too good.

Bathyj3545d ago

Gee you know a lot of negative stories about Sony and Playstation. Do you know any about Xbox or do you repress them with your childhood (assuming you're through your childhood).

So you know exactly TWO people that have or played the PS3. That means you know ONE that actually owns one. I bet you hate him.

To the story, I think its a little unfair this guys tarring the PS3 with the Xboxes brush. I suspect he was just trying to bring alittle balance to the article less he look like a Sony fanboy in which case Xboxers would just just dismiss his opinion.
This almost happened at my local EB games. They considered NOT offering the extented warrantty for PS3 because they had had so many X360's returned. Not really fair I think. Anyway, I just dont think its right to bash a console you dont have or have add little hands on time with.

nix3545d ago

Mart's statements:
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Version 1.1:

"In fact, the PS3 has only moved 123,000 units in February. And that’s not just disappointing, that’s embarrassing for a brand spanking new, next-generation video game console. But there’s no reason to beat around any invisible bush – we all know that the PS3's price point and lacking software lineup is the reason it’s dying."

"Eventually, though, the PS2's library of new games will dwindle in importance as 2008 nears, and Sony will actually have a problem on their hand. When the Xbox 360 and Wii are carrying heavy third-party exclusives for 2008, Sony is either going to have to have the PS3's software support shaped up, or they’ll have to be ready to slip out of the race altogether. Next year at this time, the PS2 will definitely not have the staying power it has right now. So it’ll be crucial for the PS3 to have games that at least justify its pricing. Otherwise, gamers will flock to either the Xbox 360 or Wii, which will surely drop in price come 2008."

PS2 selling so much is a no brainer if you ask me. It's 99 Euro now overhere in The Netherlands. THat's the money one has in pocket when going into town to spend on all kind of things. Even families. Presents for birthdays, Christmas, any of that events 100 dollar/euro is pretty normal these days.

400 euro/dollar or even worse, 600 euro/dollar isn't a present anymore. That's a mortgage indeed.

And that's why the PS2 sells like hot cakes. Heck I even advice people to buy a PS2 to have the great PS exclusives that are out there, since there are none yet on the PS3 and for the next gen experience with a real descent online one, buy a 360

THat's 400+100= 500 dollar/euro for the best gaming experience combined ever. DOn't forget to buy Gears of War, FNR3, PGR3, Lost Planet, Dead Rising, Rainbow Six, God of War 1&2 and a couple of other great games with it though ;) cost ya another hundreds of euro's/dollars but well :-)

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Version 1.2:

Japan = backyarden Playstation
USA/North America = backyarden XBOX

in USA, latest known monthly sales numbers from February show 240k 360 units sold against 130k PS3 units sold.

In Japan, these sales are alarming. The XBOX has never been doing well there, so that's no surprise. Still about 3k compared to 14k of the PS3 that's still over 20% of the PS3 sales. The PS3 sales compared to the Wii and what Sony wanted to sell in their own country is pathetic.

After the fanboys bought the 600 euro BluRay player in Europe, the number is also falling.

PS3 doing bad in all three area's. Where the 360 is doing great in USA, will be doing fine in Europe and only Japan is a bad region for them.

Conclusion, like I've said even before the launch of PS3 and Wii.

Wii will kick the PS3 in Japan.
Wii is doing fine in the rest of the world, but sales will slow down after the hype of the controller is over and people see there isn't so much great content.

360 will be nr.1 in the rest of the world.

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Version 1.3:

PS3 sales 2 months after each other in North America (February/March NPD sales numbers) @ 130k.

In contrary, the 360 sells between 200k and 300k since launch, never fell close to 100k as the PS3 does. The 360 sold about 240k in February and 200k this March in NA.

Japan: PS3 gets slaughtered by the Wii with a factor 3 or 4. XBOX has never been huge there, but still manages to sell 25% of the PS3 sales. PS3 sales from the week I can remember one or two ago were 16k or so...

Europe PS3 great launch, the fanboys got one but after that there aren't so many people mad enough to spend 600 Euro for a gameconsole.

Outcome of it all: PS3 too expensive, no AAA content or just content at all. The Wii will sell for some time, but people will get used to the Wiimote surprise. Bowling/tennis is not enough to keep gaming, good content is only in a few games.

The 360 will continue to sell on a steady rate, PS3 isn't able to play any catch up game in sales numbers apart from their kickstart Europe fanboy sale. So that gap of 8 million units in favour of the 360 will only be larger the coming months, year and if Sony doesn't drop the price any time soon even years

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Version 1.4 ELITE:

The PS2 crapped out on MANY people because of the faulty DVD lasers. As is known, Sony makes bad quality lasers. So be aware, the PS3 BR lasers can crap out soon enough...

Many people that I know had PS2's that stopped reading discs after a short time and Sony said it was because of their use. Repairs took forever and costed money.

With PS3, well I know exactly TWO people that have or played the PS3. Where one of them became to hot after only two days of playing and died.

That doesn't sound too good.

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nix3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

...to top it all... one of guy's PS3 got too hot and died on him! and ya.. none of the guys in his circle has got a problem with their 360. just the perfect world for him. what do you expect from a guy who lives in this world.

act like a "true" gamer dude... try some other titles too... or consoles! it's ok.

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JasonPC360PS3Wii3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

http://boardsus.playstation...

Anytime anyone mentions a hardware problem it’s removed quickly (I smell cover up) Why would Sony do such a thing what do they have to hide? There costumer support is like this any problems contact Sony never tell anyone the problem in the forum, if you do its removed.

Blue Screen of Death is the only thing ever discussed and even then the Sony defense squad is there to spin it

Check this out What kind of BS is this

"While on the PLAYSTATION®3 forum, please keep all content related to the PLAYSTATION®3, its hardware and accessories.

Comparison threads about other consoles and their contents vs PlayStation aren't permitted on this board."

http://boardsus.playstation... Only Sony and Sony fans would b!tch about somthing like this. Guess they don't like free speech.

CaliGamer3545d ago

My question to you is how do you know this? You must frequent this site quite often, and what makes this fact even more intriguing is that for all intents and purposes you come across as someone who doesn't own a PS3 or like Sony.
Before I got a PS3 I was on the official PS forum and saw many problems reported, then I would go onto the 360 forum and look at the problems too, so I don't know what site you were frequenting. Maybe you were in the wrong section and didn't look around enough.
But if you say that is what you witnessed then I guess you did, far be it for me to call someone like you a liar, as your comments on all things Sony are always so unbiased and accurate.

nix3545d ago

i think he goes there everyday to find something bad written about PS3 console! poor guy... haven't found any so far! so now it's - cover up!

pathetic xbots, i tell ya!

play some games dude.. you guys keep shouting - "we have games! we have games!!!"

techie3545d ago

I think Sony learnt their lesson this time....sh*t dvd player means faults.

Here's a little vote to show what the situation is in this generation and last generation. Of course it's only a small sign...

http://forum.beyond3d.com/s...

PS3 failure rate - 1.7%
Xbox360 failure rate - 72%
Wii failure rate - 3%

http://forum.beyond3d.com/s...

PS2 failure rate - 35%
Xbox failure rate - 16%
Gamecube failure rate - 2%

The percentages are misleading of course, as the number of consoles included in each is not the same...as well as not many consoles being involved (especially for the 360 - very much out of proportion)...but it does suggest the trends.

Marty83703545d ago

X360 is the only Nex Gen console having high percentages of hardware failures. PS3 & Wii have far less if any at all.

Shaka2K63545d ago

nock! nock! for microsoft.

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