Playstion 3 Remains the #1 most wanted gadget at cnets website for 2 weeks straight along with the Nintendo Wii coming in at number 2 while the Xbox 360 Elite drops 3 places to #6.
Nice to see some good PS3 news! Though all 3 are doing good.
Bottom line, most wanted means (in most cases) I don't have it and that's likely because I can't afford it. Also, something not appearing on a most wanted list could also mean that everyone already has it. Kinda like an IPOD. Therefore a most wanted list is meaningless and don't really tell you anything about a product. IMO
Just noticed i spelled Playstation wrong in the story description. Whoops!
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People want the ps3, but its too damn exspensive, took forever to save up for mine.
it`s not that much for great console, great quality, great blu-ray player. HS, KZ2, FFXIII, MGS4, Uncharted, Ratchet, Lair, NGS, GT5, G3, WKS, LBP. only without good TV 720p/1080p, it wotrh to wait. ;) p.s. still great news for PS3. =)
Of course. ANY purchase can be broken down so that it's sticker shock diminishes. It's still shelling out $600 at a single point in time. You can't get around it. That means lost opportunity costs for each amount you pay over time...and inflation...and the fact that anyone letting you buy a PS3 and pay over time (credit cards, unscrupulous loan scams) are going to charge you a premium. And THERE it is. A list of the upcoming "exclusives" on PS3. Every time I see a post like this, something gets fishy. And I can't even pick out what half of those are. A question for you, Mr. Poster. Why isn't Sony doing as much grass roots advertising in the community as Microsoft is? Or am I just not seeing it with a Sony logo on it... ...and there is my limit for this article. This whole story reeks like a month-dead tuna, and I'm convinced Sony's at fault. Rational or not, I'm just going with the evidence in front of me.
So is the 360, We should love thoes two the wii is a peice of crap yet i am getting one
but in a few months
GOOD NEWS FOR PS FANS WORLDWIDE THO!
you dont get it do you? if its doing well, there wont be a price cut as soon! i want the PS3 to do bad then i we will get a price cut, then it can do well =)
...and the fact that it's still here bolsters my point. Look what it's above. Wii? EVERYONE wants a Wii, but no one can find one. Wouldn't that indicate it would be more wanted in the general population than a PS3? Anyone can go out and buy a PS3 right now. The question is why aren't they? It's not that people want it and can't pay for it. People WANTED it, but said "FU Sony" when they saw the price. Get it straight and stop gaming the numbers: If you can't pay for it, then you aren't in the market. And Apple's iPhone? I refuse to believe that there are more irrationally exhuberant PS3 fans than there are irrationally exhuberant Apple fans. It was stated before, I'll state it again. Sony is a major advertizer on Cnet. Think how many Sony products cross these pages on a weekly basis. Also, Sony's marketing has been known to play dirty, with stuff like "All I want for Christmas is a PSP". I would not be the least bit surprised if they are stuffing the ballot box. And anyone who watches what happpens in the consumer electonics industry with half a brain would know Sony is completely capable of it.
...and Microsoft owns CNET. Besides, im both a irrational Sony and Apple fanboy, yet I hold little interest for the iPhone. I also know many other Apple fans who despise the iPhone. Quite simply, "flash and trash"
I can't find anything that indicates that Microsoft has controlling interest in CNET. You would think they would have shut up the anti-Vista articles if they did...
@ Edge of Blade..Your trying to discredit one of the most well known and trusted Technology and Review sites come on now. I could smell fanboy on you a mile away especially since Fanboyism and Bull$hit smell the same! Someone could say yeah right the 360 elite shouldn't even be in the top 20 then what would you say? Fact is rather then posting your opinion here go to cnet and fight with them since you think they are wrong (good luck with that) because no one will agree with you here unless they are a fanboy and hopefully there are more gamers then fanboys on this site. And before you jump the gun and call me a fanboy take a couple minutes to look at my profile and let it sink in that i own all 3 systems and that i'm a gamer.
Good for you. But your smell is a bit off... I love my 360 (Premium) and think the Elite isn't necesarry, and I realize it's on the list, not because of anything special about it, but just because it's new. Did I say the Elite should be higher on the list, or on the list at all? No. You made that assumption trying to paint me as a fanboy. And, I also have to ask, in that light, who makes the first comment on your OWN story? Now... If the first post you make is "Nice to see some good PS3 news! Though all 3 are doing good", it sounds like a fanboy to me. PS3 is NOT doing well (says sales and one "retired" Kutaragi), and I don't know what gave you the impression it was doing well at any point in it's life. If you feel like preempting MY posts, let me preempt your subsequent list of "blockbuster exclusives" that PS3 has coming, and remind you than none of them are here yet, lending no credit to the contention that PS3 is currently doing well, by any stretch of the imagination. You are right. I am trying to discredit a site. A site that takes advertizing money from Sony. I'm not just a gamer. I'm an IT professional. I'm also a student of the art of business, i.e. screwing the competition. And I say, you know jack about how things actually work. Study business for a year and see how many lawsuits go down in the course of normal operations. These companies can do some pretty underhanded things, without feeling a bit of remorse, except that they got caught. Reputation means jack squat if you are still capable of being taken in like this. But if you want to stick with the "well known and trusted" line, and pretend that actually translates into trusthworthiness, be my guest. Of course, for this list, you would have to trust the polling population, rather than the site itself. THIS list comes from what anyone with a backdoor into the account creation function says it means... --------------------------- FOR DEEP, posted below: Your point below is well taken, but I would suggest that Microsoft has been clear when it's "Microsoft's Major Nelson, ILOVEBEES, and water balloon record" vs. "Why is this PS3 fanboy in the Xbox 360 forums, thisisliving, and AllIWantForChristmasIsAPSP&quo t;. MS is more open about connecting with community, whereas I feel that Sony has a more covert operation going. But there are sure to be real people in these conversations. How do I find them? For example, you are the first person I have EVER heard actually comment on my conspiracy theories...and that's exactly what they are. As conspiracy theories, they are designed not only as suppostion, but as investigation in and of themselves. Those who I accuse never seem to defend themselves, which I find strange since I am after all making such an outlandish claim. What do you do with someone who doesn't have an alibi? I think YOU are legit because you broke my mold. And you make a fairly rational point. But I see a lot of patterns in other posters that seem to indicate that they are less than sincere.
What's with the conspiracy theories? Is it so hard to think that everyone wants a ps3...but they just can't afford one yet, and the games haven't come out? Isnt that enough to put it on your "to buy" list...I mean even the iphone is on there...and that costs $500! Make no mistake...ps3 is not selling very well for one simple reason - price. The games are enough for a cheaper price (points at Wii), but it needs more games to justify that price - but still that doesn't mean people don't want it. It's a luxury item...it's price PAINTS it as a luxury item. Does this "wanting" translate into sales? Not in the near future...but when you have something which is painted as a luxury item and it's price drops considerable, everybody jumps to get one, as they can now afford it. You see I've studied some marketting too my friend. Also if you want to look for viral marketting...there has a be big red sign flashing next to Microsoft, who has spent a hell of a lot of money to viral a campaign. And another thing...if the ps3 had a failure rate as high as the 360, there would have been public outrage and the PS3 would be dead in the water...who's paying who now?
Edge again. If Sony are meant to be paying people to big up the ps3...they aren't doing a very good job. All I hear in any forum are people bashing the PS3. And I certainly couldn't stand all the fud that was around the ps3 when it was released. It's expensive yes...but all this doom and gloom is quite absurd. Thisisliving? lol...Sony's marketting has always had some surreal aspect to it...it's also clever advertising in my eyes (remember the David Lynch PS2 ads...probably not, but it's not about remembering, it's about state of mind). Microsoft's viral campaign...and I mean million dollar paid negative viral campaign against the ps3 is not called for. A positive viral campaign (which if true is not working) is much more forgivable. Hell...if Sony wanted to, they could pay shows etc to report on the 360 failure rate...but instead they tout the reliability of their console, and not the failure of their opponent. IMO of course. Evidence to the contrary is always welcome.
It's funny to see Apple in this list. Cnet 3-4 yrs ago could never write anything good about Apple. So I take whatever they say with a grain of salt.
Well Strange then it's not the nr. 1 in real sales! EDIT @ Shadow flare (below) Dude you have mistaken, that's your dad. I knew your brains had been rotten away from using the PS3, but being that bad even not remembering who your father is... A wait, some photo's of you and the rest of you and your mother. Although I'm not sure which one of the two of you looks the prettiest in the dark at night!
huh huh strange that i have a real life photo of you
#TheMART Sure its not number 1 in sales. But all signs point to the fact that it will be in the future. I'm sure you will be the last one on earth to see it when it happens.
Sure, everyone WANTS a PS3, but is everyone willing to pay the price for the PS3? Obviously not, as the PS3 would be sold out everywhere, and it's far from sold out anywhere. The point of entry for the PS3 is now a minimum of $700 with one game, the PS3 and tax. Just about everyone wants a Wii and it's affordable, that's why it's selling like gangbusters. Even the 360 is slightly out of most people's price range. This Christmas is critical to the PS3. If Nintendo manages to stock the shelves and meets demand for the Wii and the 360 drops in price, it's going to be VERY difficult for Sony to gain any significant market share. I have said it time and time again, even if the PS3 had all of it's upcoming top games (such as MGS4, Lair, etc.) out right now, it would not be enough to justify the $200+ price difference; I.E. sales would not surge to current 360 levels, mainly because of the price difference. Sony should have put the $200 they lose on every BR drive into a significantly better graphics chipset; something that would have definitely trounced anything the 360 could have come up with. As it stands right now, the PS3 has 3 exclusive, relatively lackluster games as "exclusives." Every other game is available on the 360, and sometimes in better quality (right now). The game I am looking most forward to is the new Ninja Gaiden for the PS3, which, ironically, is a remake of one of my favourite Xbox games.
I've seen Wiis at stores where I live (in the last week). I'm not saying demand isn't high, but they're only sold out at the official 'game stores' (i.e. EBgames) here.
I went to my local best buy and they had Wiis in stock, a lot of them. I had to go back to the same best buy about two hours later and they were all gone. Sure, not everyone wants a Wii, and yes, as it stands right now there are not many good games for the Wii, but the Wii is still "on fire" right now and will remain that way till at least the end of the year, which is not good for Sony, as each household that purchases a Wii, will most likely not purchase a PS3 till the PS3 comes down to at least $299, which will not happen for some many years. Some households may be able to swing a "Wii-60," but not a Wii AND a PS3; as that's a GRAND right there.
After people read review of, or try out the spiderman 3 game for wii,the demand of will start dying down.
and where i live...nobody here in portugal wants a wii...
Good for you. But your smell is a bit off... "Someone could say yeah right the 360 elite shouldn't even be in the top 20 then what would you say?" I love my 360 (Premium) and think the Elite isn't necesarry, and I realize it's on the list, not because of anything special about it, but just because it's new. Did I say the Elite should be higher on the list, or on the list at all? No. You made that assumption trying to paint me as a fanboy. And, I also have to ask, in that light, who makes the first comment on their OWN story? Now... If the first post you make is "Nice to see some good PS3 news! Though all 3 are doing good", it sounds like a fanboy to me. PS3 is NOT doing well (says sales and one "retired" Kutaragi), and I don't know what gave you the impression it was doing well at any point in it's life. If you feel like preempting MY posts, let me preempt your subsequent list of "blockbuster exclusives" that PS3 has coming, and remind you than none of them are here yet, lending no credit to the contention that PS3 is currently doing well, by any stretch of the imagination. You are right. I am trying to discredit a site. A site that takes advertizing money from Sony. I'm not just a gamer. I'm an IT professional. I'm also a student of the art of business, i.e. screwing the competition. And I say, you know jack about how things actually work. Study business for a year and see how many lawsuits go down in the course of normal operations. These companies can do some pretty underhanded things, without feeling a bit of remorse, except that they got caught. Reputation means jack squat if you are still capable of being taken in like this. But if you want to stick with the "well known and trusted" line, and pretend that actually translates into trusthworthiness, be my guest. Of course, for this list, you would have to trust the polling population, rather than the site itself. THIS list comes from what anyone with a backdoor into the account creation function says it means...
First of all learn how to Read before you approach me with this weak nonsense. Where in my comment do i say PS3 is doing well? And I never said you commented on the 360 Elite all i said was what would you say if it wasn't on the list. And to say its nice to see good news about a company i support does not make me a fanboy. If you would have listened to my comment like a good little fanboy should i told you to check out my profile where you would see i own and support all 3 Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and a PS3 and have made good comments about all 3 systems. All i'm doing here is simply passing some much needed knowledge to an unintelligent ignorant fanboy. Lol and trying to brag by saying your an IT Professional shows just how unintelligent you are. I'm not gonna even waste my time telling you what i do. Your also stupid to think i don't know what i'm talking about. But i wouldn't expect you to understand what i'm saying because you are clearly not on my level. Lets put it in terms you'll understand.......Me like all consoles! Me own all 3 consoles! Me support all consoles! Me don't like ignorant fanboys like you! There hopefully that was better for you. If it still doesn't click for you then get some help.
With more the 110 million PS2's world wide, ofcourse everybody wants a PS3.
I might have considered buying a ps3 if it wasn't so damn pricey. And even if it was less $$$, I can't stand the controller. Its made worse by the messed up L2/R2 triggers. They shoulda just left it alone but no, they ruined it. For now im happy being in the wii60 club.
Most likely is the price that holdin people back from buyin it..Hopefully a price drop will come on its way..I been workin this past 1 year and save 45 dollars each month or more..I got mines like in Jan of this year..
PS2 sold about 100 million units in 6 years....combine all the console PS3/Wii/360 and you have like what 20 million? There are still 80 million households out there waiting for the PS3 to touch $500 cause their obviously not buying a 360...
Sony's hype machine is bound to PS3 forums and game sites. The consumer public says whats really going on, and they're not buying the PS3 like the way Sony would hope no matter what the reason is and i'm sure theres plenty. The 360 is also still a bit too exspensive and MS reconized this with the core, its still not enough for the $150 console buying bulk of the casual consumer masses. PS brand isn't as popular as it used to be as if the bulk of console owners or wanna be console owners join game sites or go on-line to vote in polls. lol. I notice that Sony fans will take any news and enjoy it as if its realality. Sony's hype machine is smuthering; picking apart and bashing its competition's news and annoucments games/info trying to dumb down the importance and championing the most basic rubbish as great advantages and victories for PlayStaion fud.
"Sony's hype machine is smuthering; picking apart and bashing its competition's news and annoucments games/info trying to dumb down the importance and championing the most basic rubbish as great advantages and victories for PlayStaion fud." For a start that statement is contradictory. "Sony hype", "playstation fud"? Anyway, since I know your charming character...I know which direction you are heading. Fact is, the Sony hype train ended a long time ago...reason is, is big fat money. The train got going again after GDC...and what was the reason? Software and services. Sony (from Phil's words) know where they need to be aiming...and it's with those two s's. And yes you have it spot on with Playstation fud. I've never heard so much fud come from one country. The American news sites appear to love to sh*t on a gaming giant, and it has been a horrible cloud over the gaming industry. That's the only fud. If you had 20% ps3 failing...trust me, the media would be on it like a storm....the public would know about it and THEY WOULD NOT BUY at all. That's fud for you...you find a backhand attempt from Sony (I'm sure there are some)...because so far, all I've seen is an effort for them to justify that purchase price.
Does anyone else have a beef with the controller? Just wonderin...Honestly, if they just switched the d-pad and left stick and fix the triggers id love it.
grew up with it, sorry. You've got to think what their market is. It's Asia and also children...it has to be small and compact...and it has to be symmetrical.
Hm. This doesn't surprise me. The PS2 is doing so well and the PS3 is out of some people's cash range, so those who want it likely will not buy it until they wish to. The Xbox 1 died rather quickly (which was a shame, as I still liked it) and the GC died a while ago, so there was even more reason to "upgrade." The Elite is selling very well though. If I were to get a 360 I'd probably get an Elite.
well sony should drop the price and it well sell really well........
They are already making quite a loss on each console selling at existing price(s), if they lowered it even further they'll probably go bankrupt. And revenue via games sales is also not coming since there are only handful of games which are worth getting the console for. So first they need a good library of quality games and then lower the price. Edit: BTW aren't any of you guys getting fed up of PS3 is better or 360 is better kind of news? I started frequenting this site to get diverse news about different gaming platforms including PCs, but most of the time, the news is about someone's view on how one console is better than the other or one console will win the war after number of years or one console can do one thing and the other cannot. Lets not forget the [email protected] analysts coming up with their own doomsday predictions. WTF sort of news is that? I must admit i have fallen into the fanboy hysteria as well and put my 2 cents to flame the other side but thats due to the same piece of $hit news which keeps coming up. If there is a video of a gaming coming for one console the freaking news become a flameware. Can we all start restraining ourselves and start providing useful inputs rather than uttering schoolboy crap like my d!k is bigger than urs. Well from now onwards atleast i will try to be neutral in giving my opinion but dont push me. If any of the above makes sense pls agree otherwise disagree. I'd like to see how many fanbois are there.
CNET is hardly owned by microsoft. As of May 6, 2007 here are the major investors of CNET: % of Shares Held by Institutional & Mutual Fund Owners: 98% Institutions: Holder Shares % Out Value* LEGG MASON INC. 13,628,769 9.04 $123,885,510 MAZAMA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC 10,069,644 6.68 $91,533,063 GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC 7,107,291 4.71 $64,605,275 COLUMBIA WANGER ASSET MANAGEM 6,795,600 4.51 $61,772,004 TUDOR INVESTMENT CORPORATION 6,065,162 4.02 $55,132,322 Barclays Global Investors UK 4,935,774 3.27 $44,866,185 PERRY CORP. 4,415,246 2.93 $40,134,586 PRICE (T.ROWE) ASSOCIATES 22,227,561 14.74 $202,048,529 CAPITAL RESEARCH AND MGMT COM 18,360,000 12.18 $166,892,400 Major Direct Holders BONNIE SHELBY W 10,420,838 WOODRUM DOUGLAS N 519,760 COLLIGAN JOHN C 30,100 ASHE NEIL 20,000 NELSON ELIZABETH A 10,000 Also mutual funds have major stakes, and none of those are microsoft either!
LEGG MASON INC... i got stock with them..amazing !
"They are already making quite a loss on each console selling at existing price(s), if they lowered it even further they'll probably go bankrupt." While I'd tend to agree, I think that Sony's gotta look at the big picture. If they're willing to sack another couple hundred million with a ~$150 price cut, it would probably go a long way towards pushing blu-ray into dominance. But that's a lot of money, and it doesn't please investors...
They can't bank on the bluray at this time since the format war is far from over. Also not only new formats are on the horizon but also downloadable HD content. And if people are preferring bluray, then this is already the cheapest player on the market. Do you think people who are rooting for price drop in order to pick it up as bluray player have HD TVs? If they have HDTVs then buying it at $600 should not be out of reach.
I too want a PS3... but most def not in my or should be in anyone's top 10 until they have a nice library of games. As of now, it's a VERY expensive dust collector.
A lot of the people I know which do want a PS3 simply cannot afford it, leading me to think that it is wanted, but just too expensive at the moment. Im sure after a price drop more will be sold and more frequently. To those who are saying they can find (insert system here) , demand of a system is different depending on where you go. e.g. where i live all of the local stores here are sold out of wiis and ps3s , but they have Xbox360s(including the elite) with plenty in quantity, and in other areas there are tons of wiis/ps3s and no xboxs.
Congrats you guys found a website where the PS3 is wanted, now onto the hundreds of other sites that prefure the 360.
That you at least learn to spell, or use a spell checker before posting negative anti ps3 crap.
especially the ones that require you to sign up and be a member. I'm not doubting that people want a PS3, but come on people, this is a small percentage of a percentage of people that are CNET members. The most important question is how may people participated in this? 10, 100, 1000? That info may put things in perspective.
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