Go Gaming Giant looks at the new Playstation and how it will help give Sony a fresh start in this console war.
it may be just what Sony needs
"it may be just what Sony needs" Yes, Sony definitely NEEDS a fresh start from: * The third fastest selling console in history - only behind the PS2 and Wii which sold for half the price * Already having dumped the 360 into last place in Japan * Already having dumped the 360 into last placer in Europe - even with a year and a half earlier launch Another stupid article from another dope in the gaming media trying to rewrite history.
the new attractive ps2 like "ps3" logo the new awesome slim model the new $299 price tag the ads sony got almost everything right now one thing only remaining a fw update that have all the xbl features
I never doubted Sony like most. Their plans have always been long-term and it's starting to payoff now.
Just how many of those devout Xbox fanbabies are now eating crow? You can see it in the articles when the Xbox Fanboy Journalists start writing articles in suspense of a bright future with Sony instead of the doom and gloom articles we were having to read just a couple weeks ago. Playstation 3, it just does everything... Including putting the smack down to stupid fanboys on the MS side of the fence.
That sounds weird to say, but it seems to be so true. The PS3 Slim and it's price cut has put Sony in a whole spot. They are announce more and more exclusive games, releasing better content, and just can't be stopped right now. All they have to do is keep this momentum, and they will with their stellar line up of games this holiday and into 2010.
I didn't read the article but I agree that the PS3 slim will give Sony a fresh start.
Gabe Newell won't eat well after hearing that. Or maybe he'll just eat more. Who knows?
Seems that way, the NPDs put them just behind the 360 for the first time in 8 or 9 months
I've heard that the blu ray player in the PS3 is still one of the best that you can buy, thanks to firmware updates. That alone is a great reason to pickup a PS3. Throw in exclusives like God of War 3 and Infamous, and you have a great game console.
ye the Blu-Ray player is the best one out there, cheap and is constantly updated because of the firmware updates
Can't argue with that logic.
The single reason why I never bought a PS3 before was purely because of price. Now the slim has been released and with it a drop in price, when my 360 bricks I'll probably pick one up. Don't get me wrong, I love my 360, but with failure rates over 50%, it's only a matter of time before I see those evil red lines.
do yourself a favor and just leave that thing on for two days straight *warning* you might want to have a fire extinguisher ready at all times :)
If Sony ever able to get Netflix support things will get very, very interesting. My 360 is living a double life as game machine/Netflix movie box.
you dont need netflix. the PS3 has a video store for a reason. and its backed by every company in the film industry.
I have been considering getting a Slim, but I've already spent so much on my 160 gig so far. Plus, this is almost certainly drop the value of the older consoles, so I will get significantly less than what I paid. But I can see this pulling in tons of new users.
how do you think it will do in comparison to the PS2 Slim
Whether they needed it or not, Sony sure as hell isn't going to complain about selling more units in the US.
Selling more, sure. But selling more at a loss? Lord only knows how much a PS3 costs to make, I doubt they're putting much money in their pockets with these sales. But like you guys have said, at least it's something, right?
Guess someone was in a cave when sony announced 70% cost reduction on ps3 production.
before the release of the slim,the phats were selling for a small profit, but with the slim release and lower price point they are selling for a small loss, nothing huge but a loss none the less, don't believe me? look it up, the sony ceo said it shortly after the slims release.
Since they dropped the price of the previous models as well, I would love to see a breakdown showing which consoles they are selling more of.
I'm interested to see a price drop and cool new look. With all of that: I might just consider a PS3 in the future. But I dont have an HD tv, so the blu ray player means little or nothing to me. But when I get one I wouldn't mind seeing my movies in HD quality.
Once you go blu, you never go back.
unlike nentindo hope SONY will add all of their ps2 portfolio on to ps3 so all ps2 gamers can join ps3 games hardcore need casuel gamers too to win this war.
How is the PS3 first 2 years and half a failure?. I am sorry but that statement alone is stupid as hell. Sony through numerous interviews said that everything that we see now was all planned. Meaning the slim now was all part of their plan. Here is something to ponder on. Sony is not offcially calling it the PS3 slim. There will be another smaller PS3 in the future. You can count on it. First two years. 1. Get all the techies and hardcore PS fans on board 2. Wining the HD format war. 3. Reduce PS3 production cost. 4. Create all new engines for new IP's. 5. Help 3rd parties come to grips with PS3 game development. 6. Developed sequals of heavy hitter PS franchise ready. Now at $299 with mature 1st,2nd party engines as well as the majority of heavy hitters around the corner. It is now time to unleash. Its full steam ahead for Sony. It will be PS2 all over again. Sony will release varied games non stop on the PS3 with all the 3rd parties games as well. There is nothing much that competition can do just like in previous gens. Sony had this plan right from the start.
reminds me of the SAW movies LOL
"Sony will release varied games non stop on the PS3 with all the 3rd parties games as well." We're already getting bombarded by it. Come on, if you're a new consumer and you had to buy EVERY quality PS3 exclusive, you'd go broke! And not to mention the big multiplatform titles. MGS4 Infamous Killzone 2 LBP Motorstorm Flower Super Star Dust HD GoWIII GT5 White Knight etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
And it's the only console ever to lose features with every single iteration.
I dont like the new PS3! I like my old "fat" one
GO SONY GO
The way things are suddenly falling into place for Sony (which the Gamescon announcements were just as in "the right place at the right time" as Brandon Stokley was last Sunday), they certainly got SOMETHING started!