Getting on Sony's case seems to be the thing to do these days: even the Church of England is getting in on the action. This article, however, isn't really about that.
That ad campaign was creepy as well, i was seriously disturbed the first time i saw the baby commercial while i was drinking at a sports bar.
I see it alot while I am on my break at work.
i thought it was unique! This was a decent read though. PS3 will get better and better.
with the PS3 is price. Most people just aren't willing to pay $600 dollars for a "games" console, no matter what they market it as.
Pretty much, let it drop to 500 and i'm sure they'll move quite a bit more and once it reaches 400 it will move like hot cakes.
the first time I saw it, I was like ....What the hell was that....
I actually liked their commercials.
You get what u pay for. Americans can afford 200 dollar gym shoes once a week or that you'll buy over later and that's easy clothing depending on the shoe (jordan for ex.) once a month. It's the haters that protest the price. That's y those who wanted it got it, and those who don't still got enough ps2 games to play/and still coming out with more can save or whatever till they get one. It's more microsoft/american hate more then anything. Microsoft never got this much attetion at release. Then it's 7 months later! and the only thing people can say about the system or ever talk about is the games that everbody in they moma know u have to wait for.Remeber 7 month release dosen't mean 25 monster hit release and they make it a bad system. The haters downplay it to the point where they look at it like well damn the system isn't worth it without the games but there are enough games on it's last system rockin enough o keep u occupied til the others for what u do like arrive. Both are good systems but how much info about the same two systems both in bad press do u need to hear for the day. They got they own style, like xbox, like nintendo. For once the gen as oppose to tryin to get rid of a system this time let's try to keep all three. I feel like being greedy. Hence if u don't like it, don't buy it. Can another man convince u he can u more then a women?
Its hard to make out what it is you really are saying, but you seem to be of the view that sh!tloads of hating is why the PS3 is not selling? Dang that explains it all.
But I would find it hard in your case though. as if your name "bs3" doesnt contribute enough as to why. Your recent comments make plentiful contributions as well. MS all teh way buddy! Woot woot!!
Trane, its obvious that you and gano graduated from the same Sony kindergarten, so maybe you could contribute a little yourself and tell us how hating is the reason for the abysmal PS3 sales? And help decipher this sentence while you're at it too - "Can another man convince u he can u more then a women?". Thanks.
It's quite simple realy. People believe what they hear and if all fanboys are screaming PS3 sux and posting some garbage news, everyone picks it up and thinks-"I have no idea, but I believe 'em" And after all this negativism the media picks it up too and spreads it even further. Ofcourse there is some part of truth there, but it's very overblown. Ofourse part of that also could be M$ doing, same as Sony geting PS3 hyped up, just they do it against them.
Can't say I agree with that theory, nano. PS had a big big brand advantage and following entering nextgen, and there couldn't have been more "haters" than "lovers" spreading the word. It'll take one helluva one-sided smear campaign to have even a marginal impact on Sony's brandname, and we didn't see that happening. I'd wager that nobody mainstream even paid heed to the mantra "PS3 sucks". But what everybody did know for a fact was the hefty price tag and delay in launch, and now the lack of games. And to me, that's how Sony's hurting. Plus it sucks lol!
But I think that it's not the 600$ price tag tha u can't afford one, but rather the need to complain. As gano already stated in his first few sentences that I understood. If you can spend 200$ for shoes or pay thouse extra 150$ for the HD-DVD drive for 360 or buying even a 3k+ PC, there is no problem in spendin 600$ for a PS3. Those who want it will buy, thouse who don't will want to compalin about the price. Althou I do a agree to some point with you about games. But as I said, it has part of truth, but the big problem that it just realy overblown by the media. And as we know media is the fourth power.
Its dumb to see how far people would go to spout hate for a console. Some would even go as far as symbolizing it in their name and flocking in the ps3 area just to troll. Its amazing and its dumb really. And for me to call out your dumb ass makes me a sony boy when I dont even have a ps3? Funny. Truely it is. You trying to call out a game system thats only been out for 7 months and is experiencing the SAME game drought almost every game system has is dumb. grow up. We dont need another "mart"
finally an article that points out where the online problems exist...not just that "XBL is better"... Resistance for example has an excellent friend list system...and being that your normal XMB friend list will show what game other users are doing, it is very easy to find, chat, and join with any of those people...you can also easily find people you just played against in the "people met" tab...so you don't have to try to spell people's screen names...but other games fall flat on their face...motorstorm is very fun to play, but a nightmare to try to find anyone you know...which is very frustrating... the biggest problem is that I have no idea how this can be fixed...a firmware update that lets you jump into games to meet friends seems impossible, because each game so far is handling online lobbying very differently...if every game had something similar to resistance, there is no doubt that this would be every bit as easy as XBL... Sony claims that Home will fix a lot of this, somehow allowing people to join games directly through the xmb, rather than ingame lobbys...but either A) it will only work on games released after Home, or hopefully B) each online game will recieve a patch of some sort from the devs (not as likely for anything 3rd party)...hopefully this gets worked out, but I still can't argue with the price... Rumor is though that the next update will allow in game access to the xmb...so we can finally send and recieve messages to your normal xmb account without quitting the game...that would solve some of this I guess...
tired of this homebrew analitics .... Another BS sponsored by M$
My mistake, in the quote but what i was tryin to say is do u need the approvel of everyone else before u think sumtin is good for u. If everyone said xbox suck day and night but don't have one would u listen to'em. And what would i have to post u see it yourself ff13 is an example we all know it's ps3 but someone was upset to some level to say hey i'm going to start a rumor about this game and see what happens. He say, she say. If i got more games then u y would i need to make a list of yours, to say hey i want those too. But they not for your system, like gears, ps3 won't get it but we know it can handle it. They just don't care much for it. But xbox fans will still raise the issue, as with mgs4. But u don't see ps3 fans speaking on splinter cell.
Great article. While WTF ads weren't that bad IMO, the "This is Living" shout in everyone of them and the one in last full movie, killed it. Why cant they make good ads like the ones for PS2?
Did you see the possessed baby commercial, that thing made Chucky look cuddly.
that baby ad though isn't "bad"...meaning its not offensive...that is definitely media grasping for anything to nail Sony on...if Geico did that commercial, people would just be like "its Geico, their commercials are always wierd..."...Anyone that owns a PS3 isn't mad that they bought it because of that ad...and you have to admit, a lot of people are still talking about it...which in itself is affective advertising... Now that "this is living" movie, with the dude gunning one out to a soccer game, the nudity, the money?, the grenades?, the what is going the hell on? ad...I could understand if people where offended by that...It didn't offend me, but it was a waste of time to watch...
i love my ps3 a lot ... Wii and 360 a little.
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