Sony's Fallen Giant

Erik Kubik takes a look at what's it like to have a 60 gb ps3 fail?. He examines his options, and explains what the death of a console means to him. Will he break down and pay to get the system fixed? Or will he jump on the 360 bandwagon?

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Ninji3026d ago

"He examines his options, and explains what the death of a console means to him. Will he break down and pay to get the system fixed? Or will he jump on the 360 bandwagon?"

So his PS3 dies and you ask if he'll either pay to get it fixed or get a 360? lol. I'd say he would get it fixed considering the 360 will break a lot more not to mention he would be missing out on a ton of PS3 exclusives.

TOO PAWNED3025d ago

will N4G ever ban these type of articles that are written by 12yo nerd? Let's get serious here for a second.

LukaX233025d ago


MazzingerZ3025d ago

Who's Erik Kubik if I may ask?

Silly gameAr3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

Can you name another 360 franchise that sales as well as Halo and Gears?

And I'm talking exclusive not multiplat. The titles that you named pretty much sale as well as PS3 exclusives. Give me another exclusive franchise in the super awesome 360 line up that puts up Halo and Gears numbers.

It seems like you're the right person to ask since your comments suggest that you're a sales fanatic and not a gamer for realz.

Edit: What does that have to do with my question? I tend to stay away from articles like that because I know that's were people like you dwell.

I asked you to name another multimillion in 2 days beast of a 360 exclusive, and you give me an article that has nothing to do with my question. I asked about software, not hardware.

Cold 20003025d ago

I guess everyone in that thread is not a gamer.

ReBurn3025d ago

Ah, the old ad hominem attack on the author to try to make the point seem invalid. Consoles break and people have to make decisions. It happens to most of us. If my 60gb breaks I'll have to make a decision, too. Just like I did when my 360 got RROD 2 years ago.

badz1493025d ago

you have your house of wood collapsed and as a solution you opted to go for the house of straw?

I had my 60GB YLoD of me 2 times but I got it fixed myself for free both times and I'm still a happy launch PS3 owner to this day! - granted my warranty expired a long time ago, I have every reason to try and fix it myself! although I would rather not call it 'fixing' or 'repairing' because it's too easy! how about trying to find/ask/google for help rather than writing a stupid article like this?

barom3025d ago

It's funny how the article doesn't mention the 360 at all but somehow when it arrives at N4G, it does.

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Lifendz3025d ago

and then having to start calculating an annual online fee into your expenses, I guess it's a real nail biter.

Guys, I know a warranty is great. I own a 60gb. If it breaks on me I'd be really bummed because my warranty is wayyy expired. So getting a 3 year warranty is good...I guess. But I can't help but refer to a scene out of Tommy Boy where Chris Farley says something to the effect of a warranty is given because they're only going to give you another broken product. And that's why the warranty doesn't mean that much to me when it comes to the 360 because of the failure rate.

I know plenty of you had the RROD or any of the other several system bricking malfunctions and went through the agony of MS customer service. Not saying Sony is on their game here, but if I'm 3x more likely to have to go through that, then whatever the percentage is of getting a system that will break on me again, it's not a hard decision.

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skip2mylou3025d ago

@Barom are u dumb? he says in his final option is to jump on the 360 fan wagon which is dumb since he'll have to sell all of his games his hard drive and get rid of the old ps3 or keep it and fix it with his spare time/send it into someone who'll fix it for him

@mr marbles u sir are just dumb. no one has denied the fact tht YLOD doesnt exist its just not widespread like the 360 rrod is. ill accept tht the ps3 has YLOD because my 60gb died on me in the 1st week of december after serving me for 3 good years is died on MW2 online

SilentNegotiator3025d ago

Why is there still not a block on this site for N4G submissions?

ShinRyuHadoken3025d ago


Agree, not to mention 3D gaming only possible on PS3!

presto7173025d ago

I back it up every week on my external hard drive. If it were to die, I wouldn't even bother to call sony and wait for 1-2 weeks. I'd go out and buy another one pronto.

syanara3025d ago

I don't know what this guy is going to do but I do know that we SHOULD ALL BE VERY WORRIED ABOUT THIS ONE MANS DEISCION AND IF HE doesnt decide like we want him then we should make it our life long mission to make him consider otherwise!

/ Sarcasm

seriously guys one guy has a ps3 break down and everyone jumps in the air like OMG!

GIJeff3025d ago

dood, its called a vacuum. Clean that thing once in a while. I have my 2006 60gb and it runs quiet and champ-like. :) I play it around 3 hours a day, and i leave it on sometimes for a couple days at a time.

my wife just made fun of me because I was playing the MAG open beta(SICK) and forza 3 at the same time(its holding me over until GT5 hits). Just hire a driver, start a race, then start a match in MAG. :)

The Lazy One3025d ago

couldn't he get a slim and swap the hard drives, back up his saves, put the 120 back, move all his saves, and resell the broken one on ebay like he said?

That would actually be almost as cheap as paying sony to fix it.

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PimpHandHappy3025d ago

if it wasnt for systems breaking the 360 would have hit the 30 million mark last week

Godmars2903025d ago

If people took the option the author suggest a good portion of 360 users would have jumped to the PS3. The Wii for that matter.

Cold 20003025d ago

"if it wasnt for systems breaking the 360 would have hit the 30 million mark last week"

So that actually means theres as many if not more PS3's out ther than 360's.

Just shows how pathetic PS3 software sales are.

PimpHandHappy3025d ago

uncharted just topped 2.5 million... how many games other then Halo or Gears can say that on the 360
GT5 will top 4 million easy
God of War will do the same

but hey maybe your right
because the 360 exclusives really dont sell huge numbers cept for 2 shooters

Cold 20003025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

Mass Effect, Fable 3, Forza 3, L4D just to name a few.

BTW funny how MW2 (a shooter) completely trumped Uncharted 2 or any other PS3 exclusive sales wise.

How many games other than...Modern Warfare 1 (another shooter) can do those kind of numbers on PS3 ?lol

weazel3025d ago

What!?! MW2 beat Uncharted 2, and you're using that as a marker? Back to bed sonny. MW2 comes in the same bracket as wii fit! 2.5 thrashes M.E, so stop talking wa*k.

Elven63025d ago

I think you mean Fable II, the third Fable game isn't out yet.

For Microsoft, games that sell over 400k units in 9 months make it into the Platinums Label. For PS3 games, those that sell over 500k in 10 months make it into the Greatest Hits label. Before Sony had it set at 250k in 9 months but they changed it a few months ago. Microsoft may have also changed it since the 400k number is from last generation.

It's basically a measure you can use to see how good a game is doing at retail.

young juice3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

dude wtf uncharted 2 sold just as much as all those titles you just listed. resistance fom sold more than all of them. so did little big planet, and uncharted 1 i could also name a few more great selling ps3 exclusives if you'd like.just because they haven't sold 5 or 10 mill doesnt make them flops bcus as far as i know halo and gears are the 360 exclusives that did. (please correct me if im wrong)

also stop treating modern warfare as an exclusive.

someone has disageed but hasnt told me why hmmmm.

bjornbear3025d ago

Cold 2000 did your PS3 YLOD on you and now you are seeking revenge? =O

awwww =( here have a hug =)

then go buy a PS3 and play some games fur a change x3

heroprotagonist3025d ago

His point is that the 360 regularly sells twice as many units of many multi-platform games than the PS3 and if the 360 base is actually smaller than reported then that means that the 360 software sales are even more impressive.

Steffl3r3025d ago

PS3 and 360 have different styles altogether. When you look at the functions and games it just shows two different styles.. East Side/West Side, Rock/Hip Hop, Cops/Robbers and so on.. The fact of the matter is neither console is "better" than the other, I mean sure hardware wise PS3 but developers have expressed that its harder to make games for the console, but when they do they don't hold back. Now my personal preference is the 360, but I love the PS3. I enjoy the style of the games myself and I think the reason that MW2 is referred to as a "360 Exclusive" is because the game style feels more at home on the 360 I mean just look at it. MW2 is alot more like games like Halo or Gears of War, while the PS3 holds games like Uncharted 2 or MGS4. I mean honestly if you were to look at that where would you say the game fit in? With the 360 exclusives of course, but when I say that I'm not saying that the PS3 has bad games, I admit there are days when I look at PS3 exclusives and feel jealous with games like Heavy Rain, I've still never played Uncharted 2 or Killzone 2.. But Modern Warfare games fit more on the XBOX where multiplayer is the main focus of the console, while PS3 is for single player games. Thats not always the case of course because I have friends that have PS3s that play MW2 and absolutely love it. Thats awesome and more power to them =) But when buying a console you have to examine that each has a different style and the best thing to do is find your preferences because both consoles hold AMAZING titles and they both present competition unlike any other. You just have to know exactly what you want. And just to let you guys know, the RROD has been fixed and the 50% failures have more than likely been from people who still hold early versions of the console, but usually once they are sent in they don't have problems. This is done for free now as well and doesn't take as long as you think and its actually quite a painless process now.

pixelsword3025d ago

True, but since the PS3 has so many exclusives, a multiplatfiorm game doesn't mean as much to a PS3 owner.

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gunnerforlife3025d ago

hahahahaha looool
can you lot forgive me for laughing so much and sounding like an idiot :$

i have been on N4g for a few years now even though i don't post allot, but i read most articles and there have been a lot of stupid articles on this website.


this one really tops the LOT. F...... idiot.

then Microsoft should be a dead company with how many times the 360 breaks down.

PimpHandHappy3025d ago

if it wasn't for small 2 person websites N4G would never get hits... and thats the truth

The Maxx3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

You say you have been on this website for years and then say:

then Microsoft should be a dead company with how many times the 360 breaks down.

Are you telling me that you are unaware of the 3 year Xbox 360 warranty that comes with every new 360 and every refurbished 360.

And are you telling me that you were unaware of the cost it is to fix a broken PS3 if it is past it`s 1 year warranty.

So the point of the article is, should he buy a 360 at $199 or $299 (pending on the model) and know he is covered for 3 years or should he get his PS3 repaired for $150, possibly lose his 60 gig model and or take the chance that if his PS3 breaks again, have to spend an additional $150 to get it repaired.

It`s a pretty tough decision. Not sure how someone like yourself who says he`s been reading on this website for a few years now didn`t seem to think of the obvious since it`s been covered on here for years.

gunnerforlife3025d ago

i am aware of that but ain't the warranty out for those that bought the 360 first time around?? or am i mistaken? correct me if i am becauze thats 10 million people f.....

The Maxx3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

You are correct. However that was still 3 years being covered under warranty. Oppose to the 1 year that Sony was only offering. Also show me another piece of hardware or electronics device that offer a 3 year warranty on it without having to pay for additional coverage.

A 360 owner can go out and buy an arcade unit at $199 with a new 3 year warranty(and still use his HDD from the old 360 if it broke outside it's warranty and still have the controllers and accessories) while a PS3 owner would than spend $150 to get his PS3 repaired and get no additional warranty therefor not be covered if at any certain time his repaired PS3 were to fail again, thus having to repair it all over again at the repair cost.

aaronisbla3025d ago

Lets be real here for a moment. Microsoft only offered this 3 year warranty because they knew they had a potentially devastating ordeal on their hands. Its good that they offer this 3 year warranty but try not to use it as some feather in their cap.

If they didn't they problems with 360s that they do, you can bank on the fact that it would be a 1 year warranty. They aren't doing it because they want to, they do it because they have to, bottom line, no spinning.

Zeal0t3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

You said: "Also show me another piece of hardware or electronics device that offer a 3 year warranty on it without having to pay for additional coverage."

Well here is a small list:

Denon AVRs = 3 Years
Sharp LCDs = 3 Years
Sony LCDs = 5 years (note: only picked out sets such as the Z4500)

This might depend on the country you live in.

And the reason MS did this is because they built faulty hardware (no pun intended but rrod and some other problems are some major issues) and thats a fact. They wouldn't do it if they didn't have this problems.

heroprotagonist3025d ago

No other console offers a three year warranty. And you can argue all you want about the reason for the warranty, but from the gamer's perspective a 3 year warranty offers a nice piece of mind. First of all, newer 360s are by all reliable accounts similar in reliability to the other consoles, but you still get that 3 year warranty, which is a very nice bonus.

But even if we are talking about the older consoles, I would prefer a console that I am guaranteed to work for 3 years--even if it has a higher likelihood of failing--than a console that is only guaranteed to work for one year.

The small inconvenience of maybe having to be without your console for a week or two is minor compared to the piece of mind of knowing that you are guaranteed to have that console for at least 3 years. And most people never have the problem to begin with.

I'm not saying that the hardware issues are a good thing (on either console), I am just saying that the 3 year warranty is a nice little side effect.

The Maxx3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

Thank you heroprotagonist. I thought it was pretty obvious that a 3 year warranty was better than a 1 year warranty regardless of why it was put on.

@aaronisbla - ofcourse there is no spinning. Yes the 360 had issues and yes that is why they put it on, but regardless it's still a 3 year warranty over 1 AND at no cost other than waiting a couple weeks for the return of the console. MS has put a lot more money into the 360 to greatly reduce the RROD. A new console is less likely now to RROD yet still have the 3 year warranty.

@deathn0te - Here in Canada, i have only seen 1 - 2 years for electronics. TV's, DVD/Blu-ray players etc. Any more than that is an additional charge to the consumer through the retailer for extended warranty.

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gameraxis3025d ago

so i can get that rumored GOW3 edition ps3

gameraxis3024d ago

YOUR RIGHT!, i don't know what i'm talking about, i wasn't kidding stating that i want that rumored GOW3 ps3, you know me so well... /sarcasm

get a life