Interview and discussion about the state of PS3 sales and acceptance.
the biggest thing i agree about is waiting to see how things are after the holidays. Its still to early to count the PS3 out and we all know that fall is when the big games will start to hit.
After seeing their "christmas plans" i'm still not convinced this will be a happy new year for PS3, may have to wait till christmas 08 for their day to arrive.
I was expecting to see something earth-shattering, but all we got was the same ole "wait til the games come out" rehash, with all the same games listed. This is how they're going to win back the market at Christmas, with R&C? And I saw Jak & Daxter quoted, but Naughty Dog is working on Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. I get the feeling Sony doesn't even know what they're saying. Hello? Wanna save your Christmas season? REDUCE... THE... PRICE!!!
Sony doesn't need saving, they are right were they need to be. There are some things that need improvement; PSN Store could be updated more regularly with previews of upcoming games, and Sony's marketing campaign is kinda weak in the states. Saying the psp is outselling the ps3 is true but crazy, they just drop the thing like $30 so its going to sell more. Sony could use some more 1st title games, but they are on the way. I keep saying this "where was the xbox 360 at this stage?" Most of the cross platform games were made for the 360 over the ps3 with good reason, it was easy to use. However, things are changing and the ps3 is starting to get development specifically for itself and thats going to be a major factor. By this holiday season ps3s are going to be flying off the shelf, you can believe that.
God, I swear this is like the 100th news article I have read within the last week or two that said "Can Sony Save the PS3?". First off, Sony does not need to be saved. There is nothing wrong with the system. It may lack video games, but we all know they are coming. Also, I didn't watch the video. I'm sure it's filled with the same BS from all the other articles that share the same title.
It's not even one years old for f*** sake! STOP POSTING THIS GARBAGE!!
you are very correct, the ps3 does not need saving(at least not yet) people really do blow these kinds of things out of porportion. Besides, I think I read that the Ps2 was in the same position when it first launched.
Stop crying that it doesn’t need to be saved because it def. does!!!! If it didn’t we wouldn’t see so many of these articles from every media outlet out there! Just the fact we are talking about this is proof it needs saving! I’m sorry but I’m gonna believe major media outlets and journalist a lot more then your biased opinions. And don’t give me that, “it’s sold as many as 360 and PS2” because you know that’s deceiving. Only reason was because those systems could not keep up with demand while the PS3 has been in supply but no demand since December. Face it, your overpriced Blu-Ray player is in T-R-O-U-B-L-E!!!!! 62K units per month and slipping!!!
"62K units per month and slipping!!!" Where, when? Are you talking about Japan?
I'm talking about U.S. Sales. Japan's are even worse. Europe is only a bit highter because it was released later so naturally the numbers are higher since the hardcore market has not been saturated.
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I don't see a problem. If you look at the upcoming releases from here on out the game drought is over. There is at least one game coming out every week from here on out starting next week so why complain. G4 is very very Biased toward the Xbox360 and to be honest with you I believe most people in the media in the US wants the PS3 to fail in the US. It could be selling better but it will from here on out. ALL 360's will eventually FRY and that only leaves SONY and NINTENDO so of course they will sell more consoles.
I guess one day we will get an article titled "Microsoft is the saviour of PS3. Bill Gates bought the patent for PS3 clone manufacture and named it XBox NT!" Then we will all become xbots and will play tons of thrashy games and a Gears of War sequel releasing once per year =) I guess it is the only way to end up the consoles war. But till this they gonna comment every PS3 lil step towards bashing it with tons of perverted facts, misinformation and biased analyses.
They have the worst video interface.
man i wish AOTS would stop commenting on stuff like this. Kevin stand there and pretend you can crack a funny joke or take some patronizing opinion about games and Olivia stand there and look hot.
theres alot of dumb ppl here at N4G how is sony dead lol like honestly - its not even a year old...has like 2 AAA titles and its has sold roughly 4million - has broken records at launch and doing better then 360/ps2 at launch. lol please stop approving these dumb articles - this is what the 9th this week lol
needing saving, so I wouldn't talk about dumb people on N4G approving posts, when there's a tun of sony FUD, and flamebait.
another day discussing if the ps3 a failure?..lol...its been discussed like crazy and need people need to shup up about it..and everyone sayin wait at least a year..and i feel the same..a price drop they really need to do it and get the great exclusive out..this e3 sony really have to step up big time...and they will for sure..
I swear...it's like people haven't played games in the last 10 years and doesn't know how the outcome is going to happen. The PS3 won't be dead and doesn't need saving. Just stop hating..
Now that this topic will get the hottest topic of the month. I must find a random blog that states mgs4 is coming to xbox 360 now.
1) 5.5M units shipped(4M SOLD), but either ways Sony has recieved the money for 5.5 Million Playstation 3's. 2) Until Feburary, it was selling FASTER than XBOX 360 3) 2 killer apps, and it's still selling steadily. 4) FASTEST growing console online service, including Wii and XBL(yes, even silver). PSN has over 1.5 Million users and quickly expanding. 5) Sony is the fastest at pumping out firmware upgrades. 7 months and look at what they've added: Background downloading, [email protected], PS1/PS2 and DVD upscaling to 1080P, and the famous remote play anywhere in the world with PSP. 6) 145 new games out this year including 15 1st party - impossible to leave - exclusive games including warhawk, socom, uncharted, sing star, lair, heavenly sword, and many more. 7) Playstation Home - no one can deny that this leapfrogs anything XBL is planning or have done so far. Once Sony catches up on the other features that made XBL famous, and on top of that adds this, ALL FOR FREE it's pretty much GAME OVER XBL.
Sorry aaquib2 but fanboy bias doesnt cut it here... PS3 is a good media centre.. but not game centric enough atm. Wii and ps3 have a software drought. 360 has high failure ratings. 1) 5.5M units shipped(4M SOLD), but either ways Sony has recieved the money for 5.5 Million Playstation 3's. Why does everyone quote numbers shipped instead of sold.. hmmm yes use your brain please. its sold that matters.. and yes Sony are losing money on everyone of them :) unlike Nintendo :) bless em. 2) Until Feburary, it was selling FASTER than XBOX 360. And it also has the quickest drop in history of sales - after all the early adopters like myself bought one. hmmm if id have waited id have saved nearly 200 :( 3) 2 killer apps, and it's still selling steadily. >>2 killer apps.. hmm motorstorm is brilliant.. and what >?? come off it Resistance is average and if it was on a pc it would be off the shelves in 3 weeks. only thing going for it.. is its only halfdecent shooter on the ps3.. else... hiding behind a cardboard box whilst a mech tank like thing shoots rockets at you but they cant destroy the cardboard box is next gen? 4) FASTEST growing console online service, including Wii and XBL(yes, even silver). PSN has over 1.5 Million users and quickly expanding. >>Fastest growing? you mean over the few weeks when it was launched or overall? ahhh you mean the few weeks after it was launched... hence growing.. which it isnt now.. so...see your point 2. also.. the experience is poor compared with XBL... i.e. have to log out to play reply to friends... 5) Sony is the fastest at pumping out firmware upgrades. 7 months and look at what they've added: Background downloading, [email protected], PS1/PS2 and DVD upscaling to 1080P, and the famous remote play anywhere in the world with PSP. I accept that point.. but if you said that about a pc OS it would be a flame instead of a positive.. funny eh. microsoft is fastest at releasing fixes for their os.. beat that. 6) 145 new games out this year including 15 1st party - impossible to leave - exclusive games including warhawk, socom, uncharted, sing star, lair, heavenly sword, and many more. See it when i believe it... and how many will other consoles have out this year. be real. there is a drought on wii and ps3 games atm. I know I have all three. 7) Playstation Home - no one can deny that this leapfrogs anything XBL is planning or have done so far. Once Sony catches up on the other features that made XBL famous, and on top of that adds this, ALL FOR FREE it's pretty much GAME OVER XBL. Second life clone.. good idea.. will it work. I dont know.. but im surprises you have such great insider knowledge on what Nintendo or MS are planning against PS3. oh..? what? you dont.. end of the day.. by christmas - a few months after launch, any decent spec gaming rig will leave the consoles standing. and emus wont be far behind. same as always.
xbot theres only 2 things i do not agree on and ill tell you why. psn having more people then xbl. Reason I do not agree is because I know people that have multiple accounts on the ps3 for themselves. My brother alone has a jap,us,and European account. Let alone he made one for me my father and my brother. I believe he even made one for my nephew who turns 7 months next week. I do believe there numbers I just do not see it as a huge thing since any one can get an account since its free. also when it comes to Home. Lets not debate whether its the greatest thing ever till it comes out. Especially since Home chances are will be the big thing for about a month. Then when the big games come in it might be put on the back burner for alot of the users. Especially since you have the option of either A. Using PSN or Using Home.
"5) Sony is the fastest at pumping out firmware upgrades. 7 months and look at what they've added: Background downloading, [email protected], PS1/PS2 and DVD upscaling to 1080P, and the famous remote play anywhere in the world with PSP. I accept that point.. but if you said that about a pc OS it would be a flame instead of a positive.. funny eh. microsoft is fastest at releasing fixes for their os.. beat that." Say what you want to say about the frequency of updates from Sony, but every update so far has only added some pretty cool functionality to the system (unlike the PSP with the countless "security updates") So if I get more features, thus more value out of my console with each additional update, I say bring it on... ;-)
This video is REALLY REALLY old. I get the G4 podcasts...and this has been out for a LONG time. It's like WAY down on the list. If anything...the Wii will need saving soon. Wii Sports can only last so long. EDIT: Sorry guys...I should've watched it. They had a Loop with the EXACT SAME TITLE in a podcast though, I swear. I'm looking at it RIGHT NOW! Sorry though... According to Sessler, the PS3 will really show itself off this Christmas. HOME should be incredible...and LBP (fall demo) will be awesome!
At least it's dated from yesterday (6/21/2007)
last night. And if you had bothered to watch the video yourself (it's fairly obvious that most Sony fans don't, won't and haven't) you would have noticed them discussing some of this week's Sony related news.
The truth : people will play Wii Sports for years to come, and pay to play it. I just pray the Wii, will expand its target market, with a Wii Lite HD. Beyond that, Sony and MS need an overhaul. MS needs to increase their mass appeal, and start building fault free 360s, and offering full out repairs, or replacements for < $50. Sony needs to get their head out of their a$$ pronto, lower the price, and streamline the design of the PS3.
hahahha well some one is a sinner
It's stupid videos like this that forward the steryotype that the ps3 is dead in the water and we should move on.It's not,It's a terrific piece of hardware that is selling just fine(As good as 360 and ps2 did at this point)So thats even more impressive considering the price point and the drought of games.The AAA titles and price drop are coming,And the increase in sales will come along with it.
The PS3 is in a tight spot. They(SONY)is not where Sony or the loyal sony followers and developers want to be right now. This is all very unconformable period. Every point made in the video is valid because the subjects pointed out are necessary obstacles for Sony's PS3 to over come to become a successful product. If things do not shape up by this holiday season Sony is in real trouble. I'm a hard core gamer and the PS3 is the 1st system that I do not want right away or for a specific reason. I'm not saying that to diss Sony fan boys but express my opinion about what I saw in the video. I guess I just do not care about missing out on the PS3 because there is nothing there to miss "YET" or maybe not at all. We are all waiting for a credible reason to spend the cash. The 360 and the Wii are just too sweet to pass up and the PS3 is O.K. but there really is nothing there that makes it worth it. Sorry but that is how I feel.
I don't think the ps3 is dead by any means, but it needs a HUGE xmas '07 otherwise it will be looking quite bad, and with the huge titles coming for the other 2 consoles, it's going to be tough for them(halo3, the mario's, etc...).
G4TV takes any shots it can at the ps3 remember that 56k dial up ps3 advert they did yeah and now they pretend to be professional
I agree G4TV is completely biased as is Gamespot.
If you keep track of things...G4 hasn't really said anything GOOD about the PS3 lately; apart from Sessler's interview about Gamer's Day 07'. That was tight. Anyone else think Kevin and Adam would take Clinton and Obama???
G4 has a slight 360 bias but then again so does the rest of the gaming community,So it's really not a big deal.
I'm not sure what they are saving it from. They releasing games, they're making their free online service better and they are increasing the functionality of the system with the PSP. Why would it need to be saved? It's a competition and the PS3 is doing. It's not selling like a Furby but of course, it will popular for far longer.
adam "i don't think they're going to be arrogant and they haven't been" exactly..what it boils down to the steep price, if i weren't working a good full-time gig , heck i wouldn't have one...lol
Wait until after the holidays, Sony’s install base will grow when the games come. AOTS just needs to keep ratings high by doing Enquirer type news casting. Sadly that’s what today’s TV viewers like.
Wow, G4TV doing another loop about the PS3 and its possible failure? G4, how about you become real reporters and give us some facts and real insight rather than pandering to the crowds that just want to hop on the band wagon.
not so good
abso-f*cking-lutly classic. My hat is off to you sir.
G4 is one of the most anti PS3 networks/websites for spreading crap
Yeah all they need is Gamespot to join then and they'll be the ultimate anti-PS3 company
that's complete BS, their attitudes just reflect the current market. they are not anti anyone, they are just reporting. and did you see their coverage of the ps3 at e3 last year?, they were completely hyped and excited about the ps3, but like everyone else, completely bummed at the price, and dissapointed at the missing features and lack of great games. which is what most of the industry and the gaming public is saying too.
this is old news from yesturday
Only reason to watch G4 anymore: olivia munn layla kaylee cops ninja warrior (notice journalistic abilities and original programming are not there)
Typically when you are going to have a debate and discussion you try to have panelists from both sides of the argument. Where was the person that was on Sony's side? That is just poor journalism. They are feeding the viewers only a single dreary viewpoint. It's spreading their own personal agenda rather than giving a true thoughtful debate of the topic that looks at all sides.
PS3 will catch up to X360 by at least end of 2008.
only because as of right now, the 360 is still out selling the ps3 in world sales the 360 will likely be the first to get a price drop for the system and the 360 has a lot of very big titles coming out soon.
I have a 360 and a PS3, I do play my 360 alot more that my PS3, but come this holiday season all my time is going to be on my PS3 because of the exclusive. 360 had sold 4 millions units by June06 so the numbers are about the same, I don't recall anyone saying that the 360 was dieing. We all know the PS3 games are coming this Fall, so why do stupid people keep saying the PS3 is dieing. I bought my 360 at lunch and had to go through the same thing with not that many great games. I would at least wait til the end of the holiday season to pass judgement other wise you are just being a hypocrite. All the lunch 360 games were all ports from the current generation and the first party games were average at best. I do beleave both system will improve in time but the PS3 will still come on top.
G4tv?????????????????????????? ??? Buahahahahahahahahaha.
Accepting you live in denile is the first step to recovery PS3 fans. Then again the whole world is lieing about how the PS3 is doing this gen. PS3 fans can't even see reality anymore, I think you guys actualy beleave t hat the PS3 has sold 10mil or somthing.
Iam a ps1,ps2,ps3,nintendo handheld owner and I am not biased towards any company mainly becuase I give my opinion even if it is bad for my systems or vise versa. Although this time I will raise my opinion why the PS3 is being given a bad name now. I personally feel that MS is the reason why the PS3 is being given bad publicity. I have a hunch that they are paying the media to trash talk sony so that they would have the edge in the competition. As a proud Ps3, I feel that the PS3 is not performing as it should have(but come the holiday season, it will have a huge growth spurt). Although it is pretty weird to see that almost everybody in the press keep bombarding the PS3. What the hell is that all about??? Rather than just saying that the PS3 is just lacking games this time BUT games will surely arrive soon, instead they keep bad mouthing the console. MS should most probably be behind this because obviously this is a business strategy to devise a black propaganda against your competitors. Then why doesn't the media bad mouth Nintendo? Almost everybody would think "Ahh, because Nintendo is doing good and Sony is not so doing great". Although looking at the bigger picture, one would see that they(MS) choose to pay the media to bad mouth SONY because they are afraid that SONY might overtake them in the race resulting for them to devise black propagandas against their biggest competitor. I am not trying to provoke NIntendo here, but seriously be more realistic to think that SOny is the real leader. PS1 and PS2 breaking the 100 million sales mark?? Yes yes, PS3 is doing bad in terms of sales, mainly because games are still not here. Although if one would analyze sales clearly, no SONY fans should feel discouraged about the sales,why? Again, the sales of ps1 went 102.49 million, ps2 went 120.10 million and 37.1 million in the US alone. The the xbox1 went 24 million, the Gamecube went 21.59 million and i'll even pace n64 here with 32.39 million. Adding the xbox,gamecube and n64, that would make up 91.08 million consumers worldwide. Although what's funny here is that the 3 consoles does not even add up to the sales of ps1 alone.The ps1 and ps2 combine for 222.59 million hardware sales. If anyone wants to question my sources, please check Wikipedia. Now many of you are thinking "ughh, why are you comparing the what has been??concentrate on the now because the ps3 is being trounced!!!". Seriously, anyone of you who thinks that way does have a problem with their debating skills. What I am trying to say here is that the sales now are as follows, Xbox leading at 10.4 million, followed by the wii at 7.96 million, and lastly followed by the PS3 with 3-5 million. Now adding these 3 consoles would make up about 21.36 million considering that the PS3 is JUST in the 3 million mark. Now, based on the sales of the PS2,the Xbox and Gamecube, summed up a grand total of 165.69 million console buyers.So if you subtract 21.36 million from 165.69 then one would see that 144.33 million console buyers worldwide have not yet to buy a console. and what scares Microsoft here is that plenty of those 144.33 million, 117.1 MILLION to be exact, BOUGHT A SONY BRANDED CONSOLE. That is a lot!!! Realistically, why would the PS3 sell in the first place??? Only a handfull of games and a high price, that is the reason. Although MS should be wary, why? Because they already have the good games, the great xbox live, the lower price, BUT ONLY 10 Million in sales given that they launced in 2005. While the PS3 does not have games, yet selling at 3-5 million. This is because xbox1 had 24 million console buyers only, that is why they are being chased by the Wii. I am not saying that only 24 million will buy the xbox, but most likely history always repeats itself. So for all the Playstation owners out there, do not fear because statistics is on your side. Well, our side. But do not misinterpret this Xbox owners. Iam just trying to defend something that has been beaten by criticism for about 7 months already.
Both M$ and Sony both talked trash. But M$, gamers and the media saw that Sony could not back theirs up. Please stop acting like you have no clue of WTF it going on right now. Sony got so desperate they gave a fake launch date and all kinds of twists and turns. >>>03/06<<< Someone at Sony knew what was going on and either drummed all this turmoil was faked to gain the interests of the public or Sony really was screwed up for like 3 years. Sony really needs to kick it high gear. That is all people want. Give the goods and give them right. All you Sony fans are so sensitive right now because you know what Sony is capable of but know the facts just like the rest of us but choose to ignore it. Every Sony fan boy has been saying wait do not get a 360 because it sucks and it aint got no games. Have you noticed that SONY only people are still telling every one to wait and still have nothing to show for the CA$H you put up and an even longer wait then it was worth. 360 fans are telling people do not wait get the goods now it is here for you today. No delay included only the same line up as the PS3 plus all knew stuff that looks and plays great or better. Then on top of that the 1st party games have no BUZZ but cost the developers top dollar to produce. COME ON MAN!!!! We all want Sony to get right. Could you image video games with three no B.S. systems. There is no conspiracy here. People are not out to get Sony people just wanted Sony to stop the B.S. so we got vocal. People want to stop Crazy @ss Sony zombies so we got vocal. MAN up SONY!! and Sony loyalist every one gets there $#!t called at least once in life. Suck it up.
AND AFTER E3 2k7 NOONE WILL EVER DOUBT ABOUT THAT. =) p.s. anyone to help return my 3rd bubble back? thnx. =)
looks like g4tv doesnt have anything els to talk about so its back to ps3 lol
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