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] 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] 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] 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