Once the darling of the video games industry, Sony is increasingly facing fire from jumpy investors, disgruntled gamers, and cash-strapped developers. Is the PlayStation 3 doomed? Not a chance, we say: here are 12 ways Sony can turn the tide.
Buy a X360 and get all the power and more of the ps3 and bettter games for $200 less. Hurray!
the xbox360 is so bad, that all xbox360 fanboy make advertisment for it. you can be sure thats all crap. a good console does not need lies and advertisment, a good console has good games. the ps3 is the good console with the best games for it !!!
But sony did lie ALOT!!!!
lol its funny to see a sony fan say that, but you guilty of the very thing you accusing xbox fans of. What you think the ps3 is.......much hype, lies, smoke and mirrors. The 360 is great i own one i can say that. None of you own a ps3 so cant say nothin.
#9: Beat Xbox Live at its Own Game
Thats a fact. Live is gonna be a thing in the past. Which one do you think is more popular Sony Online with 100 Million++ players or xboxx60 10 milion++ players ???
If MS went from Live with Xbox to 360, and they spent as much time as they did perfecting it... there is no way Sony (who, until recently said online wasn't important, so how much time could they have really spent on it?) can be where MS is with online. The PS2 online gaming sucked real hardcore like... and an equal improvement from PS2 to PS3, compared to Xbox, would be like the first Xbox's Live.
no you see, XBL is the premire online. nothing will beat. i am not bashing but if sony has free online, i can guarantee that it wont be as good as xbl. period
sony dont have a chance
MS have the largest servers in the world
and i think about 30 million people should sign it so that they knew that they are serious, i agree with most of the points except for the hdmi one i think they should keep it.
and for online i dont think sony will beat x-box live, maybe not immediatly but in 2-3 years because they could learn from the mistakes x-box live had.
If anyone learned from the mistakes, it will be the person/company who made them.
Can you name the mistakes Live had? Actually Sony will never be able to catch up. MS has simple a headstart of 4 years now of knowledge not known by Sony.
Furthermore, I think there are a couple of other things to do to let this not to be a failure. Ofcourse there are good points in it but the main thing will be:
This should be a GAMES console. No overhyped videoplayer. In fact, the BR drive is the most expensive part on the PS. They should cut that drive, which costs about 350 dollars costprice.
That's the most expensive part in the machine. That would worry me. It should be the CPU and/or GPU that are the heart of it's capability's but it isn't.
Cut that piece of pushformat to get more money and a overexpensive console and it could work.
Furthermore, maybe the best thing they should do, while the 360 already has a year headstart and like 12th november it's Gears of War 5 days before PS release is just cancel the whole thing. Get ready for a new release with a descent design it would save massive losses. Alright have to take the development costs right now, that's a pitty. But every 10 million PS consoles sold will give a massive negative 3 Billion dollars loss...
Be wise Sony, for your consoles sake
Sony has been in online gaming for quite a while, is it really that hard to comprehend that they could take their lessons from the PC side and carry them over to the PS3? Removing the Blu-Ray drive at this point would be a mistake as they've built a fair amount of hype up over that and would be sending a bad message about the format if they removed it now. Considering their position in the consortium that isn't going to happen. Canceling the entire thing would a mistake of gigantic proportions. Frankly, considering that the 360 has been available in every major territory for so long now, it really has not sold that well considering its the only next-gen console out. Gears Of War, great game though it appears to be, could not possibly come out strong enough to blunt the PS3 launch. No single game will ever blunt the launch of a console. The cumulative hype surrounding PS3 clearly and easily trumps the hype surrounding GOW. In addition if they simply canceled the PS3 they would be throwing away billions with no chance of return. There is no doubt that by the end of PS3's life cycle, Sony will have profited from the whole ordeal.
"But every 10 million PS consoles sold will give a massive negative 3 Billion dollars loss"
that number is stated at a 1 billion dollar loss not 3, plus that has not been confirmed "offically" by Sony
and put all their support on the 360 and the Wii!!!!!
do u work for microsoft or for x-box live huh? ofcourse they had their problems with live at the begging and they had time to improve it, their where mistakes like, password faliures and IPs where getting lost so u couldnt log onto live and there where other, but sony are probably watching x-box live properly and seeing what they can improve on and one of them is the price. everything that comes out has a bug keep that in mind, the x-box 360 had bugs when it came out and so will the ps3 and wii.
"Thats a fact. Live is gonna be a thing in the past. Which one do you think is more popular Sony Online with 100 Million++ players or xboxx60 10 milion++ players ??? "
With Difficult to aquire service, crappy connection, companies paying for their own servers you gonna fail no matter how strong. 10 Million strong with excellent servers provided by MS,More Variety(90% games will be online compatible),Gamer chat While watching HD DVD,Chat without even playing the games,Xbox live arcade game,Downloadable free and official content. Compare 100+million strong people who own PS2 and 1Million who actually tried SOE With Limited games that suck and interface offers no variety whatsoever and is Unkwnown. Sorry Bro i want so see what i brought in action and i did.
BTW 100+ million PS2 owns and You only Find a Few 100 Thousand Player Trying to get online?
TheMart you are an idiot,M$ has already lost 2billion on the X360 upto now,its common place to take a lost at first,and profit in about the 3rd year.Sony did that with the PS2 and aim too do the same with the PS3.PS3/Bluray are the future.
1. Why give all your big guns away at the beginning. There is still plenty of time for developers to polish their games based on the new PS3 final dev kits and Sony has been known not to release the full list of launch titles till a couple months before. I expect to see the "Official List" around the Tokyo Game Show on Sept 22,23,24. Until then I'll just ignore the news.
2. I will never believe that the rumble feature is that important to gaming - period. It iss not a necessary feature. Lived without it on my PC and I can live without it on my console.
Device/functionality that gives me more control - priceless.
3. Nothing wrong with Sony calling their PS3 a PC (actually they said computer not PC) specially if they are fully supporting Linux an Keyboard & mouse. Questions remain though is how will we be able to incorporate Linux software and will game developers support Keyboard & mouse. We shall see. For that matter Xbox 360 and the PS3's Processors have enough power for most Home users Word/Data Processing needs. Try buying (not building) a $400 to $600 PC that can match xbox 360 or PS3 graphically -can't. Now if PS3 can pull off adequate word processin through open source software using Linux then who needs the PC.
I'm personally for this but I came from an era were my love of computing/programming started on a Commodore 128 so cheap computing was pretty cool. So was some of the games on the Commodore. I'm a student so less clutter is better and I can get buy on Open Source software with the Occasionally use of Student Computer Lab when compatibility becomes an issue.
4.1080p is the future and will be standard in 2007 and beyond. Why prepare a supposedly "Next Gen" Hardware device but then only support current gen and soon-to-be out of date gen 720p. You can already pick up great HDTV for under $1000 (check out Vizio L32 (32"). Sure its not Top-of-the-line (poorman's PC) but its still good for the price and the resolution is 1366x768 or the LG 37" is even better and hovers a little above $1500 awesome)
Prices are falling in anticipation for the Newer 1080p TVs my local TV/Appliance Store is making room for them they say they're Awesome. No Sony made the right decision to support 1080p.
5. The Shut Up already isn't an issue shouldn't even be number one and if it was ment to be a joke it was a poor attempt at one.
I will agree on a couple points just because they are common sense:
a. One system for $500.
b. Decent Launch lineup (no big titles needed at launch but a couple before Christmas would be nice.
it's been a slow newsweek so that is the reason why we keep getting these types of analyst newstories, Things will certain "heat' up in late Aug. with TGS coming.
My personal opinion is that Sony just needs to stay on course and let the games speak for themselves. Sony has alot of games up their sleve (Lair, DMC4, Killzone to name a few)
Make it more like the Xbox 360.
yep, if they spray painted a 360 black and stuck a sony sign on it, people would finally get a decent next gen experiance!
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