Submitted by ford1001 1703d ago | news

Former PS3 Owner Trolls Customer With Letter?

For those who don’t have an original PS3, there’s a lid covering the slots on the console’s front. Slots that are perfect for mini SD cards or – better yet – letters. That’s exactly what was found in one PS3.

Recently, a Japanese gamer bought a used 60GB PS3. Apparently, the guy found a folded piece of paper in one of the slots that somehow slipped by the game shop staff. (PS3)

Cajun Chicken  +   1703d ago
PS3; It Only Does Time Capsule.
rroded  +   1703d ago
the handwriting looks “childish” and “stupid”.
lol i bet poor kid selling them ps3's while the 360's sit rotting on jap shelves.

@4cough "a Japanese gamer bought a used 60GB PS3"

From the article I'd say the date of the letter would be impossible to guess given the facts presented... Still funny to see a raging 360 fan in Japan.
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-Alpha  +   1703d ago
Japanese 360 Fan(boy)? Paradox! *Head Explodes*

I wonder if he is regretting his decision lol.

If this is real then I could understand his pessimism.

Even here in NA we remember that the future of the PS3 was surrounded by hysteria since the industry was unfamiliar with the brand & Sony doing so poorly.
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Cevapi88  +   1703d ago
wait, how was the future of the PS3 surrounded with hysteria...the PS2 was a massive success

i think you are talking about the original PS1, because before then, Sony was not involved in gaming
-Alpha  +   1703d ago

Sony's future was questionable, the PS3 was doing poorly to uphold the brand's legacy, and the Xbox simply was doing better:

Both MS and Nintendo were doing better
Highest price point, Sony lost a lot of money
Sony as a company wasn't doing well
Poor launch titles
MS was trumping them with the exclusives and online service
Nintendo was gaining huge marketshare
Sony lost the most marketshare this gen, something unfathomable for the brand which has a reputation for being instant successes
Loss of exclusives/3rd party support
Poor PSN functionality
Failed games (Lair, Haze)

You are right, the PS2 was a major success. But the fact of the matter is that the PS3 had many things going against it and this created hysteria, doubt, and lots of heated debates. Doing poorly was uncharted waters for the brand and many fans were afraid.

Don't you remember the numerous "PS3 is doomed" topics?

The beauty is that Sony turned all of this around and they have been doing great, but this wasn't always the case
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mindedone  +   1703d ago
OR the letter could have been addressed 1 Oct 2008 like the article says and like the picture of the letter says
Rival_31  +   1703d ago
The kid who sold this is sad.
Game-ur  +   1703d ago
The PS3 did have a rough start, after the first year the future looked bad, the 360 on the other hand was cheap and had exclusives left and right, from platformers like Kemeco to JRPGS like LO TOV and more, and games like Bioshock, Dead Rising, Lost Planet and more, that’s before we were aware of timed exclusivity.

On the other hand PS3 lost exclusives like DMC4, Assassins Creed, RE and GTA4, and no GT5. Alongside the high price and devs complaining about the hardware, many thought it was over. I myself never got on till mid 2009.

But all this pressure is what made the PS3 the best consol at the moment, it created development tools for 3rd party studios, lowered the price, improved the PSN, and worked hard on creating a big first party lineup full of AAA games, and 2011 looks like the biggest yet.
IRetrouk  +   1703d ago
how can you say that the ps3 was doing worse than the 360 when the ps3 has been outselling it worldwide since launch, the only people that thought it was going down was rabid fanboys, the only probs the ps3 had was price, i bought one anyway due to the fact that it was actualy worth it, and those doom article were made by those same fanboys. oh and poor launch title, tell me one launch game on the 360 that was any better. also the brand has never been an instant success it took years for the ps1 to come out on top, at one point the saturn was beating it in sale, same with ps2 the dreamcast came out flying then ps2 slowly took over.
HolyOrangeCows  +   1703d ago
That troll needs to upgrade from pen and paper to a "victim"/"Mah opinionz" account on N4G.
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Vherostar  +   1703d ago
Comical read and I like articles like these they give me something to laugh at.
MmaFanQc  +   1702d ago
4cough  +   1703d ago
That ps3 was on the shelf for a while.
ArronC07  +   1703d ago
Yeah because most people buy them new!
ford1001  +   1703d ago
yeah it was there for a while, approve?
ThePhuq  +   1703d ago
So glad this article got approved
kasasensei  +   1703d ago
In japan? Looks like fake.. :p
j-blaze  +   1703d ago
agreed, if what he wrote was true...he would have added the "source" of that news and it must be from a japanese site, but he didn't ...

seems very fake to me...
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Bull5hifT  +   1703d ago
Gonna be funny ,if there was a crazily Jizzed Sock' that be funny as shyt , hmm throw some trojan magnums in also
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cheetah  +   1703d ago
"childish and stupid" sounds like a ms fanboy to me.
BenCrazy424  +   1703d ago
Japanese netizens are quick to point out that the handwriting looks “childish” and “stupid”.

Related video
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GigaGaia  +   1703d ago
"By the time you read this, Sony will be withdrawing the PS3,” the letter reads, going on to recommend the purchase of an Xbox 360."

Yeah and now, the PS3 is completely destroying the 360. In fact, Microsoft should withdraw their inferior hardware and people should buy a PS3. Funny how in two years the roles have completely reversed.

Even if the PS3 would have been a failure, it would still have done better then the 360 in japan.
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militant07  +   1702d ago

ps3 completely destroying 360?

any sales figures you got?
ford1001  +   1702d ago
japan has never really liked the xbox, it is black originally, the colour of death in japan, and also has an X on it which also refers to death
Masterchef2007  +   1703d ago
Wow that is the most stupidest fanboy attack i have ever seen
Dorwrath  +   1702d ago
From reading some of the comments on this site “childish” and “stupid” isn't console specific.

Some of you guys would believe the world is flat if a fanboy made an article about it.
BabyTownFrolics  +   1702d ago
now thats annoying
I tried submitting this story all I got was reports telling me its lame and no approvals. Is there a secret club i have to join?
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Denethor_II  +   1702d ago
Yes, the Super Nerd Association, or SNA.
ZBlacktt  +   1702d ago
Good ol boys club. Gotta be a gold card member.
ZBlacktt  +   1702d ago
Was a joke to the one butt hurt disagreer, lol. You fail at life.
ZBlacktt  +   1702d ago
Not only fake, but look at the sells reports for the Xbox every single month of every single year. Seems like no one owns one on the greater scale of video gaming.
zu4G  +   1702d ago
the article itself is childish and stupid article ive ever read
Gamerfans  +   1702d ago
Yet, Sony rebounds with ultimate success!

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