It isn't too late for Sony's PS3 sales to soar. The only question is, in an attempt to lighten the load, has Sony jettisoned the parachute? More within...
Sony Playstation 3 is worth of winning!
Let's discuss about PLAYSTATION 3, the more discussions the more popular it gets. DO NOT mention anything about Xturd 360 and its games, it's a TABOO.
Dang, I never knew about it... I totally missed the other 16 articles that said so, up to now, in N4G ALONE!
Thank you for bringing this back. Keep doing it... You never know, it may take 40 attempts before everybody find out they have removed it on one PS3 SKU....
This is now article 17 about the loss of Backward Compatibility on ONE PS3 model... Could you imagine how many articles this will generate in N4G if they remove it in all the PS3 models? You know this could happen eventually. Wow, if we get 17 articles about it while it's still available if you care about PS2 BC, I can only imagine we will get 100 posts if they totally remove it... Keep up the good work : ) Somebody, somewhere, in the middle of desert, may not know about this yet.. Bring on the NEWS : )
I'm getting tired of all these dumb attacks on Sony and the PS3. And especially this new model at $399. Sony is doing what they can to drop the price. They can't get rid of the important parts that would really drop the price. If they did that it would be the PS2.5 instead of PS3. Time for people to stop talking about the price of the PS3. If you can't afford a PS3 you can't afford gaming period.
keep ps2 problem solved as for games for the ps3 theres plenty coming now so no problem there, these articles are starting to become very very boring
lets get back to red ring of death on the 360,s thats interesting and can we have the rumour the 360,s are having there circuits modded to not show the three rings fault at manufacturing confirmed or not include repaired consoles as well for this question
if this is true all 360 owners are in a whole lot of trouble as this is fault carries the 3 year warranty,all other faults are chargeable
What are you talking about?
What he actually said.
Keep the PS2, problem solve.
Regardless of what you think of the BC removal, I think we can all agree that this simile is bad.
ps3 is a freaking bargin..
For the average gamer.
You mean the average 360, HDTV owning gamer? Keep in mind $399 BD/PS3 vs $349 DVD/360.
Do they know about the extra Features that come with the system if they aren't told about it?
Who buys anything moderately priced, nowadays, that doesn't know what it can do? Sure, gaming is the primary motivating factor. But there is no way after booting up a PS3 or 360 for that matter, anyone could come away thinking it only played games.
I'd buy the 60gb Ps3 at $400 or $450. Without BC I feel jipped.
I never owned a PS2, but played one all the time (I had an Xbox for a while...but roommates in college always had all three consoles...so never needed to purchase one)...but I had several games for it...I also still had my original PSone all the way up until I purchased my PS3...
so the BC was marginally important to me, because I had around 10 PS2 and several PS1 titles laying around...
but since then, I have used the BC maybe 3 times...just playing TM Black, Jet Moto, and Wipeout XL for a few minutes here and there...I guess it kind of sucks that the 40 gig doesn't have it...but w/e...when it comes to the PS3, no matter what it won't be good enough for the media...doesn't bother me, I am happy with mine and always have been...
Like Sony said before, when they did research they found out BC wasn't as important as xbots and the media want you to think. It's a nice feature to have but I think price is 10x more important when you are trying to offer the latest graphics. Sony did the right move to lower the price, it's stupid to complain about a $400 PS3. I rather keep the wifi($100), blu ray player($200), 40gb($100) instead of BC...I rather play spider blu ray movie and play ps2 games on my ps2...Smart move by sony get the price low and get the sales up......
Are this idiots are always going to find something negative to say about Sony...I rather have a reliable console and one that doesnt' have 33 percent failure rate than BC.....I rather have games that cater to every genre, not just FPS...I rather have the best studio working on real nextgen games...SONY STUDIO...Play B3yond
The way I see it, if you haven't purchased a system yet you really have no reason to complain. The people who bought the system already spent roughly 100-200 more than the $400 price of admission now and granted we get BC. Hell Europe and Australia has the right to complain more than anyone else when it comes to PS3 pricing and they've been taking it pretty damn well. So hell if you want BC either keep your PS2 or get the 60gb model, is it that hard?
"while games such as Heavenly Sword and Warhawk have received average reviews at best."
what? Warhawk has gotten great reviews from just about every big magazine and gaming site and Heavenly Sword got great reviews also with the only complaint of being too short. I thought this was a decent article until i read that sh**....
The author made that false statement to make some stupid point. He threw it off big time with that bullshit remark.
yeah Warhawk is arguably the best online gaming right now...while Halo fans will never admit it, usually when a level headed non fanboy plays both...they find Warhawk to be far more exciting and fun...thats my experience anyway...this article was way off in nearly all regards...again, as long as the PS3 is considered uncool...this is the kind of stuff people are going to be writing...
that backwards compatiblity isn't important, but when xbox 360 was having problems with it everyone was like well sony can do it. So now sony is dropping this feature its no big deal?
Sony was the company promising backwards compality and one sku now they got like 6 different versions they are doing nothing but confusing thier customers....
That's because my PS3 plays every PS2 game I have and I still have like 10 Xbox games my 360 can't play.
Dude no matter what review WARHAWK or HEAVENLY SWORD gets it won't be enough for the media, it's safe to safe for this gen console war the 360 and MS has the media on their side. That is why I try not to pay to much attention to articles and stuff from channels like MS NBC, they are very biases against SONY right now.
It really doesn't matter what SONY does or doesn't do because they will spin it however way they want it to be, like XBOTSMUSTDIE said "Sony damn if you do, damn if you don't Are this idiots are always going to find something negative to say about Sony" and he is right.
"has Sony jettisoned the parachute?" I like that, particularly. What does it matter if you have a parachute if you fly across a desert as long as it keeps the plane flying...
We all knew, BC will be dropped sooner or later. Maybe some (and even Sony themselves) did hope they could solve that problem with a 100% SW solution some times. And maybe they still can (there is no reason why it couldn't). But I kinda agree. It might take them another year or more to get it done. With new titles on the horizon - which will simply blow the socks of PS2 games - people will hardly go back an play (or buy (!)) PS2 titles for their PS3 (I admit I bought Tomb Raider Anniversary and Killzone - but I still have my 2 PS2s).
I also got my PS3 early simply because I did expect Sony to drop the EE/GS from later PS3 models. Seems that expectation was right. If someone complains right now (which I don't understand - there are still 60 & 80GB models out there - for at least a couple of month - and with a better price what I payed for), they simply trying to find a reason to hit at the PS3 again.
If the sales for the 400,- model won't pull off, well, yes, then the consumers obviously gave some strong feedback, and Sony should possibly consider to re-produce one of the former models (its not they couldn't do that just in case).
But WTH. 400 for a BD player and great games. What's wrong with that?
I also believe that Sony will come up with a 100% software solution, dispite what they are saying. Il bet it will be a chargeable download from the PSN.
My guess is they are keeping quiet about it because they want to clear inventory of 60GB first.
I'm pretty sure this analogy is incorrect. If you are referring to a plane or hot air balloon lightening the load to gain lift then there is no need for a parachute in either as they easily land under their own power. The only real need for a parachute would be in a situation such as a sky diver in which case lightening the load would make no difference.
Also, "jumping" for them (Sony) is not an option. I am pretty sure about that, too. They'll stay on the plane until the last second.
Blu-ray is main reason PS3 costs so much to manufacture. The drives only cost around $80, which pales in comparison to the $400 motherboard. It's a good thing Sony still offers BC for the higher-end model. I asked my neighbor Gary whether he cared if the 40GB doesn't have BC, and, surprisingly, he didn't mind. He's just going to keep his PS2. I'll ask around for some people who don't already have a PS2 (which is kind of hard), but I really want to see how much of an impact no BC in the more affordable SKU is going to have on its sales.
My prediction is that it won't, so long as Sony doesn't emphasize it too much.
I wish SONY doesn't put any hard drive into any PS3 and the price will still be great and staying with BC and people just STFU
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