"Well, this was supposed to be it: the fabled “Year of the PS3”, where Sony closed the gap between its console and the Xbox. Since the launch of the PS3, Sony has been playing catch up and trying to keep up with the Microsoft."- Shanghai Six
It will still be remembered as the year of PS3 but not for teh right reasons.
Hmmm, this will be a bit more than a blip on the radar for Sony, but on November 12th it'll be the Year of the PS3 no matter what.
This shouldn't just be a blip. It's almost been a month since it went down. The whole service is down and that has gimped countless developers sales-wise.
What? Highly unlikely. This year is over for PS3, and with the BS NGP and tablet nonsense they're on about, Sony's has really blown it.
November 12th? :S GDC China? Day after Skyrim? :S
@Puredarkness Day after Uncharted 3 hits, my mind will have to dump what happened previously in the year just to fit in how awesome it's going to be. @maxcavsm, I can't wait for the NGP, what are you talking about?
this will die down faster than it started once they turn the service back on.
@ TheStonedSheep I'm pretty sure Uncharted 3 is releasing on 11-1-11 -> November 1, 2011 unless they changed it after the first trailer.
@Who Yes, I specified the day after.
i am sick and tires of hear about the year of the playstation, i have been hearing about that bull ish since back in 2008 it didn't happen then, it didn't happed the next 2 years after, its not going to happen now... go ahead fanboys give me 100 disagrees for speaking the truth... not hating i love ps3 my favorite console but this is never going to happen...
from article: "attempted to mimic Microsoft’s online network, Xbox Live, with Playstation Plus" Wrong, wrong, wrong. PSN is mimic of Live? yes PS+ is mimic of Live? no PS+ is a discount club, with a couple of other features thrown in.
Yup, PS3 is in trouble. They're talking May 31st for the relaunch.
No, they're talking May 31st for FULL SERVICE restoration. Parts of PSN could well be up before then. (Edit: .. and "YES", I am trying to convince myself of this.)
yep, sony was handed this year on a silver platter but this outage has allowed gamers to look at what the competition is offering. sucks for Sony, but hey PSN users did not ask for a month of downtime. People are willing wait for a service to come back up, but when three weeks has gone by dont be shocked at all the gamers backlash. another thing, online gaming on the PS3 is not free regardless of what some talking heads want you to believe. The cost of PSN is built into the console itself, therefore gamers have a right a bitch when something they pay for doesnt work.
The Psn outage is unfortunate but the 'Year of better games than the previous year' can and will continue.
ps3 has been selling the most consoles for the past 15 weeks, theres no indication of that stopping soon either
This whole "year of <insert console>" stuff is such nonsense. This will be remembered as a year when a lot of awesome games came out regardless of platform. Are 1998 or 2007 remembered because one console was better than another or because there was a lot of awesome games?
Meh, people will forget about this a week after it comes back on.
I agree with people forgetting about it as soon as it comes back online. This is still going to be an incredible year for gamers, PS3 gamers especially. Sony just needs to move on after this whole outage and continue to pump out awesome titles and focus on the release of the NGP(which is awesome) this holiday.
It is Sonys year, and all will see this on E3
for me started when i bought my ps3 slim in 2010. it's been hit after hit of great exclusives ever since.
what's ruining the year of the ps3 are misinform articles that make the PS3 look bad
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