Peter Dille (SCEA VP of Marketing) noted that the 80GB PS3, which is backwards compatible with PS2 and comes with Motorstorm packed in, has been "demonstrating phenomenal sales growth since Sony announced the $499 price point."
How about keeping the SKU?
I thought 40 and 80GB both were going to be there.....
The ps3 new commercials are pretty damn sweet. On the PS blog, the VP of marketing says the commercials will be getting heavy rotation (and you should see it during the Colts-Patriots game on sunday....I'll definately look out for them).
Check out the commercials here:
I'm pretty sure 40GB and 80GB are both staying.
It's growth steams from the only outlet in which to play PS1 and Ps2 games fully. I can't say I use the backwards compat in my 250 gb ps3, but I do know when it comes down to buying one or the other "as a new consumer" I'd go for the 80gb, just to have the feature for use if I needed it sometime. <Ya know? The 40gb is a great way to obtain a blu-ray player, though. That's for sure.
U CANT FVCKING BEAT THAT MAN
yes probably you right is unbeaten:P
i'm thinking seriously buyin a ps3 this Christmas ^^
ps3 needs more TV ads affiliated with actual gameplay demonstrations from games to help stick into the minds of people.I can`t stand a Wii add every 2 seconds on tv
follow the link and watch the new ads that started friday.
I think thats gonna stick pretty well.
Those new TV ads are spot on!
Showing the PS3 as a Swiss Army Knife electronic device is a smart move.
Usually it's the games that sells consoles. Like Bioshock or Halo 3. Unfortunatly the only reason the ps3 got a spike is because of the price cutt. :(
In your description: "Fanboys buy a ps3, Gamerz buy a 360."
err.. everyone is a gamer (all consoles) Fanboys are the ones that makes stupid comments. Like your comment above for example.
You will be sorry in 3 months times.
usually different games sell a console. not gears 2, halo wars, mass effect 2? but like infamous, uncharted, resistance, heavenly sword. yeah fanboyism but i couldn't resist.
Metal Gear Solid 4, Final fantasy 13, uncharted, Killzone, Haze, Heavenly Sword, and not to mention the multi games, so please tell me that those games i mentioned aren't hardcore.
Those are some fantastic adds exactly what we wanna see on tv..
i ordered a white ps3 to put in my bedroom and the only non ps3 games that i will be playing is my old final fantasy games. beside i can get a white ps2 now to go nxt to it.
you would know that it is indeed a AAA title.
in response to comment #9.
R&C is not an AAA title
cause a site we should not name is stupid to give a reviwer who hates platformers and should play wii sports to lose some weight. And the other two i'm not familiar of but may they want attention like the site we should not mention or microsoft payed all of them. who knows
I have a great idea for you. Since the user score is still 90 (due to one guy going in and giving it a 1 unlike the rest who gave it a 10), why don't you go create 10 user accounts, give it a 1 across the board, come back and report back here that even from users point of view it is a stupid game. You seem to be hell bent to prove that it is not AAA, so why don't you just go the extra mile? I mean - you don't seem to have any other mission in life - so get it out of your system.
Elder Scrolls IV
(H) 100 (L) 80
(H) 100 (L) 70
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
(H) 100 (L) 70
(H) 100 (L) 80
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
(H) 100 (L) 60
Now why is it that:
1) This is the game with the highest difference between the highest and lowest scores?
2) XB fanatics trolling every site and forum trying to prove this game is "not AAA"
3) Even one of the Reviewing sites start to back peddle and try and find excuses for their strange reviews
4) This game is even mentioned by a non game publisher as a "watershed" for the games industry because of the graphics and playability
Even a blind man with a stick can feel that something is going wrong here with the "reviewers".
This after many months that it has been not hinted - but outrightly stated by many that something is going on in the media with the bias against the PS3.
For those thinking that it might be MS behind it - just read the Halloween documents, check out some scandals related to Gartner etc. Then you will know that this is typically MS tactics. Buy reviews and threaten those who give unfavorable reviews - even writing clauses in contracts to not have it benchmarked with competitor products if MS does not give approval for publishing.
Whatever is going on - it is sick and the games media is going to suffer the consequences of this. For you it is a small little fanboy "victory" that will cause you to pee in your bed tonight in glee. For the industry - this is becoming serious. Some of these are already becoming defensive - because they are feeling the heat. For those f.knuckles - this can be the end of their careers and their companies - as this is what their business models are based on. And sometimes in industries like this - you only need to loose your credibility once. And some realize that they overplayed their hands.
haha 9's and over except for five reviews that take off points for ridiculous reasons
-too much variety
-blah, blah, blah
If you say after all the 9's and 9.5 that the game isn't AAA b/c of a few horrid reviews making it 89% then you sir ain't to swift.
Yes it is; http://www.gamerankings.com...
Regardless of how many A's, I have now spent longer playing it than Halo 3 and enjoy playing it more, think it has better presentation, less quirks, more variety and has been a more rewarding experience.
Anyone who finds yawning their way through yet another FPS almost suicidal will jump on R&C and have a blast.
To think that a few 'wargame blinded' reviewers have said that R&C brings little new to the platforming genre, its amazing that there have been no platformers in between the hundreds of bloody first person shooters that themselves bring little to the FPS genre.
Let's hope the Games industry does not go all 'Team America' on us. Here's to variety.
Sort of mirror what we've been joking about for the entire year. Biased reviewers are stuck complaining about positive aspects of these games since they're so damn good. We've got complaints about PS3 titles being longer than 8~10 hours, graphics are too detailed, gameplay too varied, etc.
The fact that Warhawk actually landed 5's and 6's still bugs me to this day, especially since everyone I know who's tried it actually prefers it over Halo 2 (which is what we played for years). I mean, Halo 3 has complaints from reviewers about the slow and glitchy online multiplayer, the poor graphics, weak level design (that actually steals from Halo 1 for the ending), weak story and voice acting, and yet...Halo 3 got perfect 10s across the board?
Something's definitely wrong with the media, and the fact that we're shunning any site that shows consistent, obvious bias is actually taking a big toll on their revenue, which is why we keep getting so many "Well, we're gonna stand by our reviews" posts.
to number 9 i dont care what the game scores are bought it played it its a aaa game to me no matter what that one idiot scored it all that matters to me is that its aaa to me
there will be a bigger 120-160 GIG HDD SKU?
you kidding me...
Competition dictates a lot of company behaviors..
Right now Sony is getting a lot of it, and is still in the hole since they are behind, were gonna see a lot of countering and offense for like 2 years.
This guy was selling me an 80 gig PS3 but I went with the 60 gig one, I looked at my Ps2 games and just could not do it, plus I need room for others things on my entertainment Center, I just can't see me keeping the PS2 around sitting there TAKING UP SPACE, so the 60 Gig PS3 with the Hardware is what I wanted. When they crack this baby, I think this will be the one to have.
Now I'm playing Final fantasy 12 and 8 again.
That 40 gig is not for gamers, Sony knows it, is to get a Good and cheaper Blu-Ray machine out, to counter the Low priced HD-DVD's that will be selling this holiday.
With so many Ps2 gamers still out there buying PS2 games, your a fool to fall for the trap.
The 80 is BC via internet download like the 360 right?
Cell and the GS chip from PS2. They come with the latest firmware, so luckily you don't have to download anything for Backwards Compatibility.
Of course there is a sales spike (just like after E3), but lets see if the demand stays in gear over the holidays. With some great games to play it shouldn't be a problem.
AFTER MY NEXT TWO PAYCHECKS I WILL HAVE ENOUGH TO GET ONE,I HOPE THE 60GB PS3S WILL BE IN STOCK OTHERWISE I'LL HAVE TO PURCHASE THE 80GB
I think you have to buy it online at this point. I did see about 70 40 gb and a few 80 at Best Buy the other night.
The 40gb is good enough for people who wants to play JUST PS3 games
Every single PS3 plays PS3 games, Weak Argument there.
you really think sony is not expecting current PS2 owners to buy its console. Most of them that have ad play and continue to support Ps2 now.
Personally with the way the competition is, I don't expect the Ps3 to get many new gamers, since some PS2 gamers have jumped ship and some that own every console.
Not like it was with Ps1 and 2 Momentum.
Things are different. MS has opened this sh^t wide open. Dude it slike saying we know Xbox and Ps plays DVD movies. DUhhhhhhhhh
More then 4 good games and I do not mean multi because ALL of those play better on the 360. Lair is a turd and so is HS (I will buy that when its 20 bucks just because it looks good (ie pretty). Fall of man is THE best game for this system period, I wont play R&C because I am not 12 yrs old.
Ratchet and Clank is probably the best title out right now, and it's definitely not a 'kiddy game'. It's just accessible, and the gameplay rocks!
There's also a large number of great titles for the system, but i guess it depends what kind of genre you prefer. My titles right now are Motorstorm, Warhawk, Heavenly Sword, Folklore, and Ratchet. Definitely picking up Guitar Hero and Uncharted later this month.
I'm getting a 80 gb really soon!
I can pick up a couple of 60 gigs up the road from my house right now but........................... ............................... ............................... ..ill wait for the good games that make me wanna buy a system....im just not a fan of R&C style games meh
you wont play rachet because your not 12?
so i guess all those people at ign or little kids since they said it was the best game they played this year, that includes halo and bioshock.
any fool who looks at age and forgets about fun with video games is an idiot.
O and whats this huge sales they are getn by the looks of it they are still huge leaps behind the wii???and thats with all the price drops.... I hate when people are posting how well console sales are doing saying the are flyn off the shelves yet... they still dont outsell the wii yet.........THEY ARE SELLN LIKE MAD!!!!!!!!!! but when something like the wii sells their systems its jus meh another month another dollar
It's seeing phonominal sales due to the fact that know one wants a gimped out 40GB PS3 W/no BC. W/O BC theres only like 2 games worth playing.
Hey jus for everyone to know in CANADA only for both the 360 and the ps3 they have the best bundle deals on of all places Dell.ca they offer amazing deals adding extra games to the already good bundle packs
because these friggin xbox fanboys went from "the Ps3 has no good games" to "W/O BC theres only like 2 games worth playing". Frigging fanboys that dont even have a ps3 or have never played any of the games need to keep their F***ing mouth shut with their unwarranted opinion. Also, Heavenly Sword is an awesome game and anyone saying otherwise hasn't actually played it. These Xbox fanboys were the same idiots that SWORE the PS3 couldn't upscale!!!
I have to say, that's a pretty sweet commercial. I like how at the end it says "only for $399"..... LOL
Getting the chance for everything in that commercial. Just IMO though. :)
Europe could go either way in the longrun, but its absolutely 360 territory for now and in a big way because of the MOD community.
XTIVAL 2007 has done just what MS figured, it has doubled and tripled the sales of the 360 ONCE AGAIN.
In the weeks ending October 27th, 360 is back to outselling PS3 two to one and THREE TO ONE in some of the biggest European countries even France.
And if you thought for a minute MS is not going to push, you can forget it! They have over 288 games out almost the same number as PS2!
They're going to be pushing this bad boy all day long, and the HALO, FORZA 2, NARUTO bundles are all sold out!!
220 pounds, 270 EUROS, and even the deluxe drive 360 bundles are sold out. Any sort of price cut Sony does, Microsoft will MATCH it in Europe.
And you can bet they will do it every time, because 360 is very cheap to manufacture. The PS3 costs more than an arm and a leg.
MS isn't even trying and is beating the PS3 senseless, and they won't stop for a second in Europe. With games like GEARS OF WAR 2 and SPLINTER CELL 5(exclusive) plus DEAD SPACE expected to drop.............THE PS3 IS GOING TO HAVE A MEGA-DETH FIGHT IN EUROPE.
When Mass Effect drops, it won't even be a question as HALF LIFE: ORANGE BOX is already sold out in Europe. MASS EFFECT will be nearly impossible to find.
EUROPE is a toss up and nobody seems to be catching up in North America, but in the longrun and as all the games arrive I see the PS3 losing Europe & instead taking over spain.....
Dude, thanks for the link to the commercials. I had never seen them before and they are seriously kickass. 'Appreciate it.
I've just seen one of the adverts that are being ran here in Ireland. They are still using the "This is Living" style adverts. Pity, the new ads being shown in the states are really super. It would make more sense to just run these over here to.
that title is misleading... "'Phenomenal' Sales"
since when does getting outsold by the 360 and wii = phenomenal sales??
The 40GB has to sell better to reach the casual market. Stop buying the freaking 80GB!!!
I see these ads selling tons of PS3 this holiday season
40 gb shoud have Ratchet bunddle 400$ to sale.
Yeah, forget Motorstorm...This is definitely the game to bundle with your console.
The only thing that might make it not that great as a bundle game is that it has no online(so you can't get your first taste of PSN!). Still, it would be a great starter.
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