If you wanted to know how hard core Sony blokes in Europe were taking the news than look no further. With almost 500 posts in a couple hours you can finally know what the Europeans directly are thinking . All I can say is outrage.
how sony have so little regard for europe, concerning their launch stratergies!!!
From day dot, with the ps1, it's always been the same!!!!!
That same lack of RESPECT is gonna bite them in the foot BIG-TIME!!!!
SONY-THE ONLY WAY IS DOWN
dont talk as if you would be european. its for you a chance to bash !!! its not good that it comes later, but what can you do ? surely not buying a xcrapbox, i will wait !!!
achira, the xbox isnt crap i have one i play it its good....i was gonna get a ps3 as well as i have always been a fan but even you have to admit that sony has sereously f*cked up this time....its not worth the wait enjoy next gen now with 360 at least you can get some decent next gen gaming in while you wait for sony to ship their consoles
Actually it is impossible to make you sound any more idiotic than you make yourself out to be in your posts achira, but DC RIDER is from Europe he lives in the United Kingdoms. So hmmm don't you feel all stupid now? Maybe you should listen up and stop taking those SOny administered reality altering drugs.
and sorry I meant United KINGDOM... no s..
Forum posts are news? Eurogamer comments are as bad as Joystiq users, both mean absolutely nothing and draw out the rabid fanboys.
But hey, do you expect Europeans to be happy about this? Haha.
well man this is the best we get when we want to know how europeans take the news. Eurogamer.net is the best you can get to see how they react.
It's as reflective of European views as Joystiq is for American users. Or Gamespot, etc.
Doesn't really matter to me as it's probably a good general indicator, most Europeans are probably upset about the delays. I doubt that anyone was happy when Vista was delayed.
PS3 will be worth the wait.
you really think so, there's about 5 million hardcore sony fans out there all going for the 400,000 consoles this christmas. So screwed all of you guys no matter how optimistic you are.
Imagine if the U.S. got singled out like europe did how would that make you feel. Not only wouuld you have to wait 4-6 months more but the shortages would continue on in Q3 2007.
Agreed Paul about the storages till Q3 2007
Well, everyone is going to be screwed by this. 400,000 in the US is nothing, 100,000 in Japan will sell out in the first hour or two of preorders probably. There were going to be shortages no matter what, but this is going to be nuts. I'm still going to try to get one, unbundled, but I really doubt that I'll be able to find one for some time. Hey at least by the time I and most others can get one, all the good games will be starting to come out.
Sony shipped 720,000 PS2's for the Japanese launch and is only shipping 100,000 for the PS3's launch. Furthermore, where as last time Sony clearly favoured the Japanese market (i.e. by launching in Japan first); this time around they appear to be favouring the American market by a substantially large margin.
I say "substantially large" because even if they allocated all of the 500,000 consoles to Japan they would sell out and Japan has long been thought of as their traditional / primary market.
I know that the American market is "technically" larger but it just seems like they might be alienating their traditional Japanese fanbase a bit. If I was a Japanese person - I would be thinking that Sony probably does have the right to be concerned about losing the #1 spot in America but that doesn't mean they have the right to take the Japanese fanbase as a given and abuse that fact by short changing them.
I wonder if the 360 will start doing better in Japan as more people start to give it more of a chance? Certainly the Wii will benefit!
Good post BURLY. It will definately spell an increase in Wii sales in Japan. I doubt anyone will be taking about the PS3 other than shortage problems and ganking gangster stealing peoples consoles. The Wii will benefit from a great Xmas 06 and the 360 will further cement its bona fida threat to Sonys status. Before the end of next year the xbox and ps2 will be a memory now that all 3 have a new console out and by xmas 07 we will have a good idea of what the buying public is doing this generation. With MGS and Halo 3 hitting in Xmas 07.
Neil Thompson, UK Director of Home and Entertainment at Microsoft, was quick to point out: "We know how challenging it is to pull off a global launch so it's not surprising that Sony has backed away from their previously announced launch plan due to the unproven technology they are trying to pack in to their console. Europe remains a priority for us and that is why gamers have been able to experience Xbox 360 from day one."
MS is eating this sh!t up.
how u doin bro?? whens our next frag-fest!?!?!
soon i am thinking about a test drive unlimited event and a fragfest this weekend. Will send the message out later tonight.
...first of all, this news post is pointless, better to be said retarted ! CERULA putting it up like it was all the PS3 hardcore fans on the Eurogamer forum, you can tune up any forum filled with 360 fanboys and you'll get the same response. I'm amazed how moderators 'approved' this post. Well, for the reality of it all, no doubt the Europe delay was disappointing, I really feel sorry for all the European fans. But clearly with PS2 running great with all those upcoming titles, anyone can wait, why would one like to get a transitional technology in which there is a DVD rom and part of the processor is required to decompress the files, Nah, no way I could think of getting at that. Clearly 11th and 17th Nov. will show the PS3 running games quality wise, and that's the most important thing right now !
haha yah I'm surprised how it was approved to. No really I was.
But really you've got to understand that this is the closest your going to get to a collective european reaction. So in that sense it's news worthy.
I dont understand how a PS fan can now say well i am happy with a PS2. You people are hilarious. I want a ps3 their gonna make tons and Ill have it, Ill be playing a PS3 before Jan ... Now it is hmmm... well they got alot of games coming for the PS2 that will keep me happy. I would investigate WHY this is as a PS fan and see if really SOny is doing their best by you. If you think so and continue to wait then you are to be commended but Sony is looking more like it is running for president not releasing a console. They are spinning stuff in such a way as people are getting motionsick and that is sad for the PS faithfulls who have been waiting for their turn to play a new console. YES I am a 360 fan, but I am TOTALLY ANTI-F))KING WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS. And Sony is doing it so bad right now. I am not saying go buy a 360 or Wii either it is your money. Do what you will but i do believe SOny should feel the anger from the gamers over telling them what they will get and then changing it lying, and then this that and the other thing. Everything they have said has gone wrong has had an excuse about it was someone elses fault. GOod luck SOny that light is getting further and further away and I do want to play MGS, Lair and maybe a FF if they do something new finally.
But the fact that there's still so many great PS2 titles coming out means that the wait won't be completely empty. Okami, FFXII, Disgaea, Guitar Hero 2, Rogue Galaxy, God of War II, Splinter Cell: Double Agent(which amazingly looks comparable to the 360 version), and Bully.
There's even a few PSP titles like Vice City Stories and Killzone:Liberation.
I still want the PS3 but if I can't get one right away I'll just keep trying.
BTW, if you go around the net there's a LOT of conflicting reports on the situation. Some places say it's launching with a million, some say less, and even different people from Sony have different stories. I'm pretty sure the '500,000 at launch' statement is true, but what I really want to know is how many are going to come into stores on a monthly basis after day 1, especially since they're still aiming to sell 6 million by march 07.
they wont sell 6 million by March 07. They wont even SHIP that many.
You have lost all grips on reality if you think that SC:DA will look close to the 360 on a ps2, I really question your sanity and the quality of your vision.
Well i've got to give it to ya, you know how to get attention of every poster on these boards and that you really love the fact that people reply on ur posts. But to use the same replys on all of the topics is just rediculous. Please have a little selfrespect.
And this time only. I didn't feel like writing the same damn thing over again so I just copied it.
they gave the sony fans so much hope....and now the truth comes out ppl are shocked.....( should you be? wasnt it that clear it would happen?)
now ppl will get it from EBAY.......and ppl will pay 1000's of dollars just to get that 1 PS3.....
sony fony pony! melony....horney.
ill be getting one anyway but w8ting will be long! (i cant even w8 for 14 september! the Wii news update you know!!)
That doesnt belong in the same row :P
Amd that not just because the rhyme sucks :P
you horney dude
one comment from eurogamer that had me laughing:
"Sony couldn't successfully launch an erection in a room full of angelina jolie look-a-likes"
rofl, that makes this news post by me worth it
Is actually from europe when clearly any moron would say there from the UK and don't have a picture of them living thier or info for that matter?,in which part of England that DC Rider lives?.
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