November 17, 2007 marks the one year anniversary of the Playstaion 3.
This article is about the evolution of the console over the past year
and its current position among its competitors.
In the article, they compare the mistakes made for the PS3 and 360.
Microsoft made mistakes in hardware, and Sony in software.
Who would have guessed...
In the end though it seems like both are moving at the same pace (overlapping sales charts on top of one another).
There's nothing really new that this article points out that most of us already know for anyone who's deciding whether or not to read it...
To me this article is bashing the PS3 for what is was back then, not for what it is now. Sony is finally doing good for themselves and yet people still bash it. Personally, fanboys may think it is cool to bash it now, later you will just end up looking like a fool in the end.
i seldom comment on ms difficulties but can't help it in this case when the reporter makes bollocky absurd assumptions:
microsoft took a one-off billion dollar hit in the quarter ending in june, the profit ms earned was in the qurter ending in sep. over the two quarters the lost was substantial and no where near breakeven. this is why ms said the games unit year-on-year breakeven was delayed a year because of the fiasco. to assume that ms made a profit even with a billion dollar lost (because of the 'success' of the xbox) is seriously far-fetched i.e. a shop that loses a billion one quarter and make a hundred million in another doesn't makes the shop hugely in demand because it just turned a profit. think the reporter needs to understand more about basic accounting before making such bold claims.
very poor ignorant journalism.
personally, i give microsoft a C and sony a D perofrmance this generation. don't think either have covered themselves in glory. both can and have and WILL do better.
To put 1 billion into getting the repairs and stuff fixed doesnt mean they used 1 billion all at that time hell that will be stretched out over the next while not like they go heres a billion...
It's first year was similar(in sales) to that of 360. The next year looks to be even brighter because the learning curve is disappearing for the game developers.
What makes you believe for sure 08 will be better than 07. Why does this sound like Deja Vu in here. The same thing was said when the system launched. Wait until the end of 07 and here we are from price drops to new skus coming and going too no system sellers(which the games that just released in the last 2 months were supposed to move consoles that were predicted all year still isn't happening) 76,000 for Rachet and Clank from October numbers. Not pushing and that game is a AAA title. So why does 08 look better now that we got passed the big AAA titles of 07 that were supposed to and I qoute "When the AAA games arrive you will see the console sale"
....................Um yeah 08 now so will this be a repeat for whatever in 09? Is this how Sony's 10 year plan is supposed to work.
Oh and if you don't know me for anyone on here I can care less about agrees or disagrees but if you can't even commment on why you disagree then why are you on this website. Lets have a healthy discussion. Some of you are happy trigger fingers with this disagree but no comment.
But then again it could be a 12 yr old who for some reason the disagree will make a difference in what happens to any system. I don't get that.
Yah 08 line-up is like a wet dream really. Home in spring. Just hope theres no delays.
wow this guy is biased.
"It's online presence remains a poorly thought-out struggle in the face of Xbox Live"
umm yeah xbox live is better, but not that much better.
Overall this guy is a biased piece of crap, sony improved, thats a for sure, but he is pointing out the past needlessly.
Nothing has changed all year so why does it matter if he is talking about the past when hell up to just a day ago Rachet was shown to sale just only 76,000 copies last month. You look back on the last year and try that again. My comments or anyones on here isn't going to change the fact of what has happened in the last year. But alot you talk like you are in denial for real. Sh*t just isn't happening the way Sony planned.
Im not denying, its just would it make sense for for Nintendo four years from now ( lets just say they are losing to 360)to bring up that they sold X number of console 3 years ago? I think not, the past is the past the present is now, i rather look at the present and future rather then the past.
2008 is murda for all ps3 opponents, with this list:
Final Fantasy 13
Final Fantasy versus
GTA 4(multiplatform? so what, more people want it for ps3)
Metal Gear 4
and tons of others i cant think of, but to the guy that said that whats different about next year than this year, what he doesnt know is not only is the end of 2007 been renewal for ps3, but 2008 actually is when sony is releasing original, and proven franchises, unlike this year which was mostly new ips, except ratchet and clank which was an 9.5 and higher on most reviews, so that one was a beast, and whatever else Naughty dog makes for ps3, so this journalist is on that meth
dont forget infamous
yeah if they dont delay all those games till 2009, quite a few of those games we're supposed to be out at the end of 2007.
"(multiplatform? so what, more people want it for ps3)"
LOL yep les see 5.6m worldwide for ps3
13+ for 360 world wide:) lol
your so stupid, how do you figure that this isnt going like sony planned? as in all interviews recently they have stated,"we've always had to play catchup." where were you to recieve this message idiot? you really are in denial not us, go back to xbox land, your systems power is over with glitches of ware, no more in 2008, no games, to bad
Look at the sales then come back and chat with me. Software sales for all systems. What are you 12, 13?
USE THE SPELLCHECK
well id have to say that this was a great first year for sony. they had hit games like RFOM, warhawk,heavenly sword,ratchet and clank and haze hitting shelves which are all excellent first party games. the firmware updates pretty much tripled what i thought my ps3 could ever do and made it by far the best purchase of electronic equipment ive ever made.the store was ok but couldve been waaaaay better. well at least theres gonna be tvshows and movies next year.multiplatform support wasnt so good. but now were just starting to see that the tables are turning(COD4) well good job sony .
of the PS3, which they claim is exactly what Apple did. While both debuted at $599 at retail, the one difference is that iPhones cost $250 to manufacture at launch date, while the PS3 was over $800 at launch date.
There's also little acknowledgment of the firmware update released in conjunction with Lair that fixed Sixaxis sensitivity issues. There's videos on youtube that show how unresponsive Lair was when reviewers got their hands on it vs. how responsive it was when released at retail. Not saying the game is a perfect 10, but I think it's important for journalists to keep up to date on these things.
One year later. PS3 still sucks. All Sony gave you fangirls is promises and delays this year.
Great firmware updates and a Lot of amazing games. I hope you know that men buy PS3s as well. =P
having 3 bubbles and 17 ignores on your account should tell you something about your well thought out intelligent posts
sorry my mistake 18 ignores
2 years later xbox consoles are still blowing up.you have to buy a sh#t load of accessories for your console that equal to or surpass the price of the ps3. you guys probably have about 4 good exclusives and 1 of them is waaaay overrated. you guys have to pay for online and ps3 is getting all your games. even bunjie your most vital studio has left MS. and i cant believe you would try to pass up madden 08 at 60fps on 360 being a good exclusive haha yeah that was waaaay pathetic.
What games. Gears Of War, Bioshock, Mass Effect, Madden 08 on 60 fps, Halo 3. Oh those are 360 games. So what games do you guys have right now to make me wanna buy a PS3. Uncharted had an average score, Lair sucked, Motorstorm was average.
Bioshock and Gears of War are also on PC.
The games that I highly recommend are:
Everyday Shooter (PSN)
Ratchet and Clank Future
Call of Duty 4 (since you didn't list that as a 360 title)
I don't recommend Lair either, but Uncharted is an Amazing title that's gearing up for Game of the Year awards, and landing high scores all around. The demo's awesome, and I plan to get it tomorrow, assuming my Gamestop also released it early. You should at least check out Warhawk if you're a Halo fan. =]
Wow... Uncharted has an average scores? :) Then I would say Halo 3 and Mass FX got average scores too... if that what you xbots consider average scores...
I am serious there needs to be a website to teach xbots how to read PS3 news... They post some of the most crazy stuff in PS3 articles that they don't know about..
Sixaix controller is awesome in Heavenly Sword....
oh it's you guys now is it, it was Sony fangirls your last post
why do you post such blinkered trash, why ??
both consoles have some great titles but if you feel you don't need a ps3 because in your opinion it has no games why does it matter, are you so insecure that you have to bash something you don't own.
take a long hard look at yourself pause for a second and for all our sakes try and post something intelligent
360 had a better year than PS3
all in all.
In Sales. WorldWide
In Software. Attach Rate
and the whole hardware issues..
Microsoft has 3yr warranty, 65mm chip, Falcon.
lower price >> 2 year cycle
PS3 has had a 'clearance sale' and how many price drops in one year.
as for games.
360 did their Job delivering with Blue Dragon, Ace Combat, CrackDown, PGR4...and with the heavy hitters BioShock.
as for the PS3..
ummm.....no AAA games yet.
Well, if you consider the first year comparison of the systems...
I think PS3 had far better w/ the first year than 360. I don't know what you're considering AAA games...
but Warhawk was pretty awesome, Heavenly Sword, RFOM...and soon Uncharted Drake...
I don't kow if Blue Dragon is an AAA title..
and it hasn't delivered, sorry.
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