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Is the PS3 Dead in the Water? Part 2

Part 2 of firingsquad.com's editorial on Sony's next-gen console.

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borgome3666d ago

This site isn't fun anymore, look mom, no comments.

TheMART3666d ago

There are indeed almost too much news articles coming through to be able to comment on during working hours! :)

TheMART3666d ago

This sums it all up:

"First, we have no doubt that the console will sell out when launch day hits on Nov. 17 in the US, but that will only be because there will be a small amount of units to go around (and you can also bet that eBay will be filled with PS3 units that will go for well over the $599 retail price tag). The first party launch titles for the console don’t look that promising either, with only Resistance: Fall of Man looking like it will stand out from the crowd.

The PS3 delay in Europe and the shortage in the US also means that sales of PS3 games for 2006 will likely be on the lower end of expectations. Electronic Arts, Activision, Sega and UbiSoft all had PS3 launch games in the pipeline, but with only one or two exceptions all of their PS3 launch titles will also appear on the Xbox 360, the Wii, or both. With the unit availability of Microsoft’s and Nintendo’s console certain to be more than the PS3, the Xbox 360 and the Wii will certainly benefit from higher sales of those ports. In addition, both the Xbox 360 and the Wii are looking like they will have solid first party exclusive games. At the same time appears as though retailers who were looking for a major jump in their sales may have to have their expectations adjusted thanks to the lack of PS3 consoles on store shelves.

Cruz added, “On the developer side, less PS3 units means a smaller install base. A smaller install base means less profit for an exclusive title. This announcement will only hurt Sony’s relations with publishers and developers. They are all now reconsidering how much resources shall they devote to the estranged PS3

This past summer, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO David Reeves was quoted as saying that the PS3 would be successful “…even if it didn’t have games.”"

Especially the arrogance of Sony in the last comment must make real gamers mad. For real. Selling a piece of hardware even if there were no games for a GAMING console. Not a computer, not a rocket launcher. A console man.

If it sells without games, the brand loyalty came to the point were only people without brains buy the stuff. If that's your fanbase enjoy the games. Actually they should only make one game then close to Nintendo's brain training game

100% attach rate it would be in that case

OutpostCommand3666d ago

Please...these types of articles are getting incredibly boring and lame.
"Is the PS3 dead in the water ?"
"PS3 dead before start line ?"
"PS3 failing ?"
For goodness sake, if your going to post a news article, post something useful.

slugg3665d ago

The truth hurts, don't it? Sony has only themselves to blame. If you want to look for outside indicators that Sony has screwed themselves, look at their stock prices.

THAMMER13666d ago

I think any person fan boy or not can see the facts at this point. I think Sony should be doing more promotions to keep public awareness up and create some positive hype.

Boink3666d ago

well written. It will be interesting to see what happens with sony. do they really have 500,000 of these diodes ready for manufacturing? or is that "projected availability" Why haven't we heard they have started manufacturing?

It's leaving some bad taste in folks mouth, and wondering if there is not more delays coming.

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