Part 2 of firingsquad.com's editorial on Sony's next-gen console.
This site isn't fun anymore, look mom, no comments.
There are indeed almost too much news articles coming through to be able to comment on during working hours! :)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think its a great article
...I don't think the lack of comments is due to the new commenting system, but to the uber boring news out today.
If this doesn`t smell like the 3DO/Dreamcast/NeoGeo, then I don`t know what does! The sad part is that sony is not looking out for the gamers here! This system just simply isn`t worth $500-$600 for 1-2 OK games at launch. I don`t come on here trying to flame the ps3 fans since they are innocent. But it`s when you do try and offer advice to them in which the facts are all there, they take offense and put up a brick wall and attack you. I`ve been here in all of your shoes before with sega! And trust me, you all will see by June 2007! Ps3 is gonna sell out at launch because of fanboys and people like ME buying it for a later sale on ebay for $1200! I`m not gonna flame you guys anymore, I`ll just let time do the talking. Like I used to say on ps3today.com, Everything that I said about sony and the ps3 was in fact TRUE! You have all witnessed it since then and everytime something would come to pass like a prophecy, you would either try and write it off "OR" you would simply say "Wait Til This And wait Til That". NOW I`m telling you all to Wait Til June 2007 and we all will see the TRUTH!! I used to be just like the Real Deal with you guys and you all didn`t listen. Real deal, you`re wasting your time and energy! Ps3 fans are like an abused woman in a relationship. They don`t and won`t leave until it`s too late!
I agree with this article that it will come down to the games. Does Sony provide a significantly bettergaming experience than I get with the 360 or the Wii? And to be fair, we haven't seen much (if any) of the actual gaming experience.
I do believe, though, that price is a killer for mass market appeal. Especially if you're looking for consumers shortly after Christmas and just prior to us having to pay taxes.
...buy sony, and let all ps3 exclusives be made for 360 so they can reach greater heights in graphics and physics during this new generation. sony has betrayed its customers by making a console that is somewhat less powerful than ur cheaper system running on proven tech. Let HP or Gateway or someone else step in as a new competitor, that wont betray customers.
And even the lamest game on 360 is on the same level as the best game on PS3.
Jin you've never touched, played or seen a PS3 in real. Actually they haven't even start producing them yet.
I am so curious about this Christmas demopods running besides each other
Resistance is is equal to Bomberman for the 360
Bomberman got a 2.9/10.
If you say so I'll guess it's true!
Why is your first post answer deleted, it wasn't that fanboyistic was it actually...
I wonder what Blu ray movies will be available at launch and what's avaiable now if anyone knows? Wouldn't it be cool if HD-Dvd and Blu-Ray both had exclusive movies just like xbox and playstation have exclusive games!
You mean so that you couldn't watch certain movies no matter which console you had? No.
Multiplatform is always better. Or in this case, both HD-DVD and BluRay are stupid, and we'll all probably be downloading movies soon anyway... so "no" platform is probably going to be the winner.
With the launch of HD-DVD back in April and Blu-ray in June, we have since seen the first battles in the HD format war.
We have also seen something else that is very common in war: Propaganda. Both sides have told us again and again why they are superior and unbeatable.
The slogan used for Blu-ray has been "Beyond High Definition." One might think that this meant that you would get "more" with Blu-ray compared with other HD alternatives, including HD-DVD.
So the world held its breath when the first Blu-ray discs and hardware were launched in June. It was time for the format to speak for itself and show once and for all that it was "Beyond High Definition," and that HD-DVD was just a bump in the road before world domination.
What happened is very much another story. The reviews for Blu-ray have been mainly negative, and the format's biggest sales argument--storage--is not yet a reality. Sony just can't get the technology to work properly, and currently Blu-ray has less storage than its competitor, HD-DVD.
When asked by "Video Business" about the problem, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment worldwide president Ben Feingold said, "Sony will release at least two Blu-ray disc titles on higher-capacity 50GB discs this year." We have heard this before so forgive us for being a bit skeptical about the claim. Sony and others have been working on Blu-ray since the dawn of DVD, making sure they where ready with a new format when DVD was close to retirement. Strange that after ten years of development, they still can't get it to function outside the lab. However, it is a great way to buy some time for the company and keep the press busy writing about things that are coming instead of things that are. You can't help thinking that this is much like what Microsoft has been saying about VISTA for the last three years, and we are still waiting for that one.
While Toshiba's HD-DVD has had problems, especially in the beginning, the company has been more effective in getting problems solved. Today, Toshiba and HD-DVD have hardware that works and discs that play.
So it is hard not recommend HD-DVD over Blu-ray at the moment. A person can buy an HD-DVD player for as low as $449; yet you have to pay $999 for the Blu-ray player. HD-DVD offers amazing picture quality and sound that is often better than current Blu-ray releases. It also offers a vast selection of extras on many discs, including new features like the in-movie experience, something we have not seen on Blu-ray, where you often get bare-bone releases.
If the Blu-ray camp don't want to lose this thing before it gets started, they have to deliver and they have to deliver soon. I for one am starting to get tired of empty promises on how the technology should work. As an example, on the official page for the high-priced PlayStation 3, you find Sony saying that Blu-ray can hold 100GB of storage on a four-layered disc. My advise to Sony: Spend your money on getting your dual-layered discs working before advertising about theoretical four-layered discs. Stop the hype and let the product speak for itself. We are waiting patiently...but not forever, because there is another guy in town, and he actually delivers on his promises.
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ppl, please dont spam som1s response to one of my posts like 10, i didnt even get the chance t c wat little jinny wrote. watever it was im sure was the same retarded kinda stuff he posts all over the site, but still, i woulda wanted to turn his post around t humiliate him (if his own post didnt alredy do that itself).
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