Reported technical issues with PS3 demo stations

Sony, attempting to showcase the capabilities of the PS3 to consumers, has found itself at the center of more controversy. The erratic performance of PS3 demo stations caused analysts to question the stability of the PS3 and contribued to Sony's stock plunge yesterday.

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Marty83706271d ago

This mention's no such problems with kiosks in stores.The title is very misleading,as the article referers to TGS not the demo kiosks in the stores.

rj816271d ago

Yes, I'm making stuff up... by linking to an article. I didn't even mention "in-store kiosks." Clearly, you're the one making stuff up. I said demo stations.

Marty83706271d ago

Sony spokeswoman Nanako Kato said any problems at the Tokyo Game Show, where Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo showed off rival offerings under the same roof, were likely caused by one-of-a-kind temperature irregularities.

About 200 PlayStation 3 units were clustered together in close proximity and housed in kiosks that concentrated the heat generated by their processors and provided poor ventilation, Kato said. Overheating under such circumstances is a common affliction at trade shows, afflicting not just Sony products but those of its competitors, she said.

“It's not a problem with the PlayStation 3 unit itself,” Ms. Kato said. “For a normal player at home, there shouldn't be any problem.”

Sony is sticking to its plans to ship 2-million PlayStation 3 units by year's end and 6-million by March 31, 2007, she said.

Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft Corp. rushed its next-generation Xbox 360 to Japanese markets last year to get a head start on its rivals, but it has seen sluggish sales in Japan, which is one of the world's biggest video game markets but one in which players have a deep loyalty to homegrown Sony.

zypher6271d ago (Edited 6271d ago )

to judge whether or not this bears any merit, i would like to know if every single 360 or Wii demo station performed to 100% capacity, or if any of them had tecnhical issues?

Liverpool4ever6271d ago

every post i read of you including both ps3 and xbox 360 you can clearly see that you defend ps3. If this article is true, so what? What matters is if the PS3 will have problems when it comes out......

RuffRyder6271d ago (Edited 6271d ago )

Keep up the good work man crazy ken is proud of you, your his favourite GIMP. Keep going and you may replace his wife one day.

Karibu6271d ago

Why the misleading picture there???
Are you really that much of fanboy to take old news and downplay PS3?

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The 7 Best Xbox 360 Games - Console Exclusives Win the Day

The Xbox 360 was a fantastic console in its day with some truly classic titles, but what are the seven best games for the console?

DrDoomer1d 3h ago

I'm pretty used to these lists being bad, but this one is particularly s#ite.

raWfodog19h ago

I think Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon should have been added to the list.

BrainSyphoned1d 2h ago

I'll go with,
Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Culdcept Saga, Shadow Complex, Ace Combat 6 with the flight stick,A Kingdom for Keflings, A World of Keflings.
Bonus Kinect Games: Happy Action Theater and Sesame Street.
*Skyrim was so bad on PS3 that it almost deserves to be #1*

Husker42c23h ago

I really loved Shadow Complex.

P_Bomb17h ago

Ah yes, Shadow Complex! Good indies back in the day. Summer of Arcade. I enjoyed Trials Evolution as well.

DeusFever1d ago (Edited 1d ago )

Was this made by a.i.? No human being would put Shadowrun, Fable III, and Splinter Cell: Conviction into a list of the 7 best Xbox 360 games.

Abnor_Mal1d ago (Edited 23h ago)

Would love to play Ace Combat6 on PlayStation, but Xbox decided to buy exclusivity and keep it off a competing platform.

The only mainline game I never played except for one level at a friends place. Game sold less than any other in the series if I remember correctly.

darthv7211h ago

360 had Namco hitters AC6 and RR6... both quality titles. You should at least bust out the 360 for AC6 if you can score the flight stick. Its great.

Hofstaderman18h ago

When the current gen XBOX offering is so lacking people need to refer to games released two generations back....

Profchaos4h ago(Edited 4h ago)

It's a nostalgia peice same reason we get thousands of YouTube videos on sega genisis. Something people have fond memories for but the era is long gone.

It's xboxs golden year imo it was their genisis years the time where they stuck it to the market leaders Sony.

BehindTheRows1h ago

They stuck nothing. Sony screwed themselves giving Xbox an opening. They would have gotten the usual smack down if the PS3 had launched at $399 and was easier to develop for.

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Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Comes to Street Fighter 6

The classic puzzle game, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, is now playable in Street Fighter 6's Game Centre, along with other new additions.

Babadook720h ago(Edited 20h ago)

I loved this on PS1. I also bought the HD remaster.


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