Did The PlayStation 3 Tarnish Or Improve PlayStation's Legacy?

As this generation draws to a close and we examine the PS3, it seems many lifelong PlayStation fans aren't ready to name it "the best ever." But why?

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Mad Aizen2025d ago (Edited 2025d ago )

- Introduced and established Blu-Ray

- Swappable, non-proprietary HDDs

- At one time the user could use LinuxOS

- Early models were BC

- Contributed to cancer research through [email protected]

- Introduced HOME

- Set the standard for a "free online console" and no hidden paywalls

- Heavenly Sword, MGS4, WarHawk, Gran Turismo 5, SOCOM 4, Infamous', Uncharteds, Killzones, Resistances, LBP's, Demon Souls, Journey, TLOU, Heavy Rain, Motorstorms, R&C's, and GOW3 all say hello.

- The PS3 will naturally improve the PS legacy, because the glib media (at its launch) tried to tarnish its legacy from the outset. However, despite a huge ticket price and fierce FUD from all corners, the PS3 survived, thrived, and is well on its way to becoming a legendary console. I think that since the PS3 had such a hard road ahead of it, it makes it an even more special console if you look at where it started and where she is today.

ThatCanadianGuy5142025d ago

Had a rocky start.Bad PR, high price point, appalling PSN at the time.You guys remember the pre-in game xmb days?

I vividly remember getting messages while playing guitar hero and having to actually quit the entire game, read the message, start the game back up again only to have my buddy send me a reply.It was ridiculous.

They've come along way tho.Since 2008 when MGS4 dropped, sales exploded and it just kept snowballing from there.LBP to Uncharted 2 to GOW3, Heavy Rain, Killzone 2 and so on.

Constant FW updates fixing and adding things.It's been a hell of a ride for PS3.But in the end, it gaves us the best console games this gen (some of the best games of all time actually) and managed to beat out xbox in sales, again, for the 2nd gen in a row.

GryestOfBluSkies2025d ago

if you look at only its tough beginning then tarnished. if you look at the big picture tho, it has been a great generation, and a fantastic addition to the playstation family. the quality of games alone has made it great. then throw in things like the amazing value of ps+ and we have a real winner.
now bring on the ps4