"Roughly 24 hours after appearing for pre-order at Amazon, the new Sony Playstation 3 160GB Bundle with Drake's Fortune, a DualShock controller and voucher for PAIN from the Playstation Network has made waves on the movers and shakers charts."
I seems like the only way Sony can create demand is by releasing a new SKU every 2-3 months I dont see why they just dont cut the price instead of confusing the consumer with over 10 SKUs which increase in price rather than decrease in price
They do it because there giving people what they want ,people want a bigger HHD so Sony doubled it They already doubled the 40gb to the 80gb free of charge
"free of charge" is a very important thing here, they double the harddrive space but added $100 to the price and to justify it they threw in a YEAR OLD game On the other hand MS TRIPLED the harddrive space from 20GB to 60GB AND actually dropped the price This is plain and simply a marketing stunt to increase demand Oh and lets not forget you could upgrade the HDD yourself by about 300GB with that $100
At the expense of Ensemble Studios more than likely On a side note though Omega, why are you always first to post on many ps3 articles considering you aren't much a fan of the system?
Why aren't you criticizing Microsoft? Oh yeah, cause Microsoft is perfect. duh /sarcasm They're selling an SKU that is incompatible with 360 games out of the box. They have a 60gb, one without an HDD, and a 120gb one and all Sony really has is a 160gb one and an 80gb one which replaced the 40gb one. No matter what PS3 you get you're compatible with every PS3 game. Bundles include a game. What's confusing about that?
Because 80% of the articles on this site are ps3 related so its kinda hard to ignore all of them And i havnt been first to post on that many articles, im sure its not more than 3 Not to mention conflicting opinions is what makes this site interesting, especially if they are justified and not plain old fanboyism
atleast sony's sku's are consistent with important features. nothing is worse then microsoft NOT putting a Harddrive in one of the sku's. sorry. And yes..F microsoft for axing ensemble Edit: a$$-divine...thats not imperitive... Omega....none of that has anything to do with game design.... But the basics are still there. Blu ray, hard drive, HDMI, Optical cable. 1 sku without a hardrive is much worse.
OH GAWWWWWWWD a year old game just happens to be one of the best most technologically advanced games on the market with DS3 and 160GB I am almost envious of this with my BC MGS 80gb obviously only a fanboy could come up with that snide remark I watch blurays and guess what guys blurays are the ******* ****!! DVD's can rot in hell for all I care and so can the 360 bluray finally approaches what true 35mm film can do dvd is not even close, and that craptastic dvd player in the ps2 and 360 doesn't deserve anything but the shelf thank god for sony and bluray saved my films from desecration
What are you talking about, Sony took away BC, SD cards, USB slots oh and did i forget BC!!!!! MS have only added features, HDMI, more GB and a memory card to the HD less Core version @DeZimatoR No...just..just..NO!!!
who wants to still play PS2 games when there is a whole new generation of games? ...on a side note, retro HD titles are an ammusing waste of money (ask Xbox Live owners) but once you have the ability to play with the better technology, only the compulsive shopper/gamer gets excited about a game released back in the days.
I seem to recall that sony did these things to drop their price while microsoft just increased theres. SOny didnt add anything else because they had those features since day one.
i have the 60gb sku that first came out..i hardly ever play ps2 games..i leave that for..well the ps2 in another room...but seriously when u have games like cod4 gt5 skate n etc..y would u pull out a ps2 game to play? 2 of my 4 usb ports get used..sometimes 3..1 to charge a dead controller (have 4 of them) other for the eye..n then occasionally i have to use my flash drive (movies pics n crap) and the SD card slots..mine just collect dust..i seriously dont c the reason to have them any how so for sony to take out BC is no biggie..you're not missing out on anything new, just old crap...2 usb ports is really all u use..SD slots a useless feature i just wish they had added hdmi...oh wait, its been there from the beginning..the only thing needed to add is more GB n no im not your "hardcore" gamer
@Omega4 you really are a complete retard. Maybe if you took your head out of MS' ass long enough you'd realise that both Sony and MS do the same thing, but more importantly MS actually ripoff the consumer way more (i.e. you have to buy MS HDD, MS play and charge kit which should have come with the controller, MS composite cable, MS Power brick (both ends), MS Memory card). The value in the PS3 (even if it costs more than the 360), is much more than the value in the 360. Don't believe me? look how much it costs Sony to make 1 PS3 and how much they sell it off for (especially when they first launched). Unlike MS who have been selling 20Gb SKU for a couple of years and have not changed the HDD (meaning the people that are buying them at launch and those buying them now were all getting OLD technology), Sony has been upgrading the HDD slowly meaning the PS3 has more value for money to the consumer
you do understand the only difference in SKU for the PS3 is harddrive right? You do understand harddrives are not free? The only one confused is you
Cry more about your sad state of affairs? You are really showing your sadness and insecurity with your investment with every post you make. Keep it up though, you definitely don't know when to quit making yourself look foolish and it is entertaining.
Here are a few things to consider: - Who is ripping you off, when Wii cost more than the Xbox 360 and does less? Wii has almost non-existent online play and charge you for both the nunchuk and the wiimote. - Who has the lousiest SKU lineup? MS has 3-skus differentiating mainly between Elite includes large hard drive with HDMI cables, premium with standard hard drive and arcade with memory card. All Sku's come with component and composite cables. PS3 has 2-skus differentiating only in hard drive size and chrome trimming. To me at least it seems like the Xbox 360 gives you an upgrade in experience if you upgrade (online and DLC content), but gives you the basic functionality of a console in Arcade. - Someone complained about how you had to buy the play & charge kit for the 360. This is the one thing MS did right, you don't have to buy their play & charge kit! You can buy regular rechargeable batteries and replace them in the middle of the game instead of charging it with a short cable. What a concept? You don't have to buy or open up your controller with a screwdriver to replace said batteries. I focused a lot on the positives of the 360 mainly because I prefer my 360 and the mostly negative opinions of the 360 here. There are negative things about the 360 as well. I'm not a fanboy and want all consoles, but the Wii (I hate the Wii) to do equally well as it is good for consumers with competition. I said it before, look what happened when Sony was dominating and now Nintendo. In both cases we got little innovation. Finally, I want to point out that both Sony and MS does the same, they rip you off as much as they can. It is their job as a company to do that. Difference is MS rips you off in the long run and Sony rips you off up front.
I love how you 360 fanboys love to forget that the arcade doesn't come with a headset. Or rhe fact that not one of the MS SKUs comes with wifi which even the dog on Wii has. And unlike sony both the headset Harddrive and Wifi are all proprietary meaning you can only buy MS version. I love the Sony gets you up front and MS gets you long term. Probably the stupidest thing I have ever heard. You do realize that MS makes you pay for Live right not just once but every year? Dude you should buy this bundle then come back here and say honestly you felt like you got ripped bc I garuntee when you relize that when you bring that 360 home outta the box you will be real surprised to learn that your not done paying MS for that day. Let's be honest for once and say the 360 does have one distinct advantage IT CAN EASILY BE MODDED!!! Horay for Pirates!!
"Because 80% of the articles on this site are ps3 related so its kinda hard to ignore all of them" Ok, now that is a very weak excuse. Are you saying you're "compelled" to comment. You make it sound more like an addiction that you need to satisfy. "And i havnt been first to post on that many articles, im sure its not more than 3" If you say so "Not to mention conflicting opinions is what makes this site interesting, especially if they are justified and not plain old fanboyism" Omega, just stop it. You know damn well you have a bias against the ps3. Every time they do anything in your eyes, they're wrong. And no matter what MS does, to you it's a good call. Yeah I agree that conflicting opinions are a good thing when they aren't plain old fanboyism. But you don't give those kinds of comments and you know it
Dude it's called making a profit, otherwise they'd burn to the ground and we would'nt even be playing any consoles. Ripping is a term used if the price of the item is way overpriced thats not reasonable. and Sony was losing money on each console they sold back during the lauch period of the PS3 and it was tagged at $600.
I know of only one game that is not compatable with the 360 Arcade out of the box. That is FFXI which requires a very large download/install. Other than that, can someone else name a retail game that is not compatable? Sure, you may miss out on some DLC, but the market the Arcade is geared at isn't interested in DLC yet. If they do want to download DLC, movies, TV shows or alot of Arcade games, they have the option to buy a HDD and slap it on later. -Death
uncharted is one hell of a game MASSIVLY UNDERRATED one of the best games this gen
Since when is lying out of your a$$ an opinion. Buying a crappy system that breaks down, having bad feelings about your choice and then spewing off at the mouth about the other is also not an opinion. It's amazing what passes for an opinion here. Every time I see someone telling bald faced lies (e.g.multiplats look as good as Sony exclusives) they pass it off as opinion. IT'S NOT AN OPINION IT'S A LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And blatant fanboyism!
You don't even know what an SKU is. 360 has more SKUs than PS3. A bundle is not an SKU. A different SKU would be a change in hard-drive, i.e. This would only be the fith. 360 has the Pro/Premium, Arcade, Elite, Core(no hard-drive), Halo Edition, etc. Let's not forget that the Core and Arcade versions have NO BC and NO hard-drive.
Technically, bundles are SKU's since the retail SKU is different, but for the sake of arguement, here are the different configurations available. 360 SKU's: 1. Pro 20 gig 2. Core 3. Elite 120 gig 4. Arcade (repackaged Core w/wireless controller and Arcade games and an MU.) 5. Halo Edition 20 gig (same as a 20 gig Pro, but in a limited edition color) 6. Pro 60 gig (same as the 20 gig Pro, but now with 60 gigs of storage) PS3 SKU's 1. 20 gig (Full B/C) 2. 60 gig (Full B/C) 3. 80 gig (Mostly B/C) 4. 40 gig (No B/C, less USB and no memory card readers) 5. 40 gig MGS Edition (No B/C) 6. 80 gig (No B/C) 7. 160 gig (No B/C) The confusion with the PS3 SKU's come from the fact features have been changed as the system is re-released. Backwards compatability and storage options have been removed along with a couple USB ports. The console has gotten cheaper and features have been removed. This causes confusion especially when you release 2 completely different 80 gig SKU's. All 360 SKU's have the identical console at it's core. The only differance from SKU to SKU besides the obvious color differnances are the accessories included in the box. Any Core or Arcade can be turned into a Pro or Elite with the right accessories. Backwards compatability is the same with every console, but a HDD is required for the Arcade or Core in order to download it. -Death p.s. This is always a fun read: http://www.gamesindustry.bi...
ps3 will be on fire in october, november and december
wen lbp comes out especially ;)
The xBox 360 has been on Fire in many Homes!!! ;-D PS3:4Ever;)
Not with that price tag. LBP will not sell consoles. Sorry. If they want wii games they'll buy the wii.
Xbot scum above admits he is a broke ass welfare leech hahaha. Why dont you fking wake up. SOCOM Resistance 2 LITTLEBIGPLANET WIPEOUT HD FAT PRINCESS WHITEKINIGHT TEKKEN 6 MOTORSTORM 2 BIOSHOCK ETERNAL SONATA Killzone 2 God of war 3 Heavy Rain EyePet MAG InFamous DC Universe Gran Turismo FF VERSUS 13 Shadow of the colossus 2 HOME Why dont you wake the fk up, xbot. With this many triple As and revolutionary games, the PS3 is bound to become number 1. YOURE FKED if you dont have a PS3 soon. And thats the only reality there is. Crying over its price, wont change any of this. I suggest you up your finances mofo. MacDonalds, Wal Mart, Burger King, Wendy's, they always hiring kids.
More important than being a Mover and Shaker it is now at 29 on the best seller list: http://www.amazon.com/gp/be...
http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... Remember what happened last time you spouted that drivel? Your setting yourself up for another fall, making your username even more ironic.
hey ass_divine how about this? http://www.gamesindustry.bi... http://www.gamasutra.com/ph... http://www.destructoid.com/... http://www.psxextreme.com/p... http://www.psu.com/PS3-outs... i dont remember seeing an article on n4g showing 360 topping the amazon chart...
Thanks baseball. He also didn't see my follow up post to the issue to which he is referring. Amazon has proven itself a good litmus far far more times than not. His kind get one error and they act like it is a precedent when the actual precedent proves Amazon is a worthwhile marker. He seems to conveniently forget all the times I "spouted that drivel" and was proven correct. Of course the one time I was wrong I didn't hide and stepped up and posted about it and took it right on the chin. Quite unlike him and his type that slunk away into the shadows each and every time I and Amazon were correct. Oh well, one more for the ignore pile.
Uh-oh baseball...I heard silence after you posted that. o.o
I dont care if it don't come bundle with any game or HDD..just give me one SKU that wont die on me. BTW, we are one month away to Xbox 360 total destruction derby...when the 3 years warranty expires.
"BTW, we are one month away to Xbox 360 total destruction derby...when the 3 years warranty expires." Why is it that people forget that it only applies from the MFG date on the console? Meaning if you got one in June of 07 that the warranty is good until June of 2010. So maybe for those with Nov 05 and Dec 05 systems (myself is Dec05) their RROD warranty is up this year but for others it continues until their MFG mo/yr has been matched to 3 years. Just trying to clear that up for ya.
Lets see them defend the RROD after Micro$uck stops replacing them for free. This is probably the reason 360 outsold PS3 last month, it has already begun. The Real Reason for the price cut!!
Amazon is not a good sales indicator for the US, plain and simple! morganfell has been going on about Amazon sales for a long time. Despite the fact the PS3 has only outsold the 360 5 times since it launched in November 2006! It will be interesting to see if Sony can even compete in the US, for the rest of the year.
with LBP icon? I hope ur console stays alive till Oct 21st. cuz after that day x360 wont be found on the shelves dont be surprised if LBP scores 10/10 at metacritic
That 'year old' game is better than anything other consoles have, or will ever have ;) Oh, and tripling the HHD size from 20 to 60 GB isn't the same as doubling it from 80 to 160 GB now is it?
I wish they would just give you a 10 dollar PSN card or another PSN game instead of Pain because a lot of people don't like it. I haven't played it, but I wouldn't mind having it though. TGSI
Way to expensive...I'm going to pass and probably sit this generation out with no Playstation for the 1st time ever. I would rather enjoy the 360 experience and whats to come then hop on the 720 because I'm just not feeling you Sony and Nintendo.
Now if you could go play your xbox and never comet o ps3 article, that be even better!
This is news for gamers and if I don't find this crap price attractive then I have every right to say so. Sony is a joke now and at these prices and quality of software there struggling with they deserve 3rd place this gen. Don't wine and throw a tantrum because you can't take the opinion of a would be potential buyer lol.
lowcarb, you have no idea what your even talking about, you type of fans are very annoying and blind., You do remember that the PS3 is a computer and Blu ray player to right?, DVD players are still sellin, so the PS3 will still be selling years from now, wether it's for games or movies, so while the 360 and Wii would be moving on, the PS3 Will still be selling NEXT to the PS4. Even you lowcarb will own a PS3 Eventually, wether it's for games, movies, free internet or all 3. Give credit where credit is due.
Great bundle. Uncharted deserves this because it is such a great game. Cant wait for the second.
only thing I want out of Uncharted 2 is for them to fix the screen tearing...everything else is gravy.
I hope few months after this bundle uncharted becomes greatest hits collection :)
Great news as usual for the playstation 3
like honestly.. you think sony is making it hard for customers lol lets take a look at MS rushed system = RROD = 30% return rate - do that math 30% of what 12million <<talk about screwing the customers also launched with no HDMI - made ppl buy it then added HDMI << confusing even more?? after they made a statement to the public & interviews saying that they dont need HDMI or HD movies < also launched HDDVD then lauched 3 different SKU'S b4 sony did - and one doesnt even have a fuken HDD lol MS has a head start plus the tech in the 360 isnt as advanced as the PS3 (dvd9 vs bluray+cell) so they are able to drop the price...sony needs to make money b4 they can afford a price drop... Sony is keeping it very simple actually - 40GB now 80GB (low standard) and then you have 120GB now 160(high standard) - whats soo confusing??? MS fuked up big time - after 3 years and the games arent getting any better - everything looks the same...halo 3 was halo 2.5 - gears 2 is gears 1.5... if you look at the PS3 - games are getting better and better - if you look at KZ2 - its only using 4 SPE's lol and drakes one of the best looking game on any console also used minimal usage and to top that off it was a 1st year title.. facts are facts - its up to you to ignore them - but just dont go running your mouth about stupid sh/t
I hate microsoft you f*cking close down ensemble to lower the price wtf you smoking. Ensemble wasn't happy just listen to the interview on gttv and microsoft is wasting there talent on halo wars for the fanboys to fap over. Just hope ensemble doesn't end up like westwood thx alot Microcrap.
To be honest the Ps3 needs a proper price drop or its going get walked over this Christmas. I like the ps3 but when you can get an xbox and a wii for less than the price of a ps3 thats they way most consumers are going to go regardless of how good a product ps3 is.
But thats the thing though, Sony has the games coming out to cover for the price, and lets not forget that movie with the dark knight coming out an extra incentive for PS3 users, not only are software games coming out this holiday to fulfill hardcore and casual gamers, but the moviephiles, which Iron Man has been showing, is going to boost the rep and credibility of owning a PS3 and give a reason for the price This will boost unit sales up, but also in the future months consumers are going to see and read about how good blu-ray is because of how much press dark knight gets and maybe get one So I don't think a price drop is needed
You are missing something in your thought process. Up until recently the PS3 was the cheapest BR player. that isnt the case anymore. The notion of people buying the PS3 for movies has been well documented because of its price when viewed against the likes of the early stand alone players. Now the newer revisions are coming out with pretty much the same standards as the PS3 sans the gaming portion. So to think the incentive of the Dark Knight will make people buy the PS3 is wrong when you should view it as more of an incentive for consumers to simply get a BR player. Sure the PS3 is classified as a BR player but it no longer is the best deal for that one purpose. I can see sales of stand alone players increasing over the PS3 for those wanting to just have a unit for movies. Sony is its own competition as they themselves have a cheaper BR player than the PS3. Do you recall all the articles of people just buying it for movies? Same thing happened with the PS2 at first. Yet the trend of people buying the PS2 for movies lasted far longer than this trend of people buying the PS3 for movies. That is due to the prices of the stand alone units then as compaired to now. Then the prices of regular DVD players was still quite expensive for the first several years. BR players started off expensive but have dropped in price much quicker than DVD players did back then. When it comes to overall value, sure the PS3 is worth the $399-$499 price point (games/movies/online) but when it comes to just getting a movie player it isnt the best value anymore.
Your right, but what I was trying to say is that future reputation and credibility of owning a PS3 might sway PS2 owners who are on the fence of getting a PS3, and this will only add to the investment and reason for the price of the unit Edit: And I also wonder if the added DVD helped in the decision for PS1 owners to jump the fence and get a PS2, it would be a very interesting pattern if it is so
How does this get approved? A no name website covering the sales at Amazon? Really? It's almost as much value as the 1231231'th LBP beta-key story.
All website start with no recognition at some point. I would rather go to a website that is made by a few people or even one person rather than one with corp backing and agenda behind it.
LOL ps3 has no need for a price drop. it can sale hot just by making bad a$$ games.
Uncharted is such a great game, it deserves a lot of success. I can't wait to see what Naughty Dog is preparing for Uncharted 2.
hopefully an install to fix the screen tearing
What screen tearing?
mmm... the PS3 is still going to get rape in terms of sells thanks to the xbox 360 price point... Bundles do help.. since people are getting a "free game"... but sometimes what people don't have or are willing to pay is the admission ticket... it would be more effective if Sony drops the PS3 price by the cost of buying (Drake's Fortune, a DualShock controller and voucher for PAIN) and let people decide what game they want to buy... specially because Drake's Fortune is an old game... if I didn't buy a PS3 because of that game... why would I buy it now when I can buy it used at gamestop? I feel the same way about Microsoft bundles... they should drop the price instead or do both... price drop and bundle like they are doing in japan...
the games are starting to come in waves now for the PS3 - im on fire.. price is one thing but then again - if the customer is smart they will look at the total value you get...with ironman bluray and darkknight to come in dec <perfect time - may make people consider paying that extra for bluray...also price isnt much a factor - look at ipod...over priced and there soo many good other MP3 players out there put ppl choose to pay more for the ipod.. same will happen with the PS3 - MS have exhausted all there AAA titles - gears2 will sell well put i doubt that it will push consoles...PS3 in the other hand has it covered all over - RS2 -fps - LBP-casual gamers Motorstorm2-extreme racer..these games alone will keep you busy from nov till feb were the A bomb of all titles will get drop in feb KZ2 - KZ2 is gonna be halo on the PS3 - and if history proves anything - GOD3 should be released in march 2009< or close with R5.. cherrypie - you dont like the articles? well i dont see you post any great ones...shut up already - the articles do have titles - if you dont want 2 read about LBP then dont click the link - geez
People are forgetting that TGS is next weekend, and the RPG division is going to show itself for the PS3 RPG fans like me, so that might be in the minds of the people on the fence of getting a PS3
Yes, just YES! I know, I know, it may be kinda hard to accept it, but its true...sad but true... ;) BTW, you are being pwnd right now, I suggest you to leave now. :P
I guess the people want a bigger HD-
Yo cure I only have one thing to say about your comment. You said KZ2 is gonna be Halo on PS3. They said the same thing about the first and the results warent all that. The game still needs to come out before we start saying this is the PS3's Halo. im of to another thread with my MAX SPEED!!!