Sony has fixed many problems with the Playstation 3 since its launch in 2006. However, they still have plenty of work to do in order for their video game to be successful.
why is it you never see articles like this about the other two consoles from the examiner? Sony isn't the only company to make mistakes.
EDIT: I'm changing my comment because I just took a look at all the gaming news on this site and I'm not finding a lot of negative Xbox articles. There are lots of positive PS3 articles though.
@1 "why is it you never see articles like this about the other two consoles from the examiner? " Because the sales of those 2 are much better than the super hyped up console which had a fan following of 120million.
To many to List!!! ;) + I see what Micro$oft are doing...they get everyone hooked on Chatting on their Games???Console, so now they don't have to bring out any 'AAA' Games(Did they ever tho???)and their PONDLIFE Fans are sooooooo Addicted to Chatting they have to pay a xBox LIVE yearly TAX!!! Poor ChatBots!!! ;-D
It has nothing to do with hype. Every time PS3 owners get good news or something to be excited about than haters say its being over hyped. Hype all comes down to the particular person. I have had my PS3 since launch and have been satisfied from day one but I cant speak for the next man. So in my case it does live up to the "hype". The PS3 gets more BS than any other console. The truth is people are going to hate regardless of what SONY does. If they had removed the HDD like MS than people would just complain about that. truth be told MS has made just as many mistakes as SONY but SONY didn't have a year of no competition cushion to fall back on. But no one likes to talk about that.
Because Ms is funding the examiner. Most websites are American, and it's very easy for MS to spread false information. Meanwhile, 360 users still have nothing to play in 2009, but MS doesn't care about that, and neither do their most stupid fans on N4G.
See articles like this at all about Xbox and Wii. The author is an idiot just fishing for page views.
They need to give me BC! I want to play some PS2 games but i'm not buying a PS2 even though they're cheap!
Their #1 mistake is not suing all the American websites for libel and defamation. With all the half truths and pure fiction they print about the PS3. There is how many 3rd parties not supporting the PS3 now? As for 3rd party games performing better on the 360. That was when they were porting 360 code straight to the PS3. That is not the case anymore.
Genesis5: The day Midway strikes back at Kotaku for all those bullshit hit pieces :p The only thing I would want is backwards compatibility, even software will work!
a little off topic..but wow
Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft are all making plenty of mistakes with their platforms. My only concern is about how many things they're doing RIGHT, and with that being the case, Sony is doing plenty right with the PS3, making it quite easy to overlook the few minor mistakes. Weak third party support? Nope. That's false. Slow firmware updates? Is he kidding? PS3 updated three times as often as the Wii and 360. This article is stuck in late 2007.
5. Weak Third Party Support? No, Konami,Koei,Tecmo, Sega, EA , NamcoBandai and Capcom have all supported the PS3 one way or another. Such as supporting Home, Releasing or Producing Exclusives such as MGS4, Valkyria Chronicles, Quantum Theory and Ports such as Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3,Orange Box, Bioshock, Eternal Sonata, Tales of Vesperia, and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. List of Publishers who support Home http://www.videogamer.com/p... 4.Slow Firmware Update Features Well at least they their Updating the PS3 adding at least one new feature like the Video Store, In Game XMB, In Game Music player, In game Screenshots, More redesign and organized PSN Store, Trophies system, PSN gamercard, Home, And of course, the recently released Text Chat. Also "The closer the Playstation Network gets to Xbox Live on the Xbox 360, the more attractive the Playstation 3 will be to prospective buyers." Its free, that alone should attract prospective buyers. 3. Lack of PSOne Classics True, i believe Sony needs to release some more PSone classics but it isn't necessary when compared to what PS3 catalog offers such as Killzone 2, Valkyrie Chronicles, MGS4 or on PSN such as Warhawk, Burnout Paradise, and Gran Turismo Prologue. 2. Removing Playstation 2 Backwards Compatibility Well, I'm pretty sure we can expect an PS2 emulator once PS2 stops selling cuz you know its still selling, its only reason why sony would keep it on the Market. You just have to wait much like how Sony released a PS1 emulator for the PSP. Or you can go pick up a PS2, i mean come on, its $100 now. 1. No Price Drop Sony stated that they wanted Profit and Not Market Share unlike you know who. http://kotaku.com/5176114/s... Also with the PS3 is beating the Wii in Japan for the Fifth week. It would be logical to wait til sales slow down then Price cut to bring it up again. http://n4g.com/industrynews... Overall, These aren't mistakes but instead Improvements. Improvements that have improved PS3 in terms of software and Capabilities and added more Revenue for Sony as stated above. GWave is right, This article is stuck in late 2007.
You my fellow playstation owner as well as many others are not stating the important. We should want what other console owners have, such as in game voice messaging, in game music, backwards compatability with ps2 titles. The fact that sony is not giving it too us either shows that they are lazy (firmware updates) or can't at this point. As with ps2 emulation that is more selfish the M$. Please lets stop being blind because Sony is just as greedy. We have free servers to play our games on, but Sony is also charging companies to place their demoes on the playstation store, thus hurting their loyal customers with companies not putting their demoes on their. This is a principle of marketing that customers become loyal to products that they perceive a risk in buying, but at this point we should be past the point of justifying our purchase and yelling at sony for features that should have been their from the beginning. Add the f*cking in game voice chat, cross game invites, as well as other stupid sh*t the competition has. I'm just saying stop being school girls and yell at sony. They are a company and should listen to their consumer. We don't just have to back them up all the time and they should back themselves up by backing their loyal fans.
Tired of these BS lists... NEXT
@ Ice Sure, There is quite alot of features that i want from Sony especially features such as In Game Voice Chat and PS2 Emulation but it seems with the recently released Text Chat, It looks like there just trying to get the basic stuff down first but i could be wrong and they could be lazy. Though I don't think they're lazy as evidently compared to PS3 in 2006 to the PS3 now, they sure have come a long way in terms of features. Also about Sony charging Publishers for DLC and Demos on PSN, I think its a bit abusrd but i also think its better than charging the consumer itself unlike Microsoft. Its a small price to pay for getting free service, Plus hasn't this policy been in affect since last year? I don't see any problems with it as many publishers are releasing demos and dlc on PSN still. Heck, Even Epic has released their like 1gb Free Titan DLC Pack on PSN, Like wow, imagine how much that costs. 16 cents per gb....
All the points made are valid but becoming much less of a problem due to the great software that is coming out. I personally love the PS3 it is underappreciated. Feature rich right out of the box and really good new First party IPs no real reliance on old game franchises for Sony so far and I'm loving it.
"..no real reliance on old game franchises for Sony.." well I don't know if I'd say that since 2 of the PS3's biggest games are sequels - MGS4 and KZ2. but yeah the features have come a long way since PS3 launch. and yes there certainly seems to be more new IPs than 360 lately, doesn't there?
One Good Point Slow Firmware Updates But The Rest? PS2 Games (Ur Fault For Not Buying A 60GB) Third Party (The Only One I Wanted Was Left 4 Dead) I Rather Play First Party Games (Uses Full Power) Price Drop - Are You CrackHead You Can't Even Save £300 In 3 Years? Why Should They? If They Can't Afford The Console, How Are You Gonna Afford The Games?
I don't know what's worse - your comment or the sheer number of agrees that you got. Seriously, just because media outlets don't like certain things about the PS3 doesn't mean that it's because of bias. Maybe they simply don't like certain things about the PS3. Period. I own one and there are things that I outright hate about it. But the problem is, people (especially here) think that bad news or commentary is from some sort of global plot hatched by Microsoft to defame the PS3. That's just sad. The media doesn't like the PS3 for its own reasons (which probably coincide with why the public hasn't adopted it as readily as the 360 and Wii). Grow up and stop pretending it's a conspiracy.
Sony made this Gen in no order of importance: Not giving enough support to Devs. Marketing for PS3 is nowhere near what the PS2 or PS1 marketing was. Not properly advertising the benefits of paying more for a PS3 than for either of the other two consoles. Not keeping the 20gig sku. That could be the entry point system at 299.99 right now sans Wifi. Not keeping GTA4 exclusive. That would've been huge for Sony.
I never got the "it's already perfect, no changes needed" line. I like my PS3, but to stick your head in the sand and pretend there is nothing wrong... that's just stupid. If we did what all the fanboys told us and ignored the problems, we would never see any improvement. And there is ALWAYS room for improvement.
Believe this article is tame compared to some rants about the PS3 on other websites. They go far beyond what can be considered normal criticism. A lot that use no facts at all.
Why? Why should the PS3 have those features? Because the 360 has them? When was it decided that those things are a must to game online? Who made that decision? Do you NEED cross game invites to play the game? Do you not have telephones, or email, or gaming websites in which to setup games BEFORE you start playing them? Do the lack of these features prevent you from inserting the game disc into the machine, and your ISP from connecting you to the server so that you can play the game online? Whatever happened to individuality? Why must all consoles have ALL the same features? What's the point of having competition then? Why don't Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo just merge into one big gaming conglomerate with one console and all features, but no real incentive to produce anything of quality because there's nothing to compete against? No goal to strive for? People like you need to stop complaining about the luxuries you don't have and start seeing the great things you DO have. All the basic needs for online gaming are present in the PS3. No one needs BC when they can go out and buy a PS2, hell it's actually smarter to play it on the PS2 anyway. Sony doesn't need to copy the features of the other 2 companies. What Sony needs to do is come up with stuff that distinguishes them from the competition. Things that will surprise and shock the gaming community and entice people to their product. You won't get far merely catering to the elitist desires of the jaded hardcore gamers who want everything and want it now. You can never make everyone happy. Sony is doing fine, and everyone knows it. That's why people are trying so hard to come up with negative news because it's cool to hate on Sony and the PS3. But the PS3 is a fantastic console, with fantastic games, and fantastic features. And that's all that matters.
I highly doubt the PS3 will ever feature backwards compatibility again. With the PS2 price drop and PS3's not selling the way Sony hoped, they need every console to produce their profits for them. Thus forcing people to the PS2 if they want to play PS2 games. As for the software updates, PSN feels like a skeleton compared to XBL. People will always b!tch about paying for XBL, but a free piece of sh!t is still a piece of sh!t. And that's just an analogy. The PS Store isn't too bad, but compared to the services and features offered by XBL, it's still lacking. This is why it's free. It's not because Sony loves their gamers. It's because they know they can't possibly charge for this service yet. For Sony to still be "working on the basics" this far into the console's life is a bit of a fumble. Just adds fuel to the fire that it's a blu-ray player first and a gaming console second.
4. Slow Firmware Update Features Before Sony updates the multimedia features of the Playstation 3, they should focus all their attention to the gaming side of the equation. -- Why? Why are non-gamers who bought the PS3 for it's multimedia capabilities less important than the gamers? -- 5. Weak Third-Party Support Welcome to two years ago. -- 2. Removing Playstation 2 Backwards Compatibility 1. No Price Drop What the hell? This is a contradiction. You want backwards compatibility, and then you expect a price drop? Use some common sense. This article sucks.
The PS3 controller really sucks and no matter the games, developers, publishers, or PS3 technology will convince me to buy a PS3. I really hate the controller. Now give me a 360 controller with a PS3, and I am sold. Yeah yeah, the D-pad on the 360 controller sucks.
if u want to play ps2 games u can with an emulator for your pc.
@Risky STHU, you wannabe gamer, I know you have your opinion, but go cry somewhere else, how old are you seriously, and what the he!!, have you been playing since the 64 era. You might as well said the OG XBOX, has a better control scheme. DO YOUR HOMEWORK
@FPShooter Plenty of sites make flamebait articles on all consoles from time to time. "360 No games 2009" "PS3 doesn't sell games" "Wii is not hardcore" Same bullsh!t peddled again and again on N4G.
#1 price drop=if u want a ps3, save ur money to buy one! cut back on the fast food cheese burgers and youll have one in no time! #2 Backwards comp.=My 60 gb has it and i only used it for 1 ps2 game and that was when god of war 2 came out..i dont see this as being a huge deal ..I'd rather play new games as to old last gen games #3 lack of ps1 classics=really? they couldnt find a better reason? #4 slow updates= the updates are done when they need to be done...i dont want to turn on my ps3 daily and have to do a software update daily or weekly or even monthly #5 weak 3rd party=we got a fabulous 1st party...3rd party shouldnt matter all that much ,now should it!
I think you totally miss the point my friend. Saying PSX classics lacking ain't a problem only shows how shallow you are when it comes to gaming. Saying here's no need to play PS2 games makes you even more shallow. Let me let you in on a little secret PS2 is a far better gaming console then the PS3 why you ask? Quite simply it has better games. Take Persona 3/4 for example best role playing games this gen both on the Playstation 2. A real gamer puts game play before graphics Although your name sorta shows you don't. But hey who am I to question what brings you enjoyment if graphics is all you care about then cool. But don't disregard players who take truly good games over graphics. PS2 backwards compatibility matters alot to them. Great PSX games on the playstation store is also a huge deal. Seriously graphics is overrated look at killzone 2 for example it had tones of graphics to offer. Didn't stop Halo 3 wiping the floor with it in both review scores longevity and sales. PSX/PS2 games are still far greater games then anything this generation the only thing that stands toe to toe with them is MGS4.
You say this but the only place I play PS1 games now is on PSP-they just look worse than ever on my big screen. My 60gig is BC yet , Persona apart, the only PS2 games I really played on it were GOW2, SoTC and Killer7. It isn't that, as a gamer, I'm shallow or a GFX whore but I've just played most of what's good on PS2 already AND the games have been coming thick and fast for the past 18 months. I've got all three consoles and play the PS3 most by miles(also have a decent enough gaming PC too)but, as I say, PSX games just don't look even as good as they once did on the PS3 and plasma set up. Sony do have a few holes in what they offer us-MS do as well where I live(in the UK Live is a shadow of what it is in the US just like the PSN)with fewer features than I'd like. And what do Ninty offer us? It's the wrong time to moan about Sony, imo, as they're going more in the right direction than their comp. That's all-best of a really bad bunch for me.
sorry to burst your bubbles ryu, but the ps1 games look like SHlT on my TV. I still have my collection of ps1 games in the attic. As for PS2 bc, I couldn't give a dam about that. I ran out and bought one this weekend ($99 Amazon, never owned one before)just to play the GOW1 and GOW2 ($20 total ebay) game (first time played). I'm pretty much a happy camper.
I played those games when I owned a PS2 and PSone. If I wanted to continue playing those games I'd have kept those systems instead of buying a PS3 but I didn't. I want to play PS3 games and I don't have enough time as is to play the stack of great PS3 games out currently. Donkey Kong is a great game two but I'm not demanding Mame support for my PS3 so I can play this game round the clock. That doesn't make me any less of a gamer. If it matters to gamers they'd have a PS2 or PSone. I don't buy a CD player and then moan it doesn't support LP's.
you obviously got my point all wrong...Im done playing ps1 and ps2 games...I dont wanna play them on my ps3..having ps1 and 2 games on my ps3 is not going to make it a better system... as far as being a grphx whore and not being a real gamer..FYI i own over 30 ps3 games and it icludes some of the best games that have came out...no need to name them all..but I love games for the gameplay not the grphx it sounds to me like you are stuck in last gen gaminig!
1. price drop - contradicts with the removal of backwards compatibility complaint. The only way Sony can make a price drop is by downgrading the PS3 even further. Did you know that Sony loses money on every PS3 sold because of the cost of production? 2. Backwards Comp. - This still exists. However you can either pay 200 extra dolors for backwards comp. or 30 dollars for a ps2 on ebay. 3. Lack of classic ps1 games - The PS3 can play ps1 discs, most game stores sell them for very cheap, you can try ebay if you'd prefer not making such a long trip. 4. Slow firmware update features - "?" this statement is just plain wrong!! 5. Weak 3rd party - sure the ps3 had a rough start with their policies towards 3rd parties. However at the end of this generation that wont matter. One by one Bioshock, Ninja gaiden 2, Tales of Vesperia all announce that they are going multiplatform like a domino effect. I think Sony is the smart one's by investing in 1st party games instead.
is letting go of Crazy Ken. There is no way for Sony to keep all 3rd parties support they had last gen. If Sony drop the price and pay for 3rd party exclusives they would be out of bussiness right now. Seriously, this guy needs to go back to school.
1, 2 and 3 are valid points. We all know 1 is coming. I'd love to see the US and Euro PS1 titles match the Japanese offerings (they have Xenogears for godsake!). But third party support? Yeah, this isn't 2007 anymore children.
Agree Unicron. The biggest downside of the PS3 for me is the BC issue. I'm in a predicament, my PS2 no longer reads disks, I want a PS3 but they don't have BC anymore. If I try and buy a 60gb BC version, then that costs the same as a new PS3 and 2 games... I actually have the money now for a PS3, I don't know what avenue to take, any help would be appreciated.
I'd say at least wait until E3, its early June this year, see what the pricing situation is. Unless of course there are titles out NOW that you MUST have.
Yeah I have been thinking about waiting until E3, given that the price of the PS3 is exceptionally high downunder (RRP $699 with Killzone 2). I Don't know what to do about the BC situation though, I have plenty of PS2 games I want to play. Do you know personally or heard if the BC in the PS3 significantly improves the look of PS2 games? I'm sure the HD resolution of the PS3 would help?
It's passable. It's never going to be as crisp as pure HD. If you can nab a PS2 cheap, I'd almost suggest doing that. Unless shelf space is an issue.
Cheers mate, always the helpful poster. Unfortunately Sony like to price gouge us here in Aus, a PS2 is still $199...
@immortal klaim I'd reccomend buying a used ps2 off ebay, they are now going for around $30.00. The ps3 doesn't upscale ps2 games so you wouldn't be missing out. Also, I purchased my ps3 on ebay for just under $300 and it works perfectly. However, NEVER BUY A USED XBOX360!!
this article sux.
1) Semi-agree with this. I don't have a problem with the current price because I know what it offers but a price drop sure is welcome for new potential owners. 2) Jeez, BC is so overrated. I have two launch 60GB PS3's and I have barely used the BC side of it. Only PS2 games I've played this past 3 years is God of War and SOTC. That's pretty much it. I bought a PS3 to play PS3 games, simple as that. 3) Lack of PSOne classics? Go to your nearest pawnshop or even eBay and get games for pretty much a dollar each. Every PS1 game works on all PS3 models. 4) Firmware updates is just fine. More features will inevitably come anyway. 5) Third party can't get any better IMO. Too much games to play this year on top with too much exclusives.
I disagree. I have a launch 60gb, and I love it. I've been tearing through the Ratchet series this month, and playing a ton of old titles. This gen overall feels so shallow content wise when compared to last gen, so I'm on a nostalgia kick. My thing is, I want BC to be improved as a general rule of thumb. I want TRUE upscaling, texture filtering, AA, etc. I want my PS2 games to look like they were run through a PC emulator. When BC can get to that point, well, it will be a golden age for gamers like me.
1. Price 2. System Software (Cross-game invites, in-game VOICE chat is all I need) 3. Not advertising strengths enough 4. Not being assholes and taking punches at MS every 5 minutes I can only think of 4 ;)
1.kill zone 2 2.mgs4 3.uncharthed 4.resistence 2 5.motostorm PR :)
you can't even spell Resistance! LOL!!!!!
Or Killzone. Not surprised though. Most PS3 fanboys are illiterate. It comes with their lack of intelligence.
But you cant deny PS3 get more than its fair share of negativity from these so called journalist. The worst thing is, most of its ungrounded. The only comment with any merit is #3. Sony would make a killing putting PSOne and PS2 games on PSN. It could be a big advantage and it would render the BC issue null and void. OF course price is an issue too, but then again it hasn't really stopped it from selling has it. And selling 100 consoles at $400 is better than selling 110 at $300 isnt it?
well.. -i'm not going to comment on the "weak 3rd party support" -the updates aren't slow at all to me. sure i'd like them faster but i'd rather have an update take its time and toss a few new features here and there that are useful rather than just giving me updates that don't do anything for me. sony is taking time with that and its working out well IMHO. -lack of psone classics. good lord, if you really want them go on ebay and pick them up for cheap. it hardly seems fair to criticize it as a big mistake for sony to have a lack of something that they don't even need to offer. sure it would be nice if you could pick up some classic psone games on the PSN, but because there's simply a lack of them doesn't mean its a "mistake". -BC i can see as a mistake from a consumer standpoint, but at the same time you can still play PSone games on all PS3's. yes the lack of PS2 games can be bothersome to some, but it was a smart move for sony from a BUSINESS perspective. they continue to make money off the PS2, why not keep selling it? i can almost guarantee you that there will be BC in a "slow firmware update feature" -price drop. PS3 = Blu-ray, built in wifi, 80GB minimum HDD (interchangeable), free online, linux compatible. still worth every damn penny if you know what you're getting. a price drop will come when sony is ready, its still selling ridiculously well at $400 a pop.
the only thing i dasagree with is the picture of his face dam ugly mofo lol get out much?
Can't we all agree to stop posting the "Top 10 _________"-style articles? They're always horrible, uninteresting and frankly a waste of front page space.
http://www.artistdirect.com... OK that was mean. Sorry author! :P But yeah, bringing back BC would be nice.
Seems like we got some virgins in the place. Snick snick. Points are kinda fair. I'd add others, mind.
lack of PSONE Classics? WTF THE PS3 is still PS1 backwards compatible.............. if you want PSONE CLASSICS GO SHOP EBAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
what sony is doing wrong article 432423 how original next the sony is scrued article # 4342342 just goes to show site have no real news so they make the same stuff a zillion times.
I don't care about ps1 or ps2 games running on PS3 though I own 60 gb lunch version along with PS1 and PS2. But, wtf with Yakuza3 and WKC. I want those games and Afrika too. Bring it to States. edit : @LOL haha 60 gb launch model. Is it better ??
I lol'd again. :P
I'd like a 60 GB lunch version with a medium coke please, hold the onions.
This could be the worst blog ever linked here.
i know this will sound mean.. but.. i opened the page, and saw that *dude* over there i thought *is this the autor?...sigs*¨
Take your top five mistakes and go f**k yourself, sony are doing just fine xturd!! if you haven't checked they are outselling the wii everyday in japan and are closing on the xbox in Europe. They will drop the price when they feel like its time, not becouse they wan't to donate consoles like the very very very cheap RROD box still being outsold by the wii at home
LOL AT #3 *lacks of PSONE classics* thats a mistake? are u meaning u want to buy the ps3 just because the psone dl games? u want a psone game, buy the damm ps one console and get AAALLLLL THEEE GAAAMMEESSSSS U WAAANNNNT, u should mean lacks of PSN games, not PSO classiscs, and it has plenty of PSN so thats a stupit comment.
they just cant stop can they lol im not going to wast my breath the real question has ben off of behind his computer in the last year lol
As some of you may know I write for a site that many of you don't like. I post an article pretty similar to this 3 days ago and get threatening private messages. While this kid does it and gets no major criticism from guys like "Micrsoft Xbox 360" and other posters. Interesting to me But to the writer. Good article. I like where your heads at