Dear Sony, Hey, it's Scott, your old friend at Crispy Gamer. What up? Crispy Gamer is writing this because, frankly, old friend, they are more than a little concerned about you these days. The point is this: They are officially worried.
in REAL news, Can't wait for Uncharted 2, GOWIII and all the other great games coming to the PS3! Play B3yond!
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It sucks that the PS3 is in third place. I mean... I hate being unable to play any real sales data!!! I can't even spend my weekends with attach ratios or profit percentages! DAMMIT SONY! *sigh*... I'll just have to console myself with inFamous, Uncharted 2, Ratchet&Clank Future 2, Red Faction Guerilla, God of War 3, Darksiders, MW2, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Bayonetta, Brutal Legend, Army of Two 2, Batman Arkham Asylum, Dark Void, Wolfenstein, Marvel Alliance 2, Demon's Souls, Tekken 6, Assassin's Creed 2, Lost Planet 2... damn... I really wish I had some sales data to play now.
Well I got the best sales data, I mean, I got the Wii tooooo!
Umm.... you said Ps3 is in third, BUT Nintendo - 1st (Wii,DS) Sony - 2nd (Ps2.Ps3,PSP) Microsoft - 3rd (Xbox360) While it'd be something LIKE (not accuarte mind you) 1: Wii 2: DS 3: PS2 4: PSP 5: Xbox 360 6: Ps3
Open Letter to Microsoft,Stop Making Flops. Oops nevermind,Forza 3 will be released so the flops shall continue as scheduled for the 360
PS3 owners it suck to be you. PS3 owners go play catch up with your new pink dildo. @Lord Shuhei Yoshida if it hurts tell it to sony.
@GreyWulf N4G is a little bit more popular than you think. There are thousands of people in individual threads, just lurking, lol.
open letter to gamer playstation has better games
"It's time to rise from your grave. Take back what is yours. Bare your fangs. We know you have them." Honestly, I don't see Sony going back to the 1st spot. I see them having 2nd but not 1st. And in all honesty it's a shame.... The potential behind the Sylum Battle Cruiser that is the PS3 is getting it's ass whopped by casual gamers. As long as Nintendo has Oprah and Beyonce backing them up, they can't lose. :( I wish Nintendo will go back and make a real console that's meant for gamers. Then, the tides will change. :D
Xbox 360 releases in november 2005 Total Sales 31 Million Units. Ps3 Released in November 2006 Total Sales 23 Million Units Yearly Xbox sells 10.3 million units Yearly Ps3 sells 11.5 Million Units Sony is Selling more ps3s in the same timeframe as Microsoft is selling Xbox 360s. If the PS3 was out at the same time as Xbox 360 the sales would be theoretically speaking.... Xbox 360 31 million Ps3 34 Million.
i don't think you're suppose to be using common sense here, it tends to scare the fanboys.
I think you are missing a point, a lot of people held off buying an xbox 360 until the PS3 was released so they could compare the two. So although it was out in 2005 most of the 120 million PS2 users were waiting for the PS3 release. Hence the fairly flat first year for the 360
@ ^^^ yeah, nicely said. The 'yearly ps3 sales stat' is frequently used by ps3 fans. What is not acknowledged, however, is that most recently ps3 sales have been falling. This is at a time when the ps2, in its life, was accellerating like nobody's business. I guess, in time, the ps3 averages will drop. Probably below 10m per year.
Hello? Global recession? Of course sales are falling. Is it surprising to you that the cheapest console on the market is showing some strength in this environment? Yet strangely, Sony's PS3 targets are 30% higher this fiscal year over last. How can that be? Have they all gone mad? Of course not. There's a price cut coming...it's the worst kept secret out there. It certainly boosted the 360's fortunes. At this time last year the 360 was behind the PS3 worldwide by over a million consoles by the end of June. Were it not for the price cut the 360 would have been solidly in last place for 2008 instead of merely finishing the 2008 calendar year in a tie with the more expensive PS3. Do you really believe that that PS3 isn't going to enjoy a similar boost when the price cut hits? At any rate, it doesn't really matter who ends in what place. As an owner of both consoles, I've already won. Sales are interesting to track and follow but at the end of the day it's how much fun you have that matters. There were no shortage of games to enjoy on the Gamecube last gen, nor did it coming in last seem to impact Nintendo at all. It's like saying that because I make more than my next door neighbor, my neighbor is somehow worse off. Truth is, he's doing fine and probably doesn't know or care how much I make. It has zero effect on him. The market is plenty big enough for all players and even if Nintendo has 20 million consoles more sold then the 360 - what does that matter? Does that mean all the developers are going to stop making games for the 360 and develop solely for the Wii? Of course not. Even if they did, someone else would see the gap it left and step up to cater to the 360 crowd. This console war nonsense is ultimately pointless because at the end of the day it simply doesn't matter who "wins"
So what happened to the 28 million xbox owners when the xbox was discontinued in 2005?. Did they just vanish into thin air?. The PS2 is still the most played console and the PS3 is still more than the PS2.
good lord the SDF is out in force today! @ darkie: "Hello? Global recession? Of course sales are falling." whoops! ..... oh dear darkie .... aren't 360 sales increasing, despite the global recession? So, uh... in this global recession, I guess the ps3 just isn't able to perform like the ps2 did. That's a fact. However, in this global recession the 360 is selling more units than it ever did before, many more than the xbox1. That's a fact, too. Seems weird, huh? Come on darkie, gnash those teeth like i know only you can! ;)
You mook. I just said that 360 sales were up due to the price cut. That was my whole point. Price cuts drive sales and when the PS3 has it's price cut, it will drive sales as well. How else do you think Sony figures they'll move 30% more consoles this year than last? The PS3 slim and the PS3 price cut are the worst kept secrets in the industry. And just like we saw last year when the 360 was one million consoles behind the 360 in a six month period, price cuts can certainly change the sales landscape. Way to illustrate my point.
Nice spin, spin boy. Problem is, the ps3 is no-where-near increasing its sales. You keep talking abut what WILL happen, while diligently obfuscating what IS happening. Let's stick to the everpresent moment of NOW, darkie. The NOW is all we have. You ae so concerned with what is down the track and comparisons across different time periods that you forget to see what is in front of your face. I have said this to you many times, but you have successfully ignored it each and every instance. You keep adding qualifying remarks and litte addendums to your statements that seems to indicate a desire to maintain your peace of mind, despite all evidence to the contrary. Fact is, the ps3 price cut will happen amidst MASSIVE ps3 hardware losses. Sony will haemorrhage losses on hardware, JUST to stay in the game. You will have to admit, this will be the case, if/when the price drops. Is this an acceptable alternative to falling hardware sales for the ps3? I just don't know. All i can say is that Sony is damned if they do and damned if they don't. Finally, I don't know why you keep referring to yourself as a gamer, when we all know you are the ueberest ps3 fan that has graced the n4g sdf landscape, so far. aren't you sick of pretending? Come clean. you'll feel better.
You act like the 360 never went through periods of decline prior to the price cut. There were numerous months where the 360 had year over year declines, and from 2007 to 2008 there was zero sales growth in their primary market. Of course, the price cut kicked things back into gear, just like I always predicted it would when the 360 was trailing. And that's what you're missing. You're so focused on the recent sales of the PS3 you complete miss the big picture. All consoles are subject to sales ebb and flow. You pretending that it didn't matter those months that the 360 went through it but somehow it's doom for the PS3 just goes to show how little you understand the business. Obviously Sony gets it, and understands the impact that a price cut will have because they're forecasting 30% sales growth this year over last. Was the 360 doomed last year when six months in it was trailing the PS3 by a million consoles? Of course not, because we knew a price cut was coming. Is the PS3 suddenly doomed because it's trailing the 360 by approx 300k-400k six months in the year before it's price cut? Again, of course not. You follow the news, you know full well the only reason the PS3 isn't posting a profit right now with the hardware is because of foreign exchange rates, which are finally settling down. You know full well that once the economies start to stabilize, SCEE is back in the black, which can't be said for Microsoft's game division - which is in the red again despite increased revenue and sales, and after only one profitable fiscal year. As for my status as a gamer, at least I game on all three consoles before forming my opinions. I don't spout off about consoles I don't own and pretend I'm not biased. I've played extensively on all three consoles and the PS3 is my favorite. Having a favorite doesn't somehow negate my opinion as a gamer. Now, playing only one console and proclaiming all other consoles crap would negate my opinion as a gamer. Know anyone who fits that profile? You lose again. I imagine you're resort to personal attacks now. Don't be mad at me. It's common sense that's your worst detractor. You want to shake your fanboy label - show me your post from last year when the 360 was behind by a million consoles where you talk about sales in the "now" and how that's all that matters. Hypocrite.
lol isn't it funny that you call yourself a gamer yet you argue til you're blue in the face in defence of the ps3? Witness another trademark darkride wall-o-text above with little to no content, except to tell me that 'You lose, again' really?... IS that where you're at? Dear o dear darkie. You have fallen so far. I ain't the hippocrite, nor am i the fanboy, darkie... ... that's you! ouch. Truth dost sting, right old boy?
Typical Commodore "I lost the argument, have no point so I'll just resort to personal shots 'cause I got nutn," post. Time to meet my ignore list. Not many people I've totally written off. You can at least sleep well in the knowledge your part of a select few.
Don't be silly, darkie. We both know you cannot resist stalking my posts and attempting to refute my facts with your delusional opinion. You can't help but seek out my posts like a good little puppy dog. Your next reply to one of my posts will prove me right, as per usual. In the meantime, work on that spin a bit more. You keep repeating yourself and your dialogue is getting boring and meaningless. chop chop! There's a good boy.
Condolences, keep up the fight. Not a good fight, but a fight.
I'll kill Sony with my notebook.
since when was having an install base of 22mil with a $600 launch price a failure what a joke
Considering they came out of last gen with a 120 million install base it's a failure. So many possible consumers yet no momentum at all.
It's not a failure, Thats a Myth, This generation has just begun, so tell me again, how is this a failure?
This gen has been going on for 4 years and the PS3 has been in third place since it came out in 2006. And it's not even outselling the 360 like it would need to do in order to surpass it. People expected the PS3 to dominate this gen just like the PS2 did last gen, and the PS1 before that. But instead it's ended up in third place.
I also do the same for blu-ray discs for my PS3 as well as streaming media. when I look for a game for my 360 I have to think, Will I be able to finish it before it kills itself? Some multi-plats look better but, I know I will be able to finish them on the PS3. That is why I ONLY get exclusives for the 360 now. If you disagree with me please explain your reasoning. there is nothing worse than a nutless wonder with no counterpoint.
I would give you a bubble, but I only do so for those with 6 or less. But good point non the less. Edit: I lost 4 bubbles in one day... is that a record. Anyway, I rarely use more than two so Game On!
blog sites need hits again eh
Man, all of these "PS3 iz teh fail" articles are getting me a bit worried. If we got PS2 backwards compatibility and a $300 price tag, maybe things would really start to take off.
No. They'd find something else to complain about. It's about mindshare and hits, not reality.
Are you serious? So you say anything against the contributor (bloodmask) and your comment gets banned? Seriously blood, you love whining to Odion don't you? Suits you.
I was wondering what all of those deleted comments were about.
Bloodmask is a child who can't take criticism.
I don't think is just that, my comment had something sensitive and it wasn't against blood or insulting edit: yeah... like someone pointed maybe he can't take criticism even if they are not directed to him.
My comment essentially was to state my agreement with Bathyj. It was merely 6 words. I won't recite it for I fear it would be deleted again. But it certainly didn't warrant a deletion. I've seen worse, I mean worse and those comments would be considered tame to comments that are much worse to those said comments. It would seems to me that Mr. Mask just knows people and they'll do his bidding.
were the fanbois rule n the mods do as their told lolz seriously tho ive had a few run ins with him over the past couple years n al i can say is jus accept that hes gonna play the role n get the mods to do his biding no matter what...
Just one question. How in the world is this any kind of news? It's an editorial from someone in no position of authority or standing in the gaming world to do so-Warhawk a dud? Nice to see that facts aren't clouding the guy's jaundiced nonsense. Keep being crispy fella cos you don't sound like a gamer and much less any kind of journalist-a reporter doesn't get to write opinion pieces like this til they're hugely respected authorities in their field and even then they'd have decent facts to back up their words-I see none of that here just a hit weener trying to rile up some traffic with flamebait BS we've heard a million times before and usually much better written as well. Sony are on a year on year level par with MS who released with no competition and have been consistently cheaper as well-so where's the worry there? The big thing, though, is that Sony right now are in far better fettle than Nintendo ever were last gen OR heading into this and they're doing ok saleswise now aren't they? Honestly, I'm sick of the nonsense and if you're going to write this stuff at least find something real , or failing that new, to say in it. Crispy? Yeah, like a week old dog turd left in the sun.
your common sense post will be deleted because it goes against the law of N4G. EDIT: Is there someone you can complain too about mods abuse of their power?
you say anything against that idiot whiner bloodmask and that other idiot Odion protects his b1tch and just deletes anything. Seriously, this is like IRAN.
cant be f*cked reading, but what aload of bollox this generation of gamers are gayer than ever tbh
well a bubble since we are all out of cookies... or common sense around here. Edit: Wow! I lost 4 bubbles in one day... is that a record around here.
"Sony is Doomed" article time again.
Bioodmask, stop being a retard. stop posting useless articles you dumb piece of sh1t.
LOL! I'm glad I read this 'cause it's going to be gone soon!
Not Gone yet.
Must be that time of the month that Bloodmask needs to reassure himself, with all the Negative PS3 articles submitted by him, I'm sure he needs counseling.
Its pretty sad people are this obsessed with PS3, can you imagine if PS3 was on the position Wii is in now?, it will be Hatred worst then this. The people that are this nuts about PS3, pray each and every day of their 24/7 lives that it doesn't come back and win the war, they fear it and must do anything possible to make sure it doesn't happen. Its truly sad......
and vice versa. :)
I've given Sony my fair share of sh*t the past few years but wtf is this? After KZ2, Uncharted, Uncharted 2, GT5 and GOW III being some of the best looking and playing games ever I am confused to what he is talking about. "To quote the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known as Megan Fox in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen": "I love you, I love you, I love you." lol ^^
I didn't bother reading the article. But it's amusing how someone's fanboyism against another console can be easily cured if he just goes out and buys one. You might hate the 360 or you might hate the PS3, but you could possibly go out and buy one and suddenly you will no longer hate it. You might still prefer one over the other or you might still dislike one console a bit, but as the owner of both you will feel satisfied knowing that if a game comes out for either console, you will not be left out in the rain. There are two types of people in the world. And I'm going to use an Aesop fable to back me up here. Type A: A fox is running through the woods and is very hungry. He looks up and sees a delicious bird sitting high up in a tree, chirping merrily to itself. The fox eyes the bird hungrily, but also looks wearily at the height of the tree. Laziness wins over its hunger and the fox trudges off, saying to himself, "The bird probably doesn't taste good at all, anyways." Type B: An inch worm wriggling around the ground below the very same tree the bird chirps merrily on thinks to itself that it needs to find safe shelter during the coming winter. He gazes upon the tree and sees that near the very top, right below the chirping bird there is a hole in trunk of the tree, a warm and cozy den for any little creature during the cold. The inch worm also wearily remarks upon the great height of the tree, but is a much more determined creature than that dawdling fox. And the inch worm bids himself Godspeed and inches his way up the tree. Hours and hours later, the inch worm, exhausted, finally reaches the hole. And to his great benefit, it is such a wonderful little home for him. He rests in his new found den and listens to the bird's beautiful singing. The End. Type A is the fanboy. Let's not try to be like him, finding faults in a game or spreading lies simply because he does not have the patience to save up money to buy the console it's on. It's sad, because I've seen fanboys from both sides and none of them impress me, whether with ten dollar words or childish rants. Some are so blatant, like Why Dis and Morganfell; others are subtle, like Raztad and probably this bloodmask fellow here.
Best constructive comment I read In along time, bubbles.
I totally agree. I personaly have and never will have a 360...and sometimes i do poke fun at it, but i also do at the PS3, and honestly at all other consoles, but fanboyism is just when you make it personal. P.S - can non fanboys be like a cooler animal =P i don't want to be a worm ='( /jk xD
Well I'll see with my own eyes how Sony is gonna fight back. I'll be @ GamesCom at the end of August and seen the latest rumours that Sony is launching the slim PS3 at the end of August/beginning of September, it has to be announced with new pricing @ GamesCom and not TGS... So curious how hard Sony is willing to fight, we'll see then.
I think anyone thinking Sony is down for the count will be surprised to see what happens next. Quick question: What happens when you back someone in a corner? Answer: They come out swinging. It's the 3rd year and I feel it's far from over for the PS3.
InFamous - check, Uncharted 2 - check, MAG - check, Ratchet and Clank - check, GT5 for Christmas - near to be announced - check... I think you get my point crispygamer! Your article was a big FAIL and I think most readers know why. It's because you failed to mention the most important thing about what Sony IS doing right - and that is better "quality" games - bottom line! Oh, and by the way, the psp go doesn't interest me, considering I have a psp already. Sony will eventually bring the price down to 199.99 after Christmas. That 249.99 price will be for the suckers that don't own one already and they will have their money out near the holidays, lol!
that is by far one of the dumbest articles i ever read i cant believe i just wasted 2 minutes of my life reading that article. 2 minutes that i can never have back
What up? If you want to be taken seriously, stop sounding like an uneducated buffoon.
for companies like Sony, Microsoft, Apple or even a Google when coming into the gaming industry. If another competitor came in, say an Apple iPlay, everyone would conceivably lose some market share. That is what happened, Microsoft entered the industry. If this is going to be a long product cycle for all consoles, then I think talk like this is especially tired and worthless. Because once the next generation starts, we reset to zero. Everybody has to bring it all over again. In many way XBox, Sony and Nintendo are already thinking about the next generation. Maybe Apple is too.
A "Sony is Doomed" article submitted by Bloodmask? I see a pattern developing here.
Looks like all microsoft is doing these days is throwing money around to morons to write negative articles about sony!!