Will the high price scare gamers away or will the PS3 be the salvation of Sony? In an article written earlier today, CNN Money has rolled out more speculation regarding the fate and marketing strategies of the PlayStation 3.
Like they were all the time, but through lies they overwon the Dreamcast. Producers of the Dreamcast didn't had the money to compete Sony lies. Now they're up to the world largest firm and with al lot of money. Microsoft and the richest man on the world, Bill Gates. Again lies lies lies. 2 x HDMI port 1080p... well urm it got 1 HDMI port and the 7900 Nvidia GPU is not powerfull enough, it could only do 24 FPS @ 1080p in 4096 colours. Enouhg for Tetris in 1080p that is... So it will be a softwareupgraded 720p signal for sure. And all the Blu Ray stuff that only cost money and Sony try to push because of earning more on licenses. It's all not the right way. With our broadband internet, movies, games all data will be STREAMED through internet. No fysical media anymore in a few years. So what about paying for an overpriced next Betamax player which yeah right can do some games also... It supposses to be a gamers console, but it turns out to want to do so much that it could be a breadtoaster in the end
It will be used to its fullest in my home except for the 1080p thing which im working on. But bring on the Blue-Ray time to get some use out of my HDTV besides my 12 cable chanels! And I do beleive that the console will do fine even with the high cost and that Blue-Ray movies will make it in to homes Quicker than Police men at a doughnut shop
In my opinion sony screw themselves with that $500/$600 price tag, because they will never reach that $200 or less price tag in the future. Everybody knows that sony always sell there last 50 million consoles at that $200 or less price tag. While Microsoft has already stated they plan on selling the Xbox 360 "Core" system for $99 in the future themselves... So now I know what analyst meant when they say this generation console war will be different, this time around. Also sony better hope they reach that 4 million console ship to retailers mark (the one they promise at E3) by the end of December this year, because Microsoft has already said they will reach 10 million Xbox 360 sold by November of this year. If sony does not reach that number then Microsoft will sell that 10-12 million console sold mark, that analyst predicted they will reach by the end of this year. By the way this is an awesome site now, but where is the forum? Also I gave myself a "cool" vote, so obviously that needs to be edited so that people can't do that.
i think ms will never sell 10 mil of their xbox360 this year. and when the ps3 is out, then there is competition, and they will not sell so many at all. i am convinced that sony will win regardless of the speculation of variuos people.
you have to look at it like this: you know Sony will have a limited amount of PS3's for the holiday season. that is a no brainer. "IF" they reach 4 million there are still more gamers than that. so when parents or gamers go to there local gamestop to buy one of the gaming machines and the PS3 and Wii are not in stock but there are plenty of 360's. guess what, a 360 sold. they will reach 10 million. and these people are not your "fanboys" because their minds where not made up yet. this theory also does not include the people who do plan on getting a 360. i think PS3 big sales will come after the holiday season. when their supply catches up with demand. and when they finally reduce the price.
Microsoft is shooting to have sold 10mil by the time PS3 launches, not to compete with PS3 and hope to get the last part out the door. Production and shipping are on target, and unless the world changes its ways all of a sudden, 360s are flying off the shelves at a sufficient rate. It's virutally already in the books- especially with lots of fall hardware and sofware releases right before PS3 launches to get the last numbers in.
Sony never will reach that 4 million console by the end of the year. Give me a break with those lies. Even the system may not make it out this year. Yesterday I have spoken with a friend who work at Gamestop and he said he gotten word from the Big Bosses to take Pre-orders as late as October. That sounds more like a shortage not a 4 million world why system sale. Also they should get off the idea of people should work over time for the PS3. If I have to work over time it will be for bills or because (since these systems are sold around the holidays) Xmas shopping thats it. Don't get me wrong I have bought every Sony product out there from tv's to stereos and the PS 1&2. But get a grip on what I need to do just to have this system. If the system sounds promising I'll buy it but if it don't well Sony PS3 welcome to the land of failure and go hang out with the 3DO & Atari Jaguar systems.
#5: can you stop talking crap which you invented, noone wants to know what a xrat says.
Okay smarty tell me about all the wonderful stuff Sony is going to do. Go ahead it will be the same bull they have been spreading. also what invented? Sony claims a 4 million this year sale and for all of us to work overtime. If you read the article you will see that the crap I invented came from them wise azz. So next time do some homework. I love the way you call me a xrat and I didn't even bring up the 360. Now go cry in a corner.
I for one will not but a PS3 at launch for £425 and the games that may be more expensive than 360 ones. There will be only one or maybe 2 titles worth getting a launch and then how long will you have to wait for another good title. Ages probably. And the price is a major issue. I have 3 friends, who are all ps fanboys, but even they are not getting one until there is a price reduction or amazing games come out. That will be in about 18 months time then. Not worth the purchase at the moment.
360 still sucks
even tho the 360 and ps3 are like 99.9% equal, the 360 sux? that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever
So the box has a cell chip in it does it? That performs "supercomputer calculations"? In an earlier article, the heading was, 'boffins getting excited over the cell chips capabilities'. Do you read anywhere of anyone excited about 360 box hardware? The box still uses dvd's, how lame is that? And to quote what developers say (because i like using this quote) "many developers are saying that the system may in fact be as powerful as Sony has been hyping all along" -taken from: http://ps3.ign.com/articles... more of a difference than you think, and the game developers say so too. Eat it
The delay's help's out Sony big time!; it gives people time to save up for the PS3 making it seem like a sucessful launch.
look at all the factors it takes to launch a console, then look at how many of the factors were complete to allow sony to launch in spring. there was no way they were going to launch any earlier than november. a number of the incomplete games you saw at e3 would be launch titles right now, probably in a state worse than what they were at e3. they gave time frames to keep people from buying a 360, hoping people would wait and see since the releases were going to be so close. sony die hards will wait regardless, but many consumers want to wait and see which peaks their interest. sony was looking to stave off those people from getting the 360 by saying it would release shortly after the 360 launch. good business move on sony's part, and it probably worked to a degree. and don't give me this "it was only spring for japan" crap, because things weren't in place to launch in japan this spring either. and if it's a worldwide launch now, how do we know it wasn't a worldwide launch in spring?
Man i never thought of that, that's some shaddy S***.
Did we do something wrong?
Sony, Sony...what a great company with tons of original and innovative concepts to bring to the videogame industry. Motion tilt tech in controllers (a.k.a. Wii). Online service (a.k.a. Xbox 360). Blu-ray is going to change the way we play games- reality check- it is a disc format. Games currently struggle to fill half a DVD, a few manage 5GB. Dual SKU launch (a.k.a. Core and Premium 360. Worldwide launch (a.k.a. 360 launch but one year on). Do you see what i am saying? Sony the king is actually scared for once, cautiously observing their rivals. And they should be. $600? Then you'll want games, extra controllers, extra accessories...
How the hell you was able to be the only one anonymous on this site. Did you use masking or something. I'm impressed by that and curious.
The Xbox 360: More than a game TOO... jeez. What kinda news is this??? hahaha
even if u hate them, they have no choice. u guys are looking at the short term. if u thought that they are forcing the consumers with the blue ray, they are trying to bring the cost of production of the blue ray drive through this route( since stand alone ones will be quite difficult to sell). even if they manage to sell subsatntially lesser units than the x360, they would have reduced the blue ray drive production cost and in some probability equal the HD DVD prod cost( which is far more easier to mass produce as it requires no over hauling of the manufacturing assembly lines). and with the higher storage will have an upper hand. the second thing is, they would have normalised the prod cost of the cell processor. so when( IF) PS4 comes out, they can competitively price it and nvidia would make use of their cell processor for graphics!!( nvidia is currently working with them for some project, dunno if it IS the PS4!!)
i was registered when i put up this post above!!!
in the H3 topic. I had registered, posted, then when i checked back....it said "anonymous" prolly just a bug since its a new site On topic, IMO Sony is killing themselves with the price. IF it comes out this Christmas, it'll be competing with not just Wii60, but every other holiday gift out there...if you had $600 to spend, would you drop it all on PS3, or would you get a 360, and have $200 left over to spend on something else?
Stats this and features that.....what are you comparing the 360 to? The PS3 doesn't even exist and Sony is notorious for last minute changes. Bottom line, who knows how this piece of crap will work.
RugbyGod you statment contradicts: The PS3 doesn't even exist and Sony is notorious for last minute changes. Bottom line, who knows how this piece of crap will work. I f it doesnt exist how do you know it's a piece of crap? I am no fanboy ( I own a 360) but I can truly say I'm excited about the release of Ps3. I feel with everything sony has put into the console they have the mindset to give the artist(developer) the tools and limitless space to create thier masterpieces. I'm tired of the same ole' thing I want to see improvements in this Gen not last Gen mindset with better graphics(like 360). Ms has played it safe which I hope doesnt become there doom, but they should have a more take the crown hungerness about them. Instead they are like hoo hummm with the 360 expecting us consumers to buy there sub-par to average games at higher prices. I mean every game that has been good for 360 has been expected, WHERE IS MY OH SH%T GAME!!!! All the while sony and nintendo are creating new ways for us gamers to play games and giving the develpoers the chance to provide us with NEXT-GEN games!!! I will not support MS if they think they can charge me 400$ for the console and 60$ a game for nothing, they had a year to prove they wanted to be number1(a whole year of exclusives) it seems to they are just in it not to lose which just sucks for us gamers.
when has a consoles best ever been shown this early? new hardware, devs learning new techniques, building new engines to master the hardware. the greatness will come. development costs are so high now, devs will paste us with ports and sequels to keep consistent money coming in while they work on fresh ideas. if you know something sells, you are likely to put out that type of content to bring in revenue. when you feel it's safe, you'll try different things. one of the games i'm looking forward to the most is mass effect. i feel that game will blow a lot of things out of the water, regardless of genre. every time a new system has come out, it might have a handful of solid titles, with a few great ones, but you don't see the best until devs have more time to get their hands dirty. i'm not saying people shouldn't buy the ps3, it's their choice. i just feel the bashing of the 360 is unjustified. if you don't like xbox exclusives fine, but the system doesn't suck. nor will the ps3. everything that we don't like or want doesn't suck. we just personally don't like it.
look at it now..just look at it now
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