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PS3 - it only does marketing

Nick @ PS3Center writes:

The disturbing baby ad was only the start of the PS3's marketing mishaps and over then next 2 years, in which Sony would fail time and time again to create any sort of buzz on their upcoming releases or any positive brand recognition. Fast forward to about 3 months ago - Sony began rebranding the PS3, introducing the new 120GB SKU, accompanied by new box art and a completely new logo. The launch of the born again PS3 has been largely successful so far, and that's largely due to Sony's new, aggressive and proactive stance on their marketing strategies.

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gauntletpython3268d ago

It really is a huge difference from where Sony was just a few years ago. The whole tone of the company has changed.

Saaking3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

Sony has gained new confidence with the PS3 slim and a constant stream of AAA games selling great. Next year is when it'll get really interesting. Both consoles have some major heavy hitters next year, both are priced the same, it'll be an epic fight which can only benefit us gamers as both try to outdo the other.

deadreckoning6663268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

"Both consoles have some major heavy hitters next year"

This is coming from SAAKING. Wow, times have changed indeed lol! Ur right though, 2010 will be an epic fight.

"doesn't matter how good the marketing is, it's still gonna come in last this year and this generation."

Ya know what Shadowfox, ur probably right. The PS3 will be the console to own by the end of 2010, but it IS a little too late for Sony to win this generation in NA. Halo Reach will be a sales monster and move lots a 360s. Sony has made a HUGE turn around, but I thk its too late. M$ will announce the their next system in 2011 and this gen will end.

I don't thk people understand what it would take for Sony to outsell the 360 this generation in NA. The PS3, for me, will remain MY gaming console of choice, but I don't see it taking over this generation.
Sony fanboys will begin to understand when the PS3 comes in 3rd place again this year in NA. U guys r free ta bookmark this if ud like and give me hell later if I'm wrong, but I doubt I am.

ChozenWoan3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

--Ya know what Shadowfox, ur probably right. The PS3 will be the console to own by the end of 2010, but it IS a little too late for Sony to win this generation in NA.--

Not really since this gen wont end until 2014 at the earliest... unless the predictions about 2012 are true at which time no one will be about to care.

-- Halo Reach will be a sales monster and move lots a 360s.--

So will GT5, God of War3, MAG, and many other games coming out in just the first part of 2010. Not to mention what surprises await us the second half. Reach is a year away and a lot can happen in that time, however, most gamers who are into Halo already have a 360. Now if the 360 was still $100 cheaper for an Elete than it could have been a game changer, as things are now it won't move as many consoles as some people think it would.

--Sony has made a HUGE turn around, but I thk its too late. M$ will announce the their next system in 2011 and this gen will end.--

Guess what... MS has stated that this gen will last 10 years so their next gen console wont be out until 2014-2015. Not to mention that NATAL is what they are launching next year instead of a gen 8 console. Unfortunately for MS, Sony is releasing the PSSphere this coming spring long before Natal hits the market. And since the PSSphere is similar to the Wiimote, more devs will are familiar with the technology and thus it will receive more support and more games.

Continued...

ChozenWoan3268d ago

--I don't thk people understand what it would take for Sony to outsell the 360 this generation in NA.--

One word... TIME!

--The PS3, for me, will remain MY gaming console of choice, but I don't see it taking over this generation.--

Enjoy your gaming however you please, I know I do. As for taking over this generation, only time will tell. I just hope that it's not the Wii for the sake of gamers everywhere.

--Sony fanboys will begin to understand when the PS3 comes in 3rd place again this year in NA. U guys r free ta bookmark this if ud like and give me hell later if I'm wrong, but I doubt I am.--

That might be true for all consoles sold, but not for new console sales this year, this is already a fact. As to if your wrong or right, again why wait till later to give you hell... that would take out all of the fun of having a console war now wouldn't it. lol

Just in case you can't tell, this reply is in no means a personal attack. Just two gamers "discussing" the finer points of console sales and hypothetical possibilities. At the end of the day...
Game On!

Sunny_D3268d ago

Lol, so hypocritical of deadreckoning to say how SAAKING has turned around, but he goes and becomes a fanboy or flamebaiter himself. Dude, you are an idiot; just GTFO here. You seem to love the 360 so why not admit you have one or buy it instead. There's no point in acting like a ps3 supporter on a website where you can't see other people's faces, so why? You won't get extra bubbles, because no one likes you.

D4RkNIKON3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

Yeah deadreckoning is an on the fence fanboy, I think he has both consoles but every now and then he flame baits in articles and it is hard to tell which side he is on. But his comments throw fuel into the fire on both sides.

On topic, I love the new Sony marketing campaign. The commercials are funny and to the point about the features of the PS3. They need to stress PSN and how it is free tho, a lot of people pay for XBL because they don't know there is another way.

lalalala3268d ago

Yes there is a huge difference between Sony back then and now, almost like a different company. Although I think they did change advertising agency?

WenisWagon3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

It only flops everything

Maddens Raiders3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

keep on screaming PS3.

Once upon a time, people waited outside of stores for you in ridiculously long lines, huddled in tents and sleeping bags to pay an incredible premium for all that you offered when you were a plump, healthy infant.

Some people were accosted, others assaulted, and some even shot. The media pawned over you and crucified you all at the same time upon your debut, with the latter pouring on in incredible fashion across the interwebz - spawning flame wars that could power our star system for a millenia. You've won a format war, churned out AAA title after AAA title (even from launch) and even re-branded yourself within the same generation.

Now that you're a svelte & trim adolescent - I can't help but ask myself: "Was it all worth it?"

Hell Yeah.

Market beyond.

Shang-Long3267d ago

haha im sorry wut?

i didnt know MS decided when the next gen would start.

"also Reach will be a sales monster and move lots a 360s"

yes i agree it will sale alot... but i dont thinK it will move units.. ppl who have halo and a 360 already will be buying it...Not new ppl. but thats just me.

ozps33267d ago (Edited 3267d ago )

Yet since the PS3 launch in 2006/2007 it has outsold the XB360 and is the 3rd fastest selling console only behind PS2 and Wii.

Just goes to show its a solid product and the consumers have been voting with their wallets since its launch way back in 2006/2007.

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shadowfox3268d ago

doesn't matter how good the marketing is, it's still gonna come in last this year and this generation.

Soldierone3268d ago

Someone trying to ignore the sales numbers?

gauntletpython3268d ago

PS3 is on the verge of outselling the Wii in Japan for 2009, something no one would have imagined at the beginning of the year. Point is, you never know what could happen.

FrankFoxJaegar3268d ago

Even if the Wii stopped selling, and the PS3 kept selling 1 mil units world wide like it did in sept., it would still take 2 years for the ps3 to catch up at that rate.

shadowfox3268d ago

lol, can't believe some of you honestly think the ps3 can still 'win' this console war. that'll happen when valve starts making PS3 games.

cereal_killa3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

shadowfox your the type of idiot that would rig a contest so you and only you would win then go on and gloat around the room on how great you are. that's exactly what you 360 fanboys are doing you launch a year early and claim how great you are I bet your go around and claim 2005 beat the PS3 in sales see how pathetic you are go play your sales little boy while gamers play "GAMES"

sikbeta3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

"Someone trying to ignore the sales numbers?"

You don't get it, he can't even read man, ignorance is his second name and blindness doesn't let him see the truth , don't waste your time guys, this kid is lost

Silly gameAr3268d ago

....and the games are still going to stand out from the competition. That's what matters.

XxZxX3267d ago

pretty sure this one is someone multiple account after he got 1 bubbled

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Major_Failson3268d ago

The Xbox 360 it only does RROD and tape.

DelusionalMsBot3268d ago

NO!!!!!!!!!

Only the xbox 360 does everything. Did you know it is a console ,a heater and a toaster.

its also does twitter and facebook and lots of halo

THE BEST exclusive feature is RROD (only on xbox 360)

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zerocrossing3268d ago (Edited 3268d ago )

it dosent matter what console wins the console war your missing the point, aslong as the games are great and dev's strive to create new IP's (thats franchises if you didnt know) and great sequels isnt that what keeps us gaming?, its the games we play that count not the console wether it be the PS3, 360 or Wii theyre all great in there own way but only because of the games they have, and if you refuse to buy anyone of them because your a stupid FANBOY! then sorry but your missing out.

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