CS Console War Battle Plan: Sony

It's like the Death Star of the video game consoles. The Sony Playstation 3 is a technological powerhouse: Blu-ray player, HD next-gen console, and multimedia center. On the surface, the PS3 promises to be the next big thing in electronics like the PC or MP3 Player. Announced at E3 2005 at the same time as Nintendo's Wii console, the Playstation 3 showed off flashy (If pre-rendered) movies with fantastic graphics, notably the talk of the show: Killzone 2. With the champion's belt from the last round, Sony is sitting in a nice position going into the console war. So much has happened since that E3. Will the Playstation 3 be a runaway success or a catastrophic failure?

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zypher6479d ago

couldn't agree with it more. now, if only Sony would take heed to it...?

RelloC6479d ago

Sony should read and take into consideration every single line of the article. If they did, I would be in that 3 a.m. line...

AuburnTiger6478d ago

I totally agree. Sony is definitely banking on blu ray and they need to get it in the publics eye like crazy if they want it to be a success. Also having the $600 price tag doesn't make the decision any easier, we're just gonna have to wait and see.

mikeeno76479d ago

There is something wrong with this. Read it again and it says that casual gamers are the majority that make the PS3 a success. That bit is ok. Then it says that hardcore gamers are being alienated and it is them which have the biggest hope of buying it. Contradicts itself right? Or is it something i'm missing?

Jaleel Boone6479d ago

Thank you everyone for the positive comments.

I said that Sony is banking so much on the casual gamer that they're alienating the hardcore. This strategy in theory should work, the casual gamer is the most important when it comes to industry sales. The problem here is that at $600, it may be too high to sell to the casual, and this is where the abandonment of the hardcore may come back to haunt them. Sony wants to turn the Playstation brand into a home appliance, and I believe they may have tryed a generation too soon.

somesonyguy6479d ago

...it throws a little vaguery into play. Bottom line from the article is that Sony is banking on casual gamers to spend the 600 on a system that they intended to have the stats to wow the hardcore gamer. To blur the solid definition so that everyone casual and hardcore will buy it. Will it work? It's a shot in the dark at 500/600 bucks, but who knows? People spend hundreds of dollars to get a bottle of Crystal, and that just gets pissed out. You can't even watch a movie on that. I'll venture to guess that there will be plenty to keep gamers casual and hardcore alike looking for a PS3, maybe not until after a price drop, but still on their mind none-the-less.

DG6479d ago

Hopefully the PS3 doesent play/work like P!$$. Yeah Sony "work that @$$" for my $600 bucks.

ACE6479d ago

It's like the Death Star of the video game consoles.


we all know what happend to the death star dont we :) THATS WRIGHT IT GOT BLOWN UP LOL!!!!!!!!!!! AND IT WAS EVIL :)

mephixto6479d ago

Yeah but destroyed a planet called Alderan, maybe the PS3 Death Star will destroy the planet Xbox360. (Just a joke take it easy)

BOSS6479d ago

Ridggggggggge Raaaaaaaaaaaccceeeeeerrrrrrr.

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PAX East 2024: Suda51 Talks Shadow of the Damned, More

Grasshopper Manufacture's Shadows of the Damned returns this year with a remaster, and Hardcore Gamer got to talk with Suda51 about it, among other things...

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Watch Lewis Hamilton fail the Driver tutorial mission

Watch Formula One star Lewis Hamilton play video games from his childhood and learn more about his gaming history.

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purple1013d ago (Edited 3d ago )

He did a track guide for Neurnberg 24 in GTsport.

We have had no more content since then, maybe a few time trail modes, I believe there was one from Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstapen as well, due to the red bull partnership.

Back to Lewis, He STILL wears the Gran Turismo logo on his caps, every weekend Formula One races take place.

I was expcting more from this sponsorship, oh well. This video, is kinda rubbing salt into the wound, for me

LG_Fox_Brazil3d ago

That Driver tutorial still haunts my dreams. That parking lot saw me fail a thousand times


Best Sci-Fi Games on the PS3

From the cosmos to crash-landing back on good old planet Earth, come read through the best sci-fi-nastically games on the PS3

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zaanan3d ago

Not a single Reistance? Fuck this article.

mastershredder3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

Starhawk over Warhawk?...... Dude, NO ONE should listen to you.

Odd choices for "best" more like you settled as these being the "best" that available to you at the time, cause a lot of these blow or were average to poor performers that ended up in bargain bin.

Missing too many great sci-fi titles here. The Void, The Resistance Series, Killzone 2 and 3, Enslaved, man.. there were so many, this is redicu-list.

FreeckyCake3d ago

Nobody should listen to you either with that attitude.

OtterX2d ago

I agree that Starhawk shouldn't be above Warhawk, however I must say that Starhawk multiplayer was incredible for its time! Many people wrote it off bc the single player was quite terrible, bc it was basically 1 huge tutorial for the multiplayer. But I can tell you never spent any significant amount of time in MP. It was doing incredibly tense base building w air, foot and land vehicle (and mech!) combat long before Fortnite was ever a thing.

I bet it would have been much better received if it had just ditched the story mode all together. So many people like yourself completely wrote it off based on reviews by reviewers that let the criticism of single player weigh heavily on their scores. I bet you didn't even play it.

Friendlygamer3d ago

The riddick games are some of the best stealth titles ever, highly underrated

YourMommySpoils3d ago

What games? All recall plating was Escape from Butcher Bay.

Friendlygamer3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

There's also the less acclaimed 'assault on dark Athena'

( also, not saying this to you specifically but there's both resistance and killzone games on the list, it's amazing how even something so simple and innocent as a game list can be turned into misinformed vitriol here lol )

jznrpg3d ago

Glad to see Resonance of Fate. Enslaved was pretty good too. I’m sure there are others nobody has listed but I’m too tired to try and think of anything