Sony gloats about PS3, but trouble remains

Sony released an "infographic" today to try to convince consumers that the PlayStation 3 is better than other game consoles and set-top boxes. But is this a reaction to trailing sales?

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seij5554485d ago

Useless article, The ps3 has always been the better multimedia device. This has nothing to do with sales slowing down a bit just before the holidays.

SnuggleBandit4485d ago ShowReplies(12)
Strange_Evil4485d ago (Edited 4485d ago )

It's from CNET, so it's obviously meant to downplay Sony, but I don't see how they could deny the graphics posted by Sony... The PS3 IS THE BEST MULTI-MEDIA device hands down beating the 360,Wii and Apple TV and any other media setting and you can't argue otherwise.

Just look at the facts.. The PS3 allows BLU-RAY (Huge + here). Unlike the 360, the PS3 virtually plays any format you throw at it (AND IT LETS YOU FRIGGIN FAST FORWARD SONGS UNLIKE THE CRAPPY 360 MEDIA PLAYER!!! Also it allows you to play .mkv files via media server which again is a huge + for me).. Unlike the 360, the PS3 allows you to store media in the HDD. I have a 250GB Slim (360) where nearly 200GB is wasted cause I can't store stuff in the HDD such a bummer.. Also the music and video interface is a hell lot more user friendly than the 360s or Wiis (love the frame selection in video when you press the Square button on the PS3)..

Truth to be told, the only competitor in that list seems to be the 360, but still PS3 beats it into the dust with free online, Blu-Ray and the above things..


RememberThe3574485d ago

Look at the comment section. It's easy to see why they wrote this article; they're readers love it.

ElementX4485d ago

See my comment above: 1.1.6

CNet isn't dissing PS3, they gave PS3 4/5 stars, both the fat and slim version. Read the reviews linked in my comment above.

Strange_Evil4485d ago (Edited 4485d ago )

^^^ Ya and right after that 4/5 review they come out with this sh!t... "Buy a laptop instead of PS3"

Or... "PS3 the great unwanted console"...

Or.. "Sony PS3's value argument doesn't hold up..."

I mean how much fukin retard could Cnet get huh? A Blu-Ray laptop costs like 3-4 times the PS3 price and don't even get me started at how illogical that comparison is. Never saw them comparing the 360 slim to a Toaster or DVD player when it launched did we??

And face it ELEMENTX, what does this Graphic comparison done by Sony has anything to do with the PS3 sales huh... Just cause Cnet wants to point out on the low NPD sales last month, they just pick a random Sony act, twist it around to accommodate their bashing and voila...

I have read nearly all of Cnets review and stuff and these guys are the biggest c0ck suckers around... Their c0ck sucking goes in this order.. Apple>M$>......>Sony.

EDIT: Below... Ya and nothing like this when the 360 slim launches... Why the FUD only when it's anything related to the PS3? CNET=FAIL... I have read enough crap from them in the past to judge what a bunch of clowns run the gaming article department. Throw advertisement money and these guys will sell their mothers..

ElementX4485d ago


Here's a quote from the article you linked, enjoy!

"If, like us, you've become addicted to the high-definition joy of Blu-ray movies, but your gaming tastes run more toward World of Warcraft, Sims 3, or even Plants vs. Zombies, we suggest taking a look at one of these Blu-ray equipped laptops, such as the Sony Vaio NW160J, detailed below"

They are talking about blu-ray and PC gaming! They even link to A SONY LAPTOP! Your comment = FAIL!

Exquisik4485d ago


CNET also gave the original 360 4/5 despite RROD and having less features than the PS3. So tell me how is it possible that the 360 gets the same score as the PS3 when the PS3 has more features and better built (I know because I fix RROD and YLOD)?

You may call PS3 fans delusional for thinking that there's a conspiracy going on against the PS3, but I think the 360 fans are blind and ignorant for ignoring it.

DasTier4485d ago

Because when it came out it was overpriced and the games weren't any good...

Wh15ky4485d ago


"Overpriced" ?

It was expensive but it wasn't overpriced. It was selling for approximately 75% of it's manufacturing costs, that's not overpriced if anything it was underpriced.

tacosRcool4484d ago

The PS3 is the best all rounder with all the capabilities it offers including a built in web browser (even tho it sucks) and a built in blu ray player. A win for those who wants a useful machine that doesn't only play games

RealtorMDandDC4484d ago

I totally agree....people fail to realize. The PS3 is a damn good media player. Especially with the ability to save ur HD movies to ur HDD. That has to be one of my fav features.. I currently have about 15 movies on my HDD. The ability to change your icon is pretty neat also.

Plus is I believe it's the best blu-ray player money can buy....

RedDragan4484d ago


I love this comment:


No, the 360 controller puts the stick ergonomically where it belongs. That means through actual science/engineering they placed the stick where your hand NATURALLY goes... no bending. It's not so much my opinion.. ok.. it is partially, but it's also the majority opinion. Take 5 minutes and do some research.


So... I have to ask, since when was the thumb on our left hand in a different place in regards to the right? Because one of the sticks is high up, the other is in the more tradition position.

I suppose this commenter has a mother who is his brother and is also his sister.... if you folks know what I mean?

(If not, the 12 fingers and 11 toes thing from the South!!!)

morganfell4484d ago


Apparently you understand little about value. Look at my 60GB PS3 when it came out. $599. The cost of play for the PS3 after launch to play online till this date? $0. I bought my 360 when it came out at launch. Cost? $399. Cost after launch to play on line? Already more than $600. Add to that all the batteries I have had to purchase.

I have gone through 5 rechargeable batters as well because they do not work. Proprietary charge cable or a Microsoft "You gotta buy it from us" special? The special. PS3 charge cable? Included and industry standard.

Cost of larger HDD for my 360 when I purchased it? $179. PS3 HDD? Any laptop SATA II drive. Twice the drive for half the price.

A laundry list of cost can be created ujean that easily shows anyone that is the slightest forward thinking realized that they may pay an initial higher cost up front for the PS3 but the long term savings are evident. There is something to be said for the individuals that do not try to get off cheap at the start line.

And we haven't even discussed that huge failure of a doorstop known as the external HDDVD player the 360 used. The five 360s I have been through or the games I lost because the DRM tool that took two years to deliver didn't fix all the downloads nor the lost Live time for which MS failed to comp.

I love having the PS3s in my house with my same account on all of them. I can game downstairs, go upstairs, fire up a different PS3 and play the same game WITHOUT ACCOUNT MIGRATION. After all, time is money. Downloads? No problem, just apply them to that console as no cost.

This Cnet article is just utterly ridiculous but what should we expect by now. "TEH PS3 id DOOMED" is a Christmas tradition, as sillier now than when it first was printed.

Dee_914484d ago

Well they made a simplistic dumbed down infograph for simplistic dumbed down americans lol

obviously the fanboys will pull the " but NPD says ps3 in thrdz place " hey there fanboys
NPD is North America Only just a headz up

He actually quoted Patcher ... that helped his opinion alot

but I dont care whats selling more TBH
because anyone with a brain knows sales doesent = quality ... not that im saying Xbox is bad . because if it was as bad as fanboys make it seem they wouldnt be selling as much .. but then again people dont know what ps3 offers over Xbox .. hell some people still think its $600 lol

so in a Way I agree with the article minus all the fanboy crap
Sony made the infograph because of the sells and to let people know what they r missing out on .. because think about it . If every one knew what the ps3 offered it would be selling waay more ...

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KiLLUMiNATi_894485d ago (Edited 4485d ago )

It only does everything which is true. It's scary because it's still in 3rd place.

RememberThe3574485d ago

The sales are so close between the consoles it really doesn't matter.

Also, bubbles for the name.

ChristianGamer4485d ago

Imagine if you will, your reaction if this was an xbox article and microsoft were gloating. What would your reactions be...? Be honest

RememberThe3574485d ago

It would be like the cnet comment section but in reverse.

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Trroy4484d ago (Edited 4484d ago )

Wouldn't it make more sense for the manufacturer of the console that actually IS clearly the best home entertainment product to be gloating?

If MS was gloating, the response would be different, sure... because the 360 is not the most complete entertainment package. XGC in NO way beats Blu-Ray, free online gameplay, plus all the other things Sony offers with the PS3. Anyone who believes otherwise is... well, smoking something pretty unsafe.

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xxBiG_BoSSxx4484d ago

I'm reposting my comment because as i wrote it the comment i was replying to was shrunk due to trolling.

I don't like or agree with a lot of the "fanboy" arguments that take place here, and I try to stay out of them. But this article is garbage. ADVERTISING IS NOT GLOATING. To imply such is unprofessional and just stupid. It says at the bottom of the article that the author, Don Reisinger, "is not an employee of CNET."

I don't know for a fact that this guy actually has a bias against sony/ps3. I don't care really. But this article clearly has a bias and is intended to cause the type of reactions i'm reading.

If you own a ps3 and see crap articles like this and feel the need to defend the beloved black behemoth, do not. The ps3 is awesome. its needs no defense.

kindi_boy4484d ago

OMG the most useless article I've read in my life, I keep reading and reading and never get what this guy is trying to get at. Journalism at its worst.

PHOSADRA4484d ago

No it isn't...

Sony has already done similar in the past..
Just check out this website:

They are just improving the comparisons...


though CNET IS NOT owned by ms, for whatever reason theyve always downed the ps3 hardcore.
sort of funny article to read.

"sony advertises features PS3 has over competitors. sign of trouble? CNET THINKS SOOOOOO :)"

FinalSpartan4484d ago (Edited 4484d ago )

Hmm PS3 is a better multimedia system

but Xbox 360 dominates PSN with Xbox Live why not include all the features PSN and Xbox Live has

where PS3 will have less features in this case. Both sides win in what they good at.

Xbox 360 - Xbox Live
PS3 - Multi Media System

XabiTheHumble4484d ago

@Swordf1sh WTF did I just read?

MNicholas4484d ago (Edited 4484d ago )

The author's decision to use the word "gloat" to describe a standard chart of the sort used by nearly every software and hardware company reveals the author's agenda.

RedDevils4484d ago

another one of those stupid article

Death4484d ago

Morgan, the pay to play online complaint is tired at best. Sure, we all would prefer free, but if the service makes people happy, then isn't that the point? It's like arguing that the PS3 is more expensive because you have to buy Blu-ray movies. It's what the device is intended for. All of us idiots that pay to play on Live do it because we enjoy the gaming aspect. Live is a service, not a fee which is where people like to confuse it. The attach rate has always been higher for the 360 also. Does this mean the 360 is worse since people have to pay more for the additional games?

This article is about Sony's new infograph which points out the superior aspects of their machine. They didn't do this as a free service to inform people on the fence, they did it to try and sell more PS3's. I'm not sure why people are getting defensive over this. The Kevin Butler ads are also done to push more hardware and games. That's what marketing does.

The PS3 has been in third place since it launched in North America. Unless you play sales, why does this matter? If you are after bragging rights, buy a Wii. Just don't tell us the PS3 is best because it is in last place. Everything Sony does is to push sales. That's not a bad thing.


Dee_914483d ago

i agree with u for the mostt
but u cant just say ignore paying for online
its not a complaint.. especially when most xboxxers complain the ps3 is more expensive
its not a complaint

really paying for online played a huge role in my investment

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Godmars2904485d ago

Guess Sony's getting too big for its britches as far as Cnet is concerned. Nevermind that its the truth.

Think that has me wondering though, is list like Roku, Boxee and Apple TV. Sure it does what they do, but much of it isn't through direct official support.

Hope they're gearing up for a GoogleTV announcement.

Newtype4485d ago

That would seal the deal on, "It Only Does Everything" if so.

GaMr-4485d ago

... relevance? Because he plugged it some flamebait in there "trailing sales" which actually has nothing to do with console sales because PS3 console has been selling very well. I heard the 360's one year lead is down to a few measle hundred thousand units. (Confirm, Deny) someone.

Sheikh Yerbouti4484d ago

When I read this article I was thinking the song "I'm turning Japanese" because it seems the Japanese are the ones who are clearly siding with the better system this gen. Of course that probably has to do with nationalism. Europe is not far behind. America, eh...let them have the XBox, also the nationalism again.

It is like these articles assume Kinect is the future of gaming. It has a bright future, but those who are using it for mods will get the best use out of it. Move is a peripheral. Wii selling 65 million Wiimotes is telling. We're arguing over how many fricking controllers. IRRELEVANT to how the system is doing.

Nice taste in assatar. Bubble for the bubble.

mindedone4484d ago

Your name is awesome and makes me laugh every time I see it. That is all.

alphakennybody4485d ago

cnet,the same people who told us to buy a laptop instead of a ps3 a few minutes after it(ps3 slim) was announced.

PirateThom4485d ago

Ha, yes, I remember that.

What a wholly irrelevent site CNET is. I hadn't heard much from them since that.

Ame_No_Shiryuu4485d ago (Edited 4485d ago )

How the F*CK a laptop related to PS3..?!?, ROFL...!!!!!!
LOL..., at the M$ magical works..!!, soooooo...dirty..!!, YUCKS..!!!