Sony's beast of a console is slowly picking up pace.
Think it wold have been a great help to everyone if the current console gen had happened 1-2 years later than it did.
The only thing that was 'slow' about it, was developer focus, especially from third-party/multiplatform devs. When it came to games: Resistance:FoM(2006) F1:Championship Edition(2006) MotorStorm(2006) Heavenly Sword(2007) Ratceht & Clank(2007) Uncharted(2007) + multiplats It wasn't too bad for it's first year. Although it did start to improve even more by 2008 and so on.
slow and steady win the race
yeah but.. ps3 isn't slow & steady. it can crunch numbers fast dude.. if you didn't know. It can solve a rubik's cube in like... I don't even know, but it'll solve it 10000000x faster than you could. :P Observe: http://www.youtube.com/watc... INSANE power & speed!
Why? Not every console had a bad launch.
Yeah, unlike the 360. That one not only launched without a hitch but had tons of games well worth the move into HD at $10 more. Though if you can actually think of any not scratched to hell in the disc tray of one of the overheating machines before it red ringed please let me know...
Hover your pointer over PlayerX's avatar. "N4G is filled with illiterate, foaming at the mouth PS3 fanboys." Dude, I read your comment history, you are such a fucking hypocrite. Or should I say an illiterate, foaming at the mouth Wii fanboy.
Was this article written back in 2008? The Playstation 3 already has earned the accolade of the 3rd fastest selling console of all time, if I am not mistaken. That is pretty damn impressive when you consider the fact that it launched at $700, a figure that pretty much stereotyped it as the next Neo-Geo by all the short-sighted critics.
Thank you for pointing this out. So many peoole seem to forget this.
I bought the PS3 early on because I knew it was going to be a great system just like the PS1 and PS2.
...And you were right!!!
fcuking right, anyone with half a brain would have realised that sony had massive studio support, and thats just 1st party im talking about, whoever thought that sony would fail was delusinal.
A decent read. The PS3 is without a doubt the slowest burning console ever released. It`s funny though, I`m still seeing people preaching PS3 failure. Comparing it to the PS2, and somehow coming to the conclusion that is has failed, saying outlandish things like "Oh no, Sony has lost market share, what a failure!" I hate to be a Pachter, but the PS3 is going to outlast its current competition, and even has potential to be the longest lasting home console ever. The 360 after 5 years is at $200. The Wii after 4 years is under $200, and the PS3 after 4 years is still at $300, the launch price of the PS2, and yet STILL manages to trump the competition in sales in many instances. As for the games, do we even need to go there? With Sony having the strongest first party support by far, and constantly increasing 3rd party support thanks to PS3`s constant growth and room for improvement, PS3 is without a doubt going to outlast the competition, bet on it. I`m glad PS3`s success is slow burning, let the haters hate now, let them eat crow later.
I still don't get that. I mean the market share thing. Sony had 70% market share last gen because. The PS2 accounted for 70% of the market after 7 years on the market with the sweet price point of $199 and then $129 later on. What i don't get is how people expected Sony to retain that market share with the PS3 that is still only 4 years old with double the launch price of the PS2 and now only reach PS2 launch price in its 4th year. Add the fact that it came out late and Nintendo changed the rules this gen. It really donsent make sense to me why people expected Sony to be in a dominateing position when this gen is only half way through. For Sony at least. I think it would be smart for people to wait until this gen twilight to really asses who is the dominate player this gen.
Well said NateCole...people seem to forget that the PS3 will be here at least 10 years...heck the PS2 is still here...
Oh man that was a great comment change in the wind. Agree 100% @ natecole Agreed but people want to hate. They love to hate so what can you do? Rational thinking goes out the window when you WANT to hate.
the only thing I can see in the shops is that the 360 is pushed back in space and visuability. Wii/DS and PS3/PSP/PS2 take the biggest chunck of selling space. PC and 360 get to divide the rest... I wonder how kinect-games and multiplats are going to change this. (EU)
i kind of ejoyed watching the progression of the ps3. the ps3 i own now is almost nothing like the ps3 i bought almost four years ago.
"The same cannot be said for Microsoft and its intentions for Kinect, with the Xbox brand seemingly deserting the (albeit relatively small) dedicated install base." Where was this written? Japan?!
Can you say otherwise that MS is not deserting its core base with only 2 worthwhile exclusives?
I wouldn't count Forza 4 as a worthwhile exclusive. The PS3 has GT5 if your into driving simulators, so who is going to buy a 360 for Forza 4? Gears 3 is the only 360 exclusive that appeals to me but Resistance 3 and Killzone 3 both interest me alot more.
So by having only one real non-kinect based exclusive next year Microsoft AREN'T deserting their core gamers?
It was written on Earth. The 360 install base around the world. What, you think it's huge or something?
Why I asked the question, is not because he is of the opinion that M$ abandom the base, but that he refers to dedicated install base for 360 is "relatively small". That is why I referenced japan. I though that would be obvious. But to what everyone seems to think I was refering to: No I do not believe M$ is abandoning the core base because they have Kinect. Did you guy question Sony on this same issue when they were wasting develoment money on Eyetoy games? ......... I rest my case.
to be fair, sony didn't spend 500 million to advertise and what not (not saying that's a bad thing) they were bulding a great team of first and second party developers. i understand your original point though, there are a couple stupid points in this article.
"Did you guy question Sony on this same issue when they were wasting develoment money on Eyetoy games? ......... I rest my case." Did it sacrifice the amount of exclusive PS2 titles to be released around the same time? If I can recall, two massive exclusive titles came out during the same time frame (MGS3 and GT4 to name a few) as the EyeToy, despite it being somewhat of a success. ..... I rest my case.
1) B.G and Dweezy have already pointed out your flaw. 2) I don't like it when people keep bringing up a previous generation in defence of the current one. Even if that DID happen in the past, it is not happening now. Therefore trying to argue with an outdated principle is just weird.
So dweezy thinks that ps2 having 2 exclusives when eyetoy launched and 360 having 2 exclusives is somehow different. Who's your dealer I want some
ask this to XBOX 1 owners.
Sony doesn't spend billions on advertising and gimmicks. They put their money into games. You know, the reason we purchase gaming consoles. This is why 2011 is shaping up the way it is. Sony so many exclusives it's hard to even know where to begin. MS has 2 that we know of and all of which we have played before. 1 from the last generation carried over. Both of which that wont be released until the end of 2011. I rest my case.
No Bigpappy it was written in the land of reality. I said it before and I will again. This feels an awful lot like deja vu with MS from last gen.
like last gen. Seeing as 360 sold 50 million in 5 years vs 25 million in 4 years. Far more 3rd party support on major games. Already on the market 1 year longer. Has more success selling games. Has more than 1 high selling IP. Is profitable compared to the constant total loss on xbox1. Yea I see deja vu too... Me owning you in a debate. Brutal blocked me after a pm he sent me lol not like I can't find you in articles HAHA
I blocked you because you were arguing semantics because you knew you didn't have a leg to stand on and I don't waste my time with ignorant children. Your reply here and the mere fact you are following me around proves that very point. You can follow me around till your head spins but like PM, N4G also has a way to ignore kids under articles. +1 to your ignore list CIAO Kid
i'm nearly 30 so i'm far from a kid. second you could't even defends yourself from my recent post. You are a troll.
11 million halo3 fans is a small dedicated base lol.6 million gears fans not enough.3.5 million fables nothing. forza and gears more than enough. Still talking about fanbase then mentions new buyers?! Say what. how coulds a soon to be buyer be a core base in the 1st place.
It's been a rough ride but it was worth it. The PS3 has become a powerful machine with an awesome line up.Just imagine what would have happened if Sony listened to all the haters, doomsayers and all those who were against them.I am so glad i invested in a PS3. It was totally worth it and I don't regret a thing. Sony to the end.
You DIDN'T invest in a PS3. You bought one. It's not an investment instrument expected to increase in value. It's a consumer consumer electronics product that sells for less than it did when it launched. And the PS3 is NOT a powerful machine anymore. It is now an OLD machine with old tech. So is the 360, and even more so, the Wii.
Every time you buy an exclusive game or even console it is basically an investment into that company. You don't have to buy stock to invest into something ancillary wise.
Really?. Isn't it the 3rd fastest selling console?. Not bad considering the launch price, the competition and the negativity from a lot of people.
Negativity from the media too.
The most expensive console this generation....u gotta give it to sony....the hustled and gave us wat truly mattered....the games
Agreed, this console generation has seen some amazing games. And my personal favorites all seem to be Sony exclusives. With the likes of Uncharted 1 & 2, soon to be 3, MGS4, GoW3, Little Big Planet 1 and soon to be 2, both ratchet and clank games, Infamous 1 and soon to be 2, Demons Souls and many more. Now dont get me wrong here, there have been some amazing multiplatform games also to release, as well as great games on the competition (yes that includes Wii) Im merely saying that my personal most memorable times have been on PS3.
Mgs4 is a preachy piece of crap. Uncharted 1 and 2 are well overrated, great graphics, snore fest story
you sound butthurt
Terror obviously never played UC 1 or 2, as they had awesome stories and pacing to put other games to shame.
Actually I played both many times. What pacing? Jump to here. Run to there. Then shoot ten guys, rinse repeat. With a tiny story here and there which consisted of chase that person here or there, major point which tells you where to go next then once again rinse and repeat. There's no butthurt it's just not as good as people make it out to be. But IMO uc1 had better story
Well, TerrorCell, good job on at least being honest about how you feel about the games. Personally I think that the storylines in Uncharted are really well developed. The gameplay can get repetitive at times, but Naughty Dog did try to improve upon the formula in Uncharted 2. A great example is the shootout on the train. That was more than just hide and shoot, and I found it exhilarating. I somewhat agree with you on MGS4. While it was a good enough game, I think that it was also a bit over-produced.
Lol, well to each his own, the only problem i have with his disagreement is that he is, as he says about MGS4, preaching like his word is law. I put those down as MY personal favorites. Oh well man, i dont know what the point of crapping on games is, but you do what makes you happy i guess. :D
Now have the strongest and best Catalogue of the Generation, then in 2011, only AAA Games to be released every month. No one can't stop this, not even the Piracy.
Not really. 360 has more quality games and Wii quality has more exclusives. According to Metacritic 360 has over 100 more game rated 70 and higher and the Wii has over double the amount of exclusives rated 70 or higher. Not hating on PS3, but it doesn't win in either
so...you left out how many PS3 exclusives rated 70 and up. What was that number again? Oh wait you are just taking all games into account, why not try counting exclusives? You seem to be counting them so why not just post the actual numbers? EDIT: Ohhh wait, I thought I remembered you http://n4g.com/news/670562/... Your count was off then, and it is now. You are undercutting PS3 by a large number and inflating others. And fancy that you changed your strategy since the last time I burned ya. Now its ALL titles rather than exclusives. Great work champ.
@PlayerX You are such a fanboy. Excuses? So according to your foaming at the mouth gamerankings lists PS3 has more AAA games than the x360 even without LBP2 included. PS3 has lots more franchises on AAA status too (5 vs 3). Even Wii has less than PS3. Thank you. Thank you for pointing out the diversity and quality of the PS3 exclusives. That could be considered a self ownage by you. Quality was measured by the "below 90 is not AAA" by the x360 fanboys just a couple of odd years ago. Why the change of heart? LOL! @Forrome below Wait 10 years until the PS3 runs out of steam and then we'll see who is neck and neck. You are sprinting while Sony has been running a marathon 3 gens straight. That's.....odd.
" ''The Slow Progression of the PlayStation 3'' Now have the strongest and best Catalogue of the Generation, then in 2011, only AAA Games to be released every month. No one can't stop this, not even the Piracy." Yuh, and no one can "stop" the 360 or the Wii either. No one is trying to. Time has moved on, and this hardware generation is OLD and tired now. Both HD consoles are considered weak and gimped compared to a modern gaming PC. Nintendo, Sony, and MS's consoles are ALL successful and established and have a solid grasp on their piece of the market. None of these consoles will fail or just "go away" at this point. NO ONE. Stop trying to recapture the "who will be the next Dreamcast" BS-drama of 2006. It is a stupid and clueless way to view the video game market at this point. And obviously you are another dude who doesn't really understand what "AAA game means". Any large budget game is AAA whether it does well or not and some low budget indy games outsell some AAA games. AAA is a marketing/production budget category for publishers to use. it has very little to do with quality and producing an AA game is not an award or achievement. It's not even an informal quality standard as some AAA games just suck despite all the money and time spent on them. This is a pretty inept and lame-ass attempt at hyping PS3.
10M a year is slow now? Only thing slow around here is the news.
oh god dont make excuses because you have blind loyalty to one system or another as if it pays your bills, sometimes companies screw up even the one your loyal to for no reason SONY had a horrible launch, price and market campaign in a million years no one thought a lamer like microsoft could even get close to competing, now, they are neck and neck go figure Really? Your going to be super excited that on the 6-7th year your system finally catches up? Lame Same goes for blind loyal Xbox fans who act as if their company didnt make shotty hardware I swear the blind loaylty you people have is child like and the $hit in this room is getting deep, where are my boots
No blind is a hardcore gamer that sees ms focusing %99 of their attention to the casual audience & still cheering them on because of the great success of a casual add on sales wise because there aint nuttin much to be cheerful for, for the core gamer besides gears 3.
You sound biased - you are void.
It started heating up in 2009. Since then it's been on fire.
I'd say 08.
id say 07 but then again the other lot said there was no games, llliiiieeeeeeeeessssssss @ hozi89, lol yeah
Anyone ever realized how much time we waste talking trash to each other over video games and consoles?
Reminds me of aesops fables. The tortoise and the Hare. Looks like the Hare is going to take a breather in 2011 from the way things are going
It definitely had a bad start, but now that developers are discovering its potential I really wouldn't call it slow progression. PS3 is definitely the most future proof console this gen, it's been 4 years and developers like ND are still managing to make massive improvements on games like Uncharted 2 which most people said pushed the PS3 to its limits. Glad I have a PS3 in 2011, so many awesome exclusives
It's not "future proof". It's already old.It might go on for a while yet but there is nothing advanced or exotic about it anymore. This IS the future from the point of view of this console generation. And the generation is winding down! The only real question is how much time does this generation have left.
That list of Wii masterpieces should never have been posted... The list is long.That is all.
The slim looked so crap compared to the good ol' 60gb