The Slow Progression of the PlayStation 3

Sony's beast of a console is slowly picking up pace.

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Godmars2902836d ago

Think it wold have been a great help to everyone if the current console gen had happened 1-2 years later than it did.

ExplosionSauce2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

The only thing that was 'slow' about it, was developer focus, especially from third-party/multiplatform devs.

When it came to games:
F1:Championship Edition(2006)
Heavenly Sword(2007)
Ratceht & Clank(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.

rrw2836d ago

slow and steady win the race

MGRogue20172836d ago (Edited 2836d ago )

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


INSANE power & speed!

PlayerX2836d ago (Edited 2836d ago )

Why? Not every console had a bad launch.

Godmars2902836d ago (Edited 2836d ago )

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...

Parapraxis2836d ago (Edited 2836d ago )

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.

ScentlessApprentice72836d ago (Edited 2836d ago )

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.

Clarence2836d ago

Thank you for pointing this out. So many peoole seem to forget this.

TheLastGuardian2836d ago

I bought the PS3 early on because I knew it was going to be a great system just like the PS1 and PS2.

IRetrouk2836d ago (Edited 2836d ago )

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.

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A change in the wind2836d ago

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.

NateCole2836d ago

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.

SpitFireAce852836d ago

Well said NateCole...people seem to forget that
the PS3 will be here at least 10 years...heck
the PS2 is still here...

insomnium22836d ago (Edited 2836d ago )

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.

Moentjers2835d ago

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.


thebudgetgamer2836d ago

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.

Bigpappy2836d ago (Edited 2836d 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?!

Obama2836d ago

Can you say otherwise that MS is not deserting its core base with only 2 worthwhile exclusives?

TheLastGuardian2836d ago (Edited 2836d ago )

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.

awesomeperson2836d ago

So by having only one real non-kinect based exclusive next year Microsoft AREN'T deserting their core gamers?

Tony-A2836d ago

It was written on Earth. The 360 install base around the world. What, you think it's huge or something?

Bigpappy2836d ago

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.

thebudgetgamer2836d ago (Edited 2836d ago )

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.

Tony-A2836d ago

"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.

awesomeperson2836d ago

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.

TerrorCell2836d ago

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

Moentjers2835d ago

ask this to XBOX 1 owners.

Boody-Bandit2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

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.

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Boody-Bandit2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

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.

jetlian2835d ago

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

Boody-Bandit2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

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


jetlian2834d ago

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.

jetlian2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

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.

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blackburn52836d ago

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.

palaeomerus2835d ago

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.

Haro2835d ago

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.

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