Sony's PlayStation 3 unit is struggling. Nintendo's Wii console, and the Microsoft Xbox 360, are stealing the glory from the once-dominant brand in video game hardware. But Sony thinks it has a solution -- a blue one, in fact.
ps3 overtakes competition to become the no1 selling gaming product. we all know that it is just a matter of time before PS3 knocks out a dead blow at much inferior competitors @nasty BOT below MGS3 sold 1.4 million copies in USA only. It sold 4 million in JAPAN and EU and NA. http://vgchartz.com/worldto... Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Konami 0.86 1.42 1.68 3.96 halo 3 will sell million only in NA. In japan it wouldnt even sell 100k copiues. In EU it is also irrelevant. Ofcourse you garbage box 360 owners would have to dream of getting a ps3 next year cuz after 2007 x360 wont remain in the shelves of EU and NA as well PS3 has sold 5.5 m units till date. x360 couldnt even sell 10m worldwide.....ps3 is shy by just 4.5m units. BTW 40% of x360s purchased in EU and JAPAN were traded in for either wii or ps3. so expect x360s to be around 7/8 million at the moment x360 is dead in both JAPAN and EU Only garbage BOTS would purchase a cartoon FPS like Halo3. we have ultrarealistic UT3 coming up this year and HAZE too. Halo 3 reviews ????????????? from IGN ,GAMESPOT and 1up ---owned by CNET and nasty BOTS like you. Halo 3 reviews have killed halo 3/x360 in EU and JAPAN. NA would be gone from 2008 :) I am not using VGCHARTS for HARDWARE sales. I am using VGCHARTS for software sales figures released by KONAMI on MGS3 a year ago. X360 is non existent in all parts of EU except UK and France. BTW ur gaylo moved 0 units ar AU launch . by 2008, X360 wont remain on the shelves anywhere in the world. ps3 has sold 5.5 m units. x360 has sold 10 m but 40% of x360s purchased in EU and JAPAN were traded in with either ps3 /wii. Almost 60% of MS SHIPMENT 11.6m units were exchanged after RROD HAlo 2 sold 8 million copies Halo 1 sold 7 million copies BUT FF7 sold 10 million copies GTA 3 sold 11 million copies GTA sold 10.5 million copies GTA 2 sold 8.5 million copies http://www.gunslot.com/blog... all those games sold more than HAlo 1/HAlo 2 HALO 3 will only sell in NA. No one is interested to buy a cartoon game excepts midless BOTS x360 version of GTA???????? lol by that time x360 would be dead in EU and JAPAN (fully dead) ps3 version would sell millions in EU plus dont forget 2008 sees the launches of THE GOD OF ALL FPS -KZ2 GOD OF ALL RPGS--- FF13 GOD OF ALL GAMES ---MGS4 This is next gen gaming. FF13 ---the biggest game of this gen which would redefine Graphics and gaming would be unleashed in 2008 garbage box 360 would be plunged into OBLIVION abd Wii will be lost in the annals of history You have nothing after Halo 3...fable 2 ,Mass effect ---lol at those cartoony games. GTA 4 would be released on ps3 as well. The extra DLC makes no difference as most ps2 owners would be switching to ps3 when GTA4 is released. A ps2 and ps1 owner would never buy a low powered garbage box 360 with no games Console war comes to an end in 2008 . 2007 would be a showcase :)
You are using VGChartz, so if you are using that as a basis, than the Playstation 3 has sold 4.64M and the Xbox 360 has sold 11.10M units. That means you have 6.46 million Playstation 3's to sell before you catch up to Xbox 360 (todays figures). Metal Gear Solid 2 Sold 5.56 World wide. If everyone that bought Metal Gear 2 bought Metal Gear 4, you still don't have enough users to beat todays Xbox 360 sales. Halo 2 Sold 8.28 World wide. Xbox 360 will have the better version of Grand Theft Auto 4 due to the extra content. I'm not sure why you would use that. It funny, Nintendo FanBoys use 1st party games as a battle cry as do Xbox 360 owners. But Playstation 3 Fanboys use 3rd party games as a battle cry. You have no basis for saying that European users traded in their Xbox 360 for Playstation 3's. Software figures would disagree with you. But hold on to your dreams and never give up. Its good to dream, so dream on.
Awww nasim, you came out from under your rock or whatever pathetic hole you buried your head into the past few days. We were starting to speculate if you threw yourself off a cliff from the great Halo 3 reviews. Nice to see you decided not to jump. Not...
I've watched dvd's in 720p but compared to Bluray it's simply no match, and recently I bought dolby true hd amp Onkyo TX605 and the sound has to be heard to believed via Hdmi 1.3a weather your watching movie or playing Bluray games it does add to the atmosphere, and i'll be upgrading my tv to Sony Bravia kdl 40w3000, it does 1080p/24 and has a built in HD tuner, probably in spring when the price comes down hopefully.
Why do you have one bubble? Oh that's right. I like the PS3 and I can't even stand to read that whole crap shoot you call a comment. Learn proper english so you can get your message across better, or learn to type that english you know.
Im sure there's nothing I could say to you that would make you come st your senses. Most people just wish death upon you, I don't wish that on anyone. So I'll just wish that your computer breaks down for a week and we can have some peace from your crap that you call a comment. Regarding this article, I am hopeful for the PS3. While I don't necessarilly like the PS3, it would be terrible to give MS a monopoly over the videogame industry. Competition is what provides us the good games, so we all benefit. Here's to hoping the PS3's lineup next year will be kickass.
As of the moment, My TV only does 720p. Therefore, upscaled DVDs are good enough for me. I'm not ready to pluck down $2000 for a 1080p television. Nor am I ready to replace my DVD collection with $30 Blu-Ray/HD DVDs. As a Playstation 3 owner, I don't see myself ever buying a Blu-Ray.
Blu Rays look excellent on 1080i/720p TV's as well.
At BestBuy, I've seen them in 1080p and I can tell a difference but I can't tell a difference between an upscaled DVD and a Blu-Ray on a 720p LCD. Silly me.
If you can't see the difference, I feel bad for you. Upconverted 480p is nice, but HD 720p blows it out of the water.
Now your talking just movies, But blu-ray is for both movies and games. hd-dvd add on 360 is just movies not games. So ps3 will come on top in the end.
really i'm not trying to offend you but the problem might be your lcd.. my friend got a cheap 1080p lcd and i'm not bragging but my samsung PLASMA looks incredibly better than his.. plasmas have a certain sharpness that lcds lack.. specially the cheap ones look terrible.. you should at least to upgrade to a plasma.. they're under 1 G now a days
I don't speak for everyone, just for myself. I have a Samsung LCD, and It's a pretty good brand. I do intend on buying a 1080p Television in the future and that may change my opinion. I still can't see buying a Blu_Ray at $30 each. Maybe in the future, we'll see them at a lower price and I may consider them. As of now, long live DVDs.
While it is true that HD Players will "Upconvert" standard DVD's... I would have to disagree that there is no difference in the Upconverted pix and the actual HD Version. I have two 1080 HDTV's and an older one that only goes to 720 and I can tell a difference on both resolutions between the upconversion and the real HD disc. While the Upconversion is very good compared to regular DVD players... it pales compared to the actual HD disc. My partner can't tell the difference between the two either...so if you can't tell the diff...more power to you for sticking with DVD's...but for those of us who can... I would never buy a regular DVD again...haven't bought one in over a year... but I don't think the DVD will be phased out... HD is not an affordable option for everyone.
Get your eyes checked dude, really
DLP (def) Digital Light Projection. Made by Texas Instruments. I have a 1080p Tv and it whuped my last Set with was a bravia(720p only, LCD) Try DLP TV's. Not only do they have brighter pictures, but have smoother images and shading. The only Negative is that the Bulb can have a life time of 2 -5 years (depended on use) and cost around $80 and up to replace. But If you got the money..why not? Don't take my word for it. Take a look. It's in a book. Reading Rainbow. -------I mean Cnet and Wikipedia. :)
PS3 struggling? who thinks up the titles of these threads, Microsoft?
Some of the problem is that people still aren't informed on High Defintion video. Studies have showed this. I mean it wouldn't hurt if people knew that PS3 comes with High Defintion video playback already included while it's competitors don't. If you have a High Defition TV, this is a asset. Why would you want to keep watching standard DVD if you have a high defintion TV? People just aren't aware.
who writes this bs. come on grow up.
If you have a HDTV why are you not interested in HD video? You bought it because you want better quality. I don't think people are making the choice that standard DVD is better, I think they just don't know.
I think they mostly want size (screen), reduced size (footprint[mount it on your wall]), and having it look pretty at the store is some incentive. But for most there's not much incentive to buy a hd mediaplayer for it. They already have an SD one and it still looks pretty (to them). Most people never even cared whether their dvd player had progressive scan. That's what you're dealing with... In short they're just not interested. Especially not for $500 in an unsure format war. $200 prices for christmas might change that.
I don't think its that. Sure HD looks better, but at its current price its just not worth it. That and most HD is only worth it on 32in + and, from what I've seen anyways, most people don't but above 32 inch.
I just read an article where Kaz Harai said " PS3 is a gaming machine, period." Then I read this. Bluray is one of the big reasons the PS3 is not selling well. It contributed to the PS3's high price tag. It's delay for almost a year....etc. Not to mention, HDTV's are not mainstream. This feature will only benefit about 20% of the population. And an even smaller margin of people that bought the PS3. Not to mention if a large portion of PS3 buyers, buy it as a Bluray player. IE they will never buy games. This will lead to a horrible games attach rate. Which will equal dwindled 3rd party support. One good example of this is Capcom and Sega holding off on PS3 production until they analyze the PS3 sales. As well as EA not viewing the PS3 as a primary platform anymore.
Why Bloodmask? Do you like PS3 fans crapping all over 360 news? I didn´t think so, but when you come here pissing people off that´s what you´ll get!
PS3 is a gaming machine. Why is it so hard to understand that these are high defintion consoles? If it's a high defintion console, then they need High Defintion TV's. And therefore you would benefit greatly from High Defintion video playback. The problem is that not enough people are demanding High Defintion yet, they are playing their high defintion consoles on standard TV's. Nothing wrong with blu ray, but people aren't demanding it yet, and Sony's console seems to be made for the future. But for it to have a future it needs a present. And that's why Sony needs to drop the price right now since people aren't demanding any of the other PS3 features.
Is this not a social gaming network?? Am I only allowed to visit the PS3 section?? Not to mention this article is posted on the front page of N4G. Did my comment use swearing or caps?? Was it offensive?? Or did it contain an opinion that is based on logic and reason?? And not emotional attachment to a system. Tell me why my statement is wrong....besides the fact that you like the PS3.
why do ppl like you who obviously hate the ps3 read articles about the ps3 ? are you a part of ms viral marketing ? it seems so, the only thing you do is bashing.
"EA not viewing the PS3 as a primary platform anymore." Kind of like with Burnout Paradise?
funny thing......that was one of the selling points for me
I hate your icon
Whats BluRay? Is it a new flavor at Baskin Robbins?
go to amazon and read the PS3's excellent reviews. A lot are dual console owners and the truth hurts. One guy had four comments from 360 owners willing to trade for his PS3! It was from a couple days ago! The games are hot, and the movies are blockbuster. What could I buy on any console to substitute Uncharted, Ratchet, UT3, Singstar, Warhawk, GTPrologue and Heavenly Sword experience this Holiday? How come 14 of the 20: 2007 blockbusters exclusive to blu ray? Sony has some marketing to do, ya think?
the ps3 isn't that bad of a system, the only reason people are dissin is because it's so freakin exspensive
i am pretty well educated and i know a little of everything.. and yes the bluray it's a pretty new technology but it wasn't until around december of last year that i learned everything about HD, i had no idea of the big difference, and had no idea of HD DVD and bluray, i had no idea of upscaled dvd's and all the functions of the ps3 i didn't learn most of these things until i bought them.. now it's sounds even stupid that people have not heard about it, but the truth is that even me at 27y/o pc gamer had not heard of all this new technology.. sony really needs to step up and get some good adverstisement going on.. they should make commercials like the iphone one, showing all the stuff that the ps3 does.. i mean come one, the this is living commercials are completely crap.. i don't even know how the ps3 has sold so well without the adverstisement it should have.. so for them to show off the bluray should help.. even thou i didn't buy the ps3 for bluray, i bought it for the games.. it doesn't hurt to let people know there's a new awesome technology..
10 month old system that is all Its just that wii is doing so well, but it just seems like a last gen system. And Im quite sure it is not used a primary sytem.
Sony is gonna be so freaking rich im glad for them after all the media bias, Sony will prevail. Stop comparing the lastgen. cube with the PS3, the PS3 is almost triple the price of that overpriced POS.
For anyone to think ps3 is not struggling right now has to be on glue. Like you really think they planned on having this little sales .......... prob expected at the least double what is out right now........... In the end it prob will pass 360 and get closer to the Wii but it wont happen till its cheap enough for all those people that have ps2's to pony up the cash to buy one so we will have to wait a few years for that maybe another 1-2 years to see it thrive... Plus it may have blue ray but if you dont got the games to jusify the price then what ya gonna do???? It is a game console don't forget. It is a decent console and i'm sure it will sell eventually but for anyone who knows better and is not a fan boy its just not worth it right now. And btw if you have been reading there is new hardware that beats the crap outa blue ray using a normal dvd cd to make 50 gb on one side so looks like your format is just an overpriced and over glorified piece of hardware.
Sony needs to fix alot more than price people move on as they have always done.
And they're on to it, with better games on their way this fall, Duel shock 3, 5.5 mil consoles sold in 10 months, bluray doing well, firmware upgrades, more and more people buying HDTV's and another price drop on the way I'd say the PS3 is doing pretty well and will eventually overtake 360 and possibly the Wii.
most people are so stupit they have no idea what blue tooth is, and thats OLD technology, let alone blu-ray. most ppl have NO IDEA what a blu ray player is and do no know its in the ps3. kids begging their mom to buy them one may say "its also a blu ray player" but unlike the ps2 (when dvd was new) that point is mute (funny how the 360 still uses a dvd drive eh LOL) good news is the ps3 is not even a year old. it has sold more units then the lolbox did in the first year already, so just do the math. but, there are a TON of snotty tennies out there (lolbox target audience). while these kids will grow up to be low lifes (why else are you SOOO excited about DLC for GTA, GTA is a game about becoming a professional criminal!) the US sales alone will keep the lol box around for awhile.
With microsoft you had "the choice" to upgrade to a high definition player. Sega gave you a "choice" to upgrade their propietory format and it BOMBED and Sega went down as a company. Ironically this is when Pete Moore was there. XBOX will be going down because they have no identity on what kind of console it wants to be. If sony is forcing blu-ray like you Microboys and XBots are saying, Yall need to face REAL FACTS that Microsoft is trying to force Windows down your throats on a supposed GAMING Machine and that aint right. Down with Micro$oft
speaking of forcing things on people, how about expensive proprietary hardware upgrades. Sounds like fun paying out the arshe for a hard drive, huh x-kiddies.
Well since the ps3's gaming library is absolutely a joke and can't match the 360's AAA titles, I think it would be good idea to start to promote the ps3 as a cheap bluray player. But they better hurry up, Hi Def movie players are coming down in price pretty fast.
More of the same crap and now with terrible graphics, cant believe xboxis are still hyping this POS games. Haze and Unreal 3 are the only good shooters this year.
mmm... We all know the PS3 plays blu-ray movies. Sony made sure everyone knows. The question should, "You Know the PS3 Plays Games, Right?" well... sort of... in 2008.
Man, Gates and Microsoft have been sticking it to the masses for more then 2 years with the defective 360s and their rrod problem. They have spent over 1.9 billion to mask a problem that they should have been dealing with fixing for a long time now. They aren't making any money on their 360 system. The 360 is struggling and failing and they don't care. My friend just got his so called fixed 360 back 2 days ago and it already messing up. What is up Microsoft. The 360 does have more games right now, but they should they had an extra year to do it. Their list of aaa games isn't that overwhelming. Hell, even their belove halo 3 came up short in the graphic department. This games should have been better looking considering how long it took to come out. Their xboxlive is far from perfect also. I would hate for 360 to be the only console outthere, because I can't depend on a company that keeps sticking it to the people. I can't wait for Killzone 2 to comeout. I liked the originals dark storyline and gritty graphics over Halo 2's story and flat terrain graphics.
Maybe if sony focused on the games with the PS3 it would do better. For me if i was going to get a blu-ray or HD-DVD player i would want a high quality stand alone player. I want a console that plays games, and has a great selection of games. Sony keeps telling it's fans to wait for great games while it pushes blu-ray. So basically don't expect great games on the PS3 until blu-ray is the standard. How many of the average consumer really care about blu-ray at this point, they want a game console that has a lot of great games. When sony sees this they will sell more consoles.
The PS3 has Blu-Ray for a reason. Sony chose to not go cheap and it has cost them some sales, but it’s amazing you see comparisons to the cheapest versions of hardware out there like this article. The PS3 is very close to the 360 Elite in price and is built for the future. Yes, there are 30+ dollar movies out there, but there are also many Blu-Ray movies that are much cheaper like Black Hawk Down ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/... for $13.95. This is very comparable to DVD I also agree that I would NOT own a PS3 or 360 without at least a 720p/1080i display (mine is 1080i now, but I will be getting a full 1080p set soon). Both are HD consoles and need HD to get their true value. The fact that the PS3 has Blu-Ray built in is just extra value for your HD gaming dollar.
u have to realize xboxians that the x360 is not a game console. it should be called a PC console. 90% of ur games are PC games. so when u have a true game console, come over here and talk!!!!!
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