It seems as if Sony's current online woes haven't done much - if anything - to slow down sales of it's PS3 console, which is still outselling the Xbox 360 world-wide.
I guarantee they don't put it up by E3 or LA Noire release...sales will start hurting big time... And yes I know LA Noire has no online.
And neither do BluRays.
Sorry, I must misunderstand BluRays. Do they need online? The disagrees to the above comment would suggest that they do.
Actually they do, it's called BD live. But PSN shouldn't be required for that as I believe they go direct to the studios servers.
They're going to get it up before E3. Stop with the speculation already.
LMAO okay...disagrees and somehow I was "speculating" Its common sense if it isnt up soon the sales will drop, end of story.
Maybe because most people actually realize that they can have fun with their purchases, even while PSN is down. I wish people would realize that Sony didn't ask for this to happen. They're the ones suffering the most, considering the fact that they have to rebuild a part of PSN, spend a crapload of money for compensation among other things.
This PSN outage has introduced many gamers to the great library of singleplayer games of PS3
@Istanbull well said :)
So if PSN was never down, gamers wouldn't play singleplayer games ? Wow, that seems to be what everyone says.
LMAO jezuz what a trooooll! He's everywhere! That's exactly what it means "Jezuz". Ever had the moment of clarity and you decided to put the crack pipe down? That's, basically, what happened here.
l.a noire... isnt even online... ^^
It's almost as if your console still works without online.
It does still work, but online is a major function to be without for so long. Hope its up soon.
I've hardly played any online at all this year as I've been trying to get through my backlog of games. So PSN went down at the least inconvenient time for me as I don't need it at the moment. Strangely though I've found I can still get game updates. I thought they would have gone through PSN but I guess that isn't the case for at least some games.
Can't believe that some people actually think that no online play for so long is not a problem. Its like someone took away 50% of your game.
It is a black beast, with most compelling software,.. What is more surprising, is that MS is selling any consoles at all at that price point,..
thats gotta be akward, buying a ps3 getting home all giddy with a copy of cod ready to play online and finding out the psn is dead.lol
Or there's more to life than Call of Duty? Oh dear, I guess the PS3 has no games, aside from the same tired franchise over and over again. /s I wish people like you would think before you talk.
he did think. Most people this generation ONLY play COD.
No mate. MOST gamers have STILL NEVER played and/or do not play COD. IF that wss the case 20million copes PER CONSOLE including Wii, DS and PSP and PC would be being sold every time it's released. Christ even Halo, 360's biggest draw, doesn't have the majority of 360 owners playing it if you look at the numbers for a SECOND. So Blops sold, what, about 6million on PS3 I'm guessing out of, IDK, about 30million PS3 owners? That isn't NEARLY a third FFS. Think about it-gaming is WAY more diverse than you seem to imagine. COD is massive but just because it's BIG game doesn't mean everyone plays it. It's just not the case.
omg lol. people are so retarded on here, cod is the biggest selling franchise on both 360 and ps3 so i dont know how u say it has to do with ps3 not having exclusives.
not as bad as getting home and realising you gotta pay for xbox live lol or realising the 360 uses dvd, or that you need a new house for kinect to work. seriously those are all valid return reasons.
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Are you surprised that Sony is keeping up it’s sales streak in the midst of this crisis? no i knew
You should start gambling sir. You're a genius. Remember us when you're famous. I've made you cupcakes and tea, good luck. hehe
At this point, nothing can stop the PS3.
lucky for you sony... next time be professional.
I bought SOCOM to play online, I wanted Brink to play online too. I can't play either online. It is frustrating and if my PS3 was not a Blu Ray player I would not have thought twice about swapping back to a 360 and playing my online games there. However I have a large Blu Ray collection so that keeps me grounded with Sony since I dont have the money or space for a seperate player.
I wouldn't be surprised if a lot people buying the PS3s don't know that PSN is down. Hell they'll probably think something is wrong with their Internet or something lol.
Nothing will stop ps3 sales. Now isnt that pretty scary? I mean sony is going through hell right now with japan rebuilding from such disasters & sony gets hacked with the media trying to drown them, & u are seeing a repeat of the ps3 launch with all the doom articles but worse but yet the ps3 continues to sell well. I wonder why? Maybe its because despite all the doom BS sony has been through, like all champions do, "THEY NEVER GIVE UP". This is why I love about sony, because like the people of japan who are very humble even after such a disaster, they stay humble & give it all they got no matter how bad a situation their in, a heart of a true champion. Imagine if a $199 ps3 sku is announced at e3. U think sales will sky rocket? Hells Yeah.
Ye I work in a games store and we sold nearly 3 times as many PS3s in the last 2 weeks compared to the 360. Its bizarre but it goes to show that the PS3s exclusives are what seperates the system from the competition. I think Sony will bounce back from this better than ever. Also, there is no such thing as bad publicity!
I need a new PS3 for the bedroom, so a price drop would be appreciated.
Of course sales are staying about the same, several retailers now offering discounts on ps3s.
personaly I play single player games so it's not bothering me as bad that psn is down.I can see how it can really bother players that only play online though.I bet they are going into DT's by now.jk
VGchartz is only correct when it favors the ps3, right??? LOL! What ever you need to tell yourselves to think this is nothing big. :)
Yep retailers lower price, stupid consumers buy console thinking it's a bargain and they can play online.. Can't play online, think it's their own ISP problem, therefore sales stay the same. People should do some research :)
The PS3 sells well because it's not just a consoles that relies on online FPS. The gaming library is the best around. Uncharted, GOW, MGS, GT, and FF are all games that don't need online to enjoy them. Just think were the 360 would be without, Halo, or Gears. I'm not knocking the xbox because it change the game in the online department. Sony had to step up their game in online gaming because of M$. Also it's a great blu-ray player. Which I think physical media will be around much longer, especially with all this hacking going on. M$ may have set the standard for online gaming on consoles, but Sony has set the standard for consoles to be much more than a gaming machine. The PS3 is the complete entertainment device.
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