Matt from Drop Bear Gaming shares the five reasons why he thinks the tail end of 2011 is a great time to pick up a PS3 if you don't have one.
got ps3 on day 1 and have over 154 ps3 games already since launch ps3 rocks.
154? Bloody hell. I had a number similar to that on the PS2 but this gen I've had about 50 overall, some of which were stolen (along with a PS3) and others which I traded in or gave to friends. I think I only have about 15 PS3 games now.
I have 35 retail and 31 PSN. Bought a 60GB at launch and am watching Netflix on it as I type this. Just finished playing my $4.99 copy MotorStorm Apocalypse on it too. I love this damn system.
Sony has been delivering since 1996 for me. I don't know why anyone who calls themselves a gamer not own one. I have played about 70 retail games or so on it and about 40 plus PSN titles, over 20 minis, a half dozen of PS One classics and use it for everything. I enjoy some of the exclusives on 360 and Wii, but the PS3 has been the system of choice for me this gen.
''I don't know why anyone who calls themselves a gamer not own one.'' Being a gamer is about playing the games YOU enjoy on the console YOU enjoy most and not giving two sh*ts about what anyone says about it.
I've had my PS3 for well over 3 years. Got the 80gb when it was brand new and man was it a good buy. Spent £500 on it day one. In todays money for you Americans, that would be $779 however back then the pound (£) was extremely stronger meaning it would most like have been around the $900 area. Got Bad company, GTA IV, MGS4, several controllers, I cant even remember the rest. Hasn't let me down, EVER. PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, haven't missed one and i'm sure that I wont miss the PS Vita :)
I have 3 PS3's and 2 360's... 150+ PS3 retail 200+ PSN, Mini and PS1 Classics. Sadly, my original fat died last night... I went and bought a second slim today and installed my 750gb drive into it. Now I get to spend the holiday downloading and installing. Luckily I have the cloud saves for many of my games... unluckily I didn't have my Skyrim save backed up to cloud (dumbass me). Anyway, I've never regretted buying my original PS3 day one... people complained about the initial price, but the entertainment value I got out of it was unreal (RIP fatty)... For those just getting their first PS3 this holiday, I wish you many hours of fun filled gaming.
In total I've purchased close to 50 ps3 retail copies and 10 or so from psn.. I love my ps3 and now that psn is central to my gaming life I couldn't imagine playing on anything but a playstation... Cannot wait for my vita to get here and then the ps4... :D
It has always been the best console this generation!
I, along with my brothers, own over 80.
Stolen??? You stole? Wtf?
i think he means stolen FROM him. i think. *shifty eyes*
Why do PS3 fanboys need to reassure themselves each day (saw countless articles with this name) that PS3 is so gooood?
I didn't write it to reassure myself, I wrote it to share the features that I enjoy with people who might not know about them. I realise everyone on N4G knows them already but that's beside the point. I own both systems and like them both for their own reasons.
u mad bro?
TVippy, it's called gratitude and acknowledgement.
It's also called "Totally missed those articles saying the same things about the 360 and Kinect AND Wii".
I'm a PS3 fan but not a fanboy. I don't like PS3 just cuhz it's Playstation logo, I like it cuhz it's the ultimate multimedia center. Gaming, Blu-Ray, Netflix, Web-Browser, PS Home, and PS Plus etc... I have both consoles, but if PS3 stopped announcing exclusives and mostly supported PS Move, I would stop being a fan of PS3. Mad cuhz I can list more than 4 AAA exclusives? PS3: LBP 1-2, UC 1-3, Infamous 1-2, Motorstorm 1-3, KZ 2-3, Resistance 1-3, MGS 4, GoW III, Socom 4, Heavy Rain, Heavenly Sword, GT5, Modnation, MLB the Show, Yakuza 3-4, Sorcery, The Last Guardian, Twisted Metal, Agent, FF vs XIII, The Last of Us, and plenty of PSN/HD Remakes. Plenty of other games missing. Xbox: Gears of War 3, Forza, Halo, and Kinect games. Don't need an Xbox to play Gears 1-2, Fable, Alan Wake. LOL at that list. Sorry to offend MS Fans/Fanboys. Please just don't bash me; present your argument with your opinions/facts. We are adults here, so debate reasonably. =P All in all I'm glad we got a console war, it just makes Sony try harder to keep their fanbase happy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays fellow gamers.
damn you i only got 70 ps3 games,14 ps1 Download games and 8 psn games :P well thats about to change i know i'll be getting dukem nukem for 10 bucks new on boxing day but i wont know what other deals i'll find for all of my gaming systems lol happy holidays eh
I own all 3 consoles, but my ps3 gets more play time because of the great varied exclusives, free online when i decide to play, use of apps like netflix which i only pay netflix to use, and true HD movies on Blu Ray. i don't buy into the crappy casual motion games thats being pushed on my other 2 consoles. they also lack the variety in exclusives i look for. i can honestly say with the next round of consoles the main one I'll be purchasing is Sony. the new nintendo system I'll probably buy a full year after its release. as for Microsoft next system i won't purchase it because of lack of variety, and we all know most of us gamers (%80) purchase consoles for their exclusives. i view 3rd part games as bonuses.
150 PS3 games here also. Ps3 has had a very good run in my opinion. I still have 148 original x-box games all in thier case with manuals as well, still being played by my children and ready for my grand kids to sell when they may be worth something down the line.
exclusives reliable hardcore hardware free online bluray web browser ps plus Metal Gear Solid 4 God Of War 3 Uncharted 3 Twisted Metal Infamous 2 Starhawk Killzone 3 Demons Souls Heavy Rain Littlebigplanet 2 Heavenly Sword Mlb the Show 11 Ninja Gaiden Sigma Gran turismo 5 The Last Guardian Splinter Cell HD collection Payday The Heist. Resistance Folklore The Last Of Us Valkria Chronicals Sly 4 White Knight Chronicals And there is plenty more...
Your inability to spell chronicles is taking a sledgehammer to my need of correct spelling.
But you overlooked Valkyria? Or making Little Big Planet one word? I kid... kinda-sorta. If you're gonna knock someone on their spelling, then go all the way and don't leave anything out. Otherwise, don't even bother. Not trying to be a dick. Just sayin'.
Technically LittleBigPlanet is supposed to be one word :P
Hicken I can ignore the other stuff because it doesn't stick out as much as "Chronicals" does.
Really man? Valkyria's typography error sticks out a lot more IMO.
did you really need to make a list ? it makes you seem desperate to try defending a piece of plastic.
Oh yea man your turning me on. Square, Circle, Triangle, R3, L3, Bluray, Cell, Tokyo Jungle, PS2 REMASTERS, PS HOME, SPLINTER CELL COLLECTION, NO BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY oh no im losing it, ps move, EYE PET, OH YEA SORCERY AHHH!!!! Thanx bro whos up next?
Backwards capability really! I used it very little bit of time. No biggie, ps 2 classics will take its place.
I know my type of games will continue to be supported. Not with just 1s and 2s but 5s and 6s like every year since it released. Some dont have the capacity to play/buy a large number of games but i do so i kinda like having more choice be it multi or exclusive
I would say the first playstation was more ground breaking. The blu-ray player is good and GOW3 is great.
Yeh fantastic system. But ground breaking... I would have to give that to the dreamcast. True 128bit graphics virtual memory cards and built in internet. But yes blu-ray has open doors to devs. Free online play just like ps2 is always a win win. Kratos would be proud. Why did they kill him off whyyyyy ,or did they........
Who ever said it was groundbreaking? Although, it is. The PS3 helped usher in a new media format. That is the definition of groundbreaking. http://dictionary.reference...
I like playstation AND xbox :D
I used to own a 360, but then I took a Kinect to the knee. And when that happened I traded my 360 for a PS3. Ever since that day I bought a ton of great exclusives and I have been happy ever since. Not having to pay to play online has been a great bonus to me. However I do miss playing Gears of Wars. XperiaRay
LOL @ Kinect to the knee
LOL!! Kinect to the knee!! HAHAHA!!!
just picked the PLAYSTATION 3D tv yesterday at BEST BUY for $299 with UC3 and it is the GREATEST gaming experience to date!PS3 F T W!!!
Sony delivers what the core gamers want, the other two have turned their back on core games in favor of glorified shovelware.
LOL I laugh at this stupid concept of casual and "hardcore" gamers that this gen has spawned. I consider myself a gamer. Do I enjoy some BF3 and Batman, yes indeed I do. But I also enjoy playing Wii Sports with my sister and mario kart. Just cuz you play UC3 and Killzone doesn't make you better gamer. You started out just like most people playing good old SEGA genesis or hell ATARI. Then you played N64. Now you mean to tell me that the PS3 gamers are the "hardcore" and everyone else is casuals.... I guess you didn't hear that Sony has done a little copy paste from the Nintendo console...
Notice that I said core games, not hardcore. There is nothing wrong with casual as long as a company also brings the core gaming experience. If you haven't noticed, Microsoft has all but abandoned its focus on original IPs and exclusives in favor of following the motion control fad that is Kinect. Nintendo isn't as bad because it still pumps out plenty of quality first party games, but just like the Kinect, its also overflowing with mediocre crap titles. Sony did follow along and release their own motion controls but they didn't completely shit on their fans and release nothing but sub-par motion control games, they continue to release the most exclusives out of any company. I don't care what people say, motion controls will never be as good as a controller. If you want a future of gaming dominated by horrible, imprecise motion controls, by all means buy up their crap, but I'll support a company that still delivers on quality games.
I guess you can be more fair to Nintendo then. Their core gamers in the Wii era are definitely different from the core gamers for PS3 and 360. The Wii base is dominated by casual gamers. The PS3 and 360 started their base with serious gamers. We all know who decided to cater to a new base.
I have a PS3 and an XBox 360 but, I use my PS3 more since it has (in my opinion) the better games. The Xbox exclusives just don't interest me, but the PS exclusives are more diverse and more the kind of games I like. The differences between 360 games and PS3 games have been getting so much smaller now that it's almost not worth choosing a multi-plat on 360. If the 360 had games like Uncharted or Infamous, I'd be more interested... but sadly, I don't like Gears, Forza or Halo. Let's just say, if I only had a 360, I'd miss out on some really fun games.
It ALWAYS a great time to own a PS3 <3
im very happy with my ps3 since late 2007 and i have not been happy with my 360 since 2008
I have 26 platinum trophies!
WOW!!! YOU'RE AMAZING!!
I don't have any :( (hangs self in shower with underwear elastic)
the number one reason is........KZ2!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The number one reason is Modern Warfare 3
Thats just damn sad.
Purchased my 40 GB fat back in 2008, is still running well with a 500gb upgrade
Great exclusive games from SONY first party is the reason I own the PS3 and watch true HD Blu Ray movies. Next is update to 3D.
PC owns all consoles.
Sure PC owns consoles in some aspects, but I'd like to see you play some of the best PS3 exclusives on PC. Oh right, you can't! I guess if you're a dedicated PC gamer, exclusives are the reason to own any console.
PC exclusives countless,PS3 limited.
It's funny when you see people say - 'I'd like to see you play some of the best PS3 exclusives on PC. Oh right, you can't!' Because it works both ways, you can't play pc exclusives on ps3 either. So it's a bit of a non-issue really.
@ Kramun. That comment really goes out to those who are downplaying the PS3 exclusives and are too stubborn to admit that it's worth owning for its exclusives alone. It's not a slight against the many, many great PC exclusives. Just a sort of, reminder, you know?
don't know why all the disagrees on PCgamer4ever's comment he is saying the truth after all !
"PC exclusives countless,PS3 limited" When you say countless exclusives, you must be including all the crap games with the three good exclusives the PC has. Sorry to say but the last great exclusive the PC had was the original Half Life and when was the last time a PC exclusive won GOTY? I dont doubt PC has the edge when it comes to graphics but when you have games like Uncharted, GOW, LBP, Infamous, MGS4 and many more, who cares?
PC exclusives crappy games?!!!STALKER,System Shock2,NWN,Baldurs gate1&2,Torment,Fallout, C&C,Starcraft,Diablo,WoW,T he Witcher1&2,Guild Wars1&@,KOTOR,Rift,Total War,Arma,Civilization,Anno,Com pany Of Hereos,Amnesia,Syberia,The longest journey,Gothic,SWAT 4,Minecraft,The Sims,World in Conflict,Men at War,Cryostasis,Sins of a Solar Empire,Torchlight,Team Fortress 2,Dawn Of War, and many more crappy!!!!What a joke
Got a PS3 Feb 07 and had a long summer. But after Nov 07 I have had a back log of atleast 10 games. Damn its good to be part of Long. Live. Play.
the next gen of consoles are coming out 2013
PS3 is turning into my favorite console ever. So many amazing exclusives. Playing Uncharted 3 right now and I'm just in awe.
re-hashing the same set pieces from UC2? you're easily pleased, my mate got the game and he's a massive uncharted fan and even he could admit to himself that UC3 is a letdown.
MERRY CHRISTMAS gamers!!! ROCK-ON!!! oops, GAME-ON!!
The best ip this generation gives you at least 50 reasons alone yes u guessed it Uncharted lol and of course resistance, demon souls, gran turismo, mlb the shw, lil big planet, killzone and so many others lol not to mention free online tht rocks blu ray player brwser tht does work contray to ppls statement (I watch youtube and streaming movies daily) wifi built in and ips like star hawk and last of us and new games being announced every 2 mnths come on u guys knw ps3 is the shit!!!