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Go ahead and lock this thread if it's being discussed somewhere else. I just want to know what people think about the PS3. The release price is horrendously high, and it seems that in order for the PS3 to be a succes, Sony will have to bank on the sucess of the BluRay format.

I'm afraid that if Sony can't get over this setback in cost of production and unit price, they will lose this console war. I see it that they need to significantly reduce the price in time for the holidays this year (early November), if they can't do this, consider the battle lost.

But the price of the PS3 is actually what turned me away from video games alltogether. It was a great disappointment, because for the first time in my life, I felt like I'd never be able to own one.

How do you guys feel about this?
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heh im gonna buy a 360 this christmas, I have no animosity for the ps3 but it just doesn't have the big game library the 360 currently has, but in time it will catch up, and further, the developers will learn to harness the ps3's graphical power in due time. Anyways, I can probably get m xbox modded and save money.
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I am getting the PS3 when FF13 comes out.
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Thing is, many of the titles i've come to love are only on the PS3... like MGS4. Big bummer if I can't finish it. Ugh.
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gonna get it for ff13..................
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its gonna come in dead last 360 is the future
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Either my friend or I will be getting it and then we'll see whether it's worth it. I hope it is.
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edsamac wrote:

Go ahead and lock this thread if it's being discussed somewhere else. I just want to know what people think about the PS3. The release price is horrendously high, and it seems that in order for the PS3 to be a succes, Sony will have to bank on the sucess of the BluRay format.

I'm afraid that if Sony can't get over this setback in cost of production and unit price, they will lose this console war. I see it that they need to significantly reduce the price in time for the holidays this year (early November), if they can't do this, consider the battle lost.

But the price of the PS3 is actually what turned me away from video games alltogether. It was a great disappointment, because for the first time in my life, I felt like I'd never be able to own one.

How do you guys feel about this?


it will start off slow, but once the capability is there the 3 will follow the same pattern of the 2... it's going to wreak havoc.

Last year during holiday sales, ALL consoles lost to PS2 console sales.
sure the price factor plays a huge part, but to look past that and see the shear #'s
you'll see the 3 is the future.

Im not excluding the 360 or Wii as I loev those systems to, but PS3 is much like " a sleeping giant"
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I have to admit, my ps3 has been collecting dust for about a month now. Blue-ray movies are expensive, only a few of the games are any good, and the Wii is soo freakin fun to play. It will prolly sit there doing nothing until FF13 and MGS come out.

Maybe I will get heavenly sword, I don't know.
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I'll give it to the Wii though. I don't think Microsoft or Sony expected such aggresive competition from Nintendo. They felt that Nintendo would retain it's "niche" tactics by keeping a strong hold on it's own nintendo-users market (that are whimiscally called kirby lovers and other strange monikers).

The Wii is taking a huge portion of the gaming market with their "gameplay over graphics" strategy, which reminds me of the movement we saw when the SuperFamicom came out over a decade ago.

And I agree, the PS3 is a sleeping giant right now... but it'd better wake up soon. The Wii and Xbox 360 are already getting a steady hold of the market.
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Once the PS3 gets some quality titles, it'll start doing well. I wouldn't be surprised if it wins in the long run. "Home" looks like a really interesting concept, and ofcourse, there are going to be the new FFs. Each system has about 3 big numbered ones, so that alone is enough to get me to buy it right there. I just don't see any reason to buy it now.

All I have at the moment is the Wii. I like it, I just don't have the time to play it. I really should get more games for it... I've only bought one game for it so far.

I'm not much into action games so the 360 has little appeal for me. I'll probably get one eventually though.
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^ i agree that "home" looks pretty awesome, but the main reason i like the ps3 is the free online gameplay....i dont really want to pay $50 each year just to play online games like the 360, so i think that is an advantage for the ps3.
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During the holidays every last PS3 was sold, if sony had a goal( # of PS3 sold) even with the short amount of PS3 avalible at the time, they reached it. I want a PS3 for some of the newer games which have stopped coming out on the PS2, so for now i'm in a gaming depression.
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Sony's PS3 prices may be cut. Currently, Sony loses around $200 per console sold already, but they're starting to realize that considering the hefty price at the moment, they won't be able to make many sales off their rights on games. Even if Sony does cut prices, they will still be losing a ton of money until 2008, when they break even.
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PS3 is doing good its just in Early Development. I played all 3 of the consoles and I can say that I like the Wii and PS3 over the xbox360. I really like the PS3 internet browser combined with a wireless keyboard and mouse, its one of my favorite features.
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