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Old October 5th, 2007, 3:11 pm
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Playstation 3 Discussion

Here is a place to discuss the Playstation 3 console.

Here we can discuss games, hardware, and sales and speculate about the future. What's in store for the system? And will it be a success?

This thread is not for discussion of the Xbox 360 or for the Wii. Both those consoles have their own threads for discussion

To start off the discussion, the PS3 has not been quite the sales success, early on, that the PS2 was, why do you think that is?



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Old October 5th, 2007, 6:51 pm
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I think Sony priced itself out of the bulk of the market with the PS3, and in some respects the PS2 was still too popular. Sony would have been better placed to keep the PS2 rolling for another year and allow developers more time to make exclusive titles for the PS3. I think that Sony could have even weathered the storm and nipped in with a new console before Microsoft comes out with its next-gen piece in 2010 or 11.

But, speaking of price, I see Sony are releasing an even lower priced PS3, with reduced features to improve sales. Source.


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Old October 5th, 2007, 7:04 pm
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Also, there aren't enough games out for the PS3 to make it worth buying!

And as far as I can tell, the production of games for the PS2 is slowing significantly, or at least, of games I want to play...


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Old October 5th, 2007, 8:28 pm
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I think Sony priced itself out of the bulk of the market with the PS3, and in some respects the PS2 was still too popular. Sony would have been better placed to keep the PS2 rolling for another year and allow developers more time to make exclusive titles for the PS3. I think that Sony could have even weathered the storm and nipped in with a new console before Microsoft comes out with its next-gen piece in 2010 or 11.

But, speaking of price, I see Sony are releasing an even lower priced PS3, with reduced features to improve sales. Source.
I don't see that Sony had much of a choice with price, whatwith influences like Blu-Ray and the fact that Microsoft released their system so early. It's true that the PS2 is still outselling both PS3 and 360, but it would have absolutely killed the PS3 if it had waited another year to release. While developers haven't yet had time to maximize the PS3's capabilities, the problem isn't in when the system was released. In fact, I think that if it had been released later, the problem would be much more defined. It seems to me that the reason developers haven't maximized the PS3's potential is that the developers have to split time with developing games for the 360. Since the processes are so different for making games for each system, time is being taken away from developing PS3 games that is being spent on producing 360 games, when Microsoft is more likely than not going to be coming out with a new system within the next couple years that will require a whole different process.

I'm not sure about the UK, but in the US, Sony's coming with a new SKU for a $399 PS3 bundle with either Ratchet & Clank or Spider-man 3.

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Also, there aren't enough games out for the PS3 to make it worth buying!

And as far as I can tell, the production of games for the PS2 is slowing significantly, or at least, of games I want to play...
A lot of exclusive PS3 games are being released this quarter.


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Old October 5th, 2007, 9:36 pm
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I think Sony priced itself out of the bulk of the market with the PS3, and in some respects the PS2 was still too popular. Sony would have been better placed to keep the PS2 rolling for another year and allow developers more time to make exclusive titles for the PS3. I think that Sony could have even weathered the storm and nipped in with a new console before Microsoft comes out with its next-gen piece in 2010 or 11.

But, speaking of price, I see Sony are releasing an even lower priced PS3, with reduced features to improve sales. Source.
Yeah it's 299, but with reduced features (you won't be able to play PS1 or PS2 games, 2 usb slots removed, no wireless and no memory card reader). The 60gb PS3 is going to be 369ish.
I may pick up a PS3 after Christmas, depends on the games though and by that i mean the quality.


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Old October 7th, 2007, 11:49 am
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Thought I'd post most of the games and release dates I'm looking forward to on PS3.

10/9 Folklore
10/28 Guitar Hero III
10/30 Ratchet & Clank
Simpsons
11/13 Need for Speed
11/20 Uncharted Drake's Fortune
11/27 Haze
1/08 Devil May Cry 4
Infamous
Soulcaliber 4
2/08 Killzone!!
Little Big Planet
3/08 Metal Gear Solid 4
whenever/08 Unreal Tournament
Final Fantasy XIII
Shirokishi Monogatari!



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Old October 21st, 2007, 1:51 am
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Yeah it's 299, but with reduced features (you won't be able to play PS1 or PS2 games, 2 usb slots removed, no wireless and no memory card reader). The 60gb PS3 is going to be 369ish.
I may pick up a PS3 after Christmas, depends on the games though and by that i mean the quality.
The new PS3 will play PS1 games, just not PS2 games.


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Old October 29th, 2007, 7:59 pm
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So did anyone pick up Ratchet & Clank last week? The gameplay is really great. I love how it's not just a "blast the enemies" game.


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Old January 19th, 2008, 12:27 am
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I should have a PS3 by the end of the month, i'm getting it for Blu-Ray more than the games to be honest (though i am getting uncharted with it).


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Old January 19th, 2008, 8:01 pm
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The new PS3 will play PS1 games, just not PS2 games.
Wait a minute - what?! The PS3 won't play PS2 games?

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You're joking, right?


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Old January 20th, 2008, 8:17 am
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Wait a minute - what?! The PS3 won't play PS2 games?

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You're joking, right?
If you have a 40gb PS3 then no PS2 games for you.
However Sony have apparently been looking for a developer to work on emulation of the PS1, PS2 and PSP on the PS3 or something to that effect.

I'm getting a PS3 soon, hopefully by the end of the month.


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Old January 28th, 2008, 8:12 pm
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There are rumors that Sony will be introducing the white PS3 to the US soon, as well as the DualShock 3 controller (with rumble). There was a rumor that they would drop the price to $299 today, but that doesn't seem to have come true. That rumor was started because Best Buy is phasing out the 80GB system today, but another rumor says that Sony's phasing out the 80GB to be replaced by a 120GB or 160GB system. Still, I'll bet we see a price drop sometime soon.


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Old January 31st, 2008, 9:07 pm
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I'm getting one tonight. It's coming with a few games(we're getting it used). I think it's an 80 gb. I'm so clueless about the PS3 because it's so expensive and I never paid much attention to it. We were going to get a 360, but everyone I know has major problems with theirs.


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I picked up MGS4 at the midnight release last night. The game looks solid (ha ha ha...) No really though the graphics are amazing, it even blows Drake's Fortune out of the water.


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Is it possible to just connect the PS3 to a modem and use the online features, or do you have to pay for a subscription like with XBox Live?


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Is it possible to just connect the PS3 to a modem and use the online features, or do you have to pay for a subscription like with XBox Live?
There's no subscription. It's free.


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There's no subscription. It's free.
Thanks. Is there any special hardware to buy, or can I just connect the PS3 to my modem?


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Thanks. Is there any special hardware to buy, or can I just connect the PS3 to my modem?
I think every PS3 except for the 20 gb has wireless capablilty, so you could use a router. Or you can buy an ethernet cable and hook it up to the modem that way. The cable isn't too expensive, about $40.00.


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I think every PS3 except for the 20 gb has wireless capablilty, so you could use a router. Or you can buy an ethernet cable and hook it up to the modem that way. The cable isn't too expensive, about $40.00.
Alright, thanks.


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