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I agree with what a lot of people have already said, the high price point and the one year gap between the launch of the 360 and the launch of the PS3.

the biggest loss was GTA4. when that went multiplaform so did most of the important other franchises. a lot of people say MGS4 was still exclusive, yeah sure that was a great exclusive, but it dosent move consoles quite like a GTA.

but i suppose they learn from their mistakes and i'm looking forward to the Vita here in Europe. with a lot more games avaliable much more quickly! unlike the PS3 where we were waiting years for the most important Playstation titles, FF13, GT5, TLG, even God of War 3, had that been out sooner, or even a launch title it would've been very important.

there was no games that could quite match the launch power of something like Mario or Halo, so that was another problem. a problem that wont happen again with names like Uncharted or Killzone launching the PS4.



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I think they can keep blu-ray, as they wanted to make money of the right's of blu-ray.
But everything else should be optimized with the best price to performance in mind.
Using a cheaper and easier to develop CPU/ram/gpu.
Also try to cut the price as much as possible to 399 or 449.

I don't remember how they marketed the ps3, but I think they should have a ps3 in the gaming section and ps3 at the home entertainment section of anything big box retailer.

Since Sony will make money of blu-ray digital rights, and software of gaming. They can succeed with both markets. People that want a blu-ray in 2006 should think of the ps3. It was the best blu-ray player at that time too. I think Sony needed to segmented its marketing strategy to address those 2 different markets.



Well thats easy it needed to not give away all its games. GTA was always out on the PS first, it lost out big losing that. Final Fantasy was all on the PS after VII, Resident Evil for the most part was always on PS2, Tomb Raider, Tekken and so on. It lost them all.

Now the only big franchises left are Gran Turismo, Uncharted and God of War that do really well.



Ham_Burgular said:
Well thats easy it needed to not give away all its games. GTA was always out on the PS first, it lost out big losing that. Final Fantasy was all on the PS after VII, Devil May Cry for the most part was always on PS2, Tomb Raider has big boobies, Tekken and so on. It lost them all.

Now the only big franchises left are Gran Turismo, Uncharted and God of War that do really well.

*looks at Gamecube exclusive RE games (RE 1 and RE Zero).*

*looks at re-released RE1, RE2, RE3, and RE: CV*

*looks at RE4 released first for Gamecube*

*edits post*

*Looks at Tomb Raider on Saturn, PC, Dreamcast, Gamecube, Xbox, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance*

*edits post again*

Fixed



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d21lewis said:
Ham_Burgular said:
Well thats easy it needed to not give away all its games. GTA was always out on the PS first, it lost out big losing that. Final Fantasy was all on the PS after VII, Devil May Cry for the most part was always on PS1, Tomb Raider has big boobies, Tekken and so on. It lost them all.

Now the only big franchises left are Gran Turismo, Uncharted and God of War that do really well.

*looks at Gamecube exclusive RE games (RE 1 and RE Zero).*

*looks at re-released RE1, RE2, RE3, and RE: CV*

*looks at RE4 released first for Gamecube*

*edits post*

*Looks at Tomb Raider on Saturn, PC, Dreamcast, Gamecube, Xbox, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance*

*edits post again*

Fixed

That just made you look like a real sensitive fanboy right then.



Ham_Burgular said:
d21lewis said:
Ham_Burgular said:
Well thats easy it needed to not give away all its games. GTA was always out on the PS first, it lost out big losing that. Final Fantasy was all on the PS after VII, Devil May Cry for the most part was always on PS2, Tomb Raider has big boobies, Tekken and so on. It lost them all.

Now the only big franchises left are Gran Turismo, Uncharted and God of War that do really well.

*looks at Gamecube exclusive RE games (RE 1 and RE Zero).*

*looks at re-released RE1, RE2, RE3, and RE: CV*

*looks at RE4 released first for Gamecube*

*edits post*

*Looks at Tomb Raider on Saturn, PC, Dreamcast, Gamecube, Xbox, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance*

*edits post again*

Fixed

That just made you look like a real sensitive fanboy right then.

Who said I wasn't?  PS3 for life!!



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d21lewis said:
Ham_Burgular said:
d21lewis said:
Ham_Burgular said:
Well thats easy it needed to not give away all its games. GTA was always out on the PS first, it lost out big losing that. Final Fantasy was all on the PS after VII, Devil May Cry for the most part was always on PS2, Tomb Raider has big boobies, Tekken and so on. It lost them all.

Now the only big franchises left are Gran Turismo, Uncharted and God of War that do really well.

*looks at Gamecube exclusive RE games (RE 1 and RE Zero).*

*looks at re-released RE1, RE2, RE3, and RE: CV*

*looks at RE4 released first for Gamecube*

*edits post*

*Looks at Tomb Raider on Saturn, PC, Dreamcast, Gamecube, Xbox, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance*

*edits post again*

Fixed

That just made you look like a real sensitive fanboy right then.

Who said I wasn't?  PS3 for life!!

Im a PS3 fanboy as awell but it is the truth, most of these franchises were known for being on the Playstation and it lost most of them. GTA and Final Fantasy being the biggest. Now its also lost MGS.



Exclusive was a big thing.

Back in the last gen, only good thing on Xbox was Halo.

All the great games especially launch titles like GTA3, GT3 and FFX which are all super hit well loved games btw. So, that goes to the 2nd point of better launch titles.

If the PS3 launched with a new Gta game or a new Gran Trismo game or a Final Fantasy game like FFX it would have helped a lot.

GTA4 was on both systems and was liked but many think SA is better. FF13 is a joke compared to 10 or even 12. GT 5 is great, wished it released earlier.



Also, PS2 was seen as a dvd player to many people and almost all consumers bought a DVD player in the last decade and a popular choice was the PS2.

Blue Rays have not been as accepted as DVD's and therefore only a certain % see the blue ray in a PS3 as a benefit.

So the PS3 lost the cheap or thrift crowd with adding the blue ray. The Ps2 was always a solid price while the PS3 at first was a rip off.



In 2006 you had alrady a 360 with some great games, and more coming, for 399$. Than Sony made a console on sale for 599$, because it had 102% of 360's power (thanks to cell) and blu-ray discs.
Basically you had to pay additional 200$ to have some features that were completely useless, unless you already owned an HDTV (also a good one, since in 2006 not all HDTVs were 1080p) and an Home Theater.