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Is the PS3 a failure?

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Is PS3 a failure?

Yes! 146 23.74%
 
No! 422 68.62%
 
Maybe baby 27 4.39%
 
Gimme numbers! Arrgh omnomnom! 19 3.09%
 
Total:614

I'd say it was a success considering where it was coming from and the fact that it beat the 360 near the end and is still selling software pretty well.



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Its the legacy that matters, I think a major part of the Ps4's success is the goodwill the ps3 generated with its incredibly strong final years.



The thing was a failure. They went from about 75% market share to just 32%. They lost $2 billion in the first year or two of the PS3. Massive third party exclusives like MGS,GTA, and FF went to the Xbox. They failed. Hard. Sony is smart for supporting their first party studios and putting PS+ out there, because otherwise they had nothing positive come out of last generation.



Market wise? No.

Financially? Yes.



heyjew said:

The thing was a failure. They went from about 75% market share to just 32%. They lost $2 billion in the first year or two of the PS3. Massive third party exclusives like MGS,GTA, and FF went to the Xbox. They failed. Hard. Sony is smart for supporting their first party studios and putting PS+ out there, because otherwise they had nothing positive come out of last generation.

Is there no positive things? I agree that it's not as great a success that people in this thread seem to believe, but surely it made some things right?



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It was a success for the consumers. It was not a success for Sony.



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Surely a failure (and I love my ps3) as they spent so much money developing it and lost a lot of money on each sale for quite a few years. However probably not as big a failure as the 360 which had they huge write off of debt due to RROD. The only true home console winner of that generation was the wii at least commercially but for me both ps3 and 360 provided amazing gaming experiences and so both are huge winners for me personally. The wii on the other hand was hugely disappointing with only a handful of Nintendo games making it worthwhile.



I'd call it a costly mistake.



DanneSandin said:

Success in terms of sales? Really? It barely made second place and it lost a lot of sales and market share PS2 had gained.

Silly me. You're right. 80M+ sales is absolutely disgraceful. You have great opinions



Yeah they lost a shit ton of money I would assume.

In terms of games though it was a success for me. It gave me my fav game of all time, TLOU.