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My thoughts on why the ps3 will eventually win this gen.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buyer's_remorse

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-purchase_rationalization

It just doesn't make any sense to say that the PS3 will win this gen. In fact, I'll be surprised if they even manage to get 2nd place.

Let's face the facts: The PS3 has not the be all end all of gaming, as sales have shown, they're still hurting for decent sized stable of exclusives, and the price is still way too high for anyone but the most loyal Sony fan.

The 360 is about to become $200, that's going to have a huge impact given their list of games. The 360's biggest enemy is not the PS3 or even the Wii--the 360's biggest enemy is itself (reliability).

PS3 is not even a blip on Nintendo's radar at this point.  The target demographic isn't even close to being the same.

This whole 10 year lifecycle thing sounds a bit crazy when you consider that the PS3's main attraction is graphics ...something it was obsolete at right out of the box (compared to PC) on launch day.  Given that 360 and PS3 fanboys never shut the f*** up about Wii graphics capability you guys don't get to skirt around this issue when you bring up the 10 year lifecycle.  At least the Wii has something to fall back on. It's a fact, and it's going to become more apparent when the next generation is released, or the next big PC tech jump happens.

Even though Blu Ray won a format war against HDDVD doesn't mean it's going to become the standard. One of the biggest gripes from movie and game companies is reselling of used games--cutting into profit.  Direct download could possibly be the standard for next gen gaming. They already have 32 gig SD cards, memory is becoming cheaper by the day--or maybe it'll be like Steam where you buy it and own it forever as an account. 

Yes there's a lot of flaming and people laughing, but I imagine it has something to do with getting a front row seat to the 2 articles at the top of my post.



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Last I checked, theshoe, good games are still good games regardless if they're on a system as old as the NES or as over-powerful as the PS3. And while it's true that people to tend to favor something a bit closer to PS3-level than to NES-level visuals, eventually, you hit the point where they get "good enough" for the average user (read: gross majority of buyers). And that "good enough" point coincidentally is not the PS3's point. It's actually the Wii that hits that mark, and hits it so dead-on that the hardcore gamers cry in outrage that anybody could prefer such a "last-gen" console over the PS3. When the hardcore are deriding a system that succeeds for not being "good enough", it is in fact "good enough".



Sky Render - Sanity is for the weak.

EDIT: NVM.

Good post but this kind of thing only makes you get your hopes up.

This won't happen, neither the Wii have a % year life span or the PS3 have a 1' year one. Technology evolves far too fast to consider a console's life so long lasting, considering it's place among the competitors... Last.

Unless SONY finds a way tp upgrade your HARDWARE through the internet.. lol



Sqrl said:
@Dolla Dolla

Consider this a warning.

*eyes well up with tears*

My first warning ...

I'd like to thank Gearbox for making this thread full of awesome minus logic. I couldn't have done this without you.

OT: This is the PS2's 8th year, and sales have slowed down considerably. It no longer does 15 million a year at a price less than 199, so I doubt the PS3 will be able to achieve 15 million in it's 8th year. It's sales will taper off as Sony ramps up PS4 to compete with the next Xbox and Wii2. It will not win this gen. Evar. Sorries.



well... as much as i love da PS3, this will most likely not happen. i give 5% chance of happening at best.



                 


 

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Sky Render said:
Last I checked, theshoe, good games are still good games regardless if they're on a system as old as the NES or as over-powerful as the PS3. And while it's true that people to tend to favor something a bit closer to PS3-level than to NES-level visuals, eventually, you hit the point where they get "good enough" for the average user (read: gross majority of buyers). And that "good enough" point coincidentally is not the PS3's point. It's actually the Wii that hits that mark, and hits it so dead-on that the hardcore gamers cry in outrage that anybody could prefer such a "last-gen" console over the PS3. When the hardcore are deriding a system that succeeds for not being "good enough", it is in fact "good enough".

Yup and that is why millions and millions (read the majority of gamers) are playing Donkey Kong and the original Mario Bros (not occasionally on VC but the ONLY type of games they play).  Really, I think the problem isn't the Sony Defense Force.  Its the Nintendo (we can do no wrong, are absolutely perfect, and by the way we'll wax your car and give you a ****job) Support Force.  Also this "good enough" have you seen the Wii on a 1080p tv?  Saying it looks like crap is a total understatement.  Fact is fact, right now we are in a transistion phase (between SD and HD), waggle gets Soccer Moms, old people and Nintendo fanpeople wet and up until now the real contenders in this generation (360/PS3) have been way overpriced in a booming economy let alone the recession we (the US) are in right now.  I got rid of my 360 and I'm kinda wishing I hadn't the thing is REALLY going to take off when it hits $199.  If the PS3 could have gotten there soon IT would be the one taking off.

 



@ The shoe - I've played Wii games and crysis on high, both on a 53" LCD TV. Im not bothered by the graphics, its worse to aim high and miss than it is to achieve a poor but acceptable level of graphical fidelity.



Tease.

I think PS3 will win the Next gen console wars but then I don't consider the Wii to be next gen.

Not when Resident Evil 4 is the best game on the system.

=I



Leetgeek said:

I think PS3 will win the Next gen console wars but then I don't consider the Wii to be next gen.

Not when Resident Evil 4 is the best game on the system.

=I

 

You're right, it's current gen. Also, PS3 must be really great since it's even going to beat PS4.



Phendrana said:
Leetgeek said:

I think PS3 will win the Next gen console wars but then I don't consider the Wii to be next gen.

Not when Resident Evil 4 is the best game on the system.

=I

 

You're right, it's current gen. Also, PS3 must be really great since it's even going to beat PS4.

 

One day you will know the glory of HD. One day Jimmy.