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Smashchu2 said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:
hatmoza 2.0 said:

these 2 games were supose to be sonys big weapons !!! what happened?

1 Gears of War 2 2,139,656
2

Wii Sports

501,402
3 LittleBigPlanet 358,354
4 Wii Fit 309,981
5

Resistance 2

304,958

"fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me"

for the second time sony has let the PS3s price tag bring it down it didnt respond to 360s price drop ,and yet again gets dropped kicked in the face, my hat goes off to microsoft they played there cards well and finaly made me realize , that the 360 is where harcore gamers should be , because in the end its all about the games , and we shouldnt bitch about features that no one realy gives a ratsass about !

as a semi hardcoe gamer you still have my love Sony but 1st thing sunday im buying a new 360 !

 

It's called having a shitty installed base. 1/4 of the current installed base actually pushes units and thats not enough, because those are only the top tier games. Why don't people listen when I say that the PS3 installed base has a neglectful portion of non gamers who only bought it because its a cheap Blu Ray player? Sony shot themselves in the foot selling to two different markets, because it lowered expectancies for game sales without them knowing it. They knew they were taking a risk in losing money, but didn't know that so many people who were non gamers would buy the PS3. Tsk....dumbasses.

You know what a non-gamer is, yes?

I doubt any of them bought the PS3. The people who buy it are probably going to be in the age range for games. It is these people who also perchase the system for Blu-Ray. The system is a black product (as appose to a light product like the Wii is trying to be). The dark products are for higher tier consumers. It would be strange for someone to want Blu-Ray, but not games. The possibilities seem too low. Non-gamers, typically, wont buy something if it is too expensive which the PS3 is.

 

 

 Non-Gamer=Someone who doesn't play videogames. Go to Best Buy.com and look up Blu Ray players under the most affordable prices. You'll find the PS3 there. It's not strange for someone to want Blu Ray and not games if you look at the installed base and actual sales. The PS3's existence saved Blu Ray from a pointless existence, because Blu Ray and HD DVD were dead in the water.

As for the bold in your statement: The PS3 was considered a cheap Blu Ray player. Now that the PS3 has sold some millions, they dropped the price of Blu Ray because they duped gamers into buying a system with a Blu Ray player in it and that forced Blu Ray sales through the roof defeating HD-DVD. Microsoft tried to help HD-DVD, but it was all for nothing because of the fact that HD-DVD wasn't put in from the beginning and they had to create a $200 port. If the 360 would've come out with HD-DVD, they would've started out at the same price as the PS3 did. Microsoft gave people the OPTION as to whether their gamers wanted the DVD upgrade or not. HD-DVD flopped because 360 owners didn't support it. Case closed.



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dejelek said:
you have to remember even with price cut MS made profit per XBOX console sales, even the arcade version,

where on ps3, they are subsidized, they made profit from game sales
if they cut ps3 again, they made a hole lot bigger.

and ms profit on xbox also from xbox live, dlc, where PS3, don't have live subscirption, MS doing just fine with its xbox, even if they want they can slashed the arcade price again next year. with reduced component,

Proof please?

 



S.T.A.G.E. said:
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CGI-Quality said:
True WINNERS in this thread: ssj12, username, leo-j. All this “oh Sony is soooooo doomed” crap is a little ridiculous. Resistance 2 and LBP are nothing short of masterpieces and anyone who owns, and is currently playing them, knows this. @ OP: you should just go play games and have fun, not dwell on who sells the most since you have NO control over it anyway.

 

 

Um...I don't think LBP and Resistance 2 are bad games dude. I was talking about sales issues on Sony's part.

It doesn't appear  that you have a PS3, so I ask, how would you know whether each game was good or not? Perhaps a 30 second peak at a friends, hmm?

 

Actually yesterday I treated myself a PS3. I'm buying MGS4 on friday.

 

Yesterday... And in that time you've been able to complete LBP and Resistance 2?

 

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On Topic - I think everyone is missing the point here... Why create a game that will cost you more to develop on the console that sells less software??

As long as the 360 keeps increasing its lead you'll see more exclusives (timed or not) heading to the 360 by third party developers. More PC developers will create 360 ports, and more games will lead to more console sales.

The PS3 is in trouble, a price cut saved it last time in Europe and almost killed the 360 in Europe. Another one is needed really soon, cause the nails are starting to pile up next to the coffin again (I'm not saying the PS3 is dead, I'm just saying the undertaker is starting to collect his stuff)

Because by creating games on the PS3 it is easier to port to other platforms thus saving you money. Hint hint look at what EA is doing... We've also seen the PS3 creating more revenue for developers. And people need to knock it off with this "the PS3 is in trouble" business. Just take a peak at the front page, costs 2x as much, sells just as many... Kinda makes you think doesn't it?

 

What are you talking about? The PS3 is not the easiest system to start the job and save money porting to others. Just for starters the PS3 is the most expensive console to develop for and the most time consuming. If a game is ported to the PS3, bro...it's going to take a while. It may sell just as many, but it's 5 million behind, they cannot make profit off of online premium like Microsoft can (and they want to,trust me. Especially now that Kutaragi is out of the picture), and Microsoft throws more money at their games to be more appealing. Microsoft out of them and Sony are acting more like a dominant corporation than Sony is, just expecting people to leave their 3rd party games exclusive.

 

Like I said, it's easier to port from PS3 to other consoles, which in the long run saves time and money. Why do you think EA, a massive gaming company is beginning to do this?

 



radha said:
Username2324 said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:
ssj12 said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:
hatmoza 2.0 said:

these 2 games were supose to be sonys big weapons !!! what happened?

 

1 Gears of War 2 2,139,656
2

Wii Sports

501,402
3 LittleBigPlanet 358,354
4 Wii Fit 309,981
5

Resistance 2

304,958

 

"fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me"

for the second time sony has let the PS3s price tag bring it down it didnt respond to 360s price drop ,and yet again gets dropped kicked in the face, my hat goes off to microsoft they played there cards well and finaly made me realize , that the 360 is where harcore gamers should be , because in the end its all about the games , and we shouldnt bitch about features that no one realy gives a ratsass about !

as a semi hardcoe gamer you still have my love Sony but 1st thing sunday im buying a new 360 !

 

It's called having a shitty installed base. 1/4 of the current installed base actually pushes units and thats not enough, because those are only the top tier games. Why don't people listen when I say that the PS3 installed base has a neglectful portion of non gamers who only bought it because its a cheap Blu Ray player? Sony shot themselves in the foot selling to two different markets, because it lowered expectancies for game sales without them knowing it. They knew they were taking a risk in losing money, but didn't know that so many people who were non gamers would buy the PS3. Tsk....dumbasses.

 

how is it shotting themselves in the foot? you realize movie studios make more money of Blu-ray sales versus DVD. So really Sony might have injured their game department but really helped their movie department meaning that in the end they are doing pretty well. Their tactics paid off.

You have to realize that Sony and Microsoft are not strictly game console manufacturers. They are multi-billion dollar corporations that have their hands in many different areas. They are willing to take a hit in one area if it benefits another.

 

It's shooting themselves in the foot because Sony makes profit off of 30% of published titles. They could've made more if they didn't focus on two markets. You see, when people bought the PS3 strictly for Blu Ray is created a huge gap between true gamers and DVD player owners. They raised expectancies of profit for games and everything fell off kilter. If they want to sell a true multimedia system, they need to be more organized and even you can admit that.

Sony cannot afford to take so many hits. Microsoft took a hit and didn't have to give up as much as Sony, because it was just a problem with the system. If people weren't worried about quality in a microsoft system, the 360 would probably have sold more instead of getting such bad press about quality. I've just named Microsoft's achillies heel....can you name Sony's? I just did...but can you accept it.

Are you joking, in the category of hits I'd say they are both pretty equal, if not then Microsoft has taken more. Microsoft took a massive hit releasing a defective system, they've kept their system unprofitable for 3 years now (Remember more sales of an unprofitable console means more money lost), they paid $50 million for DLC for GTA but if you look at the sales compared to userbases the PS3 version sold just as well as the 360. They wasted time and money on HD DVD, and who knows how many checks were written for other games. From a software perspective Microsoft has destroyed Sony, I'll agree with that, but at everything else they completely bombed. It'd be tough, if not impossible to find some official figures but I'm pretty damn sure Microsoft has lost more money on it's gaming division than Sony.

 

i think LTD the gamimg division at MS has lost twice what sony's gaming division has, sony has at least been profitable before but the 360 is only making some few bucks compared to ps2, wii, ds, ps1, heck they make even less that GC ever did. Ps3 on the other hand has been the black sheep of the ps family, he is like the gay son that put the family to shame.

 

That is so homophobic, that my jaw dropped. You would think that in this time and age people would stop talking such utter BS. Be thankful that i'm not a mod here, or you would have been gone from this site.

Consider your post reported.

 



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hey... open your eyes there little fella, there are gay sons whose lifestyle brings shame to their family; it's not homophobic if it's a true statement... sounds to me like you're a homophobicphobic, and that's alright, I won't judge you like you just judged him (but to be honest, you really should be ashamed of yourself)

alright, on to other things. Other than the OP, whose decision to purchase a 360 wasn't decided upon because of the PS3's slow sales, but, watch closely now, because of how the developer community will respond to the LEADING hardcore console. In other words, lead console gets the overall better games because of sales rates divided among user base. Which would be the 360. That's why he's going to purchase it. I mean, seriously, how do guys miss that. Anyway, other than the OP, i've never seen a larger collection of droopy boobs outside of a geriatric nudist camp. You PS3 guys take the cake. (oh, speaking of cake, you can buy Portal on Live Arcade. Nice)



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Sevengen said:
hey... open your eyes there little fella, there are gay sons whose lifestyle brings shame to their family; it's not homophobic if it's a true statement... sounds to me like you're a homophobicphobic, and that's alright, I won't judge you like you just judged him (but to be honest, you really should be ashamed of yourself)

alright, on to other things. Other than the OP, whose decision to purchase a 360 wasn't decided upon because of the PS3's slow sales, but, watch closely now, because of how the developer community will respond to the LEADING hardcore console. In other words, lead console gets the overall better games because of sales rates divided among user base. Which would be the 360. That's why he's going to purchase it. I mean, seriously, how do guys miss that. Anyway, other than the OP, i've never seen a larger collection of droopy boobs outside of a geriatric nudist camp. You PS3 guys take the cake. (oh, speaking of cake, you can buy Portal on Live Arcade. Nice)

Yes, actually, it still is homophobic.

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I think the point the OP was making is if MS pulls ahead significantly then there is a good chance future games will be affected in some way or another in favor of the 360. It happened to the N64 and xBox, it can happen to the PS3. Granted the circumstances are different but the end result is usually the same. I don't believe this will happen to the PS3 as I think it'll end up like SNES/Genesis era where one system edged out the other, both having great games.

hatmoza 2.0, you should also consider the game cost which was the deciding factor for me. There are so many bargain games for the 360 right now and if anyone here is near Toronto Canada then check out Game Center on Yonge... they have so many good deals on used games (older releases 10-15, newer releases 35-44). That did it for me.



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