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@ aavid

Absolutely, I agree.



                                                                                                                                            

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CGI-Quality said:
@ aavid

I agree to an extent, but to me the PS3 is not a failure. It's a hard lesson learned. It failed, however, to keep a lot of it's loyals as PS2 did with the PS1 fanbase, and that is the real tragedy here. The fact that PS3 says: Playstation, on it was not enough to sway loads of PS2 fans, at least not yet anyway. Gran Turismo 5, FFXIII, and Versus XIII could still help a lot but this gen the Playstation is pretty wounded unfortunately. Regardless, PS4 could still put Sony back on track to victory.

If they were loyal they would of stayed.

Loyalty in this industry is really an illusion just created by having the games people want to play in consecutive generations.

Some people are loyal but most just buy the system that has the games they want to play.

 



Combine the money they're making with LBP (those costumes are selling like crazy), Home (those pants are selling like crazy :P), PS2 and PSP. It should make up for the money they're losing on the PS3...



Here's why I consider it to be doing horribly.

The PS1 and PS2 absolutely dominated and heading into this generation, many and including Sony would've expected nothing different. To see them so far behind Nintendo is hard to believe almost if you look at the previous two generations. Also, many would've thought that Sony would've closed the gap and even surpassed the 360 as the HD market leader. They obviously haven't.

I also think they're doing poorly based on their past success since the PS3 has now had a launch, three Christmas/holiday seasons along being on the market for more than two years and still hasn't passed the 20m mark. Also, now with the holidays behind us, sales slow down. They might pass 20 million so but then what? They won't cross 25 million until the end of the year unless they have a big price drop. So it will have taken them three years just to sell 25 million consoles.

Tell me, how is that not bad for Sony?



I'll come up with something better eventually...

Christhor said:
Combine the money they're making with LBP (those costumes are selling like crazy), Home (those pants are selling like crazy :P), PS2 and PSP. It should make up for the money they're losing on the PS3...

 

 please tell me this is irony... PLEASE!



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DirtyP2002 said:
Christhor said:
Combine the money they're making with LBP (those costumes are selling like crazy), Home (those pants are selling like crazy :P), PS2 and PSP. It should make up for the money they're losing on the PS3...

 

 please tell me this is irony... PLEASE!

 

It was indeed irony, maybe I should have ended my post with a ":P". :P



Its bad because Sony was the undisputed champion of the last two generations  and now it is a distant third among consoles. There is no way to spin this into good news for Sony.

 



To a certain extent, what the PSP and PS3 have destroyed the Playstation brand for consumers and videogame developers.

Back in the day there was a saying that "No one ever got fired for buying IBM" and you could apply a similar saying to the videogame industry that "No one ever got fired for supporting the Playstation" ... The reason for this is simple, for over a decade the Playstation consoles sold more hardware and software than all of their competition combined; and regardless of how mainstream or niche your game was, your company would see the best sales and the most profit by focusing on the Playstation. While 20 Million in sales may not be that bad, having developers question whether they should give exclusive support (or any support) for future Playstation systems is a very serious blow.

The damage of the Playstation brand to consumers can best be summed up by pointing out that most people who bought a PS2 (potentially as much as 66%) will not buy a PS3



Cause it is a PlayStation console. That alone means that it should be at about 35-40 million right about now...well ahead of 360 and at least competing with the Wii.



coolestguyever said:
Its not THAT bad, its just fanboys making themselves feel better about their consoles.

Even though PS3 has better games based on metacritic, Wii owners feel like their winning some kind of competition.

 

What hypocracy. He just tried to divert it to a competition favoring his side.



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