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I like StarcraftManiac's, thread about the DS so here's so I started a series, When do you think the PS3 will lose momentum? Please post only about the given system. Thank You



 

  

 

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The PS3 has already lost the launch momentum (except in Europe of course ) ,and it hastn build up the games and services momentum ....yet .Around october and november it will build momentum ,with the release of the Home ,Little Big Planet ,MGSIV and some Sony exclusives as Killzone 2 .If this is rounded with a price cut it could be its moment .



See, that's the thing, I know Sony will build momentum at the end of the year but by then what type of lead will Nintendo and Microsoft have?



 

  

 

I can't speak on Europe because the is launching there as we speak. As for the rest of the world, the PS3 lost its momentum months before launch with a what seems to be a daily barrage of questionable announcements and just plain bad PR. All that combined with hardware shortages and a high price left the PS3 obliterating all the momentum the PS2 built for the Playstation brand. Sony finally seemed to be building some positive momentum but DMC4 multiplatform announcement and the Ace Combat 6 360 exclusive announcement has blunted that. Sony needs a significant price drop and successive months of hardware moving game titles to have a chance of regaining its momentum.



The question isn't when the PS3 will lose momentum, it's when it will actually gain significant momentum. My guess is it won't be until this fall. Price Cut + Home + some big games like LittleBigPlanet, Ratchet and Clank, Killzone 2, possibly MGS4 could give it a significant boost. To me though 2008 will be the year all the pressure is on SOny. Final Fantasy XIII and Gran Turismo 5 might be the two most critical releases the system ever has, and they better wow lots of people with their visuals to show the PS3 as something can go beyond the 360 in terms of technical achievements. Also Blue Ray has to continue to gain momentum. They have to justify the higher price, which it will always have compared to the other two, to the mass market, and not just to Sony fanboys and hardcore tech guys.



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The PS3 never had momentum and never will have momentum. Wii is changing the rules of the market, processing power is irrelevant this generation, it's all about an easy-to-use interface, new controller-standard, software that appeals to the broadest audience as possible. In short this generation is all about what the Wii has got. 360 and PS3 are locked to the old rules and can't change their strategies which rely on powerful machines. Once their big games arrive it will be too late because all they deliver is more powerful graphics, more cutscenes and more loading times. Sure, the big games coming to PS3 and 360 will give the respective hardware a boost, but neither console will be able to outsell the Wii in a single month from now on. So if your definition of momentum is that a console is able to outsell all other consoles in a month, than the PS3 never had and never will have momentum.



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Christopher_G2 said: The question isn't when the PS3 will lose momentum, it's when it will actually gain significant momentum. My guess is it won't be until this fall. Price Cut + Home + some big games like LittleBigPlanet, Ratchet and Clank, Killzone 2, possibly MGS4 could give it a significant boost. To me though 2008 will be the year all the pressure is on SOny. Final Fantasy XIII and Gran Turismo 5 might be the two most critical releases the system ever has, and they better wow lots of people with their visuals to show the PS3 as something can go beyond the 360 in terms of technical achievements. Also Blue Ray has to continue to gain momentum. They have to justify the higher price, which it will always have compared to the other two, to the mass market, and not just to Sony fanboys and hardcore tech guys.
I agree



Christopher_G2 said: The question isn't when the PS3 will lose momentum, it's when it will actually gain significant momentum. My guess is it won't be until this fall. Price Cut + Home + some big games like LittleBigPlanet, Ratchet and Clank, Killzone 2, possibly MGS4 could give it a significant boost. To me though 2008 will be the year all the pressure is on SOny. Final Fantasy XIII and Gran Turismo 5 might be the two most critical releases the system ever has, and they better wow lots of people with their visuals to show the PS3 as something can go beyond the 360 in terms of technical achievements. Also Blue Ray has to continue to gain momentum. They have to justify the higher price, which it will always have compared to the other two, to the mass market, and not just to Sony fanboys and hardcore tech guys.
I disagree, FFXIII and GT5 arent the only games that will be great in 2008. I posted a while back an interview that the website I work for, PSU.com, about the game 2 Days 2 Vegas. The game looks spectacular and will be one of the great new IPs that will be released in 2008. Lets wait and see what is released just in 2007. Unfortunately we cant include downloadable games and media sites dont discuss the downloadables because they add a whole new dimension of games this gen.



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ssj12 said: Christopher_G2 said: The question isn't when the PS3 will lose momentum, it's when it will actually gain significant momentum. My guess is it won't be until this fall. Price Cut + Home + some big games like LittleBigPlanet, Ratchet and Clank, Killzone 2, possibly MGS4 could give it a significant boost. To me though 2008 will be the year all the pressure is on SOny. Final Fantasy XIII and Gran Turismo 5 might be the two most critical releases the system ever has, and they better wow lots of people with their visuals to show the PS3 as something can go beyond the 360 in terms of technical achievements. Also Blue Ray has to continue to gain momentum. They have to justify the higher price, which it will always have compared to the other two, to the mass market, and not just to Sony fanboys and hardcore tech guys. I disagree, FFXIII and GT5 arent the only games that will be great in 2008. I posted a while back an interview that the website I work for, PSU.com, about the game 2 Days 2 Vegas. The game looks spectacular and will be one of the great new IPs that will be released in 2008. Lets wait and see what is released just in 2007. Unfortunately we cant include downloadable games and media sites dont discuss the downloadables because they add a whole new dimension of games this gen.
Is this game exclusive?




Alacrist said: I like StarcraftManiac's, thread about the DS so here's so I started a series, When do you think the PS3 will lose momentum? Please post only about the given system. Thank You
What momentum? Mayby in europe but other than that they are in free fall...



 

 

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