|Alexie Di Onie said:|
@ gamerace - I know that they are tryin, but I want them to be the system they were last generation now! I miss those days.
That's partly unrealistic expectations and partly Sony being outmanouvered by MS and Nintendo. Generally all systems suck in their first year. PS2's wasn't so hot either. And remember Gamecubes? (shutters) Nintendo did and got smart this time. They pulled all the games off the GC development and put them out for the Wii. This has had mixed results from Donkey Kong to Zelda, but it has given the Wii a steady stream of games in year 1 the GC lacked and makes PS3 look bad in comparison. Of course, Sony could never have done that (except maybe for God Of War 2....) with such a successful system as the PS2. Shorter development time helps too.
Then there's the 360. It's first year sucked. At this point it had one AA game (Dead Rising) and one AAA game (Gears) of note. But that's long ago and people are focused on the now. A good strategy by MS to come out a year early so it's 2nd year games are compared to Sony's 1st. In comparison the PS3 has several AA games (HS, Warhawk, Drake's Fortune (maybe)) and one AAA - R&C (too bad it's not your cup of tea). Really a better start than 360's. Not to mention lots of good-great multi-platform stuff too.
Again, if you want something now, get a 360 or Wii. But then come holiday '08 don't complain if/when PS3 has the better line-up.
I think there is a combination of Sony making some very bad mistakes, and (mainly) Nintendo having (correctly) analyzed Sony's success and Nintendo's mistakes and created a very strong strategy to deal with them.
The Playstation and PS2 were launched 18 months before the N64 and Gamecube whereas the PSP and PS3 were launched (pretty-much) alongside the Nintendo DS and Wii.
The Playstation and PS2 were launched at historically acceptable prices for the platforms whereas the PSP was expensive for a handheld and the PS3 was expensive for a console.
It took the Gamecube years before it had released Zelda, Metroid, Mario, Smash Bros., Paper Mario and Mario Kart whereas the Wii will have released all these in a little more than a year.
The (overall) result is that Nintendo has turned the tables on Sony and people who expected the PS3 to follow in the PS2's footsteps are (probably) upset.