What i think people are forgetting/ignoring/not acknowledging is that if Sony can even MARGINALLY pull this off in the long run the PS3 is going to dominate. With HOME, if its even 3/4 as good as it appeard on GDC, we are talking the sims that people have always wanted....go check out sims sales worldwide, and this immersive sims environment will be FREE. Then, we have the BD market. If the current trend continues (I think after pirates and the spiderman movies are released we will see for sure) and if BD ends up as the format for future HD movie watching, that is one more group or feature that people get with their PS3. Then there are the games, regardless of cross console games, Sony can differentitate itself simply with Home, free online services and its BD player there will be plenty of quality games as well, DMC, MGS, FF, Lair, The Show.....
Its incredibly ambitious, the PS3. But we are starting to see Sonys plan, IMO. Home, BD, playstation brand....i can see it fold out successfully, if Home goes according to plan and BD pulls through....and i can see it fail, Home gets no support from game DEV's and it doesnt drive PS3 sales enough for devs to see the benefit of putting time into it....but my goodness, if they pull this off, we might be looking back on this first year and kicking outselves for not trusting that they knew what they were doing.....or we will look back and say wow, we could see they were stupid why couldnt they, lol.
But in the end, regardless of whether th PS3 is for you (home, BD, games) one cannot ignore the appeal it will have for far more people than any other console, potentially in the end.
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