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curl-6 said:

DonFerrari said:

The Cell/Bluray themselves weren't mistake but what they brought, high cost and difficult to develop made a big negative impact to PS3.

So if they resulted in a big negative impact, does that not make them a mistake?

From a company POV? I would say yes. At least in hindsight and supposing if both weren't there it could have sold much better and profited a lot more.



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Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

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Well the biggest mystery would have been is how would have the PS4 turned out if not for what they did with the PS3, If PS3 played it safe, woudl PS4 been the one that did something cray and now suffered sales?

The only thing for certain if the PS3 was standard and priced at 399 is that Nintendo like every generation, bugger all 3rd party support lol



 

 

Cobretti2 said:
Well the biggest mystery would have been is how would have the PS4 turned out if not for what they did with the PS3, If PS3 played it safe, woudl PS4 been the one that did something cray and now suffered sales?

The only thing for certain if the PS3 was standard and priced at 399 is that Nintendo like every generation, bugger all 3rd party support lol

It's not like the Wii was overflowing with PS3/360 ports in the first place. I don't see why it still wouldn't have gotten the mid-tier/AA third party games that it did historically.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.