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I'll break that guy's legs whoever wrote that biased piece of shit article, no as a matter of fact he should get killed in a horrid plane crash.
And CNN is full of shit.



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docholliday said:

"And the problem for Sony isn't the recession, it's the PS3."

"It's the most expensive console on the market, $150 - $200 more than its rivals. Even if you believe the video game industry is "recession-proof" (it isn't), a tanking economy makes consumers more price-conscious"

Anyone else see how contradicting those 2 statements are?? And from reading everyone's posts the majority opinion seems to be the price being the major issue, which I tend to agree with. The mediocre game library arguement is just ignorant as almost everything is goin multiplatform anymore and all 3 consoles have good exclusives.

The author fails to even mention the real reason why sales are down from last year, and really the only reason. The economy has gone to shit and microsoft made a killer price drop at the right time. Now consumers are looking at 2 consoles that offer a very similiar experience but are at 2 drastically different price point. You can get a 360 as low as $199(which I am aware doesnt account for all sales before someone says it) while your entering price on a ps3 is $399. Even a pro is $299 which is still $100 cheaper.

Now ask yourself if your strapped for extra cash and had to choice in these times between the two which would you buy? I think to the mainstream consumer its the 360 obviously. Regardless of what hardware advantages the ps3 might come with out the box (wi-fi,bluetooth,media card readers) price point is whats the major push in such terrible economical times.

The statements are contradicting. They're colaborating.

The argument is that the Playstation 3 is just too pricey for what it's offering, and sales are starting to show it. If it was just the recession, then why are video game sales up 20% against November last year, and Nintendo recorded the best November for a console. Ever. ? So it's more than a recession forcing people to spend less (because they're spending more). They are just chosing to spend it on something other than the overpriced (compared to other systems) PS3.

 



Back from the dead, I'm afraid.

yet there are still people who say wait for killzone 2 and the price drop. i mena im pretty sure sony arent dropping the price for a while, definately not before february. plus im worried about killzone 2 after resistance 2. i mean killzone 2 looks to be the better game but its not being released in the holiday season, i reckon itll struggle to reach 2million (although it will eventually) whilst not having a huge hardware boost

a pricecut in japan timed for FFXIII in japan and a pricecut in Europe timed with gran turismo and holiday 2009. thta will certainly help sony out. whether they can afford to do that we dont know



 nintendo fanboy, but the good kind

proud soldier of nintopia

 

Smashed said:
I'll break that guy's legs whoever wrote that biased piece of shit article, no as a matter of fact he should get killed in a horrid plane crash.
And CNN is full of shit.

I'm glad to see some people around here have a sense of perspective.



CNN is maybe the most pro-MS website on internet !

(I think a lot of American reviewer/media are pro MS, they are trying to push their american product)

About the article :

PS3 expensive : YES
BR is shit : NO
BR not an amazing feature : YES
PS3 game library is shit : NO
PS3 game library mostly Xbox360 one : YES
PS3 game library as good as Xbox360 one : YES

Overall, CNN is CCRAPCRAP



Time to Work !

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badgenome said:
Smashed said:
I'll break that guy's legs whoever wrote that biased piece of shit article, no as a matter of fact he should get killed in a horrid plane crash.
And CNN is full of shit.

I'm glad to see some people around here have a sense of perspective.

 

Thanks! I was being serious.



~flame said:
  1. The differences between Blu-Ray and DVD are hard to see on a TV less than 50".

I think we can all stop reading this nonsense after this line.. Seriously, why is it that the most uneducated people writing articles are invariably located in the USA?

 



Smashed said:
badgenome said:
Smashed said:
I'll break that guy's legs whoever wrote that biased piece of shit article, no as a matter of fact he should get killed in a horrid plane crash.
And CNN is full of shit.

I'm glad to see some people around here have a sense of perspective.

 

Thanks! I was being serious.

Why so hostile towards a guy who writes an article? It's not like CNN sells video game systems. He's just speaking the truth, brother, and the best you can respond with is you hope he dies. Your discourse skills are amazing.



Okay so wii is selling great cause its the wii

360 is selling great because of recent price drop

PS3 is selling bad for the above 2 reasons. If i was a doctor, I'd prescribe Gran Turismo 5, God of War III, and of course a price drop.



mrstickball said:
docholliday said:

"And the problem for Sony isn't the recession, it's the PS3."

"It's the most expensive console on the market, $150 - $200 more than its rivals. Even if you believe the video game industry is "recession-proof" (it isn't), a tanking economy makes consumers more price-conscious"

Anyone else see how contradicting those 2 statements are?? And from reading everyone's posts the majority opinion seems to be the price being the major issue, which I tend to agree with. The mediocre game library arguement is just ignorant as almost everything is goin multiplatform anymore and all 3 consoles have good exclusives.

The author fails to even mention the real reason why sales are down from last year, and really the only reason. The economy has gone to shit and microsoft made a killer price drop at the right time. Now consumers are looking at 2 consoles that offer a very similiar experience but are at 2 drastically different price point. You can get a 360 as low as $199(which I am aware doesnt account for all sales before someone says it) while your entering price on a ps3 is $399. Even a pro is $299 which is still $100 cheaper.

Now ask yourself if your strapped for extra cash and had to choice in these times between the two which would you buy? I think to the mainstream consumer its the 360 obviously. Regardless of what hardware advantages the ps3 might come with out the box (wi-fi,bluetooth,media card readers) price point is whats the major push in such terrible economical times.

The statements are contradicting. They're colaborating.

The argument is that the Playstation 3 is just too pricey for what it's offering, and sales are starting to show it. If it was just the recession, then why are video game sales up 20% against November last year, and Nintendo recorded the best November for a console. Ever. ? So it's more than a recession forcing people to spend less (because they're spending more). They are just chosing to spend it on something other than the overpriced (compared to other systems) PS3.

 

While me and you know the recession isnt the complete problem for sony's ps3 sales, that fact is it still is part of the problem. And for the author to completely dismiss the recession at the start of his arguement and then list it in his very 1st point on why the sales are down is contradicting in everyway shape and form.

As far as your point about record sales in November, its unexplainable. Just mind boggling how strong game sales have stayed overall. I dont think any other form of entertainment is even close to performing at such a high lvl sales wise. Nintendo is a beast right now, wii/ds both.