Sony sticks to PS3 targets

Sony president Ryoji Chubachi says 2 million PS3s worldwide by the end of 2006 and 6 million by March is "within our reach"; PS3 production issues could be history.

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It's no secret that Sony has had some manufacturing issues with its coveted PlayStation 3. The main culprit has been the production of the system's blue laser diode, which has caused shortages of the PS3 in the US and Japan and a delay of the console's release in Europe.

But if Sony president Ryoji Chubachi's recent words are any indication, it seems Sony has ironed out the bumps in the PS3's manufacturing process. Not only that, but Sony may meet its projection of having 2 million PS3s shipped worldwide by the end of 2006 and 6 million worldwide by March 2007, when the console is scheduled to launch in Europe.

Speaking before the media in Tokyo, Chubachi said, "It is true that it took us some time to bring the PS3 to mass production as blue laser availability worked as a bottleneck. But 2 million and 6 million are within our reach," according to Reuters.

Industry watchers had expressed concern that Sony wouldn't be able to meet those numbers after launch sales results indicated that the company missed its initial shipment targets. However, Chubachi's comments seem to indicate that things are now on track for the electronics giant.

Sony was expected to have 400,000 PS3s available in North America for the system's launch, but industry-sales tracker NPD reported that only 197,000 units were sold in the US--which was expected to have the bulk of the shipment.

Discussion

591 comments
_Sam_
_Sam_

wouldn't it hurt their stock if they said they wouldn't make it?

lhardwick692
lhardwick692

continued--viva pinata--how silly it was..sonic the hedgehog--looked nice but camera angle always gets you killed--and you mostly just hit spring after spring and bounce halfway through the game the other half you try not hitting a button at the wrong time or you will go flying to your death.. bionical heroes was stupid--bomberman act zero was sucky--and now future games like blue dragon---the videos seen looks lamer the heck-- sure sonys launch line up is small but look what they have coming to the ps3 soon--devil may cry 4-metal gear solid 4--the new game by naughty dog--and lair--assassins creed and oblivion with touchups tweeks and stuff not put in the 360 version because it was rushed-- and the list goes on and on--sure there will be a few games for the 360 that wont be on the ps3--but not enough to say--lets keep the 360-- peace out..

lhardwick692
lhardwick692

not foolish--i am smart--sony has dominated the videogame world from its release of the ps1-- then the ps2 and now the ps3--finally released and hopefully sony will be getting more on the shelves and see ps3 sale 3 to 4 million units in one year as to where the 360 has sold a mere 2.5 million in the last year-- nothing coming to the 360 i want--i was hoping gears of war would give me what i wanted but it didnt-- and the 360 is falling into the gamecube schedule--one huge game they push each month--one month they pushed oblivion and i didnt like certain things about that game--it pausing as the game loaded the levels was nerveracking .. and what else has the 360 been able to offer--n3(ninety nine nights) woo-hoo and how about enchanted arms--how lame that was and dead rising (which got boring fast--killing zombies after zombies--) --and they complained about resistance fall of man was repetitive-- just cause was lame--and lets not forget viva pinata

MassiveKaos
MassiveKaos

HardWick all i can say is that you were very foolish to sell your 360 for a ps3

lhardwick692
lhardwick692

all i can say is i sold my 360 to buy the ps3--the money is in the bank and waiting to purchase it---even though i plan on ordering it online from a reputable company that way i wont get mugged or shot--not picking on sony for that--i blame people/society for letting that get out of hand--

LittleYoshi
LittleYoshi

Well, all I can say about this is that........ I DON'T CARE!!! I GOT A PS3!! It's AWSOME!!

davez82
davez82

no system has games at launch and no system is worth getting at launch. the 360 took a year to be worth buying (gears of war), and blue dragon isnt even out yet in america. So to say ps3 has a bad launch or it doesnt have games is really really redundant.

jackfatal
jackfatal

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shockg2000
shockg2000

How much are the usb cords to charge the controller, Anyone?

De_Bears
De_Bears

Maybe I can get my hands on another system soon.

KabutoHunter
KabutoHunter

Value = If you spend 50 bucks on it, will it be worth it? Has to do with game length, replay value, etc. Basically, how much entertainment you can get out of the game for the price paid. A value rating might change based on the initial MSRP. A game that debuts at $19 might have more value to it than the same game at $49. Tilt = The reviewer's personal opinion of the game. If they really like it, it goes up, and if they didn't it goes down.

jackfatal
jackfatal

can any body please tell me how is the rating for value and tilt in gamespot is done? or what do they mean? thanks

a336061
a336061

I'm a game pimp, and i love it

tonygregory
tonygregory

Jajo911: Thats what this forum and the USA is about. Freedom of speech, freedom of choice. Everyone is entitled to thier opinion, biased or not. At least every 10-15 comments someone like U comes in and pretends to be Rodney King "cant we all get along" why not buy all of them, etc..... Well I did that last generation, and I might do it again this generation. Till then I am content with my 360. I am entitled to expect more from a next generation console than "last" gen visuals. Look at the history of videogames. The NES, SNES, N64, and GAMECUBE all had huge leaps in graphical performance. The PS1, PS2, and now the PS3, same thing. Sega Master system, Genesis, Saturn, Dreamcast, same thing. XBOX, 360, same thing. I am not talking about the handhelds. We all know Nintendo has had a basic monopoly on this market, and Sony was idiotic for trying to use its name to compete. They are getting their A$$es handed to them, nuff said. But excluding the Blue-Ray pushing, and exagerrated tech specs/hype/lies/etc that Sony has done, at least they followed the trend in console development and upgraded their graphics signficantly. Same witht he 360. The Wii did not. They are selling a 700mhz processor, less than 100MB of Ram, 480P. Why? So they could make money on thier consoles hardware. Seriously U are all overpaying for the hardware. It is a suped up Gamecube, no matter how U slice it. Hey the controller is cool, I just wish the visuals were too. Those of U who throw out RE4, so what. Thats one game. Almost anything on the 360 looks better than that by default becuase of the upgrade in resolution. WTF. The 360 and PS3 both have 3.2GHZ processors, 512MB of RAM, 720P and beyond support, and hard drives. Flame me all U want. But next gen has always started with graphical upgrades, then such things as better sound, improvements to controllers, now recently online, built in HDD, and HDTV support. Wii kicks A$$ with its controller, and then sucks A$$ with its graphics. My opinion. I am entitled to it.

filmdan
filmdan

My biggest issue with my PS3 is the controllers. With the way Xbox 360's wireless controllers wirelessly like with the Xbox, and go into POWER SAVE modes, put PS3's to shame. I am constantly having to recharge my controllers by plugging them in using USB cables that I had to purchase separately! When you buy an extra controller, it does not come with one. And if you're controller looses its connection with the PS3, you have to plug it back in to re-sync it.

chuckmagnum1
chuckmagnum1

i have nothing against the playstation 3 but, i think they're only downfall and everyone can agree is there online matchmaking and mutliplayer. One word for that "sucks". That is not to say that I will not get because of that but, gaming in this age where gamers play online. PS3 needs to get there act together and step it up there online capabilities. Im glad that the online service is free out of the box unlike Xbox 360. I sure hope that the shipments of the PS3 will generate on a consistent basis to stores.

jajo911
jajo911

Hello , everyone , i am a gamer and i own every system that came out from amiga 1200 to Wii ( i am in UK ), well to tell you the truth :) everyone one complaining which system is better , do you know what i say WELL buy them ALL !!!! maybe not everybody are rich i am not but i am sure over time you can get every system that came out just matter of saving up.So instead getting in arrguments which is better , i say i have them all and i enjoy every and each system eaqualy !! So as you see my fellow gamers thats ends the debate which system is better :)

junk56
junk56

Well Sony has a reputation of winning in the long run. My friends didn't even buy the PS2 til like last year. Notice a lot of ppl have the slim PS2, something new. Just wait for the big guns to come out on the playstation then it will start to shine.

roll450
roll450

GO Wii And Xbox360 ^(^_^)^

pencilpusher69
pencilpusher69

tonygregory, your arguement that the Wii isn't next gen is ridiculous. Nintendo have brought us a NEW completely revolutionary way to PLAY games, not to LOOK at them. They are the next gen. No amount of bump mapping is going to make a bad game good. You even argue that the DS may not hold a candle to the PSP graphically, but it's all about the games, which you concede the DS wins at. Well, if you remember when the DS came out, there weren't that many games, people complained about the technology not being advanced enough...but look now. Those arguements were shown to be wrong, as the DS is the new kind of the game industry. And I have looked at the tech specs for the Wii. Every major outlet has discussed them, and with IBM, Nintendo, and game developers saying that the Wii has about three times the power of the Cube, I'll take their word over yours. Besides, I don't require visuals that are greater than RE4, so if this system is as you put it, even marginally better than the cube, then we are in for a great time with the Wii. You say you had all of the last generation's systems, I wonder if you think those games are now unworthy of your attention, because they don't play in 720p? If you still like those games, which I'm assuming you do, then why would anybody cry over the wii's graphics a year from now? (Especially when we start to see developers push the Wii, a year from now my laughter will be at the people who said the Wii wasn't powerful enough...)

pencilpusher69
pencilpusher69

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2headedbaby
2headedbaby

I love the Wii, but it will be a while before it has the "must own" killer. (Zelda doesnt count, its on the cube and is just as good) 360? I have a pretty badass PC that can handle most of the games that are already out there (Halflife 2, FEAR, Oblivion, Condemed) with the exception of GOW which happens to be the nicest looking RE4 ripoff ive ever seen. Come to think of it, most all of their games come to PC. so, why would i care? PS3...hmm, too expensive, kinda buggy right now, not really a lot of games just yet. WAIT, come to think of it, wasnt it kinda like that when the PS1 came out? followed with PS2, then PSP? Last time I checked they held their own and then some. Im a fan of great games, NOT consoles. You know i remember way back in '01, the PS2 had been out for a year had a terrible dry spell.Then out comes the holiday line up and it sets the world on fire. MGS2, GTA3, DMC, GT3, TM:Black, followed up with FFX, VF4, and many others. Blu Ray? HD? 600$ price tag? who cares? i cant even afford a Wii right now anyway. but next years line up of games will define what console i get next. peace out.

rkownadge
rkownadge

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Silasraven
Silasraven

I have a Wii and an Xbox 360. I live in the UK so Playstation 3 does not even enter the contest here yet.Going on about predicted sales by Sony does not impress. Who can believe what they say anyway. Who could trust a company who set up a web site and pretended to be a teen who wanted , demanded he get a PSP for christmas. Who promised a world wide launch and then forgot europe was part of the world. We hear little about the PS3 over here. Its all XBOX 360 or Wii adverts on tv. As for new games on PS3 they seem pretty thin. See its all about games. I was concerned about the Wii's graphics but having played some of the games the fun outways the graphics. The 360 has the graphics and the games (Gears of War is ace) and they have the numbers out there in the market already. Developers I feel sorry for , how can they make money on games when there are so few PS3 consoles avialable. Still as long as we the gamesr win out ( and I cant see how we can loose) its all good. Wish Sony would have some respect for us though. Do they really think we are that stupid that we believe every thing we read. Oops, hope you believe this lol. Happy Gaming

nemocystem
nemocystem

1) people who argue about "next gen" and talk about graphics as their main argument have absolutely no bearing on what video games are all about & have probably never truly enjoyed a decent game in their entire lives. 2) the wii IS a good system & WILL succeed if for no other reason that YOU CAN PLAY ANY...well, you know. nintendo is interested in grabbing potential buyers that haven't yet crossed over into the gaming world & don't want to spend a lot of money or time learning the button mapping on each game. not to mention the people that have stopped playing video games over the years because they're "too dificult" or "too complicated" to play. i know many of these older adults & others who have younger children that have been anticipating the wii for these reasons & will likely be picking one up very soon. personally, at its price...if you are complaining about the graphics & not lauding what it CAN do, you're just plain ignorant...i will own one simply to play the old games...that alone makes it worth the price. then, maybe i'll buy a couple of TRIED & TRUE games with REAL QUALITY GAMEPLAY from the BEST 1ST PARTY PUBLISHER ON THE PLANET!!! 3) ps3 will not fail...but they will most certainly NOT reach these lofty targets. for those not intelligent or savvy enough to realize, i'll break it down real quick. SONY is saving face for the investors & developers right now. if they don't combat the predictions that they won't meet their goals, they're likely to lose lots of company value & exclusive titles. it makes business sense, but in the long run i believe the most consumer & market friendly strategy is to accept the loss & tell the truth. in the end, people will respect you more for it. 4) xbox360 will also not fail...there are too many reasons to note...but suffice to say, if you believe they will, i've got some bridges to sell, you interested? 5) last, but not least...next gen has ALMOST nothing to do with graphics at this point. this is another consumer bait & switch tactic to make you believe that brighter = better. first, sony (if you haven't noticed) ups the vibrancy & brightness on most of their games, shunting realism for cartoonism because it's scientifically proven to be more "eye pleasing" to the human intellect. this is most notably realised in the recent head to head article where you can see the lighting in the ps3 games to be well overdone or not done at all in order to represent an image as opposed to representing what it would really look like in the world. i was a tester before & i can tell you this is a style decision & not a system limitation. face it people...the graphics between the two will be neck & neck for the next 2-3 years, & while i expect the ps3 to surpass the 360 in that time-frame, it simply doesn't justify the expense at the present time. i do hope you realize however, that the "next gen" will create unprecidented ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE or A.I. for the lehman. this, my friends, will be what truly defines "next gen." not flashy colors, or jaggieless uber framerates. any self respecting gamer would know to look out for increasing, intelligent difficulty to supplant rabidly (yes, the root word rabid was used on purpose) increasing enemy count as the main difference between one difficulty to the next.

GothicWar
GothicWar

pencilpusher69: The wii may be able to get turbo graphics 16, snes, and n64 though it's online thing, but your paying at money. Nintendo has always had been hard headed when it came to backwards combatablity so after so many years nintendo finally does it with Gamecube games, but it's to late since microsoft and sony knew better then that. Nintendo again will be a system with good games, but not the best. Due to nintendo old hard headed ways they lost contracts to certian games (can anyone say Final Fantasy 7) because of the way they do there systems. It wasn't till gamecube that they went to disc games, but yet the true mature game Resident Evil 4 which many people bought a GC just to play it soon came out on to Sony. Now as things stand Wii won't even be getting the RE5, and relying on the same nintedo only games such as meteroid, zelda, and mario isn't going to keep things that interesting. Heck with the wii having mario 64 on it making it a 3rd release of the same game is showing bad karama. PS3 and Xbox360 on the other hand have some exclusive games, but due to there growing library of great games used from the system power they can get great games that aren't always exclusives or just be run of a mill projects that certian game companys had on the back burner because they needed a better graphics engine. The wii has some good graphics and good technology, but enough to out Xbox 360 and most importantly PS3 which plays psone, ps2, and ps3 games without having to spend money to play them on the next gen system so your game library isn't put to waste.

tonygregory
tonygregory

Hamnut: I'm not crying about the visuals because I refuse to buy a repackaged Gamecube. I already own a Gamecube thank you. A year from now when your games still look last gen, U will be crying. The 360 isnt going anywhere and the PS3 will eventaully sell consoles. For all the BS Sony has put us through at least they have next gen visuals. WTF Nintendo. What sucks about Sony not meeting its targets is that it knew it would be that way and didnt inform the public soon enough about the shortages. Can any of these console makers be honest anymore. Capitalism at its best.....

hamnut
hamnut

Stop crying about visuals on the Wii. And yes that sucks that Sony didn't make it's targets :(

tonygregory
tonygregory

pencilpusher69: No offense but look up the specs for the Wii online. It is about on par with the original XBOX. U wont see games that look much better then the original XBOX and U will till be stuck with the lower resolution since the Wii only supports up to 480P. Hey I'm not a Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, or Sega fan. I actually owned more games on my PS2 last generation than the other 3 consoles. But when new consoles are released, historically the graphics take a serious leap forward in quality. The Wii will be marginally better than the Gamecube. That sucks A$$!!!!! I like the controller, its new, different, but visually it will be way behind the curve compared to the 360 and PS3. Maybe lightning will strike twice and the Wii will outsell the more powerful consoles. Your right the DS cant hold a candle to the PSP technologically. But the games its what is making the DS own the PSP. The PSP has too many PS2 ports, and not enough innovative new games. Thats where I think Sony is losing focus, losing touch with the average consumer. They want to put all these "features" in thier PSP and PS3 instead of just concentrating on games. These are after all game consoles. People have IPODS for music playback. DVD players for movies. Computers for web browsing, pictures, streaming video, etc..... Heck most PC's can even play games. I wish Sony would concentrate on making games rather than trying to do everything and excel at nothing. So in my honest opinion the 360 is the best of all worlds. Good controller while keeping the rumble, affordable price for the mainstream average consumer, next gen/high def visuals, best online, and easiest/cheapest development tools for making games. Not to mention they have the backing of Microsoft. Game over.

pencilpusher69
pencilpusher69

tonygregory: "And to be honest although the Wii has changed thier controller, I always thought next gen meant a leap in graphic quality. Dont hate on me. Just look at the NES, SNES, N64, and Gamecube. Everytime a new console came out the graphics were way better then the console before it." Then you missed the D-pad, the analogue stick, rumblepack and the controller that Sony ripped off the most, the SNES pad. And as for graphics, the Wii is more powerful than the cube. Just because publishers are rushing to catch up, and porting out crap, doesn't mean anything about the Wii's power. You have to understand, that before the E3, publishers were not making anything for the Wii. Now, after they saw how much people loved the system, they are racing to get whatever together they can, to cash in. In another 6-8 months, we are really going to start seeing some amazing games for the Wii. Just the same way it was with the DS. "Oh, the graphics look awful. The games aren't there, blah, blah, blah." But it sold like wildfire, and now it has many of the best games on it, and some of them are incredible looking, like Metroid Prime: Hunters. Give it time, and please, no more "they could have just sold the controller" arguements. The Wii has so much packed into it that isn't in the gamecube, it's hilarious to hear that arguement.

pencilpusher69
pencilpusher69

I wonder if the rumor about Metal Gear Solid 4 no longer being a PS3 exclusive is true? If so, the arguement for why sounds like what I've been saying all along, not enough PS3's out there for the publisher to make its money back. I have a feeling we're going to hear about this monday, but maybe sooner.

tonygregory
tonygregory

http://nexgenwars.com>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As for preteen fanboys. I'n not one of them CerebralShadow. I have been playing games since my Atari 2600 on Christmas 1981. I just dont believe any of Sonys hype and lies. If U want to blindly follow them go ahead. But they have 15 days to sell a little over 1.5 million consoles. Not happening. What I am is a fan of videogames. I am not trying to say the PS3 sucks. Because it doesnt. It is hard to develop for no matter what BS SambaLele wants to spew. The PS3 is a powerful machine no doubt. But its power wont be harnessed easily, if ever. The reason SambaLele that 3rd parties develop for Sony is becuause Sony "pays" for exclusive rights, and we all know Sony will sell PS3's. If they want to maximize profit they will provide their games on all consoles. The point I am trying to make is that the 360 will run on par if not better than the PS3 in real time games. The developers program thier multiplatform games on the 360 first because it is easier/cheaper/superior to program for. If I was a developer that would be my preference which is to maximize profit while saving on costs. Then they port to the PS3. That says it all right there. The PS3 lost alot of its regular exclusives this time around. Dont be surprised if their sales or lack of availability of the PS3 entices more developers to make games for the 360. Developers go where the install base is. Unless they are paid for thier exclusives. The reason the 360 isnt doing well in Japan is because of the nationalism practiced there. Almost all American products fail there. The 360 could be 10x more powerful, have 10x more games, and better features/gameplay, and it still wouldnt matter. Hopefully these Japanese developers and their exclusives for the 360 help out more. Rukarl - U make good points, But the fact is I am not adding up these features. I am happy with my 360 at its $399.00 price tag, I am more than happy to pay $50.00 for an established/fun/superior online service. Backwards compatability, Dont need it I still have my original XBOX, PS2, and Gamecube for that. I liked my games on my PS2, it just didnt deliver the CGI quality graphics Sony promised. It was barely better than the Dreamcast, and couldnt even do alot of effects like Anti-Aliasing. I will probably eventually buy a PS3 when one of thier exclusives comes out and they have lowered their price to something more reasonable. I refuse to foot thier bill for their Blue-Ray agenda.I refuse to listen to thier promises anymore. I just want to play games. I will say this though for all they have done wrong in my eyes, at least they are a next generation console in terms of graphics. Dont even get me started on the Wii. That will probably be the last console I buy. If I do it will be for my kids. I am happy with my 360 and look forward to seeing if Sony gets its act together. I look forward to seeing who comes out on top too. U never know the DS is owning the PSP right now. Only time will tell for these consoles.

CerebralShadow
CerebralShadow

we can hope, and to all preteen year old fan boys out there, stop flaming sick of it.

Rukarl
Rukarl

At this point in the game it is obvious who is ahead in sales. Xbox 360 = As of September 30, 2006, 6 million consoles have been sold, By the end of 2006, Microsoft expects to sell 10 million units. Wii = Nintendo has said it expects to ship 4 million Wiis worldwide by Dec. 31, it sold 600,000 Wiis in the first eight days. PS3 = Has said it expects to ship 2 million ps3's JAP AND USA only by the years end. it has sold 200,000 ps3's. due manufacturing issues they cannot sell to their full potencial. As prices are concerned. Taking both 360 and ps3 fully featured consoles. Concoles. Xbox 360 = US$399.99 Wii = US$250 ps3 = US$599 Controllers. Xbox 360 = US$39.99 Wii = US$39.99 PS3 = US$39.99 Online service. (FULLY featured service) Xbox 360 = $49.99 per year Wii = N/A untill Q2 2007 (6 months away) PS3 = $0.00 free Wifi Xbox 360 wifi adapter = $84.99-99.99 Wii = Built in Ps3 = Built in. HD. Xbox 360 HD DVD player = US$200 Wii = N/A PS3 = build in Blu-Ray reader (HD) ALL consoles fully loaded with 4 controllers, Wifi, HD and online service. PS3 = US$960 Xbox 360 = US$860 Wii = US$410 As you can see the Ps3 and the Xbox 360 are very similer in price. the Wii is under half the price, due to excluding of HD, online service and less powerfull Graphics processor and Microprocessor. What is the extra US$100 for the PS3 over the Xbox 360 for? well maybe having it all nicely built in to the one machine? Or maybe Compatible with previous generation games. Compatible Xbox 360 = Partial compatibility with original Xbox titles (only some original Xbox titles work, more are being added slowly over time) Wii = Plays all GameCube game titles PS3 = Near-complete compatiblity with PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games (only a minority of titles don't work) So PS3 has the bonus of almost their entire previous library as does the Wii, although the wii doesn't include GameCube controller or memory card which are nessissary. the 360 losses out alittle in this area. Graphics. well this is probably the most debated topic. we can count out the wii here, they are not trying to give the best next gen graphics, rather taking other aproaches to success. At this point i believe its safe to say Ps3 and Xbox 360 are neck in neck which graphics. Only time will tell the true winner in this catagory. Though i do believe the ps3 to have more potientail power and the 50gb blueray disks giving it an edge in developement in the future, though maybe the extra $100 makes this close to call whether its worth it in value. Games. Its totally personal preference. excellent games are coming out on all three consols. Halo sells 360, Final Fantasy sells PS3, Zelda Sells Wii (generalization). At this point its all about what suits YOU. what YOU want. All this argueing is everyone putting out what they believe is best and not realizing other people may have different preferences. Each console has its pros and cons. Each console is usefull in different ways. The future is coming, which console will last?

SambaLele
SambaLele

tonygregory you fail when you say that GAMES will put the Xbox on top of the PS3. If that was it's real strenght, they'd have already won the japanese market. A year ahead launch, better online and more achievable price. That's it's real strenght against the PS3. That "devs prefer the 360" talk is just nonsense. There's a lot, i mean, a LOT of devs that thinks the PS3 is superior. Just like there's a LOT that thinks otherwise... what you're doing is just excluding some of them to think every dev would rather stick to xbox. If that was true, the PS3 would have little third party support, but guess what? It has a very strong third party backup. You just failed...

tonygregory
tonygregory

rkownadge: Get the pen and paper out, read this article, and prepare to be schooled: "http://dpad.gotfrag.com/portal/story/35372/?spage=1". Understand that the PS3 is not as well designed as the 360. Neither, I repeat neither console will play games in 1080P efficiently. Sonys flagship title Resistance Fall of Man is in 720P. Why? Because it would have looked like crap in 1080P. 1080P is for movie playback. MOVIES. What does that have to do with gaming? I bought my 360 to play games not watch movies. I have a standalone progressive scan DVD player for that. I will wait to upgrade my DVD collection till the movies really take advantage of the higher resolution and till HD-DVD or Blue-Ray is the outright winner. If I wanted to play last gen graphics I would get a Wii. I enjoy my games in 720P. For either the PS3 or 360. I just want to educate people that the PS3 is no better than a 360 and in most developers honest opinions worse than a 360 for gaming. GAMES. Thats what this is about. Diss on the Live service all U want. till Sony can match it feature for feature, and promise to always keep it free, I will call BS everytime one of U fanboys tries to compare online services and fees. I have no problem paying 50 dollars a year for a great service. I pay 50 a month for my Time Warner high speed cable right now. To me its like 1 more payment a year. Get over it already. Where is Sonys innovation? Oh wait they would rather copy or steal features. They stole rumble, didnt want to pay for it, so removed it from the PS3. They copied the whole motion sensing from the Wii. They copied the XBOX Live service, and added controller funtion button. Copied the dual SKU's for the 360 that they bashed when the 360 did it last year. Its so funny how they bash everything then copy it and take credit for inventing the idea first. They even copied Microsofts ideas for cornering the market on a certain technology. Remember when Microsoft included Internet Explorer in Windows to capture the web browser market. The PS3 is doing the same thing with Blue-Ray. Stop drinking the Sony coolaid already.....

Deaho
Deaho

Nintendo not a small company at all , gosh people is Nintendo should produce every thing like sony to be big company ,gosh Nintendo that u all talk about in a bad way, We was playing them consol in the past alot and we still rember them games so how u guys say that they are small company ,Nintendo is a very big company not in money ,but for what the people need and rember.

PhillipsJ2
PhillipsJ2

Sony stick to targets!!!!!!! OMFGWTFBBQ!!"!!!!11`!!11!!!!11!!"2£!!!oneone!!!!!!!two!!!!B £%!"!!!!"!"""!!!!!!!!$!!¬!¬!¬!!!!!!!!!¬oneoneoneone!!! LOL!! Please note, I know I went over the top there, and I meant to. But really, Sony sticking to targets, when has that ever happened?

rkownadge
rkownadge

For ure info tonygregory ps3 network is the same thing as x360 live except fer a few minor differences like private chat while playing a game, or listenining 2 music while playing a game(they will have an update for that in good time march 2007), sounds like ure an x360 fanboy if u start sayn u dont need 1080p u dnt need wifi internet on the ps3 then y do u even need 720p y do u need those next gen graphics ure better off playing on an NES when talking about need, when u start seperating need from want in gaming u end up geting a piece of cr***p for the record for the 5-6 years the nxt gen consoles will last for u end up paying 1080$ for your xbox live membership enough 2 buy u 2 more 360s and a few games while ps3 network is free ! just cause ps3 out did x360 in technological advancement doesnt mean u have 2 be all mad about it and dont go saying u dont need those advancements cuz gaming is all about having the best and fastest thing onthe market

Igiss
Igiss

What are you all talking about?! Those Sony promises are for investors. They don't play games and never gonna read all those fanboyish comments. After all, Sony will say that they had some manufacturing problems etc. Seriously, 2 mil PS3s won't even exist on January 1 2007. No chance.

tonygregory
tonygregory

For the last time U Sony fanboys that say "Well if U add this, and add that, and then add this, it costs more on the 360 to get the same features as the PS3" Heres some advice for U. People buy these consoles to play games. I dont need HDMI or 1080P, less than 5% of the HDTV's sold to date even support 1080P. 720P is where the games are going to look and perform their best. Blue-Ray, once again all the 360 games fit on a regular DVD-9 disc, and access data faster. Heaven forbid if I had to have a game on 2 DVD's. All those ports, built in-wireless that the 60GB PS3 model have. Once again I plug a cable into my router or modem, and I have a computer to do photos, video, music, etc..... U can say the PS3 can do all of these things, but there is a phrase for them "Jack of all trades, master of none" Why do U think the PSP is getting owned by the DS? Games. These consoles are for playing GAMES!!!!! I got my 360 for $200.00 less and didnt have to wait a year after the 360 launch for my console. With the $200.00 I saved I got a 2nd controller and 3 games. Point is I have been playing next gen games with next gen graphics for almost a year now, while U fanboys waited hanging on every Sony lie. Ya I pay for my online, but Live is worth it. Does the Wii play games online yet? Does the PS3 come even close to matching all the features Live gives U? Play your Playstation Network for free. U get what U pay for I say. At the end of the day it comes down to games. Right now when we talk bang for the buck. The 360 is where its at. More games, better looking games, better online, and affordable price of console. I would rate the Wii second because it did not make a leap in graphical quality like all of their previous consoles made. The controller is cool, but they could have done these games with the Gamecube. PS3 cant do anything right. Resistance Fall of Man was the only thing worth mentioning, but its another FPS, so those Sony fanboys who keep saying the 360 only has FPS, guess what your flagship launch title is "DING DING DING" a FPS.

tonygregory
tonygregory

WOW. Sony fanboys never stop. Dont U feel stupid for waiting a year for your overhyped Blue-Ray player yet? Do U seriously believe any more of Sony's promises? Spring 2006 launch? NOT. Dual HDMI, 120FPS, 1080P, CGI quality? NOT. 2 million consoles at launch? NOT. Twice as powerful as the 360? NOT. They had less than 300,000 units at launch worldwide. 88,000 for Japan, and 197,000 for the US. Not to mention they screwed every other country. Simultaneus Worldwide Launch? NOT.

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

If Sony keeps their promise and ensures that Europeans finally get the system, March '07 is gonna be a great month because most of the games I'm looking forward to will be coming out that time. So work hard Sony!

theruiner_1
theruiner_1

I totally believe sony can do it. they only have to ship about 1.8 million units. I know that seems a bit difficult, but come on this is sony we're talking about here. This is the company that gave us Toy story graphics, 120 fps at 1080p, two displays simultaneously, and an amazing console that is 3 times more powerful than that crappy 360.

sailingmanuel
sailingmanuel

I hope so. I need two of them. One for me and one for my boy. So get to work Sony.

Razzi65
Razzi65

sony will rock next year....i hope they will launch MGS4 or DMC4 at europe launch...it will make that greattttttttt!!!!!!!!!!

Razzi65
Razzi65

sony will rock next year....i hope they will launch MGS4 or DMC4 at europe launch...it will make that greattttttttt!!!!!!!!!!