Will the PS3 survive?

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#1 Posted by adfaadfa2003 (718 posts) -
Hey, I live in the UK, so the PS3 hasnt come out yet, though today i paid my deposit. But, I still am worried that its not the right decision. I like some of the games on all the consoles, and at the moment the PS3 has the majority of my favourite exclusives. And i do like that there are a lot of new ideas coming from developers at the moment. But, there is a lot of negative press, despite good sales. I'm worried that the exclusives will go multiplatform, and that the console's sales will go down. Basically, I don't want to buy a console which may die. I know that this is unlikely, but there are a lot of people who think it may happen.
 I just want to make sure that the console I buy has full developer support, and is the more powerful of the two. I want to make sure I'm spending my money wisely.
So, can anyone tell me that the PS3 will be successful? Please reassure me...
#2 Posted by Crazy87 (2900 posts) -
dont worry man the UK pre-orders made an all time high of like 1.5million you made the right choice o right and i forgot you get Casino Royale lucky son of a gun
#3 Posted by mmirza23 (3457 posts) -
umm, a big company like Sony wouldn't let their flagship console fail, look at how much they're putting into psp and psp is getting destroyed by DS.
#4 Posted by Alyxm1 (1704 posts) -
haha, it wont fail at all, the most powerful computer in the world, fail? yeah right.
#5 Posted by HunAndras1984 (647 posts) -

DOn't worry about the PS3....it's here to stay.  You only hear bad remarks on it from Americans.  You know America is Microsoft country so they try to defend ther home made system.  Yea there are many and many should I say millions of Americans who are Playstation fans but the places where a real decision can be made of wich system is better is Europe, Australia, Middle-East....maybe Africa.  Asia....not really (because Japan is there) But these continets are netural towards the system bacause they haven't made any of them.  If Europe would make a new console most of the Europeans would stand next to it but the Playstation fanbase will stay the same in Europe.

So don't worry, you made the right choice!! You guys already made a record of pre-orders. Europe will make the PS3 the #1 console soon!

#6 Posted by miltonaso (41 posts) -
umm, a big company like Sony wouldn't let their flagship console fail, look at how much they're putting into psp and psp is getting destroyed by DS.mmirza23
for every psp sony sells nintendo needs to sell 3 ds nintendo is not that far from psp nowhere from being destroyed that is
#7 Posted by adfaadfa2003 (718 posts) -
I hope so, but I just look at the sales at the moment, and hope that sony starts supplying the demand before the demand moves to another console, no? P.S. Yep, Casino royale :) looking forward to that...
#8 Posted by Ptown357 (5 posts) -
why does the ds have to sell 3 ds units for every psp sold you make no sense
#9 Posted by berobnx (2931 posts) -

yeah, im quiet sure that europe is leaning towards the ps3, cuz when i calld a store to preorder one, they said they couldnt take anymore, cuz they allready had 300 preorders in 1 tiny little store, and there is like only 100k ppls who live around here :P

#10 Posted by gamefan (363 posts) -

Hey, I live in the UK, so the PS3 hasnt come out yet, though today i paid my deposit. But, I still am worried that its not the right decision. I like some of the games on all the consoles, and at the moment the PS3 has the majority of my favourite exclusives. And i do like that there are a lot of new ideas coming from developers at the moment. But, there is a lot of negative press, despite good sales. I'm worried that the exclusives will go multiplatform, and that the console's sales will go down. Basically, I don't want to buy a console which may die. I know that this is unlikely, but there are a lot of people who think it may happen.
 I just want to make sure that the console I buy has full developer support, and is the more powerful of the two. I want to make sure I'm spending my money wisely.
So, can anyone tell me that the PS3 will be successful? Please reassure me...
adfaadfa2003

I promise you it will eventually be the best console out there. Don't be fooled by those xbots and the hypocritical media bad mouthing it. They will do and say anything for it to fail but the pathetic thing is it is not going to. It'll have more games which the whole world will love better than its competitors, look at the history of Playstation, never has failed and wont.

#11 Posted by ez_moneymaker (1211 posts) -
Well maybe u should wait a couple of months.  I didnt though, and im glad i didnt.  Resistance is a good game.  Mostly cuz of online play, but offline is pretty good as well.  No one knows if the system will fail.  Everyone has their opinion.  My opinion is that in a years time the ps3 will be back to the top if they keep their exclusives.  Good luck though.
#12 Posted by insidious13 (295 posts) -
haha, it wont fail at all, the most powerful computer in the world, fail? yeah right.Alyxm1
"most powerful computer on earth" LMAO!
#13 Posted by Crazy87 (2900 posts) -
why does the ds have to sell 3 ds units for every psp sold you make no sensePtown357


cause psp sells for 250$ and the ds sells for 130$
#14 Posted by Alyxm1 (1704 posts) -
[QUOTE="Alyxm1"]haha, it wont fail at all, the most powerful computer in the world, fail? yeah right.insidious13
"most powerful computer on earth" LMAO!

more powerful then anything u got, Phil Harrison proved it is.
#15 Posted by Alyxm1 (1704 posts) -
[QUOTE="Alyxm1"]haha, it wont fail at all, the most powerful computer in the world, fail? yeah right.insidious13
"most powerful computer on earth" LMAO!

plus u like the 360 alot, because u have Fear for 360, not PC, equals 360 fanboy, sorry it is true, and dont have a comeback because u cant
#16 Posted by rahzel54 (1732 posts) -
Hey, I live in the UK, so the PS3 hasnt come out yet, though today i paid my deposit. But, I still am worried that its not the right decision. I like some of the games on all the consoles, and at the moment the PS3 has the majority of my favourite exclusives. And i do like that there are a lot of new ideas coming from developers at the moment. But, there is a lot of negative press, despite good sales. I'm worried that the exclusives will go multiplatform, and that the console's sales will go down. Basically, I don't want to buy a console which may die. I know that this is unlikely, but there are a lot of people who think it may happen.
I just want to make sure that the console I buy has full developer support, and is the more powerful of the two. I want to make sure I'm spending my money wisely.
So, can anyone tell me that the PS3 will be successful? Please reassure me...
adfaadfa2003
lol.. it really makes me laugh when people think the ps3 is going to fail. dont believe all the crap people post, because theyre most likely just fanboys. PS3 did lose a few exclusives, yes. they lost VF5, assassins creed, GTA4 (the only ones worth mentioning) and you could argue GTA was never an exclusive. but on the other hand, you could argue the ps3 got saints row, splinter cell double agent, GRAW2, ninja gaiden. fact is, both systems lose exclusives because of the cost to make games these days. rest assured that the big names will remain exclusives and thats what differentiates the 2 systems. these 2 articles may or may not make you sleep better at night. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=22810 http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/a42660/playstation-3-enjoys-record-pre-orders.html?rss and when more games are released, you can expect sales to pickup worldwide as well. the ps3 is doing great...
#17 Posted by Willy105 (24499 posts) -
It won't be #1 (or #2 for that matter), but it will definetaly survive. It will be a great console.
#18 Posted by Willy105 (24499 posts) -

[QUOTE="insidious13"][QUOTE="Alyxm1"]haha, it wont fail at all, the most powerful computer in the world, fail? yeah right.Alyxm1
"most powerful computer on earth" LMAO!

plus u like the 360 alot, because u have Fear for 360, not PC, equals 360 fanboy, sorry it is true, and dont have a comeback because u cant

Actually, it doesn't prove anything. He might have gotten FEAR for 360 instead of PC becouse maybe his PC can't run it!

Many times, the console you own is more powerfull than your own PC.

#19 Posted by rahzel54 (1732 posts) -
It won't be #1 (or #2 for that matter), but it will definetaly survive. It will be a great console.Willy105
don't be so sure... theres still another 5+ years before we will truly know. the ps3 has yet to release their big guns such as devil may cry, MGS, FF and GT, which are the killer apps many ps fanboys are waiting for and will sell millions of consoles alone. my guess is wii will be number 1 (this is coming from me, a sony fanboy) but imo, the wii is not the ps3 or 360's direct competition anymore because of price, targeted audience and power. the ps3 and 360 will most likely battle it out for number 2, but i also wouldn't be surprised if the ps3 (or the 360) were number 1 when its all said and done. the console war is just beginning... its foolish to talk about who will be #1 or #2, but we do know the ps3 will NOT fail.
#20 Posted by Willy105 (24499 posts) -

[QUOTE="Willy105"]It won't be #1 (or #2 for that matter), but it will definetaly survive. It will be a great console.rahzel54
don't be so sure... theres still another 5+ years before we will truly know. the ps3 has yet to release their big guns such as devil may cry, MGS, FF and GT, which are the killer apps many ps fanboys are waiting for and will sell millions of consoles alone. my guess is wii will be number 1 (this is coming from me, a sony fanboy) but imo, the wii is not the ps3 or 360's direct competition anymore because of price, targeted audience and power. the ps3 and 360 will most likely battle it out for number 1, but i also wouldn't be surprised if the ps3 (or the 360) were number 1 when its all said and done. the console war is just beginning... its foolish to talk about who will be #1 or #2, but we do know the ps3 will NOT fail.

I never said it will fail. I think the PS3 is a great console with great games. 5 years is a long time. So everything might change. The PS3 might be going ultra slow now, but wait till the big guns come out!

#21 Posted by rahzel54 (1732 posts) -

[QUOTE="rahzel54"][QUOTE="Willy105"]It won't be #1 (or #2 for that matter), but it will definetaly survive. It will be a great console.Willy105

don't be so sure... theres still another 5+ years before we will truly know. the ps3 has yet to release their big guns such as devil may cry, MGS, FF and GT, which are the killer apps many ps fanboys are waiting for and will sell millions of consoles alone. my guess is wii will be number 1 (this is coming from me, a sony fanboy) but imo, the wii is not the ps3 or 360's direct competition anymore because of price, targeted audience and power. the ps3 and 360 will most likely battle it out for number 1, but i also wouldn't be surprised if the ps3 (or the 360) were number 1 when its all said and done. the console war is just beginning... its foolish to talk about who will be #1 or #2, but we do know the ps3 will NOT fail.

I never said it will fail. I think the PS3 is a great console with great games. 5 years is a long time. So everything might change. The PS3 might be going ultra slow now, but wait till the big guns come out!

i didn't say you said it will fail ;]. all i said is, don't be so sure the ps3 won't be number 1 or 2.
#22 Posted by ChesdermanStip (217 posts) -
It won't fail, but it won't really get going until next year.

Sony is gonna see one hell of a 2007 while the Wii and 360 keep up the flow.

I think 2008 will be the year that Sony matches wits with the other consoles
#23 Posted by rahzel54 (1732 posts) -
It won't fail, but it won't really get going until next year.

Sony is gonna see one hell of a 2007 while the Wii and 360 keep up the flow.

I think 2008 will be the year that Sony matches wits with the other consoles ChesdermanStip
i think the ps3 will start to pickup steam in march. but i agree that it won't be until 2008 until it catches up (in sales) with the 360 and wii. and even after that, theres still 3+ years before the "next" gen consoles are released and even considering that, the consoles will still be sold years after that. like i said, this war is just beginning. don't be surprised if the ps3 ends up being number 1 when its all said and done.
#24 Posted by chubear700 (1945 posts) -
[QUOTE="mmirza23"]umm, a big company like Sony wouldn't let their flagship console fail, look at how much they're putting into psp and psp is getting destroyed by DS.miltonaso
for every psp sony sells nintendo needs to sell 3 ds nintendo is not that far from psp nowhere from being destroyed that is

Don't even try to explain this. Some guys just don't go to school and have no idea what you're on about. I tried stating something similar last month and a bunch of guys acted like I was speaking French or something. If the DS is half the price of the PSP, how many DSs have to sell to match 22 Million PSPs? then they go into some illogical spastic rant. I'll see if I can dig up that topic and you'll see how they just jumped my butt with some crazy logic. - the topic was about the PS, wii and 360 sells points.
#25 Posted by NextGenNow (2622 posts) -
Hey, I live in the UK, so the PS3 hasnt come out yet, though today i paid my deposit. But, I still am worried that its not the right decision. I like some of the games on all the consoles, and at the moment the PS3 has the majority of my favourite exclusives. And i do like that there are a lot of new ideas coming from developers at the moment. But, there is a lot of negative press, despite good sales. I'm worried that the exclusives will go multiplatform, and that the console's sales will go down. Basically, I don't want to buy a console which may die. I know that this is unlikely, but there are a lot of people who think it may happen.
 I just want to make sure that the console I buy has full developer support, and is the more powerful of the two. I want to make sure I'm spending my money wisely.
So, can anyone tell me that the PS3 will be successful? Please reassure me...
adfaadfa2003
Simply put PS = 110 + million sold PS2 = 110 + million sold PS3 = ? I'll let you be the judge
#26 Posted by XPrivateRyan22X (719 posts) -
I really have to thank you guys in the UK for preordering all those PS3's. I love to see the Playstation do well the more people who own PS3's the better it will be in the long run. I just also hope you guys in the UK pick up a copy of Resistance it would be great to have a even larger online crowd.
#27 Posted by chubear700 (1945 posts) -
#28 Posted by DA_B0MB (9938 posts) -
The PS will survive don't worry. We haven't even played any of the truely anticipated titles yet! everyone needs to calm down about it.
#29 Posted by LoboSolo (1136 posts) -
Yes.
#30 Posted by zhuojloh (1796 posts) -

this just in. Wii,DS,PS3,PS2 outsold XBOX 360 in January according to NPD data.

Want a link? wait for the official data announced. Then you will see i'm right.

#31 Posted by trophylocoste (8452 posts) -
Ps3 doesnt = dreamcast
#32 Posted by otacon1964 (92 posts) -

Nice, the ps3 has yet to unveil itself, but even if it's sitting in your room, it still has yet to really show itself off. Sony is playing smart, the big guns will simply give people a good reason to buy the ps3. All i know is that MGS4 is a game that is so powerfull, that people are going to buy the ps3 just for that game. Blueray will take over HD-DVD 360's, they will simply have ALOT less choices in content, while the ps3 blueray movies will dominate. Its simple, the PS3 is going to show its true muscle in mid 2007 and really show itself off in 08.

#33 Posted by tool_rage (756 posts) -

this just in. Wii,DS,PS3,PS2 outsold XBOX 360 in January according to NPD data.

Want a link? wait for the official data announced. Then you will see i'm right.

zhuojloh


This just in:  PS3 fanboys are intimidated by the 360.

In reguards to the topic:  Ofcourse the PS3 will survive.  It will infact win the console war in the end.  Still, the 360 haters are idiots and are missing out on some of the better games cause they're blinded by fanboy semen.
#34 Posted by truesKill87 (282 posts) -
of co urse, its already outselling 360.
#35 Posted by lusitanogamer (9338 posts) -
Will you survive without a PS3? I know i won't, not without games like MGS4, DMC4, the new Team ICO game, etc. Don't worry man, the PS3 will have plenty of exclusive games to take it to the top once again.
#36 Posted by chubear700 (1945 posts) -
[QUOTE="zhuojloh"]

this just in. Wii,DS,PS3,PS2 outsold XBOX 360 in January according to NPD data.

Want a link? wait for the official data announced. Then you will see i'm right.

tool_rage


This just in:  PS3 fanboys are intimidated by the 360....

LOL, yeah that's why we love going to the 360 forums to discredit it as much as possible and troll as much as ... wait a minute... that's xbox fans isn't it? lol
#37 Posted by Jetkon (301 posts) -
Yes it will. Once the European lauch w/ good games gets released... all will be well :s
#38 Posted by Ipik_Fenris (3627 posts) -

this just in. Wii,DS,PS3,PS2 outsold XBOX 360 in January according to NPD data.

Want a link? wait for the official data announced. Then you will see i'm right.

zhuojloh

you ment they outsold 360 in japan.............. 360 outsold ps2, ps3 in america by thousands.........when the ps3 had like 200k units sold ....the 360 in the same time..sold more than 500k units(since ps3 launch on the nov 17th)....... i tell you this because i was watching the stats of units sold.......

#39 Posted by ForlonHope (1653 posts) -
the ps3 will survive if they can get out an rpg before the summer. no one wants to play shooters all day. i just want an rpg, soon.