If you had to pick the biggest Dissapointment of 2006 no doubt it would be....

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#1 Posted by YourExpert (387 posts) -

The Playstation 3.

 

  Sony had 2 legends the psx, followed by the ps2.  Now here comes this $600 box thats and all in one system that only the hardcore fanboys want.  On top of that add in only 2-3 games worth buying, a free but unimpressive online network, and a massive price tag and you have failure.

 

The PlayStation 3 may go down as the biggest flop in Videogame history.

 

For the Record:  I own a Wii and a 360.  I also liked the PS 2. 

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#2 Posted by purplemidgets (3103 posts) -
Nintendo's Experiment.
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#3 Posted by LawLo_O (165 posts) -

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan 

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#4 Posted by Ganon_919 (2016 posts) -
Isn't the Playstation 3 ALREADY not the biggest flop in video game history?
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#5 Posted by TimeToPartyHard (1963 posts) -
I agree.  Out of all 2006 I think the PS3 really snatched up that "Biggest Flop" award right at the end.  That aside I'm not sure the point of the post, everyone knows it already.
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#6 Posted by Eddie-Vedder (7810 posts) -
Either this is just flamebait or I feel bad for you guys...
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#7 Posted by ToScA- (5775 posts) -

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

LawLo_O

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying? 

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#10 Posted by MCGSMB (2149 posts) -
[QUOTE="LawLo_O"]

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

ToScA-

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying? 

How about Oblivion, GRAW, RSV and a bunch of other games? 

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#11 Posted by DireToad (3948 posts) -
When Nintendo said they would revolutionize gaming, I thought they meant the games and how they play.


Not how they're marketed. :|
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#12 Posted by LawLo_O (165 posts) -
[QUOTE="ToScA-"][QUOTE="LawLo_O"]

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

MCGSMB

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying?

How about Oblivion, GRAW, RSV and a bunch of other games?

PC mutiplat :| 

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#13 Posted by rikkustrife (1174 posts) -
The PS3 wasn't a flop in 2006 since it was sold out for most of november and december. It would be more a 2007 flop, which it isn't, since it sold 3 million copies with no amazing games. The wii also has only 2 games on it that I want, and so does the PS3, and I don't care how much a system sells, since I plan to get all 3 anyway.
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#14 Posted by martin_f (2605 posts) -

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan 

LawLo_O

and Turkey and South Africa and the Phillipennes and Turkmenistan and Outer Mongolia...
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#15 Posted by tango90101 (5977 posts) -

The Playstation 3.

 

  Sony had 2 legends the psx, followed by the ps2.  Now here comes this $600 box thats and all in one system that only the hardcore fanboys want.  On top of that add in only 2-3 games worth buying, a free but unimpressive online network, and a massive price tag and you have failure.

 

The PlayStation 3 may go down as the biggest flop in Videogame history.

 

For the Record:  I own a Wii and a 360.  I also liked the PS 2. 

YourExpert

agreed.  The ps3 was a failure from conception...

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#16 Posted by MCGSMB (2149 posts) -
[QUOTE="MCGSMB"][QUOTE="ToScA-"][QUOTE="LawLo_O"]

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

LawLo_O

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying?

How about Oblivion, GRAW, RSV and a bunch of other games?

PC mutiplat :| 

What's your point? They were out on the 360. They were worth buying. I have every one of them.

How about Lost Planet, Saints Row, Dead Rising, Call of Duty 2 and 3, GRAW 2? I own all of them. 

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#17 Posted by ToScA- (5775 posts) -
[QUOTE="MCGSMB"][QUOTE="ToScA-"][QUOTE="LawLo_O"]

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

LawLo_O

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying?

How about Oblivion, GRAW, RSV and a bunch of other games?

PC mutiplat :|

Kameo? DoA 4? PDZ? PGR3? 

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#18 Posted by HarlockJC (25546 posts) -
Redsteel man I was expecting more out of that game
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#19 Posted by YourExpert (387 posts) -
I see some cows feelings got hurt.  The truth hurts period.  All of the so called "great games" coming out on the ps3 are gonna be ported to the 360 because it's not going to sell that well.  I would be surprised if it sold 20 million in its entire lifetime.  Quote me on that.
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#20 Posted by tidus222 (1452 posts) -

its till early all the good game are coming out in late 2007

 in june we get ninja gaiden sigma

after that we got warhawk, heavenly sword, lair, MGS4, 

 all pretty go0d stuff

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#21 Posted by bezaire2005 (3635 posts) -

If I had told a cow a year ago what was going to happen the first few months after the ps3 launch, they would have said that I was way off.  Let's face it, cows hyped this system to hell and it hasn't delivered on the hype.  The 360 costs $200 less, the Wii also costs hundreds of dollars less, yet those are the two systems that each have a AAA exclusive title?  Again, if I had told a cow that 7 months would go by and the ps3 would still be without a AAA exclusive, what would have been their response?

On top of that, some of the features that cows deemed as amazing are barely even talked about.  7 controllers is a flop, the browser is a flop, and motion sensing has not proved to be anything spectacular.  And bluray has yet to to add any major noticable differences in games. 

Neowin.net - Resistance PS3 Game Uses 22 Gigabytes of Blu-ray Disc

Resistance used 22 gigabytes...far more than GeOW...yet GeOW is considered the graphical spectacle for the next generation..and out-reviewed Resistance across the board. 

Maybe this is just me, but I find it a little bit odd that  a strong percentage of the games cows get excited for have already been released on the 360 months ago.  GRAW2, Oblivion, Fear, R6V, Fight Night...wtf?  $600 for old games?  And btw, DMC4, Virtua Fighter, Smackdown vs Raw on a MS console?  Reasons for shelling out $600 are fading fast.

Face it, so far the ps3 hasn't filled out the hype.  Maybe it will in the future...but only time will tell.  The only reason that Sony has sold as many ps3's as it has is brand loyalty......which is not reason enough for ME to buy a console.

 

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#22 Posted by purplemidgets (3103 posts) -

No console has met it's hype.

 

 

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#23 Posted by MCGSMB (2149 posts) -

No console has met it's hype.

 

 

purplemidgets

Apart from (IMO) the 360. Mine has never broken or frozen or anything and boy that thing has some fantastic games. 

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#24 Posted by -Spock- (7072 posts) -

Zelda wasn't dissapointing. It was only this site who thought that, so naturally the Gamespot-zealots all followed on and agreed. It just wasn't as good as Ocarina, but then again what is?

Here are some *real* dissapointments:

  • Sonic The Hedgehog [PS3, 360]
  • Enchanted Arms [PS3, 360]
  • The Godfather [multiplat]
  • Black [PS2. Xbox]
  • Far Cry Vengeance [Wii]
  • Superman Returns [multiplat]
  • Driver: Parallel Lines [PS2, Xbox]
  • Need For Speed Carbon [multiplat]
  • Just Cause [multiplat]
  • Scarface: The World is Yours [multiplat]
  • Ninety-Nine Nights [Xbox 360]
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII [PS2]
  • Call of Duty 3 [multiplat]
  • Pantasy Star Universe [PC, PS2, 360]
  • Prey [Xbox 360, PC]

 

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#25 Posted by shungokustasu (7190 posts) -
[QUOTE="LawLo_O"]

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

ToScA-

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying?

Well, since the numerous AA titles on PS3 is not worth buying, why should Xbox360 games should be? 

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#26 Posted by lusitanogamer (9338 posts) -
Oh boy...
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#27 Posted by CelineDion (5972 posts) -

I agree that the biggest disappointment of 2006 was that there were only two games worth buying for my X360.

(Oblivion and Gears).

P.S. Tom Clancy games are crap.

P.S.S. So are tired WW2 shooters and lame sequels to lame racers.

 

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#28 Posted by ssbfalco (1970 posts) -

ATI.  They've been lagging behind in the GPU market while Nvidia launches a brand spanking new amazing card series...  Pity when the R600 comes out, Nvidia will be on the 9x series...

 

That, and Resistance Fall of Man... 

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#29 Posted by iwo4life (1155 posts) -
My biggest dissapointment of 2006 is the fast food attitude that society has.  Also there are so many stupid fanboy wars currently going on that its lame.  There are very little difference between most competing products yet stupid fanboys continue to act like 1 thing is vastly superior to the alternative.  In reality most of these things are currently similar or will be a wash in the future.  PS3/X360, Blu-ray/HDDVD, LCD/Plasma, Coke/Pepsi.  Who cares.  Quit trying to justify your purchase by running down the alternative.  Or if it is so important to you budget properly and buy both.
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#30 Posted by tango90101 (5977 posts) -
[QUOTE="ToScA-"][QUOTE="LawLo_O"]

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

shungokustasu

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying?

Well, since the numerous AA titles on PS3 is not worth buying, why should Xbox360 games should be? 

maybe because the "numerous" ps3 titles:

1. are less "numerous" than the 360's titles.

2. are not worth $650 + tax....

3. the majority of mulitplats look better on the 360, saving the gamers $200...:)

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#31 Posted by ramey70 (4002 posts) -

My biggest dissapointment of 2006 is the fast food attitude that society has. Also there are so many stupid fanboy wars currently going on that its lame. There are very little difference between most competing products yet stupid fanboys continue to act like 1 thing is vastly superior to the alternative. In reality most of these things are currently similar or will be a wash in the future. PS3/X360, Blu-ray/HDDVD, LCD/Plasma, Coke/Pepsi. Who cares. Quit trying to justify your purchase by running down the alternative. Or if it is so important to you budget properly and buy both.iwo4life

 

I see not everyone here is totally crazy.

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#32 Posted by tango90101 (5977 posts) -

My biggest dissapointment of 2006 is the fast food attitude that society has.  Also there are so many stupid fanboy wars currently going on that its lame.  There are very little difference between most competing products yet stupid fanboys continue to act like 1 thing is vastly superior to the alternative.  In reality most of these things are currently similar or will be a wash in the future.  PS3/X360, Blu-ray/HDDVD, LCD/Plasma, Coke/Pepsi.  Who cares.  Quit trying to justify your purchase by running down the alternative.  Or if it is so important to you budget properly and buy both.iwo4life

you do realize you're posting in System Wars, right..?

wow...how DARE gamers compare consoles in System Wars...wth are they thinking....:roll:

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#33 Posted by ramey70 (4002 posts) -

[QUOTE="iwo4life"]My biggest dissapointment of 2006 is the fast food attitude that society has. Also there are so many stupid fanboy wars currently going on that its lame. There are very little difference between most competing products yet stupid fanboys continue to act like 1 thing is vastly superior to the alternative. In reality most of these things are currently similar or will be a wash in the future. PS3/X360, Blu-ray/HDDVD, LCD/Plasma, Coke/Pepsi. Who cares. Quit trying to justify your purchase by running down the alternative. Or if it is so important to you budget properly and buy both.tango90101

you do realize you're posting in System Wars, right..?

wow...how DARE gamers compare consoles in System Wars...wth are they thinking....:roll:

 

There's a considerable difference between spirited and constructive debate and 12 year old level insults and insecure compensation for people who emotionally attach themselves to corporations and the innanimate machines they manufacture. 

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#34 Posted by JayPee89 (3488 posts) -

I agree that the biggest disappointment of 2006 was that there were only two games worth buying for my X360.

(Oblivion and Gears).

P.S. Tom Clancy games are crap.

P.S.S. So are tired WW2 shooters and lame sequels to lame racers.

 

CelineDion
 Me and Saint's Row are laughing at you. :-)
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#35 Posted by CelineDion (5972 posts) -

Me and Saint's Row are laughing at you. :-)JayPee89

If I had wasted my money on Saints' Row, I'd probably be trying to look on the bright side of life, too.

:|

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#37 Posted by shungokustasu (7190 posts) -
[QUOTE="shungokustasu"][QUOTE="ToScA-"][QUOTE="LawLo_O"]

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

tango90101

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying?

Well, since the numerous AA titles on PS3 is not worth buying, why should Xbox360 games should be?

maybe because the "numerous" ps3 titles:

1. are less "numerous" than the 360's titles.

2. are not worth $650 + tax....

3. the majority of mulitplats look better on the 360, saving the gamers $200...:)

What you saying is, because Xbox 360 been out a year longer it should be the prefer choice to buy? 

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#38 Posted by JayPee89 (3488 posts) -
[QUOTE="JayPee89"]

Me and Saint's Row are laughing at you. :-)CelineDion

If I had wasted my money on Saints' Row, I'd probably be trying to look on the bright side of life, too.

:|

You've obviously never played it, because if you had you wouldn't be saying that.
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#39 Posted by shungokustasu (7190 posts) -

My biggest dissapointment of 2006 is the fast food attitude that society has. Also there are so many stupid fanboy wars currently going on that its lame. There are very little difference between most competing products yet stupid fanboys continue to act like 1 thing is vastly superior to the alternative. In reality most of these things are currently similar or will be a wash in the future. PS3/X360, Blu-ray/HDDVD, LCD/Plasma, Coke/Pepsi. Who cares. Quit trying to justify your purchase by running down the alternative. Or if it is so important to you budget properly and buy both.iwo4life

Seriously, everyone knows Coke > Pepsi. 

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#40 Posted by mtradr43 (5272 posts) -

The Playstation 3.

 

  Sony had 2 legends the psx, followed by the ps2.  Now here comes this $600 box thats and all in one system that only the hardcore fanboys want.  On top of that add in only 2-3 games worth buying, a free but unimpressive online network, and a massive price tag and you have failure.

 

The PlayStation 3 may go down as the biggest flop in Videogame history.

 

For the Record:  I own a Wii and a 360.  I also liked the PS 2. 

YourExpert

wait...they have 2-3 games worth buying?

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#41 Posted by wapahala (6249 posts) -
Probably the price of the PS3. Prevented me from getting it.
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#42 Posted by Jandurin (95574 posts) -

[QUOTE="iwo4life"]My biggest dissapointment of 2006 is the fast food attitude that society has. Also there are so many stupid fanboy wars currently going on that its lame. There are very little difference between most competing products yet stupid fanboys continue to act like 1 thing is vastly superior to the alternative. In reality most of these things are currently similar or will be a wash in the future. PS3/X360, Blu-ray/HDDVD, LCD/Plasma, Coke/Pepsi. Who cares. Quit trying to justify your purchase by running down the alternative. Or if it is so important to you budget properly and buy both.shungokustasu

Seriously, everyone knows Coke > Pepsi. 

When he's right, he's right.
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#43 Posted by ToScA- (5775 posts) -
[QUOTE="ToScA-"][QUOTE="LawLo_O"]

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

shungokustasu

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying?

Well, since the numerous AA titles on PS3 is not worth buying, why should Xbox360 games should be?

Please point out where I stated that AA titles on PS3 are not worth buying.

To me, Xbox 360, for the games that are currently out, isn't worth buying just yet. Same goes for the PS3 and the Wii.
Of course, the games themselves are worth buying if you have the console, the question is if the console is worth buying for the games. 

600 bucks for a few AA-titles simply doesn't cut it. Xbox 360 sure has one or two AAA titles, but I don't find them interesting enough to make it worth the purchase...it's simply a to each his/her own situation.  

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#44 Posted by shungokustasu (7190 posts) -
[QUOTE="shungokustasu"][QUOTE="ToScA-"][QUOTE="LawLo_O"]

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

ToScA-

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying?

Well, since the numerous AA titles on PS3 is not worth buying, why should Xbox360 games should be?

Please point out where I stated that AA titles on PS3 are not worth buying.

To me, Xbox 360, for the games that are currently out, isn't worth buying just yet. Same goes for the PS3 and the Wii.
Of course, the games themselves are worth buying if you have the console, the question is if the console is worth buying for the games.

600 bucks for a few AA-titles simply doesn't cut it. Xbox 360 sure has one or two AAA titles, but I don't find them interesting enough to make it worth the purchase...it's simply a to each his/her own situation.

Understood 

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#45 Posted by Bluestorm-Kalas (13073 posts) -
[QUOTE="ToScA-"][QUOTE="LawLo_O"]

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

MCGSMB

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying? 

How about Oblivion, GRAW, RSV and a bunch of other games? 

Kameo, Call of Duty 2, Need for Speed: Most Wanted.  This list kind of goes on.
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#46 Posted by Blackbond (24516 posts) -
[QUOTE="ToScA-"][QUOTE="LawLo_O"]

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

shungokustasu

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying?

Well, since the numerous AA titles on PS3 is not worth buying, why should Xbox360 games should be?

Because 360 has exclusice AA titles and most of all of the PS3 AA titles are better on 360. If cows are going to say why buy a 360 when all of its games are better on PC then what does that say for cows when most of the games are superior on the 360? 

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#47 Posted by shungokustasu (7190 posts) -
[QUOTE="shungokustasu"][QUOTE="ToScA-"][QUOTE="LawLo_O"]

ok lemming :roll:

and what was the only game worth buying on xflop? GOW a YEAR after. and it that 400$ trash floped hard in japan

Blackbond

So the numerous AA-titles that were released during 360's launch-window were not worth buying?

Well, since the numerous AA titles on PS3 is not worth buying, why should Xbox360 games should be?

Because 360 has exclusice AA titles and most of all of the PS3 AA titles are better on 360. If cows are going to say why buy a 360 when all of its games are better on PC then what does that say for cows when most of the games are superior on the 360?

Yeah, makes perfect since if I was a supporter of the Xbox360. I mean whatever way you want to spin it. I don't care. I'm glad you happy now, because it going to get ugly later on... 

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#48 Posted by JayPee89 (3488 posts) -
Mine would be the PS3.  I had such high hopes for it, but they still haven't given me a reason to spend $600.
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#49 Posted by D_Znuhtz (2276 posts) -
The biggest disappointment would probably be 100000 Red Rings of Death. I dunno, if my super-next-gen-best-console-ever died on me after less than a year I would be pretty disappointed.
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#50 Posted by Nagidar (6231 posts) -

If I had told a cow a year ago what was going to happen the first few months after the ps3 launch, they would have said that I was way off.  Let's face it, cows hyped this system to hell and it hasn't delivered on the hype.  The 360 costs $200 less, the Wii also costs hundreds of dollars less, yet those are the two systems that each have a AAA exclusive title?  Again, if I had told a cow that 7 months would go by and the ps3 would still be without a AAA exclusive, what would have been their response?

On top of that, some of the features that cows deemed as amazing are barely even talked about.  7 controllers is a flop, the browser is a flop, and motion sensing has not proved to be anything spectacular.  And bluray has yet to to add any major noticable differences in games. 

Neowin.net - Resistance PS3 Game Uses 22 Gigabytes of Blu-ray Disc

Resistance used 22 gigabytes...far more than GeOW...yet GeOW is considered the graphical spectacle for the next generation..and out-reviewed Resistance across the board. 

Maybe this is just me, but I find it a little bit odd that  a strong percentage of the games cows get excited for have already been released on the 360 months ago.  GRAW2, Oblivion, Fear, R6V, Fight Night...wtf?  $600 for old games?  And btw, DMC4, Virtua Fighter, Smackdown vs Raw on a MS console?  Reasons for shelling out $600 are fading fast.

Face it, so far the ps3 hasn't filled out the hype.  Maybe it will in the future...but only time will tell.  The only reason that Sony has sold as many ps3's as it has is brand loyalty......which is not reason enough for ME to buy a console.

 

bezaire2005

 

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