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jetpackjesus 12/10/2006 4:45:31 PM
Now if Sony offered a Blu-rayless PS3 package I would seriously consider buying the system. Of course, the fact such a system would be a few hundred bucks cheaper might be a factor. I don't want the first generation of a new technology, especially from a company known for poor (extremely) product quality. Moreover, Blu-ray could go the way of Betamax, so why would I want to dump an assload of cash into one already. Early Blu-ray players (re: PS3) will be crap compared to what comes out in the future for a fraction of the cost. I also don't give a %$#@ that Sony can now put all regional releases of a game on one disc. Just get rid of regions and the problem is moot anyway, and solved for a lot less money to boot. I don't even have an HD television just like the majority of people out there. So a Blu-ray player is of no use to me. Sony has developed that same delusion of infallibility that doomed Nintendo to mediocrity post SNES. Let's see if they can return to earth faster than Nintendo (which may have finallly done so with the Wii).
jetpackjesus 12/10/2006 4:48:05 PM
Now if Sony offered a Blu-rayless PS3 package I would seriously consider buying the system. Of course, the fact such a system would be a few hundred bucks cheaper might be a factor. I don't want the first generation of a new technology, especially from a company known for poor (extremely) product quality. Moreover, Blu-ray could go the way of Betamax, so why would I want to dump an assload of cash into one already. Early Blu-ray players (re: PS3) will be crap compared to what comes out in the future for a fraction of the cost. I also don't give a %$#@ that Sony can now put all regional releases of a game on one disc. Just get rid of regions and the problem is moot anyway, and solved for a lot less money to boot. I don't even have an HD television just like the majority of people out there. So a Blu-ray player is of no use to me. Sony has developed that same delusion of infallibility that doomed Nintendo to mediocrity post SNES. Let's see if they can return to earth faster than Nintendo (which may have finallly done so with the Wii).
bdd 12/10/2006 9:30:35 PM
All the PS3 Blu-Ray is doing is making the PS3 immpossible to find, cost a lot and get fewer games. Companies don't want to make games for the PS3 because they cost tens of millions and won't sell because no one can find one. Sony really dug themselves into a hole I hope they can't get out of.
westend 12/11/2006 12:17:55 PM
The Wii is kicking PS3's butt, and the much lower cost of HD-DVD players is putting Blu-ray at a big early disadvantage.
lister 12/11/2006 2:29:10 PM
Well, next year when the PS3 is more widely available and the price drops a tiny bit, it will rebound because people who aren't gamers and want a hi-def DVD player will choose one because it *also* plays incredible games. So for now, let the gamers gripe. Sony will be a major contender in time once again.
michaelxaviermaelstrom 12/11/2006 2:31:47 PM
I'm with JetPackJesus release a Blu Ray-LESS PS3 motherf!@#$$%#@s! At $350 or so I'll be on it faster than Paris Hilton on a drunk Britney Spears.
nadiaoxford 12/11/2006 2:41:22 PM
"for now, let the gamers gripe. Sony will be a major contender in time once again." Yeah, the PSP really kicked the DS' butt! Oh wait ... strike that. Reverse it.
lister 12/11/2006 4:01:02 PM
As a DS owner who didn't want a PSP, are you really going to try and compare handhelds against a console designed to be the center of a complete, hi-def entertainment system?
DarkJedi_home 12/11/2006 8:00:32 PM
I don't think she was comparing it to console itself more then everyone's seemingly expectations that PS3 will somehow become the most bought next-gen console in the next year or so. I'm sorry but Sony dug themselves a grave with this console by trying to fit too much into a product which should be centered around "gaming" for it's customers, not a home entertainment center as you say. The prices cannot drop too much for Sony by Sony to overcome the production costs per system on the assembly line. I'm not insulting Sony here out of the usual back-and-forth hype crap that gamers have been spewing for years now. I'm just stating the facts as they lay. To say as Sony reasons that people are going to do away with their already paid for dvd players, recievers, etc and by this gaming console to act as a substitute is asking quite alot for the customer themselves. Also, it's quite a stretch given the pricing for the console(that cannot lower less then 350-400.00 at most without calling some losses in production profits). I take pride in my home entertainment center as most people do when they have the money...Most people like-minded would laugh at someone who uses a gaming console as a entertainment center and with some level of just cause. As I say, Sony PS and PS2 got alot of hype out of it's games and it's dvd player but nowdays, people equip their homes with better products(due to low costs of dvd players, recievers,etc)...Better equipment then any "gaming" console can provide. The focus of a game console distributor should be about the gaming experience for it's customers, not about equipping them with capabilities outside the scope of expectations. The game distributor should also realize that most game production companies need to have a certain amount of games sold to make a profit themselves and if the console that production company is creating for doesn't have enough consoles on the market itself, it hinders the game production's profits as well. DarkJedi
nadiaoxford 12/11/2006 9:40:29 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty much just saying it IS possible for a Sony console to fail. Not to say the PSP has necessarily failed, but I have a DS and a PSP. I can't remember the last time I played the latter. Sony tried to make it into a handheld portable entertainment system, but it's bad as a movie player, cumbersome as an mp3 player and the games aren't much to write home about ... I think the only two I own are Maverick Hunter X and Megaman Powered Up. I'd love to get my hands on the Breath of Fire III port or the Suikoden I and II compilations, but someone at Capcom and Konami decided they hate American money. PS2 was released at an ideal time because families were ready for the DVD format. PS2 was a good, cheap player. But Joe Familyman isn't talking about Blu-Ray just yet.
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