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revefsreleets
05-19-2009, 01:24 PM
As predicted, XBox eats it's lunch. But 6th? And falling behind the PS2? Wow!

http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/plugged-in/ps3-bested-by-older-brother/1315218

According to official April figures released by the NPD Group, the Playstation 3 (http://videogames.yahoo.com/ps3/) found itself beaten out for fifth place by an unusual competitor: its predecessor, the Playstation 2 (http://videogames.yahoo.com/ps2/).
Still the boss


A 50% leap in Playstation 2 sales accounts for the surprising change, an increase likely prompted by the system's price cut (http://videogames.yahoo.com/feature/ps2-to-drop-under-100-on-april-1/1300867) on April 1, a move which apparently electrified interest in the nine-year old platform.
The PS2's success was probably the only nugget of April sales news to put smiles on the faces of Sony execs. Nintendo platforms continued their lockdown of the top spots, with the Wii coming second and the DS coming both first and third, courtesy of the just-launched DSi (http://videogames.yahoo.com/feature/nintendo-dsi-coming-april-5/1289722): the DS's two hardware variations accounted for an astonishing million sales during April.Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 was down slightly over last April, but still managed a solid fourth place and remains on course for a record-breaking year.
But both the Playstation 3 and PSP posted disappointing results, with the PS3 placing sixth with its worst performance in over 18 months, and the PSP limping in seventh with a total of 116,000 sales -- down over 30% on March's numbers.
The news has revitalized persistent rumors of price cuts for Sony's PS3. The system's base model is between $150 and $200 more expensive than its competitors, the Wii (http://videogames.yahoo.com/wii/) and Xbox 360. Industry news site Gamasutra predicts (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/4029/npd_behind_the_numbers_april_2009.php?page=3) we'll see a $100 cut in the $400 Playstation 3 announced at the E3 video games trade show in Los Angeles in early June.
So if you're contemplating taking the Playstation plunge -- and with top exclusive superhero thriller Infamous (http://videogames.yahoo.com/ps3/infamous/) just a week away, we're betting some of you are -- you might well want to hold off and wait to see what June has in store.
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ShutDown24
05-19-2009, 01:51 PM
Should anyone really be surprised by this? The Playstation 3 was doomed from the start. Sony dug themselves far too deep of a hole with the insane asking price of the console since its debut and they never climbed out. The fact that they rarely get any buzz worthy titles anymore doesn't help either.

Crushzilla
05-19-2009, 02:30 PM
Well...

If Sony wouldn't have gotten so f'ing greedy and sold all of it's franchises, they wouldn't be having this problem.

Now, all the games you could ONLY get on PS3 are multi-platform.

They basically created the competition.

I have a PS3... I like it.

ShutDown24
05-19-2009, 02:34 PM
Well...

If Sony wouldn't have gotten so f'ing greedy and sold all of it's franchises, they wouldn't be having this problem.

Now, all the games you could ONLY get on PS3 are multi-platform.

They basically created the competition.

I have a PS3... I like it.

The system itself is excellent. But you detailed Sony's problem yourself. Too greedy. The $ signs mean more to them than the quality of their product anymore and that is never a good thing in any industry.

STEELtownHAVOX
05-19-2009, 03:15 PM
i love my ps3, especially just how multi useful it is. Surf the web, download games, movies, demos, listen to music that you've uploaded, upload videos/pictures, watch blu rays (my favorite), and of course play the games. It's a great piece of technology, just have to budget for it. LOL

nojobny
05-19-2009, 11:29 PM
Ditto.. I waited what seemed a lifetime for mine then hubs surprised me for Christmas. OMG I was stoked!

It's really great and it has some nice syncing features with my PSP as well.

I have no complaints. And the blu ray DVDs are gorgeous on my big screen!

lilyoder6
05-20-2009, 12:17 AM
hands down.. the PS3 is the best system.. but i do agree that they dug themselves a hole b4 the launch b/c of the steep pricetag

ShutDown24
05-20-2009, 12:24 AM
hands down.. the PS3 is the best system.. but i do agree that they dug themselves a hole b4 the launch b/c of the steep pricetag

In one regard you are correct. The PS3 is the best entertainment system. But it isn't the best gaming system. Not even close. That's the problem. If you want a console that can provide movies, music and games then the PS3 is for you. If you want a console for games, go another direction.

The Duke
05-20-2009, 12:48 AM
In one regard you are correct. The PS3 is the best entertainment system. But it isn't the best gaming system. Not even close. That's the problem. If you want a console that can provide movies, music and games then the PS3 is for you. If you want a console for games, go another direction.

exactly. which is why I'm happy with my wii. cheap and I barely use it, but I know I will have it for a long time and enjoy the few times I actually use it

PS3's probems were easy to predict since the beginning....

Hammer67
05-21-2009, 09:27 AM
Should anyone really be surprised by this? The Playstation 3 was doomed from the start. Sony dug themselves far too deep of a hole with the insane asking price of the console since its debut and they never climbed out. The fact that they rarely get any buzz worthy titles anymore doesn't help either.


Actually, to be honest, I bought mine strictly as a Blu Ray player and it was cheaper, at the time, then any of the better stand alone players on the market. That, in and of itself, makes the PS3 a steal if you plan to use it to play movies. Blu Ray player and a gaming system on par with the 360? For $300??? Awesome.

I still use my 360 exclusively for gaming and streaming audio from my PC, but I love having the PS3 for movies and the occasional game.

As far as competing in the console market...meh. I got me the best Blu Ray player. :thumbsup:

KYsteelfan
05-28-2009, 08:56 PM
I still use my 360 exclusively for gaming and streaming audio from my PC, but I love having the PS3 for movies and the occasional game.


agreed. I use my xbox 360 religiously. ps3 is good for watching blu ray but there isnt anything gaming wise the xbox doesnt do the same or better. esp in the online play. xbox live is by far and away the best

KeiselPower99
06-18-2009, 10:05 AM
When I do buy a new system itll be the 360. Im just not impressed with the ps3

Hammer67
06-18-2009, 02:05 PM
When I do buy a new system itll be the 360. Im just not impressed with the ps3

If you like online gaming...360 is the way to go. If you are interested in Blu Ray, the PS3 has most of the same games and graphics are mostly the same...plus you kill two birds with one stone. Other then that, they are pretty similar.

KeiselPower99
06-19-2009, 12:36 AM
If you like online gaming...360 is the way to go. If you are interested in Blu Ray, the PS3 has most of the same games and graphics are mostly the same...plus you kill two birds with one stone. Other then that, they are pretty similar.

Maybe you can answer this for me whats the deal with blu ray? Is it just a better High Def?

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
06-19-2009, 06:01 AM
Maybe you can answer this for me whats the deal with blu ray? Is it just a better High Def?

There is no HD DVD anymore. There was a "media war" between Blu-ray and HD DVD, similar to VHS vs. Betamax, and Blu-ray won. The Blu-ray has over 6 times the storage space of a standard DVD, leading to better graphics for games and a higher quality for movies.

More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc

lilyoder6
06-19-2009, 10:37 PM
the ps3 was the best platform at the recent e3 showing..

and the 360 is killing the halo series i think...
they are coming out w/ another one

The Duke
06-20-2009, 05:56 AM
Actually, to be honest, I bought mine strictly as a Blu Ray player and it was cheaper, at the time, then any of the better stand alone players on the market. That, in and of itself, makes the PS3 a steal if you plan to use it to play movies. Blu Ray player and a gaming system on par with the 360? For $300??? Awesome.


:

bought myself a new tv and did exactly that recently

Doubt I will play it though, except maybe rent Grand theft auto sometime

Preacher
06-20-2009, 06:45 PM
oUr TV was going down for the count (2 year old 42 inch flatscreen). SO my wife called the warranty company. They said they can't fix it, the parts of no longer available. Take it back to Costco. Costco just GAVE US OUR MONEY BACK (I will ALWAYS buy from costco from now on!)

So we got a 55 inch flatscreen basically for 200 dollars... and we need a blu-ray player right? And something to download movies on right?

Yeah, I talked my wife into buying a PS3 too.

I love it.

I already pre-bought Madden 2010. For me, that game, hockey, a race game, and a shoot em up game is all I really need. I'll play them over and over. SO to have that, and the blu-ray, and the ability to now order Netflix online? Yeah. I am set.

SteelersinCA
06-20-2009, 07:05 PM
Lots of the new blu-ray standalone players have netflix capabilities. I think it's cool as poop.

NEPAsteeler
06-20-2009, 11:17 PM
I personally have no desire for a Blu-Ray player so I'm perfectly happy with my 360. Does what I need it to do so it's all I need. :thumbsup:

CantStop85
06-21-2009, 05:32 AM
I personally have no desire for a Blu-Ray player so I'm perfectly happy with my 360. Does what I need it to do so it's all I need. :thumbsup:

Watch Planet Earth or Iron Man on Blu Ray and you'll change your mind. :wink02:

Hammer67
06-22-2009, 02:14 PM
Lots of the new blu-ray standalone players have netflix capabilities. I think it's cool as poop.



:laughing:

Preacher
08-10-2009, 01:40 AM
After having the PS3 for a month... I am very satisfied with it.

Glad I bought it.

revefsreleets
08-10-2009, 04:21 PM
My point in posting this was all the flack I originally took when I said that the 360 would "eat the PS3's lunch".

Now you can buy a Blu-ray player for $130, there is almost no reason at ALL to buy a PS3.

TackleMeBen
08-10-2009, 04:36 PM
i just got a PS3 and rock band 2 for $200.00. my brother in law sold it to me b/c he needed the cash. my son loves it and cant wait for madden 10. he also has a psp he got for christmas and my daughter is on her second DS. they are getting a Wii for christmas.

i personally loved the xbox. the only game i played on it was tiger woods. i am looking to get an orginal xbox so i can start playing tiger woods again.

Stang909
08-11-2009, 09:07 PM
i just got a PS3 and rock band 2 for $200.00. my brother in law sold it to me b/c he needed the cash. my son loves it and cant wait for madden 10. he also has a psp he got for christmas and my daughter is on her second DS. they are getting a Wii for christmas.

i personally loved the xbox. the only game i played on it was tiger woods. i am looking to get an orginal xbox so i can start playing tiger woods again.


if your getting a wii then i suggest getting tiger woods for that, the new wii motion plus is amazing with that game

Hammer67
08-12-2009, 07:43 AM
My point in posting this was all the flack I originally took when I said that the 360 would "eat the PS3's lunch".

Now you can buy a Blu-ray player for $130, there is almost no reason at ALL to buy a PS3.


Actually, I still disagree...If you want a Blu Ray player, and can afford another $150, you have a media center PC, one of the best Blu Ray players and a gaming rig, all in one. Still a bargain.

TackleMeBen
08-12-2009, 09:10 AM
if your getting a wii then i suggest getting tiger woods for that, the new wii motion plus is amazing with that game
the only problem is getting the kids away from it long enough to play myself..lol. my nephew has one and everytime we go to visit, they end up playing it for hours. thanks for the advice, i might have to try that out. they do have school soon :wink02:

steelpride12
09-09-2009, 05:49 PM
People can sit here all night and tell me XBOX 360 is better and it sold more systems and its cheap, but I don't care. I have a PS3 I love it, Ive played XBOX millions of times and don't like it. Its opinion and doesn't matter who sells more.
We all knew PS3 wouldn't since they brought it out sooner and the price even today is crazy.

GoFins11
09-14-2009, 08:49 AM
Now you can buy a Blu-ray player for $130, there is almost no reason at ALL to buy a PS3.

Besides the fact that it has a very good library of exclusive titles and has free online.:popcorn: