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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 2:45:14 PM   
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now that DMC 4 is coming to 360,metal gear and another sequel to god of war will be the only things to entice me,couldnt give a monkeys about gran turismo id take burnout any day of the week,driving realistic cars at slow speeds around realistic roads,i have a real car i can do that in

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 2:46:44 PM   
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now that DMC 4 is coming to 360,metal gear and another sequel to god of war will be the only things to entice me,couldnt give a monkeys about gran turismo id take burnout any day of the week,driving realistic cars at slow speeds around realistic roads,i have a real car i can do that in


MGS4 will be on the 360, I'd expect Konami to announce it within the next month or so.


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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 2:48:16 PM   
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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 3:00:12 PM   
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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 3:02:52 PM   
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I have a breadbin that looks like that.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 3:11:15 PM   
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I have a breadbin that looks like that.


You have a bread bin that looks like an old guy with a cigar in his mouth? Doesn't sound very practical.


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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 3:12:55 PM   
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I have a breadbin that looks like that.


You have a bread bin that looks like an old guy with a cigar in his mouth? Doesn't sound very practical.


It isn't but it looks shithot.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 5:05:54 PM   
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Went into town today to see TMNT and every store which was selling PS3's had some in. One V Shop had at least 5 in and nobody was even bothering to look at it. Obviously this can't be the same across the country but it was rather strange seeing a new console get ignored.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 5:29:07 PM   
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Went into town today to see TMNT and every store which was selling PS3's had some in. One V Shop had at least 5 in and nobody was even bothering to look at it. Obviously this can't be the same across the country but it was rather strange seeing a new console get ignored.


I'm pretty certain it's exactly the same if not worse all around the country, I know every shop in my local town centre has plenty in stock.


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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 5:31:42 PM   
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The store I work in has about 40 consoles spare after all pre-orders that is a huge amount and thats not including the people who are cancelling pre-orders throughout the day.

It just isn't selling.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 6:01:57 PM   
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The store I work in has about 40 consoles spare after all pre-orders that is a huge amount and thats not including the people who are cancelling pre-orders throughout the day.

It just isn't selling.


It's because of the cost, innit. i don't think its because of its ability.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 6:09:23 PM   
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I can't imagine the uninspiring launch games line up has helped much either.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 6:10:57 PM   
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The store I work in has about 40 consoles spare after all pre-orders that is a huge amount and thats not including the people who are cancelling pre-orders throughout the day.

It just isn't selling.


It's because of the cost, innit. i don't think its because of its ability.


It'll be down to cost and the fact that March is probably the dumbest month of the year to release a console. I mean, only spoilt pricks will have one bought for them at this time of year whereas if it had been released around November/December they would have sold out in hours with all the parents rushing out to buy one for little Timmy for Xmas.

Plus a lot of people will have already bought a 360 as their next gen console of choice and  at the moment the PS3 offers nothing that the 360 doesn't have.

It will eventually sell bucketloads though but probably not until it's been severely reduced in price and it has a few decent exclusives (Games like Ico, Shadow of the Colossus etc).

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 6:47:58 PM   
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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 7:27:11 PM   
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The store I work in has about 40 consoles spare after all pre-orders that is a huge amount and thats not including the people who are cancelling pre-orders throughout the day.

It just isn't selling.


It's because of the cost, innit. i don't think its because of its ability.


It'll be down to cost and the fact that March is probably the dumbest month of the year to release a console. I mean, only spoilt pricks will have one bought for them at this time of year whereas if it had been released around November/December they would have sold out in hours with all the parents rushing out to buy one for little Timmy for Xmas.

Plus a lot of people will have already bought a 360 as their next gen console of choice and  at the moment the PS3 offers nothing that the 360 doesn't have.

It will eventually sell bucketloads though but probably not until it's been severely reduced in price and it has a few decent exclusives (Games like Ico, Shadow of the Colossus etc).


Im sure the GBAsp and DS came out well before summer and they had massive sales. I really think the price has killed it, every shop I went in had them for sale which is something I never heard for the 360 or Wii.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 7:32:16 PM   
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The store I work in has about 40 consoles spare after all pre-orders that is a huge amount and thats not including the people who are cancelling pre-orders throughout the day.

It just isn't selling.


It's because of the cost, innit. i don't think its because of its ability.


It'll be down to cost and the fact that March is probably the dumbest month of the year to release a console. I mean, only spoilt pricks will have one bought for them at this time of year whereas if it had been released around November/December they would have sold out in hours with all the parents rushing out to buy one for little Timmy for Xmas.

Plus a lot of people will have already bought a 360 as their next gen console of choice and  at the moment the PS3 offers nothing that the 360 doesn't have.

It will eventually sell bucketloads though but probably not until it's been severely reduced in price and it has a few decent exclusives (Games like Ico, Shadow of the Colossus etc).


Im sure the GBAsp and DS came out well before summer and they had massive sales. I really think the price has killed it, every shop I went in had them for sale which is something I never heard for the 360 or Wii.


And the Gamecube and that sold out on launch day, even if sales dropped later in it's life.


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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 11:16:46 PM   
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The store I work in has about 40 consoles spare after all pre-orders that is a huge amount and thats not including the people who are cancelling pre-orders throughout the day.

It just isn't selling.


It's because of the cost, innit. i don't think its because of its ability.


It'll be down to cost and the fact that March is probably the dumbest month of the year to release a console. I mean, only spoilt pricks will have one bought for them at this time of year whereas if it had been released around November/December they would have sold out in hours with all the parents rushing out to buy one for little Timmy for Xmas.

Plus a lot of people will have already bought a 360 as their next gen console of choice and  at the moment the PS3 offers nothing that the 360 doesn't have.

It will eventually sell bucketloads though but probably not until it's been severely reduced in price and it has a few decent exclusives (Games like Ico, Shadow of the Colossus etc).


Im sure the GBAsp and DS came out well before summer and they had massive sales. I really think the price has killed it, every shop I went in had them for sale which is something I never heard for the 360 or Wii.


And the Gamecube and that sold out on launch day, even if sales dropped later in it's life.



Well I live in London and I have come back from central London


Piccadily Virgin Megastore 75 in  only 25 sold

Piccadily HMV 100 in around 50 sold not including the pre orders.


I am listning to some Sony spin doctor on BBC Five live now who is stating that it does not matter that they have not sold out and that it's great


The machine is a flop, there is no disguising it.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 23/3/2007 11:22:59 PM   
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RE: The PS3 Thread - 24/3/2007 2:07:19 AM   
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i woke up this morning to find my brother had bought one. he wanted to buy a dvd player, but decided rather than simply buying a dvd player that hed splash out on a ps3 instead. i aint much of a gamer, in fact i dont own any consoles anymore, but as resistance was only 15 more than a blu-ray dvd in hmv i decided to get it. anyway im hooked, even had my first experience of online gaming tonight, which was amazing fun. and super easy to set up.


oh and in reference to the general opinion on this board, sales dont equal quality, and to call something a flop after 24 hours on sale is the sorta comment that makes other aspects your semi-constructive argument look ill informed. if your gonna be fanboyish and bullying then stick to your own boards.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 24/3/2007 2:29:42 AM   
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and to call something a flop after 24 hours on sale is the sorta comment that makes other aspects your semi-constructive argument look ill informed.



Agreed, early days yet. Is the launch a flop? Perhaps, but the console? No siree.

Give it a year, once the games start flowing and the price comes down I have a funny feeling we'll be seeing a very different picture.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 24/3/2007 8:26:36 AM   
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oh and in reference to the general opinion on this board, sales dont equal quality, and to call something a flop after 24 hours on sale is the sorta comment that makes other aspects your semi-constructive argument look ill informed. if your gonna be fanboyish and bullying then stick to your own boards.


What general opinion? Generally people aren't saying the machine itself isn't a quality product - mainly commenting on the poor sales on launch day and discussing reasons for that - a topic certainly worthy of discussion in a videogame forum when compared with most recent console launches and Sonys previous track record.

Admittedly Dragar's comment that the machine was a flop was extremely short sighted but I can only assume he is referring to the launch - otherwise it is not an opinion shared by many as it seems like a nice bit of kit with some good things going for it in a number of ways.

There has been a lot of negativity on here surrounding the console leading up to this but that isn't suprising when you consider the price and the relatively few exclusive titles currently available. Most people seem to be of the opinion that they might get one when the price drops and more games become available.

As for people being 'bullying' - if you genuinely believe people are behaving that way then I think you are being seriously over sensitive.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 24/3/2007 8:44:52 AM   
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oh and in reference to the general opinion on this board, sales dont equal quality, and to call something a flop after 24 hours on sale is the sorta comment that makes other aspects your semi-constructive argument look ill informed. if your gonna be fanboyish and bullying then stick to your own boards.


I think general concensus from seasoned empire/joypad posters is that Sony have definately cocked up. Most of us are experienced gamers who have bought a variety of machines over the years. I for one bought a GC, DS, 360 and Wii  (all sold out on day 1) all on launch day because I love videogames. I did consider a PSP but decided against it, I did not even consider a PS3. Maybe in a year or so after a price drop and some games that arent available on 360.

Calling people fanboys for there opinion is a lazy cop out comment. Sony are reaping the rewards of there decisions and on current console launch form theirs is pretty poor.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 24/3/2007 8:53:02 AM   
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after a night of prolonged gaming my ps3 is now making a horrid whining noise

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 24/3/2007 10:54:49 AM   
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The PS3 is horribly over-priced even though you get a lot for your money but give it a few months and i'm sure Sony will shave about 100 off the price of it to boost sales. Microsoft did the same for the XBox which was 400 when it came out years ago and due to slow sales knocked 100 of it and turned things around. 50 a game is taking the piss though!

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 24/3/2007 11:08:02 AM   
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after a night of prolonged gaming my ps3 is now making a horrid whining noise


Take it back to the store then. I'm sure they have enough in to replace it

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 24/3/2007 11:08:57 AM   
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The PS3 is horribly over-priced even though you get a lot for your money but give it a few months and i'm sure Sony will shave about 100 off the price of it to boost sales. Microsoft did the same for the XBox which was 400 when it came out years ago and due to slow sales knocked 100 of it and turned things around. 50 a game is taking the piss though!


It was 299.99 at launch, and went down to 199.99 a year later.

The PS3 however will drop it's price sooner, I believe a $100 price cut in the US is imminent so we should expect about 75-100 being taken off the price by summer, if not Christmas.


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RE: The PS3 Thread - 24/3/2007 11:15:21 AM   
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The PS3 is horribly over-priced even though you get a lot for your money but give it a few months and i'm sure Sony will shave about 100 off the price of it to boost sales. Microsoft did the same for the XBox which was 400 when it came out years ago and due to slow sales knocked 100 of it and turned things around. 50 a game is taking the piss though!


It was 299.99 at launch, and went down to 199.99 a year later.

The PS3 however will drop it's price sooner, I believe a $100 price cut in the US is imminent so we should expect about 75-100 being taken off the price by summer, if not Christmas.



Yeah my bad getting the price wrong, to lazy to Google and check. My fault for relying on my memory!

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 24/3/2007 11:23:10 AM   
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It's too early to label the machine a flop, but then again, it has been on release since November in key markets like Japan and the USA, and its only managed approx. 1.65million sales. On the other hand, Wii came out in December, and has sold approx. 4.69million. The price, lack of original ideas and good launch games has had a telling effect on sales.

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 24/3/2007 2:34:43 PM   
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and I think its safe to say the Wii might have even sold twice that amount if it wasn't for stock shortages.

The PS3 could get a boost at the end of the month with pay day but I agree with the posters who are saying that people are waiting for a price drop. I know I am. 

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RE: The PS3 Thread - 24/3/2007 4:01:13 PM   
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oh and in reference to the general opinion on this board, sales dont equal quality, and to call something a flop after 24 hours on sale is the sorta comment that makes other aspects your semi-constructive argument look ill informed. if your gonna be fanboyish and bullying then stick to your own boards.


Jesus, man! Get over it. People are making comments about an inanimate object, not your mother!

You said it yourself that you are not a gamer so I will listen to the opinions of people who are gamers and therefore know a little about the subject we are talking about.

PS3's launch is a massive failure. It will go on to sell shedloads but the (valid) point people are making is that the most eagerly awaited console-launch ever has arrived with barely a raised eyebrow. It is the first console I can remember since the advent of the PS1 that has been met with such indifference and not sold out on launch day.

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