Tuesday, December 4th 2007

Sony Aims for 'Comeback Win' in Console Wars

It has been one year since all the next-generation (or now, current-generation) consoles have been available to consumers. At this point, it would seem as though the Xbox360 and Wii are neck-and-neck, temporary sales leads based on game releases. While Sony may be trailing along, they certainly aren't very far behind. Sony was planning for the long haul when they made the PS3. They've used this tactic several times before, and it's played out fine just about every time (PS2 sales are very high seven years after the console was originally released). Things for the PS3 are looking up, as price cuts have put the PS3 ahead of the Wii in Japan, sales-wise. When asked about current console sales, Sony Corporate Entertainment America president Jack Tretton has this to say:
The first year is important, but it’s the first inning of a nine-inning baseball game. You’re not going to win many baseball games if you panic when you’re down 1-0 in the first inning.
Source: MSNBC
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14 Comments on Sony Aims for 'Comeback Win' in Console Wars

#1
Ravenas
Seems inevitable to me.
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#2
hacker111
Maybe they should lower the price or add something new and exciting to the PS3...Maybe that will gain them sales...:laugh:
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
for what you get ina PS3 its worth every dollar.
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Ravenas
by: hacker111
Maybe they should lower the price or add something new and exciting to the PS3...Maybe that will gain them sales...:laugh:
Did you read the article? What more can they add...?

Go look at the 40 gb PS3 and look at all those awesome features...

The only more Sony could add hardware wise is the Dual Shock/Sixaxis controller, and that's coming Spring 08'.
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#5
ktr
next year for sure, a lot of triple A titles are to come.
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#6
KennyT772
MGS, Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy....Those are the main sellers of the play station series. If those don't well ps3's nothing will.
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#7
Darknova
Heh. I work in retail and I think it's hilarious that Sony thinks they're actually doing well when we've sold out completely of DS's, Wii's and Xboxs and can't even get a hold of them because they are in short supply.

Yeah, you're certainly winning...wonder how it'll look when we can actually get hold of the other consoles.
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Ravenas
by: KennyT772
MGS, Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy....Those are the main sellers of the play station series. If those don't well ps3's nothing will.
There are many more...

Haze
LittleBigWorld
Killzone
Tekken 6
Resistance: Rise of Man
FF Versus XIII
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#9
ktr
Some sad news today is that the 360 got divx/xvid support today, even though he divx company stated that is behind the ps3 in development.

Also dont forget ut3.

And though not an exclusive, gta4...which is gonna be great no matter what console.
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Ravenas
by: ktr
Some sad news today is that the 360 got divx/xvid support today, even though he divx company stated that is behind the ps3 in development.

Also dont forget ut3.

And though not an exclusive, gta4...which is gonna be great no matter what console.
Hehe, that reminds me, Midnight Club 3!! :rockout:
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
There is a whole slew of games out now with much more to come. Not to mention, PS2 games that play on the consoles that support them. Drakes Fortune is a bad ass game.
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Ravenas
by: WarEagleAU
There is a whole slew of games out now with much more to come. Not to mention, PS2 games that play on the consoles that support them. Drakes Fortune is a bad ass game.
Drakes Fortune is definitely a bad ass game! I've beat the demo on all dificulties, I might get a Christmas present this year. :p
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#13
INSTG8R
I couldnt be happier with my PS3. Sure the games list is short but I have plenty of Blu-Rays to make use of it.
I just got NFS Pro Street for me its the best NFS yet(contrary to the majority) and I grabbed Lair on the way home yesterday(again from what I have seen its a fun game and reviews be damned)
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Ravenas
by: INSTG8R
I couldnt be happier with my PS3. Sure the games list is short but I have plenty of Blu-Rays to make use of it.
I just got NFS Pro Street for me its the best NFS yet(contrary to the majority) and I grabbed Lair on the way home yesterday(again from what I have seen its a fun game and reviews be damned)
Give CoD4 a try and Heavenly Sword, those games are bad ass. I want to get Lair (even though I've heard bad things), Ratchet and Clank, and Drakes Fortune.
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