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News PS2 to sell for three more years?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 27 Sep 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    It's vista syndrome (well that is what I am calling it). It is easier for developers to work with technology they have been developing games for over quite a few years.

    The 360 was good because it came reasonably soon after the original, where as the ps3 has come out a significant period of time longer, just like microsoft has with Vista over XP.
     
  3. Joeymac

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    console pricing.. worthwhile games... pricing of games....ease of use.... no updating games... no menus to mess with... no HDMI cable to buy. SD games are like CD's. Put it in and it starts up. That's it. The consumer gets it. These new consoles are much much more complicated... "do I need a new TV?.. why won't this old game work in it?.... what do I need to connect it to the internet for?.. I can't plug my old memory card in... I don't want a Blu-Ray player, DVD is fine for me... why do I have to update the console?" etc etc etc. Most people don't want to have to dick around like that.

    Plus most people are still on SD. PS2 games look fine on regular old TVs. It would be interesting to see how the PS2 sales are stacking against xbox 1 games at the moment.
     
  4. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    Isn't the poll is asking if you would buy a lower spec PS3 at a lower price?

    Lower price PS3 + catalogue of good games = purchase for me.
     
  5. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    The thing with the PS3, is that at the moment, there are no must-have titles for it. Add the high initial price of the console (even higher if you have to buy a new TV too) - you're looking at an initial outlay of £500 (possibly over a grand if you decide you need a new TV) for a console that, as yet, doesn't have that much going for it.

    That's why there's more of a market for the PS2: most people have one (and if they don't, it's dirt cheap to buy), there are still good games being published, and an absolutely massive back-catalogue of old games. If you haven't got one, you could probably get going for less than 20% the price of a PS3 starter pack.
     
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    everybody and their brother owns a PS2 that I know, so it makes sense that they are still marketing for it. Everyone in my friend's dorm owns one, and we're talking like easily 100 people (of course starving college students can't afford a PS3) cause they LAN up like every night playing games...so....
     
  7. yuusou

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    They've got it wrong again! Its not that the PS2 will sell for another 2/3 years. Its because the PS3 won't sell well for another 2/3 years until its like half the price!
     
  8. Neogumbercules

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    Damn, I made it in two Bit-Tech articles in the same week. /pats back

    I regret not including a third option on that poll, though. I should have added an "I'm not sure yet" option. The thing has like 750 views and less than 100 responses. It makes me think I didn't provide enough options.

    These are the reasons why I think the PS3 is having a slow start:

    360 had a year head start
    High price(low early adoption so devs opt to jump ship or go multi-platform)
    Sony making lofty claims and not living up to them
    No killer titles early on (although I think this is a BS reason, most console launches are lackluster, at best)
    Ken Kutaragi saying all kinds of ridiculous things about the PS3
    Sony marketing disasters (losing exclusives left and right)
    Sony PR disasters
    Internet folks jumping on the bash-Sony bandwagon and people just going with it.

    And most of all, despite insurmountable hardware flaws Microsoft managed to keep their system alive through awesome marketing and expert level PR work, putting it in a well-liked position for gamers. That and the promise of Halo 3...
     
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    Personally, i think its just pricing

    the PS3 is just so expensive, when a PS2 is £100ish, and there are so many games, and even a few good ones, why get a PS3 ?
    Also, the PS3 doesn't have rumble, and accessories are very expensive (especially wireless controllers)

    Hell most of the people i know don't even have a 360, its not like there are any amazing games for it, and its still £200ish - and it doesn't exactly offer an advantage over the PS2
     
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