quote: I can't wait for the new Indiana Jones and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed games to come out.
quote: The sales increase may just be people buying it as the cheapest BD player available. They could probably remove all ability to play games and it would see better sales, as a BD player.The PS3 is hard to factor into statistics because you don't know if one sells for games only, movies only, or both.
quote: While the Wii is still the undisputed leading seller, Stringer believes that the surge in PS3 sales owes something to Nintendo's in ability to supply the demand, leading some consumers to view Sony's console as the alternative.
quote: On the next week, Sony sold an even better 100,000 consoles.
quote: The price cut and new model helped Sony increase sales of all consoles including the older PlayStation 2 to 100,000 units in the week ended Nov. 11, spokeswoman Kimberly Otzman said in an e-mail.
quote: New, Cheaper PlayStation 3 Consoles Make Sales Triple
quote: Xbox360 and Wii are pure gaming platforms
quote: What exactly is your basis for this statement?
quote: You've obviously never driven a Lexus.
quote: I wish I had as much time as you to play games. And as much money to buy them all.
quote: They aren't trying to make the gamer happy anymore, they are just trying to make money like any other company now.
quote: The 360 had an ever worse selection of games in its first year than the PS3 has now after its first year.
quote: PS3 owners chose the PS3 over the 360 because...
quote: -has free netplay
quote: -has wifi internet
quote: -has Hi-Def playback by default
quote: -has folding@home for a good cause when you're at work or sleeping
quote: That's way more console for your money, pal.
quote: Why do people need to choose sides? I didn't. I own both the 360 and PS3. I don't use the PS3 much at all, but I own it. I still don't get why people always have to make a battle out of this. Its my way or the highway, right?
quote: If $1 a week is too much to spend for all of what Live offers, then maybe a $400+ console should be considered too expensive as well.
quote: After you buy some cables that are actually CAPABLE of high-def thanks to Sony skimping on the cables.
quote: With the money you waste on your electrical bill by doing this, you could probably get a year of Live. Just a thought.
quote: Does this even need saying?
quote: What exactly does Live offer over the PS3 that is worth $250 over the console's life?
quote: It's underhanded to reduce the time frame to make the cost seem less than it is.
quote: For $1 a week, I could have five more new games or another console entirely.
quote: Oh no, a $5 digital cable.
quote: Or, you know, you can get free netplay and help cure diseases with the money you waste on xbox live...
quote: Lets see...Xbox Live = $50/YearOne Year = 52 Weeks52 Weeks / $50 = $1.04 per WeekSorry. I forgot those 4 pennies.
quote: But, is it included?? If its just a trivial "$5" cable, why not toss one in?? With all the talk Sony does about Blu-ray, and HD this, HD that, you would think they could at least toss in one of these "$5" cables. I mean, if anyone can click over to Monoprice and get one that cheap, think of what Sony could do buying in bulk. Hell, my Elite came with Composite, Component, and HDMI cables.
quote: That is for you to decide. My point wasn't that Live offers SOO much more than PSN, because they are similar. My point was that it only costs $1 a week.
quote: Or, you know, you could have just taken the money you spent on a game console, and just donated it. No wasted energy, and you helped a cause. Oh wait, I forgot, this is a discussion with gamers. We only care about things when it helps our argument.
quote: But, while you are penny pinching your $400+ console
quote: ...I was criticizing your attempt to use smaller amounts of time to psychologically trick yourself and others into thinking that XBL doesn't add up to a significant amount the console's life.
quote: You were trying to eliminate the value of blu-ray with this minor and resolvable issue.
quote: I don't know what you're trying to say with this $1 a week stuff.
quote: And how would that be an added value to the console?
quote: blah blah... deal ...blah blah... K-Mart ...blah blah... gift card ...blah blah... $320
quote: You don't get it, clearly. Regardless of whether you look at it by the week, or by 5-year chunks, its not that much. Like I said before, I will gladly pay $1/Week or $250/5-Year for the fun that I have with my friends. Doesn't matter how you look at it, I will pay for that fun. Maybe you can't, but I can spare $1 a week for 5 years to have that fun.
quote: So you chose it because your friends did and you had to as well to play it with them?
quote: Thank you for finally divulging a logical reason for having to pay for something that is free on the other console.
quote: Yes. We are all "wasting" just over $1 a week to have a lot of fun playing games together online. The Xbox has a lot of games that we like to play, and in order to play them together, you have to pay.
quote: Game preference, what your friends are using, cannot be factored into a basic, general comparison about netplay cost.
quote: That is for you to decide. My point wasn't that Live offers SOO much more than PSN, because they are similar.
quote: But, my point all along has been that with Live, you don't just get online gaming. For a console and company that are trying to rule the living room, Sony sure do have some cathing up to do with MS in terms of content offered and sheer amount of stuff to do.