It's official? PS3 not till November?

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Big Nine, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Big Nine

    Big Nine <font color= pink><b>Pink Soul<br>'Weak Humanoid G Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Posts:
    2,054
    Trophy Points:
    196
    Likes:
    +0
  2. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    7,871
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +1
  3. Big Nine

    Big Nine <font color= pink><b>Pink Soul<br>'Weak Humanoid G Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Posts:
    2,054
    Trophy Points:
    196
    Likes:
    +0
    As someone who works in a game store, I almost prefer it this way. No old ladies fighting eachother for a system they can't have! Seriously though, hopefully this will also mean, like the PSP launch, their will be plenty of systems to be had. Regardless this is bad news for all those hoping that they would have a new PS3 to keep them warm this Christmas. This also should make for an interesting GDC and E3.
     
  4. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    7,871
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +1
    Now THAT Im happy about. The November madness just plain sucks. It was very nice that I was able to track down a PSP about 3 or so days after its launch date. :) 
     
  5. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Posts:
    24,401
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Ohio
    Likes:
    +27
    At this rate I just don't care for it anymore. For all I know, it'll cost WAY MORE than a PSP AND a full Xbox 360 bundle. Can you say, $900?
     
  6. Shipley

    Shipley No Topic Required

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    1,657
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +4

    psssh. why do you think its being delayed? it'll cost 900 if they made it today, no doubt. and nothing is stopping them from making it today except that no one will pay 900.

    So by next spring the parts the need will be cheaper, the manufacturing process will be perfected and they'll be enough games ready to roll to make taking a loss on hardware less of a big deal.
     
  7. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2002
    Posts:
    15,264
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +22
    Ebay:
    I guess we saw this coming. But the real question now is what does Microsoft do to gain as much ground on Sony as possible? If they release Halo 3 before Christmas and 360s are aplenty, Sony could be fighting a major uphill battle come springtime.
     
  8. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    15,170
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +4
    There’s no way it’s going to sell for $900. If I where to guess I would think $400 maybe $500 at the most.
     
  9. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2000
    Posts:
    9,935
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    Originally: Huntington Beach, CA, Now: Cincinnati
    Likes:
    +39
    I have made a personal decision not to buy a home system over $300 (and the gimpy have to buy a bunch of extra shit stripped out 360 does not count) and a handheld over $150
     
  10. Gnaw

    Gnaw Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,548
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Who did not see that coming, honestly? I want names. Who releases a system in Spring hoping for great sales???!! They want money and lets face it, Christmas time is the prime-time to do it. Also Microsoft has just been given an advantage. They now have more time to develop their killer-aps like Halo 3 and gears of War to combat the PS3. Sony just screwed themselves.
     
  11. Big Nine

    Big Nine <font color= pink><b>Pink Soul<br>'Weak Humanoid G Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Posts:
    2,054
    Trophy Points:
    196
    Likes:
    +0

    True, Christmas is the prime time to make money, but as it stands, MS is having plenty of problems getting their systems out the door. It hurt them this past Christmas and may hurt them the next. I personally think that MS would have done better themselves to wait till spring to launch. It makes no sense to launch when you can't come close to meeting demand. Then you don't have any games from Dec 29th (DOA 4) till Feb 15th (Full Auto). I say get your stuff together, make sure there is a reasonable amount avalible, and make sure that you can send a reasonable amount (hell any) to the market after launch. Will this hurt Sony? Maybe. I'd say the ball is in MS's court now. Let's see if they can capatialize...
     
  12. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    9,991
    Trophy Points:
    221
    Likes:
    +0
    I lurk on a few other gaming forums, and I must say, it is amusing to see the same people, the exact same people, that previously predicted Microsoft's doom in the console market - before the first Xbox was even out of the gate - now turning around and openly worrying about Sony's next-gen viability. So much for armchair analysis.
     
  13. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    15,170
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +4
    I read recently that Microsoft has fared up another plant (I think that makes 4 total) to produce 360’s I think they could have the kinks worked out and running smoothly (or at lest smooth-er) by Christmas.
     
  14. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    7,871
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +1
    I say that the REAL real question is how does Nintendo gain as much ground as possible. The underdog has a possible sneek atack coming this November, and its codenamed "Revolution".
     
  15. Emperor Mengde

    Emperor Mengde Instrumentalist

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2004
    Posts:
    1,147
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    I find all the doom and gloom talk surrounding Sony and the PS3 fairly amusing. Sony's huge current userbase, 3d party support, and stranglehold on the Japanese home console market pretty much ensures that they really aren't in much trouble unless the launch gets delayed far into the future (like fall of '07, for example). The question is can Microsoft chip away enough of Sony's marketshare to threaten to displace Sony as the manufacturer with the largest user base. Microsoft certainly has the money and some killer games that could help, and personally, I hope they do gain alot of ground to make competition between the two better.
     
  16. kronos

    kronos PSN = KRONOSX1

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2005
    Posts:
    1,819
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +1
    The thing is, gamers are an impatient bunch. and when it comes to a release getting pushed back, sometimes they will vie for the next best thing or eveven just somethig diffrent all together. Will this hurt Sony? most definatly! and it will help MS and Nintendo in the mean time. But it wont kill Sony. But it hurts them, pretty badly!
     
  17. godsenddeath

    godsenddeath . TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,896
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +2

    NO, WE AREN'T!!!



    I'd *guess* Sony will try for a Japan and US release around the same time. Bearing in mind the game industry gears up torwards xmas anyway.


    Hopefully, they'll do the same for Europe.
     
  18. Big Nine

    Big Nine <font color= pink><b>Pink Soul<br>'Weak Humanoid G Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Posts:
    2,054
    Trophy Points:
    196
    Likes:
    +0
  19. godsenddeath

    godsenddeath . TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,896
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +2

    :peoples: 
     
  20. Big Nine

    Big Nine <font color= pink><b>Pink Soul<br>'Weak Humanoid G Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Posts:
    2,054
    Trophy Points:
    196
    Likes:
    +0

    Yeah, agreed... :peoples: 
     

Share This Page