Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Tigran, Jun 11, 2006.
If they make the PS3 upgradable, fair enough. As for buying a new one every time they "upgrade" it, though... I think not. You don't have to buy a new PC every time you want a new hard drive.
I think the best way to go(for me at least) is just wait till the damn thing comes and see what's up. In any case, it'll probably be awhile till I can afford one, until then I'm pefectly content with my ps2.
However, if this is true, that a "configuration" could eventually become obsolete and one would need to purchase newer "configurations", well that is just insane. It should be able to have the capability of being upgradable, similar to what Draven said about computers, you don't buy a new computer when you want it better. I mean, I've had my PC for almost five years, don't plan on getting a new one, just going to beef up the one I have. I think the same should go for the this. At least the 360 seems to have this option.
Didn't they spell out that the lower priced version of the PS3 would NOT be upgradable-even to the capabilities of the more expensive version? I could easily be mistaken but I'm pretty damn sure that is what they had said.
Who re-releases the SAME system with a year of it's launch with better features? I mean, NO ONE is stupid enough to fall for that gimmick.
Excuse me now while I go trade in my old DS for a DS Lite.
Bah, you're not thinking big enough. Let's trade in the GBA for a GBA SP, trade the SP for a DS, and than the DS for a DS light.
Coulda swore the DS lite came out well over a year after the DS release, and came at a lower price point, and after a pricedrop in the orginal DS. I could buy 4 DS Lite's for the price of one PS3. : D
Anyway, this isn't really bad news... I'm assuming it's geared more towards people on the fence of about getting a PS3 anyway. Less worry about it just being a static peice of tech without ever having the option of being upgraded. And hell, with Sony's track recond most of their first year systemsreplaces anyway; now you'll be getting a better system while you mutter swear words under your breath.
I definately see what you're saying. To be fair though, you don't *have* to buy a DS lite to play newer DS games. The article above seems to be implying that you'll need to upgrade the PS3 to play with newer stuff that would be coming out when they release a new version of the PS3. If that's not the case, then fine. I have no problem with them releasing a "newer" PS3 down the line, as long as the original PS3 can continue to play all the games in the PS3 library.
Though this article may have just shit on all the people who've told me the reason they prefer console gaming to PC gaming is because they don't want to upgrade their PC's every couple of years.
Escatly... If they do go with the *diffrent* cell configurations.. That means some games will run better/or only, on certain models while it won't run on others.
There is no -reason- for someone to really by a DSlite.
And Saying the SP to DS doesn't work either.. That's like saying the PS1 to the PS2. Its a diffrent generation.
You are right. The DS was released in Oct 2004, IIRC. That puts it @ about a year and a half. I think all of the systems I mentioned in the above post were at least a little over a year (SP vs GBA being more than that) but I think that Kickback was just stomping down all of the 'OMG they expect us to buy the same systems again!' rants before they even start.
There is less worry about it being a static peice but, at the same time, it tells me that if I want to keep up w/ the games, just like PCs, I have to upgrade my PS3 constantly. This is why, in recent years, I have gotten out of PC gaming - I just can't afford to keep up any more.
Please don't take it as an attack or anything. That is not how any of this is meant. I just wanted to explain my point of view and my previous post.
It is a different generation that co-exist - hence the mini and the re-release of the GBA w/ the true backlit screen. I know. It was only to make a point. It was a joke.
Saying there is no point to the DS Light, however, is like saying there was no point to the GBA SP. There is increased functionality. That is the reason.
...and before this turns into some sort of attack, I will gladly admit that yes, I did have a GBA that I traded in for an SP that I traded in for a DS.
While in 'admission mode', I have to admit that I am a bit confused at something here. Everywhere else on the boards we can go to extremes to make a point and it is cool. We enter the realm of video games and people go wild over such. I don't understand why this is but this is why I have stayed out of posting so many times and I plan on going back to that approach.
Ja, I think Kickback was doing the same thing, but I don't mind throwing out $130 for a new handheld, I play em more than my consoles, and it'll be a cold day in hell before I throw down $750 for a PS3, then just in side a year I buy another to play a few more games. The DS and the DS Lite play all the same games, there's absolutely no comparsion there.
I completely agree, that's why I'm sticking to the Wii, and maybe a 360. I hate the idea of having to 'up-grade' my system to play games. I still curse the N64 for making that horrid Expansion Pak. To this day I still can't play my Majora's Mask.
Ha, I didn't take it as an attack at all; it's great having differenting opinions being expressed without "idiot" or "tool" thrown around.
If this is done as add ons and not new versions of the system then all I have to say is-
here we ago again.
Awesome. Although I don't think I ever saw 32X actually work.
On topic though, it makes me even more leary of buying a PS3 within the first year, even if I did want to spend the $600 for it.
Sony is just begging their customers to buy one of the other systems, aren't they.
Bah, its my mind that a console is a console, and you shouldn't have to upgrade it, ever, until the next generation. Its why PC gaming is no longer good for me, the constant upgrading, every year or so just to play the latest games got too much.
Now Sony are (maybe) thinking of going down that path? Bah. Any Console I have to upgrade I probably won't be getting.
kickback makes the good point, mostly because i make the same point all the time. nobody complains when nintendo intentionally releases generic original hardware, and then when it's safely a success, releases a far superior iteration of it. i hate to rain on the sony hate parade because i enjoy it so much, but let's either bitch about both or bitch about neither.
but the thing will be is that you wont be able to upgrade it yourself.....cause IF YOU open the PS3, you've just gone and VOIDED your warrenty (if it lasts that long)....so you're gonna have to get a Sony specialist who charges a arm and a leg to do it for you.
Good one Sony
It's completely different. Being a Sony and a Nintendo fan, who owns a PC. I can justify $100 on a new handheld, I can't justify $750 on a new PS3.
And there's nothing generic about the GBA, it plays all GBA games; you want a backlit one? Go buy a GBS SP, I'm happy with my GBA, never felt the need for the backlight. Assuming Sony is correct, and this isn't just PR bullshit to futher compare the PS3 to a PC, then the PS3's of the first generation won't be able to play some of the last generation games. I can play all the new GBA games on my old GBA.
I certianly don't think Sony deserves all the hate they're getting, but multiple home consoles? That's bullshit. : D
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