Will PS3 Be Remembered As The Worst PlayStation Ever?
It looks like Sony might be on the cusp of discontinuing PlayStation 3 for good. It's not official or anything but we're probably nearing the end.
The question is, will PS3 go down in history as the least impressive PlayStation console ever?
Personally, I don't think any PlayStation era was "bad" or even "mediocre;" I think they were all pretty great. However, I think PS3 is the one PlayStation console that suffered through the most backlash, the most vitriol-laden hate articles (especially at the start), and ultimately didn't win over the gaming community until at least three years into its reign. As such, I think it's inevitable that if we are to rank the PlayStation home machines after the current generation is over, PS3 will be at the bottom of the list for most.
The original was iconic and revolutionary in a dozen different ways. It gave us some of the most legendary IPs in gaming history and helped to pioneer 3D gaming. It burst onto the scene and magically stole a ton of momentum away from Nintendo and Sega, two companies that had dominated the console industry for nearly a decade. PS2 was a beast of a machine, eventually dominating a generation like no other console in history and rightfully so. You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who has a lot of bad things to say about that unit.
And PS4 has been on the right foot from the moment it was announced. Granted, it hasn't exactly come with the awesome exclusives just yet, but that's about the only category in which it's currently lacking (and we all know the heaviest exclusives have yet to come). PS3 introduced us to the likes of Uncharted, sure, but I think there was too much darkness surrounding it. It had unquestionably the worst launch of all four consoles, what with a very limited selection of games (and only one great title) and a stupid $600 price tag.
Yeah, I think PS3, as much I liked the console, will ultimately be at the bottom of the PlayStation heap.
10/1/2015 9:56:01 PM Ben Dutka