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PlayStation 3 Owns All The Momentum Heading Into The Holidays

As we all know, the holiday season is absolutely crucial for most industries, and that most certainly includes video games. This year, and for the very first time, I can honestly say Sony's next-gen machine has Bogarted all the momentum as we head into the always-lucrative holiday months.

Why? It's not about the smaller picture; it's about the bigger picture, which means we have to analyze 2008 and the near future; let's say, the first part of 2009. Consumers are most interested in how a product has fared recently, and whether or not they'll be happy with their purchase down the road. Of course, the consumer realizes it's impossible to predict the future, but in the game industry, they can definitely examine the next 6-12 months or so. Now, the Wii has a substantial lead, but without the software, that lead is bound to dissipate (no arguments from the Wii fanatics; that system has nothing all that significant on the horizon as far as I can see), and the Xbox 360 has been slipping. The reliability issue is still there - sadly - Too Human flopped, and Microsoft is going to pin most of their holiday hopes to Gears of War 2 and Fable II.. ...those are fine games to pin your hopes to, of course, but in my opinion, it's not enough to steal away the acquired PS3 momentum.

For the first time in 2008, the PS3 outsold the 360 consistently during several months, and we've seen two of the defining games of the generation already. One of them is the multiplat Grand Theft Auto IV but the other is the PS3 exclusive, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. And before 2008 is out, the PS3 will have LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, SOCOM: Confrontation, the freshly released Wipeout HD and more. Furthermore, in moving to that bigger picture: Blu-Ray will continue to become more accepted - it's the default high-definition movie choice, and the PS3 is the only game console capable of HD movies - and both the Network and Store have come a long way. The Network remains free, and with the mammoth 160GB PS3 set for the holidays, there will be plenty of appealing benefits to considering a purchase.

Then, down the road. In terms of exclusives, the PS3 easily leads the 360 in 2008 (although it's closer in comparison to the Wii), and that lead should expand in 2009. Killzone 2, God of War 3, Heavy Rain, InFamous, White Knight Chronicles, and others will probably lead the way, and gamers are well aware of the impending schedules. Lastly, in terms of price, the PS3 has come down $200 since its launch less than two years ago, and as of now, there's little difference between the 360 and PS3. The Wii clearly is the most affordable and the most accessible for the casuals, but without the system-selling games, the PS3 will gain ground. So many analysts and journalists have already called 2008 "the year of the PS3," and this holiday season should solidify that claim. Oh, and what's really stopping 2009 from being another big one for Sony's machine...? Momentum is essential, and whoever has it in October has the big edge in December.

The PlayStation 3 just scored, promptly picked off the QB on their opponent's next possession, and is once again driving the field in front of a roaring home crowd. The defense is their heels, the bench is goin' nuts, and the receivers have super glue on their fingertips. Can't see it any other way.

9/25/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (52 posts)

AceTatsujin
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 10:43:42 PM
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Let's go Sony! Woot! Love my PS3. I need to get me a second one and a 30ish inch 1080p LCD. The 2nd PS3 goes to my brother, and that 1080p LCD comes to me as I give him my 37" 720p LCD.

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Fabi
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 10:52:12 PM
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Gears of War 2 is gonna be so huge though. I noticed today that it's gonna be advertised in the Couture VS Brock Lesnar fight (which is possibly going to be the biggest MMA fight of all time) MS is gonna push it hard, plus the $200 price tag doesn't hurt. I almost wanna go out and buy one just for Gears 2, almost. Gonna be too busy with LBP and RFOM2.

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Qubex
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 11:50:35 PM

Once console is enough for me, and that will be the Sony PS3 :)

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Aftab
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 12:20:03 AM

Amen, Qubex. A couple of years of hope has finally culminated to true satisfaction. WipeOut HD is ragin'. And I'm actually more psyched about Resistance 2 than Gears 2.

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wasim
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 12:29:23 AM

dude

Gears 2 looks bad against Resistance 2

Resistance 2 looks and plays better than all x360 games in Fall

Oh wait x360 has just one game --Gears 2 but it is not as good as Resistance 2/LBP/Motorstorm 2

Fable 2 is a mediocre RPG

White Knight is bigger than all x360 rpgs combined

basically it is over for x360 in console war

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Riku994
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 6:57:02 AM

Wasim you cant do that, you have to realise that the 360 does have some great games out there and Fable is more than "mediocre" it's actually a high end game that'll be a top seller for the 360. Also, Whit Knight is gunn be a pretty epic game and I plan on getting it and beating it ASAP, but better than all the 360 RPGs combined? I think that's going a bit far, due to titles like Infinite Undiscovery and Lost Odyssey. I'm not trying to insult you, but please consider your facts before you make statements like that.

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Minishmaru
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 1:45:44 PM

i dunno, fable 1 wasn't all that great, i have some high hopes for fable 2 but White knight chronicles...man that game has me excited more than any of the Final Fantasy games minus VII ever did. I dunno if Lost Odyssey or Infinite Undiscovery would top WKC either...i mean...squeenix is just not doing the job. shame tho

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Riku994
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 6:15:21 PM

No i totally agree that WKC is gunna kick some serious ass, I just dont like people trashing other games that are actually good.

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kreate
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 6:50:13 PM

i have to agree about fable. fable 1 was a total disappointment. especially compared to all the advertising they did along with positive magazine news i read in game informer. any rpg that doesn't let you roam around freely in the rpg world juss sucks.

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Deleted User
Thursday, September 25, 2008 @ 11:53:10 PM
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i dont know. the wii isnt really losing sells and that new 360 price tag is appealing...

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AceTatsujin
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 12:26:49 AM
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wii isn't losing sales, it doesn't have the software and hardware tho'.

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wasim
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 12:27:35 AM
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PS3 has all the best games this Fall --Resistance 2, LBP, Valkyrie, Wipeout HD , Naruto, Motorstorm 2, Socom

x360 might be cheaper but it has no games except multiplat crap which no one cares about

Gears 2 look very underwhelming against resistance 2

LBP kills every x360 game out there and so does Motorstorm 2

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fatchad420
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 12:34:28 AM
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I predict the PS3 out selling the 360 by a mediocre amount. It will outsell it but not enough to close the gap.

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AceTatsujin
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 1:00:13 AM
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it will actually outsell the 360 hardcore, look at the line up of games ... some people maybe going towards LBP so they'll get PS3, some people don't really care about LBP, they're after R2, others are after Valkyria Chronicles and so on and forth and yes you do have people who already purchased it before or those that will purchase it for the sake of not 1 game. but i'm sure those who purchase the ps3 will get couple of good games and probably some blu-ray movies, i mean who WOULDN'T want a blu-ray when you got a 720/1080p LCD?! ...

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Carlingtonham
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 6:02:15 AM

The only reason that the PS3 will outsell the 360 is because the 360 has already sold millions more consoles than the ps3 has so if some good games come out for the PS3 which is what people are waiting for then obiously it wil sell more consoles nearly every person I know owns a 360 only a few of us own a PS3. However after the initial amazment of actually having a few games and using it when my 360 needed repairs it has just been gathering dust (had it since release). Its the most expensive dvd player ever bought, so its about time that some really good games come out for it However I have more 360 games preordered than PS3 (360: Gears 2, Fable 2, Fallout 3 cos I always get multiplat games on 360 cos I like the controller, Guitar Hero World Tour, Call Of Duty World at War more PS3: Resistance 2, LBP, Motorstorm) After the massiva downfall of haze I think that sometimes sony might build up the hype around their exclusives more than they should. Also look at the preorder chart on game.net The top ones are Fable 2 and Gears 2 so obviously they are good games. I don't might to talk bad about the PS3 it has more potential than the 360 just that the 360 is using what they got better at te minute. I love my PS3 and would love an opportunity to play it more but the 360 is too good at the minute, Can't wait for loads of these PS3 games to come out so I can use the PS3 more. Also (and you'll all hate me for this) I thought that Resistance wasn't anything spectacular don't get me wrong it was a fantastic game (I loved seeing that cathedral in manchester I've been there) but when I first played Gears I was in amazement but when I first played resistance it just seemed like every other first person shooter ever with a better storyline and more interesting guns, Gears was completely original, Resistance just felt like they'd re-painted Call of Duty 3 look at their metacritic scores Gears 94 Resistance 84. I've just dicovered blu-ray too its awesome just spent loads on a 1080p TV and blu-ray looks awesome way better than HD-DVD 360 backed the wrong horse there. But all in all I can't wait for resistance 2 it looks way better than the first but am more excited about gears 2 but then again I'm more excited about fallout 3 than those. All in all I love my PS3 and can't wait for an ooportunity to play a more original game on it (like heavenly sword that was way original)

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MirrorSoul
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 6:18:22 AM

Im gonna say we will most likely sell them out hardcore for only one reason though...No its not Resistance or LittleBigPlanet...Its Socom lol, so many of that games legion of fans(Almost every other PS2 owner) have been waiting for the next experience since the older ones definred the PS2 and where a blast to play.This will bassically push all PS2 owners to upgrade for it!!! Gosh Ima be broke LMAO!!

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Minishmaru
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 1:41:52 PM

The 360 is doing a better job advertising their games and console than the PS3 does that's a definite. A lot of people are confused about the PS3...probably SCARED of it lol. Maybe they should stick with a good old fashion commercial instead of weird things to make you think..."wtf?!?" yeah...they've done that with their commercials alot.

also...I think the PS3 has a better controller but the 360 isn't bad, not like the original xbox brick in your hand :)

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wasim
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 1:00:38 AM
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@fatchad

PS3 will outsell the x360 100:1 in Japan when White Knight Story is launched this year

No doubt that it will tear away x360 in Japan this Fall

In europe PS3 will outsell x360 2:1 atleast

In USA i think PS3 will still edge out x360 in October/November and December by small margin

If u are looking at worldwide sales then PS3 will outsell x360 by big margin at the end of the year

In USA however ps3 will edge it by small margin

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 2:09:07 AM
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Fable 2 is really the only interesting exclusive the 360 had, GoW2 is pretty much the same, Resistance 2 is going far beyond!

I know im buying alot of games in the next few months

Resistance 2
Little Big Planet
Silent Hill: Home Coming
Bioshock
& im contemplating Mirrors Edge.

Ugh & i have to save for a laptop!

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Minishmaru
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 1:38:01 PM

yeah...all of our wallets are gonna get hit HARD!

Mirrors Edge
GeoW2
GoW3
Saints Row 2
Fable 2
LBP
Resistance 2

those are just the ones i can think of right now

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_nightwalker85
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 3:05:18 AM
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i dont know if ps3 will outsell x360 just cause it has better games that dosent meen 2 much 2 people that bye systems exp if u are byeing the system for your self x360 will sell good cause gradparents an parents are going to dye for kids cause its a cheep way to next gen thay have alot of games that are cheep. 360 will see more sales this 1 way that sony lacks in why sony had a slow start why sony isn't bigger now as it should bee MARKETING!!!! sonys biggest down fall an this is what sells people are easy manipulated.so if sony outsells it wont bee bye much.

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phade2blaq
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 7:36:06 AM
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Sony needs to wise up and sell the $399 80GB PS3 for $299 and the MGS bundle 80GB PS3 for $399 ! With MS selling a bare bones 360 for $199, they'll sell those like hot cakes for cash conscious consumers.

The Wii isn't any where near as technologically advanced as either the PS3 or 360 yet it sits atop the video game console world as the best selling console and it sells for $250 !

Who would have thunk it 3 years ago !

Sony keeps alienating the very gamers who made the PS2 as huge as it is and they still they don't get that !

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ThePoetRazel
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 8:11:28 AM

The Wii is the fastest selling console currently but not the console with the most sales currently on the market. That title goes to the PS2. 140 million PS2 sales as of July 15th 2008 compared to 30 million Wii sales as of June 30 2008.

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Riku994
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 9:23:46 AM

Razel, that's because the ps2 has been around for 8 years, it's no wonder they have that many sales, im sure after 8 years all 3 of the consoles (except the 360 because microsoft will ignore that like they did the XBox once they introduce a new console) will have sales way up there too.

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eLLeJuss
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 7:46:21 AM
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WII HAS THE BEST GAMES COMING OUT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON ;]

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Dingodial
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 10:06:52 AM
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eLLeJuss:
The Wii is an okay system but if it was the best then why is Nintendo already making another one? PS3 still has better games coming out soon:
Resistance 2
Little Big Planet
Motorstorm 2
GRAN TURISMO 5 (coming next year)
Not to mention Playstation Home!

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eLLeJuss
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 10:23:52 AM

*cough*Sarcasm*cough*

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Minishmaru
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 1:36:18 PM

lol is that why i haven't seen anything come from Nintendo in awhile? They're just ditching the Wii and making a lemme guess Wii2? or something stupid cuz they like that whole name gimmick thing. Pathetic! Nintendo makes and remakes consoles the most and fastest out of all the companies out there...geez. Way to steal money from your parents who're buying consoles for their kids a holes!

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JPBooch
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 10:16:02 AM
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Consider this guys, THREE of my friends are buying a PS3 within the next week. One is not a video game guy, buying it for multimedia center and blu-ray, one is buying it for Socom, the other is buying it for SOCOM now and is psyched about God of War 3 even though its not coming out for awhile. I don't know anyone who is buying an xbox 360 because of the price.

My friends who are parents of 4-10 year olds all have Wii's though. It's cheap and a novelty, none of them are even remotely excited about any games that are coming out for the Wii. Games are what keeps the industry thriving. When all the 30 and 40 somethings have a Wii there will be a lot of households with little white boxes collecting dust when the novelty wears off. How many times can you bowl with your family anyway?

I think when all is said and done the PS3 is going to make their company the most money due to price point and features. Don't worry though ALL three are going to have made a butt load a cash when this cycle is over.

Even with the price of games and consoles, video games are still a cheap form of entertainment. You can't go anywhere with out dropping 50 to 100 bucks on a ball-game, bowling, movies, miniature golf. Video games are always there at your disposable to be enjoyed 24/7.

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Minishmaru
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 1:34:37 PM

seriously going to the movie will run you assuming you have a significant other and usually have something to eat or drink. easily will cost you upwards of $40 just for a 90 minute show! Tickets about 10 bucks now x 2=20, sodas and popcorn...get the combo you save like 25 cents...so thats like $10 x 2=20 unless your sharing so fine we'll say 30 bucks for 1 night for a possibly good movie...so yeah, gaming is definitly a cheaper form of entertainment. Comparing movies to games that is...but I can't think of anything cheaper than gaming honestly

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infekt
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 10:47:49 AM
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Sony needs to up their marketing strategy. Watch Microsoft bleed out Gears 2 and Fable 2 this holiday season. Gamestop / EB Games will have huge posters of Marcus, etc.. Sony needs to bombard TV with commercials for all of their games one at a time. Build awareness. Get those kids to scream at their parents to buy the PS3.

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www
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 11:53:36 AM
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Guys am afraid 360 is sellin more due to this constant price cut.I definately wanna see ps3 win this gen but MS r really goin hard.I don't blame ps3 they can't cut the price anymore cause of blu-ray.
U heard 360 sold 6 mill in Europe n out sellin ps3 in Japan.Dunno but the future is not really promisin for ps3,I still have high hopes for the ps3 though,i think we should start purchasin new ps3's even though our old ones still workin just to increase sales.

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Minishmaru
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 1:31:07 PM
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Great article Ben!

I gotta disagree with some people saying that the 360 is doing better...sure they might keep dropping the price but people still buy the systems for games and hi def. M$ doesn't have that many games or blu ray so they're pretty s.o.l for this holiday season. The Wii...I really have no idea how its still selling, i guess cuz they only have a handful per store would explain it.

I'm a PS360 owner now so I'm hoping that both systems make me happy in the end :) F the Wii by the way lol

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JPBooch
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 2:04:04 PM

Microsoft had to do something, they couldn't price the 360 the same as the PS3 with inferior technology. The 360 is strictly a gaming console. If the Blue Ray didnt win the hidef war we would be singing a different tune. That is the biggest reason the PS3 will out do the 360....the games are just the nails in the coffin.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 3:21:42 PM
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I agree its time for a Sony ad-valanche, and I'm the first to say they have a horrible marketing department, but then why is Xbox copying them? Case in point: that commercial where inside the back of a woman's head is actually a stage with a band playing. Its almost as creepy as that axe commercial where the guy is made of chocolate.

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Reccaman18
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 10:32:27 PM

lol I know! Seriously, wtf was up with that?

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cr67
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 3:32:24 PM
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I love my PS3 but now that the 360 has dropped to 199 I will more than likely pick one up this holiday season as a Christmas present to myself. While I think overall PS3 has the best line up out there gamewise (and those titles that are soon to come in 2009) the 360 still has some solid titles of its own and at 199 why not have the best of both worlds?
No shame in my game!

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www
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 8:19:53 PM

Yeah there we go,u also gettin a 360 cause of the price cut,this is definitely increasin sales,Sony do sumn!It's takin too long to release big exclusives to push ps3.PS3 might loose this gen NOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Fabi
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 3:33:23 PM
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The 360 has some stuff coming. Come on, they still have two more RPG's coming from Square. They have Gears 2, which is going to be huge, wether it's going to be better than RFOM2 is yet to be seen. They also have Fable 2, which is up in the air, and don't forget they have Left 4 Dead, and GTA4 and Fallout 3 exclusive DLC. Although, I really don't think anyone cares about the GTA4 DLC.

Unless it turns out to be something spectacular, by the time it comes out, Saints Row is gonna be out, and I'm more interested in playing that.

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TEG3SH
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 3:46:32 PM
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at wasim really ps3 will outsell the x360 by 100:1 in jap because of WKC really?? .dont take this the wrong way WCK is gonna be sweet but what about nov 20 in jap??? isn't it the date that the last remnant comes exclusively for 360???? (for this year i mean) not to mention star ocean this game is huge in JAP so i dont think it will be that big.

at ^^^^^^^ the axe commercial was kewl ,i remember seeing it for the first time and i was like WTF????.

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Daedusian
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 4:55:04 PM
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Doesn't really matter that the Wii is not going to have any really good games this year. To me it hasn't had any yet, but it's still selling like crazy. So I always assume they'll be on top, which doesn't bother me. The toddlers can be happy with it if they must, lol jk... kinda.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 5:12:26 PM
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TEG3SH The Last Remnant is being devved for both systems, its debuts on 360 but the ps3 isn't supposed to be far behind on this one.

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TEG3SH
Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 5:25:35 PM
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^^^^^ if i recalls correctly it's coming for the 360 n NOV 20,and for ps3 and pc in feb 2009 so after holidays ,that was my point. but i am not sure

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Orvisman
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 10:56:44 AM
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@ Carlingtonham

Listen, I have all three systems this gen, as in every gen. Since I already have all of the 360 games I want to date, the only games coming out this year I want on that system are Fable II, Gears of War II, and Velvet Assassin.

On the Wii, well, I don't know. Nintendo doesn't have any of thier famed franchises coming this Holiday. Maybe a few niche Wii titles (Blastworks, Boom Blox, etc...) and maybe imports Monster Hunter 3 tri, Day of Disaster, Tatsunoku Fight, and Tenchu 4.

On the Ps3, well, the list is to long for here. Suffice it to say, I plan to get all the big exlusives everyone else is mentioning and all the big multiplat games for the PS3.

That said, the fact that the 360 is picking up steam post price cut SHOULD concern Sony because no amount of cool games will get parents/grandparents to pick up a PS3 this holiday unless little Johny asks for it. If not, it'll be the cheapest sytem that's not a Wii (if they already have the Wii.

In short, Sony NEEDS to cut the PS3 price now!

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Geosondaman
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 12:19:55 PM

@Orvisman:
Well for now Sony isn't considering a price cut...maybe they are but I don't think they will announce anything yet. I really think for 399.99 PS3 is a good deal, you get a blu-ray player (I think more people care about it now), and a video game system. Not to mention you can participate in a cause that is Folding@Home. Well, in the majority, people just look at the price, yes that is true. However, you also have to look at the lifespan of the console, most likely PS3 will outlast 360 by at least a year or two. Since PS4 is nowhere to be seen or heard as of now. Whereas Xbox 720 is rumoured to be in the works. I bet Sony already started discussing internally about PS4, but to what extent that is taking place is a question mark. Anyhow, I think PS4 will be out 4 years from now, making PS3 a total of six years for lifespan. Xbox 720 probably in another three years. For 399.99, PS3 80GB (without any BC) is a good deal. Xbox 60GB is 200? It is cheap, but c'mon, for 399.99 you get 20GB more HDD space plus an HD optical player. Can't be beat right. Plus, it has wi-fi. I am at at loss here...why hasn't Microsoft incorporate wi-fi into their consoles. I mean sure using cable is better than wireless...but a lot people don't have the ethernet ports in their living rooms.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 1:05:32 PM

I agree with you. The PS3 is an exceptional value, but that won't entice most cash-strapped teens who want to graduate to next-gen gaming from the PS2 from buying the $200-cheaper 360 (or their parents come X-Mas), bare bones or not.

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Geosondaman
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 12:13:00 PM
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As an owner of both consoles, I have to say that PS3's got the more impressive exclusives and third party offerings. I like their first party games and for third party, probably FFXIII and Versus XIII but those are not in this year unfortunately...looking forward to the demo for FFXIII. I mean, after the demonstration of Pigtail girl's eyes...I am psyched to try out that game. The graphics are pretty good. Even though many of us have seen something of that calibre already. It is nice to see that Japan is not totally falling behind on the graphics tech front. They are actually doing something akin to European devs like Quantic Dream. Looking forward to Origami Killer or Heavy Rain...

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bamf
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 2:16:28 PM
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The Wii has no software coming but it really hasn't had software since launch but has that bothered all those customers who bought one? It seems as far as the Wii is concerned, software doesn't sell hardware. I know of parents who plan to buy their children a Wii for xmas presents. Its an easy choice to make when your stuck to what presents to buy for your children.
I don't think we'll see many parents buying their children PS3's. The people who'll buy a PS3 are the late teens to older gamers who understand what the PS3 is about and know of its games line-up.
Even if a parent considers the PS3, it still could be out of their price range.

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BigBoss4ever
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @ 1:48:04 AM
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As a JRPG fan, nothing on PS3 SO FAR can compare to Lost Odyssey on Xbox 360, that is what I only care as a JRPG gamer. However, once the FF13 series are out on PS3 and if they make Chrono Break ICO 3 on PS3, I will change my above statement by then. Lucky enough, I have both systems!

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King James
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @ 1:56:19 PM
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u guys are trippin'? I keep readin' about this xbox price cut. Do i have to point out the pink elephant in the room? It's a $200 BARE BONE xbox. meaning no wireless controllers, no hard drive, no hdmi, etc. That should be worth $150.

This price cut is no delaying the inevitable.

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cadpig
Monday, September 29, 2008 @ 5:50:18 AM
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Sorry guys, Gears of war 2 is going to be a system seller. With most of the latest games coming for both the 360 and the ps3.
It's going to be hard to justify $399 over a $200 barebones even with a blu ray player.

Sony needs a price cut. Now!!

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Orvisman
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 1:09:34 PM

I agree. It's all about economics, especially these days. Most cash-strapped teens (or their parents come X-Mas) who want to graduate to next-gen gaming from the PS2 will buy the $200-cheaper 360 , bare bones or not, for the step-up in graphics over the PS2 and Wii. Sure, when they get around to adding that hard drive, wireless controllers, etc... later on when they can afford it the price will balloon past the PS3 price; but in the near term it gives M$ft some momentum.

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