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Reasons why not to get a PS3
« on: September 13, 2006, 05:23:21 pm »
Ok, a friend of mine wants to get a PS3, but there is so many reasons not to I can't keep track of all of them.

I want to make a "Reasons why not to get a PS3" list. Links might be nice too

I usually take more time to think before I make a topic, so this might fail.




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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006, 05:37:14 pm »
1) Price

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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006, 05:38:10 pm »
All I can think of is...

  • Price, obviously
  • Limited availability, probably extending 6+ months after release
  • Lack of announced IPs that are new, interesting, and exclusive (although plenty of popular old IPs like MGS, Final Fantasy)

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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006, 05:39:25 pm »
It just seems bland to me.
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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006, 06:15:19 pm »
The graphics are somewhat better than the 360, but not by leaps and bounds like you'd expect.

NO RUMBLE!

High dev costs shy new devs away from this console, means loss of new and innovative games.

No HD-MI Cable. Or whatever that cable is called. Have to pay an extra $100.

Recent loss of exclusive titles.

Known history of hardware failure.

Just from the top of my head.

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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2006, 06:44:41 pm »
'Cause Jesus would buy a Wii  ;D

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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2006, 07:36:44 pm »
Not as good of online as Xbox Live.

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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2006, 10:15:15 pm »
1) So expensive, that you could get the premium version of the 360 and a Wii for the same price.
2) No impressive games, and the ones that are are aslo going to be on the 360.
3) In order to acutally use the Blu Ray player as a HD player you need to buy a 100 dollar cable (HDMI) that doesn't come w/ the system
4) Sony is only beginning with online service that is on a unified server, which is in its infancy, and tries horribly to copy Xbox Live
5) The PS3 controllers are the same as before, except that it has no rumble (takes a huge dive in terms of immersion factor) and useless sensers are added, which will give you arthritis if you acutally use them (jk, but your arms will get tired after a while)
6) Lack of availability for up to six months upon release.
7) The Xbox 360 has many exclusive titles which look awesome (Gears of War, Shadowrun with Live Anywhere, Halo 3, GTA 4, Assassin's Creed, Crackdown, Saint's Row, etc.)
8) You can easily play with your friends through Xbox Live, which supports all 360 games while PSL will probably be a gimic that will only be what Xbox Live is now in 5 years.
9) The Xbox will very likely drop in price during holiday season (it is hinted that the premium package will cost $350 instead o $400) with FAR more availability than the PS3. Even if you can afford one, doesn't mean you can actually get one on release. Expect to have a longer wait for the PS3.
 
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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2006, 12:10:15 am »
http://www.gameklip.com/v/1055/

I'll let Sony explain it themselves.

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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2006, 11:30:27 am »
So far this thread has remained polite and to the point, but I'm just waiting for the deluge of anger to ensue.

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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2006, 11:31:45 am »
Reason # w/e:  Because most good games worth buying the system won't be out for a few more years.  It always takes developers a while to get used to the hardware and thats when most of the better PS games come out.  For example look at God of War and Okami.  Which brings me to another point:  Theres still plenty of fun to be had with this gen and portables and an Xbox 360 if you have one.

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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2006, 12:22:28 pm »
Maybe this list would be shorter if we listed why you should get a PS3  :P

http://www.gameklip.com/v/1055/

I'll let Sony explain it themselves.

That is awsome. I wish it had sub titles though. It's kind of hard to hear

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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2006, 12:36:48 pm »
Maybe this list would be shorter if we listed why you should get a PS3  :P

There are only two things that would be on that list: 1) Resistance 2) being the coolest kid on the block.

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http://www.gameklip.com/v/1055/

I'll let Sony explain it themselves.

That is awsome. I wish it had sub titles though. It's kind of hard to hear

there was some good stuff in that, the EA bit cracked me up
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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2006, 01:07:03 pm »
I wouldn't buy one cos Sony are treating European gamers like ****.

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Re: Reasons why not to get a PS3
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2006, 01:46:54 pm »
I wouldn't buy one cos Sony are treating European gamers like ****.

Where exactly are you from? I'm sorta guessing Europe...