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i'm going to cry :(
like, £400 or something silly?
That really is shit, looks like I wont be getting a PS3 for at least another year then.
have been allowed to do this.
Sony is the king of exclusive deals with publishers (see GTA) so it's nice to see them getting some of their own medicine.
Anyway, the 360's only £199 now, whereas the PS3's gonna be £425 when it finally gets released. This is a good thing.
i'd expect it to make me breakfast in the mornings.
How do they get away with it? Robbing bastids.
breakfast, but it's still massively overpriced. They say it's because they all have Blu-Ray Disc drives inside, which is basically a fancy-pants new type of DVD that holds millions of films (or something)
but I have a DVD player already and it does the job just fine. Xbox has gone about this the right way, they've said they'll release a Blu-Ray drive for it when (or even IF) it actually takes off, which keeps the price down.
I feel a bit ashamed posting about this sorta thing when there's an active thread nearby called 'The Clitoris'.
On the other hand, the PS3 is going to be vastly superior. ABout £300 superior.
it's going to be as good as the 360, at least for the 1st 2 years of it's life until the game progammers learn to use it to it's full potential (apparently it's an absolute bitch to program for), and by that time the price will have halved.
Then it'll make a good DVD/Final Fantasy player, aight?!
Nintendo wii anyway, who cares
the concept and the idea of a wii, but I've not seen anything game-wise that's made me want to get one yet.
see? nothing, except that zelda game that was developed for the Gamecube anyway...
I already played Zelda, thanks.
its all about the multiplayer games, and beat em ups on this should be awesome
I'd still get a Wii though, I can download ISS Deluxe anyway, now that was an amazing game.
If so, I'll stick with the PS3. It will be amazing when it comes down in price.
It's nice to see that Sony are going to crash and burn.
Reasons PS3 might not do so well:
|x| Lacking in exclusive franchises - GTA and Pro Evo (previously it's strongest exclusive franchises) are now on Microsoft too. They still have Metal Gear, I guess. But Nintendo's Wii is rumoured to getting a Metal Gear title (...I'm guessing somewhat similar to the Metal Gear remake for GC)
|x| Unlikely to make the big Christmas launch.
|x| Rumoured to have an insane 150 quid deposit for pre-orders. Who, in hell, is going to shelve out in total about 550 quid for a games console? You could buy both a Wii and 360 for cheaper.
|x| Really expensive anyway, about 400 quid. Stupid compared to the 150 quid (ish) price tag for the Wii, which is looking to be the better console anyway.
|x| Nothing exactly revolutionary about the console itself - Graphical improvements. Nintendo is completely changing everything.
|x| No amazing launch titles. It'll be a long time after the PS3 launch until GTA4 comes out. Compare this to the massive franchises Nintendo are offering on (or near enough) launch: Mario (Galaxy), Zelda (Twilight Princess), Smash. Bros (Brawl), Metroid (Prime 3) and loads of others. Plus pretty astounding-looking new titles like Red Steel.
Especially if you've never had a Nintendo console before - you can download loads of old games!
Awful things. I don't want to play with a TV remote!
PS3 - Gran Turismo....that's 2007 sorted.
very good points, but the £150 deposit is knocked off the actual cost of the console when you got to buy it, so you'd only shell out another £275. You don't pay £150 just for the privilege of pre-ordering.
Microsoft have spun this a tad bit. Pro Evolution 6 and FIFA 07 are being released on the PS2 and not the PS3. This is due to the fact that I don't think they've developed PS3 versions of them properly.
I'm guessing normal service will resume next year, with all games being released at the same time.
They are right in saying that the 360 will be the only NEXT-gen console to have it though.
i have an advance evo 6 on the ps2 sitting right here...!
Pro Evo 5 was shit. Well I say shit, it was OK but hardly any improvement on 3 (never played 4).
Pro Evo 5 Pissed all over Pro Evo 3
The order in greatness for pro evo goes 3, 4, 1, 5, 2. There is no doubt in this. 5 almost put me off the game for life.
was immense fun when it came out.
I have NO DOUBT that 5 is the best.
The only reason 2 was worse was because it had catch up logic. 5 just isnt as fun it is to hard to score a lot of goals and dribbling is just poor.
you just can't handle it....
but it seemed not much different to 4