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This topic contains 17 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  lk_ 11 years, 10 months ago.

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  • #4680

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    the PS3 may not be launching until 2007

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=12281

  • #26328

    lk_
    Participant
  • #26332

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    fair point…

  • #26333

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Could be true.

    I think 2007 would show alot of arrogance (remember Nintendo) on Sony’s behalf. I know THE CELL is technology from 24 years in the future (just like the emotion engine) but at the end of the day it is just a bleeding chip.

    Surely a company the size of Sony can get its stuff together for a Spring 2006 Japan launch \ Winter 2006 Euro-US launch?

    I’ll be waiting for it – so far X360 is not doing it for me.

  • #26334

    Pete
    Participant

    the PS3 may not be launching until 2007

    [/quote:1789540d12]

    Oh champ, say it ain’t so! Say it ain’t so champ! Whack!

  • #26339

    Ronny
    Participant

    Could be true.

    I think 2007 would show alot of arrogance (remember Nintendo) on Sony’s behalf. I know THE CELL is technology from 24 years in the future (just like the emotion engine) but at the end of the day it is just a bleeding chip.

    Surely a company the size of Sony can get its stuff together for a Spring 2006 Japan launch \ Winter 2006 Euro-US launch?

    I’ll be waiting for it – so far X360 is not doing it for me.[/quote:0ba70d49c2]
    In my opinion, releasing the PS3 before it’s ready would be even more fatal than waiting until 2007. The last thing I want is some rushed system that will fail after a year or two on the market. Also, I still remember how many people had to take their PS2s back to the store after the thing kept crashing.

    Let’s not forget that this is a statement from Microsoft. A competitor is going to take every opportunity to undermine the opposition.

    Take your time Sony, I won’t even be able to afford it until 2007 anyway.

  • #26345

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    So Ronny what you are saying is….

    PS2: Launch early + with ‘broken’ machines + craps tools + crap games + very expensive price = Huuuuuge success :)

    Whats to stop PS3 following suit?

  • #26347

    omen
    Participant

    Look on the bright side for Sony. Release in 2007 and some people will wait for it while lots buy the 360. Come 2007 everyone will buy a ps3 because it’ll be more advanced and shinier than a 360 and they make a killing then. Wouldn’t be a fight between them and ms then, they’d just sweep the board.

  • #26349

    lk_
    Participant
  • #26350

    dillon
    Participant

    with nintendo japan aiming for spring 06 for the revolution and nintendo US aiming for autum 06 looks like sony going to be last to market with a generation of console for the first time, should be interesting.

    HD-DVD version of the xbox 360 is a safe bet for 2007 IMHO

  • #26352

    lk_
    Participant
  • #26355

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    People with just “do a Dreamcast” (No offense Darksaviour69) with the 360…wait to see what Sony have before commiting.

    Sony will blow people away at E3 2006; Spectacular games and $299 price :p

  • #26667

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Aha!

    “PS3 Under $400 in Japan?”

    http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3145024

  • #26787

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    none taken ;)

    personally i think i will wait a while before i buy any (poor student). but halo 3 is very tempting

  • #26794

    lk_
    Participant

    Am still unsure if I’ll bother. I’ve never been a console person but the constant updates to my PC are becoming expensive… If you can plug a keyboard and mouse into either the xbox 360 or PS3 and enjoy the likes of UT2007 I’d probably jump ship(assuming its online…) No keyboard and mouse no way would I touch a fps in a console….

  • #26807

    Idora
    Participant

    Doubt cast over PlayStation 3 backwards compatibility

    http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=61430

    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • #26812

    Steph
    Participant

    Why would you want backwards compatibility anyway?

    [troll]It’s not as if you’re not going to get FIFA 2007, DRIV4R, Burnout:Look Ma! No Hands!, MGS:Now you See me Now you don’t, ResiEvil Minus 1:Timewarp, etc. on PS3, is it?

    Anyhow – no backwards compatibility was always a given: how could they emulate so much Emotion in a piece of hardware that is not containing any Emotive chip, I ask you?[/troll] :twisted:

  • #26814

    lk_
    Participant

    I have to wonder why as well, I can see it as a selling point but apart from that I never saw it as much more. I think I played one Playstation game on the Playstation2 and thats was only to see if it would work…

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