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First-Party PS3 Titles Announced

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the launch-lineups-matter dept.

PlayStation (Games) 52

Gamasutra reports on a list of first-party titles that will see launch with the PlayStation 3. From the article: "The specifically listed games are Polyphony Digital's latest Gran Turismo iteration, Genji 2, presumably a sequel to Yoshiki Okamoto's samurai action title for the PlayStation 2, Everybody's Golf 5, the latest in Camelot's popular cartoon golf series, and titles named Monster Carnival, Angel Rings and The Eye Of Judgment. No other information is currently available on the games."

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I wonder (2, Interesting)

ecryder (851413) | more than 8 years ago | (#14501579)

when those 4,000 devkits shipped out? If it was recently, we're obviously not going to see a springtime release.

Re:I wonder (1)

Stachybotris (936861) | more than 8 years ago | (#14501678)

Hopefully they will have had enough time to figure out how to code in a way that takes full advantage of the Cell. If all that we get is the equivilant of PS2 games with shinier graphics, then who really cares?

Fortunately, Oblivion is slated for a March 20th release, so that should keep me occupied until whenever the system does come out.

PS3 won't be taken advantage of fully for a while (1)

Iscariot_ (166362) | more than 8 years ago | (#14501967)

Hopefully they will have had enough time to figure out how to code in a way that takes full advantage of the Cell. If all that we get is the equivilant of PS2 games with shinier graphics, then who really cares?

The Cell processor is highly centered around multithreading design and performance. To take full advantage of it will require extremely complicated programs that are multithreaded in such a way to take advantage of all 8 cores. No one in the industry has truely conquered this task yet. Even on the 360, which is also a multi-core system, 99% of the games you're seeing only use 1 of it's cores, however I think Ghost Recon coming up uses a 2nd but only for minor things.

There's a good article on this topic called "The Free Lunch Is Over [www.gotw.ca] ".

The real "revolution" for both the 360 and the PS3 won't come for a couple years most likely. As it will take developers time to learn the best ways to develop for the hardware. This has always been the case with consoles, however expect the growth potential of both the 360 and PS3 to be massive compared to previous generations.

Anyway, if you're expecing the PS3 to do anything beyond what you've seen on the 360, at least for the first couple years of it's life, you're in for a huge let down.

Re:PS3 won't be taken advantage of fully for a whi (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14502129)

Wow, you're quite the idiot now aren't you.

The only thing clear from your ramblings are:

1) You've never touched a real life console devkit

2) You've never been inside a real life console devhouse - our even seen one most likely

3) You've never written or even seen real life console code

4) Just another random idiot parroting stuff he read from other random idiots on the Net about a topic you have absolutely no competence in.

Don't worry dummy, us smart folk actually working on PS3 development will handle 'teh scarry multi-threading and multi-cores' just fine just like we have with all the other multi-chip/concurrent systems we've been working on over the past twenty years.

Re:PS3 won't be taken advantage of fully for a whi (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14502445)

Multi-threaded is not a good aproach for the Cell (although it is a perfectly acceptable method for the XBox 360).

The best approach for the Cell is a Batch-Controler paridgm. The main processor producess a bunch of small batches to be run on each of the 7 smaller spe processors; this is an approach used when programming for many DSPs. It is not a hard Paradigm to follow, and you get results quickly, the main problem arises when you try to design a program uses this Paradigm aswell as a Multi-threaded aproach.

Essentially, the core of Multi-platform game engines will have to be completely re-written to run on the PS3 in comparison to the XBox 360 and PC (with multi-core, multi-thread processors); this shouldn't be too much of a problem because the engine programming team is becoming a smaller and smaller portion of the development team (2-5 engine programmers compared to 20-100 artists).

Re:PS3 won't be taken advantage of fully for a whi (1)

Phil Wilkins (5921) | more than 8 years ago | (#14506574)

Pre-emptive threading is pretty shitty for X360 too. Context switches are expensive when you have half a million extra registers to stuff into real memory.

Re:I wonder (3, Funny)

pixelisfun (887208) | more than 8 years ago | (#14502026)

Thankfully these first titles are not sequels like the 360 bitch!

meh. (0, Flamebait)

bk_veggie (807894) | more than 8 years ago | (#14501742)

wake me up when they release something original.

with the exception of MGS4, i haven't seen a single interesting title pop up for it yet. (and i'm only interested in MGS4 because i've played the previous ones, not looking for groundbreaking gameplay...) i miss the dreamcast days, where for every FPS, we got a space channel 5 or a rez. hell, i had more fun playing D2 than the 360 titles i got at launch.

oh well, back to darwinia.

Re:meh. (1)

77Punker (673758) | more than 8 years ago | (#14501829)

You sound like somebody who'd appreciate a DS; also, you'd probably appreciate the Revolution when it's released. Sure, most DS games suck but places like Gamerankings make it easy to find the good ones. Many of those good DS games are quite unique and I suspect the same will be the case for the Revolution.

Re:meh. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14501902)

Damn, I wish I had your ability to see whether or not a non-sequel game is original based solely on a title. I mean, I could understand if you had screenshots, or a brief description, but to assume that "titles named Monster Carnival, Angel Rings and The Eye Of Judgment" are unoriginal when "[n]o other information is currently available on the games" is a feat that is, as of yet, beyond my abilities.

Please, sensei, teach me the way of the fanboy.

Re:meh. (1)

Andy_R (114137) | more than 8 years ago | (#14501975)

Well, "Monster Carnival, Angel Rings and The Eye Of Judgment" might be original, but with nothing to go on but titles, it's a bit difficult to tell.

I'm tempted to skip a generation of Gran Turismo, as I fear an early PS3 launch might be the same sort of ealry title rush job that GT3 for PS2 was.

The Two Horse Race For Next Gen About To Start (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14501885)

The Sony PS3 event is only a few weeks away now. That will be the official starting gun for the next gen console race between Sony and Nintendo.

The 360 is effectively dead and no longer relevant. Microsoft funded projects will continue on in development of course, but we are going to see publishers quietly trimming back 360 ports. Mostly in Japan, but over the next few months in the US too. Microsoft would be in bad shape even if they didn't have the hardware and manufacturing defects that is holding up shipments of new consoles on store shelves. But it sounds like the hardware problems are going to persist well into the middle of 2006 which pretty much is the final nail in the 360's coffin.

The amount of support the Revolution is getting is amazing. Developers are going nuts over ideas for the new controller. Sony looks like they are going to be head to head with Nintendo in Japan. And if the Rev is cheap enough, will probably be the highest selling 'second console' ever for people in the US and Europe.

I wouldn't be surprised if Sony doesn't easily top the PS2 in worldwide installed base numbers with the PS3. The PS2 looks like it is on track to hit 120+ million as it winds down its life over the next couple of years. Sony is stronger than ever with even more developer support than with the PS2 and 140-150 million PS3s over the next five years sounds like a reasonable lifetime installed base for the console.

The early reports on the first PS3 games are glowing from people who have seen them firsthand. The PS3 event in a few weeks is going to something no gamer will want to miss.

And the porn industry is officially throwing their weight behind BluRay. RIP HD-DVD...

Re:The Two Horse Race For Next Gen About To Start (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14502707)

Nobody likes a Sony shill. Which you clearly must be... no human being would make statements like yours unless they have spent the last 90 days living in a cave, or working for SCEI. And this isn't the first thread you've posted in either... your turn of phrase is recognizable.

The 360 is dead, eh? You'd better get word to the masses who still can't find one to buy at retail. I'm willing to ante up right now. I want one and I have cash in hand sufficient to pay the MSRP. What's that, you say? Sold out everywhere due to overwhelming demand? Certainly the sign of impending death, that. Methinks thou doth protest too much.

Xbox Live DOES give it the trump card over PS3, as well as the year's head start. Proof that online gaming is the key? Ask Blizzard. They might offer some wisdom on the subject.

Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD? Irrelevant. The next format will have us download what we want to watch, in realtime. We won't collect and archive anymore; we'll merely TUNE IN and pick our interest. For present-day material, DVD-ROM is sufficient, using Mpeg4/HD for high-definition video as applicable. Blu-Ray will be Sony's albatross this time around. Plus, what the porn industry does for format no longer matters. Porn is FREE now (well, ad supported), if you have access to the Interdoodle. Anyone who pays for porn anymore is a moron.

Revolution is doing something new. Your employer has been bitch-slapped by Nintendo every year in profits, and now they're liable to lose the lead in the console race as well. Only coreboyz want the PS3 to play NewFPSorRPG XVXLIXXVI, but every gamer worth his or her salt is chomping at the bit to see what the Revolution will be like, and you can bet it will be the iPod of the video game industry, with everybody from kids to teens to grandmas enjoying it. Nintendo has done this before and they're about to do it again... they're about to take the video game world someplace new and incredible. I'm in.

And Gran Turismo as a launch title? Pffft! I've waited for GT titles before. The last one... took a while. And launched unfinished. Sony's track record in this regard is worse than abysmal. Sony promises a lot and delivers somewhat less. Lucky for them, it was enough last time around...

This post brought to you by an owner of all three current consoles.

Re:The Two Horse Race For Next Gen About To Start (1)

r00td43m0n (796630) | more than 8 years ago | (#14503652)

Please mod parent up.

Re:The Two Horse Race For Next Gen About To Start (1)

Pluvius (734915) | more than 8 years ago | (#14503695)

Hell, I thought that he was a Nintendo shill. He's probably just anti-Microsoft.

Rob

I find it amazing how... (1)

s0me1tm (859311) | more than 8 years ago | (#14506945)

some people can bash on not-yet-existing/upcoming products from a competitor. Do you really think Sony's upcoming product can affect Microsoft's stock prices?

Re:The Two Horse Race For Next Gen About To Start (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14508492)

Sold out everywhere due to overwhelming demand?

Go look at the store, and look at the number of 360 games sitting on the shelf compared to the number of 360s. Popularity or not, if MS doesn't fix their supply chain fast, they will alienate every last one of their developers. Gamestop to fill preorders in February? That's an entire quarter late, an entire quarter where these developers sold a pittance in games they spent big bucks developing and distributing, and we've already had public earnings reports from major companies that were way down because of this. If everyone's clapping themselves on the back for selling November's boxes in February, what are they going to do about the people who decided they wanted one after the launch?

Personally, I'm in with the revolution, unless the ps3 manages to launch at less than $400 with something more interesting than racing and sports games.

Re:The Two Horse Race For Next Gen About To Start (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14503619)

I think the most likely outcome for Microsoft is that they will cancel the system and try to come back sometime in 2007 with a system that has all of the problems the current 360 has fixed.

There really is almost no point in going on with the 360. Outside of the tiny number of people who hang out at places like teamxbox, there is virtually zero interest in the system. The release list of games for the 360 is amazingly bad. Unless you are one of the dwindling number of hardcore Halo fans, there is virtually nothing but crap in the pipeline. Even the stuff that is somewhat interesting has better versions coming out on pcs - like Oblivion.

Re:The Two Horse Race For Next Gen About To Start (1)

Guppy06 (410832) | more than 8 years ago | (#14503875)

"The 360 is effectively dead and no longer relevant. "

Now now, this is Slashdot: if you're going to troll, you need to make allusions to NetCraft confirming that Nintendo is dying, preferably using words like "kiddie" and "Fisher-Price."

This forum is not called crackdot (1)

smaffei (565629) | more than 8 years ago | (#14505917)

Wow. That was possibly the biggest pile poo I've seen yet on slashdot.

PS3 is lucky if it's out before Christmas 2006. And, we'll see retreaded games like Tekken 69 and Twisted Metal : Masturbation.

Sony is stronger than ever with even more ...

Whaaaa? Sony is bleeding money like crazy. PlayStation and Columbia Pictures are the only commodities they own that are profitable. If the PS3 fails (which it's exuberant price tag could make happen), Sony is done for. Pick up a newspaper now and then.

Re:This forum is not called crackdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14506007)

Find some new FUD xbot.

You're boring anyone still reading this thread.

I wouldn't count Microsoft out yet (1)

MMaestro (585010) | more than 8 years ago | (#14506096)

I'm no big fan of Microsoft (I modded my Xbox), but to count them out just because the 360 launch wasn't perfect just says 'Sony fanboy'. I mean, comon, it hasn't even been out for a year and you write it off? If you write off the 360 based on this argument, the PS2 is a massive failure given the poor launch, horrible launch games and pathetic hardware even for the time it launched.

The PS2 looks like it is on track to hit 120+ million as it winds down its life over the next couple of years.

120+ million?! Jeez, way to pull numbers out of your ass. I don't think ANY video game system has even come close to the 100 million mark (sans the Gameboy and all its upgrades and PCs which aren't dedicated game systems).

and 140-150 million PS3s over the next five years sounds like a reasonable lifetime installed base for the console.

140-150 million PS3s over 5 years? Holy shit! Thats an average of 28~30 million PS3s sold EACH YEAR. Will the PS3 surf the net, record TV shows, burn CDs/DVDs/Blu-Ray discs, cook my dinner, cure diseases, power my house, pay my bills and post on /. for me?

The early reports on the first PS3 games are glowing from people who have seen them firsthand.

What 'early reports'? Every single report I've heard about the PS3 has been muzzled by a NDA, reeked of hype or been so vague the Nintendo Revolution controller rumors sounded more likely.

And the porn industry is officially throwing their weight behind BluRay. RIP HD-DVD...

Says who? Between Sony's recent DRM fiasco and Microsoft's 'no DRM because we don't have a stake in it' decision making, most analysts generally agree that HD-DVD will be more likely to be adopted. (And lets not forget Sony's current attempts to force UMDs upon the handheld/portable market with their PSP.)

Re:I wouldn't count Microsoft out yet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14506518)

"I don't think ANY video game system has even come close to the 100 million mark"

Was the point of your post to illustrate your complete lack of any relevant information on current console installed base numbers?

Go away clueless little fanboy. You're ignorance is embarrassing to read.

Re:I wouldn't count Microsoft out yet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14508607)

Mmaestro is right, Sony may have sold that many units but considering it was the cheapest DVD player on the market when it launched and the amount of people who have had to replace them they arent selling games for all those PS2's. Which is why despite selling the most systems they still lost money on it (because consoles are sold at a loss).

Re:I wouldn't count Microsoft out yet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14508746)

Boggle. You xbots are really bottoming out in your damage control.

Seek help loser.

Re:The Two Horse Race For Next Gen About To Start (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14506568)

I found your post very interesting. I also expect Microsoft to struggle with the consequences of the poor choices they made with the Xbox 360 launch for the remainder of the system's market lifespan, but there is no guarantee that the PS3 launch will go smoothly either. After all, Sony has had their share of notorious launch problems and flops in their two hardware generations of life in this industry.

There is no guarantee for the Revolution either, but Nintendo has proven time and time again that they know how to launch hardware - and that it doesn't matter where they do it (Japan or U.S., so far). Unlike their current competition, Nintendo has never experienced a wide-scale hardware component recall, overly-long manufacturing capacity/supply/shortage-related delay, customer service snafu, or drastic price dropping stopgap measure associated with a Nintendo hardware launch, despite initial popularity ranging from very low (Virtual Boy, GameCube in Japan) to extremely high (NES in America, every GameBoy iteration, SNES, N64, and Nintendo DS). They launch well-designed hardware at a low price that they maintain for a reasonable amount of time. Who has ever "called shenanigans" about a Nintendo launch, compared to the masturbatory hypefests that were the PS2, PSP, and Xbox 360 launches? With those, we've seen cable recalls, DRE problems, disc scratching problems, disc eject problems, dead pixel problems, warrantee denials, ridiculously high hardware subsidies despite already-high pricing, immediate price drops due to misreading the competition (a la Saturn), multiple season-long shortages, etc. It's amazing to what degree the general populace will ignore, tolerate, and even justify such failures when they have been proven consistently intolerable by one of the market's traditional and current leaders.

Even after launch, Nintendo doesn't play games with their manufacturing. Sure, a new Nintendo DS was hard to find for a few days after its U.S. launch, and a used Nintendo DS is currently going for about $250 at some locations in Japan right now because of high demand, but the notoriety of these examples simply underlines how rare it is for Nintendo to under-ship product.

I distinguish between the launches of the Nintendo Revolution and those of "the other two" so clearly because "the other two" have more similarities than differences, frankly, in their design goals, their capabilities, their pricing, and in the manufacturing, marketing, and sales practices of the companies producing them. People have to stop ignoring history.

Looking forward, here are the almost-current results (page was loaded earlier this evening) of the console ownership interest poll at http://www.joystiq.com/2006/01/17/joystiq-poll-nex t-gen-combo-platters/ [joystiq.com] :
PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Revolution 24% 1,500
Xbox 360 and Nintendo Revolution 23% 1,463
PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 8% 471
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Revolution 14% 889
Nintendo Revolution 23% 1,418
PlayStation 3 4% 219
Xbox 360 4% 279
 
6,239 votes total
(I quote these numbers to serve as a baseline comparison for future readers of that poll, since it is still active. For that reason I hope this post gets moderated highly enough to be archived by Google and the like.)

Broken down, that means that of all 6239 participants:

3102 (49.7%) already own or are interested in owning an Xbox 360 (already released, known hardware specs and features, known upcoming software)

3079 (49.3%) are interested in purchasing a PS3 (unreleased w/several months until launch, mostly known hardware specs and features, mostly unknown upcoming software)

5270 (84.5%) are interested in purchasing a Nintendo Revolution (unreleased w/several months until launch, mostly unknown hardware specs, mostly known features, unknown upcoming software)

Note the almost identical performance of the already-released Xbox 360 and the to-be-released PS3. People simply don't know what to think about the two relative to each other, so they are nearly interchangeable in terms of that most nebulous of categories, "mindshare." In fact, the three least popular choices are those who only want a PS3, those who only want an Xbox 360, and those who only want both (but no Revolution). Contrast that with the three most popular choices: those who who only want a PS3 and Nintendo Revolution (but no Xbox 360), those who who only want an Xbox 360 and Nintendo Revolution (but no PS3), and those who who only want a Nintendo Revolution.

Looking pretty damn good for Revolution. The combination of Nintendo's hush-hush tactics, not fighting the spec war, focusing on new types of gameplay over power/convergence, and their history of software quality are what probably led to this result, IMO. Aiming to be the must-have unique alternative is pure genius in this three contestant race. Maybe the final release name of the Revolution should be "Nintendo Ubiquity."

Note that this poll is not perfect, although they do a lot of things right (for example, there is no highlighted default option, and it is hosted on a platform-agnostic website with equally-weighted, comprehensive options and no suggestive language in the options themselves). Nevertheless, it's about as fair and as interesting a poll about this topic can get, unlike the unprofessional polls that GameFAQs normally holds (which actually, from 1/14/06 to 1/16/06, led to Revolution coming out in the clear lead as well).

More of the same (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14501948)

Much like my view of the PSP, whenever I see any news of the PS3 or XBox 360 I have the sudden urge to yawn. I guess my dissatisfaction with the last generation is showing, but I owned all three consoles (each with several games bought for it each year) and the number of games I finished each year could be counted on one hand; the games all felt exactly like another game I had played and I became bored with them. The Nintendo DS is a blessing to the disaffected gamer, as I think I have had more fun in 4 months of owning it as I did owning the XBox or PS2 for 3-5 years. The Revolution interests me simply because of the Nintendo DS; if it is as good it could reignite my interest in Console gaming again.

This list is an obvious fake.. (3, Funny)

Channard (693317) | more than 8 years ago | (#14502211)

Everyone knows that any self respecting Japanese launch line up does, by law, have to contain some sort of obscure and vaguely fetishistic dating game. So until I see mention of 'Go Go High School Love Game', I'm calling bullshit.

Re:This list is an obvious fake.. (1)

SeekerDarksteel (896422) | more than 8 years ago | (#14502424)

Hey, you never know...maybe they blended it with one of the new titles.

Gran Turismo 4: Backseat Action, pick up chicks in a hot car.
or maybe Genji 2: Samurai Love, pick up chicks in medieval Japan.
Hey, howabout Monster Carnival. Pick up chicks at a D&D convention.

Ok, I'm just gonna stop there....

Re:This list is an obvious fake.. (1)

Bega (684994) | more than 8 years ago | (#14505453)

EA's new Japan-only release; All-Star Daisakusen Love Love Panic Dash Doki Doki Magic -series coming to a console near you!

Re:This list is an obvious fake.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14509065)

I think I'll wait for the EX1 version.

Keep in mind (2, Informative)

Winterblink (575267) | more than 8 years ago | (#14502406)

.. a couple of things.

1. This is an initial list only, who knows what will come out during the launch period.

2. This is probably going to be for the Japan release only, and is most likely not indicative of the North American launch lineup

Re:Keep in mind (1)

hords (619030) | more than 8 years ago | (#14502508)

I want a high-res, high-polygon, and much longer/harder Katamari Damacy for the PS3 or the Revolution. Launch would be good. I breezed through the other games, but still played them for months because of their fun factor. It's the only game I'm looking forward to on the PSP, which is sad.

Nope (-1, Flamebait)

the computer guy nex (916959) | more than 8 years ago | (#14502595)

"The 360 is effectively dead and no longer relevant."

Too bad most market analysts disagree.

The PS3 will be released at a minimum of twice the price of the 360 ($250 vs >$500) and will be going against Halo 3.

The Blu-Ray disc player was implemented simply so Sony could push their own proprietary format. The extra few hundred dollars in manufacturing costs per unit will waterfall to the average consumer.

The result will be Sony fanbois buy a few of them up, but most Middle-America families on a budget will go with the 360 that has a larger selection of games, online play, and half the price.

Re:Nope (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14502713)

Mods check post history.

Hired Microsoft astroturfer using multiple accounts to both post and mod in the same thread.

Re:Nope (1)

reedsr (891163) | more than 8 years ago | (#14502717)

Do you have a link to that price quote from Sony?

Re:Nope (1)

mjhacker (922395) | more than 8 years ago | (#14502826)

The result will be Sony fanbois buy a few of them up, but most Middle-America families on a budget will go with the 360 that has a larger selection of games, online play, and half the price.


Are you stupid? Maybe some kids who only play sports games will buy the 360. Because that's all that I see on the Wal-Mart shelves. More bull-crap 50 dollar games that only have a couple months before they end up in the $20 bin.

The PS3 will be released at a minimum of twice the price of the 360 ($250 vs >$500) and will be going against Halo 3.


Am I the only one who got sick of Halo? It's an over-rated FPS. Not to say that it isn't fun, but basically, it's the only thing that MS can promise Xbox 360 owners. Just wait a litte longer, kiddies, we'll give you more Halo!

I don't know where you got your facts, but the 360 isn't doing as well as Microsoft had hoped. They failed to meet the sales they thought they would, it is filled with bugs, and it is utterly failing in Japan. The fact is, we don't know how the console wars are going to turn out yet. Once the Revolution and the PS3 debut, we'll find out who's on top.

Re:Nope (1)

SeekerDarksteel (896422) | more than 8 years ago | (#14502827)

Too bad most market analysts wouldnt know their ass from a hole in the ground. Besides, Im sure Sony has their own market analysts. If their analysts tell Sony that pricing at $500 will be a disaster then Sony will price at $400. They have deep pockets and are more than willing to take significant losses to ensure market penetration.

Re:Nope (1)

DrEldarion (114072) | more than 8 years ago | (#14505243)

If their analysts tell Sony that pricing at $500 will be a disaster then Sony will price at $400. They have deep pockets and are more than willing to take significant losses to ensure market penetration.

ESPECIALLY when this is their chance to get blu-ray players in the homes of the masses. They can take an extra $100 loss on the console since they'll be raking in the licensing fees from blu-ray once it becomes the standard.

I think people underestimate what Sony's persistence will be in this release. There's more riding on the PS3 than just gaming.

Re:Nope (1)

ShibaInu (694434) | more than 8 years ago | (#14503132)

Most middle-American families on a budget don't have 50 inch HDTVs. They'll buy a very cheap PS2 or a Revolution. They won't pay extra so that little Johnny can play with some basement living geeks online. They will see the same games cheaper on the PS2 or Xbox.

Despite your constant Xbox love, both the 360 and PS3 are expensive toys. At least with the PS3 we can get HD versions of movies (Sony Pictures) to watch. As pointless are UMDs seemed to be, people seem to be buying them, so I expect more folks will buy Blu Ray movies.

Re:Nope (1)

fwitness (195565) | more than 8 years ago | (#14504171)

Sibling poster is correct that the parent poster is likely fradulent. The user is at best a rabid fanboy, but it looks more like he's using dual accounts to mod himself.

The Facts (1)

oGMo (379) | more than 8 years ago | (#14505656)

The PS3 will be released at a minimum of twice the price of the 360 ($250 vs >$500) and will be going against Halo 3.

I'm starting to notice a trend with the computer guy nex spewing misinformation [slashdot.org] . If we look at the actual facts [ign.com] , and again [ign.com] , we already see that Sony---despite veiled references to the "value" of the PS3---is actually planning on releasing at the same prices they always have. Notice the price actually going down over time.

The result will be Sony fanbois buy a few of them up, but most Middle-America families on a budget will go with the 360 that has a larger selection of games, online play, and half the price.

Don't make me laugh. The PSP already has a larger lineup than the 360, and just as much online play. And everyone considers the PSP to be lacking.

Re:Nope (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14506098)

And what about the Revolution, which is going to be half the price of the 360, has free online play (Nintendo Wi-Fi Connect), and an even larger selection of games (virtual console can run NES, SNES, N64, and gamecube).

Gran Turismo, at launch? (1)

DrHogie (8093) | more than 8 years ago | (#14502825)

Polyphony hasn't met a release date within 12 months since the first Gran Turismo. If they can make the PS3 launch, I'll eat my shoes. With some tabasco.

Re:Gran Turismo, at launch? (1)

wheany (460585) | more than 8 years ago | (#14504219)

Save one of the shoes. If Gran Turismo launches within 3 months of PS3's launch I will buy it from you and eat it.

Re:Gran Turismo, at launch? (1)

Buck2 (50253) | more than 8 years ago | (#14505632)

Tabasco only makes it better.

Use semicolons, please (1)

Pluvius (734915) | more than 8 years ago | (#14503727)

For a moment, I thought Genji 2 was a Gran Turismo spinoff. Not that it really matters, though, since the chances of GT5 coming out at launch are about the same as the chances of Jack Thompson leaving the bar and joining a death-metal band...

Rob

GT5, yeah, right (1)

solomonrex (848655) | more than 8 years ago | (#14504147)

Everyone who thinks GT5 will be on schedule, raise your Sony ID badge in your right hand...

I wonder? (1)

Not-a-Neg (743469) | more than 8 years ago | (#14505581)

I wonder how many launch titles the PS3 will have that don't end with a number? (excluding games that have numbers as an integral part of the name, such as Warhammer40000).

hardware (1)

Neo-Rio-101 (700494) | more than 8 years ago | (#14507279)

The problem with any new console is that the best games for it come out last, rather than first - by the time the developers can figure out how to really push the hardware in ways other than making the graphics better. Why not use all that computing resource to power a game with thousands of characters on the screen with each of their own AI? Only a game like that will really test the hardware's mettle. (and it could be more fun than the Doom nuts.wad) I'd say Sony is going to ream Japan with the PS3, but in the US and Europe.... all Microsoft have to do is release Halo 3 and get Bethesda to put Oblivion out at the same time. Should be an interesting fight.

sequels! (1)

Wozbacca (673723) | more than 8 years ago | (#14508261)

and people said the 360 launch was full of sequels...

Whoa, whoa... let me get this straight... (1)

Izhido (702328) | more than 8 years ago | (#14510451)

"... the latest in Camelot's popular cartoon golf series..."

They're porting Mario Golf to PS3 ??????

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