@ Reask: Sony didn't get their ass kicked (the fight's not over yet handsome). It was just everyone's expectation that was so high coming off the PS2. the wii stole peoples attention with the gimmick it is and the 360....well it was cheaper and launched a year earlier and had already dazzled people with LIVE. Should the PS3 have been number 1 at launch....NO! Just like the PS1 and PS2 had to prove themselves so does the PS3 and thats what its doing now, with great firmware updates the competition doesn't have (3D gaming), great next gen games that the competition doesn't have(UC2,GOW3), and unmatched hardware that the competition doesn't have(BLU-RAY,MOVE,CELL). After the end of the 10 year life cycle (that M$ themselves are trying to mimic) I thinks its pretty safe to say the PS3 will surpass the 360 (an already maxed out machine) soon enough. I say only the 360 because the wii is not a next gen console no matter how many people want to cry it is.
(NEXT GEN = BETTER GRAPHICS,BETTER PHYSICS,AND BETTER A.I in a huge way over its predecessor)
@ O.G.: "I don't care about the gizets and wobembobles, all i care about is what kind of games can be made for it".
Ok 1st this is not an attack whatsoever, but let me get this straight.
1: You didn't find built in wifi to be handy in the PS3. Card readers so you can easily back up your data or view pics directly taken from your camera through SD cards,memory sticks, or CF cards? I know the web browser is a little wonky but its a nice bonus for people who don't have PC's and need help finding tips on how to beat a certain level in a game, look up MK fatality codes,or maybe go on facebook, twitter, and or download podcast and movies directly to the XMB.
2: You don't find being able to connect 7 bluetooth devices simultaneously a great bonus?
3: How about remote play, accessing your content from anywhere in the world, fuck it maybe even the moon directly with your PSP and watching your movies, listening to your music, viewing your pics, chatting with your friends, and playing your PS3 games like Pixel Junk Monsters and Lair a nice useful gaming bonus? Don't forget the ability to update the system while @ work or out shopping and coming back home ready to jump right in BFBC2 without the frustration of sitting through that long process.
4: it just seems to me you forget that these machines are just not for gaming. If you're the type who loves to have a VCR,DVD player, Stand alone Blu-ray player,XBOX 360 and PS3 all cluttered on one entertainment center then I can see where you're coming from. because then to me it looks like you only use your PS3 for gaming only.
But thats not why SONY built it with all that stuff packed inside O.G. The PS3 is meant to replace all that other stuff. It is a VCR,DVD player,Blu-Ray player,and yes even a XBOX360. And soon it will be your cable box come the PS4, hell you might as say the PS3 is your cable box now with the content it gets the next day in the PS video store. What I'm trying to say is these aren't video game machines anymore. That was the PS2,Gamecube,and XBOX. These machines should be looked at as full "MEDIA CENTERS". The console wars are over my friends and SONY won that with the PS2. Now its all about the Media Center wars. I chose the word Media center because these things will never become full fledged PC's. M$ won't allow and SONY don't have the OS and software basically. They're in the middle stuck as Media Centers now and possibly forever.
5: With CELL+RSX+BLU-RAY you have seen what kind of games could be made with the PS3. Thats really not all SONY's fault that noob devs can't excel in programming for something different. It should be the devs that should be ashamed of themselves. Thats like me deciding to live in Italy for the rest of my life and only relying on a few key words to get me by the rest of my life there...NO I HAVE TO LEARN THE FUCKING LANGUAGE IN ORDER TO SURVIVE. ITS MY RESPONSIBILITY, OR I CHOOSE NOT TO AND DIE. Same concept with devs. Learn it motherfuckers or go bankrupt cause the 360 can't carry shit like the PS2 did those fucks back last gen. Tell those pricks who did mafia 2 to launch their game around Halo or any other FPS on 360 alone and watch those assholes go down faster than the Titanic. Watch how fast they get on their knees to blow SONY then from keeping them from the unemployment lines....lazy C**k suckers.
@ Erthazus: STFU, if you don't have proper links to facts that back up your silly wet dreams then don't say shit. This thread could get nasty for all the wrong reasons very easily numb nuts. Last thing we all want is senseless aggression toward each other right?