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PS3 DELAYED

Discussion in 'General Video Game Discussion' started by Doctor Oak, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Doctor Oak

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    The PSP launched in Europe 9 months after it's original launch date. In that period, it also missed a further two dates for launch.

    And now Sony have decided to shoot themselves in the foot again by delaying the Playstation 3 in Europe until March. So, out of the three companies - Sony is the one ducking out of the Global launch. They're also effectively handing Europe to the Wii60 this Christmas and continuing their constant self-destruction.

    One mustn't forget also, that the Playstation 3 was supposed to launch this Spring in the first place,

    Of course, this follows barely a week after they turned up at the GCDC in Leipzig with no playable games, no announcements and basically only having a presence there "because they had to". This being the same conference being touted alongside the Tokyo Gameshow to be the "next E3"....

    Oh well.

     
  2. Linkachu

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    The title of your topic should be "PS3 DELAYED AGAIN" then ;)

    This news doesn't really effect me - both because of location and the lack of even wanting a PS3 at this time - so I guess all I can say is that it sucks for diehard European Sony fans who were anticipating getting their PS3's this year. But... yeah. After how they handled PSPs launch, it's not much of a surprise.
     
  3. I dislike the last sentence of that quote, Oak. I will be surprised if we sell half as many 360s as Wiis at my store this Christmas. Then again, they're not supposed to be competition, are they?

    That news makes me laugh so hard. It's like Sony is TRYING to destroy its video game sector.
     
  4. Linkachu

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    I was thinking the same thing when I read that sentence. After seeing the success of DS it'd be stupid for anyone to underestimate Wii. At least it did say "could" though.

    But again... it's the same old thing, and MS knows it. It will always be a competition no matter how different the consoles are. There will always poorer people out there who won't fully support two or more consoles/handhelds. I know I personally don't, or else I'd be picking up a lot more PS2 games this year than I plan to. DS and PS2 aren't even the same platform but DS is still my focus of attention. *Shrugs*
     
  5. Doctor Oak

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    The quote is a British source talking in relation to Europe. The 360's actually better off in Europe than anywhere else - the Xbox's strongest region throughout it's entire life-span was Europe. It wont be too hard to imagine the 360 having a very strong Christmas.

    You have to also remember that the 360 will have a lot more stock available than the Wii, so pure maths would indicate that it would be able to sell more.
     
  6. Linkachu

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    I guess, when I read that sentence, it almost sounds like they're saying that Wii wouldn't be as big a threat as PS3 would've been. Maybe I read into it too much and its only saying "one competitor is better than two". If not... meh.
     
  7. Doctor Oak

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    The Wii ISN'T as big a threat as the PS3 would have been. Like it or not, more people are going to buy a Playstation than a Nintendo product right off the bat. The DS outsells the PSP here (I think, it was leading last time I checked the figures) but the PSP outsold the DS for a month when it launched here by a mile.

    The PS3 would easily do the same to the Wii this Christmas.

    But yes, it is also a point that with only the Wii, as opposed to both it and the PS3, the 360 has more units to sell than it's competitors.
     

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