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20 GB PS3 is officially discontinued in North America

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Apr 2007 20:42 User comments (64)

20 GB PS3 is officially discontinued in North America After reports surfaced that the 20 GB model of the PlayStation 3 were becoming extinct, Sony has officially stopped offering the model to retailers in North America.
The decision, based heavily on the low demand for the model was not surprising.

Dave Karraker of Sony America stated, "At launch, we offered two separate models of PlayStation 3 to meet the diverse needs and interests of our PlayStation fan base. Initial retail demand in North America was upwards of ninety percent in favor of the 60GB SKU, so we manufactured and shipped-in accordingly. Due to the overwhelming demand for the 60GB model from both retailers and consumers, we have ceased offering the 20GB model here in North America. In addition to the larger internal hard drive, the 60GB PlayStation 3 features added storage media slots and built-in Wi-Fi not found in the 20GB system. Based on retailer and consumer feedback, we have decided to focus our current efforts on the more popular 60GB model."

Although there is no decision yet as to whether the 20 GB model will be sold in Europe, this move seems to indicate that the lower end model will soon be gone forever.

Source:
Joystiq

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64 user comments

111.4.2007 20:53

No suprise here. I work at Best Buy, and the PS3's havent been moving very well at all compared to the 360's. It was about time for this.

211.4.2007 21:52

so it'll be a collectors item, time buy or it shot in value in later years

311.4.2007 21:53
tabletpc
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weird this isn't a good idea sony sales will now plumet

411.4.2007 21:53

Hmmmm,
thats interesting my friend who works at the best buy at harbor blvd, CA best buy says that the ps3 is moving in a faster pace than the 360. Interesting interesting interesting.

511.4.2007 22:23

funny how people dont like the 60gb 600.00 price but dont buy the 500.00 20gb.

611.4.2007 23:38

Originally posted by azndrake:
Hmmmm,
thats interesting my friend who works at the best buy at harbor blvd, CA best buy says that the ps3 is moving in a faster pace than the 360. Interesting interesting interesting.
azndrake

u gotta understand its different everywhere
just becouse cali is selling ps3 doesnt mean newyork or michigan is


smeezus

712.4.2007 1:20

look what all you are losing in the 20GB model and tell me its worth 100 less no tis worth 200 less and if they sold it for 400 they just might be pushing more consoles but because of the disregard for price and the sheer arrogance of Sony you get a uber premium model and a premium lite model but no "core" model.


Now they finally dropped the low end I wonder when they are going to break down and drop the 60GB by 100$.

812.4.2007 3:02

Good, who wants a cut-rate 20GB anyway. Its just not worth it.

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912.4.2007 3:34

I will say that first, im a happy 360 owner. I didn't get the premium xbox. I don't see how could ANYONE want to buy the 20g ps3. It was seriously a waste of production if anything. Why would you sacrifice the loss of 40gigs, wifi, flash memory drives and for what? 100$? At least microsoft had a core which if you so chose, you could later get yourself a harddrive and a wireless controler and be in the same place as the premium owners (minus the chrome CD tray *woopie*)

This if anything is the smartest move Sony could make at this time. Stop wasting money on a system know one will buy, just produce more 60gigs or put the money towards better games.

1012.4.2007 3:48

Originally posted by Erickix:
I will say that first, im a happy 360 owner. I didn't get the premium xbox. I don't see how could ANYONE want to buy the 20g ps3. It was seriously a waste of production if anything. Why would you sacrifice the loss of 40gigs, wifi, flash memory drives and for what? 100$? At least microsoft had a core which if you so chose, you could later get yourself a harddrive and a wireless controler and be in the same place as the premium owners (minus the chrome CD tray *woopie*)

This if anything is the smartest move Sony could make at this time. Stop wasting money on a system know one will buy, just produce more 60gigs or put the money towards better games.
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MS marketed theirs a bit better the the lack of recalling the bad systems makes them just as bad.

1112.4.2007 5:06

Just to mention the pluses of the 20 gig model...$500 Blue Ray player and who cares about the size of the drive if you've got an external hard drive?

1212.4.2007 5:10

Originally posted by ChiknLitl:
Just to mention the pluses of the 20 gig model...$500 Blue Ray player and who cares about the size of the drive if you've got an external hard drive?
ya but you can get a more complete setup with the 60GB its missing much more than just 40GB.

1312.4.2007 5:41

Well its only Wi-FI most of us have a cabled connection runing into wireless router so we wouldnt mind either way i know i wouldnt.
But the neighbours conncetion does come in handy sometime.
LOL!
:D

1412.4.2007 10:59

Originally posted by tabletpc:
weird this isn't a good idea sony sales will now plumet
Ya think so? Why? Why keep producing something that doesn't sell?


What do you really need with all that space anyway? I bought the 60 gig model because I knew the 20 gig wouldn't last long. But I seriously don't need all that space. The delete is there for a reason.

1512.4.2007 13:59

Yea, im there with joonbugg. i work at circuit city and the 360 is still selling more than the ps3.

1612.4.2007 14:04

People arent buying the system now because it costs too much...

...now Sony is getting rid of the "cheaper" system???

Uhhhhhhhhhh....smart business plan DUHHHHHH youve got mail!!!!

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1712.4.2007 14:25

wonder if any parents will buy $600 system. I can buy pretty nice laptop with that. Wii $250 that comes with a game VS ps3 $600 game also cost $10 more than wii. It's sad how sony lost music to apple and now video games to microsoft.

1812.4.2007 17:47

I really think this was a mistake. I felt like MS screwed up making the elite $470 since a lot of people might just want to pay another $30 for a blue-ray player, but now that gap is $130 from the highest priced 360 to the lowest (only) priced PS3. Not only that, but they give MS full reign over 3 price points, $300, $400, and $500, not to mention the $250 Wii, not to mention, you can now buy a 360 for half the cost of the PS3, and a 360 plus Wii for less than 1 PS3.

1912.4.2007 18:22

johnblaze
no kidding this elite version is for media yet has poor/fickle media capbaities,I cant wait till the new white premiums come out with 65NM CPU no HDMI and a 20GB HD all for only 399.99 >>

MS/Sony merge already you are screwing over the consumer eqauly.. >>


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2012.4.2007 18:55
ThaJazz
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sony is giving ms the upper hand in this war

2112.4.2007 19:01

Originally posted by ThaJazz:
sony is giving ms the upper hand in this war

*DIES LAUGHING*
the only real upper hand so far is the WII showing the the "pretty" boys how shallow their looks are.

2212.4.2007 22:51

Originally posted by Shinraboy:
Good, who wants a cut-rate 20GB anyway. Its just not worth it.
Yep, 20GB is far from enough to store HD movies.

2312.4.2007 23:50

I think Playstation is heading in the wrong direction...reason is simple over priced. Remember what happend with Sega Dreamcast? Sony needs to drop the price by atleast $100

2413.4.2007 3:57
ThaJazz
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yes i agree the dreamcast was a advanced machine like the ps3 and not a lot of third party support like the ps3.and that killed a really good system befor it could really take off.but as you can remember the dreamcast was priced right at 199.00 so prce did not kill the machine lack of good software did and the lauch of the ps2 with a better game line up.kind of like 360 vs ps3 kind of.because in the end all that matters to a game console is GAMES

2513.4.2007 4:21

The Wii will more then likely win.









2613.4.2007 12:12
SamNz
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if space is what everybody is concerned with you can very easily expand (sony even tell you how to) a ps3 hdd to about 320gb simply by buying a bigger 2.5" laptop drive so

if your not going to use hdmi/wifi/card slots then you would buy the cheaper one but thats the only way i could justify getting one

and for everybody that doesn't think the ps3 will do well all they have to do is look at the ps2 which i think is still selling very well(more than 360 I THINK) (and good on sony for making a pink ps2 with singstar its perfect marketing) Sony weren't after the quick money maker they are in it for the long haul

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2713.4.2007 12:28

Originally posted by dazila:
The Wii will more then likely win.
The Wii doesn't compare to the 360 or PS3. It is a totally different way to play and in a league of its own for right now. Great idea but after Sony and MS follow suit and release their own Wii type controllers it will be over for the Wii.

2813.4.2007 14:30

If this is the case then it should be withdrawn all over the world, not just in North America.

2913.4.2007 19:25

Quote:
Originally posted by dazila:
The Wii will more then likely win.
The Wii doesn't compare to the 360 or PS3. It is a totally different way to play and in a league of its own for right now. Great idea but after Sony and MS follow suit and release their own Wii type controllers it will be over for the Wii.
I dont think so Nintendo will always have its niche,there really is no wining persay in consoles you either get a piece of the pie a large piece o the pie or no piece of the pie,the WII is made for the short run and it showing it,however I think its piece of the pie will halve in a couple years when MS and sony stabilize at cheaper prices more games,in any case the WII is a good system but I don't see it wining over the hard core zombie gamers or the graphics is god gamers.

It was
1.PS2
2.Xbox/GC


Currently its
1.WII
2.360
3.PS3

2-3 years
1.PS3/360
2.WII

the PS3 and 360 are nearly even in most respects and once the games being made without real exclusive titles people will either get 1 or both and get it over with,since the wii is cheap and offers something new it will be everywhere on price alone.

3013.4.2007 21:28

we haven't got the 20GB model in Australia yet. i wonder how this development in America will effect us?

3113.4.2007 21:29

Originally posted by gozilla:
we haven't got the 20GB model in Australia yet. i wonder how this development in America will effect us?
gozilla
sicne the 20GB will still be 100-200 more than what it is in the US Sony should can it world wide.

3213.4.2007 21:45
cappyx
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i had always thought that the 20gb version was a silly idea in the first place.

3313.4.2007 21:55

Originally posted by cappyx:
i had always thought that the 20gb version was a silly idea in the first place.
pretty much if sony had the forethought to sell it at 400 they would have sold so many BR would heads ahead of HDVD however they chose this route and its routing them nicely...

3413.4.2007 22:57

Quote:
Originally posted by dazila:
The Wii will more then likely win.
The Wii doesn't compare to the 360 or PS3. It is a totally different way to play and in a league of its own for right now. Great idea but after Sony and MS follow suit and release their own Wii type controllers it will be over for the Wii.
Not really true. When a developer looks at X amount of Wii's on the market and knows that 100% of those Wii owners have motion sensored controls then they can make games accordingly. If MS or Sony tried to add a Wii like controller afterwards we all know that MAYBE 10% of those console owners will buy that add on periperal. No developer likes to make games that appeal to only 10% of a market. I have Bongos for my gamecube. I don't see developers rushing Bongo games to the market for the 3% of gamecube owners that have a set.

3513.4.2007 23:30
cappyx
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Zippy you said: "pretty much if sony had the forethought to sell it at 400 they would have sold so many BR would heads ahead of HDVD however they chose this route and its routing them nicely..."

so far sony has been following the same path in thier way of marketing as they did in the 80's with the betamax. thier decision to exclude porn from br titles will sink them alone because what sony is saying is if you want porn then you need to buy a HD-DVD... doesn't sony stop and think that most purchasers of toys are men and as men we love our porn.

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3613.4.2007 23:46

Originally posted by cappyx:
Zippy you said: "pretty much if sony had the forethought to sell it at 400 they would have sold so many BR would heads ahead of HDVD however they chose this route and its routing them nicely..."

so far sony has been following the same path in thier way of marketing as they did in the 80's with the betamax. thier decision to exclude porn from br titles will sink them alone because what sony is saying is if you want porn then you need to buy a HD-DVD... doesn't sony stop and think that most purchasers of toys are men and as men we love our porn.
Ya sony dosnet seem to want BR to "win" I mean if they did the PS3 cheaper like offer the 20GB for 350-400 and the 60GB for 700 then let porn on board they would have simply won but by towing the experance route and making it a uber premium item they have delayed if not destroyed their change at half the the gaming pie,Nintendo gets it they don't really need power and MS is well....MS....they like sony are doing to many things at once and hurting the overall quality of their product.

3714.4.2007 0:10
cappyx
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by cappyx:
Zippy you said: "pretty much if sony had the forethought to sell it at 400 they would have sold so many BR would heads ahead of HDVD however they chose this route and its routing them nicely..."

so far sony has been following the same path in thier way of marketing as they did in the 80's with the betamax. thier decision to exclude porn from br titles will sink them alone because what sony is saying is if you want porn then you need to buy a HD-DVD... doesn't sony stop and think that most purchasers of toys are men and as men we love our porn.
Ya sony dosnet seem to want BR to "win" I mean if they did the PS3 cheaper like offer the 20GB for 350-400 and the 60GB for 700 then let porn on board they would have simply won but by towing the experance route and making it a uber premium item they have delayed if not destroyed their change at half the the gaming pie,Nintendo gets it they don't really need power and MS is well....MS....they like sony are doing to many things at once and hurting the overall quality of their product.
as of right now if i were to choose a hi-def movie source it would be HD-DVD and as far as a gamming console i'm still holding out to see how the ps3 progresses

3814.4.2007 0:18

Quote:
[quote]
Originally posted by cappyx:
Zippy you said: "pretty much if sony had the forethought to sell it at 400 they would have sold so many BR would heads ahead of HDVD however they chose this route and its routing them nicely..."

so far sony has been following the same path in thier way of marketing as they did in the 80's with the betamax. thier decision to exclude porn from br titles will sink them alone because what sony is saying is if you want porn then you need to buy a HD-DVD... doesn't sony stop and think that most purchasers of toys are men and as men we love our porn.
Ya sony dosnet seem to want BR to "win" I mean if they did the PS3 cheaper like offer the 20GB for 350-400 and the 60GB for 700 then let porn on board they would have simply won but by towing the experance route and making it a uber premium item they have delayed if not destroyed their change at half the the gaming pie,Nintendo gets it they don't really need power and MS is well....MS....they like sony are doing to many things at once and hurting the overall quality of their product.
as of right now if i were to choose a hi-def movie source it would be HD-DVD and as far as a gamming console i'm still holding out to see how the ps3 progresses[/quote]
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I am not even worried about the moive formats DVD will be here for the enxt 10 years easy,but I have managed to get my gaming list together
1.PC (bah I needs ram)
2.WII
3.360
5.PC (updates are fun)
6.PS3

its foolish to claim oen better the other when they are all about the same you could cling to one but you might as well give up on gaming altogether.

3914.4.2007 10:56
fibrewire
Inactive

Hrm, why would i choose a lambo over a ford focus??? I mean, the lambo is more expensive, and i can drive on the same roads as a lambo with a focus, and i can put the same lambo gas in a focus, whats all the fuss about? Not to mention, i can not even load Microsoft windows onto a microsoft 360, but i can run linux on my Cell processor PS3, and run MS windows in a VM! I could blast you all with tech specs of PS3, but have you SEEN the graphics? amazing! (especially on 1080p 70" screen). Want cheap good video games? get a Wii. Want a computer? Get a dell or hp or gateway or whatever. Want a Badass supercomputer node that links up with other supercomputer nodes and forms Voltron on the net, with intense, in your face game play, and an endless capacity for game improvement? Definitely don't get a xbox 360. Ever think that a year from now PS3 will hold its value, and trash bins will be full of 360 shit making room for new XBOX 720 and whatever else? PS2 games are still good, and xbox is all but completely forgotten. even ps1 is worth more than xbox. Definitely don't get a xbox 360. Sorry guys, but when you turn 360 degrees, your exactly back where you started. With your dick in your hand.

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4014.4.2007 14:30

Low demand, maybe because it's too god damn expensive! HOLY SHIT! I mean i want one too, but not for the price they got it at!!!! FUGITABOUTIT

4114.4.2007 14:51
cappyx
Inactive

ps3 is defenitly the way to go. you get a great gamming sysytem and an inexpensive br dvd player. as br will ultimately fail it is best served viewed from a 600 clam ps3 vs a 1000 clam stand alone betamax:)

4214.4.2007 15:15
ThaJazz
Inactive

the ps3 could be the best way to go but where are the games.i cant play with a br drive

4314.4.2007 15:22
cappyx
Inactive

Originally posted by ThaJazz:
the ps3 could be the best way to go but where are the games.i cant play with a br drive
the games will come. remember the original xbox had no games in the begining. hold out till there are some more games and a price drop should happen as well.

4414.4.2007 15:54
vinny13
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If you think about it, the PS3 is not much more then the Xbox. With what you'll be paying for Live and whatever else you have to pay for, Xbox isn't that much cheaper. By the time a new system comes out(in like another 4-5 years) you've already spent about $270 for a little card with a password on it that lets you play with others.

And what about the future of PS3 games? With 20GB more space on a Blu-ray disc then a HD-DVD, that's either one hell of a campain and online, or graphics that will bring a tear to your eye :P(with the proper TV of course)

4514.4.2007 16:00
cappyx
Inactive

Originally posted by vinny13:
If you think about it, the PS3 is not much more then the Xbox. With what you'll be paying for Live and whatever else you have to pay for, Xbox isn't that much cheaper. By the time a new system comes out(in like another 4-5 years) you've already spent about $270 for a little card with a password on it that lets you play with others.

And what about the future of PS3 games? With 20GB more space on a Blu-ray disc then a HD-DVD, that's either one hell of a campain and online, or graphics that will bring a tear to your eye :P(with the proper TV of course)
it would not surprise me if br became the standard for gamming discs and HD-DVD for video dvds.
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4614.4.2007 17:44

Zippy......
If you dislike the PS3 so much why do you keep up on PS3 news? I would think by now you just wouldn't care at all and just leave it at that.
You complain about the price. Ok but how much did you pay for that PC you seem to like so much? Your argument will be that you can do a lot more than play games on a PC. True, but I'll bet you don't need a powerful machine for the other things you do on a PC. A decent video card that won't be outdated in a year costs about $300. (I know because I play on the PC as well) You need good memory to make those games run well. My PC is very outdated and a gig of good 400mhz DDR is still almost $100 or more. $400 dollars for a video card and memory that will be obsolete in a year or so. That is unless you don't care how well the game plays or what it looks like. As your PC gets older your games look, feel and play crappier and crappier until you upgrade. 360 or PS3 games will keep getting better as they get older. Atleast until they reach their peak but that takes more than a year or 2. Not to mention all the issues you can run into during install. Driver problems or codec issues. Direct X issues. Will the game like my hardware or not. Some games are very picky about what sound card or video card you have. Most of this stuff costs money to replace and itís not cheap. 360 or PS3 doesnít have any of these problems.
Myself.....I like all of them. PC, 360, PS3, itís all in what you want to play. The Wii isn't my style but i can appreciate what it has too offer.

As far as BR or HD-DVD failing? They are both going to fail. Too many companies out there trying to outdo both and one of them will succeed.

I got a small question for you people and your "price drop" "it's too expensive" crap. So in 5 years or so when the new consoles are out and they cost $800 I guess you'll stop playing games all together. Right?

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4714.4.2007 18:51

Originally posted by djeazyg:
Zippy......
If you dislike the PS3 so much why do you keep up on PS3 news? I would think by now you just wouldn't care at all and just leave it at that.
You complain about the price. Ok but how much did you pay for that PC you seem to like so much? Your argument will be that you can do a lot more than play games on a PC. True, but I'll bet you don't need a powerful machine for the other things you do on a PC. A decent video card that won't be outdated in a year costs about $300. (I know because I play on the PC as well) You need good memory to make those games run well. My PC is very outdated and a gig of good 400mhz DDR is still almost $100 or more. $400 dollars for a video card and memory that will be obsolete in a year or so. That is unless you don't care how well the game plays or what it looks like. As your PC gets older your games look, feel and play crappier and crappier until you upgrade. 360 or PS3 games will keep getting better as they get older. Atleast until they reach their peak but that takes more than a year or 2. Not to mention all the issues you can run into during install. Driver problems or codec issues. Direct X issues. Will the game like my hardware or not. Some games are very picky about what sound card or video card you have. Most of this stuff costs money to replace and itís not cheap. 360 or PS3 doesnít have any of these problems.
Myself.....I like all of them. PC, 360, PS3, itís all in what you want to play. The Wii isn't my style but i can appreciate what it has too offer.

As far as BR or HD-DVD failing? They are both going to fail. Too many companies out there trying to outdo both and one of them will succeed.

I got a small question for you people and your "price drop" "it's too expensive" crap. So in 5 years or so when the new consoles are out and they cost $800 I guess you'll stop playing games all together. Right?

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400 and even 500 is ok but 600 is pushing it the PS3 was poorly done in price and marketing this is fact,now the only question remains what games will it get becuse at 600$ it has the same games the 360 dose whats the point of it?
games make a system and make it worth the money you put into it even if MGS was exclusive I still wouldn't pay it for 600,I am sorry if you think wanting to save money and and wanting to pay for the "real value" of it is a bad thing,BTW I hammer on the 360 as much MS had a chance to do something nice with the elite and totally blew it and it turns out the white premiums of the fall will only really have a new CPU I hope the cores will too I refuse to spend 400 on a wonky bloated took 2 years 4 revisions to fix console....

you don't like the fact people can state their dislike of the systems or their makers go to a fanboy club welcome to reality :X

I'll be the frist to admit I am a idiot and try and toe some imaranry line o'balance in my lil head,you ask mew a question be ready for a answer :P

4814.4.2007 19:12
cappyx
Inactive

Originally posted by djeazyg:

As far as BR or HD-DVD failing? They are both going to fail. Too many companies out there trying to outdo both and one of them will succeed.

I got a small question for you people and your "price drop" "it's too expensive" crap. So in 5 years or so when the new consoles are out and they cost $800 I guess you'll stop playing games all together. Right?
BULL, One format will succeed and one will fail. hi-def is the future and at least one hard-media product will succeed.. exactly who else is competing against br and HD-DVD in a hi def hard media category?? none I know of... enlighten me..

if I want to wait for a price drop i will do just that. i don't care enough about these games to spend 600 for a console and for sure i will not spend 800. I will buy the ps3 when it is 300 bucks and then will play the games when they become 20-30 per game either new or used. i don't care if they are the games every one else is playing right now or the games you paid 70 bucks for that I got for 9.99 from half.com. And no I don't care if I have to wait 2 years for the ps3 to be 300 either.

one thing is for sure that ps3 you got for 600 won't be worth the price of the cardboard box it came out of when the next gen comes around. by the way when Xbox came out it was 400 or 500 bucks I believe I paid 199 for mine and was totally satisfied waiting.

4914.4.2007 19:30

CrappyX

well they could fail ,they both could go mainstream since the invention of dual players,hell one of them could make a 2.0 and that could trump them all then DVD,but your right its more likely 1 will win the other will hang around in some form,I think BR /Sony is due for a a win they cant fail all the time LOL,BR is nice but at the same time so is HDVD so the format war will come down to whoever gives up frist or what the indutry as a whole says I cant really pin it down but tis going to be another 3-6 years..

5014.4.2007 22:49

Quote:
Originally posted by djeazyg:

As far as BR or HD-DVD failing? They are both going to fail. Too many companies out there trying to outdo both and one of them will succeed.

I got a small question for you people and your "price drop" "it's too expensive" crap. So in 5 years or so when the new consoles are out and they cost $800 I guess you'll stop playing games all together. Right?
BULL, One format will succeed and one will fail. hi-def is the future and at least one hard-media product will succeed.. exactly who else is competing against br and HD-DVD in a hi def hard media category?? none I know of... enlighten me..

if I want to wait for a price drop i will do just that. i don't care enough about these games to spend 600 for a console and for sure i will not spend 800. I will buy the ps3 when it is 300 bucks and then will play the games when they become 20-30 per game either new or used. i don't care if they are the games every one else is playing right now or the games you paid 70 bucks for that I got for 9.99 from half.com. And no I don't care if I have to wait 2 years for the ps3 to be 300 either.

one thing is for sure that ps3 you got for 600 won't be worth the price of the cardboard box it came out of when the next gen comes around. by the way when Xbox came out it was 400 or 500 bucks I believe I paid 199 for mine and was totally satisfied waiting.
I never said Hi Def wasn't the future. You should read what I said and not make things up.
Just one format against BR and HD DVD? How about 2.

"http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/5098/6122/nme-dvd-hd-Blu-ray-multi-format.phtml"

"http://www.mempile.com/news.html"
...it took me all of 3 seconds to find them and there are others.

So wait for a price drop. I don't care what you do. I am just asking if people can justify it and guess what? They can't. If you want to be behind in the times be my guest. Don't buy it at all. Steal one and throw it off a bridge. I don't give a shit. But then you don't belong in a forum about the PS3. It's a bit too new for you. You sound like youíre at home laying on the ground pounding your fists like I just took your favorite toy cause you were bad. It was just a question......life will go on. RELAX

Oh....and for all you just spewed out, you still didn't answer the question.

Zippy....
I have no trouble with reality. Looks like the reality is my opinion got the best of you. Sorry.
My problem is not the fact you state your dislikes, it's how many time youíre going to do it. You seem to have an answer for everything but the problem is it's always the same answer. Every PS3 thread has your name in it saying the same stuff over and over. I don't really care and I even agree with some of it but you should at least change it up a little to make it more interesting.
I retract my statement about you disliking the PS3. I don't want to argue with you I just like a healthy debate.
As for being ready for your answers...... Nothing you say can bother me. The little fanboy shot you gave me was a bit low but I guess I deserved it. You can trust that there will be more questions and more opinions. Many more.
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5114.4.2007 23:13

djeazyg

Merely suggesting I can go to the fanboy zone and its never pretty no matter who enters it [fat hiry guy in a sailor moon outfit or man faye pretty to boot] =0-o=


the mods have yet to thump me for my posting style I will admit I can post less..but the caffeine and voices get me :X

Take my opinions as the smelly poo gas they are or not,I just want people to know what they are gettign into when they flop down 500$ for a new system it aint all that its cracked up to be.

The PS3 is ok for what it is if it was worth 400.... ya know the whole price V cost thing to much money for to little games the BR movie thing is nice but at the price of of a 4 or so month old game (30-40) its just to much money now in acouple years when it has games on it it might be worth every cent but for now its to much money.

The Wii is a solid lil system and I guess thats its main problem its lil the lack of power hurts the WII but never the less its solid enough to thump the others in the short run.

the 360 has my problem of not be able to find its head for its arse the hardware issues are enough for me to say pass the games are enough for me to put money down so meh damned if you do damned if you dont

At least with waiting a bit you get a better pick of options not everyone has 600$ to blow on gaming every few months I mean if you buy a system and 3 or 4 games for the PS3 thats nearly 800$ and the games you wont be able to return if the industry didn't have a "slight" anti consumer racket going one could test the waters allot easier.

5215.4.2007 1:39

When you are told that a certain model of a very new game machine like PS3 - 20GB is being withdrawn from sale in one country you start to think that there could be something wrong with it. I would like to hear what the reason is for the withdrawal and why it is only in North America and not the rest of the world. I would also be trying to get all Governments to ask the same question and if there is something wrong they should all be recalled to be replaced or fixed.

5315.4.2007 1:54
cappyx
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djeazyg Wrote:
[b].[/quote]I never said Hi Def wasn't the future. You should read what I said and not make things up.
Just one format against BR and HD DVD? How about 2.

"http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/5098/6122/nme-dvd-hd-Blu-ray-multi-format.phtml"

"http://www.mempile.com/news.html"
...it took me all of 3 seconds to find them and there are others.

So wait for a price drop. I don't care what you do. I am just asking if people can justify it and guess what? They can't. If you want to be behind in the times be my guest. Don't buy it at all. Steal one and throw it off a bridge. I don't give a shit. But then you don't belong in a forum about the PS3. It's a bit too new for you. You sound like youíre at home laying on the ground pounding your fists like I just took your favorite toy cause you were bad. It was just a question......life will go on. RELAX
.[/quote][/b]

djeazyg:
you write like a 3 year old. Any one who wishes to be in any forum can be if you don't like it you leave, news flash.. no one will give a crap if you stay or go

You produced a product which simply plays both Medias that you claim would fail and one optical player that is not even on a market so it has no support currently except for maybe a hard drive replacement or data storage. You still have not shown me this revolution you claim will overthrow HD-DVD and br.

no one is behind the times because they choose to wait on a silly game console as in two years that silly game console is still producing brand new games. bad news again for you; really no one gives a crap that you have the first edition of a game console exept for you and maybe a thief looking to take it from you. So relax sit back and have your little nerdy orgasm with your wonderful console then go ahead and write some more angry postings and feel great about your little self.

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5415.4.2007 2:01
cappyx
Inactive

ll

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5515.4.2007 4:11

cappyx
ouch what he says is not to far of the beaten path,however like you I think waiting is a good option,besides if he writes like a 3 year old I write like a 1 year old :P

5615.4.2007 4:34
runnfool
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Oh it is always fun to watch a "discussion" like this turn to insults. And yes, I do realize that I've now become a target as well. You guys don't make it very easy to express an opinion on here I think.

It wouldn't stop me if I had anything big to say though. I don't have anything to prove, but I do want to share my humble opinion.

Quote:
360 or PS3 games will keep getting better as they get older
I'm not sure I understand how this is different than a PC game. Are you suggesting that because the PC hardware evolves, the PC games "outgrow" a given configuration faster than the consoles? Interesting. I was very ready for my old xbox to be upgraded so I could get to the new graphics, speed, and peripherals on the 360 -- and I have the same experience with my PC every couple of years. Until I upgrade, the games I play keep pushing the hardware until it can't be pushed further.

On a side note, the comparison of PC to console is fascinating. In the PC world we have our ultra hi-res monitors and 100+FPS graphics cards and water cooling. Oh now we have dual core CPU and dual channel graphics cards. So what: we still don't have games that support two monitors. Because the consoles are "growing up" with HDTV standards now, they must educate people on HDMI vs component, p vs. i, etc. Sure you'll still have peeps plugging in their analog cables but the rest of us have high-end TV, stereo, speakers, cables, etc. to wire into the mix correctly. So I'd argue that just like the PC, in console world you can pay big for your habit or it is a sunk cost because lot of the system exists to do other things.

Anyway. As to BR vs HD-DVD that everyone compares to Betamax vs VHS. It would be sad to me if neither wins. Some of us consumers need to continue to be early adopters, and some need to wait for the decision to be made and prices to fall. We are nearing the time for "critical mass" on one format or the other -- what's it going to be? I saw a ~ $300ish HD-DVD standalone player in Crutchfield the other day. Dual formats are now < $1000 where it makes sense they start. Once we choose the hardware, they can start pumping out the media so we can buy a blank without breaking the bank.

No real point here, just chattering. Thanks for listening.
JR
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5715.4.2007 5:12

runnfool
I suppose it means as the systems mature the games do as well and they grow and learn from each other making the newer ones "better".


Depends on what PC game market you follow if don't follow the most system hunger titles you can put upgrades off every 2-4 years in most cases its not so bad if you focus on 300 for a vid card every 2-5 years the video card will be update to date enough to run any game at normal settings I have found mobo to be the next thing to update then CPU then ram the toughest transition is when you have to do CPU/mobo and ram but like is aid if you do it right you just have to do it once every 2-5 years altho its a much more active market than consoles active as in having to be replaced its funny tho the 360 is almost in that position but if you are not a PC person and would rather maximize your money on 1 or 2 high def gaming then the PS3 or 360 would be a better choice.

While some compare BR and HDVD to betamax I don't they are very close in form and function with at best a 20GB gap for storage both have issues to grind out BR has the space Hdvd has the HDVD+DVD layered discs theres a chance that one of their newer specs that dose not play on current hardware could "win" but I don't see it I lean to BR because it has more space but price and the whims of consumers and the industry will claim a victor so its going to be 3-6 years.

5815.4.2007 6:06
runnfool
Inactive

Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:

I suppose it means as the systems mature the games do as well and they grow and learn from each other making the newer ones "better".

And how is that different than the PC?

Quote:
As your PC gets older your games look, feel and play crappier and crappier until you upgrade.
Not sure I agree: PC games keep getting better though they do "encourage" you to upgrade your hardware. Because you *can* upgrade a PC the software pushes the hardware a bit more. In console land, the developers just play the deck they are dealt until the next generation.

I have heard it suggested that PC developers are lazy and let the hardware "carry" the software... but this and other threads have suggested that console developers are not entirely different.

Thanks for the response!
peace,
fool

5915.4.2007 12:55
cappyx
Inactive

Hey runnfool,
No one here is going to blast you for asking questions i am totally open to listening to what others have to say as there is always a chance i can learn something new. Iíll be happy to give you some input it is by no means the only input you should consider as you should compile youíre data and then make a choice that best fits what you need. Hereís my point of view.

pc games. I did the pc game thing in the late 90's and the hardware upgrade cost me a ton. back then I paid 300 for a 8mb voodoo card (can you even fathom that now??) and it was so sad the day i retired that pc along with it went the games. in short I like to separate my pc from my gaming system for the following reasons:
>conflicts with programs I need for every day use
>expensive consistent upgrades
>way too much tweaking
>sadness the day i decommission that pc with all of that outdated hardware i paid a ton for.
With a gaming system i pay once and they make all the games to conform to that system. They will push the limits of that game console but you should not have to ever upgrade it. and when i buy a new console i have a whole library of games i can play again and no sadness as decommission is either rare or non existent.

The last time I bought Xbox for the following:
>better graphics
>Dolby digital 5.1 game play

this time i plan to go ps3 for the following reasons:
>full HDMI support with in game dd5.1
>Sony will not let you down with titles in the future
>no additional hardware to buy for br DVD play
>a very inexpensive way to play br discs that i can rent from netflix and a very low cost way to enter the hi-def DVD market with little risk. If br fails i still can play games forever
>all data is transmitted via a single HDMI cable to my TV
>the ps3 looks way cooler than the 360 (irrelevant but not totally)it is going to be connected to a new 52" Hd-lcd TV I am sampling so the cooler looking the unit the better. i plan to wall mount the TV so I need all to work from one single HDMI cable ie i want the rats nest of wires to go away. I am choosing LCD as there is no chance of burn in.

6015.4.2007 13:27

Quote:
Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:

I suppose it means as the systems mature the games do as well and they grow and learn from each other making the newer ones "better".

And how is that different than the PC?

Quote:
As your PC gets older your games look, feel and play crappier and crappier until you upgrade.
Not sure I agree: PC games keep getting better though they do "encourage" you to upgrade your hardware. Because you *can* upgrade a PC the software pushes the hardware a bit more. In console land, the developers just play the deck they are dealt until the next generation.

I have heard it suggested that PC developers are lazy and let the hardware "carry" the software... but this and other threads have suggested that console developers are not entirely different.

Thanks for the response!
peace,
fool
define better? I see PC games gettign smaller and more simplistic look at the evolution of Quake that sums up PC gaming pretty well.

Some games try and reinvent them selfs and fail the series pretty good like Quake 4 or Spy Hunter 3 wif Teh Rock I swear nothing like a washed up wrestler/actor to kill a good IP,anyway my point being only a few titles can sustain quality threw a few games ,like DMC or FF every other game is off the wall and poorly done but they make a come back and manage to keep the brand going now adays its about brand and graphics from PC to console no matter who you turn to they don't care about the overall quality of the game they just want it out so they can work on the next cash in, ok maybe not that bad but look at the PC games jumping to vista when no one in their right mind wants vista they could make a ton more moeny making it for XP that everyone has but no they want the deals so they can get more moeny off thier sorry games...I am rantign again I know ><


I guess it comes down to how much you use the computer and how much you play on it currently
1.PS2 (DMC box set,Dragon quaest 8,GoW,Castlivina COD)
2.PC KOTOR,Snowblind,Quake 4,Unreal anthology
3.Xbox (Halo 2,Sudeki,Crimson sea,might play LOK:defiance again)
4.GC:MGS twin snakes,ZeldaWW

its funny if MS was not blind and put coherent BWC in the 360 I would have one right now this min no questions asked but since they skimped on it I don't want a 360 because I know of the hardware issues they are having,since I have a PS2 and can fix them I dont need or want a PS3 with poor BWC that would make the cheat devices I sue to make games fun be worth fooling with...

If someone made a working well supported cheat device for the 360 and a keyboard and mouse converter for it I would get it today but since a cheat device wont ever be made I'll have to wait for a simi customizable KB&M device to make up for the devs not knowing how to code button mapping anymore.

hell I could say the same for the PS3 give me working cheats so I can make games fun and give me control over the controls and I will be a happy gamer.
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6115.4.2007 13:33
cappyx
Inactive

yes i love the cheat systems as well. there is nothing better than to be able to play the whole game through without ever dying or running out of ammo. to me the game is so much better this way.

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6215.4.2007 13:43

Originally posted by cappyx:
yes i love the cheat systems as well. there is nothing better than to be able to play the whole game through without ever dying or running out of ammo. to me the game is so much better this way.
I cant stand god mode 0-o

however I do like inf jumps and adjusted ammo and other odds and ends, mostly to re balance the fun factor in a game.

6316.4.2007 19:51
webe123
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by cappyx:
yes i love the cheat systems as well. there is nothing better than to be able to play the whole game through without ever dying or running out of ammo. to me the game is so much better this way.
I cant stand god mode 0-o

however I do like inf jumps and adjusted ammo and other odds and ends, mostly to re balance the fun factor in a game.
What do you have against God Mode? I get tired of repeating a stupid game level over and over and over again because some programmer thought it would be neat.

6421.4.2007 9:55
g_5tar
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