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Discussion in 'Playstation Consoles' started by CantGetAWii, Mar 9, 2008.
I highly doubt that'll happen. HIGHLY.
I agree with 2,4, and 6. Rest are just rubbish.
I agree with the blu-ray really helping the sales and the free online but I dont see it as the casual console.I beleave the wii would sell even more IF they can get that one game that can say BUY THIS CONSOLE (almost like Gears for xbox,MGS4 for ps3) could really help get the hardcore gamers alittle more.
The only thing the author of this article forgot to say is that casual gamers are looking for a cheap easy to use console. I'm sorry but the PS3 is neither of these.
If this premise isn't true the rest is just a lot of bull.
I definitely wouldn't call the PS3 the casual gamers' console of choice. The casual crowd is more attracted to the Wii or even the 360 if you ask me.
Well it's pretty clear now that the article was way off. The big software or hardware sales never happened and the PS3 still doesn't attract the casual crowd due to its higher price point.
The only one that they were even close with was the Blueray, as a lot of PS3s seem to have been bought to be used to watch movies rather than for gaming.
2009 could be a big year for the PS3 though, with God Of War 3 being the big exclusive. However, if that doesn't sell in big enough numbers then the exclusives could dry up and the PS3 might never reach its full potential due to developers initially designing their games for the more lucrative 360 and then porting them to the PS3.
Now that it's 2009 and the article is nearly a year old, it seems that it was way off the mark to say PS3 could be Casuals' console of choice. Games like LBP might be catering to casuals, but the system needs more than that to win them over, like, say, a casuals-friendly price point for starters.
I still say it's not the end of the road for PS3 quite yet, however.
all the points you said are true. the PS3 should be the casual gamers console of choice. but only 1 thing stops it and its never mentioned in the quote: price.
with even the cheapest of PS3s being more expensive then a 360 or Wii, a casual won't really bother with one. then add on high game prices as well as paying for some of the DLC and the PS3 loses a bit of the 'casual' appeal