Sunday, February 10, 2008

Where has the PS3 Gone?

I own a PS3 and quite honestly, I'm beginning to get bored. 

The PS3 has been out for a year now and its gone very quiet on the old excitement front.

The Console launched strongly last year with opening titles Motorstorm and Resistance: Fall of Man but since then things have never really picked up as they promised.

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Part of the reason has to be the price.  I know very few people who own a PS3 for the simple fact they can't afford one and it's such a tragedy for Sony because it's a better console than the Xbox 360 and surely (in the long run) than the Nintendo Wii.

I remain adamant that the PS3's fortunes will improve in the 2nd half of 2008, primarily because of the launch of Grand Theft Auto 4 amongst other exciting titles to come, (and even the long awaited Home if we're lucky!) but also because of Blu-Ray's certain victory over HD-DVD.

Indeed some have argued that Blu-Ray capability was the factor keeping the PS3 afloat in the early days.

Perhaps the PS3 could be likened to the original Apple TV in that the Sony overestimated what the typical customer is ready for, but give it a year or two and it will be a great success.

Is it possible that this is a trend we can look forward to in the future.  As companies develop new products quicker than the average user can adjust to, (or afford)  they may be released over a period of a few years, rather than in a big bang.

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