Originally Posted by thezone79
Lthat you cannot judge a system by its first year of release. 360 fanboys quickly forget the first years craptastic game supply and hardware issues because year 2 has been great, but are quick to jump on the PS3 for subpar games during its first year of release.
Because there isn't a comparison: PGR3, Call of Duty 2, NFS: Most Wanted, Quake 4, Dead Rising, Burnout Revenge, GRAW...all first year I believe.
PS3 First Year: Motorstorm..Resistance......Warhawk is like a 1/2 game, Lair I suppose if you want something that looks really pretty.
Come on....we can debate the finer points of PS3 versus 360 war, but this isn't one of them. The 360 hit the ground running with frequent releases of really impressive games in Year 1. By comparison, the PS3 has had one of the worst software launch-years in the history of gaming, perhaps falling only ahead of..say..the Atari Jaguar.
Sony launched its system a year too early, and the software tells the tale. All of us who paid full price for a PS3 will be seeing the system selling at half price for us by the time the games that really use the machine are available, that wasn't the case with the 360, so there is better perceived value there.
To speculate that Sony's PS3 is a failure prior to that is just idiotic and looking to stir the pot of fanboys.
I think it depends on how you are using the word failure. Its had a pretty lousy year in terms of software. Yeah, its a BD player, which is why alot of us ponied up the bucks to get one in the first place, particularly since it turned out to be a GOOD BD player....but game wise? Year 1 is a huge disappointment.
Rubbing salt in the wound is the fact that we all paid top dollar for our PS3's....now the system is rumored to be selling soon for $399, I'm guessing in the hopes that Sony can sell some systems this xmas even without any games for it worth noting.....so when the good games finally hit, the system will be selling for half (or more) than what some of us shelled out.
So in many ways I consider the PS3 a failure, it has failed to live up to the expectation levels that Sony themselves set up. When Sony finally starts to deliever software that rivals and, hopefully, exceeds what can be done on the 360...then I will feel a little better, but I'll still be bitter about the huge price premium I paid for.............well, for nothing. Sony set the bar extremely high and didn't come close to reaching it.....the perception is that its a failure.