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Sony PS3-More bad news

The news just gets worse and worse for Sony…. after their disasterous showing at E3 2006 they’ve since:
Revealed the $500 PS3 will not feature an HDMI port, and so will not be able to utilize the Blu-Rasy drive to watch movies in HD.
Lowered specifications on the CPU
Lowered specifications on the GPU
Revealed yields for functional Cell processors with 6 or more cores functional are at appx 10%
Removed HDMI cables from the package, so users cannot play movies or games in HD out of the box.
Cut initial availablity from 4Million consoles worldwide at alunch to 2Million.
Delayed European launch from November 06 to March 07.
Further cut initial availability of consoles from 2Million to 500,000 at launch. (100,000 in Japan, 400,000 in North America).

The PS3 has just been a complete and unmitigated disaster area with problem after problem ever since E3 when it was bad enough after consumer reaction to the console was extremely poor relative to their chief competitor Microsoft (and to a lesser extent Nintendo).

Then they just have to irritate their entire core fanbase with such stupid comments like the PS3 would be a bargain and extremely underpriced at $1500… will set you up for revolutionary gaming for the next decade etc.

Right now I really think Sony just needs to shut up, hide and get the console out ASAP in as large a volume as possible.
When even their dedicated fan base have begun cracking jokes about them you know it’s getting desperate.

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September 6, 2006 - Posted by | Console Examination

1 Comment »

  1. A LESSOR EXTENT NINTENDO I THINK NOT BYE BYE PS3 BYE BYE 360 WII MAKES YOU LOOK PORIESTORIC WITH YOUR DATED CONTROLS AND LONG LOADTIMES ALLSO NINTENDOS CONSOLES DONT OVER HEAT OR BREAKDOWN

    WII AND DS IS A SUCKER PUNCH BOTH MICROSOFT AND SONY WILL REGRET NINTENDO OWNS GAMING NOW AND ITS PROFITS

    Comment by cubeboy101 | December 28, 2006 | Reply


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