It doesn't matter if a console is technological more advanced. If it's not as successful commercially, whether it's because of poor marketing or refusing to reduce prices, it will suffer in the market. Seen it happen with the Atari, Betamax and the Mac.
i think its going to be more like the gamecube, except they won't make a profit on it like nintendo did
Can't you guys see that this guy is trolling? He posted the same thing 2 weeks ago. A mod should lock this thread and ban this guy.
Gotta say the ps3 started of slow but is now gaining momentum. When i got mine, the day after it came out i think i was the only person in my college to have one...i didnt have a single friend on PSN for about 8 months, now i seem to be getting friend requests from people i know everyday...so i think things are looking up. There a lot of awesome games in store for the ps3 in the rest of 2009.
No chance, PS3s are better and more popular than dreamcasts were!
Gamecube = Dreamcast = Sega Saturn
People comparing xbox sales to ps3 sales, it means nothing. The 360 has been out about a year longer so of course they're going to have sold more.
dreamcast had free games, and was awesome
PS3 has staggeringly overpriced games, and is cack
Its hard to say because PS3 sales differ so much in different regions. Europe and Japan are keeping the PS3 alive, whereas in the US the 360 is dominating.
In reality though, the PS3 needs a price cut. Especially with the economy like it is, £300 for a games console is just too much. Anyone remember the Kuturagi quote about people have two jobs to be able to get a PS3? rofl. However, you also have the fact Sony is still loosing money on each console sold, 3 years after its launch, so a price cut may be difficult. The slim version should help though, as it will be cheaper to make.
Would have been more amusing than Howard Stringers comments anyway. I wonder howhe would have responded to the whole Activision price cut thing.
I'm not trolling. I'm just stating the painfully obvious.
Ok so this is my final attempt to stop you from trolling. You have posted a similar article 2 weeks earlier, so I don't know what you are trying to achieve. If you have a ps3 and don't like it, sell it off. If you have a 360 and are jealous of a ps3, get a life. If you have a 360 and don't like it, sell it off and buy a ps3. Simple as that.
Going back on topic. The dreamcast was released on November 1998, and discontinued in March 2001. That makes it 2 years in a console lifecycle before being discontinued. The ps3 on the other hand has already been released for 3 years now. Developers already have titles planned for both the ps3 and the 360 for 2010, so it is going to be there for another year, sorry to disappoint you.
The Dreamcast sold only 10.6 million units in its lifespan. The ps3 has already sold more than 21 million and has been selling at a faster rate than the 360.
From metacritic, Dreamcast had only 120+ games. Ps3 has 360+ games (that's 3 times as many games if you don't understand maths)
the dreamcast launch price was 199 dollars (admittedly 10 years ago). the ps3 launch price was 600 dollars. And it still outsold the dreamcast.
The dreamcast was a successor to the sega saturn, which again was not a popular console. The ps3 is the successor to the ps2, the best selling console of all time.
So to answer your question, no the ps3 is not like the dreamcast. Now go away.
The difference between the Dreamcast and the PS3 is that the Dreamcast drove Sega into the ground and the PS3 has the backing of the entire Sony corporation, meaning it will only die when Sony loses so much money that their stocks begin taking the hit. Not to mention the fact that the PS2 still makes them amounts of money you could only imagine.
If anything, the Wii would be this era's Dreamcast. But unlike the Dreamcast, the Wii managed to make a huge profit.