So lately for some unheard of reason the internet has been bashing Sony’s name, claiming that the Playstation 3 is dying, and that Sony has ruined the console. Sound familiar to any one? Wasn’t this the same thing we heard for the first 6 months after launch? In my opionion these claims are completely unfounded. There is nothing at all that shows any sign of Playstation 3 growth stoppage and here’s why.
Sales. Sure Novembers sales were down, but how is it everyone forgets that Sony’s Playstation 3 sales this year have blown last years away? This year Sony has completely turned around sales. The Playstation has been doing consistently well against it’s main competitor the 360. 360 and PS3 sales have been neck and neck, while Nintendo runs away with the numbers. So next month when Xbox sales are down will we see the market turn sour on the 360? It seems the market takes Sony’s firm loss of the top spot in the gaming market means the PS3 is a failure.
A failure? Are you all serious? Have you not seen Killzone 2 footage? Do you not see the potential of Home? Did you miss LittleBigPlanet? And did you completely sleep through Metal Gear Solid 4? Nothing this year has shown any signs of what I would consider failure. Home may not be what everyone expected but it sure does something different than just giving us avatars that stand in feminine positions and sit in snow globes. Home delivers a great median to get new info across to the masses. Killzone 2… really nothing about this game says anything other than greatness. Surely the end of February will turn haters of the PS3 around and see the potential after this release. If you haven’t played LittleBigPlanet…. you have been truely missing out. The sheer enjoyment of this game makes the oldest feel like the youngest. It brings simplicity back to gaming in a huges way, while delivering a great developers insight to level design. And boy was MGS4 a delight. Blending a movie with great gameplay this game will continue to shine through out this generation.
All in all it seems that most of the hate aimed at the PS3 is purely out of ignorance. Those people who own the Playstation 3 tend to be very pleased with their purchase. The Playstation 3 isn’t only shining today, but with a growing understanding of how to get the most out of the system, it will continue to shine for some time. We can only imagine where Sony is going to take the Playstation 3, but I would venture to guess its going to be great.