Archive for January, 2006
I’m getting a sense of deja-vu all over again. This Joystiq article talks of a survey Sony sent out asking about online features people might like. Didn’t they send this out ages ago? It sounds awefully familiar. Actually, it sounds familiar in two ways. One is that I think we’ve seen this list before, and talked about how Sony is polling gamers. The second way is that this list has lots of things on it that Xbox Live does, and does extremely well.
But anyway, this is certainly proof positive that Sony is thinking about their online strategy. If they want to add buddy lists, chat, avatars, etc, that’s all fine with me. Add as much as you want. Just please, don’t charge for it! (Yeah, right!)
Is an initial shipment of one million PlayStation 3 consoles enough? With rumours that Microsoft has sold only 600,000 Xbox 360 consoles so far, maybe it will be. But on the other hand, those 360 boxes are in such short supply who knows how many Microsoft could have sold?
My guess is that if Sony does indeed ship one million consoles for the North American launch, that we’ll still be seeing mucho problemos getting a console. Wow, I actually agree with the analyst! Though I don’t know where he gets the November launch date from. It’ll definitely be late October or early December.
I have a new poll for y’all. The question is pretty simple: given what you know today about Sony’s PS3 controller, do you:
1) Hate it. Buy a 3rd party controller ASAP.
2) Try it out before making up your mind.
3) Like it and use it.
Slow news days these days. (Unless you count ongoing discussion of how late the PS3 is going to be. But I’ve already covered that.) This is the best I could come up with. Sony has updated the PS3 game list for the PS3. Here are the changes:
* The Eye of Judgement – TBA
* Genji 2 – Action
* Angel Rings – RPG
* Monster Carnival – Action RPG
* Everybody’s Golf 5 – Sports
* Gran Turismo (series) – Racing
Take a look-see!