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Ten Reasons to Wait for PS3

IGN has a top ten list to wait for the PS3. I wrote one myself a while ago, so I was curious what they came up with. Here’s IGN’s list and my comments.

10. Xbox 360 Doesn’t Have a Killer App

True enough. Though I don’t know how important it is to have a killer app at launch. The Xbox 360 seems to have done pretty well. Once they get some competition, then they’ll need some killer apps. Hmmm. I guess the PS3 need some at launch then, right?

9. Dual-Screen and 1080p Support

I like the 1080p support. The dual-screen thing could be cool if I could use my old SD TV for the second one.

8. Hefty Expandability / Connectivity Options

Yup, shoulda put that one on my list. It’s got Bluetooth 2.0. WiFi. USB 2.0. Several memory card formats. It’s just bristling with future-proofness.

7. You Can Still Pre-Order

After seeing what’s happened in the last couple days, I’m thinking I should pre-order two, one each from two different stores. Just in case. Then if I actually do get both, just sell one.

6. Seven-Player Wireless Support

I want this to be meaningful, I really do. I only play multiplayer. (Did you know that about me?) So I desperately hope that game developers will make use of this one.

5. The HD IP Camera

Nya. I don’t know if I care so much about that one. Show me something cool, then I might care.

4. Full Backwards Compatibility

Except no bringing forward of save games? What good is that?

3. Stronger Japanese Developer Support

I’m not so big on RPG’s (unless they’re the Champions of Norrath variety), so this is good, but not great.

2. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

This will be cool. It might actually make me play a single-player game.

1. The Blu-ray Player

Yes! Definitely!

IGN – Ten Reasons to Wait for PS3