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TIME Blasts PS3

Those of you who have PS3s had better sell them ASAP and the rest of us waiting to get our hands on one had better look elsewhere because has labelled the PS3 as a complete failure. Already. Yup.

Here is the quote in full:

The big story in computer games this year was HOW TO BLOW A HUGE LEAD, by Sony. Its PlayStation 2 was the champ in the last round of the console wars. This time Sony bet on a chip called the Cell and a disc format called Blu-ray. They’re probably awesome, but how would anybody know? The PS3 is hideously expensive–it goes for up to $600–and Sony manufactured only a piddling few hundred thousand for the U.S., fewer for Japan. Plus it’s hard to write games for; the launch titles were lame. You know you’re in trouble when you get beat by something called a Wii.

Erm right. Please remove your head from your asses please.

Firstly no console ever launches with millions of of units available for each territory so launch shortages are to be expected. Secondly, “hideously expensive”? I’m not going to go over why the PS3 is worth up to $600 yet again but if it is so hideously overpriced it simply wouldn’t sell not to mention comparing the 20GB model with the ’20GB 360 price is a lot more sensible.

Thirdly, the PS3 is hard to write games for so that makes it over-hyped! The PS2 was hard to write for as we all know and as a result there weren’t many decent games available for it, right? And as a result of it being “hard to write for”, the launch games were “lame”. Yup, Resistance is a pile of cow dung, as is CoD3 etc. The PS2 launch lineup was lame. The PS3 launch lineup is actually pretty damn good compared to most console launches that have gone before it.

Finally the PS3 is in trouble because the Wii has “beaten” it. There you have it folks, the Wii has won the console war after not even a month on sale. I bet you feel like a complete fool for buying a PS3 now. No mention is made of the 360, maybe that was never released in TIME’s alternate reality.

Maybe I’ve travelled forward in time to April 1st 2009 because everything that is written by TIME is a load of rubbish and smacks of bad journalism.

Once again, if you haven’t got a PS3 go and buy a Wii and if you have a PS3 you’d better sell it because it’s doomed!!

TIME Blasts PS3