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Postby Shadowman » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:08 am

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If they drop it, then maybe buying Metal Gear Solid 4 and Devil May Cry 4 will be sorta justified.

Though if they get ported to 360 (Rumors), all the better. Same games, only $100 less for the system to play them.
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Postby 1337W422102 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:08 pm

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Wait, what?? Price drop? The price in Canada increased by $40 Canadian!
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Postby Fang Wolf » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:27 am

Still gonna be a grand on release day here, outragious.
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Postby Shadowman » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:02 am

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Shadowman wrote:If they drop it, then maybe buying Metal Gear Solid 4 and Devil May Cry 4 will be sorta justified.

Though if they get ported to 360 (Rumors), all the better. Same games, only $100 less for the system to play them.


I should've added that if they can secure MGS4 and DMC4, and a few other games (Is Killzone 2 out yet?) PS3 may survive the Console Wars.
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Postby Nemesis Cyberplex » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:07 pm

Funny thing about it...more than likely the other 2 systems will drop in price, too...still making the PS3 more expensive. personally, I'm pretty happy with my 360. I just got Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, & rented Gears of War & Dead Rising via Gamefly....so I', set for quite a while. Good thing to, because it's gonna be a few weeks before my tax refund is in where I can get a Wii....provided that I can find one to buy....
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Postby TheMuffin » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:10 pm

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Would the Wii even have to drop it's price? Isn't it already only like $200?
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Postby Nemesis Cyberplex » Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:53 am

Zuko wrote:Would the Wii even have to drop it's price? Isn't it already only like $200?
Probably not, but if it did, it would give people that much more of a reason to get a Wii(& maybe a 360, too) instead of a PS3.
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Postby Roadbuster » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:27 pm

Zuko wrote:Would the Wii even have to drop it's price? Isn't it already only like $200?


Wii is $250 right now. Nintendo refuses to sell for no higher.

It would eventually drop though. Give it a year or two before we see any actual drop. Nintendo's in a pretty good position with their price right now so they could spare a year and people will still buy because demand is so high, the current price is more affordable than the alternatives, and thier price would still be lower than or equal to an X-Box 360 by the time a price drop is called for.
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Postby magus » Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:24 pm

Well, I hope they do lower the price on the thing. It's not because I want one though, it's because I keep reading that nobody expects Microsoft to drop the price on the 360 any time soon because of how much cheaper it is even now than the PS3. So, if a PS3 price drop will get me a 360 price drop I'm all for it. :grin:
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Postby Autobobby1 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:31 pm

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This issue of VGCats explains why the Wii is selling well. The price helps, too.
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Postby UltraPrimal » Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:00 pm

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If they were to match the price of the 360, and if they had some decent exclusives, I'd buy it. Even so, there are some PS2 games I'd like to get too. Katamari Damachi, GTA: Liberty City Stories, GTA: Vice City Stories...um, are there any other good games for PS2?
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Postby Shadowman » Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:42 pm

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UltraPrimal wrote:If they were to match the price of the 360, and if they had some decent exclusives, I'd buy it. Even so, there are some PS2 games I'd like to get too. Katamari Damachi, GTA: Liberty City Stories, GTA: Vice City Stories...um, are there any other good games for PS2?


Dude, do you want me to list them all? I'm not going through the whole list, but I'll name some gems.

God of War
God of War 2 (Which isn't out just yet)
Shadow of the Collosus
Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2
Final Fantasy 10 and 12 (11 was an MMO)
The Devil May Cry games
Metal Gear Solid 3
Soul Calibur 3
The Xenosaga games

And that's just a few exclusive Greatest Hits games.
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Postby Head Shot » Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:29 pm

I knew this was bound to happen. I recently read that the porn industry went with Hd-dvds over blu-ray.... can anyone say blu-ray is the new betamax? seriously
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Postby MysteriousDewd » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:46 pm

Head Shot wrote:I knew this was bound to happen. I recently read that the porn industry went with Hd-dvds over blu-ray.... can anyone say blu-ray is the new betamax? seriously
A bit slow on the uptake there, thats already been stated many many times.
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Postby Head Shot » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:24 pm

Kextor wrote:
Head Shot wrote:I knew this was bound to happen. I recently read that the porn industry went with Hd-dvds over blu-ray.... can anyone say blu-ray is the new betamax? seriously
A bit slow on the uptake there, thats already been stated many many times.
where was it posted about the porn industry in this topic? I reread it 2 times just to make sure it wasn't said and I don't even see it once.

besides, whats wrong with me voicing my opinion on this matter? :?
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Postby Shadowman » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:27 pm

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Head Shot wrote:
Kextor wrote:
Head Shot wrote:I knew this was bound to happen. I recently read that the porn industry went with Hd-dvds over blu-ray.... can anyone say blu-ray is the new betamax? seriously
A bit slow on the uptake there, thats already been stated many many times.
where was it posted about the porn industry in this topic? I reread it 2 times just to make sure it wasn't said and I don't even see it once.


In this topic? Nowhere. It's been said before, though.

So has the Blu-Ray/Betamax comparison.
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Postby Head Shot » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:30 pm

Shadowman wrote:
Head Shot wrote:
Kextor wrote:
Head Shot wrote:I knew this was bound to happen. I recently read that the porn industry went with Hd-dvds over blu-ray.... can anyone say blu-ray is the new betamax? seriously
A bit slow on the uptake there, thats already been stated many many times.
where was it posted about the porn industry in this topic? I reread it 2 times just to make sure it wasn't said and I don't even see it once.


In this topic? Nowhere. It's been said before, though.

So has the Blu-Ray/Betamax comparison.
i realize that, i read about it on this site like 2 weeks ago. I just didnt see it posted in this topic, so I'd give my two cents and my opinion is coincidentaly, based off of the betamax comparison to bluray.
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Postby 1337W422102 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:30 pm

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Shadowman wrote:
Head Shot wrote:
Kextor wrote:
Head Shot wrote:I knew this was bound to happen. I recently read that the porn industry went with Hd-dvds over blu-ray.... can anyone say blu-ray is the new betamax? seriously
A bit slow on the uptake there, thats already been stated many many times.
where was it posted about the porn industry in this topic? I reread it 2 times just to make sure it wasn't said and I don't even see it once.


In this topic? Nowhere. It's been said before, though.

So has the Blu-Ray/Betamax comparison.

The porn industry is going HDDVD, not Bluray. I'm not sure if the Beta/BR comparison is a good one, because Beta actually had higher quality than VHS. VHS is just the one that caught on and people used. Bluray is more of a strange idea of Sony's that basically can't work out well for them.
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Postby Roadbuster » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:02 pm

Sony's already claiming victory with Blue Ray and claiming they're selling 2-1. Now we haven't seen any statistics and we know how easy it is to make up these things. I think Sony is jumping he gun here. They did the same thing with PS3. Their PS3 is not selling well because of it's price and a lack of a good VG library, and no re-released movies are porting over to either because there is no victor and they want to save money.

Funny thing is I doubt either will win. Online media is becoming more and more popular. My guess is we'll see online format media being the real winner. It's easier, requires no trips to a store. You can just buy it online and view it whenever you want.
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Postby Kup98ss » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:49 pm

Right now I wouldn't pay $100 for it. who wants to buy a console for one game. I have never been a big fan of playstation any way. I have had both the first and second but I just never enjoyed the majority of their games. Resident evil was the only reason for ever owning a Playstation.
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Postby MysteriousDewd » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:59 pm

Kup98ss wrote:Right now I wouldn't pay $100 for it. who wants to buy a console for one game. I have never been a big fan of playstation any way. I have had both the first and second but I just never enjoyed the majority of their games. Resident evil was the only reason for ever owning a Playstation.
The RPG Library is the biggest on the playstation consoles thus was why I went with it. I won't get a Ps3 though it is just a waste to get it now when in 2 years it'll be worth what 200 or 300$?
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Postby Dreadwolf » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:05 am

If the price drops, then I might get the PS3. I already got the PS2, but there are some pretty interesting games for the PS3.

By the way, I need to ask a stupid question. I know that Devil May Cry 4 is being released for the PS3, but is it also being release for the PS2?
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Postby Shadowman » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:32 am

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Magnaboss_Maximus wrote:By the way, I need to ask a stupid question. I know that Devil May Cry 4 is being released for the PS3, but is it also being release for the PS2?


Nope, it's PS3 exclusive.

On the plus side, Nero (The DMC version of Metal Gear's Raiden) is going to be voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch, who not only did the voice for Vash in Trigun, but he was also a Power Ranger.
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Postby tequila stu » Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:57 am

either way, come the end of the summer holidays (possibly earlier, depends on how quickly i get a job, id pay £425 for the ps3, why, because i want it. simple answer. plus i like the look of most of the games that are going to be released for it.
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Postby MysteriousDewd » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:23 pm

Shadowman wrote:
Magnaboss_Maximus wrote:By the way, I need to ask a stupid question. I know that Devil May Cry 4 is being released for the PS3, but is it also being release for the PS2?


Nope, it's PS3 exclusive.

On the plus side, Nero (The DMC version of Metal Gear's Raiden) is going to be voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch, who not only did the voice for Vash in Trigun, but he was also a Power Ranger.
Great choice for a Voice Actor.
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