I own the original Playstation, Playstation 2 and PSP, but have held out on buying a PS3 for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons I've not yet joined the Sony gangbang is because I didn't own an HDTV. Nullifying one of the console's main features: the Blu-ray disk. However, as of a few months ago, that problem has been resolved, but I still have a few reservations...
5.) Blu-ray Movies
As stated above, the lack of HD in my house was one of the main reasons I never bought a PS3. Yet even with the glory of millions of pixels illuminating from my idiot box, I still have only have a regular DVD player connected to it. Up
, in HD? HELLS YEAH!
Stand alone Blu-ray players have begun to go down in price, and then there's the issue of having to buy movies I already have
again. I suppose I could just buy new release movies and just keep my old DVDs, but Blu-ray movies are more expensive, and after spending a few hundred dollars, the last thing I want to do is drain my bank account even more.
4.) It's Only $299
Let me break it down for you. $600 for a console? F*** you, Sony! $299 for a console? Now we're talking.
It may be cheaper then before, but $299 is still a lot of money, not to mention all the accessories and games I'll pay for as well.
3.) Free Online Support
As a long time XBL subscriber, the thought of free online gaming almost sounds like something that the homeless man around the corner would yell at me on my way to school, but it's real. And it's on the PS3. I hate paying an additional $50 a year to have XBL. "So why do you pay for it if you don't like it," you may ask? Because, if I don't pay then I'll lose about 90% of the features, because piratically everything is available only to "Gold Members." Seriously, being a Silver Member on XBL is like being black in Alabama in the 1960's.
XBL has a lot
more features than PSN. Party Chat, shorter download times, cross platform online play, and a much larger library of downloadable games and media, just to name a few. Yup, like it or not, XBL has a bigger and better online network. Is it $50 a year better? No. But it does have the original Perfect Dark
2,) The Playstation Move
Motion controls have always intrigued me. Although very few games with waggle have impressed me, I'm still facinated by the potential of the technology. Looking at the Playstation Move and its advances makes me wonder, "Could this be it? Is this the furture of gaming."
I've owned a Wii since launch, and while I remain optimistic, four years of shovelware makes me a bit skeptical. Not to mention that since I already own a Wii, with Motion+, I feel like I would just basically be buying something I already have. Not to mention the steep prrice Sony is going to charge me. Also, The PS3 doesn't have No More Heroes
or Mad World
, which are considerable drawbacks.
1.) The Last Guardian
and 3D Dot Game Heroes
At the end of the day, it's all about the software. These two games make my mouth water on a regular basis, but they are exclusive to PS3. I get giddy just thinking about playing these masterpieces on my shiny new HDTV.
Those are really the only two games I really want. Sure there's Little Big Planet
, and Uncharted
, but in all honestly, I can easily do without them. Buying a $300 system for only two games seems like a waste to me. Plus, those mandatory installations piss me off.