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    PS3 Fails

    New Sony PS3 not in synch with older games
    About 200 titles affected by glitch; gaming system, which went on sale Saturday in Japan, is crucial in Sony's battle with Microsoft and Nintendo.


    November 14 2006: 7:52 AM EST

    TOKYO (Reuters) -- Sony said Tuesday its new video game console, the PlayStation 3, does not run about 200 PlayStation and PlayStation 2 software titles properly, the latest problem the electronics maker has run into in its cash-cow game business.

    The PS3, which Sony (Charts) calls its most important strategic product of the year, went on sale in Japan on Saturday, setting the stage for a three-way showdown with Microsoft's (Charts) already available Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii.

    Sony said audio features do not work on some software titles when played on the PS3, which is supposed to be compatible with games designed for its previous models, while some other titles do not work on the latest machine at all.

    Shares in Sony closed up 0.9 percent at ¥4,730 ($40.05), underperforming a 1.64 percent gain in the Tokyo stock market's electrical machinery index but in line with Nintendo stock.

    Industry specialists say the glitches appear to be the kind of hiccups that often plague console launches and are not likely to have a lasting impact on the PS3 business.

    "There are always sorts of little problems at launch ... It may take some time to make everything compatible, but I don't think it's a huge problem," KBC Securities analyst Hiroshi Kamide said.

    Indeed, Microsoft received customer complaints following its Xbox launch in Japan in 2002 that the console was scratching game discs, while Sony's PS2, which it released in 2000, had compatibility problems with PS games.

    Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), Sony's game unit, plans to fix the PS3 problems by offering online upgrades for system software, SCE spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka said.

    And they're off
    Sony sold 88,400 units of the PS3 in the first two days of the Japan launch, clearing out most stores' stock, video game magazine publisher Enterbrain said Monday.

    The PS3 will be launched in North America on Friday. Gamers in Europe must wait until March due to a glitch in commercial production of blue laser diodes, a key component of the game gear's Blu-ray high-definition DVD player.

    The Tokyo-based electronics and entertainment conglomerate aims to ship 6 million units of the PS3 by March.

    The original PS and PS2 have each sold more than 100 million units.

    Sony, which has dominated the game market over the past decade, has packed the PS3 with its latest technology, including a Blu-ray player and the Cell microchip, dubbed a "supercomputer on a chip."

    But the new machine's lifelike graphics and fast downloading of game software and video clips come at a price.

    Sony sells a basic model for ¥49,980 ($424.90) in Japan, almost double the price of the Wii, which will be released in the United States on Sunday and Dec. 2 in Japan.
    I lol'd so hard. I am glad I am not getting a PS3. However, every console sold had its own problems at launch. Just a warning to you guys buying it.

    source: http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/14/tech...ion=2006111407

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    somewhat old news and easily fixable.

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    This is a common sony problem, and something that gets fixed. I think most of the readers know not to buy a Playstation at launch at all by now, and to wait until a few months after release. There are always bugs, and probably always will be. I'm waiting till about spring to get mine.

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    If this is the only problem the launch version of PS3 having, then im impressed. JP PS2 launch was a big mess.

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    It's not a giant, crippling glitch, but it does give negative press. It's not going the affect the US release at all because they're already sold out, lol.

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    The title is over the top and just not true. This is something they can fix with a small download and...

    1) We don't know what titles don't work

    2) There must be at least 1000 PS2 titles

    3) Could be a bunch of unimportant games

    4) Will almost no effect on the PS3 sells, and more than likely, gameplay either

    Seriously, the anti-PS3 propaganda is uncalled for.

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    Because I spent $800+ to only play PS2 games that work fine on my PS2 right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRP
    The title is over the top and just not true. This is something they can fix with a small download and...

    1) We don't know what titles don't work

    2) There must be at least 1000 PS2 titles

    3) Could be a bunch of unimportant games

    4) Will almost no effect on the PS3 sells, and more than likely, gameplay either

    Seriously, the anti-PS3 propaganda is uncalled for.
    They said Final Fantasy and Grand Tourismo games, most notably.

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    However, patch fixes are becoming available:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6146328.stm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyiee
    I think most of the readers know not to buy a Playstation at launch at all by now, and to wait until a few months after release. There are always bugs, and probably always will be. I'm waiting till about spring to get mine.
    Well, obviously all the eBay retards don't, lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by BRP
    Seriously, the anti-PS3 propaganda is uncalled for.
    Seriously, PS3 needs more anti-PS3 propaganda. Sony failed at so many level on their PS3, I don't see why people care about it. But maybe that's just me...
    Quote Originally Posted by Lbelle
    Crying from laughter Laughing Laughing Laughing
    Pretty much sums it up.

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    Eh, who cares. I never played ps1 games on my ps2 cause I still have my working ps1. And my ps2 is fine as well.

    If you're making a big deal of this, you're searching to find any excuse. Say the software library sucks, blu ray sucks, price sucks, shortage of systems suck. But who gives a fuck about some glitchy first generation systems.

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    they announced this would be a problem months ago, and its noting they cant fix

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    lol biase is funny.

    Propaganda is always a bad thing, understand this. At least in videogames.

    If the thing sucks, it'll speak for itself. We can complain about its incredible low numbered launch because we can experience it right now, but aside from that, no one has a clue how the PS3 plays yet but want to pass judgement on it. If the Wii did the same thing, people would let it slide. This is called being a fanboy. As a gamer, not a fanboy, I let the facts be the most important decider of things, not who I want to win the 'gen-war'.

    This is nothing. It's like complaining every PS3 came with bubble wrap already popped. It'll be fixed within 2 months of PS3's release and forgotten. It will also have no effect on it's sells. Stop making a big deal of nothing, it's kind of disgusting.

    EDIT: Saying "glitchy" first-gen systems is even going too far. Glitchy indicates that is has many glitches. If this is it, then it's one of the better console releases in the past 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRP

    This is nothing. It's like complaining every PS3 came with bubble wrap already popped.
    I can tell you right now! I'd be demanding one with unpopped bubble wrap or compensation!

    Sheesh - talk about taking it too far.

    Some people would consider popping their bubble wrap a greater insult than sleeping with his/her partner!

    /em clings to bubble wrap

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    everyone who thinks this is something huge/to laugh over is really .
    200 out of how many titles? if this is the only problem they face with their launch then they're very lucky.

    something like consoles overheating/breaking down would be a lot more catastrophic.


    This is nothing an update can't fix.


    I'm also not a fanboy.

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    Gotta Love all of ya Nintendo Fanboys/girls

    Laughing and commenting over a miniscule thing

    Let me ask you great Nintendo peeps

    You do realize that the Nintendo Wii can't play DVD's
    {Don't need the "I don't care if it can't play DVD, if I wanted to watch DVDs I would go buy a player"}

    It's funny that none of us who enjoy Sony merchandise/items, are bringing up miniscule thing and makeing them huge stories.

    Nintendo is so cheap that they can't give a DVD player ($20 extra) with there system or the fact that Nintendo itself has said that you have to wait till next year (generation) Wii to have the DVD player installed on it, and rebuy it LOL


    So yes all gaming companies have hiccups, just wait till end of 2007 and we will see who will be top/laughing the hardest


    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6157685.html

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=20729

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    Haha, this is so funny.

    "Hey you guys, stop making fun of my system. Btw, i'm going to make fun of your system".

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    Sorry Human Instinct

    It'the Pee-Wee Herman excuse

    "I know what you are, but what am I"

    Everytime I come onto to BG, and there is something wrong with Sony theres a thread created for it and ridiculed to the rafters for it and always end with OMFG I want Zelda.

    For me Zelda = retarded (yeah I said it)
    I never enjoyed it, tried to play windwaker and other titles but they weren't my cup of tea

    Not everyone has to know in every other thread that you are buying Zelda and Wii

    good your system is on the up and up, but just give it a rest

    Not asking to censor yourself, hell this is a free message board, but there can be some restraint on your part

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    It's called an extended warranty.. Buy one, enjoy your PS3 now, and when the next batch comes out smash your shit to pieces and go get one of those. Problem solved. I did the same thing with my XBOX 360 when the power cord glitch was found out, and with my PS2 when that massive disk read error problem occured. It's not an issue. And in any case, it's likely they'll just issue a patch for download that will fix it, not even a hardware problem.

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