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You may have noticed that there are lots of rumours flying about regarding next-gen consoles. No one knows definitely when Microsoft and Sony will unveil their successors to the current Xbox and PlayStation, but Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai has said that it will let Microsoft make the first move.
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Okay, that's what happened last time and that sure worked out great.
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Okay, that's what happened last time and that sure worked out great.


PS3 has sold more worldwide than the 360. I agree with you through it's a mistake for Sony to wait and respond what MS does. Besides that even though the PS3 has shipped more world wide units that doesn't mean it's winning.
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Okay, that's what happened last time and that sure worked out great.

I don't think it had as much to do with that as it did the insane price tag.

Granted I know it was a bluray player, and a far cheaper (and better) one than all the competing units, but still. The Playstation name carries a heavy gaming vibe, and having to pay an extra $200 to get essentially the same games is a steep price.

I'd bet anyone money that if the PS3 were the same exact price as the 360 at launch, it would have handily outsold Microsoft.
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I don't think it had as much to do with that as it did the insane price tag.

Granted I know it was a bluray player, and a far cheaper (and better) one than all the competing units, but still. The Playstation name carries a heavy gaming vibe, and having to pay an extra $200 to get essentially the same games is a steep price.

I'd bet anyone money that if the PS3 were the same exact price as the 360 at launch, it would have handily outsold Microsoft.

Besides the price the PS3 was launched a year after the 360.
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Perhaps they want to see how Microsoft is going to price their console first and try to match it. Sony might be afraid of jumping out of the gate at too high of a price-point. Let Microsoft test the pricing waters and match or best them this time around.
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In other news Microsoft is waiting for Sony to make the first move and there will therefore be no next gen consoles.

In all serious though how much can they really change in the short time between when the xbox is released until their ps3 is released?
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PS3 has sold more worldwide than the 360. I agree with you through it's a mistake for Sony to wait and respond what MS does. Besides that even though the PS3 has shipped more world wide units that doesn't mean it's winning.
The biggest mistake was the cell CPU and a huge price tag, not actually waiting.

Personally, I think this gen will be extremely underwhelming regardless. I was standing by the thought that this next gen would push PC gaming further, but I think it will take a huge step backwards. These devs can hardly make a proper PC port from modern consoles, whats going to happen when they are suddenly given decent specs with the next gen? I feel like more devs are just going to make console exclusives, or release more crap like GTA4 that hardly runs.
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In other news Microsoft is waiting for Sony to make the first move and there will therefore be no next gen consoles.

In all serious though how much can they really change in the short time between when the xbox is released until their ps3 is released?

Only thing would be price and taking another hit.
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Okay, that's what happened last time and that sure worked out great.

I don't think it had as much to do with that as it did the insane price tag.

Granted I know it was a bluray player, and a far cheaper (and better) one than all the competing units, but still. The Playstation name carries a heavy gaming vibe, and having to pay an extra $200 to get essentially the same games is a steep price.

I'd bet anyone money that if the PS3 were the same exact price as the 360 at launch, it would have handily outsold Microsoft.

Keep in mind that although having a Bluray player at the beginning may have raised costs a lot and hurt PS3 sales vs the Xbox 360. This move was also essential in helping Sony win the format war over HD-DVD and needs to be factored in from a business perspective. I doubt it will cost an extra $200 like the Playstation did last time, most likely both consoles will come with Bluray and some kind of built in memory (which were the main reasons for the higher priced PS3).
    
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