For those of you that have followed my non-sense in the past you’ve known me to identify the PS3 as a Blu-ray player versus a gaming console. Before the fanboys go nuts, I will concede that the PS3 exclusive games like Uncharted, Resistance, Killzone, and Heavy Rain are some of the best games I’ve ever played, but for the most part my PS3 is used as a Blu-ray device. Finally, the Nielsen Company has proved my point with a recent survey they’ve conducted in regards to why people would by a PS3.
With 65% of the vote, Blu-ray player was the top choice by 700 PS3-less respondents, ages 7-54, when they listed the top five reasons why they would buy a PS3. So there, I’m right as usual. Let the fanboy bashing begin! Hell, don’t blame me. Sony has embraced this idea that their Blu-ray capabilities are #1 among buyers with their recent “It Only Does Everything” ad campaign.
It’s not a bad thing that the PS3 is mainly viewed as a multimedia device versus a gaming console. The PS3 truly is a fine piece of hardware. Compared to the Xbox 360 it is much quieter, has more features like built-in wireless and Bluetooth, and the visuals for their first-party games are truly masterful. It just doesn’t own the gaming scene like the 360 does. I think it’s safe to say that the majority of gamers that own both systems will purchase multi-console titles for the Xbox 360 versus the PS3.
I will admit the “It Only Does Campaign” that Sony has implemented to push more PS3’s is very well done. Check out one of their commercials below. It’s pretty funny, or I’m just a complete loser. I love the line about how WWI was started by the Internet. You’ve been labeled as a Blu-ray player…
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