Why do you think Sony went from the huge leader in consoles to 3rd place? I couldn’t find anything like this on google so I thought I’d ask you guys.
Here’s my opinion.
First off I’m not a fanboy against playstation. I’ve been a playstation kid since I was 5 and now I’m 16. I grew up with the PS1 and PS2 and now thanks to the recent price drop I’m getting the PS3. They’ve been a part of my childhood and well beyond. But anyways, here’s why I think started it’s fall to 3rd.
-It came out a year later than the 360 because sony was working on Blu-Ray.
-That made developers frustrated and a lot of them went multi platform and Playstation lost a lot of exclusives.
-The console was too expensive at launch. The Blu-Ray drive simply was too far ahead of it’s time, which yanked up the price.
-By the time it was dropped to an affordable price, it was too late.
Sony should have never built in Blu-Ray. It hurt it in price and time. They should have made a blu-ray player add on for the PS3 and they should have saved built in blu-ray and blu-ray games for the PS4. Imagine if they decided to slap a dvd player in the ps1 instead. Playstation would have been dead before it started because dvd players were brand new and expensive at the time.
So to sum it up, Blu-Ray crippled the Playstation name in my opinion. What’s your opinion on the matter?