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    News - Sony PlayStation 3 has sold 70 million in six years

    Despite late launch and initial high prices the console has endured.
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    Re: News - Sony PlayStation 3 has sold 70 million in six years

    Bluray has kept it alive IMO, I don't know any of my mates that game on it over the PC anymore. I keep it as it's a pretty decent bluray player.

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    Re: News - Sony PlayStation 3 has sold 70 million in six years

    I have all 3 consoles in the house, I use the PS3, the online gaming content is free to play, blu ray and graphics are good - when I purchased it, it had built in wifi and rechargeable controllers which the xbox never had (you could buy battery packs @ around £11 each and wireless G dongle was £50 iirc).

    So the PS3 had the higher initial purchase price but blu ray and more features, but thanks to Microsofts unique way of establishing prices for it's accessories and subscription gaming online - the xbox is now something I use very occasionally.

    DLC that you had to pay for killed most console gaming for me - because the price was too high, the content always felt like something that should of been included anyway and I come from an age where DLC on the PC used to come free (and you'd get more for zero cost).

    Overall - consoles have been milked dry and beyond in terms of over-priced accessories, subscriptions, overpriced and over-hyped DLC that make these a roling cashcow for the length of use in owenership.

    The next wave of consoles had better be more consumer friendly beyond buying the unit and the games.

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    Re: News - Sony PlayStation 3 has sold 70 million in six years

    I share the above sentiments, even though I play on my Wii more than PS3 (which is most of the time a Blu-Ray player). I can fire up MarioKart and play online whenever I want. If I don't play a PS3 game for couple of months I have to wait an hour for everything to update. Mate of mine has the same problem with his 360. I don't bother with DLC.

    I hope Valve spurs a renaissance in the way we do gaming on consoles.
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    Re: News - Sony PlayStation 3 has sold 70 million in six years

    I too have a PS3 for just Bluray movies. The Xbox only gets used for Forza and i no longer bother with Cod! I went back to PC gaming about 16 months ago.

    Next gen consoles can't come any quicker!

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    Re: News - Sony PlayStation 3 has sold 70 million in six years

    Im 1 of 70 million user of PS3

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