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    PS3 is most pre-ordered console

    Online retailer Play.com is taking six times more pre-orders than Xbox 360 - and 15 times more than the Nintendo Wii.

    That's according to the head of PLAY - ker-ching!

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=22810

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    Really? I am surprised.

    Last time I checked BD sales were abysmal, that was quite a while after the release of the PS3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veles View Post
    Really? I am surprised.
    That's what they say. I don't know what to believe any more when figures are mentioned. Could be true, could not be.

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    i would seriously doubt it. unless they stopped taking pre-orders for the 360 a lot sooner than they have for the PS3, skewing the numbers nicely
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    Hehe.

    Keep it up chaps.

    I reckon Sony have like, paid the man who owns Play, like a million bazillion dollars to pretend it, innit? Cuz like, thats why this website is sayin what it is sayin, ya get me cuz? Safe bro.

    And like, you know how BluRay is sayin it is outsellin HD-DVD by 2:1 well I reckon, like, that the man who invented BluRay is like, best mates with the sister of the man who owns Sony. So like, he's got his sister to tell everyone to pretend and like, the HD-DVD aint gettin its props becuz of this lies innit.

    You heard it here first.
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    so then Stewart. why do YOU think its taken 6 times as many pre-orders as the 360? do you think thats a reasonable amount of difference?
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    I don't know if its true, I don't care if its true.

    Don't mind me, I'm just generating my own amusement from other peoples reactions to any positive PS3 news.

    Tiny things, tiny minds and all that.

    Its got no games and Sony are evil anyway. I can read.

    Keep fighting the good fight people.

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    Proofs in the pudding

    Lets see when/if the sellout occurs

    Wii sold out pretty damn quick, as did 360

    Has any retailer stopped taking orders for PS3 yet???????

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    oh it will sell out quick, thats not in doubt.

    its weather or not after the initial rush if they continue to sell fast. or weather we get a scenario like the states where people who have bought multiple PS3's to sell at profit end up making a loss because you can walk just walk into a store and get one no trouble
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    I wonder why there is so much Sony hate around, when Microsoft have always been the big bad guy in the computer industry.

    There's a lot more to hate Microsoft for then Sony!

    I also laugh at Nintendo fanboys screaming about innovation and originality. Why then are you still playing games of Mario, Zelda, Metroid etc... You say PS3 has no games. That's true now, but there are some good ones coming. Name me 3 titles for the Wii that are coming out that are must buys?

    The 360 has some appeal. Gears looks quite good. I'd need to play it to make a judgement though. Halo I found boring, tedious and repetitive. Online is something I care little for because it's full of arseholes. The whole Live thing though does look nice.

    I'm going for the PS3 based on what I know is coming (titles that WON'T switch). MGS4, GT5, F1 games and Ace Combat are all titles I am really looking forward to. The only other games that are coming that I have an interest in are Crysis (PC), C&C 3 (PC) and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (PC). If the PS3 is going to die, as long as those games come out, I'll be happy.

    Also, I visit a PS3 specific forum quite often for news and such, and there are quite a lot of people pre-ordering up to and exceeding 4 consoles, purely to sell on ebay. That said, there's an equal number of people telling them that they won't be able to sell them and make a profit (£650 for a PS3 anyone???).

    And I want Blu-Ray to win the war. Nothing to do with Sony, I just prefer its capabilities (higher capacity and I like the Java idea) over HD-DVD, which has always looked to me as a cop-out.

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    Hmm well if this is true Sony should be getting back some of their loss pretty soon.

    Let's just hope it's people pre-ordering to sell...that would teach them

    By them I mean the people who are buying to sell and then making the assumption they wouldn't sell. I'll shut up now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart View Post
    I reckon Sony have like, paid the man who owns Play, like a million bazillion dollars to pretend it, innit? Cuz like, thats why this website is sayin what it is sayin, ya get me cuz? Safe bro.

    And like, you know how BluRay is sayin it is outsellin HD-DVD by 2:1 well I reckon, like, that the man who invented BluRay is like, best mates with the sister of the man who owns Sony. So like, he's got his sister to tell everyone to pretend and like, the HD-DVD aint gettin its props becuz of this lies innit.

    You heard it here first.
    You really have got such a chip on your shoulder about ANY negative comments about the PS3 haven't you?

    The forum title is: Sony Gaming Here's the place where you can discuss and catch up on the latest news for everything to do with Sony's PSP, PS2, and PS3 ** Mature Discussion only - no Flaming*

    If people can't even post valid, mature comments without you reacting like that, seriously whats the point in even having the 3 different forums you wanted setup because of "360 fanboyism"?

    Anyway... I can believe they have 6 times the preorders, it is the Playstation 3, whether people will actually have the £500+ in their accounts to pay for the astronomicaly priced launch bundles is another matter entirely.
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    Ask yourself this - who leads the console market and has done so for a few years?

    That's perspective.

    We ought to be able to debate the merits of anything - sure Sony has had a lot of negative press of late but who's blinking fault is that? If MS had done the same we'd be talking about them in a 'negative' way. Feel me bro? You not working for the man now Stew' are ya?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Scott View Post
    You really have got such a chip on your shoulder about ANY negative comments about the PS3 haven't you?

    The forum title is: Sony Gaming Here's the place where you can discuss and catch up on the latest news for everything to do with Sony's PSP, PS2, and PS3 ** Mature Discussion only - no Flaming*

    If people can't even post valid, mature comments without you reacting like that, seriously whats the point in even having the 3 different forums you wanted setup because of "360 fanboyism"?

    Anyway... I can believe they have 6 times the preorders, it is the Playstation 3, whether people will actually have the £500+ in their accounts to pay for the astronomicaly priced launch bundles is another matter entirely.
    ya don't get me bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    Ask yourself this - who leads the console market and has done so for a few years?
    Exactly my man. Mind you, depends exactly how you look at it. Nintendo lead the market for quality of game, always have done, always will do. The all conquering Sony lead the way for most other things (&#163;&#163;&#163; ), Microsoft are at the top of the online gaming tree.

    Feel me bro?
    Very much so.

    And just for the Tom - sorry the Tom, I wasn't having a go, and I haven't got any potato products on my shoulder, as I said, I just find it amusing the way people react to any news that could be considered positive regarding the PS3. Its like, some sort of console insecurity.

    Honestly, I'm not messing about, I am observing reality as it happens. This is a genuine phenomenon, and one which I am interested in. Its a social observation. Something to do with tribes and a need to belong.

    ya get me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Shark View Post
    I wonder why there is so much Sony hate around, when Microsoft have always been the big bad guy in the computer industry.
    over-promise and under-deliver

    it pisses off consumers no end

    do i believe the story? absolutely. ps3 preorders have been going on for donkey's years, and in the UK, playstation rules supreme

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