Monday, March 22, 2010

Playstation 3

Last Monday it would have been a no brainer, I'm buying a Playstation 3. Today it isn't so easy.

I know I'm fickle when it comes to gaming, especially console gaming. I have an extremely short attention span when it comes to sitting in front of my TV. I have the extra cash to go buy the PS3 right now. I was looking at the game lists and there are a few games I would like to play, namely Final Fantasy 13. The problem is I'm currently happy with my gaming situation.

I'm enjoying Pokemon and I was looking forward to playing some World of Warcraft tonight because my Warlock is getting higher level dungeons he hasn't done before. I've been watching Battlestar Gallactica while doing both of these and it seems that if I bought a PS3 it would turn into a paper weight faster than... well an actual paper weight.

It would still be a Blu-Ray player though which I'm sure would get use. Granted we don't own any Blu-Ray movies but it seems like now is the time to make the transistion to Blu-Ray.

I honestly don't know what I'm going to do. I think when I got for my lunch break is when I'll figure it out. If I go south on the Freeway then I'm going to Best Buy, if I go any other direction then it's no Playstation for atleast today.


  1. I went to Best Buy, walked around, looked at the games. Then I went to find the PS3 consoles to see if I really wanted one, I figured if I picked one up and walked the store with it I would end up just buying it.

    The thing is Best Buy was sold out of PS3's. They had NONE. They had a sign out saying they were sold out. However there were some 15 XBOX 360s next to it.

    I ended up just leaving. I know other stores near by probably have PS3s but I don't want it that bad.

  2. 4 Gamestops, 2 Bestbuys, 1 Target, 1 Toys R Us, 1 Sears no PS3.

    This is interesting, about 2 months ago they were just piled up at Best Buy now you simply can't find them.

  3. Wow, that is interesting. Have you thought about buying a 360 instead? Especially if you are primarily in it for FFXIII. It is a multi-console release that is on the 360 as well.

    I love my 360 to death. I use it every day for media-streaming, netflix instant queue, gaming news, and games. Between all those things I am guaranteed to turn on the 360 at least once per day. I know a lot of people who complain about using the netflix disc on the PS3 and who hate using Playstation Home. Just my 2 cents to throw your way.

    A lot depends on which games you like. I think the 360 exclusive line up is better than the PS3's. But, I am a FPS fan which is something the 360 tends to do better when it comes to exclusives. Halo, Gears of War, and Mass Effect are all series you can only find on Xbox.

    After re-reading my post I sound like a total 360 fanboy, which I'm not. If I had the cash I would spring for a PS3 too, but I don't at the moment. I just wanted to give you the other side of the coin to look at. Most games today are cross-platform so a lot depends on what your friends own and the peer pressure around you.

    Good luck in your console search!

  4. Don't worry, it was a hard decission for awhile but not so much anymore. I have always been a Sony fanboy but the XBox has some killer titles. The thing is I am not a huge FPS fan and the best game on XBox in my opinion is Halo.

    PS3 is a Blu-Ray Player and has God of War and FF13, though XBox has FF too. The other factor is you get a beta invite to FF14 if you buy FF13 for the PS3. As someone who doesn't console game very much the PS3 would get more use simply because it is also Blu-Ray.

    I did some searching on the Web and it seems that in January Sony announced that there would be PS3 shortages for a few months due to high demand. I personally feel they are intentionally releasing less units to give the appearance of demand, but it doesn't matter.