PlayStation 3 Development Process
It has been long since the first gaming console was introduced and through the years, several gaming consoles had been designed to cater the gamer’s interests. Some of them are Super Famicon, Sega Console, Gameboy, PS1 which have perked up the interests of many people. And now, the introduction of one of the latest gadgets in the gaming industry just made quite a great impact in the whole planet.
Back in May 16, 2005, Sony officially released the much-awaited PS3 the first time at the E3 conference and demonstrated the console’s specifications through sample games such as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and a sample video footage of Final Fantasy VII, using the latest graphics available.
The first product has the specification of as follows: HDMI ports, three Ethernet ports and six USB ports though this was changed a year later to just one HDMI port, one Ethernet port and four USB ports to minimize cost. It was initially introduced in Japan last November 11, 2006 and then in North America that same year.
These are the 20 GB and 60 GB model costing around $499. It includes an HDMI port, Wi-Fi internet, flash card readers and a chrome trim with the brand logo coated in silver and over 81,639 PS3 consoles were sold within that same day it was introduced.
Sadly, due to some unforeseen events, the global launch was delayed until March that is why Sony advised their clients about the refund eligibility for prepaid orders. On the other hand, they can still push through their pre-orders. Though this is not a good start for Sony’s newest product, Sony was still confident about the console’s capability to gain the favor of clients. Aside from these mishaps, PS3 also received unfavorable reviews in terms of games and the prices. This resulted in an unfavorable marketing position against its console counterparts namely the XBOX and the Wii wherein, both systems have a more economical price, complimented by various games with quality. Also, some even said that it was not compatible and developers find it difficult to program. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick also mentioned that Nintendo’s XBOX and Wii are doing great in terms of sales rate. However, despite all these negative feedbacks from around the globe, there are still some who believe in the capability of the PS3 and what it CAN do rather than what has happened in the past. The fact remains unchanged that PS3 has reamarkable quality as expected by gamers and through time, there would be also great games to be released. Even so, there are a lot who believe that the PS3 is one of the must have gadgets of this time despite the limited availability of good games. In the end, Sony still developed newer series of PS3 to backup the falling sales of their first product. The new product is called the PS3 slim which has received more favorable reviews compared to it’s predecessor, the same with an increase in sales in less than a day after it was first released. Due to the low-power consuming system plus a reasonable price, clients and gamers find PS3 more efficient now to their gaming needs and the only negative thing about it is its “ugly” appearance, comparing it to the more well-suited appearance of the actual PS3. Overall, the repackaging of the PS3 proves to be one great countermeasure by Sony and if things continue to go well with it, then Sony should be able to gain back their lost revenue with the prior model. Great computer electronics are here and software resources for good software products.