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The results are in! PS3 fans vote hardware


It's been almost two weeks since we first polled our readers on what exactly makes them all warm and fuzzy inside for the PlayStation 3. When surveyed with the question "What will excite you the most about the PlayStation 3," gamers were quick to vote and say a piece of their mind.

It's no surprise that the heavyweight hardware ranked up the most with about a thousand votes in all. The two runner-ups were pretty close, those being the games and free online multiplayer to enjoy them on. But it was pretty surprising to see the Blu-ray option take fourth place. Does this mean the "cheap Blu-ray solution" will be just another fancy add-on for gamers (who just want to get their hands on the games)? Of course as a medium it provides a subtle, yet important impact in itself.

Some people left great comments to fill in for "other" options, so don't forget to check it out and see for yourself. We're always open to ideas or suggestions, so if you have a hankering to poll the fans on something, let us know! Send us an idea for a great survey and we might just run it here on PS3 Fanboy.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

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1. This is just sad.. Hardware and graphics mean nothing unless there are good titles with good gameplay that back them up. Good games are the backbone of success for any console. It's why the PS2 sold so many consoles and dominated the market despite being the weakest of all three of present-gen consoles.

I believe that the PS3 will still make an offering with the same types of high-quality titles that we loved on the PS2, but just seeing that this fanbase is concerned more with the graphical power rather than the content of a game or console is just disappointing. Oh where have all the good gamers gone?

Posted at 7:01PM on Apr 10th 2006 by Silver R. Wolfe

2. Yeah, but good graphics really helps a game.

Posted at 8:20PM on Apr 10th 2006 by CrAzY American12

3. you the one who said "This is just sad.. Hardware and graphics mean nothing unless there are good titles with good gameplay that back them up. Good games are the backbone of success for any console."

You are the smartest PS3 fanboy here, yet it brothers me. I want to know if your belief is true why are not a revfanboy or even interested in the revolution because the revolution is where you will truly see some good ,original and fun games.

Posted at 9:40PM on Apr 10th 2006 by PS hater

4. To Silver R. Wolfe

All of the "good" gamers have switched to Xbox.

Playstation?...more like.....GAYstation!!!

Posted at 11:09PM on Apr 10th 2006 by kev

5. To Kev

You seem like an annoying guy.

I think the online will be an interesting alternative to the 12 year olds on live who seemingly love to allude to the other players sexuality. Of courses it might just be just as bad and poorly done. Although when I played playstation it was mostly for single player titles except for resident evil our break that was a fun online one.

Posted at 11:41PM on Apr 10th 2006 by Prize Fighter Inferno

6. Yes "ALL THE GOOD GAME" like HALO and halo2 and h.a....? and well crap guess there is nothing on the xbox and 360 damn kev guess XBOX really should be called XSUXS is better then

Posted at 12:45AM on Apr 11th 2006 by cAGE IS GAAAY

7. "Yes "ALL THE GOOD GAME" like HALO and halo2 and h.a....? and well crap guess there is nothing on the xbox and 360 damn kev guess XBOX really should be called XSUXS is better then"

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!!!

Posted at 1:49AM on Apr 11th 2006 by Erick

8. @ #2

I have yet to see what the Revolution is capable of. The titles under Sony's disposal are already proven and most likely will continue to be. Katamari Damacy anyone? Guitar Hero?

Not to say that I'm not waiting excitedly for the Revolution, but I would probably hold off to see how it takes first. Just because it has the option of the 3-D controller, doesn't mean that all the titles will support it very well or make the best use of it.

Posted at 3:51AM on Apr 11th 2006 by Silver R. Wolfe

9. Yes "ALL THE GOOD GAME" like HALO and halo2 and h.a....? and well crap guess there is nothing on the xbox and 360 damn kev guess XBOX really should be called XSUXS is better then

And KOTOR, KOTOR2, Ninja Gaiden, Riddick, Jade Empire, Armed and Dangerous, Half Life 2, and Fable.

You Sony Fanboys are pathetic. Your all pining for the next Rachet and Clank or Jak game but don't respect more mature games on the more mature system. Hold your breath for 10 minutes and get back to me.

Posted at 8:16AM on Apr 11th 2006 by Eyecandy

10. It's all about the Hardware ... and storage and online play. The main thing is being able to handle the high performance graphics on the disks. Couple that with a larger storage area (i.e. more place to retrieve the graphics information). Then add a nice online environment and you have a winner.

It's about a 98% guarantee that you can put a better looking/reactionary/playing experience game on a 50GB disk vs. a 9GB disk. Whether its called Bluray or FVD, or SDVD, or HDDVD, more space is always better. A cell processor natively can handle more than a 3 core processor. XDRAM is faster than DDR3RAM.

The XBOX outperformed the PS2 thats why I bought it. The PS3 will outperform the XBOX 360 and thats why I will buy it.

Posted at 8:23AM on Apr 11th 2006 by Bishop

11. "And KOTOR, KOTOR2, Ninja Gaiden, Riddick, Jade Empire, Armed and Dangerous, Half Life 2, and Fable."

...and thats it!

i can write paragraphs of just the names of the high quality games the PS2 had. and please. more mature system? since when did systems get mature? its the GAMERS who should be looked at, not the system.

anyways back to topic.

I chose the games, because the PS3 will have the games i want to play. its just that simple.

Posted at 9:37AM on Apr 11th 2006 by Antec

12. "This is just sad.. Hardware and graphics mean nothing unless there are good titles with good gameplay that back them up. Good games are the backbone of success for any console."

Jepp this is true. But good hardware lais the fundation for good games. With more power you can make bigger games, with more power you can make smarter games, with more power you can make more interactive games.

You are ignorant if you belive that the power of a console has nothing to do with gameplay. The cell processor is much more powerfull than the competition and its also more scalable. This means developers have the tools they need to make better AI(smarter enemies or friends or neutrals), more interactive enviroments(as in destructable enviroments like houses, bridges,walls,veichles and so on), better ragdolls and anything really.

I think you are confusing the power of the GPU wich is used to make more shiny enviroments and the power of the CPU wich is used to make calculations for everything that you dont see directly.

I love the Revo approach to the controls. And i hope Sony copies the controller if its good. Im getting a Revo just for the controller. The PS3 will have mouse and keyboard and this is a great selling point for me just like the revmote for the Rev.

The 360 has nothing, it is not the most powerful console, it does not have the best games, it has limitations on the controlers(just the gamepad). All of these reasons sum up to make the 360 a waste of money because there are better alternatives in every category the 360 wants to compete in.

Posted at 9:37AM on Apr 11th 2006 by Fan

13. Fan, some of these things may be true, or they may not.

There is one fact that you can not deny when it comes to consoles: I am playing my Xbox360 right now. I will be playing my Xbox360 next month, and for the next 7 months. I will be playing great games like oblivion, ghostrecon, battlefield2 and numerous others. All of these games look and play as well as they do on a PC that costs 2-4 times as much.

I would like to talk more about this, but I have to go play some more games. Have fun talking about your PS3.

Posted at 10:22AM on Apr 11th 2006 by bigger fan

14. All of the things I said are true. But yes you are right bigger fan. The only advantage that the 360 has is that its out. I am happy to wait though.

Posted at 10:33AM on Apr 11th 2006 by Fan

15. "I would like to talk more about this, but I have to go play some more games. Have fun talking about your PS3."

That's what all Xbugs say when they are uncovered. In reality, what the hell are they doing on a PS3 fan site when the 360 is out already? Oh yeah, it burned. Too bad :( But try some Johnson's shampoo 360 fanboys, maybe then tears won't come out anymore.

Anyway, "The good games have switched to Xbox 360". Yeah, that's why Xbox 360 is ravaging Japan... oh wait. Furthermore, GRAW and Oblivion is the same crap you got last generation, except with better graphics... so no, "the good games" haven't switched.

It's sad that the poll won on the "hardware" side, since even when hardware makes the games, the games also make the hardware. I will give all these voters the benefit of the doubt, and assume they were thinking the good games are a given.

At least our console won't be flooded with First Person games, a few car games, and nothing else.

Posted at 10:35AM on Apr 11th 2006 by boots (former bd)

16. @ #12

I'm not saying that it isn't good hardware isn't good, but the games need to take advantage of the hardware to actually be something worthwhile. Also, I bet most people checked that box just because it said the word graphics in it. With games as mainstream as they are, the appearance of it means more and more.

Why do you think that Mac OSX and Vista sport spiffy graphically re-designed UI when their older versions would've worked just fine. It's because you need to attract people in by how it looks. The mainstream audience, a huge percentage of gamers, care so much about graphics.

I do agree with you about the Cell, it is one of the things that have me excited as well. Routing different processes through individual 'cells'. But once again, I re-state, the developers and the titles are gonna have to actually incorporate these advantages to create good games to thrive in this market. You can have the greatest hardware in the world, but if you don't make anything out of it, it's no good.

Posted at 10:40AM on Apr 11th 2006 by Silver R. Wolfe

17. Armored Core, Metal Gear Solid, Devil May Cry, Grad Theft Auto, Man Hunt, Silent Hill 1,2,and 3, MegaMan Legends (1 and 2). True some of these have been ported over to Xbox now, but these were some of the games I enjoyed on my Playstation. Never really did enjoy games like jak and daxter. Anyways I own an Xbox and enjoy it too, but nothing really makes the Xbox 360 a have to have system yet. (Oblivion is close but I think I would rather get a new Computer.)

Posted at 11:49AM on Apr 11th 2006 by Prize Fighter Inferno

18. the reason most of the people put graphics is because that is where the previous/current gen system fell short. We all know, xbots included that the system is going to have great games, and not just fps and racing, but overall great games. Everything else is icing on the cake.. blu-ray, free online, the cell, the controller. We want not only good graphics, but the best for all next gen systems. Get with the program

Posted at 11:57AM on Apr 11th 2006 by makatak

19. Bishop, So you bring up the storage aspect in comparing the XBox 360 and the PS3. And I agree with you that a 50 gig of storage in comparison to 9 gig should make for a much better game. But its about a 98% guarantee that a game that holds four times as much content is going to cost game companies an whole lot more to produce, and if it costs them a whole lot more to produce who do you think they are going to pass that cost on to? Do you think they are just going to eat those costs, they are going to pass them on to us as gamers. I love playing video games, but I am not sure I can get the OK to buy to many $200 to $240 video games.

Posted at 1:51PM on Apr 11th 2006 by Jim N

20. all of you are idiots everything you say either makes no sense or is just about how power will make good games.

Yes you are correct that power makes good games but without the ability to control the power the games will turn out crappy or with to much power comes system problems which means you will probably not be able to even play the games cause your system keeps breaking down. PS3 is one of those systems that has a high possibility of system errors, why, because it has to much useless technology that a majority of people really don't care about.

Really if you go up to any one on the street and I ask them do you know what bluray is? The will probably say no.

Posted at 4:34PM on Apr 11th 2006 by PS hater

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