Next up on our three-hour tour (well, more like four and a half or so…) is Sony. Unlike Microsoft, which I watched later, I saw this one firsthand as it happened live on Spike. Or was it G4? Well, somewhere.
Delving back into the full-disclosure bit: I do not own a Sony PlayStation 3. I have every other model of PlayStation prior, and I have friends and family who have it, but I never made the jump. Nothing against the system itself, but $599 U.S. dollars was a bit off-putting at the outset, and removing the backwards compatibility with the PlayStation 2 did no favors (if I’m not mistaken, it was actually around this point that we actually got our PS2 Slim).
Even after the price drop, between the Xbox 360 and Wii (and handhelds, and iPhone), there just wasn’t enough going on there to justify the purchase. From all my experiences, it’s a fine machine with some great games I would not mind playing; it’s just nothing that ever happened. Maybe if the PlayStation 4 doesn’t play PS3 games and costs the better part of a grand, we’ll look at getting one then.
Oh, and the Vita? Don’t have one of those, either. I’ve tried some demos, and it’s a very nice handheld (and playing ModNation Racers was more comfortable to me than Mario Kart 7, but there just isn’t enough there right now for me to take the plunge.
So, there we are. I like Sony well enough, but at the moment, I don’t own either of their active platforms. Will this year’s press conference reveal something that will turn the tide? Will I finally break?
Let’s find out!