We expect a horde of big announcements at this year's Tokyo Game Show, but of all the huge reveals we're hoping for, most of you think Polyphony and Sony will give us the news that Gran Turismo 5 will launch before 2009 is out.

We have to agree, simply because we've had all sorts of evidence that semi-proves a 2009 release. If it does launch in time for the holidays, this would provide a huge boost for Sony and the freshly released PS3 Slim. We're already getting Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – which ought to really boost hardware sales all on its own – but if you toss GT5 into the mix, and factor in a few other exclusives, like Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time and Demon's Souls , Sony should have the definite edge. We'd also like to assume that gamers will look down the road into 2010 and see all the other exclusives on tap, which could translate to high hardware sales. Who wouldn't want a PS3 as a holiday gift (provided they didn't already have one)? But this leads us to this week's question: what about the PS3 will be considered most appealing by the typical consumer over the next few months? Remember, while we always like to say, "it's all about the games," there are always other factors to consider.

With Blu-Ray taking a prominent position in the home entertainment marketplace, one could make a definite argument for the built-in Blu-Ray capability and in the same vein, that free PlayStation Network is always a bonus (say "free" to a consumer and that's sometimes enough). But, maybe you're still going with the available – and future – software, or the obvious; the recent price drop. Vote now!

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jlch777
jlch777
11 years ago

GT5 2009 GOTY!!!

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
11 years ago

I have to go for 'the games…duh' option. But I think your question is asking, taking into consideration the above article, what besides games is important; in that case I choose 'the free network.' Above all, this is a gaming machine, and what else would gamers want besides great games and free online play?! ALL HAIL SONY!!!!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

OMG I can get one now! (as if they couldn't before -_-)

Yeah it's the price, for normal gamers who not nothing beyond THAT'S L33T!

Anyway GT5's gonna rape (the wind!) ok ok I tried…

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

What date is TGS again?

Ricochet
Ricochet
11 years ago

Just hope the fix the "freeze" issues in firmware 3.0. Thanks to that I am unable to get platinum in Batman: AA.

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

It's obviously the price drop that will be most enticing for consumers. All of the other models already had the other option. The only new thing is the new price.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

If GT5 doesn't release within 2009…Sony just missed their chance. Then again there is Polyphony saying that they can release it at any time they want to…there's always room for improvement. Which I sort of appreciate…just tells me how they don't want to be lazy and stuff by leaving everything to DLC. They actually want this game to deliver the first day the player plays it.

And as we all know…there's a not a single Gran Turismo that has failed in doing so.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

You guys used the wrong "its" in the poll.

I'm torn between "the price" and "the games", but I think I lean toward "the price". Sony's always had a great selection of quality games, but few real system-sellers on the order of Halo or Mario; even this year's great exclusives aren't real system-sellers, though the combined exclusives to date may be enough to hook some people. I think the price cut will drive more sales than desire for specific games.

However, if GT5 and FFXIII both release this year….

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
11 years ago

Very observant, but surely you understand what they mean.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

Just giving them the chance to correct it. Better right than not.

p.s. I know those are sentence fragments (or rather the verb is implied).


Last edited by Fane1024 on 9/8/2009 4:40:27 AM

Jackyl
Jackyl
11 years ago

I'm more a fan of the better power efficiency.

I'd trade mine in if it wasn't for the advantage that my fat PS3 has BC.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

The price will get people to buy, the games will get them to stay loyal.

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

You're completely wrong Ben, do you even know what the hell you're talking about? I have a PS3 …and I would sooo want another one for xmas >.>

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Tokyo Game Show, Tokyo Game Show.. here we cooooome, oahh oh oh.

GT5 info plzzz.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

I gave myself a thumbs down to go with the flow ^_^

C'mon guys join in.

OPHIDIAN
OPHIDIAN
11 years ago

Consider it done my friend!

Ehem…I think I deserve a little gratitude, a simple thank you will suffice.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

There ya go, now thumb me up for being so nice 🙂

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Hah thanks guys!

& World, thumbs down coming your way.

___________
___________
11 years ago

who wouldent want a ps3 as a gift, even if you already have 10 of them.
i would just sell it on ebay for 600 bucks, im going on holidays in 2 weeks time so i need all the cashola i can get.
but i doubt GT5 will be out this year, all the signs are pointing to a december release date if not sooner but what can i say sony love delaying their games.
i want it to release 2 weeks or so after forza 3 so they can be thrown into the ring and lets get ready to rumble,but i doubt it will happen
but my pridiction for the biggest TGS announcement is syphon filter 5.
please o please let me be wright i need that game so badly.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Hm, that's a hard one. See if you take out each of those features and then look at em individually, they really don't stand out that great by themselves, it's the whole PS3 package together that makes it sooo apealling. But if we're talking about, what makes the ps3 so appealing to customers, atm, the main thing for people is probably price. next up would be blu-ray, then software, then network, then reliability (as we can tell the consumers don't give a crap about reliability. I'm looking at you 360)

Jalex
Jalex
11 years ago

The new price has finally put the PS3 in the same area as the Wii and 360, in the 'average consumer's mind.
Before the price drop, most people wouldn't even consider the PS3, solely due to it's price being considerably higher than the other consoles. But now that the playing field is level, consumers will actually ask questions about software and specifications.
And while software is a matter of preference (in many cases the deciding factor, and rightly so), I find it hard to believe that more than a minority of people would take into account all the factors of both the PS3 and 360 (we'll leave the Wii out of it for now), and declare the 360 superior.


Last edited by Jalex on 9/7/2009 3:58:04 AM

Slimcere
Slimcere
11 years ago

Yet again another hint as to a 2009 release date the reason this site may be believed is because the accuracy of the release dates of the other titles advertised.Again its all speculation

http://fr.babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jeuxvideo.com%2Fcommentaires%2F9-0-36972-1-0-1-0-0.htm&lp=fr_en&btnTrUrl=Traduire

BIG_E
BIG_E
11 years ago

I think the video in this link is a fare expression for the love for GT5.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=ED9441CFC963F147&index=2

LiquidSun
LiquidSun
11 years ago

GT5 is definately gonna be a kick ass game
probably another 10.0 rating game