PS3 Retard Pack Completely Unupgradeable - No Wireless Controllers

Discussion in 'Games' started by greatdevourer, May 14, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2005
    #1
  2. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Location:
    Outback Australia
    #2
    Then don't buy it. Pay the extra few bucks for the premium pack. Did people seriously expect to get the same deal as the premium pack but for cheaper. Of course its not going to have all the same stuff. Thats why its cheaper.... Its a choice for those you dont need wireless controllers and chrome lettering.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    neocell

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Location:
    Great White North
    #3
    Yeah, but it's kind of silly not to have HDMI out when it has a BluRay drive. How are you supposed to get it to the HDTV?
    Or does it even have BluRay :confused:
     
  4. macrumors 68030

    BlizzardBomb

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Location:
    England
    #4
    So wait, your going to have one of the most powerful consoles yet, but on the low-end you can't even use HD? And then no wireless? Isn't Sony shooting themselves in foot?
     
  5. macrumors 68030

    ReanimationLP

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2005
    Location:
    On the moon.
    #5
    I LOVE how MS and Sony cant afford the chrome paint on their lower-end models, though I guess it also works for MS to distingush them, but Sony should be able to distingush the two from the lack of the HDMI and card slots.

    Thats gay about the Bluetooth ripped out of it, same for the WiFi. They really, really, crippled the 500 dollar model.

    I'm willing to bet that for every 1000 600 dollar models they make, they'll make 3 500 dollar ones. Whos with me?
     
  6. MRU
    macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #6
    FONY P$3 Only $499 get's you errrr nothing more than an undoubtably reduced for the holiday season $359 Xbox 360 Premium.....

    FONY are really crapping on its consumers and they need to learn that you DONT BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU.

    Hardly any games this generation will require BluRay capacity, so your paying for a device that you dont need, especially then when you cant even watch HD movies on it....

    There's a comedy sketch show in the UK called 'The Catherine Tate Show' wherein a couple of characters have a rather dept catchprase that seems perfectly useable in FONY's case... "The Dirty Robbing Bastar*s"....
     
  7. macrumors 68040

    takao

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2003
    Location:
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    #7
    that must be wrong information.. it would absolutely ridiculous to shell out 499 and then you can't even use wireless controller with the thing ?

    i haven't read it elsewhere but this would be crippling the 499 version even more
     
  8. MRU
    macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #8
    Thats more than likely why there is still 4 usb ports on the 499 version, to accommodate the controllers.

    At least with M$ if you bought the core you could always buy wireless pad.
     
  9. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    #9
  10. macrumors 68040

    takao

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2003
    Location:
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    #10
    yeah that's what i thought.. wit hthe 360 core package you can at least get a hd later, wireless controllers later but if it's true you can only upgrade the HD on the ps3 lower modell and you're stuck without the rest
     
  11. macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Darkplace Hospital
    #11
    Sounds like the past few weeks/months have been bad for Sony. Ubisoft and Hideo Kojima saying they're near to jumping ship, this backlash with the entire controller fiasco, the crippling "core" PS3 package.

    I remember somebody on here once saying about Sony "the only way for them is down". looks like he/she was right.
     
  12. macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Darkplace Hospital
    #12
  13. macrumors 68030

    .Andy

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2004
    Location:
    The Mergui Archipelago
    #13
    Is anyone at all coordinating the efforts at Sony any more? There was a time that I loved everything Sony and associated the brand with quality :(. It seems more and more like the PS3 was thrown together with gaming as the last priority.

    But I suppose it's best not to forget the massive market lead Sony has - they got there for a reason and no doubt they can exercise that dominance to make the PS3 successful.
     
  14. macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Location:
    A religiously oppressed state
    #14
    This whole BlueTooth thing... can't you just buy the D-Link USB adapter, plug it into a USB port and bam you now have BT.
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

    paddy

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2005
    Location:
    TN
    #15
    No of course people don't expect to get the same deal but the ability to upgrade should be an option. Its not the lack of wireless controllers thats bothering people its the lack of HDMI outand no wi-fi among other things. Seriously WTF?? My €129 DS has wi-fi!
     
  16. macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Darkplace Hospital
    #16
    Not only that, you can pick up bluetooth dongles in shops for £9.99, less at markets! A mate got one from just buying a 64mb USB flashdrive for a tenner.

    you know. I really pity those who will inevitably buy the core PS3 package. I mean in an I'll-pray-for-you kind of way :(
     
  17. macrumors 68040

    takao

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2003
    Location:
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    #17
    if the ps3 supports random pc bluetooth adopters .. which i doubt
     
  18. MRU
    macrumors demi-god

    MRU

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Location:
    Ireland
    #18
    Not a chance, just like the 360 doesnt support 3rd party wireless usb dongles.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

    coffey7

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2006
    #19
    try to find one

    what if there is a shortage and the prices are over $1000.Little billys mom will just buy a x360 for him at christmas time.I think it looks fine. I'm getting the higher end model. I just hope I can find one before 2007.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Mavimao

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Lyon, France
    #20
    Sony's incompetence is utterly shocking. The same company that managed to completely annihilate Sega, and shove Nintendo into a niche market has the audacity to make people pay 500 dollars for a version of their new console that is completely crippled to the point that it is un-upgradeable.

    I keep shaking my head.

    I think Sony's about to learn a very, very hard lesson: Your name brand doesn't mean **** in the end - You're just as receptive to changes in the market like everyone else.
     
  21. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2005
    #21
    A few bucks?!?! It's $100!
     
  22. macrumors 68020

    DavidLeblond

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    #22
    ... so GT was playing on a dev box? Thats not surprising, the Wii demos were all playing on dev boxes as well.
     
  23. macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Darkplace Hospital
    #23
    ... They were? The demo stations showed Wii's, all turned on too. at least looking at the photos from the demo floor.
     
  24. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    #24
    Hmm, I didn't hear that the Wii's were too. I think the problem with Sony doing it is the serious lack of developer optimism regarding the PS3. Nintendo are really trying for something great - I love the built in speaker in the remote! So yeah, we'll have to wait and see but the new 6 months are going to be crazy!
     
  25. macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    #25
    I doubt it has drivers for that.
     

Share This Page