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TheObserver  +   821d ago
Sony is doomed. You guys know the drill: Hide yo kids, hide yo wife.
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schlanz  +   821d ago
pretty good article, actually, all pretty valid concerns overall.

the only one I can kind of object to is the one about not having any big games for the holidays. All Stars Battle Royale should be plenty big.. and there is so much competition from 3rd parties this holiday I'm not surprised they would hold off some of their releases for later on.
Someonerandom  +   821d ago
Sorry if I go off topic but this has to be said:

I post a comment about the recent flood of doom articles and I get marked for trolling.
Some of you here are really pathetic.
It's no wonder this place gets bashed so much.

Now go ahead and downvote me and mark me for trolling again, you'll only prove just how right I am...
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PersonMan  +   821d ago
Excuse me while I get back to playing great games on my PlayStation 3.

If Sony tanks right now, my PS3 will not break and I'll still be able to play all my games (offline of course... then again, I don't really play online anymore).
Neko_Mega  +   821d ago
Just another person talking about doom for Sony, even if Sony is doing good.
cyclonus007  +   821d ago
Isn't Sony #1 in worldwide hardware sales this year to date? By a lot?

I kinda see their strategy. They are more worried about losing to MS now than Nintendo. They aren't worried about the EU region. They know they will take a hit in Japan because of the WiiU release but that still keeps them ahead of MS. With NA, the WiiU will be taking hardware sales from Sony & MS.

I think MS winds up in second this year even with Halo 4 coming out.
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OooHJohnny  +   821d ago
Another doom article...
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BrianC6234  +   821d ago
What kind of use crap did this guy write anyway? I refuse to give them all those clicks just to read some stupid garbage.
smashcrashbash  +   821d ago
Article number one thousand and one about how much trouble Sony is in. Now for article number one thousand and two how much trouble Sony is in with the usual suspects jumping in and saying for the thousandth and second time. 'We have to take this seriously. Sony is losing money and Sony fanboys are pretending like nothing is wrong', just because we are not saying 'Sony is in trouble' every ten seconds, peppered with advice for the multi-billion dollar company who despite the trouble they are in know more about business then the people who write these articles or the people who post on games site who seem to think they know everything.
sdplisken  +   821d ago
i just want an update on the last guardian please
i hope it comes out sometime this gen
ziggurcat  +   821d ago
OMG a sony doom article, this is the first time i have ever seen this type of thing on N4G... and they call this a sony fanboy site!

/sarcasm
Adropacrich2  +   821d ago
Hilarious levels of delusion in here. Back when it appeared Xbox was destined to always remain behind Sony and Xbox fans feared the worst coming into this gen, most were at least realistic with their expectations that the brand would likely still be in second place by the end of it. People on here are forgetting just how unstoppable the Sony juggernaut actually was and how that reversal means Sony's fortunes are now much less assured. Yet on here you wouldn't think so

The time where Sony was cool and everybody wanted a piece is gone and that leaves a company not really knowing what it must do next- the Playstation era lets not forget was formed in a very unique way that was essentially the birth of awareness for games ie Sony's great hardware made games cool for a larger audience. Take that away and you don't have much to work with other than past franchise names that most people have since moved on from anyway. They are in a tricky spot right now

It's all very well saying "we have the best games" or that "Sony loves us by giving us what we want" etc, but there just isn't the levels of profit from this that Nintendo or MS manages. Sony can't sustain this if there isn't healthy money generated and so then what. It's been Sony's plan all along that a wealth of exclusive titles would change the tide somewhat, but that's not been the case for them and that means at some point they will have no choice but to abandon this
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joeorc  +   821d ago
just for you read it...
well funny thing is, is quite a number fail to even learn about the stuff their spewing:

"While Sony's electrical equipment divisions, including its TV and digital camera businesses, account for more than half of sales, the main sectors contributing to operating profits are the finance and entertainment divisions. Four straight years of net losses show that the electrical equipment sector has been eating up all the profits generated by its profitable businesses."

http://ajw.asahi.com/articl...

Oh look right there

"Four straight years of net losses show that the electrical equipment sector has been eating up all the profits generated by its profitable businesses"

which parts are at profit:

"the main sectors contributing to operating profits are the finance and entertainment divisions."

so over 8 years of loss from the TV section and over 4 years from the electrical equipment part..and yet the people keep harping Sony's playstation will close down..lol

you and other's can keep stating everything you think is the way it is, not the reality of the way it is.

Sony is cutting the areas of their company where profit's are gettng sucked out , not the part that is generating profit's!
Adropacrich2  +   821d ago
I'm talking purely about how much money Playstation makes for them and while I'm no expert, it's can't be good in comparison to Nintendo and MS. It will be very interesting to see how this pans out for them. Times have changed from previous generations and they're lost to what to do next

Put it down to having different opinions if you like but we'll eventually know just what the truth is for them on this
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joeorc  +   821d ago
@Adropacrich2
"I'm talking purely about how much money Playstation makes for them and while I'm no expert, it's can't be good in comparison to Nintendo and MS. It will be very interesting to see how this pans out for them. Times have changed from previous generations and they're lost to what to do next "

What?

first of all Nintendo and Microsoft do not make TV's the overhead that Sony has vs what Nintendo and Microsoft has is no where near what Sony has in operating expenses. 2nd Do not know what to do? really?

you do know the TV biz is no long a core biz over at Sony, right after over 40 year's. and Your claiming Sony does not know what to do?

let's put it this way. Sony has a larger presense in the handheld market than Microsoft and Nintendo combined right now, even in the worse shape they are in right now. they sell over 7.4 million smartphones a sales Quarter and is expected to increase to over 8.6 million per sales quarter by march 2013!

why do you think Sony created the Playstation Mobile platform for?

its freaking pretty d@mn simple. it takes what roughtly 6 years or greater to sell over 100 million games consoles, nintendo currently has about 22 million 3ds's right? well in 1 year sony is selling over 22 million smartphones a fiscal year just by themselves. add in HTC, Asus, sharp, Nvidia Tegra chipset devices.with Samsung being courted

and to top it off:

Sony has 'open stance' on OS for PlayStation Suite!

Sony says it is open to bringing the PlayStation Suite to other OSes in the future

Kaz Hirai, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said, "We have a completely open stance. With carriers and with hand set makers.

"There are a variety of operating systems, but we're focusing first on Android. There's also Windows, iOS and so forth, but we don't have the resources to make it compatible with everything from the start."

like it stated here:

He said investment will focus on games, mobile operations and digital imaging.

"About 70 percent of research and development investment will be concentrated on the three core business sectors, which the company hopes will contribute 4.3 trillion yen in sales in fiscal 2014."

[1]Costs will be aggressively cut in a TV business that has recorded operating losses for eight straight years.

Sony do not as you stated"Times have changed from previous generations and they're lost to what to do next"? really? look's like they know exactly what they need to do to me!

remember 40 years in the TV biz, and its no longer a "core" biz at Sony anymore!
DarkHeroZX  +   821d ago
Is this really a Sony fanboy website? I'm beginning to think ps3 fans are a minority here.
LaurenKB123  +   821d ago
This isn't a hate piece, it shocks me that so many people are either not reading it and just posting based on the titel or not willing to have an open debate about this year's holiday gaming season... sad!
Platinum_k  +   821d ago
These anti-Sony articles are just plain annoying. Can't writers think of something else to talk about?
ALLWRONG  +   821d ago
There are more anti Nintendo and MS articles than there are Sony. So suck it up and take your medicine son.
Platinum_k  +   820d ago
You are an idiot(fact). Nobody needs these articles, whether that would be Nintendo or MS. They don't help anyone, nor do they provide useful information. Your use of the term "medicine" is incorrect, dumb-ass.
ALLWRONG  +   821d ago
Price
Sarcasm  +   821d ago
Wow I cant believe it's "X company is doomed" time of the year already. Time sure does fly.
TheKayle  +   821d ago
i really think that ppls need to understand how a company work....sony is in ENORMOUS trouble and not just for the holiday but till the ps4 will come out and maybe they can go ok or totally fail

they dont would put out games they MUST also coz they pushing new hardware

1) they cant low the prices coz they production cost still higher than the other company (ms etc etc)

2) they cant low the prices coz they r in financial trouble

3) every game that u see coming out have a cost of production and u dont take back the money at first day
u know that uncharted 3 that like every good game production cost and market and ads cost close to 100$

"Uncharted 3, which typically cost nearly $100 million to develop and market"

http://articles.latimes.com...

and cost for us 40 euro

http://www.gamestop.it/Sear...

need to sell 3.63 millions of copies to take back a cent? that game that is ONE OF THE BIGGEST EXCLUSIVE of the ps3 sold just 4.58

and that money must be divided by naughty dog and sony that own that company with some sort of contract...

so pls before u open your mouth try to understand how much in trouble is sony

look at vita price ...USELESS...look at new ps3 supeslim at that price...WTF...

a company cant go on the market without looking what theres already and a what price..and ...guys sony isnt offering nothing of special...that ms cant offer to u

u will scream SONY OFFER GAMES? well gamers seem to like more xbox games if we see just at all the halo sales.it.pretty much take down the most ps3 esclusives...just add gears fable forza ecc ecc and u will see

A company dont stay alive with and for fanboys that after dont buy this much.....a good company listen and feel every segment of the market.....look how much out of this space is sony ...with the motion control segment .....WII end first this generation and kinect was the world record guinness sales for an electronic device

I know i know that u dont like motion control (on nag everything that sony dont do good is to blame) and blablalbala but so if u dont like it who bought that? who bought the nintendo wii? crazy ppl or a segment of the GAMERS cake?

i got ps3 and xbox and yeah i used more the ps3 coz of his browser but xbl is x2 time better than psn and im sure that the browser of the xbox will be better than the browser of the ps3
both console r great but behind the scene need to be a company that look in the right direction and sony like they r doing in all the other market (tv,music players devices) seem to be blind this times
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trouble_bubble  +   821d ago
"u will scream SONY OFFER GAMES? well gamers seem to like more xbox games if we see just at all the halo sales.it.pretty much take down the most ps3 esclusives...just add gears fable forza ecc ecc and u will see..."

And Mario Bros sells more than Halo, so by your logic XBox is therefore in trouble by proxy because there's a game out there on another console that sells more? Hell, multiplat COD sells more than Halo. Omgz, doom. Tell me moar. On second thought don't. There're only so many broken english financial lectures I can stomach in one week from dorm room Pachters. And its only wednesday.
DarthBigE  +   821d ago
Wait....The last of us is a 2013 release?!?!?!
CShadow  +   821d ago
And people say where's MS fans at? Their still here making articles.
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PantherDST  +   821d ago
Sony Bashing
Like clockwork you can set your calendar too...

Walmart X-mas displays go up in late Sept, and the Sony holiday bashing beging shortly thereafter!
Xx-ADITYA-xX  +   821d ago
Oh god ANOTHER one of these ARTICLES, they piss me off! Sony is in this! Sony is in that! Yes, it's good to know about it once but not every fucking week. Why can't they have some GRAND THEFT AUTO V news every now and then.
PurpHerbison  +   821d ago
There used to be a time where I could wake up in the morning, log on N4G, and not get mad. I seriously used to read great articles here. What happened?
Xx-ADITYA-xX  +   821d ago
Ikr
Kidmyst  +   821d ago
Sony has lots of supporters and a big market yet, if the PS4 flops then they could be in real trouble but look at Sega. Strong with the Genesis, then CD did OK, 32X flopped but the Saturn marketing and treatment of that console killed them. It pissed off gamers with the dropped support and almost immediate release of Dreamcast causing their demise. Sony has supported it's gamers well and if they keep it up with PS4 and continued PS3 support then it'll work out in the end. If the PS4 is a huge failure and they then close up shop. Glad to be a PC gamer and on Xbox. If Valve and Apple release anything, it'll be interesting and then remind me of the '90's when we had 3D0, CDI, whatever magnavox had and all the others on the market.
Coach_McGuirk  +   821d ago
you guys do realize that the only reason people post these doom articles is because you all feel like you need to read it and comment on how wrong it is, right?
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