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Lvl_up_gamer  +   682d ago
This writer and the N4G pro sony community hate on MS because MS charges for a quality service like XBL are in for a VERY big surprise when PSN becomes a paid subscription on the PS4/GaiKai.

Multiplayer over the internet was not a consideration for the PS3 until AFTER they saw that demand for it was increasing. When Sony released the PSN, it was a bare bones feature. Ofcourse it was going to be free. Sony is not going to charge for a feature that was just a last minute addition.

Now we have seen how much MS makes off of XBL AND the financial downfall of Sony. There is NO doubt Sony will incorporate a paid online service going into next gen. Sony has already tested the waters with PSN+...a PAID subscription. Sony is not about to let MS make a ton of money off of a feature that many people are willing to pay for while they sit there and watch MS count their XBL subscription dollars come rollin' in. Sony sees the HUGE value in charging for a subscription.

It is downright foolish to think Sony...especially in their current financial state wouldn't be looking to capitalize on where they see MS making big money.

There WILL be a subscription on the PS4 to play online.

It just makes economical sense especially when you need Money. Sony is a company first, and companies look for ways to make money. Sony is not in the gaming business because they love their customers so much and want to give them things for free, just look at the price of their TV's and laptops. Sony are not stupid. They know very well charging for a subscription based online feature, they will make a lot of money that would help elevate the company once again and get out of the red.
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BattleTorn  +   682d ago
Sony has been having record LOSSES for years.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f...

While Microsoft has been having record revenue.

http://www.theverge.com/201...

(Note: MS's 492mil loss in Q4 is likely R&D - despite record revenue)

+1 Well said. lvl_up

XBL and PSN have nearly identical usership. MS has been making $60/yr. (for 10years for some)
Sony must follow suit if they want revenue.
MegaLagann  +   682d ago
Okay, you know that paragraph I wrote about the PS4 & Wii U being my next gen choice at first...yeah if the PS4 has paid online, I think i'll just stick with Wii U and PC for a while. Main reason I get all my multiplats on the PS3, is because on principle I hate Xbox Live for making people pay for something the PSN or NN give you for free.
Fishy Fingers  +   682d ago
Knowing me, I'll probably buy the lot.

Still, I like to see what I'm actually getting for my money before I stake my claim based on wishful thinking.
stone_cold  +   682d ago
ps3 is the most powerful system
i have xbox 360 but i sold it and bought ps3
and i saw the huge difference
and ps4 will be the most powerful next gen system
dubt72  +   682d ago
Good riddance! To Xbox Infinity and beyond!
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ziggurcat  +   682d ago
unless the same disparity exists between the next playstation/xbox, i will likely just get the next playstation.

there aren't any real xbox exclusives that i care about (i'm not a huge fan of obnoxiously macho cover shooters, racing simulators or halol), and right now i'm really only using my X360 to play multiplatform games that just perform better on the X360.

so unless MS really steps up to the plate and offers their customers a strong range of 1st party exclusive IPs in the next generation...
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mi_titan27  +   682d ago
for me its PS4, i already own a WiiU, 2 vitas, 2 3DS', 2 360's, and 3 PS3's, A PC, a iMac, 2 iPads, and im trying to only allow myself 1 new system next year. I dont play the 360 anymore. so Playstation 4 all the way.
BattleTorn  +   682d ago
Why do you guys think Sony is so much better than MS?

Sony hasn'y reported a profit in years, while Microsofts cash flow is endless.
There's no question to which is a better company (read:COMPANY)

I have 9years on Xbox Live, with 98% good memories.

btw, I will get all the NXG systems, just like this one. Already have the Wii U. It's sufficing for now.
BitbyDeath  +   682d ago
So you like MS because they have more money?
I prefer Sony cause they make more AAA games that you can't find on other systems.

Variety of genre has never been lacking on a Sony system.
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PirateThom  +   682d ago
I play games. Microsoft don't deliver on games.

I'm sure them making a profit and charging you to use your internet appeals to some people, but I like games and Microsoft, for all their record profits and charging for online, rely too heavily on multiplatform games and the same line up of Halo/Forza/Gears of War/Fable.
BattleTorn  +   682d ago
While I appreciate your point, as well as you selecting your console based on Games.

I hate how MS is trying to make Xbox a all-round-entertainment-box, more so than a gaming-console.

That said, what's good for the company is usually good for the customer. (based loose on the concept that if a company doesn't act in its' own self interest, it has no customsers)

As a company Sony is severly struggling, this bound to reflect on either A. their qaulity of product or B. the prices of hardware, and charging the customer.

I commend Sony for delivering a very powerful machine this gen, but in the end it was a bad business desicion. And like i said, what's bad for the company, is bad for the customer.

MS has done things I don't approve of. Ie shifting their focus to casual via kinect. nonetheless, I still believe if it benefits them, it benefits me.

Companies that do very very well, are the most likely to give their consumers the best value-product. It's just the way it is.
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Kamikaze  +   682d ago
same here PS4 WIIU ONLY Microsofts just money but im not giving them my money free wifi on ps4 and wiiu srry micro but nintend and sony has my money
ef-u-2  +   682d ago
I'll be supporting the American console
Trekster_Gamer  +   682d ago
Next XBOX.. Will be my primary gaming console. I do think Multiplayer gaming should be free.
SOULJER  +   682d ago
PC&PS4 this hobby is getting way to expensive. I need the best value for my money. The days of giving money away for free, are over. I have stock in me. Not in corporations.
KevPC  +   682d ago
Just PS4 and PC for me. PS Pus probably payed itself for a new console by now...and i can't wait for the last of us and PlayStation exclusives.

There's no way i would pay for online service also I feel like Microsoft might do the same thing it did this gen and just release a crappy system that they will fix overtime...just like the xbox360
Max-Zorin  +   682d ago
I'm getting both the PS4 and the Next Xbox.
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Robotronfiend  +   682d ago
I will probably end up with one console and a new PC build. I am leaning towards PS4 since I have a PS3, friends list, and never owned an xbox.

The specs, price of hardware and online services, early game lineup, early reviews, and friend testimonials will be required before I could decide on a console.
BitbyDeath  +   682d ago
PS4 for me, i also have a PC but I don't use it much for gaming, mostly internet.
MegaLagann  +   682d ago
While I plan on getting everything, I do plan on waiting for Microsoft's next system. I like the Xbox and the 360, but exclusives are what sell a system for me (I mean if it's multiplat i'll get it on the PC for cheaper anyway). Nintendo's exclusives are on a league of their own and Sony has a nice collection of different exclusives. Microsoft has...Halo, Gears of War, Forza, Fable and...Rare IPs that they never use. And while I like Halo and Gears, they're not system sellers for me. I bought a Wii U for the next Smash Bros, Zelda, Metroid & Fire Emblem. I will buy a PS4 for the next God of War, Siren, Uncharted, Jak & Daxter & Dark Cloud (please for the love of god make another Dark Cloud & Jak and Daxter!). But the next Xbox? I'll buy it when it's at $200 or $250. This gen and next gen as well, with the cost of gaming rising, the third party exclusive is dead, most games now are multiplatform, meaing what's really going to sell you on the system is the first party offerings. Nintendo and Sony will be enough for me...for a while.
jjb1981  +   682d ago
Gotta have 'em all!
SDF Repellent  +   682d ago
I will get them all. look here, N4G is a very bias PS3 site so some of these answers and disagrees don't really mean anything. If you remotely say anything good about Xbox or any negative things about Sony, you pretty much knew what the outcome will be. Why the Wii U is even in this Next gen conversation is beyond me when the games and spec are not even a step above current gen consoles. Some of you actually want it over the X360? Please!!

I will get both the X720 and PS4 at launch and get the Wii U at a later time when a new Zelda and Metroid is out. I am a gamer so I will get the latest and greatest hardware and I won't have to worry about missing out on a great game because I hated a company or a system.
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Thepcz  +   682d ago
how can you say you will buy a ps4 when you know NOTHING about it..?
thats blind fanboyism for you.

it just shows WHATEVER sony announce, people have made up they will buy it. even before hearing or seeing what it is. so much for having a critical response to something.

i will wait and see before i make my decision.
BitbyDeath  +   682d ago
Sony will still have more developers backing them, isn't that enough?
chuckyj1  +   682d ago
Sony w/ more developers backing them? Where did you get this information from? Seems pretty even this gen... and I don't see it changing much next gen.

And no that's not enough... I'd choose quality developers over quantity of developers any day.
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BitbyDeath  +   682d ago
Sony has more quality developers as well.
Have you not played on a Playstation before?
chuckyj1  +   682d ago
Actually I do. I have played the Uncharted series that progressively got worse as the series went on. I started GOD of War series, but quit playing it because it was a button masher. Haven't played another game since on my Blu-Ray Player (PS3).

As for more quality developers...don't believe it with the games that are out.

Not to mention Sony has a junk credit rating which may effect loans they can take out to develop games. They may also be forced to shut down game development studios to save money as well.
MS doesn't have to worry about that.
BitbyDeath  +   682d ago
Funny you say that since MS has lost more studios than Sony this gen.

Sony has 28 developers under it's belt.
MS has 20 which only 4/5 of those make retail games.

If that's what floats your boat then so be it.
chuckyj1  +   682d ago
I like how people have already made up their minds with nothing...nothing officially released about either the PS4 or new Xbox.

Before I make up my mind I think I'm going to wait for oh... I don't know actual details about the systems and launch titles and games in the pipeline for the respective systems...

Making a choice between systems you know nothing about is pure fanboyism.
AO1JMM  +   682d ago
I will own all 3 and continue upgrading my PC as well.
jmac53  +   682d ago
This is funny that he has already made his choice and he has no idea what Sony and Microsoft will bring next gen. That is the definition of an idiot fanboy.
millzy102  +   682d ago
i have a wii u and will get a ps4. not a fan of xbox no more, ive owned every console since nes but this gen is going to change, i had 5 360 rrod on me and by the time my last one died i had a ps3 and couldn't justify buying another 360. i refuse to pay to play online and watch, halo boars me now, it got boaring after 2, 3 was a let down and i'd rather play ghoast recon and uncharted over gears, the only thing that could change my mind if rare made an exceptionally good game and not kinect bs. last realy decent game to come from rare was grabbed by the ghoulies. pdz was way too shiney and kameo was just ok. epic has said there focusing on multi platform now anyway so they cant be too happy with what ms are cooking up.
Zhipp  +   682d ago
I think it's too soon to choose. Stuff changes from generation to generation. Hell, for all we know, M$ might announce 5 brand new AAA exclusive IPs and $1/month online multiplayer early next-gen, Sony's new games might suck, and the Next Zelda might be first-person...

Okay, sure, they're all REALLY unlikely, but my point is that we don't know what next-gen will bring.
Npugz7  +   682d ago
I will be getting the xbox 720 forsure over the PS4
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   682d ago
I never buy a console until I try it out at a store or a friend's house. There has to be a game to make me buy a console.

This gen it was Metal Gear and Gears of War. Heh, it's a Gear thing fo shizzle. Probably be the same thing again.
wiiulee  +   682d ago
as a wiiu owner and loving that great system by the way..haters will hate..but those are kids anyways.....i have to say i like all the systems...but since i know the history of videogames..nintendo is always first...but out of sony and xbox...i would go with xbox since microsoft even though they copy nintendo's innovation bring they own flavor to it
Qrphe  +   682d ago
I'll definitely get a 720 if I don't have to pay a fee to play games online, else it's pointless.
whoyouwit04  +   682d ago
next gen for me same as this gen own all consoles cause I,m a true gamer not some foolish fanboy.
SITH  +   682d ago
He will be replaced by one of the million Xbox owners who bought one this November.
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