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Submitted by paybackprahl 851d ago | opinion piece

Sony is creating amazing value for PlayStation gamers

PSU writes: "As the inevitable arrival of next generation game consoles draws ever nearer, Sony is positioning the PS3 to offer greater value than ever to customers via a number of cool initiatives. Here are some of the ways that Sony is giving you more bang for your buck." (PS Vita, PS3)

remanutd55  +   851d ago
Hopefully playstation plus vita support is as good as the ps3 offering.
Silver-Hawk  +   851d ago
Ps3 offers the best value when it comes to quality content or software.
ABizzel1  +   851d ago
God of War Master's Collection comes out Friday with all 5 games.
INehalemEXI  +   850d ago
dam skippy son
INehalemEXI  +   850d ago
skippy
sikbeta  +   850d ago
I just want to know if the PS4 will be backward compatible with PS3 and all the stuff owned via PS+ and PSN games, DLC, themes, avatars downloaded over the years will be transferred to the new console.
sobekflakmonkey  +   850d ago
@sikbeta

Pretty sure it won't be, you have to remember Sony is probably gonna wanna move some current gen consoles even though the next gen has started, they did it with the PS2 and PS1, you know, the whole 10 year life cycle thing?

So yeah, I doubt it, I'm guessing it will have ps1 and ps2 compatibility though, that of which is not so bad in my opinion.

As for stuff bought from the PSN, that stuff was made for the PS3, and I'm guessing the hardware being used for the next PS is going to be different, so I don't see that working, unless those 3rd party devs and indie devs wanna make those game's all over again.
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zeeshan  +   850d ago
sobekflakmonkey: Yes, if PS4 does indeed use a different architecture then backward compatibility could be an issue on hardware level but I believe the SONY has already secured solution to this, namely, GAIKAI. All PS3 games could run on Gaikai thus allowing you to play your games on PS4. Of course you'll need to have internet connection for this, and may I add, it should be a good one but the solution is there for Sony. It's Sony's game to lose to be honest. I think they are positioning themselves pretty well regarding the future.
_-EDMIX-_  +   850d ago
@sikbeta- I own a PS3 60GB version (with a 350 HDD now but i name it for SKU alone)

and i find no reason to add BC. Why? Cause there are 160 million PS2s.....if you have a huge library of PS2 games (which i do) i question how one doesn't have a PS2? On top of that, why should they add BC? Its something that forces them to use the same type of architecture, makes the system cost more money, and is only for those which own a whole lot of PS3 games (something that would suggest owning a PS3 IN THE FIRST PLACE) there is no reason for BC other then greedy people. Period.

Now on the PS4, i would be fine with one that didn't have BC, if they changed it up a bit and spent the money for a more powerful GPU or more ram etc it would make more sense.

For those asking for BC...kindly buy the damn system used off Amazon, or Ebay, or Gamestop...or better yet DON"T SELL IT IN THE FIRST PLACE! Even if one wants to state "oh it died"....buy a used one. Sony is the first to really bring gamers to this BC thing on console and i'm not really surprised they took it out. It was not something that EVERY game system had at the time, even the Wii took GC BC out so...

The whole (they are forcing us to buy our games again) argument is so damn stupid its not even funny. I've never actually bought a PS2 game on PSN that i actually owned on PS2. Right now Persona 3 is cheaper on PSN then as the disk version so clearly i will get the digital version. No one is forcing anyone to do anything, your PS3's will STILL play PS3 games so...

As for what Sony needs to do with PS4 to make it a great system....repeat what they did this gen.

Great industry pushing hardware, larger format, 4K resolution, release great games and thats it. Sony has done a great job imho EVERY gen, people can talk sales all they want, but as a PS1-PS3 and PSP and soon to be PSV owner, Sony has NEVER let me down in terms of games published, so i have no problem buying a PS4 with not even a single ip that was released last gen JUST based on how many great new ips they've released every gen.

Not knocking Nintendo or MS, but with them you pretty much know what to expect off the bat, 2D Mario, 3D Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing 2, etc and Halo, Fable, Forza etc. With Sony...really all you can expect is a new IP EVERY GEN! and not just a Luigi's Mansion once over or a Crackdown once over etc, actual new ips they BACK! 3 Uncharteds, soon to be 3 InFamous's, more then 3 Motorstorms, more then 3 LBP's etc. This is the type of publisher i will buy a system from sight unseen.

But why? Because i don't need to judge it off of a "Halo" or a "Mario" ie an IP in which i'm actually GAUGING MY WHOLE GEN ON! We all have our favorites of franchises and lets be real, if we didn't like a certain version of a game...we might not even own the system to get it later. ie I loved Mario 64, hated Sunshine, like Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 etc. LOVED Halo 1 (for PC, GearBox where are you!!!!!???) like Halo 2, hated Halo 3 and skipped the rest. But with a Sony system, you may like GOW1, hate GOW2 and hate GOW III, but your whole purchase is not rested on JUST those ips, for example, i may hate them but like Uncharted, InFamous, LBP, etc. This is why owning a PS system is so easy every gen, i don't really have a IP to rest on in terms of purchasing the system.
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Mocat  +   850d ago
I think they are just trying to squize everything out of playstation before going next gen
tokugawa  +   850d ago
all three consoles offer great value. they all have great back catalogues, and loads of games to play...

but, i cant help but get the feeling that sony are bringing new ips this late, because they are NOT ready to launch a new console next year!

if that is the case, and nintendo launch in 2012 and ms in 2013. imo it would be a catastrophe for sony if they dont launch until 2014.

time will tel
capcock  +   850d ago
no it doesn't. PS+ is 40$/year and its discounts are shitty only like 10 bucks saving and the games u get for free u don't own. U can only access them as long as you're a ps+ member.

for 40$ on steam however u can get a shit ton of games via their amazing discounts and u will own those games forever and have access to them from any PC not to mention superior graphics sound etc.
PS4 day 1.
shoddy  +   850d ago
Can't wait.
NastyLeftHook0  +   850d ago
it will
SmokingMonkey  +   851d ago | Well said
This isn't news, Sony has been doing this for 15 years now.
jeseth  +   850d ago
Took the words out of my mouth. Well said Sir!
moparful99  +   850d ago
Yes sir.. This is why I have owned every iteration of a playstation product with the exception of the PspGo...
rezzah  +   850d ago
No point in owning the PSPGo when you have the original that works like brand new.
moparful99  +   850d ago
I agree my God of War: Ghost of Sparta psp 3000 is still running great plus I have a vita now so no go for me.. No pun intended
Knushwood Butt  +   850d ago
I love my Go!
Dac2u  +   850d ago
SmokingMonkey: I love the avatar, RIP #24.... one of my favorite characters in the series.
Megaton  +   851d ago
Need to shake up their talking points. Hearing Sony talk about the "amazing value of the PlayStation" is like hearing a politician talk about "job creators" or "paying their fair share". It's repetitive to the point of irritation.
Gridloc  +   851d ago
So are you saying the Xbox has good value? Last I checked they don't give games away for free to play with paid membership. They make you pay just to access multiplayer that is free to play everywhere else.
Megaton  +   851d ago
I didn't mention the Xbox.
nukeitall  +   850d ago
Usually the one that has less demand is the one that provides more features at a lower cost to attract buyers.

Value is defined as "features consumers want relative to price" and *NOT* just features regardless of desire!

Clearly MS is providing some value because the demand is still strong when the competition is at a lower price point.
fabod86  +   850d ago
"...when the competition is at a lower price point". uhu? oO
are you kidding me?
Edward75  +   850d ago
The value is great and awesome and all, but they aren't making money! This way of running a business is killing them... If things don't change... Sony will be running out of business!
3-4-5  +   850d ago
There is a difference between Free online and pay for online....The main being that Xbox Live is BY FAR the best online gaming service for console's this generation.

It's night and day playing Cod on xbox360 vs PS3..

But yea, having free internet is nice....Nintendo is really good about that too.

The thing with xbox, is that more of it's good games rely on that online service, so it HAS to be top notch, otherwise COD , Halo, and anything else that plays online just wouldn't be as good.

Nintendo and Sony are better at giving a Great Single player experience than Xbox is, and Xbox is the best at bringing gamers together from around the country / world, and Nintendo is the best as making games that you want to still play 10+ years later because they are that quality.
edgeofsins  +   850d ago
@3-4-5

By far? No. Top notch because you pay for it? Not at all. It uses peer to peer for most games. Sony has more dedicated servers in their games then XBox and dedicated servers are far more reliable and can hold more people on them at once. MAG can do 256 players for instance no problem. The only problem is your connection. On most XBox games including exclusives they don't put any of that subscription money into "top notch" online. They just make it peer to peer where the players host the game. So if the host disconnects or has a bad connection you are screwed. If you have a bad connection you are either screwed or in some games you have leverage over others because on their screen you skip all over the place. Dedicated servers don't have that problem. If you have a bad connection it normally isn't a big deal. I used to play Warhawk with a 30% wireless connection on standard internet years ago. I didn't lag at all and saw no lag on other players. Only when your internet gets really bad does it really matter. If I played CoD however I would be skipping all over the place. Either on my screen or there screen. One of my friends had TERRIBLE internet and we played on a close quarters map. None of us could kill him because he was the host and he ended up with over 150 kills in a few minutes and the second place person had 20 kills. Peer to peer is what XBox uses for most games. None of that subscription money really goes towards online experience.
zeeshan  +   850d ago
Edward: Even if after all the expenses, they are making $1/PSN subscription, they'll be making good money. Suppose that out of 60 million users, they have, for example, 10 million PS Plus subscribers, they are making additional $10 mil every month. That's just pure profit and $10 mil by no means is a small sum. Should be able to help them secure exclusive software, PSN expenditures, employee payments and what not.
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YodaCracker  +   850d ago
"They make you pay just to access multiplayer"

That is a blatant lie. There are dozens upon dozens of features that come with an Xbox LIVE Gold membership, many of which are not available on any other console. If someone is paying just for multiplayer and not taking advantage of any other features, then that is their loss.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   850d ago
@Yodacracker oh yea like YouTube, Netflix cross game chat an... Oh yea those are free on other devices like The PS3 and PSVita also. Huh, would you look at that.
DigitalRaptor  +   850d ago
Oh would you look at that. .. another shortsighted Xbox fanboy.

YodaCracker, when people say that, of course they don't mean that it only offers you access to multiplayer. What is meant is that Microsoft continue to have the audacity to charge for the most simple ability to even begin playing half the game you've already bought, on the console you've already bought.

We've been saying for years that Microsoft should let people connect and play for free, with advanced features being the ones that are charged for. A P2P connection is not advanced nowadays, and charging for that and insultingly making you pay to access otherwise free services like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube is never going to be worth it to the logical man. Netflix even, a subscription within a subscription is beyond ridiculous. Even the fact that it costs you to access an app every single year should be ringing alarm bells. Apple doesn't do that, Google doesn't, Sony doesn't, BBC doesn't. Most normal, consumer-minded companies don't.

This comment is not to proclaim that Microsoft don't have a good service. The gripe (and I've spoken to several Xbox players who agree with me so don't even try and play the fanboy card) is that they charge for things that should be fundamentally free, to insulting levels. The fact that people try and justify it is even more insulting.
krisq  +   850d ago
I wonder
how many people would stop paying for LIVE if MS would let people play4free and charged only for advanced features? A lot is my guess.
This is why I have a ps3 and pc. The best service anyone can get is from Sony and Valve imo.

I sold my xbox years ago. Don't get me wrong I actually like gears of war but one game for me does justify getting xbox.

MS seem to be focused on casuals and I can't say they are wrong if gamers don't complain MS probably are making tons of cash!

Most of the hardcore titles are on pc & ps3.

I hope to see more ps/pc cross platform games next gen.
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Hicken  +   851d ago | Well said
If that politician is telling the truth about what he's doing, why should he shut up?

Sony's not talking up the PS3's "amazing value" while it's actually lacking in that respect, so why should they keep quiet about it?

And if they're not gonna talk about the "amazing value of the PlayStation," what ARE they gonna talk about? Stocks and net worth? Is that what gets gamers excited these days?
Gridloc  +   850d ago
No one forces you to read. Just from your comments your the type that doesn't vote, but then bitches cause it didn't go your way.
Megaton  +   850d ago
you're the type*

I've voted in the last two elections. Not sure why you're so bitter, or why you keep putting words in my mouth. You'd look significantly less foolish if you stopped doing that.
Gridloc  +   850d ago
Let me guess... You voted for little Bush and then the Mcain-Palin dream team...lol
-MD-  +   850d ago
@ Gridloc
How did you manage to spark up a political discussion and bring up Microsoft's xbox just from a Sony PR comment?

Are you currently on drugs? Don't answer that, it's rhetorical.
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Megaton  +   850d ago
You need a new crystal ball, bro. I reluctantly vote Democrat.
jeseth  +   850d ago | Well said
Better than voting for Obama ... 250 years to make the deficit what it was when he started .... he tripled it in 4 years.

Nice job.
coolbeans  +   850d ago
Despite the fact the title only mentions Sony, I believe it's unfair of you to not also bring up M$/Xbox and how sub-par their value is in comparison. I mean...it's clear Sony is simply being repetitive because the truth is repetitive.

I hope you soon see the error of your ways, Megaton. *Scoff* Perhaps you should add "of fanboyism" after your current username.
PimpDaddy  +   850d ago
Why???
Why do so many people on this site spew thier Pro-Sony opinion as if it is fact? I have a PS3 and 360. I'll tell you right now that I do most of my gaming on my 360. I prefer the controller, the online service, and the exclusive games that the 360 has. That is my opinion. Obviously it is different from that of 90 percent of N4G's population. Doesn't mean I think the PS3 is crap or it's games suck. I just have my preferences.

Value is subjective. Megaton never said anything about the 360 in his comment. Yet he got attacked. Can somebody explain this?
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TheRealHeisenberg  +   850d ago
@ PimpDaddy

Please allow me to explain. It is the way of N4G. Any questions?
Tito08  +   850d ago
@ Pimpdaddy- I'm sorry, but that "I have both systems, & play more on my 360" is getting too old to be honest, too many 360 fanboys says the same exact thing, cause seriously, I wouldn't buy a system & not use it as well as the other, it makes no total sense, to me it's clear you don't have a PS3 by your "claims" of preference...

I did buy a 360, then a PS3, I had to sell the 360 for the fact that their "Stellar" exclusive games don't appeal to me, since I'm a fighting game fan, that Xbox controller is horrendous, it is only good for shooters, & no worth paying a subscription fee, sorry but that's the damn truth, you're just trying to justify your purchase which isn't any better value than Sony's offerings on PS3, you're just an undercover fanboy in denial!!!!!
jetlian  +   850d ago
lol Tito act as if the 360 controller is the only one. I play all the fighters using 360 controller but I do have a hori fight pad and madcatz sf4 too.

I have ps3 and wii as well and no I dont play them evenly and guess what? I dont have too. Wii has been unplugged since late last year. Ps3 was played a month or 2 ago.

just cause you think they need to be evenly used doesnt mean everybody else does.

Another point clown! you say you like fighting games how does that make a difference when all of them are MP lol. tekken 6 on 360 was the only full 720p version. Even vf5fs was better on 360.

so stellar exclusives isnt even an issue =)
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Tito08  +   850d ago
@ Jetlian-Then there's no stupid sense in keeping 2 consoles you're not gonna use, BTW, don't tell me you have em cause it's obviously a sick Xbox fanboy like you come up with false claims, I rather be a clown, a clown is smarter than an stupid idiot like you, a ignorant fanboy's opinions like yours aren't needed!!!!

LMAO @ your claims of Tekken 6 being actual 720p just because I have Tekken as my avatar, (you finally have Tekken on Xbox after 6 games in the series LMAO) I play more fighters than you do, I could change the avatar whenever I want cause I don't only play Tekken, BTW, since you're an Xbox fanboy, where's Killer Instinct, huh??? I though so, what a loser, look at the Digital Foundry comparison, it is clear Tekken 6 on 360 is scaled down, & it's far from being a native resoution, it is said to get a better image at 576p than 720p, meaning sub HD, lol!!!!!

Tekken is even played with a dualshock at tournaments, which makes it clear the 360 controller sucks for it, & you're not giving an explanation why both Virtua Fighter 5 & Tekken are better on 360, because it has cross-game-chat?? LMAO you're such a sadistic ignorant & misinformed Xbox fanboy like the others in this site... Why would I have to worry about the multiplayer when 360 is P2P & PS3 is on dedicated servers, you're paying for a downgraded multiplayer, asshole!!!!!

Stellar exclusives isn't an issue for you since you being playing the same exclusives every year, BTW, it sounds clear to me you suck at fighters, I rather talk to someone who knows fighters, not an amateur, seems to me my comments got you hurt in the butt!!!!!!
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jetlian  +   849d ago
lol whats your gt tito? you see in mine I play almost all fighters.I also have my ps3 Gt so clowns like you can be put in your place. turn of blur in tekken 6 and its goes to 720p ps3 version doesnt do 720p at all lol

Both DF and LOT confirmed these games run better on 360. Most multiplatforms games do and these arent the exception. tourneys use whatever they can get from sponsers.

what about killer instinct? is it on ps3 wii huh? naw. Every ps3 game isnt on dedicated servers and not all 360 games are pvp thats left to the companies.
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TheKayle  +   851d ago
lol pls delete this article.....coming from psu what u expect they say?...

and just to ask tell me another console that dont put in discount old games...facepalm
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BitbyDeath  +   851d ago
Can't have a positive Sony article on N4G, we let one in then Nintendo might also get one too.

Oh no
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palaeomerus  +   850d ago
I dunno. Other than Uncharted I'm tied of Sony's exclusives.

Move was the worst thing I ever bought. Just a piece of dog crap.

I didn't even have to buy the playstattion eye because I fell for "eye of judgement". That was a turd.

Infamous 2 was pretty much just inFamous one again. Bleah.

Twisted Metal was flat out crap.

God of War 3 was just more God of War.

Killzone 2 had poor controls, and Killzone 3 was a sad COD imitator.

Resistance 3 was okay but that's it.

I liked Uncharted 2 and 3 a lot but didn't care for the multiplayer that much so I stopped playing that.

I liked Demons souls I guess, but they kind of took a version of that multiplatform as Dark Souls.

I'm still waiting on last Guardian.

FF XIII:Versus still hasn't come out and I hate the whole Hamlet meets bladerunner meets yakuza/zaibatsu meets a dude with purple hair and a lot of zippers. Bleah.

Agent? LOL. Still nothing at all.

So, I don't even really even pay attention to Sony exclusives anymore. They always get oversold and they almost always end up boring or disappointing me. I barely ever play my PS3. If I hadn't bought Dead Space 2 and Portal 2 (both of which re fun to go back to) on my PS3 I wouldn't even play it at all!
DarkHeroZX  +   851d ago
Guess its save to say you don't own a PS device. The PS3 has been one of the most cost effective consoles this gen. Yes its always had an intially higher price tag then the 360 but it came with everything you needed out of the box to get started. Remeber when the 360 didn't have wifi. You had to buy a $100 wifi attachment, then the overpriced harddrives, and lets not forget XBL. And if you've been gaming on both since launch you'd know for a fact that with just XBL alone you've probably already spent a couple hundred bucks more in online services then then the total cost of the ps3. Now with PS+ with free game rentals and and cross buy PS owners are getting way more bang for their buck. Something MS and to an extent Nintendo can't say they've done this gen.
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Edward75  +   850d ago
Yup, but Sony's business plan is a total failure. Great value for us, but company is losing more every year...
DarkHeroZX  +   850d ago
@Edward75

Actually they'really mobile, movie, music, and PlayStation divisions are all profitable. Its everything else that's sinking, but Sony is also a heavy investor which is also the reason why they're losing money. But I expect them to make a huge turn around. I really just wish they'd sell off the divisions that are doing horribly but we'll see how it goes.
JellyJelly  +   850d ago
@DarkHeroZX - The mobile division isn't profitable. I know because I work for the company. They just fired 650 workers and moved most of it to Japan.

The only division that makes a profit is actually the Playstation division.
Jazz4108  +   850d ago
Yeah like sony included a headset and trophys from the beginning and a great online out of the box and non propropritory cards with the vita. Sony is pond scum imo.
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Lord_Sloth  +   850d ago
Can't answer that but I CAN say that none give away free games of actual quality.
youndamie  +   850d ago
Infamous 2?
Campy da Camper  +   850d ago
Infamous 2 was indeed a top tier give away. As was Little Big Planet 2. Ratchet and Clank??

Oh wait, they aren't FPS so they don't count. /s
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Lord_Sloth  +   850d ago
Apparently I was missunderstood...I meant no1 aside from Sony... Bad wording on my part.
unchartedxplorer  +   851d ago
With the ps4, I hope they really revamp the console, from the controller all the way to their online service
Knight_Crawler  +   851d ago
Dont think they are going to mess with the controller.

Remember they tried it with the PS3 with that Boomerang batman controller but they got crucified for it and thank god that thing was not released.

Plus why mess something that has been working since the PS1 days.
josephps3  +   851d ago
The only suggestion to the controller is maybe putting touch sensitive on the back like the Vita. Why you ask?

How about be able to make micro aiming adjustment. You still aim with DS stick but once you have the crosshair nearby you accurately adjust your aim.

What do you think?
Knight_Crawler  +   850d ago
Sounds like a good idea on paper but would be hard to pull off in real life for the following reasons:

1 Price -Sony is going to try not to make the seem mistake they made with the PS3 and try to launch the PS4 at the $399 range - adding the touch pad to the back of the controller would make the system more expensive.

2 They would have to implement some kind of function for the touch pad where you press a certain button in order to use it - if not the cross hair would always keep moving since your fingers automatically touch the back part of the remote.

3 Would be accurate but too slow for shooters like COD and Battlefiled which require very fast control response.
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pandaboy  +   850d ago
I think that's stupid joseph, but at least it's sort of original. But yes sony need a completely revamped PSN and a tweaked controller. I don't think they'll do either though.
DivineAssault  +   850d ago
i would prefer than they allow you to adjust the positions of the analogs & dpad to ones own preference.. Also making the analogs indented like xbox instead of rounded out.. I find myself alway readjusting my thumbs cuz they slide off to the side during crucial gaming moments.. The face buttons & dpad are the best to me.. I would also like them to slightly increase the resistance on the triggers.. Sometimes i hit them slightly n it responds super fast to the slightest nudge.. I do like the overall desighn of the dual shock the best but a few slight adjustments would be great
DivineAssault  +   850d ago
i would prefer that they allow you to adjust the positions of the analogs & dpad to ones own preference.. Also making the analogs indented like xbox instead of rounded out.. I find myself alway readjusting my thumbs cuz they slide off to the side during crucial gaming moments.. The face buttons & dpad are the best to me.. I would also like them to slightly increase the resistance on the triggers.. Sometimes i hit them slightly n it responds super fast to the slightest nudge.. I do like the overall desighn of the dual shock the best but a few slight adjustments would be great
josephps3  +   851d ago
How PS4 can win Next Gen.

BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY. This gen Sony and MicroSoft have 50/50 marketshare. If PS4 has BC then all those hundreds of millions of Xbox owners who never bought PS3 suddenly have access to the many excellent PS3 exclusive titles.

Titles tend to be sparce for new console launches but having BC expands your library instantly and they will be cheap. PS3 didnt really need BC because Sony dominated the PS2 VS Xbox gen market so vast majority of gamers already could play old PS2 games. Not this generation.

This could be a great incentive to give Sony a good head start and hopefully maintain the lead.
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HammadTheBeast  +   850d ago
Agreed completely. Along with your Controller idea, these would help a lot. And with all these new bundled editions coming up with all the games in a particular series, for example God if war, this would really push sales.
Knight_Crawler  +   850d ago
Its almost guaranteed that BC will be on the PS4 since Sony purchased Gaikai but instead of having the BC eat up resources on the PS4 hardware it will cloud based BC...which I dont mind as long as your not forced to have to connect to the internet or have some sort of Gaikai account.

While I agree that BC is a good selling point for the PS4 I think the main thing that will determine the PS4 launch success is the price - anything above $400 would not be good for Sony.
Man-E-Faces  +   850d ago
Backward Compatibility is physically putting in my already bought ps1,ps2,ps3 games into ps4 not re-buying them and streaming or installing them onto my hard drive. BTW I hope Sony with PS4 makes a Dreamcast like controller, I like bulky odd shaped controllers.
_-EDMIX-_  +   850d ago
@-NosTalgia-....."not re-buying them" why would you re-buy games for a system you actually clearly should own now?

What? I mean why don't you just...you know NOT SELL YOUR PS3! Sony doesn't need to do a damn thing. If it makes PS4 cheaper, they don't need BC in that system.
DivineAssault  +   850d ago
thank you for being in last place sony.. Now i can benifit from all the great things your doing to keep us fans happy.. I cant wait for ps4 tho.. Im sure everything will be so much smoother & well thought out cuz sony underestimated microsofts media capabilities this gen..This nx upcoming round will be different i think.. Keep the region free software & exclusives coming & i will always be a supporter..
Tito08  +   850d ago
Without the 360's 1 full year headstart, PS3 is actually ahead by 7-8 million in the same time frame, including being just 4 million away from the Wii in Japan, so in reality it's the 360 that is in 3rd place,only the U.S. is what's keeping the 360's somewhat lead, but PS3 already leads in Europe, Asia & the rest of the world.... So from 10 million to 2 million, it's already a lost cause to Microsoft if you ask me, I don't mind sales that much, mostly to games to gain chances for a sequel, but PS3 having sold 65 million consoles in 6 years is a bigger accomplishment than Microsoft achieving 67 million in 7 years!!!!!
Karum  +   850d ago
@Divine
Yeah I don't care what place Sony or anyone else is in.

All I care about is that I have content and features to keep me entertained.

I have those and I'm happy and at the same time excited and looking forward to things like Cross Buy as I own the PS3 and Vita.
ShinnosukeRFD  +   850d ago
PS1
PS2
PS3

BEASTS
Dogswithguns  +   850d ago
I could't agree more..
MultiConsoleGamer  +   850d ago
This aricle reads like a marketing line written by Sony PR.

I don't disagree with the premise, just the approach.
josephayal  +   850d ago
SONY is the best and #1
Freakazoid2012  +   850d ago
I doubt many Playstation gamers are unhappy with what Sony has to offer. If we didnt like their games we wouldnt be buying their products.
Freakazoid2012  +   850d ago
LOL...okay. 3 people seem to feel they are forced to buy Sony products or buy them even though they are not happy with them... Really cant explain those 3 disagrees.

Must be from the 3 people that I constantly own on any topic they try to troll
MasterCornholio  +   850d ago
Ever since I dumped my Xbox360 for a PS3 I have been extremely happy with the quality of the games on Sony's console. The free online and smoother multiplayer is also a huge bonus for me as well which was something that I never had with live.

XperiaRay
Karum  +   850d ago
To me that really is some amazing value.

PS+ was something I bought on impulse while I was of work sick at one point because it had some good free stuff at that time and I thought it would get better over the course of the year.....and it did, very much so.

With that instant game collection I now own quite a few games I fancied playing but didn't want to pay up for or didn't have time to play/never got round to buying, this includes the upcoming Red Dead Redemption. Oh and with PS+ coming to Vita my membership is going to be oh so much better.

On top of all that Cross Buy is in my view a killer feature for owners of the PS3 and Vita and even to those that maybe own a PS3 and are waiting for a Vita price drop as they'll already have Vita games to play if they bought the PS3 version already.

Mainly though just the value of that, 2 for the price of one on a game I'd like to play on both systems? YES PLEASE!

My friend and I spoke a lot before the Vita launched about how good it would be if the PS3/Vita versions were sold as a bundle but discounted to make it a better deal for owners of both systems and would have been all over that (and we still would, if 3rd party publishers went that route, or even Sony also) but this Cross Buy stuff is pretty amazing by comparison.

Oh and as for all the 360 talk, it's clearly a great platform. I have one and although it gets nothing like the attention my PS3 gets it clearly has value to a hell of a lot of people (me included, I have it for some of the exclusives on there that I like such as Halo and Gears) out there and has some great exclusives (please don't start about which has more/better exclusives, that stuff is all subjective and the answer is different based on different people's preferences).

Also the next 12-18 months should be exciting with the certainty of new consoles either coming out or being announced within that time and some great games on the horizon for the current consoles.....great time to be a gamer.
TheKayle  +   850d ago
im ok ill not reply to that answers...the market talking by itself and that 45 disagree against 6 agree mean what n4g is..

i got a ps3 i got a ps3 i got a xbox360 ill never stop to say it...

so having more ps hw than ms hw i should be a fanboy too? ..no sorry...
BUT i was talking about the article and some games in discount dont give NOTHING to special ..every console have it..also on xbl....

sometime some ppl make me happy to see that their LOVED console end 3rd this cycle
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bahabeast  +   850d ago
IMO sony has been creating great exclusives, quality hardware and software, fresh new games, new inovation. sooo this is nothing new playstation plus was the nail on the head ps3 has always been the best value to me. 2006 and 2007 was a little shaddy but since 2008 sony been going hard and in some cases goin overboard to keep the fans happy, but some way this generation has generated some wining snotty gamers. im very happy with my ps3 had 2 since 2007 40gig spiderman bundle (r.i.p) and my slim 250 i had since 2010. im in no rush for next generation can wait til 2014 i dnt see much changing rite now we can do pretty much anything from our consoles and dnt act like your not enjoying the games.
Gamerita  +   850d ago
innovation & quality remain exclusive to SONY. its a company that dares to takes risks all the time.this is why we remain loyal to the brilliant playstation brand, well done to them.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   850d ago
Well said. The SDF is proud of your post.
wages of sin  +   850d ago
I skipped the surely monumental Sony circle jerk of comments above me because this is N4G and I know what to expect.

OT: I'd have to agree with this articles title, "Sony is creating amazing value for Playstation gamers." That is absolutely true-for Playstation gamers.

No need to beat a deadhorse but I'm not a Sony gamer, I sold my PS3 about a year ago. I much prefer my 360, XBL and their 1st party games and 3rd party support, but even I realize that at least Sony is fighting. They're taking care of the people who enjoy their products and they're starting to reach out more to people who don't know or, have been on the fence.

I hope they do well. I may not care that much for Sony but I respect them.
CShadow  +   850d ago
Sony made me a gamer again. I was on Xbox live playing the same shitty online games over and over again. When I bought the ps3 I felt like omfg I want to play this that and that's coming out oh shit sick. Plus gives me all the little games I didn't get to buy or try for free!! It gives me the old feel of gaming. I'm sticking with Sony/Nintendo. I'm still buying Xbox tho. Screw Xbox live after 8 years of it
Hozi89  +   850d ago
Sony lost too much money with PS3, they wanna gain back as much profit as possible before they jump to PS4. I don't blame them and I don't mind because the quality of their exclusives are unbeatable.
ajax17  +   850d ago
Too bad Deus ex isn't included here in North America..
XB1_PS4  +   850d ago
I like my Xbox a lot.
SDF Repellent  +   850d ago
The last Sony exclusive game that I bought was Uncharted 3. It is just my preference and opinion but I like my X360 more as the online gaming community is better, has better downloadable xbox live arcade games, better controller, 90% of third party ports are better, and Halo 4! I buy the occasional Sony exclusives and fighting games, which are better suited for with the controller, for my PS3 but that is about it.

My Games for 2012 systems breakdown.

Wii: The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles
PS3: SF X Tekken, Dead or Alive 5, Tekken Tag 2
x360: Mass Effect 3, Max Payne 3, Darksiders 2,
Lego Batman 2, Sleeping Dogs, The Witcher 2,
Borderlands 2, XCom, Dishonored, COD: B.o 2,
NBA 2K13, Medal of Honor, Halo 4, Assasin's Creed 3,
Far Cry 3, Resident Evil 6
StreetsofRage  +   850d ago
Yeah same here. I only bought 1 game on my ps3 this whole year in SF x Tekken. Everything else goes to my Xbox 360 since multiplats still play better on the 360 ex. Sleeping Dogs.

I bought around 15 games on my 360 vs. 1 game on my ps3 this year. I would imagine most dual console owners would probably be around the same.

Sony does a good job getting quantity out there, but 360 takes the cake for quality. They had a whole gen to try to match the excellence in Halo and failed in all their attempts; Haze, Killzone, and Resistance. They're once untouchable GT failed to impress this gen while Forza took the crown for the best sim. They'll argue this last fact till their gums bleed, but it's universally known.

They failed on my Socom! They failed on my Twisted Metal! And where is my Last Guardian??? I don't want no stupid cartoony all stars fight game. I don't want to see bad ass Kratos fighting stupid Papappa Rappa. Dumbest idea ever!

I just noticed this site is called PSU. LOL!
optimus  +   850d ago
Hmmm, well i gave up on playstation way back when i ended up replacing the lens on my ps1 3 times...after that, i've been with xbox ever since. Seeing as how my dvd player/recorder finally died, this might be a good time to give in and forgive sony and grab a ps3.
Max-Zorin  +   849d ago
Rotfl at how someone got attacked and they didn't even mention another system. Talk about anger issues.
CShadow  +   847d ago
PlayStation Gots the most value plain and simple don't believe me because you don't got the system. Xbox has better community...I guess if your mad just own some kids on games. It's all your good at. Paid for 8 years of Xbox live for no sign of it wheres A free game! Oh I got Doritos game Nvm. Gave up on ps1 after changing lens lol. How about replacing red rings 3 times a year.

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