Why the PS4 Will Fail

Masonic Gamer: With the upcoming release of the Nintendo Wii U all eyes are on the ‘next-gen’ of console gaming. It goes without saying that many gamers have dismissed Nintendo in recent years and with this announcement immediately fast-forwards to speculation on Sony and Microsofts successors in the industry. After reading many articles, I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring and discuss why I think the PS4 is doomed.

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NYC_Gamer1776d ago

PS4 doesn't need to be the most sold console to be successful

MasFlowKiller1776d ago (Edited 1776d ago )

We know next to nothing about the actual console but we can already determine that it is going to "Fail"

Wonder if the author of the article will let me borrow the magic 8 ball he used to write this article. Would love to use it to buy some lottery numbers

AsimLeonheart1775d ago

This is the new high (or low) for Playstation hate. The console hasn't even been announced yet and people are predicting its doom. In the business world anything can happen. Nobody could have imagine during last generation that Nintendo would sell the most console this gen. Sony can come back on top if they make the right decisions for all we know.

Information Minister1775d ago

I've seen doom and gloom articles preceding a console's release before, but I think this is the first time I've seen one such article preceding the system's announcement. *sigh*

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irepbtown1775d ago

Global hardware sales...

Wii 42%

Xbox 30%

PS3 29%

PS3 isn't doing bad at all. All 3 are doing well when it comes to sales (especially Wii).
I wonder what will happen next gen...
Will people go all out for the next xbox/ps4, or continue the less expensive Wii route?

The FACT is, we just dont know...

knowyourstuff1775d ago

The author predicts the failure of the PS4 because of how the PS3 is doing - even though the PS3 has very closely matched the 360's worldwide sales numbers, it's about 98% right now in terms of market share comparisons worldwide, so given this the "writer" has deemed this a clear flop by Sony. Score zero for objective analysis.

With the same logic, the Wii would have failed miserably because of the sales performance of the Gamecube. Can anyone be so stupid and ignorant as to make such a fanbaiting fishing-for-hits article? Apparently so.

Brawler1775d ago

Only way I see the ps4 failing giving Microsoft a year lead again. And that high price point. Sure people will still buy it I know I did love my fat 60gb. But to get the core market they will need a reasonable price.

sikbeta1775d ago


Exactly, being First or Last doesn't change how enjoyable the games will be.

Silly Mammo1775d ago

Sweet Jebus! The PS4 hasn't even been announced and there are already articles about how it will fail.

morkendo231775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

here we go again another article (ITS DOOOOOOOOM)

we know nothing about the PS4 yet but "its doom article" pop-up already.


shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

If sony goes I will remain a pc gamer only.

I don't want kid pokemon games & and I don't want to pay for online gaming.

Naughty Dog on ps4 again will be unmatched by other devs.

To bad only marketing is appealing to console gamers. This is why nintendo goes casual(wii), abandons core gamers & then brings out a next gen console with not even one semi next gen game and everyone goes crazy.

Out of all the companies Sony is the only one who puts core gamers first.

Ps3 is the most popular of the 360 vs ps3 world wide sales. And wii out sold everything to casual gamers and is the worlds biggest dust collector.

No? prove me wrong then..




lol mika said it also.

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darthv721775d ago

to make a blanket statement such as: the ps4 will fail. Granted the person who made that statement backed it up with their perspective of the situation. but why are they so certain that theirs is the correct perspective?

The success or failure of a platform has not been so much about the platform itself but the support behind it. That basically means that unless sony is the ONLY one supporting the ps4, it will do just fine.

Taking things like hardware cost, development cost and of course the actual specifics of the hardware can all have a hand in the success or failure. It still comes down to the games and the dedication of 3rd party support.

Believe it or not, the 3rd parties are far more important than a big stable of 1st party exclusives.

geth1gh1775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

We need a article on n4g.

Why the "Why the *blank* will fail" claims are fucking stupid...

Seriously just "journalist" trying to gain hits while all it's doing is hurting the game industry.

NotSoSilentBob1775d ago

Wasn't the same things said about the PS3 when we actually knew about the hardware and everything? It is just a website looking for hits.

HappyGaming1775d ago

"AsimLeonheart" But the Wii was a good indication to us hardcore gamers that on top no longer means best for gaming.

So even if the PS4 "fails" (although I would not consider a product that sells dozens of millions a fail) in the sales department it doesn't mean it won't be an awesome system to own for us gamers on this site!

morganfell1775d ago


Well said. Look at this:

"Is this for real, who would approve spam?"

Yet the same person that lamented that article is the one who submitted this one.

Hypocrite much?

He joined a month ago and is already submitting. Dupe account? Common sense says yes.

badz1491775d ago

for the sake of hits ha? masonicgamer? it's really "moronicgamer", right?

PS3 and 360 sold around the same but somehow 720 will be the top dog and PS4 will be doomed! stupid people is stupid!

BattleAxe1775d ago

I think someone would have to be an idiot to call their website "", and an even bigger idiot to say that a console that hasn't even been announced yet will fail. I don't know about you guys, but since I'm not a Mason, I don't think I'd ever have a reason to go to this site...heck, I don't even think that Masons have much of a reason to go to this site.

CharlesDCI1775d ago


Good Idea. I think I should write one for my site and post it here lol.

pixelsword1775d ago

I don't listen to masons.

Kurt Russell1775d ago

I can't stand the Sony fan club, some of the dullest nerds on the web... HOWEVER, this article is a load of bollocks.

SolidStoner1775d ago

why you people even talk about these articles! waste of time.. like my wasted 37 seconds of life...

kikizoo1775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

"will fail"..

like ps, ps2, ps3 ? XD

"PS3 isn't doing bad at all. All 3 are doing well when it comes to sales (especially Wii)"

..ps3 sold more than wii and 360 each years now..but most important, has the best exclusives since 2008, so, it's doing really good (probably not in last place now)

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-Mika-1776d ago

I agree. The wii was the best selling console this gen and well how many people are still using it. For alot of people, the wii is just collecting dust.

Sony on the other hand is in last place but they won over alot of gamers with their exclusives and dedication to the core.

MS might have sony beat with their online features and UI but once the ps4 comes out. Sony will fix all the negatives the PS3 has and make it better. It just needs to have an affordable price.

GribbleGrunger1775d ago

You can only decide the places when the race is over

maniacmayhem1775d ago

"MS might have sony beat with their online features and UI but once the ps4 comes out. Sony will fix all the negatives the PS3 has and make it better."

What if MS fixes all the negatives the 360 had for the 720?

GribbleGrunger1775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

That is actually true, but I find it telling when you have an article up one day that explains why the 720 will destroy the opposition and then an article up a couple of days later explaining why the PS4 will fail.

The only reason it stands a chance of failing is because the American press will try to 'make' it happen.

irepbtown1775d ago

That is why, IF the PS4 fails, it will be in the states only (when it comes to sales). American press won't affect us Europeans.

Ben_Grimm1775d ago

But was the article from the same site? You can't just say the "American" press will try and "make" this happen based off of two different opinion articles.

GribbleGrunger1775d ago

Ben, I think I've been here long enough now to draw that conclusion regardless of whether both articles come from the same source. And with the IGN and Gamespot App now appearing on the 360, I'd suggest that misinformation is about to get dirty coming up to Christmas

Ben_Grimm1775d ago

"I think I've been here long enough now to draw that conclusion..."

You've been HERE is the key word in that statement. Being here on N4G and drawing conclusions from stories that users here submit and approve from blog sites that state their opinion doesn't represent the American media trying to ruin Sony.

"And with the IGN and Gamespot App now appearing on the 360, I'd suggest that misinformation is about to get dirty coming up to Christmas"

*sigh* Are you suggesting that IGN and Gamespot are going to team up against Sony? This is why a lot of us on here shake our heads at comments with this conspiracy some of you try to keep alive.

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Jazz41081775d ago

Do people automaticaly give Sony a pass for the psp go? That was a huge flop and why many people are waiting on a vita.

Anon19741775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

Is there some prize for being first out with ridiculous "PS4 DOOOM!" articles? Because you're too late. There were PS4 doom articles already back in June.

What's worse is this "opinion piece" doesn't even make an attempt to back up it's title. "Why the PS4 will fail! We actually don't know and aren't even going to discuss it, but got your attention, didn't we!"

Pathetic. Who approved this garbage? This site needs to be blacklisted. If we can't stop idiots from approving this nonsense, at least we can get the quality filter to weed this crap out. Click under the link to the story to vote this site down.

Thatguy-3101775d ago

Safe to say that current ownerds will upgrade if the price isn't exaggerated again. It will be successful because 1. They will give us GAMES 2. The online service has made significant improvement and with the addition of gaiki the possibilties are endless. Sony differs from the rest because they actually give us games and this is what its all about. Yea they have motion control, and some apps but they dont shove it down our throats like the competition.