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Submitted by Abriael 1049d ago | opinion piece

Why Sony Should Not, and Will Not, Leave the Hardware Business

Giuseppe Nelva of DualShockers.com goes over the reason why Sony should not, and will not, leave the hardware business, contrary to what some argue. (Industry, PS Vita, PS3, Sony)

Masane   1049d ago | Spam
Burning_Finger  +   1049d ago
Cause they are good at it and makes the most profit in their entire division combined.
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phinch  +   1049d ago
Sony will never leave the console race, those who think they will are just pissing in the wind
KMCROC  +   1049d ago
Sega ,Atari ,colecovision & all those before them had those same thoughts but look how well that worked out.
telekineticmantis  +   1049d ago
You didnt read the article
did you? Sony is a 166 billion dollar company, who is having a small in comparison struggle.

Back to my intended post.
OK I know I'm not the greatest business man, But what is the sense of making a cool TV, and pricing it at 25,000? Why create a cool AR/VR visor. and price it at $900, when the oculos rift might end up costing $200. In every electronic Division the price themselves out of competition, and no matter what they never learn.
bednet  +   1049d ago
All the companies you mention were specialized in video games and consoles. Sony is a huge company that's got multiple income streams. They can take a whole lotta loss before calling it quits just like MS can.
Vickistheman  +   1049d ago
Unless Sony blows their 13 trillion yen cash reserve(155 billion U.S. dollars), they aren't going anywhere.
phinch  +   1048d ago
sega doesnt make everything from tv's, speakers all the way to batteries though does it...... Sony does
Belking  +   1049d ago
They may not leave the industry but they may not be producing hardware the way they used too. Times are changing for the industry.
ziggurcat  +   1049d ago
uh oh... a pro-sony article.

expect 10 doom articles by the end of the day.
Abriael  +   1049d ago
It's actually not a pro-sony article. It's simply a pro-gaming article. I honestly have trouble understanding how someone that loves *gaming* (on whatever platform) could want a major player of the industry to quit making consoles.

But of course, that's just me.
Anon1974  +   1049d ago
Yes, but the way the mentality of some seems to go, if an article isn't outright anti-Sony and proclaiming their doom it's automatically pro-Sony by default.

I really enjoyed this article. It was well thought out and offered some decent perspective on Sony as a company and their impact on the industry. It's refreshing to see an article offer such insight while I enjoyed their candour concerning the current state of gaming journalism and their recent attacks on everything Sony.

This was a worthwhile read.
dollison27  +   1049d ago
Why would Sony leave the games market? Its not their games division that is dragging them down, its the other divisions within the company that are doing it.
KMCROC  +   1049d ago
But sadly it was those other divisions that allowed Sony to explore this Venture.
bednet  +   1049d ago
Actually, Nintendo allowed Sony to explore this venture, which ended costing Nintendo their console supremacy until the Wii.

But you're also correct in saying this, since it's their expertise in CD players that got Nintendo interested in the first place.
DivineAssault  +   1049d ago
Cause they release the best gaming entertainment from 1st-3rd party as well as a free PSN service that expands beyond just gaming.. Thats why it isnt going anywhere.. Oh & it outsells every other home console around the world (minus US)..

Lastly, if they ever do, im going to have an extremely difficult time owning just a nintendo console.. I guess ill be strictly PC & Nintendo if sony isnt here.. That or just stop playing all together..
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GribbleGrunger  +   1049d ago
Perhaps when the PS2 had reached 125 million, the gamecube reached 20 million and the Xbox reached 25 million, we should have considered why Nintendo and Microsoft should leave the console business. Did we? And if not, why not?

Why is it that the gaming industry, analysts and journalist of this generation are so keen on discussing this? I know this is an article about why they 'shouldn't' leave the console business, but it's still entering that debate. Why are Sony so feared by so many people?
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DigitalRaptor  +   1048d ago
This is the most logical and thought provoking comment I've read all day.

Yeah Sony is DOOMED, whilst nothing was said about Xbox or Gamecube last gen, and even if it was (I personally heard nothing) it was nothing to the constant "Sony is goin' down" articles we see here far, FAR too often.

Most of such are written by amateur bloggers who think they are professional analysts/businessmen, which is funny. I don't claim to be an analyst, but at least I and many others use logic where it counts. It kinda makes things pretty straight up though. Sony are going nowhere and are in a stronger position than ever going into next generation.

You know that phrase "learn from your mistakes and grow from your misfortunes"? yeah...
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GribbleGrunger  +   1048d ago
Much appreciated, fella, bubbles to you
ElitaStorm  +   1049d ago
really? really n4g ?

another "why sony should and should not" article?
this is getting out of control
phinch  +   1049d ago
I welcome this, it's actually a breath of fresh air rather than the stupidity you read in all the doom and glood articles
GribbleGrunger  +   1049d ago
I completely agree with you, ElitaStorm. It's not a matter of if they should or shouldn't leave the industry; it's an insult to even consider the question.
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AD705  +   1049d ago
didnt N4G do an article on how sony should stay out of the buisness a few weeks ago?
Emilio_Estevez  +   1048d ago
N4G doesn't do articles.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1049d ago
WHO EVEN THINKS THAT WAY?
chrisarsenalsavart  +   1049d ago
The other guy!
cyberninja  +   1049d ago
Whoever wants sony to leave gaming is simply doesn't like videogames, it's that easy.
Grlpants  +   1048d ago
What a ridiculous statement...
cyberninja  +   1048d ago
Facepalm...
chrisarsenalsavart  +   1049d ago
So let me see if i get this right,
Last week DUALJOKERS post an offensive and stupid article saying that sony is dead and should leave the industry.
Few days later and after much outrage, DUALJOKERS now state the complete opposite.

How fcked is that website?
Who,s the chief editor at Dualsucker? ,Two Face Harvey Dent?
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Roper316  +   1049d ago
the writers meds most have worn off and he is seeing things more clearly.

Having or wanting the one & only gaming company that caters the most to the core gamer to leave the industry is just plain stupid for any gamer to say or want.

And I said gamer not a fanboy of any 1 particular console.
3-4-5  +   1049d ago
who would leave a billion dollar group consisting of only 3 members ?
Picnic  +   1049d ago
Sega.
Picnic  +   1048d ago
Ermm.. Sega DID leave a group composed of only 3 main players worth however many dollars when the Dreamcast ceased production. So your disagrees are definitely incorrect. Even if you disagree with this comment as well.
DiRtY  +   1049d ago
I don't think they will leave the hardware business, but you can bet that their financial trouble does affect the PS4.

I know they are talking that gaming business will not be affected in any way, but the guys at Zipper, BigBig and Liverpool told me another story.
Picnic  +   1049d ago
For what you get, the PS3 has turned in to the biggest bargain since brand new Gamecubes were selling for 40 pounds. But, like the PS2, the Sony console got off to a slow start gameswise, possibly partly because both consoles have difficult architecture (and there used to be an assumption that the Playstation name alone would result in a great launch). So the PS4 should have at least one really great exclusive so that Sony make more money whilst the price point is still relatively high.
Vickistheman  +   1049d ago
If Nintendo didn't die off from the N64 and Gamecube, I think Sony will be fine.

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