2012: The Year of the PlayStation? No.

With 2012 coming to an end, the Daily Reaction duo of Seb and Dan discuss the year, what they loved, what they hated and what went wrong.


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Foolsjoker1943d ago

Hopefully 2013 will be a better year for PlayStation.

doctorstrange1943d ago

TLoU, Beyond and mebbe the PS4? Damn right it will

Enemy1943d ago

Exclusives (so far...)

The Last of Us (or better known as Here Come The 10's)
Beyond: Two Souls
God of War: Ascension
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Ni no Kuni


BioShock Infinite
Dead Space 3
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Tomb Raider
Dark Souls 2

Yeah, that's already more than I need, or more than I was planning on buying, considering PS4 savings. Sigh...

cpayne931943d ago (Edited 1943d ago )

Ground Zeroes is coming out next year right?

Ritsujun1943d ago

yup, in your dreams

cpayne931943d ago

Ok no need for the sarcasm. I didn't know.

shivvy241943d ago

FUSE is coming out guys ! it may be the hidden JEM , WATCH OUT !!!! i predict 9.5/10 selling 69million copies

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ftwrthtx1943d ago

More Vita support would have been great. True remote play and more cross controller play is needed.

Godchild10201943d ago

It was a good year for the PlayStation, just not in the sales department.

Anon19741943d ago (Edited 1943d ago )

I don't think Sony has anything to be ashamed of this year. The PS3 proved pretty damn resilient while the 360 fell by nearly 40% and Wii sales fell off a cliff. We know that Sony hit 70.2 million at the start of November and was the only console to post year over year gains during Black Friday. That means 6.3 million consoles sold not counting the two biggest sales months of the year.

By contrast, the 360 sold 4.2 million as of the end of Sept and even sales in their biggest region were down 25% during Black Friday while the rest of the year they were down 40% year over year. Even if both consoles are down 25% over the holidays, the PS3 will still have managed to be the best selling console for 2012, and will have most likely moved into 2nd place overall despite the 360 having once enjoyed a lead of almost 9 million consoles.

So how was it not a good year for the Playstation if we're looking at sales? Because PS3 sales were down just like everyone else? Because the Vita didn't set the world on fire in it's first year? When it comes to sales it's kinda hard to argue against the PS3 this year, because we all know what everyone sold up until the holiday and the PS3 was ahead by miles. It's not like that information is secret or in dispute.

Godchild10201943d ago (Edited 1943d ago )

Dude calm down. I agree with everything you have to say, I wasn't talking Vita or PS3. I was talking first party games, not consoles. I own both the PS3 and Vita and I have been one of the 4+ million Vita owners that have been optimistic about the sales improving.

I have been saying the PS3 has been selling better Year over year since launch and how well it's been doing. It's just the games (they are enjoyable to play and some of the best on any console) that haven't sold as well as expected this year (I'm just talking the games that released this year), no matter what Sony says..

I'm going to + bubble and agree, because you were the only one to disagree and reply.

dbjj120881943d ago

2012 did kind of suck. What a let down. Not apocalypse even.

prototypeknuckles1943d ago

2009 and 2011 were the years of the playstation and 2013 is shaping up ti be as well anyone else see a pattern here.

doctorstrange1943d ago

2010 had GOW3, Heavy Rain and GT5

th3n00bg4m3r1943d ago

2008 - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots[the biggest game of this generation, so far] and Little Big Planet.

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