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What Does Sony Need To Do To Be Successful With Its Upcoming PS4?

Forbes - Here’s what I’d like to see;

Take Full Advantage of Gaikai Acquisition
Sony, you spent $380 million to buy Gaikai, don’t let it go to waste. Full integration with Gaikai (online streaming games, like OnLive) means

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-Mezzo-1302d ago

In order to get a purchase out of me, they need to keep the PSN free & Killzone 4 must be a launch title.

TheGrimOfDeath1302d ago

What about Resistance 4? Or Uncharted 4?

MikeMyers1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

You have 3 basic categories for potential consumers.

1. Those that will buy it no matter what. They are the ones likely to buy the system on day one. So to them it doesn't matter what Sony does. They are loyal and will fight tooth and nail making sure they get their recognition and paint the most positive light their way.

2. The diplomatic. One who waits to see what will be offered and one who is cautiously optimistic. They take a bit more convincing but in the end it's about value and software.

3. The hardened gamer. One who needs a a lot of convincing. A pessimistic potential consumer who will look for all the flaws and is eager to jump all over any mistake.

All 3 could be PS4 owners. All I know is I'm not about to rush out and buy any of the new systems, including the Wii U. Not in a market so convoluted with politics and backroom exclusive deals. There's no reason for me to be loyal to any of them even though in the past they have brought a lot of fun. This isn't the days of only one choice like the Atari 2600. So you won't be seeing me standing out in the rain 6 hours before the door opens so I can get my cold hands on one.

ThanatosDMC1302d ago

Planetside 2 needs to be playable on PS4 on ultra. This would be the shooter for the PS4. If they do, they better fix/copy the way people use mics in MAG. 48 people + outsiders talking to your ears is annoying.

EliteDave931302d ago

In order to get a purchase from me all they have to do is to keep PSN free.

jammy_701302d ago

They need to market the shit out if it, and let people know it has awesome games!!!!

jimbobwahey1302d ago

I'd take a Wipeout launch title over Killzone 4, personally. It seems incredibly doubtful though given the loss of Sony Liverpool, which is a shame.

Still, if it launches at the end of 2013 it's a safe assumption that we'll see Modern Warfare 4 and Battlefield 4 accompanying the launch. I think putting Killzone 4 out there alongside them might not be the wisest use of their first party studios.

torchic1302d ago

I heard Studio Liverpool were really really far ahead with the next-generation Wipeout game, and since the Studio Liverpool peeps moved in with Evolution Studios it probably will get completed. it's pretty much a given so don't fret :D

I want a new Wipeout as much as you do. there's nothing that parades Sony hardware like a Wipeout game, ever since the PSone days.

I would love to have Battlefield 4 and Imfamous 3 on launch. Infamous on PS4, that's the dream!

BlmThug1302d ago

I'd personally love to see GT6 as a launch title *drools*

Eyeco1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

Those 2 go without question, PSN will be free obviously with cross game chat as well with the optional plus subscription, there will be an exclusive launch title obviously, maybe not Killzone 4 most likely the new IP GG is working and that will be fine and dandy.

What Sony needs to take in consideration is the pricing, because lets be realistic the pricing is what really bit the PS3 in the a$$ at launch despite the fact that Sony managed to pull through especially with all the media hate, could you imagine where the PS3 would be had it launched at half the price, i know it would have been extremely unlikely but just imagine.

Also it needs to be developer friendly, so this poses another question will Sony keep the cell despite the fact than in 2012 are still incompetent to get the hang of developing ? or will they neglect it for the sake of those incompetent devs if so wouldn't that effect BC ? thats the real question.

Sci0n1301d ago

PS3 was definitely worth the price tag though, it launched with a blu ray player, built in wifi, HDMI ports, wireless rechargeable battery free controllers. It took the 360 a few years to get some of those features on there console. I am not worried about PS4s price tag.

Eyeco1301d ago

Obviously to people like me and you the PS3 was worth the price tag and was a worthy investment, but to the average joe $600 was extremely steep. especially when at the time the 360 offered the gamer so much more.

The PS4 price tag won't be a problem to me I'll buy it regardless but again to the average joe, they will be looking at affordability especially in today's economic climate

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PopRocks3591302d ago

Definitely more exclusive content is a good start. Keep the price reasonable; anything above $400 is simply not going to work as a launch price. Finally, excite gamers; if you're going to give it a new controller, make sure it's something brand new and groundbreaking. A new action IP perhaps? A new control style? Rumor has it there's a VR type visor that's in development for the console which sounds really cool.

That's just my thoughts on it anyway.

Gimmemorebubblez1302d ago

Sony must sell Sony ATV Sony classics music lable now while it's valuable, keep Adele and other modern singers, and use the money to buy more AAA game publishers/studios.
They must have the most powerful console, it must be focused on games rather than being a set-up top box like MS next console is rumoured to be. Utilize Gakai in a unique way, keep internet free and the opperating system should be an Android hybrid so it can support mobile in-put similiar to Smart-Glass as well as the vita.
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phantomexe1302d ago

Idk if i'd like some of what he talked about but being able to watch ur friends play games sounds preety sweet. I'm just don't want everthing digital..... something great about having a case with game in your hand.

portal_21302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

A powerful console
Non-sophisticated architecture
Continuous 1st party momentum
Continue to support 3rd parties more
Live IPTV streaming (freeview/cable/sky etc)
Better VOD support and execution
Snappy OS
Smooth application switching
Bring across SOE titles
Improve the game patching policy/make games easier to patch/smaller patches
Seamless downloads/patches in the background
Shift streaming services to Gaikai/Sony Streaming (Video/Music/Games/IP TV etc)

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