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Submitted by Barry_Burton_84 655d ago | opinion piece

Could an early PS4 reveal hurt Sony?

PSU.com writes:

"As rumors ignite over a possible PS4 reveal next month, we feel Sony would be better off waiting until E3 to lift the lid on its new console." (Next-Gen)

NukaCola  +   655d ago
Media is relentless :/
LOGICWINS  +   655d ago
It's their job to be. Ratings/Hits = Popularity/Money
zebramocha  +   655d ago
@logic Their jobs are to report factual news or rumors with a high probability of truth to it, not assume a likely launch will hurt Sony & Ms.
mandf  +   655d ago
Logicwins.

Your statement is what's happening now in the game media. That is why video games are seen as juvenile and not mainstream. Our own media hurts the industry more than the sex and violence in video games. The journalism today is unresearched, uninspired, petty, and downright fabricated most of the time. They represent us for the worse and are detriment to video games. Most of the media today don't even have a staff for interviews, research, travel, and interaction with developers. Stuff is made up on the spot. Then for the next week we hear 50 counter arguments from other no name no credibility websites. DOOM AND GLOOM

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Speculation is one thing being a cheerleader for hits is another. Analyists speculate, media reports facts. Question mark articles are just fishing for hits.

Question mark articles are the norm in this industry. Is Sony dead? Is Vita dead? etc etc. You miss the point. It's not journalism. It reports nothing other than a fishing for hits rant.

Journalism is a report of facts who, what, when , where, and why. Articles like this present nothing on a factual basis. It's fabricated to create buzz, hits, and comments with the intent to stir up the gaming community.

You fail to live up to your name.

Logicwins

You are right in some regards to American media, but it doesn't change the fact that video game journalists are the most immature and least factual of all. Blaming poor reporting on some of the mainstream media doesn't change the fact game media is worst of all the media out there.

Finally your last statement is an oxymoron. You call others immature then going on to call names. Not all of us gamers are young we are sick of our hobby being hijacked by juvinile journalism. The average gaming age is 36. the average article looks like it's being written by scornful kids.
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LOGICWINS  +   655d ago
"Their jobs are to report factual news or rumors with a high probability of truth to it, not assume a likely launch will hurt Sony & Ms."

The media can ALSO speculate..which is what this article is..speculation. If that speculation happens to be negative, does that automatically mean its less valid than a positive one? Would you be complaining if the title was "Could an early PS4 reveal help Sony?"

@mandf- American media in general has its issues. They only give a summary of what happened, as opposed to a full investigation. They also hide the truth. Ever wonder why we never here about the dozens of innocent women/children we've killed in Afghanistan with drone strikes?

However, this rarely bothers me because I have very low expectations for the media. I expect the worst and hope for the best.

"Your statement is what's happening now in the game media"

And immature gamers are the ones who keep that vicious cycle running. If your crazy enough to believe the crap the media tells you, then the problem is YOU. The media gets their power from readers/watchers. If you don't like what they put out, ignore them.

The main purpose of N4G is to generate gaming MEDIA..yet it's clear you have a problem with the media. If it bothers you that much, why not leave?
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LOGICWINS  +   655d ago
"It's fabricated to create buzz, hits, and comments with the intent to stir up the gaming community.

You fail to live up to your name."

You realized that your agreeing with me right?You just PROVED what I wrote on my initial comment.

"Finally your last statement is an oxymoron. You call others immature then going on to call names. Not all of us gamers are young we are sick of our hobby being hijacked by juvinile journalism. The average gaming age is 36."

A person whose 36 can't be immature?
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nukeitall  +   655d ago
@mandf:

"You are right in some regards to American media, but it doesn't change the fact that video game journalists are the most immature and least factual of all. Blaming poor reporting on some of the mainstream media doesn't change the fact game media is worst of all the media out there."

I don't know, I would say popculture media is pretty dang immature. In other words, almost all media is immature and gaming is not at the bottom yet.

That said, the media's job is to inform (regardless of it is something new, facts, rumors or as in this article an opinion) and you as the viewer gets to choose what you want to see.

Online gaming news like almost all other "online news" is dependent on "hits" to generate revenue, so there is no surprise ratings/hits = popularity/money as LOGICWINS says.

If you don't like it, don't read, don't give them the hits and move on. Start a club, and spread your "opinion" of how news should be or start your own site. :)
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TheGamerDood  +   655d ago
No. This gen is practically over next gen is the main focus now.
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NastyLeftHook0  +   655d ago
you were owned logic.
LOGICWINS  +   655d ago
"Online gaming news like almost all other news" is dependent on "hits" to generate so there is no surprise ratings/hits = pop money as LOGICWINS says. If you don't like it, don't read, don't giv the hits and move on. Start a club, and s your "opinion" of how news should be o your own site"

Well said.
ABizzel1  +   655d ago
That's their job to be nosy. It can be annoying to the person or company they're snooping around, but the world loves knowing someone else business.

That being said as far as the article goes it, possibly, but I'm sure Sony's going to wait until late March or early May for a PS4 announcement, just to avoid disturbing game sales.
morganfell  +   655d ago
Media is relentless like LOGICWINS :/ fixed.

There is no one on this site, no one that spends as much time as logicwins (oh the irony) going into articles concerning a console which they despise and supporting the attacks or else going into positive articles and attacking the console.

He has even approved pro-Sony articles only to go into the same articles and attack Sony. Laughable.
MikeMyers  +   655d ago
mandf, you spent your 2 comment ability on stuff that didn't even reflect on the article. The article asked if an early PS4 reveal would hurt Sony. So let me make my own suggestion instead of getting caught up in the daily news within N4G that often takes a life of its own outside of what the discussion ought to be.

This is the year Sony needs to make major waves with Vita. Would announcing a PS4 make any difference? Microsoft already put the flame out there with the bring it on comment and a countdown leading many to believe that is when they will unveil the new Xbox. Lastly Sony still has its roots in Japan and will they want to use E3 as a launching pad or wait for something like TGS? There are many tangibles at play for Sony. With Microsoft the answer seems clearer since the Xbox 360 is older and they don't have any other game platform to make sure attention isn't diverted.

Sony doesn't want to fall behind again and let Microsoft have a year on them this time. So it could be a smart move by Microsoft to sort of force Sony's hand but they may not be ready to show anything.
solidjun5  +   648d ago
MY gosh you're dense. How is he agreeing with you?
SilentNegotiator  +   655d ago
It's a fair enough question to ask if it would be a better option to reveal at E3.
dboyc310  +   655d ago
I know ! Its bad if they're last and now it seems like its bad if they announce it first lol at times I just don't get journalist. However I do think they should have announce it after Microsoft. I think its always best being last because you have the spotlight all alone after everyone has already gone.
mandf  +   655d ago
You're are right. The best console is always the one with most quality games. It has always been this way. Sony has that distinction this gen. Haters always gonna hate.
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user3915800  +   655d ago
I dont see it at all in February revealing of the system. Perhaps if they showed a mock up, but to showed the machine will be a mistake, due to advertising campaing revealing most of the availability on the system, given their counterparts time to react and possibly making their system better since they still have time during the development and production cycle. Let us hope Sonys next big machine its more echo friendly with developers and get rid of that cell processor, for my income all 3 machines have the same representation and yes, I will have all 3. Problem is only 1 will get my funds, the 1 capable of showing the best copy of the game, so third party support will come to the console with the better game. Main factors in and the reason why 360 almost always had my support from third party. I hope Sony learned from the past cause I want to be confuse when purchasing games and look to see which copy is better lol...
Saigon  +   655d ago
I disagree with the comment 'giving their counterparts time to react'. That is false mainly because regardless what sony announces most likely the final specs of their counterparts have already been determined. There could be some slight tweaks but the hardware will remain the same.
Ryo-Hazuki  +   655d ago
Nope.
vitullo31  +   655d ago
at this point anything Sony does will hurt themselves according to gaming journalists
Hicken  +   655d ago
Nail on the head.
NastyLeftHook0  +   655d ago
i know hicken said it, but i will say it again...

NAIL ON THE HEAD.
sprinterboy  +   655d ago
Here in the Uk, the national newspapers have mentioned ps4 and xbox 720 will be released this year, plus sky news had a section on it plus click and gadget show have mentioned next gen consoles this year, so the mums and dads already know there being released soon but that wont stop them buying vitas, ps3`s and xbox 360 for the next 3 years for there kids like ps2 did when ps3 came out. Official announcement from sony at E3 wont hurt sales.
Kingofwiiu  +   655d ago
Won't stop them buying Vita's , PS3's and 360's and Wiiu's and 3DS's and wii's and Ds's .

Fixed it for you...
Yangus  +   655d ago
No.
Ps2 much better games and much better selling console ps3.

Ps2 release 2000.
Ps3 release 2006.
6 year.
Ps4 release 2013.
7 year.
Broburger  +   655d ago
No, but that rumor about used games will definitely hurt Sony if it's true.
harrisk954  +   655d ago
How about announcing the Orbis/PS4 along with a price cut for the PS3 and/or Vita! That way, it will fuel excitement for the PS4, but spur some PS3/Vita sales!
Saigon  +   655d ago
I wonder why do people keep calling the PS4 - PS4/Orbis...Orbis is the project name, just like Durango for MS720. The speculative names are Omni for the Playstation, hoping it will be called PS4 or most likely the Playstation Omni and the Xbox will be called the Xbox Infinity.
harrisk954  +   655d ago
True, but it is like everyone calling Kinect, Project Natal until the official name was announced.
SirBradders  +   655d ago
Ps4 is bad luck in japanese or something so i doubt theyll call it the ps4.
harrisk954  +   655d ago
Really? Is that true? Does anyone know what it means?
rainslacker  +   655d ago
@harrisk

The number 4 in japan is pronounced the same as the word for death (shi). 9 is also sometimes pronounced "ku", which can mean suffering, so it sometimes also considered unlucky. Just like some Americans, some Japanese people are superstitious, so it can have a negative connotation to it. However, the Japanese people recognize the number 4 for what it is, the same way we recognize, say the number 13.
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papajag  +   655d ago
The problem is that changing the name of the Playstation outside Japan could cause people confusion and reduce the sales. I don't know why it does but people don't really like change.
rainslacker  +   655d ago
Hicken was kind enough to point out to me in a PM, that the PS brand in Japan uses the English words for their numbers. So it'd be PlayStation One, Two, Three, Four. Some Japanese people may be superstitious, but most will recognize the number for what it is.
jukins  +   655d ago
as i've said on another similar article its common for sony to jump the gun and get the buzz going before e3. I can totally see them announcing the ps4 showing couple trailers and features but fully blow it out at e3
sprinterboy  +   655d ago
the February event will be 70% Vita related with some more gameplay of Beyond 2 souls, God of War and some exclusive stuff for gta 5 imo
BitbyDeath  +   655d ago
Nah, if the September launch rumours are true then Feb would be a great time to announce as E3 would be too late.
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Reaper9937  +   655d ago
Not announcing the PS4 in Feb will hurt them. If Microsoft beats them to the chase, I'm afraid it's GG for Sony.
ziggurcat  +   655d ago
oh for god's sake, even announcing the next playstation is dooooooooooooooooooooom now?

this gets a down vote from me.
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attilayavuzer  +   655d ago
Good god look at the concept PS4 in that photo
hiredhelp  +   655d ago
Ps3 was said to have 10 year life span before another console But from over the past months i see alot evidance of people ready to see or hear about another playstation.
So could a early PS4 reveal hurt Sony? NO

Ive seen this site go from 360 anti ps3 to playstation 3 being a must have.
People bought ps3 have im sure not regretted it sony will sell ps4 more so than ps3 mainly because its price tag wont be soo high but also providing sony does what sony have continued to do with ps2,psp,ps3,ps vita witch is FREE Online gaming with choice of Plus.
Of course the extensive exclusives youll get from sony is another main reason people wont mind buying the next ps4.
If price is right
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megamanX2  +   655d ago
the only thing that wouldn't hurt them is if they left the video game business.
-GametimeUK-  +   655d ago
Early announcement? If anything the announcement is late!
And no matter what Sony do the media is going to say its a wrong move and that sony are doomed etc etc
SirBradders  +   655d ago
The gaming media maybe due to all the bullied writers who never quite came out their holes and moved on in life and decide to get emotionally attached to companies that rrally and truely all want the same thing OUR MONEY.

But mainstream media no ive never seen nothing bad written about sony other then that mess with the hacking shit.
GraveLord  +   655d ago
It could hurt PS3 sales. Hell PS4 rumors may have already convinced many to hold off on buying a PS3....
stefan771  +   655d ago
It would hurt sales. Last I heard, Sony had just started making money off PS3. Why would they want to start losing so much money again?
BitbyDeath  +   655d ago
That was 3 years ago. LOL

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