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PS4 vs. 720: Letting Microsoft Announce First

IGN - Sony's content to let Microsoft officially announce its console before the PS4. Is this a good idea? We discuss. (Microsoft, Next-Gen, Sony)

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Bumpmapping  +   987d ago
Greg miller is a moron please do us all a favor and stfu
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Persistantthug  +   987d ago
I'd like to offer something that I haven't heard anyone mention...
Does anyone remember or know why and how XBOX 360 ended up with its Xenon CPU?

Long story short, Microsoft took the PPU design of the Cell processor, integrated 3 of them, and put that into the XBOX 360.....courtesy of IBM, of course.

Sony was angry, but there was nothing they could do about it.

This time around, not only are Sony staying clear of IBM, but also, to avoid such a fiasco, wouldn't it make more sense to stay silent, come out last, and in fact, not even finalize anything until Microsoft shows its hand first?

Makes sense to me.
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insomnium2  +   987d ago
Ofc and since PS3 has waaaay much more life in it left than x360 there is no rush neither. MS can try to postpone all they want they have to come out with a nextgen console soon. Sony not so much.

You could even say that Sony is in a perfect position...unless the nextbox suddenly launches in 3 months or so LOL!
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Gildarts  +   987d ago
lol right now it just sounds dumb "we'll let microsoft go first"...wtf? even if they see your specs changing it this late into development is just crazy and will cost billions. Just ask them, a simple upgrade on RAM late into development costed them billions for the xbox 360.


Imagine a gpu or cpu upgrade.
Persistantthug  +   987d ago
What's the last minute, though? Sony's never said anything about PS4 in 2013.
In fact, all signs point to a post holiday 2014 for PS4.
Gildarts  +   986d ago
Still i dont think Sony has the resources to change the specs this late into Development.
BattleAxe  +   987d ago
I think what Greg Miller is not taking into consideration that Sony and Microsoft might both have 2 or 3 console configurations that they feel they could release, and depending on what console configuration Microsoft releases with first, this will affect which configuration Sony might choose to release.
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iamnsuperman  +   987d ago
I agree that it is more of a PR thing but it could also mean keeping software secret. Software ideas can be taken in this sort time and Sony could have some neat apps and online features which can be taken. Or even a price point. You don't want to announce an good price point just for your competitor to under cut you
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   987d ago
Or they are looking to take some of Microsoft's online features and neat app. No?
Septic  +   987d ago
Well, releasing later would definitely give them a tactical advantage and really counter MS more decisively. It's just common sense and probably the main reason why Sony are opting to do it.

But, like I said before, Sony should have the confidence in their system to reveal it first.

Sony might however, have something up their sleeve they don't want the competition to copy. Time will tell but if the past is anything to go by, we should be praying that we don't have a last minute SixAxis type rush job.
GribbleGrunger  +   987d ago
Sony will probably have a roster of content ready to roll out for the PS4 during and after launch. They'll hold some back so that they can release them at strategic points in the year to create hype and interest. What they could do by waiting is decide on which features to roll out with the machine and which features to hold back.
adorie  +   987d ago
"HDMI isn't needed" Everyone borrows ideas. if they don't innovation will stagnate.
onyoursistersback  +   987d ago

Lol, that image gave me a smile
GribbleGrunger  +   987d ago
I don't think that wait is to see what to put in the 'Orbis' because that would be a little difficult this late in development, but it could be simpler things like price point, or HDD sizes. Depending how the console is designed, I suppose it is possible they could offer more memory too, although if the faster ram is true I can't see a reason for that.
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StrongMan  +   987d ago
Sony should release last and just wait on MS. Sony will just shoot past them just like they did this gen. MS is dead last so they are under the most pressure to release new hardware.
boybato  +   987d ago
yeah.... no!!!! Don't let those bastards take the lead(in sales at least) lol
TheOneEyedHound  +   987d ago
As much as I like Sony, it feels like they are not confident with their product.
Hicken  +   987d ago
How? This isn't the sort of thing a corporation says unless they're confident.

"You know what? I believe my product is SO GOOD that I'll let your competing product get to the public first."

That's what I get out of this, as it's not usually a smart business move to let your competitor beat you to market, or even let them show it to the public first. Not unless you've got something you think can trump what they've got.
TheOneEyedHound  +   987d ago
It's really simply.

They want to wait and see what specs the xbox 720 will have first, to simply out proform it. You don't want to release a system first, and then the next day M$ relaseing a better console. That is Sony's mentality, they should go back to their roots(Ps2) and give us what you got. Be confident in your product.
TheTwelve  +   987d ago
Let Microsoft go first, but don't wait too long. Make it a counter, not a delay. Sony has no need to rush this gen along.

doogiebear  +   987d ago
What makes Kaz so sure that M$ won't wait for Sony to go first? This is a game of cat & mouse, which is only delaying an overly due new generation.
chrissx  +   987d ago
If u guys think only sony has a masterplan then ur all dead wrong. MS too has a masterplan.generally I think both consoles will be great and it will all be based on a persons preference,just like this gen.it doesn't matter who announces first.
Ddouble  +   986d ago
Kaz said let MS announce first not launch first. Completely different things.

They will already have planned the time to launch the console.

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