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5 ways Sony can regain dominance in the next generation

Sony dominated for two straight generations before stumbling during this cycle. Here are five things that Sony can do to get back on top.

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NastyLeftHook01304d ago

i like the word you use "regain" as if they lost quality over this console they released (ps3)

and if regaining dominance means going the wii route, then i hope sony does what they always do and give us games.

besides, the ps3 is the leader of the pack. look at the sales.

Wenis1303d ago

I think they're talking about dominance in terms of market share and not quality.

Saigon1303d ago

They are but if you look at the majority of the article some of the reason, imho, are too far off scope.

The 1st reason was most likely the best out of the 5 and on point. The 2nd reason is a contradiction to the 1st; I understand the additions that people want but there are a lot of legal ties Sony has to deal with in order to imply what people want plus the headset thing is give or take depending on the user. The 3rd is a bust because we all know Sony patented that technology way before the wii was thought of. The 4th item is a given, they already have that and the comment is more in regards to 3rd party support. And the last item is a sham, I see nothing wrong with the xross media bar; but I will admit updates need to be revamped, but if the author had PS+ they wouldn't have to worry about that.

die_fiend1303d ago

Regaining dominance has nothing to do with quality. PS2 dominated the market vs GameCube and Xbox. PS3 has sold the least out of all of the consoles. I'm gonna hazard a guess...that's what they're talking about.

It says nothing about quality. I wonder why you've only got one bubble. Because you can't read perhaps?

BlackTar1871303d ago

Id it true they sold the least? I thought Xbox got that last month or something? Anyways who cares the market dominance will never exist witht he 3 current companies in the business it just will not.

Hicken1303d ago

Dominance, in this sense, has nothing to do with quality.

On the other hand, it's not like Sony's THAT far off with the PS3, in terms of sales.

I mean, let's say the PS3 DOES go on to sell 150 million(after about ten years on the market, as the PS2 didn't sell all that at the same age the PS3 is now). That wouldn't stop the Wii from selling about 100 million, and the 360- assuming that it sells at a somewhat constant pace- could also see triple digit sales. (In fact, this is possible, anyway... except the PS3 seeing 150 million.)

Is it STILL a failure on Sony's part that they didn't dominate? This is the first generation where all consoles have seen more than 50 million sales; in order for Sony to do what it did last generation, the PS3 would have to sell between 300-450 million units.

Like that's gonna happen any time soon.

Should Sony be penalized- and, really, that's what's happening here- because the market has grown to the point where it can sustain multiple systems selling more than 70 million units apiece? The PS3 is considered by some to be a failure because it won't maintain the market dominance of its predecessors.

To assume it would even be possible in the current market condition is ridiculous, at best.

rpd1231303d ago (Edited 1303d ago )

Dominance in the market is unrelated to quality. Does Sony put out quality stuff? Hell yeah. But they are a shadow of what they were in the PS2 days. And no, the PS3 is not the leader of the pack, that'd be the Wii.

Divine1303d ago

Like @tentonsoftube said "ps3 is the leader of the pack." ps3 already has control and will not fail to impress and continue giving quality. and with ps4 on the way its just not fair.

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MrGunny941304d ago

They should keep up with PLUS with the PS3 + PS4 + Vita games to be honest, it's one of the best features Sony has ever gave to PSN

Now all we need is a group chat system and a Clan system up and running :)

die_fiend1303d ago

Yeah the lack of cross party chat is kinda a deal breaker for a lot of people I know. You can't have the community that a 360 has where you have several friends talking. So if I'm considering a multi-plat, normally go for 360. Except things with several discs :p

Shame most of the games are getting kinda stale though. 360 could do with a Ni No Kuni

BlackTar1871303d ago

The thing about the xbox is before they had 8 person cross game chat they all had something else that was deal breaker. The cross game chat isn't deal breaker it really isn't its just the last line in the sand. So people pretend that its life or death but its not.

j-blaze1304d ago

3 more:

1. support more Japanese games
2. international psn store
3. backwards compatible for ps3 and ps2 games

Theyellowflash301303d ago (Edited 1303d ago )

I like your number 1 idea! However I don't think its going to happen. Japanese developers could barely afford to develop on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Most of the Japanese developers have invested into the portable market and Wii U. However, Sony needs to internally make more Japanese style games. I would love for them to greenlight a first party RPG on the PS4 with the budget of a Uncharted or Killzone game.

Nelson M1303d ago

Regain ?
Never lost Dominance !
End of !

Qrphe1303d ago

They could just keep on doing what they've been doing for the last 3 years. The only reason why they were in 3rd most of the time is due to their first bad years.

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