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Submitted by kewlrats 540d ago | opinion piece

Sony Announced Their Event Today Because Nintendo's Financials Were Reported Yesterday

SideQuesting.com:

"It’s a designed move by the company. Anticipating negative financials by rival Nintendo reported yesterday in their quarterly report, Sony had today circled on their calendar for a while to drop the news of an incoming event." (Nintendo, PS Vita, PS3, Sony)

DaThreats  +   540d ago
Nintendo's failure brought spirits to SONY
TOGC  +   540d ago
Sony was like "We got this"
LOL_WUT  +   540d ago
Sony Announced Their Event Today Because Nintendo's Financials Were Reported Yesterday
Well played Sony, lets just hope they deliver
NastyLeftHook0  +   540d ago
here is sony right now.

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blackbeld  +   540d ago
20 days!

Let the fight Begin!
miyamoto  +   539d ago
come on guys PlayStation Meeting is always done at this time of year.
Donnieboi  +   540d ago
Why should Sony care about Wii U as a basis for announcing PS4? Sony is in a whole other league.
araman  +   540d ago
To core gamers maybe, but Sony's success this generation will depend very largely on their ability to woo back some casual audiences. That's not to say they will target the casuals, per se, but getting a piece of that pie has to be a key goal.
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Qrphe  +   540d ago
Am I one of the few who finds all this trash-talking unnecessary?

I know there is excitement but let's be mature about this.
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Ezz2013  +   540d ago
i agree as much as i love to see PS4.. it's not good to trash-talk the competitors....i also don't want to get my hopes up about this
it might turn out to be something else
i will calm my self untill i see the announcement of ps4

i'm happy with ps3 anyway and ps4 is a day 1 for me when ever it come out
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OmegaSlayer  +   539d ago
If they did it on purpose I will love Sony even more.
El_Assenso  +   539d ago
I think one of Sony's tactics by using this video clip was to instll a bit of panic into Microsoft and Nintendo, that they 'might' be releasing their new console soon....or sooner than expected. Gotta hand it to Sony, their subliminal messaging is superb at grabing peoples attention and getting people talking about all things Sony and PlayStation.
The_Infected  +   540d ago | Well said
Damn good move. Sony is going big right now. This will be the longest 20 day wait ever!! It's well worth it though.
The_Infected  +   540d ago | Funny
Unbelievable some Xbox fanboy stole one of my precious bubbles! Any help reviving one would be appreciated.

On topic: I can't wait to see what Sony is working in far as the social aspects of the PS4.
Ezz2013  +   540d ago
marcus fenix, THIS IS OUTRAGE... you should leave gears of war NOW
Gamer1982  +   540d ago
I hope we dont have to wait for E3 and bubble up! Return the favour?
SaffronCurse  +   540d ago
OMG They're finally bringing cross game chat !!!
AznGaara  +   540d ago
Its already on the Vita. lol
Ron_Danger  +   540d ago
Anyone who brings up cross game chat I immediately down bubble since that 2009 argument is so tired . We have it on the Vita and it's nothing special. I can't believe you Xbox fanboys are proud enough to pay for it
Bladesfist  +   540d ago
I love cross game chat, I use it on both skype and the vita for free and it is a big deal for me.
Bladesfist  +   540d ago
Cross game chat is important to me, I talk to my friends over skype most of the time as I am a PC Gamer but love seeing the feature on my Vita as well as Skype.
phantomexe  +   540d ago
I'll be picking up the ps4 day one but Sony should know by now to never count nintendo out. Nintendo has played this game longer then MS and Sony and they know the ropes. Let the consul wars begin lol.
Donnieboi  +   540d ago
That's the OLD Nintendo. The current "administration" (Under President Iwata) is a mess right now. He's been screwing up ever since the GameCube era and has been riding on the coat tails of gimmicks, and over-saturation of franchises (Iwata was in charge when Nintendo REALLY started to milk their franchises to death in the GameCube years (millions of par mario spinoffs). He got lucky with the first Wii (casuals), but he may not do so well with the Wii U (especially when both core gamers and casuals could care less).
blackblades  +   540d ago
Yes the company has but not the people that works within.
smashcrashbash  +   540d ago
Oh come on guys. That is a cheap shot. I am sure they didn't do it because of that. It's just a coincidence.But you have to admit this could put a damper on the Wii U. They had the only next gen console but now the PS4 is an option too.And if Microsoft is not far behind then they will have twice the competition.It was much better for them when they were the only one. Now developers are going to make a play for the PS4 and Next Xbox as well.

@ phantomexe .True but lets not also forget that it was Sony that edged Nintendo aside and sold more consoles then them for two generations. And that was before Sony had ever made a game console in their lives.Nintendo and Sega were the experts then too but they still fell pretty far.
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Conzul  +   540d ago
Yes, if PS4 is announced this soon and it's big and people are happy, I predict it will completely destroy the Wii U.
tubers  +   540d ago
Not if it's priced much above the Wii U.

Think 3DS vs PSV.
Hicken  +   539d ago
That depends on whether or not value is seen at whatever price the PS4 comes out at.

Oh, and whether Nintendo hears the price of the PS4 and drops the Wii U's price, knowing they can't compete at the same price point.

Nevermind. Just tubers and his "stealth" trolling again.
jmc8888  +   539d ago
Not when it costs more and only 2-3x more powerful as a Wii U.

Yet 1/5th to 1/15th as powerful as a PC built this summer. 1/5th if someone goes with a $400 GTX 770, 1/15th if someone is insane and wants TWO GTX 790's.

What people don't understand is, while all the console will be fun and worth the purchase, they aren't going to be very advanced using mid range PC parts from 2011.

PS4 will literally have the raw power of a GTX560ti.

Good, sure. But there's a lot better cards out, and the next line is coming in June.
Death  +   540d ago
Prior to the original Playstation launch, Sony produced the front loading SegaCD attachment. Shortly after, Nintendo had Sony devlop a CD add on for them to compete. When SegaCD sales tanked, Nintendo pulled the plug on the CD project. This was the catalyst for Sony to push their own console production. Before the hardware, Sony was also a developer of console games.
izumo_lee  +   540d ago
Don't forget Sony also provided the soundchip for the SNES. So all that awesome tunes that games like Megaman X, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, etc were enhanced by a Sony product. Crazy history is.
cee773  +   539d ago
nintendo pulled the plug because sony would own the masters to all games released on the add on, ninty said forget that and went to philips(for an add on) it didnt work out with them either and then thats when ninty dropped CD's all together
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   540d ago
SOny was all "ITS TIME TO STRIKE".
Killzoner99  +   540d ago
Hell yah, kick them while they're down and bash em with an iron pipe. Don't give them a chance to get up again. Nintendo has been in the need of a good ass whoopin for a very long time and this could be Sony's chance to finally finish them off.
Bumpmapping  +   540d ago
Return Of The King PS4 I'm ready.
AhmadSA  +   540d ago
The King never left.
dragonyght  +   540d ago
nah The king was Odensleep this Gen. And now that its awakening is nigh, you all better be prepare cause aren't gonna be pretty
Y_5150  +   540d ago
Whoa! We all saw this coming but it's great that we got a date!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH YEAH!!!
evilhasitsway  +   540d ago
sony just remeber that nintendo stabbed you in the back and use that rage against them lol. finish him!
MultiConsoleGamer  +   540d ago
What the hell is with that title?

But the author does have a valid point. Sony saw blood in the water and the chance to strike.
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ironmonkey  +   540d ago
ps4 is hitman.
Plagasx  +   540d ago
Lol the Wii U is screwed.

Mario and Zelda won't save you this year.
first1NFANTRY  +   540d ago
Nicely played by the Sony boys. No verbal disrespect, just silent capitalization. M$ could learn a thing or two from their competitors.
izumo_lee  +   540d ago
There is no way in hell that Sony is gonna screw up as much as they did with the PS3. The PS4 will be like the phoenix rising from its own ashes thus the Playstation mantra will be reborn a new.

Kaz & comp. has a plan & that is to be the top dog once again. Can they pull it off...in 20 days we will see.
ravinash  +   540d ago
More like in 7 - 8 years time we will see..... but in 20 days is when it starts.
Joegrine20  +   540d ago
Like i said. If PS4 is announced this month ill be even more happy gamer. Cuz this E3 im planning to buy Wii U cuz i knw there will be games shown in E3. Ps4 will also be purchased eventually and those will be my two main consoles. Im not buying another xbox if it only has multiplats on it. Exclusives is what i want. That's what nintendo and sony are there for.
2pacalypsenow  +   540d ago
Sony coming back on top is better for the whole gaming community they are staying true to True gaming with only a few gimmicks
first1NFANTRY  +   540d ago
The Empire Strikes Back.
Protagonist  +   540d ago
lol... you are right there is something about the Empire and Sony... I think it´s all that glossy black ;O)..
Kevlar009  +   540d ago
"We're gonna let Microsoft make the first move"

'Nintendo released their financials yesterday? Quick, make our move'.

What happened to waiting for MS?
Ezz2013  +   540d ago
from where i come from we have a proverb say
" If you see the fangs of the lions, don't think the lion is smiling "

sony and kaz just trolled every one including MS and Nintendo
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   540d ago
It's called PR.

And Sony didn't do anything based off Nintendo. People need to read the article and not the headline. The retarded author is speculating off of a coincidence. Gaming journalism at it's finest. They need to stop making their titles read as if it's fact when all they are doing is speculating.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   540d ago
Wow Sony is super aggressive. You can tell They are taking next gen super seriously with hopefully very few mistakes this time around. Nintendo seems to be super aggressive about the third party offerings and even trying to get exclusive games from third party devs again.

MS as always is, hush hush about everything hopefully we hear from them soon.
MrSmith  +   540d ago
"Showtime"
-Solid Snake
dragonyght  +   539d ago
"Kept you waiting, huh?"
-Naked Snake
strigoi814  +   540d ago
nuclear bombs are all set...sony its time for us to lift off
Bladesfist  +   540d ago
I bet it will suffer from a white light of death

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