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Five Mistakes That the PlayStation 4 Must Avoid

Push Square: "The PlayStation 4 will finally be announced on 20th February. Sony shocked the gaming industry with a mysterious trailer that teased the reveal last night, confirming that it will be hosting a PlayStation Meeting in New York City later this month. But while the imminent announcement is understandably exciting, there are a number of pitfalls that we feel the platform holder must avoid if it wants its next generation system to succeed."

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NastyLeftHook01212d ago (Edited 1212d ago )

don't let the competition get ahead start sony! vanquish them!

the video below is sony vs microsoft.

get2sammyb1212d ago

I think that's key, but it's clear we're not going to see an Xbox 360 vs. PS3 scenario again.

DivineAssault 1212d ago (Edited 1212d ago )

They will.. xbox is slowly losing its customers & theyre understanding that sony does all those things too & free.. PS outsells xbox, but in the US theyre so obsessed with them that its hard to topple those sales.. Getting there tho & sony already shipped out more PS3s to distributers.. PS4 will murder em i think as long as they keep the online play free & clean up the download install sync process.. cross game chat, etc (which vita does for the most part so PS4 will too)

Nintendos CEO already said he will step down if wii u doesnt pick up by the end of the year.. So the head of that serpent is nearly severed.. One more left & sony hasnt failed before.. Not one time so im sure PS4 will be great.. PS1 was boss, PS2 was boss, PS3 staggered its way up but its there, & PS4 will come out swinging hard!

On topic, i do believe these 5 issues must be addressed to make PS4 a more pleasant experience.. I believe they will be fixed this time but with new tech & hardware, comes new problems in the future..

RuleofOne343 1212d ago

I haven't left them & I know their are similar service that are free on PC. but I prefer MS way better than the other two, Guess am in for the long haul.

thaimasker1212d ago

When did Iwata say or even imply that he will step down if the wii u doesn't pick up by the end of the first year? Please point that out to me...Stop going by mis-leading doom and gloom headlines that want publicity and read what he says next time

UltraVegito1212d ago

They should avoid

1.drought of games at/after launch

2.stuffing in enough tech that the ps4 becomes too high for the mass market

3.Moving foward with their terrible advertiment team(mark my effing words sony themselves would be in quite a better position if they marketed themselves right.)

4.games going over 60$

5.????

these are quite simple steps on what they should do,and i think they've learned from their past mistakes to do so.

psyxon1212d ago

Games prices have nothing to do with Sony unless released by them.

clearelite1212d ago

Was going to mention the marketing because I feel they are strong in other areas. This will be particularly important at launch when/if their "competition" does everything they can to steal their thunder.

rainslacker1212d ago (Edited 1212d ago )

As far as marketing, the trailer itself was classic Sony. Exciting, intriguing, and did it's job to get everybody talking. I haven't seen them come out like that since the first PS1, which had an incredible advertising campaign. If they continue this up until and after the PS4 launch then I would not feel like Sony is dropping the ball anymore in that area.

pr0t0typeknuckles1212d ago

all of these i heavily agree with especially the price not just because i want a cheaper console but because if sony truly wants to sell the ps4 they would learn from the ps3 and see how well that went, heck the ps3 didnt really sell well until it took a price drop.

Gamer391212d ago

Two big mistakes.

1., No many AAA quality games 2-3 years.
2., High priced.

psyxon1212d ago

Everybody thinks they know everything. Lol.

"The positive news is that the PS4 won’t have to deal with superfluous extras such as the CELL processor and a burgeoning Blu-ray drive. It’s apparently taking advantage of off-the-shelf components, which should lower the console’s overall cost."

GTFO. Pure speculation. Why would Sony dump BR when it's the leader in optical medium?

I won't even address the rest of these old, novelty issues stated in this article. Another terrible article submitted to N4G.

GribbleGrunger1212d ago (Edited 1212d ago )

I think they mean that Blu-ray is now established and no longer a 'burgeoning' market. It is slightly ambiguous though ... I can see why you would be confused.

They're saying that Cell was superfluous (I can't agree) but that Blu-ray is now 'established' and not 'burgeoning'. I was taking you main point to be the Blu-ray comment for my first response. I DO agree with you to a certain extent though. And as far as asking me if I understand the definition of a certain word ... that question defines the word better than I could.

psyxon1212d ago

They're implying a "burgeoning" market is somehow bad or superfluous.

"PS4 won’t have to deal with superfluous extras"

Do you know what superfluous means? Do you know what burgeoning means? I'm sure you do, so you should understand how they're implying that a BD drive was somehow a burden on the PS3, and that the PS4 won't have to deal with it.

smashman981212d ago

It was a burden its one of the reason ps3 was so expensive in the end it paid off the ps4 will be dealing with an established format and in fact won't have to deal with that again

clintagious6501212d ago

Nuttin new here, we all know sony will deliver with the games. Only thing they need to do is just learn from their mistakes with the ps3 & deliver with the ps4. As a hardcore gamer the games sony delivered were great now just give the whiners crosschat & other minor stuff they complained about & were good to go. Ridge Racer ps4 anyone? Lol jk. Cant wait.

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