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Submitted by ICC_06 1105d ago | opinion piece

5 Things the PlayStation 4 needs to be successful

MMGN: No matter which way you look at it, Sony is undoubtedly gearing up to unveil its plans for the successor to the PlayStation 3, starting with its February 20 “meeting”.

Here are five things it needs to be successful. (PS4)

NastyLeftHook0  +   1105d ago
a launch date.
theBAWSE  +   1105d ago
American media to stop being bias for American made consoles to the point they spread untruths about Sony and hope to increase ad revenue by doing so
clearelite  +   1105d ago
They aren't biased against nintendo. They are very successful here. Playstation products sell very well here in the US considering and you will never hear about it.

Sony needs to spread more money around IF they want to take a more mainstream approach here in the states.

MS giving many times more "gifts" to my gamestop employee friends is an example of how things work. This principle applies to the gaming media, etc. as well.

Sony will have to market more aggressively at launch or their competition will try to find a way to steal their hype. Actually, expect smear/doom articles to start rolling out any day now.
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theBAWSE  +   1105d ago
@clearlite because the American media don't see Nintendo as a hardcore gaming company to rival Microsoft...they see it as a kiddy company still putting out Mario's and kirbys etc
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darren_poolies  +   1105d ago
A launch.
PS4isKing_82  +   1105d ago
A timely launch date for this year.
15 to 20 games at launch across multiple genres.
Price of console should be no higher than $499.
Games to remain at $60 or lower.
Aggressive marketing both online and televised.
clearelite  +   1105d ago
I'm just wondering how anyone could give you a disagree, everything you listed seems perfectly sound.

Also, PS3 backwards compatibility is a great idea because it would enable them to support the system for years to come and people with only PS4 wouldn't miss out either.

same guy disagrees with me apparently.

@miyamoto, hahahahahhaha
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miyamoto  +   1105d ago
It has begun http://i.minus.com/i1ot2q1b...

ps 1 2 3 backwards and all the free to play games compatibility is a must

SEN, PSN, PS Home, PS+ integrated to Gaikai cloud gaming to offer all ps 1 2 3 psp game library and services
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PS4isKing_82  +   1105d ago
That is an amazing gif lol
I'm sure Microsoft is going pretty crazy right about know too.
It feels like Sony caught everyone off guard with this.
Ezz2013  +   1105d ago
lol that gif is amazing i can't stop laughing
Dat part when reggie come out from the crowd

hhahahahahhahahahahh
miyamoto  +   1105d ago
Yeah, pants down

Reggie's body was not ready, LOL!

I got this from Mr. Shuhei Yoshida himself on Twitter.

You guys should Tweet him from time to time.
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Bumpmapping  +   1105d ago
LOL awesome pretty much sums up everything.
Godmars290  +   1105d ago
Combining PS+ with Gaikai to bypass the BC issue, give people access to as much of the Playstaion's library over 15+ years, would be a nice thing to say the least.

Certainly wouldn't have the, "got no games" comment to fall on.

Except, given the licensing issues that have been going on this gen, don't expect to see the "entire" PS1/PS2/PS3 catalog available.
KwietStorm  +   1105d ago
I saw that gif on twitter. I thought it was the funniest thing I ever seen, and then Reggie's face pops up.. I was probably choking for 5 minutes. Could not stop laughing. It really needs a soundtrack. What was that ID4?
Karpetburnz  +   1105d ago
I think it needs an affordable launch price and great launch titles.
DigitalSmoke  +   1105d ago
The only thing they need to do is continue the momentum they build with the PS3 just now, and work from there.

Sony said this generation isnt a race but a maraton, they proved to be right.
Microsoft wasn't able to put anything against Killzone's GFX GOW brutality or Uncharted's quality, nor PS+.
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black911  +   1105d ago
Only advantage 360 really had is Xbox Live. So Sony #1 is to improve PSN/SEN.
C0MPUT3R  +   1104d ago
PS+ rapes XBL.
juandren  +   1105d ago
I think to be successful they just need to penetrate the US market. They own the third biggest movie studio in the world. I say they should work their magic a bit more there (kind of like Casino Royale, where he uses a VAIO laptop, a Sony Ericsson and a Blu-Ray drive). Make Spider-Man play some damn PS4 in the next one! To me it won't really mess up a movie if they have Peter Parker tell someone on the phone "I'm just playing PlayStation" or something like that. In fact it would put a smile on my face. That's just my opinion though
darren_poolies  +   1105d ago
"Second to Nintendo"

Lol wut? I would say that Sony has much stronger first party support.
juandren  +   1104d ago
Nintendo has more first-party developers. Unfortunately for them, quantity does not equal quality (nor variety, it seems)
VonBraunschweigg  +   1104d ago
Naughty Dog
Naughty Dog 2nd team
Santa Monica Studio
Polyphony Digital
Sucker Punch/Insomniac/Guerilla Games/Sony Liverpool/Media Molecule/Sony Japan. Make it ten things.
lovegames718  +   1104d ago
Free psn again
Ps Plus
and yeah those bad ass killa exclusives they keep churning out!!!!
DivineAssault  +   1104d ago
It will be a great launch... I know some fantastic 1st party games are being worked on right now that will come out simultaneously with the console.. As long as there isnt a dry spell like PS3 for the first 6 months, it will be great
cervantes99  +   1104d ago
For me it only needs one thing - a release date :)

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