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PlayStation 4 - Five Ways To Fail

Eskimo Press: Our senior editor speculates on the PlayStation 4 and goes over what Sony needs to get right in order for their new system to be a hit at launch.

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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1262d ago

There will be no fail... you can take that to the bank!!

FiLTHY ESKiMO1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

Certainly hope that will be the case. Sony certainly have come a long way since the release of the PlayStation 3, and most of the issues that plagued the PS3 launch have been resolved... apart from the operating system. They need to get that right this time around.

Minato-Namikaze1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

OS is fine, if you can't find what you're looking for then I don't know what to tell you. The PS store on the other hand needs a change

MikeMyers1261d ago

1. Announce the system too early and then delay it.

2. Have the price too high.

3. No must have launch games.

4. Poor marketing.

5. Block used games or some other tactic that alienates the system from the rest.

I think those are really the only bad things that could hold back the PS4. People may complain about no backwards compatibility or the specs not blowing us away or the dualshock being tweaked but those won't be huge issues. Sony is in good shape from what we saw from the PS3 leading into next generation.

EskimoPress1261d ago

@Minato. The operating system was grossly under developed. It's a heavy operating system that chews up a lot of ram. This is why they are unable to introduce Cross-Game chat. What Sony is currently doing to combat this is removing some of the integrated features like PlayStation Store, etc, and making them external. If you haven't noticed already, the PlayStation store is now a program that you downloaded, no longer integrated into the OS.

koehler831261d ago

We'll see. Vita seemed like a slam dunk leading up to it's launch.

cleverusername1261d ago

Playstation fanboys, you will go on my 1st whistle, Xbox fanboys, you will go on my 2nd whistle.......

JBSleek1261d ago

1. OS- The Operating System will be fine I'm sure.

2. Core Fans - To be honest it's not the core fans you need in order to succeed it is the causal, media consumption people.

3. BC- No BC isn't a must, it may be nice but far away from a must you buy a PS4 to play PS4 games not PS3 games yet I understand where people come from. Also, gaikai isn't BC, I hate seeing that if I have to pay for it, it's a solution not actual BC.

4. Price- Sony isn't stupid. I say $400 for the smaller HDD(320GB) and $450 for (500GB). They will be fine.

5. Launch Titles- Hmm this is an interesting one though. I can see some potential epicness with launch titles but you need third party to support you really. I'm not a fan of Killzone really because it's really just eye candy but Sony will bring it in the first party section, they need EA, Ubisoft, Activision, Take Two to come along and play.

Unless the console explodes after use Sony will be fine. No fail here.

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DigitalSmoke1261d ago

Its going to be a great time for Playstaion owners, there's not a single doubt in my mind.
Just to see how they pulled out of a nose dive, just to end up ontop on every single noticeble level shows that Sony's game division is in a class of its own.

Everybody who owns a playstation loves the shape that they are in, the same can't be said for the Xbox360.

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