Submitted by bunt-custardly 578d ago | opinion piece

What did Sony omit from its PS3 evolution video?

Something missing from the PS3 evolution video which seems a shame, but why? (PS3, Sony)

GribbleGrunger  +   578d ago
At last some inspired speculation! This is good food for thought and my guess would be Sony are going to move HOME and make it browser based so that the PS3, PS4 and the Vita can access it. And of course, we can't discount any other Gaikai enabled device.
Conzul  +   577d ago
I think it's more likely that Gaikai and Home will be unified past any recognition.
sonic989  +   577d ago
i think it just needs more OS integration more like in your face user you must use this and not optional
it worked for MS ans nintendo dunno why sony arent doing yet but still ps4 holds many many possibilities
Sci0n  +   577d ago
Indeed that's very believable since when I last signed into PS home they made me load all my digital home belongings to there server. I actually think gaiki is already being implemented now. Also other clues are now when you check people on homes profiles it tells you they are on the PS3.
GribbleGrunger  +   577d ago
Very interesting! I had heard tell of a change but that's the first time someone has pointed out the differences. Yep, HOME is going to become server based. Let's hope that those loading times will become a thing of the past.
GalacticEmpire  +   578d ago
Although Home has been a commercial success, it was not what most gamers were expecting. So now, whenever Home is mentioned there's always a negative connotation with gamers and gamers are the people Sony are focusing on.
Hellsvacancy  +   578d ago
I actually forget there even is Home, ive only ever used it a handful of times, to play chess
Blackdeath_663  +   578d ago
LOL exactly the same. i really hope i they don't get rid of it despite the fact it didn't click with gamers i feel it has massive potential they just need to give it a new purpose as a hub of some sort to connect people or for event or something. it will be a real shame if it amounts to nothing.
Rainstorm81  +   578d ago
If Home was built into the OS like Xbox avatars or Miis, I think it would get more use from gamers. But since your avatar can only be seen in home and the disconnect between Home and games makes it a casual haven.

If anything Home needs to be pushed more to that market since they gravitate to it the most.
zebramocha  +   578d ago
@hell how can you forget about home?it's under the ps store icon unless you deleted the app,it doesn't makes sense on how you could miss it.
Donnieboi  +   578d ago
It's free. So these disappointed "gamers" you mentioned need to suck it up. It's a fine distraction away from usual gaming. It's for social purposes, and for that reason, it succeeded. No one has negative connotations towards PS3 having apps like netflix, hulu, etc. So why should they be upset about Home? Home is an app for PS3 owners to enjoy, for free. "Gamers" do other things than play games. So, when I make a new friend via gaming, it's nice to be able to do something together once and a while on my gaming system, that isn't always competitive--WITH friends. Plus, did I already mention it was a FREE addition?

What you said is a GREAT idea. A connection to games would be a nice feature. I used it for downtime away from gaming/competition, but having some games, demo's, beta's built in would be a great way to advertise games, without forcing ads on us via PSN or PS Store (the way M$ does it). Home would be a great, optional venue to learn about new game releases. Good idea.
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GalacticEmpire  +   578d ago
Steady on fella, I wasn't having a go at Home, I'm actually one the gamers that appreciate it for what it is just like you.

You can't really argue that it hasn't got negative connotations for a lot of gamers as they're constantly giving it an unjustified bashing in comments sections around the net.
k2d  +   578d ago
@Donnieboi: Yeah, imagine Sony telling their fanbase to suck it up. The ball is in Sony's court, and their obvious choices are to either let pass in silence or revitalise it.
Godmars290  +   578d ago
They've got two days before announcing the PS4 to look back on the PS3.

Wait, you mean *THIS* video?

Related video
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smashcrashbash  +   578d ago
I love how people try to pretend that there isn't a Home and no one knows about it but somehow Home is never empty and there are always people in all the different worlds. People always think because them and their circle of friends ignore Home that everyone in the world does.
ThatXboxGuy  +   578d ago
Exactly.I hope on from time to time and every space is packed every single time.And everybody has custom outfits, accessories, pets etc.Stuff that probably takes one guy, one day to make, sold for $1 each to millions of people.

Home is a pure cash cow for Sony.
Soldierone  +   578d ago
Not to mention the "fee's to play" area's are constantly filled with people too. Thats people paying to play games.

All the spaces built to advertise games was also money paid to Sony to advertise the games.

If Home was really failing like people want to believe then it would be long gone by now.
GraveLord  +   578d ago
Home is pretty much irrelevant. It's not something to brag about.
Godchild1020  +   578d ago
Home in a way is like Miiverse, just not integrated into the PS3 as Miiverse is with the Wii U.

I only used it a few times and found it enjoyable. Its like any social network on the web, and it can only get better as time goes on. I used it during Sony's E3 conference the past 2 years.
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smashcrashbash  +   578d ago
Irrelevant to you maybe.Not so much to people who use it. Don't assume something is irrelevant because you don't like or use it. Other people like Home just fine.If they didn't Home would always be empty and no one would be buying the stuff that they sell or playing the games. Have you ever been to Home on New Years or Christmas or Halloween.Obviously not or you wouldn't be writing such rubbish
cleverusername  +   578d ago
Everyone must've been playing hide and seek when I've visited then!
Rainstorm81  +   578d ago
That's like saying the Xbox avatars are irrelevant, both rake in cash for both MS and Sony with relatively little work.

Personally I use my Xbox avatar more than Home avatar because its right on the menu for everyone to see, to this day I have yet to buy any items for home
firelogic  +   578d ago
Sony makes a ton of cash off of HOME. Micro-transactions fuel PSN for you so you should pray that it stays successful.
sprinterboy  +   578d ago
Loved HOME but only went on to check out the new XI Space after being away for a while and unfortuanly after a puzzle or 2 i crossed a bridge for it to tell me it will cost £5.49, I am sorry but I loved the first XI but I am not paying that, in fact alot of HOME spaces is money based now, thats my turn off atm.
HorrorGod  +   578d ago
Same here. Loved Xi 1, but not enough to want to pay for the sequel.
I still pop in on HOME once in awhile to check out events, like the E3 event last year.
And I will probably go in HOME to watch the PS Meeting on Wednesday.

As much as you hear people talk trash about it, it's ALWAYS busy. And there are actually people who only use their PS3's for HOME and don't even play anything/pay for anything else on it.
mt  +   578d ago
HOME could have been successful, it is still a success to some people. Sony promise to include trophies but didn't, of course that is not the main issue. to me the most troublesome was with the longtime to access home, and then if you want to play a game you have to quit HOME. If they want to implement it in PS4 do it but let me play my game and if I want to go HOME I just login from the XMB or whatever it will be called.
Karpetburnz  +   577d ago
Thats one of the reasons I never used Home that often, because It takes to long to load up and you have to go through different loading screens to access different areas, But I did Enjoy using it.

If Sony keeps Home with the PS4, I think they need to get rid of all the loading screens and make it much faster to access, They could make it so you can have many apps running at the same time similar to the PSVita so that way you dont have to close Home if you want to play a game.
chadwarden  +   578d ago
jay2  +   578d ago
Home, I feel should be what you come onto as soon as you boot the PS4 up. you launch into your house if you don't have a game disc in.
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MysticStrummer  +   578d ago
I guess they could have that as an option, but even as a Home fan I'd rather keep it as just part of the menu when I turn on the system.
Nick_515  +   578d ago
Maybe if it was optional.
remanutd55  +   578d ago
no Resistance Fall of Man or Motorstorm in that video = Fail!!!!! those 2 games single handedly kept the ps3 afloat the first year.
FamilyGuy  +   578d ago
They didn't show any games from the PS3s launch lineup, and with good reason, the majority of these newer games looks waaaaay better visually so it just makes more sense to include them in a video.
theDECAY  +   577d ago
I was upset there was no Demon's Souls.
cleverusername  +   578d ago
It's been left out for a good reason, it's rubbish! It shouldn't be rubbish as it had lots of potential but unfortunately it is! Each cinema plays a year old game trailer over and over again! What a waste! Whoever is in charge of Home wants shooting!
WeAreLegion  +   578d ago
It's easy money for Sony and developers. It's not going away.
Hazmat13  +   578d ago
i havent been on there in years, do people still huddle around females?
HorrorGod  +   578d ago
Not really, since so many men even use female avatars.
Most people just go about their own business, unless they know each other.
Omar91  +   578d ago
I think as some people stated, HOME should of been integrated into the ps3 interface. It just felt to isolated from the system and ultimately felt like another app. If sony can manage to have home as part of the systems interface, then I'm sure more people would use it.
Sorrow24  +   578d ago
Thanks to Home I actually met a guy from where I'm from and we've played countless of games together and even became Facebook friends.

Its was the perfect place for me to meet people when I got my ps3 and I believe it can still be.
soniqstylz  +   577d ago
Are we sure Home won't be mentioned tomorrow?
theDECAY  +   577d ago
I deleted HOME after using it twice. I think it's just not a lot of people's cup of tea. As a gamer playing PS3 games, it basically useless.
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KingKevo  +   577d ago
Home is not really popular or successfull really. However Sony is still keep it alive because they said they make a profit out of it.

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