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Submitted by Game0N 1087d ago | opinion piece

What the PS4 Needs to Decimate the Competition

The PS4’s unveiling on Wednesday the 20th will be a huge power play for Sony as it will naturally create some serious momentum toward E3 2013. The world will be Sony’s stage for the next 48 hours and we can’t help but wish for the best and geek out whenever we see a new wave of leaked photos. What will be revealed at the event? What will we see? Is Kaz just trolling us? (PS3, PS4)

NastyLeftHook0  +   1087d ago
what they have
Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1087d ago
Because that worked out so well for the Vita. What they need to do is support it like they've supported the ps3 right after they realized that the playstation name alone wouldn't carry the console to success.
They need to come out guns blazing and maintain that throughout the first year into the 2nd. They need to realize that they aren't the market leader coming into this and that people won't buy it simply because it's a playstation.
They need to also market their games well and stop creating games that nobody wants (Twisted metal, starhawk, PASBR, SOCOM 4, SLY 4, MOVE heroes, lbp karting, Q force ect.) and get back to making QUALITY games! I mean when was the last time a SONY studio made a AAA quality game for the ps3? Uncharted 3?
They need to stop putting their quality characters into crumby games.
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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1087d ago
Now that you've mentioned it, when was the last time a 1st party studio actually released a ps3 game? All of their ps3 exclusive games since Uncharted 3 have been worked on by 2nd party studios! Twisted Metal, Starhawk, PASBR, SLY 4 and Q-Force have all been 2nd party games.
Besides GoW and TLOU, most 1st party studios must be working on PS4 games! This is gonna be an exciting launch indeed!
clearelite  +   1087d ago
I agree with you about the marketing, but a couple of the games you listed could have sold millions with the right advertising imo.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   1087d ago
i agree with you on everything except for people not wanting lbp and sly 4.
miyamoto  +   1087d ago
PlayStation is not about destroying or stopping competition that is Microsoft's agenda and role.

PlayStation is about giving more life and longevity to video gaming by making more new games and progressing the technology that will make these new games possible to be played. That is what it does best.
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muttley65  +   1087d ago
GRAN TURISMO 6 and FIFA would be a great opening launch title for American and Europe.

dont think GT6 would take long to DEV. im sure PD started before GT5 was released....

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fermcr  +   1087d ago
"What the PS4 Needs to Decimate the Competition"

I certainly hope that doesn't happen. I hope all systems prevail and that there is a lot and lot of competition between them. Competition is the best thing for the consumers.
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MysticStrummer  +   1086d ago
@tentonsotube - "What they have" didn't help Sony to decimate the competition this gen. You think everyone else is just going with what they have, making no changes for next gen? No. They'll all look at each other and steal a few ideas, then throw some new stuff against the wall to see if it sticks. As little as I care about social networking, applying it to gaming is what helped MS do as well as they did, and Sony would be wise to incorporate at least some of that into PS4. Because of the Wii's success, both MS and Sony will try to cater to casuals as well as the hardcore gamers, though possibly to different degrees, and Nintendo is obviously trying to seem more hardcore than they did last gen. Nothing will stay the same, except maybe the cesspool called N4G.
chukamachine  +   1087d ago
It does not need killzone4.

As much as many people would like it, it's not a system seller.

Uncharted 4 would be though.

GT6 would be.
Blackdeath_663  +   1087d ago
a massive Gran Turismo game will be a really strong launch title. i love killzone so i wouldn't mind another. i hope they don't ruin the uncharted series we have seen it time and time again one the just keep creating squeals and it completely ruins the game. i for one have completely lost interest in the assassin's creed series i couldn't even bring myself to care about the third one.
Fatty  +   1087d ago
It'd be great to see a GT in the launch window, but given how long 4 and 5 took to make, I don't know if it's possible. I can't imagine how good it'll look, though... Not to mention the physics should be even more fine-tuned than ever.
InMyOpinion  +   1087d ago
They will most probably show some kind of trailer for a new GT game, but I don't think it will be a launch title. Strongly doubt it considering how long GT5 took from announcement to actual release.
shivvy24  +   1087d ago
killzone isnt a system seller , its games like uncharted , GT , god of war and 3rd party exclusivity like MGS4
cpayne93  +   1087d ago
Killzone may not be a system seller, but it still has good sales and, since Guerrilla Games does wonders in terms of graphics, it would be a great way to show off the system.
-Alpha  +   1087d ago
I want another Killzone, but if Guerilla Games can't seize the opportunity fans so desperately crave for the story, co-op, and multiplayer (took steps back with K3), then I'll lose all hope.

Killzone just feels shy of reaching that true potential, and I am heavily hoping for Killzone 4 to deliver. Time to do what should have been done: fleshed out co-op modes, killer multiplayer that improves on Killzone 2 and stops screwing around with Killzone 3's junk, and a storymode that can take advantage of the Killzone universe. Most of all, a 10 minute Rico torture scene.
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Karpetburnz  +   1087d ago
I think Killzone 4 could sell A LOT if its a PS4 launch title.
a_bro  +   1087d ago
"It does not need killzone4.

As much as many people would like it, it's not a system seller."

i beg to defer Killzone on launch day makes it a system seller

if killzone 4 is indeed releasing at launch, that would make it as the only FPS we know so far that will launch with the platform. It would be a smart move on sony's part, the FPS genre is pretty much the most popular genre here in the states. it would finally get some of the recognition it deserves.

and besides if they guerrila does this correctly:
- a fleshed out story
-improved gameplay
-better multiplayer gameplay than KZ3
-use ever social/communication feature thats built in to the PS4/PSN

they will come out winning.
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BitbyDeath  +   1087d ago
Releasing before the next Xbox is even announced would be a good first step.
BanBrother  +   1087d ago
That is the key. If they release first, then all they have to do is keep offering what they have been with the PS3. The ball is in MS court now, not Sony's. Most people will go the Sony route, so MS are the ones that need to improve.

Basically what I am saying is, everyone with a PS3 iwill be getting the PS4. With the 360, a lot of people are switching over to the PS3, which will likely translate into a PS4 purchase. This time it looks like they will be released simultaneously, which can only mean the PS4 will obliterate the 720 sales, given the fact that the 360 had a year start, and Sony caught up.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   1087d ago
Where are u getting your "Xbox gamers are switching to PS3" facts from? I have a full Xbox friends list and NONE of them have went from Xbox to PS3. They may play both but none have abandoned 360 for ps3. To me a real gamer doesn't "switch" they embrace all systems and play games not brands...
theWB27  +   1087d ago
Seriously I think you're going by N4G standards. I know plenty of people who swear by th Xbox brand as much as Sony. No one is switching...and PS3 caught up because they have a stronger market in their own country. Shut it down...
BanBrother  +   1087d ago

Wait, you are refuting my opinion that a lot of 360 gamers are switching over to the PS3 (which from my experiences, they are), and then through you experience, no such thing is happening?, so yours is right?

Can't we just agree to disagree? You can never refute someones 'opinion' with your own, as they are just that. Yes, people embrace both systems, but by switching over, I mean dedicating more time to that particular console which will more than likely translate into a PS4 purchase IF both consoles are released simultaneously.

My comment was no fanboy rant, I can promise you that.
Qrphe  +   1087d ago
It needs games. Hopefully they try to cover as many genres at launch as possible (from FPS and adventure games all the way to Sports and casual games).
clearelite  +   1087d ago
Variety, creativity, innovation, and fun please.

Hopefully they will continue to invest more in new ips than advertising but still make tons of profit.

Unfortunately, we are stuck living in a world where people often pick what is advertised the best over what actually is the best quality.

Would love to see a platformer at launch and even a jrpg, etc.
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mamotte  +   1087d ago
Why does Sony need to "decimate" the competition? What does that anyways? Will the world be a happier place if the only console selling is from Sony? MS and Nintendo HQ will explode if the PS4 sell like hot cakes and is praised in N4G?

Really, I cant understand you guys.
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StrongMan  +   1087d ago
A release date.
remanutd55  +   1087d ago
I just want Motorstorm sony, thats all im asking for but if for some strange reason Evolution Studios decides to show a New IP :( instead then have The Last Guardian as launch title and its all good. i will hold no grudge at you or evolution for letting me down :), i hope you take note sony i want Motorstorm but if not possible then The Last Guardian will make me go NUTS !!!!!!
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clearelite  +   1087d ago
I hope you get your wish for motorstorm (AND TLG at launch). Just advertise them and they will sell well.
remanutd55  +   1087d ago
Yea i kinda sound like a paid evolution employee lol.
Theo1130  +   1087d ago
It needs a better UI, and better online integration. If they could capture the xbox ui before the dumb avatars came in, then it would be perfect.
Nivalis  +   1087d ago
Oh boy, another "What PS4 needs" article! great, I was starting to worry because I haven't seen one for at least the past 5 minutes.
B1663r  +   1086d ago
Never mind that launch titles all tend to be.... launch titles...
mamotte  +   1086d ago
Wait for the "PS4 is doomed" articles after launch.
MysticStrummer  +   1086d ago
I think we've already seen some of those actually.
InMyOpinion  +   1087d ago
First of all it needs to be unveiled and presented to us. We know nothing about its specs or anything at this point.

All this speculation is getting a bit silly tbh.
first1NFANTRY  +   1087d ago
Gran Turismo 6


Uncharted 4

These games will automatically move units from day 1. People underestimate the power of the GT franchise.
Karpetburnz  +   1087d ago
GT6 would be great, But It probably wont be out for a while.
Papa_Kaz  +   1087d ago
a descent price, then BAM! ps2 era all over again :D
Bumpmapping  +   1087d ago
Sounds about right :)

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Game0N  +   1087d ago
why are all those kaz pics so damn weird??? lol
NateCole  +   1087d ago
To win me over i want a proper Valkyria Chronicles sequel
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   1087d ago
The only thing Sony needs to do to get me to buy a ps4 is....wait for it....release it!
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PS4isKing_82  +   1087d ago
Something just hit me. Naughty dog recently said that they were thinking about making a new jak and daxter but last of us got made instead. But naughty dog also has two internal teams now since last year. What if the primary team has indeed been secretly working on a new jak and daxter game to launch with the ps4, while the other finishes the last of us?
first1NFANTRY  +   1087d ago
A next gen J&D at launch would be INCREDIBLE!
NateCole  +   1086d ago
Yes. That would be super cool. However i think MM is taking care of platformers for launch window.

U4 is almost a certain but dam i want a Jak so much.
LKHGFDSA  +   1087d ago
Needs what made the PS3 and PS2 strive.
A slew of exclusives, a level of usability for casuals, and a low price. (Better graphics and developer support than the PS3 is a given)
Sony have confirmed the PS4 will have a decent price. and we can only hope they have a nice flow of AAA titles coming in the first year.
Hopefully they respond to everything that went wrong with the PS3's launch.
baraka007  +   1087d ago
I think gamers are more about hating than playing these days. I think HOME 2 trollers edition would be a hit. You could just take out all the mini games and just make an empty room that every couple minutes puts out an article about something gamers would be interested in then you all fight over it for points. Only the most hatefull azzhole will win!! too bad you guys are already doing it here though...
bullymangLer  +   1087d ago
TGF_Zero  +   1087d ago
My official prediction for Wednesday

PS4 Reveal (obviously)
Killzone 4 Reveal
Little Big Planet 3 Reveal
Uncharted 4 Reveal
The Last Guardian Reveal
Secret title (quantic dream's singularity?)

We won't see the box. Demos will be shown live. Secret game will be saved for E3 2013 and teased throughout the months leading up to the big expo. We will see Sony expand to media services (competing for the living room.)

Gaikai streams ps3 full games with ps plus subscription like article says.

End with Kaz saying, "What you got Xbox?"
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1087d ago
This article is obviously food for the fanboys, and hype. Just remember MS has a brand new console to unveil soon.

Btw the reasons on how the PS4 can "decimate" the competition in this article are bad.
Hicken  +   1087d ago
Nobody's forgotten. Just so happens that this has nothing to do with that.
MysticStrummer  +   1086d ago
I guess now every article has to mention every product from every company to avoid the dreaded "fanboy" label. N4G is such a cesspool.
abzdine  +   1087d ago
Versus XIII
Uncharted 4
Good price!
Marketing, at least a good one at the start, like they did with PS2 it was all over the media.
GribbleGrunger   1087d ago | Trolling | show
tigertron  +   1087d ago
To decimate the competition, the PS4 needs:

- Sequels to our beloved franchises
- Crash Bandicoot
- Continued investment in new IPs, something which Sony has done really well with the PS3
- PS Plus
- Blu-ray
- A small-quiet model
- Large HDDs, with the ability to upgrade
- Good pricing
- Great graphics and physics
- Backwards compatibility, whether it be through Gaikai or some kind of advanced software emulation
- Advertise lots
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DigitalSmoke  +   1086d ago
To continue their path in the steady course as they did with the PS3, it'll be in the bank then no doubt.
Microsoft has already been moving away from compitition with the PS3 by going Kinect and now trying to do some stupid TV shi*, YeAH! GAmERS!


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