Submitted by darkronin229 1008d ago | article

What we can learn from past PlayStation reveals

GamesBeat: In just a few short hours, Sony Computer Entertainment will reveal (what we think) is the next PlayStation console. But before it does, why don't we take a look back at how Sony revealed the PS1, PS2, and PS3? (PS2, PS3, PS4, Sony)

Seraphemz  +   1008d ago
Pretty interesting article...
darthv72  +   1008d ago
What is most interesting is...
the perception of the Playstation brand today. I mean, i remember when sony made the initial announcement. The backlash from sega and nintendo fans saying that sony had no business in videogames. Basicaly...they didnt belong.

So then many years later, sega departs but in their place we get MS. The same mentality showed with sony fans and nintendo fans claiming MS had no business in games. They didnt belong.

Now while many may dislike MS, they deserved their chance in gaming like many other companies did. 3DO, Coleco, Mattel, SNK, even Atari. Difference between those companies and MS is MS was determined to make their product a success.

Those other companies had good products but they just didnt get the consumer support to keep them strong enough to release follow-up systems. Well, except Atari but....

So even in the face of stiff competition from nintendo and Sony and the strong dislike for MS as a whole, they still managed to push on and do a better job with their 360 than they imagined possible with the xbox.

I just think that sony earned the respect of the industry by taking on the competition and bringing gaming out of the shadow of being a kids thing. MS has also earned their respect from the industry by trying to follow in sony's footsteps.

I enjoy all aspects of gaming and welcome whatever the next gen brings. I hung up my one sided allegiance hat long ago (Sega loyalist) and embraced the good with the bad because there is just so much more good than bad when you open your mind to the industry as a whole.
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darkronin229  +   1008d ago
Well said! I did the same when I finally picked up a Xbox 360 to join my PS3 a few years ago, then later a Nintendo DS (Wii didn't interest me much). Though I think mostly that has to do with the fact that I have more money now than when I was a kid...
SybaRat  +   1008d ago
Ah, Polygon Man.
Cocozero  +   1008d ago
Wait for the price before you get too excited.
a08andan  +   1008d ago
I really want there to be a Duck-demo as a start of showing of the ps4 capabilities :D there has to be ducks! LOTS OF DUCKS!


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Auron  +   1008d ago
we should know by now that sony makes great consoles but, when they reveal them the stretch the truth abit.
Flatbattery  +   1008d ago
Not a practice exclusive to Sony, every hardware manufacturer, gaming or otherwise, are no stranger to stretching the truth.

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