Submitted by UnRated 961d ago | opinion piece

Is Sony Making a Grave Mistake With The Early PS4 Reveal?

The ‘Future of PlayStation’ (presumed to be the PS4) is set to be revealed in a few hours. However a bigger problem might arise from the early reveal of the console. Their last batch of major exclusives; God of War: Ascension, Beyond: Two Souls, and The Last of Us have still not been released. (Beyond: Two Souls, God of War: Ascension, Industry, PS3, PS4, Sony, The Last Of Us)

JoGam  +   961d ago
Lol.... Ummmm... No

In fact for those who think it is, ask that question after the Sony Meeting. Smh. Sony is being very careful with their gaming business. I think what they're doing so far is amazing.
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Abash  +   961d ago
A grave mistake would have been being the last to announce their new console, so quiet the opposite really
LOGICWINS  +   961d ago
The Wii indicates otherwise. It was announced about a year after the PS3/360 and outsold both of them.
LOGICWINS  +   961d ago
Wow five disagrees. Guess some people are allergic to facts lol.
bullymangLer  +   961d ago
i dont understand how being 1st or being second to announce something that probably wont be UNIQUE really matters . if by being 1st to announce an eventual feature that anybody could have thought about is all sony and microsoft have in their arsenal, then let the copy wars continue.

Nintendo on the other hand, does not give a flying yoshi's F**k if they go 1st, second, or last, because they know that what they announce will be ground breaking.
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krepler  +   961d ago
@LOGICWINS, because the Wii was cheap. Also, it was mainly fueled by families, whereas PS3 and 360 sales were fueled by gamers themselves. More families started to buy a 360 after the Kinect was released and the PS3 was only purchased by a family because of Blu-ray playback.

What I mean by that is, a mother/father who don't spend more than 2 hours a week on a console, whether it be gaming or watching movies, wouldn't purchase one for their kids unless it was their birthday or Christmas. The Wii was both cheap and fun, while it lasted, for the whole family so it would have been purchased on a daily basis by any random means.

The only reason I have a Wii is because it was cheap, but the gaming aspect of it was only fun for a month or so. The Wii has a big win on its hands because it "looked" appealing.
krepler  +   961d ago
"Wow five disagrees. Guess some people are allergic to facts lol."

If your handle should reflect your comments, you should rename it to, JustStatingTheFacts. No Logic behind that shit.
Xof  +   961d ago
LOL, um... maybe.

SEGA's Dreamcast failed because it launched too early, and was too underpowered compared to its competition. (Though, arguably, this paradigm fits the WiiU better than the potential PS4)

SONY's Playstation 3 failed (early on) because it launched too late. Yes, it was superior hardware, but the massive headstart Microsoft and Nintendo had really put Sony in a very awkward position that took them nearly five years to get out of.

IF the Playstation 4 is announced today, or soon, and IF it does see a release sooner than the Xbox successor... it could be either a good thing or a bad thing. There's really no rhyme or reason to this. Honestly, whichever console wins the upcoming generation early on, at least, will probably be more a result of an early, effective marketing blitz than anything else.

Why was the Wii in first place? Genius commercials; fantastic marketing.

Why did the 360 beat the PS3 for so long in spite of being inferior, unreliable hardware? Effective marketing.

Why did the PS3 flounder for so long? Why is the Vita floundering now? Lack of marketing.

This is why I don't like fanboy/console wars in general. Console sales are, generally speaking, completely irrelevant to quality of games or diversity of library. Whichever console 'wins,' it's going to be because of advertising, and have nothing to do with the quality or quantity of games available on it.

It's sad, but it's true.

And the saddest thing? It makes gamers, who really should only care about the games and nothing else, start caring about sales figures instead.

And that's just terrible.
soxfan2005  +   960d ago
Oh please. You're the one who's terrible. You talk like you're speaking for "gamers", but your comment is full of bias.

"Why did the 360 beat the PS3 for so long in spite of being inferior, unreliable hardware? Effective marketing." Yeah right. I guess it had NOTHING to do with the abundance of high quality games. You sound like another bitter fan in denial over the fact that 360 really is a great console - people didn't buy it just because of marketing.

You completely dismiss the Wii and 360 as some kind of flukes that sold only due to marketing, and blame the PS3's troubles simply on "lack of marketing".

The PS2 was marketed far more than it's competitors, and it was far more unreliable. Would you dismiss that console's success so easily too?

By the way, Dreamcast had one of the biggest marketing campaigns in video game history (at that point). How'd that turn out for Sega? Kind of blows a HUGE hole in your theory that more marketing means more sales.
Bumpmapping  +   961d ago
Too early wtf?It's been 6 years since the launch of the PS3 next gen been long over due.Sounds like someone is butthurt Sony beat M$ to the punch.

@TheGamerDood Yea my mistake 6 years thinking 360 but my point remains clears this generation dragged on long enough I don't see how them revealing the PS4 now is too early or a "grave mistake" its the perfect opportunity for Sony.
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TheGamerDood  +   961d ago
Nov 2006 till now is a little over six years.
LOGICWINS  +   961d ago
The author has a point. Sony's platforms are competing against each other. I'm saving up for Vita right now(PS4 isn't even on my radar yet). Sony has tons of great content across three different platforms(Vita, PS3, PS4 presumably). Most would be hard pressed to afford to buy all of it, so we have to pick and choose what experiences we want now and defer others for later.

Sony has made strides to encourage dual PS platform ownership by giving you Vita AND PS3 games on PS Plus without any additional costs. However, a PS4/Vita bundle that saves you $100 would encourage more people to buy multiple PS consoles.
LOL_WUT  +   961d ago
Between now or E3 i'd rather it be today.
cl1983  +   961d ago
Only if they don't release till Holiday 2014. I believe it maybe too much of a build up.
SeanScythe  +   961d ago
Uh No! now STFU!
SAE  +   961d ago
Early?. 7 years is early? GOD i hope sony is not dumb to listen to you..
khimoney  +   961d ago
Da faq???? HELL NO
jjb1981  +   961d ago
I'm still getting last of us regardless of ps4 reveal. What da hayo?!
CommonSenseGamer  +   961d ago
Unless MS announces some must have exclusives I'll probably get the PS4 first. All comes down to the quality and availability of games for me.
first1NFANTRY  +   961d ago
F*CK OFF!!!!

Let them reveal the darn system first before making any irrational assumptions.

NateCole  +   961d ago
By all accounts i think Sony's PS4 is ahead of schedule so there is no reason why they should wait until near the actual launch date to reveal it.

People also forget that this is not just about the PS4. It's also the reveal of their gaming service that will bring PlayStation to many devices.

The PS4 is rumored to be launched in Nov so i am not surprise if they revel some of the details today.
REDGUM  +   961d ago
I'm hoping not. I'm loving the PS brand, don't get me wrong but the economy is just not strong enough for sales. I dunno about you but I don't have a spare $1000 (ps3 release price here in AUS). Things are a lot tougher now. It hasn't even been the 10 years that Sony said the ps3 would last for.
Look at the graphics of this gen too. You can't honestly say they're crappy and well outdated now. Sure they're not to top PC specs but that will never be the case anyway.
The last of us, GTA 5, battlefield 4, that game where you control the power in the city (sorry can't remember the name of it) looks amazing too. They're not even out yet.
2014's my guess for a reveal.
Hopefully anyway, I'd really hate for it to fail. Sony ate struggling right now and it just wouldn't help if the ps4 came out 1 or so years early and flopped,

Still getting it anyway though.........
smashcrashbash  +   961d ago
Oh I get it.You guy would have preferred if Sony just suddenly dumped the PS3 and went on to the PS4 right? Don't even bother to provide for anyone who isn't ready or still wants to keep their PS3? If they had done that then there would be a whole mess of articles saying 'Sony forcing us to buy the PS4' or 'What happened to the money I just paid for a PS3' or 'Sony no longer cares about the PS3'.Or if they ha waited then another bunch of articles about how slow Sony is or 'Is Sony trying to lose on purpose.Don't they know that Wii U and next Xbox will get ahead again' or how Sony is not being aggressive enough and dragging their heels or 'how long is Sony going to milk an old console'. I mean early or late would people complain any less? Just let Sony do their jobs and stop with the business advice.The whole business point is to take risks and see if they pan out.You can't always be second guessing yourself or running in place afraid to make a move. Sooner or later you have to take action. If Sony reveals the PS4 now they have take the consequences along with rewards the same way if they had revealed it later.You can't just assume that there will be more consequences revealing it now rather then later.After all Sony needs a boast and what can boast you more then a new console and a price cut for the old ones?
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ACEMANWISE  +   960d ago
The PS3 is too hard to develop for.
The PS4 is too easy to develop for.

The PS3 has no games.
The PS4 is oversaturated with games.

The PS3 is too expensive.
The PS4 is under priced.

Sony is arrogant.
Sony is weak.

The PS3 lacks RAM
The PS4 has too much RAM

PS3 online sucks
PS4 online is overdeveloped

Always an excuse to bash consoles, no matter which way they choose to go.
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