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Why Sony Didn’t Show The PS4 Console | TheSixthAxis

TSA: "Public opinion is critical, of course, and Sony’s stock fall around the presentation indicates that there’s some grounding to the debate. But imagine if Sony had made a massive deal of the unit casing itself and then picture what today’s press clippings would be about – would anyone be talking about the Share button? Or the Gaikai streaming?"

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ShugaCane1162d ago

I was more interested in what was inside the console than how it looked like anyway. Plus, I think this is a good marketing decision since it triggered even more hype and expectations.

negative1162d ago

Oh come on. All of those trailers could have been running on a high end PC for all we know. The product should have been showcased.

And there should have been more GAMEPLAY!!!!

madpuppy1162d ago

I think it was a great Idea to not show the console, also, I think it was a great idea that there was no fat at this conference, No music or movie stars. Just a focus on games and hardware.

I hope that MS follows suit and has a conference without all the fat ( MS just loves flashing lights in your eyes) I just have a bad feeling that we might just see "circ de soleil" flying around or "the blue man group" with its flashing lights and banging drums. Justin beiber playing a kenect game, while they give out hand mirrors to everyone in the audience to be told on stage to look at them at the same time while emotional music plays and the person on stage makes some sweeping, emotional speech that "YOU" are the star here.

PLEASE, MS, just the facts, specs and new services, bring out the developers to talk about their next-gen games and wrap it up.

cleverusername1162d ago (Edited 1162d ago )

What stock fall? (And don't post a link to a false article)

KwietStorm1162d ago

Apparently in Japan, their stock fell a whopping 1% early into the conference, but rose higher than where it started after it was done. But, of course since the drop is a great thing to exploit in the net, that's where we're at right now.

smashcrashbash1162d ago

It's another lie people are cooking up. It was a slight drop by 1% and then it leaped right back up afterwards and people claim it plummeted.Nothing but a lie from the haters. Sony showed us what was inside the console. The games, the controller, the specs etc. I am not sure what is everyone's problem with not showing in the console case.They are trying to make a mountain out of a molehill to satisfy themselves.Sony made the PS4 known and said their goals and plans and showed how much support they had and people are still trying to play it down.They didn't waste anytime and got down to business.They have several months to show the physical console.Who gives a $hit if we don't know what it looks like right now? What difference does it make?

jmc88881162d ago (Edited 1162d ago )

They did? Must of missed that.

They showed us what WOULD be inside the console.

Then proceeded to show us PC games running on PC hardware.

Killzone MIGHT have been a PS4 devkit production. Then that other game with the

The problem is that you say they didn't show the case.

No, they didn't show the case, nor showcase what was inside the case.

They had a PC running those things. Thus we've not seen how the outside looks (some people care because of space) and we haven't see what the INSIDES can ACTUALLY do.

We saw a PC, that they said was what is comparable, and what the PS4 game devs, will try to 'target'.

So you merely THINK we've been shown more than what we've been shown.

It's alot more than just the 'look' of the console.

It's the actual INSIDES that we have yet to see. Just a spec sheet stating what the insides will be.

Kurisu1162d ago

Of course I want to know what the console looks like to a certain extent. I mean you have to look at it for a solid few years next to your tv and you don't want it to be an eye sore. However for me its all about the games and the services and so far so good. I'm sure there's still plenty to come. Looking forward for a price point and a release date.

Jadedz1162d ago

The gaming media tore them apart.

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