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Submitted by DPAD Dave 522d ago | news

Sony's frustration over PS4 hardware 'cynicism'

The head of PlayStation UK has expressed his opinion over the backlash Sony received following its decision not to show PlayStation 4 hardware during its reveal last week, telling VideoGamer.com that "it's much more important to see what the damn thing does" than showing "the shiniest piece of black, green or purple plastic". (PS4)

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Galacticos  +   522d ago | Well said
Most (if not all) of the cynicism comes from people that want the PS4 (and Sony in general) to fail. I've seen some ridiculous, yet very popular youtube videos that are supposed to be funny but you can clearly see that they're trying to kill as much hype as they can.

http://www.youtube.com/watc... (3.3mil views already)
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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NewMonday  +   522d ago
the "no box" point is like the Obama birther conspiracy theory.

the proponents look silly to everyone but themselves.

if they want a decent issue to make fun of the how about that Squar-Enix waste of time and repeating of a months old demo.
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Spinal  +   522d ago | Well said
I for one was happy with the PS4 announcement because they focus on games and the social intergration for their new console which is what I wanted to see. Couldn't give two shits about how the console looks just have those beefy specs in place.

I will day one the PS4 I won't be getting the nextbox or Wii U. PC will remain my lead platform but PS4 is gonna be my console of choice.
blackbeld  +   522d ago
"Sony's frustration over PS4 hardware 'cynicism'"

Its more like.

videogamer.com frustration over PS4 hardware 'not showing'
Raf1k1  +   522d ago
Agreed with spinalc0rd about PC + PS4.

For next gen I'm wanting to get a Nextbox but considering MS's shift onto casual games I'm going to have to wait and see how well they support their platform with games for gamers.

If it's good support I'll get one if not then I'll be more than happy with my PC + PS4 combo as PC and PS3 have worked out well for me this gen.
MikeMyers  +   522d ago
I think Sony showed exactly what they needed to show. Unveiling the controller is far more important because that is what we will be using to play our games. The system itself and what it looks like isn't all that important. Why show everything now prior to E3. I was actually expecting less but Sony delivered with 2 hours of stuff.
inveni0  +   522d ago
CONFIRMED! BLACK, GREEN AND PURPLE SKUS!!!

/s

I don't care about the box, as long as it isn't large enough to set my 55" TV on.
soxfan2005  +   522d ago
Kind of like how the "anti-Sony media bias" conspiracy theory proponents look silly to everyone but themselves.
Deputydon  +   522d ago
EpicNameBro - the guy behind a TON of Dark Souls videos gives probably the most unbias take on the Playstation 4.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
slayorofgods  +   521d ago
The PS4 is getting a lot of press..

Things could be worse.. It could be like the wii u where no one even cared enough to really criticize.
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T2  +   521d ago
I dont think those YouTube vids are all bashing some are slightly humorous ...
@ invitio - you put ur 55" ON ur ps ? How is it supposed to breathe also it isnt flat is it?
andibandit  +   521d ago
The actual box itself isn't that important. I just get this feeling that none of what we saw was even running on a PS4, but rather some PC.
Count  +   522d ago
Why would anyone want the Ps4 to fail?
DeadlyFire  +   522d ago
Microsoft has fanboys you know. There are actual people that look for Games for Windows Live games and only play those games on the PC platform.

They will wake up one day. PS4 is obvious winner if Microsoft has 1.2 Tflop and Kinect centered console while Sony has 1.8 Tflops and user centered experience.
Ron_Danger  +   522d ago
@ Count

Are you new here??
Godmars290  +   522d ago
Why, when the PS3 was announced, did we get "fan" movies of Sony going bankrupt and closing its doors?

Edit:
"They will wake up one day. PS4 is obvious winner if Microsoft has 1.2 Tflop and Kinect centered console while Sony has 1.8 Tflops and user centered experience."

Oh god - not the Tflop crap again...
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MestreRothN4G  +   522d ago
Hm... You must be a new arrival...
dcbronco  +   522d ago
Deadlyfire,

I assume you also believe that the PS4 won't come close to competing with PCs. I don't. I know design trumps pure power. Power over all is like the Russian air superiority argument. America has better slower planes somehow.

Godmars290

Sony could have gone bankrupt. They are still in danger. The PS4 does go a long way toward getting them healthy again. I think they are making a mistake not adding the tech to other devices. That is one area Microsoft will have an advantage. They are already selling Kinect to TV makers(including Sony, at least they were talking to Sony about it). Any revenue stream helps.
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Godmars290  +   522d ago
@dcbronco:
From every division but Playstation. At one point the PS2 was the only thing holding up the company.

Sure the same can't be said of the PS3, but the brand still has more strength than their TVs and Sony realizes that.
Septic  +   522d ago
The same reason PS4 fanboys want MS to fail. Fanboys all round.
conscious_observer  +   522d ago
Something to do with one's ego perhaps, and rigid belief system's.
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dcbronco  +   522d ago
@Godmars290

But that is my point. Sony could always depend on gaming in the past. Every other division was up and down. Then they hit a patch where almost every division was bad and on top of that the PS3 was killing gaming too. The PS2 couldn't overcome the losses from the PS3. It almost bankrupted the company. I still think they need to make changes in TVs. Or maybe drop them for now. Or use their name to go bargain TVs until gaming and cuts can build up their cash.
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scissor_runner  +   522d ago
It's more like the fear that they will or can fail. So far they make pc like games with out pc like features. Yet they alway sell an expensive gimped box or console.

People want to know the price? Is it the same as a gt690? If so then you might want to go with that it is closer to future proof, which doesn't exist in the pc world. Only backwards console marketing.

Actually I would love to see Sony make games I like, that would be great. Yet they don't so I have a pc for that.

The problem is Sony doesn't have any thing for me which might be a problem nvidia runs into every other year. I think people are saying we don't need movie gaming creeping into our real games just because you can make a supped up laptop, we have that power already. Also infamous copying watchdogs was desperatly lame, what are they the china of the game industry! Come on Sony give us what we need not more hype!

When you run on tech hype you have to pull an apple... Retna displays are bueatiful and you don't need specs to see it. Intel make very very good chips, talk about a friggin red ocean and Alienware makes some really great branded pcs. Before you could hide behind obscure tech yet you just stepped into the benchmarking hell that is pc gaming.

Really they should know better, they have a laptop line that doesn't do well and there are plenty of reasons why. No one cares about the beats like headphone inflated ego pricing. Once you step into to high end people want results! So the hardware doesn't give you a free pass like last gen.

Like I said welcome to pc gaming even apple knows it is not easy, they are not just fighting consoles any more. Yet they failed to see this.
mwjw696  +   522d ago
Why would anyone want the Next Xbox to fail?
freezola75  +   521d ago
Some folks just want it to fail because it'll only do a whole lot more of everything.. again. Peace
SpitFireAce85  +   521d ago
No life fanboys...
Epic_Troy  +   521d ago
I'm like Microsoft more and I don't want the Ps4 Too fail bring on the competition is just want the playstation fan boys too fail because their annoying and think no one can make games or systems too match sonys but I can't wait till we can finally play against playstation soo we can prove too the world that xbox gamers are simply better gamers :-)
Sony360  +   521d ago
It doesn't make sense to want any console to fail. Whatever succeeds and gives you the best games, at the best price, is something a consumer should want.

Being a fan of a company who wants your money is just daft.

The next Xbox will have to do a lot to compete with the Ps4 now. The developer and user friendly hardware means a lot of people and developers will be picking it as their next console, myself included.

In order to compete Microsoft will have to either A: Make equally inexpensive, developer friendly hardware. or B: Just make it that much more powerful, and focus their adverising on that.

If Microsoft does neither, then the next Xbox will have nothing going for it. The Ps4 will still have free online play too, so Microsoft will be really stupid to keep theirs paid for.

I'm looking forward to next-gen now. Not all of the games looked that much of a graphical leap (other than the Unreal Demo and Final fantasy), but it was like that at the beginning of this generation too. By the time some games I want to come out, the Ps4 will at the very least be affordable.
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r21  +   522d ago
I actually liked that first video. Made me laugh XD Wont dampen my hype for the PS4 though!
condemmedman  +   522d ago
yes it was funny and hopefully they will do a MS one too!
Cueil  +   522d ago
most of those views are from sony fanboys who are obsessive about this... Sony will succeed or fail on the merits of their strategy... core gamers have little to do with that
Hicken  +   522d ago
Um, core gamers are the focus of their strategy. That seems pretty evident. So them failing or succeeding will have EVERYTHING to do with core gamers.
Link079  +   521d ago
Can i just say to the fanboys that keep going on about the terraflops of ps4 ect like just because of the 1.8 terraflops to 720 1.2 ect means ps4 is more powerful it's not the case,there are cards that do 576 giggaflops and outperform cards with 1.2 terraflops so more than double yet not as capable ? so it's more to do with a balance of Memory Bandwidth and RAM as well as the cards features,stream proccessors are important as well.
dboyc310  +   522d ago
@galacticos
Exactly. Everything in the first video is taken out of context to make it look silly. But trolls should try harder because the ps4 trailer is over 12+million and counting. Honestly ppl that are complaining are the ones that don't know about specs. We saw what the console is capable of and what the controller looks like so why worry about what the console itself will look like if it will just be sitting there. Sony always thinks about the long run and what they did will benefit them because they still have A LOT to show for the upcoming months in oppose to going all out in Feb and building no hype towards release date.
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Link079  +   521d ago
A gpu power has more to do with what RAM you use SRAM,ESRAM,DRAM,eDRAM ect which gives you your Bandwidth RAM,this balanced with main RAM ect is more important than terraflops ect much more important as them 2 things are what make you get the most out of modern features.

WiiU has 2GB of GDDR5 RAM,1 GB of VRAM.

WiiU has well over 200GB of fast Bandwidth RAM on that gpgpu and that's just the 70% we know of ?

WiiU use tons of eDRAM on chip for its cpu/gpgpu which makes the main RAM not as important.
Moonman  +   522d ago
I have already decided I'm getting a PS4 and it is not even E3 yet.

PS4ever
MysticStrummer  +   522d ago
Yup. I bought a PS1 because every time I saw a playable one on display I felt compelled to stop and play it. I bought a PS2 based on my experience with PS1, and a PS3 based on my experience with PS2. Sony has done nothing to make me turn to another company, so I already know I'll be getting a PS4. Everyone has their personal preferences and they're all valid, but Sony brings the games I want to play whether it's a sequel or new IP.
thedon8982z  +   521d ago
Hell YEAH!!!!!!!
fermcr  +   522d ago
Fanboys are stupid. Microsoft only fanboys want Sony to fail and Sony only fanboys want Microsoft to fail, What else is new.
WarThunder  +   522d ago
All i see articles made by MS fanboys "gaming" websites bashing the PlayStation brand, i did not see a single praising or at least having a good constructive article.
xursz  +   522d ago
MS astroturfing.... what else is new. Educate yourselves on the subject because we'r going to start seeing a lot more of it and only those with an objective eye and a keen skepticism will see through it.
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xursz  +   522d ago
So you guys know I'm not just making things up. Microsoft corp. is a documented astroturfer. They've been called out on reddit for it, too, posting constant adverts whether it be Halo, Forza, WP, you name it. They literally have hundreds of shill accounts, even thousands. It wouldn't surprise me if the majority of "This is shit compared to PC" eletist posts on PS4 videos are MS shills aiming for public slandering.

http://en.m.wikipidia.org/w...

Educate yourselves.
xursz  +   522d ago
Sorry for my above link. It's supposed to forward to a wikipidia page describing business astroturfing. It's not hard to find through google.
gamernova  +   522d ago
Dude, that is just a video made by people who are trying to be hilarious and they did a good job. The cynicism is probably more from people who know that there are plenty of midrange pcs out there that already smash the rumored specs.

Hardware and graphics didn't matter when pc gamers got to show off their power but as soon as a new console is rumored to come out, all that matters is specs and graphics. What happened to all the console people who said graphics do not make a great game? Instead of asking about the game play they are asking about the Vram of the console. Hypocrisy.
dboyc310  +   522d ago
No one cares about pc's. This is about consoles. Honestly PC gamers just force themselves into console conversations like if it includes them. Everyone knows pc's are powerful. Pc gamers should just focus in their circle and console gamers would gladly stay in there own.
gamernova  +   522d ago
@dboy, as long as they both play games, they will always be compared. And you say you console gamers stick to your own? Dude, I saw console gamers on a linus techtips video claiming that the ps4 smashed the bran new nvidia titan and the ares II which if you know anything about tech, you would be rolling in the floor laughing. So yeah ,maybe you would stick to your own but the majority definitely does not.
Tundra  +   522d ago
The first one is actually pretty funny, the second one is just really fuckin stupid.

That said, this hype train is moving too fast for anyone to stop.
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Blackdeath_663  +   522d ago
only recently i have noticed that in the uk they are very anti-sony. even on the BBC website there was a clear cynicism towards the console both in the comments section and the article itself. i didn't realise that was the case until recently.
Dee_Cazo  +   522d ago
Thanks for that first YouTube video that was hilarious.

Also that commented marked as spam made a good point, most of the new stuff is already on the 360 even in a less-developed minor feature.
stuntman_mike  +   522d ago
That first videogamer video was hilarious and seen mostly as just a bit of fun. but the second video is what your really getting at, trying to play down every detail and turning it in to a fanboy war.
nukeitall  +   522d ago
Actually, I think all the cynicism comes from people that want to know more about the PS4.

There is no conspiracy to bring Sony down. People is just excited and they want to know more.
insomnium2  +   521d ago
Yeah that's it! That's why PS3 got all the media BS thrown against it too. That must be it. BD was dead and x360 more powerfull. People were just exited so now we finally understand why things went the way they went.

Thanks for clearing that up.

I refuse to put /s. If people are that stu....oh wait...
nukeitall  +   521d ago
@insomnium2:

Did you eat some bitter food today?

Jeee.... stop taking it so personal, then you will realize there is no conspiracy or hatred towards your favorite console maker that isn't being done on other platforms.

Some people are so involved they feel personally insulted and therefore feels the need to insult others. It's like you attacked their family or God.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   520d ago
lol He got you and you know it.

You yourself even said that Sony "hasn't brought anything" and you are now trying to pass it off as being excited and wanting to know more? Lol I've got remember that one.

You can try to pass it off as me or anyone else taking it personally all you want to make yourself feel better, but when the number one reason as to why people felt that the reveal was a disappointment (when they know fully well that E3 will be the main event) is because Sony didn't show the hardware as oppose to taking issue with anything else shown, speaks volumes on how people were looking for any little thing to complain about.
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nukeitall  +   520d ago
@Outside_ofthe_Box:

Contrary to what you fanboys think, everyone that doesn't think Playstation is Gods gift to man, isn't a fanboy or a hater.

We are just not *IN LOVE* with the brand, so our take is different.

"You yourself even said that Sony "hasn't brought anything" and you are now trying to pass it off as being excited and wanting to know more? Lol I've got remember that one."

Yup, and I still stand by that statement. Sony has barely shown anything. That was more like a teaser if anything.

Doesn't mean I can't be excited and wanting to know more.

"speaks volumes on how people were looking for any little thing to complain about."

Is it so hard to understand that people will have different opinion than you? That not everyone is a Playstation fanatic?

Of course there will be different opinions so get used to it.

Keep in mind that people complained about the PS3, because they care about. The same way more people discuss Xbox, because now, more people care about it.

So stop feeling personally insulted, when others talk about Sony or Playstation.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   520d ago
@nukeitall

***"Contrary to what you fanboys think, everyone that doesn't think Playstation is Gods gift to man, isn't a fanboy or a hater."***

That's very true and correct. Though I doubt anyone thinks that PlayStation is "God's gift to man" though. Only someone who doesn't like PlayStation would perceives others' lack of negativity toward PlayStation as them treating it like "Gods gift to man."

That said while you are correct in that regard that it doesn't automatically mean you are a fanboy or a hater, you don't fit that mold. You've openly admitted that you hate the PlayStation/don't like Sony in general because of how they *treated* you in the past. Hence why nearly all your comments regarding Sony has a negative agenda attached to it.

***"We are just not *IN LOVE* with the brand, so our take is different."***

I'm not *IN LOVE* with any brand. Nor should you be assuming that just because people don't spend their entire time bashing PlayStation automatically mean that they *IN LOVE* with the brand.

I call it how I see it. You and others need to stop with your silly mentality that everyone must be *IN LOVE* or have some sort of super bias just because they don't share your opinion. Just because you openly admit that you are *IN LOVE* with Microsoft doesn't doesn't mean everyone else must have some company that they are *IN LOVE* with.

***"Yup, and I still stand by that statement. Sony has barely shown anything. That was more like a teaser if anything.

Doesn't mean I can't be excited and wanting to know more."***

***"Is it so hard to understand that people will have different opinion than you? That not everyone is a Playstation fanatic?

Of course there will be different opinions so get used to it.

Keep in mind that people complained about the PS3, because they care about. The same way more people discuss Xbox, because now, more people care about it."***

First off that isn't what you meant when you said that and you know it. You were saying that Sony was just making a whole bunch of claims. Now you are back tracking and saying that the event was just a teaser. If that is the case then you apparently get my point. If you openly admit that Sony hasn't shown all of what they have to show then there is little to no excuse for why people to say thing like the PS4 doesn't exist or the like. If you know that Sony is saving the goods why are you and others being cynical?

I have no problems with different opinions as long as you aren't coming up with B.S. Is that hard to believe people have an agenda you being the prime example?

***"So stop feeling personally insulted, when others talk about Sony or Playstation."***

You need stop resorting to that claim whenever someone calls you out on your B.S.
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popup  +   522d ago
...Imagines the opposite. Lights come up, black box on plinth, guy walks on stage and waves his hand over it while waving his eyebrows about, lights go down.

The end.

True, both would have been better but if that is the only thing people can moan at then bloody well done Sony!
lol they mad cuz sony is being smart.

Next time they should show a fake box to make people shut up.
ame22  +   522d ago
Videogamer are the same people responsible for the abridged version of the PS4 meeting video and now they are reporting this. Lol that's journalism for ya.
showtimefolks  +   522d ago
so it was ok for nintendo to now show wiiu for a year but not ok for sony to hold that back till E3?

these fanboys/trolls who are hating on ps4, sony actually showed a lot for what was suppose to be the announcement event. i am perfectly ok with sony showing us the box at E3

people will always complain about stuff and i bet you something else, MS also won't show the box before E3

i guess what's more important than games is how the box looks, because the box could be the best looking box of all time but if no games than how pretty will it look right next to your TV never getting turned on

haters always hate but don't appreciate
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Omar91  +   522d ago
I completely agree with you showtime. Sony played it smart by not revealing all there cards at the first meeting.
Omar91  +   522d ago
I actually found the first video to be pretty funny. I didn't take it as this video taking away from the hype.
UnitSmiley  +   522d ago
Completely agree with you. Everyone trying to downplay the conference and ignore all the other good parts simply because Sony didn't show the actual console are grasping at straws.

Like you said a lot of them just want Sony to fail and they will say anything to throw hatred at the PS4.
Aceman18  +   522d ago
i actually don't care what haters, media, or fanboy's say because i'm stoked for the new system, and i wanna see what new IPs Sony's WWS has in store for me.

i'm not a PC gamer, but this back&forth is just plain stupid. also i'm only looking to get one more system to go with the PS4, and each of the companies has to show me that they have games i'm interested in before i shell out the cash for one of them.

very excited to see what all 3 home systems are capable.
bobtheimpaler  +   521d ago
Yeah. It really is the PC and PS4 combo for me as well. I just don't find Xbox's exclusive offerrings to be compelling.

It's funny, the criticisms of the PS4. These people jumping on the band wagon were never considering buying one anyway.

Sony showed what was important, the specs, games and that they were listening to feedback and criticism from developers and consumers. More will follow at other game expos like E3.
Legion  +   521d ago
I don't see it as that. We are simply just used to seeing a product at a reveal. Simple as that.

The question that arises is why they did not show it? What would be the reason?

Would you have a car reveal and just tell us about how it corners and how the engine performs and such without showing the vehicle? No... we couldn't imagine that.

And us as gamers just don't understand why they would have a 'reveal' but not 'reveal' the product? Why???
ALLWRONG  +   521d ago
"Most (if not all) of the cynicism comes from people that want the PS4 (and Sony in general) to fail."

Conspiracy theory and tin foil hat much.
brave27heart  +   521d ago
I loved Sonys press conference. I also loved that first video. I dont think its trying to knock Sony, its just tying to be funny.
Muffins1223  +   521d ago
hilariousness
SpinalRemains138  +   522d ago
VG charts still has 720 2 mil over PS4
Cueil  +   522d ago
VGChartz tracks end user sales not the same as Sony and Microsoft sales
Drekken  +   522d ago
Sony has shipped more units even after a year lead by MS:

http://www.ign.com/articles...
Muerte2494  +   522d ago
VGCHartz...
is and has always been a joke of a site. People try to give them a pass by saying: "they are just giving us estimates, and there no other sites giving them to us weekly"
Just because these are estimates doesn't change the fact that they are pulling these numbers out of their (bleep)s. I've already thoroughly explained why shipped vs sold to consumer is irrelevant. Sony ended in a second this generation. Microsoft put up a nice fight.
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Dlacy13g  +   522d ago
Sorry people, I understand you might feel MS fanboys are trying to denounce the PS4, but if you announce new hardware...you show of the new hardware. Even if its a quick look, you show the form factor. Have you ever known Apple to announce a new phone or pad and not show the device form factor? HTC has a presser for their new phones...guess what you see..the new phone. Nintendo even with the WiiU which was a presser dominated by the gamepad showed the hardware briefly and then focused back on the controller.

The lack of showing a form factor was a glaring omission from the Sony meeting.
MrDead  +   522d ago | Funny
Yeah cause you gotta know if the box will clash with your décor, if it doesn't match my cushions I'm not buying it.
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Minato-Namikaze  +   522d ago
LMAO, funny sir. If E3 comes and they still dont show the hardware, Then we can be worried. Until then who cares.
JeffGUNZ  +   522d ago
That's not the point. How do you know what you were seeing was actually running on a console and not on a PC with specs for what they WANT to have the console to be? It creates that cloud of doubt. You show the console and you operate it there so people see it with their own eyes. WIthout it, it's a smoke screen and I'd say the same for any piece of hardware being displayed without the hardware visually seen.
brave27heart  +   521d ago
@Jeff so the fact that they actually show a box somehow puts your mind at rest? Why not take the conspiracy a step further and say how do we know the box isnt just a hollow shell? Should they break one open on stage to show us its insides?

The dev kits are out there. What shape the box is isnt important. Sony want a card to deflect attwntion away from MS at E3. The actual hardware is that card.
Ju  +   522d ago
Yes, because we are getting more retarded by the minute actually believing the shell carries the specs. Ts ts ts. My mum still thinks the monitor is the computer. Like those pres shots have real phones. How often did we see fakes on press material?
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JeffGUNZ  +   522d ago
I understand your point, but how can you 100% say what that footage was being run on? If you don't see the console there, it creates that doubt. It would have been A LOT better for them to have just displayed it./ Typically, sony makes nice looking consoles, so why wouldn't you display that?

Also, when you see the hardware, you have something tangible to relate it to . Right now, we don't have that, you think of PS4 and you think of a controller right now.
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-Falaut-  +   522d ago
P_-
MysticStrummer  +   522d ago
I couldn't care less about what PS4 looks like. I did care about what the new controller looked like because I like the traditional Sony controller design and didn't want it to change much.
MrDead  +   522d ago
"Fans expecting to see the console took to social networks to express their disappointment over Sony's decision not to show the hardware"

I bet not one of the complaints was from fans. N4G reflects what happens in the real world, you have gamers excited to get a glimpse of what to come then there’s brand whores and children trying to play down the PS4 because Sony has offended them in some way.
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Dlacy13g  +   522d ago
One of the funniest comments ever: "N4G reflects what happens in the real world"

bub+ for making me laugh.
MrDead  +   522d ago
Sorry, N4G reflects what happens in the gaming community. Is that better?
iamgoatman  +   522d ago
No, it really isn't.

If N4G was anything like the gaming community as a whole I'd quit gaming tomorrow.
Rainstorm81  +   522d ago
Iamgoatman be prepared to quit gaming because in my experience gaming is made up of Fanboys, Enthusiasts and Casual Gamers.........Just Like N4G

I've heard equal amount of nonsense while shopping in GameStop from avg customers that I do on here.
BanBrother  +   522d ago
@MrDead

"N4G reflects what happens in the real world,"

You are so wrong lol.

"N4G reflects what happens in the gaming community."

Fail again lol. N4G represents what it is; one of the most immature, backwards thinking community on the internet. Trust me, the only comments on this site are ones filled with hate, whether fanboy directed or not.

Go to other sites on the internet, and you'll see that N4G is far from reality. It is a little sh** smear on the internet, that no-one even mentions because it is so insignificant.

N4G is a small site compared to others. The news is set out nice, and that is about the only nice thing I can say about this site. Not saying everyone here is dumb, but I can damn well tell you they know exactly what I am talking about. There are no 'fans' on this site, just 'fanboys'.
MrDead  +   522d ago
Have you seen the PS4 Announcement - Abridged Version? The 3.3 million youtube hits and just over 50,000 "immature, backwards" comments say otherwise.
Convas  +   522d ago
This, so much THIS.

Can't agree twice :(
saint_seya  +   522d ago
U think that only fanboys are the ones who come to n4g, that theres not millons more outside this site???? Ahhhh... i wish i could be young again and so naive..
Rainstorm81  +   522d ago
Are you a fanboy?.....must be because there are only fanboys on this site....right?

If you focus only on fanboyish comments and articles then I see why you think this way....but they all do it for the same reason.....ATTENTION

I've ran into some very neutral gamers here........and fanboys that troll and stalk my comments.. ...PHIBALNATION.......So it goes both ways
BanBrother  +   522d ago
@Everyone

Obviously I don't mean the WHOLE community. It is just the 'idiot to rationally thinking person ratio' is way too high on this site compared to others.

Everyone who agreed with my comment were the people who like me, who can acknowledge the fact this site is infested with trash. Those who disagreed either took it the wrong way or were just that.

For instance, if someone on the internet has a differing opinion, you can disagree whilst also keeping it civil. On here though. it's more like "OMFG you f4g why do you think that". Everyone goes straight for the throat.

There are not enough PC, XBOX, PS or Nintendo fans on here. Just fanboys of those respective brands/consoles.

That being said, I have come across a fair few intelligent and funny people on here. I just wish the mods would ban more idiots and make this place better for everyone.
profgerbik  +   522d ago
This is sad when industry leaders are actually being affected by all this ignorance and negativity.. Do people realize what this stupidity is capable of doing? Why even bring people down like that.

It is sad, he shouldn't even need to have to say that but thanks to soceity being so retarded all the time, I can't blame him for reaching his breaking point.

It's beyond ridiculous how nothing Sony does can ever be viewed as alright, they have an awesome event that shouldn't have even happened and all people can complain about is they didn't show the fucking case that the hardware will be put inside..

I mean I knew the community of gamers had hit an all time new low but that just put the cheese on the cracker for me.

By far the dumbest complaint ever. Just when you thought people couldn't hate Sony anymore than they already do for mainly usually really stupid reasons, nope they do it, they take it to a whole nother level..
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Ju  +   522d ago
I agree, but then, they could have put (some random) PCB picture up there so people have material to "analyze" till GDC or E3. That would have shut them up...
UnitSmiley  +   522d ago
Agree with you man. I expected fans from the other two to try to put Sony down, but it pisses me off when the media takes a shot at Sony.

PS3 had problems at launch but they turned it around quite dramatically and now it's a great console with a large variety of exclusives.

Sony goes out of its way to show that the PS4 won't be having the same problems PS3 had yet the media still wants to bash Sony.

I'm convinced so many people just want Sony to fail for whatever reason. People forget that Sony dominated the 5th and 6th gen of gaming. They start the 7th off with a few mistakes and all of a sudden people want them gone for good?

Wtf.
KillrateOmega  +   522d ago
What really matters is what the console can do. That's it.

All these people that are complaining are either idiots (harsh, yes, but I'm just gonna be frank) or PS-haters (typically fanboys of opposing gaming platforms). It's all ridiculous either way.
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JeffGUNZ  +   522d ago
I was disappointed solely off the basis of I had no idea what was running the footage we were seeing. A PC with PS4 mock specs could run that, doesn't mean it will actually be the final product. Show me the console, turn it on, walk me through it. Give me something tangible. Right, now, we don't know what's behind the curtain.
JimmyDanger  +   522d ago
Ok, so if one wasn't excited by some games running on "TARGET HARDWARE" (as confirmed by Guerilla and others), with no sign of the actual hardware , even a "target design" - they're either "idiots" or "ps haters"?
KillrateOmega  +   522d ago
I simply find it silly that people are actually up in arms about not seeing the shiny, plastic container that is the console itself.

We already know the specs and inner hardware and have seen demos of what it can do. The only aspect of the console that we know absolutely nothing about is its appearance. The outer shell. Its aesthetic value.

But why do people care so much? When you're gaming, are you really staring at your console or are you staring at the screen and enjoying what it is providing you?

Current rumors suggest that Sony is keeping out of the public eye, because there is a special feature that would be spoiled if the console itself was unveiled. However, I believe that they're keeping hidden so as to maximize curiosity and excitement for the console until they likely unveil it at E3. Doing this will guarantee them an even bigger splash at E3.
nix  +   522d ago
don't worry, Sony. haters gonna hate!

i'll still buy your console because i know Playstation exclusive games are top of the world.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   522d ago
Are people really complaining about not see plastic? Sony shows an array of what the hardware is capable of and people are more concerned about what the actual hardware looks like? WTF? LMAO!
Nevers0ft  +   522d ago
My biggest concern with them not revealing the console is the suggestion (from Sony I believe) that the design wasn't finalised yet, which is why it wasn't revealed... Isn't this going to dramatically reduce any final testing phase of the PS4 to ensure that there aren't long-term issues with regard to heat and ventilation? I mean, they have to get it into production as well!

I doubt I'll invest in either the PS4 or 720 for the first few months because of my concerns over this. With those specs, coupled with a small oversight in design and you could have an awesome gaming oven :/
Sketchy_Galore  +   522d ago
What is the actual fear here? Are we afraid that Sony are just gonna hand us a big pile of circuit boards and wires and tell us to find our own damn box to put it in. I honestly don't usually go for these anti-Sony conspiracy theories but this one really does sound insane. People actually acting like Sony are hiding something because they didn't show the plastic box the thing comes encased in.

The plastic outer casing on the system is not finalised yet...... So.... Did the Earth just open and swallow us whole? Did the seas turn to pools of blood? What's so terrible and Earth shattering about that fact?
Ju  +   522d ago
It's Sony. They usually don't release vaporware. Sometimes they are late, but do people really believe they spent all that money if they wouldn't be confident they could deliver?

I think they have an aggressive time table ahead of them, and final silicon might not have been available for the event - or at least to run the code on; or wasn't available for some studios to actually port code. But, still, it's not like they would go on stage with a blank check. Dev boxes are out. And not in PC cases. So, my best guess is, we finally have silicon. Time till GDC to port more stuff, and till E3 to see those things running actual games. Some probably ran on earlier prototype HW. So what? Can only get better.
QuickdrawMcgraw  +   522d ago
I just thought that Sony was holding off showing the console till E3 to help take away a little of MS's thunder when they unveil their new lineup and console.Guess that's just to simple of a idea.There must be a more sinister reason.
danny818  +   522d ago
Smart point. People saying that they are lying about what the ps4 will provide is plain stupid. Sony is a business and has fierce compeititors. They did say they want Microsoft to make the first move
TemplarDante  +   522d ago
People that cried as they didnt see the hardware.. wait till E3..
This is a marketing tactic..
Im expecting Sony to gave silhouettes of it after Msft show theres to build hype for an E3 reveal for the actual PS4.
Patience, my friends.Patience.
After Sony pulled the 8GB GDDR rabit out the hat, I know they wont disappoint us.
Clarence  +   522d ago
Nothing but haters who wanted the PS3 to fail. It didn't now they want the PS4 to fail. It won't .
TemplarDante  +   522d ago
F the Haters!
The PS4 will wipe the floor in every territory, but will have to fight for NA.
OSIRUSSS  +   522d ago
Haha!! I'm gonna use the same stupid logic. I have seen posted here. "Well I have a P.C. and will have a PS4, best of both worlds" Lawlz!!
Spookshow  +   522d ago
Ok, so sony showed only the controller, and keept the name Playstation name...

Question: Is people confused thinking this is only a new controller with touchpad and move stuff that goes with PS3 hardware like it happened to WiiU?

:D
Mister_G  +   522d ago
They could've shown anything really, and just pretended it was producing the gameplay demos.

What does it matter though, it's just a black (hopefully sexy) box :)
unicron7  +   522d ago
Be prepared for a full scale internet smear campaign put forth my MS fanboys and MS itself regarding the PS4. I really can't wait to see what straws they grasp at. Here's what we know thus far:

The damn thing is uber powerful and developer friendly
Cross game chat and networking will be a key feature
They are focusing on GAMES. Games of the highest quality.

I speculate too that Sony learned it's lesson hardcore from last generation and will come out the gate with a competitively priced product. $399 for this thing will be a show stopper.

For those of you that want to continue to ride the hate Sony train, be my guest, but you're only hurting yourself as a gamer. Go ahead and buy the next, less powerful Kinectbox, if that will make you feel better.
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greenpowerz  +   522d ago
MSFT and fanboys don't start smear campaigns Sony does.

-Boast specs as if you were using them all along http://www.vgleaks.com/worl...

-No hardware yet you announced a PS4 at a PS4 reveal.

-All of their ideas for PS4 are that of MSFTs yet they claim to be offering more for gamers(reveal seemed more like an Xbox reveal from their social ideas to their Kinect-like camera and even the new specs rumored from the 720)

-PS3 can do 1080p@120fps

-PS3 can do 4D

-PS2 emotion engine

-PS3 10x more powerful than a super computer

-PS3 launch the same winter as the xbox, then the spring after, then the summer after.

-Multi HDMI ports on PS3 etc etc

Get it?
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unicron7  +   522d ago
I never said Sony was innocent in their claims prior to the release of the PS3 now did I? It was still a solid console however and produced far greater AAA exclusive content than what the competition was offering. Now moving on the present...where most of us like to live:

They did present hardware at the PS4 conference. We know exactly what is going to be in the box spec wise and that's good enough for most. I could give a shit about what plastic box they put it in. I can wait until E3 for that and a price.

Sony has thus far been humble about the PS4 and have learned from their past mistakes. It will be very very hard to downplay this console and it will be hilarious to see what people have to say in order to bash it.

The leaked 720/Durango specs are half that of what the PS4 has under it's hood. Also, do you honestly see MS straying away from the Kinect push/Casual market and putting a ton of effort into the hardcore gamer? No. They'll hinge on the typical Halo hype like they always have.

3rd party support? Looks like PS4 games will obviously be the superior version this time around. Not that I give a shit about it. Just another talking point a fanboy can't throw up anymore.

Social networking/cross game chat? Sony has took what MS had touched upon and made it substantially better.

People can stay mad at Sony for 2005 mistakes, or they can look to the future at what is being offered.
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MysticStrummer  +   522d ago
"MSFT and fanboys don't start smear campaigns"

This one of the most delusional comments I've ever seen here. Congrats I guess.
conscious_observer  +   522d ago
Divide and rule comes to mind, keep them fighting and focused on trivial matters that don't really matter. Console wars and all the sh!t that comes with it. If you don't like it "then on ya bike wi ya and peddle along to someutz ya do like".

There's no need to force a negative opinion onto others just because you have the freedom to do so.

Looks to me like were going to have the best launch games we've ever had with the next gen and it seems like the industry is starting to grow up, thumbs up from me...

'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it
"Voltaire"
llMurcielagoll  +   522d ago
Well, I really liked what the PS4 will be delivering. I am one of the people who was eager to see "the box" in the reveal conference. When it didn't show I got a little disappointed but then I thought, it's not a big deal, if not now then at E3 or whenever Sony decides to reveal it.

It is going to happen sooner or later. I still don't know a solid reason why they havent showed us the console system on Feb 20th.

I thought of 2 reasons:

- To keep the hype up
- A marketing thing
conscious_observer  +   522d ago
Totally agree with your reason's, seems like wise business to keep some mystery. Only an all out fool would reveal everything so close to the worlds biggest electronics expo.
ziggurcat  +   522d ago
this is the problem with generation Y gamers... they feel entitled to everything, and they're whiny crybabies who'll complain about every little thing.
JeffGUNZ  +   522d ago
what haha?

I'm sorry, but at a conference where you will be revealing new hardware, wouldn't you expect to, uh, SHOW the new hardware? No one is doubting Sony, it was just a stupid thing to do.

All I am saying is I was pumped for it. At the end of the confrenece I A)Still had to idea what the console looks like, B) Still have no idea how much it will cost, and C)Still have no solid release date.

Those were the 3 most important questions to me for the reveal and they weren't answered. We all knew they would deliver nice graphics and cool features, but come on.
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-Falaut-  +   522d ago
Last time I checked, officially Feb.20 was a Playstation 4 announcement, not a Playstation reveal. THERE is a difference.

So if we got all that stuff in the announcement, I'm very excited for the actual reveal.
abzdine  +   522d ago
he's right, it's just a box and many occasions will come to take a look at it. the most important is the games and the new features.
RE_L_MAYER  +   522d ago
we will see what xbox will show with 720 then we can decide if ps4 is crap or better
contradictory  +   522d ago
hello recruit
have fun in your pointless flame war
contradictory  +   522d ago
still don't care
i'm not buying any console until there's some actual games
or the console for that matter
that being said i have no hurry here since i'm kind of picky about the games that are a system seller for me

my huge weakness in it is that
basically anything that's SMT is one automatically
cleverusername  +   522d ago
If they'd have showed it the same people would've just called it ugly and that they shouldn't have showed it! You'll never shut the trolls up whatever you do!
XeNoStRatoS  +   522d ago
what's wrong with the people if they demand the style and design of the console so bad, more important IS indeed what the machine will be capable of... just ladies buy tech and cars based on design. don't understand this criticism. i for myself will wait at least one year if not longer until i start into next generation. ps4 is too early for me and idk about the design.
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capnjoe217  +   522d ago
Sony mistakenly forgot to take into account the fact that some people fap to the site of their consoles. It only makes sense as to why this would be a problem and is completely obvious when any thought is given. Huge oversight on their part. Maybe they can give something to the wankers come E3.
Xenomorph  +   522d ago
That's what E3 is for. Can't wait should be the biggest one in years.
tweet75  +   522d ago
i liked everything about ps4 than became cynical when I read you not able to use your psn digital purchases on ps4. What the hell sony? This alone makes me think twice about getting a ps4 and ive loved playstation for 19 years
RE_L_MAYER  +   521d ago
that's what happens when companies get bigger and bigger-their shit fits less in consumers needs and more on a marketing and getting as many people on it(I forgot to mention the bigger the company gets the more big pigs will take over and through that the quality of product gets worse and they will try to make it as cheap as possible and sell it for much more as possible).....sad sad sad maybe someday they will listen but it will be too late(cough apple cough)
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