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 that "it's much more important to see what the damn thing does" than showing "the shiniest piece of black, green or purple plastic".

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Galacticos1638d ago (Edited 1638d ago )

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. (3.3mil views already)

NewMonday1638d ago (Edited 1638d 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.

Spinal1638d ago

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.

blackbeld1638d ago

"Sony's frustration over PS4 hardware 'cynicism'"

Its more like. frustration over PS4 hardware 'not showing'

Raf1k11638d 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.

MikeMyers1638d 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.

inveni01638d ago



I don't care about the box, as long as it isn't large enough to set my 55" TV on.

soxfan20051638d ago

Kind of like how the "anti-Sony media bias" conspiracy theory proponents look silly to everyone but themselves.

Deputydon1638d ago

EpicNameBro - the guy behind a TON of Dark Souls videos gives probably the most unbias take on the Playstation 4.

slayorofgods1637d ago (Edited 1637d 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.

T21637d 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?

andibandit1637d 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.

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Count1638d ago

Why would anyone want the Ps4 to fail?

DeadlyFire1638d 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_Danger1638d ago

@ Count

Are you new here??

Godmars2901638d ago (Edited 1638d ago )

Why, when the PS3 was announced, did we get "fan" movies of Sony going bankrupt and closing its doors?

"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...

MestreRothN4G1638d ago

Hm... You must be a new arrival...

dcbronco1638d ago (Edited 1638d ago )


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.


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.

Godmars2901638d ago

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.

Septic1638d ago

The same reason PS4 fanboys want MS to fail. Fanboys all round.

conscious_observer1638d ago (Edited 1638d ago )

Something to do with one's ego perhaps, and rigid belief system's.

dcbronco1638d ago (Edited 1638d ago )


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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N4g_null1638d 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.

mwjw6961638d ago

Why would anyone want the Next Xbox to fail?

freezola751637d ago

Some folks just want it to fail because it'll only do a whole lot more of everything.. again. Peace

Epic_Troy1637d 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 :-)

Sony3601637d ago (Edited 1637d 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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r211638d ago

I actually liked that first video. Made me laugh XD Wont dampen my hype for the PS4 though!

Condemnedman1638d ago

yes it was funny and hopefully they will do a MS one too!

Cueil1638d 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

Hicken1638d 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.

Link0791637d 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.

Thatguy-3101638d ago (Edited 1638d ago )

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.