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Submitted by THESHAUNZY 1079d ago | opinion piece

Why Sony Should’ve waited to Unveil the PS4 at E3 writes: "The gaming industry has been a big game of poker. With short stacks coming and going, to even seeing big companies go on tilt and lose all of their chips. Yep here is to looking at you THQ, thanks for the wonderful memories. In the past big names like Sega and even the legendary Atari lost their stacks. Newbies from small time fund-raisers have recently come into the game, Occulus, and the Ouya to name a few. But none are as big as the current chip leaders at the table: Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. So why would Sony raise the stakes so high on a hand that isn’t made yet?" (Next-Gen, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Sony, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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jony_dols  +   1079d ago
Sony still have to unveil the actual console which is an event in itself & no doubt they will have a few more unseen 1st-party exclusives that they are saving especially for E3.

I thought that semi-reveal last month was pretty inspired as it has the whole gaming world talking and has left us wanting more. E3 is going to be the best in years!
THESHAUNZY  +   1079d ago
Ps1 e3 1995....Ps2 e3 2000... psp e3 2003...
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1079d ago
psvita..... ps4.....
sashimi  +   1079d ago | Funny
We are in the future, Not everything has to be done exactly as in the past, unless you are Amish.
Ashunderfire86  +   1079d ago
PS3 2006
Cupid_Viper_3  +   1079d ago | Well said
"Why Sony Should’ve waited to Unveil the PS4 at E3"

Erm...Maybe the author have already seen the PS4, but the rest of the world haven't. Sony simply announced the PS4 at their event. What they've done is clever really. It's called the "Sniper Effect" where you've heard the shot fired, seen the dead person on the floor, but you don't know "where" the shooter is. So an entire battalion is halted by a single shot as every one is now seeking cover.

Secondly "So why would Sony raise the stakes so high on a hand that isn’t made yet?"

Again Sony haven't revealed their hand, they've simply raised the blinds "poker anyone?" as opposed to just giving giving their competition a free look at the next turn. Sony is saying "here's Killzone, and inFamous, (pretty impresive) But I'm have over over 3 generations of successful IP's that I'm sitting on, so come at me."

So if anyone thinks that what Sony showed is all they've got, then they haven't been gaming for too long.
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dafegamer  +   1079d ago
uhhm they could lose steam from other companies.
Sony was smart to gain all the attention for themselves
Saigon  +   1079d ago
This article seemed more of a bash at the Sony brand rather than talk regarding the main issue the author saw which was not showing the actual console, which was eventually mentioned. The author thinks that the gameplay provided from the KZ demo was fake, because of what was done with KZ2. From that comment, I don't think the author actually attended or specifically watched the presentation. That KZ video look like actual game play, and if I remember correctly it was later confirmed, as with the new inFamous title and the other titles shown that some elements shown within the presentation of the games was actual gameplay.

If the rumors are correct, I think the author will be even more disappointed when MS has its reveal party. I really can't wait for this event because I need to see what I am purchasing. The PS4 is already on my radar, just need the system price and a decision will be made on the Next Xbox, based on what is shown. Or maybe I would have to get it anyway for my wife.
RyuStrife  +   1079d ago
Revealing @ E3 is a stupid idea. Sony would have to do a reveal of the PS4, talk about all the features, show games and tech demos, talk about PS3, upcoming games for the PS3, talk PS Vita, PS Vita games, psn updates etc...then all that plus data of sales to satisfy shareholders. All within at most 3 hours (Sony had been doing it @ 2 hours). PS Meeting was about 2 hour. Too much to say/do in too little time.

With the PS meeting done and tech stuff out of the way, they can show more games, more game demos, feature focused demonstration, talk PS 3, Vita, data, price cuts, psn, and whatever they want to talk about. Plus all hardware revisions should be about finalized.
HappyGaming  +   1078d ago
@Ashunderfire86 PS3 was announced at E3 2005 not 2006.

The author shouldn't write articles about something he hasn't researched. It was gameplay:

Notice how this demo plays differently from the one on the 20th of February!
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gaffyh  +   1078d ago
4 months isn't enough time to market and unveil a console. If they are targeting a November release date, they needed to reveal at least something before E3. And it looks like MS is set to do the same.

Announcing what they did in February is the best decision Sony ever made. It gives developers enough time to take a look at all the hype and good ideas that Sony has brought to the table, and decide whether or not they wish to develop a game for the system.
kupomogli  +   1078d ago

It was funny when Anthony took the controller.
Saigon  +   1078d ago

That was a great video, I have been meaning to find that video for a while, thank you.

And if that is not game play, I don't know what is!!!


I agree, A June Reveal wouldn't have been enough time to actually market and release this system. I think both MS and Sony are making the right decision to reveal before E3...That part that gets me more, is that I suspect if MS had the reveal in February, that all the game journalist, or the so called journalist would have been giving them nothing but praise..
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dboyc310  +   1079d ago
Exactly. Now that they have some info out of the way now they can focus more on games and connectivity. Everything seems very spaced out for a reason.
Merrill  +   1079d ago
I'm so glad these no name "journalists" don't have real jobs where they could actually influence choices with their terrible opinions within Sony regarding the PS4.

I'm sure the Xbox 720 will have the perfect reveal to them.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1079d ago
People are wondering if Sony jumped the gun announcing a PS4 this early.

It just means Sony is 100% ready and dedicated to next gen. They don't want to make the same mistakes they made with the PS3 at the beginning of the gen.

Sony did shock the world by revealing a brand new console. Despite last year with early rumors stating PS4 getting released in 2014.
MysticStrummer  +   1079d ago
The way I see it, the first reveal was like an extended teaser trailer at the movies. More info that tantalizes but also leaves questions. Sony is going to slowly reveal more info and keep PS4 in the spotlight throughout the year. I'd say it's a great strategy. I always enjoy E3, but now I'm looking forward to it more than usual.
RioKing  +   1079d ago
I'm pretty confused as to why you have so many disagrees to this 0_o
forcefullpower  +   1079d ago
Does now one get it yet why Sony didn't reveal the console. Microsoft tweeted themselves what a stupid idea not to show the console. So what Sony have done is push MS to show their console earlier in April. Yet Sony still said they had not fully completed the console. So what they are doing is making them reveal to much to early. They will then counter at E3 with additional features or hardware inside.

This is like a boxing match. Sony make the first hit see them get annoyed and make a move too quickly and they let loose there best shot while side stepping and letting loose a power house punch knocking them to the floor.


Have had a few beer and got bored of the usual car analogies.

Peace and love and all that shit.
SlyGuy  +   1079d ago
If Sony waited until E3, we would have to read a "Why Sony Should Have Revealed the PS4 Prior to E3" article.
Zool 08  +   1079d ago
All Sony showed was a taste of things to come
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1079d ago
Other than the fact that people wouldn't be b***ing about not seeing the console, I don't see why they should have waited.
wishingW3L  +   1079d ago
they did it at the right time and most gaming websites like Destructoid, GameTrailers, IGN and even Pachter agrees with it.
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brave27heart  +   1079d ago
Except anything that comes out of Patchfaces mouth is guaranteed garbage. Not much of an endorsement. Agree they did it at the right time though.
MysticStrummer  +   1079d ago
You just agreed with Pachter's guaranteed garbage.
bicfitness  +   1079d ago
Yeah, because months of hogging the spotlight and of getting into mindshare is a TERRIBLE thing. /s

The articles just get worse and worse.
miyamoto  +   1079d ago
so the damage control continues...
zebramocha  +   1079d ago
Shouldn't you be making wiiu games instead if commenting a stupid Sony article.
bicfitness  +   1079d ago
"Damage control" will be the spin that we have to listen to at the end of April when Nintendo misses their hardware targets and Iwata commits seppoku live on Nintendo direct.

What Sony is doing is aggressive and smart. Shows a shift in philosophy from how they started last gen, that's for sure.
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GribbleGrunger  +   1079d ago
It's incredible that the writer of the 1000th article about this event chose to offer reasons why they shouldn't have revealed it. He's in the net but still thinks he's swimming with the dolphins.

I hope he changes his mind because then I'd be able to call him 'Flipper' [dear God did I write that?]
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Godmars290  +   1079d ago
Though now they have room to go into detail about the system, rather than simply announce it.

It is just a box after all.
GribbleGrunger  +   1079d ago
Agreed. We've spent a whole generation saying 'It's about the games', but suddenly we want to change that to 'It's about the box.' That just doesn't sound right to me.

I'm currently drinking tea out of a chipped cup but the tea still tastes great.
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Silly gameAr  +   1079d ago
Seems like it's only the smaller blog sites that submit to N4G that have a problem with Sony not showing a box. I think (almost)everyone else has moved on and are already anticipating E3. Maybe they should do the same?
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1079d ago
I think they did it for many reasons.

Announcing it now lets people know that it is coming, so don't spend money on my WiiU.
-They also showed games that looked better than WiiU's Ports from 360/PS3. NFS's PC build on WiiU shows that the WiiU is more powerful than stated, but they can make the public think otherwise.

Announcing it now is a shot across the bow at Microsoft.
-They were exploiting the rumored leaked 720 Specs to show the Developers their comparison.

Announcing it now allows them to control the message and the saturation of the message.
-They had all eyes on them because there was no other big news that day. (Except Watch Dogs for WiiU and PC which, does not compare to a new console demo).

I am Nintendo Fanman but it was a shrewd move by Sony.
TKCMuzzer  +   1079d ago
It means E3 can be all about the games, after all that's what gamings all about.

I'm glad Sony did what they did, it's generated a buzz and instilled some much needed excitement back into the industry.
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kingxtreme81  +   1079d ago

Sony had the spotlight all to themselves during their event. Everyone's attention was on them and the PS4. At E3, they would have had to share the spotlight with the their two competitors.

Sony absolutely made the right call.
SOULJER  +   1079d ago
Don't show your cards till everybody hands are on the table.
TKCMuzzer  +   1079d ago
Unless they already know what the others are going to show.
Zool 08  +   1079d ago
Wii u already did that
Harkins1721  +   1079d ago
They took 2 hours for that conference. I highly doubt theyd be able to squeeze all that plus E3 stuff at E3. Why not reveal it a few months early showing what it can do along with the specs. Then when E3 comes around you can show off GAMES for the Ps4 and much more. Which E3 is ment for!

Also by saying something a few months before E3 it will build up hype for E3 so more people will watch Sonys E3. I think they played their cards right with this announcement.
THESHAUNZY  +   1079d ago
Out of all the comments against this article... Harkins1721 I respect your opinion it is educated and unbiased.

However, the spotlight can be taken away from Sony with a retaliation by MS... even with a huge smoke and mirrors like show they did with Kinect...

I want all the consoles to do well... that way we can all keep on gaming... I just wish that I saw more than just a Share button and a track pad that is also on the PS Vita... yea the games look great... but The Last of Us looks amazing as well in comparison... Killzone does look great but I don't like the fact that we saw the smoke and mirrors before... a la Killzone 2 E3 trailer...
RBLAZE1988  +   1079d ago
right so Jimmy Fallon actually played this on his show later that week. was he playing smoke and mirrors? killzone shadow fall is real and all in game. deep down is all in engine meaning the game will look mostly like that trailer. everything else shown will be possible on ps4. I think Sony have learned there lesson with the ps3 and CGI reveals.
TongkatAli  +   1079d ago
They didn't show the box, but showed games and revealed specs. I swear Sony and Nintendo are yin and yang.
Stroke666  +   1079d ago
lol well said
GraveLord  +   1079d ago
So they can let Microsoft get their shit together? Bad idea.

Sony made the right move in revealing first. It shows they are confident in their product compared to the competition.
clintagious650  +   1079d ago
Why wait when they have the games to back it up? This is just another way of sony showing that we aint scared to showcase 1st & at the same time get the HYPE for their next console going. Now they wait to see what MS does then counter back at e3 & vice versa.
Stroke666  +   1079d ago
but they showcased second which is y a bunch of wii u ideas appear in ps4. now sony cares about social gaming.... convenient ain't it. great start though hope theybfollow through and are affordable.
Omni-Tool  +   1079d ago
They have been working on this for a while. Most of it was functional for presentation and worked. I still say they should have held off until E3 and the just gave devs the kits to get games going. At E3, "Surprise! We are already in mass production and will be on shelves Dec. 13th 2013! here are all the specs, what it looks like and all of the games to look forward to."

Edit: Don't look that hypothetical date up... I did the first date off the top of my head.
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HappyWithOneBubble  +   1079d ago
Sony got nothing to worry about. I know PS4 will take next gen. WiiU is not a next gen console and the next xbox will be a casual console with MS pushing kinect down thier customers throat. PS4 will win by landslide like PS2 did.
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solidboss07  +   1079d ago
What have they done wrong exactly?? There were so many mistruths about PS3 at launch, and negativity from developers and the media. This time Sony are in control with regards to info on their next system, znd they have created a good vibe. No body has anything bad to say about PS4 - and everybody is talking. They were quite right to come out fighting and by bringing the game development community with them. I like this because I know PS3 was the best system, I got it at 00:10 launch night. I believe PS4 will be the best console again so I want developer support, and all to know how good it will be.
Why should Sony give the initiative to their competitors? You make the point of 360's initiative this gen, and ask why Playstation is taking it next gen. Sensless, just because their are no negatives you wasted 5mins of my life with........... nothing??
danny818  +   1079d ago
Did any of u guys take in account that they wanted to take thunder away from the new Xbox and stomp all over Nintendo after their announcements of the wiiU. E3 is for games, gameplay, and game demos. Aint nobody got time or that
baraka007  +   1079d ago
is gaming nothing but weirdos fighting about stupid crap now? I don't understand where did all the talk about games go?
abzdine  +   1079d ago
BS! they have so much more to reveal and 2hours show wouldn't be enough for PS3, PS4 and Vita.
i like they did it this way, they get the hype going and they will probably reveal some big things right before E3.
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CaulkSlap  +   1079d ago
If they know they have Xbox beat in specs, then it was huge. Try hyping inferior hardware after your competition unveiled theirs. Also makes anyone considering getting a Wii U think twice (myself included). Really puts into perspective what a piece of garbage Nintendo has put out.

And they showed about the perfect amount for right now. No point in wasting hype this early on. Plenty more to show during E3 and closer to launch I bet.
BLow  +   1079d ago
You know what Sony did? They showed that initial WOW factor. They showed that this is next gen and this what some games are gonna look like. Oh and these games you see are on non finalized dev kits with only 4gb of memory. We're actually putting 8 in there for developers.

Now MS has to come correct with there reveal. While it will be still be nice to see what they have to show, that initial WOW factor gone. Yes, they can show some third party games but those will be on PS4 as well. Unless their games are better than what Sony showed then most people may feel it's not that impressive even though it will be. Time will tell. I'm just hoping to see some new IPs and maybe an existing one with a next gen facelift.

Like I said before, MS better have all real time demos on actual hardware. They also need to reveal what the console looks like, all the specs, services, and launch date and price since that's what people bitched about for Sony's reveal. It's all good to find out about the services but I really want to see the games. I have some faith that MS will step their game up just like Sony did because they have too. Man, next gen is gonna be awesome and I can't wait!!! Let the war begin because gamers will win out at the end. PC included since now you won't be held back anymore...well at least for a couple of months...haha. I'm jokin for the sensitive folks out there.
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BitbyDeath  +   1079d ago
At least it killed all the stupid posts about it not existing or it releasing in 2014 or 2015 etc

Among many other stupid rumours.
Tokyo_reject  +   1079d ago
No they shouldnt have....its a reveal...not a release....they are giving fans what they want, letting them know "here it comes, we didnt forget about you"
GalacticEmpire  +   1079d ago
"So why would Sony raise the stakes so high on a hand that isn’t made yet?"

They are obviously very confident of the console they have created. I'm certainly confident in their focus on me as a gamer and their dedication to games first and foremost. They also seem to have gained the confidence of many 3rd parties and indies who actually had a hand in how the console took shape.
e3kehoe  +   1079d ago
Picks nose...flicks booger

They should have done this,they should have done peeps are never happy!

Let them do it the way they feel they should.
HailSithis  +   1079d ago
I think it was smart for Sony to unveil the console early. It gives us a taste of what's to come, and makes you excited for the PS4 at E3. I also think Sony knows their console specs can't be beat, and they're confident in their system.. Do I sound like a PS4 fanboy? Well guess what, I play on the 360. lol
cedaridge  +   1079d ago
You can't say Sony made a poor judgement in annoucing the PS4, listen to the hype for it right NOW! I just hope Sony have enough ps4 system's to accomadate everyone at launch.
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TBONEJF  +   1079d ago
SONY won't unveil the PS4 @ E3 THIS YEAR. they will do it on their turf at TOKYO GAME SHOW just like they did with the PS3. So theirs no point we are going too see the PS4 till probably till OCTOBER for price and release dates
Roper316  +   1079d ago
If games are going to be playable @ E3 I think we will see the console in some form. Weather it's the final retail version?
TBONEJF  +   1079d ago
but remember when we saw the PS3 prototype at E3 few years ago? They didn't reveal the system till TOKYO GAME SHOW so my guess is they will show it at that time like they always do
Cryptcuzz  +   1079d ago
Why would they do that when the PS4 is planned for release holiday 2013?

If they revealed it in October, that would leave them with just one to two months of advertising. (That would not be a smart move business wise)

On top of that, they told everyone to wait until E3 to find out how it looks.
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