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Submitted by 32froshes 1076d ago | opinion piece

Will the PS4 Win This Generation?

Cheat Code Central's Robert VerBruggen writes: "In the last week or so we've seen a ton of new information about the PlayStation 4. Without a better grasp of what Microsoft is up to—to say nothing of alternative consoles like Ouya and the Steam Box—we can’t say much about how the PS4 will measure up to the competition. But here are seven good reasons to think that Sony will win this generation." (Industry, PS4, Sony)

Walker  +   1076d ago
Yeah, PS4 will win next generation with the high difference just like PS1 and specially PS2 !
Cupid_Viper_3  +   1076d ago

I don't think so. Because of what Nintendo did with the Wii, the term "winning" have to be redefined. If can't just be about selling the most hardware. The PS1, PS2, didn't just win on numbers, they simply had the best line of software to back up the sales.

For this Generation, In my opinion, the PS3 is First with the Best software line up, and 2nd in sales. The xbox 360 is second with the Second best software line up, and 3rd in sales. And the Wii came in last, with the most sales, but worst software line up out of the 3.

So I would assume that as gamers, winning means you have something that the others don't, and that's more quality games, no? And sales and popularity would take a back sit to that.
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blitz0623  +   1076d ago
Yeah sure, cause we ALL know what the next Xbox is going to offer!

Seriously, even when MS reveals Durango it's STILL too early to even predict.

At least wait for E3.
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joab777  +   1076d ago
U mean wii was first with worst games. Anyway, i agree. There can be more than 1 winner and sony may be tryinh to get their mojo back but behind closed doors, its an internal competition more than external. They can be successful without selling the most consoles. They can help pull other divisions out of the sewers. They can set themselves up for constant, continious revenue.

I do think Sony will ultimately be the hardcore console, battling with pc and steambox in its various forms (though steambox is another story altogether). Yes, microsoft will hit hard but i dont believe they will even try to go toe to toe for hardcore base. They will give enough and expect moat hardcore gamers will eventually buy a new xbox, but i think they r gonna try and crush nintendo. We will see and microsoft may surprise us all and come out swinging...we will see.
Spinal  +   1076d ago
The PS4 has made all the changes i wanted for the next console. It will be my only console for next gen - Day one.

UI change
L2/R2 trigger changes
Focus on devs/games
Complete win in my book.
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Boody-Bandit  +   1076d ago
It all depends on Microsoft and which approach they will take with their next gen offering. IMO, and I think that of a lot of 360 gamers, MS has went to casual the past few years with Kinect and relying heavily on only a few exclusives franchise titles (Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable) and exclusive timed DLC.

I honestly have a hard time not seeing Sony being favored going into the next generation considering they keep churning out new IPs yearly and giving their audience a wide variety to choose from.

But you never know. MS started this generation strong and they might have an ace up their sleeve and drops some serious bombs with new exclusive IP's and innovative expansions to XBL. I haven't heard of MS purchasing or building any new dev/publishers.

I am very excited with what Sony showed during the PS4 presentation but I think it's too soon to know until we see more from Sony and MS shows their hand. Either way I'm getting both as I always do. I just wish they were being released tomorrow. I'm ready now!
Cupid_Viper_3  +   1076d ago
@ Biggest Nintendo Fan.

The Wii line up may have been the best they've ever been for Nintendo, but they weren't nearly as many as the other 2 consoles.

Third Party games made up the majority of most people's library this gen, and that severely hurt the Wii in that regards. So first games alone can't do it against Sony or Microsoft.

If you look at software line up for all 3 of them (including multiplatform games) The Wii comes out with the short-handed.
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CaulkSlap  +   1076d ago
Nintendo certainly redefined winning a console war. Most units sold and yet fizzled out in 4 years. Cash grab from casuals based on a gimmick and cheap last-gen hardware. They're quickly seeing the longevity of that strategy with the Wii U. And Microsoft is doing nothing but following Nintendo over the cliff by throwing everything behind Kinect. Unless Microsoft has got something big up their sleeve, Sony has the edge this time around.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1076d ago
***"the term "winning" have to be redefined."***

That right there proves how juvenile this whole "wining" thing is. Considering that we have to "redefine" the term, how about not having a winner at all, unless of course there's a clear cut dominance like the PS2 which I doubt will ever happen again.
nerdkiller  +   1076d ago
you steal bubbles
miyamoto  +   1076d ago
I can assure you one thing PS4 will win the war against game piracy like the PS3... and unlike Nintendo and M$ who are still struggling in that front.

That is fer sure what hooks all the 3rd party developers to "jump in."
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SlapHappyJesus  +   1076d ago
Seems likely at the moment.

Just waiting to see what Microsoft has to offer. Unless they do a 180 in how they handle their gaming division, I don't see the next xbox being the force that it was for most of this generation.

Can't rule out Nintendo though. While the tech, obviously, won't match what is seen in the other two, if they can get the games, the tech doesn't matter. It's just about finding developers willing to dedicate their time to the system.
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Gamer-40  +   1076d ago
Agree, this absolute logical.
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Jaqen_Hghar  +   1076d ago
A man believes so. A company made every mistake in the book and will still end up with around 100 million consoles sold by the time a console dies off. A company will not make those mistakes again. A company will release at a competitive price most likely, has shown it has at least 2 established franchise sequels at or near launch (Killzone confirmed launch and what greater way to sell a new system than a pretty shooter that all the headsets can be used for online), will release not too long after it's rival if later at all, and will not have difficult architecture. Marketing may be fixed as well which a company hasn't had since a Bandicoot's commercials. A man is confident.
unchartedxplorer  +   1076d ago
There isn't really such thing as "winning" when you look at a consoles performance. That will just start a fanboy flame war. But I believe it will sell lots of units, if it is as good as I think it will be.
zebramocha  +   1076d ago
Yes,both playstation platforms sold better and had more third party games than its competitors,only this gen is everything odd,Sony went from the top to the bottom,the weird thing with the ps3 is,they came out later than the xbox,had a higher price,a online in its infancy,and not as much third part support but the overall sales are similar to Ms.
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garos82  +   1076d ago
no, but gamers will win
stage88  +   1076d ago
Seraphemz  +   1076d ago
Lets see what M$ have to show to actually make an educated guess... Right now, not knowing what M$ are going to deliver, it would be stupid to say either way if SONY are going to be better ( i dont believe in "winning" or "losing")
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Godmars290  +   1076d ago
The thing to wonder about will MS maneuver themselves to be part of the gaming or multi-media industry. If the XBox becomes a cable box many people will likely get it, but they aren't going to be playing games on it. They would be in a position where they only needed to push out a Halo or Gears once in a while, COD Madden and GTA, while collecting subscription money.
_-EDMIX-_  +   1076d ago
Yes and no. For we don't know what MS will show, we do know what is very likely to not be shown based on MS having less teams now and based on them not releasing first, ie not getting PC ports or timed exclusives.

So there is a lot to really factor.

MS closing and letting go core studios.

MS then buying and opening Kinect studios (close to 10)

720 not launching first (thus no head start, no timed games etc)

So from what teams have released recently, we know Halo 5 won't be there, maybe a port like Halo 4 or something based on Halo 4 just came out like 4 or so months ago.

We know Forza 5 or PGR will be there, Forza Horizon not actually being done by Turn 10 and all. But I'll bet PGR before Forza, for some reasons.

A. Arcade racer is a easy sell even to none PGR fans.

B. Forza 5 would probably take a really long time adn they want it to be a beast game.

So I'm calling it now.

New FPS by Black Tusk.

343 talks or shows a teaser for Halo 5 (remember Halo 4 came out not to long ago, not enough time to make a decent Halo game)

PGR by Turn 10

Fable sub-MMO by Lionhead

Rare (Kinect 2.0 game)


XBLA game

Now though we don't know what MS is working on, we know the teams they own, what they made and when they made it.
DigitalSmoke  +   1076d ago
All i know that Sony is giving their fanbase excactly what they want.
So whatever happens after that doesnt matter.
Gamer-40  +   1076d ago
Maybe yes, maybe no.
Software lineup very important, not only tech. Yet too early saying: Sony the winner, too early.
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johnsonbat  +   1076d ago
Does anyone 'win' with the level of competition now? What ever happens Sony have made a promising start that will no doubt bring Microsoft out fighting.
dafegamer  +   1076d ago
We gamers will win though ;)
KentBlake  +   1076d ago
So far, it's winning, but we still don't know what MS has in store. But, if we go by the last few months, it will be a bunch of Kinect shovelware and media apps.
morkendo23  +   1076d ago
Basicly this site for social networking about rumors and opinions of "WHAT COULD BE"

ok, no wonder im getting disagrees all the time not following the flow of speculations and lies.
WorldGamer  +   1076d ago
Hard to tell at this point, not everything has been revealed by all the players. I'm sure they have about as good a chance as they ever have tho, they sure have started off strong.
Jek_Porkins  +   1076d ago
No price, no release date, no actual PS4 to show off, only saw Killzone running on it for a few minutes and now someone is already asking if it's going to win a generation?

We don't know what Microsoft has planned, we don't know much of anything at this point. I'd just be happy to see some consoles do well and have all the doom and gloom articles cease for a while.
Gamer-40  +   1076d ago
"..No price, no release date, no actual PS4 to show off, only saw Killzone running on it for a few minutes and now someone is already asking if it's going to win a generation?.."
Man, you not understand?

Simple, read this:
New-xbox only a Kinect and Halo=Doomed
WiiU= gimmicks and crap hardware no games=Doomed.
PS4 8GB GDDR5=Sony win next-gen.
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Jek_Porkins  +   1076d ago
Wait, wait, wait. Are you privy to information the rest of use haven't gotten hold of yet?

Last I checked, Microsoft had other viable franchises aside from Halo. Let's not even get into the fact that Black Tusk Studios is crafting 4 brand new core IP's.

Who cares if they have Kinect 2.0? I didn't hear outrage when we saw Move busted out at the PS4 reveal, or people cry foul when they had an increased focus on social aspects.

Wii U, which I own, is a fun system and it's been out less than 4 months, give it some time to get some apps before you trash it, I'm sure you probably trashed the regular Wii as well, but that was before it sold like 100 million units.

8GB DDR5 is going to win the generation for Sony huh? Despite the fact that those will probably be split in half, half for games and half for applications. Sony wants downloads going in the background, which means it'll need some dedicated memory to accomplish that.

I would definitely not run my mouth about winning a generation when so little is known about the PS4 and the competition. I think you underestimate the fact that there are fanboys out there as crazy and ignorant as you, but do so for Microsoft and Nintendo consoles/products.

Don't count your chickens broham.
Gamer-40  +   1076d ago
Man, this all its a simple joke:D
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tweet75  +   1076d ago
no it will not because you cant play psn content on it and it is not backwards compatible at all thats failure from the start
SDF Repellent  +   1076d ago
Once again, as expected, this is another flame bait article and the outcome of these posts are nearly one-sided in favor of the PS4. Nobody really knows what Microsoft's been cooking but are using rumors and speculations and running with it. Please!

In my own opinion, the xbox 720 might be a little less powerful than the PS4 but if it has 100% third party support like this generation, which it will have, come in cheaper than the PS4, which is a possibility since its spec are lowered and Microsoft can afford to loss a little more per console sold, add in full disc and digital backward compatibility, which the PS4 won't have, and market the heck out of it, anyone with logic can see the X360 stand a great chance of winning the console battle, outside of Japan, of course. Another thing the xbox 720 can do, if the rumored cable box is indeed true, is subsidizing the price with the cable subscription so it might even reach the magic $199 at launch. That will be a HUGE victory for Microsoft. In this economy, price matters.

No doubt I am getting one and if the PS4 is great, I will get that too.
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Lvl_up_gamer  +   1076d ago
I am pretty sure MS will next gen just like they won this in the HD console war.
Clarence  +   1076d ago
HD is dead M$ is third this gen. Please tell me how they won? They've lost the market share.

PS3 ended up second this gen will be first next gen.
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SDF Repellent  +   1076d ago
The only reason The PS3 is a little ahead is because of Japan where the Xbox brand non-existence. Market share is more than just hardware buddy, ask the Wii. License fee from third party royalties, most games sold, accessories, and Live subscription is all part of the Marketshare in the videogame ecosystem.

In fact, I think Microsoft are happy that they are virtually dead heat with the PS3 when the PS2 totally dominated last generation. So, in that fact, it is Microsoft that is gaining market share, not Sony.
Cupid_Viper_3  +   1076d ago
"The only reason The PS3 is a little ahead is because of Japan where the Xbox brand non-existence"

I think what you meant to say is this: "The only reason the PS3 is a little ahead is because it came out a full year after the 360 and cost almost twice as much, 399 compared to 599."

Otherwise the PS3 would have been ahead by a lot more than it is right now.
just-joe  +   1076d ago
I don't know, I can't tell the future.
KuroiTori  +   1076d ago
Much too early to tell, especially with MS keeping so many things under wraps. Can't wait until we see what to expect from Durango.
CynicalKelly  +   1076d ago
I think it's highly likely it will. Everything that kept the PS3 down has been turned in it's favour. Looks like it may get released first and it has both great hardware and great features.

Unless Microsoft can present something truly amazing that can compare that will be released at the same time. I think I am heading back to Playstation next gen.
My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante  +   1076d ago
Playstation consoles have always won the generation because Playstation consoles have always had the best games.
arbitor365  +   1076d ago
well we already know it will curb stomp the wii u. there is no denying that

the question is whether or not microsoft will be a threat. and I seriously doubt it. Sony wont suffer from a weak launch this time around. there will be no porting or online problems. so MS is not going to have that advantage at all.

plus I think alot of people got burned by microsoft this gen. with the RROD, overcharging for live, and abandoning the hardcore in the 360's last few years.
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ginsunuva  +   1076d ago
Who the F cares because the word "win" means nothing to anyone but game bloggers.

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