Sony Risking a Bad PS4 Launch With Unpopular IPs

In this Lost Episode of the RealGamerNewz Show the RGN crew gets together to discuss a bunch of topics ranging from the Wii U's struggle to regain reasonable sales to the PlayStation 4's lineup and the effect it will have on Sony's next generation launch.

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classic2002114d ago

First adopters are the Playstation gamers, these are pretty popular to us and of course with marketing who knows how much more better they will do.

Infamous to me looks extremely refreshing out of all the others plus new IPs will surely hit at E3.

jujubee882114d ago

What makes anyone think PS4 will launch without at least one multi million selling IP over the last few years?

Also, there will also be new IP (one of a few being "Knack").

NewMonday2114d ago

Last of Us, GOW:A, GT6 would have bean a killer lineup if they were set on the PS4, but the PS3 will get them. this could mean Sony has even more surprises

miyamoto2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

You guys might wonder who the hell was that guy talking about the PS4?

He is Mark Cerny : an industry veteran and consultant.
He is known for making new games IP that are ground breaking, award winning and bestvselling all at the same time.

Mark Cerny is the chief architect of the PS4

The Secret Weapon of Choice of Sony.

We have not seen everything yet. It was just a teaser

He is the top authority Game Changer since Sonic the Hedgehog. He helped launch game changer platforms like the Genesis, PlayStation, PS2, and the PS3.
Were these games popular during console launch?
Sonic, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted?

Do not under estimate Mark Cerny. His decades of experience in the industry proves he knows what gamers need even before they realize it.

As a game designer he is up there with Miyamoto, Suzuki, Naka, Kojima, Yamauchi, Ueda etc.

This guy understands the industry inside and out. Some one who knows what he is doing.

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Omni-Tool2114d ago

I honestly think the hosts of this podcast are seriously grasping for straws or they are some seriously delusional MS fanboys.

HappyGaming2114d ago

This rumors opinion and speculation pieces are going to far! Wait for E3 13!

morganfell2114d ago

realgamernewz risking downvote with another ill concieved and absurd article.

WalterWJR2114d ago

I believe the saying is grasping at straws

Seraphim2114d ago

how quick we are to forget the lackluster titles we always see at launch. EA Sports, a few random titles, fact of the matter is there's rarely anything that great or popular out the gate. People are buying for the future. Not for day 1.

pandaboy2114d ago

This states the truth, you guys attacking it are the real trolls here. Blinded by your love for sony you can't see that the world doesn't care about killzone or infamous. This is looking to be the worst launch line-up in history for sony. Even ps3 had resistance and motorstorm which were fresh AAA ideas.

Aceman182113d ago

i love both IPs so PS4 is a no-brainer IMO, and drive club looks to be pretty interesting so i'll be giving that a go too.

theBAWSE2113d ago

one and a half stars....come on people lets get this website down to zero stars

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NeverEnding19892114d ago ShowReplies(9)

Damn I get 9 disagrees for saying good show wow.

Emzx992114d ago Show
Reverent2114d ago

@Emzx99, you've never been to a YouTube Console War comment section then, have you? lol

wsoutlaw872114d ago

they probably disagreed with you

saint_seya2114d ago

The land of stupidity, dont think so, u know why i know this, because u didnt got name king.. so it cant be.

NonApplicable2114d ago

That's because 9 people didn't think it was a good show. It's that simple.

JetP06192114d ago

@ BLACKBIBLE actually you got 125 disagrees on that and 57 on this one

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imdaboss12114d ago

Im hyped for Killzone and Infamous being a launch title for the PS4..Its popular and sold millions world wide so i dont know what the hell is going through their head when writing this piece of article

andibandit2114d ago

Thats all good but you want some new ips when releasing a new console and i dont think Knack is gonna cut it

iGamerZero242114d ago

Agreed ! I'm so hyped that Sony is getting back on the PS2 era track m

Worst Podcast ever a bunch of doom and gloom guys who live with parents ! Welcome to N4G were every blogger thinks there creditable in the gaming world.........this is why I go to IGN for most of news , there not the best but at least they don't pull articles out of there ass

DOMination-2113d ago

I think its because as a franchise, most people outside of N4G think Killzone is just an above average shooter. Guerrilla Games are the most overrated devs out there. Shellshock was terrible. KZ was decent but not as good as Sony had hoped. KZ2 delivered a great game after a troubled development but KZ3 was souless.

I like the Infamous games though.

Kurt Russell2113d ago

I know it's not popular opinion (which is fine) but I genuinely don't enjoy Killzone (it looks fantastic but the gameplay honestly feels generic next to others), and Infamous just isn't the type of game I really like playing (it's aimed at a younger audience than me)... so in the smallest sense I agree with the article, although I think for the most part they're chatting turd as there are plenty of people who do love these franchises.

No doubt they'll be down bubble votes for trolling, but that's my honest opinion. I so far do intend to get a PS4, but I am also awaiting other annoucements before any pre-ordering happens.

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Derekvinyard132114d ago

This article is a good guess as of now, but more games will be announced without a doubt there's going to be more maybe a new crash game u never know

fr0sty2114d ago

Article should be titled... "Journalists are risking making themselves look dumb by judging a console launch based on a handful of games announced, even though the company that announced those games made it loud and clear that they were holding many more games and console features off for E3 and other industry events that happen between now and the launch of the PS4."

T22114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

Agreed - The console is 8 months away by best guesses ... Judging a console by its launch lineup 8 months in advance is stupid beyond comparison.. Trolls just count on everyone forgetting how stupid they were ... Show me the articles on launch lineup AT launch ...

fei-hung2114d ago

replace "show" with "trolling" and you would have a more accurate comment.

Are these guys even gamers with comments like that? Where have they been the last 6-7 years?

Sony showed the best Sony FPS Exclusive, the best Sony sandbox Exclusive and a new IP along with 3rd party support and all this just to act as a teaser of things to come.

Judgmental articles like these, whether about the PS4 or next Xbox are like judging a fetus's entire life on the planet after birth before it has even been given birth to.

Question now on my mind is, who the hell will sort out these ridiculous so called journalists?!

SilentNegotiator2114d ago

Of course you like it. This nobody site is a lot like yours, Gamerfitnation, employing ridiculous sensationalism to get hits.

solar2114d ago

ill buy the PCS4 day 1 if The Last Guardian is a launch title. i really really hope it is.

ILive2114d ago

Can you please stop with the pcs4 rubbish.

sak5002113d ago

@solar sorry to disappoint you but TLG will be launch title for PCXboxS5

JaredH2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

I feel like this is just a flamebait title just to get people to listen to the podcast. I'm not falling for it.

Spookshow2114d ago

Knack! ROFLMAO... so weak!

scott1822113d ago

1 bubble, ROFLMAORMETTYL .... so weak!

SHORYUKEN2114d ago


Ha I just burst one more bubble!

Hope you enjoy that.

kenshiro1002113d ago

Welcome to N4G! On this site, you will find terrible articles and poor journalism!

Seriously, this article screams flamebait and should be voted down.

delboy2113d ago

The new Killzone will push hardware, only Sony boys belives that LoL
Killzone 2&3 failed, each sold 2mil
There are more people that are interested in new Borderlands or any other multiplat game then there are in new Killzone.
Same goes for Infamous.

DeadlyFire2113d ago

2 million each is hardly a failure. Its not a COD landslide type of success, but its profit.

Rumors of Killzone 2 costing up to $45-$60 million to develop.

2 Million x $60 a game = $120 Million. Not bad if true.

JeffGUNZ2113d ago

@ Deadlyfire.

For what Sony hyped and hoped for Killzone, that series flopped. It looked beautiful, but that's really it. The game was average and didn't really bring anything exciting to the table. Killzone 4 will be the same. Everyone will get excited because it visually looks stunning, but then will play like the rest, which were good at best.

DeadlyFire2113d ago


Sony has only shown off 5 of possibly 15 exclusive PS4 titles. They wont launch without showcasing at least one of their gems at E3.

delboy2113d ago

So what, you can combine all the Sony's first party exclusives and you might come close to sales of just ONE CoD game.
Sony has only one exclusive game that can somewhat push hardware, and that's Gran Turismo.
But Pholiphony D. releases one GT game every 5-6 years.

Think about me as a Sony hater or troll, but wait and see how many ps4 units Sony will manage to sell in first year, considering all the great first party games.
My very optimistic prediction... 8-10 millions in firts year.

DeadlyFire2112d ago

Sony offers diversity.

Others do not.

There are tons of niches and different types of games out there. Sony offers more than MS and Nintendo.

If a game sells enough to profit then next time it rolls around it grows. If it does not and it fails to create a profit it is either canned or thrown on the backburner for awhile. Sony can sell a game just as much as CoD and Halo if they spent the same amount of money on that one project, but in Microsoft's instance it leaves little room for anything else. Sony on the other hand has room for many different titles.

PS4 will sell no less than 12 Million in one full year.

Xbox 360 sold 10.2 Million and PS3 sold 10.8 Million in their first years. The population grows every year so I expect 11-14 Million to be reasonably possible for both sides for a full calender year.

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LOGICWINS2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

Def giving this a listen.

EDIT: WOW, you guys managed to fit a lot of topics into a 25 minute podcast. Nice job!

Hitman07692114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

thank you guys all for the comments. we have more episodes coming soon. we are trying to improve so all feedback is taken seriously.

@ScubaSteve if you actually listen to the podcast then you're gonna notice that no one here is attacking PS4. I am a fan of Killzone but the last time I checked its multiplayer got abandoned twice.

Emzx992114d ago

Your bubble count should really be an indication of weather or not to continue.

sourav932114d ago

"I am a fan of Killzone but the last time I checked its multiplayer got abandoned twice." - Care to explain this statement? I still go on KZ3's multiplayer; there are still loads playing the game, they's decent amount of DLC for it. The servers are still running. So I don't see how the multiplayer was "abandoned".

HammadTheBeast2114d ago

Killzone 2 multiplayer is still being played although it's 4 years old, KZ3 is always full lol.

KwietStorm2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

Why are so many of you journalists and site owners acting as if the meeting was the end all be all of all things PS4? What did they show, 5 maybe 6 games? Are you to tell me you believe these to be the full launch lineup? lol All they did was let us know the thing exists, what their vision is for it, And what it is initially capable of, And I think they did a fine job of that. But for some odd reason, it became convenient to forget that E3 is a real thing. Its convenient to ignore that E3 is where the big reveals take place. I feel more and more dumb the more articles I see about how the PS4 launch is in dire straits. Give me a break. Givvve me a break. Break me off a piece of that sensationalist bar.

ILive2114d ago

I think most people dont know how to look for games in killzon 3. I can get a full game without a problem. You have to look because it is still going strong after 2 years.

iGamerZero242114d ago

1 Bubble ! That says it all...........

Outside_ofthe_Box2114d ago

***"I am a fan of Killzone but the last time I checked its multiplayer got abandoned twice."***

I don't know about KZ3 as I wouldn't play that multiplayer even if I was paid to do it, but KZ2 still has a good amount people playing. If you really are "fan of killzone" you'd know that. KZ3 might have gotten abandoned though since it didn't match KZ2's quality.

Rhythmattic2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )


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I don't know about KZ3 as I wouldn't play that multiplayer even if I was paid to do it."
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Guess you couldn't abandon K3, as you never really immersed yourself into it.. ... As you said... You dont know.

b777conehead2113d ago

you show your hate for ps4 and it isn't even out you really think that thats all there is for launch. they were showing what the ps4 will do when released . until the official launch list is released you have no case to say that.

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SilentNegotiator2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

"Oooooh! A podcast with negative things to say about Playstation! I can't wait to listen! It will help validate my feelings!"

ScubaSteve12114d ago

so sony announces couple of games for launch
this website attacks and uses it for hits
last time i check e 3 is less then 4 months

BXbomber2114d ago

I know right? I'm personally excited for killzone shadow fall, thats might highlight as with any sony exclusive.

FlameHawk2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

And what is wrong with new IPs?

JasonKCK2114d ago

New IPs? Sony mostly showed games from series not new IPs. Killzone and Ifamous aren't new IPs.

DragonKnight2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

Knack, Drive Club, Watch Dogs, Deep Down and Destiny say hello.

T22114d ago

How are they not new ? You expect Sony to abandon a series and success? New killzone is new ip... New Mario is new, new halo is new ... Why would a company abandon succesful brands ? Also they did show unique ips too

OmniSlashPT2114d ago

Sony announced their launch line-up and launch date? When? I want to know too!