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Submitted by SethAFitzgerald 492d ago | article

What Sony Can Learn From Their Previous Mistakes for the PS4

TGBuzz: For all of the amazing devices that Sony Computer Entertainment has released over the years, starting with its original PlayStation back in 1996, to the PS2, PSP, PS3, and PlayStation Vita, they have also had their fair share of mistakes as well. With the highly anticipated planned launch of the PS4 later this year, here’s what Sony can learn from their previous errors to help maximize the sales of their future next-gen console. (Next-Gen, PS3, PS4, Sony, Tech)

alousow  +   492d ago
i dont think sony made anymistake. maybe they need more ad in the U.S, But worldwide Ps3 sold more then Xbox 360
remanutd55  +   492d ago
They did mistakes, not one but quite a few. Price was one of them, exclusive launch line up was another one and they pretty much got arrogant developing a very difficult system to work on for third party developers and I think they will address all of those mistakes at launch.
Rinkuchal  +   492d ago
i don't think the price was a mistake. that price was more than fair for what you got: cheapest Blu-ray Player, Media Box and Game console. the mistake actually was using PS3 to trojan horse Blu-ray. that drove the price up...

now, there's no new media format to hawk, just Ultra-HD (4K) Blu-rays and streaming...
caseh  +   492d ago
The line up for the first 6 months or so was HORRIBLE. Hence the constant digs at the PS3 having no games early on in its lifecycle.

Main mistake for me was the price but by the time MGS4 come about it was a lot more reasonable.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   492d ago
No? Because they are yet to make a profit for the generation. You sure they made no mistakes?
panbit86  +   492d ago
The "mistakes" were the high price in the beginning, the one year late launch and their marketing. Nothing else.
The PS3 has one of the most diverse and quality filled game catalogues EVER! PSN is a fine service and also FREE! PSN+ is by far the best value-for-money service a gamer can have!
Sony was also extremely unlucky this generation! The tsunami and the psn hack affected Sony a lot but they really bounced back stronger than ever! PS4 is shaping up to be "a gamers's dream come true" and i just can't wait! :)
barb_wire  +   492d ago
Other than the extremely high price at launch (I know, I bought one at launch) IMO, the PS3 has done very well indeed. I'm happy with my PS3 just as I am with my 360.. both systems have games that I want to play and at the end of the day, that's all that's important.
Fishy Fingers  +   492d ago
Better advertising and stagger the big name games better. Other than PSN teething problems, the delayed launch for BR and arrogance over they're pricing of the PS3 they didn't do much 'wrong', just thought they're brand power would of been enough.
SDF Repellent  +   492d ago
Don't even think about releasing Genji: Days of the Blade II, Sony!!! Even though I am pretty sure the Giant Enemy Crab will look fabulous on the PS4. Other than that, Sony was pretty good during the PS3 era.
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lovegames718  +   492d ago
The price hurt them but was fine for what they were selling. I had a state of the art blu ray player (that till this day hangs with the best of them) and an awesome console with 3d capabilities and full Dolby surround sound for only 600. At that time a blu ray player alone was 500 and wasn't even online capable or as robust as the ps3 one.

That to me wasn't a mistake on Sonys part as they knew in the long run it would sell once price went down and they have always dealt with long term planning.
nigelp520  +   492d ago
Dont make shit like socom confrontation and lair thats all.

Ps4 already made a mistake no ps3 games and cds is huge and stupid
T2  +   491d ago
Lair was fun but broken, socom too. Bc as argued a million times is not worth it as it drives price up when u can just keep ur ps3... Cd's ? Really ? I have never used the cd player even in my car ... It plays dvds enough old tech for me

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