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Submitted by Toadsanime 1065d ago | opinion piece

The PlayStation 4 Looks Great… But Don’t Expect it to Sell as Well as the PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 4 — and any console, for that matter — is unlikely to sell as well as consoles did in previous generations due to the current state of the industry.

Here’s my predictions for the PS4 and why the state of the industry will mean consoles will struggle this generation. (Industry, PS4)

Shadow Flare  +   1065d ago | Well said
"I predict that the PlayStation 4 will only manage to sell a maximum of 60 million units"

Already bollocks but I'm gonna continue reading....

Ok finished reading it.


We've just come off the back of the most successful console generation ever. All 3 consoles could hit 100 million units sold which is absolutely unprecedented and a remarkable achievement.

How many more articles do we need about how smartphones are stealing userbase and how the console industry is in decline, IT'S NOT

PS4 has done everything right so far and looks to be an incredible machine, incredibly supported. Claiming it will sell 60 million in its life time is laughable
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PSVita  +   1065d ago
Both console will well a lot more than current ones without a doubt.
Feline_Pornographer  +   1065d ago
"Both console will well a lot more than current ones without a doubt."

Not a chance. The PS3 will obviously sell well and dominate next gen. The next Xbox won't come close to the Xbox 360's installed base.

The PS3 still hasn't had the all important price drop to $199 worldwide. That is the price the PS2 went on to sell some 90 million more consoles when it was already at 70 million worldwide.

There are still 5-7 years of sales left for the PS3 and it is selling at the same yearly rate as the 160 million selling PS2 - about 11 million consoles a year.

PS2 14 years * 11 mil/yr ~160 million
PS3 7 years * 11 mil/yr ~78 million

The next Xbox has virtually no chance of selling the same number of units as the Xbox 360. The next Xbox won't have the luxury of the RRoD fiasco inflating Microsoft's worldwide installed base numbers by millions and millions of console like this gen.
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PSVita  +   1065d ago
@above- I agree with your points but consider Xbox was rushed and had a lot overheating issues and the ps3 was "high priced" and on top of everything the WIi was dominating. There's no way they can be worse off than that. Each company has grown in their own respects and I see a big future for both.

Keep in mind we know nothing about the next Xbox and little about the ps4. There's no way we can say the next Xbox will have weaker graphics or either will "win".
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da_2pacalypse  +   1065d ago
If the rumors of the next xbox are true, I see a lot of gamers switching over to the PS4. I'm a primary xbox player, and I'll be making the switch. M$ just doesn't care about gamers anymore.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1064d ago
The funny thing about the article: apparently NOW the PS3 sold great this gen but the PS4 won't sell as well. Oh well shoot darn! And here I thought the PS3 was selling so poorly. At least, that's what gaming journalism wanted me to believe. I guess now that we hav a new Sony console coming out, it's easier to make baseless accusations against it instead of mocking a console that - against all the naysayers - managed to sell quite well this past gen.
knowyourstuff  +   1064d ago
The market hasn't really grown much since the PS2 days. PS2 still has sold more than PS3 and 360 combined, it will take a while before the current gen consoles outsell the total combined PS2/Xbox1 sales.

Currently there's no data or evidence that would support the idea that next gen consoles won't sell as well as current gen consoles. It's just based on nonsense and some internet troll's desire for hits on his website.
lapiopoop  +   1064d ago
TheRandomDrifter  +   1065d ago
When I saw him talking about the Apple/Smartphone market, I started to laugh. This guy really has no idea what he is talking about.
classic200  +   1065d ago
If a $600 console can manage to hit 77 million unit in a few years then the only way the PS4 will sell less is if its $800 at launch lol.

Also only non gamers play casual games and that group of people is actually not being developed anymore because the young generations rather core games.
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1065d ago
How long was it $600? The whole gen? have a seat.
BitbyDeath  +   1065d ago
@WrAiTh Sp3cTr3,

Started at $1000 for me, was even more expensive in NZ.
perdie  +   1065d ago
@WrAiTh Sp3cTr3 no it was not $600 the whole generation.. but the fact it was, and still is, the most expensive console and still managed to sell 77 million is quite impressive.

Obviously is wasn't $600 the whole gen, but I think you are missing the whole point of that post.

You should probably sit down and read the post a couple more times to fully comprehend.

Have a good day!
mistertwoturbo  +   1065d ago

The point he is trying to make is that most consoles that launched above the $600 ended up cancelled. But the PS3 is the first console in history to launch at that price and still survived until now and manage to sell 77m world wide.
aLucidMind  +   1065d ago
It isn't quite as impressive as you might think; didn't it sell relatively poorly until it was dropped to $400 and then sold even better than that when it was dropped down to it's current price? While it may still be the more expensive of the bunch, it offers more for the current price point than the alternatives do at more expensive costs.

The PS3 grants a hard drive 250GB, and a few even 500GB, for $250-$300 while you have to pay $300 to get the 360 with the 250GB HDD. So while it is more expensive, it isn't by much considering how much bang for your buck you get. When it was $600, it sold horribly because that bang was considerably less than what XBox was offering at release despite the hardware issues.
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perdie  +   1065d ago

I know its VG charts but considering the xbox had no competition its first year, (next-gen competition)while the ps3 was competing against a console that was $200 cheaper, I would say that it's pretty impressive what the ps3 accomplished in its first year pre-price cut.

Also the ps3 was the cheapest way to get a blu ray player at the time, so you good say that this console had the most "bang for your buck" when it launched even at its price.
Dj7FairyTail  +   1065d ago
Not it will not reach 77m in a few years.
Because it took PS3 6 years to reach 70m.
Derekvinyard13  +   1065d ago
I do disagree with this article only because Sony has the jump on Microsoft
gamernova  +   1065d ago
What predictors do not understand is that babies are getting older and in the new generations coming all the kids want consoles and they usually get em. I would not be surprised if records are broken honestly and this goes for all new consoles...except the wii U lol
kreate  +   1065d ago
Console industry is on the decline in america. Other regions are on the rise.
cryymoar  +   1065d ago
I logged in for the first time in years just to say this:

These fucking neckbeards couldn't even imagine running a company that sells 100 million of anything, yet have the audacity to pretend like they know a thing or two about business and the video game industry.
showtimefolks  +   1065d ago
seriously do we need these every day to kill the hype for ps4 or any next gen system? we get it smart phones and tablets are gaining ground but core fan base who wants the core gaming experience will stick with ps and consoles.

gaming business has been going on for a long time and has only grown bigger and bigger. with 10 year life cycle again for ps4 it will sell more than 100 million systems. why i am so sure well ps1-ps2 did it and now ps3 is on pace to sell 120 million plus.

just stop this nonsense let me know when i can get my core gaming experiences like tomb raider,uncharted,halo etc on iphone
boldstarr  +   1065d ago
PS4 will sell like hotcakes, sony knows that, because no competition this time, M$ change its direction and Ninty stays irrelevant again in this coming next gen of consoles.
TheRandomDrifter  +   1065d ago
Okay I agreed with you when it came to the money pit that is Microsoft but Nintendo is making an effort to come back. If anything I see Sony ruling this next generation with Nintendo being in second place and why? Because Mario sells, Zelda sells, Metroid sells, and it is getting core multiplatform games on it. Sony however will have stronger exclusives more to my liking and it will also have core multiplatformers as well. Whether anyone wants to agree with this statement as we or not, Nintendo has been around since Generation 3 of gaming and has is not going away anytime soon. I am just worried Sony will make the same mistake with the PS3, which I doubt because they removed the backwards compatibility which is a plus. Anything to make the console cheaper is better for me. Also if Nintendo is so irrelevant then why is the 3DS selling so well? There is just more than the console market. Sony really needs to pick up with the Vita. More exclusives and more content for the Vita that actually matters. Yeah it is getting the price cut soon but that isn't going to be enough.
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morkendo23  +   1065d ago
" I PREDICT becuz ps4 will be microtransition,no ps3,ps2 BC. almost every game is some-how some-way connected to cloud most gamers will feel short-changed Hesitate to invest in ps4. including myself,so far ps4 is not appealing and has no warrant games to play as once SNES,PS1,PS2 did. any good game end up on psn instead as a physical disc. and that is the MAIN reason im not buying a ps4 (lack there-of) fun exciting games. "outside" of action rpg,multi-player,first person shooter games. gaming industry has changed for the worst.
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solar  +   1064d ago
price it right Sony, and it should kill. plan on buying one after the first price drop. unless The Last Guardian is a launch title then Day 1 for me.
TheRandomDrifter  +   1065d ago
What is this guy talking about? Not going to sell well as the PS3? Does this guy even remember the PS3 launch or am I just living in fantasy land here?

The PS4 from what I understand is going to have Knack, Infamous 3, an unnamed Final Fantasy title which will be revealed at E3, Witch Hunter 3, and Watch Dogs. From what I understand these games are going to be at launch or near the launch window. What did we have at the PS3's launch? Resistance Fall of Man, Ninja Gaiden Sigma (a Port of Black), Heavenly Sword, and Sonic 06. Yeah the PS2 backwards compatibility kept that thing running because if it wasn't there the PS3 would of died the year it was released. Yeah the PS3 got a lot better and in fact I am in love with the system, but going off and saying that the PS4 will not do as good as the PS3 because of a few minor changes is a blanket statement.

Also, who is telling this guy that most gamers are leaving their consoles in favor of PCs? Some people do get into PC gaming but there are games that do not go on the PC; exclusives sell systems along with the multiplatformers. If you cannot get it on the PC you will have to get it on the console of choice or unless you somehow mod your PC to play console games which in the end will cost you more in the long run.

Also the copycat games he mentions are not the consoles fault, that would be the fault of the developers of the games. No one can predict generation 8 and I wish people like this guy would stop trying. The PS4 is going to do fine and I hope the Vita picks up.
mistertwoturbo  +   1065d ago
I'm going to get most of my games on the PC if it's available. However, the majority of PS4 games will be exclusive or something that I feel is worth it to get the PS4 version (IE: Battlefield 4) just to play with friends.
BanBrother  +   1065d ago
"....Witch Hunter 3...."

I LOL'D.......hard.
Relientk77  +   1065d ago
I think there is already a lot of interest for the console and the PS4 will sell incredibly well. I am definitely getting one.
ZidaneNL  +   1065d ago
It might not sell as well because of the financial crisis, but that would be the only reason then.
mushroomwig  +   1065d ago
Financial crisis? That happened in 2008 and it certainly didn't have a great affect on the consoles sold then.

The recession is all but over now, there is no financial crisis anymore.
Knight_Crawler  +   1065d ago
Have you been watching the news lately.

Europe is going down the toilet with countries like Spain, Italy, Greece and many more having a crises melt down this economy is going to explode.

People like you and me that are from the US and Canada might not be feeling the economic downfall as much as our European alias but its going to at some point have a n impact on us.

Japan is also starting to feel the hit and JPY is looking weaker by the months.
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MysticStrummer  +   1065d ago
The financial crisis is far from over anywhere in the world.
WeAreLegion  +   1065d ago
The entire world is in a recession, including the guys who are feeding us money, China.
Rainstorm81  +   1065d ago
I kinda agree, when talking about consoles sales and prices its "oh the recession"

But where's the recession when a new iPhone or ipad or Sgalaxy is released at well above console prices, and sells like hot cakes?

While the global economy is greatly weakened, people still find a way to buy things they don't necessarily need.
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Reverent  +   1065d ago
@Rainstorm81, what I'd really like to know is what kind of person is dumb enough to choose buying a new PHONE when they could use that money for one of the upcoming consoles or hell, even for helping with living expenses, or putting it aside to get out of the house for a vacation some day.. What's even worse, are the people who buy the newest model of a $500 phone every single year. God, a lot of people are really, really dumb with their money.
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TechnicianTed  +   1065d ago

Lol, there is no financial crisis? Do you ever watch the news or read a paper every once in a while. The crisis is far from over, I don't know where you got the idea that it is.

Ignorance is bliss I guess...
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DigitalRaptor  +   1065d ago
"As it turns out in fact, all three have struggled quite a fair bit in getting gamer’s attention and money. Though each console have reasons behind this — lack of launch titles, third-party support, customer understanding etc. — none of them are inherently bad consoles. In my opinion, it’s just that unless someone pulls out something utterly out-of-this-world, any console released this generation is going to suffer the exact same fate."

- Lack of launch titles? PS4 will have plenty.
- Third-party support? PS4 will have plenty.
- Customer understanding? Did this guy not watch the same conference as me?

This article is nothing more than a bunch of very loosely strung together ideas, rumour and speculation. It's like those articles that insist to us that Apple products will kill gaming.
arbitor365  +   1065d ago
there is no way in hell the PS4 will sell less than the PS3.

The PS3 had a rough launch and shortly after the economy went into the recession.

how could it be worse, this time around, when the PS4 has rectified the launch issues of the PS3 and we are pretty much through the recession?
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xPhearR3dx  +   1065d ago
"we are pretty much through the recession"

No were not, day by day it gets worse and worse. Also, the biggest part of the PS4's launch hasn't been announced. The price. That's a huge factor, not to mention many other things that could go wrong. Diablo 3 & Sim City have well established names and fan base, look how their launch turned out. Not saying the PS4 is doomed or anything like that, but let's wait and see how it goes before saying Sony fixed anything.
_-EDMIX-_  +   1065d ago
Bluray is established.

PS3 hardware won't be in the PS4.

More streamlined PC tech instead of what they used in PS3.

Sony owns more studios now then in 2006.

Move on and STFU. This article is a waste of time and space. People where saying PS3 was going to "lose" Sony was going to go out of business, DOOM, Bluray was a bad idea, its too much money etc, etc, etc. I'm sorry but the PS3's launch might be one of the biggest hate fest from the media I've seen in a long time.

After all that was said and done, Sony bought like 7 studios, bought a 380 million dollar company, made PS Plus on PSN, added a movie service to PSN, made the PSPGO and PSP Vita and announced PS4. So will all the doom and gloom came out with Sony outselling MS every year and the PS3 having 77 million units sold.

PS4 will be fine. I see no reason why the price would be $599. $499 or $399 is more likely and I'm fine with both prices.

If Sony keeps buying Teams like they are, the PS4 will sell more then the PS3, easy. Sony is looking to duel support consoles JUST like they did last gen. I see them doing it better next gen with PS3 too.
insomnium2  +   1065d ago

I agree. You should be carefull saying "but the PS3's launch might be one of the biggest hate fest from the media I've seen in a long time. " though.
Some people seem to get upset about comments like that. Some might even say "the media has always had a love affair with sony" and call you out. Yikes!
WharenPeace  +   1065d ago
Sadly the recession is still holding firm, I think the best guess so far is that we'll only see an improvement from 2015, and even that might be too optimistic with some even hinting 2020.
Upbeat  +   1065d ago
Apparently its going to be more powerfull than gaming Pc's for years. Hope this is true, but Tech for pc's improves leaps and bounds every 4/5 months.
Pandamobile  +   1065d ago
The Avalance dev said most PC's, meaning off the shelf Walmart/Best Buy PC's, which is understandable. But pretty much every decent gaming rig built in the last year or two will still be able to out muscle a PS4 in most cases.
MysticStrummer  +   1065d ago
"every decent gaming rig built in the last year or two"

That number isn't nearly as large as PC gamers think it is. Most people playing games on their PC won't bother building a PC just for gaming. Some may add memory, some may upgrade their sound or graphics card, and a few will do more than one of those, but most will play games on their stock PC. You can't leave out all those stock PCs just because you want to prove a point. Most PCs being used by human beings on planet Earth won't be able to keep up with PS4 for awhile. Deal with it.
BitbyDeath  +   1065d ago
@Panda, they also said -

"we are confident that we’ll bring open-world gaming to a whole new level"

If what you stated is true then why are consoles able to improve the games themselves while PC can only do graphics?
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Pandamobile  +   1065d ago
@MysticStrummer I'm not discounting off the shelf PCs. I was just correcting Upbeat who said "Apparently its going to be more powerfull than gaming Pc's for years".

You're also putting words in my mouth. I'm well aware of the fact that the PS4 will kick most PC's asses, but saying that a PS4 will best a well equipped PC at the same task is incorrect (and by well equipped, I mean a upper-mid to high-end rig).

@BitbyDeath What you just said makes no sense. With increasingly fast hardware, developers can do more and more with it. For the last 5 or so years, it been increasingly evident that consoles were used as the performance baseline for games. A multi-platform game like Just Cause 2 HAS to run on a console, and thus - sets the bar of limitation on what they can do with the game. Meanwhile, on the PC side, you have all this extra performance to work with. So what do you do? You improve the graphics.

What devs are excited about now is that they have a much higher bar of limitation. Their target is no longer 512 MB of RAM and a GPU from 2005. It's now 8 GB of RAM and a modernized low-power CPU/GPU combo. Now these multi-platform developers can start doing the things they've been wishing they could for years, but couldn't due to the lack of performance form current gen consoles.
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rainslacker  +   1065d ago
I don't want to discount what you say, but this is why it's so hard to compare PC's to console from a power perspective. A vast majority of PC's that exist in the home are those off the shelf brands, and many of those are the cheaper ones that run less than $500 complete with monitor and printer. There's a reason why those cheap computers take up half the shelf space at the big box stores, because they sell.

A custom built gaming rig, that many on here may have and see as the supreme game machine, will have a more powerful system than any console coming out this year, even if it's a year old, but for the average person with one of those cheap computers will probably get a better experience on a console because of it's refinement to the hardware. Even among the custom built users, there is a big difference in performance among their machines.

I think both PC and consoles have their advantages, as well as exclusives, and the griping among the community over it is bothersome, particularly since it's likely most of the people posting comments probably have both already(outside mobile posters of course).
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BitbyDeath  +   1065d ago
"A multi-platform game like Just Cause 2 HAS to run on a console, and thus - sets the bar of limitation on what they can do with the game. Meanwhile, on the PC side, you have all this extra performance to work with. So what do you do? You improve the graphics."

That is exactly my point.
PC's best game Crysis 3 is multiplatform and therefore limited by the technologies of today (current consoles and older PC's).

PS4 may be considered as a midrange PC, but gaming wise we are yet to see what a midrange PC can actually do.
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clintagious650  +   1065d ago
Well last year I bought a toshiba laptop which i regret now for $400 & in all honesty even with 2gb of ram 512mb & 350gb hdd & i dont think it would be able to run crysis 3 as smooth as the ps3 or 360 version. My point is the ps4 is considered a high end pc because its capable of generating crysis like graphics & will run at a smooth frame rate for the cost of $400 to $500 and u know devs will take full advantage of it because not everyone can AFFORD a high end pc.
Upbeat  +   1065d ago

" most human being on planet earth?"

is there human beings on other planets?

You Dont know what your talking about, My PC is already a Gen Ahead of the ps4, You obviously dont know much about PC Tech because people that know anything about PC Componets know that we got 8 core CPUS a good while ago and that our grapics cards and ram are miles ahead of what consoles can offer, and when the ps4 is released this Christmas it wont be anywhere near par with Pc Grapics.
2pacalypsenow  +   1065d ago
Let me put in my 2 cents about the whole Pc thing.

First. of all Ps4 games graphics look just as good as any Pc game currently out right now Pc's are currently advertising multiple monitor setups which Console gamer don't really care and most pc gamers don't either, I know i dont just give me 1080p and a good frame rate and ill be set.

Second. Ps4 will use GDDR5 video ram just like current gpus it wont be as powerful as high end cards but that not up for dispute as only a small % of pc gamers even have a high end card and its shared with the ram so i dont know how much better the ram will be from Pc's .

Third . It doesn't matter if your Pc is 10 gens ahead of consoles the games you play on them are current gen so you are playing current gen games on your PC.

Also i did some research on the best/fastest components for a pc since you brought up the being miles ahead of console and a pc with
AMD 8 core ( intel doesnt have 8 core cpu's) + Asus Motherboard+nvidia Gtx 690+Blu ray drive+ 12gb ram (fast ram and since everyone brags about 12 gb of ram i chose 12 gb) + OS +case it all comes out to $2000+ or you could spend 400-500 on a console that will be good 5-6 years down the road

Pc are more advanced than consoles and always will be but people just want to play games not sit the and find out how many FPS they are getting
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WharenPeace  +   1065d ago
Well, there's a few seconds of my life, I'll never get back. The PS4 hasn't even been released and already the game "journalists" are churning the anti-Sony pot.

It seems very little has changed, except... add-blocker was enabled. So suck on that coinarcade. You're getting no revenue off my clicks.
Toadsanime  +   1065d ago
I'm getting no revenue anyway, there aren't any adverts currently.

It's not an anti-Sony piece. The PlayStation 4 will happily sit beside the PS1, 2 and 3 on my TV cabinet -- the point of the article was that I think every console of this generation will struggle.
jakmckratos  +   1065d ago
I hate predictions based on nothing.
ACEMANWISE  +   1065d ago
I wouldn't expect anything to sell unless it becomes popular. That is the standard this industry seems to be shooting for.
Qrphe  +   1065d ago
Market is difficult right now, I don't really expect it to do much better than the Wii U atm.
Bellcross  +   1065d ago
Okay Nostradamus 2, I'll take your word for it internet website I've never heard of. God only knows if it's on the interwebs it must be true./s
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Toadsanime  +   1065d ago
Hence categorized 'opinion piece' as opposed to 'news', to be fair. ;)
Skynetone  +   1065d ago
nintendo/ms/pc fanboy

if you dont want a god like ps4, just dont buy one
Toadsanime  +   1065d ago
You either didn't read the article or missed the point in it. ;)

I want a PlayStation 4 and intend on buying one at launch. It's not an anti-PS4 article; in fact, I even pointed out how I think it'll win this generation.

My point was that I think consoles will struggle more this generation than they have in the past.
kevnb  +   1065d ago
Prediction based on what? 8 gigs of gddr5? I think it will sell better than the ps3. Ps2 is tough to beat though.
SkullBlade169  +   1065d ago
Wut? The PS3 was a failure compared to the PS1 and PS2.

From how the PS4 is looking, I think it's going to outsell the PS3 by far.
Feline_Pornographer  +   1065d ago
How can anyone be so delusional?

The PS2 sold 160 million over 14 years.
The PS3 has sold 78 million over 7 years and it still has 5-7 years of sales to go.

PS2: 160/14 years == 11.4 million consoles a year
PS3: 78/7 years == 11.14 million consoles a year

And that is for a system that has been double the price of the PS2. Even more amazing is the PS3 still hasn't hit the all important 199 price worldwide yet where the PS2 went on to sell 90 million more consoles.
SkullBlade169  +   1065d ago
It hasn't managed to squash the competition like the other PS consoles though has it? :P

The gaming market has also grown a lot since back then.
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rainslacker  +   1065d ago
PS1 squashed N64 because the N64 stuck with cartridges and developers didn't support it because of that. Newer games were taking advantage of the CD storage, and Nintendo refused to adapt because of their fallout with Sony.

PS2 squashed the GameCube because it was coming off the success of the PS1 and had huge development support. The GameCube while superior technologically, just didn't get enough games to make it appealing. With the original Xbox it went up against a very strong install base for PS2, and couldn't gain ground against it.

Sega screwed up everything with their console releases on the Saturn and DC and support during those two generations which is why they couldn't manage to compete.

This gen, Sony had huge competition from MS and Nintendo, yet somehow managed to sell roughly the same numbers as the prior gen. It hasn't squashed anything, but overall it hasn't really lost anything either. The market just got bigger, and with a bigger market, more companies can thrive.
_-EDMIX-_  +   1065d ago

Bubbles for your knowledge good sir.

Formats make systems. Though Bluray made the PS3 cost a lot, the PS3's biggest games just couldn't be done without it.

If it wasn't for a bigger format, FFVII as we know it would had never been made. Sony would had never got into the games market etc.

Weather you like Sony or not, as a gamer you got to give em a hand. If it wasn't for this company and Nintendo's moves against them, how we see gaming today may have never been.

Gamecube only had that format because Nintendo was now up against a real foe. It was time to truly compete.


64MB N64

738MB PS1

Sorry but, not really trying to see what would had happened if there was no PS and Nintendo just had there way.

We probably would see the Gamecube is a 200mb cartage or so. LOL! Really, there was no telling what they where going to do. Competition forced there hand with the Gamecube. They had to have a bigger format, Sony was pretty much telling the world "THIS IS WHAT GAMING IS, MEET OR BEAT"

Now if you think that 3D gaming was really at its "heights" with the N64, remember this. FFVII was canned on N64 once that deal with Sony fell through, it was such a major deal to Square to have this game made, they left one of there biggest partners (mind you one they once worked along side them for Mario RPG) to go to a company with a track record of zero in gaming. FFVII couldn't be done one N64, not in anyone's wildest dreams. If they made it, it would had been a different game, as in NOT FFVII as you know it.

Mind you FFVII launched on 3 damn disc!!!

So N64 is 8 times the space as NES.

PS1 is somewehre around 94 times the space of NES. Its quite clear when gaming as we know it today began to truly reach its heights. Most didn't even know game systems could even reach 100 million units in sales.

PS1 because of its format is STILL today one of gaming's biggest leaps in history. I don't think we will ever see such a leap again.

Just to let you know how big that is in terms of todays standards, thats like PS4 having a bluray disk of 9TB and a game coming out using 3 disk.
Walker  +   1065d ago
as Well as PS3 or PS2 ?
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uuaschbaer  +   1065d ago
"With all these issues, the industry is not in its safest position it’s ever been in, with rumors of an imminent console crash occurring popping up regularly"

Rumors of an imminent console crash? We're talking about the contingent occurrence of a market phenomenon, are we not? How does a brain produce a sentence like that?
rainslacker  +   1065d ago
I guess random speculation and hypothesizing among forum users is now considered a rumor. If so the whole world is doomed.
Jek_Porkins  +   1065d ago
I think we wont see any console near the 100 million mark again. It isn't just the tablet and smartphone issues, it's that we'll probably see a shorter console cycle and that will limit sales in the end. I figure all three consoles will sell around 10-12 million a year for 5 years.

At the end of the day, as long as all the companies sell enough to keep going in the market I'm happy. Otherwise numbers and sales don't matter to me. I've had some of my best gaming moments with consoles or games that tanked compeltely.
BladerunnerZX  +   1065d ago
The fact is that the next generation of game consoles will not be very appealing to the casual market for a number of reasons.

Both the PS3 and Xbox360 already feature many popular mainstream features and apps like Netflix ,Facebook etc.

The casual market non gamers will look at the PS4 and XboxNext and see the features and think "My PS3 / Xbox360 already does 90% of these things" why should I shell out another 400 to 500$ for anew console ?
For Skype ? to record TV?

Yes core gamers will buy the PS4 and XboxNext but there will be little incentive for the rest of the consumer market to upgrade from their current consoles.
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iNFAMOUZ1  +   1065d ago
ps4 wont sell crap, ps4 sucks
Y_5150  +   1065d ago
you are maybe right IF you actual say facts about the PS4 and how those will reason on being that the PS4 sucks.
terrordactyl  +   1065d ago
They have sold so many this gen because they keep breaking down.

Red ring of death (xbox) and yellow light of death (ps3) accounts for at least half of those sales via repurchases.
Max-Zorin  +   1065d ago
Next gen will be great. But don't expect any peace from gamers with different systems.
Stoppokingme  +   1065d ago
What a silly prediction. This writer must be channeling Michael Pachter.

It's safe to assume PS3 owners will go with PS4, and it's probable some xbox owners that could switch to PS4 if the nextbox proves to be lackluster.

Not to mention possible disenfranchised Nintendo owners as well, who could switch IF the Wii-U doesn't provide the games. Let's not forget the Lifespan of the PS4 could be longer than PS3.

Everything's coming up Sony. The PS4 will surpass fifty million sales without breaking a sweat, to think that it'll only ever sell sixty million units is ridiculous.
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seanpitt23  +   1065d ago
Well iam going to get one
Wotbot  +   1065d ago
Did the PS3 sell that well????
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1065d ago
It's too early to make claims like this.

Anything can happen.
Braid  +   1065d ago
How could you possibly know that?

I mean unless you have a crystal ball, with all the limited information about PS4 and a nonexistent announcement of the next Xbox, you'd never be able to tell which is to fall and which is to shine.

I know everybody has an opinion but please back your opinions with some sort of data. In this instance, the data is not yet available to think on.
Frodosmugins  +   1064d ago
PS3 Just came out in my country last year! :P
But Iv had mine since 2008 xD
No such thing as Xbox here either!
tdinc  +   1064d ago
xbox the new Wii

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