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PS4: Reaction Was ‘Mixed’ & Reveal Lacked Exclusives, Says Analyst

NowGamer: An industry analyst says the reaction to Sony’s PS4 reveal has been ‘mixed’ and that it did not show enough exclusives to give itself a 'leg up' over Microsoft.

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Raiz1225d ago

killzone shadow fall... infamous second son... knack....exclusive content for Destiny... what else this analyst want?....

Tito081225d ago

Forgot to mention Drive Club.

Peppino71225d ago

Some people just NEEEEEED to complain.

Mr-SellJack1225d ago

the witness,exclusive ACIV content,deep down,exclusive methods to play watchdogs,diablo 3,exclusive Final Fantasy game...they have an AAA title for every genre.Don't forget multiplatform games murdered,new limbo,respawn's game,bf4,mm's new game,ssm's and gg's new ips,witcher 3,spoorts games.....

abzdine1225d ago

and Media Molecule new IP.

Did he even watch the presentation?

Army_of_Darkness1225d ago (Edited 1225d ago )

What??!? @_@

I'm a little confused by these words??? and who took the cookies from the cookie jar??

Why o why1225d ago (Edited 1225d ago )

with E3 yet to come... if analysts owned crystal balls they wouldn't be earning a living talking out of their rear ends. My analysis of his is that its weak....Lacked exclusives and sony are like chalk and cheese and theres way to many events to know what will or wont be available at launch.

AsimLeonheart1224d ago

The analyst is just trying get attention by going against the tide. PS4 got a universal positive reception including media, developers, publishers, critics and gamers. Everyone is happy about the redesigned controller, the specs, the games and are looking forward to E3 to have a look the console and AAA games.

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Eddie201011225d ago (Edited 1225d ago )

This guy calls himself an analyst, another that doesn't know what the hell he is talking about. PS3 had more exclusives than any other console. And is in second place in console sales wordwide. Even at its high price it sill sold more consoles than Xbox 360 at launch.

GiggMan1225d ago

The announcement came out the blue during a period when gaming news was stale as hell. What more could he ask for is correct...

If this was Sony's E3 showing I would agree a little but this was a random day in February lol. Imagine what's gonna go down in June.

JsonHenry1225d ago

If this was a MS event I would give some credence to lack of exclusives. But who in their right mind doesn't think Sony (or Nintendo for that matter) will not have a lot of exclusives? That is pretending that the Sony conference didn't announce several exclusives.

Godmars2901225d ago

honestly? I'd love to see a JRPG. Hopefully will get on come TGS.

And is it horrible that by "new JRPG" I don't mean anything done by Square?

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TomOfAllTrades1224d ago (Edited 1224d ago )

I think this pain in the rear end is probably referring (In the most gentle way possible) to rather only 'MAINSTREAM' Exclusives, which in fact was kind off a good thing that they gave their other IP's a chance. There's no pleasing everyone especially analysts who don't quite know their own arm from their leg; but we as gamers can enjoy the spoils off the PlayStation 4's already powerful line-up :)

DeadlyFire1224d ago

Sony is purposely not showing them all until E3. Some people are just special. We have to live with them because there are laws. So don't get to angry with them.

Have patience my friends.

miyamoto1223d ago

8.1 million mixed
ROFL!
26 million views is mixed
ROFL!

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dedicatedtogamers1225d ago

Hahwhat? Sony showed off mostly exclusives, and since when did exclusives matter? I thought only multiplats and timed-exclusive DLC mattered, right? That's what the pro-Microsoft camp has been saying for the last two and a half years.

OlgerO1225d ago

For me the big fundamental difference between sony and microsoft is this. Sony pays to makes tons of exclusive games that would have otherwise not existed and microsoft pays giant sums of money to developers to stop them for releasing something on the PS3.

Ezz20131223d ago

it doesn't matter when when they don't have exclusives but if it's the other way around
it would be a different story

GiggMan1225d ago

I know right "Somebody always wanna bring up Rocky Marciano!"

first1NFANTRY1225d ago

This "analyst" must have seen a completely different reveal than I did. I mean what was shown exceeded the ps3 launch titles. We still have GDC, E3 and TGS where most likely Sony will show more exclusives. Oh we'll, guess one mans trash is another mans treasure.

Anon19741225d ago (Edited 1225d ago )

I loved this little nugget from the "analyst".

“Last cycle Sony really hurt itself with its $599 US launch price."

Really? And yet PS3 sales were pretty much on par with PS2 sales until the market crash and the recession hit, and it's gone on to outsell it's closest competition despite hitting the market a year later. When you look at how quickly the PS3 sold since launch, despite it's price point, and compare it to the 360, the PS3 comes out on top, hands down. Yep. The PS3 really suffered. He must think the 360 was a completely disaster, if that's the case.

And Sony's two console strategy had them selling the most home consoles between the two after the PS3 launched, something most media completely ignore when they label the Wii the victor these past 7 years in terms of console volume. But of course, an analyst would know all this, wouldn't he? I mean, the sales figures aren't exactly secret.

It amazes me that still, even in the face of all the facts you still here people bemoaning the PS3's allegedly poor launch. I'd love to hear how they justify that claim with some actual comparisons.

MysticStrummer1225d ago

Mixed? No. Reaction was overwhelmingly positive. The only people whining are the ones who think the most important thing is how the console looks on the outside, which is ridiculous. Who believes the games shown so far will be the only ones available during the launch window? There are several chances before launch to reveal more.

DragonKnight1225d ago

That's what I was thinking. Where is this "mixed" reaction he's talking about. For weeks now since the reveal we've heard nothing but developers praising the design of the PS4 and almost everything shown at the Sony event was an exclusive. The analyst sounds like one of those "but there was no console" whiners.

gamertk4211224d ago

Hardcore gamers were pleased, but the general public seemed to shrug it off a bit. In the main media, the big news seemed to be that a console wasn't shown. Many will argue that you can't judge success by sales figures, but realistically you knid of have to. Sales are what spur development, like it or not. The opinion is abit too cut-and-dried for my taste, but potential elements of truth remain. We'll see, though. The next few months will be a crazy ride.

DragonKnight1224d ago

Well for one the general public wouldn't generally be the ones to see the event to begin with as they aren't typically given to browsing for that kind of thing. You couldn't watch the event on television so they wouldn't see it. Second, if by main media you mean big media then they are irrelevant as they are always creating sensationalism for the sake of ratings/hits. And finally, if by sales you mean the PS3, it's comfortably sitting at about 80 million units sold and this generation has been the most successful in terms of total sales of all time.

Basically, those that matter were pleased, those that weren't were drumming up excuses that don't matter or trying to go against the grain for "hits."

gamertk4211224d ago

I agree, however, if the author maintains that the public's interest was not quite as positive and rabid as gamers, which we know to be true, then there is some truth to it. I would prefer to see more data as to whether or not that's the case, though. Of the 80 million sold, how many are hardcore gamers? 20 million? Public perception absolutely matters, as the vast majority of purchasers don't follow video game blogs daily, as we do. It all becomes a balancing act, where you have to please the hardcore and the casual. Right now, Sony is leaning toward the core, and MS to the casual. Hopefully MS swings back more to the core.

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