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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. (PS4, Sony)

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Raiz  +   582d ago
killzone shadow fall... infamous second son... knack....exclusive content for Destiny... what else this analyst want?....
Tito08  +   582d ago
Forgot to mention Drive Club.
Peppino7  +   582d ago | Well said
Some people just NEEEEEED to complain.
Mr-SellJack  +   582d 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.....
abzdine  +   582d ago
and Media Molecule new IP.

Did he even watch the presentation?
Army_of_Darkness  +   582d ago
"ps4: Reaction Was ‘Mixed’ & Reveal Lacked Exclusives"
What??!? @_@

I'm a little confused by these words??? and who took the cookies from the cookie jar??
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Why o why  +   582d 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.
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AsimLeonheart  +   582d 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.
Eddie20101  +   582d 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.
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GiggMan  +   582d 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.
JsonHenry  +   582d 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.
Godmars290  +   582d 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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TomOfAllTrades  +   582d 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 :)
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DeadlyFire  +   581d 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.
miyamoto  +   581d ago
8.1 million mixed
ROFL!
26 million views is mixed
ROFL!
dedicatedtogamers  +   582d 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.
OlgerO  +   582d 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.
Ezz2013  +   581d 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
Clarence  +   582d ago
Well here we go again.
GiggMan  +   582d ago
I know right "Somebody always wanna bring up Rocky Marciano!"
first1NFANTRY  +   582d 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.
darkride66  +   582d 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.
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miyamoto  +   581d ago
WELL SAID!
MysticStrummer  +   582d 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.
DragonKnight  +   582d 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.
gamertk421  +   582d 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.
DragonKnight  +   582d 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."
gamertk421  +   582d 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.
DigitalSmoke  +   582d ago
Cross platform gameing community stood still that day, it was awesome.
What the hell is this writing idiot trying to twist this into.
jukins  +   582d ago
only twisting it into hits for their site haha.
Walker  +   582d ago
Exclusives are kept for E3 .
Menchi  +   582d ago
Not enough exclusives over MS? MS haven't shown a single thing about their next gen entry, so how on earth can he state as such?
r21  +   582d ago
What? I mean what? Im pretty sure reactions has been positive from most PS fans and developers. Most are happy bout the PS4, hell one particular developer is horny for the ps4.

Also lacking exclusives to one up MS?
Knack, a platformer by a legendary developer and father of the PS4 and by one awesome studio, Japan Studio.
Killzone Shadowfall, a very very impressive looking FPS by Guerrilla Games.
InFamous: Second Son, a super hero open world game which as indicated by Sucker Punch, will be as beautifully rendered as the trailer.
The Witness, timed exclusive of course, open world puzzle game.

And who knows what else Sony has planned for GDC, E3 and during the time till PS4 is released.
DiRtY  +   582d ago
The presentation was okay, but nothing special.
Specs are fine, but the games were boring.

Killzone and inFamous are boring and already massively slowing down saleswise. Knack looked decent, Drive Club will struggle next to Forza 5 and GT6.

PSN games not working on PS4 and no backward capability were 2 HUGE letdowns.
godofboobees  +   582d ago
Yeah because I'm going to buy a ps4 to play my ps3 games. It sucks that my Blu ray player can't play VHS tapes what a HUGE letdown
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DaPrintz  +   582d ago
Ha, word
cleverusername  +   582d ago
I'd love that job, getting payed for talking out of my rectum!
wenaldy  +   582d ago
Hence the name of ANAL-lyst D:
FarCryLover182  +   582d ago
Um, wasn't most of it exclusive other than Watch Dogs?
Lifebanisher  +   582d ago
even a new cheese burger will get mix reactions both bad and good. less cheese? too much bacon salt bla bla bla and so on. just about anything from this world will get mix reactions. for me sony sealed the deal already when they announced what ps4's features will be capable off not some next generation cable wanna be box rofl.
Silly gameAr  +   582d ago
First I've heard of it. Seemed pretty positive overall to me, but, whatever Mr. dime a dozen analyst. See you at E3.
jay2  +   582d ago
Erm, right fine, 4 exclusive games, exclusive DLC and amazing pre-order quantities in the UK!
yesmynameissumo  +   582d ago
6 of the 9 games shown were exclusive. That is all.
Myst-Vearn  +   582d ago
How many exclusives are they supposed to show months before the system even launches?
Roper316  +   582d ago
even though I feel they showed plenty of both exclusive & Multiplat content we all know Sony never is lacking in the exclusive department. There may be a lull while they try to expand their market in other areas but they always come back to the core exclusives.
labaronx  +   582d ago
I was impressed with what was shown cause all bases were covered:
Drive Club- racing fans
killzone - shooter
knack- platforming adventure
infamous- sandbox superhero
The Witness (timed) puzzle

multiplats
watchdogs -sandbox
ac black flags- sandbox
cod mw4 -shooter
madden -sports
nba 2k- sports
fifa- sports
bf 4- shooter
i mean what else do they honestly need for the 1st 3 months

march 2014 mlb the show 14- sports
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BrianC6234  +   582d ago
Does this analyst own a lot of Microsoft stock? I think Sony showed plenty. They didn't have to show everything the first show. Save stuff for E3. They just had to announce the PS4 and show a few games. We still have to see Microsoft's reveal. There's months to go until we can probably buy either console.
GABRIEL1030  +   582d ago
Killzone and Infamous are two great exclusives..:)
mamotte  +   582d ago
"Doomed" articles incoming in 3... 2...
vividi  +   582d ago
Yeah, because we all wanted to see all the exclusives for at least the next 7 years
KwietStorm  +   582d ago
Jesus are we still doing this? Critiquing an initial reveal? A preview? Are we still acting like E3 doesn't exist? And it doesn't have a leg up over Microsoft? Microsoft has yet to even announce their console! Lol yet Sony is already not up to par with the '720'. I'm so tired of this site.
MaverickStar7  +   582d ago
I feel the same way. I keep telling myself to come here only to get an aggregate of headlines, but I always find myself ending up down here in the slums.
InTheLab  +   582d ago
Didn't Sony's stock jump right after the show?

And Sony showed off 4 exclusives at a non GDC/E3/TGS event. Can MS or Nintendo do that? Probably not.

Lastly, the biggest issue people nit picked was not showing the console. I could understand if they did it at E3 like Nintendo....
MaverickStar7  +   582d ago
It seems like many people expected this to be like E3. It wasn't supposed to be about seeing everything the PS4 can do and all the games. It was exactly as intended...an event formally announcing the PS4 and the future of the PS brand. You'll get plenty of games at E3.
KillrateOmega  +   582d ago
Some people just HAVE to complain about something, don't they?

Why the hell would Sony reveal their entire hand when E3 is coming up? The announcement was meant to give us a taste of what the PS4 will be bringing to the table, not the full experience. Dumbasses...
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stuntman_mike  +   582d ago
that analyst is talking complete bollocks.
dafegamer  +   582d ago
are 4 exclusive IPs ,on a hardware focused conference shown not enough?
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   582d ago
No exclusives?

Exclusives were the star of the show.
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