Submitted by -Mezzo- 730d ago | opinion piece

PS4: Too Little, Too Early

Gi - What is up with Sony jumping the gun on their next-gen console? Well, it is not necessarily jumping the gun… The timing is just about right. Late 2013 is a very appropriate time for the next generation of gaming consoles to come out. But, it has been a month now since Sony announced the PS4 and gave its “details” about how it’s going to change the future of gaming, and the “details” were sparse and pretty unsatisfying. (PS4)

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dadeisvenm  +   730d ago
Isn't that the point of being "early"? The "vague details" give developers enough to know what they are working with and puts pressure on the other platform holders to one up or follow suit.
SynGamer  +   730d ago | Well said
The "author" of the article clearly doesn't understand journalism, nor the gaming industry. The fact that he's still writing about the PS4 essentially negates any points he brings up.

If it was too early/too little, no one would be talking about it ;)
bad naruto  +   730d ago
it's either "Too Little Too Early" or "Too Little Too Late".

PS4 will prevail.
Britainz-Fin3st  +   730d ago
That would happen regardless, id imagine the devs have had their kits for some time now.

I dont think it is early either. Its been a long generation and they're second to announce the next console.

By saying ps4 announcment is early what does that say for the Wii u ?
pangitkqb  +   730d ago
SynGamer, you said it beautifully. Not only is this "article" silly, it's very existence is laughably ironic. Apparently the "too little" Sony has revealed was more than enough for this and COUNTLESS other articles, discussions, and coverage.
Fil101  +   730d ago
lol, in a nutshell... "yes". Stupid article.
Mounce  +   729d ago
Pretty much, it's like, oh hey....Author..

Tell that to the fucking gigantic HYPE TRAIN that's everywhere -_-
HammadTheBeast  +   729d ago
Wtf. This guy is just begging for hits. He twisted this phrase to make it double negative, which doesn't even make sense.
MariaHelFutura  +   730d ago
After 7 years is not too early.
Saigon  +   729d ago
I honestly think Sony gave enough information overall in Feb. For GDC, they gave even more information, which is plenty to suite my taste buds. If you noticed, the content given is more structural, which is very understandable. Sony seems to want people to know what the system is capable of doing. This information is more for developers and enthusiast interested in this content. If this info does not at least wet your taste buds than you only care about the gaming system; and there is nothing wrong with that.

In the article the author should have made this clear from the door. I say this because later he says, 'where is the physical system', and I stopped reading after that.
The_Infected  +   730d ago | Well said
"Sony announced the PS4 and gave its “details” about how it’s going to change the future of gaming, and the “details” were sparse and pretty unsatisfying."

After that I quit reading.
Mr_cheese  +   730d ago
its time to down vote the website quality and a bubble for you ;)
Mr_Writer85  +   730d ago
Same here.
MYSTERIO360  +   730d ago
I think Sony were a bit to hasty, as awesome as they're event was a bit to much info was shown especially to the prying eyes of their competitors. Now MS have enough time to implement the same features as them and unlikely as it is add more.

If Sony announced all this at E3 it would of blown everyone away and hijacked MS launch if indeed they intended to stay with same pay subscription model with minimal improvements. As much as im excited about the new PS4 features i cant help but think MS are taking detailed notes.
T2  +   730d ago
In business you dont sit around and wait to see how your competitors are going to do something ... Ask blackberry how it works
MYSTERIO360  +   730d ago
@joecanada Im not saying Sony should of waited for MS, im simply saying if they had waited for E3 along with MS they could of delivered a much more damaging blow(especially if MS barely changed their service). With all the leaked features and specs MS are bound to try and copy.

I'm sure the mobile market is different as companies usually show their specs and features within max 1 months of launch. Sony are waiting until the fall which gives MS enough time. Im just voicing concern that's all.
Navick  +   729d ago

I'm not sure if you noticed but Sonys Press Video was the most watched video that month. There are even some 360 owners talking about purchasing a PS4. Whether their minds will change when Microsoft reveal their system, we'll have to wait and see. Sony has created a hype train of great magnitude and it is smashing the sh*t out of the Internet right now. I have friends who are die hard Microsoft fans and they have been to gamespot and added their names to the PS4 first to know list. Another thing you don't realize is that it wasn't set in stone when Microsoft were going to announce their console. Sony decided one thing and that was that they were taking the first shot (I truly and honestly do not consider WiiU as next gen). Now I can only see great things coming from this. If like you said Microsoft took notes then it will just make it a much more competitive next gen and that's exactly what we need. We need the big 3 to stay competitive and we will always have great games to play.
T2  +   729d ago
@ mysterio - I know what you are saying but you dont just pop components and tech in and out of a machine like ps4 ... The developers need it to start ... Therefore Sony really cant wait and wouldnt ... They have e3 to trumpet games , show console , run demos ,etc ... If ms wants to start at square one in June go ahead ... Are developers raving about their system ? No
Ms is smart but they are losing ground at an astonishing pace. How many games will they actually have if they launched November ?

And finally , rumours are bad . Sony pretty much confirmed every GOOD rumour about their system. Ms now must do at least the same and thats a lot of pressure
MrBeatdown  +   729d ago
My threshold for stupidity tolerance must be higher than yours. I managed to make it to this gem before giving up...

"Will you have to throw away your PS3 games?"
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HammadTheBeast  +   729d ago
Every time you buy a PS4, the self destruct chip they packaged into every Ps3 model starts a countdown sequence....
Why o why  +   730d ago
thank god this guy isnt a developer ..... the ones who had even earlier access. . my opinion on his is that he's a miserable guy that thinks he's entitled to more of everything. We all undoubtedly want more but this is the tech and marketing world we're in.
Godmars290  +   730d ago
If the system is coming out this year how is it too early?
rezzah  +   730d ago
The information is considered to be revealed too early because not everything was said on stage.

He expects everything to be revealed at once, like what MS is probably going to do.

Brings up BC, the actual PS4 case, and some other info not being revealed.

A really pointless opinion piece.
Rhythmattic  +   730d ago
"Too Little, Too Early"

Bet thats what his partner said in bed.....
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   730d ago
I think Sony played it perfectly.
They announced the console, showed us the specs then showed us some exclusive games and multiplats. Then they have shown us their support for indie developers at GDC and some more info with the system
I imagine they will show the console and price and also have a full blowout of exclusive and third party games at E3. What's there to complain about really?
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clintagious650  +   730d ago
And to top it off every ps4 game that has been shown will be playable at e3. Wish I could go.
Vithar  +   730d ago
xbox fanboy trying to rain on Ps4's parade. Sony's doing everything RIGHT so far
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rezzah  +   730d ago
The opinion is based on when we make a decision.

If it was meant to convince, the best this piece can do is affect only cult like-minded people. Otherwise it is useless.
hesido  +   730d ago
I'd almost go for a cheap shot likening the title to author's "love life", but I'm not that kind of person.
PS4isKing_82  +   730d ago
Jumping the gun? It's been close to a decade since ps3 was first unveiled back in 2005! How is waiting that long jumping the gun????? I think this is just a typical Xbox fanboy who's butthurt Microsoft won't be having a head start this time and currently all the talk is on Sony and the ps4.

Don't worry, good or bad, very soon I'm sure much of the talk will switch over to Microsoft once their new console is finally revealed. Just be patient. :D
Talamak  +   730d ago
The gripe in these articles, trolling by the XBox Allegiance, and pedantic behavior of PC Zealots is getting out of control...my biggest pet peeve is blatant ignorance and disinformation in order to spark partisanship amongst people and in this case "gamers"...it's really annoying and immature...If You Do Not Like A Product Or it's Manufacturer Don't Take the Time To Comment or Write Articles About It Because Quite Honestly Your Opinion Sould Not Matter...at the very least practice a little indifference instead of fucking flame-baiting and trolling
T2  +   729d ago
I know its pathetic and blatant insecurity ..". Noone should buy a product I dont like ! ' f off
pete007  +   730d ago
Before E3 2005 we saw killzone 2, motorstorm, etc,etc, pshome.,bla bla bla.
Than, a sudden delay, and guess what? Those games didnt match the hype,
In fact Sony s history is full of crap. I dont believe them till i see it running live and colour
KwietStorm  +   730d ago
Lmao.. are you the author?
CGI-Quality  +   730d ago
I would argue that your post is "full of crap", but I'm sure you know that already. ;)

OT: More like, just enough, great timing! Silly article is silly (the 10% I read of it).
greedybear88  +   730d ago
Motorstorm was a disappointment? Really? I thought that game was awesome, only thing bad was the long load times but great game. I think you might be a Xbox fanboy...
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Maldread  +   730d ago
The CGI-stuff they did with Motorstorm and Killzone 2 wasn`t the smartest thing to do, even though K2 got pretty close to matching the video.

I would say they delivered a lot more than Microsoft did with it`s fake Kinect videos, which wasn`t anything close to what they showed first with Milo etc. So many companies does it unfortunately.

But you do know Killzone Shadow Fall was running live on the presentation right? I`mean they even played the same demo on Jimmy Fallon:

The same was said for the new Infamous game, so they definately showed the goods this time around.

I would also say the PS4 is looking a lot better than the next Xbox so far, with great graphics, 8gigs ram, developer friendly etc. The Xbox has a lot of negative rumours going around and will have to deliver a great show when it`s shown for the first time and putting those rumours to rest.
pete007  +   730d ago
thanks for the reply, and no, im not an xbot, im a hardcore pc gamer,
first i was suggesting the fact that they anounced fullhd 60 fps on all games, back on 2005, second, im hapy with ps4 new direction, just a bit disapointed for the AMD route, to me, a console should be a console, the milions invested on cell, they should been invested on a gpu, not a crap AMD lowspec budget line gpu.
were talking of moving milions of thing on screen several times a second, the more the best, dont tell me they cant, cause they own cinema studios and AMD does not produce cinema quality render gpus like other dedicated companies, they just looked for a near free console just to publicite a new proprietary hardware of a near broke company. period
Maldread  +   725d ago
Sure man, no worries. Sorry for a late reply here, but better late than never i expect ;)

Well, most probably if not Microsoft surprise us, they`re going to have the best console graphics wise again, which is enough for me.

I`m really glad they went with 8 gigs of ram at least. Just seeing what their own studios does with The Last of Us, GOW:A and Beyond makes me confident they`ll deliver fantastic games for PS4 too.

And they never said all games was going to be in 1080p and 60 fps. Just that it was possible with some games.
KwietStorm  +   730d ago
Well there's gotta be a devil's advocate. WTF? NO. Moving on.
eferreira  +   730d ago
Not early at all. Look at n4g and ign. It's all articles about playstation.
strickers  +   730d ago
Vague details to the ignorant. I doubt devs find all those info vague and they are getting much more behind closed doors.
Everything announced has pleased me. I have plenty to go on. E3 will be all about games and detailed services. Good news.
babis1974  +   730d ago
what is this article talks about?
josephayal  +   730d ago
I hope sooner rather than later
strickers  +   730d ago
Poorly researched too. Xbox 360 apparently has higher "active" users ? Not true . Ps3 is selling more worldwide AND selling more software but a large margin.
blackyeti  +   730d ago
You need to wake up from the dreams you're in.
Saleem101  +   730d ago
Wow haterz out in full force there is nothing wrong coming out letting people know and new system is coming soon, it gives me time to save my money in advance....
jagstatboy  +   730d ago
what a stupid article.
clintagious650  +   730d ago
I noticed the few devs who talked about both sony & ms is approach to the nextbox & ps4 they all said they like the approach sony is taking and it starts with the gamers and the ps4 is dev friendly so that devs are happy at the same time. To me thats already a great start to hype your next gen system. Again lets "Hope" ms can bring it to e3, something they havent done for years. Dont disappoint us ms.
cryymoar  +   730d ago
If Sony waited for Microsoft to go first, these editors would be bitching about how Sony is repeating the same mistakes as last time and are doomed blah blah blah.
valormeer  +   730d ago
Looks like the Xbox Fanboys are here with the sword and the shield.
Supermax  +   730d ago
Sony was right on time it came at a time when gaming news needed some fresh air.
Felonycarclub8  +   730d ago
Okay can't anybody just say something good about Sony. If Sony would have announced at e3 it will be saying too little too late.
sly-Famous  +   730d ago
WTF! No gun was jumped, it was just a reveal and seriously, no one believes that Sony showed us everything. The best is yet to come.
lovegames718  +   730d ago
Ahhahahahahahah epic failllll

Boy i tell you there is alot of hate towards Ps4 because its looking to do alot more than said persons console of choice!!!

Vague details my #ss they showed and talked more than most bs reveals do. Most reveals talk about crap, show tech demos that never get realized and steer clear from any hardware aspects. Ps4 did quite the contrary even showing live demos and gameplay of games already in production for ps4. Beyond that they gave some good info on specs.....

You take this article and your bs somewhere else. And please carry with you tissue during E3 because Sony is going to tear the house down!!!!!
Clarence  +   730d ago
I like how the pic they use is a small man in front off a huge screen, with the title too little too early.

The 360 came out a year before any other console. No problem with that.
Sony has provided a lot of information about the PS4 and they are saving some more announcements for later.

Meanwhile M$ has not announced anything. That's what the this guy should be talking about.
People love to hate.
Bumpmapping  +   730d ago
Yep too little too early hence all the developers jumping on PS4.He must be mad all the love PS4 been getting perfect move
by Sony get be people hyped,get as many developers aboard as they can E3 gonna be one for the record books.
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Bathyj  +   729d ago
Too jaded, too cynical?
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