PlayStation 4 Has Also Won the Next Generation Console War

Tynan Muddle at writes: "When Sony releases its PlayStation 4 console this year, it will have a strong, solid product in the marketplace that will bring Sony back to its dominating position as a video game company.

Earlier this week, I published an opinion article expressing my views on why I think Wii U will be a strong contender in the upcoming console hardware generation. But that was only part of the story.

If video gaming has taught us anything, there's always more than one winner. And so, I present you with a list of reasons why I think PlayStation 4 will be a dominate product in the upcoming gaming arms race."

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1733d ago

In reference to the recent Xbox 3 has won the next gen console war already. Lol

JoGam1733d ago

I can't speak for everyone else but in my house, the PS4 won next gen.

NastyLeftHook01733d ago

not only my house, but my block JoGam

user76939581732d ago

me to so.. by this stats from every 46 PS4 hardcore owners..
there will be 16 hardcore xbox owners..

fair number ;)

Blaze9291733d ago (Edited 1733d ago )

has also? huh o_O? I don't understand.

AngelicIceDiamond1733d ago

@Blaze you got me. The Wii U wins and apparently the PS4 wins.

Nobody can say the same for the 720 seeing how it doesn't exist yet.

nukeitall1733d ago (Edited 1733d ago )

Even worse, the point the author makes is somewhat unsubstantiated:

1. Third Party Friendly:

MS has shown in the past that they are very willing to work with third party. Heck, that is what they brought to the table last time. What makes you think they aren't doing it again?

Also, Wii U is relatively 3rd party unfriendly compared to MS and Sony, yet you think it will be strong contender?

2. Indie Focused:

How is the PS4 indie focused? What tools are available? Can an indie developer self-publish a game for $100 or less?

This is already something that exist on the Xbox 360. However, I haven't heard a peep about indie support, other than we will be and we got a few supposed indie developers working on games for PS4, but will be available on the next Xbox as well.

3. Mainstream Media Support:

Mainstream media bias for the PS4 exist (just like your article), but that could quickly turn around. It certainly is a benefit!

4. Conservative Choices:

Conservative choices is not what consumers want. They want radical and different changes, as long as those changes are an addition, not a complete replacement.

Take a look at recent successes, Wii and Kinect.

The market place has radically changed already, even existing consoles like Xbox 360 and PS3 is now a entertainment hub more than just a dumb console for gaming only.

5. More than Just Games (support of Ultra High Definition (UHD)):

This smells like blu-ray versus online streaming again.

Blu-ray high resolution, barely made DVD budge i.e. BR adoption took ages for a set of consumers that are used to buying and using disc based content. Yet somehow, higher resolution will somehow be more perceptible and yet consumers will pay or want this? Even more damning is the existence of 4k TV to support this and it's massive cost in general?

Point being, this is years down the line and by that time next generation console is likely around the corner.

On top of that, the competitor probably has no problem supporting this as well.

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So in short, I think it is too soon to crown a winner. Especially when one hasn't revealed it's card, and even more damning is, it's not just the cards, but the play i.e. how management executes the plan.

Remember 3DS, thought to be dead in the water, yet now a huge success. Compare to PS Vita whom was applauded by media like second coming of Christ, yet went on to bomb with no strategy change in sights. Thought PSP did bad? Well, PS Vita is doing at least a magnitude worse!

Execution over "show & tell"!

It is rarely the idea, but how you achieve it.

WeskerChildReborned1733d ago

Don't forget about the Wii U apparently winning next gen too.

GT671733d ago (Edited 1733d ago )

Damn, are we starting that war crap already?? neither console is out yet.
official sale wars will not start til oct.

article must be for quick hits.

Kran1733d ago

I thought it was in reference to that Wii U article has won the next gen war article :/

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miyamoto1733d ago

what is happening with these bloggers?
can't they write stuff with sense?

flyingmunky1733d ago

The wait for the next generation of consoles has driven the weak minded insane. Be careful of overhyping lest you go mad.

smashcrashbash1733d ago

Don't approve this please. We already got done with the stupid Nintendo has already won next gen.Don't start again with this OR the the inevitable why the Durango has won next gen

PopRocks3591733d ago

Holy cow. This thing isn't even out yet.

Kurt Russell1733d ago (Edited 1733d ago )

Looking at your disagrees, more people here believe it is, than it isn't... So I guess you're wrong! How do you like them apples eh?

M-M1733d ago

Seriously GoldenElf, why are you submitting a story like this? N4G has already had enough of these, and it takes away from the real news about next generation consoles.

GoldenElf1733d ago

It's not a news article, it's an opinion article.

N4G wouldn't exist if people didn't submit articles....

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