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Submitted by peanut72 994d ago | opinion piece

Should Sony Stop Making Hardware?

It is always interesting to hear someone say Nintendo needs to get out of the hardware game. Usually it is followed with what a flounder the Wii U is. Many years ago there were calls for Nintendo to step down when the Nintendo 64, and the Gamecube were less than stellar performers. Two flops in a row meant that company should go third party. At least that was the logic applied by many in the gaming media, and of course the niche hardcore gamers. What about a company that has had three flops in a row? (Industry, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Sony)

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Majin-vegeta  +   994d ago | Helpful
To save you guys a click,Sony should just abandon the hardware market cuz the PSP,PS3 and PSV was a flop.

P_Bomb  +   994d ago
Wish I could un-click lol. Genuinely trolly couple paragraphs likening sony to a crying baseball team in the cellar (?!), surrounded by some very odd links to articles about our duties to god, how videogames cause brain damage, adhd, obesity, exploitation of women, and that violent videogames are bad and "sony cares nothing for families."

Well then. So if sony hates your family, does that make sackboy the antichrist? Research 3:16 says neither the psp nor ps3 flopped. Poor show by dropping the fanboy term as well. What happened to "Let he who is without flamebait throw the first stone?"
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   994d ago
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JoGam  +   994d ago
Should Sony Stop Making Hardware?
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ZodTheRipper  +   994d ago
Thanks. Such an article with Nintendo wouldn't be as pointless as it is with Sony right now.
minimur12  +   994d ago
thanks bud, bubbleup :)
Aceman18  +   994d ago
i was just talking about this very same thing this morning with one of my friends, and we've come to the conclusion that any idiot can write an article now thanks to the age of online.

and no sony shouldn't stop making hardware, neither nintendo, nor microsoft. i swear every time i click on this site these articles just make me lose more and more brain cells.
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peanut72  +   994d ago
Its an opinion piece where the logic used against Nintendo is applied to Sony. :)

Agree or disagree there is a point being made, and its exposing all those who want Nintendo out. They have a double standard. Plus from the family gamer stand point - Sony has done little for them since the PS2.
beakeroo1  +   994d ago
Family gamer? LBP franchise says hi. Also Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, Buzz, SingStar, WonderBook, a kajillion PSN games...

Nintendo of course make excellent family games, no doubt. They also have intuitive hardware though to some that hardware becomes gimmicky/old very quickly especially when you look at the competitions hardware in envy.

There's much reasoning for people to talk about Nintendo getting out of the hardware business than Sony/MS. Hell I was only thinking of it tonight. I'd love to see Mario, Pokemon, Luigi's Mansion, LoZ etc on the Vita or even high end Android/iPhones. The 3DS hardware is so poor in comparison (I own multiple of both consoles, this is only my opinion)
peanut72  +   994d ago

Not everyone defines Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper as family games. Singstar is Teen so it excludes everyone under thirteen. Families have kids. Wonderbook was rejected by families due to the heavy magic. Harry Potter is highly controversial in many circles.

Your right about LBP, and tons of older games they already own on those older systems.

Why not have your favorite Sony games on Android and iPhone? What about Steam? Why not have LBP on the 3DS?

MLB the Show would be great on other systems too.

It is just a different perspective. Something different to discuss in a mature and civil manner. Not trying to be controversial or anything.
MysticStrummer  +   994d ago
"Wonderbook was rejected by families due to the heavy magic. Harry Potter is highly controversial in many circles."

Humans are ridiculous. That is all.
jerethdagryphon  +   994d ago
ratchet and clank is to violent to even be reviewed by them what a lol site
P_Bomb  +   994d ago
Well if that was their logic, an editors note or asterisk might've helped.

Not surprisingly, the games in their 'violent' reviews category generally get bad ratings, quality notwithstanding.
Batman arkham asylum 60/100
Infamous 50/100
Alan wake 62/100
Halo reach 59/100
Double standards doing an expose on double standards? Oh well. It was an entertaining peek through the looking glass at least.
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dboyc310  +   994d ago
When it comes to handheld I think Sony should leave it to nintendo but when it comes to consoles obviously nintendo should just leave it to ps3 and wii u. Once the wii u reaches ps3/xbox selling numbers then yea I guess I'll consider it a flop but let's be honest the ps3 will past the 100 million mark by the end of its console life and Wii u obviously won't come near that. Wii u will join and ship less 60 million watch.
supremacy  +   994d ago
Well the thing is this, many people feel Nintendo is out of date with their approaches, with the exception of their handhelds, their home consoles aren't as attractive and do little for 3rd party publishers looking to make money on their platforms.

Sony on the other hand is keeping up with the times and as you can see the support is abundant in comparison; sure the vita is hurting in sales.

But the psp is a success in its own right(especially when you compare how badly Nintendo's previous 2 platforms did against Sony's)and the ps3 is practically neck and neck with 360 if not ahead in some markets. The wii started out strong, but the decline in sales shows a clear picture of just how successful the other 2 are this late in the cycle compared to it.
Not to mention Sony is currently manufacturing their ps3's in emerging markets; heck it took 12 years for the ps2 to finally step out of the game.

Furthermore whats the point in trying to place a console like the ps3 in the same conversation when its widely known how strong support on it is, as far as 3rd party publishers and longevity are concerned; that's not a thing of worldwide sales but value to the consumer,the 3rd party developers and the industry as a whole, not just Sony branded ips.

Does anyone here have any idea or even care at this point in time whats coming out to the wii? Now if you were to ask that of the other two platforms i am sure you will get a few answers right away.

When publishers and consumers start to lose interest in your product you have to start wondering, now in Sony's case sure you can make that same argument for the vita, but not the ps3. Especially when its still selling pretty well and has yet to hit that 200 price point that set the ps2 on fire in the early days.

I am not saying Nintendo should stop making hardware, i am merely saying they should at least break out of that selling cheap hardware for a premium in a market saturated with superior products.
They have to go back to the basics and make a platform where they aren't the only ones who can make money on them, and by that i mean had the wiiu been something like the other next gen platforms inside out, with a simple way of play and an impressive online service then things might be different.
We can talk about family games and all that, but good is that without the support of some of the worlds top publishers? i mean...
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starchild  +   994d ago
I'm sorry, as a PC gamer Sony is the one company that gets console gaming right. If any console hardware should exist it should be the Playstation consoles.

Sony nurtures amazing developer talent and they release quality exclusives across all genres that you can't find anywhere else. Nintendo is a one trick pony and MS doesn't release enough unique exclusives.
Hicken  +   994d ago
Sorry, but you're doing a piss-poor job of defending a crappy article.
SonyNGP  +   994d ago
I wouldn't mind having Infamous and Killzone on Steam to be quite honest.
windblowsagain   994d ago | Trolling | show
raymond_zero_G  +   994d ago
WTF did I just read? Has this guy been living under a rock for the past decade? Last I heard the PS3 outsold the Xbox 360,the PSP might not have outsold the Nintendo DS but it's far from being a flop, and the PS Vita has only been in the market for one year it's in the very beggining of it's life cycle how can it be a flop? It doesn't even make sense in saying such things.
xflo360  +   994d ago
Tell me about it! The psp sold massively, more than either the ps3 or 360 so in no way is that a flop! The vita, I believe is a slow burner, once the ps4 releases and people see the interaction between vita and ps4, vita sales will increase greatly. Watch this space!
InTheLab  +   994d ago
Yeah...Vita is in fact a flop. I own one and I love it, but less than 5m in a year is a flop by any standard.

The vita is a flop.
raymond_zero_G  +   994d ago
Remenber when the PS3 got a slow start? Look at it now! What most people don't get is that many of the top selling systems today have gotten a rocky start but eventually they got to the top. If the way to making a system sucessful was all candy and roses every company would be on the gaming market with a system,
TheSkullkid   994d ago | Trolling | show
Jek_Porkins  +   994d ago
Of course they should still make consoles, we need all three console makers that are currently making consoles to continue doing so.

Competition is good, fanboyism is what's bad. You need competition to push yourself, more competition means better prices and games for the gamer's. That is a heck of a troll article.
insertnamehurr  +   994d ago
Should microsoft stop making hardware? I mean, microsoft always was a software type company!
Angeljuice  +   994d ago
Yeah but their software is crap!! Plus they're trying to take over the world by buying up one company at a time until everything you own will be made and financed by them. Then they will be able to bleed you dry, and when you can no longer pay them, they will put you in a Microsoft prison where you will have your brain harvested for their latest organic computer running a Windows apocalypse O/S!!!

Mark my words!!!
Oh_Yeah   994d ago | Trolling | show
Sketchy_Galore  +   994d ago
Not sure if I should thank you for the laugh I just had or hate you for the nightmares that I will have in the future.
rextraordinaire  +   994d ago
Seriously, what kind of website is that?

Okami gets a 60% score, with a 56% on graphics? WAIT WHAT?

They also lowered Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 graphics score because it looks "realistic"?

Are they stupid, or trolling?

I can understand this is a religious website and all, but that's giving a pretty bad idea of religion to the world.

Seriously, guys, don't give them clicks.

And they downgraded Costume Quest because it was about halloween? I mean come on. It's like if I went saying that any game that had religious imagery or themes in it sucked because I'm not part of a religion.
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iamlegend9999  +   994d ago
What? The only thing i can say that is near a flop is Playstation vita but i think it can make an comeback though.
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mrmancs  +   994d ago
I never read a thread if the title is ridiculous, on a side note the only company that should go the way Sega did (why Sega did I don't know why) is Nintendo , imagine what Nintendo could offer to a Sony... Mouth watering , as for Microsoft , they should stick to making water clean for third world country's.
Kingthrash360  +   994d ago
I see healthy amout of trolling on this article. lol
anyway no company should stop makeing hardware....I love gaming period.
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creized1  +   994d ago
Should N4G stop approving articles like these?
Apollosupreme  +   994d ago
I sensed Nintenboy retribution against anything Nintendo and I passed on clicking.
InTheLab  +   994d ago
Clearly a troll site. This article was exceptionally bad. Apparently, selling 80m units is a flop these days. PSP sold more than Xbox/Gamecube/N64 combined. How is that a flop? And we all know the PS3 is currently in second place, and I say currently as it will probably coast past the Wii in the next few years.
Max-Zorin  +   994d ago
Lmao this site approves anything. Wait until next gen, this site won't even be worth visiting anymore.
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violents  +   994d ago
"Who has had three hardware flops in a row? Sony. The Playstation Portable was a flop. The Playstation 3 was a flop. The Playstation Vita was a flop."

Ok ill give him that psp didnt sell real great but considering the fact that a lot of third party support dropped out when the handheld got cracked early on, I'd say it did pretty well. There is a huge game library and alot of them are really good games, IMHO if you didnt own one you were doing yourself a diservice as a gamer. Just because it didnt sell as well as the nintendo ds doesnt mean it was a flop.

How the hell is PS3 a flop when they supposedly beat out xbox360 in lifetime sales recently and lots of people are still jumping on the ps3 train.

The vita is barely a year old and there a lot of really cool games coming out very soon. Sure numbers arent great looking right now but people said that about ps3 about 5 years ago and look where they are now.

This guy is clearly an idiot or a fanboy of some other console.
ThatsGaming  +   994d ago
I would love nothing more than for MS to make the dashboard/OS, and then have MS Studios, Sony, Nintendo, and all the other third party devts working on one console spec that is integrated into every TV sold.

A standards body should be setup for the hardware like Blu-ray where sony owns the patents but invites the industry to help evolve it.
generalthadeape  +   994d ago
I'm feeling kind of lazy tonight-- was hoping someone else would've already posted, "God, you're stupid!", so I could just click the "agree" button & then go to bed.

Since nobody else already did this, I figure I'll save everyone else a little time & post it myself.

To make it clear, I think the author of this article is stupid & not God himself.
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yokokoroma  +   994d ago
The author of this article has a skewed point of view, and as such is trying to apply Nintendo's attributes to SONY's Playstation console. If you're a true gamer, you know Nintendo has always been a family friendly console, with a squeaky clean image. I could just say Mario, but instead, I'll refer to perhaps, Nintendo's most infamous family friendly gesture, which is their censorship of Mortal Kombat on SNES. A censorship which reduced blood to sweat, and watered-down fatalities. SONY PS's debut was for hardcore gamers, those who wanted a different experience than a plumbing platformer. Playstation's games took gaming to a whole new level, with games like Intelligent Cube, Legend Of Dragoon, Metal Gear Solid, Rival Schools, etc.. The point is the games for PS were diverse, even though many were targeted toward hardcore gamers, there were some games for "families" (kids) like Frogger, Hot Shots Golf, Jet Moto, etc...SONY always pushes the bar when it comes to hardware, PS's history is testament to that.
csreynolds  +   994d ago
What I find particularly amusing is how many comments criticising the author of this sham article have been flagged as 'spam', 'off topic' or 'personal attack'. Personal attack?Looks to me like said author's skin isn't very thick...
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NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   994d ago
The day that happens I will give up with gaming
chikane  +   993d ago
Same here
chikane  +   993d ago
I think the real question here is should really stop drinking to much .
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