Opinion: Xbox One reveal proves Sony was right to conceal PS4

Microsoft's muddled presentation suggests it has been outmanoeuvred for the first time in the console war, writes Tim Clark. Pop quiz, hotshots: Who knows why Sony didn't show the actual box when it revealed PS4?

Put your hands down if you think the prototype wasn't ready. Of course it was ready. The console will be released this year, which means the case design will have been done a long time ago. It's not the sort of thing you can knock out on a Friday afternoon between crafty games of Candy Crush.

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MasterCornholio1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

I found it horrible that they showed off the XBONER and they didnt demonstrate any games on it. I mean sure the conference was mostly about digital television and sports but they could have had a live gameplay demo of something.

Well makes the Major Nelson look stupid for tweeting this.

"Announce a console without actually showing a console? That's one approach"

How about announcing a console without showing any games?

BlackTar1871828d ago

Announce a Video game console and show no gameplay footage

Shadow Flare1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

Rent a crowd to clap because the real crowd don't want to

That's one way to do it

Blackdeath_6631828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

well you get criticised for showing games but not the console, and you get criticised for showing the console but no games you can't please everyone i guess. what killed the xbox for me anyways is what surfaced after the conference, like no used games, needs kinect to function, needs to be connected to internet every 24hrs, cannot change or upgrade HDD etc...

darthv721828d ago

they switched places this time around.

It had long been rumored that during the dev of the 360, they upped their specs at the last minute to compete with sony.

in the end both the ps3 and 360 were comparatively matched in terms of specs. PS3 had the better cpu and 256mb system ram / 256mb video ram, 360 had the better gpu and 512mb unified ram. with ms showing first

so now, both ps4 and xb1 have 8 core custom AMD cpu and 8gb of ram. sony upped their ram from 2 to 4 then ultimately to 8gb gddr5 where as ms seemed to have been set with going with 8gb ddr3 from the start. with sony showing first this time around.

this is a pretty good read actually:

MikeMyers1827d ago

"Quote from the article:

"Take a look at the third question again. Do you know what Sony's policy for pre-owned games is going to be? I don't. The best CVG's bloodhound of an editor could extract from Michael Denny, Sony's VP of Worldwide Studios after the PS4 reveal, was some bluster about doing "the right thing" by consumers and developers. Cool! Beyond that, Sony has largely got away scot-free ever since."

Exactly. Sony is now using Microsoft to try and answer these hard questions. Both of them won't say yet. So don't start saving for that PS4 just yet, they too might have something up their sleeve, and why not? They already adopted online passed and have DRM restrictive games on PSN.

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SirBradders1828d ago

Sony are smart now all eyes are back on them cos we know what the xbox looks like and we have seen just a small portion of games from the ps4 and i actually do wanna see the design even though its no importance.

One4U1827d ago

i cant wait for e3 , naughty dogs uncharted team is like almost 2 yrs into development ! cant wait for the other devs too !

LackTrue4K1828d ago

Ever gamer is waiting for E3, why are people bringing it up...?! O wait, you still think Mircosoft is gana "wow" us?! Haha

Killabites1828d ago

Don't live in hope my friend.

Y_51501827d ago

I say that for the Wii U. It's going to get better for the system. But PS4 is going there with some momentum and I bet if it doesn't end up like 2005 E3 reveal of the PS3. Then it would be fantastic!

TXIDarkAvenger1827d ago

I don't know why your getting disagrees. If MS went all out, what the fuck would they show at E3? I will be waiting with you man.

LOL, just remember there wasn't really any wow factor at the PS4 announcement.

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plaZeHD1828d ago

Oh wow ouch

sway_z1828d ago

MasterCornholio you are a TROLL...


'Nope because XBOX fans are extremely happy with the direction that Microsoft is going with the Xbox brand.

Seriously if they didnt like it then they wouldnt have supported Kinect which sold boat loads of units'


sourav931827d ago

I just looked at his past 10 comments, they're all negative comments towards xbox, just the one one here. So I don't see how he's a fake. I don't condone doing what he's doing, but he's definitely not in 2 minds about it.

sway_z1827d ago (Edited 1827d ago )

Ok, I take your word for it Sourav93...

Maddens Raiders1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )


Sony is doing amazing things.

Y_51501827d ago

Picture never gets old.

maniacmayhem1828d ago

I don't even think Sony had a live gameplay demo. So why expect MS too?

Raccoon1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

Shut the hell up! We expected games and core specs not TV, NFL and 5 billion transitors....

S_C1828d ago

Killzone: Shadow Fall ,need i say any more

maxgamehard1828d ago

Knack was a live game demo as well.

maniacmayhem1828d ago

Don't remember Knack so that must tell me something and Killzone from what I remember looked like a demo as well since I didn't actually see anyone playing.

Adva1827d ago

What a nut job. Killzone was LIVE, Knack was live (On the vita aswell), pretty sure Drive was demoed though not sure about that title. Watch_dogs aswell.

HeroLv91827d ago

Jimmy Fallon played killzone Shadow Fall on his show...go watch it on Youtube.

raytraceme1827d ago (Edited 1827d ago )

Killzone shadowfall was played by jimmy fallon LIVE and it was gameplay because the other guy with jimmy sucked at it.

also knack showed off gameplay on both the ps4 and the vita with remote play.

And we expected ms to because they are showing the reveal 3 months after the ps4 reveal. Which could prove the leaks about x1's developement being delayed.

And don't give me bs that is was played on a pc because we actually know the full whereabouts of the ps4's architecture while we got lame vague specs from MS.

Guerilla also has a full slideshow presentation on how kz:sf was made on the ps4 MS has nothing.

maxgamehard1827d ago


I am sorry but i just have to.

Qrphe1827d ago

>dis amount of denial

Turn off the damage control

The_Troll_Whisperer1827d ago

One phrase: Killzone: Shadow Fall

I have spoken

(P.S. you usually defend Sony...)

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1828d ago

they should have never shown the box. Not even when e3 comes. It's ugly.

bestofthebest1827d ago

it looks like my cable box

One4U1827d ago

well it is the X"box"

Biohazard88601828d ago

Major nelson's is microsoft's puppet.

FamilyGuy1828d ago

"with that big hardware reveal still tucked under its skirt"

I lmmfao at this line

horndog1827d ago

So they didnt show forza or remedy's new game?? True that ghost and ea's are third party games but still games never the less. I hough it wasmade clear tht e3 would be about games. Look forward to it

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Majin-vegeta1828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

Xbox:Sony where's your console?

Sony:Yea but what's the point in showing a console if you ain't got no games to demonstrate??

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yesmynameissumo1828d ago

Sony's focus was on...wait for it...GAMES. Coming out with that as the only topic (outside of tech specs, etc.) showed PlayStation as a brand is about video games. Microsoft showed the world the Xbox brand is about whatever can make Microsoft money. Glad it played out the way it did personally.

esemce1827d ago

Yeah now us real non fanboy gamers don't have to worry about choosing between two consoles at launch it's simple.

Hate Activision
Hate EA Sports
Hate Kinect
Hate TV
Hate Paying for simple MP
Hate Timed exclusives and dlc
Hate the lack of exclusives MS has given us since Kinect.

That's a lot of hate and I've still got some more.

cleft51828d ago (Edited 1828d ago )

Dude the xbox reveal proved you shouldn't make a console look like a betamax player. Seriously, what was Microsoft design team thinking. If Apple teaches us anything it's that you don't sacrifice form, you figure out a way to make form and function work.

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