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Submitted by JonnyBigBoss 580d ago | opinion piece

The PS4 Has Massive Momentum, But Faces Problems Of Its Own

GR writes: "Following the announcement of the Xbox One the results have been clear: many people aren’t happy about what Microsoft is doing with the Xbox brand. Reading comments and feedback online would lead you to believe that the Xbox One has no chance of competing next-gen. Meanwhile, gamers have been quick to wrap their arms around the yet-to-be-released or even seen PS4, which Sony touts as gamer-focused hardware. While there is good reason for these trends, this is only the beginning of a long feud and there are several challenges the PS4 faces that make it anything but the perfect machine you may be led to believe." (PS4, Xbox One)

acharlez  +   580d ago
True. This whole used game thing (if true) will quite likely apply to the PS4 as well.
JonnyBigBoss  +   580d ago
Sony won't receive as much flak for it since it didn't come out first, but it'll be an issue that gives no advantage to either company.

Wii U wins! :) j/k
MariaHelFutura  +   580d ago
wrong spot.
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HammadTheBeast  +   580d ago
I dunno, if I recall correctly, they said it was an "anti-consumer" process, and that they had no plans for it.
theBAWSE  +   580d ago
I'm sorry this was a poor article everything they said you could say about scambox one and the comment on first party was grasping at straws

Look at how many studios they relevantly missed out... Sony's first party is better now than it was on ps2 all they need to aquire is quantic dreams

Sony has the better gaming studios.. Both consoles will be expensive.. PS4 will bbe a media centre as well look at all the music an TV channels on ps3 it's not gonna suddenly stop on ps4..

Truth be told both consoles will sell
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SHORYUKEN  +   580d ago
If Sony wants to do this they could do it long ago.

Microsoft is digging their own grave.

LOL.
Dee_91  +   579d ago
saying ps4 will have this because Xbone will have this is like saying PS4 will have subscription fee to play online because XBone do.The only thing publishers will do is more than likely keep using the online passes.EA=/= all publishers.EA may have something else in works, but whose to say this drm thing is it.We dont know.
I mean by this logic why doesnt wii-u have this?
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KingKelloggTheWH  +   579d ago
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
Sony Will NOT be blocking used games.

Goodness.
rainslacker  +   579d ago
@Dmarc

Online passes will likely become digital now so no need to include them in the box. While I'm not a fan of online passes, they are what they are, and in some regards online games do require monetary support to have them continue. This will be especially true if they have to pay for time on MS servers to run games. Since this is the case, I won't be against them since they don't lock out entire games.
kwandar  +   579d ago
Wii U wins - not a joke - if Sony goes down the same path as MS with used games. Neither Sony nor MS have enough exclusive product to drive gamers.

Wii U costs less, with exclusive product and none of the used games crap. Steam costs less and games costs less and the PC is likely more powerful (if not this year, than certainly next) than a dedicated console.

Plus .... Wii U plays the Wii games too, and there is a strong virtual console line-up.

IF PS4 follows MS ... they will lose the rest of their audience who will stick with their PS3, because it plays all those games they've already purchased, irrespective of the dozen games on the PS4 at launch.
Muerte2494  +   580d ago
Do you really think..
Sony is going to give nintendo the upper hand? That just means the rise of Nintendo all over again. Nintendo's Wii U will be the only console to allow used games with no strings attached. I doubt it also because ps4 doesn't require mandatory installs. Remember Sony receiving their own version of DRM "Simcity" with OFFLINE Heavy Rain? This is why I think they chose not to follow this route. I think they filed a patent to have the option there if people supported it enough.
wishingW3L  +   580d ago
Sony has taken many bad decisions in the past you know, they aren't perfect. Another thing is that Game Publishers want this DRM bullcrap to happen, so what if they tell Sony that if they don't implement something similar to M$'s draconian policies that they will not make games for the PS4?
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Rusty515  +   580d ago
Sony were asked about if they were going to block used games and their reply was that they were going to do the right thing. But Sony also said it's up to the developers to decide stuff like this. This is what I'm scared of though. I think that they might be being too nice to developers and assholes like EA are going to just take advantage of them and add as much bullshit as they want like required online games and used game fees. I don't think EA would have canceled their online passes if only Microsoft are doing the used game fees.
Muerte2494  +   580d ago
Ultimately...
I doubt Sony will continue with this especially given the backlash. The key thing is Sony isn't forcing installs of their games. People don't realize that Sony and Microsoft both publish games too. I buy new anyway so all of this doesn't really affect me. I'm rather have ps4 given the lack of titles on the competitor's system. Guarantee Microsoft's going to trump out some kind of Dance Central using the next gen kinect.
GenericNameHere  +   580d ago
@wishingW3L
That's the same excuse I've seen for the last 2 years. Always using the "Sony always f*cks up" or the "$599" lines to respond whenever someone criticizes MS or Nintendo. Do you really thing Sony will make the stupid decision to sell a $500-$600 console again?? Do you think Sony is the only console to make stupid decisions?? People criticize Sony fanboys, when Xbox and Nintendo fans are just as worse. MS was stupid to be the only hardware company to make you pay to play online and rush the release of the X360, yet still people ate it up, because apparently paying for something = unhackable. Then Nintendo decided to completely change image, from hardcore with the GC and before that, to family friendly with the Wii, and now back to hardcore with the Wii U. I still can't believe hate Sony for making mistakes, when all this X1 restrictions are probably the biggest mistakes any hardware company could make.
S2Killinit  +   579d ago
Rusty515
I share your concerns because it is right on. Problem is, MS is opening pandoras box and everyone else including Sony will have to respond. If MS decides to take gaming in that direction and they are successful in shutting the consumers up and manipulate them into accepting it (just as they did with monthly online fees) then the whole industry will have to go along in order to compete. Sony is currently saying that they want to leave it up to the developers because if the developers like the idea then Sony will be at a disadvantage, so even though this is not something Sony would have done by its own, MS's decision to implement fees on used games forces Sony's hand in letting the developers do what they want. This is the problem with having a company like MS in the gaming industry. They are not focused on gamers, they have other ambitions of going up against Apple and Google and gamers are just a pawn.
MariaHelFutura  +   580d ago
Sony President about used games.
"Do you want us to do that?" he asked.

No, I said. I think, if you buy something on a disc, that you have a kind of moral contract with the person you've bought it from that you retain some of that value and you can pass it on.

Do you agree, I asked?

"Yes. That's the general expectation by consumers," said Yoshida. "They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that's my expectation."

So if someone buys a PlayStation 4 game, I asked, you're not going to stop them reselling it?

"Aaaah," was Yoshida's initial answer, but seemingly only because he'd forgotten his line. "So what was our official answer to our internal question?" he asked his Japanese PR advisor. The advisor stepped in but didn't seem to answer clearly, at least to my ears. Yoshida then took control again firmly:

"So, used games can play on PS4. How is that?"

I said I thought that was fine.
DOMination-  +   579d ago
PS4 might still have always online games though it is not a requirement set out by sony. They are leaving the option open for publishers and I believe we will see EA and Ubi use it in future for both consoles.

Sony have to keep their options open because its possible tgey could lose publisher backing.
Muerte2494  +   579d ago
@DOMination...
DCUO/DUST514/Warhawk were all always online. Xbox One is requiring you to install the game. I don't think Sony ever mentioned a mandatory install for games. In other words, what method would Sony use to verify the game? Another reason why is because you can play games without an internet connection. This is opposed to XBOX ONE where you have to register it first before you can intall and then play it.
tetsuhana  +   580d ago
@mariahelfutura

Interesting how all of your comments always get a bunch of disagrees for no reason
MariaHelFutura  +   580d ago
Don't hate the playa, hate the game.....or your cable provider.
maxgamehard  +   580d ago
@tetsuhana

The disagrees and debubbling are the only form of defense the xboners know. Its sad they can't accept the facts.
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SDF Repellent  +   580d ago
Maria, you been beaten a dead horse regarding this eurogamer post. All Yoshida is confirming is that it will not block used games, and nothing confirmining that there will NOT be a fee involve.

When really asked about online registration of games and fees, Sony failed to answer them in other interviews.
http://arstechnica.com/gami...
" When asked whether games would require online registration, Yoshida noted that that decision was up to the publisher. When asked if Sony, as a publisher, would require games to be registered online, Yoshida said, "we are not talking about that plan."

http://arstechnica.com/gami...
When PlayStation UK Managing Director Fergal Gara was asked for clarification on what Yoshida had said , here is his response:
"Well, first of all, we haven't stated that second-hand games... we haven’t made a statement on the second-hand games question," Gara said. "The answer to the pre-owned question isn’t clarified just yet and we’re working through that and we’ll announce our
position in more detail as and when we can."

I hope Sony ain't going down the same path as MS because I am planning to get a PS4, but to keep defending something like your first born without any official concrete confirmation is just silly.
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MariaHelFutura  +   580d ago
Truthfully used games is a secondary issue for me on PS4 or Xbone. ID tracking through facial recognition and 'always on' is my main concerns for either console. If PS4 does those, I'm done. Ill just buy a Wii U and continue to enjoy my PS3 and 360.
MysticStrummer  +   580d ago
@SDF - It's not a dead horse if other people keep bringing it up. PS4 doesn't require an online connection. That alone means that MS's strategy can't possibly apply to PS4.
Darrius Cole  +   580d ago
No mandatory online checks means no check to see if the games I play are used or not.
Arai  +   580d ago
The whole thing escalated because Xbox fans are pissed at Microsoft and trying to put Sony under the bus.

This started out at NeoGAF by the way, E3 is in 15 days.
I'm sure Sony will clear everything up there.
a_bro  +   580d ago
15 more days until the end of the world. Wait, his isn't soul sacrifice lmaoooo
MysticStrummer  +   580d ago
It's not likely to apply to PS4 because it doesn't require an online connection, which is the only way MS's used game system can work.

Publishers may require an online connection for their games, and they may use that to determine if someone is playing a used game, but that's on them not Sony.
MariaHelFutura  +   580d ago
Sony President about Offline
The PS4 won't require an "always-on" internet connection, and it was never going to need one, Sony President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida told Game Informer (via Gamespot).

"Did we consider it? No, we didn't consider it," Yoshida said. "The main reason being that many countries don't have robust Internet connections. It makes sense for people to have Internet connections to play online games, but for offline games there are many countries that we saw [that] do not really have robust Internet."

Fair point. Yoshida previously confirmed an offline mode in terms of the PS4's social and sharing features, saying, "Oh yes, yes, you can go offline totally.

http://www.joystiq.com/2013...
tuglu_pati  +   580d ago
That is true sir.
SexyGamerDude  +   580d ago
It's funny how your comment got so many disagrees. The MS fanboys are mad.
S2Killinit  +   579d ago
couldn't have said it better. You are a gentleman and a scholar sir.
kwandar  +   579d ago
I'm not an MS fanboy (don't have an xbox and I sure as hell won't get one after seeing Joe's rant) and I own both a PS3 and a Wii U.

That being said, I don't trust Sony. This is the company that used a rootkit on consumers. This is the company that let you use the "other" system on the PS3 and then said ... only if you don't want to be online ever again.

I want THE FACTS FIRST. While Sony may not go as far as MS, I don't trust them. It isn't clear to me that Sony isn't going to try to screw consumers. I hope not, but this is far from over.
fermcr  +   580d ago
"True. This whole used game thing (if true) will quite likely apply to the PS4 as well. "

I agree. Most users still haven't realized this because they are completely blind fanboys.

As of this moment the only major difference between PS4 and X1 is the always online functionality from X1 (beside the obvious peripherals Move/Kinect).
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   580d ago
***"I agree. Most users still haven't realized this because they are completely blind fanboys.

As of this moment the only major difference between PS4 and X1 is the always online functionality from X1 (beside the obvious peripherals Move/Kinect)."***

How? The only reason I see for people saying that the PS4 will have some sort of restriction/fee for used games is because Microsoft currently appears to be doing it.

Until MS officially states that they aren't charging a fee for used games and/or until Sony officially states that they will have some sort of anti-used game policy, as of this moment the only major difference between the PS4 and X1 is the required internet connection AND used game policy for X1.
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MysticStrummer  +   580d ago
PS4 doesn't require an online connection, so the same policy can't possibly apply.

I'd say the types of memory in the two are a major difference. Most of the specs show a clear advantage for PS4, but to me the memory type is the biggest indicator that gaming is a secondary function for One. Maybe a close second, but still second.
FamilyGuy  +   580d ago
"This whole used game thing" will most certainly NOT apply to the PS4 actually.

Mircosoft built their console to be like PC gaming where you just use the disc as a way to get the game on your hard drive and use an activation code to prove you paid for it. Sony did not go that route. On the PS4 you will still buy a game, pop it in and play directly from the disc. This alone gets rid of the problem MS faces with allowing of used and borrowed games.

There is no activation code to get your game running on the PS4 so you also don't need to be online in order to play your game for the first time on a PS4. The difference is vast.

Sony has already stated its used and borrowed game policy and it falls in line with what we currently have in the form of an online pass.
Unlike the online pass though, it can be for anything within the game, not just online, and is at the complete discretion of the publisher. For the PS4 a dev or publisher could make your game completely free of any restrictions based on it being second-hand or borrowed or they could choose to apply a code before you're to allowed to do any sort of thing. Examples of "any sort of thing": Earn trophies, play online, play at certain difficulty levels, play with certain weapons or items, access certain game locations, have access to certain characters or story lines, etc.

For the PS4 it's completely up to the publishers and or developers whether to enforce a restriction on a game that's used. For the Xbox One activation codes are mandatory before you can play any game for the first time. With the game saved on your Xbox One HDD and activated the disc is now only useful for reinstalling or allowing a friend to install who will then have to purchase an activation code to play they game if they aren't playing on your activated account.

Xbox One's used game policy will involve the deactivation of a game code so that it can be reactivated on a new system of whoever buys your game. Borrowing, however, is only an option if your account is activated on your friends system. You will also have a 24 hour grace period play without your friends activation if you play offline/disconnected.
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KingKelloggTheWH  +   579d ago
Sony said the PS4 will be able to play Used games.
DonFreezer  +   579d ago
Developers asked this to combat piracy.If the asked it from both console manufactures and only Microsoft agreed except third party exclusive games coming to the One.
kwandar  +   579d ago
Third parties only make games that will sell, and One will have so few customers it will be hard (other than EA and football for the US market) to justify a One exclusive.

Bye EA. Bye MS .. which idiot company wants to be next to piss off consumers? No Sony ... put your hand back down!
syanara  +   579d ago
this article bears little to no understanding of market strategy and calls out Sony "Problems" by assuming rumors and heresay as truth.

The price will likely not be very high, Sony has already stated that they understand the mistake they made with the PS3 and we know it will cost less than $600 additionally taking out all proprietary hardware is what both brings the cost of the PS4 down as well as takes away backwards compatability. Which sony execs have stated that they would love to see return via a service like gaikai.

Another reason the cost would go down is that Sony will likely and if not they should lose money on the PS4. like sony's plan with the PS3 they were to lose money on the console but make it up in software sales. This is a strategy many tech companies use to make money.

Sony may not be the furst party juggernaut I remember but as they have lost first party studios, they have also gained. and are still the number one company for first parties out there.

To assume that sony will block used games in their own fashion I believe is a little out there for an assumption as well. I wouldn't be saying this if it weren't for the Sony CEO stateing that Blocking used games was "Anti-consumerist" and went on to make it seem that to block used games was an extremist position.

Sony has said that they will not block used games with the PS4 and that is enough for me.
ftwrthtx  +   580d ago
PlayStation has a leg up when it comes to your living room as far as media devices go. They already have a line of TV's and stand alone blu-ray players and their smart TV's do just about everything the Xbox One will do.

As for the used game market, GameStop will end up lowering their prices on used games, but that means they'll give even less for trade in values.
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ApolloAdams  +   580d ago
Sony TVs are overpriced. Also for a company that owns lots of music and movies and has quite the power in media they suck at putting it al together in one cohesive package and place.
dbjj12088  +   580d ago
I think neither of the console manufacturers want to admit what their machine will require from users.
CalvinKlein  +   580d ago
our souls!!!!!!
dbjj12088  +   580d ago
Haha, depending on what software was announced I might make that trade.
wishingW3L  +   580d ago
PS4 will not cost $600... This guy is silly.
a_bro  +   580d ago
$400 has to be the price, that's the sweet spot for this system.

They should also anticipate on what Microsoft is going to do, sell their system with a low price with a xbl contract.
Angeljuice  +   580d ago
Don't forget, Microsoft have their big conference at 10am on the 10,th of April (I think thats the correct date). Sony's event is the same day at 6pm. If Microsoft reveal a price, Sony have several hours to adjust their plans and match/undercut Microsoft!
Virtual_Reality  +   580d ago
Wonder if the Gaikai service is going to have free access with all the features.
MariaHelFutura  +   580d ago
No.
stuntman_mike  +   580d ago
I think Gaikai will be a part of the new PS+.
MariaHelFutura  +   580d ago
I do too.
ssj27  +   579d ago
If is not free then is pointless ..
Plus is cool with their free games and free to play games butis not cool to have festures exclusive to plus members ..
for example clouds saves should be free to any PS3 user.. cool to add extra space with plus.. that ok but basic features should be free.
JoySticksFTW  +   579d ago
C'mon bro

Everything can't be free

It's a good deal

Just look at the competition's premium service
ssj27  +   579d ago
Who cares what m$ or ninty does.. I'm a Sony PlayStation costumer!

so because m$ are evil sony has to be evill.. ?
Many of yo sheeps make fun of m$ fans paying a fee to play online, which it should be free..

But we are in 2013 limited online storage should also be free, and extra stores should cost, is simple, specially in the next gen, which is very digital and has strong networks.

Ps plus is a good value by the games it gives, everybody his it because of the games.. if I get it it will be because of the games but I will not get it until sony stops been greedy by giving exclusive features to plus owners .. it's evil and as greedy as m$ charging for online.

And by you disagreeing with me is like M$ live sheep disagreeing when we tell them live should be free.. it's a fact.

All the social aspects that Sony showed on their PS4 reveal will be irrelevant if they are not free to us the non plus members.

Come on wake up ps4 user don't be a sheep like the live users.. who are actually less of a sheep because they are been forced to pay to play online on thr xbox.
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JoySticksFTW  +   579d ago
"All the social aspects that Sony showed on their PS4 reveal will be irrelevant if they are not free to us the non plus members."

What??

ssj27, Sony is still a business

They're not angels. This isn't charity. They're here to make money as all console makers, devs, and publishers are.

PS gamers get to play online for free. That's good.

They don't need to bypass another paywall to access features like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Crunchyroll, etc that they've already paid for.

I'm glad for that.

I hate to throw this around, but you seem to be one of those entitled gamers.

You state that PS+ is already a good service, but won't buy because you're holding out due to Sony's evil business practices.

But you seemingly fail to understand that Cloud storage costs money. Why should it be free?

Some of those extra features Sony discussed during the PS4 reveal like streaming games from the Cloud is going to cost money to maintain.

Sony's only responsibility to consumers (beyond observing the law) is to offer a fair, enticing service in exchange for money.

You don't need to purchase it, but it's kind of nuts to call people sheep for wanting to reward a service that is one of the best deals in our hobby.

You're the one that seems greedy in this situation; not the company.
ssj27  +   579d ago
you make no sense..

cloud cost money.. and that is why they should charge extra for extra capacity, could was not there when plus came out and they just add it in plus to make plus users feel special because it was not a good value like it's right now..
don't bs yourself.. not asking sony to give me anything free i'm investing in buying their console and games and could saves at least a basic could saves feature should be there for free, i mean we are in 2013
you sound just like a xbox fansheep, playing online "cost money" "could saving cost money"
I can't belive that you an't see how stupid you are and sound.
and is a fact..

basic could save data is free virtually everywhere, youtube etc..
is a free feature everywhere.. and that is a fact.

and it should be free for consoles.. specially when they get YOLD we the users lose years of game saves because Sony is greed..

so you an't tell me that could save service cost money when everybody has it free..is like live owners saying online gaming cost money, yes it does and that is why we pay for the console and games.. we are not getting them for free.

you lose the case.. you got no logic or mature argument.

you are eater a PR from sony or have stocks under sonys name.. a gamer a costumer will not think the way you do.. who defend a greedy corp.? you got issues
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JoySticksFTW  +   579d ago
ssj27 says:
"you got no logic or mature argument."

Also from ssj27 this thread:

"Many of yo sheeps..."
"everybody his it..."
"could was not there..."
"you sound just like a xbox fansheep"
"basic could save data..."
"because Sony is greed.."
"so you an't tell me that could save service..."
"you are eater a PR..."

"I can't belive that you an't see how stupid you are and sound"

:D

Cry more

Go on, cry :'(
Omar91  +   580d ago
This guy thinks the ps4 will cost just as much as the ps3 when launched? He's delusional I swear. Sony has said over and over that the system will not have the same price tag as the ps3 when launched.

I'm thinking somewhere around the $450 range will be just fine. You need to remember that when the ps3 launched, blu ray was just starting to stand on it's own two feet. This gave the massive price tag of the ps3. Once blu ray players began to drop in price, the ps3 saw a nice drop as well. With this generation, blu ray is less expensive to manufacture there fore it wouldn't bring the major price tag a long with the ps4.
josephayal  +   580d ago
what problems? the PS4 is a really perfect gaming PC
xPhearR3dx  +   580d ago
lol. no.
Brazz  +   580d ago
1 > the price of X-1 and PS4 will not be that diferent, i dare say that they will have the same price tag. PS4 advantage comes from better hardware choices for gaming, look: Price > Gddr 5 = Esram 32mb + 8 gb ddr3, plus X-1 have a very demanding OS (3-2 GB ram)

2> PS eye is here for ya champs...

3> possibly, i will give you this...

4> Yeah!

5> Microsoft can't compare to sony in "true exclusives", you talked about konami and isomaniac, but you forget abou EPIC and Gears of War! Yeah! Gears of war isn't MS IP, it's Epic IP, and Epic already said that a PS4 Gears of war is a real possibility...

6> Xbox Rlod and more than 50% fail rate in early days... their warranty was amazing, and they give all support for me, but i still got pissed...
6DEAD6END6  +   580d ago
@ the writer
"Today, Sony relies on an elite few to attract gamers, talented studios such as Naughty Dog, Media Molecule, and Guerilla Games. There’s still a great line-up, but it's nothing like the PS2 days."

I've been a Sony supporter since the first system and last time I checked the PS2 had less first party exclusives then the PS3. During the PS2 era there were more third party exclusive then now so Sony had to support more heavily with their first party developers, I really don't understand where this writer is getting his info from. And as far as the history and evidence show of the trend so first party support Sony will have more then enough first party exclusives for the PS4. As of right now I don't think Sony will have enough time to cover their E3 conference for the amount of detail that is needed for PS3, PS Vita and all of the details they need to cover for the PS4 games, tech and media capabilities of this new console.
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Supermax  +   580d ago
Great article hopefully people relieve what's comeing I'm looking rowed to a more steam type system on psn and Xbox live this next gen. Ps4 will be priced over the 499 mark me personally I think 529 to 549 there not just gonna give you all those goodies under the hood for free hopefully they come out with a plan like Microsoft we're you pay a much less price up front when signing into a 2 year psn membership,also Sony will begin to charge for multiplayer,got to pay for those severs somehow,nothin worth anything is free.
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PANTHER1030  +   580d ago
Some sources are talking that the PS4 official price could be at range 349 - 420 USD, the bad experience of launching an expensive device above the 400 USD barrier was a bitter lesson learned by Sony.

With the Xbox Catastrophic conference and its awful reception, Sony is warned about the public's adverse reaction about destructive restrictions policies.

Sony can't allow fail with PS4 or create an enviroment of uncertainly, the company sold a large number of its real estate like the headquarters in Tokio and New York and its compromised to the neck with the PS4 success, the new paltform is conceived like a long term investment. These are the reasons because Sony doesn't block second hand games, requieres online for playing or launch an expensive device and will launch strong line up. The company requires a total success in the market and for that requires the entire support from customers, distributors like Gamestop and all the media.

Microsoft can take the luxury to fail, because is a rich company and has the OS monopoly. But if Sony fails, then will be the ending for the asian gigantic.
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Brazz  +   579d ago
i can see a good price for PS4, but under $399 is too much! Well, if it comes at $399 it will be amazing!
Supermax  +   580d ago
The problem with the price is ddr5 it will put the ps4 at 50 or more dollars then the Xbox one unless Sony is willing to put the console out takein a loss on its hardware
sway_z  +   580d ago
Nonsense!

It'll cost more to include Kinect 2.0 in every box that will be added to the price for X1 purchasers.

Kinect 1.0 is £99 in UK.

Nice try.....
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Machiavellian  +   579d ago
So if Sony include a pseye with the PS4 then it balances out. It would be silly for Sony to incorporate all the features on the new pseye and not include it with the ps4 if they want the device to gain traction.
sway_z  +   580d ago
Much like FREE ONLINE PLAY with PS3, not blocking used games will be a major advantage for Sony.

They won't do it.

Online pass codes will be the worst you will get with PS4 used games, and that's up to the publisher.

#ps4playgames
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kingPoS  +   580d ago
Never have thought that online passes would be a good idea - until now.

Daily online check ups, big bro kinect... Un Uh count me out.
rainslacker  +   579d ago
It's actually scary how I hope that it's only online passes. At the beginning of this gen, I felt much the way I do now about blocking 2nd hand as I did about online passes. I didn't make much of a fuss back then though. Maybe if we had as a community, then we wouldn't be dealing with this now. Either that or the industry may just wait till next gen to try something different and see if they can get it past us.
Jihaad_cpt  +   580d ago
What a bull shit article. The reason the PS3 costed so much was because of R&D for the Cell B.E. and the Blu-ray component. The "expensive" components of the PS4 have not required a large R&D input as the PS3's. My opinion anyway.
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KingKevo  +   580d ago
Such a stupid article that consist of 90% theories only.

And does the author even know what 1st party means? First party games are made by developers that belong to the console manufacturer. So, let's look at the examples: Insomniac Games is an independent studio = 3rd party. And who know, the newest game looks rather bad, so they might go back to Sony and may even get aquired by them (yn). MGS is made by Kojima Productions that is owned by Konami = 3rd party. And finaly FF that is made by Square Enix = 3rd party. All these developers are 3rd party developers who had exclusive deals with Sony, that doesn't make them 1st party. And why are they doing this? For the money, because if you can make more money if you go multiplatform instead of making an exclusive as a 3rd party developer, they'll do so. And many companies did that this gen, not just on the Sony side.

And lol, FF really sticks out to you? LOL. It's definately not the system seller that it used to be on PS1 and PS2. There was a good article on N4G about that recently.

But yeah, this simple example shows how stupid and uninformed that person is and he wants to spread his stupidity on the internet... Stop writing articles and maybe read a book instead, I'd appreciate that!
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knifefight  +   580d ago
E3 and Tokyo Game Show will be something to see.
tarbis  +   580d ago
This article reeks of both bias and ignorance. Don't waste your time reading it.
S2Killinit  +   579d ago
from what I gather Sony is letting the developers decide if they want to go that route. Sony themselves are trying to stay out of it. They don't want to piss of the developers. They did make a comment that said they want to "do right by the consumers and the developers". this is consistent with saying that they themselves wont charge anyone but they wont stop developers from doing it if thats what they think works for them.
Machiavellian  +   579d ago
In order for Sony to let publishers go this route then they would have to have DRM in place. Sony says that there console does not always have to be connected but its what they did not say that's the key. They never said that there will not be a online check for games that require it. People forget that it was Sony that included an online pass with there games and not MS.
S2Killinit  +   579d ago
online pass was not done by Sony, as far as I know it was publishers like EA. We already know that the xbox is going to have the always on DRM. As for Sony having online check, i think it is possible that if a developer decides to link each game to a single account (blizzard) then they can do it each time you want to play their game. It wont be Sony's decision, it will be up to the developer.
taijutsu363  +   579d ago
Im gettin a PS4 no doubt, but with all this hype with everyone saying they want a ps4 now I really hope that it wont make the Sony think to try and raise the price point they already thought up! I know they wont make the same mistake they did when they first launched the PS3, but makes me wonder...
urwifeminder  +   579d ago
Article manages to get a sony pic on the xboxone page whats the matter people getting so caught up in the hate they are forgetting ps4 exists lol.
jensen86  +   579d ago
ill happily pay more for a more game focused console n i just hope the used game policy aint true
Machiavellian  +   579d ago
People forget that MS stated that consumers will be able to sell and trade their games. MS has to include this in order to sell there console in Europe. Also GameStop CEO also stated that used games sells will be supported by both Sony and MS. So what do you lose with the xbone then current day system. It probably be like steam where you can gift a game to one person, trade the game or sell it with an activation code.
Daves  +   579d ago
I'd be happy for a used game policy.

It's money back in developers pockets rather than stores such as GAME or Gamestop. Of course they will make money from providing the service to the platform holders.

But ONLY if we get reasonable trade in AND second hand games are half price.

NOT the ridiculous price mentioned by MS.

Companies and the developers who make games, don't do it for fun. If there is no profit there are no devs... or only very few.

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