Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai said that the PlayStation 4 will differ from Microsoft’s Xbox One, which is being pitched as an all-in-one entertainment box in the living room.
Kaz has really helped turn Sony around. Glad he's focusing more on what a console needs to be about. (Games) That is the primary thing, and always should be the primary thing.
Thing is, we all know that Playstation 4 is for gamers. Kaz isn't just blowing hot PR air. We've seen Sony's devotion to games day in and day out. I'm certainly glad they acknowledge the PS4 isn't focused on being a media hub. Now let's just hear some confirmation for no used-game restrictions and optional PS Eye camera and we're golden.
PlayStation = Built by gamers... And Sony knows this.
I don't understand why it can't be both. Sony just focusing on gaming is not going to make the ps4 a mainstream product and that a bad thing. Making your console basically an all-in-1 device is alot better than just focusing on gaming. MS is once again going to possibly outsell Sony because the casuals would want that media console that can also play games very well. Plus I think you guys are underestimating MS. They are not going to 100% focus on media. They already have a bunch of exclusives in development and with all the innovative gaming they added in the 360 overtime. Im not worried about them about the core. They will do a good job at balancing and that will make them a success for core and casuals.
-reads Mika post- http://www.youtube.com/watc... Sorry I had no choice.
@Mika It can be both and it will be both, PS3 is the top ranking platform for Netflix right now. The point he's making is that gaming comes first, I don't understand why you're complaining. More games and a focus on gamers is a good thing. Simple as that You do actually like games? Right?
@Mika - Since she (I think its a she) obviously didn't take the time to read the article: "He said Sony would add other entertainment apps, “But that’s after we establish the platform as a video game platform. We want to make sure that we are there for the gamers with our PS4 as well. They will go beyond this, but they’ll definitely start with gamer first." In other words, they will have other stuff as well besides just games. ..And what makes you think that the 360 'outsold' the PS3?
@-Mika- The casuals buy less software, and that's where the money is, not in the hardware. So it's fine to get the casuals on board but without the core audience profits will be lower. Besides the xb1 is competing with set top boxes, TV's , phones and tablets for the casuals so there is certainly no guarantee of success.
And it's not like Ps4 won't have media. They'll surely have all of the services available before and probably more. Even when Ps3 was supposedly "all about media" for simply having a Blu-ray drive, we got games like Uncharted:DF, Heavenly Sword, R&C, etc, etc.
PS3/PS4 - Gaming Console that can also do entertainment Xbox One - Entertainment Hub that can also do games It's all perspective, but to who it's going to matter to only one of those perspectives is correct, the other only leads to alienation. Remember more money is to be made from games+dlc and accessories and their respective licensing than from the actual hardware itself. The games and licensing fees (made from 3rd party developers) is were the gift keeps on giving. You can only sell the console so many times to one individual, but that one individual can buy MANY games, if the console entices them to keep buying them anyway. If your attach rate is going to end up being low because you didn't focus on gaming as the core or at least what the core gamer wants, you better damn well be making a great profit off the hardware to stay afloat (ie. the Wii). We'll see what happens. If Microsoft hopes they can ride Nintendo's Wii success, that is their gamble. If you ask me Nintendo's Wii success was a fad that has passed and the WiiU has proved that. The same formula doesn't always work more than once, much less a slightly adapted formula just used by someone else. I'll just end with this to Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft: Remember who got you where you are...respect what they want.
@-Mika- Never go full retard OT This just helps further confirms what console I'll be buying at midnight; games first and everything else second.
Good ol' Kaz. Giving gamers what they want.
Its a business strategy. Early adopters are almost exclusively gamers (with a few techies thrown in). Make the console about gaming then add apps and entertainment features to broaden the scope once you've got the solid user base. Its what the 360 did. It was all about the games first half of its life, then look at the last few years.
Kaz Hirai is a Yakuza boss. After the two analysts (ha ha ha - worthless pinheads) finish talking the interview with Hirai begins. He should be running Japan and not just Sony. Here is the interview from today. http://video.cnbc.com/galle...
Um...guys, Mika's actually right for once.
@Mika - "Making your console basically an all-in-1 device is alot better than just focusing on gaming." Requiring your console to be online, even periodically, means a huge chunk of sales you got last gen won't happen again. "MS is once again going to possibly outsell Sony" For something to happen once again it has to happen at least once before. "Plus I think you guys are underestimating MS. They are not going to 100% focus on media." Of course not, but a comparison of the specs shows that PS4 will outperform One with games. Even Epic... you know the Gears of War devs who favored the 360? Yeah, them. They said PS4 outperformed One while running Unreal Engine 4. You'd think devs, and Epic in particular, would know about the power of the cloud. http://www.tekrevue.com/201... Neither console runs UE4 to Epic's satisfaction, but... "Microsoft’s latest console will be able to drive even less performance than the PS4, dashing Epic’s hopes for this generation of consoles."
I didn't buy a Sky TV box for games - BUT there are games available on it. I won't be buying a games system for TV/music/photos - but it will likely all be there as we've seen with the PS3 MS promoting the Xbox One as a media hub is also quite misleading as from what I've read, the TV channels/recording features will only work in the USA.
Respect. How can any gamer disagree or even hate on Sony's PS4??
@mika "MS is once again going to possibly outsell Sony". Can you name a Microsoft console that outsold a console by Sony? Because I know I can't.
@Mika - "Making your console basically an all-in-1 device is alot better than just focusing on gaming." What are PC's and Mac's?
@mika My goodness do you hear yourself. You are a pathetic excuse of a gamer if that's how you think.
@-Mika- You have simply f&@!?ed up ;)
@edonus "enjoy your kinect sensor" ............................. .-_- enjoy your eyetoy.
Bubbles for you, not like you need anymore lol
The disagrees thought I needed more? o_o Lol thank you, I do agree though I have plenty as is!
Kaz is the best CEO EDIT: I enjoyed his presentation at last CEO, it really shows how committed he is to the Sony brand in general. Here is the CES conference for those who are interested: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Irony, This is kinda the opposite of the Ps3 launch, They were trying to position the PS3 as a all in one media box. After all... it only does everything...
The problem with the PS3 wasn't it's paradigm, it was the difficult hardware. I rather like the "it only does everything" paradigm.
I agree, i just think the all hate for the Xbone is unnecessary. I more "next gen" devices strived to offer so many improvements upon the last... as i look at my iphone 5...
At least it did gaming when it first came out
He's somewhat of an iconic figure, as he's been with us PlayStation fans since the beginning of it all. This is a good watch for anyone that likes the PS brand, it also tells you a bit what to expect from him as CEO. http://www.youtube.com/watc... In some ways he's like the Michael for the loyal fans, hence the crazy following of Kaz. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Prior to any new reveals at e3, it seems Microsoft is gambling on the mass market, while Sony is banking on the core gamer.
Love both Kaz and Jack Tretten.
But I thought it only does everything? Lol.. one of the huge points of having a PS3, now it's all changed. Makes you wonder what all the Sony fans were fighting for then when they were on team "it does everything".
makes you wonder why you even commented in the first place huh. From what i can see after going to 4 different EBgames and a couple jb hifis in my area ps4 has about 11 to 1 ratio of preorders compared to the xbone and apparently some ppl have cancelled orders for the xbone after finding out about the having to log on every day to use it.
Official pre-orders haven't started yet. You're full of it.
Go over to Amazon, PS4 and Xbox One are listed at £599.99 (UK Amazon of course). Obviously the prices will be lower but my point is, you can pre-order now. I put a £20 deposit for the PS4 at Game.co.uk over a month ago.
I dont understand why gamers getting disagrees when everyone know SONY cares more about delivering games first than being a all in one media hub, like MS mistake was.
All he's doing is pandering to his idiot audience based on the backlash from MS's press conference. Snap out of it, fanboys.
Oh hello "CommonSense", I see you have another account...lmao Kaz is communicating with his loyal fanbase - that's a more eloquent way to say what you said. And guess why they're loyal? That's right, because Sony brings the games to the gamers and offers great value. Consider whether the same can be said for their main competitor...I don't need to spell it out for you...or do I? lol! :P
i think sony will also offer many entertainment services but at heart will be a gaming consoles built for easier development built for gamers
Yeah, I'm really glad Kaz in charge. It seems like a complete 180 from the PS3 which was promoted as an entertainment hub with heavy emphasis on bluray movies. Together with Peter Moore leaving MS, it's as if they switched sides: the X360 was marketed as a gaming machine VS the PS3 entertainment hub, and now we see things completely turned around.
agreed 110%, I have a cable box already..
They only think you should be glad for for him being smart enough.If the internet applauded Microsoft for what they did he would be full mouthed about the media features of the PS4.
If he wanted to really help turn Sony around, he would start focusing on the media aspect of the box. The advantage the PS3 had over the Xbox 360 was that it was also a Blu Ray player, and I know a lot of Playstation fans don't want to hear this, but there is a very large number of people that own a Playstation 3 and don't use it for games. Back when all Blu Ray players were $300+, people at Best Buy and Circuit City and other retailers would package them with TV's because it was the best Blu Ray player on the market. There is no shame in marketing it for every capability.
Damn right and what they have shown so far is nothing short of amazing. http://25.media.tumblr.com/...
*** He said Sony would add other entertainment apps, “But that’s after we establish the platform as a video game platform. *** That's what I want to hear This is what I don't get with Microsoft if you want to make an entertainment box then all you have to do is slowly add onto the Xbox One after it's been released but because it's a games console your focus should be games. If Sony want to add stuff like the Xbox One has fine, but because they acknowledge that gamers and games come first then I will be alright with that because they are catering to my needs first.
Yes, the alternative entertainment features should take 2nd place... I know for sure, if PS4 users wish to watch tv/video or music/web..they will be able to. Xbox fanatics seem to forget, Sony already tried this all-in-one route with PS3, and they got slammed by the media and by Xbox spams for not pushing the games aspect. #1 for Games and #1 for Netflix
after all this sony is doing for us gamers.. everyone should buy a ps4 if you consider yourself as agamer! anybody that hates on ps4 is a disgrace to gaming community.. PS4LIFE http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Im not sure i go overboard like you but really the reason people hate on playstation or so dumb. I mean sure list some good ones. But don't list they are full of themselves or they said get a second job. Those small things said by a Cingular person should not decide your overall value in a product.
so what? every single corporation in the world says something stupid stuff like that. that doesnt mean we should take thoes few bad words and completely eliminate the good stuff they are doing for us...
No. I'd rather pay for the software without also having to pay for a little bit of the hardware again every single time. True gamers who care for the art form will never buy a console.
And this is why I game on PlayStation. EDIT: I had a 360, guess what happened to it? Haha. I also have a 3DS, Vita, Wii U and PS3. Have yet to feel like I'm missing out on anything on the Xbox platform.
Have both PS3 and Xbox but going to stay on PS4 in the future.
Got them all. And i plan on owning all them for as long as im able but new xbox features are anti -me personally so it could be the first Video game console mainstream released i did not own. I owned jaguar and 3DO
I'm so sorry BlackTar, no one deserves having owned 3DO and Jaguar! Hope you're feeling better today!
I'm excited about the news that you'll be able to play every game on the Vita. I want one but I don't think I'd use it too much, but if I can take games like infamous, drive club or destiny on the go I'd defiantly get one. Yes, i know my names psvita lol
When my wife starts watching TV, I can't wait to remote play some Infamous of Killzone.
riddddddddddddddddddddddddge raaaaaaaaaaaacer!!! my man!
This man understands, Microsfot can learn from this.
That implies that MS cares about gamers. They clearly don't. There's nothing for them to learn. They have their plan of a gaming device on which the games play second fiddle to tv and Kinect and that's that.
I wish i could disagree with you but i can't, Microsoft has really done it this time.
u sure games are second fiddle inxbox 1? GOD how fanboys are blind for kz u have halo drive club u have forza 5 heavy rain sequel u have quantum break infamous u have crackdown 3 new naughty dog game u have gears of war on unreal 4 and there are 7 other new exclusives buddy deep down, watch dogs, bf4, cod, destiny etc... they are all multiplats and all will play better on xbox one controller
"u sure games are second fiddle inxbox 1? GOD how fanboys are blind for kz u have halo drive club u have forza 5 heavy rain sequel u have quantum break infamous u have crackdown 3 new naughty dog game u have gears of war on unreal 4 and there are 7 other new exclusives buddy " deep down, watch dogs, bf4, cod, destiny etc... they are all multiplats and all will play better on xbox one controller @ape007 When your comment looks like they've been typed by an ape then you just can't take your comment seriously.
IMO the UI needed the touch up its getting, but as long as i can still store my music, pictures, & videos on the ps4 im good. Oh well & still have access to netflix & mlb.tv My biggest shock when i got a 360 was i couldn't store whatever i wanted on the HDD, i figured this was a given & hope the ps4 will continue this. I would apreciate the ability to play more video formats. Another thing as a gamer who had his ps3 die a couple times the xboxone ability to play tv meaning it would be on almost all the time scares me, i cant be the only one leary of running something that expensive that long, can I?
Wait...you cant store things like music, photos or videos on the 360s HDD? I never knew that!
you can plug in an external HDD & play movies off of there but you cant store video files on your 360 hdd it wont let you. I do this A LOT on my ps3 i have a lot of shows & movies stored there i watch whenever.