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Andrew House on E3, PS4: Consumer Ownership is Important, "We Try to Respect the Views of our Fans"

Sid Shuman asked the Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, if he had a message for gamers. - PSLS (Andrew House, E3, PS4)

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xHeavYx  +   843d ago
When you buy an used car, you don't have to pay any fees to the dealer, manufacturer, right? Same thing applies here
dedicatedtogamers  +   843d ago
Meanwhile at Microsoft

“Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity. “It’s called Xbox 360.” Mattrick said.

"If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards," Mattrick said.

After the May 21st announcement, in response to the backlash against the TV-focused presentation and the DRM policies, Microsoft replied "The super core guys, they will buy everything."

That's what true customer respect looks like!
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RiPPn  +   843d ago
It really is amazing that there are Microsoft fans still backing the Xbox brand when they full well know that their dollars are lining these asshats pockets and supporting their terrible policies.
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Daves  +   843d ago
Nope, but a used car depreciates.

I'm not saying games don't, they do in their own way by going out of favor.

But the analogy doesn't quite work.
Hicken  +   843d ago
Given that a game that came out a few years ago at $60 can often be found for less than $10 now... I'd say games depreciate faster.
Daves  +   843d ago
But not after 30 hours of gameplay... or whatever it takes to finish a game.

Data does not degrade.
Hicken  +   842d ago
Data DOES degrade. It's why your save files corrupt; hell, even a Word file corrupts(trust me, I've lost much writing to bad saves), and it doesn't take years for it to happen.

30 hours is one trip through the game, which is about the same as a round trip in a car. In both cases, with proper maintenance, they'll outlive you.

There really isn't much difference.
kparks  +   843d ago
I like this guy and jack tretton. When andrew was on stage he had the look of someone proud to be a part of a product not just someone reading off a script "he was" but u could see he was really happy to see the fans react to everything he was saying like it was more to him than just a job kinda hard to explain! Just my thoughts
doctorstrange  +   843d ago
Respect, Andrew Homie.
Majin-vegeta  +   843d ago
Respect your customers with love and you will reap the benefits.Treat them like animals and feel their wrath.

Cant wait for Sony to demolish xbone done.
Heisenburger  +   843d ago
As the saying goes: You catch more flies with honey.

And considering all of the positive buzz(GET IT!?!?!?!) surrounding Sony, that just shows proof positive, how accurate that saying is.
GenericNameHere  +   843d ago
This, I agree with! It's what I want to say when people say "But all these companies just want money!"

Well, no sh!t, Sherlock! Of course every company want money. Heck, even small family owned businesses want money. But these companies need us consumers, right? How do you think they even got this big? If a company does something that the consumers see as positive and benefiting to them, then yeah, they'll buy the product. But if a company treats their customers like trash, do you think anyone's gonna buy their products?

Sony wants money? They treated their customers right by having no DRM, letting you do whatever you want with your disc, and no Internet requirement. Now, pre-orders are up the roof, and they get all positive buzz from critics and gamers.

Microsoft wants money? They restrict consumer rights. What's happening now? They're shooting themselves in the foot, they keep giving Sony free positive press, and now critics and gamers are criticizing them big time. What will happen in the long run if this keeps happening? Low sales, of course.
TrendyGamers  +   843d ago
They respected us, that's for sure - affordable price, no restrictions, tons of games.
Lovable  +   843d ago
My view is multiplayer should be free...No? damn it!!!
Pintheshadows  +   843d ago
It would be nice, no doubt, but I think this was inevitable. I am impressed with Sony's approach to the paywall though. Still get Netflix etc, still get some of the F2P games, still get the asynchronous data from games, all without paying.
RiPPn  +   843d ago
I view it as a tax to improve the experience. As long as it doesn't increase in price and the plus product doesn't diminish because it's mandated, I'm more than happy to pay it.
Mr_Nuts  +   843d ago
That picture sure goes well with this article
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   843d ago
Completely unrelated. I think Andrew House kinda looks like House from the tv series. lol
Excited2play  +   843d ago
And that's why Playstation will dominate next generation and beyond.
WalterWJR  +   843d ago
Somewhere in an alternate reality this guy is a magician.

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jc48573  +   843d ago
but he is a magician

Relientk77  +   843d ago
PlayStation 4 ftw, I am excited for the console, oh did I mention the games, the exclusives, the games, the exclusives, THE GAMES, THE EXCLUSIVES
Williamson  +   843d ago
This is why I pre ordered a ps4.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   843d ago
today i walked into a gamestop and saw some guy in his mid 20s wondering what next gen console he should preorder. he eventually ended up going with an xbox one preorder for whatever reason and i just thought to myself: WHY?
I just need to know..what exactly is peoples justification for preordering an xbox one instead of a ps4? the ps3 came out at a completely different time than the 360, so i definitely see a justification there, but xbox one? it just doesnt make sense. i think the only reason why xbox one would be even remotely successful is because of an ignorance lead by the american market. most people dont really know much of anything about the next gen consoles aside from a few things, and they preorder based on that. i can definitely see why the 360 was more successful than ps3 in NA, but i feel that success of the one would purely be due to the fact that a lot of americans (and uk) would preorder the one BECAUSE its an xbox. they need their good ol' call of duty machine. but when it comes down to it all i think a lot of people would be much happier if they did a little bit more research and preordered based on what they actually thought was best for them.
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Supermax  +   843d ago
Funny thing is cod peeps will be heading to ps4
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   843d ago
lol i love cod and am looking forward to picking it up as a launch title no matter what. but hey...i couldnt help but find it a little funny that i was actually supporting call of duty on playstation. cant wait to see how many cod players move to ps. its going to be pretty damn hilarious.
DEEBO  +   843d ago
dubstep you are right.most people don't know much about the new xbox but they will buy it anyway just because it's an xbox.well i'm going to pick one up when someone trades it in.a coupon, employee discount with some trades.bam 350 for the x1.it's noway i'm paying 499 for weaker hardware.traded in my elite today with a extra 50% traded coupon on top of my pro card and the stupid kinect cam.i got a 140 to go towards my ps4 plus the hundred i put on the preorder.life is good.
pimpschitz  +   843d ago
I just love how they are so god damn humble at Sony. MS is like a bunch of vultures, picking our pockets clean.
Pintheshadows  +   843d ago
I think the beginning of the current gen made them humble and that is fantastic.
Malice-Flare  +   843d ago
"try" being the key word...
the people now in Sony wont be there forever, we can only hope their successors are more like them rather than those that made up Sony 2006...
GABRIEL1030  +   843d ago
Sony saves the new generation and allows to all of us in any part of the planet be able to play Next Gen games, thanks SONY.
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