Sony: "It's not the decline of consoles, it's the decline of a generation"

"Cloud gaming services are launching next year in the US so PlayStation 4 and Vita users will be able to play PlayStation 3 catalogue games even though there's no native compatibility on the system itself. That's just one example of how we can improve the system.

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sherimae24131972d ago

i really hope it works! this will be another good feature to ps4 and vita ^_^

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xxPillsxx1972d ago

It's funny because most PS3 owners hate or ignore PS Vita, it's a Sony system too, I just don't get why people hate on it everytimes it gets a news that gets in the way.

MasterCornholio1972d ago

Now thats just stupid because the Vita is a fantastic handheld.

BTW i own one plus a PS3 and soon a PS4.

stuntman_mike1972d ago

the vita is awesome, i think people need to actually play one to get a feel for it and that's the problem.
for myself I've got the vita bug and want vita versions of most of the games i have seen lately.

Aceman181972d ago

I own one with a PS3. Will also have PS4 later this year.

elmaton981972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

I hadn't used a vita until recently when I decided to pay a visit to my local gamestop to buy the last of us and, I gotta be honest with you, it's awesome and right now I'm saving some money to buy me one to take full advantage of the ps4 once it comes out.

sackboyhappy1972d ago

i dont hate or ignore the vita, i just wouldn't use one if i had one, just like my psp that is never used.

pixelsword1972d ago

Yeah, never got into the handheld thing myself; I must admit I was interested in the PSP when they said you could download your PS3 games and play them on it, but since basically one game I heard of did it, and the PSP didn't have sixaxis, it was a no-go.

Killzoner991972d ago

Ummm I don't think so troll. True Playstation fans embrace everything Sony puts out. The only people you see hating on it are jealous trolls.

hellzsupernova1972d ago

I think you are misinformed I have a vita and a ps3 and a per ordered ps4 I love the vita cannot wait for the ps4 vita combo

tarbis1971d ago (Edited 1971d ago )

Some of my personal and psn friends who have a PS3 and PSP bought a PS Vita at launch or within the launch year. And many more are interested in getting a PS Vita.
I don't know where you get that "most PS3 owners hate or ignore PS Vita". Care to share your basis?

jujubee881971d ago

Huh? Every PS3 owner I know has or wants a VITA and are totally digging the handheld.

Online, I think the people who do that just flat-out have never gotten their hands on a VITA. Which is a shame, because vita is by far my favorite handheld in existence.

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Hicken1972d ago

Your first time seeing one in the wild?

zippycup1972d ago

nah its a pic he found online its not a girl

imXify1972d ago

I don't think so. She talks about the Vita everytime here and all her avatars were taken directly from a Vita. I can easily detect this simply by the picture quality.

Freedomland1972d ago

Next generation is close at hand with PS4 to entertain us for coming 10 years with their great games.

lucidity1972d ago

I think what he's saying is more true than pundits are willing to believe. The current gen feels like it's long overstayed its welcome. We'll see soon enough just what that means for the sales of new boxes.

Minato-Namikaze1972d ago

I didnt actually feel that way until the PS4 reveal, mainly because sony has so many games coming out this year and i have so many games left to finish and buy. But after seeing the PS4 and its social features (which i am starting to do now on the PS3) i definitely can't wait until next gen gets here.

Larry L1972d ago

I'm glad so many people plan to support PS4 right from launch. Because if everyone was against them again, as a loyal Sony gamer I'd be forced to spend what little money I had on getting the PS4 at launch to help support the system right off the bat. Because I know they're going to be selling PS4 I can put off buying one for a while.

Don't get me wrong, I really want a PS4, but 3 things mean I have to, or at least would REALLY like to put of the PS4 purchase as long as I can (about a year or so).

1. I'm poor and can't find steady work, so I need to be as thrifty of a gamer as I can. To have a fun and happy holiday season I can't spend $500 on a PS4 and a game or 2. Unless something changes in my situation this is the major thing that's holding me back......MONEY.

2. PS3 still has ALOT to offer me for well over a year, perhaps even 2 strong years. I still play GT5 daily, GT6 has far more depth of content/customisation, and will have alot of track DLC/ So I could be quite happy with just GT6 for over a year. But there are also 2 other long term play games for me coming to PS3, Diablo 3 and FF14. Not to mention GTA5 and the rest of my 2013 back catalogue of PS3 game I havn't been able to afford this year like Last of Us, Injustice and GoW:A.

And 3. I'm not a "social gamer". Oh, I love playing online with people, I mean I really don't care about things like Facebook, and sharing with people hourly updates on what I'm doing all the time. I didn't use cross-game chat when I had a Xbox, and I still don't want it now. If I'm using my headset I talk to the people I'm actually gaming with......I could go on and on about not caring about social gaming features. I just care about the games I like. And luckily for my wallet this year, the games I REALLY want, are all coming out on PS3.

I'll be getting a PS4 as soon as I can, I'm just glad I have the freedom to not rush it because PS3 is still rocking and rolling. It's truly amazing to me how long this console generation lasted with really both systems being so short on RAM, but especially PS3 with only 256 Mb of RAM and 256 Virtual RAM.

jukins1972d ago

I cant wait for this feature, but im also wondering how its going to be handled. will games be free via playstation+ or will an additional fee be required or even a higher tier subscription fee.

NihonjinChick1972d ago

I'm think a fee. It will probably be something like OnLive.

BitbyDeath1972d ago

I don't see them giving away the entire PS3 catalogue for a small fee. I'd think it'll just be indivudal games you buy.

jukins1971d ago

That's the thing though it won't be the entire catalog. Just like they did with ps1 games I can see a few ps3 titles every week added. Because getting permission for the entire catalog is next to impossible. But at the same time if its priced like Netflix streaming is def sign up as long as titles I want to play are available and game streamih actually works.

mickaelmc1972d ago

What I need to know is, will they expect me to pay for the ps3 games that I already own... Again??

JoySticksFTW1972d ago

You know that's coming unfortunately

Rumor has it Sony was actually building a pool of PS2 disc-based games to actually run on non-bc PS3's before they found out that they could double-dip with HD remasters.

I'm guilty of loving HD remasters though :D

Minato-Namikaze1972d ago

Do you have to sell your ps3? Cause i'm not and I'm going to continue to play games on it while i have my ps4.

devwan1972d ago

You can still use your ps3 for that. This is a streaming service, it's nothing to do with what games you have on your shelf.

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