How Sony Can Now Ride on Microsoft's Back

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are going head to head... so which company has had the best strategy? And has the PS Eye been left to die, or will it become more popular in the next generation?

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BananaEatingSquid1514d ago

I checked out The Playroom for PS4 and freaking loved it. It combines PS4 Eye and Dualshock 4, I'm sure there will be a lot of people loving PS4 Eye ;)

NoonEEE1514d ago

Those little alien thingies (whatever they are) were pretty cute. And I'm a manly man! "Cute" is rare coming out of my mouth.

NoonEEE1514d ago

Or.... out of my fingers when I type.

BananaEatingSquid1514d ago

Yeah... the robot thing too. Reminded me of a Portal robot. Always a plus. Speaking of Portal, wonder if we'll ever be seeing a Portal 3? Or Half Life 3?! On PS4?!!!?

The_Con-Sept1514d ago

If anyone remembers the survey that took place back 4 months ago before the reveal. Sony was asking us questions along the lines of console price, ps eye, online play, single player story lines and controller design.

Instead of asking us for our input on each subject they instead had us rank the importance of each aspect from 1 to 10. And it looks like Sony took this survey at heart and made their decisions based on what we wanted most, while putting things we wanted least on the back burner. Now the PS4 price was #3 for me with great stories in games at #1 and #2 was online functionality. Ps eye ranked #8 for me with multiplayer games at #4.

LackTrue4K1514d ago

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xk771514d ago

if the Eye doesnt have voice control then its gonna fail

Vinc3601514d ago

Weird assumption, you could do voice commands with just about any medium-quality microphone.

Wintersun6161513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

^ True and the PS4 controller has a mic.

PigPen1514d ago

Which is sold separately and i'm sure there will be a lot of people not loving it. But to be fair I can't knock it till I try it.

TheGrimReaper00111514d ago

There will be different bundles
One confirmed by Sony is that they'll bundle the ps4,controller,camera and an other like this but with the game knack as well

PigPen1514d ago

That's a over statement.

kewlkat0071514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

Lets be honest, not bundling the Ps eye is what made the PS4 cheaper in the first place. I doubt many buy it and I doubt many devs support it if the numbers don't pan out. That is the strategy Sony went with to undercut MS.

ShwankyShpanky1514d ago

Then how come a PS4 + a $60 Eye is still cheaper than an Xbone? If it were bundled it would probably even come in at $450.

kewlkat0071514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

As long as enough people buy it, there will be incentive for devs to use or incorporate it.

I just don't think that will happen to the point where everyone goes out and buy one. We'll see.

creatchee1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

The 100 dollar price difference is due to the addition of Kinect 2 rather than simply the omission of Eye. Say what you want about Kinect, but it's expensive tech.

Xer0_SiN1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

i think once the naysayers realize and understand that sony is in a VERY comfortable spot this upcoming generation, the quicker they can accept what is. sony pulled all the right moves. xbox one can back track all they want. but for what? yes, they will always have their loyalist as with does any company. but in the end even those loyalist will support sony, without actually "supporting" sony. how? sony gets royalties from every bluray drive and bluray disc made. the perks of paving the way to new technology; technology that is now accepted as the standard.

PigPen1513d ago

Wii U doesn't have Blu-ray. That's the only console that i'm interested in as of now. I might buy another when I start to see that i'm missing out on some gems, but don't feel like that as of now.

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NoonEEE1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

Valve's too afraid of the number 3 to make those games, Banana. It's like.... some kind of superstition or something.

Portal 2 was never on PS3 btw.

BananaEatingSquid1514d ago

Uh, Portal 2 was definitely on PS3. I don't know if you were just kiddin' around... but... hold up... CRASH BANDICOOT can TALK?

1lawrence1514d ago

u must of never seen the commercials for crash

TheGrimReaper00111514d ago

Yeah, remember when he first talked in the games?
thats when crash died for me =(
It wasnt funny, the games (crash of the titans and mind over mutant) sucked, story was bleh, animations were bad, repetitive, ...

Burrito26a1514d ago

"Portal 2 was never on PS3 btw."

Then what was I playing?

BananaEatingSquid1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

My thoughts exactly. My insanity either went down the drain or this dude is full of lies.

@1lawrence, I have.... and that sucks. The Crash from MY childhood never spoke.

Edit: V Oh, I see. I still stand by my point, Crash ain't supposed to talk ;)

Burrito26a1514d ago

@ Banana... They mean the original commercials promoting PS1. "Booya Granma!"- Crash Team Racing.

GenericNameHere1514d ago

Portal 2 was REVEALED on Sony's E3 2010 (or was it 2011?) conference. Portal 2 did release on PS3. PoStal 2, on the other hand, did not release on PS3.

Are you high or something?

Cuzzo631514d ago

Portal 2 was never on PS3 btw.

WTF! You must don't get out much
Also could connect with the Pc guys and play together

JoGam1514d ago

I feel sad for the misinformed.

sic_chops1514d ago

I played portal 2 on ps3 as well as thousands of other gamers.

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ThanatosDMC1514d ago

Head to head? Isnt it more like PS4's fist to Xbone's face?

BananaEatingSquid1514d ago

Good point ;) I'm all set to get a PS4 (pre-ordered and all) and still don't want to get the Xbox One... even after they reversed their DRM policies and whatnot. I might get it one day.... but for now, PS4 all the way.

ThanatosDMC1514d ago

The one thing they need to change out of their policy is the fact that they can change it to whatever they want later. I really hope they dont implement some sort of control/drm on games later for those who purchase the Xbone. But then again most of the online features are going to be behind that pay wall.

creatchee1514d ago


Sony has the same provision. Every console does. It's nothing new.