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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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BananaEatingSquid1187d 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 ;)

NoonEEE1187d 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.

NoonEEE1187d ago

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

BananaEatingSquid1187d 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-Sept1187d 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.

onyoursistersback1187d ago

(insert my user name here...)

hahaha...ahaha..a.ahha.....

xk771187d ago

if the Eye doesnt have voice control then its gonna fail

Vinc3601187d ago

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

Wintersun6161187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

^ True and the PS4 controller has a mic.

PigPen1187d 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.

TheGrimReaper00111187d ago

confirmed:
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

PigPen1187d ago

That's a over statement.

kewlkat0071187d ago (Edited 1187d 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.

ShwankyShpanky1187d 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.

kewlkat0071187d ago (Edited 1187d 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.

creatchee1187d ago (Edited 1187d 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_SiN1187d ago (Edited 1187d 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.

PigPen1187d 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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NoonEEE1187d ago (Edited 1187d 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.

BananaEatingSquid1187d 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?

1lawrence1187d ago

u must of never seen the commercials for crash

TheGrimReaper00111187d ago

Yeah, remember when he first talked in the games?
PANCAKES!
...
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, ...

Burrito26a1187d ago

"Portal 2 was never on PS3 btw."

Then what was I playing?

BananaEatingSquid1187d ago (Edited 1187d 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 ;)

Burrito26a1187d ago

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

GenericNameHere1187d 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?

Cuzzo631187d ago

@NoonEEE
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

JoGam1187d ago

I feel sad for the misinformed.

sic_chops1187d ago

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

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ThanatosDMC1187d ago

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

BananaEatingSquid1187d 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.

ThanatosDMC1187d 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.

creatchee1187d ago

@ThanatosDMC

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

unworthy151187d ago

That's ridiculous, Xbox One is better in most ways, as you could see today, it turns out the XBOX's power is BIGGER than the PS4, Microsoft has discovered that!!

PigPen1187d ago

It could be just like this current gen, but only time will tell. I do believe the controller is better.

theWB271187d ago

I guess you hear it all when an article states Microsoft only included the Kinect cause they thought Sony would do it. Has he not seen how much focus and money Micro threw the Kinects way?

I wonder why it's so hard to accept that we have 3, very distinct companies making systems. Why do people want them to be so similar? I bought the PS3 knowing it was a different experience than the 360. If Microsoft wants to focus on the living room and a camera then let them. If Sony wants to go with power and game games games. Let Nintendo continue to offer their powerhouse titles.

Vinc3601187d ago

It's certainly not the only reason, but I'm sure it comforted them in the idea that it would be included with EVERY console, and would make the price higher.

unworthy151187d ago

You're being ridiculous, read the article correctly before you talk. It does not say any of the stuff you say it does.

theWB271187d ago

Another similar situation is the one surrounding the PS4 Eye, which was implied to be included in the console since the february reveal. That assumption most likely comforted Microsoft in their plans to include Kinect One with every Xbox One that they sold, as they expected Sony to focus on a similar device with lesser specs. On top of that, Sony even reportedly sent information to their retail partners mentioning that their target price for the PS4 was $499, and that it would include the PS Eye. This kind of information can reliably leak out to their competitors, and it looks like it may have been an intentional move by Sony this time around. Microsoft must have thought they had this in the bag, with a console launching at the same price, with a much more impressive motion sensor in Kinect 2.0. - See more at: http://www.gamefocus.ca/blo...

Direct paragraph from the article...the camera has been a focus from Micro since introducing the first Kinect...a huge focus. To think they'd pour that much money into a device that is integral to the system isn't based off anything other than their idea. Regardless if Sony did include the eye it wouldn't have been integrated nearly to the extent of the Kinect 2. So taking the stance that I read the article correctly and you mot likely didn't..Ill stick to my comment.

sincitysir11187d ago

I will buy the eye when it's goes on sale! Too many games to buy the eye instead of [insert game name]

Vinc3601187d ago

I already have more PS4 games preordered than I ever had gamecube games in its lifetime. Not an attack on the GC btw, I love that system, and I did miss too many games on it :(

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