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Submitted by RayWillmott 947d ago | opinion piece

The biggest threat to PS4 is PS3

Through all the talk of the Cloud, DRM, Digital Distribution and streaming videos on PS4 and Xbox One, both systems still have a lot to prove., the current-round of systems are in their golden years and are managing to produce some of their finest content yet.

It may not be time to give up on them just yet… (PlayStation, PS3, PS4)

GribbleGrunger  +   948d ago
The biggest threat to PS2 was the PS1. The biggest threat to PS3 was the PS2. The biggest threat to PSVita was the PSP. The biggest threat to PS4 is the PS3 ...

When are these people going to understand the ten year lifecycle and why PS branded consoles do so well? Journalists choose to be this short sighted just so they can muster up an article or two.

We really must stop this versus mentality, especially when it relates to the SAME damn company making money on ALL their consoles/handhelds. Sony please us to make money, regardless of which platform they choose to please us with. Would a trainer put their horse out to pasture because they have a younger horse? Of course not.

Look at it as a PS brand and not as individual consoles vying for poll position and you'll fully understand the situation.
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locomorales  +   948d ago
I couldn't agree more.

And, IMO, the early adopters are a completely different group. The later adopters are oftem low budget people.
dedicatedtogamers  +   947d ago
The PS4's biggest ally is the PS3. Not everyone will be able to afford the PS4 for the first few years, yet when they see Sony is the only company still supporting their older console, it instills confidence.
avengers1978  +   947d ago
And what a horrible position that puts Sony in, to have two consoles on the market selling at the same time... Oh, wait, they've done that since they started making game machines.
Seriously though Sony is delivering great exclusive games like TLOU and B2S so if your new to ps3 or just sticking with it for awhile longer then sonys got you covered
Jaqen_Hghar  +   947d ago
A man will be simultaneously gaming on PS3 and 4 this Fall. Batman, Puppeteer, KH HD, GTA5, Ratchet Nexus, and Beyond 2 Souls on PS3 then Watch Dogs, BF4, AC4, Killzone, and Knack on PS4. A man will most likely revisit his favorites on PS3 until Gaikai proves itself capable and fully breadthed and even then a man will keep his PS3 because all his favorite PS1-3 games are on it and secure for all time. A man will use PS4 for cross gen and new exclusives. Happy times.
Bluepowerzz  +   946d ago
i have to agree with you jahqen
bviperz  +   947d ago
This article is ugly. When I bought the PS3, the only game I bought was Resistance (already having a PS2 slim and a 'greats' collections built up). From then I knew the potential they spoke of with the PS3, even though there was a severe lack of games. The same goes for the PS2 and the PS. Sony always has that potential, because look where we are today with the PS3. So to doubt the success of PS4 based off of it's predecessor is just plain idiocy.
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pixelsword  +   947d ago
Overlapping consoles allow for easier transition into the next generation.
mewhy32  +   948d ago
I would tend to agree here. The PS3 showed that it's got much more power to yet be extracted when we got "The Last of Us." I mean that game looks amazing and easily the best looking game this gen. Sony will support the PS3 until people stop buying it.
ShugaCane  +   948d ago
I think it would have been if the PS4 had failed to impress as a true Next-Gen system. But so far it looks nothing short of a spectaculare piece of hardware, and as much as I love my PS3 (I'm not even close to giving up on it yet), I can't wait to see my PS4 next to it, as soon as possible. And I'm sure many people do.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   947d ago
The only difficulty a man sees is playing with DS3 after DS4 but a man will deal with it.
PSVita  +   948d ago
Sonys getting profit from every PS3 sold so it actually helps the PS4.
Gunsmoke  +   947d ago
Link to your made up information please?
Utalkin2me  +   947d ago
My goodness, your trolling just never stops. Should call you "Energizer Bunny" of trolling. You just keep going, going and going.
karl  +   947d ago
hes just a clown..

dont bother yourself with him...
WeedyOne  +   947d ago
Made up information? LOL! This is OLD NEWS....

Here is a link from 2010!...

http://www.1up.com/news/son...
Jaqen_Hghar  +   947d ago
the fact that SCE is still in business lol. Seriously people don't think PS3 is profitable at this point?
MysticStrummer  +   947d ago
@Gunsmoke

Are you serious? Are you implying that Sony still makes no profit from selling a PS3?

lol Wow...
fsfsxii  +   946d ago
Haha, you pathetic troll.
GribbleGrunger  +   947d ago
God, it's you again.

Why does he need a link when he's clearly got a functioning brain? Any losses made on their new console is made up for by the profits made by the previous hardware. Easy isn't it? That's how Sony roll my friend.
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solidjun5  +   947d ago
And he dare says he's not trolling. I'm laughing hard here.
myrddincrow  +   947d ago
I'm not in any rush to get a PS4. I will probably get it when my PS3 starts failing. Even then I might get it repaired.
-MyrddinCROW
Relientk77  +   947d ago
So true the number of exclusives coming to the PS3 in the next 6 months is crazy
Gunsmoke  +   947d ago
Could you list them please. Someone else tried to do it was quite funny.

Why do Sony fans keep saying there are loads of exclusives coming out when there isn't?
solidjun5  +   947d ago
You should be banned, and you must be ridiculously blind if you're not insulting anyone you multi-account troll. Have you looked at your history? Like I said, it's a matter of time before the banhammer comes your way.
Utalkin2me  +   947d ago
They was listed....It was 9 coming out the rest of this year. Which almost boils down to 2 a month by averages.

How many the 360 have? Again just like the other article you will not reply and just make your trolling comments.
GribbleGrunger  +   947d ago
GT6, Rain, Puppeteer, Beyond: Two Souls, Until Dawn, RAC: nexus, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness, and Dragon’s Crown. There are a few more but I can't recall them. I won't depress you by naming the games already released this year. Look them up.
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Destrania  +   947d ago
Can we ban this brainless and pathetic fool? I don't think I've ever seen such idiocy. Get a life @Gunsmoke.
PersonMan  +   947d ago
Don't forget:

Watch Dogs
AC4
GTA V
Rayman Legends
Battlefield 4
Call of Duty Ghosts

All coming on current gen. Who needs a PS4?
MrChicagoWind  +   947d ago
Not just exclusives too. I'm really excited for GTA V and South Park: Stick or Truth.
brianunfried  +   947d ago
It will be at least a year before I get a PS4 because I have a stack of PS3 games I still need to play. Also GTA V is around the corner.
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   947d ago
I will have a PS4 and my PS3 so no issues for me.
PigPen  +   947d ago
The biggest threat to the PS4 is Sony. They must up their ratings.
fsfsxii  +   946d ago
You're a less troll than Gunsmoke. But both of you need to stop trolling with your misinformation.
Are you tired of "Sony won't survive next gen" propaganda?? Now you've moved to Sony is dangerous to the PS4. Trolls like you boggle my mind.
shibster88  +   947d ago
Basically im up grading for ine reason, bf4 because I want the 64 player and 5he awesome graphics something this gen wont do aswel, dont get me wrong it will still look great on this gen but for me no, plus its time for a new member of the family.
hkgamer  +   947d ago
Not really sure if Sony(or even Xbone) will have any trouble selling this xmas. Isn't all pre-orders in US practically sold out?

PS4's biggest competitor will always be the xbone, I mean if players don't move onto next gen yet, then as long as they don't go off and buy a xbone then Sony is still safe.
PersonMan  +   947d ago
I have no plans to run out and buy a PS4. I'm a playstation fan and all, but great PS3 games keep pumping out, so what's my incentive to rush out to buy a PS4?
MasterofMagnetism  +   946d ago
Great PS4 games
kingPoS  +   947d ago
Wait!? how it that a bad thing? Sony's just doing what worked before and will work again. If catering to wide audiences with ongoing support is wrong, Then who's doing the right thing then?

I hope to see ps3's still in stores in 2016 just like how the ps2 sold till the end of 2012.

Who doesn't like a company that support it's products?

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