Do You Intend to Buy the PS4's Camera?

Push Square: "Whether or not you believe that Sony planned to bundle the new PlayStation Eye with every PlayStation 4 console, the platform holder hasn’t done a particularly good job of making a compelling argument for the peripheral. You’ll be able to pick up one of the dual-lens units at launch, but while there’s no doubt that the optical extra looks the part, is there really much point in purchasing the optional device alongside the next generation system?"

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pedrof931879d ago

I don't care about it. But there are small members in my family that may find it amusing. So eventually.

crxss1879d ago

Nope and I'm glad I don't have to ever! Glad it's not required. It would be nice to have voice control on the OS or in-game but that could easily be done through a mic and not a camera

ZodTheRipper1879d ago

Agree as long as Sony doesn't properly support Move with good games. I'd be willing to buy one, but I'm not buying it for some gimmicks with the dualshock.

Elimin81879d ago

Gonna buy it.. I own the Move and Nav. Since they're both compatible and The cam is cheap... Why not!?

1trillindividual1879d ago

Yeah I'm going to get it for my kids, because they would love this, just hope there are more and cool games without the motion controller. but if I didn't have any kids this camera wouldn't be part of my day 1 purchase bundle

JsonHenry1879d ago

I spammed refresh on Amazon to pre-order the PS4 as soon as I possibly could. But I have zero intention of buying an camera unless they just make a killer app for it.

KwietStorm1879d ago

Everyone keeps talking this n that for kids, because they're so against motion gaming. You can't video chat or live stream without the camera. That's why I'm getting it.

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TAURUS-5551879d ago

nope i dont plan on buying the camera

all i want is to play videogames

cameras and sht like belong to xbox1 childish market

3-4-51879d ago

The only way I'd buy the camera, is for that sculpting game, if it turns out to be an actual game.

I could spend years creating stuff with that and never get sick of it.

Other than that, I find no use for it.

badz1491878d ago

I already have MOVE+Nav controller as well. and if KZSF have MOVE support, then why not? FPS with MOVE is the best thing that ever happen on consoles!

rainslacker1878d ago

If they made a game worthwhile for it I would get it. Playroom looks cool and all, but it's just a tech demo. The other superfluous features mentioned in this article aren't interesting to me.

It comes down to, I can buy the camera, or I can buy a game. A game will win out every time.

On the other hand, since I will have the money at launch, maybe I'll get it just to have it in case it does become useful some day. Obviously, more camera's sold means more support. However, given this gen, I don't see motion control becoming any sort of staple beyond tacked on features.

On the third hand, however, I'm not much into motion control, or having my picture taken to be pasted up for others to see over the internet.

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KUV19771879d ago

I will buy it right from the start.

medman1879d ago

As will I kuv1977, as will I.

Steven211879d ago

I'm not exactly excited for the camera, but I will be buying it to support sony and hopefully help expand the install base to get better games and better features. If people don't support it, it becomes obsolete! I want to make sure they offer the best experience possible, and not some gimmicky crap.The more who support it the better. Buy the camera if you can! I know I will be!


I brought the move for the same reason and felt slightly burned, but again I will be getting the camera and hoping for the best

rainslacker1878d ago

It isn't terribly expensive, and your reasoning is sound. It's that burn I would be worried about though. Console launches tend to go hand in hand with buying things due to excitement though.:)

I've been considering it since deciding not to get an X1 and having extra money, I just don't really see any real advantage to buying one day one. As far as support, it's the same chicken and egg we hear about the Vita now. Devs won't support it because of install base, and install base won't rise until the games are there. In this case though, I think Sony does need to show something to make the camera more enticing. It's obvious they want to sell it, but think they don't know what to do with it.

iamnsuperman1879d ago

For me it depends really on money and if I need it to play Killzone Shadowfall with the move (1 if they have made it move compatible 2. If I can't use the original cam for it if it is compatible)

Gimmemorebubblez1879d ago

I might at some point, if their is a killer app. As of now the answer is no.

DigitalRaptor1879d ago (Edited 1879d ago )

I might not get it on launch but probably will afterwards depending on the feedback it gets.

I'm looking forward to seeing the interaction the DualShock 4's lightbar will have with the camera, one example being the split-screen player detection.

slimeybrainboy1879d ago (Edited 1879d ago )

I doubt it, I hate the motion controller stuff. I just want buttons buttons buttons, maybe a touchscreen here and there. Isnt it only like £45 which is a great price? But still I see 0 reasons to own one, even if it can do voice recognition or video chat. The only thing I might like is the ability to scan your image into the game, but this is already possible using EA gameface and I would only like it for sports. I just want to play games, the way we all know how. Everything else is irrelevant to me.