Submitted by GamePodunk 715d ago | opinion piece

The PS4 Loses A Sale... Thanks To The PS3

GP writer Jared discusses some of the difficulties the PS4 may face around launch and early on afterwards. (PS3, PS4)

golding89   715d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(8)
rrquinta  +   715d ago
I am getting a PS4 at launch with Watch_Dogs, but I'll definitely be keeping my PS3.
avengers1978  +   715d ago
PS3 is a great console, many new ip's still coming out for it. Playstation will continue to support it for 3-5 more years, and it will look great next to my day one PS4 with Watchdogs and KZSF
SolidStoner  +   715d ago
ps3 will stay just for the free online :) and so many games are still coming out for it..
b163o1  +   715d ago
Agreed, if my minds serves me correctly they just stop making "Madden" for the PS2 a year ago, so it'll be supported well...
miyamoto  +   715d ago
Funny, I wouldn't have known about the PS4 if I have not a PS3... so PS4 gets one more sale because of PS3. there you go.
ArchangelMike  +   715d ago
Same here, I'm keeping my PS3 but still getting a PS4 for Christmas. Win Win!
supes_24  +   715d ago
Same here. I'm not getting rid of my PS3 for the Bluray feature alone. It's constantly updated, 3D, movie services and of course the continued support for games.
kparks  +   715d ago
My day 1 ps4 will be in my living room and my ps3 will move to the bedroom!
aceitman  +   715d ago
how about if xbox fans wait till sony announces more launch titles at gamescom , cause sony does have more games to show , they didn't take everything out there bag for show at e3 like someone else did. then u can speak . plus we have loads of indie games coming at launch too.day one ps4.
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cedaridge  +   715d ago
PS3 vs. PS4 = 1 Hell of a fight. I'm keepin my ps3 and i'm waitin on my ps4.
#Sony make.believe
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Pancit_Canton  +   715d ago
PS3 loses a sale thanks to PS2. In the end, the PS3 did great. The Playstation cycles continues...
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gamingfriend  +   715d ago
Xbone whats that golding ? Anywho im getting the only console I know of the ps4, because even the wii doesnt come close and it the ps4's only real competition.
josephayal  +   715d ago
PS4 is way more powerful but
I'm sure both consoles will have their own exclusives, Why does everyone always have to cry about which console is better?
gamingfriend  +   715d ago
Its called console wars been around since the dawn of time.
staticdash22  +   715d ago
I'm getting a PS4 because none of MS studios are as good as Sony's entire first party.
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Rimeskeem  +   715d ago
can we all agree that sonys studios for playstation are a bit better then MS studios
prettyboy12  +   715d ago
yes...yes we can
DigitalRaptor  +   715d ago
Of course we can. They've proved it time and time again.
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madjedi  +   715d ago
Blame that on ms for gutting it's 1st party studios 3-4 yrs ago, and treating every ip not named halo or gears of wars(epic owns the ip) like a red headed stepchild, while trying to push kinect at hardcore gamers that weren't interested.

If ms hadn't done all that, they would be still not quite up to par with the sony's 1st party studios(at least in so far as number of studios). (hypothetical scenario anyway)

You just would have had a more respectable 1st party lineup, that would have maintained a certain lvl of confidence or trust/faith for current 360 owners moving on to the next gen.

That ms will still be pumping out plenty exclusive 1st party titles, for the xbox one 3-4 yrs after the one launches. Instead of the current situation, were it looks like the last 4 yrs of the 360's thread bare exclusive non kinect lineup.

I am getting a ps4 at launch, based on the good faith that sony has shown ps3 gamers this generation, with the phenomenal 1st party support and variety of games, even if not all of them appeal to me.

Maybe i am just a sony fanboy, but the other two aren't inspiring anywhere remotely near the same lvl of confidence in their platform that sony is with the ps4.

Although a next gen crackdown would be kick-ass, maybe sunset overdrive will fill that void.
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Bathyj  +   715d ago
No I dont at all.

Change "bit" with "lot" and you'll get your agree.
_FantasmA_  +   715d ago
Man law? Okay then its settled.
EXVirtual  +   715d ago
I just got Tales of Xillia limited edition and I plan to keep my PS3 right next to my PS4. I plan to get Tales of Xillia 2 limited edition as well.
telekineticmantis  +   715d ago
Totally agree, I was hyped for Next Gen
but what's really there for early adopters? What are we supposed to do about GTA5, Madden, 5 star Wrestling, Puppeteer, Beyond 2 souls? Sony better explain that Gaikai Backwards compatibilit at Gamescom, or I and many others will be using that preorder money elsewhere. Some of my co-workers have lost their Next Gen hype after seeing GTA5, they better find a way to get these games on PS4/Xbone.
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Hicken  +   715d ago
There's never really anything there for early adopters. Come on, man, you act like this is anything new. What was there that was REALLY standout for PS3/360/Wii? Or for PS2/Xbox/GC/DC?

Each console has one or two exclusive games at or around launch that are really good. Then there's multiplats to fill it out, and after a bit, the exclusives really get to rolling.

Then again, Sony's been talking about the PS4 having the biggest launch lineup of any console ever, and compared to the Vita, the next gen console is sorely lacking right now. So expect more games to be announced for the launch window.

And what do you know: Gamescom is almost here.
telekineticmantis  +   715d ago
There was the previous gens hits, plus the ext gen experience...
isarai  +   715d ago
so you're not buying a Ps4 because PS3 gave you too many good games?
Anon1974  +   715d ago
That's what he's saying. Although, from the sounds of it he's only talking about waiting until after Christmas and not buying one at launch.

I find I'm in the exact same boat. Christmas time isn't a time for me to focus on myself. I've got friends and family who come first, so when I pick up a PS4, it'll probably be after the Christmas rush. And, like the author, I have such a backlog of games downloaded form PSN+, I could probably spend a full year gaming with these and the games I already own and haven't had time to complete yet.

Like was mentioned below, he's not saying the PS3 is causing a lost PS4 sales, he's just saying it's postponing his PS4 sale. I can completely understand where he's coming from. Even with a PS4, I can see the PS3 still being my primary game console for at least another solid year or so.
MysticStrummer  +   715d ago
I support golding's right to spend his money in a way that I think is ridiculous.

PS4 me because in all my years of gaming, which goes back to the pre-Ataric era and a console called Odyssey, no company has brought quality exclusive content as consistently as Sony. That makes me stay with their brand, and it will until they give me a reason to leave it. I went from Magnavox to Atari to Coleco to Nintendo, stayed with N for two generations, and it's been Sony ever since.

I don't think MS makes a bad console by any means, unless you're talking proven mechanical reliability of course, but I haven't been a fan of MS the company since well before they got into the console business. I don't know what they'd have to do to get me to consider buying a console from them, but whatever it is they haven't done it yet and their exclusives don't do much for me that I can't find elsewhere.

What this article is really saying is that the PS4 isn't losing a sale to PS3, it's merely postponing that sale, and that's completely understandable.

PS4 the win.
gamingisnotacrime  +   715d ago
dont agree with the people canceling pre orders

but i do feel the same way, the ps3 has me covered well into the ps4 lifecycle. I did the same with the ps3 and it was worth the wait
bjmartynhak  +   715d ago
Nice avatar :)
Godmars290  +   715d ago
With everything that's coming out for the PS3, especially on the JRPG front, Namco trying out F2P versions of Tekken *AND* Ace Combat, nevermind a console version at half the price, its easy to see how the PS4's biggest competition is looking to be it's "failed" older brother.
Nes_Daze  +   715d ago
Well Sony isn't really known for shutting down support for their older consoles and leaving all those consumers with almost no choice, so yes that could take some sales away from the successor.
DigitalRaptor  +   715d ago
I disagree. I can't say no to inFamous: Second Son, Primal Carnage: Genesis, and sharper versions of games that i'm looking forward to: Watch_Dogs, Assassin's Creed IV, Battlefield 4, Metal Gear Solid V, The Evil Within etc.

But god knows I'll be buying less PS4 games, as I already have enough of a backlog on my PS3, and Beyond: Two Souls, Dark Souls II, GT6, Puppeteer, GTA V, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, Lords of Shadow 2 and South Park: The Stick of Truth to look forward to.
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Mookie  +   715d ago
Sony not worry about you. You're going to buy a ps4 eventuall.they still getting ur money with the ps3
arbitor365  +   715d ago
sony is going for a three pronged attack with the PS4, the PS3 (which has been well supported this year with last of us, GOW ascension, gran turismo 6, Beyond, dragon's crown, and the puppeteer) and the vita, which will see a boost in sales thanks to killzone mercenary and a price drop.

sony is going to put alot of new consoles in houses and alot of games in those consoles. you will see all these PS4 pre orders coming into fruition and alot of PS3s being sold thanks to GT6.
STEWIE_PLAY_PS4  +   715d ago
I just read this? Dumb... My answer to say PS3 lose to sale thank PS4 to won reason that why PS4 high power and high more 64 or more +100 play than PS3 lose!.
CertifiedGamer  +   715d ago
I don't know how Sony is lossing, after all I am buying 2 PS4's? I am getting my little brother one as well so they ain't losing with me.
DarkBlood  +   715d ago
well As a collector im certainly aint dropping the ps3 any time in the future at all not when i have 99 ps3 games *physical* so far that will continue to rise.

im still getting a ps4 and it will sit right along my other consoles old and new
_FantasmA_  +   715d ago
Why not get both and have more quality games than you could ever hope for. You can have a PS3 and PS4 right next to each other. Big brother and little brother can play nicely. Or you can put each PlayStation in a different room and play on when someone else is using the other TV.

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