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PS4, next gen rivalry and the Vita rescue plan: in conversation with PlayStation’s Jim Ryan

Edge:We meet SCEE president and CEO Jim Ryan in ebullient mood the day after Sony’s Gamescom presentation, at which the platform holder seemed very confident in its next gen proposition. Microsoft is increasingly turning up the heat, though, and with a series of policy changes and the offer of a free copy of FIFA with every Xbox One, the choice between the two consoles isn’t as clear as it once was. Here, we discuss PlayStation’s Gamescom announcements, what they mean for PS4 and Vita and how the next gen race is shaping up.

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Docknoss1542d ago

PS Vita Rescue plan, that proves Sony's business strategy isn't full proof.

user74029311542d ago (Edited 1542d ago )

wheres your proof full?

its meant 4 ps4.

GribbleGrunger1542d ago

mmmm ... So Gaikai IS coming to the PS3 too:

"Yeah sure and I’ll tell you why is wasn’t touched upon last night. So the plan is to begin with North America next year and the plan is to provide a streaming service that will allow for PS3 content initially to be streamed to firstly PS4 then PS Vita and then PS3."

Septic1542d ago

"And you know, by the way, if you want to play Battlefield on a next gen console then the only one you can do it on is PS4."

Eh? What is he on about?

"It starts off appealing to the core gamer and then hopefully as the price comes down then the audience broadens, and I don’t think there’s any particular reason to think that that model will change on this particular cycle. "

See guys- it is a marketing strategy at its core.

Really good interview though. Why can't Phil Harrison act down to earth and actually answer questions directly like Jim Ryan does? Sony spokesman are far more transparent that MS'.

ZodTheRipper1542d ago

"See guys- it is a marketing strategy at its core. "

What are you talking about? Playstation consoles always were games first - multimedia second.
Do you want to say that a 400€ device these days shouldn't be able to perform the most basic stuff like Internet, Music, Photos and Videos? It's still called PLAYstation and everybody who is interested in a PS4 is so because of the games and nothing else, and Sony knows that better than anyone else ...so I don't understand why people are still bringing up that argument.

vivid831542d ago

here's an escape plan for the vita...... make original games I'm sick of ports I think I've played my vita twice this year

bothebo1542d ago

Didn't state a plan at all.... so there are third party games coming.... great where are they?

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