Sony Explains Why PS4 is More Fun than Xbox One

Gameranx: "Shuhei Yoshida has come out to explain just why the PlayStation 4 is a more appealing option than the Xbox One."

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nick3091778d ago

Because he works fof sony and this is pr talk. Both willl be enjoyable, just like this gen.

UltimateMaster1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Read article before you post anything.

Sony is centered on the consumer.
Not trying to get DRM restrictions nor having a kinect spy camera watch you all the time, tough Yoshida himself only said they were focused on the gamers while the editor added the DRM + Kinect.

I get it Microsoft, you are removing the mandatory kinect because people don't want to get spied at from inside their homes.

But that simply means that indeed people that do uses the Kinect will get spied on and the only way not to be spied on is to not plug in the kinect in.

Couldn't you just not support PRISM in the first place as far as the Xbox One is concern?
You're still selling the kinect bundled, it has some features people may be into but won't because of privacy issues.

I don't see a lot of people plotting terrorist attacks while playing Xbox One and if so, how would you make the difference between a real terrorist plot and people playing Call of Duty?
You can't. The way PRISM works is that it's based off words like "Bomb" or "explosion" and that could be just about any military shooter out there.

Gekko361778d ago

@UlimateMaster, don't "bate" me... So you don't like Microsoft and think that Sony are Beautiful wonderful people, cool!!. I think both companies are cool, though I'll be the Xbox One cos it's cooler for me.

If people wat to spy on me and my man in the livingroon "doing the bad thing" then great. I don't give a sh!t.

Since you're not buying one neither should you...yet you do...I wonder why?

UltimateMaster1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Because the majority of people don't want to be spied on.
A lot of people aren't interested in the kinect and would want an Xbox One without it.

And it's not a question of doing bad things or not, it's your personal life, your privacy.
If you want to throw that away for the sake of being a fanboy, good for you, but guess what? Many other people don't want that.

They make petitions against S.O.P.A. because they don't want that sh!t.

UltimateMaster1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Saying an "Alternative" of not having PRISM while still being able to plug your kinect would be in the consumer's best interest.

saber000051778d ago

@Gekko36, U MAD BRO? Calm down and count to five. No need for your hostel negative waves.

He's pointing out his opinion and what the article said. Also, what makes you think that it's just going to be the government that spies on you? Microsoft and Sony has been hacked before. What makes you think people won't try to hack the kinect to get information from you (identity theft). Doesn't the kinect have a microphone?

malokevi1778d ago


"Since you're not buying one neither should you...yet you do...I wonder why? "

"Because the majority of people don't want to be spied on. "

my my... so much compassion for your fellow man! You aught to redirect that compassion towards solving our global food crisis, or supporting people who lost their homes in the recession.

Concern for gamers who don't want to maybe probably not be spied on seems like such a waste of your unfettered altruism.

Cherchez La Ghost1778d ago

@UltimateMaster LoL!! As long as you have an IP Address, Big Brother is always watching. It's just not for Kinect. It can be the camera on your PC/Laptop/Tablet. It can be the information on your smartphone. Hell, people can hack into the camerea on your Smart TV now. The Gov't only wants people who are a risk against national security. And stop just saying MS. MS & Google teamed up to sue the Government for more privacy for consumers. Hit the link below to the IGN article.

Remember it was the US that created the internet. And they gonna justify the means when it comes to National Security.

Godmars2901778d ago

MS still wants to "spy on people" but it has little to nothing to do with SOPA or PRISM. They want to monetize the time you spend using the XB1 selling it off not the government but other companies in the name of ad revenue. That's why Kinect has been forced included though supposedly no longer needed, yet most if not everything for the XB1 has been tailored to include it. Things are still "better w/Kinect".

True_Samurai1778d ago

I read it and it didn't even justify the title. PS vita? OK

pete0071778d ago

well, i believe they should apply their concerns to all their products then. as far as i know all their vaios have cameras, all their xperias have cameras, and so on, even ps4 has a camera, its just bullshit what their claimming

Stsonic1778d ago

The US did not create tbe internet. one english man did.

ziggurcat1778d ago

i'm not a fan of kinect by any means, but thinking MS was going to spy on people through the device is ridiculous.

Palaven1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

The people who think MS are going to spy on users with Kinect have been watching to many movies.

bcrazy181778d ago

@UltimateMaster - Do you really think the Kinect can be used to spy on people? Are you really that naive? Let's think about this rationally and then maybe you'll understand that it won't be used to spy on you. That's just an idiotic opinion on something you have no proof for and the same goes for anyone else who thinks the same. Let's be grown her and not act like a bunch of 10 yr olds who don't have a life and spend their days bashing a console they have no plans of getting in the first place. Thanks

JokesOnYou1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

As soon as I hear "I dont want Kinect spying on me" from someone on the internet, with likely a laptop/pc camera, cell phone, etc and some online social membership like facebook I mediately tune them out as I just can't take anyone that uninformed about the thousands of other ways the govt can attain private info seriously I mean then these same folks actually feel like kinect is the best secret agent device Agent Smith has been waiting for to see them in their underwear. lol, I just dont get it.

btw Yes I think Kinect is just 1 of many reasons X1 will be more fun for me.

ShwankyShpanky1778d ago

"The Gov't only wants people who are a risk against national security."

That is just adorable.

"thinking MS was going to spy on people through the device is ridiculous."
"The people who think MS are going to spy on users with Kinect have been watching to many movies."
"Do you really think the Kinect can be used to spy on people? Are you really that naive?"

I know, right? These ridiculous paranoiacs need Microsoft's own former Chief Privacy Adviser to set them straight:

Ex-Microsoft privacy adviser: I don't trust company after NSA revelations

AngelicIceDiamond1778d ago

"If you want to throw that away for the sake of being a fanboy, good for you,"

So Somebody who buys X1 now is a fanboy?

Great logic there. Its amazing people don't think before they type.

BallsEye1778d ago

"kinect spy camera"

Take off your tinfoil hat and then we can talk.

If it would be article about MS saying how it's better than ps4, comments would be like " PR talk! MS is desperate!

XboxFun1778d ago

Because Kinect is the ONLY way the government could spy on you, lol.

What is this North Korea? When has this become such a big issue?

Oh yea, more lame excuses created to downplay the Xbox One.

Hmmmm, I wonder if anyone of the Sony fanboys will buy the new PS Eye(Kinect) for their new PS4? I wonder will they too have the same fears they had about the Kinect 2.

naaaaw, of course not because now it's Sony right?

I wonder if any news outlet reported the govment spying on people through the original Kinect? Surely that would have came to light right, since MS supports the NSA.

Klad1778d ago

Sony are doing a bundle with the PS4 camera! the new Dualshock controller has a built in Speaker/mic! if you don't think & HUGE company like Sony will attempt to spy on some people through there tech & there gaiki cloud service, then i don't know what to say. Even Nintendo are not as innocent as you may think they are, with there built in Wii Gamepad camera & mic, Neither are Apple...

iphone >i = eye >
Siri (backwards) = Iris

Army_of_Darkness1778d ago

@ gekko,
Easy bro, nobody wants to watch 2 dudes doing the "naughty" in their bedroom. Lmao!

Pogmathoin1778d ago

Correction, Sony want to win you back, after PS2 domination, they lost alot, had alot riding on PS3... nearly destroyed them. Maybe they will continue doing good things, but like any business, once they have you, there comes a time when they feel like they can tell you what to do. Just like when your locked in a contract with Phones, they call the shots. That 'alot of people don't want to be spied on' are fanboys, a small noisy minority in the grand scheme of things...

FamilyGuy1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

"Yoshida said. “We want consumers to look at how much fun it is to use this system, not just for playing games but for finding out about games and sharing the experience with other people."

This is a huge factor for me. Being able to seamlessly watch a friend play any game they've decided to live stream, jump into the game at a really fast speed and even playing a game as it downloads/before it's finished downloading.
I love the social aspect of following popular streamers and easily seeing game play of the games I might be interested in. All from the comfort of my gaming console. It's funny because it caters to my interest/wish/desire and it also helps Sony as a form of game advertisement. Watching people play is a way of letting a game sell itself. So many times I see what my friends on PS3 are playing and wish I could just pop in and view what they're doing, especially if it's a game I don't have.

2cents1778d ago

Are we doing this all over again?

On topic, the article title is just flame bait. Yoshida said no such thing, the artie is based off "We want consumers to look at how much fun it is to use this system".
No cause for rage here. Don't give gameranx what they want.

Bigpappy1778d ago

@UltimateMaster: That user name alone shows you got your head stuck in you own bottom. No one voting you in charge of speaking for the majority or minority. You are just a kid on the internet who happens to be a Sony fanboy. Getting in line, there are plenty of those.

nukeitall1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

What is ironic is the people saying "MS spying" are the same ones with laptop, tablet or smart phone camera. All those devices, right now has apps that infect your device and opens up the camera for real spying.

In many cases, these spying of infected machines results in blackmail and even suicide.

Here is an article just this early May about it:

"Meet the men who spy on women through their webcams"

The vast majority isn't concerned there, but somehow they are so concerned about MS console which is a closed platform.

Please bring your altruism to where it matters and let us others that don't want your "goodwill" to ruin our fun.

By the way, Kinect has a microphone, maybe it is trying to spy on you by listening? /sarcasm

CerebralAssassin1778d ago

Can you do us all a favor and ask mommy and daddy before log in again?

ShwankyShpanky1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

"What is ironic is the people saying "MS spying" are the same ones with laptop, tablet or smart phone camera. All those devices, right now has apps that infect your device and opens up the camera for real spying."

Your remote viewing capabilities are truly astounding, to be sure. Who cares about Kinect when apparently nukeitall can see right into our homes with no hardware assistance whatsoever!

There's no camera on my laptop. There's no camera connected to my PC. I don't own a tablet. My phone (that stares at the inside of my pocket) is a BlackBerry, which has notoriously good security. Not everyone so willingly surrenders themselves to the surveillance state.

Of course, those are all false equivalencies on a number of different levels, but the naive and/or apathetic swing them around like trump cards.

Doesn't really matter what I think, though, since the XBL EULA *admits* that Kinect is and/or can be used to spy on you. The current XBL EULA includes the following. Keep in mind that the term "Services" will cover a much broader spectrum with the One.

"If you use ... Kinect, we may also collect data about the way in which you interact with the console and the Services to improve Microsoft products and services."

...and this:

"Personal information collected by Microsoft may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country or region in which Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or service providers maintain facilities. You consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country or region."

...and of course:

"we may access or disclose information about you, including the content of your communications, in order to: (a) comply with the law or respond to lawful requests or legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of Microsoft or our customers, including the enforcement of our agreements or policies governing your use of the Services; and (c) act on a good faith belief that such access or disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of Microsoft employees, customers, or the public."

All of these terms subject to the interpretation of MS/govt lawyers. At least we can sleep sound in the knowledge that multinational corporations and government never abuse their powers or the public trust... right?

It's not like Caspar Bowden knows WTF he's talking about... right?

Rageanitus1777d ago

Correction they are all out there to get your money. Till the day we do not see overpriced arcade/mini games and free mods, dlc they are still centered around your money and money grabbing.

trouble_bubble1777d ago

"had alot riding on PS3... nearly destroyed them."

wow, in what alternate universe did that happen?

You know, it doesn't matter that they sold over 80 mil, surpassing the 360 with one year less on the market, doesn't matter how many Q1-Q4 reports they issue showing that gaming is one of their most successful tentpoles alongside their movie studios, it'll always be 2007. Dooooooom!

glenn19791777d ago


B-radical1777d ago

At the end of the day sony is just a company that want's money......the only difference between them and microsoft is that they are making there fans happy making people more willing to buy there console

morganfell1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

"i'm not a fan of kinect by any means, but thinking MS was going to spy on people through the device is ridiculous."

Look at everything we have discovered the NSA is doing to unconstitutionally spy on people worldwide. As little as a year ago most people said the idea of such activity was also ridiculous. Now look where we are. Welcome to 1984.

Also bear in mind that Microsoft, one of the principle creators of Prism stated they would vigorously fight any attempt by government agencies to utilize Kinect for spying. That very statement is an admission such illegal information gathering is possible.

UltimateMaster1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

And here's a 1000 reasons why it's not a concern, because other device support it like facebook and smartphones.

Nobody agreed to them in the first place.

Remember Justin Carver, remember how he said a few sarcastic stuff on Facebook, which is part of PRISM and now he is facing 8 years of prison in court.
Even if he said: Jk.
But even if everyone knew it was a joke and he didn't want any harm, they still want to make an example of him.

Can't say I didn't warn you.

Everything on Skype will be recorded as well so you may want to avoid making any jokes.
Hell, with their Reputation system, you might as well not get a mic if you'd want to jerk around.

Hitman07691777d ago

@saber00005 @UltimateMaster

lmao, you better throw away your smartphone and log off the internet permanently if you're that scared little buddies. ;)

schubacca1777d ago

@UltimateMaster: We get it, you like Sony and do not link MS.

But Nick309 is right on is calling this PR speak and stating that BOTH machines will be enjoyable.

Telling him to read the article is laughable especially after the drivel that you posted.

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Ketzicorn1778d ago

The funny thing is he doesn't even mention the X1 just talks about what he feels the PS4 does well. These headlines are ridiculous some times.

MrDead1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

You’re right but this title will guarantee hits for the site.

Shuhei Yoshida doesn’t even mention the Xbox.

“We continue to say what we've been saying since February - PS4 is really designed for consumers and focused on how people want to play games. At the same time, we've really made sure that it's hardware which game developers will enjoy making games on,” Yoshida said. “We want consumers to look at how much fun it is to use this system, not just for playing games but for finding out about games and sharing the experience with other people.

“Of course, we have large studios, Sony Worldwide Studios creating exclusive titles for PS4, as well as what is, for me, one of the most exciting aspects of PS4 - the amount of indie people who have expressed interest and are already making games for PS4, as well as PS Vita. The ease of use, the performance... It's very powerful hardware. We believe this is the most powerful console ever made. The content, the games available, the usage of PS4 surrounding games... That's the message we've been communicating, and we'll continue to do that.”

Can anyone spot where the Xbox is mentioned?

Blaze9291778d ago (Edited 1778d ago ) about the interview this response was pulled from?

"Q: But in terms of the direct launch of your hardware against Microsoft's hardware now - if you have an audience of consumers in front of you, what do you say to them is the difference, the reason why they should buy a PS4 and not an Xbox One?"

patsrule3161778d ago

MrDead is correct. The question he was asked may have been why should you buy PS4 over XB1, but his answer wasn't why PS4 is better than XB1. His answer was why he thinks people should buy a PS4. He gave a very diplomatic response, and did not knock the competition in his answer. The headline is not representative of the information in the article.

MrDead1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )


And did he state that the "PS4 is More Fun than Xbox One" like the title implies?

The title should be Why Sony Thinks You Should Buy the PS4. His reply doesn’t mention the Xbox.

Blaze9291778d ago


lol make up your mind. who cares. what will it change? you all are something else i swear lls

GiggMan1778d ago

Very diplomatic indeed.

Not only did he not mention Xbox but everything he said is true and completely honest.

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andrewer1778d ago

indeed, frontal assault like this is ridiculous. I'm here for the games, a PS4 with no games is as "fun" as a Xbox One with no games. So, the console is not fun, just a system to deliver it through games.

JackStraw1778d ago

didn't say the xbox one wouldn't be fun. it said the ps4 will be more fun. stop being a neutral nimrod.

nick3091778d ago

Getting both like this gen.

Ps4Console1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Let the "Gamer" decide .
I'am sure us gamers will tell you the truth on what we think ?

Thunderhawkxbox1778d ago

Of course he's right with more indie games than real AAA games will be more fun

otherZinc1778d ago

I'm waiting for one of these so called "journalists" to ask him or a SONY in house dev: "when are you going to let us play a game that demonstrates the power of the PS4"?

Killzone:SF doesn't have "campaign" co-op, it's single player, horde mode co-op is a side mission download you have to pay extra for.
And, Killzone:SF doesn't do both:
1080p "native" @ 60fps in sp or multi...its either they do one or the other.

Drive Club
You're racing against friggin "ghost cars, And, DC isn't 1080p "native" @ 60fps.

So, where's all this power?

If someone says PS4 can do both in any mode, please provide a link

T21778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

ghost cars? LOL what the hell are you talking about the whole idea of the game is to create clubs and race online... hence the name..

"Sony has posted a trio of videos from Gamescom of its upcoming PlayStation 4 racer DriveClub in action, running at something "closer to" the game's native 1080p resolution.
"In the first video, rival Clubs faced each other over the duration of Gamescom, and racers were able to align themselves with one in order to score points with their performance. Even though the team of Evolution's community development manager Jamie Brayshaw wasn't "the fastest overall, [they] earned the most fame points to win the challenge." So the video plays out with his club "Like A Boss" ultimately victorious."

DigitalRaptor1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

I want to know what part of Killzone: Shadow Fall was possible on a current gen machine, because I don't see much that is. That is all you had to ask yourself, rather than look like an exuberant rabid troll, making no sense of even his own words.

And Drive Club isn't native 1080p?? Racing against ghost cars??? What are you smoking there in la la land? Man you idiots are getting more broken by the day.

THC CELL1778d ago

A British man called Tim Berners-Lee created the world wide web a American created the internet, research started in the 60s

otherZinc1778d ago


That link you provided is exactly what I'm talking about,; there are no cars on the track! I mean wtf, how boring is that going to get?

I've seen several Drive Club videos and it's either ghost cars or nothing.

They continue to tell us how powerful the PS4 is, its time to show us. Drive Club should be both:
1080p "native" @ 60fps No Excuses!

DigitalRaptor1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

@ otherZinc

1) You're admitting you were wrong about native 1080p then? If you can't get that right, how can you expect anyone to take your garbage seriously?

2) Are you really that dense to think that DriveClub is not going to have actual cars to race against? I'm literally lost for words that you believe that. It's a social racer, how can there be no people to race against????? Man..... You are watching the driving being demonstrated in a game called DriveClub. Drive = driving. Club = a group of people racing.

3) PS4 is more powerful than your favourite next gen console. It's factual. Microsoft PR have already attempted to convince you otherwise, but everyone with half a brain knows it. Launch games have never been an indicator of how powerful a console is, at least I've never seen so.

4) DriveClub has dynamic systems that a 1080p @ 60fps Forza 5 doesn't. Real time lighting, non-baked, dynamic weather systems, day / dusk / night racing, environments that are modelled as more than just skyline eye-candy. There's more going on in DriveClub than you'd like to bother looking into, and ironically, your excuse is "no excuses".


Blachek1778d ago

this article is misleading. He spouts PR theory and gemeranx mislabled for attention. No different from what Microsoft or even Nintendo believe for that matter.

I'm going to post my opinion on Sony, skip and read on if you don't care.

I don't like them, I don't care if you don't agree.

bganci1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

There is a absurd amount of PS fanboys commenting. Who the heck is still concerned about being spied on? You don't even have to have the kinect plugged in. Both consoles look great. If you really think Xbox Fanboys are worse than PS'S? Think again. There is no proof that Microsoft will spy on anyone. Stop acting like you know. Grow up.

LordDhampire1777d ago

While Im not worried about the government spying on me, I do always worry about normal people hacking it...but its a tiny worry(way in the back of my mind) but I refuse to pay for something I know I won't use other than like the first time you use voice to turn it on then the gimmick runs out.

I know for a fact they will drop the price with a kinectless bundle within the next year, then Ill buy one

TAURUS-5551777d ago

ps4 is winning the console war..hands down

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Stuntz1778d ago

These articles are so dumb lol. HE IS SONY WHY WOULD HE SAY O MAN WHY THE PS4 SUCKS COMPARED TO X1. That is like Major Nelson coming out and saying man Why this X1 is so much better than the PS4. They are irrelevant, can we just wait until they both launch so the consumers can decide whats better?

byeGollum1778d ago (Edited 1778d ago )

Media/title spin best suited for N4G.

I suggest you read the article.

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Xsilver1778d ago

Read the Article people.