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Submitted by Abriael 347d ago | news

Naughty Dog CoFounder: “Two Years Ago Microsoft Was Going to Win this Gen. That’s Not The Case Now”

Naughty Dog Co-Founder and former Studio President Jason Rubin is quite confident in Sony’s possibilities to do well this generation, especially due to the internal change brought to the company by people like Mark Cerny. (PS4, Xbox One)

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Abash  +   347d ago | Well said
Microsoft had Sony and PlayStation in a position they'll never get them in again, they could have really dominated them some time ago but Sony made all the right moves with turning around the PS3 and making the PS4. Now Sony is in great form and looking to take the market by storm with the PlayStation 4
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JhawkFootball06  +   347d ago
Nobody knows the future. Sony is doing extremely well with this launch, better than Microsoft by great margins. Both consoles will do well, but as we saw with the Wii, the market is too unpredictable to estimate what will happen for years to come.

Sony is hands down winning the gamers' market which Microsoft needs to understand is tremendously more crucial than the casual market. The gamers' market, especially the hardcore gamers are the ones that will be using your system the most, and likely supporting you the most. But most importantly, the ones that will come back.
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pedrof93  +   347d ago
They forgot to make more exclusives that's why.
abzdine  +   347d ago
i applaude MS for the 360, but that success wouldn't have been existing if PS3 didn't come that late, even with that high price.
right now a new PlayStation is coming at the same time and cheaper, i can only wish MS good luck not to give up too fast because when i see how the world is hyped for PS4 i don't think anything can stop it if they keep doing what they are doing and by keeping it real and no BS with consumers.

and Rubin, come back to Sony!!!
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BigShotSmoov007  +   347d ago
The one mistake MS made last gen which I hope they correct this time around is first party games and studios. That Sony's biggest wild card and if MS keeps giving them that edge, Sony will always be in the console war and could possibly win it this gen.
mattdillahunty  +   347d ago | Well said
it's funny, because when you look at it, in a weird way Microsoft almost deserves as much credit as Sony does for Sony's success. Sony is obviously doing things right, no question. but for the past few years, Microsoft has been doing so many things wrong that when Sony even does basic things that a console manufacturer should do, it gets much more attention than it should.

for example, here are some of the things Sony has been doing well:

--they don't treat their customers like they have a below average IQ.
--they don't try to nickle-and-dime their customers to death. yes, Sony's main objective is to make money just as much as Microsoft's is, but at least Sony isn't so blatant about it.
--Sony actually makes it seem like they care about gamers and gaming in general. whether or not they do is honestly irrelevant, but the point is that they at least have the appearance of caring.
--most importantly, Sony works towards giving us unique exclusives only available on the Playstation brand. yes, multiplatform games have the strongest hold on the console business nowadays, but still...one of the main difference-makers in choosing a console is exclusives. Sony gives us more unique ones than MS, and more high quality ones (imo).

if you look at those reasons, none of them are really above and beyond what a console maker should do. any decent company should do these things. hell, Nintendo does them for the most part (their problems lie in other areas). but Microsoft? they can't even get the basics right, which makes their competition look even better.

don't get me wrong, i'm not at all trying to make it sound like Sony doesn't deserve any credit. they do, in fact. but Microsoft's blunders are also playing a huge role in Sony's recent success.
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mikeslemonade  +   347d ago
^JHAWK

The had a buzz before it was released. And then the Wii kept snowballing. The X1 is the most expensive system and there's system selling quality at all other than it's the "next xbox". Xbox is a strong brand but Sony is the stronger brand, so that negates that selling capability.
JhawkFootball06  +   347d ago
@mikeslemonade

What I was more trying to imply is that Microsoft is too worried about the casual game market than the hardcore gamers. The Wii was selling like hot cakes, everybody remember that meme of the wii "it prints money!!!!"

But as we've seen all those casual gamers' that bought the wii, didn't support Nintendo and buy the Wii U. So if Microsoft loses their hardcore fanbase, they are done.
nukeitall  +   347d ago
@abash:

I find your statement incredibly ironic, consider the twists and turns of the console industry to be like a soap opera!

Remember when Sony dominated with the PS1 and PS2 while MS and Nintendo looked like a joke with original Xbox and GameCube, to Xbox 360 gaining steam, but Wii winning, then Xbox 360 gaining, to Xbox One uncertain future, while Wii U is barely hanging in, to PS4 seemingly have a very positive start, but Xbox One is now generating massive positive buzz due to the interface videos coming online.

Like JhawkFootball06 said, the market is very unpredictable. Just enjoy it!
UltimateMaster  +   347d ago
@JhawkFootball06

If the PS4 can have the momentum and sales that the Wii had, then for sure it's winning next gen as the Wii currently won last gen quite early on.
Omegasyde  +   347d ago
@jhawk

I agree. Most Wii owners bought first party titles for the most part. Granted this meant more money in Nintendo's pocket but the attachment rate wasn't as high as Xbox or ps3.

In the begining of the PS3 life cycle the attachment rate was horrible but improved later on due to exclusives. I think with the Wiiu Nintendo has been holding off of their usual big titles for a bit too long i.e. mario kart, smash brothers, mario(insert sport), Zelda, Metroid. I know that's why I am holding off on buying a WiiU until more games are out for it.

To be perfectly honest Microsoft is targeting more of the average joe then they are the hardcore crowd.
LonDonE  +   347d ago
@BigShotSmoov007
one thing wrong last gen? r u kidding me?
RED RING OF DEATH SAYS HELLO?
What about pay to play online model? which Microsoft has implemented since o.g xbox? and now Sony has done it too, granted at-least with Sony you get a much sweeter deal,free games play and some to own, etc but this is still major B.S!

Why we the gamers have to pay to play our rightfully bought games online is ludicrous! especially when you consider the most played online console games last gen where P2P, and so we were the server, or the host of the match was the server, and so why we have to pay anyone a fee for accessing this is stupid as hell!

With dedicated servers its fair enough, servers have to be maintained etc but why for p2p games?
Granted Microsoft has claimed with the powerz of de cloudz lol most games will be dedicated servers on xbox1 using azure, but it still remains to be seen!

Regardless i have been pc gaming for decades with dedicated servers and at no extra cost,so why console companies have to charge is stupid!!! but understandable, i still think P2P games should be free online, and dedicated games can charge, that would be more fair!
Most of the ps3 first party online games where also dedicated servers so why xbots think its new tech is laughable!!

Either way Microsoft has made LOTS of mistakes this gone generation, lets not sugar coat it!
If Sony didn't use the cell and make programming hard and expensive, then i doubt Microshaft would have done as well! also red ring of death inflated the total xbox3FixMe sales numbers, trust me Sony were arrogant at the ps3 launch after riding the ps2 success, but now Sony has been humbled and they are hungry to dominate all over again! Microsoft watch out!!! lol
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Zuperman  +   347d ago
The reason why the PS3 wasn't that successful in the beginning of last gen was because of...

1. 1 Year released after the 360
2. $599.99 price
3. New architect "Cell" that was hard to develop.
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Koyes  +   347d ago
I believe it was lack of first party titles and the focus on Kinect that caused the downfall of the Xbox
insomniacgamer  +   347d ago
Core gamers don't trumpet one system over another, they play what they want and the corporations and hype be damned. That said...

Cpt. Obvious says M$ screwed up by substituting DDR5 for DDR3 to force the Kinect. They also tried pushing a draconian drm policy on everyone. They are not stupid though and nobody knows what lies ahead with them (the Cloud being an unknown factor, sdram potential, and the impact of focusing on targeting families and controlling the living room tv).

Sony was smart to not go cheap on hardware, to listen to the fans, and keep it simple for developers to work with. Where they are in trouble though is with their corporation itself. They are in trouble financially. How that bodes in the long run has to be factored into the equation as it could affect the infrastructure in ways you can not predict post launch and long run.

Also, Naughty Dog is of course going to tout the PS4 as they are an exclusive dev for it(akin to M$ Studios saying Xbox One is better). Just buy what your friends are buying (PS4 or Xbox One) and have fun. Trip on hardware and you may as well go balls deep and pony up with the pc as that trumps all in that area.

Console wars and fanboys make me laugh. Grow a pair, play what you want without listening to Cpt. Hype (one way or the other), and if you have fun then to hell with those that downtalk ya. My .02
DVAcme  +   346d ago
Not only that, but hardcore gamers are also the most jealous of their wallet. They demand palpable benefits for their investment, including quality of games, features of the system, online infrastructure and of course price range. Sony is already ahead of the game in this regard with a consistent stable of quality franchises, more powerful system hardware, PS+ and the lower price range of the console.

Sony also has an edge over Microsoft in two regards: brand loyalty and international sales. MS user might be more willing to jump ship to the PS4 this new gen, but PS3 users are much more likely to stay with the PS4 than jump to the XB1. As for international sales, the PS4 is getting released on many more markets before the XB1, and has a more internationally-flavored library of games than the XB1's more Americocentric library. By the time the XB1 gets released on those market, Sony will already have a huge lead.
neogeo  +   346d ago
MS and Nintendo also forget that "Gamers" Are the true marketing. We gamers have the loudest voices and we control the sheep known as casuals. Casuals don't spend much time researching what's the best, they take the advice from hardcore gamers because we are the ones shouting it from the rooftops. We are the ones writing the articals. So when MS or Nin think they can abandon gamers they have a hard lesson to learn.
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LoTuZ  +   346d ago
Actually companies have forecasting methods which end up being right more than one would think.

If you consider the price difference between the 2, the sales figures, and the release dates, I think it tells a lot.
allformats  +   347d ago
That's what happen when you have execs who care nothing about gaming running your videogames department, Microsoft. A total lack of understanding of your demographic's needs, leading to massive destruction in the Xbox brand, per DRM-gate.

All Sony needed was an opening to regain its footing, and that's exactly what Microsoft's mistakes have allowed Sony to do.

The Eighth generation of gaming is now Sony's to lose.
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DVAcme  +   346d ago
Hell, Microsoft's basically been doing Sony's job for them with all the dumb decisions they've made pre-launch. They do something stupid, Sony goes "we're not doing that" and they instantly win. It's like there's a Sony double agent inside MS poisoning their water coolers with stupid juice or something.
HighResHero  +   347d ago
You pretty much took the words right out of my mouth Abash.
MS had their chance, but with their marketing the games division could stay afloat.

I also kinda want most of the COD fanboy types and whiners to stay on xbox live though, so this could be a win-win for me. Also, competition can still be good even though Sony looks to dominate with the PS4.
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Killjoy3000  +   347d ago
The little kids don't know facts, they'll just scream "Mommy, all I want is an Xbox."
redwin  +   346d ago
I'm a parent and I'm getting the box, I know about games and I've had every system since Atari. I love games and I just like the feel of the Xbox. Those that make me inferior? I like the system with a hard drive, big controller and a good online service. Obviously Sony thinks those are all strong points since they have copied it all including the paid service, for which you demonized MS for doing, and now is a good thing because Sony is doing it? Now I'm happy about the unlimited cloud storage space for all Xbox players. Yes, ps4 has more power than the box, but the box was built to run off the cloud not a cd. We'll see what happens later. Ms has a good infrastructure, and that is a plus. Remember, the dreamcast was more powerful than the ps2, the genesis was more powerful than the Super Nintendo and the ps3 was a lot more powerful than the 360. In all these instances the little guy did ok. Picking a different console other than the popular one doesn't make you stupid, it just means you made a different choice. If not, the we would have only one brand of car on the road. Game on!
Bigpappy  +   347d ago
I really don't think M$ is focused on crushing Sony. I have yet to hear them say a bad thing about Sony or their console. Sony is presenting themselves as the anti-M$, by trying to counter their every move. But M$ seem to be just focused on what they want to do. Not on Sony.

Having said that. Mark did do a good job designing PS4. M$ also did a good job designing X1 around their vision and features. Who will sell more over the next few years will depend on which appeals to more people.
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xHeavYx  +   347d ago
What's MS going to say? " Sony has been pouring new IPs and great games, we think that's an attack to their fanbase, whose wallets are dry" or " Sony is showing how little they care about their consumers by not forcing them to buy a gimmick" or what about "we don't want our loyal customers to have to buy a be tv, that's why we don't support 1080p, other than that racing game with pre baked lightning, no day/ night cycle"
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iceman06  +   347d ago
Don't get it twisted. MS wants to crush ANY competitor. It's business. You don't just LET someone take marketshare. That being said, it's not as emotionally fueled as the fanboy console wars. There isn't too much mudslinging. It's pretty much standard business tit for tat. I don't see Sony as presenting themselves as the anti-Xbox as much as presenting themselves as pro-gamer. MS has taken the stance of trying to gain everybody in one fell swoop. The all in one approach. Sony, on the other hand, has tried to get the core and use that to boost word of mouth to attract the rest. Two different approaches to the same end...hopefully successful business.
rainslacker  +   347d ago
The only reason Sony is seemingly countering MS every move is because the moves MS were making were completely ludicrous. People kept asking Sony if they were going to do it. Sony was forced to respond. If that is countering, then I don't really know what to say.

In fact, since the reveal, and since the 180's almost every "counter", has been in relation to the weaknesses of the X1(some overblown) and the policies of MS, when it seems that it's business as usual at Sony.
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redwin  +   346d ago
All I know is that since MS came to the picture we have gotten great resurgence in American games, hard drives instead of memory cards, great online service, bigger controller, indie games. It can't be bad, Sony copied all that from MS and you all like that about Sony. So, MS can't be that bad.
MichaelLito79  +   347d ago
To early to call a winner. I stopped by a game store today and the xbox one kiosk were there I started asking and believe it or not even Sony fans were impressed. Many indicating that they were buying both. Right now MS is focused and messaging is much better. Game lineup is awesome. The one negative that can affect them is the price. Hardcore gamers will purchase the general consumer may opt for Xbox 360. Being that demand is still strong.
quenomamen  +   347d ago
What doesn't lie are pre order numbers and we know who's on top there.
Campy da Camper  +   347d ago
"Game lineup is awesome"....is subjective. Personally, I prefer exclusive sony line up and higher resolution multiplats. Also, no stupid camera to set up. Also, 100 bucks cheaper.
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rainslacker  +   347d ago
You must visit a game store with some pretty open minded customers then. From my experience over the years, it's pretty rare to find people that are multi-console, unless you include PC, or portables, or Nintendo platforms in there.

More often than not, console preference is pretty much laid on the table. The participants tend to concede more in favor of the other person being entitled to their opinion, unlike most of these topics on the internet.
DVAcme  +   346d ago
@Rainslacker Agreed. Nintendo is a special case just because of the 3DS as the bigger of the handheld consoles and that their exclusive franchises inspire very hardcore brand loyalty, and a PC is something EVERYONE has whether it's gaming-centered or not. Bottom line, Nintendo consoles and PC gaming offer very different experiences to Sony or MS consoles, so they're usually owned in addition to those, but between those two it's much more common to see either/or than having both.

I did mention, though, that brand loyalty is keeping the momentum in Sony's favor this new gen, IMHO. The general consensus is that many more X360 users are switching to Sony this new gen than the other way around, and Sony fans consistently stay with Sony systems. Many of the bigger games in MS systems can also be played on PC, too, so even if they don't jump ship to Sony, they might just opt to go full PC instead of staying on an MS console.
GmIsOnPt360  +   347d ago
Nobody knows what lies in store for either console. Matter of fact wii beat both MS and Sony last gen so lesson learned to all spec is the world chat heads. With that said how much profit was made by either Sony or MS. MS fumbles hard with red ring of death, and Sony made deals with publishers/devs to literally GIVE away top games as part of playstation plus. In the end they are all losers ;)... Gamers win
omi25p  +   347d ago
and before all that Sony was without a doubt fully dominating the console market with the PS2.

Then look how fast they fell. They aren't anywere near as strong as they were. But they sure have regained alot of ground.

The point is alot can change, Alot has changed.
Trekster_Gamer  +   347d ago
Ps4 targets one audience..
Xb1 targets at least 4
Hardcore
Casual
Fitness
Entertainment/sports

XB1 will sell as it has a heck of a lot more to offer than maybe a few more pixels.

Naughty is stupid for limiting themselves to just the Sony brand... Dumb dumb dumb...
torchic  +   347d ago
nerdraaaaage
shivvy24  +   347d ago
@trek, naughty dog being with sony is better then them sticking with ea, activision or MS, I bet they would have milked uncharted unlike sony who lets them make new ips
iceman06  +   347d ago
They BOTH target gamers!!! The difference is HOW they target gamers. This thinking that somehow because Sony didn't integrate TV that there is an inherent advantage assumes that people will be willing to pay to "upgrade" their experience. That casual crowd that you mentioned might not be as willing as you think to part with $100 more for that advantage. As far as the others, Sony has that covered.
In the end, it will be the gamers that keep these consoles alive. That's who spreads the gospel of the consoles in the first place. Both consoles have appeal. It's just a matter of which console is more appealing to the gamers and if they can maintain that appeal for the long haul.
rainslacker  +   347d ago
Of the four audiences you listed, only one is prone to spending $500 for a console. If the X1 were in the $300 range, then you may have a point in favor of MS.

Lets analyze

Hardcore: Obviously they will want it

Casual: Good luck selling a $500 console when Nintendo still has their mind share, which has actually moved onto tablets and smart phones, which weren't anywhere near as popular when the Wii released, and it isn't even helping Nintendo right now. Doesn't help there are two cheaper options(4 if you include current gen in the mix), to choose from which offer plenty of casual options themselves. Sorry, the motion control craze is long past.

Fitness: Available on the cheaper options, and for $500 you can buy real exercise equipment that isn't the "As seen on TV" type stuff. Or get a 5 year gym membership.

Entertainment/Sports: Likely available free with at least one device that those people willing to spend money on it already have. Any subscription to the services that the people may want or already have is behind a secondary pay wall, which doesn't seem like it would be that appealing to most.

So, while it offers a lot, it doesn't specialize in any one thing to really make it attractive to any of those markets overall. MS is spreading itself too thin. In an effort to appeal to everyone, they appeal to less.
davekaos  +   347d ago
@Trekster

If you think that the PS4 targets one audience then you are a complete clown or an Xbone fanboy, regardless of which it is apparent you are an idiot.
tiffac008  +   347d ago
Okay I'll bite with what you said but then again what territories are we talking about here? Since those so called entertainment model will more than likely be region restricted.

Fitness people aren't lazy and would rather go to the gym where there are actual fitness equipment available. You're still looking at the casuals there whom will probably wait for a price drop, if fitness is their only target.

Hardcore sure no doubt.

Casual everyone wants them, make no mistake about that. So claiming only MS is targeting this audience is not being realistic to what's really happening.
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trouble_bubble  +   346d ago
Fitness made me laugh. If someone's already spending over 100 a month to do Crossfit for example, they're not gonna waste another 500 on a Bone just to get their Kinect cardio, LOL. That ultra-fit Zumba chick in the commercial didn't get that way by playing XBox
mistertwoturbo  +   347d ago
I think in the U.S. the Xbox One will still do well. As for the rest of the world, it's all Sony. However, I'm 100% sure the PS4 is going to outsell the Xbox one in world wide sales from the get go. No, not because of any fanboy math or logic, simply because they are launching in 33 territories opposed to about 13 on the Xbox.
Gamer1982  +   346d ago
Not only have Sony made the right decisions MS have been arrogant. Early on in console news this really hurt MS as they thought they could do restrictive DRM and everybody would just accept it. Even now forcing Kinect on people and still forcing for Live compared to what you get for PS+ just shows there arrogance going into this next generation. They have the power to win the next generation they are just too greedy to do so.
hankmoody  +   346d ago
At the end of the day, it all comes down to the games.
JsonHenry  +   346d ago
Even though they have inferior hardware by almost unanimous opinion the Wii proves this may not be a deal breaker in terms of hardware units sold.

What MS need to work on is exclusives. Sony had them beat hands down in the total number of highly rated exclusives.

And then take people like me for example. I really enjoyed the 360 in comparison to my PS3 but even most of the "exclusives" for the 360 were also available on my PC so I chose to pick up the game for my PC instead. If it wasn't available for PC I would have most likely purchased it for my 360.

Sony however had TRUE exclusives and good ones at that. MS needs to follow their lead in this.
RPG_Lover  +   347d ago
I really dislike that guy, he has doomed every system but tablets.
iamnsuperman  +   347d ago
Well no. He was extremely positive (despite nearly every other journalist/people being quite negative due to the policies) about the One's reveal and talked about the HDMI in being revolutionary (it was on gametrailers'bonus round)
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RPG_Lover  +   347d ago
well yes, he has been extremely negative toward dedicated consoles and portables.
superbhoy  +   347d ago
DOOOOOOOOOOMMMED!!! /s
AceBlazer13  +   347d ago
Microsoft got cocky and messed up. I blame their fans that just roll over and take it from them.
FanboyKilla  +   347d ago
yeah right? like us not saying anything for having to pay to play online on ps4 because xbox does it? ooops hmmmmmm errrrrrrrrr wtf nice sony i see what you did there
Gamer1982  +   346d ago
Only on PS4 plus you get free RETAIL games that came out this year when paying for Sonys service. MS fans should talk with their wallets. It seems some are prepared to this console launch. Or at least are saying they will. I hope they do and MS battle back with a better online offering to rival PS+ and remove kinect for the Xbox to be the same price as PS4. Why? Because that's a win for the gamers and the consumer. I am a PC gamer primarily and use Playstation for my console exclusives like dynasty warriors and disgaea. But if MS battle back hard, Sony get tougher. It's why a single console in this generation wouldn't work.
Drekken  +   346d ago
I bought PS+ for the first time like 3 weeks ago and they immediately gave me like $80+ in games I never owned. I'd say PS+ is well worth the entry price.
JamieL  +   346d ago
#1. Gamer1982, and Drekken you keep the goal post moving. This whole gen it was monstrous, and completely unacceptable that big bad greedy MS charged you to access half you $60.00 game. Sony does it and it's ok because you get free games, because the other apps aren't behind a pay wall, and because this, because that, and the other. If it was so fundamentally wrong inside you hearts this whole gen, then no matter how much make-up you slap on that pig, it should still be that pig to you. It would be for me. A few free games are enough to buy all of those high and mighty morals of Sony right out from under you, huh?
#2, No matter what facts, sense, or rational you give a fanboy, on either side, they will still have 1000 reasons their view is still right, and you’re the REAL fanboy. You are also talking about the PS3, not the PS4 yet.
lordstark  +   347d ago
Shots Fired LOL
pyramidshead  +   347d ago
I'll say haha
B-radical  +   347d ago
Lol ill be happy if MS sell enough to be relevant for the next 10 years
Trekster_Gamer  +   347d ago
B-rad.. Trolling
B-radical  +   347d ago
I dont troll.........I really do want Xbox to do good.
Chrisgamerguy  +   347d ago
Microsoft can still win this gen the exclusives in just year one r amazing! Sunset overdrive, quantum break. Halo5, ryse, dead rising 3, d4, gears 4, titanfall, crimsOn dragin ps4 can't match!
Cernunnos  +   347d ago
Sunset Overdrive looks meh, Ryse is reported being meh, Gears 4 is apparently coming to PS4, so not quite that many..
shivvy24  +   347d ago
sony made a turnaround this gen due to amazing first party games, during the 2006-8 gap a lot of sonys first partys were making new ips and were jumping into a hd era therefore a lack of exclusives. The only way I can see ms making a turnaround is stunning new ips like the last of us
Hicken  +   347d ago
Why match what you can handily surpass?
Convas  +   347d ago
Opinions. Opinions everywhere.
Crossbones  +   347d ago
First of all how do you know Gears 4 is coming when Epic games is teasing something for the PS4 and Dead Rising 3 will be on PS4 by the end of next year. Ryse looks boring. Killzone >>> Halo. Crimson Dragon, TitanFall and Quantum Break is the only interesting titles on that list at best.
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iamnsuperman  +   347d ago
Dead Rising 3 will not come to the PS4. Firstly Microsoft are publishing it (will never let it happen unless they sell the rights on which is something that happened to Mass Effect which is why we got the first one years, not months, later). Also Capcom is in an awful state that it is relying on exclusive deals to keep a float. Yes they could make a more money making it a multi platform game but I don't think they have the means to pay for the port which might not sell that well anyway (Dead Rising has never really sold a lot of units so it would be a risk)
rigbybot127  +   347d ago
Agreed except for that Ryse looks awesome, Killzone is mediocre, and Dead Rising 3 will sadly never come to PS4.
dbish  +   347d ago
When has killzone ever been relevant
ABeastNamedTariq  +   347d ago
Sony hasn't announced everything/ played all their cards. You should wait and see both year 1 lineups.
quenomamen  +   347d ago
And how many of those will be running 720p ?
dbish  +   347d ago
Nit picking
jc48573  +   347d ago
he makes it sound like Cerny still has more stuff to show us later. In all honesty, I think Sony did a fairly good job at surviving this current gen with PS3.
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bleedsoe9mm  +   347d ago
they really stepped it up towards the end , with ps+ and kept making high quality games
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Mr_cheese  +   347d ago
great interview, he speaks a lot of sense and I like that he was telling it how it was at the time, especially when he said that microsoft was going to win the next console war. It shows how far Sony have come to turn the table around and bring the ball back to their court.

class.
majiebeast  +   347d ago
Sony right now has the best people at the right positions. I just hope it pays off for Kaz.

I dont agree with them on Tablet and Mobile games. That bubble is gonna burst soon just like in the Atari era.

They really should have focused more on the second part of the video. Instead of all the mobile phone doom and gloom, its getting really old and had nothing to do with Playstation in itself. I would have liked to see their opinion on Gaikai and SCEWWS moving forward. Really a missed opportunity with this.

PS Seamus Blackly just said Xbone and it made me laugh pretty badly.
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Lolrus  +   347d ago
360 has been trumped in overall sales of consoles by ps3 for a few months which considering sonys blunder with ps3 which lasted 2/3 years is quite amazing. I remember at times many industry vets and fans alike were calling it a failed console . It seems sony really ramped it up with exclusives while MS rested on its laurels. I struggle to think of one memorable 360 exclusive for the last 3 years. Halo n forza rehash maybe .. bahh
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BRAD-RIDGE  +   347d ago
I'm getting a ps4 because of the relationship that i've had with the brand. Specs? its' nice to hear that its above xbone . I've loved most of sony's exclusives but i'm skeptical about the easy of use that we're not getting that the xbone has. i mean that kenect functionality is really cool, the way it interacts with your tv. probably i just getting hung up on stupidness but its got my attention like a girl in shorts, Like Darm THAT ASS...
JamieL  +   346d ago
I don't think you're getting hung up, I just think you're acting like a logical, unbiased, reasonable human being. Your kind have no place on this site, but I agree with you 100%. I got called out on here the other day for using "fun" as a factor that drove me to gaming. Apparently the "Fun" factor in gaming is way down the "Reasons to Game" list now. I guess specs are more important, 1080p is better than a fun experience. I'm not a "real gamer" if I own all systems and like Mario because it's a fun game, or Uncharted because it was super exciting fun, or the 100’s of hours on Halo, you guessed it for FUN. I can tell you though, if it takes acting like the clowns on this site to be a "Real Gamer /w 16GB of SUPERGGGDRR RAM" then they can have it. I'll just be a fanboy that enjoys good games regardless of the company logo on the box. I’ll just have to find a way to find fun games on any system, and not choose a side.
BRAD-RIDGE  +   345d ago
i can sympathize with you on that as one who really loved Split second but the game was crucified for 30fps. I'll admit i can be a fanboy at times but and look down on what i deem childish games like Mario but i squealed with joy while playing Mario Galaxy. Then i realized it makes no sense being a fanboy but just be a fan of good games.And realize that 3 consoles can co-exist. I still prefer sony for reasons to long to go into now but i acknowledge what the others have to offer and they may be just as good if not better.(it's just a matter of perception)
JediDiah  +   347d ago
The Fast "PS4" and the Furious "Xbox".
lordstark  +   347d ago
Having those features is cool but not when it is going to have an impact on how my games are going to play and look coming into the next gen. A console with limitation problems at launch is something to be concerned of. To be honest I don't need my Xbox surfing the internet, using skype or watching tv I have a tablet and a pc that can handle those tasks just fine....I am a gamer I buy a console for gaming not for any of the other crap that is being offered. Microsoft is too caught up on making the Xbox a media hub than worrying about the games.
DanDan7  +   347d ago
If any AAA game looks worse on the PS4 compared to the XB1's it's simply because devs purposely gimped it. They did it with the PS3, no excuse this time.
Crossbones  +   347d ago
*Cough* Crytek & Bethesda *Cough*
denero1  +   347d ago
This is a big concern I believe we are going to get a lot of purposely gimped games so everything is "fair"
dbish  +   347d ago
Ps3 was harder to make games for deal with it
TristanPR77  +   347d ago
Let me resume this very easily...

If Microsoft couldn't beat Sony at their worst, then there is little they can do now against Sony at their best.
nasnas76  +   347d ago
Who cares who "wins". Having competition only pushes for better technology, lower costs, and innovation. Having only 1 choice would be the worse thing to happen for core-gamers.

That said, hard-core gamers is only a portion of the market, not the whole. I grew up with gaming, was a core-gamer for a long time but now with a career, etc am a casual gamer. None of my friends currently care about who wins, what's the best of the best, etc. Just what's fun. Casual gamers are still a big chunk of the market that don't go to these forums and read every single thing about the industry. It will take more than hardware specs to "win" on ALL markets.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   347d ago
agreed
NeartheSun  +   347d ago
Sony has too many Naughty Dogs (excellent first-party studios), it is difficult to beat them.
shivvy24  +   347d ago
yep I agree, the only excellent first party teams ms have are 343 and Turn10 (both working on old ips), what they need is something new !
PS3and4_HAS_GAMES  +   347d ago
PS1,2and3 all dominated the gaming industry and PS4 will continue this trend. Sony is king!!!!!
Misaka_x_Touma  +   347d ago
lol ps3 is crap compared to ps1 and ps2
shivvy24  +   347d ago
ps3 looks like it will end up selling 100mill so still its impressive
MegaRay  +   346d ago
Ps3 still has games to come. Once its stop supported then you can compare it to ps2 and ps1
YTPHaruko  +   347d ago
http://i39.tinypic.com/15zg...

This is why MS lost this gen
YodaCracker  +   347d ago
If tripling your market share, establishing your brand as a household name, and tying your biggest competitor in sales who had outsold you 6 to 1 the previous gen is "losing", then Microsoft lost pretty damn good.
YTPHaruko  +   347d ago
And here is why they will lose next gen

http://i42.tinypic.com/2ih1...
cyhm3112  +   347d ago
the next gen console war has ended before it starts. PS4 has already won it.
Dohv  +   347d ago
And Sony still won this Gen. And they will easily won the next gen.
Persistantthug  +   346d ago
Well,

actually......I think Nintendo won this (7th) gen.
Adropacrich2  +   347d ago
Gamers are getting to the point of becoming bored with their adored hobby. The market can only be so big and it's in danger of shrinking if it hasn't already. I'd be interested to see how much money games make for both MS and Sony but I'd bet it's not as much as what the other stuff on these machines bring in for them

Been a gamer for since the very start of the eighties and I love games but in truth the industry is in a bit of a stale state. Some gamers seem to be pinning a lot on better graphics making for altogether better games but it will be the same old. Definite potential for a crash at some point
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denero1  +   347d ago
I agree
dragon82  +   347d ago
PS2 - 155 mil
xbox - 24 mil
GameCube - 22 mil

Total - 201 mil

Wii - 100 mil
PS3 - 80 mil
360 - 80 mil

Total -260 mil

I wouldn't say the market is shrinking yet considering that current generation consoles are still selling and sales are already quite a bit above the previous generation.
mochachino  +   347d ago
Hmmmm, very close to when Kinect first arrived.

Now, again because of Kinect, xbox is in a tough situation. $100 more with noticeably less power.
nashedpotatosbro  +   347d ago
i like microsoft but what they did is unacceptable.
DivineAssault  +   347d ago
Had they kept exclusive FIRST party games coming in with multiple genres, it might have happened.. They did spank sony as far as the OS & architecture went but they tried to just buy up stupid crap like timed exclusive content & got arrogant ( like sony used to be )
Misaka_x_Touma  +   347d ago
It never was. Why because of Wii
saimcheeda  +   347d ago
What set Sony apart from Microsoft was the exclusives
back when both companies were getting simultaneous releases for both consoles, the xbox 360 was winning. I t changed when the PS3 got its own quality line of games while Xbox 360 only focused on getting timed exclusives for big games.
GurlPleaseBye  +   347d ago
Its funny how current gen, Even tho I have both 360 and PS4, I used my xbox almost exclusively and used the PS4 as a Bluray player. Next gen, Im still getting both but I see the Playstation 4 as my go to system and the Xbox One used mainly for the few exclusives that they have.
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THC CELL  +   347d ago
I work in game Leeds, in sales. Now Xbox was big at our store. I mean big I note stores would be moved around so when people would walk in all u.would.see is Xbox and Wii first. Ps would. Be at the back somewhere. Now ps4 is Due people are always asking me can I get a ps4 before Xmas I say I can't guarantee and the people who been in the past I'd say come on launch day and u might get one as we are getting 140 none pre order ones. First come first served. Xbox I'd as me mates why only Xbox they sautomatically cause my friends are on Xbox.
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