The PS4 launched in Europe today, not all places took advantage of a queueing system...
The madness is real. Being a gamer that grew up along side the PlayStation in the 90s (I started on NES), I can't remember the last time I heard so many people around me talking about PlayStation. I hear it everywhere now, I feel like I'm 12 again (that's about how old I was when the PS2's rapid rise to fame began).
The Glory Days are back!
Now with Playstation War Z!
If square Enix was smart.. in which we know they are not BUT! if they were every thinking of reviving Cloud for a FF.. Now would be the time.
With KZ:Shadowfall and Knack??? Oh yeah glory glory. Let's all sit in a circle and sing worship songs to Mark Cerny that built us a lowcost gaming PC with AMD hardware that only plays a few mediocre titles. Sony has done a good PR job... I just don't get people sometimes.
clouds5? Mediocre titles? KZ Resogun NBA 2k14 BF4 FIFA14 AC4 Yeah such mediocre titles.....
KZ - Sucks Resogun - Couldn't even call it a Ps1 era game. Doesn't count NBA/FIFA - Lol. 360/Ps3 game BF4 - Broken AC4 - Last gen game Seriously. There are two games there that are exclusive to Ps4. One of them is not worth paying for, and the other is well...would you buy a 360 for Geometry wars? A Ps3 for Super stardust? No you wouldn't. There a nice extra. But have no relevance overall. Just like Resogun. - Wait till March/April No madness Actual next gen games will be out and good ones at that.(Driveclub, Infamous, Witcher 3, and many more) Skip the potential for a broken launch console
and this is just the start inFamous, the Order, Deep Down, Helldivers, Rime and Shadow of the Beast up next and if Sony/Sega confirm Yakuza Ishin I will be over the moon.
@Irish and people wonder why you have just 2 bubbles..
@Irish Wow you sound super butt hurt right now. Don't playa hate, congratulate.
^ That's what I been saying it's gonna take over the PS2 sales. I was right last gen in saying the PS3 would beat the xbox 360. And I've been seeing some of the same comments. "But there are no games". The games are coming and owning a launch system is an experience. Sometimes gaming is just more than about the games. It's about life, like knowing you are one of the few owning a launch system and other people have yet to experience even touch the controller or touch the system. I just don't find it as fun or rewarding to wait for a system that I'm gonna get anyway. You're gonna be paying the same price when the "games" come out anyway. And you might not even be able to get a system when you want it. The Wii was sold out for an entire year. I was in line for a cheap TV on Black Friday. And the two highschoolers in front of me were in line for the PS4. It took them two hours to find out the the PS4 wasn't even in stock. I said to myself I'm glad I got one and to have nothing to worry about. It's kind of like the mindset of girls who own jewlery. It doesn't do anything but it's a luxury to own and to show off.
Personally I found the parents, desperate to make their child's Xmas, far more frenzied than us gamers ;)
Same here, whenever I am out shopping during the holidays I make sure to just let the parents go first. I may not get my stuff, but I understand that the parents just want to make their kids Christmas.
I think it's either unethical or ignorant that the retailer would just stock the PS4s in a random aisle like that and then think the people are gonna police themselves. So they're either stupid that they didn't know the PS4 was in demand, or they chose to do this so it would get out on the news which is not ethical. ^ I'm not so sure that these are parents buying for the kids. I'd say it's mainly for themselves or people trying to flip the system. Considering the demographic of PlayStation gamers is biggest from 18-35.
The Days of Greatness mates!!!
And to think I preordered the PS4 and made sure to nab some games, the camera, and an extra controller beforehand....Only to find out there was no midnight launch (Xbox One did in my area tho for some reason) and I just strolled in like a boss with a big grin on my face and was out $700 within 10mins!!!
real talk man i finally stand in line from 7pm yestuday waiting for the game stop midnight sale in NYC i got a ps4 guys showed up in cars threatening the game stop rep if he doesn't get one for is son what hes going to do to him i got escorted by NYPD to my house it was crazy
meanwhile in Xbone...................
im glad that the ps4 lived up to the hype.
It did? Can you elaborate plz :)
i dont understand. what do you need me elaborate? sony listened to its consumers; actually gave the consumers more than their monies worth. and it only gets better from here.
Not really...I mean...sure in a way..but - as always games are the most important part. It WILL live up to the hype...soon. Within a few months. People who get the Ps4's day 1 get mediocre games. Essentially just a waste of a system for a few months. Theres nothing worth getting a next gen console for yet. Ps4 will live up to the hype. I hope the X1 manages to surpass it's own hype(lack of hype) and puts up some competition again this gen. More games the merrier.
strictly from a system standpoint, i think sony did a fantastic job with the price point and what you get. as far as launch titles, i will admit. that none of them interested me (im an rpg/horror fan). i picked up shadowfall, and as a person who doesnt really like fps (last fps i played was kz2 when it first game out), i cant realy get enough of the multiplayer, even though my "k/d" ratio sucks LOL.
@irishguy95 In a sense I agree with you, the console is AMAZING, BUT...I found Killzone to be not as great as KZ2 or 3 from what I've played of those games (never owned a PS3). I find myself spending all of my gaming time on my PS4 on Battlefield. First party wise I'd say it's a good showing on PS4, but still a little lacking. Other than Battlefield I don't really do anything on my PS4. Same goes for Xbox One, it's just playing Forza all the time and there's not really any features there yet...But this is the teething stage, day 1 consoles will always be lacking in the features and games that were catered to us 1 or 2 years after the console launches of PS3 and Xbox 360!
WELCOME TO EUROPE :)
do you guys think we will see the return of 3rd party exclusives?
Where I live it was crazy fisty cuffs galore , what actually happened if you didn't pre-order with game before the 6th August you couldn't get a Ps4 console on launch night but they didn't tell the customers that so those who couldn't have there console a small minority were upset hehe not funny because it was mayhem , I'am glad they couldn't fight it was just a couple of rolls on the floor very funny though haha .
i had a pre order but when UBI delayed watch dogs and sony delayed drive club i cancelled my pre order at gamestop, i guess i shouldn't have lol. Could have sold it for a lot on ebay but i am glad i didn't get it because i wouldn't get any games to play on it so waste of money, will get it with MLB the show 14 and Infamous 2nd son but the glory days of playstation are back
Im not getting one till next year when i get my bonus from work. Luckily none of my close friends have one yet cuz that would defiantly force me to buy one
I went behind my friends back and bought one. Now they are all mad at me and getting ready to hopefully buy theirs too.
thats what people dont get about early adopters... if were friends and i bought one, thats gonna drive you to buy one, and not just either one, the SAME one! early adopters are important, because it sets trends that ripple out through circles of friends (and friends of friends!)
Good for you you'll enjoy it because it's a awesome console .
The nay-sayers need to stop kidding themselves, the PS4 is headed for world domination! This is not a slight on the competitors, it's just reality. Sony placed the focus where it belongs.....on the gamers.
Wow they bumped into the ps4 causing one to drop. Again what is it with GameStop? They had us standing in line and for what everyone just rushed in through the door. And if you did manage to get in they had people confused whether to get a ticket or just line up at the register what a bad experience. ;)
Makes me so happy. All the peeps who worked so hard to help destroy gaming said the PS4 would fail because its not 'innovative' or relying on stupid gimmicks.
Those who wanted to see the downfall of the PS4 didn't get their wish.
You were one of them.
Edit: Never mind, typed something that wasn't completely true. Everyone who bought their PS4 in Europe; Enjoy!!
Sony have made an unstoppable beast.
Welcome to the party Europe!
Put on my raving shoes and i boarded a train, Touched down in a land where the boxes where blue, In the middle of the release day, Everybody was happy, Ecstosy shinning down on me, Yeah i've got a launch day ticket, Feel as good as a gamer can be.
I hesitate to say that's an improvement on an already great song, but... there it is. I've said it.
They still have some releases in well into February. So imagine the numbers well into March as they stock over again.
Sony, you could of had buried the competition, but you didn't produce enough PS4s. Why didnt they started making PS4s since like August to have enough for everybody.
Link to total manufactured plz. What if the did 4 mil and sold everyone of them? Of course that could be way optimistic but... do we have figures even for totals made?
They are sold out everywhere. They didn't make enough. If they would of made enough, there wouldn't be any chaos like these.
@theFallenAngel yes, I do agree on both your arguments. But what if they hypothetically made 4 million and sold the lot, that would not be a failure and your argument still stands. Maybe the chaos is there because everyone wants one .... who knows bud... but for what it is worth seeing all this madness for the PS4 makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. :)
Matching demand at launch isn't even a good idea. Even if they could fill demand perfectly, they would lose out on the hype created by the exclusivity of the system being hard to get a hold of. Plus, they have to keep up with creditors. If you produce more than you can quickly sell, you fall behind.
PS4 is being made by hand dude calm down. PS4 doing good and have already buried competition. It's not Sony's fault that people act chaotic.
You know that making that many costs you a couple of $B. Being off by 1M can become quite expensive. They sold every one they could build and afford to build. Money alone isn't the only criteria either. Logistics on that scale must be a nightmare. This isn't a phone, it's much larger, shipping and delivery incl. warehouse space becomes an issue. What Sony did with that launch on a global scale is quite impressive. They started producing in June, btw.
I think they started making them before August. The logistics of having that many units at launch are massive. Foxconn had to step up their human rights violations to new levels as a result. If they tried to ready 10 million units the Foxconn suicide watch would have to go into overdrive. I presume something like a PS4 is more intensive to manufacture than say the iphone, which usually launches with nearly 10 million units day 1.
WOW, I treasure my PS4 even more now lol
Go 4th, and conquer! Go 4th and buy!!!!!
I have seen this once, when I picked up my PS2 for launch.
What about when you picked up your dreamcast?
Don`t remember seeing anything like that when I got my Dreamcast when I was living in Germany. It was very popular in some regions, but I think in Germany it was a bit less popular compared to other countries. Still love the DC to bits and still got my launch console here working fine.
As people know i'm a supporter of the PS4. But there are a few things that annoy me. PAYING to play online. PAYING £10-15 more for the games. No MP3/streaming support. yes the barebone console is cheaper. But as Mark Cerny Has stated time and time again. Time to triangle is back to PS1 days, so why are the games dearer. If anything they should have cost more for PS3. I know some people care about PS+ I couldn't careless about rented games while your paying for online. They should have kept free online and payed for + as it is now. Maybe things will change, But i doubt it.
Where are you getting the more expensive games idea from? And frankly, I'd been paid up on PS+ membership through 2015, so I didn't even notice the change. PS+ is a damn good deal.
time to triangle might be shorter, but nowadays the overall quality of games are much higher (those high res textures don't create themselves, and them hifi audio doesn't generate itself, and higher polygon characters aren't made from a macro). but yes i do feel like the publishers are trying to maintain last gen prices on games.
Higher quality textures were there to begin with, most of the time, they are just downgraded for current gen. 5.1 has been here along time,lol. Audio is no better on PS4. Just a different chipset. Higher polygon characters are there to begin with, but are downgraded to whatever the system can handle. As for the Price of games. PS3 games are in the region of £35- 45. PS3 games seem to be £49 - 55 But hey enjoy your PS4:)
You have so much more data with this new generation that it easily offsets time to triangle - in fact we draw about 10x more triangles now. The biggest thing becomes art. This just evolved over time. I mean, just look at the game size alone. Average games now are 30-45GB, while big games on the PS3 are 12-13. And games are the same price. I don't know where you pulled that from, actually.
At last! Somebody who mentions audio.... it's always the graphics. Yes, game devs have people who make the audio as well. :)
Guys im sony through and through but honestly in the UK the price of PS4 games are £49.99 where the ps3 is £39.99 or less FIFA PS4 http://www.game.co.uk/en/fi... FIFA PS3 http://www.game.co.uk/en/fi...
@windblowsagain. That comment about audio not being better is so false ps4 audio is waaaayy better although im using a 7.2 stereo my ps3 didnt sound as good as my ps4 does hooked up to it. And you do realise ps4 is the only device in the world ATM that supports the brand new DTS codec right
@Husomc No disrespect but even if it took MORE work than last gen it would not explain why it cost MORE to buy a game that is already complete from USA to Europe! It's not like going from English to Chinese, or Arabic anyway! It is already in the English character set, and it is not MORE expensive to translate than on xbox360 and PS3. The languages did not all the sudden get harder. It is taking advantage because you can.
@indysurfn i always thought taxes were to blame for the continental disparity of game/console prices
Do you realize that we have high res textures on PC games since 5 years and games are cheaper than console? The textures are made in high res and then scaled down for consoles. Not the other way around^^ You are right about the models though. They do take longer to make.
@windblowsagain I know what your saying. If any consolation, xbox one will play cd but will not play music from the USB. PS4 can play from a USB if you like. I think I read it will play from cd eventually. With a USB you can get way more music than a cd. Also I know both Microsoft, and Sony are price gauging you there, Microsoft more so (from what I read of launch prices a month ago). I know your not a PS4 troll, I think all the disagrees are from people assuming you are. Anyway, you have us xbox360 fans to blame for having to pay for online play(I used to be one, until reveal back in Feb). My bad, no more