PlayStationing writes: "It seems that the demand for the PlayStation 4 camera is surprisingly high, especially when you consider one of the main reasons people didn’t want to buy an Xbox One was because Kinect was forcibly bundled in."
The good thing about the PS Camera is that it is optional. You are not forced to buy it with the console. That was a good move Sony. People who have it are taking advantages of it. Voice commands works well, but the facial recognition still needs some work. I cannot wait to see how future games are going to use the PS camera. I use it playing Thief quite a bit.
I bought it, but would have liked it if there was more content other than Playroom, but I know anything that they rushed out for launch would be pretty pointless. Only reason I got it was because it was bundled in cheap, and it is actually quite small.
Yup. At least Video Chat. My camera sits on top of my TV and there's no use for it other than logging in with controller.
@JoGam I think Project M is the real reason to own one. So, a lot of people will hold off until that becomes available.
I bought it at launch. Came back to GameStop next week and they were sold out.
I'm still waiting on some games that properly utilize the camera before I buy one. I think keeping it optional was the best move, I mean look at how the whole thing with the Kinect turned out and you know why it was a good move to leave the ps4 camera it optional (consumer's choice, lower price, less resources used for it as it wasnt fully integrated with the ps4 leaving more room for games). Its was a gold move.
Playroom is pretty good as a tech demo though.
True that Naruto the people want option to buy the camera, not being force with it. PS camera has the potential to future games. So rock on!
Yeah it's nice not having peripherals shoved down your throat. Potato chips on the other hand. ;)
I got it with the hopes that down the road they do more with it. I don't do live streaming or anything (but now that I have it, I do have the option to do it). I would assume that the camera will come in handy for the Morpheus in the future.
It'll do more than come in handy with Morpheus. It'll be required. Morpheus uses Move technology, and the PS Camera was made with the eventual future Morpheus release in mind.
@Clover - yeah I kinda figured as much.
So wait, Microsoft have a camera and everyone and their mother seems to hate it, yet wen Sony does it, its brilliant? Optional or not that's just bias.
I'd have to see the Seles numbers first but yes that's right it's not bias it's simply ps4 gamers won't a camera more then Sony thought they would that and song didn't make half there studios make games just for a camera r anything like that that's the real issue way to many kinectONLY 360 games
And you trying to spin it into bias is just dumb.
People found a brilliant use for the camera. Overall though there isnt much use for it games. For those that don't care about what the camera has to offer right now, they dont have to be bothered by it or spend money on it. wouldn't say it's particularly brilliant on sonys part, just lucky happenstance.
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"Voice commands works well" LMAO! no they dont
WRONG!!!! They work extremely well even though the commands are very limited. I own a PS4 and two mics (bundled PS4 mic and headset mic) and the voice commands work great with both. So there!!!!
"That was a good move Sony. " in terms of what? Making people happy with choice? Certainly won't be a good move when it comes down to how many developers choose to utilize it in terms of, "how many people actually have this?" vs "well I know every console comes with it so might as well use it"
Uhh, don't forget people are using the PScam for perverted reasons also, allota twisted exibitionist out there.
"You are not forced to buy it with the console." It's not "forced" the camera comes with the console. It's like saying these consoles are forcing you with an included controller. This N4G buzz word of "forced" is being over used and thrown around a lot. If a system comes with it and works well with it then why not have it? It's obvious from the mouth of a Sony exec that PS4 fans love and want the camera.
Except the controller is the main peripheral of the console. The kinect and the PS camera are add-ons. At least PS fans have the choice og buying one or saving money for games instead of paying more for something useless at tge moment. See the difference?
There is no difference. The only difference is what you are desperately trying to make up and pass off as what everyone thinks. A person paying money for a Xbox One knows full well what they are getting and how much they are spending. No one is "forcing" them to buy the Kinect when they are making a clear decision purchasing a Xbox One. I can't really stress that enough. And if you don't have enough money left over for games then maybe you should set your financial priorities straight first before purchasing any console.
I wouldn't say demand is high... (not even 20% of total PS4s sold). And, I would say that the reason people want the camera is for streaming purposes. Not to play camera-based games.
Doesn't matter why they bought it, the point is they bought it in the first place. High based on Sony's own estimates i'd suggest.
Actually, it does. If they focus too much on camera-based games, the things people who own cameras don't want, that's wasted money and potential lost on games people do want.
cgoodno I see what you did there. The old reverse logic if Microsoft can't walk and chew bubblegum, neither can Sony. But PS fans are too smart for that.
@ cgoodno Exactly. Though I still wonder if the fact that the PS4 has been selling like hot cakes will turn that <20% figure into a large enough install base such that more developers would be willing to invest the resources to design game features around it.
that's the only draw back. When developers look at the Wii U gamepad, they know that 100% of Wii U owners have it, so if they make custom features, they are definitely being used. Same thing with MS and the Kinect, everyone has one. I can't really see many developers making anything with the camera in mind since like you pointed out, not everyone has one.
People do mostly buy it for streaming purposes; the thing is that Sony's isn't just marketing the streaming, but they're supporting it super hard. I'm surprised that Sony underestimated the PS4 camera's appeal, because their push for live streaming on PS4 was vigorous. It showed that they wanted live streaming to be an integral part of the PS4. Hell, the Share button on the controller supports that.
It doubles up as a mic array.
I find that, even though I wear a Pulse Elite headset with the mic on all the time, I never use the voice commands on my PS4. It's just not something I do. It seems just easier to use the controller in my hand. Am I weird?
@cgoodno: Voice control with the Pulse ELITE doesn't always like working out as well anyway. The camera seems better suited to voice controls, taking them in with greater accuracy. I really hope they add in more voice commands in the future too. For video playback in particular would be very welcome.