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Submitted by Citizen_King 205d ago | opinion piece

For Discussion: Is The PS4 Really Meeting Its Expectations?

GOS: "The hype for Sony's new console after E3 last year was INSANE!

We take a look at the PlayStation 4 6 months after its release and evaluate its current place among the previous PlayStations." (PS4)

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incendy35  +   206d ago
So far it is very disappointing. It will get better though, PS3 started out really weak too and ended strong.
georgeenoob  +   205d ago
It is definitely better to wait on PS4, maybe one or two years once the exclusives come out.

I just recently bought a PS3 to experience Uncharted and GOWIII (PSN Georgeenoob), and plan on doing the same with PS4 4-5 years down the road for Uncharted 4.

With X1 there're plenty of games straight out of launch along with a promising fall 2014 and 2015, so buying one now especially after the price cut is very justified.
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thereapersson  +   205d ago
Yeah, I'll be buying an XOne to experience all it has to offer, but I don't see enough compelling software besides Sunset Overdrive and a few other far off titles. I'll probably pick a One up in a couple years when the price hopefully is dropped again to match the lower powered hardware when compared to the PS4.
THE-COMMANDER  +   205d ago
Whenever i see your name i disagree with your comment immediately, it's either trolling or nonsense.

OT:

Judging ANY console this early is a mistake, wait until its in second year when more games and exclusives start rolling.
As for the moment im enjoying my PS4 and im sure waiting for the best to come.
BattleAxe  +   205d ago
There hasn't been anything to come out since launch that I feel is a 'must buy'. I'm a fan of the Killzone series and the Infamous series, but I just couldn't get excited for either of those games. Personally, I haven't bought into the hype for The Order 1886. It looks ok so far, but I'm just not getting the same feeling of excitement as I did for the Uncharted games, GOW3 or The Last of Us.

When Uncharted comes out, that's when things will start to get good. If Sony makes Heavenly Sword 2 or a high quality Syphon Filter game, then thats when they will have some 'must have' games. I'd love to see Guerrilla Games take on the Resistance series, and a God of War game on the size and scale of GOW3 would be awesome.
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SpideySpeakz  +   205d ago | Well said
KinjoTakemura  +   205d ago
Georgenoob keeps talking about exclusives as if any of the "so called" xbox one exclusives are actually worth mentioning. Most of the exclusives on the xbox one are average to mediocre. Some aren't even worth mentioning. Name one Xbox One exclusive THAT IS ON SALE RIGHT NOW that even comes close to competing with Infamous Second Son.
note: "Titanfall is not exclusive to Xbox One"
dodo101  +   205d ago
What nice, you have a PSN account with no games played.
Nice trolling
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NewMonday  +   205d ago
@incendy35&georgeenoob

+bubble for funny

Thanks for the laughs, I needed that after another depressing episode of Game of Thrones
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Locknuts  +   205d ago
I'm in the same boat. Sold my 360 last year and bought a PS3 for TLOU.
D3ATH_DRIV3R_777  +   205d ago
You are such a jack-wagon.
sic_chops  +   205d ago
@george there are more ps4 games out than x1. More announced too. Why you always waste your one little bubble by trolling? Because your scared.
HeWhoWalks  +   205d ago
I have to ask - what could be so disappointing about it, if the PS3 (and most PlayStation/console launches) was just as tame? Virtually no one buys a launch machine expecting the best it will offer, rather, they pick it up to experience the latest technology and software to showcase said work.

In this regard, the PS4 is no different than most consoles are their births. It just so happens that, believe it or not, with all of the downloadable/Indie titles, in addition to retail copy, the PS4 had the biggest launch of this gen (and perhaps of any).

I'm not saying one CAN'T be disappointed with the current line-up, but given anyone who bought one at launch should have known what would be what 7 months after the thing released, there shouldn't be any extreme "letdowns". As mentioned, the software will be there, ESPECIALLY given the track record of the PlayStation brand.
insomnium2  +   205d ago
Agreed 100%. Anyone dissapointed is an idiot. What did they expect really?

I will wait this gen. No money and even less time to play. It's taken me months to put 80 hours into Dark Souls 1 on my PS3 (still a work in progress as I just started NG+) and my backlog is long as all hell. I was the first in line for PS3 and I have no hurry to change my main console atm. My PS3 is giving me my money's worth ten fold. My console of choise is and will always be Playstation (unless Sony screws up badly) so PS4 it is when the time comes.
AndrewLB  +   205d ago
insomnium2- My account was suspended on this site for saying EXACTLY the same thing you did, but it was referring to PS4 fanboys. Lets see if you get the same treatment as me.
MeLoveRamen  +   205d ago
As much as i love my ps4 i do have to agree with you incendy, disappointed isn't the word i would use, more on the lines of not very interesting yet. I knew going into buying a console day 1 that there would be a very limited selection of games but i bought one anyways soley off the hype of next gen. Had killzone and infamous and really did enjoy them but finished infamous in a week and killzone in 3 months.

But now is about the time that the AAA games start to come out with watchdogs, ufc, and evil within and last of us set in summer. So the drought has ended but not really interested in anything except batman, driveclub, destiny and evolve so i have a little longer to wait to play some games that i am interested in.

Glad i just bought a wii u with mario kart and some other games to hold me over until fall but once fall hits the ps4 is gonna be a monster of a console.
starchild  +   205d ago
Things generally always start of slow with every console. As someone who owns a gaming PC and a PS4 I can't say that I have played a lot of games on my PS4 so far, but I bought it knowing that would be the case.

Still, I've enjoyed Infamous Second Son and Killzone Shadow Fall (the first more than the second) and a couple other smaller games and I think the future looks bright. I can't wait for The Last of Us remastered, The Order 1886 and Uncharted 4.
kratoz1209  +   205d ago
Seriously there is already heaps of games to play.
FF14 is addictive
War Thunder is a great F2P game
Infamous second son was awesome
TheMapleNerd  +   205d ago
I love all these people hating on other people, just because they want to wait.. How old are you?
Of course it is normal to wait 1-2 years to buy a console if you have no friends on it. I have 1 friend that have a Ps4, the rest is waiting.. as so am i...
dmitrijs88  +   205d ago
Ive a feeling PS4 is on a way to become greatest console so far.

Personally I am waiting for JRPGs and thats main reason why I always have loved Playstation, although Im mainly playing on PC.
AceBlazer13  +   206d ago
Killzone
Knack
inFamous Second Son
Final Fantasy XIV
The Last of Us
WarPlanes
PlanetSide 2
DriveClub
Guilty Gear Xrd
Samurai Warriors 4

Multiplats
Indies

I'd say that'd be a pretty decent line up for a first year list.
Now I'll admit my PS4 has been collecting dust lately but that's because I'm holding off on buying anything till I get a Wii U. However it's nice to know that by years end, should I decide to squander my savings ,I'll have a nice range of exclusives and multi plats to choose from on my ps4.So yh I'd say it's doing aight.
Zero-One  +   205d ago
In comparison to PS3's start, the PS4's growing pains look like nothing in comparison. Witch means it's only gonna be better from here on out.
Bennibop  +   205d ago
You forgot MLB: 2014
AndrewLB  +   205d ago
Why are you listing Planetside 2 and Final Fantasy XIV as PS4 exclusives. Both of those games have been out on PC for years now. Also, DriveClub, TLOU, Guilty Gear Xrd, and Samurai Warriors 4 aren't even released yet.

So basically your list has:
Killzone
Knack
Infamous
Warplanes

Count them... 4 games, not the 10 you claim.
kratoz1209  +   205d ago
Yet everyone one mentions Titanfall is an xbox exclusive?
Bennibop  +   205d ago
and PvsZ
SoulSercher620  +   205d ago
He was making a list of PS4 GAMES, not just exclusives
Lord Maim  +   205d ago
Then I guess no one should mention Xbox One exclusives like:

Gears of War
Halo 5
Sunset Overdrive
Quantum Break
Forza 6
Ryse 2

I've seen Xbox One advocates layer on these titles on lists like these all the time. Since half of them are 2015 and the other half are unannounced potential games for some point in the future, it only seems fair that they come off the lists as well if we're pruning.

Whereas the PS4 games that you removed are at least coming out this year, among others. Put the exclusives that are out this year with the multiplatform games that are already out (and perform better on the PS4), and Georgenoob's advice seems somewhat calculated.

Almost as though he had an agenda of some sort.
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GribbleGrunger  +   205d ago
Will you people stop pretending that multiplatform games don't exist and shouldn't be counted as games to play on the PS4. The PS4 has more Indies, more exclusive, more FTP games and better multiplatform. Live with it.

It's the XB1 that has fewer games to play.

http://c2.bgr.com/2014/04/p...
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   206d ago
Yes, definitely.
ltachiUchiha  +   205d ago
After E3 the critics will stfu. Uncharted 4 alone will make ppl believe. Mark my words.
Jihaad_cpt  +   205d ago
At the risk of sounding like a fan boy... UNCHARTED 4 will destroy the competition!
lifeisgamesok  +   206d ago
IMHO no, only because of the unimpressive game lineup so far
The_Infected  +   205d ago
So says Mr. Xbox.
Bennibop  +   205d ago
Ps4 is on daily my xbox one is on if I am lucky once a week. I find it funny that there are these constant articles about ps4 having nothing to play yet I thinks it is one of the best launch years in all my years of gaming. Where are the x1 articles about no games to play on the x1 as that is a real issue, as there are no other exclusives other than sunset this year.
XStation  +   205d ago
That's because E3 hasn't came yet. People keep talking like Sunset Overdrive will be the only game when we have no idea what games are gonna be talked about at E3.
Nykamari  +   205d ago
Bennie hop they did the same thing when the PS3 was launched. We know what happened after that! Nothing but games. So this PlayStation has no games is boring now. Just wait and see the reactions once the flood gates open.😱😱㈸ 1;😱😱
GodGinrai  +   205d ago
"Where are the x1 articles about no games to play on the x1 as that is a real issue"

Huh? I been enjoying forza, titanfall, super time force, killer instinct and the project spark beta, over the last week alone.

I also have:
DR3
Ryse (Not a terrible game...just not a great one)
strike suit zero
NFS:Rivals
rayman legends
child of light
Strider
BF4

Im not starving for good games to play right now, so how is it an issue?

"as there are no other exclusives other than sunset this year."

Somebody has not been paying attention to the pre E3 announcements, lately.....

EDIT:Bottom line is, in a years time there wont be any more need to discuss lack of games. We are six months out since launch of these consoles and E3 is here right on time. Both platforms will have plenty of first and third party games to look forward to over the next 12 months.
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Bennibop  +   205d ago
@Therealness

In that case I have been playing

MLB:2014
Knack
Infamous
Resogun
Watch_dogs
FFXIV
Stick it to the Man
Rayman Legends
Tombraider
Strider
Dead Nation
COD
Battlefield
Contrast
AC4

So not sure what your point is!?

I was pointing out that there are no 'there are no game on x1' articles yet there actually is less games to play on x1 at the moment. Plus agree there are games to play on both machines at the moment just PS4 has a few more at this point in time therefore these stupid opinion pieces submitted by people that don't PS4 are ridiculous!
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GodGinrai  +   205d ago
@benilloop

"I was pointing out that there are no 'there are no game on x1' articles yet there actually is less games to play on x1 at the moment"

Then point that out. I agree that such articles are pointless, when leveled at PS4. I have said that in other posts before! You can do that without saying things like this:

"Where are the x1 articles about no games to play on the x1 as that is a real issue"

Its simply false. Which is why I brought up the games that I am currently playing and have enjoyed on X1 since it launched back in november. To counter THAT point. I agreed with the rest of your post.
GribbleGrunger  +   205d ago
And here we are with PS fans being pulled into the argument of 'exclusives' and so allowing this narrative to continue. Bennibop is right, the real issue is with the XB1 but you're all being easily manipulated into thinking the way the media want you to. Games are games, and there are more on the PS4 than the XB1.

You must fight this folks because if it continues it will become the little lie that continues throughout this generation. It held the Vita back and that's exactly what certain media outlets want it to do with the PS4. Save those list and use them regularly. Don't ever stop posting them.

http://c2.bgr.com/2014/04/p...

Haven't you all noticed that the media don't want to talk about Indies or FTP so they can artificially bring down the number of exclusives on the PS4. Haven't you noticed that the media then want to focus on the exclusives and not the multiplatform games. Haven't you noticed how the media keep asking 'does resolution matter?' or 'does framerate matter?'. Isn't it sinking in yet that all of these approached benefit a certain console that is getting beaten easily?

When you see a lie, put it right.
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SniperControl  +   205d ago
What? What exclusives have you been playing so far?
Bennibop  +   205d ago
MLB:2014, Killzone, Infamous, Knack, FFXIV, Resogun plus all the indies.
SniperControl  +   205d ago
@Bennibop

Dude, i was questioning lifeisgamesok's comment about the PS4's lack of games.

The X1 hasnt exactly been flooded with games lately like he assumes it has. Infact the PS4 currently has a larger library of games than the X1.
sic_chops  +   205d ago
@life I just got finished cropping that poster of Phil Spencer you wanted me to make for you. Let me know if that's how you wanted it.
Citizen_King  +   206d ago
I can understand why someone wouldn't be happy with a PS4 but I am playing way to many great games on it to fully get behind that type of thinking. It is almost like some gamers are expecting the PS4 to achieve in 6 months what the PS3 did in a whole generation.
fenome  +   205d ago
I didn't buy it for a launch line-up, I bought it because I knew I'd still be using it years from now. I still own and enjoy a bunch of old consoles, it's not like the old games stop working just because a new one's out. lol

Either way though, I don't regret jumping in off the bat one bit, I've enjoyed and been impressed with what I've played already. Can't wait to see it keep progressing and what kind of games we'll be playing later on down the line.
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   205d ago
I almost never keep my old console (at least not for long, I either sell it to put the money towards the new one when I'm stranded or enjoy it for more 6 months or so and give it away - the same way I got my first console, a NES), even so I don't think PS4 is behind anyone's expectations.

In 6 months we had Killzone, Infamous, BF4, COD, AC4 and Watch Dogs... 6 solid big budget games. Also plenty of good indie, smaller or rereleased games. As far as library goes, I'd say this gen had been much better early on than past ones.

Sure features and general performance wise I believe everyone wants something more, there's always that little detail that you would expect differently, but I believe the judging factor for an early buyer should be a healthy library growth (afterall we buy those things for games first and foremost). And with that considered, the only way someone could really be disappointed with PS4 is if the person already have completelly unrealistic expectations to begin with.
starchild  +   205d ago
I agree. All things said, the lineup at the start of this generation is probably better than any lineup in the past 3 generations. That goes for all the platforms.
AndrewLB  +   205d ago
StarChild- PS3 released in North America along with 14 Launch Titles, adding 3 more by the end of 2006. In early 2007, another 4 big games were released. So in the first 6 months the PS3 had at least 21 popular games available. When PS3 was released in Europe, 24 games were available.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

PS3 had a far more extensive number of software titles than PS4 in the months following launch.
fenome  +   205d ago
Look at how different the PS3 is now than it was when it launched, all the improvements that were made over its life cycle. Look at what the games looked like at the beginning of last gen and what they look like at now.

People seem to forget that it takes time for these things to evolve.
callahan09  +   205d ago
@AndrewLB:

According to the wikipedia pages for PS3 games (split into two pages, one for downloadable games and one for blu-ray releases) and PS4 games, the PS3 had 52 titles available in North America by early June 2007.

And the PS4 has 63 titles available now in North America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Eonjay  +   205d ago
I think this is a question better answered next week
fenome  +   205d ago
Gotta love all the doom and gloom the week before E3. The months following will be overhyping everything and then on a slow news week it's gonna be how nothing lives up to expectations because everything is over-rated. Ha!

Seriously though, E3 should be crazy this year. They got their consoles out of the way last year, so now they can spend the whole time showing off what they can do. It's time to prove it, can't wait to see what we have in store. Just a little glimpse of what we have in store.
Mr-Dude  +   205d ago
Agreed.. typical media bullcrap. Praise everything, then get hits by burning it all down
Ripsta7th  +   205d ago
Yeah for me the ps4 has been dissapointing but if you owned a ps3 you know has the exclusives. Good games take a while to develop.
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sovkhan  +   205d ago
None buy a machine for its launch line up...

And so far my ps4 is busy but what is next is even more promising...

So i'm really happy with my ps4 now and will be even happier tomorrow :)
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sckipt  +   205d ago
It has met my excpectations for the first year. It's all about the entire cycle
GodGinrai  +   205d ago
well...only half a year. I think this article exaggerates. Given the time frame both consoles are where they should be. first year of a new console is always its slowest.

EDIT: And Im pretty sure we knew what we were letting ourselves in for as early adopters. I am not diappointed with either, so far, given that we are only half a year since launch.
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KwietStorm  +   205d ago
Can we please get over this already? It's not that it hasn't lived up to the hype. The hype has just cause people to either be complete console noobs at launch or to have unrealistic expectations. No system ever has an overload of top tier games this soon after release. It just doesn't happen, and it doesn't make sense to keep beating this dead horse. If you want to be real about it, between the new consoles out now, this is probably the best selection of launch and launch window games period. Just get over it and play what you bought, or don't. I don't really care, but stop flooding the net with this rhetoric.
Inception  +   205d ago
You should make this kind of article AFTER the console released for three or four years and all 1st party / 3rd party studios already gave their AAA games. Could say the same for X1 and WiiU too.
elda  +   205d ago
Loving both my PS4 & 3 my Vita not so much but I'm on a 3 month vac from work so I may just start getting some use out of the Vita.
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LightDiego  +   205d ago
I think it has a lot of interesting games right now and has a promising future thanks to the great studios of Sony.
And PS3 stills getting some love, with Tales of Xillia 2, Kingdom Hearts 2 and Persona 5.
Let's wait for E3 my little pumpkins.
OmegaShen  +   205d ago
Its funny people say PS4 has less games then Xbox One, they must not seen the list.

There is far more games on PS4 then Xbox One, as for it meet expectations? Over 7mill, need I say more? Ok, Destiny Beta.
Lucreto  +   205d ago
Indeed
PS4 has 70 games to date while Xbox has 49.
ALLWRONG  +   205d ago
and 69 of them are side scrolling indie games.
GodGinrai  +   205d ago
@ALLWRONG

That was a terrible attempt at trolling. No wit. No humour to it. Not even an ounce of truth.
Mister_G  +   205d ago
I'm very happy with my PS4.
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Whitey2k  +   205d ago
I buy consoles on launch I dont understand y fanboys say ps4 has useless games when xbox has similar problems and alot of it is multiplat anyways back to my point I but it launch due to reconstruction of the console look at ps3 when it launched 4 usb ports it took memory cards and had the software to play hell of alot if ps2 and ps1 games
DualWielding  +   205d ago
The software drought was expected every console suffers like that on its first year... now the state of the OS is dissapointing, who was really expecting for the PS4 to lack at launch so many features that the PS3 have had for years
whybag  +   205d ago
For people saying the PS4 has been disappointing, have you played through a console launch before? I've never had THIS many games to play 6 months into a generation.

I remember some places railing against the PS2 launch games, I stopped reading gamerevolution.com because they wouldn't stop sucking off the Dreamcast.
rainslacker  +   205d ago
It's the go to argument to discredit a console that isn't of one's preference. People were saying this same thing 6 months after the Vita's launch, and while they were doing so I had over 10 retail games purchased for it.

People seem to assume that most people buy 4-5 games a month. If that were the case, then yeah, I can see how pickings would be slim. But I'd say that all but the most hardcore gamer doesn't buy more than 2 a month...at most. Even if they buy more, I'd be surprised if most people would even have time to play them all. I know I don't have time to play the 4-5 games I buy a month.
mysteryraz11  +   205d ago
its only been out about 6 or 5 months, give the ps4 a break, what do you want it have over 100 exclusives off the bat?
DVAcme  +   205d ago
Just the fact that the PS4 launched with Playstation Plus already well-established made it a MUCH BETTER value than the PS3 at launch, and it not only has loads of exclusives and excellent multiplats on the way, many of those exclusives are new IPs by quality development teams. Plus, the much friendlier architecture of the PS4 (as opposed to the Cell Processor, which was notoriously hard to develop for) and excellent hardware means developers are much more excited to work on games for it than on the PS3. I for one love my PS4, and the only reason I'm not playing it that often is because there's been SO MANY great games and PS+ offerings on the PS3 lately. Oh, and Dark Souls 2.
Brugal  +   205d ago
Obtaining a platinum on Resogun, beating Infamous, and road to the show on MLB 14 have made me more than happy in having a PS4. I'm sure there will be plenty of games down the line for us to enjoy. However, this matter is subjective, and I respect everyone's opinions.
leemo19  +   205d ago
Its the first year drought you can't expect exclusives left and right from the start. You gotta give developers time to know the in's and outs of the console before pushing out the games.
thelaughingwiseman  +   205d ago
SONY was promising 1st year exclusives. Why don't you try playing the indie games SONY has been promoting ever since their reveal of the console. Many people on this site seem to site that as one of the major reasons for owning a PS4. I myself play Warframe. Although I don't think that's a indie game. It's fun and free
leemo19  +   205d ago
Sony has kept their promise so far. I'm simply stating don't expect tons of exclusives say 30 as example in the first year. I have played the indie games some are good and some are OK.
0P-Tigrex  +   205d ago
I haven't played my Ps4 in Over a month. I've already played the games that interest me for it. I'm waiting. I still have my PS3 to keep me content.
thelaughingwiseman  +   205d ago
I waited until Uncharted 2 to get a PS3. 2009 I think. By then, there were tons of content on the PS3 and the Slim was out. But this time, I decided not to wait, but I guess it's a cool media thing to have around but not a stellar line up. I mean, I'm not that into mini games. And the games don't really have replay value. And the games I got weren't really the best choices either (Fifa 14 and Need For Speed). Outlast was pretty bad. I mean it was just Fatal Frame but relying heavily on the crude-factor. I was thinking about Kill Zone for the MP
0P-Tigrex  +   205d ago
I either got the Platinum/100% for Killzone SF. Infamous SS, MGS Ground Zereos, Knack, Resogun, and Contrast.

I went back to my PS3 and got the Platinum for KingdomHearts 1.5 and Demon's Souls. Right now i'm replaying The Last Of Us Grounded diff DLC. I'm waiting for TLOU Remastered and Driveclub for the fall.
mayberry  +   205d ago
Killzone multiplayer is a must! The maps, gameplay, sound, visuals etc.. are a top notch.
thelaughingwiseman  +   205d ago
For me… Nope. I was led to believe this console would be revolutionary. But all people are talking about is graphics, hardware, apps. Nothing really industry-altering. It's just another console generation. Nothing more, nothing less.

Games will be games. Nothing more SONY can do about it. It's up to the video game developers (In SONY's division, 1st Party developers, Multiplatform companies etc.) to interpret what they think is "Game" and make something to communicate their definition to us consumers.

I don't care about Apps, or how hard a game can push the console, or if I can use the internet, or all this other stuff. PS4 is offering a lot of games but it's not a machine worth worshipping
Jdoki  +   205d ago
I would say Morpheus and PSNow are both revolutionary for a console... Or at the very least innovative. None of the competition is as far ahead on this.

I would say that the PS4 is a refinement and distillation of all the Sony / Playstation knowledge and know-how.

After having a few hours on an XB1 over the weekend, I can definitely see the razer sharp gaming focus of the PS4 a lot more.
thelaughingwiseman  +   205d ago
I'm going to have to disagree. PSNow is paying for backwards capability. It's a farce. I don't even like paying to play online either. So, I have my PS4 with 2 year subscription. Is PSNow going to be a separate subscription I'd have to pay? SONY still hasn't given the specifics on the payment method (via their official blog post).

So the Video Game Headset. What will it let you do exactly, that other headset VR's don't do already? You do know that there are things out like that already. Arcades had similar VR headsets back since the mid 90's. Turning your head (in game), grabbing items, all that stuff. It's gimmicky.

And those things aren't on the PS4 yet either. So, so far the PS4 has not impressed me, aside from the amount of games.
Jdoki  +   204d ago
Bit late responding!

PSNow is revolutionary because it means we could be seeing the end of the console arms race - where more power is required each gen. Eventually MS / Sony might start launching low spec consoles that are effectively streaming boxes. It won't be this gen, or next - but it's coming and PSNow is the start of that.

As for what it offers and at what price... We wait and see. Just viewing it as a cynical attempt for Sony to make us pay for BC... Well, it is optional. To add that facility to the current hardware would have driven the price up significantly... Emulating the Cell and it's SPU's in software would have been horrendously hard, maybe even impossible with the current hardware.

VR... Yep, been around for many many years. How many times have you seen it in someone's home? How many times have you seen it attached to a console? VR may never become completely mainstream, but it's no gimmick. For those of us interested in racing games, it is worth the money for the added immersion. Then throw in how it could be used in first person survival horror games, or other open world titles and it's hard not to be excited. A fully immersive elder Scrolls game would be phenomenal.
user5669510  +   205d ago
This is the most realistic comment on here. And using PS now and Morpheus is something they didn't come up with or even bring to the lime light. People skip pass the fact you have to pay for online too. Ps4 is a good console but like he said its just a console for you can play games on. people do have a habit of putting this console as the holy grail and the greatest hardware that was ever invented.
Jdoki  +   205d ago
It's the usual launch story... Lack of compelling games to play after launch.

It is a bit disappointing, but it'll get better. Hopefully not too long after E3!
gigoran  +   205d ago
So wait...

the PS4
out-prices the competition
out-sells the competition
out-performs the competition

and people ask the question if it's living up to expectations?
Now I'm not rocket scientist, but I do believe that Sony would say... "aaaaahhh durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! How about YES?"

It has great exclusive now and coming as well. And don't forget that ALL multiplatform games perform best on the PS4.

I would expect this kind of questionable article to be written by an MS fanboy, but for some reason I don't think it was, so it's a complete surprise that someone with any commonsense would even ask this kind of question. An equivalent questions would be "is water wet?"
thelaughingwiseman  +   205d ago
I assume you're alluding to the Xbox one. It is not the only other "competition" out there. You don't have a choice between 2. There are other devices and places where you can enjoy games.
gigoran  +   205d ago
Actually yes I am alluding to the xbone one. I'm not talking about all gaming in general. I'm talking about this generation of consoles, in which there are 2 (3 if you count the wii U, and you may as well). So as I said, all of these facts are true about the PS4, so asking if it's living up to expectations is just stupid. I can only imagine the writer is asking a question where he knows the answer to the question but he asks it anyway because he want to sound sophisticated and controversial. It's just people looking for details to pick at the credibility of Sony and their PS4, and this question is wayyyyyyyyyy off.
Kennytaur  +   205d ago
Neither the Playstation nor Xbox has truly lived up to the hype, but how could they?

I own a PS4 and the main menu and storefront is a serious step down from PS3. The lack of USB media playback and 3D bluray support is a shame, and for some reason the audio drops out if I turn it on before the TV (just need to reselect the input to fix that though). But these things can and probably will all be fixed in time. We're in it for the long run. Fingers crossed they can sort out Anisotropic Filtering too. Oh, and Sony better start selling the DS4 with a battery the size of the DS3s... Yes, the capacity has genuinely gone down to save a few buck.

The Xbone isn't out in my country yet, but I'll buy one this fall if the Halo Collection rumour comes true.
KinjoTakemura  +   205d ago
It's not even a complete six months into the release of the PS4 and some of the games were delayed because they still need work. I'm glad that Sony and their 1st party developers have enough sense to understand that gamers don't want to play broken games. We would rather have a "GREAT" game later that works like it's supposed to instead of a "GOOD" game that could have been great if it wasn't for bugs and glitches. There are still independent and multiplatform games that are providing PS4 gamers hours of entertainment, like Watch Dogs, Wolfenstein, Outlast, and Bound By Flame. There will be experiences that only PS4 owners will have this year with an epic system seller, The Last Of Us Remastered. When someone asks you if your purchase of a PS4 was worth it, ask them to compare the lists of games available and how many "chart topping titles" each console has and that should actually tell you which console is actually, "bringing the games."
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CEOSteveBallmer  +   205d ago
I don't know if i need to bother to read the entire article. the PS4 has the "most launch games" than all the previous playstation consoles whether multiplat or exclusive. PSone doesn't have that many software in its launch most are not even AAA not until its 1-2yrs lifespan. and PS4 is just 6 months in, and yet many people are judging it. Why don't you judge the other colossal black console who never delivered its promises. why? because one by one they took 180 turns and backtracking on what made its console unique. and PS4's original vision never change, but you just need to wait a little. no console in history started out so great in its first 6 months. there is no need for this discussion. i feel the reason this is brought up because of "game delays". driveclub, the order etc. so what? BIg deal? i'd rather have a late but polished game than a rushed one. end of discussion
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