PS4s Could Be Sold With Destiny and Diablo III Preloaded, Says Analyst

Gamespot :

"Sony may begin selling PlayStation 4 systems with digital copies of select Activision games already loaded onto them so they are ready for purchase, according to Baird analyst Colin Sebastian.

In a Baird investors note sent out recapping developments at E3, the possibility of preloaded games is brought up. "One point of interest from our conversations at the show is the possibility that Sony may preload digital copies of Destiny and Diablo on all PS4 consoles beginning this fall (users still can choose whether to purchase), which should drive higher sell-through for Activision, but at the cost of retail sales," it states."

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JoGam861d ago

That sounds awesome. Will be a good idea.

Pinkdolphinyfg861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

Lol Nooooooooooo that's a horrible idea. Read the damn article please and stop blindly praising everything sony does because they are not gods. They are talking about having the games pre-loaded onto your harddrive and installed except you still have to buy the key to unlock the game. This the same as that bullcrap Capcom tried to pull with their on-disk dlc where it's already loaded onto the disk but you have to purchase the key to use it.

EDIT: Lol your such a tool for being happy with buying a ps4 and not being able to own what you bought. If this was ms oh man n4g would be having a parade right now with this anti-consumer practice.

JoGam861d ago

Smh. Dude its not a bad idea. . No one said u were getting the damn game free fool... Maybe you should stop think closed minded. . If you dont want the game then don't buy it or the key. . If u want thw game juat buy the key. . Great idea. . I wish i could have everygame already on my hard drive and all i had to do was buy a key. . Would save download time.

dodgemoose861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

Well, no, it isn't. The example you gave with Capcom is just bad business practice. I think SEGA did the same thing with Rome II last year. This on the other hand is just for convenience. It's not the same as DLC pre-loaded, as many would argue you should be entitled access to that as it's already on the disc you just purchased. These installed games on the other hand aren't yours, so I don't see the comparison. They aren't locking any extra content away from you as you haven't bought the game in the first place. So unless of course you think they should be giving these games away for free, that point doesn't make any sense.

'Lol your such a tool for being happy with buying a ps4 and not being able to own what you bought.'

Not sure whether this was directed to me or JoGam, but I'll respond anyway. The whole point is you're not buying the content, only the PS4. Obviously by having these games pre-loaded on the hard drive, as a user you're only one code away from access to them, which is very convenient to someone who would have digitally purchased the game anyway. Don't mistake what this analyst is suggesting as bundles - they're not.

blitz0623861d ago

It will save time for people who want to buy and download it digitally. Otherwise it's a waste of hard drive space, which you can just delete anyway. I guess it's a good way of luring people to buy the game.

blitz0623861d ago

Lol @ thinking if this was MS people would bash them. How is this even anti consumer? If MS did this it would be a great idea as well. People here approve of them planning on allowing games to be installed on an external hard drive because it's a great feature to have.

Charybdis861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

Well it has the potential of deceiving people depending on how they promote the predownloaded content.

Wouldn't it just be a better and less confusing idea to have a bundle option for the ps4 were the game comes preloaded,for free or game included in pricing of bundle and not on a disc.

our_games_are_art861d ago

Saves time for people who are already all digital. Makes it a lot more likely ill get a bundle if they do this BC I do nit like buying multiplayer games on disc

bicfitness861d ago

Its actually a wonderful idea. They should also start preloading all those 1/2 decent F2P games too: Warframe, DCUO, even a FFXIV (trial). Would be sweet for new owners to nab a console and immediately have games ready, and installed, for access.

Not sure why anyone would be against this idea--all of the games can be deleted at the push of a button or two, if you don't want them on your HDD.

LordMaim861d ago

Hey buddy, did Sony fans have a tickertape parade when the Titanfall bundle was a digital download? I don't think anyone cares. But in this case it saves the end user from downloading a 30-50GB game if they want to buy Destiny. If they don't want it, it doesn't cost them anything, and if "ownership" is of such a paramount concern, they can still go out and buy a physical disc just like anyone else.

Anti-consumer practice? That's ridiculous.

gaffyh861d ago

They won't because you have to format your HDD when you buy the console. If they didn't force you to do that, I guarantee there would already have been a news story somewhere saying "12 year-old finds porn on PS4".


sinspirit861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

Except.. This isn't an idea by Sony. Read the article yourself and stop blindly raging at Sony. It is an analyst, and it's not really a bad idea, but it's not a big deal either.

It is not at all like pre-loaded DLC. If you buy a $60 game and it has a $15 DLC with missions and more story and such then that is a problem, because they basically sold you a complete product, but locked some of the content to pretend like it is DLC to gain more money.

If you download something it doesn't mean you own it. If you buy a PS4 for the PS4 and nothing else is advertised but it has a game preloaded on it then you still don't own that game. You didn't pay for it. You paid for the PS4. You don't own the OS that is preloaded onto the PS4. You don't own the patents. You don't own the Sony logo just because you bought a product with it on it.

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JBSleek861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

I mean you still have to buy the games lol

"Yes. . What you thought you were getting it free? . Smh. "

Judging from your above comment you surely did before people commented on it telling you otherwise.

JoGam861d ago

Yes. . What you thought you were getting it free? . Smh.

JoGam861d ago

Dude go back to school and take a reading and comprehensive class. . No where in my comment did i say it was free. . You just assumed i thought it was free.

rdgneoz3861d ago

Seeing as it would save people some time on downloading the game if they wanted it digitally, it's not a bad idea. You can still delete it off your system if you want.

And as for free, JoGam's comments were never edited and no where in them does it mention getting the game for free. Some people like digital games, so like physical. Options are always nice, being able to choose instead of being forced one way or the other. I know I've bought a few digitally from free PSN cash and digital games not having sales tax.

JoGam861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

@rdgneoz3. Exactly. Thanks for having the bigger brain to understand where I was coming from. . I buy digital games. . Having them available is awesome. Dont need to take all day downloading.

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incendy35861d ago

That would definitely sell some boxes!

JBSleek861d ago

I can see how the consumer could be taken advantage of with this tactic.

BlackTar187861d ago

how exactly can the customer be taken advantage of?

LordMaim861d ago

They're not being charged for the game unless they want it. How can that possibly take advantage of the customer?

KillerByte23861d ago

They are really desperate on that timed DLC haha

Silly gameAr861d ago

MisterX goon squad invasion I think.

0P-Tigrex861d ago

Microsoft has timed DLC as well.. Your point??

JBSleek861d ago

Just because MS is doing it doesn't make it right. A little silly argument.

0P-Tigrex861d ago


Exactly. the 360 had nothing but timed DLC. but SONY has it for Destiny and it's bad? Ok.

XiSasukeUchiha861d ago

PS4 has everything in the bag this gen!

Drithe861d ago

Good lord what a way to start out with the ps4. That makes me want to cry with tears of joy. I will be playing both! Of course I already have my ps4. :)

marlinfan10861d ago

did you read the article? if you already have your ps4 it doesn't apply to you lol

its saying they're gonna sell ps4s with games already preloaded onto them. (that youll still need to buy)

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