How Might PS4 Dominance Change The Industry?

OnlySP: When the generation changed over there was no immediate reason to believe that any sort of major changes in console hierarchy would take place outside of Nintendo’s impossible mission to win with another gimmick. Everyone expected the go-to console would wind up being the Xbox One, especially in the United States where Microsoft performs best.

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JBSleek1380d ago

"Where everyone in game development was trying to appeal to the young, twitchy nature of the Xbox fanbase before, they may now start to make more slow, serious, and thoughtful games."

Really?... Way to generalize...

ThatKanadianKid1380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )

Not sure how you see that as generalizing? The Xbox was the platform for the twitch shooters. There weren't a lot of first party exclusives for the 360 that had deep engrossing tales like the Last of Us or Heavy Rain or Beyond: Two Souls. Hell, that's why I stopped playing the Xbox because it was shooter after shooter.

Thankfully, the Xbox One is diversifying its lineup a bit this time and games like Ori and the Blind Forest and Playdead's new game look really great, amongst a lot of really great looking exclusives coming out for the platform.

It's a good time to be a gamer no matter where you play. Hopefully 2015 will see some better discussions about games rather than what we're getting now.

Abash1380d ago

I feel Sony as the industry leader is what's best for gaming. When the Xbox One was announced, MS was beyond certain they'd be the industry leader this gen and they would make the rules. Their vision of DRM and all the other things the PS4 forced MS to back-out of doing painted a very dark and ugly future of gaming.

So the PS4 has already made the industry better and I bet even more awesome things will come from Sony being the top dog in the console market

PockyKing1380d ago


I agree that Sony forced Microsoft to make changes to stay competitive, which was a really good thing. Now that the Xbox One has made most of the changes it needed to make, we can now just focus on the games rather than which console is better.

We know that PS4 is a tad stronger, and most people downplay the notion of the Cloud on Xbox One right now.

Me, personally, I'm waiting to see what Crackdown does, because that's the first game being developed that is really supposed to utilize the Cloud, and if we get anything like that destruction demo that was early work for the game, my mind will shatter.

For right now, there's a lot to look forward to no matter which way you go. Xbox One has been rolling out new features and improvements to the dashboard and system, something that I think Sony should be catching up.

Again, my own opinion, but the dashboard could really use some cleaning up on the PS4. As for everything else, it's OK in my book.

JBSleek1380d ago

Sony had more shooters they just weren't as popular therefore Xbox gets the shooter console label. Killzone, MAG, Socom, Resistance.

I see Halo,Gears and Crackdown as the only shooters exclusive to Xbox they just are two very popular ones. Xbox wasn't shooter after shooter.

guyman1380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )


In terms of what exclusives the 360 has to offer, it is shooter after shooter.

johndoe112111380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )


Basically what i gather this article is saying in a nutshell is that with sony dominating this gen it may finally put an end to all the BS moneyhatting and unethical gaming practices that microsoft began years ago. Your comment about sony leading the industry being best for gaming is spot on.

Bigpappy1380d ago

Actually the Xbox360 had an older user base than PS3. They just let their kids play on them too.

But I really don't have a burning desire to play any PS exclusives outside of God of War. I am more of a WRPG gamer who also like sword play action games.

I don't see Sony dictating the direction of the gaming industry. The developers are the ones who do that. The things that affect the console side of gaming like: Online; Achievements; communicating... and other feature. I find that M$ actually did more to push new features, especially online related.

aquamala1380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )

lets see what games the Playstation fanbase prefer, these are the top selling ps3 games of all time

1. Grand Theft Auto V
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
5. Gran Turismo 5
6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
7. Grand Theft Auto IV
8. Call of Duty: Ghosts
9. FIFA Soccer 13
10. Battlefield 3

and the best selling pS4 game is ... COD Ghost

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JsonHenry1380d ago

Pretty sure CoD sold just as well on PS3..

KinjoTakemura1379d ago

To be fair, how many people who bought COD Ghost are actually playing it today? I bought it in January because there wasn't much to choose from. Haven't touched the game since Outlast came out.

GamersHeaven1380d ago

Great article this is exactly how I feel with Sony in the lead they always brings diverse unique games regardless this will have a big affect on its competitors better for the industry for sure.

ThichQuangDuck1380d ago

I think it is too early to declare dominance or a winner,but it will very much come down to exclusives and value. Value in terms of PS plus titles and Xbox sales or free games as well as what Microsoft does with PC. If Sony or Microsoft were to opt for cross platform with PC that would be a big move. Either way it will be interesting to see where it goes,but we cannot allow ourselves to become obsessed in the console war and forget that we all truly win

PockyKing1380d ago

This article has nothing to do with the console "war". It's based on facts like Ubisoft's statement that they were having double the hardware sales on the PS4 over Xbox One and PC.

HeWhoWalks1380d ago (Edited 1380d ago )

Nope, I don't think it's too early at all to call a winner. Sony would have to, royally, "f" this up to lose the gen. They have have played their cards well, though, so they should keep their healthy lead while continuing to bring a diverse line-up of games.

Now on the flip side, the X1 and WiiU will have plenty to play that isn't available on PlayStation, and that's the good thing for everyone who games on home consoles.

johndoe112111380d ago

Microsoft were the ones who said that whoever got to 10mil install base first wins the generation. I don't see why that shouldn't apply now that they are behind.

ThichQuangDuck1380d ago

Ha I have a PC and am undecided on what console to get. I was simply saying that this is only the beginning and there is plenty of this generation to go. If people want to focus on there being a clear objective winner, monitor sales, invest in stocks, make bets, buy jerseys and have their fantasy game lineups and hype they can. I was simply saying it is all about the games and enjoying the interactive fantasy experiences that are button clicks away.

user56695101380d ago

I didn't get what you said at first but cross buy and cross pay would be amazing . Each platform will still have exclusive but we can play together

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HaveSumNuts1380d ago

The stunt MS pulled last year is one of the main reasons PS4 is dominant. Don Mattrick sold more PS4's than a Naughty Dog exclusive could.

HeWhoWalks1380d ago

It was, perhaps, one of the reasons, but definitely not the biggest. Price, perception, easy development = better multiplats are the biggest reasons. Don Mattrick's blunders are not.

Vantage1380d ago

Domination is hardly the word I would use. More like "in favor".

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