If The Order struggles it’ll be unfortunate for the PS4. But Sony itself may fail if PlayStation Now falters.
Forget Sony's struggles and enjoy your PS4. I'm pretty sure Sony wouldn't want their fanbase to be worrying about them all the time. Play games and let them handle the business stuff. The PS4 is selling well and I think the PlayStation division will sustain them a bit longer until they get their shiet together with the other products. I don't really see the necessity of writing this article. We always have to be reminded of how PlayStation could be in jeopardy or in the brink of demise. however, when we get an article of how PS4 is selling well and outselling the competition and we are happy about it doing well then, ''why are you happy? Do you have stocks with Sony? Lol you only care about sales. ''
Every Sony exclusive gets this must change the world and change your life treatment. The sucess of Sony as a company is always tied to the success of every single exclusive game since the PS3.
Its against my religion to click the link. However yes I agree with you Himdeel. Truth be told, Playstation brand is known for having the best exclusives is why they always have the bar raised so high.
Well said no other exclusives are held to that standard in the gaming community. If one company makes a new ip everyone says hope it's good. If Sony make a new ip all of a sudden it's style over substance and it doesn't do anything new.
When you're the BEST in the business everyone wants to see you fail. It's a simple fact that has always been Sonys main obstacle.
I really can't see Sony failing in the console business, the brand is simply too strong and successful. Sure they may have hardship in other markets such as TV, but their console business is booming. Besides, if Nintendo can keep themselves afloat all this time despite seeing much smaller sales figures, then I think Sony will be just fine.
Backwards compatibility for rent?
How is that different from buying an used game from last gen for $5 bucks when you can rent it and beat it for two weeks? Unless you are game collector, PS Now won't be a problem. Backwards Compatibility is a nice thing to have, but it's highly overrrated. BC won't upgrade your game: It won't make your game look prettier nor increase performance. TLOU benefited highly from the power of the PS4 running at 60 FPS. That wouldn't have been possible with your TLOU PS3 copy inserted in your PS4 I have a Wii U and never cared about going back to play Wii games. I once tried Twilight Princess, and it looks awful. Keep your previous console if you want to enjoy last gen games, simple. Neither PS4 or Xbox have BC, and they have their reasons not to. Deal with it already!
Disagree all you want fanboys but it's true, just because he put it in a way you don't like doesn't make it any less true... What's funny is Sony fanboys are just as bad as MS fanboys... Fanboys in general are moronic, no life, narrow minded, my toy is better than yours idiots. A fanboy is a fanboy I s what I'm saying regardless of platform choice... Sony would have benefited hugely if they made PS NOW a subscription service soley,... 60-80$ for a year... Not overpriced rentals... .A lot of people sold their PS3 for a PS4... Ps now games do not let you use any of my he dlc that you bought for your games on the PS3 also which is a waste... Why should anyone have to buy a PS3 and a PS4??? That's greed pure and simple, a cheap cop out to make more money... OT, I don't think Sony will fail if PS Now fails... But it will sting a bit... Better choices should've been made period. Btw I ONLY own a PS4, nothing else. As for comment history I barley have any but all that has been said has been from a neutral pov... What people should take from this is accept criticism or else you'll never grow and that's a fact.... I swear adults acting like damn self entitled, spoilt, 6yr olds... Back to the games
Remember, you don't even need to own a console to play the games.
Not quite. You don't even need to own a console to use PlayStation Now. I think that's a big point people seem to be overlooking.
@XiKurapikaKurta "Unless you are game collector, PS Now won't be a problem." That's me. But I also don't care for true backwards compatibility or not because as a gamer that does not trade in his games, I also don't trade in my systems. I still have my PS1 (an original 9000 series, the last big one before they became the PSOne), PS2 (with HDD and network card), a dead launch PS3 (needs a power supply), a first gen Slim PS3, my PS4 of course, a Halo edition Xbox (hard modded, my softmod attempt went south and I had to recover it with a hard mod), GameCube, Wii, DS, PSP, and Vita. Most of these are still hooked up and occasionally get some use for some nostalgia gaming - the PS4 and PS3 are primary though seeing the most frequent use. I'm holding out for a WiiU bundle at a good price to pickup Hyrule Warriors (the only WiiU must have for me). I have zero interest in the Xbox One because what I get with the PS3 and PS4 doesn't justify what is left over on the Xbox One only to spend money on it (what I'm saying is I'd sell my left nut for Hyrule Warriors, or any next-gen Zelda game, but no game on XBO has that level of want/need).
No one game is gonna make or beak PS brand this is why sony doesn't depend on one mascot Kratos drake jack and dexter ratchet and clank sly GT series Playstation exclusives have to be held to a higher standard while others can keep making same FPS or racing games Diversity is what defines Playstation consoles and no amount of hate will change that. But do keep hating because it won't matter. Believe whatever you want but it will take years for Sony to even go out of business and their own assist worth north of 300 billion So enjoy the games and console and if you don't like games or consoles than by wiiu or Xbox one We don't need clink bait articles
Same here I do not see the point of these articles. Why they are approved is beyond me. Nothing game related, all about "XYZ company is going down if XYZ does not happen."
This is becoming almost a religion. I can envisage people gathering in monks robes while waving incense over a PS4. Occasionally one monk breaks from the throng, bares his teeth and hisses curses under his breath, at which point the whole congregation hisses in unison. Then they chant "Omgora, omroga, deka demnora kilm orna Omgora!" Which roughly translated means: "Sony, Sony, slow down in sales, Sony." Then they all disrobe and start writing articles.
LMAO!!. I can definitely see that.
Dang did you just describe Mr.Xs cult? That's sounds scary as heck.
Lol, that is funny! I can picture something similar.... A huge Sony PS4 made out out of red rock stone and surround by lilacs, clam shells and dragon's bane. People wearing jihad like clothing gathered in a circle all chanting in a language long forgotten... "The media is biased"! Then they all pile on each top of each other and start to cry that no one loves their god. Their tears turn into bubbles.
I am enjoying my ps4 and xb1,but i do worry about playstation because of sony, yes sony has sold like 18 million console but it is a known fact the money is in the software and the consoles never make money until late in the console cycle. I just hope sony continues to trim the fat before the playstation brand is ever at jeopardy even if it takes sony to abandon everything besides gaming, i love both consoles nintendo seems to be out of touch these days..
Exactly,the problem with this entire write up is its based on a one time write up..and Sony getting out of TV's and Mobile Phone's..excuse me while snicker A) for the last [email protected] 3 quarters straight the TV section made profit, and Sony is cutting more over head B) again Sony is cutting more overhead in Mobile and investing more into Mobile not less. Did this writer happen to spend anytime seeing new developments into stacked 3D chips Sony just will be releasing? How about the world smallest DTVB TUNER FOR Mobile smartphones and tablets, and other PC's and netbooks , cars, hell pretty much anything that can Run Android, and will be selling this new Digital HD TV tuner for Mobile smartphone companies like HTC;LG;Samsung, Apple hell even Nokia...lol Again lower overhead on operation expenses = less loss's that you accure. If you have people buying your products. And with the fact that now Sony has every freaking part of their sections generating @ profit... Does this really make any lick of [email protected] Sense for a write up? In my opinion No, the fact the over all stock jumpped by freaking $12.00 is more than enough to see less and less investor's are worrying about Sony stock diving to the bottom. Playstation has only 8000 employees for the entire playstation section of the subsiddiary's of Sony computer entertainment, but yet the rest of Sony has over 130,000+ employed, and yet your worried about if Playstation is getting to much pressure? To save Sony? No whats saving Sony is the restructure tha has showed great results, cutting and down sizing and trimming the fat, and thats why the freaking stock is worth Over $12.00 more than it was.
More Mr X Media garbage.
Wait, misterxmedia is @forbes?!
No I don't think that idiot is smart enough to clean his own toilet, but the nonsense that he believes and writes influences naive, misinformed people. And for those of us who have read Mr X Media's "Live Journal" all of the negative articles about Sony, Drive Club, and The Order all follow his wacko playbook to the letter. You see when someone writes an article about something they clearly know nothing about(Playstation is profitable, that includes Playstation Now) and furnish no information to support their "opinion" one can only conclude that the author has an agenda and it just so happens that this article is in complete sync with the delusional ramblings of a man who is probably a trust fund baby with no brains.
Sony you want more money ? give me more choice. i hate this drip feeding of one or very few AAA games while the rest of the games are 8 bit indie clones and shovelware. what happened to the variety of the PS2 ?
if u don't see the choices u don't have a ps4 there are choices for everyone. sony has always been about choices .
Well Sony are the only ones out of the two that release AAA games throughout the whole year. I prefer that over the alternative For example The Order is coming out Friday and the month after we have Bloodborne. Shortly after that we get Until Dawn and then Ratchet and Clank. After that we have Uncharted 4. AAA exclusives spread throughout the year is what I prefer.
PS4 has many AAA games just like PS2. The difference is most are now multiplatform. PS4 has many highly rated indie games, not "indie clones and shovelware". PS4 has plenty of current and upcoming AAA exclusives.
I think the PS4 has a good lineup of varied AAA games for 2015 what with Bloodborne, Batman Arkham Knight, Metal Gear Solid V, The Witcher 3 and Uncharted 4. It could do with a little more variety perhaps (I'm dying for a good racing game on PS4) but overall I'd say there's some decent games coming.
How does BS articles like these even get approved and what does the The Order have to do with the playstation now service ?
Their last financial report says otherwise. Also PS4 isn't in any danger of failing even if PSNow was trashed tomorrow. It's slightly behind Wii sales (and we all know PS consoles have longer legs than Wii did) and PSNow isn't a big part of that yet. The only things in Sony dragging it down are mobile and TVs. Hell even TVs were ok last quarterly report. Entertainment divisions are doing very well and insurance is a money printer as usual. They downsized and got rid of terrible divisions like PC and are doing a lot better now.
I'm an Xbox guy but this article is dumb. PS4 will not falter because of this game. The game will sell fine. Maybe if Bloodborne fails they may feel pressure from gamers, but that game looks a lot more appealing than this and should sell well.
Bloodborne? that game will be the sh!t, also it will be a system seller, much like The Order.
Who made that article?
All i can say about this garabage that was aproved, WTF and no!
An expert in business on dailygame.net predicts the fall of Sony despite the evidence that all reports from the likes of the FT point to an upturn in their fortunes due to mass restructuring. Who should I believe?
Is the PS4 faltering? then shut up.
So I bought a xbox one and I'm mad basically.
I like your avi...but I can see why you only have one bubble. On topic: I find it hard to believe that sony are so hard up that their future rests solely on playstations success. They still have music, movies and tech in other areas (tablets, blu ray etc.)If that ever becomes the case then their other divisions will surely suffer for it.
LOL @ the disagrees. You honestly think sony can run its other businesses on playstation money? Its a good thing none of you guys sit on the company board! lol
Sony is doing good playstation is on the upswing but demented writer on dingy website that noone will click on reckons Sony will fail? I think it's more of the writer actually WANTS the order & Ps now to fail and is just slobbering over an opinion piece to hide his true self
http://www.fonearena.com/bl... Does that freaking look like Sony is getting out of Mobile? ironic thing is Sony's Cmos camera sensor is a single new cmos sensor is $17.00 each, and Sony sell over 70% of all mobile phone manuf. including Apple and Samsung! Now Sony is now offering a Digital TV turner Chip that just like having a FM radio on smartphones , that just plug in headphone or external speakers and you get over the Air live FM radio Music. Now you can include TV to a smartphone and tablets or hell anything that can run Android. and people think that will not be sought after by other companies like Apple and LG, HTC and Samsung to now have your PHone get free Over their Air Digital TV? yes its only 22 to 36 TV channels but you would have now any smartphone or Tablet could be a HDTV for super low cost like pennies on the $ to add to the cost of a smartphone or tablet. And no data use on your phone and with also Sony offering playstation Vue you now also can access Cable on over 3G/4G LTE or wifi. So now smartphones can be your Radio, HDTV, and cable over IP on pretty much any smartphone top that off with, Playstation Now, and remote play....yeah Sony is sure getting out of Mobile alright..LMAO Getting out of Mobile my @ss..LMAO
interesting read. you got any further sources?
sure; http://techone3.in/smartpho... Sony with Playstation Vue allows Live cable TV Channels over the internet or wifi or 3G/4G LTE. So as i stated Sony is concentrating on investments that even other companies would buy technology from Sony, and of Course Sony is lowering the number of units they produce per year also the number of models they will make not only per year but longer release between before next release of a new model. Longer support cycle/model of xperia.
Holy. Not only will the PS4 probably be fine without The Order (Bloodborne coming up pretty soon, long list of upcoming software), but are we really preparing that much for The Order to fail? Here's something I'm 99% sure of: It's not gonna fail. I've been skeptical before, but people will see. Sackboy only stars in good games.
did you see the bloodborne sack boy? https://twitter.com/SarahWe... its soooo cute :)
wait bloodborne has sackboy too?
Don't bother with this clickbait article people, it isn't even worth the time or effort to read. Just another desperate fanboy/"author" trying to get clicks with useless opinions, nothing more.
I think there will be a PS5. However, I don’t know what form it’ll have. It could be a physical console, or it could be in the cloud. But even if the form might change, PS5 Games will be born. This is what we want. — Masayasu Ito
The gaming industry has become a hostile place of hate and negativity. I am afraid people spend more time writing stupid articles, fighting and hating than actually playing games. We should be grateful that the gaming industry is alive. Stop the hate
I think its mostly to the articles :/ PS Now is a big thing for sony, of course.. but I cant see it failing to the point of sony closing down. thats just.. not true. the company as a whole is doing well even though theyre in the minus.
I think the service will eventually take off after a bit of a slow start. After all, a few years ago the whole idea of Netflix and other such services seemed like a strange way to get access to films and tv shows without going down to the local rentals place. Given time, it could well be the way forward.
I think this is probably the most obvious clickbait title I've seen in a long while. Bravo.
Sony's failure with have nothing to do with the success of PS4. Even if PS4 sells like the PS2, Sony is a bankrupt disaster waiting to happen. PS4 is a tiny fraction of the business. The company has 4 or 5 times more debt then they could ever sell PS4 for. Amazon, Apple, Google or Facebook will buy it for $4 or $5 billion. Sony has $100 billion in pension liabilities.
Stop your fanboy nonsense please.
I am lucky. I own all three consoles. All digital for Xbox and PS. Not for Wii U. I want sony to do well. Competition is a good thing. I want a PS5 and 6. A new Xbox. A new nintendo. Streaming is not for me. It was hard for me to go digital. Don't make me stream.
Hey it was good while it lasted and I hope bill & Nadella keep the check book in the drawer.
I love click bate, but honestly I am getting sick over everyone criticizing original exclusive games just because they venture out of the, " NORM." It's rather sickening to see the industry turning, well into an industry. Instead of encouraging originality, reviewer and click grabbing "Gamebloid journalist" full of no talent, jaded, idiots praise the same old franchises, and big dollar companies that pumping out the same massproduced trash. It's rather nauseating like, watching a horde of fast food addicted, puss faced, morbidly obese slobs sweating in anticipation, waiting to sink their rotten teeth's into a processed patty made from pig lips and cow anuses. God forbid these so called journalist see a stalk of broccoli, for if they do the meal is ruined, and the chief is not qualified to be in the Kitchen. However, these useless, round, talentless hacks, who have the consistency of Jell-O might I add, have no idea that they are the root cause which is killing what was once a thriving and diverse medium, that they are molding into a grey unimpressive circle jerk of FPS games. That's my two cents on the matter, hope you all have a nice day.
Aaah maan this article got me all skeered now...not
haha nobody like these articles unless they are aimed at nintendo products.
PS4 will still be around for another 8 years.. btw how's PS3 doing?
Sony was doomed since 2004, nothing new here /s
I'm sorry but isn't the PS4 absolutely, hands down, definitively, kicking Xbox One's ass in sales? People who like the PS4 aren't worried. The game's on the way this year? I could've told you that The Order's sales would be a bit low. It's a single player game that isn't too long. I'll GaLAhaDLY (see what I did there?) go out and spend $5 to rent it for 3 days and beat it. Game's like it don't have much love in this market.
I thought it was stupid when I read an article claiming that the Ps4 would fail if PS Now failed, but an article suggesting that SONY ITSELF will go under if PS Now doesn't work out... The stupid-ometer just exploded.
Sony has been in trouble for years now.They have been losing billions since 2006.Between selling,closing,laying off,and posting billions every quarter its amazing they are still here.They did state that they will lose more than 2.7 billion in 2015 with a chance of bankruptcy.Plus in 2014 their biggest investor pulled their stock from the company.I don't care for sony but hate to see anyone lose their jobs.One thing that is a fact the playstation division will not save sony
Get with the times old man. Sony is making bank. Check their stock price
Did people miss Sony last quarter report where they made a lot of money and that their stock price being on the rise since then?
Sony stock are going up... and still increasing. This writer is a joke. DONT CLICK IT