TK: PS Mobile ending. Is the PS4 strong enough to keep the Japanese juggernaut alive for the foreseeable future?
I think Sony isnt going anywhere, but they cant rely too much on the PS4. They used to be the king of tvs, I own one too!
they need to focus on what products are selling and stop wasting money in markets they can no longer compete in. part of me thinks sony will be too stubborn to let go of the mobile space and we will see another handheld. all because they want their ip's to be sold on more than just one platform. i guess that's where playstation now is supposed to fill in that void but i don't think that is going to do very well. doom and gloom really has nothing to do with the ps4. sony is putting a lot of attention on it and that's good for ps4 fans and bad for everything outside of it. sony is still trying to get back on their feet financially and their commitment to cellphones and other products nobody is buying keep sinking them.
What they need to do is make an affordable gaming tablet, that is attached to the Playstation brand. The Playstation brand pulls a lot of clout. The Xperia brand doesn't. If they made something were you can connect your DS3 to it with bluetooth, and made crossbuy available for it. People would go nuts for it.
@XB1_PS4: i won't buy that.. first because i dont like mobile games, and second taking a tablet out AND a controller isn't the easiest thing to do. @moldybread: clearly you have no idea what you're talking about. Sony stubborn to let go of mobile space? You never owned an Xperia phone i can see (not Sony Ericsson). Xperia phones have revolutionized the mobile world with the IP-class products. While you're scared to answer a call with your iphone 6 under the rain i have been answering calls, texting and all under rain for many years now! Sony products have always been pricey, but you get what you paid for, unlike the competition selling you a phone with 0,0000000001s extra reaction time for gold. Sony are terrible are marketing with their products, trying things for yourself is the only way to see the truth. Bravia TVs? Best in class for gaming. Natural colors, no flashy shit like Samsung's. People are pretty funny, going nuts for a ridiculous ipod watch (or whatever they called it).. the thing can't be used for over 4 hours. There are brands for pigeons and brands for the other group.
These are the articles to which one is entreated when a nobody in a basement in Pakistan fails to comprehend why Sony ended PS Mobile. It was a hotbed moneypit of crackers and pirates costing far more than it was worth. Only in the bowels of blundering adolescent attempts at game journalism can we find a deduction that equates a smart money saving business decision with doom and gloom. The article is rife with irony and especially so when one considers that it is these very sophomoric attempts at writing that are the real instruments of lost relevance.
The play station is the only product that is selling though. Tv sales have dropped 25% in the last year I believe. Audio system sales have dropped. Their computers have tanked and are now gone and their smartphones and tablets are not even coming close to competing with apple and Samsung and even samsung with its own dropped numbers is still killing Sony. So is LG for that matter. I bet playstation gets spun off at some point or sold and the company goes under. On top of all of the bad sales they have had press. All of the stuff that came out after Sony studios got hacked, psn repeatedly getting hacked and their dealings with it are routinely criticized. The playstation is the only Ray of light Sony even has. Even their image works effects house shut down.
@Abzdine "Xperia phones have revolutionized the mobile world with the IP-class products. While you're scared to answer a call with your iphone 6 under the rain i have been answering calls, texting and all under rain for many years now! " Err I wouldn't call Xperia phones revolutionary. And you know I have one!
Yeah its just clickbait. There are other contenders now in the TV arena but Sony's TVs are still some of the best for gaming period. If you look at comparisons of image ghosting and refresh Sony is still considered super premium. Way back in the day actually Sony's TVs were considered kind of over rated, in the 80s the trinitron was great and had awesome color, my ex and I had a 1980 trinitron with a remote, I actually played dreamcast on that and it looked great, color-wise at least even had the trinitron wire lines on the screen like a more modern one. Later on they were good, but not that much better and I felt alot of the Sonys built in the 90s had very orange reds and some of the other brands you'd go into the service menus and messed with the deeper settings and if you calibrated other brands you were easily in sony territory with better color, and less money. Things changed alot... and I just made myself feel pretty god damn old talking about standard definition tube TV gaming... I used to go into the menus and adjust the screen borders and try to get the aspect perfect and adjust it right into the perfect area so a bright screen (most older TVS the total picture size actually expanded during bright scenes or flashes) and and the dark screen would both have acceptable overscan.... You know what Im going to stop now... I need to go emulate some old games, get sick of it realize Im wearing rose colored nostalgia glasses and play some dragonball xenoverse or something.
Best is true but you will pay double. I spent 2 months with several 4k tvs from last year and tried each one. Sony, samsung, vizio, LG in that order of best PQ and gaming. I settled on the vizio because the slight drop in PQ was not worth paying double the price.
Their TV division was already spin off and actually posted a profit last quarter. Its no longer the cancer of the company. Sony's problem now is with their Mobile division which is reportedly planned to be sold or spin off in the near future. Sony knows what they are doing now unlike before.
I bought a Bravia V-series back in 2005 and have been gaming on it consistently for a decade now. This is why sony's TVs are best. No need for a new TV in the near future (next decade) either. These things are built to last forever.
I gotta add that I was playing on my cousins new TV (I don't even know what it is but he did buy it recently and it is NOT Sonys) last friday and it seemed like there was something funny going on with the refresh rate or something. Every time the camera moved swiftly around in TLOU RE it looked funny like there was something wrong. Needless to say when I play it on my telly there's no problems at all. I noticed the problem right away though since I've played TLOU RE quite a lot.
Probably uses motion interpolation. Your TV is old enough that it wouldn't have such a feature. I have a 2014 bravia that has motion flow, which is Sony's "240hz" solution. It looks terrible, regardless of manufacturer. Mine has impulse mode though which delivers near perfect motion, at the cost of luminance/brightness.
This article made no sense Cannot believe i clicked the clickbait
Yea I sniffed that out and didn't touch that article.
@Ballsack 100% its like they are not even trying anymore to hide their lack of research! Sony ,closed down playstation Mobile not because it was not generating profit, no they closed it down because..get this its not freaking needed anymore! The reason being, is it now has served its purpose since now Unity3D is fully supported, there is no freaking need for the playstation Mobile section anymore. Because that is the #1 Game engine for mobile devices anyway. And since its already one code port across multiple platforms, playstation Mobile was set to do such, but Unity3D is much more established game engine, and it works very well.
@Palitera "I know this article offends you and most of the N4G community, but try to use you brain once in a while when it comes to Sony subjects. " Maybe you need to take your own advice, look do you know why Sony does not need Playstation Mobile anymore? you must know, because you sound like you have 1st hand experience/s did you know one of the large limitations for PSM is this: [ the PSM platform is Vita has 512MB of RAM. Original PSM only supports 98MB of RAM etc. It's just a virtual machine or you can say, an emulator that runs on the Vita.] Listen to what i am saying , why would Sony need to keep playstation Mobile around, if the very Game engine Playstation Mobile Use is Unity 3D? are you getting it Now? there is no further need to have playstation Mobile section when Unity 3D takes its place because Unity3D is the largest Main Game engine for not just smartphones and tablets that run Arm Cortex but is also for the PSvita Platform for indies and 3rd party anyway! you do know the SGX543MP4+ GPU inside the playstation Vita and the Playstation TV is the exact same GPU chip that is inside the iPadIII what is the main source game engine for 3rd party and indies to use on Mobile devices such as smartphones and Tablets? Are you getting it now? Playstation Mobile already is no longer needed because of restrictions to the hardware would no longer be viable than what you can do with Unity 3D.."Majority" of indies and 3rd party Publisher switched over to Unity 3D! thus Playstation Mobile was no longer needed. "So you mean that if the mobile scene was giving them a ton of money, they would have discarded it because "it is no longer needed"? Take a look: http://unity3d.com/showcase...
Story quality? WTF Like this website? NO Article's title? Clickbait
Cmon brutha, all those bubbs, sniff out those bad articles before clickity click.
Awesome websites are awesome <3 Next Questions: Is Nintendo Doomed? Is Microsoft Doomed? Are we all doomed and the end is near?
My god.... I thought we had time! I NEED TO GAS UP THE RAMCHARGER AND HOARD YOUNG WOMEN AND RAMEN NOODLES... WE WILL REBUILD!
Ramen Noodles you say? Doomed. Michael Pachter said so.
Yeah. I keep alot of import ramen around. Call me a hipster but I just cant stomach maruchan or top ramen for more than a side dish with butter... but man, indomie, nong shim, six fortune, sapporo ichiban, samyang, even paldo. I think I might have a problem.
I don't really think so.
What a rubbish article, anybody who thought the end of Playstaion Mobile means the end of PSN is near is a moron.
Wut? I would agree they need to diversify, but I think they are trying to do this through the PS4. Look at the show Powers. They are using their strongest asset and working from there. Like Amazon does.
WTF? This article is a huge garbage!
*One game gets delayed a few months* IS IT THE END OF SONY?!
YES I already threw my ps4 in the garbage bin, you know cause Sony is doomed.
One of those articles again. Playstation mobile didn't work out so they shut it down. That's a sensible thing to do when you have something that just costs money but barely makes you any money.
Read above: it did in fact work out, they shut it down because it is not needed anymore, because it was needed until Unity 3D was fully ported over, now that it is ported over, Unity 3D is the better cheaper solution! Less costs, lower manpower needed, and just more cost effective!
Man these are getting really annoying! I don't even click them but just being approved shows how bad some of this community is... I mean this for any type or brand! Sony, MS, Nintendo or PC! Nobody's going anywhere!
A website that probably didn't give two f***s about PS mobile or covered anything about it, but as soon as Sony announce the closure, PS mobile is suddenly ship sinking material. *Bravo*
well truth be told, Sony's television division has suffered off late. I read this with an open mind and the author does mention that the PS4 has carried Sony which is not far from the truth. He cites Gamespot and a simple google search can tell you that Sony has to deal with several issues. they shut down their PC division, and Ericcson deal is over. They lost money on the Interview movie. I dont see the hate. Everyone has a right to an opinion. haters gonna hate. I remember months back an article on Microsoft came up and the hate machine started. if things were so great, why kill Vaio and why all the layoffs? Why has the tv division suffered?
Their TV division was suffering since quite some time and that's why it got spun off into it's own. Samsung and LG managed to capture a lot of the market by offering cheaper TVs. They don't have a picture quality as good as the more expensive Sony TVs, but the majority of people rather get thr more affordable one that has still a good picture quality. Their Vaio never performed really great as they had always been overpriced for what the users got. Sony bought Ericcson so there isn't any deal that's over and their Xperia Z line is very popular. They are still great in the DSLR camera business. Sony also has non electronic divisions that perform decent. Nobody said things are so great, but the reports of how horribly bad they are doing are blown out of proportion.
A good indicator of a company's impending failure is the level of support it's product(s)have. Let's take the PS4's lineup of exclusive content that has already been released for 2015 and exclusive content that will soon be released: The "Powers" PlayStation program is already a hit among PS4 gamers Splice, Motorcycle Club, Iron Clad Tactics, Citizens Earth, Grim Fandango Remastered, The Pinball Arcade season 2, Apotheon, Super Stardust Ultra, Minutes, Resogun Defenders, Qbert, Pillar, Paparazzi, Hustle Kings, Desert Ashes, Starwhal, Aces Of Luftwaffe, Zen Pinball 2, ScramKitty, OlliOlli2, Helldivers, Hotline Miami 2, The Order 1886, Bloodborne, Axiom Verge, MLB 15 The Show,Toukiden: Kiwami, Paperbound, Tropico 5, Omega Quintet,Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster, Onechanbara Z2: Chaos,Disgaea 5 That's 33 games that have confirmed release dates up until September 2015. Now let's see what the competition has in the way of *exclusive content:* Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, Neverwinter, (Timed), State Of Decay, La Cops, Ori The Blind Forest, Scream Ride, Pneuma: Breath of Life, Pinball FX 2: Iron and Steel Pack, Roundabout, The Escapists, IDARB, Riptide GP2, Funk of Titans. 13 games that have been released exclusively on a competing console and some will soon to be released up until April 28th... I'll cut the competition some slack and knock off 4 PS4 games that will be released after April... Exclusive content for PS4 up until April 2015 - 29 Exclusive content for Xbox One up until April 2015 - 13 A company that's struggling wouldn't be adding more content, developing new peripherals, and investing in first party games, they would actually be cutting back in an attempt to reduce operating costs and increase profits... Only one of the two listed here looks like they're in trouble... Let's see if you can figure out which one it is... @Jdoki "Comparing the number of titles for a console has nothing to do with the financial health of an entire company." You're right and I wasn't trying to compare Sony to Microsoft even though neither company AS A WHOLE is in financial distress, however, Xbox is an entirely different story. 2015 and 2016 will be the defining moments in the division's history as the continued existence of the Xbox brand completely hinges on how the "unified platform" strategy works out. It may workout for Microsoft, but it won't end well for people who shelled out cash for an Xbox One.
Give it a rest fanboy. Comparing the number of titles for a console has nothing to do with the financial health of an entire company.
No disrespect intended but the majority of the games you've named are indie/arcade. Back in the good days, these kind of games didn't even exist on consoles. It's like we've taken a step back if the list of exclusives looks like that. Most casual gamers don't give a damn about games like that.
the gaming industry is in need of a shake up, samsung need to have a dabble in the console market in my opinion, i dont think sony will go anywhere but they are not the powerhouse they once were thats for sure, the only reason microsoft are doing all the right things is because of sony so when i see comments wishing companies to get out of the console market i slap myself, its like some dumbass wishing for giant spiders, competition is needed
I totally agree with wishing samsung would join the race so microsoft can get pushed out of the gaming world and just let innovation flurish.
hahahahah, the only company pushing for innovation is microsoft, and you are a prime example of what my comment was referring to "wishing samsung would join the race so microsoft can get pushed out of the gaming world" do you wish for giant spiders by any chance?
Big phone market ,biggest projector high end sales , numerous hands in investments no doubt and PlayStation , which hater written this article? Bill gates?
God it's like none of you even remember PS2. Probably because most of you are about 12. Before mobile gaming (that's right, once upon a time the only mobile game we had was Snake...and that was freaking amazing) and all this online, day one patches, DLC etc etc gaming was at its prime.
Again as i have explained before: Tell me it’s free Yep, the extremely good news is that, for the first time ever, anyone on the PSM Developer Program can publish their Unity content to PlayStation®Store and target PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) completely free of charge. There’s no dev kit; there are no fees. What’s more, the PSM build option works with both the free version of Unity and Unity Pro so developing and deploying your PS Vita game need never cost you a dime. http://blogs.unity3d.com/20... Now again why would PSM be freaking Needed? Again Follow, its not that [email protected] Hard to understand: Consoles Unity 5.0 has day one support for XBox 360, XBox One, PS Vita, PS3 and PS4, with Wii-U arriving later in the spring. A custom editor is no longer required for any console. The console extensions are compatible with the general Unity editor! Many developers are already building their games with Unity 5.0 on console having taken part in a Beta release program. http://unity3d.com/unity/mu...
Hope you get more bubs, thanks for doing your homework.
Look at Sony 10 years ago and Sony in 2015, and you'll get your answer.
Ooh look another is Sony us doomed article. Yea they've been arounds since the 1950s.
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