Sony Interactive Entertainment Deputy President Tsuyoshi Kodera talks about competition against the Nintendo Switch and Project Scorpio, PlayStation VR, PlayStation Now and more.
"He mentioned that, while he cannot comment on competitors’ strategies, the market will be “activated” thanks to the presence of competing consoles. " That's all he said. Not really saying much
Sounds like a healthy overall gaming market to me. Currently and in future tense as well. The rest of the article only supports that fact.
Honestly, yes! Sony understands that the market is more than just themselves and that in order for it to remain healthy, their needs to be players investing in it. There is a deeper wisdom here about how one survives in a world full of hostile markets. Sony keep the market from contracting from last gen and hopefully Microsoft and Nintendo can help Sony top last gen when all is said and done.
Best time to be a gamer in my humble opinion.
You were expecting them to be scared weren't you?
Huh? No just some sort of comment about the Scorpio. The headline was a bit misleading. He just made a general statement.
No, but were you? You know, scared?
you got to admit Genji that the headline was rather gamingbolt-ish in making it seem like there would be more than just the simple blurb that septic quoted.
@Septic and @donate What about you two ?
Well, one could objectively say... that it is a LOT MORE than what "some" competitors say.
Why are you trying to over analyze it then?
I'm questioning the wording used for the title in this article.
To me, it sounds like he's smart enough to acknowledge the importance of competition. I think that's saying more than enough. I wouldn't be surprised if he owns, and probably likes, every competing console, which is far more than I can say about some gamers that don't even own more than one, and make numerous bland excuses for it, despite being perfectly capable of saving up.
He said the obvious. Nothing that really required a article for it. Even Mr. Kodera saying they want to increase PSPlus and PSNow service subscriptions is pretty obvious. We didn't need an article on N4G for us to know that's what they want to do.
It's not an answer at all.
Further proof that the console war is only here, not with the actual console manufacturers. We should all have this approach to respect the healthy market that all competitors provide.
* Sony & Microsoft are both happy to see Nintendo doing well again and Sony would actually like to see Microsoft doing better than it is even......believe it or not. These companies need each other and help maintain the balance. The Force needs to be balanced. Nintendo just brought back a little balance to the Force. It's good for all of us. More games...more game ideas...more new ips....in the end We all win.
Well, we do need competition.
@Septic he gave a short and respectful answer or should he had gone Aaron Greenberg style and brag how Sony is in the lead and the other companies got garbage systems out
I'm not critiquing him at all. It's the author of this article and his headline.
It's the most pointless thing mentioned. I hope we all know that competition breeds better results for the customers. At least the VR info was relevant.
Yeah, but realistically, it'd be the thing that most people would be interested in with everything that he did say. Was pretty generic investor relations speak though. I suppose some stuff could be gleaned from it, but the discussion of the Scorpio talk would be the only thing I'd care to discuss since the rest was mostly known, or revealed in other articles. Not much there to really read between the lines on though.
Well... he also said in a sense... that he wants to maintain the 25 million subscribers... as a posed to "growing" the business... to me that scream is loud considering that I work for a company that focuses on growing the company and that's good and all but they often forget the ones that got them to a position of growing... so they tend to lose who they got to gain that one more... I really liked that answere, it really hit home for me... tired of the let's grow with out a firm grip of what you have.
What more could he say though? Obviously new consoles helps the market. It may or may not help Sony, but since he doesn't know his competitors strategies, or how they'll be received, it's hard to say how it would affect Sony.
I question the value of a very generic sgatement and the need to make an article about it. The title alludes to something more substantial but he made a general statement about new consoles not specifically the two consoles mentioned. As Christpher said above, he just stated the obvious but yeah, at least the VR stuff was relevant. Quite simply, the author of this article alludes to a lot more substance in the title than is present in the article itself.
It's the thing in the article which I find would likely be most interesting to anyone around here, at least for discussion. Non-statements are only unacceptable around here when they're no-comment type things. Personally, it's really what every exec would say, although some throw in their own marketing twist on it. But that's usually only when it comes to interviews and addressing the consumer directly, not investor meetings. I think most sites would have probably done the same thing, whether it's kosher or not is kind of moot since it's not actually a false title. Technically, he didn't comment on switch or scorpio, but more on it's relation to the market or PS overall, but that's kind of overqualifying for a headline.
its quite clear and straight to the point if you read the article, Phil Spencer on the other hand says a huge amount without really saying anything.
How is Septic's account still active? I really just don't get it why isn't he banned from the WWW period?
Focus on PlayStation in the core market place, continued VR support for new experiences, future strategies for adjusting VR prices, utilizing feedback, maximizing sales, enhanced and refined focus to streaming while also providing an extended life to successful exclusives IPs...all while maintaining a large user base over the competition. Sony is firing on all cylinders! They're gonna take E3 and this year AGAIN! It really does sound like a healthy gaming market.
The quickest and best way to bring the price of VR down is to allow 3rd party devices.
That wouldn't do anything to benefit sony or the price. Why? Because Sony is and will be the only company to provide VR to all of its consoles. That in itself puts PSVR above the competition in access for all of its consumers.
"Last, but not Least, Kodera-san mentioned that the introduction of PlayStation 4 Pro was aimed to achieve upgrade sales among core users and also gain new users." I really can't think of a lot of people who wouldn't have gotten a PS4 if there weren't a Pro model.
Agreed. Despite owning one myself (hypocritical, I know), I thought the Pro was completely and utterly unnecessary. But I'm a slave to tech, what can I say?
And I'll by a Scorpio to, notcoz I like xboxbut because its the latest lool x still could then do a smash my scorpio video or auction it off for charity
I'll likely be getting an original PS4 on the day Kingdom Hearts 3 releases, assuming I get enough savings scraped together by then, but I'll skip on a Pro unless there's a decent mark-down by that time.
Good, this is a healthy mindset Sony
Nintendo just showed Sony how to do Portables right
Nintendo been showing PlayStation for years. PlayStation is avoiding their handheld fanbase who want changes and a brighter future for the system but now look how PlayStation abandon PSVITA. Nintendo made changes after they saw 3DS was struggling in the beginning and listened to the fanbase which now is selling very well.
The hate is real but it facts. 3DS is weaker than PSVITA but it outsold the Vita more than 2x in sales. Also I own a PSVITA(check my trophies in gamertag: tommyv010 just in case, you don't talk crap and I am also @Kaneki-Ken.
"PlayStation is avoiding their handheld fanbase" Agreed. Nintendo is avoiding their home console fanbase by making the Switch a portable. Its clear that both companies are seeing what makes sense for their core market
You mean Sony showed Nintendo how to do portables right and that's why the Switch is basically the Vita with a bigger screen?
Its the other way around the Switch is what the Vita should have been you know Console games being played on Portables this is what people want as evident by the Switches success
The Nintendo Switch is basically a Wii U than the Vita to be honest. It's something the system should of been from the very beginning when Nintendo designed it but dropped the ball on this one with their crappy advertising and confusing name. But that did not stopped them from releasing more games for it, unlike Sony with the Vita despite the Wii U has sold abysmally. The Vita had potential, but Sony acted if the Vita didn't even exist. Not to mention the expensive memory cards is what mostly killed the system and why people dissuaded from purchasing it. Sony is stupid for not giving people other options for the needs of storing their games into the device like placing a built-in hard drive for it, but nope. Sony shot themselves in the foot for forcing people in buying expensive memory cards instead. How nice of them, huh? What is interesting is that the 3DS, while it is inferior to the Vita in terms of power, got off to a very difficult start when it was a brand new successor from the DS, at least Nintendo deliberated to keep the 3DS alive. So they initiated a price cute after 5 or 6 month after release and Nintendo began to unleash fantastic library of games that could not be played anywhere. Sony could have learned from Nintendo from the very start, but Sony chose to ignore it and buried the Vita into the ground instead. The 3DS determined there was still a market for dedicated handhelds, heck, even the Switch is seemingly doing well. They had a chance to strike back and acknowledge this, but nope. They could not. They did not follow Nintendo 3DS's example at all. So yeah, Nintendo basically showed Sony how to do portables right.
@TheRandom-....Switch is outing to TV and you can use a controller. PSP did this in 2009. https://www.amazon.com/PSP-... https://cdn.instructables.c... Soooooooo can we please stop pretending this never happened bud? If PSP3 came out today with the CRADLE included and could use a PS4 controller as an option, would you tell me its copying Switch? Are you sure they are not just simply doing what their past portables have done? "Vita should have been you know Console games being played on Portables" Don't know what that means bud lol That has nothing to do with portable or console, that has to do with POWER. https://www.youtube.com/wat... So I don't know what you mean about this "console games" lol Switch isn't playing PS4 or XONE games in terms of AAA games unchanged, just like Vita wasn't playing PS3 game UNCHANGED. So saying "console games" doesn't mean anything. Oh its playing Wii U level games? Sooooo isn't Vita playing basically PS3 level games? Isn't PSP playing PS1 level games, I mean...those are consoles? Doesn't that mean PSP, PSVita, 3DS etc ALL PLAYED "console games"? LMFAO! Logically think about what you are saying bud, you'll find that every portable plays GAMES, if it was feasible with that power last gen, it is feasible as a portable game THIS GEN. You making it sound like its the most revolutionary thing to play Wii U games on Switch is like me making it sound as if its some revolution to play PS1 games on PSP. Well.....yes. The Switch is more powerful then Wii U, thus will play Wii U games no issue. PSP is stronger then PS1, thus will play PS1 games no issue.....dooooo you not get you are talking about all portables? Horizon Zero Dawn or Shadow Of War level detail type games are not playing on Switch just like PS3 level games were not playing on PSP. I find it funny that most don't see this. They simply say "console games" as to try to mask it and mix it in this THIS GEN'S games on PS4 and XONE, yet its simply playing last gen level games....... At least PSP during the PS2 gen was playing MGS, GTA, FF etc Switch isn't getting FFXV, GTAVI ,Red Dead 2, Death Stranding etc.
lol I mean...sure. Just as Sony has been showing Nintendo how to do consoles right. Sony moved Nintendo into making portables only. Nintendo moved Sony into making consoles only.
"PlayStation VR Price Cuts" Is PSVR free? No? Then it's still too expensive. Get the landfills ready.
It's not like Sony can't use AMD's latest SoC tech in a new portable version of PS4 (even 28nm Bristol Ridge tech can run modern games with reasonable settings at 720p on about 15 watts) or increase clock speeds of Pro's APU, add in 50% more RAM and a 4K Blu-ray drive if they feel Microsoft or Nintendo are encroaching on their market position. Sony could react quickly if need be, but there's no evidence PS4's pace is diminishing, if anything the slew of major exclusives and 3rd party games, along with great value for money hardware will likely drive sales harder than ever before in this generation.
VR Price cut...zero surprises there. It will be gone soon. That's a good thing, All this was, was a way for all these companies to recoup the cost of r&d for their VR appliances. Consider it a Kickstarter. Tech needs about 25 more years before you can even think its ready for mass consumption. SOny's on top now but that could slip, you gotta remain vigilant internally and externally.
You... didn't read the article, did you?
Grazed it....but I was answering the title.
PSVR price cuts are coming into play in terms of production cost reduction due to putting in bulk production orders now that they've seen how much higher demand has been than initially expected.
@Milkman - Even though the title wasn't a question?
I've noticed that a lot of Xbox and Nintendo fans have been trying to project a sense of fear on Sony, but I don't think that's even close to being the case. Sony is basically for the next couple years in terms of strong exclusive and third party game releases. E3 will likely prove their situation to be even stronger. I don't think what their competition is doing right now will have any effect on their course.
nintendo isn't competition because it'll be dead in less than a year. ms' scorpio might make thing s a little more interesting for a bit though.
I would say otherwise. Switch has something to show for its audience, Scorpio no.
and whats that? how it plays games like a mobile phone... ya the switch will do ok because of it's grate exclusives but in the and it still leaves nintendo fans without a true home console to play most 3rd party games another fail.
VR cut would be a good thing. A price lower then 399 would allow more gamers to buy it.
The only true Competition is between Microsoft and Sony.
Switch already put a dint into PS4 sales in Japan. US will be tough going forward and EU nah.
@eonjay, great comment bro
consoles are not going out of fashion that is what n4g pc fans claim..
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