Adam takes the time to discuss all the trouble he sees for Sony's new portable gaming system, the NGP/PSP2.
I agree with him, it is annoying that they haven't given it a real name or that we don't know when/where it's coming out first.
It will most likley come out in japan this year and everywhere else next year.After the 3ds effect has sumwat worn off.
My only real concern with the NGP is how comfortable it will (or won't) be to hold. The dual analog sticks look like they might be in an uncomfortable/awkward position. The specs sound awesome on this thing, though, so I look forward to buying one when they are available for under $200.
nippiking at its best
I don't even know who this is. EDIT: And I think it's stupid that everything he says they're "doing wrong" is exactly how Microsoft went with Kinect...and that worked out okay. (Code name, unclear release window, etc.)
this Sessler dude is overrated
There it is! I was wondering where the g4tv Sony sucks article was. Great journalism/s
The initial reveal isn't a "strong presentation" Whoop. De. Freaking. Do.
Well i believe we have E3 for the when/where part! and last time i checked remember Natal aka Kinect.Microsoft told gamers 3 months prior to release what its going to be called. Sessler just didn't know what to talk about, so he thought lets ask some random questions that will get answered during E3 2011...
I disagree, his ranting was really random and the issues he talker about weren't really serious it was more or less about how the name NGP was horrible, then he went on and talked about how he was concerned about the release date and Sony getting sales in Europe and U.S
Lets be honest here, people who are ranting or making negtive comments about the NGP is pretty much because they are skeptical about it due to the PSP not doing well in the west, which is understandable. But, people shouldn't be talking out of their butt either. everything will become clear this E3. Besides, the NGP is off to a great start with Developers and most of the media. their first impressions are positive, and the devs think sony got it figured out this time and expect the prices on this will be at a competitive price point against the 3DS. Again, some people have said it here. This isnt the Sony of 2005 were they were very egotistical thinking all of their products are going to sell like crazy at ridiculously high price points. This isnt the Ken-Kuturagi era anymore where he made developer's live hell on creating software for his expensive hardware that he created. BTW: you can tell Adam Sessler is trying to come up with some form of negativity against the NGP, he's not even talking right..
Been a while since I watched a Sessler's Soapbox episode. He's a very interesting guy to listen to, but I highly disagree with him on this. First of all, he has a lot of complaints about how the product doesn't have an official name yet, and he says this more from the perspective of concern that it will hurt its public perception. Well, I seem to remember recently reading that the Kinect is the fastest selling consumer electronics device of all time, and that of course was known as Project Natal for an entire year before it was given its final name. Did that hurt it's sales? I don't see how you could possibly argue that it did. I don't think the manner in which the existence of the hardware was announced to the public was wrong or bad or hurtful to its potential. They don't have everything established yet, like an official release date, or launch lineup, or even a name and marketing strategy. Neither did Kinect (nee Natal) when it was announced. But it was the right thing to do to announce it now. Because otherwise, the 3DS comes and goes without anyone even knowing that there will be an alternative soon thereafter. You announce now, plant that seed in the public's mind and in the media's mind that there is this potentially awesome alternative, BEFORE the competition can launch with a completely empty field of competition, and THEN you reveal the concrete details a couple of months down the road at one of the next consumer electronics/videogame shows. Personally, I think Sony did this one just right.
so no one can wait for E3.i dont want to hear any more news about it till E3.my mind is more focus on Killzone and Socom right now.
Kinda like Natal, eh? Though I don't remember everybody having a fit. Why should the NGP be annoying?
Sony made it Sony made it
Video not playing for me right now, but did Sessler really nitpick about the NGP buzzword? Kinect and Wii didn't get their names until shortly before launch. Surely he remembers Project Natal and the Revolution? That's not even an issue. Even Uncharted Drake's Fortune was simply referred to as 'Untitled' for the longest time. I have magazines with screenshots and full previews as proof.
Maybe he is a good friend of Reggie Fils Aime. Who knows? Everyone and their mother are trying to give NGP a hardtime. Would you like to know why? It is not concern. It is this fear that Sony will be back on top again and Microsoft may end up out in the cold. NGP could spur on PS3 sales if this play anywhere thing holds up. If Sony lose with NGP they will push Playstation Suite. Their strategy is wise. They are giving core gamers a system that they cannot deny with the specs and features that it boasts. No respectable journalist can argue this. PS3 launch was not great. They did not have PSN up to snuff for the next generation at launch. OK, I understand that. The system is now pretty much on par with Live and is still free to play games. I don't know why Sessler is complaining about something that is teased for E3 reveal. Nintendo has over a month to do their own damage control to get our money. We don't need you journalist trying to use Bush administration scare tactics. It is just rediculous. Give me the facts I will be the judge. The thing has been demoed like the move and kinect were without a name but we know what the device can do. Why is that a problem?
1- is not always blue 2- is not available during night time 3- is not an MS patent, hence there is something wrong with it
Is it worth watching? I hate supporting nonsense.
i stopped listening to this clown when he summarized PS Plus as " Automatic Downloads is not what users want, Sony does not get it" lol
Automatic downloads are fucking awesome!!! I love waking up to an fully updated PS3 with a couple of free games and demos.
Sony stated that the ngp was still in prototype phase so until thats settled they cant further address any of this guys poor rants. Common sense adam... Instead of ranting about those little things like every one is quick to point out for hits and pleasure. Why don't you try being more positive and at least focus your energy in thanking Sony for even coming up with a device like this one. You know the type of device you critics help create in the first place? Lets start there first, than worry about the usual bs everyone seems to worry about as soon as something this prominent gets announced.
SONY did this intentionally to keep everyone talking about it, and it's working. . Full info reveal will come at E3.
NGP NGP NGPPP WHAT IS THE NGP ITS PSP2 BUT WHY NGP ITS NGP BECAUSE ITS NEXT GEN OMG OMG OMG NGP NGP WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE CALLED WHEN IT IS RELEASED PSP2 NO NO PS2P NONONO PS3P Thats what Sony wants...
Well said Comput3r :) It doesn't take a genius to figure this out.
G4 is losing credibility everytime they open their mouths. They seem to be attempting to hit rock bottom @ why is it annoying that they haven't given it real name yet or when or where it's coming out? You do know it's coming out in 8 months and not tomorrow right. 8 whole months to get questions answered
The only fall from grace as large as this was Square Enix.....
OMG! Why is everyone fussing about the NGP codename? How he spent almost 2 minutes bitching about the name doesn't sound compelling as a problem! You must be dmb z fk if you don't know that it is the successor to the Playstation Portable. This thing has a gd dmned Playstation "Logo/sig/text" on it and is literally a portable device! (No, the Xperia Play isn't the PSP1's real successor). But hey, sure let's keep whining about what's its name. That's what's important after all. No mention of the gyro, accel, electronic compass and even Augmented Reality capabilities? Like he implies only the 2nd analog and back pad is it's only saving grace? What about PS Suite? or Sony finally tapping into the casual market w/c is getting huge as of lately? That is WITH NGP as well and it one of it's main features! This doesn't sound very "intelligent" at all (like he said in the last few seconds of the vid).
E3 2011 will be Sony's year.
I'm just afraid that they won't have enough time to show off all the epicness in one show.
Don't forget the MMO report.
Seems some people forgot Sony did the same thing with the PS2. It was ALSO codenamed NGP [Next Generation Playstation]. Natal anyone? On another note. Why do i keep hearing people say ... No one wants to play a HOME console game on a portable device. [It's usually always directed at Sony, btw]. YET, the 3DS has Metal Gear Solid 3, Resident Evil, Street Fighter 4, etc ...
i like that question,every body are quick to bash ngp but seem relaxed about 3ds, despite the fact they mentioned 3d was dangerous for kids
if it does not have sim card access it will not be a true next gen device that satisfies the needs of what a next gen device is accepted to be capable of. also dont sleep on the sd card; if sony rushes its new memory card standard and creates enough supply coupled with what is desired regarding space then maybe. i think just creating what someone wanted when the psp go was released is not wise if they forsake market trends and available devices that offer phone support as well as dedicated open market for applications and dedicated http browser. could you imagine having vlc on this and if its easy to get on this then this is a true ngp; if something as simple as vlc is hard to install or illegal to install without voiding the warranty they need to rethink how they are going to offer their 3g services to cater to a closed system.
You is complaining about a release date and tha NGP.We all knew when it was showed that NGP wasnt tha official name.And you really think its not coming to America this year? If I'm not mistaken but I thought Sony was a japanese company so duh they going to release it there first. On a side note I dont know if I'm just seeing things but it look liked he was reading off of something at certain parts.He would look at tha bottom right of tha screen every few seconds. Adam for some1 to work at G4 I thought you would know that all your question would be answer at E311.I'm just alittle confuss y you would do this type of video.
Does it really matter what the name is? Given the strength of portable gaming in Japan its an easy assumption that it'll be Sony's primary concern. Yes that pretty much gives the 3DS the US and Europe for the holidays, but in the long term is that really going to hurt the PSP2? I share his concern about PS3 titles being shown as the apparent lead games not giving it any originality, but then Sony has this E3 and TGS to have the actual list of launch titles. Which if JP in the main market will include a MH. Otherwise I think he's just over-analyzing and being hyper critical.
whats going to happen to the pspgo? is that thing still around? i plan on getting the ngp i just wish sony would get a clue in marketing.. they are just so dumb! why not wait till like september with one of those crazy viral type video (sony deny it) in the internet to start the buzz then host a damn conference and BAM.. shock and awe... 3ds who? uncharted what? on my psp AND ps3?! but i guess sony is only talking to us, and im cool with that. its still a day 1 for me..
lmao it looks like hes gonna cry.
I respect Sessler, but this immediate Sony-gloom-and-doom stuff has got to stop. Seriously, it's getting old. It's not 2007 anymore. Sony has earned trust and respect for this gen. (MS, on the other hand is loosing theirs). EDIT: I love Sessler, but this week his rant made absolutely NO SENSE. Angry that it might not make it to the US at the same time as Japan? Don't be that guy, Sessler.
All I heard was blah blah blah The PSP2 is reenacting Nintendo's 3DS obscure and misleading announcements The 3DS is coming out in spring with jack on release day and so will the PSP2. The PSP2 will most likely come out by Nov/Dec in japan and next spring in the U.S.. PSP2 will probably be around $250-300. Sony can't price gouge and get away with it like Nintendo can And his whole problem with NGP temp. name is just straight up bitching Is it any worse than PSP2 or temp names like Wii Revolution or Xbox Nexus? I mean look at console names: PS1/X, PS2, PS3, NES, Super NES. Also, he completely disregards the obvious reason why Sony finally announced the system with a brief press conference: NINTENDO IS RELEASING A NEW HAND HELD SYSTEM IN A MONTH!! Regardless if they have much to show or are still working out the details Sony needs to expose and exploit their newest technology to sway the public's interest from it's direct competition. And his talking about "Oh the NGP just shows PS3 games for handheld," and the 3DS doesn't? Zelda: ocarina of time remake Resident Evil Mercenaries Street Fighter IV Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater etc
Gotta love the Sess... Ummm...mmm...mmmm I I I I
I normally see eye-to-eye with Sessler's view of the industry, however this time he contradicts himself and praises one company for practically nothing and kinda scoffs towards the other for the same thing. Oh well, suppose it happens, but I can safely say that I disagree with almost the entirety of this video. Sony's gotta keep some stuff to be said at E3, otherwise there won't be as much anticipation for announcements from them I think. They'll give the name, price and date for this beast at E3 almost certainly. I don't see the big deal in not having an actual name yet. Heck, Project Natal was named that for what, over a year or so before it was officially named. We should be fortunate that it will likely only take 4 to 5 months to get all that info on the NGP.
Exactly. Classic double standard. Natal got a free pass for what NGP is getting criticized for (just days after its announcement!). I certainly did not expect this from Sessler. He's been hanging around Abbie "PS3=meh" Heppie too long.
"Especially with what Nintendo is doing with the 3DS, which really is unlike what everyone else is doing on the market." I don't understand. What exactly "unlike" anything else or great is Nintendo doing with the 3DS? It's got 3D...but that's not really even game changing (not saying the PSP2 is either.) I don't understand how Nintendo can get praise for adding 3D (only thing new in that is that it's glasses-free 3D) to a device as if the 3D itself (or anything else Nintendo is doing with the 3DS) is a huge step up, even when it's not. Everything that the 3DS has is derivative at this time. Same for the PSP2, but why does Sony get crap for it and Nintendo get praised? Some could say "well no one's done 3D on a handheld device before," and I'd say, "well, no one's done 2 analog sticks on a handheld before either." In the end I feel they're both on equal ground. Both are awesome devices that are an evolution more then a revolution of the handheld hardware market and either both companies should get praise for it, or neither.
the diffrence is there is gona be 30 3ds games by the time e3 hits thats alot of games
That's probably because the 3DS is launching in March...whereas the NGP/PSP2 is not until the Holiday season (meaning November or December.) Let's also not forget that that has nothing to do with the subject of his video or my post anyways. Sessler didn't say "Oh 3DS is better because it's getting 30 games before E3!" so that was pointless to even bring up.
He's right. Im currently not INTERESTED in the KZ or Resistance on a PSP when I could get them already on the Ps3. They need to make a new game that I want to play WHILE at Home.
with not releasing it's popular franchises, on NGP. I mean except for games like Little Big Planet. But the popular, dramactic, cinematic action experience type of games, are gonna be bought and played at home on a big screen. These games should utilize a port system where players can carry there saved games on the PS3 with them and play on the Go. I'm hyped to get Uncharted in November, why are you showing me another uncharted on a handheld. If I fill up on Pepperoni pizza at home I'm not gonna go outside and eat cheese pizza, even though I love pizza, I want something different.
Does anyone think it will be hard to play a Street fighter type game with the left analog so close to the bottom of the D-Pad? I play with the tip and middle of my thumb.
Well said as always Sess :) Got love how everyone takes massive offense on here to something that isn't 100% positive. He makes good points, and he shares his excitement at the same time. Critics are meant to look at the good and bad sheesh.
i know it wasnt like he hated the thing he just said he wasnt too happy with how sony presented it. people do over react on here. i also agree with him on the game front, when i saw uncharted, killzone, COD ect. i thought to myself but ive already played them weres the new stuff. and yes it is still early to tell. but..
Really?This argument is utter bull. Point me in the direction of all the 3DS games that aren't from home consoles or existing franchises?
@strickers who the hell's talking about 3DS. just because we might not like something about one console dont think its because we support the other, thats just childish logic. i cant wait to get an NGP, i even stopped my pre order for the 3DS to get one.
"Concerns Over The PlayStation NGP." even adam thinks this thing is going to fail harder than that psp. "Got love how everyone takes massive offense on here to something that isn't 100% positive." well dude that how people with no life at all act.
Nah. People with no life take mild criticisms and twist them to reflect their own warped viewpoint.
You should know your one of them, but i know at the end of the day these things mean nothing.
hes not talkin bad about the psp2 hes worried about how this thing will do with the confuseing advertisement and such like the name ppl are just gona be like oh so its a part 2 and noting more dont exspect only hard core gamers to buy something cus its never like that if someone things its the same and slilytly likes games they would look at the psp and be like ok i hav a phone and a ps3 why do i need this? so what happens he buys the 3ds becouse its something new so its not shit talking about the psp2 just lisen and u will understand its all worry on the sucsess cus they dont even have a release date in the us and eu like he sated
I see the SDF are out in full swing tonight. Sessler never said he thought the NGP sucks, but you fanboys like to make mountains out of molehills. The best part is that it's not like you benifit from defending sony's products with such intensity -- you just look like retards.
lol this guy just can't pass up a chance to badmouth a Sony product. I find it hilarious, Sony isn't going anywhere so his efforts are futile.
Sony has a lot of critics and haters (maybe not necessarily Sessler) that's why a lot of Sony supporters are touchy when it comes to these kinds of things. They've put up with so much crap from the media since the PS3's horrid launch (although IMO Sony has improved and redeemed themselves for the past 3 years...) One of you said: "(Sony)...fanboys like to make mountains out of molehills." My view on this is that: don't you think the media likes to nitpick the hell out of Sony as well? And magnify their missteps? (sites like Kotaku for example stealth troll the PS3 to no end) In my opinion, it's Nintendo that always gets a free pass for their bad decisions...
The media are still doing it. The 3DS has plenty of potential problems but gets a free pass. Almost all the media don't play Playstation stuff in their own time.It's DS and 360.They have no PS leanings and no emotional investment.
i also disagree wit him npg shows that its on another level from any portable on the market we all know its a playstation portable and most likely sony wnt go too far from that what is known to consumers this thing is kik a** and it did make me say i want it now i nevewr liked the psp becuz of it not having 2 analogs now we hav 2 sticks and wiked graphics cum on buddy
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