KHooLz writes: "Such a question should be deemed unfair when looking at how many times they have proven various industries wrong. Sony has always been a brand that consumers could count on to deliver the cutting edge in hardware and software."
"That depends on what your definition of "it" is." Can't speak to hundreds of other products in Sony's arsenal but the PlayStation brand is IT.
wtf is khoolz.com?
It's a new site I'm working on. This is my first article. I wanted to cover the impact of Sony's history and how it always manages to edge forward.
"This is my first article. I wanted to cover the impact of Sony's history and how it always manages to edge forward." Wow, did you ever come to the right site with this
I thought that too lol. @tehReaper A respectable response.
and gaming wise they have it more than any other console maker and more than any other publisher. Today i was reading gameinformer issue from last month and i saw a review for zelda for on 3ds which came out 10 years ago and has been on many different nintendo consoles. and i thought how come nintendo keep making the same games for every console while introducing very few new Ips while both sony and MS take their fair share of hit in new IP department. people complain about another halo or another gow how about complaining about another mario,zelda etc,,,, I am not hating on nintendo but i think they get the easy pass while the other 2 go though much more crap to get on the other side but sony since early 2006 has really stepped up with ps3 i think they though they were the kings because of ps1-ps2 success but soon understood that business has changed and there is a lot more competition and they are not slowing down if anyone thinks they haven't learned from their mistake with ps3 look at PS vita and its price point and games its supporting. no matter what you are launching PRICE IS A HUGE FACTOR. unless you are APPLE than you can keep ripping off people by selling your new products every 10 months knowing there are between 7-10 million apple fanboys or geeks who will buy anything apple
I have to agree with you on this on. I think Sony made a massive mistake when the ps3 came out with the price and the way they handled it all. To me so thought well we beat Nintendo at there own game for the last two gens and the Xbox name is not big enough to take us on. I'm glad this happened as it has shown Sony and the rest of the games industry that customer is king and it is them who decide on what they want from there game console and just because you have been top for 10 years dose not mean it will be the same for the next 10. Even though this gen has lost alot of developers I think this gen has been one of the best because its been a open market and all 3 companys have pushed each other and we have seen the best from them all with each having there own ideas on where they see the industry going. I also think next gen will be another tight race between all 3.
Lol yeah, a fellow political junkie i see.
According to Gauntlet, The Valkyrie is now "IT"
What is with the crap titles this week?
Seriously, all these unknown websites posting Crap articles on N4G. Perfect example is the the article on the main page, "Is Mortal Kombat Racist". We need some real news,not just rumors and crap. BTW I'm not saying this particular article is bad, this is actually good and well written.
New sites have to start somewhere. I'm sorry if you didn't like the article.
consolez_FTW quit ye bitchin'
Short answer: HELL YES!
@ tehReaper no man..I'm saying that I liked this article, but not articles like Mortal Kombat is Racist. I said yours was good. sorry if I offended you.
It's fine. No worries, man.
Good read.. And i agree with everything said. I mean it is facts. Sony never lost it. They have the best console on the market know doubt about that. Anybody that doesn't think so is truly blind. And the hole time doing it, everybody doubted them. And they still prove the industry wrong. I think the media here in the U.S is actually starting to give them credit, and realizing that they have more to offer than any other gaming company. Just look at game trailers. They always talked shit about sony. This year they only say good things. Except Micheal Pachter. But he is stupid anyway.
Sony has always tried to push forward with new tech ideas dating back to batamax to pushing 3D into their titles. Sony primarily being a hardware company, this is a no brainer as to why Sony continues to focus a lot of resources into R&D. That being said, I do feel that Sony has fallen behind a bit when it comes to product and pricing. TV wise, Sony is no longer the #1 TV maker. Now edged out buy Sharp and Samsung. The PS3 was an ambitious project that I feel is just now paying off. It's a powerful machine and a great hub for your Home entertainment system. I primarily use mine for my ever expanding blu-ray collection. I also feel that their PS3 games still seem to cater to a "teen" crowd. Since Sony has a large number of 1st party developers, it's only natural that they will release more exclusive games over time. However, many of their top name franchises are not getting very stellar reviews and sales wise, are a great disappointment. If it's not poor reviews, it's poor sales. There has been much talk about Japan falling into this rut and not wanting to change. Well I feel that Sony is also in this rut where their games just seem to be the same games but with prettier graphics. Lack of pushing the envelope to give games that the consumer's of today are expecting. Ie. GT5 - Poor reviews, incomplete game and sales have been decreasing for the franchise since GT3. Socom - 2 socom IP's this gen and both have been both reviewed poorly and sales are pathetic. Resistance - An average franchise with less than average sales. Killzone - Just not enough customer awareness as to what customers want in a FPS title. KZ3 was a HUGE disappointment's sales and review wise. I could go on about other exclusive IP's that just no longer cater to todays gaming demographics, such as the R&C franchise. Teen made games for the teen demographics. Only problem is that Teens of today are no longer the way they were 10 years ago. Teems of today want more violence in their games and they want to rule in the online world with more features in games and customization's. Does Sony still have "it"? Yes they still have "it", but not to the degree that they once had. New competition in the gaming market and stronger completion int the TV market has taken some of the "it" out of Sony and Sony is still living in the 90's with a 90's mentality.
Wow if there is only ONE rambling that deserves this link, yours is "IT" http://www.youtube.com/watc... EDIT: Haha, ripping your comment apart isn't needed, it's too easy, but since you insist. First of all your comment is 99.999% subjective, yet you sprinkle teaspoons of facts in there as if all of a sudden it's going to make your point 100% factual. Standard by-the-books spin tactic your comment was. "I do feel that Sony has fallen behind a bit when it comes to product and pricing" The SONY brand has always been an expensive one and that is nothing new. The rest that follows after that statement in that small paragraph (while common knowledge that SONY is being beaten out by Samsung in TV's) its irrelevant to the topic. It's funny that you bother to mention it, even though in the history of video games, SONY is the only console manufacturer to successfully survive launching a system at $599 dollars. Now even though you DO adknowledge that "(PS3) It's a powerful machine and a great hub for your Home entertainment system", then what was the point in mentioning that other thing? Everything you've said about each game you've mentioned is nothing but a new spin on some loose "facts" and once again purely subjective. GT5 - "poor reviews" I love how a metacritic score of 84 means "poor reviews". "Unfinished game". What other console driving simulator game has more content and support than GT5? "Socom - 2 socom IP's this gen and both have been both reviewed poorly and sales are pathetic" a nice put down, but yet somehow... http://forums.playfire.com/... Resistance - "An average franchise" again purely subjective http://www.metacritic.com/g... http://www.metacritic.com/g... http://www.metacritic.com/g... all those links say hi. Oh wait, obviously an above 80 is "average" /s ..."with less than average sales." Compared to what? Halo? Gears or War? COD? I love it how if your game is not selling over 6mil, then you failed at life. /s "KZ3 was a HUGE disappointment's sales and review wise" Right because an intellectual comparison of KZ3 VS. KZ2 sales consist of a 5month VS 2yrs and 5month /s what is it with you and considering an above 80 metacritic score a disappointment? http://www.metacritic.com/s... "Teen made games for the teen demographics." yet 4 out of the 6 games you mentioned are rated "M" for Mature. Which if ANYTHING "M" rated games appeal to what you said here "Teems of today want more violence in their games". DERP. and by "New Competition" what are you referring to? COD? Which closely caters more to "teen demographics". Motion Controls? Which caters to soccer moms, I mean who else is advertising Kinect on Oprah going to reach? Now you close out your ridiculously subjective comment with by adding an irrelevant "little known fact" about SONY in the TV making industry as if somehow it's going to prove your point with the rest of what you say.
Wow, what a constructive and well thought out counter argument to add to this discussion. You clearly must be the leader of those which we do not speak of on N4G seeing as your reply to my comment was so well put together. You even posted a link. Well done. The followers from the camp which we do not speak of on N4G were right putting you in charge.
@ Rynx Lol, so true. I like how he tries to pull GT5 into it with poor/ decreasing sales when in reality, it sold 5.5 million worldwide within the first 12 days. Who knows how many has been sold to this date (8-9 million). Source: http://www.autospies.com/ne... And "supposedly" poor reviews and sales for other titles (guess 80-90 and 1.6 to 4 million are terrible sales) when the games on the "other console" had their share off trivial sales, didn't really innovate and to his description, had bad reviews as well (Alan Wake, Crackdown 2, Fable 3, etc). Wait for the edit.... Edit: BINGO!!! XD
Like I said, his nonsense was so pathetic that it wasn't worth tearing it to shreds, but he really is out there lol. Not to mention his response, typical... sad...
low vita price......welcome back packs....im happy.
MOTY you're an idiot " GT5 - Poor reviews, incomplete game and sales have been decreasing for the franchise since GT3." In a good sign for the oft-delayed franchise installment, sales were up 6 percent from Gran Turismo 4's launch week numbers in March 2005 on the PS2 (according to Chart-Track). http://www.joystiq.com/2010... "However, many of their top name franchises are not getting very stellar reviews and sales wise, are a great disappointment" highest rated HD exclusives: uncharted 2 metacritic 96, LBP metacritic 95, MGS4 metacritic 94 GT5 6.37 million in six weeks. it outsold gears of war lifetime sales in 12 days LOL MGS4 5 million, LBP 4,5 million, uncharted 1+uncharted 2 8 million, god of war 3 3 million "I could go on about other exclusive IP's that just no longer cater to todays gaming demographics, such as the R&C franchise." tools of destruction 2 million, LBP also platformer 4,5 million banjo kazooie 600k, kameo 500k HAHA
QFT! He had me laughing hard with poor and decreasing GT5 sales (5.5 million in 12 days...terrible /s LOL)
@PETKO, Way to school that MOTY. This dude has written me a few times then blocked me when i would try to argue my point. He is truly a 360 fanboy, i mean he likes the kinect and says its awesome. Truth is its lame sauce in a box lol. But i agree with what you are saying. All of you're #'s are right on. Sony sales plenty of games, and most of there exclusives are the best games made this gen. Not to mention i still love the R&C games. Sony offers way more variety then any other gaming publisher. And the ps3 is by far the best console on the market. Maybe even the best of all time with the specs it has, and launching with blu ray. My opinion though.
First thing Sony can do is Buy crash bandicoot and spryo from activision and have a rebirth of when gaming was really gaming and not this hatrid, fanboy, money ridden gen people call gaming. I really want gaming to back to it's roots when m$ wasn't around and gaming was FUN. Nowadays it's an all out war and I am getting tired of it.
I blame the media
Now that's an idea. Revive and reboot some of the franchises that made the Sony systems what they are. They need to take back Spyro and Crash. And Medevil needs either a reboot or a new games. Sony has so many PS1 and PS2 titles that deserve sequels and reboots. We need to get back to basics show the haters what Sony has. @ MOTY when you said Resistance was average I stopped taking you seriously. Resistance was one of the best FPS I have played in a while and I could give a $hit who says otherwise. The auger is still one of my favorite weapons.
Sony never even owned the ip otherwise I would be enjoying a crash game For my ps3 ;) universal sold the rights after naughty dog was bought by Sony and insomniac became independent. Sierra owned the rights before the activision merger. Mind over mutant, and Crash of the titans was a major disgrace to poor crash. I wonder if cortex made those games just to kill crash but even then he doesn't hate himself eithe that he could create those disgraces :p
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