These are quite possibly the most anticipated 10 features Sony need to incorporate to the PS4 to win the Next Gen console war.
Reasonable pricing, Cross game chat, PS3 backward compatibility and an awesome list of AAA launch titles might make Sony win the Next gen console war with release of PLAYSTATION 4.
The only aspects that really matter are the price and the games. Anything over $399 is asking for trouble. Give it a reasonable price and great lineup of quality launch titles and you've got a winner.
Damn console gamers are tight arses. You only have to buy a new system every 6 years or so and you aren't even prepared to pay $400 for it.
A good Launch window is also very crucial while releasing a new console. This time PS4 should be released as close to the release of Xbox 720 as possible.
Launch titles are never going to things like Infamous, god of war and all that. Launch is a time to try new ips. the reason for this is why waste a major exclusive at launch. Its logistically impossible to ship enough units to enough people to warrant a big major exclusive launch title. Also not everyone picks up a console at launch. Big exclusives will come around a year into the life of the console. It is a great way to promote new ips. I some how do not think the XMB has a major impact on sales. The XMB is very easy/ dumb friendly to navigate what more do you want. I hope they do not go down the firefox route (my personal opinion). Main thing they need is price and great games with at least decent specs along side the next xbox. The reset has little impact to no impact.
A Google Chrome or a Firefox browser would be really cool. The current PS3 browser is broken and doesn't feel comfortable at all.
Working in International Logistics, I fail to see how this is impossible. As long as production meets a goal of producing 'x' number of units then those units can be shipped in a timely fashion. This even takes into consideration Customs and other obstacles that may slow the process down. You'd want about three to four weeks to ship globally from the overseas production facility to get into a container, on to a ship, moved globally put on shelves. All you need is a set date and coordination between your production team and logistical team. If the marketing portion of the launch is aggressive and gets people talking about big launch titles they would probably have a better chance of moving those units off the shelves. So the best idea is to have some large day 1 games on the system release and an extremely aggressive marketing campaign. I'm not worried about the unit price point because I think Sony learned a lot from that.
Somebody really has no idea about the hardware of consoles and the hardware's effect on price. Demanding 8GB RAM, DVI port and dual-HDMI AND an affordable price at the same time. Also I think XMB is the most easy-to-use interface I've ever seen. Though it would be better to be able to choose from 2 different interfaces, XMB and something that looks like they stuffed a bucket full of different color paints, shapes, figures and a little dose of ADHD and blow it up with dynamite. I'm more than happy to have the eye candy in my games and movies and keep it away from my XMB. Also why would someone want the boomerang controller? It looks like the most uncomfortable controller I've ever seen. Seriously, just add some more bulk to the DS and fix the damn triggers and also sell alternative controllers with xbox-like analogue placement and everyone should be happy. IDK if PS3 supports SSD's but if it doesn't, definitely add support for them for PS4. And I'd also rather wait longer for a finished and tested console than have a rushed one die on me.
XMB is already >5 years old and really looks dated and lacks Eye-candy. The new User interface used in PSVITA looks cool though.
SACD with bitstream, please.
PS3 Backward compatibility is a must. Hope we get to see some solid news and Official confirmation of PS4 and detailed specs at E3 '12
Lol. Boomerang controller? I would go with a new controller, but a slight change to the DS design would do, a bit bigger and rounder, make it solid. so it doesnt break if my cat pushes it off the rack or something and cool, might be a stretch with buildt in fans like the chillstream controller but it sounds good to me. Multiple HDMI ports? Forget about DVI, multiple HDMI ports could be done, but it would need to be 3 so atleast Racing devs and enthusiasts would find proper use for it. Not a must I guess but would be nice. 500GB HDD. please no. Spare us for old spinning drives, launch models should come with SSD's! Unless the console is 100% digital then it should have a HDD. BUT 12x Blu-ray is fast for being optical disc (54MB/s) and will be ok and beyond what we have today on the ps3. And as time goes on people can afford swapping their SSD to larger ones and Install all the games they like to it. The option of dowloading and fully installing every title should be there and IMO its better to rely a bit on Blu-ray a little bit longer for the sake of having a faster, more responsive system overall and by that allow for smoothly pushing it all over to instals/downloads on the SSD's wich allows for awesomesauce performance in games and for that to happen it needs to be there from the start. 120-240 GB launch models should do. 8GB ram? Right now, if a system launched today I would be okay with it, but 2 years or so from now? Ram is more affordable than other things, dont dump the ram for the sake of extra card reading slots and say buildt in camera. that is not important for a console as that is accessories. agree with minimum 4 USB3 ports though. Remote play and automatic (instant) cloud saving would be cool too, ps4 should really take it to the next level regarding features and experience. And 8X antialiasing? AA is a software feature isnt it? I would agree though that some degree of AA should be standard, and 8x-16x sounds about right though (for 1080p atleast). Also no game should run below 1080p and or EVER dip below 30FPS, 60FPS standard would be nice. Also I think its important with innovative design, but not for the looks alone. Anyone could make a slick looking box but the quality of and functions of the design should be the most important. And releasing the next gen console in a slim factor at launch is outright stupid. A powerful build needs a lot of room in itself and effective cooling so forget about slim factor, I predict that the ps4 in fact might be bigger than the original PS3.
The animosity against the PS3 at the beginning of this generation was due to one thing - Price. Rarely have consoles had great launch line-ups,including the PS2.So,if Sony keeps the price affordable,then I do predict them doing much better next generation.In any case,looks like Sony is packing the biggest first-party muscle...so that's not going be as big an issue.
This generation there is a lot more people who have both systems. This is the first time ive ever had both. Most people are not sure which system they will want at launch, this next gen more so than in past price & features are going to sell the system not just brand name. I serisouly dont know which one im gonna pick up. I would assume 3 years or so down the line ill pick up the other one also, but not both at launch...i dont have that much money lol
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