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Is Gaikai Acquisition Proof that Sony is Dumping PlayStation?

Forbes: "Now that Sony has purchased Gaikai, it could attempt to cut out the middleman (consoles) and bring games directly to consumers without requiring them to buy new devices."

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NastyLeftHook02693d ago

is netflix proof there not going to sell movies anymore? c'mon now.

Abash2693d ago

PlayStation is far too successful of a worldwide brand to ever be "dumped". Stupid article

wardestroyr2693d ago (Edited 2693d ago )

Is this article really insinuating that Sony will dump a massive, globally-recognized gaming brand, at a time when they are restructuring, and placing an increased focus on gaming as one of the pillars of growth in a time of economic decline?

Hit-mongering at its finest.

BrutallyBlunt2693d ago

True, i don't see the need to drop the name Playstation. It's still a very valuable brand recognition. It could turn into a hybrid of some sorts but Playstation has too much history to just ignore.

shoddy2693d ago

Didn't they read the article that the ps4 is already began developed in 2010?

raytraceme2693d ago (Edited 2693d ago )

Didn't I hear Kaz say that they wanted to EXPAND the PS brand. If anything the gaikai acquisition was meant for that.

JoySticksFTW2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

Some pretty cool info, speculation, and possibilities on Sony's acquisition on Gaikai here:

http://www.ubergizmo.com/20...

Admittedly, I don't know much about Cloud gaming, so the that article in the link was an interesting read for me.

I think the PS4 will have "cloud mode" and "hardware / traditional mode" to play games as stated.

The prospect of playing PS1, 2, and 3 games through a Vita, PS console, PC, MAC, internet-connected tv, etc is exciting.

Though I wouldn't want the next console to be cloud-only gaming.

NoFanboyRequired2692d ago

Exactly. Why the hell would they drop their most profitable division and put more resources into their TV division which is just not doing so well right now? Sorry, but this article blows.

Mounce2692d ago

Whos' leg do you have to hump to get shitty sites likes Forbes to get banned from making articles appear on N4G?....

I know its OPINION, but I cannot stress any further how I tire of stupid people feeling entitled to their opinions.

IS SONY CONFIRMING A PS4 PROOF THAT SONY IS GOING TO STOP CARING ABOUT PS1/PS2/PS3 backwards compatibility?!

Is Sony's brand name starting with an S give proof that Sony is STUPID? HEHE.

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Zabby912693d ago

"bring games directly to consumers without requiring them to buy new devices."
1) it's called pc gaming.
2) why the hell would sony cut off playstation when it is its most profitable division?

WeskerChildReborned2693d ago

Yea i know, the article seem's dumb.

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smashcrashbash2693d ago

Let's play the wild speculation game.I say the first thing that pops into my head and write it down without logic or thinking at all.

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