PS4 May Play Second Fiddle to PS3 This Year, But It Makes Sense

Push Square: "The sarcastic ‘Year of the PlayStation 3’ meme has existed as long as the console itself. Lacking software and struggling commercially next to the more affordable Xbox 360 and innovative Nintendo Wii, forum posters and bloggers adopted the scornful slogan in order to mock the manufacturer’s initial missteps with its current generation console. Despite eventually shrugging those early concerns aside, the phrase still pops up from time to time in response to the platform’s line-up. It’s typically used in jest, but in 2013, it actually carries some truth."

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GalacticEmpire1985d ago

Well, we've yet to see the full extent of the games coming to PS4, E3 should cure this. It's good that Sony supports it's consoles well into the next generation, I mean they only stopped making PS2s a few weeks back.

Abash1985d ago (Edited 1985d ago )

As amazing as this year has been for the PS3 with it's line-up, there is no way the PS4 will be playing second fiddle to it. You cant overshadow the launch of a new PlayStation console with new games showcasing graphics and features that set a new bar for gaming.

Sy_Wolf1984d ago

I vaguely remember God of War 2 comin out on the PS2 and overshadowing everything on the PS3 at the time.

Maddens Raiders1984d ago

so the PS2 might have some competition afterall.

FamilyGuy1984d ago

Agreed, need to see what E3 has to offer.

PS3 definitely has an amazing line-up this year though.

Tapioca Cold1984d ago

let me tell evryone a little secret:

The PS4 isn't going to play second fiddle to ANYTHING Sony is going to do this year. Nothing.

And if you think so mr. journalist, just watch e3 this year. Actually better still, listen to the billions of rumours, hype, and sheer excitement from gamers everywhere about the release of PS4 and next xbox right now.

The PS3 is getting the nod, just like the ps2 did.

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Prodigy-X1985d ago (Edited 1985d ago )

No it doesn't make sense.

JoGam1984d ago

Honestly dude, are you serious? If so, what is your reason?

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JoGam1984d ago (Edited 1984d ago )

Whoa dude.... My bad, was just asking. Wasn't trying to be funny just conversation.

jessupj1984d ago

Boy, that escalated quickly

wishingW3L1984d ago (Edited 1984d ago )

the early adopters are always the core gamers anyway. Is not after the first price-cut that the sales really pick up due to the casuals, dude/bro gamers, children, etc.

Dan_scruggs1984d ago

Yeah with almost every announced AAA game being for both the PS3 and PS4 and with several big titles only coming to the PS3 for the foreseeable future I'd say this is an accurate assessment. Not having mega blockbusters like GTA 5, and Grand Turismo 6 on the PS4 certainly doesn't inspire confidence or give people much of a reason to convert just yet. The adoption process will take time much to the dismay of the rabid fanboys that will certainly be expecting huge sales of the PS4 right off the bat. But with massive games like this not appearing on the new systems and cross plat releases of almost every AAA game for the foreseeable future the story currently being told by the WiiU may end up being a common one for the next generation.

GABRIEL10301984d ago

Not necessarily, the problem with Nintendo and Microsoft is that they are stunned, neither of the two react properly: Nintendo cancels the E3 Press conference and Microsoft is preparing the new machine announcement in a tent, the rumors indicates a device focused in casual games for Kinect, TV services and the machine will require be always connected.

One year after the WiiU release and Zelda isnt ready, not Metroid or FZero games in the sight and the sales of WiiU are blocked. Meanwhile Sony not only announces more games for PS4 , the company also announces AAA PS3 games like GT6, Beyond and Last of Us for the current generation, without count the third parties support with games like GTA V, Battlefield 4, MGS V and in the lastest news: Destiny , the next Bungie game will be also avalaible for Vita.

I'm really worried, I like Sony but if things going like this, then Playstation could dominate the entire videogames market and we know that disastrous effect of a monopoly can result, for example Windows: the same OS for the last 30 years, because Microsoft has the monopoly.

Jaqen_Hghar1984d ago

a man wouldn't worry. Developers still have to compete with sales so the actual games will be trying to outdo one another forever.

Hicken1984d ago (Edited 1984d ago )

Because the PS4 won't have its own heavy hitters.

Sony hasn't said they're looking to make the PS4's launch the best in PlayStation's history.

Which, obviously, means they won't have ANY big names worth playing.

... I'm trying really hard not to throw any insults your way, but the sheer stupidity of your comment makes it extremely difficult.

As if Sony is gonna skimp on support for the PS4. Cmon, man. You troll TOO hard.

Edited for left-out words.

MoonWheel1984d ago

Sony needs a good price with the ps4 and a great launch line-up to get the ps4 off the ground. Sony keeps saying the price is good and the launch line-up will be incredible, but e3 will prove them right or wrong. I'm buying one at launch either wag though.

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