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How Sony is Getting it Right with the PS4

Following on from the Xbox One announcement this week, its clear that Sony is putting the consumers and developers first, while Microsoft is more concerned about themselves and publishers.

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Bumpmapping2951d ago

Sony=For gamers and developers.Thank you for not backing out on us!

Maddens Raiders2951d ago (Edited 2951d ago )

"With the PS4, Sony Worldwide Studios boss, Shuhei Yoshida, has confirmed that the PS4 won’t block used games."

I'm sitting here in my home office right now looking at an entire recyclable bag of "used" PS3 games. I mean they all belong to me but they have also been used by me. It's hard for me to fathom lending one of these puppies out to a buddy (which I do often btw I've got a couple copies of KILLZONE 2's out -- yes I own multiples -- along with a copy of Resistance 3 atm) just so that they would have to purchase the game as I did in order for us to play together on our separate machines. Where is the logic in this MS? For I can't find any.... only power and greed.

drtysouf212951d ago

I'm back! It's been over 5 years since I was banned. What's up N4G. What's up Maddens Raiders! Can't wait for PS4.

KillrateOmega2951d ago (Edited 2951d ago )

Sony's product is a gaming console with entertainment apps on the side.

MS's product is a cable box with the bonus feature of being able to play games, assuming that you're willing to pay for LIVE and have confirmed that you've connected to the internet within a 24 hour timeframe.

Godhimself_In_3d2951d ago

its not even a cable box cause you still need a cable box to work those features lol this is a sad day for gaming*xbox turn ps4 on lmao

Godmars2902951d ago (Edited 2951d ago )

The one thing Sony needs to do is be more aggressive with their media apps support in both acquiring and advertising.

Would still love to see them pair GoogleTV to the PS4, so long as its a version that doesn't duplicate apps PSN already have.

Brazz2951d ago

agree, not agaisnt app, they are welcome. I just don't wnat a console that is "app centric" and put considerable mount of power in this app and side function to the point that the gaming performace is decreased substantially.

Godhimself_In_3d2951d ago

Well said i didnt even think of that but sony has a lot to show m$ already showed their UI so sonys ps4 and mindshare will still seem fresh come e3

SugarSoSweet2951d ago

There's only one Playstation and this is why I've always supported them since their birth in 1994

Brucis2951d ago

Pros
-Easy to develop for
-Indie friendly
-Not always online
-Doesn't seem to be blocking used games
-Games are the focus with social media stuff being complementary and not the main dish
-Won't be that infamous $599
-Basic PSN is likely still free, so no paying to play online

Cons
-Likely won't have Backwards compatibility due to not using the CELL anymore, may be remedied with Gakai(?)
-Likely can't offset the cost of buying a PS4 by selling your PS3 due to PS4 likely not having BC (unless you don't play your PS3 games anymore)

Sony's looking pretty good right about now.

mushroomwig2951d ago

I understand that PSN titles can't be transfered over to the PS4, I wonder if that also means PlayStation 1 games bought on the store.

a_bro2951d ago (Edited 2951d ago )

PS1 is different. its emulator can be configured to play on PS4. hence thats why we only have full PS1 BC on the PS3 as it stands.

think about it like this, if the Vita can play your PS1 games, so can the PS4.

but of course the games must be repackaged and recertified to allow it to play on the console.

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