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.
Sony=For gamers and developers.Thank you for not backing out on us!
"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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
There's only one Playstation and this is why I've always supported them since their birth in 1994
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.
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.
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.
By making a machine focusing on GAMES! Sony, take my money
They're not trying to warp their upcoming games console into something it shouldn't be. They're focusing on delivering the best games console they can, unlike MS who seem to be creating a big ugly multimedia device that will likely fall short in each area(we already know they've lost the games war). Playstation 4 - Xbox 1
Yeah, the old dilemma of "Jack of all trades, master of none" ... bad move MS
I actually watched the Sony PS4 announcement again earlier and it talks about taking the focus away from the living room and putting it firmly on the gamer. The exact opposite of what MS is doing. That amused me.
Sony is adding things that go with gaming while dabbling here and there with other forms of media. They also showed games and demos. It's clear where their intentions lay. And so far it seems they aren't having some shady practices like MS's used game fiasco, always online BS, etc, etc..
Key word.. "PLAY-station" so with this console Sony focuses on gaming as a priority. "X-Box" so X means something. Something really bad. MS just messed it up at reveal
In general they seem to have learned from their mistakes and are really going out of their way to make up for them. Getting heavy developer input while designing the PS4 is a huge plus and will pay off big time in the long run.
They built the best 'games console' with the budget they had. Smart move.
Simple Unlike Microsoft Sony listens to gamers and developers!!!!
Sony is doing everything for gaming: they have Gaikai to stream games; they're giving you a share button to share your gaming experience; they're making it easy for developers to develop games; they're bringing in lots of indie developers to give us a better indie gaming experience. Microsoft want you to watch TV.
in that picture of Kaz is he laughing at the xbox one presentation? : )
I love that picture of Kaz, it looks like he is ruling the world.
Some people complain of the social functions of the ps4, but in my view these functions are good because everything I've seen seems that aims to make the gaming community become more united, share videos, play with others, help someone in a part of game, it all looks like it will be good to join the gaming community ... provided they do not negatively affect the ability of the ps4 has to generate games I have nothing against the "social" aspect in the games ... Really interested in making videos of matches of Guilty Gears XRD and make "combo videos" to "share"
By doing the exact opposite of the XBOX ONE of course.
Sony is back on track PS2 era coming back!!!
I don't think games are really at the root of the Xbox One's problem....I think the major problem is DRM and ownership rights. You pay for a console that turns out to enable a rental scheme. Will gamers actually really own any of the X1 content they purchase if MS can dictate where and how you can use/play it? What's a $60 dollar game worth to you if you don't get the choice of what you do with it? Nada....
Dear Sony, Im proud of how you've adapted over the last few years. The vision you put in place and the commitment to providing great gaming experiences. I look forward to this continuing with the PS4. However please do not take what we have seen from your competitors and the gamers reactions to that and assume you are safe. The road is long and hard, do not rest on your laurels. Thank you.
i think the main reason why sony don't comment anything about use game ownership, PSN free online and online require because that the way they keep attention gamer keep remind about sony this, sony that in those xbone news remember sony wil have the last show at E3, if they keep remain silent now, all the media will be on them when this show begin
They're getting it right by being a games console first, a TV/entertainment second.
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