Sony WWS President Trolls Everyone

For the past few days, passionate PlayStation fans have been waging a campaign to convince Sony not to restrict used games on the PS4.

This morning, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, one of the few Sony execs who is active on Twitter and hasn't addressed the campaign yet, responded in the best way possible: by trolling everyone.

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sherimae24131995d ago

yeah they want to bring "DRM" to ps vita....
im not gonna oppose with that ^_^

blackbeld1995d ago


Sony is going for another WIN!

abzdine1994d ago

i love Yoshida! this guy is great! well done

irepbtown1994d ago

I'll be all over that DRM.

daedra1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

another win? they didn't "win" anything last gen.

TheGreenMan1994d ago


Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't a few Sony exclusives "win" GOTY? That's what game consoles are supposed to do - produce great games, right? Or is it all about the number consoles sold or market share?

I'll go ahead and clear it up for you by beating a dead horse - gamers play games NOT sales.

zeroskie1994d ago

@daedra, you shut your filthy mouth.

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TheTwelve1995d ago

Death Ray Manta would normally get no press but now I bet it sells quite a bit!

killacal131995d ago

DRM, Da Real Man Yoshida.

Maddens Raiders1995d ago

I wonder if Shuhei Yoshida's wallet says, "Bad motherfu**er" on it. Dude is a stone cold player.

harkki861995d ago

this game looks pretty cool! hahah i know they were trolling but it made me check out the game. i do love arcade games. too bad arcades arent around any more :(

SHORYUKEN1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )


Lucky I still have the real arcade machine with Street Figther Alpha in my living room. That thing is huge with the monitor.

It's €0,50 cent one match :)

I still enjoy it more than SF4 on PS3. Real Arcade nothing beats that!

mxrider21991994d ago

there are a few just mostly in movie theaters or laser tag or bowling alley places

showtimefolks1994d ago

lol world wide studios president trolling lol

ps4 won't have DRM, not after all the executives on Twitter basically supported their fans and said they hear us loud and clear

something i copy from neogaf

"Tretton: And here is..."
-- pause --
"Tretton: Is the disc not in the console?"
-- Yoshida runs on stage and hands Tretton a disc --
"Tretton: Is this my copy?"
"Yoshida: Nope, it's mine!"
"Tretton: Oh, ok thanks!"
-- Tretton inserts disc into the PS4, game starts --
"Tretton: Shall we continue?"


and the whole internet will be explore

adorie1994d ago

Very nice Scenario. SquareEnix Logo appears and Nomura walks out on stage with translator.

Metfanant1994d ago

i do have to admit...if this actually happened it would just be icing on the cake for would be the PERFECT way to start their E3 presser...

stragomccloud1994d ago

I have to wonder though, if they were always thinking of their fans. Why did they even try to put forth DRM to begin with? Good thing Sony is at least being open. I wonder how EA will react on this one.

showtimefolks1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )


yeh that's the dark horse EA, no wonder why they dropped the online passes because why charge only $10 when you can charge full price again and again

i think in a way we should be glad sony announced ps4 first, in a way it kind of forced MS's hand so all the rumors were true and that games were 6 months behind schedule

Used games prices
must be connected to kinect 2

anyone know the major differnce between GDDR5 that ps4 has and DDR3 which xbox one has along with most pc's?

waltercross1994d ago

DDR3 is bought off the shelf, GDDR5 is leaps ahead of that, 8GB GDDR5 cannot even be bought off the shelf yet.

GDDR5 = Ferrari
DDR3 = Pinto

BISHOP-BRASIL1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )


Basically GDDR5 advantage is that it has higher bandwidth and runs in lower voltage, while DDR have lower latency in its favor.

PCs use both DDR3 (as system memory) and GDDR5 (as VRAM, integrated with the GPU), for their different characteristics, trying to get the best performance possible. How this compare to next gen consoles is a bit tricky though...

Next gen consoles will use shared memory like current ones, but this time around they don't have really separated CPU and GPU processors but an APU instead... Actually, by definition, WiiU GPGPU is a kind of APU and PS3 used Cell (an APU) combined with a dedicated GPU. But this time what we have is dedicated CPU and dedicated GPU combined on the same die. Righly different from traditional PC architecture and what we have already seen on consoles... PC (much) probably will still have the upper hand (as it uses both to either advantage, although the split memory can create a bottleneck, everything there is upgradable, so it's not really a concern), but to pinpoint which system will be more efficient with its RAM is highly debatable.

Even as far as games on those consoles go, is yet to be seen what will benefit the unified processor more, high bandwidth or low latency. In theory lower latency will be specially important for multitasking and CPU heavily operations, while higher bandwidth is better for pure graphical power, so graphically Sony may have the upper hand, but AI may be better on MS's console for example... But this is only hypotethical for now, as APUs may make up for the latency problem by being on the same die (which would help Sony) or games may be programmed to run some usual GPU aplications on CPU instead (which would help MS). So it's really a wait and see scenario as of now.

Numerically, the advantage is with Sony, as the GPU part of their APU is more powerful and they have more RAM available to run apps and games (both have 8GB RAM, but Sony only uses 1GB for OS, while MS hypervisor + 2 OSes take 3GB). But if we look at what current consoles do, 5GB and Xbox One GPU may still look like enough for high quality gaming.

Also it's yet to be seen if MS can really pull that Cloud stuff (and whether Sony can't simply do the same with Gaikai, afterall the hardware on both machines is really similar, if anything, Sony have some advantage, which means it could easily be implemented through software if they have the servers).

So, to sum it up, both consoles are not just using similar architecture, they have really similar hardware in general, so it's hard to make a prediction on how far the differences in RAM alone will affect the systems considering the whole gaming APU is new territory. We can't tell for sure how far it will be noticeable and in which area would either (if any) be better.

subtenko1994d ago

That would be one of the most HILARIOUS E3 moments in HISTORY! I mean E3's arent what they used to be but man...We need a twitter campaign for Jack to do that,lol. I hoped thats a leaked script

Come on Sony! :D

HonestDragon1994d ago

That scenario would be so full of win. Just reading that made me laugh.

Dj7FairyTail1994d ago

I wont because FF is irrelevant now after XIII

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titletownrelo1994d ago

Through their upcoming ad campaign, SONY NEEDS to remind everyone that they support GAMERS. They need to remind everyone of all the amazing exclusives only available on Playstation, and that PSN is completely FREE.

Some subliminal messages trolling "XBOX ONE" at E3 would be nice as well. Take that M$.

jujubee881994d ago


Oh, nevermind. Games. Yay! ^_^

nosferatuzodd1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

Microsoft fans are really push overs Microsoft can bend them over any way they like and they just take it

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jcnba281995d ago

Sony just trolled all of their fans lol

joeorc1995d ago (Edited 1995d ago )

"Sony just trolled all of their fans lol "

No, Sony just trolled the gaming media on the internet, even asking if they were going to employ DRM...its like a MEME. How many ways do they have to answer it before people get the hint?

Sony clearly stated they were leaving it up to 3rd party publisher's what type of DRM to employ if any. Sony is not themselves employing it.

this is just a funny way to get back at the Media!
ooh look were bringing DRM over to the PSVita...Irony is lost on some i think!


the Media asked Sony this how many time's? reworded ,asked over and over again in one shape or form or another. Sony's people who were interviewed gave a clear response. The Fee question never came up until after Microsoft confirmed there would be one for the xboxone, now its being asked of Sony. thats like saying for how many years now, but..but Sony must make playstation network a premium service.. PSVita has cross game chat and party chat but yet still no required pay service. Ps3 has been getting increased benefits to the network service but free to play is still here even after 7 years. but..but the next generation Sony has to charge a fee for online.

lets see if that is true..lmao 7 years the same thing has been stated, many gamer's seem to think just because Microsoft does something , Sony has to follow suit.

LostDjinn1995d ago (Edited 1995d ago )

It is kind of funny.

What "some" media outlets/sites and diehard fans are trying to do is hold Sony accountable for MSs' actions. It doesn't matter what the truth is. It's an attempt to divert attention and blame away from MS. These are the same people who were told point-blank what MS had planned by MS employees. Seems a little strange that now that advertising revenue is making its' way through to sites everything's suddenly different. Even though nothing has changed.

Look at the number of users on this site that haven't used their accounts for years ((these users are from 2006-2008)the darkest days of fanboy trolling known to N4G). They've suddenly became active in the last week or two. What a funny coincidence that is. Not to mention that these (or accounts that are days old) are the accounts attempting to use the excuse that Sony didn't deny the DRM MS has said they (MS) will implement.

Another funny thing is that after the 7 years of BS you've pointed out one thing escapes these people. It's now a diminishing return. We've put up with an entire Gen of FUD and misdirection. It's not going to work as well the second time around.

The most funny thing though, is that MSs' E3 conference is before Sonys' so they'll have to blink first or bite the bullet and come clean. Otherwise it's going to get worse.

Why o why1995d ago (Edited 1995d ago )

Despite this...some will still try and group sony with Microsoft......oh oh, because sony said they would leave it up to the developer.. . Laughable, but not surprising these 'you too' types

rainslacker1995d ago

I think it's a good sign that they aren't considering DRM, or at least not heavy DRM. They wouldn't be doing this if they were, because that would just piss a lot of people off.

I know Sony has been arrogant at times, but I don't think they would every intentionally do something to piss off it's fan base. Particularly when this is such a hot topic.

DragonKnight1995d ago

If Sony leave DRM up to the publishers to create and implement for their own games, and at the same time DO NOT implement DRM on their first party games, then Sony will have effectively put publishers like EA in a position where they have to either look like the bad guy, or let the used games situation go.

Either way, Shuhei Yoshida is an awesome exec. This troll was hilarious. I would love to see how Geoff Keighley responds to this. Imagine his "source" was telling him about this? That would be really funny.

titletownrelo1994d ago

SONY: Is hilarious on Twitter and makes fans smile.
M$: "Deal With It"

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mario221995d ago

Yeah now they lose all sales. Buguguaga

bicfitness1995d ago

You clearly missed the joke. They're trolling MS and the media. The "fans" - the smart ones anyway - are taking the piss.

What is more interesting, is that this is essentially a confirmation that with few publisher expectations (EA), games and game sharing should remain relatively unchanged on PS platforms his coming gen. SCE would look ridiculous implementing Draconian DRM after taking a jibe like this. Good news for PS fans and spectacular trolling on the competition.

I don't think I've ever seen Sony so hungry for it. Should be an awesome gen.

LOL_WUT1995d ago

Looks like jcba28 is not one of those people you speak of ;)

ZBlacktt1995d ago

XBox fans wished they only got trolled. Instead, that got nightmares that came true.

thechosenone1995d ago

xBone users are getting always on/connected DRM and no used games and we're the ones getting trolled. xD

MazzingerZ1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

The difference between all 3 is that:
Nintendo executives plays their 3DS during coffe breaks, SONY's their PS Vita and look forward to get home and play on their PS3 and MSFT's drinks coffe, talks about business and look forward coming home and watch some TV.

Both Nintendo and Sony don't lose focus, they are ruled by gamers, Both have their philosophy and follow it yesterday, today and tomorrow. MSFT just used gamers as a trojan horse, they let it clear since 3 years choose, keep waiting for the E3 that will shut mouths or get a gaming console, not worth it to try to bash the ones delivering the experience for gamers.

Kojima will let clear where the gamers are at.

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Skeith1995d ago

Why Sony have so many cool people ???

JoGam1995d ago

Because they are true gamers at heart.

NarooN1994d ago

Because they're the best company, duh :P

Plagasx1994d ago

Because they're not wooden with a strict set of rules unlike Microsoft.

Kyosuke_Sanada1995d ago (Edited 1995d ago )

Would be hilarious if this was a true update did insert a random "Death Ray Manta" boss in the current game played.

When you damage it, the boss bleeds pre-owned games....