Shinji Mikami Talks PS4 and Xbox One, is Interested in Kinect, Thinks One Console Will Be Enough

Tango Gameworks CEO and Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami is quite happy about the PS4 and the Xbox one, even if he doesn't feel gamers will necessarily need to bother buying both.

Read Full Story >>
Need4Game3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

PS3 have scarred many Japanese Videogame Developer, it'll take more than consoles to heal the bruises they inherited.

Sony have to build dozen battalion of Expert Game Engineers & Programmers to Revive Japan's Game Industries.

Then, Greatness Awaits.

Abriael3598d ago

I think you managed to confuse me on what you actually mean?

Lovable3598d ago

"Then, Greatness Awaits."


FlameHawk3598d ago

@Lovable, I know right.... so fanboyish.

miyamoto3598d ago

Just reminding you Shinji Mikami has a not so fine and dandy past with PlayStation specially PS2.

Mikami's Head?

WrAiTh Sp3cTr33598d ago

The One and only One...I couldn't resist.

StoutBEER3598d ago

Agreed. I thought I was high until i realized I was high. And what he said STILL doesnt make sense.

fardan853598d ago

Off topic:I think he is trying to give us a puzzle.

On Topic:
I agree with Mikami-san, one console will be enough for now unless both consoles gets lots of high quality exclusives.

For now, I'm good with ps4.

+ Show (3) more repliesLast reply 3598d ago
Godmars2903598d ago

And yet devs like Namco stabbed MS in the back by making "beta" versions of games which were later released on the PS3.

The one real thing the PS3/360 era did was chase away JP devs to handhelds.

CBaoth3598d ago

That's BS. Nintendo should be blamed far more for the deterioration of the East than the PS360. They spent the better part of the last decade monopolizing Japan with low price points on outdated tech. This essentially created a schism, forcing JP devs to chase profits over the advancement of the industry. I can't blame 3rd party devs given the climate they're operating in but I absolutely WILL blame the company whose egregious greed has retarded the entire Japanese gaming industry.

AzureskyZ3598d ago

I mean how did namco stab MS in the back-- i mean their games sold like cat shit in japan so naturally they had to port it to ps3.

maniacmayhem3598d ago


How did Namco stab MS in the back? Which game(S) did Namco release as BETA versions for 360.

Are you only referring to Tales of Vesperia? Which the Japanese version had extra content? Because I hardly call that a stab in the back, beta or game(S).

ShaunCameron3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

@ CBaoth

Sony alienated Japan with technology too sophisticated for its own good.

<I can't blame 3rd party devs given the climate they're operating in but I absolutely WILL blame the company whose egregious greed has retarded the entire Japanese gaming industry.>

I don't think you know what the word greed means. Because Nintendo using 6th-Gen technology to make the Wii had nothing to do with it and plenty to do with addressing the pending issue of out-of-control development costs that went on to bankrupt a lot of developers and publishers especially Western ones that made games largely for the PS360 crowd.

loulou3598d ago

godmars lol you just write absolute nonsense, and always have to put a negative towards m$ in it as well

you are one of the more pathetic members on here.

could you list these beta that you are talking about?

Death3598d ago

Godmars is entitles to his opinions the same as you and I. If you disagree with what he says, prove him wrong so he can try to validate his opinion.

Looking at Namco's releases this last gen reveals two things,
1. Namco wasn't too exciting this last gen all across the board.
2. Namco did very little on handhelds which is quite the opposite of what Godmars said.

grimmweisse3597d ago

Namco stabbed nobody in the back. There where no beta games, they where either timed exclusives or decided after the PS3 gathered a bigger install base it was a viable option to port some games over. It's a simple business decision.

As for the chasing away JP devs to handhelds. This is how it is in Japan and for sometime. Adults and even students hardly have to required time to sit down and play console games. Japanese working adults work more extensive hours then their Western counterparts, and students are usually busy with club activities on a daily basis until late or early evenings, after that some students go to "juku"(cram) schools. So playing portable games is a great option for their gaming fix over a console on the go.

The rise of Gree and Mobage is also a contributing factor, because mainly those smartphone games are free to play. I see more Japanese students and adults playing free to play mobile games than nintendo and sony handhelds. I even spoke to someone who owned a local gaming shop which had to close down because they said the kids no longer go there to buy games, they all have smartphones and can download many types of free games.

It's market trends. Not the fault of the PS3/360. It up to the developers to respond, and not blame the console for the lack of interest or market shifting.

+ Show (4) more repliesLast reply 3597d ago
CapsuleMonkey3597d ago (Edited 3597d ago )

Retrospectively, both consoles will be good. I agree with Mikami, "one" console will be enough. It all depends on what people prefer at the end of the day. I myself couldn't go wrong with the xbox1.

Third party support is already being shown heavily on XB1, exclusive Dead Rising 3, COD DLC first!? How could I not buy the new xbox. XBL is also a very good network service. I will admit, I have my gripes with it, but not as much as PSN. Only reason why PS4 isn't day one for me is because PSN is pay2play, I don't know what Sony's network has to offer besides a party chat. MS continues to be innovative in the features department.

So if one console is enough like Mikami states, I'd have to go where the gaming is; Microsoft pretty much is leading the way yet again this gen. Sony will have their must play titles here and there, but when you want to get your hardcore gaming on you just want your xbox lol.

Majin-vegeta3597d ago

Hardcore and M$??Lmfao all M$ is known for treating its fanbase like prisoners.Enjoy your yearly rehashes again.

CapsuleMonkey3597d ago

With a very great online service, and spectacular games, I've been having fun with Xbox360. I will say MS needs to step the exclusives up a bit, but they already announced they're doing so. Nothing to worry about at all. I don't have to worry about games OR a sub-par online service out the box.

chasegarcia3597d ago (Edited 3597d ago )


-wtf are you talking about

+ Show (2) more repliesLast reply 3597d ago
GameCents3598d ago

The more devs use K2 in their games to enhance the experience the better.

GameCents3598d ago

Um what?? "Shinji Mikami Talks PS4 and Xbox One, is Interested in Kinect. . ."
The guy is interested in Kinect. I support this. How is that a troll attempt?
Is mentioning Kinect in a positive light trolling now?

FITgamer3598d ago

0/10 for logical comment attempt.

nukeitall3598d ago

Ignore The_Troll_24_7, as even Japanese devs are excited about Kinect One. As more and more information comes out about Kinect One, more and more people and devs will be excited about it.

The future await:

Electric-flamingo3598d ago

You said the Microsoft word. That's why.

BluEx6103598d ago

I agree the more devs the better for Kinect 2.0. I do find it weird that Indie Devs aren't getting the love and support on Xbox One. They can still develop on Kinect 2 for PC, but it's not the same if they're developing on a platform with Kinect in every box. They can do some really cool shit on it, if given the chance.

Where do I sign a petition for Indie Support on Xbox One?? I want to get Xbox One, but taking a wait and see approach as my funds are limited right now. Might get it if they sell me on Kinect 2. As of right now, I'm not sold on the pricy peripheral. But glad to see it's getting more Dev support.

WeAreLegion3598d ago

Kinect 2 won't work for PC, unfortunately. It's not a USB plug.

Bigpappy3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

M$ stated that they will be a version of Kinect for PC in 2014.. But the existing X1 Kinect can not connect to a PC.

I wonder what properties that port has that is beyond USB3.

Developers actually like to try new stuff. That is what developing is by definition

GenericNameHere3598d ago

Maybe people are disagreeing because no one really likes Kinect? I have a Kinect, and I don't use it. I have a decent sized room, and I played Disney Kinect, and it felt horrible. Wasn't that accurate with my movements most of the time. However, that's just my one experience, and there are a lot of people who share my experience, but also a lot of people who disagree, and have a fine time with Kinect tracking their movements.

My experience with the OG Kinect was something I do not like. Kinect 2.0 will have to be REALLY SPECIAL and near 1:1 accurate with all my movements before I acknowledge Kinect 2.0 as a real and usable gaming peripheral, and stop hating it.

Thomper3598d ago

At least K2 is an option for devs, and every xbox has one.

That can only be a good thing

+ Show (2) more repliesLast reply 3598d ago
ape0073598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

what my mind told me when i read what he said was

"xbox one is enough and more complete system thanks to new improved/fully integrated kinect"

bsquwhere3598d ago got that from what he said. I'm pretty sure that he does seem interested in both Kinect and the cloud, he said he wanted to see if it was as precise as its supposed to be. What you said though is complete and utter BS. You make it sound like the man was shouting praises about X1.

ape0073598d ago

maybe im wrong, i can't get inside his soul but it sounded like that

bsquwhere3598d ago

It didn't sound like that at all...SMH. Fanboys are sad.

3598d ago Replies(1)
Supermax3598d ago

I got both paid for I'm a fanboy.

Electric-flamingo3598d ago

Yeah all I need is the release dates and I'm set. All paid and ready.

3598d ago
Urusernamesucks3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

Flam i think wemilk has a secret Mancrush on you^^