Is Bloodborne An Indicator That PS4 Is The "Hardcore" Console?

Would Bloodborne sell just as many copies if it released for Xbox One? Are there distinct differences between the the PlayStation and Xbox crowds?

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Big_Game_Hunters2756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

No. There are no "hardcore" games. Only "hardcore" gamers, all with their own personal preferences.

Eddie201012756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

All system have what can be considered hard core games and it is a matter of opinion on what types of games are hardcore. Some people think FPS shooters are hard core, I think team FPS's based games can be hardcore, but I think death match is mindless and more casual. Some think RPG's are hardcore, I agree, much more use of the mind with leveling and puzzle solving, what weapons to use, RPGs are much more involving. Some think platformers are hardcore and making pin point accurate jumps and figuring out how to get to an item can be hardcore.

As I look at it no one system is more hardcore than the other including PC. I have all of them and they all can be consider hardcore gaming systems.

Cupid_Viper_32756d ago

What a crazy title...How would one game define a console that is supposed to be on the market for for the next 5-7 years?

There are so many better categories one can use to make such claim, such as:

Which console has more games.
Which company owns the most gaming studios.
Which console has the better specs.
Which console sells the most games. Etc

I think the list above goes a long way in showing which company is more dedicated to gaming, and is helping to push the industry forward more so than its competitors.

If you base it on more tangible things, you can actually have a healthy discussion on the topic. Do I believe that based on the points I've listed above that PS4 is more "hardcore"? Yes, I do.

But is this article's title flamebait? Yes it is.

mikeslemonade2756d ago

No, it's the better console overall.

XBLSkull2756d ago

I've at least found in the shooter space that hardcore is definitely on Xbox. Switch over and play the same FPS title on PlayStation and watch your stats improve tenfold.

Kingthrash3602756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

Where u been skull?
Haven't heard your nonsense in a while.
Question your psn name "xboxskull"?...becau se i dont think you own a ps4 to even make your assumption about the hardcore fps skill level on psn vs xbox.

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Snookies122756d ago

Well, I certainly agree with the philosophy, it's not entirely true. When you compare a game like Dark Souls to something like Candy Crush. Of course Dark Souls is hardcore and the other is casual.

However, just because something like Bloodborne is coming out on PS4, doesn't make the console itself 'hardcore'. It just means the developers simply wanted to put their game on that particular platform.

All consoles will have their share of 'hardcore' games. Xbox with Halo 5 and Gears, PlayStation with Bloodborne and Uncharted 4, Wii U with Smash Bros and Xenoblade X. Just depends on what you can afford and which exclusives you lean toward liking.

joab7772756d ago

Exactly. I have played so many different types of games from CoD to Battlefield, The Witcher, God of War, etc. I always play on the hardest difficulties.

I have also played FF14, DCUO and WoW. There are hardcore gamers everywhere that either play alot, immersion themselves in Industry knowledge, or are just damn good. I know gamers that play Fire Emblem and Persona on handhelds. I've played both Soul's games and got all the achievements.

So, yeah, while some games may be linear or very easy, many will have their own hardcore community that live and breathe that game. Bloodborne will be one of them, but so will Neverwinter. Even Blind Ori will have its kings.

MysticStrummer2755d ago

"There are no 'hardcore' games."

I definitely disagree with that, but I also don't think one game makes a console "hardcore".

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4theplayers2756d ago


PS4 = Hardcore games

XONE and Wii U = Casual games

AngelicIceDiamond2756d ago


Didn't know Star Fox, Zelda Splatoon, Yoshi's Woolly World and Quantum Break, Halo 5, Forza 6, Fable Legends are casual games.

I'm pretty sure you don't know the difference between casual and hardcore.

OB1Biker2756d ago

I think too often I see references to harcore vs casual gamers while the majority are in between and more or less casual at times depending on personal changing lives IMO
Also I think Bloodborne will be more popular and interest more gamers than the previous fromSoftware games in part because of marketing and media coverage.

lifeisgamesok2756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

What is this nonsense? Lol

Silly gameAr2756d ago

Can't believe it, but I agree. This is nonsense.

DigitalRaptor2754d ago (Edited 2754d ago )

Oh I don't know.

1) The console that was a place for games first and foremost is likely a more hardcore console than one that was a multimedia system first and gaming console second.

2) The console that has a greater diversity of games, more online multiplayer games, more choices for gaming, more freedom, is more hardcore than a console with less to play.

3) The console where the gamers don't judge a game based on its budget to decide whether they think it's a worthwhile experience or not is the more hardcore place to play.

Oh... and Bloodborne will be the first essential next-gen game after Super Mario 3D World and Bayonetta 2, and so happens to be a really tough game that only hardcore gamers will see through and enjoy. The article is not nonsense. PlayStation gamers have consistently been more open to different and unique kinds of games that only now Microsoft seem to be embracing a little bit, with the Xbox crowd only showing lukewarm support for such experiences. The reason so many people are hyped for Bloodborne is because of its links to Demon's Souls and the glory born out of the relationship between Miyazaki and Japan Studio. Bloodborne would not do as well on Xbone as on PS4.

LightDiego2756d ago

PS4 it's leading by a large margin this generation, therefore we will have a wide variety of games for the console, including more hardcore experiences like JRPGs.

Kribwalker2756d ago

The only thing that's hardcore outa Japan are the perverts buying dirty women's underwear from vending machines. I wouldn't say having more jrpg's makes you hardcore.

hellothere19772756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

Still, that doesn't beat the rampant pedophiles in America's school system ;)

Yep, you can add to the list of sexual deviants in America with the latest news story about an American elementary teacher videotaping children and their private parts in the stalls.

just_looken2756d ago

there is that avatar again hmmm

remixx1162756d ago

Just_looken...........stop looken

StormLegend2756d ago

It's defiently not the DudeBro console, I can tell ya that!

JWiLL5522756d ago

Disagree. Many a dude shoots stuff with their bros on ps4.

Source: Play any FPS online

StrayaKNT2756d ago

Wasnt cod the most played ps4 game? And destiny the biggest new ip launch on ps4? Dudebro doesnt even make sense grow up dude.

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