The early months of the year are typically when gamers have time to take a break and decompress from the busy holiday season.
It's why Sony is respected by their fan base.they create their own exclusives and lead by example by creating a variety of games, they support second and third parties with risky endeavors and they allow third parties to shine in the most busiest time of the year. While third parties are jockeying for position during that time, Sony releases products mostly all to themselves like GOW,uncharted, the last of us and now Horizon. That shows they care about the whole year and not just the holiday season.shows they care about other developers. And, that they care to support their fan base throughout the year when they really don't have to.
honestly i feel like its been strong since 2015 i love it
Yeah its smart to have your holiday 1st party games at a minimum in the holiday season due to over crowding. So releasing them in the drought season when people are itching for games is just genius. People buy games year round so this will make their games stand out and not deal with heavy hitters from 3rd partys like cod, bf and whatever else big that will come that season. They are on their game this generation. Making little moves like this makes a huge difference.
Sony threw it out of the park this gen. They really learned from past mistakes and players rewarded them. Frankly if they keep this up they are unstopable for the foreseable future.
As much as I agree with this, I feel like the actual slowest season for gaming is ALWAYS summer..
For the players!
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My EDF machine! Fuck yeah!
If you're running a business you would also care for your services so that your customer don't leave . They don't care out of goodness of their hearts but because if they slack their customers will leave just as Microsoft has its customers base in decline.
Sony's been on fire, delivering non stop games and variety. Definitely getting Horizon and Nier.
I don't think it shows they "care" about the whole year. I think all it shows is that they have great business people thst get it and that know how to bring them money.
Good job to Sony and the Ps4 Team. Lots of amazing games to play and many more incoming
You have to tip your hate to sony
This is amazing.
Well yea I guess depending on what side of the fence you're on, gotta tip your *hate* to them.
Bought Tales of Beseria and preordered Horizon Zero Dawn. If I had more time would have bought more games too
NIOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH Reigns Supreme
Nioh! that's one I'm gonna hold off getting, not cause I don't think it's gonna be good... it's cause I know it'll consume all of my gaming time and right now, I just can't do that. I might just pick up and keep it on hand, to help with sales of the game!
Haven't played it yet. I ordered it from amazon and it hasn't been back in stock for a while, sadly. Honestly, I don't need it right away. Still very happily absorbed in Gravity Rush 2 even after beating it. The original was my favorite Vita game behind Persona 4 Golden, so I'm having a blast as is. My NieR pre-order might show up before Ni Oh does which is unfortunate, but that so gives me some time with GR2 before I put it down and then pick it back up once the DLC releases.
I have mine still in its rapper. . I've yet to finish gravity rush or yakuza 0. . . My 1st quarter backlog is dumb and will get dumber once horizon and persona get released. . . DUMB
Because gaming is year round, 365 days, not seasonal.
Gaming is a business... i shouldn't add anything to that.
The video game industry is. Gaming is an activity many people enjoy all year around.
Yes and clearly a business needs to be able to adapt to what its Market is telling them and I believe the market for a very long time has been letting these companies know that they're eager to purchase games anytime during the year. When God of War first released lots of people were very surprised that they were releasing such a huge Triple A game in the spring and since then Sony has been releasing lots of games and what the industry might consider odd Dates, look at when Heavy Rain The Last of Us and God of War released just to show you. The Gaming Community has no problem purchasing games during the spring, summer what have you. By Sony essentially giving the fall to Major third parties they were able to have those game sales rise of those third party games, consumers did not need to question if they should buy Call of Duty or a Sony product they were easily able to purchase both because Sony was not openly trying to compete against third-party like Nintendo and Microsoft have actually been doing for a long time. You would notice that there's lots of retailers that wouldn't give other vendors front row real estate in regards to how they display their merchandise, this is how you treat vendors. You can't expect to have positive business relationships if you're always putting them in the back and then openly trying to compete against them in your store. What Sony is doing is a very classic business method in clearly it's working out for them because the sales of third party games are very high on the PlayStation 4 consumers do not have to pick and choose they are allowed to have both.
Everything is a business.. someone makes it and earns from it and we consumers enjoy playing them and value it.. That's how everything works..
Doesn't take a genius to figure out why sony is on top while other hacks like nintendo and ms (lol) are looking for other ventures.
Can't argue with that
Agreed. I don't think I've ever been this overwhelmed
Me either. I still have games in plastic wrapping, Games I had to convince myself to wait to get because I'm already overdoing it and a list of games I don't know where I'm going to get the time for in the next couple of months
Yo . . We've been cloned. . . Seems there's many of us in the exact same situation. . .agent backlog has got up scared to open games
GR2, NiOh, KH 2.8, Yakuza 0, Tales of Berseria and soon Horizon ZD and they just recently gave GoW3 Remastered + Alienation for January and LBP3 + Until Dawn for PS+ this month too...that's just OVERKILL! with complementary 3rd parties like RE7 (PSVR exclusive content) and now For Honor and upcoming ME Andromeda...which are bound to sell more on the PS4 regardless, haters be damned, Sony is coming out gun blazing! gamers are like; "Sony, WTF? save some for later, your competitions aren't even doing anything!" and Sony is like; "let them take a back seat and watch how we run this gen and our year has just started! here's Boost mode for ya! and just wait till E3 for some some more things to look forward to! 58mil and counting babeh!"
Please Sony stop I don't have the time to play everything. :(
Meanwhile crickets on the One. Sorry guys, hop on over to the PS family.
If anyone likes games. I Believe by default they need to own a PlayStation. Nothing wrong with Xbox One or a Nintendo platform simply that they don't even produce enough for them to be the first pick, it makes more sense that there second.
I'd argue PlayStation and Nintendo. Nintendo has the classics. You can't call yourself a gamer without playing Zelda or Mario. Though like you said Nintendo is my second pick. But in my opinion a needed second pick. Especially now that their mostly done with silly motion controls.
Sony is absolutely dominating, this is one of the many reasons why. So many exclusives I have to save some for later.
PS4 is just cranking out the games.
there is no slow season with Playstation.
dude PS4 has no gamez! . . . . it's sarcasm btw
This is why sony is #1 in the console business. True exclusives and I love that they release though out the year. Unlike the other company that release 2 around the holidays and call it the best line up ever.
Hey the xbox guys have a 9 year old game to play... Don't leave them out.
And a free smartphone game.
Nintendo will handle the rest of the year better.
I'm sorry the switch line up is pathetic
You forgot the /s
Sony is killing. Competition, period !!!!!
It definitely is a major exaggeration in my considering comparing Horizon Zero Dawn to the rest of those games its just no comparison. I dont understand how games like nier,nioh and some kingdom hearts 2.5 gets so much hype. Its ridiculous at this point. There not even in the same caliber even in budget. Sony also didnt even invest heavily for nier or nioh just look at the visuals.
Where's that guy with the dumbf*cks list??
Look if you wanna play coy and act like theres no big disparity between the titles fine continue to. But its clear to me those titles dont really stack up well and seem to be overhyped through the media and n4g at this point. I dont even understand the hype for those titles i listed besides Horizon Zero Dawn. Its mind boggling.
Those games are still great and worth playing. If you are limiting yourself to only games the caliber of Horizon Zero Dawn then you are basically playing one or two games a year.
That list is only for people who don't worship MS.
Ahh... the old "media is hyping it up" "the media is bought" argument. If the budget, or even visual style, of a game some how adds to a games value in your eyes... you might be doing it wrong, cause you're missing out on a ton of very good games out there. AAA doesn't equal a "better" game, it just doesn't. Have you played Rocket League? Stardew Valley? Super Hot? or any of the other very, very good games that millions have been enjoying, for years now, that have no where near the budget of COD?
Facts. Keep on sighing. Sometimes enlightenment comes hard.
Sorry, Kionic. You are not enlightened.
That's your opinion not facts. <--- Fact!
@kionic, enlightenment? Delusionment more like. Its because of the diversity of titles is why PS4 is kerb stomping xbone currently.
" I dont understand how games like nier,nioh and some kingdom hearts 2.5 gets so much hype. " Hmmm maybe cause they were great games? Just look at Nioh's reviews. Better then anything on the other console. " Sony also didnt even invest heavily for nier or nioh just look at the visuals " 🤣 Really?
What the hell are you on about? Nioh looks amazing on my ps4 Pro, and it was also released to critical acclaim by critics and gamers alike! Maybe you should actually play the game! Kingdom Hearts is huge, always has been! "There not even in the same caliber even in budget" A good game isn't determined by how much is spent on it, if that is all you're concerned about you will never be able to enjoy gaming for what it is.
Ehhh not from what im seeing. Seems there all being talked about to the same level for "diversity" reasons. Horizon Zero Dawn shouldnt even be compared with them. Just distasteful. But it fits the agenda sadly of all games are equal which isnt true.
@kion- if you feel this way about some of the titles releasing on PlayStation 4 I'm not even entirely sure how you could even own other platforms as of right now the amount of content releasing on PlayStation 4 is more than any other platform in regards to consoles has ever received in this period in time.
You a troll or one those people that see graphics and thinks that it represents the quality of a game? The first nier was my personal goty that year, that's why I'm hyped for the second one. Kingdom hearts is a remastered release which wasn't released on PS before, that's why people who didn't play it are hyped. Nioh is a high quality arpg for fans of dark souls, ninja garden or challenging games, that's why people are hyped. Horizon zero dawn looks awesome yes, but until it's out, no one, including you, will know if it's the better game of that bunch.
"I don't understand how games like nier,nioh and some kingdom hearts 2.5 gets so much hype." You really don't understand why people like good games? Shocking that people like stuff you don't, isn't it? "There not even in the same caliber even in budget" Firstly, it's they're. Secondly, budget doesn't determine a games quality. "Sony also didn't even invest heavily for nier or nioh just look at the visuals." Neither are developed by Sony and both games target 60fps over graphics. You guys used to say framerate is more important than graphics but now it isn't apparently.
I said "invest" which they did because there ps4 exclusives regardless of not being first party. 60 fps in any game like mario kart is of course acceptable but that doesnt change my point at all. Why doesn't nioh look like games from launch on ps4 like killzone shadow fall? It looks drastically worse. Because of the budget. I think you guys are really missing the point here.
"there ps4 exclusive regardless of not being first party" I already told it they're not there. And NieR isn't a PS4 exclusive, it's releasing on PC. NiOh is exclusive for now since Sony are publishing but it could go to PC. "Why doesn't nioh look like games from launch on ps4 like killzone shadow fall" Different developers, different engine etc. Do you really not understand this? "I think you guys are really missing the point here" You made some irrelevant comments regarding the budget for some games and how you don't understand why game x, y, z gets hype. The point is you're jealous, it's very obvious.
Only agenda here is you trying to downplay what Sony is doing. And that's releasing a variety of quality games for their fanbase in a time that is generally dry. No one else is doing that.
Well how can i downplay variety? I stated that those games shouldnt be compared to horizon zero dawn. This is a very strong argument. But i see you guys seem to be just acting like you dont understand. My point stands though considering no one yet has denied it.
@Kionic. So, you are saying is a strong argument that games like Nioh, Neir and KH shouldn'ty be compared to Horizon. i don't think you understadn what arguments/debates are. Whast your arguments as to why they shouldn't be compared. all are hyped by the fans of those games for the same reasons halo wars 2 is getting hyped by the fans of that game, or zelda by the fans of that game. Why is this any different?