Okay, Gran Turismo 6's confirmation has driven me to make this thread
1st and foremost PLEASE GOD LET GT6 BE FOR PS4!!!
Now it is quite obvious that Sony is known for releasing their Playstation platforms IN competition. What do i mean by this you ask? well the 5th generation was already being lead by the Sega Saturn before the PlayStation was brought to the market. The 6th Generation was already being lead by the Sega Dreamcast before the PlayStation 2 was brought to the market and the 7th Generation(present) was already being lead by the Xbox 360 before the PlayStation 3 was brought to the market. PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita included.
Now being that the successor to Nintendo's Nintendo Wii(Wii U) is well on it's way and is undoubtedly going to begin the 8th Generation of gaming next year in 2012, i am almost 100% positive that Sony is going to bring PlayStation 4 to the market right behind the Wii U in 2013 like we have seen in previous Generations. I also see Microsoft releasing the next Xbox in 2013. Yea that's right, i said it! I think the PlayStation 4 will release in the same year as the next Xbox NOT after it like some people think. I dont see Sony releasing the PlayStation 4 2 whole years after the Generation starts. *lifts shoulders*
now with Gran Turismo 6's confirmation i can see them aiming for a release within the 1st year of PlayStation 4's release
let's take a look at some well known games Sony was able to release within PlayStation 2's 1st year shall we? :)
Tekken Tag 10/18/2000
Ridge Racer V 10/18/2000
Twisted Metal Black 6/19/01
Gran Turismo 3 7/20/01 <-- MAJOR BLOCKBUSTER
Silent Hill 2 9/25/01
Grand Theft Auto 3 10/22/01 <-- MAJOR BLOCKBUSTER
^^^ PS2 had MANY MORE good games released in it's 1st year that i do not feel the need to include at the moment
now if GT6 was to be released in ps4's 1st year like GT3 was in ps2's 1st year then that would be a hell of a start for PlayStation 4 in the 8th generation
I honestly believe that PolyphonyDigital decided not to release GT5 sooner on PS3 because of that high A** price($600). That price kept A LOT of people away from the ps3 and it also gave PS3 the image that games wouldn't sell on the system.
When PSVita's price was announced i was kind of blown away by Sony matching Nintendo's 3DS price at the time. I expect to see something similar with the PlayStation 4 aswell. I dont see Sony making any Dumb decision's this time around with PS4 judging by the way they are handling the PSVita.
on the pricing side, i see all 3 home console's being the same this time around. let's say Wii U launches at $399, i see Microsoft matching the price with the next Xbox being $399 and with the way Sony has been lately i see them matching Wii U's price with PS4 being $399. Of course when PS4 announces the $399 price most likely Nintendo and Microsoft will drop their price's down to either $299 or $350 IMMEDIATELY lol
so i see the price's being close from the start this time around. Sony already said that they wont be making as big of an investment with PS4 as they did with PS3 so i can see them being competitive with their pricing next gen.
i am sort of looking forward to next gen now since GT6 has been confirmed to be in development ..just a little bit though..