Forums - Sony Discussion - Is the PS4 Sony's last big effort?

Well it's not looking good obviously, thread after thread I'm getting more and more discouraged that my favorite gaming company is doing worst and worst (A lot of double words there). There doesn't seem to be anything big for the future on other Sony gadgets except for the PS4, so can Sony afford to release a console that will cost them money for maybe another year? will they attempt at a profitable console?

It really seems like the PS4 is the only thing they have left up there sleeves (if there's something else out there that there working on that looks like it can make them some good profit please let me know so I can keep an eye on it), so if it does horrible could this bankrupt Sony? Could it be the end of Sony's gaming division? it's really scary I'm to old to develope another hobby! 



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Sony is doing fine as far as their gaming division. We will see other major departments cut before you need to worry about the fate of the PS4. Restructuring will be their saving grace.

JoeTheBro said:
Sony is doing fine as far as their gaming division. We will see other major departments cut before you need to worry about the fate of the PS4. Restructuring will be their saving grace.

What he said^



I think Sony has learned from their mistakes with the PS3 and the PSVITA, and will have a very successful console with the PS4.

They need to launch the PS4 with at least 3 major AAA must have tittles, like Uncharted4, GOW4, KZ4.

They may need to Split the company; it looks like actually SCEA is not doing bad but the camera, phone, and TV is not holding it's own.

Sony Computer Entertainment, World Wide Studios, Sony Online Entertainment if split on its own as a solo business, they maybe able to balance their game profolio better. But of course then the rest of the company may go downhill even faster

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I think Sony will be just fine as long as they don't make a super expensive console (more than $400-$450 will be too much imo). However, Sony have to somehow gather the "casual" market, there is no way around that, simple because gaming companies can no longer relay only the "core" market alone (and both the big 3 know this). The problem is that unless Sony does something truly revolutionary it will be a really difficult task, specially with the Kinect and Nintendo in general (And kinda indirectly: the smartphones).



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Honestly I wonder if it would be smarter for Sony to bow out of the handheld market. PSP did decent, but the Vita is tripping out of the gate and in Sony's current state they need winners. They can't just brute force their way to success by funding losers until they pick up.

I think we will definitely see a PS4, but hopefully Sony has learned from the past and gone a little more modest under the hood so that 1) people can afford it, and 2) they won't be losing a lot on each unit sold

Platinums: Red Dead Redemption, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, Terminator Salvation, Uncharted 1, inFamous Second Son

ah well i could take up knitting lol

 

1. Sony is fine. Not going bankrupt any time soon.
2. PS4 will be sold at a loss, just like all other Sony consoles. It will be a powerhouse.(No, they won't repeat the same mistakes as the PS3)
3. 1 single device alone can't "save" a company. Even if the PS4 was sold at a nice profit from Day 1 and sold 100million units lifetime, Sony's TVs will still be losing money, they'll still won't have a phone competing with the iPhone or Galaxy...

Is this a troll thread?

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Heavenly_King said:
I think Sony has learned from their mistakes with the PS3 and the PSVITA, and will have a very successful console with the PS4.

They need to launch the PS4 with at least 3 major AAA must have tittles, like Uncharted4, GOW4, KZ4.

Never gonna happen. We'd be lucky to get 1 AAA exclusive.