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Will PS4 be first place in sales next-gen?

Yes 180 45.80%
 
No 142 36.13%
 
Undecided 71 18.07%
 
Total:393
Nsanity said:
Weedlab said:

Well this is related somewhat. It is the opinion of a dev. Remember opinion and not gospel. Nevertheless, it's an important piece of the pie and as most of us have agreed, Sony is doing a lot of the right stuff.


Braid creator Jonathan Blow thinks PS4 may beat next Xbox

Posted March 9th, 2013 at 16:01 EDT by Kyle Prahl


Speaking to EDGE magazine, celebrated indie dev and Braid creator Jonathan Blow indicated Sony's positioning with PlayStation 4 is more desirable than Microsoft's direction with the next-generation Xbox.

Specifically, Blow thinks Microsoft's all-encompassing entertainment focus misses the mark, and Sony's developer-first approach makes PS4 the next-gen platform of choice. "To me they talk about a console that is not strictly about games. It’s trying to be the centre of the living room device, which is fine and maybe it’s the right thing for Microsoft to do, business-wise," he explained. "I don’t know; I actually don’t think it is, but they’ve certainly thought about it more than me!"

Blow's latest game, an indie puzzler dubbed The Witness, will launch exclusively on PS4. While the game may be ported to PC, iOS, or Xbox down the line, developer Thekla, Inc. has no concrete plans to do so.

A poor working relationship with Microsoft may contribute to Blow's sentiment. "I’ve had a bad time working with Microsoft in the past. Maybe not super bad, but a moderately bad time in terms of business relationships," he lamented. "Other developers who are friends of mine have had a horrible time . . . there’s a certain amount of dread I have about doing that again. I don’t have that with Sony."

As it stands, Blow is excited about PS4 as a platform, and glad to be publishing his game as a timed Sony exclusive. "[Sony realizes] that downloadable games are going to be bigger than they ever have been. . . . As a place to put the best, highest performing version of our game on, [the next Xbox] doesn’t seem as good a choice."

For more on The Witness, check out the game's debut trailer and stay glued to PSU.com.

He doesnt even know about the system and is only speculating on rumours.

Hence that part above from me about it being opinion and not gospel.



 

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If we take what we know about the PS4 and what we know about the next Xbox by the rumors the answer will be no when looking at it with a historical context. The PS4 seems to be the most power of the three with the RAM being the deciding factor between the next Xbox and PS4. And historically in none of the previous generations has the over all "powerful" console had the best selling system. Taking the last three gens the "winners" were the PS, PS2 and Wii. And the most "powerful" consoles for those gens were the N64, Xbox and PS3.

Though depending on what Microsoft intends to do with its machine it may be a two horse race between Sony and Nintendo, that is if Microsoft continues it Live initiative making the gaming portion a portal that can be accessed anywhere, which may be the case since there where indications that Microsoft is looking into building it own streaming services, which would make the next Xbox little more then a media center portal. Then it comes down to who can keep the prices low and get the games.



BlkPaladin said:
If we take what we know about the PS4 and what we know about the next Xbox by the rumors the answer will be no when looking at it with a historical context. The PS4 seems to be the most power of the three with the RAM being the deciding factor between the next Xbox and PS4. And historically in none of the previous generations has the over all "powerful" console had the best selling system. Taking the last three gens the "winners" were the PS, PS2 and Wii. And the most "powerful" consoles for those gens were the N64, Xbox and PS3.

Though depending on what Microsoft intends to do with its machine it may be a two horse race between Sony and Nintendo, that is if Microsoft continues it Live initiative making the gaming portion a portal that can be accessed anywhere, which may be the case since there where indications that Microsoft is looking into building it own streaming services, which would make the next Xbox little more then a media center portal. Then it comes down to who can keep the prices low and get the games.

To be fair though... this situation is a bit different.

 

The Wii U is currently floundering around gamecube levels i believe. (possibly even lower.)

Which unless there is a PS3 like comeback relativly soon, or the gaming market has shrunken quite a bit, likely means it's going to be out of the picture.  It isn't impossible but i wouldn't bank on it.

 

That leaves Sony vs Micorsoft... and Microsoft has shown issues selling outside the US so far.  The two wil be a LOT more close technically then a lot of people want to believe, but even still, i wonder if Microsoft will be able to penetrate Europe enough.... Europe caring more about racing and FIFA then the US cares about FPS and Madden. and Playstation argueably has an even bigger reputation for those games.  (Gran Turismo basically being a bigger deal to racing games then Halo is to FPS.)



Sony has been in a steady decline since the PS2 era. I can see the PS4 performing like the Vita, lots of hype and then no sales.

The problem with PS4 is that it is an upgraded PS3 and it doesn't seem to be a very big upgrade graphically. Why is it special? Sony fans mostly just go on about its ram. No one gives a crap about that except Sony fans in gaming forums. That is like getting excited about the iPhone 6 because of its ram.

All Microsoft needs to do is release a console with an advanced Kinect and immediately it becomes a console doing something very different and more advanced. All Nintendo needs to do is price drop and release one or two of their major AAA titles like they did with 3DS.



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Jumpin said:
Sony has been in a steady decline since the PS2 era. I can see the PS4 performing like the Vita, lots of hype and then no sales.


Do you think the PS4 will get low support like the Vita?

VGKing said:
Hopefully. Things are definitely looking to be in Sony's favor next-gen.


Why do you hope Sony to be first? If it was second and only 1% market share behind NextBox, wouldn't you have fun playing games on it?



Jumpin said:

Sony has been in a steady decline since the PS2 era. I can see the PS4 performing like the Vita, lots of hype and then no sales.

The problem with PS4 is that it is an upgraded PS3 and it doesn't seem to be a very big upgrade graphically. Why is it special? Sony fans mostly just go on about its ram. No one gives a crap about that except Sony fans in gaming forums. That is like getting excited about the iPhone 6 because of its ram.

All Microsoft needs to do is release a console with an advanced Kinect and immediately it becomes a console doing something very different and more advanced. All Nintendo needs to do is price drop and release one or two of their major AAA titles like they did with 3DS.


LOL you are so wrong its funny. 

 



Way too early to say, but, from what we've seen so far, I think it's pretty unlikely.



 

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Shouldn't be too hard, as long as they avoid Nintendo's mistakes with the WiiU.

All it needs is:
A solid marketing campaign
At least one system seller at launch
A steady stream of games, no 4 month droughts
Affordable price tag



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