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Azzanation said:

Bad move Sony, you have now destroyed your Eyetoy as 3rd Party and Indie companys wont be developing for a accessory that noone will buy. You made your controller to use the camera now it all seems half assed. Accessroys dont sell. If they dont sell then Developers wont make games for it. And if companys dont program for it then you might aswell shelf the idea.

All for what, a lower price console? Now it feels as if the PS4 is nothing more then a PS3 upgrade.

One thing i thought Sony had over Xbox was there cheaper system with similer Hardware and a Kinect style camera, They seem to have covered all bases, now its just a cheaper System that offers nothing more then your standard games that can be available on anything. WiiU will have innovated games, XB1 will have innovated games, PS4 will not have Innovated games.


This would be the third generation Sony has had an Eyetoy. Why would expect their tactics to be any different. Sony has always left people with the choice to buy the Eyetoy rather than forcing it down their throats.



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Rumor: $499 SKU with PS Eye and Knack

http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/06/26/picture-of-a-ps4-bundle-with-playstation-camera-and-knack-leaked/

Can someone make a new thread. I cant yet too new lol



ethomaz said:
adriane23 said:
The original SKU, if true, had to have included more than just the camera if it was going to be $500. Gotta love "sources".

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I would've pre-ordered that in a heartbeat!



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kowenicki said:
ethomaz said:

Makes no sense because Sony sells the PSEye at $60... the manufacture cost should be $20-30.

Sony have advantage in price even if they bundle two PSEye in the console.

Bullshit article.


Agreed.

It makes zero sense.

This does mean of course that the camera has basically been sent out to die.  It wont see massive adoption and developers cant assume its there for any integration into non camera centric games.  But nobody here will mind that because camera games are shit arent they.... unless they arent on those occasions when it suits.

Those occasions are very rare and far between. Especially in the VGChartz community.



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S.T.A.G.E. said:

The problem therein is because its hard to attract an adequate  number of casuals with a $500 videogame system just because of a camera. Casuals wont be interested in anything Sony or MS would be offering in that respect until like..possibly three to four years into its lifecycle until the price drops to about $299 or $349 bundled. The games better be worth it as well for the sake of the casuals. These devices are starting to become overkill and Microsoft bundled the Kinect because they know it wont sell on its own. If this article is correct, then its crazy how Sony and MS would invest in the damned fate of peripherals. I never wanted any of these so Sony not forcing it on me is a good thing. I just want to play games even though I do dance and enjoyed Dance Central when I had my Xbox that was the only game I enjoyed on my Kinect. Everything else was not even on par with the ideal.

Good point. I just don't see that many casuals picking up the Xbox One for the Kinect even when it becomes cheaper in 3 years. MS needed a new gimmick to sell the Xbox One to casuals. Perhaps that illumiroom thing can attract customers. 



    

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MoHasanie said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:

The problem therein is because its hard to attract an adequate  number of casuals with a $500 videogame system just because of a camera. Casuals wont be interested in anything Sony or MS would be offering in that respect until like..possibly three to four years into its lifecycle until the price drops to about $299 or $349 bundled. The games better be worth it as well for the sake of the casuals. These devices are starting to become overkill and Microsoft bundled the Kinect because they know it wont sell on its own. If this article is correct, then its crazy how Sony and MS would invest in the damned fate of peripherals. I never wanted any of these so Sony not forcing it on me is a good thing. I just want to play games even though I do dance and enjoyed Dance Central when I had my Xbox that was the only game I enjoyed on my Kinect. Everything else was not even on par with the ideal.

Good point. I just don't see that many casuals picking up the Xbox One for the Kinect even when it becomes cheaper in 3 years. MS needed a new gimmick to sell the Xbox One to casuals. Perhaps that illumiroom thing can attract customers. 


You make a good point. I almost forgot about the Illumiroom.



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Doesn't make sense. How does removing a $60 accessory drop the price by $100?