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Is the reason people are jumping on the PS4 hype train because 360 and Wii disappointed so much last gen?

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rolltide101x said:
vivster said:
People are jumping on the hype train because PS3 was disappointing last gen, making it the underdog. People love underdogs.


PS3 was the underdog? Are you nuts? Most people expected the PS3 to smash the Wii and 360

It was the underdog as soon as its price was announced. The years after that were marred by lack of content and general screw-ups. For most part of the last gen it was unthinkable for the PS3 to even catch up with the 360. And let's face it, despite the Cell the PS3 was always the inferior console, evident by all the worse multiplats. The exclusives are what saved it in the end but overall it was the worse product.

PS4 reversed everything and people are jumping on the train for all the years of bad press about the PS3. It's so much more fun to celebrate a system if it suddenly kicks the asses of the systems that kicked it last gen.



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Partially, yes. Various elements are contributing to it's succes;

It's well priced, word of mouth is great, the competition is doing bad to really bad, last generation went on too long, the PS brand has always been bigger than that of the competition, Sony didn't fuck up, PS consoles have more IP's and longer software support and Sony is better at distributing the console itself compared to Microsoft and Nintendo, they launch their products in half the world's countries quite fast.

Among others!



I don't think people look at previous gens as much as we think they do. Nes guys flocked to the Genesis because that system was awesome (though they stuck with Super Nes, too). Everybody flocked to the PS1 and then the PS2. PS2 guys flocked to the 360 and Wii (though they stuck with the PS3, too). It's a case by case thing. People aren't loyal to a brand, for the most part. They see something that they like and fits their needs and they buy it.

They look at the Wii U which doesn't even have as much support as the 7th gen and a small bump in performance. They look at the Xbox One which doesn't have as much power as the PS4 and its more expensive. Then they look at the PS4 which doesn't have a price disadvantage, a power disadvantage, or a third party support issue. It's the obvious choice. That doesn't take away from anything the 7th gen consoles did. Hell, I STILL play the 7th gen consoles with a smile on their face and I can honestly say that none of them were a disappointment.



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I dont think its hype as much as price point. X1 will sell a ton once its $400 as well. PS3 sales went up quite a bit at that point as well as 360(the 60 or 120gb console, people didnt really want the arcade @400). The people buying 4 @$400 are likely the same group that bought the 3 at that point.



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Ok so this answer is not just for the OP, but for every other "Is this why PS4 is doing well?" posts: It is better than the competition in EVERY. SINGLE. WAY. (That matters). We good? Ok now we can move on...



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I don't think so. I think it has more to do with disappointment with XBO itself, along with higher price.
For example, I'm a happy xbox360 owner who still don't see any reason why I should get a XBO instead of a PS4.



CDiablo said:
I dont think its hype as much as price point. X1 will sell a ton once its $400 as well. PS3 sales went up quite a bit at that point as well as 360(the 60 or 120gb console, people didnt really want the arcade @400). The people buying 4 @$400 are likely the same group that bought the 3 at that point.


Even if the X1 was 400 it still wouldnt sell as much as the PS4. Maybe in the US, but not in europe.

If X1 isnt cheaper you can forget about european sales. Besides, now that the PS4 has a huge momentum, theres really little they can do to change the situation. As the proverbial says: The people have chosen. The PS4 is gonna be sold out all the way till the summer if not longer.



I think it's more to do with this time PS4 holds almost all the cards - most powerful, cheaper than it's main rival, continuing excellent first party support from Sony etc. which means that whereas usually the hype would be spread more across the three manufacturers, this gen most of it seems to have gone Sony' way. Even PS2 didn't have all those advantages

Basically, people know a good thing when they see it



Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:
I think its cause the last years of both the wii and 360 have been their worst years in terms of games vs the last years of the ps3s have been its greatest years


I agree.

 

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It´s just that Sony pushed all the right buttons this time with the public, while the other two have fucked up in several areas.

For all the recent doom and gloom talk about the industry, I wish all three had pushed the right buttons , that way we could have a more accurate view of the state of things.