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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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360 no. Wii U yes. BUT heres the thing, I think Wii dissastifaction is contributing to WIi U not doing so well. remember it hasnt been doing hot long before PS4 or One hit the market.



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

 PS3 dissappointing in what regard? I seriously eveybody who's purchased a PS4 has only done so out of sheer pity. That's just asenine.



Not pitty, frustration.

Just imagine your favorite sports team. It was once great but now it almost loses all the games and going down multiple leagues. But suddenly they've found the steroids in the basement and are climbing up again. Not only reaching top league but also winning it in every regard. Suddenly all the old fans are back again and it is so much more satisfying to celebrate a team that was once down and is now kicking the asses of its oppressors. It's your regular hero story ;)

Read my above post to see why I think the PS3 was a big disappointment.


thats a terrible analogy considering people arent spending 400+ to root for a sports team. People want the PS4 becasue they want it, its that simple



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

 PS3 dissappointing in what regard? I seriously eveybody who's purchased a PS4 has only done so out of sheer pity. That's just asenine.



Not pitty, frustration.

Just imagine your favorite sports team. It was once great but now it almost loses all the games and going down multiple leagues. But suddenly they've found the steroids in the basement and are climbing up again. Not only reaching top league but also winning it in every regard. Suddenly all the old fans are back again and it is so much more satisfying to celebrate a team that was once down and is now kicking the asses of its oppressors. It's your regular hero story ;)

Read my above post to see why I think the PS3 was a big disappointment.


thats a terrible analogy considering people arent spending 400+ to root for a sports team. People want the PS4 becasue they want it, its that simple

Sports fans are not spending less than gamers^^ Do you know how much season tickets cost? Not to mention fan merchandise, travels and live streams of the games.

Fans across all hobbies are the same. They want to see their team win and they spend a lot of money on it. Gaming fandom is quite similar to sports fandom.



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I doubt this was in most peoples thoughts but reading the interviews with Mark Cerny about the design of the PS4 has convinced me that it is possibly one the best designed consoles to date. The biggest advantage of the PS4 that people aren't really mentioning is the ease of programming which, after the reassuring early launch sales, will definitely get a lot more developers on board. But yes, I'm happy with my PS4 so far and think it'll will continue to be even better as time goes on.



spurgeonryan said:

I can only imagine that people were really unhappy with both the 360 and Wii last gen. So people want the sure thing this time around. They had it with the PS2, but Microsoft and Nintendo marketing strategies somehow got them to "try" new things.

Well they are done trying new things and are going back to the king. Am I right?

 Being cheaper helps a lot as well....

 Plus as this last generation ended, which system had the most hype going for it? PS3. Last of Us was on everyones radar, whether they bought it or not. People saw the greatness of what the PS3  was, saw that they mostly missed it because they were playing Halo, CoD, and Gears on 360 and ....k....umm...Kirby's Epic Yarn, Endless ocean, and other shovelware treasures on the Wii ( Im just playing...and Mario).

 

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no. i played xbox 360 and that console was awesome. it pooped on the ps3 in almost every aspect, just like the ps4 poops on the Xone now in almost every aspect. Xone is weaker, more expensive, you HAVE to buy kinect, and if those fails were not enough there was the marketing disaster which completely killed it off.  also, i like the ps 4 lineup, interface and almost everything more.



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


Or maybe they enjoyed the ps3 and therefore thought the ps4 would make a good console too? That certainly played a part in my decision to get the ps4. I really didn't care about the ps3's sales relative to the 360 and wii. The most important thing for me was to deliver the games, which the ps3 did in spades and I believe the ps4 will do so too. 



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


Or maybe they enjoyed the ps3 and therefore thought the ps4 would make a good console too? That certainly played a part in my decision to get the ps4. I really didn't care about the ps3's sales relative to the 360 and wii. The most important thing for me was to deliver the games, which the ps3 did in spades and I believe the ps4 will do so too.

That's why I bought a PS4 as well but overall the PS3 just was not a good product. High price, complicated hardware, slow menus, not enough RAM for the simplest things like cross game chat, visually less impressive multiplats, then that whole security breach. The content was what saved it in the end but on a physical level it was just bad and got its ass handed to it by both other systems for most of the gen.

PS4 is a complete reversal and that boosts the hype beyond normal levels.



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I jumped on the hype because I was absolutely let down by Microsoft's nickle and dime, corporate conglomerate attitude. Yes, XBL was awesome and worth the money. And yes, the UI was buttery smooth. But in the end, for someone who has grown up in the industry since the early 80's, the stench of greed and BS was just too much for me.

Sony may not be Nintendo, in that they're more of a business. But they atleast GET gamers and understand that that's the most important thing. Microsoft just seems like another Wall Street capitalistic machine.



Generally speaking I think most 360 buyers were quite happy with their purchase long term (RROD issues aside).

The main thing is those people want a next-gen console and the PS4 is $100 cheaper with the same third party games. Halo is a big franchise but it doesn't tip the scales that much (neither does any Sony IP) ... it's all about where can I get the third party games and right now Sony is offering a more attractive proposition for a next gen machine with the better pricing.



Nem said:
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.

In Europe, it does look like we´re looking at another PS2 type situation.