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Last gen the Wii also got of to a blazing start but by year 4 it was trending way down. This is because it was much weaker and therefore when it got the big 3rd party games they were inferior for many reasons(graphically, online support, ect) my question is does the PS4 have a flaw that will eventually bring it back to the pack or will the train just keep rolling? 

Honestly to me the biggest flaws are no backwards compatibility (which WiiU has but the main competitor XB1 does not have either) and lack of 3d support. Lack of compat won't matter as much in year 3 because the PS4 library will be filling and I assume 3d support is coming. Thoughts?



End of 2009 Predictions (Set, January 1st 2009)

Wii- 72 million   3rd Year Peak, better slate of releases

360- 37 million   Should trend down slightly after 3rd year peak

PS3- 29 million  Sales should pick up next year, 3rd year peak and price cut

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As of right now, it does not seem like it. But the others will figure it out by next gen and exploit it like they did with the 360 and Wii.

 

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bigjon said:

Last gen the Wii also got of to a blazing start but by year 4 it was trending way down. This is because it was much weaker and therefore when it got the big 3rd party games they were inferior for many reasons(graphically, online support, ect) my question is does the PS4 have a flaw that will eventually bring it back to the pack or will the train just keep rolling? 

Honestly to me the biggest flaws are no backwards compatibility (which WiiU has but the main competitor XB1 does not have either) and lack of 3d support. Lack of compat won't matter as much in year 3 because the PS4 library will be filling and I assume 3d support is coming. Thoughts?


No. The PS4 is cheaper than xbone and also has stronger hardware, it never is seen before in the industry. Backwards compatibility will be bigger than ever with PS Now. They'll earn a lot with those subscriptions not only on PS systems but also TVs, smartphones and tablets.




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Turkish said:
bigjon said:

Last gen the Wii also got of to a blazing start but by year 4 it was trending way down. This is because it was much weaker and therefore when it got the big 3rd party games they were inferior for many reasons(graphically, online support, ect) my question is does the PS4 have a flaw that will eventually bring it back to the pack or will the train just keep rolling? 

Honestly to me the biggest flaws are no backwards compatibility (which WiiU has but the main competitor XB1 does not have either) and lack of 3d support. Lack of compat won't matter as much in year 3 because the PS4 library will be filling and I assume 3d support is coming. Thoughts?


No. The PS4 is cheaper than xbone and also has stronger hardware, it never is seen before in the industry. Backwards compatibility will be bigger than ever with PS Now. They'll earn a lot with those subscriptions not only on PS systems but also TVs, smartphones and tablets.

I agree this is the second time the stronger hardware was the cheaper console. N64 was cheaper (was 99 bucks by 1999) and more powerful. But we all know the choice to use cartridges turned out to be possibly the biggest mistake in the history of the industry(if XB1 would have launch online only that might have taken the cake though)



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Wii- 72 million   3rd Year Peak, better slate of releases

360- 37 million   Should trend down slightly after 3rd year peak

PS3- 29 million  Sales should pick up next year, 3rd year peak and price cut

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bigjon said:
Turkish said:
bigjon said:

Last gen the Wii also got of to a blazing start but by year 4 it was trending way down. This is because it was much weaker and therefore when it got the big 3rd party games they were inferior for many reasons(graphically, online support, ect) my question is does the PS4 have a flaw that will eventually bring it back to the pack or will the train just keep rolling? 

Honestly to me the biggest flaws are no backwards compatibility (which WiiU has but the main competitor XB1 does not have either) and lack of 3d support. Lack of compat won't matter as much in year 3 because the PS4 library will be filling and I assume 3d support is coming. Thoughts?


No. The PS4 is cheaper than xbone and also has stronger hardware, it never is seen before in the industry. Backwards compatibility will be bigger than ever with PS Now. They'll earn a lot with those subscriptions not only on PS systems but also TVs, smartphones and tablets.

I agree this is the second time the stronger hardware was the cheaper console. N64 was cheaper (was 99 bucks by 1999) and more powerful. But we all know the choice to use cartridges turned out to be possibly the biggest mistake in the history of the industry(if XB1 would have launch online only that might have taken the cake though)


One thing though: N64 came out a year and a half later than the PS1 on the market so it had to be stronger.




PS Now/ Native B/C - Backwards compatibility is coming and with options.

Cloud TV - Sony will be bringing Live TV/ PPV/ On Demand directly to the console.

PS EYE/Motion/Voice Control - Both of these are already in place, and will only see improvements as the gen goes on.

4K - PS4 is capable of 4 layer Blu-rays which should hold 4K films. Netflix/PSN/and other services will bring 4K to PS4. Trine 2 devs have said the game is 4K ready right now, just needs the system firmware to allow it.

3D - The system is more than capable of this, and they can not be stupid enough to leave this out.

Head Mounted Display - Many rumors have this coming soon, and from many insiders, this and Oculus Rift are something to behold. This could be the motion gimmick of this gen.

Honestly this list could go on, and on, and on. Sony has hit a home run with this console, and sans some kind of major image damaging issue, PS4 should continue to sell, and most likely gain more steam. As long as MS keeps Kinect bundled they will always be more expensive. PS4's APU is less complex, and GDDR5 prices are falling, so they should never have an issue matching or beating MS in price even sans the Kinect.

If Sony can keep the throttle down. They should start to pick up exclusive App's, services, and games. They could easily have another PS2 on their hands, and possibly the first 200M console.

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It's published by Sony. I expect them to go full arrogance in a few years time saying stuff like "the next-gen starts when we say so" and "Get a 2nd/3rd/4th job or sell your kids". The only thing that has ever hurt the Playstation brand is Sony.