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Aerys said:
walsufnir said:
Aerys said:
Not sure you can say the console "failed" when the console tried nothing yet since it has no system seller, i wonder what is the reason of the problem of a console not selling without system seller? Because it's known you buy a console to look at it's beautiful design.


Then why is it selling in the west? I am surprised by the sales of both PS4 and Xbone as there are no system sellers out there on either console.

Because this has nothign to do with Japan and you perfectly know, we have different tastes in the west, it sells because of  :

- System sellers

- Too Long Generation

 

and for the PS4 :

- Great consumer satisfaction from the PS3 with a good support until the end and even beyond

- Better quality/price

- Better futur ( exclusives)

- Weak competition bringing back a PS2 era since MS disappointed everyone by trying dirty things, so they lose the trust of a lot of gamers


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There is no reason because they will come in second. PS4 will take the back seat to the Wii U.



Dr.Henry_Killinger said:
fallen said:

I do hope Sony is out of business. Not because of themselves, although I feel their product does not add anything good to the market, and I do not like any of ther exclusive franchises, but because I feel their fans care more about winning console wars than actual gaming.

Luckily I dont think Sony will last too much longer. Even though Ps4 sells well (although it's sales are likely plummeting downward everywhere right now), it already kind of feels like a dead product, with little software sales. The hardware is awesome thanks to the American design, but Sony will slowly but surely screw up the rest of it.

Congragulations, you are entitled to your opinion regardless of how utterely disgusting it is.

The blantant hypocrisy of this paragraph, I don't even care if its trolling or not, someone who actually cared about gaming wouldn't be so bigoted and inflammatory.

At least those who share your twisted sentiments have the fucking decency to mask it behind numbers and facts.

Pathetic.

This is the kind of attitude that is destroying the community.

If you want to flamebait, do it somewhere else.

I dont appreciate the obvious inference.  How about you calm down?

I dont want any company to go bust, I dont want any company to leave gaming.  I want more companies to come into gaming, to shake it up.

If you could actually read my threads and posts without your angry and defensive head on you would see that I have been pretty much right the last 5 years on this forum.  Sony simnply needed to jetison some consumer electronics and they would be fine.  Now they have stopped being in denial and are doing this and they may well be fine. 

Playstation can sit nicely along side the other profitable divisions and it will be to the betterment of the Game division.  Its a very strange thing to do, to look to look at my view of Sony Corp and assume thats me hating on Playstation.  If what I have said for years came true then Playstation would be stronger!!  I'm some hater then arent I... so "twised".

You might want to try looking elsewhere... never seen a rant like this from you when the numerous and frequent posts (even threads) about "m$ must leave gaming" are put up here.

What was that about hypocrisy?



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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

I bought the PS4 and, I am not impressed. No media playback support. Just games. I use my PS3 more often. That's a bad sign. Is Sony even trying? You would think this would replace your PS3 but, nope.



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Matthewconner2100 said:
I bought the PS4 and, I am not impressed. No media playback support. Just games. I use my PS3 more often. That's a bad sign. Is Sony even trying? You would think this would replace your PS3 but, nope.


What's your PSN ID?

I find it hard to believe that you've bought a PS4. If you did you're just insanely stupid for complaining about those things afterwards. You knew it would be all about games in the beginning and that they would only later focus on bringing a lot of media content such as Sony Pictures' original programming.



Matthewconner2100 said:
I bought the PS4 and, I am not impressed. No media playback support. Just games. I use my PS3 more often. That's a bad sign. Is Sony even trying? You would think this would replace your PS3 but, nope.


It doesn't play DVD's or Blu-ray? No streaming services or anything? Sounds like a truly useless product, a shame you went ahead and spent 400$ without knowing that you got into. You could always sell it, I guess.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

Matthewconner2100 said:
I bought the PS4 and, I am not impressed. No media playback support. Just games. I use my PS3 more often. That's a bad sign. Is Sony even trying? You would think this would replace your PS3 but, nope.


HOW DARE SONY! making a gaming console for games?????? inconceivable!!!!

if you are one of those random average buyer that doesnt know what he's buying and often gets ripped off.... you deserve it. but i dont think you even got a ps4 so... hope u get ripped off soon



PigPen said:
There is no reason because they will come in second. PS4 will take the back seat to the Wii U.


Wishful Thinking.



Matthewconner2100 said:
I bought the PS4 and, I am not impressed. No media playback support. Just games. I use my PS3 more often. That's a bad sign. Is Sony even trying? You would think this would replace your PS3 but, nope.


I bought the PS4, so far I'm impressed, never got so many games in such a short period of time (maybe sice the Dreamcast days) ... anyway, yesterday I placed an advert for my PS3 superslim 500GB, since there are rumors of a Wipeout sequel + remakes of my favorite games I will do without the old machine for a while and use MY htpc for media (I don't watch/play that much during summer anyway).