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Hiku said:
F.Scofield said:

First of all, sony isn't exclusive king, not even close to,

They are in the home console market. Because they have more exclusive games than their competition. That's the definition.

half of the games you listed are 3rd parties

Yeah that's kinda been Sony's thing for the past 20+ years. Third party exclusives.

 OP isn't talking about home consoles or handhelds, he's talking about exclusive ips and if we list both here nintendo list can easily surpass sony and that's a fact and sony isn't the king's exclusive in home consoles either unless you're talking about PS4 only.



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I have what amount to a Portable PS4 in the form of a laptop I bought a few months ago from Alienware... I can assure you that it's more than $300 and doesn't fit in a pocket lol (heck, it hardly fits into a backpack).



KLXVER said:
Cloudman said:
I just wonder how they'll get their CDs to fit in the device, unless they make it a bit bigger.

Good point. Could be a digital only device, but that didnt work very well for the PSPGo...or any other dedicated gaming system.

They could modernize this thing a bit


But why...



F.Scofield said:
Hiku said:

They are in the home console market. Because they have more exclusive games than their competition. That's the definition.

half of the games you listed are 3rd parties

Yeah that's kinda been Sony's thing for the past 20+ years. Third party exclusives.

 OP isn't talking about home consoles or handhelds, he's talking about exclusive ips and if we list both here nintendo list can easily surpass sony and that's a fact and sony isn't the king's exclusive in home consoles either unless you're talking about PS4 only.

He's clearly talking about this generation. And he only mentioned home console games for Sony, not Vita games.
PS4 has way more exclusives than XBO/WiiU/Switch.

Not that the previous generations were any different. Each Playstation console had more exclusives than its competition.



Feels like we get a thread like this every time a competitor so much as farts. Like others have said, Sony doesn't need to counter anything unless their own success is being hampered, which it certainly isn't right now. Also hearing way too many people acting like a handheld PS4 would be simple or even possible right now. However powerful mobile chips are about to become on paper, that doesn't make their architecture compatible with the PS4's by any stretch; many if not all games would need their own bespoke ports. That ain't gonna happen with a library this size and growing.



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KLXVER said:
Chazore said:

Why do they need to counter the Switch?.

 

Looks at hw sales

No seriously, why do they need to counter what was designed to be a hh system?.

I dont know. Why did they feel the need to counter the Wii with the Move...or the PC with the Pro?

Wait so the move was a counter tomthe Wii mote? And how is the Pro a counter to the PC or were you being sarcastic and I missed it smh

OT: This is an odd thread.....why does Sony need to counter the Switch?



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Hiku said:
F.Scofield said:

 OP isn't talking about home consoles or handhelds, he's talking about exclusive ips and if we list both here nintendo list can easily surpass sony and that's a fact and sony isn't the king's exclusive in home consoles either unless you're talking about PS4 only.

He's clearly talking about this generation. And he only mentioned home console games for Sony, not Vita games.
PS4 has way more exclusives than XBO/WiiU/Switch.

Not that the previous generations were any different. Each Playstation console had more exclusives than its competition.

  No it never did, wii alone has exclusives enough to double ps4's+ps3 list of exclusives and ps3 doesn't even stand a chance alone. if you want to go on with this list all the ps3 exclusives and i'll list all the wii exclusives, you can even use sequels, it just can't be on x360/pc or wii.

 

  EDIT: i'll help you with this, wii : 332 Exclusives, x360: 221,  ps3: 191 exclusives. ps3 doesn't even beat xbox, so what's gonna be your narrative now? make up more narratives that didn't happen to make a point on your arguments?

 Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wii-only_games

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:PlayStation_3-only_games



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TheBlackNaruto said:
KLXVER said:

I dont know. Why did they feel the need to counter the Wii with the Move...or the PC with the Pro?

Wait so the move was a counter tomthe Wii mote? And how is the Pro a counter to the PC or were you being sarcastic and I missed it smh

OT: This is an odd thread.....why does Sony need to counter the Switch?

They had the most powerful console on the market, yet they wanted a more powerful one. I think they did that to compete with PCs.

If you dont think the Move was their answer to the Wiimote, then I dont know what to tell you...



Firstly, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Secondly, why?? They don't need to counter the Switch, they are doing just fine with the PS4. The best way to counter Nintendo is to keep doing what they're doing, they can't do anything about Nintendo exclusives and portability but then Nintendo can't do anything about Sony having the 3rd party western AAA games.
Sony and Nintendo can coexist quite well in this industry as they both target different audiences for the most part. It's MS and PC that they can't let surpass them.



KBG29 said:
Sony doesn't necessarily need to counter the Switch, but they do need to offer a broader range of devices.

I think that a PS4 Portable absolutely needs to happen once 7nm chips are available. The current PS4 Slim only uses about 60 Watts in the heaviest gaming, they will easily be able to drop this down below 20 Watts with a 7nm APU, and newer lower power higher density RAM chips, among many other improvements and reductions over the next few years, and with the removal of parts not needed for a portable. The $300 price point may even be high by 2019.

They also should offer PS4 in a Tablet/Laptop form and offer a 4G variation of the PS4 Portable that can be used as a
Phone.

Eventually, all Sony products should be using a standard and scalable chipset customized for each device, and running on the PS4 OS. Sony should be building a unified ecosystem, so whether you buy a TV, laptop, console, camera, phone, car audio deck, or any other Sony product, they all work together harmoniously. All Sony products should be able to run PlayStation games, as Sony should be leveraging its assets and content to create higher demand for all of their products. It is not about selling PS4 consoles, it is about getting as many people on your hardware, your OS, and your ecosystem.

That is how Sony should not only counter the Switch, but compete in every market of the industry. They are already in all the markets above, but right now they are battling themselves, moving all products to a scalable chip set and a unified Sony OS, will drive revenue and profits well beyond record highs. Which in turn means more new games, more new IP, and more new ways to play.

Sony doesn't make laptops anymore and honestly should be out of TVs and possibly phones. Why the hell would a car audio play playstation? Lol wth?

I actually think a theoretical PS4 Portable should be a high end tablet (at least for launch, it has to be high end) with a gamevice/switch like peripheral (A DS4 split apart like one of those old patents). That is actually what the recent Sony patent shows. The theoretical PS4P should allow the user to easily and seamless access the android OS so that they can use the device for non gaming purposes and google play games. Yes, it should be a dual boot machine. Sony is not capable of developing an OS close to what you can get with Android, IOS or Windows. Even if they could, they are so behind that it's not worth the effort.