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Just watched a really good documentary about Sonys big comeback this generation. Thought i would share it. Enjoy! 

https://youtu.be/PdtKyMKJXSw

Last edited by Kerotan - on 25 September 2018

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What an unbiased channel.

Oh, and btw, it feels a bit pretentious to call that a "documentary".

Last edited by LuccaCardoso1 - on 25 September 2018

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LuccaCardoso1 said:
console wars incoming

Take sometime and watch the documentary m its actually really good and doesn't have a console warrior vibe.



Comeback? I never felt they were ever away.

I mean they didn’t win last-gen but they still sold about 165m consoles. Now if Atari or SEGA would make a new console that was successful, that would be a comeback.



I didnt watch video, but its very simple, they corrected mistakes they made with PS3, like much cheaper price point and hardware that is much easier to work witch, and MS and Nintendo made plenty of mistakes with their products.

Also with "big comeback" it sound like they totally failed last gen.

Last edited by Miyamotoo - on 25 September 2018

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LuccaCardoso1 said:

What an unbiased channel.

LOL



S.Peelman said:
Comeback? I never felt they were ever away.

I mean they didn’t win last-gen but they still sold about 165m consoles. Now if Atari or SEGA would make a new console that was successful, that would be a comeback.

What's up with the Atari box?



Good documentary. Condensed the whole thing nicely for those who were too young or somehow missed the start of this console gen. The channel does seem ps4 focused, but that seems normal considering it is the more popular console this gen.



Never saw a console with a high starting price point and many problems as the PS3, that could put almost 90 million units in the market.



S.Peelman said:
I mean they didn’t win last-gen but they still sold about 165m consoles.

I think you're getting the PS3's numbers muddled with those of the PS2. They sold on the order of 82-85m PS3s, depending on who you ask.

Miyamotoo said:

I didnt watch video, but its very simple, they corrected mistakes they made with PS3, like much cheaper price point and hardware that is much easier to work witch.

Also with "big comeback" it sound like they totally failed last gen.

Maybe not sales-wise - albeit they went from selling three times the combined number of their rivals' consoles in the previous generation to spending roughly three-quarters of the generation in third place - but the console's obscene R&D costs put a major financial drain on the company. They would probably have needed PS2-type numbers to turn a profit from the project, and they fell a long way short.