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The Absolutely Worst Thing Sony Can Do in the Upcoming Console Gen is Release a Moderately Powerful Console

Reports and rumours keep coming in that Sony is only going to release a moderately powerful console next genwhile Microsoft is going to release a much more powerful console.

In my honest opinion, that is the absolutely worst move that Sony can make.  Why?  The Playstation 3 became ( or will become) the Second Bestselling console of the 7th Gen by delivering far superior third party content to Wii that was on a par with the 360 while at the same time delivery breathtaking exclusives like "Uncharted", "Metal Gear Solid IV",  and the upcoming "The Last of of Us" and "Beyond Two Souls" that were graphically and technologically far superior to anything that had ever been released on consoles before. 

If Sony only delivers a moderately power console next gen and Microsoft releases a significantly more powerful console next gen, then expect all of those gamers that picked up the PS3 to have experiences like those mentioned above to favor the significantly more powerful console next time and move to Microsoft's next console.  Also, don't expect Sony to get anywhere near the third party support it did this gen as most Western console gaming deelopment would be geared toward the only console actually on the bleeding edge of technology next gen ( if Sony goes the moderate route) the Nextbox.

And on the other hand, since the Wii U will be cheaper and has a lineup of gaming content aimed at more casual consumers that are less interested in being on the cutting edge of technology ( than the types of gamers that fueled the Playstation 3's success ie. fans of games like "Uncharted", "God of War",  "Beyond Two Souls", "MGS4", "GT5", and acceptable versions of cutting edge third party games) a Plystation 4 that was only halfway between WiiU and Nextbox in specs simply wouldn't fare that well against either Wii U or 720.

I sincerely think the worst move Sony can make is to only release a new console that is only moderately powerful rather than going all out and releasing a console as powerful as the next Microsoft console  is rumored to be.  They would lose most of the audience that the PS3 had to 720 (due to exclusives that wouldn't be able to run on hardware that would wow like PS3 exlusives and the loss of third party support to the more powerful Nextbox) if they did that and the type of gamers that make up the typical Sony audience and the exclusive games that make up the typical gaming experiences on Sony consoles just aren't the same types of exclusive games that appeal to the typical Nintendo audience that usually tend to do well for Nintendo regardless of technical specifications and versus a significantly lower priced Wii U.

What do you think?



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PS2 less powerful than Xbox, PSone less powerful than N64, both sell more. PS3 more powerful than 360 & Wii, sells less... less powerful seems to mean more sales



The worst possible thing, would be to launch at 699 and a year after the nextbox. If its less powerful and less expensive it will sell better.



Theres nothing 2 worry about the PS4 will be a weapon, cant wait!



 

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ktay95 said:
PS2 less powerful than Xbox, PSone less powerful than N64, both sell more. PS3 more powerful than 360 & Wii, sells less... less powerful seems to mean more sales


PS One released first and it received a lot of third party support that wasn't happy with the fact that N64 didn't have a cd rom drive ( ie. no "Final Fantasy" titles on N64).  Due to the success of Playstation One, PS2 came out of the gate with an untouchable third Party lineup.  This gen, Sony's finished (or will finish) second due to having the best exclusives that were on the cutting edge of technology.

If Microsoft's NextBox is by far the most powerful console next gen, it will be the only console to get the type of third party software support that both PS3 and 360 did this gen. 

Sony also lacks the advantages of the Wii U as well ie. being first out of the gate, destined to be the cheapest, and having popular series that don't depend on their technological prowess to attract customers.  Sony customers want advanced Blu-Ray tech and games that wowed them like "Uncharted", "The Last of Us", Heavy Rain / Beyond Two Souls" with unparralelled experiences the first time out of the gate if PS4 can't do that its customers will follow the third parties to Nextbox.



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So long as it is many times more powerful than the PS3 it doesn't matter if it is moderately powerful.



Tease.

Squilliam said:
So long as it is many times more powerful than the PS3 it doesn't matter if it is moderately powerful.


Well, I hope you're right, but I don't see that being the case if third party development for PS4 is like Wii's was last gen and 720's is exclusively like 360 and PS3.



actually the worst thing Sony can do next gen is go bankrupt.




 

 

EdHieron said:
Squilliam said:
So long as it is many times more powerful than the PS3 it doesn't matter if it is moderately powerful.


Well, I hope you're right, but I don't see that being the case if third party development for PS4 is like Wii's was last gen and 720's is exclusively like 360 and PS3.

Current rumours point to the PS4 being more powerful than the XB3.



Tease.

Power only interest fanboy for bragging.

What's actually matter is the gamed. As long as content is here the console will sale. Look about the releases on the wii and its sales for the last 2 year... No games = no sales.

Also now most of the engines are scalables from smartphones to high end pc so ddifference of power won't be too much as a trouble i think.



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