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Who is Sony's PS mascot?

Kratos 25 39.68%
 
Nathan Drake 20 31.75%
 
Ratchet and Clank 4 6.35%
 
Helghast 0 0%
 
Sackboy 7 11.11%
 
Other 7 11.11%
 
Total:63
BoseDK said:
Shiken said:

Answer me this...what new IP this gen aside from Horizon Zero Dawn has been both critically acclaimed and sold more than Splatoon 2 this gen?

 

Bear in mind that Uncharted 4 and God of War are both existing IPs being the 5th and 7th game in their respective IP...I'll wait...

The new IPs of this gen are on their way. Ghost of Tsushima, Dreams, Death Stranding, Days Gone have yet to release. 

Bear in mind that Splatoon 2 is a sequel to Splatoon 1, and not a new IP. 

Ok first of all, you have to teach me how to time teavel to the future so I can play these games that have sold insane numbers and have lived up to their hype.  (seriously, you just lost all credibility)

 

Second, Splatoon 2 being a sequel to a new IP at the end of the WiiU generation, a failed console mind you, is a huge difference crom IPs that are over a decade old on the PS4.  (if you had not already lost credibility from point one, this would have finished the job).

 

I think we are done here lol.



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Shiken said:
BoseDK said:

The new IPs of this gen are on their way. Ghost of Tsushima, Dreams, Death Stranding, Days Gone have yet to release. 

Bear in mind that Splatoon 2 is a sequel to Splatoon 1, and not a new IP. 

Ok first of all, you have to teach me how to time teavel to the future so I can play these games that have sold insane numbers and have lived up to their hype.  (seriously, you just lost all credibility)

 

Second, Splatoon 2 being a sequel to a new IP at the end of the WiiU generation, a failed console mind you, is a huge difference crom IPs that are over a decade old on the PS4.  (if you had not already lost credibility from point one, this would have finished the job).

 

I think we are done here lol.

Oh ok, so I guess I should add TLOU2 to the list of Sony’s upcoming new IPs then. XD

as to your other point I don’t need a time machine to know Sony’s upcoming games will be critically acclaimed and blockbusters. I have seen their footage and they all look sure shot winners. Days Gone is probably the only one that’s questionable and even that looks like it’ll manage a mid 80s metascore and 5+ million sales while the likes of GoT, Death Stranding, Dreams, TLOU2 are sure to be 90+ titles.

i know that’s a hard concept to grasp for you since in Nintendo’s case to know if they’ll make a 90+ rated game is to ask whether it has Mario or Zelda in it, but Sony makes 90+ rated titles all the time without appealing to people’s fuzzy feelings of nostalgia.



BoseDK said:
Shiken said:

Ok first of all, you have to teach me how to time teavel to the future so I can play these games that have sold insane numbers and have lived up to their hype.  (seriously, you just lost all credibility)

 

Second, Splatoon 2 being a sequel to a new IP at the end of the WiiU generation, a failed console mind you, is a huge difference crom IPs that are over a decade old on the PS4.  (if you had not already lost credibility from point one, this would have finished the job).

 

I think we are done here lol.

Oh ok, so I guess I should add TLOU2 to the list of Sony’s upcoming new IPs then. XD

as to your other point I don’t need a time machine to know Sony’s upcoming games will be critically acclaimed and blockbusters. I have seen their footage and they all look sure shot winners. Days Gone is probably the only one that’s questionable and even that looks like it’ll manage a mid 80s metascore and 5+ million sales while the likes of GoT, Death Stranding, Dreams, TLOU2 are sure to be 90+ titles.

i know that’s a hard concept to grasp for you since in Nintendo’s case to know if they’ll make a 90+ rated game is to ask whether it has Mario or Zelda in it, but Sony makes 90+ rated titles all the time without appealing to people’s fuzzy feelings of nostalgia.

I know it is a hard concept for you to grasp, but a known IP can still deserve the scores it gets.  As someone who has played Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Mario Odyssey, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2...AS WELL AS...Uncharted 4, God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn  and Bloodborne...I can tell you for a fact that all of those games from BOTH platforms are outstanding and fully deserve every bit of praise they have recieved.

 

But you would not know anything about that, would you?



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Shiken said:
BoseDK said:

Yes, not every Zelda game sells like those 3, and not every game with Mario in it sells great either, but the point I'm making is that only these old Nintendo IPs are able to get critical acclaim and sell huge numbers. Nintendo's devs just don't have what it takes to get results without nostalgia it seems.

Except they did get critical acclaim and sell huge numbers.  Splatoon 2 likely has a 50% attach rate when you factor in digital.  That is HUGE, and when Sony only had 20 mil consoles in the wild, it failed go come close to those numbers with any of their 1st party games.

He's not exactly right but he's not exactly wrong, either.

Let's imagine a Playstation platform without an IP more than two generations old.  Could they pull it off?  Yeah, probably.  

On the other hand, let's imagine a Nintendo platform without an IP more than two generations old.  Could they pull it off?  In terms of quality, probably.  In terms of sales, I have my doubts.  



pokoko said:
Shiken said:

Except they did get critical acclaim and sell huge numbers.  Splatoon 2 likely has a 50% attach rate when you factor in digital.  That is HUGE, and when Sony only had 20 mil consoles in the wild, it failed go come close to those numbers with any of their 1st party games.

He's not exactly right but he's not exactly wrong, either.

Let's imagine a Playstation platform without an IP more than two generations old.  Could they pull it off?  Yeah, probably.  

On the other hand, let's imagine a Nintendo platform without an IP more than two generations old.  Could they pull it off?  In terms of quality, probably.  In terms of sales, I have my doubts.  

Thing is, that is nothing but baseless assumption.  There are no facts to support that Nintendo would not be able to pull it off.

 

There are two factors to consider however.  At one point in time, those old IPs were new IPs.  They did it then, so they could do it again if need be.  The other is that no matter how you slice it, Nintendo makes good games.  These are the only facts we have.  Anything else is pure speculation most likely based on the opinion of the person making them, and not a reflection of fact.



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"Just for comparison Uncharted 4 was 20x bigger than Splatoon 2. This shows the huge difference between Sony's first-party games and Nintendo's first-party games."

can't say that sony has a mascot at the moment....the only i have ever seen a sony mascot was crash bandicoot...



I don't think any of those characters come close to being a mascot. Drake is just a normal human - boring. Kratos just doesn't convey the message that one wants from a mascot. Ratchet & Clank have some good characteristics, but they just aren't significant characters in 2018. The others aren't even in the ballpark. Nobody knows who they are.

Spiderman - uhhh, Sony would love it if they could get people to associate Spidey with PS. But, he so predates PS that this idea is laughable.

As far as I'm concerned, PS doesn't have, and doesn't need a mascot. That doesn't mean there will never be one. But, there's nothing in the ballpark now, and there is no reason for Sony to try to create one at this point. If it happens, it will happen by accident, when some character (that has characteristics that Sony wants in a mascot) gains mainstream popularity.



Sony's Mascot = Naughty Dog 3 Time Undisputed Overall Goty Champion over 600+ goty awards heck if TLOU part 2 wins Overall Goty ND will become the only developer to have 2 franchises with multiple Goty victories, and for sure they have made the most recognizable PS characters Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, Nathan Drake, Joel and Ellie ND is one of the most recognized and critically acclaimed developers of all time.

But even then I think its unfair to all the other Sony developers who just like ND are creating New I.P's every gen and creating new fresh faces every PlayStation character plays a vital role in the success of the console and in their right are mascots of the company, from Cole Mcgrath, Kessler, Sir Dan Fortesque, Nariko, Nathan Hale, Ratchet and Clank, Blasto, Parappa The Rapper, Kratos, Emmet Graves, Markus Kane(Sweet Tooth), Dart, Aries, Zeus, Zoran Lazarevic, Eddie Raja, Scholar Visari, Kutaro, Wander Chop Chop Master Onion, Ethan Mars, Jodie Holmes etc.


Then we have new blood for this gen, Knack, Delsin Rowe, Sam Porter bridges, Jinn, Greyson Sir Galahad, Deacon St John, Spiderman, Atreus, Connor, Markus, Kara, Hunter Bloodbourne and more to come.



Kratos though Drake did pass the baton on to him. Sony switches it up every gen. PS1-> Crash, PS2-> Jak/Sly/Ratchet, PS3-> Nathan Drake, PS4-> Kratos



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