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Forums - Gaming Discussion - The PS4 Won The Console Generation By Being Boring: Can The PS5 Do The Same?

This is what happens when people who know nothing about video games talk about video games, Sony won because they gave gamers what they wanted great quality games, what this journalist calls innovations was just gimmicky and didn’t add anything to gaming experience, anybody remembers the ds Zelda games in which you had to blow close to the microphone to put down a fire? Yeah that was really fun.



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Whether ps4 was boring or not, it was what I really wanted and based on the outcome, the market agreed with me.



Ka-pi96 said:
Bristow9091 said:

Fruity cider > Beer... fight me. :P 

Ok!

But, how about you have a few dozen of those fruity ciders first? I'm not against having an advantage

Two questions;

Are you paying for my drinks first?

Do you need a step to reach my face for this fight? :P <3



Sony won because they have so many good games I never have time to play on any other console. Poor Switch, really need to make an effort to use that again sometime, don't even know where it is anymore.



They played it safe with the PS4, let's be realistic. Also, they finished the PS3's gen on a high note. And that momentum snowballed into the PS4's gen.

Since it worked, I think they will attempt to repeat the same strategy. They will probably play it safe again, and that will likely be successful again to a certain extent. But I think we're moving into a time and generation where disruptive innovation is needed. The industry cannot afford another generation of "sameing". Sony is gonna lose their thunder with the PS5. I think that's pretty much innevitable at this point. We will all see.



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Home consoles are kinda like sports cars, like a Corvette. They aren't cheaper Japanese tuners and they aren't expensive Italian exotics either. They sit somewhere in the middle, give you a little bit of everything, but the majority focus is on driving itself. When you buy a sports car, most get it for the driving experience, but some get it for show and to brag. When you decide to upgrade to a newer model after a few years or more, you typically only care if it's faster, handles and brakes better, and has a slightly different visual appeal. Few care all that much if it has a new cinema quality sound system or infotainment center since it's generally about the rubber meeting the road experience. Now those are nice extra's, but only start to matter if the drive is better and the price is right.

If PS5 simply has more ponies, an intercooler for the supercharger, quicker load times off the line, and better controls, all at a reasonable and affordable price, the majority will be satisfied.

Last edited by EricHiggin - on 21 April 2019

EricHiggin said:

Home consoles are kinda like sports cars, like a Corvette. They aren't cheaper Japanese tuners and they aren't expensive Italian exotics either. They sit somewhere in the middle, give you a little bit of everything, but the majority focus is on driving itself. When you buy a sports car, most get it for the driving experience, but some get it for show and to brag. When you decide to upgrade to a newer model after a few years or more, you typically only care if it's faster, handles and brakes better, and has a slightly different visual appeal. Few care all that much if it has a new cinema quality sound system or infotainment center since it's generally about the rubber meeting the road experience. Now those are nice extra's, but only start to matter if the drive is better and the price is right.

If PS5 simply has more ponies, an intercooler for the supercharger, quicker load times off the line, and better controls, all at a reasonable price, the majority will be satisfied.

I disagree. I think console sales is all about momentum, and that is driven mostly by software. Sony is gonna have the games, but what if they're the wrong ones? It's never about the hardware. Not really.



Azelover said:
EricHiggin said:

Home consoles are kinda like sports cars, like a Corvette. They aren't cheaper Japanese tuners and they aren't expensive Italian exotics either. They sit somewhere in the middle, give you a little bit of everything, but the majority focus is on driving itself. When you buy a sports car, most get it for the driving experience, but some get it for show and to brag. When you decide to upgrade to a newer model after a few years or more, you typically only care if it's faster, handles and brakes better, and has a slightly different visual appeal. Few care all that much if it has a new cinema quality sound system or infotainment center since it's generally about the rubber meeting the road experience. Now those are nice extra's, but only start to matter if the drive is better and the price is right.

If PS5 simply has more ponies, an intercooler for the supercharger, quicker load times off the line, and better controls, all at a reasonable price, the majority will be satisfied.

I disagree. I think console sales is all about momentum, and that is driven mostly by software. Sony is gonna have the games, but what if they're the wrong ones? It's never about the hardware. Not really.

Well is the boring point more about the games or the hardware? I think most will agree that games are obviously the deciding factor overall.



Bristow9091 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Ok!

But, how about you have a few dozen of those fruity ciders first? I'm not against having an advantage

Two questions;

Are you paying for my drinks first?

Do you need a step to reach my face for this fight? :P <3

1. Of course not!

2. Well I was hoping that after a couple dozen ciders I wouldn't need to do much during the fight, so no. A gentle knudge towards a wall will hopefully do and then just let your drunken self finish you off



The PS5 win the next console sales war is my life ambition!