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.
What is the foundation of this....philosophy?
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.
PS will lose no substantial ground to Xbox. This site is pock-marked with people who refuse to even acknowledge that Nintendo is in competition with Sony and MS, so I'm not sure how to frame my idea on their role without inviting unwanted spam. Next gen will look very similar to the current landscape. There's no reason to think PS will tank due to a sustained series of poor software releases. Quite the contrary.Last edited by COKTOE - on 21 April 2019
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