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Ka-pi96 said:
KLAMarine said:

Now I just need a 'Nintendo PC' and all will be well with the world!

Kinda feels like PC gaming would need to take off in Japan for that to happen. Nintendo are still a very Japan centric company. Their push into mobile games shows they're at least willing to release on non-Nintendo platforms though. It does feel like it's more likely to happen at the moment than ever before.

I think the main reason for Sony and MS going to PC is Dev costs. The cost for the kind of games they are making are going to be even more this gen then last so imo one platform alone isnt enough to support the dev costs. Imo Nintendo has not yet even hit the dev costs of PS4/Xbox1, never mind what dev costs are going to be for proper nextgen Series X/PS5 games.



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Can't wait to play PlayStation games, which I purchased on my PC, on my XBSX using the Geforce Now. What a time to be alive!



DonFerrari said:

Are you aware that even after this label was created (April), Sony leadership have said their intent is to port to PC only after the game have runb its course on their platform and that they still want to have exclusives as reason to buy PS?

All sounds very much like MS at first dont ya think?. And didnt they just register it in April?, im pretty sure they only started using it recently. Anyways not the point.

Like i said their games are not going to come day and date at first. But i wouldnt be shocked at all if we start seeing games go from 2yr to 1 yr to 6 months exclusives on PS5 before coming to PC. Is this going to happen overnight?, Clearly no unless something drastic changes with Sony real quick. However to say they wont get there at all when clearly they are showing commitment to PC is a bit short sighted. The people who think it will never happen are just looking at how its going to effect their fav platform in a negative way as they are putting their own feelings on everyone that owns or wants to own a PS5 mostly the casuals and think they are all going to feel like them and switch to PC and console sales will be massive effected.

The truth is it might cost Sony a few sales but you can bet Sony has done the numbers and what they will lose in console sales will be more then made up for in software sales.



Kristof81 said:

Can't wait to play PlayStation games, which I purchased on my PC, on my XBSX using the Geforce Now. What a time to be alive!

Nothing new though and already worked with all games day 1 :p
https://www.neowin.net/news/yes-you-really-can-play-ps4-games-inside-the-xbox-ones-dashboard/

But you don't need a ps console anymore.

What a boring name though, Playstation PC. I hope they also port their smaller games as I prefer to play those on my laptop (I played Infini Factory through remote play, but should have just bought it natively on Steam doh) Journey is already on Steam (and on sale atm)



KLAMarine said:

Now I just need a 'Nintendo PC' and all will be well with the world!

Inevitable, Nintendo is the last hold out and will keep making hardware the longest.



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Wman1996 said:
KLAMarine said:

Now I just need a 'Nintendo PC' and all will be well with the world!

Inevitable, Nintendo is the last hold out and will keep making hardware the longest.

Idk if I would say it's inevitable. Microsoft and Sony are insanely large companies where gaming is just one of many divisions within both companies. Nintendo doesn't have that luxury. Gaming IS Nintendo's entire business. They never sell their consoles at a loss and heavily invest in their first party games because they have to. During the Wii U days, they were losing so much money, people were thinking they were gonna go the way of Sega and go third-party. 

On the other side of the coin though, they may be investing and branching out into other mediums like theme parks, movies, and such as a way to bring in constant revenue where they aren't so dependent on their consoles and games selling so much all the time. Maybe, just maybe, one day Nintendo won't see PC as such a bad thing to bring their games to. Because right now, Nintendo just views PC as a way to take away from their console sales. 



gtotheunit91 said:
Wman1996 said:

Inevitable, Nintendo is the last hold out and will keep making hardware the longest.

Idk if I would say it's inevitable. Microsoft and Sony are insanely large companies where gaming is just one of many divisions within both companies. Nintendo doesn't have that luxury. Gaming IS Nintendo's entire business. They never sell their consoles at a loss and heavily invest in their first party games because they have to. During the Wii U days, they were losing so much money, people were thinking they were gonna go the way of Sega and go third-party. 

On the other side of the coin though, they may be investing and branching out into other mediums like theme parks, movies, and such as a way to bring in constant revenue where they aren't so dependent on their consoles and games selling so much all the time. Maybe, just maybe, one day Nintendo won't see PC as such a bad thing to bring their games to. Because right now, Nintendo just views PC as a way to take away from their console sales. 

Gaming is pretty huge for Sony now too after their laptops, cellphones, and other areas have either been sold off or marginalized.  I know they have a couple other areas like cameras and camera parts and financials but if PS4 had continued their downward trend in gaming they'd have been pretty screwed 



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zero129 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Kinda feels like PC gaming would need to take off in Japan for that to happen. Nintendo are still a very Japan centric company. Their push into mobile games shows they're at least willing to release on non-Nintendo platforms though. It does feel like it's more likely to happen at the moment than ever before.

I think the main reason for Sony and MS going to PC is Dev costs. The cost for the kind of games they are making are going to be even more this gen then last so imo one platform alone isnt enough to support the dev costs. Imo Nintendo has not yet even hit the dev costs of PS4/Xbox1, never mind what dev costs are going to be for proper nextgen Series X/PS5 games.

Dev costs do a role, but I doubt it's the main reason. With Sony having moved to a new $70 pricing for their games, and with their games seemingly selling far better than they ever have, PC releases strike me as being more about expanding their potential userbase and more profit.

Mat Piscatella, who provides NPD details, recently tweeted that only about 1/3 of PC players in the US owns a PS4, and only 8% own a PS5.
There is very clearly a large audience that Sony aren't hitting.
It's also worth noting that a lot of the third party exclusives Sony was getting these past few years have usually had PC releases attached to them too. I would imagine that this provided them with some indirect data on the potential of PC as a platform to extend their sales. 


zero129 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Kinda feels like PC gaming would need to take off in Japan for that to happen. Nintendo are still a very Japan centric company. Their push into mobile games shows they're at least willing to release on non-Nintendo platforms though. It does feel like it's more likely to happen at the moment than ever before.

I think the main reason for Sony and MS going to PC is Dev costs. The cost for the kind of games they are making are going to be even more this gen then last so imo one platform alone isnt enough to support the dev costs. Imo Nintendo has not yet even hit the dev costs of PS4/Xbox1, never mind what dev costs are going to be for proper nextgen Series X/PS5 games.

Not only dev cost, but the race for the bottom policy on the software side. The focus is on service and not selling games. Sony and Microsoft try to justify the pay online service and "given" games in this same service. The free game helps to race for the bottom policy, devaluation game in the eyes of consumers. 

I don´t see this, for a hardware manufactured, a good thing. 



Agente42 said:

Not only dev cost, but the race for the bottom policy on the software side. The focus is on service and not selling games. Sony and Microsoft try to justify the pay online service and "given" games in this same service. The free game helps to race for the bottom policy, devaluation game in the eyes of consumers. 

I don´t see this, for a hardware manufactured, a good thing. 

What are you basing this on?

Sony & Microsoft's strategy when it comes to software and services are completely different. If they had similar strategies, Sony would put all their software on PS Now day one, similar to Microsoft's approach when it comes to Game Pass. 

Last edited by PotentHerbs - on 31 October 2021