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Speaking in response to yesterday's PS4 unveiling, Divnich said, "Sony's best chance at changing momentum is being first to market."
He elaborated in an official press release. "There are pros and cons to both announcing early and potentially being the first market," said Divnich, "but what it comes down to is the current sentiment in the market.

"If the market is vibrant, thriving, and innovation is still occurring, you generally want to abstain from being first to market with a new technology. In our current climate, console sales have stagnated. We've squeezed nearly every bit of innovation out of the current platforms and consumer interest in high-definition gaming is waning."

He went on, "Sony's timing was perfect. Sony is in a perfect storm of circumstances that will cause immediate hype, interest, and excitement across the entire industry for their next platform.

Elsewhere, Divnich said, "It was wise of Sony to announce the hardware and key features early in the year. By announcing early and at an isolated event, it allows Sony to capture 100% of the attention of gamers, technology enthusiasts, and industry insiders."

Divnich was upbeat in his response to Sony's press conference as a whole.

"Sony is taking their next generation platform in the proper direction. Judging by today's presentation, Sony is putting a strong focus on game content and connectivity, which is the lifeblood of any platform, and we are ecstatic that an entirely new generation of content is right around the corner."

Sony revealed the PlayStation 4 at a New York press conference on Wednesday.

The PS4 release date is set for "holiday 2013", but territories went unspecified.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/392907/launching-first-is-ps4s-best-chance-at-changing-momentum/

I'm thinking the same, the devs werent happy about the current consoles, they started whining about their limitations, etc. And look, Sony created 'strategic partnerships' with Blizzard and Activision for PS4.

Bungie, which we know from Halo games announced that they're gonna make special content, exc. for PS4 (some DLC for Destiny)

And Sony well played, until last days they said 'NO PS4, move along' 'There's still time for PS4' Nobody was expecting PS4 until their announcement about 20th of February. And they also made a 'diss' (rappers are calling this ?) to Microsoft in announcement with saying 'We didnt create a BOX'.

I guess, Sony will go aggressive for PS4, let the console wars begin tongue.gif
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Well, First strike is really honestly the key to success in anything almost.. You still have to deliver a good product though.
Im excited for the PS4. I wish XBL was free since the only downside for me for the PS4 is learning the controller and buying all new games :/
Plus some people at school brought up some points - They all speculate the games will cost a lot more.
Edited by General121 - 2/21/13 at 4:18pm
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Nintendo?
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I love how Sony revealed the PlayStation 4 at a New York press conference yesterday and praising it as god like its the next best thing since sliced bread. Yes they had some cool features to the new system.. the controller was meh to me, same overly small controller as the dual shock 3 with some features added.. the social integration ideas seems ok but some the features they said it does seems pointless. the vita integration finally gives people a reason to buy a vita..

I think xbox can still take this tho, ps3 was lacking in features when it came to its online features and played catch up with microsofts xbox, to date there on par for most features except for the party chat, but sony has fixed all the isssues with there new ps4 but what stops the xbox from once again leading when it comes to innovative features of the next xbox?

im really looking forward to E3 this year, let the XBOX vs PS4 wars begin! thumb.gif
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Nintendo?

Nintendo may have delivered the first blow but in the world of console gaming they brought a knife to a gun fight!
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Originally Posted by Jokah View Post

Nintendo may have delivered the first blow but in the world of console gaming they brought a knife to a gun fight!

Nintendo isn't even in the fight, they're watching from the stands.
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Nintendo makes funny consoles, funny games, they're good if you have friends to play with. Apart from this, if you're gonna hardcore, get PS, XBOX or PC.
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Nintendo isn't even in the fight, they're watching from the stands.
Not even...they're the water boy.
Still better then OUYA biggrin.gif
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Just wondering.

What is stopping these consoles from literally becoming the "living room PC" that people have been talking about so much recently?

What's to stop an x86 machine like the PS4 from having a fully functioning web browser, an "app store" for downloading apps to customise the content you use/receive (like PS3s BBC iPlayer app/360s SKY TV, facebook, lastfm etc apps) and mild productivity abilities (connect a Bluetooth keyboard+trackpad combo and you're go to go)?

Wouldn't that be a big opportunity?

(and yes, as far as I've seen, Nintendo are going to be somewhat irrelevant very soon unless Sony/MS fail to make their offerings worthwhile)
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lol @ nintendo.... seems to me the ps4 will be the winner between the two consoles (like last time) If I have to pay for games I sure as hell ain't going to pay for online play... party chat is very minor in the huge world of online gaming when it comes to consoles... I wonder if microsoft is going to put out another HeatBox 360 lol tongue.gif
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