Originally Posted by kylzer
Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI
Funny thing is the PS4 is the first Sony console I have any interest in owning, the Dual Shock 4 finally has real triggers.
PS1 and PS2 graphics sucked compared to everything else,
and the PS3 was just a nightmare to develop for.
The PS4 is the first well rounded console they've ever made, but the software industry is so homogeneous now that the idea of "exclusives" is practically gone.
The trouble is that the entire high end camera industry is practically a drop in the bucket compared to anything with widespread consumer or industrial applications. It sounds like cellphone cameras are where the big money is, but Samsung also makes really good sensor chips too, competition is high and Sony probably has a hard time outbidding the Koreans.
If you are basing how good a console is by the graphics with 1995 and 2000 hardware they matched pcs at the time
N64 had some great games but stuck with outdated storage which lost it a few key 3rd party developers compared to the PS1
I can admit that the dreamcast was way way ahead of its time but the ps2 dominated by having some better exclusives and being able to play back dvds.
Point being that both systems were the weakest of their generation.
Actually I would argue that the PS1 was never really a good 3D system, maybe for 1994 when it came out in Japan, but at that point it was just too early, the texture warping was horrendous across practically every game released on that system.
Quake 3 came out in 1999, I think it would be hard to say that any PS2 launch titles looked anywhere near that good.
MGS2 certainly did look good for the time, but again, it didn't take long for the PS2 as a whole to get left behind. Whatever technology Sony invested in couldn't carry the system. The PS4 is the first time they actually bet all the chips on the right numbers.
Of course they're popular for being third party friendly, but that has nothing to do with the graphical performance of their systems.Edited by ILoveHighDPI - 7/3/16 at 5:51pm