Just how will the PS4 do on it's launch day?
Remember how the PS3's launch did and it felt like that the PS3 was doomed from the start, but later got back on it's roots and back to it's PS2's glory days?
Well I'm hoping that there will be a game that will get my attention to the PS4.
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Yeah, I guess Microsoft just isn't trying.While all of that is true, it's not the point I was trying to make. Yes, 360 got more third party games than the Wii did, they did little to push their own. Microsoft doesn't tend to focus on first party exclusives the same way that Nintendo or even Sony does, they're pushing multimedia and social features like Xbox Live and Kinect and leaving third parties to push games. That's why, in a sense, they're not really competing with Nintendo and Sony, they're not interested in creating a dedicated games console as much as they are creating an entertainment center for your living room.
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Once the slim was released and Sony dropped the price did the sales finally pick up but it was nowhere near the level of PS2 glory days, that was the Wii due to the fact that it sold in big number although the good games got buried in the pile of causal and shovel ware games.
I don't know much about hardware, but from what little I've read about the PS4, it's going to be built comparatively cheaply with fewer bespoke elements, and since the price point was a big reason why I chose not to get the PS3, this can only be a good thing for me. Switching consoles in this upcoming generation also has advantages for me in that I can play all those PS3 games that I missed out on. I see that the cloud-based backwards compatibility is causing some consternation here, but from my point of view, it means that I can get games from the previous generation without worrying about their scarcity or ridiculous prices due to said scarcity. So I'm actually quite excited about the PS4!
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What do you think we will see between now and E3? It's a vital stage for Sony as they no doubt need to get people interested in their new console. I am expecting a new Media Molecule announcement (but a 2014 release) What do you think?
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Well based on that reasoning only Nintendo are producing a dedicated gaming console right now (360; DVD, Live and Kinect. PS3: Blu-Ray, PSN and Move. All companies promote their exclusive games, but MS and Sony don't have that many right now so yeah you don't see as much promotion for their 1st party games as you do from Nintendo.
Do you guys think that microsoft will be able to top the features expected to be present in the PS4? We are still in the dark about the next Xbox, but could it repeat what happened with the PS3 and the 360?
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I don't think we can discount poor decisions from Sony, especially considering recent decisions made just over a year ago with the Vita (proprietary memory cards for the Vita, and the cloud storage for PSN comes to mind). They're on their way though, don't get me wrong.
I thought what you were referring to was actually that the PS3 and 360 libraries are almost too similar. Preferences with the company or UI would be the only reason you'd choose one overwhelmingly over the other, barring a scant few exclusives for each.
Don't get me wrong, they both have a fantastic lineup. But as far as actual first party titles go, I don't see how Sony has more variety than Nintendo at all.
All right, so here are Nintendo's first party franchises:
Zelda (action adventure)
Donkey Kong (platformer)
Starfox (rail shooter)
Wario Land (platformer)
Wario Ware (party game)
Animal Crossing (RPG)
Super Smash Bros. (fighting)
Add to that some recurring spinoffs:
Mario Kart (racing)
Mario Sports (sports)
Paper Mario (RPG)
Mario & Luigi (RPG)
And here's Sony's:
Ratchet & Clank (platformer/TPS)
Sly Cooper (platformer)
Little Big Planet (platformer)
Mod Nation Racers (racing)
Uncharted (action adventure)
God of War (action adventure)
inFamous (action adventure)
Gran Turismo (racing)
So I guess you're right, Nintendo has better variety, but barely. They could use a few more genres, like a dedicated FPS, fighting, and racing game (Metroid, Smash Bros., and Mario Kart aren't going to cut it for those genres), but I guess it's fine as is. Sony, meanwhile, could use some better RPGs and a more dedicated fighting game (whether All Stars Battle Royale takes that role remains to be seen).
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Nintendo has nothing much except platformers out on the Wii U right now 1st partywise. Their shooter is severely lacking in MP though thats not exactly a bad thing. Their racing is nonexistent unless you count Mario Kart for some reason.
IMO Nintendo's 1st party variety died off after SNES as N64 got less and the GC even less Nintendo first party games. The Wii literally only has 1 Pokemon game, 1 1/2 Zelda (TP is on GC), a couple of Mario games, Kirby, a few remakes such as Pikmin, 2 Metroid games and thats it.
That vs everything the PS brand has introduced since PS1 to now. So yeah man, Sony has been showing a lot more variety in 1st party games than Nintendo imo and it looks like data backs me up too.
You probably don't/didn't buy many Sony first party games so a lot have escaped your notice.
Sony has 2 shooters now, Killzone and Resistance. Socom died off due to bad timing thanks to the hack attack.
Platformers/Action: Uncharted, GOW, LBP, Sly Cooper, Rachet and Clank, Demon Souls, and a lot more
Racing: Gran Turismo, Drive Club, Motorstorm
Casual: Singstar, Move games
Other: PSN exclusives, Heavy Rain,
RPG: Infamous, Yakuza, and a ton of others exclusive to it.
So yeah man Sony has been bringing variety to the table although not all of them are successful they are still available for the platform.