• E3, General , 03.06.2013


     
    Kaz has a nice point there = “For us, it’s all about the gamers.” lol.

    To quote:

    PlayStation 4 is “first and foremost a video game console,” Sony CEO Kaz Hirai told reporters at the D11 conference in California today.

    “The most important thing we need to do is agree and understand that the PS4 is a great video game console that appeals to video gamers,” Hirai said (via The Verge). “If we miss that part, I don’t think we get the initial establishment of the console. That formula has worked for us with all our consoles, including the PS3.

    “I fundamentally believe that the initial market that we need to make sure we appeal to with any new platform … is really the gaming audience,” Hirai added (via VentureBeat. “They will be the supporters of your platform and they will help propel the installed base.”

    Microsoft debuted Xbox One last week as an all-in-one entertainment device. And while PlayStation 4′s core focus is games, it will have non-game functionality, as well.

    “Providing other non-game content is an area we will reveal and talk about in the coming months, but it’s first and foremost a video game console,” Hirai said.

    “For us, it’s all about the gamers.”

    [Source] = Gematsu

    Discuss in Forums (22)


  • 22 Comments

    1. Cheesethief
      06-04-2013
      12:31 AM
      1

      I see Sony is doing it's best to laugh at Microsoft and hype up their console to gamers.

      Also [MENTION=186943]hellsing9[/MENTION] you avatar is missing your trademark boobs. This is disappointing.

    2. hellsing9
      06-04-2013
      12:39 AM
      2

      Originally Posted by Cheesethief
      I see Sony is doing it's best to laugh at Microsoft and hype up their console to gamers.

      Also hellsing9 you avatar is missing your trademark boobs. This is disappointing.
      Sony is trolling so far so good. M$ in YOUR FACE!.


      Off:
      Removed boobs avatar and upload a "selfie", later if i find more cleavage or something interesting i will change it.

    3. cloudx
      06-04-2013
      01:26 AM
      3

      ps4: hey xbox one what can u do that i cant ?

      xbox one: well i can do everything that a ps4 cant like watching tv and watching sports channels and such and some games.

      ps4: ......realy thats all ? for a gaming console u are not very ''gamer-ish'' since im a legit gaming console im more focus on gaming , gameplay , graphics , and im not some weirdo using a kinect to watch u do stuff that would be disturbing to a lot of gamers xD and your name xbox one ? i guess u almost listened to your gamers that wanted backward compatible games LOL !

      xbox one: .........im out.

      if only consoles can talk lol XD

    4. hellsing9
      06-04-2013
      01:28 AM
      4

      Originally Posted by cloudx
      ps4: hey xbox one what can u do that i cant ?

      xbox one: well i can do everything that a ps4 cant like watching tv and watching sports channels and such and some games.

      ps4: ......realy thats all ? for a gaming console u are not very ''gamer-ish'' since im a legit gaming console im more focus on gaming , gameplay , graphics , and im not some weirdo using a kinect to watch u do stuff that would be disturbing to a lot of gamers xD and your name xbox one ? i guess u almost listened to your gamers that wanted backward compatible games LOL !

      xbox one: .........im out.

      if only consoles can talk lol XD
      If consoles could talk:

      PS3: OH GEZUUSS STOP EJECTING BLU-RAY DISC!!! OHHHHHH!! OH!!! MY ARSEEEEE STOPPPPP IT WITH THOSE DONGLES!!!
      Xbox 360: Wassaup bro, why you talk to me with that tone?. I can SEE YOU with my kinect eyes! Mother****er!!! STOP DANCING FOR ****S SAKE!!!

    5. WalangAlam
      06-04-2013
      02:24 AM
      5

      Thanks Sony. Of course i will buy ps4 because I want to play in it not watch TV. I have several media player where I can watch streaming and all, shame on you microsoft for focusing on profit and not the hardcore gamers.

    6. Annelies
      06-04-2013
      02:53 AM
      6

      Sony's genius.

    7. CaelThunderwing
      06-04-2013
      04:27 AM
      7

      Just Dat face XD. but ne thing they have to watch it is how its going to Handle DRM and Used Games. DRM alot can handle. Online checks in form of Serials or Passwords or EA's Online Pass Crap.. "Tolerable" but the way Microsoft's handling it? it ticked off the entire gaming Community.

      its going to be a no brainer which of the two will outsell the other thier first year.

    8. 3absiso
      06-04-2013
      04:30 AM
      8

      I think, Sony is doing the right thing here.

    9. stussy1
      06-04-2013
      04:39 AM
      9

      Originally Posted by CaelThunderwing
      Just Dat face XD. but ne thing they have to watch it is how its going to Handle DRM and Used Games. DRM alot can handle. Online checks in form of Serials or Passwords or EA's Online Pass Crap.. "Tolerable" but the way Microsoft's handling it? it ticked off the entire gaming Community.

      its going to be a no brainer which of the two will outsell the other thier first year.
      The good thing i heard EA is scrapping passwords for online

    10. LoverboySimer
      06-04-2013
      06:17 AM
      10

      Good Thing is Sony is doing really well this time unlike the ps3




      But the main problem of this year is



      n a little advice [MENTION=186943]hellsing9[/MENTION] just release an app iBoob in ios n BOOBle play for android. update it daily with dashy cleavages..
      Believe me it will be much better than a super slim ps3's cfw lol

    11. zeveroth
      06-04-2013
      07:45 AM
      11

      "it's all about the gamers" translates to me as, "It's all about the Money, Money!"

    12. Cheesethief
      06-04-2013
      07:50 AM
      12

      Originally Posted by zeveroth
      "it's all about the gamers" translates to me as, "It's all about the Money, Money!"
      I think that's better than, "It's all about T.V., DVR, sports and a dash of CoD."

      Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

    13. fromzero
      06-04-2013
      10:39 AM
      13

      “The most important thing we need to do is agree and understand that the PS4 is a great video game console that appeals to video gamers,”

      I'm a video gamer and so far the ps4 has not appealed to me. Neither has the xbox one. The one, however does seem like a solid strategy once it hits the retail level...

      Let's play a scenario out...

      A dad walks into best buy to get his kids a game console
      Sales person (sp): How are you today, can I help you with someting?
      dad (d): My kids want a game.
      sp: Which one are you looking for
      d: I guess they want a playstation but I bought them 3 different versions already and one of them is like a big phone thing.
      sp: well have you seen the xbox one? It has all of the same games as ps4 but it has more exclusives and it's more family oriented.
      dad: I don't know how to use those things
      sp: you can play games without controllers, just your hands and you can watch the big game in stunning hd, movies on netflix and you don't have to worry about loosing the remote. You just say "pause"
      dad: you make it sound easy
      sp: its made to look like windows so that it is easy, by the people that brought you windows but since it's not a full computer there's not a lot to get lost in.
      dad: now I think you're trying to get commission and an easy sale.
      sp: it cost's less than the ps4. let's talk more about the features....

      30 mins later
      dad: wow, the xbox is so much better!
      sp: yeah, now lets get you a few things you'll need. here's a 1 year xbox live subscription so you can do those cool things, it's only $50 for a whole year, that's cheaper than netflix...
      dad: can it do netflix?
      sp: yup and you don't have to pay extra to use your netflix on it..
      dad: wow I'll save $10 a month
      sp: sure, why not. here's an extra controller ($60). A kinect game for the family ($60), a shooting game for the kids ($60), a warranty because the 360 had problems with breaking($100), lens cleaner ($20), spray duster ($5), kinect stand ($40), and the only other ting you will need are these high speed hdmi cables for the best picture quality ($50)
      dad: wow thanks....

      dad get's home

      mom: YOU SPENT $3,000 on video games?
      dad: but we are gonna save $10 on netflix because it does that
      mom: it says right here that you need a netflix subscription
      dad: it does the view
      mom: grr!
      dad: I got you this workout game!
      mom: ****** <PUNCH!>
      dad: The guy got me in all the lingo... let's just check it out
      mom: have fun

      2 hours later....

      dad: I'm just going to watch tv the old way and take this thing back!
      sp: Sorry, no returns for opened game systems.

      :D

    14. NTA
      06-04-2013
      11:48 AM
      14

      Lol is that supposed to be a trollface

    15. ps3shacker
      06-04-2013
      11:56 AM
      15

      hi all i was playing killzone 3 in 720p then we had powe outage ! when i turned on my ps3 again it start in 576p so i changed it to 1080p and screen go black then back to 576p so i changed it again to 1080i and 720p and it worcked !
      i tried almost every thing (video reset ,changed tv, changed hdmi)
      but nothing work
      P.S: i tried to run (GEANT 88 full hd) and it worcked in 1080p
      look pictures

    16. flat_erik
      06-04-2013
      01:12 PM
      16

      Yeah right, the same "massive" line up like on ps vita.... : )

    17. psg
      06-04-2013
      01:25 PM
      17

      Originally Posted by zeveroth
      "it's all about the gamers" translates to me as, "It's all about the Money, Money!"
      Really? A corporation that wants to make money first and foremost? Heavens, the nerve.

      They want you to buy as much as you can, and therefore they will cater to their userbase: gamers. That's all this is. I don't know what's bad, or "lol" worthy about this.

      They see their chance to steal away some of the 360 userbase, by playing at the fact that the Xbox one has been presented as a really fancy DVR with privacy intrusion tools, that also has the capability to play games.

      They're doing everything right from a marketing standpoint. And if in turn they actually put money where their mouth is, and make this a machine for gamers, then all the better. Either way, it can't end up being worse than the Xbox TIVOne (sorry, that was a stretch).


      Originally Posted by stussy1
      The good thing i heard EA is scrapping passwords for online
      That's pure damage control at the end of a generation, by a company that fell from grace with the majority of its fanbase.

      I am sure in the beginning, both Sony and Microsoft had the same idea about killing off the used games market. But after the enormous backlash Microsoft got, Sony is slowly backpedaling. But before all this happened, EA obviously knew about Sony's/Microsoft's plans. So why not try and pander to your clients first, and remove online passes from your games, to show that, hey, you're still a good guy, and you still care about gamers! Of course, doing all that while the current lifecycle of the consoles is coming to an end, and knowing that soon they won't need online passes anymore either way, as the two main consoles will have DRM up the ying yang, which will kill off game reselling anyway. The Wii-U being underpowered and hard to develop for isn't the only reason EA dropped development on it for now.

      It was just another business move, trying to make themselves look good, while knowing soon they won't need online passes anyway. They won't lose much either way, as the current consoles are going to die soon, and most gamers will swap over to the next generation. A generation, of which EA thought, would make away with the used games market.

      A somewhat clever, albeit very thinly veiled marketing move.

    18. slippy
      06-04-2013
      02:55 PM
      18

      I dont trust them one bit .....they will implement drm down the line and say developers want it to be online or some BS .....im not buying sony for atleast 2-3 years and only thing im buying from ms is the controller for my pc.

    19. nikpanathas
      06-04-2013
      03:22 PM
      19

      Impossibru!

    20. hellsing9
      06-04-2013
      07:43 PM
      20

      Originally Posted by LoverboySimer
      Good Thing is Sony is doing really well this time unlike the ps3




      But the main problem of this year is



      n a little advice [MENTION=186943]hellsing9[/MENTION] just release an app iBoob in ios n BOOBle play for android. update it daily with dashy cleavages..
      Believe me it will be much better than a super slim ps3's cfw lol
      Believe or not. I'm working on that hahaha

    21. DEUS0x82
      06-04-2013
      07:57 PM
      21

      This is the best quote Sony has ever made "For us, it�s all about the gamers".
      The force is strong in this CEO.

    22. malex
      06-05-2013
      10:57 PM
      22

      It's surprising how fickle opinions are. I remember people defending the ps3 over the xbox because of the "extra features" not too long ago, and yet here we are... apparently now all we want is a gaming console. Oh well, at least we are on the same page then; I have always wanted "just a console". Sony's wide (and loose) grip over all types of media has bothered me in their video game consoles since the psp.

      Sadly, I've heard sony say this about the psp a few times, so not to be cynical, but sony is only telling you guys what you want to hear, and since some of us remember that what sony say they will do, and what they end up actually doing are not always (more like rarely) in agreement.