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Old May 17 2013, 12:14 AM   #256
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Re: Is the Playstation 4 About to be announced??

No they can't and they never will because they can't up production to insane launch level and 6 months later cut down a third or more of their production capacity just so they don't have supply problems for a month or so.

It doesn't make business sense and i also believe it will be a stepped release meaning parts of the world will have it at different times, i.e. Japan may go first, followed by the US and then Europe.
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Old May 17 2013, 11:41 AM   #257
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I guess that I'll spend about $700 on PS4 launch day. The console is rumored to have 2 skus, $429 and $529. I'll have to have another controller and at least 2 launch titles. Hopefully, 1 of them will be inFAMOUS: Second Son.
Hm, i heard rumours it would be cheaper at launch than the PS3, mostly because of cheaper development and parts costs...
If Assasin's Creed IV, Infamous and Watch Dogs are launch titles i will pretty much get the system and games ASAp
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Old May 17 2013, 05:14 PM   #258
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Hm, i heard rumours it would be cheaper at launch than the PS3, ...
It has to be, the PS3's failure happened partly because of the ridiculous price at launch.
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Old May 17 2013, 05:23 PM   #259
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The PS3 isn't a failure. It's better selling than the Xbox outside of the US.
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Old May 17 2013, 05:53 PM   #260
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I should have said relative failure compared to the PS and PS2, there's no way anyone can look at the PS3 and call it a success considering the brand went from dominating the previous two generations to "also ran".
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Old May 18 2013, 12:34 AM   #261
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I should have said relative failure compared to the PS and PS2, there's no way anyone can look at the PS3 and call it a success considering the brand went from dominating the previous two generations to "also ran".
PS4 became a marginal success in the end but Sony loss a huge chuck of its market share. The real problem with Sony is the lack of 3rd party sales compared to the XBox 360 and XBL takes in more revenue than PSN. Sony biggest reward with the PS3 has been Blu Ray, which kicks ass at the end of the day.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:30 AM   #262
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To be fair, PSN is free compared to XBL's $60/yr fee. I don't understand why people flock to XBL when there is a free alternative. This is primarily why I prefer PS3 over 360.
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Old May 18 2013, 07:03 AM   #263
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The Wii has been the biggest seller, the others are starting to catch up but I think the major problem was their arrogance. They released a console that was expensive in boom time, when people felt like they had plenty of money and it was still too expensive for most then recession came and they boasted about being recession proof and didn't lower the price much if at all.
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Old May 18 2013, 08:44 AM   #264
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The PS3 isn't a failure. It's better selling than the Xbox outside of the US.
Not in the UK it's not, the article says it looks likely that in the UK the 360 will bow out as the best selling console out of the 360, Wii and PS4.


http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming...record-1131356


Microsoft's weakest market is Japan, where Sony hold a strong lead.
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Old May 18 2013, 09:18 AM   #265
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Looks like there's very little in it worldwide.
NA Euro JPN World Total
8 Xbox 360 (X360) 43.93 24.08 1.64 7.59 77.24
9 PlayStation 3 (PS3) 26.63 30.78 9.28 10.51 77.20
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Old May 18 2013, 01:56 PM   #266
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^ Yeah but the PS3 came on the market a year after the 360.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:01 PM   #267
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PS4 will cost $900 and also won't come with backward comparability.
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Old May 18 2013, 09:04 PM   #268
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Hey!! It's $100 cheaper than the Steam Box then!
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Old May 18 2013, 10:34 PM   #269
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^ Yeah but the PS3 came on the market a year after the 360.
Yes but both consoles are several years old, so most people who want one will own it already.
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Old May 18 2013, 11:05 PM   #270
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The Wii is still selling, both the xbox and PS3 are still selling that's without the inevitable price drops.
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