Wait. I'm not sure I'm understanding that correctly. The way they're hoping to commit to gamers is by offering streamed services to rival iTunes and Netflix. What does that have to do with games? I'm really losing hope in console's for gaming.
Yeah, it sounds an awful lot like what Microsoft tried to do with the XB1 and everybody hated. Definitely an odd choice.
@shadowphaxe Consoles feel the need to evolve into media hubs because they don't want to be outdone by smart tvs, computers, roku, etc. And if the other system is all-in-one, that's more ideal for a family that plays games and watches... whatever. The PS2 more or less started it being a DVD player as well as game machine. It's only gotten more complex over the past decade.
Games are certainly important to Sony, but it seems they still don't know how to hit all of their potential audience. The Vita is pretty much a failure at this point, despite being a killer piece of tech. I wish they'd put out more software for it, as it's capabilities are amazing - but I don't recall it even being mentioned at E3. PS4 and the PSTV are really where they're putting their focus, it seems. And it shows - just look at all the hype surrounding the two piece of hardware. With the PS4 at almost double the sales of the Xbox One worldwide, it's hard not to see what people are more excited about. However, it's still very early in their life cycles. After all, if we say the last gen is now done, the PS3 beat the 360. Barely, but it was losing up until the very end. The Wii sold 18 million more, and the DS outsold them by 70 million, but the point is the race isn't over until everyone crosses the finish line.
I just found it ironic that they were committing to gamers by adding streaming services. If you ask any real gamer, they'd much prefer they focus on the games. I understand the reasoning behind making it an all in one piece of technology, but don't say that you're committing to gamers when you're not. That's my main issue with it. I'm not even really opposed to them working on the streaming services, but telling a gamer you're doing it for them is almost offensive.
If they really want to commit to gamers, they need to upgrade the hardware in the ps4 that rivals a budget pc and actually have full 1080p games
That might be more so the publishers and game companies than Sony themselves (I can't wait for my copy of The Last of Us on ps4 today, which, if I'm not mistaken, is 1080p and 60fps).
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