Was Sony lucky with their first 2 gens?

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3 years ago#11
FayeLady posted...
I think I remember a Game Overthinker episode to this effect. Basically said that Sony would have a hard time dealing with an actual gaming company like Nintendo, or even another company with deeper pockets like microsoft.


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3 years ago#12
Was Sony lucky with their first 2 gens?

Nope. Gamers were smart back then. Sony's consoles are still high quality and provide great support. Gamers in general are getting dumper by using alternatives.
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3 years ago#13
ThePonyCollie posted...
Was Sony lucky with their first 2 gens?

Nope. Gamers were smart back then. Sony's consoles are still high quality and provide great support. Gamers in general are getting dumper by using alternatives.


This is your brain on Sony.
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3 years ago#14
ThePonyCollie posted...
Was Sony lucky with their first 2 gens?

Nope. Gamers were smart back then. Sony's consoles are still high quality and provide great support. Gamers in general are getting dumper by using alternatives.


I agreed. What's with all of these Ipad and smartphone game. We're losing a lot of hardcore gamer these day, People would rather play game on the go now then sitting at home and grind it out.
3 years ago#15
The problem with Sony was that they overpriced the PS3 and lost 3rd party exclusives.
3 years ago#16
Bump.
3 years ago#17
They were pretty lucky with the PS1. If it wasn't for both Nintendo and Sega screwing up royally, Sony wouldn't have been able to establish any market presence (unless they decided to choose what Microsoft did, which was the equivalent of throwing billions of dollars into a bonfire large enough to draw attention).

The PS2 though wasn't luck, they just knew what they were doing back then. They were way too cocky with the PS3, and to an extent the PSP.
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3 years ago#18
i would say luck played a huge factor. its obvious from how they handled the vita that they have no clue how to market a handheld.
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