MS and Sony are wise for letting Nintendo start this generation.

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3 years ago#1
MS and Sony got burned last gen by releasing their systems before Nintendo. Consumers flocked toward the Wii because motion controls differentiated it from the other two systems. The PS3 and 360 provided essentially identical gaming experiences, so consumers wanting HD gaming were halved between them. Only after seeing how much demand there was for motion controls, the other companies brought their own half-hearted version of it late in the game.

This time around, though, MS and Sony wisely waited to see how the WiiU turned out before they make their moves. This allows them an opportunity to see what people like about WiiU and expand upon it. It should be interesting to see what the ripoff artists come up with. I think this gen will turn out to be more competitive than last gen.
3 years ago#2
Well of course Sony is going to be cautious. They are walking on eggshells these days. If the PS4 isn't successful, then the company very well may fold or be bought out by another company for very cheap.

I think Sony is actually waiting for MS to make the first move. Like you said, the PS3 was basically an X360 with glitches. Sony needs to make sure their next product is distinctly different from the competition.
3 years ago#3
FlaccidKratos posted...
MS and Sony got burned last gen by releasing their systems before Nintendo. Consumers flocked toward the Wii because motion controls differentiated it from the other two systems. The PS3 and 360 provided essentially identical gaming experiences, so consumers wanting HD gaming were halved between them. Only after seeing how much demand there was for motion controls, the other companies brought their own half-hearted version of it late in the game.

This time around, though, MS and Sony wisely waited to see how the WiiU turned out before they make their moves. This allows them an opportunity to see what people like about WiiU and expand upon it. It should be interesting to see what the ripoff artists come up with. I think this gen will turn out to be more competitive than last gen.


Get off this board. You make too much sense.
3 years ago#4
SetecAstronomy posted...
Well of course Sony is going to be cautious. They are walking on eggshells these days. If the PS4 isn't successful, then the company very well may fold or be bought out by another company for very cheap.

I think Sony is actually waiting for MS to make the first move. Like you said, the PS3 was basically an X360 with glitches. Sony needs to make sure their next product is distinctly different from the competition.


This. Sony always shoots themselves in the foot with lack of product differentiation. I could see a not-too-distant future where MS and Nintendo are the only two companies making game consoles.
3 years ago#5
Actually, PS3 was the last console released last gen.
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3 years ago#6
HugsAllAround posted...
SetecAstronomy posted...
Well of course Sony is going to be cautious. They are walking on eggshells these days. If the PS4 isn't successful, then the company very well may fold or be bought out by another company for very cheap.

I think Sony is actually waiting for MS to make the first move. Like you said, the PS3 was basically an X360 with glitches. Sony needs to make sure their next product is distinctly different from the competition.


This. Sony always shoots themselves in the foot with lack of product differentiation. I could see a not-too-distant future where MS and Nintendo are the only two companies making game consoles.


I agree. Sony doesn't have very long in the gaming industry. Heck, their company is currently on Junk status now.
3 years ago#7
Well of course Sony will be the first company to bow out of the game industry. Keep in mind that they are relative noobs compared to MS and Nintendo. Nintendo knows the gaming industry inside and out since they are solely a gaming company and have been around for what seems an eternity. And MS has been making games on PC long before entering the home console market.

Sony had great success with PS1 and PS2, but it's not looking like they'll ever repeat that success since they have lost passion for the industry and strayed away from what made those systems fun.
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3 years ago#8
Shinobi120 posted...
HugsAllAround posted...
SetecAstronomy posted...
Well of course Sony is going to be cautious. They are walking on eggshells these days. If the PS4 isn't successful, then the company very well may fold or be bought out by another company for very cheap.

I think Sony is actually waiting for MS to make the first move. Like you said, the PS3 was basically an X360 with glitches. Sony needs to make sure their next product is distinctly different from the competition.


This. Sony always shoots themselves in the foot with lack of product differentiation. I could see a not-too-distant future where MS and Nintendo are the only two companies making game consoles.


I agree. Sony doesn't have very long in the gaming industry. Heck, their company is currently on Junk status now.


No, they're not junk, and they could still be with us for many decades.

But they are walking on eggshells.
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3 years ago#9
CHAINMAILLEKID posted...
No, they're not junk, and they could still be with us for many decades.

But they are walking on eggshells.


Have you not been keeping up with news? They are junk status.
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3 years ago#10
I think he may be talking about their stock value?
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