Rumor: Sony planning April/May PlayStation 4 event

#11NSGraphitePosted 4/6/2013 2:38:57 PM
If they have more announcements on the games that are being developed, they can use that opportunity to steal the Nextbox's thunder. Especially if it is official that the console is going to be always connected with DRM and blocks used games.

Imagine that announcement, then a couple of weeks later, Sony throws a PS4 event emphasizing that the PS4 is NOT always on, will NOT block used games and by the way, heres a massive preview of new games we didn't tell you about before to tide you over till launch.

Imagine the exodus after that.
#12USMCinfinityPosted 4/6/2013 10:47:00 PM
NSGraphite posted...
If they have more announcements on the games that are being developed, they can use that opportunity to steal the Nextbox's thunder. Especially if it is official that the console is going to be always connected with DRM and blocks used games.

Imagine that announcement, then a couple of weeks later, Sony throws a PS4 event emphasizing that the PS4 is NOT always on, will NOT block used games and by the way, heres a massive preview of new games we didn't tell you about before to tide you over till launch.

Imagine the exodus after that.


Nintendo becomes a third party software company. Sony starts conference with a "its me Mario" voice teaser.
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#13SomnusNemorisPosted 4/6/2013 10:56:21 PM
USMCinfinity posted...
Nintendo becomes a third party software company. Sony starts conference with a "its me Mario" voice teaser.


LOL that would be the biggest gaming megaton in the history of.
#14PendragoonPosted 4/7/2013 12:12:57 AM
USMCinfinity posted...
Nintendo becomes a third party software company. Sony starts conference with a "its me Mario" voice teaser.


Iwata then steps out and proclaims.

"We bought Sony"

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/PENDRAG0ON/1347870048509_zps1ed7b013.jpg
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#15SomnusNemorisPosted 4/7/2013 12:18:36 AM
Pendragoon posted...
Iwata then steps out and proclaims.

"We bought Sony"

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/PENDRAG0ON/1347870048509_zps1ed7b013.jpg


's game division.

Then Kaz steps in and says, "And we bought all of Nintendo."
#16PendragoonPosted 4/7/2013 12:25:23 AM
SomnusNemoris posted...
Pendragoon posted...
Iwata then steps out and proclaims.

"We bought Sony"

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/PENDRAG0ON/1347870048509_zps1ed7b013.jpg


's game division.

Then Kaz steps in and says, "And we bought all of Nintendo."


If Microsoft didn't have the cash to buy Nintendo in the Cube era (they tried), then no way Sony has the money to do so now.

Nintendo at least has the credit and cash reserves to attempt a stock buyout, Sony would have to buy off Yamauchi, who still has majority control.
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#17SomnusNemorisPosted 4/7/2013 12:33:59 AM
LOL did Microsoft really try that?! When they were releasing their own console?!
#18PendragoonPosted 4/7/2013 12:46:01 AM
SomnusNemoris posted...
LOL did Microsoft really try that?! When they were releasing their own console?!


http://www.gamespot.com/news/moore-microsoft-considered-buying-nintendo-6197832

http://money.cnn.com/2004/08/04/commentary/game_over/column_gaming/

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/1985710/microsoft-planned-nintendo

This last one talks about the offer of $25B and how Nintendo didn't need the money back in 2000.

Microsoft was planning to buy Nintendo for more than $25bn, according to a new book.
In Opening the Xbox: Inside Microsoft's Plan to Unleash an Entertainment Revolution, Dean Takahashi claims that Nintendo's US president Minoru Arakawa admitted to him that a deal with Microsoft was being talked about in 1999.

Arakawa told Takahashi: "We weren't sure what to think when Microsoft made the offer. In fact I was surprised - we didn't need the money. I thought it was a joke."
But Nintendo realised that such a proposition could not be ignored and some executives were interested enough to open meetings with the Redmond giant.
"The meetings went on through the winter of 1999," the book reveals. The parties are said to have met six or seven times.
Apparently, the Redmond Giant wanted Nintendo to drop its GameCube console and support its Xbox. But the scheme was scuppered by Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo's chief executive, and by January 2000 talks stopped.
Arakawa said: "It became clear that our objectives and their objectives were not the same."
If Microsoft's plan had succeeded there would have been no GameCube, the book said.
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#19SomnusNemorisPosted 4/7/2013 12:48:46 AM
Oh damn, so it was before the GameCube came out? Why didn't they try after the GameCube one more time, considering it sold less than the N64 and they were in an even poorer shape? I know they had their Xbox, but imagine if they'd got the Nintendo first party library for their Xbox 360? Holy hell, they'd be the monopoly now, after Sony's early 7th gen blunders.
#20Shaolin015Posted 4/7/2013 12:58:02 AM
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I think the Sony April/May event is to collect some people after the announce of the next Xbox. I heard MS was doing an event around late April/ early May. If planned at the right time, Sony could pick up quite a few Xbox fans.


Have you not seen the Xbox board right now. Microsoft is giving away their fans to Sony. Every Xbox fan is reacting to the rumors of the 720 which all are developer positive and consumer negative.