Nikkei: Sony's Head of Corporate Planning, "We can't ignore 'competition like' the Nintendo Switch"

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by ggx2ac, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. ggx2ac

    ggx2ac Member Original Poster



    These are the only relevant quotes from Nikkei interviewing Kazuhiko Takeda, Sony's Head of Corporate Planning:

  2. Jawmuncher

    Jawmuncher Crisis Dino Moderator

    I can't wait to play God of War on the Nintendo Switch.
    Or Vita 2. That's cool too.
  3. Phendrift

    Phendrift Member

    So... what does this mean?
  4. #4
    I'd trash my Switch the instant a portable PS4 is announced tbh.
  5. #5
    PlayStation Now on Switch in two years
  6. Silencerx98

    Silencerx98 Member

    It means arrogant Sony is NOT back
  7. Stuart

    Stuart Banned Member

    That's exciting, I really hope Sony considers a Vita 2. They would destroy the performance of Switch, Sony are masters of portable consoles.
  8. MrConbon210

    MrConbon210 Member

    Does this mean we should expect more family friendly games for the PS4?
  9. MELLO

    MELLO Member

    What games are you playing on Switch?
  10. MWorldII

    MWorldII Member

    serviceS? Finally EA Access or something like Xbox Play Pass for PS4?
  11. Lusamine

    Lusamine Member

    Vita 2 incoming?!
  12. Clix

    Clix Member

    Cause god forbid you enjoy Sony and Nintendo offerings... come on.
  13. get2sammyb

    get2sammyb Member

    It means they're not being arrogant Sony and acknowledge that there are other competitive products in the marketplace, thus keeping them on their toes.
  14. Unknownlight

    Unknownlight Member

    PlayStation Hybrid.

    Bring it.
  15. #15
    They're doubling down on PS Plus in order to make up for profit lost to the Switch in the console market.
  16. Phantom Thief

    Phantom Thief Member

    Excellent, this is what I wanted to hear.
  17. GamerEra

    GamerEra Member

    Playstation Tablet
    Playstation Phone
    Playstation Toilet
    Playstation Toaster

    Switch isn’t stealing PS4 users. If anything it’s eating into the portable market. (3DS)
  18. Lelouch0612

    Lelouch0612 Member

  19. Zarckoh

    Zarckoh Member

    Their response seems to be focused on games as a service, nothing about this leads me to believe that they would like to make a Playstation Switch as some would hope.
  20. Antony

    Antony Member

    It was only a matter of time before they copied Nintendo’s latest innovation tbh.
  21. CrazyDude

    CrazyDude Member

    Sony sure destroyed something with the Vita.
  22. Khanimus

    Khanimus Member

    Imagine a Playstation... but like... portable.
  23. Nights

    Nights Member

    Oh hey, that sounds like a horrible idea. Nothing like more subscription services. Eugh.
  24. incogneato

    incogneato Member

    Yes that is exactly what they said.

    $60 a year for online gaming is still ridiculous though
  25. Khanimus

    Khanimus Member

    They're just fucking awful at supporting them.
  26. Nightengale

    Nightengale Nameless Owl Moderator

    This, pretty much.
  27. Crayon

    Crayon Member

    9th gen will be Nintendo vs. Sony again. I've been waiting 20 years for this rematch.
  28. #28
    Nothing about this said anything about creating a portable. They're doubling down on subscription services to make up for lost revenue because it's their biggest profit driver.
  29. Raven117

    Raven117 Member

    It also seems to imply that they are all in for exclusives. (I think they are right about that as well...moreover, they don't have to be giant GAAS, they just need to get folks to buy the console.
  30. vereor

    vereor Banned Member

    They already have something like that, it's called "PLAYSTATION NOW".
  31. #31
    A Vita 2 would be DOA and miss the point entirely. They’re only competing directly with Switch with a hybrid PlayStation 5.
  32. Eternal

    Eternal Member

    Knowing Sony, PlayStation 5 will be hybrid.
  33. Stuart

    Stuart Banned Member

    Hah, too true, they abandoned it early. Weren't so bad with the PSP.
  34. WillySJ3

    WillySJ3 Member

    Don't go back to Portable, Sony, please don't. Focus on ps4 ans then ps5.
  35. Josh5890

    Josh5890 Member

    I would pay to see that thread as it unfolds
  36. CrazyDude

    CrazyDude Member

    Pretty much killed the system.
  37. #37
    They said the same about steam boxes lol.
  38. PogiJones

    PogiJones Member

    What about all those internet people telling me "Sony doesn't need to respond, they're the market leader"?

    This is good, competition and responsiveness is great for consumers.
  39. Nightengale

    Nightengale Nameless Owl Moderator

    "The software" for it, includes third-party games, not just first-party because they do earn a cut of all software sales.
  40. SalvaPot

    SalvaPot Member

    But they could ignore the Vita just fine, hah!

    Competition is a good thing, but I doubt they are working on a new portable.
  41. NameUser

    NameUser Member

    I hope that one day, maybe when the PS5 is announced, they can release a portable, download only PS4. Probably will never happen, but that'd be the only way they could get back into the handheld space. Since another dedicated device that can't share games with a console makes less sense now.
  42. MWorldII

    MWorldII Member

    Completely forgot about Now.
    You crushed my dreams :(
  43. StrapOnFetus

    StrapOnFetus Member

    Go ahead Sony, invest billions into RnD, marketing, productions/manufacturing.

    Nintendo schooled you last time, they are king of portable.
  44. GamerEra

    GamerEra Member

    They are already doing great stuff on that front with PS Vue, PS Now, and Plus. They just need to continue improving and they’ll be fine. Switch has nothing that rivals Sony’s online services.
  45. Nintendojitsu

    Nintendojitsu Banned Member

    Portbegging: The Final Frontier
  46. signal

    signal Member

    I need some dedicated remote play PS4 that lets me play my PS4 games in bed at the same performance of my PS4 just on a lower res screen. If I owned a Switch I'd basically just play it around the house and never docked. Want something similar for my PS4 games.
  47. Noctis

    Noctis Member

    They better not waste resources on that.
  48. Jaded Alyx

    Jaded Alyx Member

    With what? Magic?
  49. Ingueferroque

    Ingueferroque Member

    Sony shouldn't have decided to drop the Vita the way they did. It is ridiculous, and a long-term mistake. (Why did Vita not just continue the PSP branding/naming, anyway?)
    I still think that Switch (and the old PSP) prove that there is a market for dedicated gaming handhelds.

    The PSP was practically magic in 2005.
  50. Stilton Disco

    Stilton Disco Member

    I do wonder if Sony could go in the opposite direction with the PS4 as they did with the Pro to make a handheld. Use a weaker GPU, aiming for 720p, ditch a disk drive and include say 250gb of flash memory?

    I mean Jaguars were originally Netbook CPU’s, so it’s not like that should be a barrier.

    I really just want a new Sony handheld I think.

    The Switch looks rad, and I will be buying one eventually, but all those lovely indie games would be so much more appealing on a system where there’d be actual, proper sales with normal, non insulting discounts regularly.