When competition -needs- to hit every note, and you -need- to fuck up big time AND sell at a higher price... just to eventually still remain on top at the end... It says a lot about the brand's strength among consumers.The PlayStation line has consistently been some of the best selling hardware on the market ever since it came into being.
The PS3 launch is the only time they really foundered a bit imo, and even that ship righted itself over the course of the generation.
While not impossible, it would take a HUGE fuck up by Sony for the PS5 to actually fail in any meaningful way.
Oh wow, that's crazy you actually found one of those articles . What a wild trip down memory lane.
Well that's a strawman, why would anyone even discuss an $800 console? Everyone with an ounce of sense can tell that would be a stupid idea and not even worth entertaining the thought.Don't think most people are reading the link, the article's big premise is "catering to hardcore games = charging $800". It's more of a response to that Pachter prediction than the WSJ article too.
I don't think that predicting an $800 launch as DOA is really that crazy.
This quote alone is fantastic in hindsight:
Might be, but won’t matter much if they don’t deliver with the exclusives.
Yeah I mean it's the first line of the article. This is literally the entire intro section of the article before the break:Well that's a strawman, why would anyone even discuss an $800 console? Everyone with an ounce of sense can tell that would be a stupid idea and not even worth entertaining the thought.
If that's really the premise of the article then it's even more stupid than I thought, and yes I didn't read the article, based off the author's already stupid title.
Haha now THAT is a headline! Make the thread and watch the world burn.
Yeah and this one is the only one I remembered off the top of my head but there were lots similar to this saying PlayStation’s reign was over and it was all based off of emotional speculation rather than logical speculation.This quote alone is fantastic in hindsight:
"Sony is also under the mistaken impression that including the ability to play DVD movies is a huge selling point. But true technophiles and hardcore gamers probably already have DVD drives. I'm a good case in point. I already own a Sony DVD player, so I could not care less if the $299 PS2 can play movies. I'd rather pay less and get a machine that just plays games instead."
The thing with speculation is that there are many competing ideas about how things will progress.Yeah and this one is the only one I remembered off the top of my head but there were lots similar to this saying PlayStation’s reign was over and it was all based off of emotional speculation rather than logical speculation.
It was either they wouldn’t compete with the Dreamcast or later that Nintendo and Microsoft would wipe the floor with them. I wouldn’t say that was widespread but it was a narrative circulating around.
Actually no, you want FPS games like Gears of War and Halo. Believe it or not, those are for hardcore games. Sony hasn't done that since Killzone. Which they need to make again. Along with SOCOM, and Resistance.
I don’t think I talked about that....
I seriously doubt that. Bringing someone into the PlayStation ecosystem is way way more valuable than selling the odd Xbox game on Steam.