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PS4 selling point is 'not hardware', but play options

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Feb 2013 8:10 User comments (11)

PS4 selling point is 'not hardware', but play options Hardware not the main selling point, SCE official says.
According to a Nikkei report (translated by Engadget), Sony will not push its new PS4 console by focusing on its hardware specs, but rather on its playing options and home entertainment abilities.

The Japanese daily cites an unnamed Sony Computer Entertainment executive as saying that the PS4's selling point will be how it opens up new styles of play, and that the company could push the new console as a home entertainment nerve center.

The official cited the console's ability to connect and share with mobile devices, which he(?) identified as the rival that is taking gamers away from traditional gaming.

It has been rumoured that the PS4 controller comes with a dedicated "share" button, with speculation on its functionality including sharing with mobile devices.

The PS4 is expected to be unveiled in ten days time, February 20.

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11 user comments

110.2.2013 9:25

Wow, well there's a step back from the norm if ever there was.
Is the PS4 not going to stand out in its specs?

210.2.2013 9:25

Yea play options, Brand new games only. and they think there huge selling price also, is gonna go far.

I will keep my ps3, and xbox 360 for that matter and wait until they both drop in price and get hacked. then I will buy one.

310.2.2013 9:44
wsdr
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Originally posted by Interestx:
Wow, well there's a step back from the norm if ever there was.
Is the PS4 not going to stand out in its specs?
"rumour" is it will be better spec'ed than Xbox 720, but Sony is not going to tout that so much.

410.2.2013 11:37
powerserg1
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The Deal Breaker will be if the PS-4 will be able to continue to play previous PS games and PS-4 used games. I have read that Xbox already declared war on the customers, they will no longer support used games period. Game Over Xbox.

510.2.2013 16:21

Originally posted by powerserg1:
The Deal Breaker will be if the PS-4 will be able to continue to play previous PS games and PS-4 used games. I have read that Xbox already declared war on the customers, they will no longer support used games period. Game Over Xbox.
Sony is the one that has patented the technology to block used games
http://www.gamespot.com/news/sony-paten...d-games-6401992

Not that they will use it but no company has confirmed or denied that they will in fact block used games. Try not to believe all the rumors you read until it happens or legit source has confirmation and not some internet blog site.

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610.2.2013 23:29

Originally posted by Interestx:
Wow, well there's a step back from the norm if ever there was.
Is the PS4 not going to stand out in its specs?
it better do

710.2.2013 23:44

I truly wish I knew the reasoning behind not allowing used/previously played games. Maybe they think people will just buy new games blindly. Maybe they believe that they will pump out so many new games regularly that are just a blast to play.........that no one will want to play a used game?? What if Joey wants to play a game at his friend's house without having to bring his entire XBox?

I can't think of one reason that a government would allow this monopolistic, Stalinistic violation of "fair use" to continue. Isn't it our RIGHT as a consumer to resell things we don't use or want anymore?

811.2.2013 0:17

What options? limited PS3 support, broken PS4 support and lousy PSN support? PASS.......

Give me full PS game brand support with scan line options and other filter options for older games and handheld games and I would be happy to give a damn about modern gaming again....

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911.2.2013 10:35

Originally posted by hearme0:
I truly wish I knew the reasoning behind not allowing used/previously played games.
They believe they deserve another bite at the cherry... because they can (in this digitised world).

It's arguable they would get us to pay each time we played... like in the good old arcade days.

Quote:
I can't think of one reason that a government would allow this monopolistic, Stalinistic violation of "fair use" to continue. Isn't it our RIGHT as a consumer to resell things we don't use or want anymore?
Well written, except I would change "would" to should. As far as "would" is concerned some sort of bribery should work.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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1013.2.2013 17:07
PRoBLoM
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Originally posted by Interestx:
Wow, well there's a step back from the norm if ever there was.
Is the PS4 not going to stand out in its specs?
no kidding if it doesn't that would be a huge fail!

1113.2.2013 17:07
PRoBLoM
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Originally posted by Interestx:
Wow, well there's a step back from the norm if ever there was.
Is the PS4 not going to stand out in its specs?
no kidding if it doesn't that would be a huge fail!

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