Of course not, MS makes their money from other areas and can subsidize xbox that way, Sony needs PlayStation to make money.
But Playstation's exclusives are huge. That's how they compete with "Game Pass".Nah, it won't. Playstation is too big to fail. Nintendo did way worse more than once and still have a good fanbase, as Sony and now Microsoft. Microsoft had to win big time on this generation or they were "doomed", Gamepass is their key to success. But Playstation will have to score big games soon because between paying 40-50$ a year for all the games on Xbox and paying 70USD for one game on Playstation may work for the biggest fans but for the common gamer, not sure it will do.
This is a dangerous attitude.Nah, it won't. Playstation is too big to fail.
If that were true they would have never survived the PS3. Sony is more than capable of making money even when PS is losing money.Of course not, MS makes their money from other areas and can subsidize xbox that way, Sony needs PlayStation to make money.
Yeah... but for the common user that don't know Playstation history of exclusives, they might just check the price tag.But Playstation's exclusives are huge. That's how they compete with "Game Pass".
I was more referring to Wii U but you are totally right. TurboGrafx 16 was never in the run.When Nintendo was price fixing and banning third-parties from publishing on other platforms, they owned 98% of the market.
Yeah, same comment as above. Here, we are a gamer community, as much Gaf and Era are big, we're still a drop in the ocean (not sure that expression is used in English, sorry if it doesn't).This is a dangerous attitude.
World of Warcraft was too big to fail as well.
Not saying its dead, but it no longer has the lead and its slowly decaying by now.
Acti Blizzard is arrogant, and if Sony keeps up with it then it might bite them as well down the line.
Many of you dedicated don't care if the prices on the machine or games go up, but parents who buy consoles to their kids does.
We aren't their primary customers.
When Nintendo was price fixing and banning third-parties from publishing on other platforms, they owned 98% of the market.
Windows and Office banks. $$$
Found Jim Ryan's NeoGAF Account.... Playstation is too big to fail...
Leave me out of your nonsense. Xbox keeping the prices the same is a good thing period. The XSS continues to look like a fantastic idea for gamers no matter what detractors peddle. Good value matters.Yes it's a joke of the poor numbers there too but we should care about there instead. Also spot the Dark Mage playing up india in the India sales threads playing down the UK in UK sales threads and doing the opposite here now:
Poor mom and pop store Sony right?
So, Sony is the one saying fuck India, amirite.
You expect a userbase north of 114 million carried over from PS4 with crazy high attach rates to start shifting to rival platforms. It will take a series of major missteps by Jim Ryan and co to even nudge any portion of that userbase in another direction.Found Jim Ryan's NeoGAF Account.
In all seriousness though, PlayStation is the same as any other brand: given sustained negative moves, the general public will sour. Under Ryan, PlayStation now has the most expensive hardware, the most expensive games, and the most expensive services. And that's fine, as Apple has shown, as long you continue to deliver outstanding quality. If Nintendo and Microsoft deliver equal or greater quality to PlayStation, it won't take long for PlayStation's public perception to shift. "Arrogant Sony" is a meme for a reason. Right now, they're still riding high on the good vibes House, Trenton, and Yoshida pulled off in the PS4 era. It remains to be seen if Ryan is going to rock that boat. Upping the hardware cost post launch while posting massive profits could be seen as the first wave.
Ryan, is that you?Lol Sony can charge whatever the fuck they want and still be sold out on consoles.
In my region I can head over to my nearest electronics store and pick a Series S or Series X (If I'm very lucky) off the shelf. Meanwhile PS5 consoles are sold out country wide.
Online alerts for PS5 console stock coming through social media groups are sold out in seconds.
Demand is STILL crazy high for PS5. Even if they bumped it up by another $50, the units will still be moving. Smart businesses decision to make more money. Strike while the iron is hot.
Or simply don’t purchase a next gen console. You can call it good business but raising the price of a home console that is already out is kind of unprecedented, it’s usually the other way around. Hopefully Sony doesn’t expand on this price increase to other regions.You expect a userbase north of 114 million carried over from PS4 with crazy high attach rates to start shifting to rival platforms. It will take a series of major missteps by Jim Ryan and co to even nudge any portion of that userbase in another direction.
See my post above. Demand for PS5 is still absolutely insane in my region and I'm sure in many other territories and will remain so despite the price hike. It will take a lot more than that to convince a PS user to switch platforms.
Really? I’ve been playing a lot of games on mine. Way to swing at low hanging fruit … and you still somehow miss and not even stay on topic.+ no games?