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In Other News – 23 April 2014

Sony: Being cheaper is never a bad thing

Sony’s PS4 is launching at a significantly cheaper price than the Xbox One. SCEA CEO Jack Tretton sees this as a positive, but it doesn’t guarantee the console’s success.

When the PS3 was initially launched, it was the more expensive console. This was a drawback that took quite some time to overcome. Now, Tretton is happy to be the cheaper option:

I think ultimately, the gamer looks at ten-year product lifecycles; they look at the software offerings; they look at the value proposition. And the lowest priced system isn’t always the most successful, but being cheaper than your competition is never a bad thing.

When asked what was the most important thing to “get right” with a launch like PS4, Tretton said it was communicated the value of the system:

The most important thing to get right is the consumer proposition, the value proposition. That people say, ‘I saw it, it looks great, I’ve got to have it.’ And if that’s the answer, then you’ve got a winner on your hands.

I must say, I have to have a next generation console. I can’t wait to get some hands-on time with them – I’m seriously hoping that they are both playable at rAge. I will happily wait in line (or more likely push and show cleavage) to get my hands on those new controllers. However, with PS4 launching locally first, and being cheaper, I think I know which console I will get first… unless Witcher 3 comes out and we have to throw all our money at upgrading the gaming PC.

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Author:Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

    Be carefull Zoe, some one might just call you a Sony Fan… Uh girl.. :p

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      haha, nah, just can’t wait to get my hands on the next gen! will have to fork out money for both, and live in a cardboard box ;)

      • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

        Well I am already there… living in a carboard box I mean… :(

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          dude, how’d you get wifi in your box? ;)

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            Hacked the local McDonalds Wifi :P

        • TiMsTeR1033

          you want some help Frikkie?

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            Nah, I’m good. Saving up to add another extension to the place, it’s looking good sofar. Not much, but it’s home :)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            so gonna have a double story shack?

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            Shack? No, that is too rich for me!

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            Stealing a port-a-potty from a construction site?

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            Nah, the bucket system works just fine… On cold days I just slip into the McDonald’s next door :P

          • TiMsTeR1033

            works for me

          • Skyblue

            lol!

          • OVG

            That shit should be on Top Billing :P

      • Marc O Polo

        also want both! know anywhere to get a good cardboard box… or anyone wanting to buy a heavily…… um… i mean slightly used liver?

  • Rock789

    Mmmm… Witcher 3… **drool**
    Sorry, got distracted there for a second… Witcher 3 looks amazing! And it’s a near-as-makes-no-difference launch title on the next-gen consoles. Can you imagine what next-gen titles will look like in 4 – 5 years as the developers master them? Damn, I’m excited for this!

  • Hammersteyn

    I know what I am doing my December. Too bad others can’t play that ONE thing they want to as well.

  • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

    ASIAN SALAd?

    Looks more like Nigerian pudding

    • Hammersteyn

      LOL, those heels……

  • TiMsTeR1033

    So Zoe your goin to rAge lol btw witcher is coming to next gen so no need to upgrade pc well your mac lol

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      of course i’m going to rAge! you all have to meet me and realize i’m REAL! :P

      • Lardus-Respect the beard

        I will be there early on the Friday to see if any of this is true. Just don’t wear anything “Maccy” if I happen to see you :P

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          cosplay as an iphone?

          • Lardus-Respect the beard

            Haha that could work!

        • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

          You mean something like this?…

          • Lardus-Respect the beard

            That…that is just WRONG on so many levels!

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            There are worse ones… That was the most socially acceptable one I could find! just image search Mac User and see for yourself…

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            i got this far… ;)

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            LOL! yes, yes that’s exactly what i look like. it happens to us all…

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            :P

      • TiMsTeR1033

        lol if I see you Ill stop and say hi

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Fake girl gamer! :P

      • TiMsTeR1033

        you must bring da kittie with to see the next gen!

      • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

        I hope so! I don’t want to find out you are some personality break from Darryn!

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          … he doesn’t know!

          • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

            I, I, I don’t know what to say 0-O

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      Still don’t know which day I’ll be at rAge… I work down the road, but will probably have to go on Saturday… hopefully the LGers don’t all go on Friday

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Im gonna beg the boss to let me go on friday or call in sick, last year on sat the lines were tooo crazy!!!

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          Yeah… that’s tempting.

          I haven’t been to rAge in 2 years, so it’s about time I go again

          • TiMsTeR1033

            last year kinda tanked to be honest

      • Skyblue

        Don’t go on saturday, it’s too busy to even move on the floor. Friday is best but sunday is fine in a pinch.

  • Skyblue

    My PC is specced so far above the new consoles I doubt that I’ll be needing an upgrade for Witcher 3 or anything else for some time actually.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      may I ask what are your specs?

      • Skyblue

        Asus board – can’t remember what I bought
        i7 4770k – currently not o/c
        16GB Corsair Vengeance
        120GB SSD – Win install and games currently playing only installed (steamlink for my Skyrim)
        and a burnt out Geforce 660ti 4GB currently in for a warranty replacement…

        • TiMsTeR1033

          what happened to your 660ti?

          • Skyblue

            It was restarting the nVidia drivers randomly and finally it just stopped powering up. 1st replacement has also given up…
            I’m trying desperately to get it swapped out for an ATi card, sigh

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Thats a shit one hey I hope you come right with that? would would an equivlent Ati card be if they swapped out you think?

          • Skyblue

            A 7950 is the ATi equivalent, that would suit me fine.
            I run multiple monitors so I need a decent card (not for gaming, still a 1 screen gamer coz I get motion sickness)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            For work use?

          • Skyblue

            Sorta 50/50 between work and leisure, I work from home mostly and have a severe case of Alwaysdoingtoomanythingsatonce Syndrome

          • TiMsTeR1033

            it happens I wish I had a 2 screens at work that would help so much.

          • Skyblue

            I know what you mean, I feel like I have an arm missing when using single screen set-ups.

    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      Witcher 2 is eating my 560ti :/ Will prob need to upgrade

      • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

        Heh, still lulz @ teh BUNNIEEEES

        • Devourer of Small Bunnies

          hee hee

      • Vampyre Squirrel

        Witcher 2 runs quite nicely on my new laptop… my AMD card in my pc can’t handle it though

      • Skyblue

        CPU processing power is far more important these days imo. I had to yank my 5870 out of my arcade to use while waiting for a warranty replacement and it still performs admirably but it’s a noisy bastard.

        • Devourer of Small Bunnies

          well I got one of those 2500k’s in the game rig for now. Still shouldnt be taking that much strain. Either way, still enjoying it though

    • Mossel

      Same here, just need a new gpu. Gonna wait till next year and see what I can get on those never settle bundles! And maybe a better screen, but thats just because it would look nice, not because I actually need one.

  • Gustav Minnie

    Nothing wrong with cheap, it’s easy you always have to worry about.

  • OVG

    When both consoles look and play the same AAA multi plat games and the exclusives are to little to get my gamegasim on, then it all comes down to price.

    SONY are giving the consumer OPTIONS. Something Microbrains are not.

    I have still not been swayed by my 360s older brother since the day MANDATORY KINECT 2 was stated.

    • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

      Dude, you’ve been away for a while. MS did an about turn on the Kinect 2. You don’t need it any more, instead you have to have this in your living room

      • OVG

        Looks like Microbrains hired Eric to head up the DATA farming department.
        HOW THE FUCK DOES ONE FIT THE EYE OF MORDOR IN THE LIVING ROOM???

        • RinceThisandbeAbsurd

          It is good to have you back! LG+9000 Rage

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      Agree, and thing is what people do not understand is that’s all we wanted …. choice

    • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

      Every time some one mentions the MANDATORY KINECT 2, I think of this video…

      http://www.lazygamer.net/video/if-xbox-one-were-a-girlvideo-parody/

      (I so want a Wii console after this :P)

      • OVG

        She could waggle my wii mote. Then call a cab.

  • robthom

    Butting isn’t getting spied on by ms and the nsa worth a few more bucks

  • Maxiviper117

    I’ve decided to build myself a Gaming PC, will get the ps4 when the price drops

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