*Editors Note: The opinions expressed in this editorial do not reflect those of OmniGamer
If you missed the Sony conference I am here to tell you that Ps4 won E3 hands down and will win this gens console war guaranteed.
Let me give you the facts:
Sony confirmed that there will be no limiting for used games meaning you can buy, sell, trade with no recourse.
PS4 has great launch titles and great exclusives and supports indie games. Where Microsoft strayed away from the indie game scene Sony stepped up. The PS4 will host a number of indie games from different independent game studios.
The PS4 DOESN’T require you to be online all the time or do a 24 hour check in. This shows that Sony actually trusts the consumer not to pirate everything. A little bit of trust goes a long way in my book.
Better hardware than any other console which guarantees longevity. The PS3 is still going strong because Sony did not lack on the specifications and we can expect the same thing from the PS4. Longevity is perhaps the best gift of all because it means that I won’t have to by a new system in 2 years because the games coming out are too powerful for my gaming platform. Sony invested in the PS4′s hardware and I am sure that it will pay off big time down the road.
It looks nice. The system itself has a slick look to it perfect to add to any home entertainment setup. Some may not think that the look of the system matters but when you are setting up your living room or bedroom you don’t want an eyesore staring at you everyday. The Xbox One is an eyesore. It looks like a cable box, which makes sense because they seem to be trying to take over your TV.
The PS4 has a $399 price point. That is $100 cheaper than the Xbox whose specs are not as impressive. The PS4 is stronger, better, faster, harder and CHEAPER!
So how does Sony plan on making money off the PS4?
PS Plus IS required for online multi-player. Some might see this as a bad thing but PS Plus is ONLY $50 a year (as of right now) and it comes with an instant game collection. PS Plus will work on all three platforms (PS3, Vita, and PS4) for just one membership. The benefits of PS Plus out weigh the price. (See my article http://www.omnigamer.com/playstation-plus-is-it-worth-it/)
The PS4 games will probably cost more. This is in no way confirmed but I can almost bet the farm that the PS4 games will run us more than 60 bucks. It only makes sense and remember they give you at least one free game a month with the PS Plus membership.
Sony is trusting that the low price point and used game flexibility will convert a lot of gamer’s to the PS4. I already know of 10 people that once had Xbox’s and will be switching to the PS4. That’s 10 people that Sony did not have before. Now imagine that worldwide!
I believe Sony will knock Microsoft out of the console war this gen. Microsoft’s exclusive titles won’t be enough to win this war (not even Killer Instinct) as they have NO advantages. Sony Kills them in price, specs, games, and features. Microsoft better start digging their grave and saving for a funeral.