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Why The PS4 Has Already Won

*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

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.

 

Written by

Jeff is a true gamer, he has played video games since he was little and never stopped. He loves anime and Japanese stuff, especially martial arts movies. He is as outgoing as a true gamer that is married can be and hopes to make it to an EVO tournament someday. Favorite games include: Shadow of the Colossus, The Uncharted Series, The Dead Space Series and SoulCalibur 2-5, and Viewtiful Joe.

10 Comments to “Why The PS4 Has Already Won”

  1. Roxas says:

    Hear Hear!

  2. Boom says:

    Spoken like a true fart

  3. Boom says:

    Jeff is a true gamer; yet doesn’t mention one word about either consoles lineups. Just blabs on about DRM. It’s only cheapskates who got an issue with not being able to pickup games at $3!! MS has said you can loan out your entire, yes entire library to 10 people at once. What is the issue?

    • Jack Medland-Slater says:

      Because Microsoft dictates who and from whom you can buy or sell your games. It’s not being a cheapskate, it’s being concerned about property rights.

    • Ray says:

      I think your missing the point.

      Microsoft themselves have stated they are building an Entertainment center, not a games console. So this being said, lets get a few things clear, just so you know.

      1) remember going down the store and finding a bargain on a game that you have wanted to play for ages, or you go down the store and see a bargain on an old childhood game you use to play back in the day, you pick it up (its used of course), go home and play (without paying an extra fee to do so) – thats over with.

      2) your sitting in your living room playing a video game, or watching T.V then suddenly you notice your internet cuts off, you call your provider to find that there is a fault, or a power cut, or whatever, and the help desk advises you the internet will be back up within 24 hours, 24 hours later you call up your provider, to find the problem is still on going, you are irate, angry and annoyed with your provider, but also because your Xbox One is now just a box with chips and wires in it.

      3) or how about the inability to take your own games that you own to your friends house on his console and play it there? how about the ability Microsoft have to watch your every single move? If none of this bothers you, then you were never really a true gamer

      - been gaming since i was 6, owned the Sega Master System, Sega Megadrive, Nes, Snes, N64, Xbox, Ps2, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and done some PC gaming, i have played thousands of games in my lifetime.

      Xbox One will flop.

  4. Jeff Harris Jr. says:

    Stop being a fan boy and look at the facts. We don’t need to look at the lineups to see that Sony beats Microsoft this time around. I understand the games make the systems but we ALL know that the Sony lineup will be superb and so will Microsoft’s so that point is null and void. Lineups can change, the facts about the systems and what each have to offer will not unless someone reneges. Each console will have it’s strong exclusives and that will make a difference for a lot of people but Sony wins because not only will they have strong exclusives but they have done more for the consumers. —– And yes I am a true Gamer. :)

  5. datdude says:

    Well said. This article says everything that needs saying simply and concisely. PS4.

  6. CJ says:

    All my friends are getting PS4… so I don’t want to be on xbox if I have no one to play with. lol

  7. Walter says:

    The only way I am buying a PS4 Is if I can grip the controller like I can the 360 controller.

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