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  • Philip Saglimbeni
    $SNE PS4 allows used-games in all formats, no online connection required, major mis-step by $MSFT, Xbox One is in trouble
    6/10/13
    Reply (19)
    • bd4uandu: Here's a link for PS4 specs ... http://bit.ly/115CumT
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    • bd4uandu: And one for game restrictions ... http://bit.ly/ZGf5aA
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    • oneotherfool: and priced at $399 vs $499.
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    • bd4uandu: Competition really hurt Mr Softy. I bet they long for the days of DOS.
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    • Philip Saglimbeni: Sony handled it well from a PR perspective, directly countering MSFT's policies. This is big in my opinion and I expect it will resonate
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    • alphaRAJU: You guys don't understand the future. Mr Softy does. Why go backwards and you don't always sell price. Sky TV is going to sell Xbox1
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    • Philip Saglimbeni: MSFT management thinks they understand the future, there's no guarantee that the TV/media aspects will translate to sales of a $500 console
      6/11/13
    • Philip Saglimbeni: What is clear at this early stage is that PS4 is leading when it comes to games, which has been proven to drive sales
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    • domi1kenobi: PS4 = Fail, the most important advantage of PS3 vs Xbox was no membership needed to have access to all features.. PS4= montly subscription
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    • Philip Saglimbeni: Not at all. In the last generation it was a big deal. Now both systems require a subscription to use online services so it's irrelevant
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    • Philip Saglimbeni: What is relevant now is that PS4 allows used games in all formats and Xbox one does not, PS4 is not region locked, Xbox One is locked
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    • Philip Saglimbeni: PS4 is cheaper than Xbox one
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    • Philip Saglimbeni: PS4 is clearly more in favor of consumers and that will make a big difference in which system they buy
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    • domi1kenobi: sure, they said the same of the PS3 vs Xbox... but if you want a complete high tech mediacenter that can also play games.. what you take?
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    • Philip Saglimbeni: but they are both high-tech media centers, PS4 is now cheaper and with less restrictions
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    • domi1kenobi: But now XBOX has WP8 and Windows 8 to extend the platform. On top of that they are the developers of DirectX.
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    • Philip Saglimbeni: I agree that MSFT is doing interesting things with WP8/Windows integration, in fact I think it is their larger goal to connect everything
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    • Philip Saglimbeni: I'm just saying that the approach will come at a cost to the core gaming audience, will affect sales and even make some users switch to PS4
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    • domi1kenobi: what about the price of the games? If they cost way less than the ones from Sony they also have a winner.. And this model allows them to.
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