Friday, February 22, 2013

PlayStation 4 Revealed

Well, the PS4 has finally been revealed, if not unveiled.  We got a good look at the controller (subject to change of course) and the output this thing is capable of but not the machine itself, but let's face it, you look at the screen not the console.  Overall, they didn't let me down, but they also didn't do much more than stake a flag in the sand.  Microsoft still has a very good chance of still stealing the show come E3 in June.

But in an interview with AllThingsD, Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, did bring up a few good points.  He didn't pretend to know what Microsoft is focusing on, but he did indicate that Sony is focused on gaming.  Without reading too much into it, it's not too much of a stretch to see that Microsoft may be more focused on the living room as a whole, where gaming is just a part of their objective.

If that's true, you'll never know, maybe they'll end up trying to be good at a lot things, but end up not the best at any one.  For my gaming, I do like the idea that games would come first, and controlling my DVR through facial recognition and finger snaps would be second.

On the other hand, if they strike a chord with folks and Microsoft's next Xbox makes it into 2 or 3 times as many living rooms, it won't matter if they're the "best", it's where developers will invest their resources.

For info on the upcoming PS4 through Sony tinted lenses, click here.

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