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Old 05-22-2018, 08:59 AM   #1
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PlayStation CEO: PS4 entering final phase of life cycle

So PS5 coming soon, like 2019?



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PlayStation CEO: PS4 entering final phase of life cycle

(But how long is the final phase?)



PlayStation 4 is entering the final phase of its life cycle, Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera said at Sony Investor Relations Day 2018 in Tokyo today.

The platform first launched in North America and Europe in November 2013, followed by Japan in February 2014. It has shipped 79 million units as of March 31, 2018.

While PlayStation 4 entering its final phase should result in a negative impact on sales, Kodera noted that recurring revenue via membership services such as PlayStation Plus should mitigate the blow.

Kodera also noted that while Sony is investing in first-party, it is not entirely for the creation of new IP. The refreshment of existing IP and development of successful IP as franchises are also part of the company’s plan to strengthen content.

According to Kodera, Sony’s current medium-term management plan period, which runs until March 2021, is expected to be a momentary squat to further strengthen the PlayStation business.

Regarding PlayStation VR, Kodera said that while the platform continues to sell, the growth speed of the market as a whole is lower than predicted. From now on they will aim for healthy growth with a more realistic outlook.

As for Sony Interactive Entertainment’s strategy for fiscal year 2018 (which started on April 1, 2018), the company will enrich and utilize exclusive titles for PlayStation 4, leverage the platform’s install base and active users, and grow and improve recurring revenue (PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Store, PlayStation Now, etc.).

View Sony’s Investor Relations Day 2018 presentation here: https://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/lib...8/presen_E.pdf


https://gematsu.com/2018/05/playstat...-of-life-cycle
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:19 AM   #2
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I don't know why, but consoles are starting to feel less and less worth it. I really don't feel like i'm getting the same value i used to.

Oh and it says 2021 rubeus. Did you not read it? ^^
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2021 is just the mid term plan period, it doesn't mean PS5 cannot be launched ahead of it.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:58 PM   #4
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I don't know why, but consoles are starting to feel less and less worth it. I really don't feel like i'm getting the same value i used to.

Probably because the first half of the release cycle was fucking remasters instead of a flurry of new experiences.
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Games and services are becoming more expensive and sadly most releases are not worth the full price.

Also agree with the comment above, instead of bringing new ips most companies are playing it safe with "remakes" and remasters with a price tag that surpasses the one they originaly had when they were released in the market.
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Probably because the first half of the release cycle was fucking remasters instead of a flurry of new experiences.
That is a very good point. I recall the first year of the PS4 was a load of remasters and ports. I can only remember the sequal of that super hero game with the electicity powers. I don't even remember the name anymore lol.

edit:Infamous 2!

The trend did last for quite a while though.
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I don't know why, but consoles are starting to feel less and less worth it. I really don't feel like i'm getting the same value i used to.
PS4 launched in 2013. If it goes until 2021, that will be 8 years. That's even longer than the PS3's lifespan.

How is that not worth it?
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PS4 launched in 2013. If it goes until 2021, that will be 8 years. That's even longer than the PS3's lifespan.

How is that not worth it?
Like DS pointed out, theres less new experiences.

Anyways this is assuming it goes on till 2021. Maybe i'll feel differently by then. But, one generation used to be enough for a trilogy of games. I hardly seen the "2's" and we are talking about new consoles. *shrugs*

Like, a prime example of this is Naughty Dog.

PS2 Jak Trilogy + spin off racing game
PS3 Uncharted trilogy + last of us
PS4 Uncharted 4. TLOU 2 doesnt come out until next year.

It doesn't feel like the time to be talking about new consoles. The Jak2/Uncharted2 of the generation isn't even out yet. :/
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Like DS pointed out, theres less new experiences.
That's horseshit. DS is a pc gamer and hates consoles, so his perspective is skewed.

There are plenty of new experiences on consoles.

Just look at this list and tell me there aren't.

https://backloggery.com/games.php?user=lard&console=PS4
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You...uhh....might wanna take a second look at that list before you go toting it around as "fresh experiences," haha.



A significant number of times I went "Woah, that came out on PS4?"



Then I looked.....originally PS3 "
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ooo Atari flashback games! only for PS4.
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Now in HD!
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You...uhh....might wanna take a second look at that list before you go toting it around as "fresh experiences," haha.



A significant number of times I went "Woah, that came out on PS4?"



Then I looked.....originally PS3 "
Like what?
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:01 PM   #14
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Man, sad times when we don't recall how good the PS3/Xbox360 era was.



We actually had a lot of good, new franchises that sprouted up at the beginning of that lifecycle.


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last gen was better, I enjoyed a lot more of the games than current games out now. I have over 130 PS3 games, only around 30 PS4 games.... for shameeeeeeee!
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