PS3 is celebrated in latest 'Evolution of PlayStation' hype video
- Posted February 17th, 2013 at 18:21 EDT by Kyle Prahl
- 9 Comments
As the evening of PlayStation 4's almost-certain reveal draws ever closer, Sony is continuing its exploration of PlayStation history with a third 'Evolution of PlayStation' video.
This time, the current-gen PlayStation 3 is put on a pedestal for its powerful contributions to the high-def era of gaming. The PS3 also introduced PlayStation Network and--much later--PlayStation Plus, two services which have grown to encompass and embody the exciting opportunities that digital gaming offers.
With two whole days left before the PlayStation Meeting on February 20, it remains to be seen how Sony will continue drumming hype for the PS4's coming-out party. Then again, maybe they don't need to - a series of leaks and reports have given us information about everything from the PS4's controller to its streaming capabilities.
Many of you are probably playing your PS3 right now - what moments of the current generation strike you as important or impressive? Sound off in the comments below, and stay glued to PSU as we continue covering every report and breaking news story leading up the PS4's reveal on Wednesday evening.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 7:45pm EST - February 17th, 2013
Savage360 | Rathgor
- 8:23pm EST - February 17th, 2013
awesome! What's next ? PS4 =D And w00t just my Golden Trophy on Call of Duty: Black Ops II Hitting Prestiege once!
- 8:55pm EST - February 17th, 2013
I'd laugh really hard if the PS4 isn't announced at the NYC event. Everyone got the hype for E3 last year having next-gen console announcements and when nothing came they simply buried the headlines for "next gen console reveal at E3 2012!"
- 10:46pm EST - February 17th, 2013
it is believe to be the playstation 4 orbis when sony launch it on february 20, 2013 and yes sony please try to launch hulu plus application on the ps vita anytime soon this year we need some good games for the psvita
- 11:09pm EST - February 17th, 2013
@3. yea but it didn't make sense last year...this year it makes total sense. All hints point to a reveal.
- 9:16am EST - February 18th, 2013
what I can't shake off my mind this gen is how unfair the competition was and how fair playstation stayed.
Nintendo targeted its console to people who have no knowledge of console world and technology, making them easy targets to hype and gimmicks. Microsoft used money to buy off exclusivity, and "false exclusivity" at that with games branded "XBOX360 only" released 1 year later on PS3.
Sony just stayed on their course, releasing excellent games in different genres and new peripherals using solid technology.
- 10:09am EST - February 18th, 2013
@6 The primary goal of the game divisions of these companies is to make profit. The means they use to reach their goal is their business. Sony suffered not only because it refused to "play dirty" but because it also refused to play well. Sony's marketing division for its games as of late have been worse than geico commercials. They had a good run with the Kevin Butler ads but for everything else, utter garbage.
They've also made quite a few bad moves (pun intended) on the hardware/peripheral end of things. Playstation Move and Go being the worst offenders. Mostly Playstation Go. God, NO one liked that thing!!
Hopefully Sony gets its act together and reclaims some of the flashiness it so WILLINGLY abrogated this generation. Dont blame the others for fighting harder than Sony. The battlefield has changed. Its become a dirty game.
- 10:38am EST - February 18th, 2013
This generation has been a blast. There have been franchises that have suffered (Final Fantasy, Devil May Cry), some that haven't even been present at all (Legacy of Kain, Onimusha, Tenchu), but Sony have definitely dominanted when it comes to exclusive gaming experiences- new franchises like Infamous, Killzone and Uncharted have become instant classics. Games like Red Dead Redemption, Assassin's Creed and GTA IV are other standouts for me. But nothing can beat the VERY first experience, the first game, that I had on that fateful Christmas upon recieving my PS3. Metal Gear Solid 4. A prime example of modern gaming, and the definition of this generation.
- 3:37pm EST - February 20th, 2013
I like how these videos don't explicitly make any bold claims in gaming such as being the best at what it does like all these reputable bigwigs do at events like E3; they just imply that it is and let everyone come to the conclusion themselves that, as everyone knows, PlayStation is the pinnacle of gaming and has yet to be dethroned as the King.