5 mistakes Sony should avoid at PlayStation Meeting
- Posted February 19th, 2013 at 08:48 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 12 Comments
We have to admit it, we’re getting a little nervous ahead of the PlayStation Meeting on Wednesday where 1,200 members of the press and public will pack the Hammerstein Ballroom to see Sony, quite possibly, unveil the PlayStation 4 to the world.
There’s been so much speculation, rumour and hype surrounding the PS4 that we’re trying to remain calm in case all our dreams don’t come true during the event, but truth is, we’ll be sorely disappointed if we don’t get some juicy details on Sony’s next-generation console this week.
Here’s five mistakes that we hope Sony will avoid at the PlayStation Meeting.
1. Calling it PlayStation Orbis
Please Sony, you won’t will you? You won’t ruin the logical number system in favour of a name that means absolutely nothing, would you? We want it to be called PlayStation 4, nothing else. We foresee millions of faces around the globe screwed up in total confusion if you announce our beloved next-gen console as Orbis. Even the Catholic Church barely uses Latin these days. Absolutely no-one will get it.
2. Announcing an extortionate PS4 launch price
Sony could well hold back this information until E3 or even later, but if it does announce a price it better make sure that the masses can afford it. In the U.K. in 2007, the price of the PS3 at launch was extortionate, approximately £425, with 20GB and 60GB models priced in the U.S. at $499 and $599 respectively. At its E3 press conference in 2006 the crowd almost fell off their seats in shock at the introductory price of the PS3. It took Sony a series of price revisions for the PS3 to take-off properly, but if it gets the PS4 price right at its first attempt then there could be no stopping its next-gen console.
3. Rambling on about the success of PS3
There’s nothing worse than a press conference where the host rambles on too long about company figures that the general public simply aren’t interested it. No doubt Sony will want to tell us how well the PlayStation 3 has sold, how many people are signed up to the PSN and a variety of other boring facts that don’t affect us, but it better put a time limit on this stuff otherwise toes are going to be tapping.
4. Holding back on the games
We need to see the games and how incredible they look on the PS4. Pull out all the stops, give us game announcements from first and third party developers, surprise us with some PS4 launch exclusives and show us half-a-dozen trailers that will make our mouths water. If we leave the show without seeing a handful of titles to whet our appetite we’ll be sorely disappointed.
5. Not showing the hardware
We have to see the hardware. Get it up on the big screen and show us what that baby looks like. Spend a good chunk of the show talking us through the hardware and showing it off from every angle. If we don’t see the PS4 hardware then we’ve wasted a trip to New York and millions of people watching the live stream will walk away feeling a little bit cheated.
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Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 9:05am EST - February 19th, 2013
Two things im looking for. Seeing what some of the games are going to look like, and also seeing what this baby is going to be looking like in my living room. I have faith in Sony, I haven't been dissapointed with an early console design yet, always the ones after though.
- 10:03am EST - February 19th, 2013
agree with all of them , good job PSU :)
DeadCrow | xSoloWing--
- 10:10am EST - February 19th, 2013
Number 3 is highly likely to happen. lol
SteveMcCool | CiscoKid_22_
- 10:32am EST - February 19th, 2013
Sure Sony could call it Orbis...but we will call it PS4. But hey I can't see the PS3 logo when I'm playing games so...
As for pricing I'm guessing $350 for a 250GB system and $400 for a 500GB system.
Ixion | MagicManGSC
- 10:50am EST - February 19th, 2013
Yeah, there's no doubt #3 is going to happen. Hell, if I was Sony, I would do it too. Sony still wants consumers to buy the PS3 afterall.
- 11:09am EST - February 19th, 2013
@4 You're absolutely right - no matter what this thing is called, I'll probably call it PS4.
- 11:17am EST - February 19th, 2013
They should call it playstation 4 Orbis, Is it good or what???
- 11:48am EST - February 19th, 2013
"We want it to be called PlayStation 4, nothing else" - Playstation 4 seems a bit bland. A bit deadpan. I'm not 100% stoked on referring to my home console as the Orbis everytime I mention my new Playstation, but PS4 just sounds plain boring.
SHAZZMAZZ | SHAZZMAZZ
- 4:58pm EST - February 19th, 2013
sony ps4 mistake are
#1. the ps4 is not in my dam handzz
thats made the only mistake they made
- 8:23pm EST - February 19th, 2013
If I was Sony I would have shocked everyone in the PM (PS Meeting). By bringing an even slimmer ps3 model :P
Then when the press and the world was shocked I would have said "What were you thinking?" and walk off :P:P:P
- 11:33pm EST - February 19th, 2013
I won't be makin the same mistake again of buyin Orbis or ps4 or whatever they call it at the extortionate price of £425 that I payed for the 60gb ps3 on release! I'm looking at gettin another 12 months of use out of the ps3 with games such as gta5 etc until I even think about buyin into the next gen. Especially with the "very" poor games the ps3 had at launch!
- 4:25pm EST - February 20th, 2013
@10 - Well thank god you're not Sony...
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