Has Sony Made A Mistake By Not Showing The PS4?

| February 22, 2013 | Reply
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I’ve waited for the dust to settle on the new PS4 story, not because I didn’t know what to say, but I didn’t want to say the wrong thing or be too harsh.

On Wednesday, Sony execs gave a two hour presentation on the new PS4 console which is meant to be their new flagship gaming console for serious gamers. The only problem is, they did’t show you the console. “WTF”, I hear you say, (well, it’s what I was thinking). How can you bring journalists from around the world, have them wait eagerly anticipating your big announcement, only to find that that you’re not going to see the very item they’re making an announcement about. It’s madness!

What made it worse was the fact that presenters stood their and played games in the Opera House projected onto large screens (so the console was there, you just couldn’t see it).

“I don’t know that the box is going to be something that’s going to have a dramatic impact on people’s feelings about the game. It will be a colour and a size fairly comparable to previous consoles,” said Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, the US-based arm of the PlayStation business.

“There’s a big story to tell here, and it’s going to take between now and the holiday season to get all the details out there,” Tretton said in an interview.

If that wasn’t bad enough, they also rubbed salt into the wounds by not telling us the price the console would be. What? You mean, not only will YOU NOT show us the console, you’re not going to reveal the price of the damn thing? This has got to be the worst possible presentation of a new technology event in the history of tech events. Yeah, I know, experts have guessed that it will probably cost in the region of £300, but that’s just the best guess. Either Sony have got a big stonking ace up their sleeve that they didn’t want the competition knowing about or they haven’t finished the console due to a problem or something, anything (who knows?).

What we do know is, the new Playstation 4 will be the main challenger to the Xbox and that you’ll be able to stream games and ither digital content. Other than that, we don’t know anything else.

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