For the first time ever, Sony did everything right, it seems Sony gained access to all gamer’s mind and gave them more than what they had hoped for. The PlayStation 4 officially unveiled at the E3 2013 is fantastic gaming device, a massive leap from the disaster of the PS3 at infancy.
The $399 price tag of the PS4 is an instant and automatic response to Microsof’t’ Xbox 360 price dominance of the current-gen cycle. Nobody expected Sony; a company which is known for over-priced gadgets to have PS4 at a sweet spot of $399. Even Michael Patcher wouldn’t have anticipated this, though he was close with his prediction. Price was an absolute foot-hood on which the Xbox 360 gained momentum over the PS3 when current-gen started, and why Microsoft completely ignored their strength is totally beyond the understanding of any game critic. If Sony with the highly-prestigious PlayStation brand and overall better specs than the Xbox 360 fought for survival this current-gen, Microsoft should have known better.
When Sony officially announced that the PS4 won’t have the DRM restrictions, the crowd received the tip with loud cheers. This proves that DRM restrictions which Microsoft has decided to back will play a dominant role on which console gamers finally decide to pick and not forgetting the fact that the PS4 won’t require you to go online every 24-hours before you can play any game. Sony recognizes this fact; that the PS4 is first of all a standalone gaming device before being an entertainment media house.
You will never run out of games on the PlayStation 4. Sony confirms that 140 games are being developed for the PS4, Sony world-wide studio is handling 30 of those games and will push the boundaries of what the PS4 can do with exciting new ip’s. 100 games would be available with the first retail year of the PS4. No Sony gaming device has ever gotten this kind of game support at first retail year. Of course, the over-the-top negative PR of no games PS3 would still be fresh in your memory.
This is Sony’s biggest E3, the company has showed it is a true leader in the gaming world, for a price point of $399; the PS4 would be a steal for gamers world-wide.