Joined: Feb 2011
February 06, 2013 07:23:15 PM
I agree that Sony shouldn't let the PS4 announcement - if this is, in fact, what the big tease is leading up to - reveal too much of the console, only a "teaser presentation", if you will, about what is to come at this year's E3.
What I'm not entirely sold on is how Sony's early reveal could necessarily be to Microsoft's boon. Vita has been hurting for a lot of reasons, but not entirely by it's early leaks. The sweet spot pricing of the unit meant a boost in prices for the memory card, which seems to be the biggest complaint thus far with the system beside the lack of a "killer app" on the handheld.
While Sony may not be able to do much to save the Vita from an surviving long in a market that's already questionably without much of a future with the rise of mobile gaming, for their sake I hope they've taken the hard lessons from the PS3's market performance and be able to introduce a powerful machine for a reasonable price that promises a great variety of must-play games. When it comes to first and second-party content, Sony has more of an advantage in terms of what teams can make use of the hardware and deliver high-quality content, although Microsoft sure has a nice relationship with third-party developers.
We must also assume that by now, Microsoft already has it's own plans on how to present their new console, that by the time E3 rolls around, Microsoft will either deliver or fail in stealing Sony's thunder (or lack thereof) on their own merit.
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