The 6 Biggest Mistakes Sony With The PS4 Launch

markpotts by markpotts on Feb. 21, 2013

Sony's big PlayStation 4 announcement was yesterday and if you were like us, you were watching with great anticipation... and great anger. Sony had the world's stage and managed to mess it up pretty good. Here are the six biggest mistakes Sony made yesterday.

1. OMG Sharing

Sony spent about 15 of the conference's 20 hours talking about how great the next PlayStation will be at sharing. Share everything with your friends! Share it on Facebook! On Twitter! On every platform possible! Personally, I can't wait until my mom "likes" my Killzone Shadow Fall achievements!

Also, if you're one of those lone gamers, Sony will hate you and make you feel bad about it. You better make friends, STAT, before PS4 comes out.

The idea of sharing stuff with friends is great, but to start off such an important press conference with talking about this idea to death is, well, death. We had a bad taste in our mouth and it seemed to only get worse.

 

2. Knack

How much time was spent on this game? Tons. Tons of time that was supposed to be hyping a machine we should WANT to spend $400 on was spent talking about a game that was made to show us how much shit can move on the screen at the same time with the PS4. The entire trailer was basically saying, "WOW! LOOK AT THAT THIS MOVING SHIT!? IT'S SO MUCH MOVING AT ONE TIME! ISN'T THAT NEAT? GUYS? ISN'T THAT NEAT? SHARE THIS NEATNESS WITH YOUR FACEBOOK BUDDIES!"

"Look at all this sharped-edge shit that is moving around on screen! IT'S THE FUTURE!"

While this game could be fun, it's stupid to dedicate so much time to it when you're suppose to be trying to SELL the damn machine. Sony always messes these events up. We care about what's inside, but we don't need to lead off with that. You don't start a date by telling the other person, "So, my kidneys are really cool and my spleen? You have no idea!"

 

3. Sony Should Have Started Here

This looks awesome. It makes us think, "oh, we could see spending money on this."

How come Sony didn't start the conference off here? With Killzone Shadow Fall and Deep Down? Oh, that's right. Because Sony execs are stupid.

 

4. A Game Where You Sculpt Things?

So you and your buddies can sculpt something together? That's cool, but we already know how EVERY SINGLE SCULPTURE WILL END UP:

BEFORE

AFTER

 

5. No Crash Bandicoot

These game developers spent so much time explaining convoluted plots and arcs of these games and nothing really got us that excited. But, if one developer had simply came out on stage and said, "Imagine a world where you're a bandicoot that smashes boxes," we would have forked over our money right away.

Just imagine all the box shards flying around on screen!!!!!!!!!!!

6. No Console

Sony said they needed to hold some things back to keep the excitement going. That's a bad excuse. They knew everyone wanted to know what the machine looked like. This is like taking a woman on a date and all she does is talk about her boobs, then you don't get to see the boobs. It's marketing BS and Sony knows it.

In the end, we know what the insides are like, we know that it shares, we know that it can look awesome, and we know that it SHARESSHARESSHARES. We also know we're probably buying the new Xbox.

28 comments
darkmantf
darkmantf

Why did they decide to be like xbox, and not make this one backwards compatible? This is not what i'll be spending my money on come xmas. New AR-15 sounds better.

Drew-Buckner-524
Drew-Buckner-524

Pshh... PS4 for the win! As always, Xbox fanboys are gonna complain and knock on the Sony product, and then make up excuses when Sony stomps on Microsofts new console like they did last time. I've got one thing to say to Xbox fans, PS3, less than a 7% fail rate. Xbox 360 had more than a 45% failure rate. And even more warranty replacements and fixes failed. As always, when it comes to quality, Sony delivers a superior product. Microsoft just floods the market. And charges for something that sho

DoucheVadar
DoucheVadar

Regardless, there will be people lining up for miles when it hits the stores. And some dopes will post a video of themselves smashing one in front of these lines.

evilvalis
evilvalis

I wanted to know how much the damn thing is gonna cost. I can care less about the damn sharing. This is not the god damn Care Bears Movie! The only thing Sony wants me to share is my damn money... I also want to hear about the backwards capabilities. I want to play my PS3 games on the PS4. I don't care about the ps vita. It's just another piece of junk to buy to play my games on. How much is the console shall cost???

Kenoscope
Kenoscope

The machine isn't ready, plain and simple.

pfriis
pfriis

I hope this is not written by the actual break crew, because that's some real shit. The Playstation 4 has made the console MUCH easier for developers to work with, increased it's horsepower by a lot, and even allows it to instantly function as a server, streaming to almost any device you may have, wether it's a PSvita, Ipad, WIiU Tablet, smartphone, or whatever it is, which is great for a family with one main living room TV. Alongside this, it will feature Cloud services, and also allow yo9u to

asshole1000
asshole1000

Where the CHIRST is the GODDAMN hardware?

Txstarr-DeeJay-456
Txstarr-DeeJay-456

MAN...... i wanna see the boobs. and i dont want to SHARE SHARE SHARE them. Just wanna play with them. MEHHH..

OptimusC
OptimusC

I only agree with 1 thing on this list. Crash Bandicoot would have been awesome to show.

microlax
microlax

Break now provides us with retarded opinion pieces. NICE!

Denu187
Denu187

Xbox is always going to be better since Microsoft developed the global Direct X technology, it is always going to produce the best game engines for their platform.

LostKeys
LostKeys

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LostKeys
LostKeys

they said something about 8 gigs of ram, a pentium 1 processor and an ATI video card :)

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B4ngkok

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