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Mon 23rd June, 2008

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rjejr commented on Sony's Still Bleeding Money, But PS4's in Beas...:

@get2sammyb - "Destiny on the PS3 as well, but I'd much, much, much rather play it on the PS4."

Well Activion will be happy to read somebody would much, much, much rather play Destiny, regardless of the context ;-)

Man, I'm glad I just said I'm surprised by how well PS4 is selling, imagine if I actually would have said something bad about PS4. Now I know how you must feel whenever I go off topic ;-)



rjejr commented on Sony's Still Bleeding Money, But PS4's in Beas...:

@Bad-MuthaAdebis - "none of them have blown me away, ...,so what?"

So you were expecting 13m sold in 11 months w/o the system having any games that "blew you away"? I never said there weren't games, just not games, like Witcher 3 in your case, that would have it selling 2-3x the number of consoles as X1. Do you know what the PS3 sold it's 1st year? 5.5m. PS4 will triple that when it's 12 months are done. Triple is a big deal and a big surprise to me, that's all I said.

I am glad to read you enjoyed 20 games this year, you seemed less than satisfied w/ Destiny.



rjejr commented on Sony's Still Bleeding Money, But PS4's in Beas...:

@get2sammyb - Yeah, I think that second videogame crash talk was a bit premature :-) 1983 <> 2013.

Even Wii U should sell better this holiday and next year, should pass Dreamcast sales and maybe even catch Gamecube when its all done, and who didn't love that little purple lunchbox.

Has MS really not announced X1 sales since April, Google is drawing a blank? Here's some guesswork I thought you'ld like, all about the 2 console market (even though X1 and Wii U have same total global sales, I just don't get it.)



rjejr commented on Sony's Still Bleeding Money, But PS4's in Beas...:

@Boerewors - Kind of worn out but...

The X1 has had a better line-up since Titanfall. And it had a $100 price cut removing Kinect. And Halo MCC is coming. And Sunset Overdrive. And PS4 keeps kicking it's butt even w/ PSN issues and game delays. And while it's not exclusive LBP3 will be everywhere and Sony will smartly market it as if it's a PS4 exclusive and it will drive system sales - just like MS is doing right now w/ COD and it's 1TB bundle. So if Sony can keep selling as many as it can make, which it seems to be doing, then it doesn't matter what prices the other 2 consoles are. You only cut prices when sales slow down. Sony has a position of strength, not the time to show weakness.



rjejr commented on Sony's Still Bleeding Money, But PS4's in Beas...:

@zeldagaymer93 - "as an investment"

I know why people are buying it, I'm just really surprised so many are buying it so soon. I bet even some at Sony are surprised how well it's doing. An investment is something that goes up in value, the PS4 will have a slim version (for better or worse, don't like the new slimmer slide cover and 12GB) and more importantly it will go down in price. I mean 14m and it hasn't really had any of it's big hitters - no Uncharted or God of War or Final Fantasy. inFamous and Killzone are nice but I see them as more AA than AAA (whatever that means). And between DriveClub issues, Destiny not being all it was meant to be, the Watch Dog delay, no Titanfall, all the PSN outages. It just casts all the negativity aside. Nothing short of amazing.



rjejr commented on Sony's Still Bleeding Money, But PS4's in Beas...:

Mind blown. It just amazes me that a $400 console that has ports and indies as its best games is selling so well. I can't imagine anybody would have taken Sony seriously if before PS4 launched they said 14m in it's first 12 months. That's nearly double the sales in half the time of the much cheaper and BC Wii U's 7.3m in 2 years. Crazy. Congrats to PS4.

Oh, and for those wondering, I'm thinking "no" on matching the X1 price cut. Why bother? Better to wait for Feb or March if it even needs it then.



rjejr commented on Who Let the Dogs Out? Watch Dogs has Shipped 9...:

And in 3 more weeks sales - oops, I mean shipped - can go up to 9,000,003.

And then Ubi will complain about how nobody on Wii U wanted to buy a 4 month old game that 9 million people had already played so they'll be justified in not putting the sequel on Wii U.



rjejr commented on Wait, Did Sony Just Accidentally Reveal the Un...:

Usually not my style to post cliche's but somebody has to do it -

In other news, the sun came up today.

I predict not 1 but 2 collectors ed. pre 4 and post 4. How many collections has GoW had?

The only question is will they be able to make the Vita game playable on PS4 b/c its false collection w/o it.



rjejr commented on People Are Already Playing Assassin's Creed Un...:

"but still, this is quite an uncommon turn of events."

Every game Nitneod releases on Friday Target will have out on display on Tuesday. Haven't gotten them to sell me one yet though :-( And they had a copy of Skyanders Trap Team out on the shelf a good 2 weeks before it released. It was the 3DS version so I didn't try to buy that 1.

Has any game ever released w/o somebody somewhere buying it ahead of time?



rjejr commented on Ubisoft Reckons You Wouldn't Want to Play an A...:

Maybe I just dont play them anymore but it seems like its been awhile since we had a glut of japanese themed games. On PS2 I played the 4 Onimusha games and Genji, then the giant crab infested sequel on PS3, and thats been it for me for those types of games. The mosou games are different enough that I woulndt worry about those. Im very ready for Onimusha 5 or Genji 3 or AC fuedal japan.



rjejr commented on November's PS Plus Offering Is an Indie Game E...:

@Splat - Don't think we're allowed to use the "3" word on this site anymore ;-)

I was expecting a better offering this month for 1 reason that nobody has brought up yet so might as well - last year on BF there was a PS+ sale and I'm pretty sure it went well as PSN was down for about 2 days. I know everyone here blames the PS4 releasing in the UK that day for crashing the servers but that shouldn't have brought down the US PSN for 2 days.

So, 1 year ago people buy a lot of 1 year PS+ subscriptions, therefore a lot of people have their year up this month, so Sony wants to entice those people w/ 2 games on the PS3 I don't think I've ever even read about, and I'm on this site constantly.

There should be plenty of PS3 games they could recycle that were only up for a month or so. I still get PS4 not getting much, but PS "Vita" TV just launced as well, you would think they would entice people w/ good Vita games for that.

I guess PS4 "pay to play" online is all that matters now? Even if there is another BF sale I won't renew for these.



rjejr commented on Sony's Wackiest PS4 Hardware Bundle Scores a W...:

@get2sammyB - "Sony needs all of the help that it can get to remain competitive in Japan."

Competitive in Japan w/ what exactly, X1 sells about 3 consoles a week in Japan. Go ahead, say it, I dare you ;-) [If having a sense of humour means being "that guy", then yeah, I'm that guy.]

I like the silver console and the silver slime on top but it will never release in the west. Really looking forward to the game if the PS3 version makes its way west next year, Hyrule Warriors is a blast.



rjejr commented on Round Up: Freedom Wars Vita Reviews Fight for ...:

@italodance @Punished_Boss_84 - Oh come on guys, I got my little ;-), I got my jk (FYI "just kidding") what more do you want :-)

I did ponder posing it as a theoretical debate - PS TV = PS Vita? b/c it is a different system, the original PS3 played PS2 games but PS3 was still a different system - but even I know it's still a Vita TV and the rest is mostly just semantics. If Sony does decide to make a "PS TV" line of games that won't play on Vita though (not exactly sure how they could, resolution maybe?), well, then I'll be back and we can have that debate. :-)

And I could see it happening too, if they drop the Vita and decide to take on FireTV w/ a $79 "PS TV Now" console. At that point there probably wouldn't be any retail releases for PS TV, just all PSN stuff, but there still could be PS TV games that wouldn't play on Vita. The Vita can't have too many years left.



rjejr commented on Round Up: Freedom Wars Vita Reviews Fight for ...:

@get2sammyb - "PlayStation Vita exclusive"

But it plays on the Playstation TV too ;-) (in case my emoticon doesn't kick in, jk)

Will certainly play this if I get a PS TV. Amazon has a new challenger approaching for my tv, FireTV Stick, so I'm still deciding. (Wii U may not be in your PS4's "big-boy league" but PS TV is legitimately going up against all the other $100 and under streaming devices.)



rjejr commented on Push Scare: How Final Fantasy VII's Not-So-Sca...:

See, this is why Sephiroth should have been the final a boss in PSASBR.
Probably wouldn't have helped sales too much, but at least there would have been something good in the game for people to talk about.

Full disclosure - I did buy PSASBR, when it hit $5 on PSN. My kids enjoyed it.



rjejr commented on Guide: How to Change Your PS4's Background Colour:

@mikey85 - Emphasis on "start" rolling out. I just hope they all can roll out as smoothly as this holidays only PS4 exclusive DriveClub.

I know PS4 will rule someday, heck it kind of does already, FFXV, Uncharted 4, KH3, the games will come. But for the (some would say all important) Christmas holiday shopping season this year Wii U is finally getting some games, X1 has a big exclusive and Halo:MCC, and Sony, well they have new background colours and dynamic themes. PS4 will still probably outsell the other 2 b/c its a Sony Playstation, but it certainly doesn't have anything to brag about.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: How Does Sony Solve a Problem L...:

@get2sammyb - Sorry to get you into trouble w/ the whole board - dont mess w/ the Falcon Punch - but Wii U is part of this gen like it or not. And dont let power fool you, unless PS3 has caught up to Wii sales numbers. (hint - it hasn't). Wii dominatec last gen w/ a toy SD system. Wii U may not have the specs, but its still in the race.

Ok lets put it this way - you are constantly covering X1s every move - do you really think X1 is selling that much better than Wii U globally (total sales to date)? If X1 is a sales competitor, then so is Wii U. Its that simple.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: How Does Sony Solve a Problem L...:

@Gamer83 - "I don't know what Reggie and his team do all day."

Reggie sleeps all day. There is no team. That's the only way I can explain it.

I realize the lack of 3rd party software is the Wii U's deathknell, nail in the coffin, what have you - can't triumph w/o FIFA, Madden and COD - but they really should be able to at least be in the conversation based upon:

1. Exclusives - Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8. Super Smash Bros U, Captain Toad (ok that last one isn't helping much, but coupled w/ amiibo they could be targeting kids)
2. lowest price, even w/ the MS price cut
3. backwards compatibility w/ the entire Wii catalog

Exclusives, price, BC vs. lack of multiplats, that should be easy to market, it's 3 pros vs 1 con. That's what marketing is, spin, and that should be easy to spin.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: How Does Sony Solve a Problem L...:

@Punished_Boss_84 - If Sony is complacent Wii U could become a factor though. (If Nitnedo ever decided to make the slightest effort to market the Wii U and it's games.)

It was a Sony exec who said "it's a marathon, not a sprint" regarding the Vita's long term success. How's that working out for them?

Wii U may be a distant 3rd (not even sure how distant compared to X1) but it's closer than Vita is to 3DS so I wouldn't completely count it out just yet. It's been neck and neck in Japan since summer, and I don't see PS4 pulling away there until... well I'm not sure when.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: How Does Sony Solve a Problem L...:

@Jonny Wii U may not be a "threat", viable or otherwise, but I still think this holiday there will be a few people who buy a Wii U, which means they won't be buying a PS4. And Wii U is cheaper, which was my main point, otherwise I wouldn't care.

In Japan the Wii U has outsold the PS4 many weeks over the past 6 months and has about triple it's total - 2mil to 700k. It does have an 18 month head start, but I don't think you can fairly say the Wii U is irrelevant in Japan. I do think X1 is irrelevant in Japan and no amount of price cuts will make it relevant there. ;-) Wii U could be in play this holiday if Nintendo does something crazy like start to advertise SSBU and the upcoming amibo, neither of which I have seen any sign of in any store in the US. I have no hope for Captain Toad ever being marketed anywhere to anyone even though it looks like a fun little $40 game. It was never going to sell any Wi U anyway.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: How Does Sony Solve a Problem L...:

@get2sammyb Man that was such a good article, looking at all the facts and taking a thoughtful approach rather than just emotional stuff but then this -

"However, up until this point, it’s enjoyed much of its success from being both the cheapest box on the market,"

Uh, hello, Wii U? The system that has console exclusives Bayonetta 2 and Super Smash Bros U this holiday (and Captain Toad in the US) compared to the PS4's DriveClub, Have you seen the Wii U - PS4 - X1 sales numbers in Japan the past few months?

I'm not saying Wii U sales will catch PS4, but you talk about people shopping for the holidays in Nov and Dec and talk about PS4 being the lowest but there will be people who see Wii U - $299, X1 - $349, PS4 - $399 - so I don't think you can completely ignore Wii U. Not w/ MK8 in the box, SSBU coming out, Bayonetta 2 just released, and those adorable Wii U only (until next year) amiibo. I think PS4 will certainly lose a sale or 2 to Wii U this holiday (based on how things currently stand), especially in Japan when they start getting the MK8 bundle in 3 weeks.

OK, Wii U aside, the other problem which I think is bigger than the X1 price drop is Sunset Overdirve. It's an exclusive game that really looks like it should be on the PS4. Its a fun looking inFamous in blazing color and it's made by insomniac. And I keep seeing the bundle on tv every 5 minutes. I honestly don't recall seeing a $349 price but that white X1 w/ that game for $349 would be a nice enticement for potential PS4 purchasers. And Scalebound is coming. Devil May Monster Hunt? Monster Hunter Cries? All I know is Dante is fighting some cool kaiju wearing a Guyver suit in a game made by Platinum, so it's probably not a "hidden object" game.

So what should Sony do? I don't know, b/c I don't know what their projections are. If they think the X1 price cut and the Wii U finally getting some good games 2 years after release may hamper it's sales, then yes match MS' price cut. If they think LBP3, DriveClub, Destiny and AC:U will help them sell enough consoles at the current price then keep the price. I also don't know what they are losing per console ATM, but the company as a whole is a mess. So I think they should match the MS price, but only if they think they need too and it won't bankrupt the company.



rjejr commented on Does LittleBigPlanet 3 Look Much Better on the...:

@Godsire- "MAYBE a PSTV. A big maybe on that last one."

I bought a non-smart 39" tv for my bedroom and have been looking for a device to hook up to it. PS TV was top of the list, followed by cheap Chromecast and Fire TV, but the roll-out left a lot to be desired by leaving out Netflix and Youtube and all the marquee Vita games that aren't supported. w/o a PS4 to stream it's not so enticing. And wasn't Vita supposed to remote play PS3 games? If it remote played PS3 games I'ld buy 1 for all the times the kids or my wife are using the main tv the PS3 is hooked up to. I'm not using PS Now for game s I already own or rent via PS+.

Oh, and I would have bought a Chromecast by now but my months old Samsung Tab 4 w/ Android 4.4.2 doesnt mirrorcast w/ that device, so Sony isn't the only one letting me down. So now I'm lookign at google's little tv player but I can never remember what it's called. Nexus Player? What kind of stupid freakin' name is that? This i what I think of when I read "Nexus player", but then again I am really old.



rjejr commented on Review: Minecraft: PS Vita Edition (PlayStatio...:

Not to be a broken recod, but I think bundling this with PS TV would have been a better idea than the Lego movie. No concerns about small text or battery life. And while evrybody already has the Xbox, PC, PS3 or Vita version maybe Nintendo fans would pony up $100 for it?

And dont say MS wouldnt let them PS3 or PS4 is fetting a Minecraft bumdle this holiday.



rjejr commented on Yes, There Will Be Exciting Game Announcements...:

@get2sammyb - Hey Sammy - not quite related, but as follower of new tech thought you'ld be interested in this 3D statue printing for the masses.

If Sony has 1 of these at the show I bet plenty of people would buy a 7" figure and that cosplay girl standing next to Kratos ;-) (Can't believe 40 comments and nobody mentioned her, poor neglected girl)



rjejr commented on Blimey, The Last of Us Is Getting a Game of th...:

I suppose I'm the target audience, still haven't played it on PS3 - it's always out of stock at the local Redbox - and I don't have a PS4 yet. That said, at this point I've already decided on waiting to play the PS4 version.

So, the only people this is for are Xbox360 owners who bought an X1 but regret it but now can't afford a PS4 so they are buying a PS3 for $199 this Black Friday to play KH 2.5 HD Remix and this.



rjejr commented on Travel Somewhere Over the Rainbow Skies Next Year:

"when it launched on the PlayStation Vita a few years back"

Didn't this game "launch" on PS3 and was ported to Vita a year or so later? ('cause. like, ya know, you don't have enough issues w/ the developer not knowing when their own game is coming out)

This game was most definitely slated for 2014 when it was announced way back in spring or summer of 2013. Might have even been "fall 2014". I've been waiting and following it since. Though I still haven't finished the first game either, it's really long. I'm pretty sure I'm over 60 hours in maybe just started the final boss dungeon.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Do You Ever Stump Up for Season...:

Never bought a Season Pass - or really any DLC that I can recall - until about a month ago for Hyrule Warriors, b/c I really wanted to use Links horse Epona as a weapon, and they gave a timeline and prices for what you get over the next few months for a savings of about $4. The auto download was a nice touch.

Of course due to the technical difficulties of myexternal HDD dieing w/ my saves on it I've barley played the game since the DLC, so it was probably a waste on my part. But I did have $10 credit from Nintneod's DDP program and I bought a $10 eShop card for $5 w/ a $5 GC I got from buying SSB for 3DS so I only actually paid $5 for it out of pocket, would never have paid $20.

I still haven't purchased the MK8 "season pass" yet b/c it doens't come out until Nov - no date yet b/c it's Nintnedo - and next May. Though I probably will once we get a firm date. 16 tracks for $12 is worth it for my family of 4.

So like probably many people, I hate it, but I keep buying it, so the industry will keep selling it. Since Nintnedo is doing it now pretty soon any game w/o DLC be a rarity. I'm sure SSB for U DLC will be announced in about 6 hours.



rjejr commented on Review: Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes -...:

@sinalefa - "Vanellope" was a great character (I'm also a big Sarah Silverman fan), but I didn't really like that movie much. My entire family watched it together a few months ago and we spent 30 minutes afterwards discussing how it should have been called "Vanellope's Adventure" and Ralph's roll should have been as narrator, all that other stuff at the beginning could have been left out. So b/c of that I'm not too excited about her toy character. I grew up watching Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights so Tinkerbell is burned into my nostalgia cells.

Ha. I just realized the irony, I don't like Peter Pan either. Tinberbell transcends though. She's like the original Barbie doll fairy.



rjejr commented on Does LittleBigPlanet 3 Look Much Better on the...:

@get2sammyb - Appreciate the self-deprecating first sentence, nice touch ;-)

Im glad the PS3 version isn't gimped - I was honestly conerned it might still be 3 layers to the PS4s 16 - but OTOH PS4 should have something more. Maybe theyll patch in more later like when they added Move support to LBP2.



rjejr commented on Sony Deploys Deadly Hallowe'en Discounts for P...:

@Sanquine - Dante's Inferno was ok, but nothing special. It also had the misfortune of coming out within months of God of War 3, Bayonetta, and Darksiders, (winter 2010) all of which I played first and liked better. I was really burnt out on 3rd person action games after that stretch. It's worth playing though. Castlevania Lord of Shadow was similar and better as well, but that came out later.



rjejr commented on Review: Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes -...:

Thanks for a bad review, helps me keep my video game costs down. :-)

Also, while Disney seems quite obtuse about it, there does seem to be a DI 2.0 Toy Box sans Marvel due out in a few weeks to download for only $20 or $30. May wait and see how that works.

And as @adf86 pointed about, my kids got Lego Marvel last Christmas and I still haven't played that yet. I do want Tinkerbell though. And Fantasia Mickey. But that's about it.



rjejr commented on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Will Hold a Hef...:

@special_donkey - "the wii u has external support?"

Well when the Basic model releases w/ only 8GB (only about 3 available after OS usage) and the Deluxe only has 32GB but you offer games like 14GB Bayonetta 1 and 17B 2 external is a must. Works pretty well until your HDD dies :-(



rjejr commented on Oh Sony, Did You Really Have to Use Sunset Ove...:

Well it kind of makes sense they are advertising Sunset Overdrive with this sale since they were celebrating Bayonetta 2s upcoming Wii U release on Friday by having Bayonetta on sale this past weekend. :-)



rjejr commented on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Will Hold a Hef...:

@BigDaddyT0101 - I suppose that's an option, I replaced my PS3 80GB w/ a 500, but i can't help but think after the PS3 had 40, 60, 80, 160, 250, 500 and then 12 (for all the people who were complaining 500 was too much) that a larger internal HDD isn't in the PS4's future. I can wait. I bought the last of the FAT models right before the slim came out, I won't do that again.

@LDXD - Playing games as they install is a huge plus, and re-installing from disc doesn't seem too bad, but I wouldn't want to be doing it all the time w/ large digital games.