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PSXE Poll Update: PlayStation Fans Are Confident PS4 Will Rock

Yes, we are a PlayStation-oriented website so perhaps the uninitiated believe the poll results are nothing too shocking.

But those who have been around here a while are well aware of the kind of gamer that frequents the PSXE community: If they think Sony is messing up, if they have doubts concerning a Sony product, they're gonna speak up. And that's why we love it 'round here. ;)

Therefore, the fact that the majority of readers believe they'll be "ecstatic" when Sony unveils the PS4 is significant. It shows that people do have faith in the product that Sony will almost inevitably announce in less than two weeks. Despite some unsettling rumors that hint at less-than-impressive specs and a more casual appeal, most seem to embrace a simple yet logical philosophy- PlayStation has delivered for them many times over in the past 17+ years, so why stop believing in the platform now?

This week, we're wondering what you think of the PlayStation Vita; i.e., its current status. Recently, Sony was forced to slash their fiscal sales expectations for the new portable by a whopping 3 million units, and the release schedule looks pretty bare right now. Do you see a resurgence? Or is your prediction more dire...?

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, orbis, new playstation, sony

2/10/2013 9:22:30 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (15 posts)

GuardianMode
Sunday, February 10, 2013 @ 10:36:41 PM
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The PS4 will be all we expect it to be. They will show it off and probably leave the price point for E3. AS for the Vita,a price cut is needed. Which will probably be announced at E3 aswell.

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clockwyzebkny
Sunday, February 10, 2013 @ 11:53:38 PM
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A price cut is probably needed for the system and definitely needed for their proprietary memory cards. But most of all, it needs newer and better gsmes on the horizon. Killzone is mines on day one but I personally need more games in my library

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Excelsior1
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 12:10:11 AM
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That is the THIRD time Sony has revised Vita sales downward so clearly it's a troubled platform. Right now I don't think there is a lot of confidence in the product at all. The drought in Vita games being released has to be pretty disturbing for anybody considering a purchase. I don't think the Vita is doomed yet but I am more than a little worried. It's been seriously underperforming for awhile now and third party support in almost nonexistent. I keep telling myself if there is a booming market out there for the 3DS then there is a place for the Vita too...right?

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Axe99
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 2:15:51 AM
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Personally, I couldn't be happier with the unit - it's the best handheld gaming system with the best-in-class handheld games across a number of genres, but I'd be deaf, blind and dumb if I hadn't noticed it selling less well than it could be (something Sony themselves note is an issue in their recent report that included the reduced forecasts).

I'd have to back that it's a price thing - price really hurt the 3DS, and I suspect it's not doing the Vita any favours. My guess is that it'll muddle along until a price cut, which if Sony is clever they'll tie to a quality game release or two, and then pick up steam after that.

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___________
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 3:26:07 AM
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id like to hope the ps4 will be the usual console, typical playstation, that is they will bring us the most future proof console possible.
but many many reasons making me believe they wont.

1 this is the first home console developed without father ken.
the ONLY reason why playstation even exists is because of him!
$ony execs canceled the playstation when the deal with ninty went belly up, but he went against their orders and continued working on it and thanks to father ken it was a resounding success.
father ken was a engineer and because of that, he had a obsessive passion for technology.
and because of that he always made sure something with the PS badge was a technological marvel.
ps4 will be the first home console not designed by the creator of the family.
one reason why im VERY worried!

2 the vita was the first playstation device that was not designed under father ken.
and how did that turn out?
certainly NOT the technological marvel you would expect to find under the PS badge!

3 $ony have been bleeding money left right and center ever since the ps3 released.
just last week there stock took another plummet and the largest the company has seen in 4 freaking years!
so they dont exactly have the cash to go out and make the best system out there.

4 and that brings me onto the last problem.
even IF $ony could afford to make the typical device, it would cost so much they would have to charge a pretty penny, and most people ATM cant afford that.
especially with so much competition with both the mobile market and others.

oh, not to mention all the rumors, developers, and even $ony themselves saying the ps4 will be more about social features than raw power.

thats 5 things saying it wont be the console it should be, thats 5 things pointing it to being a playstationu!
if that aint enough to get you worried you need your head looking at!

as for the vita weve been over that more than enough times!
its finished.
not only because the lack of games, not only because of the price, but also because of the lack of features and really annoying restrictions.
when you buy a device in 2009 that has x features, than buy another device in 2013 that does not have those features you know your in trouble!
the vita just feels so outdated, both from a hardware standpoint and also from a OS and features standpoint.
the lack of games and high price are such a easy fix and will be fixed, and wont take long!
OS, though, is a other kettle of fish.......

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Beamboom
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 4:44:19 AM
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I don't think I've ever been more confident about a new product as I am with the new Playstation. I just look forward to hear more without a worry whatsoever.

In regards to the new vote I believe many will vote how they *want* things to be rather than how the are. I mean, how else can you possibly vote for "It's fine, there's nothing wrong with it" at current state.

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Underdog15
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 10:40:30 AM

Some are genuinely happy with their purchase. That's how. Lol

I think the truth is that it's a great product with too little software support. Which is why I voted the second option.

I still believe it will someday do well.

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Highlander
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 11:41:51 AM
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Many people commenting here need to remember that in truth, price cuts do not sell hardware, games do. Price cuts help make the hardware more available within the market, but no one buys a piece of hardware without the software being there for it.

I have a Vita, and I am very happy with it. It has plenty of games for me, but that might not be the case for someone that likes other genre, or someone that uses a portable gaming device more than I do.

The lack of games however does not alter the simple fact that Vita is a wonderful piece of PlayStation hardware that "father Ken" (as the anonymous cowherd put it) would have been proud of. Incidentally, I believe that Kutaragi may still retain a senior technical advisor position with Sony. He's no longer honorary chair, but may still have a hand in some of the Playstation technology being developed - though I'd bet that this is more of a honorary role also.

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Temjin001
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 2:35:32 PM

Hey, Highlander, did you get an email invite from Sony for the 'Friends and Family' promo contest. The one where you get $20 PSN for recommending and that person buying a Vita?

I haven't been able to find anyone who's actually received this special 'invitation' to participate in this promo.

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FatherSun
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 6:10:45 PM

Thank You Highlander. I actually logged in just to address the comment you referred to. But since you said what you said.. a thumbs down will suffice.

I am very happy with my Vita as well. It is an awesome device. Any features it may "LACK" can always be implemented. What more should the Vita do? I think SONY will reintroduce the Vita as a companion to the PS4. What the PSP should have

@Temjin001, I got that email... Are you interested in buying a VITA? I can be your referrer. Lol..

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Temjin001
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 7:27:19 PM

Awesome Fathasun. Yes I do need a partner. We both get $20 PSN credit for the deal. Ill give Highlander through the rest of the day, or until i log in again after that, to respond. Otherwise we can go in together on the deal. My PSN ID is the same as it is here. Shoot me a request and ill add you.

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FatherSun
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 7:55:10 PM

Hey Temjin001, Just sent your a Friend request. But Highlander should have you covered. Sony should give him the credit because he has been a proponent of the Vita since day one. I thought you already had one and wanted to refer someone. Either way.. you can add me.

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Temjin001
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 8:24:43 PM

Cool. Sony's invites seem pretty sketchy. I first approached PSXe member shams about the promo. He too has a vita and ps3 stuff. He never got an invite. It seems several I've asked haven't gotten an invite either. It was a relief to know you have. So yah, I just got a vita last weekend. I just need someone with the invite to refer me and we both win $20 psn. Ill see what highlander has to say then we'll go from there.

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FatherSun
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 6:20:48 PM
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The VITA is an EXCELLENT device! No matter what anyone says. That said... It definitely needs attention on every front. More advertising. A price cut, a price cut on the memory cards and of course... MORE GAMES.

The PS4... I am NOT worried. "Social Features" does not mean that Sony is skimping on hardware. They may want to focus on social because it is the "TREND" nowadays but I see no reason why we cannot have both. As long as PlayStation continues its Legacy of the best games available then they can add as many social features as they want. For those that Don't want them, Don't use them.

I believe it is the goal to get as many gamers on board as possible. Having Social features only allows the PlayStation brand to be seen by more eyes. No company would/should pass up such an opportunity.

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FatherSun
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 6:45:41 PM
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By the way... I'm calling it now. The next VITA will be a PHONE.

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