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Sony: PS4 Has Proven Appealing To A Great Many Wii Fans

Previously, Sony revealed that nearly 50 percent of current PlayStation 4 owners never owned the PS3.

But here's another surprise statistic: PlayStation head honcho Andrew House told Eurogamer that in fact, Sony's new console might particularly appeal to Wii owners:

"Our big opportunity is to welcome back an audience much earlier in the lifecycle that possibly bought into the Wii previously. Whether it's based on this is a really good all-round entertainment device for a family in addition to having great games, our consumer data suggests some of those people are already coming in now and that's what's contributing to the really great sales we've had."

The Wii ended up selling around 100 million units (even though you couldn't give one away in the last few years before the Wii U launched), while the PS3 and Xbox 360 sold around 82 million units apiece. As for Wii owners suddenly interested in a PlayStation console, we'd have to ask how Sony knows these statistics, just to determine their accuracy.

If they are accurate, it's an interesting scenario...

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, wii, gaming culture, sony

7/15/2014 11:20:01 AM Ben Dutka

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Masszt3r
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 12:30:44 PM
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The PS4 is appealing to all gamers :p

It isn't surprising. The Wii missed out on a lot of great third party titles. With PS Now, former Wii owners will have the chance to play all those glorious PS3 games (hopefully) that they could not previously.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 1:30:32 PM
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I don't know if Sony knows for sure or not, but believe it or not, this type of data isn't hard to obtain. You just have to be willing to fork out cash to research and statistics firms to find this stuff out. Consumer data is expansive (and expensive). In fact, there is more money in marketing and research than most any other industry. Some people would even buy terrible businesses that have incredible marketing information just to get that info.

Sony may have paid for that info to be looked into. But we have no way of knowing.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 2:00:21 PM
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I'm still waiting on getting a PS4. As successful as the PS4 has been (and I'm happy for that) the technology and games have thus far been underwhelming to me.

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Corvo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 2:22:11 PM
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I agree with the funky spelled "master" the PS4 appeals to ALL gamers, which is exactly what a gaming console is supposed to do. Go Sony!

BROOOOODBORNE.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 2:33:43 PM
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"As a result, House is keen for Sony to remaster old PlayStation games for this new audience on PS4. We're already seeing the fruits of this with The Last of Us Remastered on PS4, due out soon. Naughty Dog's game launched on PS3 in June 2013, and Sony believes there are a significant number of PS4 owners who never played it." -Eurogamer

Love 'em or hate 'em PS3 remasters are coming our way to PS4 good 'n plenty!


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Temjin001
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 2:59:53 PM

Big off topic news. Black Knight 2000 has just been released for Pinball Arcade. Got mine!
everyone needs to get their's too. (cross-buy for PS3/Vita)

EDIT: the pro version of the game has official videos with pros giving you tips on how best to approach the table

AND that's right. Pinball professionals were and are the first true eAtheletes in all of gaming =p

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Deleted User
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 4:26:19 PM
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I doubt the seniors and housewives are running out to buy a PS4, but whatever Sony needs to spin to justify the remasters, I guess. The PS4 is a long way from being Wii good. It's not even Wii U good, at this point in time. The fact that there are two Sony heads pushing indies and remasters, basically the most cost effective releases a company can make, saddens me as a gamer and a Sony fan.

There is nothing wrong with remasters. I bought nearly every one that was released last gen. But I can afford to buy remasters AND new ips. My concern has always been that the average gamer is scared to venture out in to new waters. So TLoU is kind of okay during this summer lull, to be honest. But lets say GTAV remaster going up against what should be fantastic titles like Shadow of Mordor, Evil Within, and Sunset Overdrive. How fair is it to those new ips that deserve their day to be affected by overhyped last gen remasters from greedy pubs looking to plant a foothold in a new gen without actually doing the honest work of creating a new ip?

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 5:05:29 PM

You act as if these remastered editions result in new IPs not being made. Actually they help new IPs be made with the added revenue. It's not like the entire development team is stuck porting a PS3 game to the PS4. Come on now...

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Temjin001
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 5:19:52 PM

half the time, probably more than half the time, remasters aren't handled by the original design team. Some studios actually get their name on the map from being a team that worked remasters. I'm pretty sure BluePoint games got their start by porting classic arcade fighting games to current gen consoles. Now they're signed on as the full developer for Killer Instinct. Look at other smaller teams like Ready at Dawn. The team who handled B-side releases of Jak and Daxter, GoW, and Uncharted on handhelds. Now they're premiering on PS4 with a AAA blockbuster Order 1886. HD-remasters do help up and coming devs with development experience. They can and do grow into the giants we have now.

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slow and smart
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 5:11:36 PM
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all those polished ps3 games on the ps4 is good for new playstation gamers,but for me a ps3 gamer? ....i stil don't see the need for a ps4 for now,but i can't resist the witcher 3 begin next year...if they only would bring ps2 emulation and of course a little more real next gen games i guess many ps3 gamers would like this

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