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PSXE Poll Update: Most Sony Fans Are Happy With The PS4

There's really no other conclusion one can draw from the recent poll results.

After Sony formally announced the PlayStation 4, we asked the obvious question- What do you think of the new console? And after a full week of voting, the results are in and the pulse of PlayStation nation is clear as a bell.

Well, for the most part. The vast majority of participants said the PS4 was at least "good" while half of that group said it was "amazing" and everything they could possibly want. only a few said it was "okay" and a mere 43 voters said they were "very disappointed." As always, we acknowledge that we are a PlayStation-centric site but again, it's important to note that if this community is upset, they're gonna say it. No brand loyalty is going to get in the way of that. Trust us. ;)

This week, we want to know what you think about the new Assassin's Creed. The fourth entry, called Black Flag, will be officially unveiled very soon, so you may want to hold off voting until you've seen the announcement. On the other hand, maybe you've seen and heard enough already, and can formulate an opinion. Do you think Ubisoft is going to rush this one for the sake of "annualization?" Or are you just excited to get another potentially great Assassin's Creed?

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, assassins creed iv black flag, assassins creed 4

3/3/2013 9:48:39 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (30 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 10:56:13 PM
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When a few months after a game comes out they leak details of the next one you know the franchise is on it's way down.

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Lord carlos
Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 11:54:22 PM
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The PS4 had very heavy first party input in it design,i think studios like GG,ND & SM know whats best for the development side of things.
I'll await reviews and player feedback before i go & get AC4,no d1p for me....not getting stiffed again!

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booze925
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 12:29:46 AM
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I'm still waiting on an Assassin's Creed game starring Shoa Jun in Imperial China. You don't just tease about an Assassin like her and not make a game about it.

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Beamboom
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 6:21:01 AM

Oh that would have been som endlessly much more exciting than a game about pirates.

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maxpontiac
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 12:53:24 AM
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The PS4 is the most powerful console Sony has ever produced... that fact alone should put a smile on any Playstation fan's face.

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ryu
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 2:59:28 AM
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that isn't saying much, since they're, y'know.. sony fans :|

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daus26
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 4:56:23 AM

Some Xbox players are actually quiet content too.

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Crabba
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 7:20:56 PM

how quiet?

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Beamboom
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 4:07:01 AM
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I almost can't believe how well the new PS is received.

Back when the rumours about the architectural change first started to appear, there were those who totally lost their marbles about it and claimed that this would be the end of Sony and *not* be received well amongst "true" console fans (of course thereby implying that I were not, and nothing but a PC fanboy in disguise for not agreeing with them).

So to now see that they were entirely wrong and this in fact is well received by the vast majority is a relief for me both as a Sony fan *and* a console fan.

My take on Assassins Creed is not as positive though. I am frankly surprised that it seems most fans are ok with AC turning into "just" an adventure game. I've never been of ACs biggest fans but I've always appreciated the distinct style and exotic, historical ties to real life locations, persons and events.

So I think this is a series that don't handle the annualization too well. It forces them to change setting too drastically to maintain that feeling of something new. But hey - it seems the fans are happy and that's what matters most, I guess.


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Excelsior1
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 9:20:11 AM

That is so true Beamboom. Where's Highlander? He said he wasn't going to touch this so called console because it was just a PC in a box.

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Beamboom
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 9:31:47 AM

I think we should stop bugging Highlander about this, Excel. People can say a lot of silly stuff in a heated moment - and that goes for all of us.

Plus, it's not like he was no the only one. There was quite a handful back then who were pretty loud and remarkably categoric in these regards.
I'm just happy that they didn't turn out to be right now that the rumours are confirmed!

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Excelsior1
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 9:47:27 AM

Sorry, I didn't know others were bugging him. It's true he wasn't the only one. Most said let's not panic until the reveal. I do wonder what he thinks about the PS4 now. 8GB of ultra fast memory. A type of memory usually reserved for high end graphics cards. Click on a game and start it instantly while the PS4's dedicated hardware handles the download in the background. A developer friendly system. What's there not to like?

Byu the way. I just read the Vita outsold the Wii U last week in Japan. Good news.

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Beamboom
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 1:04:18 PM

Oh Highlander is a very persistent kind of guy, so don't expect him to change his opinion anytime soon. :) He's got his principles but that's ok.

The rest of us can enjoy what can only be described as a developers dream. There's no obvious bottlenecks like there was on the PS3, the machine looks a lot more balanced in my humble opinion, so we can really expect to get the most out of all parts.

It's like a well tuned racing car. It's not always the car with the most horsepower who wins the race.

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Highlander
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 2:31:35 PM

Excelsior, I'm still here, and I still stand by my opinion.

Beamboom, since we are 6-7 years removed from when IBM/Sony started cranking out cellBEs, and RSX is ancient by GPU design standards, it's safe to say that the PC4 is the most powerful console from Sony. But, it is in truth little more than a HTPC in a Sony PlayStation badged box. It's a missed opportunity in my opinion, and I really hate that they chose to go the PC route.

I do believe that this will be the last home console called PlayStation that exists in hardware. I think that combined with the trends to an all digital future, the switch to a commodity technology based console points the way towards a hardware independent console based on a virtual device in the future.

I don't see any reason to backtrack on my stated opinions, nor do I see any reason to celebrate this PC4. It offers nothing for current PlayStation game, it won't even play PS1 games on it's own according to Sony, that's being done via a virtual console in the cloud. The PC4 is primarily a delivery platform for digital content and services. The ability to play PC4 games natively is a logical thing to include since you're making hardware. But when you consider that apart from the 8GB of ram, the APU in the system is not very remarkable from a PC hardware point of view, the system will be obsolete the day it launches, and will never compete with a PC gaming rig built today.

PC4 games will look good on Day 1, but you won't see the leaps and bounds year on year with PC4 as you did with PS1, PS2 and PS3. Ultimately, that will shorten the console generation as people will become disappointed or bored with the platform more quickly than in previous generations.

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Excelsior1
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 4:16:18 PM

I respect you standing by your opinion. I'm no PC expert at all but the 8GB of what Sony said is ultra fast memory has me excited. Yes, it's dissapointing we won't have true backwards compatabilty but that was pretty much a given simce Sony ditched the Cell but let's be honest. Developers hated the Cell and the PS3's partitioned memory caused them a lot of headaches as well. Obsidian said that was the reason Bethesda games ran so poorly on on the PS3. Sony said they were happy with what they accomplished with the Cell but realised that having such exotic propietary technology held developers back. I don't think they are wrong when they say that. There are countless 360 multiplats that run better on the 360 because developers just didn't seem to want to spend the time or money hetting the PS3 version up to par. Many of those multiplats didn't even use the PS3's SPU's so they went wasted on those multiplats leaving it to Sony's first party developers to tap into them.

It''s great some of Sony's first party developers could use the Ps3's exotic design to make their games look better but the vast majority of games are multiplat titles. I am fed up with inferior multiplats. It took Bethesda two freaking years to get their DLC up and running on the PS3 and that was supposedly with Sony's help. I look forward to putting those days behind us.

The main thing I took away from that meeteng was Sony has learned from their mistakes and they are dead serious when it comes to reclaiming their market leading position. They presented a clear vision regarding the next generation of gaming.


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Crabba
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 7:32:55 PM

Excelsior1: don't believe everything you hear, GDDR5 is hardly "A type of memory usually reserved for high end graphics cards.". There are plenty of cheap low-end graphics cards (just like the one used on the PS4) using GDDR5 RAM.

Take this one for example:
EVGA GeForce GT 630 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card
$64.99 $49.99 after $15.00 rebate card

Not exactly the $300-$400 high-end graphics card, is it? Somehow it still has 1GB of this supposedly super-high-end GDDR5 memory and costs $50 bucks after rebate...

Beamboom: I'm afraid the PS4 is very unbalanced just like the PS3 was. Only instead of All CPU - No RAM (like ths PS3), Sony has (presumably after all the memory backlash) decided to completely reverse the balance to All RAM - No CPU/GPU power with the PS4. I don't see how that's any better.

If you want the most bang for your gaming buck, you definitely want more balance of power than that.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 4:04:14 AM

I can't speak for Highlander, but I think Sony overcompensated. You're absolutely right that Sony shouldn't have introduced a NEW complicated architecture, but a modified dual or quad Cell combined with the fast GPU and the huge amount of unified, fast RAM would have been sufficiently familiar to developers who've built PS3 games (i.e., all of them).

By copying the Xbox and 360, Sony have let Microsoft dictate the course of the next generation and that's bad news for anyone who loves Sony for what they are (were?) and not blindly.

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Gamer46
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 6:02:33 AM
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It baffles me how anybody couldn't have been happy with the PS4 reveal. The system will be everything a console gamer could want and more.

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___________
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 7:09:49 AM
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of course most people are happy, because they have no clue how the disappointing specs will translate into poor small leaps in game tech.
weve waited by FAR the longest weve ever had to wait for a new generation, and were getting by FAR the smallest leap.
if thats not disappointing, than NOTHING is!

as for AC, well, f*ck you ubisoft is all i have to say!
so f*cking sick of companies milking franchises to kingdom come, then when the cow is bone dry, they get a new cow and slap the old cows name on it trying to convince everyone its the same cow.

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maxpontiac
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 9:06:57 AM

I don't need to be a computer tech to understand that 8 GB of ram is a major leap over what the PS3 has.

Since you obviously are, by all means explain the differences between the ram on the PS3 and PS4...

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berserk
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 11:52:40 AM

The leap is more then enough and beside , it cost enough as it is to produce new games . A too big leap would probably kill the industry or at least reduce the amount of game available to us .

All i really wanted was for them to make a console easy to program for and since they delivered , i m happy with it . Beside ( concerning graphics ) only saw a game available on ps3 as well ( watch dog ) , 1 that i m sure was first made as a ps3 game then transferred to ps4 ( killzone ) and 1 made so it can be run on a vita as well ( knack ).I say wait for e3 before passing judgement on the ps4 graphics capabilities .

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Underdog15
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 9:05:28 AM
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I don't know much about this game yet, but i wish i didn't get ac3 full price. .. I probably won't get this one day one. And that says a lot for me.

Pgu: I've been a part of the ffxiv alpha a couple months ago, and now I'm beta testing. Its freaking sweet. I'm on my phone so i won't go into details yet. But it is fun. No story yet to avoid spoilers but the game play is complex and everything a non online ff should be. Don't know why its easier to be complex online. But what ever.

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Excelsior1
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 9:17:46 AM
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Ofcourse we are happy with the PS4. Hell, we also said there was nothing wrong with the Vita. It just need games. I would have voted the Vita needs games and is in serious trouble.

Assasins Creed? Still got the first game and it bored me to death!! AC2 was huge improvewment. AC3 was average in my opinion. I think they need a take a break but we know they won't. They will run the franchise into the ground then ask what the hell happened.

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DarthNemesis
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 6:22:10 PM
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I really don't see how anyone can not be impressed with what was announced. Of course we all need to see the console, know the price and available games at launch, but considering that the competition is crap the PS4 so far sounds incredible. Let's face it, the Wii U is mediocre and the next Xbox will not be any better than what MS has already done and they cannot match the quality of the PlayStation and obviously will only focus on Kinect and cross platform games as usual. So really Sony is on an island all by themselves.

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maxpontiac
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 7:50:21 PM
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Let me put a few questions out there for those who are unhappy or disappointed with the PS4.

1 - Why is "power" such a focus when the Playstation has NEVER been the most powerful gaming hardware available?

2 - If you were happy with PS3 games, won't you be ever HAPPIER with your favorite game on a more powerful system?

3 - Did all of a sudden developers such as Naughty Dog, Polyphony Digital, Media Molecule and Quantic Dream all of sudden become inept at game production?

EAGERLY awaiting some answers. :)

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Fane1024
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 4:16:39 AM

1. For a while, the PS3 was the most powerful, though while it was it was underutilized, so you couldn't tell. But the point Highlander was making was that the PS4 will (as so many of those now praising the PS4 gleefully said of the 360) rapidly "max out".

For my part, I'm less concerned that the PS4 is underpowered than I am that it's an Xbox disguised as a PlayStation.

2. I can't play my favorite games on the PS4. That's why I'm disappointed. I can play new games from my favorite developers and IPs, but not the games I currently own (in particular, PSN games).

3. They didn't (though Sony has shuttered a few of them). But that fact has nothing to do with the hardware, which is what we were discussing.

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Crabba
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 10:29:48 AM

Ok I'll bite.

1. The PS3 WAS very powerful at launch, the Cell with its SPEs was definitely advanced for its time. It was also one of the first if not THE first major device using blu-ray, and not only for movies but for games. The PS3's major bottleneck was its low RAM capacity, which has been holding it back ever since, and now Sony is overcompensating...

2. No, but I will still be plenty happy with my favorite games on PS3. If I don't see a significant reason to upgrade, why should I?

3. No, but like Fane said that has nothing to do with the PS4 hardware. Devs like Naughty Dog etc have been doing excellent games for the PS3, and could easily continue doing so...

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 10:46:28 AM

Fane1024 -

1 - I knew I should have clarified that question better, but what I was doing was letting everyone know that the Playstation has never been the ultimate gaming machine because there has always been a computer that is better. This still is true.

2 - Yes, you will be able to play the next Uncharted for example with improvements in every area. Ok, you do have a legitimate gripe about how you won't be able to play older games, but really, there is nothing we can do about that. A company needs to make money and if Sony's placement of that fact is ahead of what you want, you might need to move on to a PC.

3 - Yes, this has everything to do with the hardware. These superb developers (who are surviving this global economy) will continue to put out great pieces of entertainment on a more powerful system.

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Fane1024
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 4:40:35 PM

max,

I understood that you meant PCs. The PS3 was briefly more powerful than any PC built from retail parts, thanks to the Cell, though its GPU and RAM were less impressive.

The fact that we can't change the decision Sony made doesn't affect whether or not I am disappointed in that decision.

If I don't want the PS4 to be like a PC, why the f*** would I want to get a PC instead?

Slightly more powerful. ;P

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 11:03:53 AM
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Crabba -

1 - Yet, only a few games were able to take advantage of what the PS3 offered while the majority of the games were no different then the alleged inferior 360. Using GT5 as an example, PDI ran into siginifant issues with the PS3's memory (or lack there of). The PS4 will remedy this situation.

2 - Yes, as will I and it's also why I plan on keeping one PS3 in my house as I make the transition to the PS4.

3 - As I stated above, these game developers are only going to put out better games due to more resources. As gamers, we win!

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