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Sony: Shooter Audience Shifting More Toward PlayStation 4

There was a time when PlayStation was at the bottom of the platform ladder when it came to first-person shooters.

But things have changed over the years and now, Sony believes that their brand might actually be the shooter's platform of choice.

PlayStation UK marketing manager Lauren Bradley certainly sees a shift, which is why Sony has "high expectations" for the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront. As she told MCV:

"This generation, the shooter audience is tending to switch over to PS4. So we've got high expectations for Star Wars Battlefront around both launch and into next year."

Sony has made an effort to become more invested in the genre over time; there's already plenty of evidence of that effort this generation. Destiny launched with PS4-exclusive DLC (and Sony was heard to remark that they were treating its release as they would a first-party title), and of course, we all know about the reversal of Call of Duty DLC: Last generation, it was always a timed exclusive for Xbox and now, CoD DLC has timed exclusivity on PS4. Battlefront too has a content edge on Sony's console.

So yeah, I guess things have changed quite a bit.

Tags: ps4 games, playstation 4 shooters, ps4 fps

11/5/2015 11:12:36 AM Ben Dutka

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 12:24:27 PM
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The Duelshock 4 is a better controller for shooters.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 12:46:45 PM

Not according to Xbox owners. It's too fragile they say. Implying they like to throw or hulk smash their controllers.

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 3:15:42 PM

The asymmetrical layout of the sticks is extremely annoying and I hate the amount of tension on the trigger buttons. Way too spring loaded. The DS4's tension is just right.

The Xbone controller gives me hand cramps like the Dreamcast did. One of the worse controller designs ever in my opinion.

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Bio
Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 3:19:58 PM

The Xbox controller is way better for shooters. DualShock is better for everything else.

And nobody has ever stated that they don't like the DualShock for shooters because "it's too fragile". The major, and valid, complaint has always been the sticks and the triggers.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 3:29:08 PM

Jawknee - I agree. I am not a personal fan of the layout. I understand people like it though. Funny thing, I was just looking at the dreamcast controller in a photo and I kept thinking, how did I even use that thing?

Bio - You are right. I made that up.

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Temjin001
Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 1:02:50 PM
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Then make with the Resistance PS4 game!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 1:19:06 PM

Yeah, exactly.

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MRSUCCESS
Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 4:01:31 PM
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I cannot say which is better for shooters because I've never played or touched an X-Box controller but one thing is for sure -- Dualshock is better for fighting games.

I guess that explains why Street Fighter always sells better on Playstation.

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shaytoon
Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 5:46:27 PM
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i have always hated the xbox controller from day one. why? bc its very uncomfortable. i have medium sized hands so everything fits perfectly, its the layout and shape of it that would give me cramps after 30min of game play. i would sit there thinking how the hell is comfortable? i would take breaks in between just to let my hands rest. it reminded me of dreamcast, but back then my hands were smaller so i made it work. theres zero ergonomics on the xb controller. ill never understand the mass stupidity behind it, when im sure most of it is just band wagon

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BikerSaint
Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 11:46:32 PM
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"Remember, remember, the 5th of November"

Just had to do that for Guy Fawkes Day,(and my BD, 63 today :-)

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wambo
Friday, November 06, 2015 @ 2:54:52 PM
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Bring back resistance thats all i say, used to love playing that franchise.

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