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Sony says the PS4 is selling well

Sony says that it has sold 2.1 million PS4 consoles as of December 1. Sony also notes that PS4 owners are taking advantage of the social features of the new console, and that over 6.5 million shares have been captured using the Share button on the PS4 controller.
"PS4 delivered the best launch in PlayStation history with the North American release and we've continued this incredibly successful start in Europe, Australasia and Latin America," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. 

"Demand remains incredibly strong and continues to overwhelm the supply worldwide, but we are diligently working to meet those growing demands and to deliver additional PS4 units to our retail partners throughout the holiday season."
Sony officially announced the PS4 console in June. The PS4 launched on November 15 in the U.S. and Canada, but the console has been in limited supply and some of the early units had an issue dubbed the "blue light of death."
On November 29, the console was made available in Europe, Australia, and Latin America. As of now, the PS4 is available in 32 countries around the world.

Source: Twitter

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RE: competition = good
By TakinYourPoints on 12/3/2013 10:52:28 PM , Rating: 3
I'm generally all about mechanics in games. That's why my most played games are ones like Starcraft, DOTA, Quake 3/Live, Street Fighter, etc. Mechanically challenging, highly competitive, but fun. I hate most modern shooters because they've done mechanics so badly. My rig can play BF4 60fps on ultra at 1440p, no problem, and I feel like I wasted my money on the game. So boring.

I also hate most on-rails games. Naughty Dog got away with it for me with Uncharted 2 and TLOU. The stories are so good that they kept me drawn in. TLOU started off ok but by the Winter chapter it was impossible to put down. Going in between characters the way that it did was genius. The sneaking mechanics worked within the story. If you're so bad that its hard then I can understand it being frustrating. The ending is also one of the best I've seen in any medium this year, film and TV included. I think that and the Breaking Bad finale were up there.

By the way, your criticisms 1000% apply to Bioshock Infinite. Terrible gameplay, awful shooting mechanics, no meaningful choices, terrible plot driven story that is at the expense of character, and an ending that makes the most ludicrous M Night Shyalaman twist look good. Its just a terrible game that gets worse the more time you have away from it.

There's no waiting for the backlash there either, it started months ago. TLOU is only gaining in esteem as time goes on, and Naughty Dog's next game is going to be very highly anticipated.

RE: competition = good
By cyberserf on 12/4/2013 1:35:38 AM , Rating: 2
Competition really is an good thing. look how those fools at MS turned around their decision quick after an uproar to add always on internet/kinect always on and no used games.

Now look at the PC industry where there is no competition for Windows so we have W8 and no matter how much people complain MS just does not care since we don't really have any alternatives.

RE: competition = good
By HostileEffect on 12/4/2013 2:03:26 AM , Rating: 2
Linux, xsos, react os, older versions of windows with mods... ehh.. some others

RE: competition = good
By xti on 12/4/2013 11:50:46 AM , Rating: 2

at least not for gaming.

RE: competition = good
By Spuke on 12/4/2013 2:11:15 PM , Rating: 2

BF4 is boring?? Really? I guess getting spawn trolled all the time would make me disheartened too. Actually, I think I have a set of your tags.

RE: competition = good
By Digimonkey on 12/4/2013 2:43:16 PM , Rating: 2
He also said BioShock Infinite had awful shooting mechanics. I'd assume that he's just really bad at FPS games.

RE: competition = good
By Spuke on 12/4/2013 3:05:00 PM , Rating: 2
He also said BioShock Infinite had awful shooting mechanics. I'd assume that he's just really bad at FPS games.
LOL! Yeah, he must suck.

RE: competition = good
By TakinYourPoints on 12/5/2013 2:32:22 AM , Rating: 2
My railgun and rocket launcher accuracy says no. :)

Sorry dude, B:I had that awful Unreal Engine 3 feel to it. There was little meaningful difference between a bunch of awful feeling guns with no oomph, and there was no real hard decision to make between leveling up your skills since you could get your vigors all up to a decent place anyway.

Bioshock Infinite is an easy, boring game that takes absolutely zero skill and gives you no tough choices. Ken Levine peaked with System Shock 2, that game had great atmosphere that forced HARD decisions up the skill trees. No backtracking and there were big pluses and minuses with each decision. Bioshock was passable (awful last quarter) and B:I was overrated trash.

Its no big deal if you like it though. Lots of people like you enjoy easy on-rails games.

RE: competition = good
By TakinYourPoints on 12/5/2013 2:24:32 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, it sucks. The last fun Battlefield game was BF2, I think because of the novelty at the time. 1942 was the peak because of its awesome vehicle physics. I could play Market Garden and Wake Island all day. Modern realistic shooters are super boring and require no skill. Snipe snipe snipe, shotgun shotgun, get kills in a tank.


Keep your baby shooters. Give me a real skill FPS like Quake 3 any day.

RE: competition = good
By TakinYourPoints on 12/5/2013 2:20:59 AM , Rating: 2
I think Valve has a shot at making Linux a viable alternative.

Yes, this will take time. Steam took time. I had it since early beta when it was just a patcher for CS 1.6, and it wasn't very good. The Half Life 2 launch was a disaster from a technical standpoint. Conservative tech-tards wrote it off as something that would never work, that it would never replace discs for media, etc. A few years later and it became an absolutely indispensable part of PC gaming.

Gabe is one of the few tech visionaries out there. He sees where the puck is going and he lays the groundwork years in advance to get to where its going.

Windows doesn't have an alternative for PC gaming. Not yet, but I think it will when Valve is through with their OS.

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