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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 11:12:01 PM , Rating: 1
You should play TLOU, its great.

As for FTL and Frozen Synapse, they're also great, and it isn't just me.

They might not be your thing but they're excellent games in the roguelike and strategy genres. They are very challenging though, especially FTL. Amazing soundtracks too. If you don't want a challenge of any sort then I can see how they aren't up your alley.

These are a few of his examples of how apps are better on IOS.

I was playing those games on PC well over a year before the ports were announced. I wasn't cherry picking them as iOS examples either, there are countless other games exclusive to it as well. Those two just happen to be great PC games I'm a fan of that can also work well with a touchscreen. I hate shooters and tech demos like Infinity Blade on touchscreen, great as they may look. The gameplay isn't my thing. I think tactics games, board/card games, and strategy games are perfect for touch though. I have no problem recommending those to anyone, while the other stuff flashy depends on if you are a graphics nut or not.

XCom Enemy Unknown manages all of these: good graphics, 100% faithful port from PC version, and great tactics gameplay.

Again, no cherry picking, its just that unless we're talking about Zynga and Rovio, what Android lacks in games is so incredibly wide that its actually really hard to miss with that sort of thing. Stuff like Blizzard putting off an Android port of Hearthstone for over a year isn't something I just made up, its just one of those things that consistently happens.

Its like talking about third party games on the Wii. Its just way more likely that something like GTA won't be on it while its on the XBox and Playstation, you know?

RE: competition = good
By TakinYourPoints on 12/5/2013 2:15:44 AM , Rating: 1
And because you guys dragged mobile app libraries when I was talking about PC gaming vs consoles, here's a great app my digital imaging tech and I used on set today:

Yes, I know, it doesn't matter how many games I bring up, how many specialized apps for medical/aviation/filmmaking I link, numerous quality apps like Alien Blue, no, there actually is no difference in depth or quality between iOS and Android mobile ecosystems, and if there is then it doesn't actually matter.

Because card slots. ;)

RE: competition = good
By retrospooty on 12/5/2013 7:33:13 AM , Rating: 2
"it doesn't matter how many games I bring up, how many specialized apps for medical/aviation/filmmaking I link, numerous quality apps like Alien Blue, no, there actually is no difference in depth or quality between iOS and Android mobile ecosystems"

Correct, but not for the reason you meantioned. It doesnt matter becasue we now know 2 things.

1. You have lousy taste in apps.
2. You dont know what is available on Android.

The truth is its really close. Not a distant second. IOS at this point still has a slight edge. 9 on a 10 scale while Android is an 8.

RE: competition = good
By TakinYourPoints on 12/5/2013 11:27:23 AM , Rating: 2
Lousy taste because you say so? Haha, ok.

FS and FTL are two of the best PC strategy games and roguelikes in years. Super fun gameplay, awards like crazy, rabid fanbase, and Android users clamoring for them.

I can't help it if they're too hard for you or if you need a lot of hand holding in your games.

I also don't need to own a Wii to know that its missing most of what other platforms have. Same situation here. I see this kind of post on gaming sites every day, even among Android fans:

These aren't indies that are being missed out on either, these are flagship games by the biggest companies in the industry. But who cares about 2K and Blizzard, right?

RE: competition = good
By retrospooty on 12/5/2013 6:52:11 PM , Rating: 2
"Lousy taste because you say so? Haha, ok"

But that is the exact same logic you use for games and apps that you like. I agree, ridiculous. Mine was mockingly sarcastic though, yours is real. We have all come to the realization that when you say "better" it means absolutely nothing other than "better to Taken" and your points should be taken with huge lumps of salt.

RE: competition = good
By TakinYourPoints on 12/6/2013 3:13:50 AM , Rating: 2
Nah, if someone like BF4 or something then more power to them, it just isn't for me. That's totally cool, I think its boring but I prefer harder games like Starcraft/DOTA and old-school style FPS like Quake. Again, that's just me.

If I talk about something more objectively measurable, something like color gamut, gamma curve, accuracy, software libraries, or performance benchmarks, then it is much much easier to make more solid statements like that.

Better is better.

After that its all about explaining why the drawbacks of something inferior are acceptable (ie - I can't afford more horsepower in my budget, my lighting conditions don't allow for a better display, I prefer hardware flexibility over horsepower and software ecosystem, etc). That doesn't automatically make the alternative better, its just better given self-imposed constraints and preferences.

I understand both sides. Its when someone (like most active posters here) insists that their way is the ONLY way and everyone else is an idiot that it gets ridiculous.

RE: competition = good
By retrospooty on 12/6/2013 7:09:43 AM , Rating: 2
I totally agree with you here... It's just that this post conflicts with most of your other posts.

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