Can someone explain to me what the FUCK it is about the PS4 that people love so much?
>it's the hourly /v/ bitches about the PS4 thread
I can't wait until these are all actually released.
So many games there I want to play, so many of them I've known about for 2 years, none of them are looking to come out until at least the end of this year.
This is the correct answer.
The PS4 is garbage, but it's garbage siting atop the giant mountain of shit that is Gen 8 gaming, so people will take the garbage rather than eat shit.
Microsoft fucked up real bad at the launch of Xbox One and they are still paying for even though they've backtracked on most of the things people have qualms with. This gave Sony a huge head start during this generation compared to previous generations were the two were more neck and neck.
It's better now because they have people paying for it.
>better than XBL in 2015
Why are you bringing up XBL in a sony thread? Well, no matter, but you're wrong. XBL is leagues ahead of PSN in terms of stability and online multiplayer. I have both consoles and while I enjoy them both, XBL comes out on top for online.
Because console hipsters want muh exclusives and 'it's not the worstest console out of the bunch'.
I bought a PS4 and got laid the next day.
Best purchase of my life.
The weird thing about the PS4 is that the people I know who have it don't really play games and just felt the need to upgrade.
Gamers I know are either on PC or clinging to their 7th gen consoles for dear life trying to squeeze just a few more games out of them.
It's the ultimate in casual technology. Big name multiplats, weeb trash for weebs, sports games, fighting games, etc. Great for those who casually game, decent for those who put in 20+ a week.
tfw 2016 is the year of Japanese games
tfw PS4 is the best way to play a large number of those games
Why does /v/ gets so triggered by the fact that a popular console is selling?
back in the day we didn't have hourly threads of 'why is the PS2 selling so much?' or 'why is the Wii selling so much?'
Seriously fags grow up
For me, it is the weeb games. PS4/PS Vita is, currently, the best for CURRENT GEN weeb games.
Of course PC has emulation, so it is better for older ones, and emulation aside, PC is very close in terms of recent weeb games.
Good thing I have both.
3DS has a decent amount of weeb games, but not as many. I have one just for the rare occasion a good weeb game is released (FE, Bravely Default, SMT).
Can't you retards just say japanese games
Jesus fuck "weeb game" is the stupidest term this board has come up with
>/v/ gets triggered worse than tumblrinas by us Sonybros
Feels good knowing how much neckbeard salt owning a PS4 causes
microsoft fucked up big time with the bone launch
PS4 become this gens multiplat normie machine
its actually impressive that MS could be such huge jews that even normies saw the bullshit and jumped ship
Because it's not the XB1 or Wii U. That's really all it amounts to. It's the least shitty console technology wise and it has strong third party support.
>in before "BAWWW LOOK AT ALL MY WII U EXCLUSIVES"
Yeah, shame that all those third party franchises the rest of the world cares about have no place on the Wii U because Nintendo is retarded.
i was fucking flabergasted when i heard some young adults talking after the initial Xboner fiasco. they're all like "well i guess that settles it i'm getting a PS4", and it's like, all we know about the PS4 so far is that it's got a bullshit dedicated facebook button wasting reserved memory, and the last console sony released didn't have games for a year. and you want to commit to buying into the next generation already just because microsoft gave a terrible presentation??
their PS4s were gathering dust less than 2 months after launch.
Bloodborne is a game made by the Japanese.
Bloodborne is not a weeb game.
There's a subtle but important distinction. Hint: It has to do with the amount of moeblob shit in the game.
As someone who went with both xboxes for their respective gens, this gen I went with PS4 because they totally fucked the marketing with the XBONE and their shitty ideas.
Yeah, I know they went all "oh shit actually we changed our minds Hahaha" when everyone got pissed off, but the fact that they didn't realize it was a shitty decision BEFORE public backlash made me completely not trust anything Microsoft will do with Xbox in the future.
>THINKING 35.9 MILLION IS SIGNIFICANT WHEN THERE ARE 7 BILLION PEOPLE ON THE PLANET
People feel like they want to get a gaming console. Not that they have any specific reason to but just "I guess i need to get this gen's console, huh?"
PS 4 seems to be the least shitty right now so that's why they buy it.
>these games sell the console
>people buy the PS4 to play these games
>no I won't provide sales figures to show that people are buying a PS4 to buy these games
Different anon, your initial argument has no leg to stand on.
Maybe it's because I'm older but none of my friends have an Xbox One or PS4. I know one person who has a WiiU and we use that just to play MP10. It's weird, everyone had 7th gen and no one has 8th gen, it's just PC now.
>dedicated facebook button wasting reserved memory,
So let me get this straight, instead of being happy that you can actually record snippets of gameplay you don't even need to post to anything and can take screenshots on demand without any need for a capture card or software you'd rather bitch about the option to upload said things to services you don't even need to. You are fucking retarded, the best thing to come out of the PS4 and Xbone is the screenshot/video capture functions.
Maybe it's just me but when I get together with my friends to drink and talk none of us even think about mentioning mario or video games at all.
I can imagine it being fun, I mean the people in those MLP conventions look like they have fun as well
But don't you realize that most people don't care about gaming that much? That most normals don't have gaming pcs. They have a ps4, as everyone says its the best console, so they can play FIFA, Madden, GTA v, or cod. Their friends have it. It's a bluray player. That's why it's the best selling console.
>wife and her boyfriend
>my wife's son
Weeb games are the only good games, and PS4 will get all of the weeb games eventually, just like all of its predecessors.
Still the most underwhelming generation ever. I have a whopping 4 games for my PS4 after 5 months of ownership (Ground Zeroes, MGSV, Bloodborne and Disgaea 5).
Thankfully, I got 90 hours out of Bloodborne and I'll probably get at least a hundred out of D5.
>almost 40 million consoles sold
>still only one really good game
Despite the lack of released exclusives aside from Bloodborne, I presumed it was because of:
>console specs probably handling its games/movies/internet the best
>its competition including Xbone (E3 made MANY hate it)
>and WiiU (gimmicky, "childish" and too few AAA multiplats)
So yeah, it got pretty lucky with everybody else's fuckups.
no, you're retarded. any integrated services like this need to be launchable simultaneously with a game. you can't make a game that uses too much of the system's memory or else these services will no longer function. you're paying for extra useless hardware unless you want to give sony free advertising on your social media. you complete fucking imbecile.
>almost 40 million consoles sold
>all just buy COWWADOOTY and Asscreed shit multiplat trash games
8th gen is garbage m8.
>. you can't make a game that uses too much of the system's memory or else these services will no longer function.
You do realize these functions are built into the graphics cards, right? All the functions to record and screenshot are from a dedicated section of the graphics card completely isolated from all the regular business.
I like that I can straight up take snippets and make webms, or keep a collection of screenshots of when I enjoyed a game. You thinking you're paying extra for these features when they're part of the package is idiotic.
All good games are weeb games, but not all weeb games are good games, anon.
And here I was hoping the news was that live had been removed and online was free for xbox, how fucking retarded of me. Yeah I have no intention of leaving PC. I have a WiiU for casual gaming and drinking games with friends like the other anon, and that's as far as I'll go.
Never underestimate the incompetence of the average consumer. Even if you think it's simple to build a computer, normies would be at a complete loss even with a step-by-step instructional video.
They want something they can put under the TV that will play most major titles as well as video streaming like Netflix and Hulu. Sony provides.
>You do realize these functions are built into the graphics cards, right? All the functions to record and screenshot are from a dedicated section of the graphics card completely isolated from all the regular business.
you sound like you think when companies manufacture video cards they throw this shit in for free. it takes time and money to develop and manufacture that section, a cost that is passed on to the consumer and would be better spent optimizing games.
i don't expect a PS4 buyer to understand that people buy consoles to play games, but try pulling your head out of your ass a little bit.
Your popularity in the next gen has a lot to do with how you closed out the one before it.
Plus Microsoft kind of shot themselves in the foot with the mandatory online and kinect at the beginning of this gen.
>and would be better spent optimizing games.
You act as if the manufacturers of the video cards have any sway over how shit the developers are at optimizing their game. You don't have to build around it as you have no access to the functions the screengrabbing or video recording and it's built into the system itself. Any gain you would get from not having the capturing functions would be negligible at best.
>i don't expect a PS4 buyer to understand that people buy consoles to play games,
and I did buy it to play games, you know what else I got? The ability to share said games' experiences with others, regardless if it's social media or a forum.
The PS4 literally has a custom processor dedicated exclusively to recording gameplay. It doesn't share resources available for running games.
I'm so sorry that you're trying to talk shit about something you don't know. It's not like the PS4 doesn't have actual problems, you don't need to come up with your own, retard.
It wins cuz of all the normies 2k games bo3 madden fifa and being black ik a bunch of other black would get it cuz every one and there mum is using it. Any normie will play it cuz there friend is playing it like a pair of shoes kool kids has em now everyone does
It's not so much about what the ps4 did right as what the other consoles did wrong. The wii u is not considered a true next gen console and the xbox one was advertised initially as more of a media center than a game console. The red ring of death fiasco has also done a lot to damage consumer confidence in microsoft developed hardware.
>Any gain you would get from not having the capturing functions would be negligible at best.
even with your ridiculous inaccurate fanboy logic you still admit that you could get a better gaming system by scrapping that tacked-on service that lets you advertise sony to your friends. that really says it all right there.
>The PS4 literally has a custom processor
Why is this thread still here?
We are just repeating shit that has been said like a million times already
>advertising for Sony
It's just streaming, take the sand out of your ass. He's not "advertising" for Sony any differently than he would by hooking a capture card to his ps4 and then uploading it to youtube by himself. Jesus you people are finnicky.
My guess is it's the new and shiny. You can sell the unnecessary, things people didn't know they wanted, or even bad ideas as long as it's not too obviously stupid, and is it's a new and shiny.
Ouya? A dumb idea, badly executed, total inexperience, and it got backing and sales up front because it was new and shiny. Sans with the Wii.
It's just the new thing. If there were anything better and convenient (as in a straight out of the box hook up and go) comparably proceed and marketed or would seem the logical winner. Their only real competition is the Xbone, so there's that.
Same reason the 360 did well last gen, it sold cheaper, has the better version of multiplats, everyone got one, and people kept buying them because everyone they know has them. Normies play mutliplats on consoles, so they're buying these things to play multiplats with their friends.
>Normies play mutliplats on consoles, so they're buying these things to play multiplats with their friends.
The fact that people here don't understand this and don't understand that said multiplats are actually games for console astound me. Yeah, no shit you can play it on the Xbone and PC, they don't care, the multiplats themselves are part of the deal, exclusives aren't the only thing they're going to buy(If they're going to buy them at all).
falseflagging hat guy of things other people like is now a new meme
This. Always bringing up PC and nogames is retarded on /v/'s part. It's like showing up to a motorcycle club with your car and asking everyone why they don't ditch them for the car.
#1 Microsoft fucked up like never before
#2 the playstation is sold EVERYWHERE in the world
#3 According to casuals ps4 has better graphics
#4 people like low hanging fruits and safety
#6 it all snowballing at this point, everyone is talking about the ps4 since so many people bought one.
Having only 1 console for the masses during this era is a massive failure for the industry, it'll stunt growth even further.
We thought it couldn't get any worse? well it's happening
Because they're expensive if they plan on changing them out every console cycle, they are usually underpowered for how much you're paying, and they think if they want to play games they need to spend Alienware levels of cash to play anything decently.
>Then why they don't buy a pre-built pc?
Because Vendors usually sell them at outrageous prices. I remember buying a pre-built PC once. Dell XPS in 2004. Fucking thing had so many problems and the PSU was built in thus you couldn't remove it. On top of the horrendous amount of noise it made and was heavy as fuck primarily because the bottom half was packed with metal to make it feel to the normie as if it's a powerful machine.
Never. Ever. Also the normies don't know a good price and will usually believe anything below $2000 is bad.
It's not the other two.
Literally the reason why the 360 sold as much as it did early on
Literally the reason why the PS1 sold as much as it did
Literally the reason why the NES sold as much as it's "competitors"
This has been happening for over 40 years. Nothing changes and nothing ever will.
>Because they're expensive if they plan on changing them out every console cycle
Well to be fair, it hasn't been like this since like Gen 6. Gen 7 consoles lasted for 8 years for the 360 and 7 years for the PS4. That's a long fucking time. And Generation 8 consoles right now were underpowered when they came out in 2013 compared to their predecessors in 05-06.
Saying they should change it out every console cycle was a mistake on my part. I should have said every couple years since the games start running pretty terribly unless you drop the resolution and graphical quality down heavily which some people might find unsatisfactory. There's also the whole deal with optimization.
>what the FUCK it is about the PS4 that people love so much?
-People shit over multiplats af if they aren't games on the PS4
-People shit over PS+
-People meme over PS4 having no games
>New Year's night
>Bring PS4 to friend's house
>Casually see that Gauntlet is up for grabs on PS+
>Get it for "free" instead of paying 20€
>Marathon through the whole game in that night with 2 other friends in couch co-op
>fun as fuck
>it just werkz
And somehow PCucks will say that fun I had doesn't count. They will ignore the convenience of carrying a console around rather than a tower PC, casually getting games you would otherwise never buy but are still fun as fuck (pic related), the ease of use, and fun multiplats I can also play on the PS4.
I don't even need to talk about exclusives, the experience is comfy even before the bulk of them arrives
>I should have said every couple years since the games start running pretty terribly unless you drop the resolution and graphical quality down heavily which some people might find unsatisfactory.
It's absurd it happens since almost all PC games in the past 8 years have been console ports. It all comes down to how sloppy the Console port is in terms of optimization. Buying the latest 1080GTX just to play a game that plays perfectly on a console with an equivalent of a 660GTX is bullshit.
Traded my Xbone for a Wii U as i prefer casual "jump in/jump out" games. But there are 3 genres i see as the best on the PS4
1. Japanese weeb type games
2. Fighting games
3. Sports games
Beyond that, i don't feel too compelled to buy one. Hell evem Forza has displaced Gran Turismo as THE driving game.
Sure, once you faggots get /pc/ I promise to never touch that containment board
Us consoleplebs will be having actual fun here
>tfw no qt /pc/ containment board to clean up /v/
When will you faggots learn that gaming has been dead ever since companies realized that normies don't mind taking shit like Clicker Heroes? Normies prove that they'll take braindead, quarter-ass games for full price, and they get braindead, quarter-ass games for full price.
>Spends $850.00 to upgrade videocard for maximum potential for the next upcoming 4 years.
WHY THE FUCK DO PEOPLE ENJOY PS4? You have to pay for online!!!! 878 games? STEAM HAS OVER 6000! In fact, I have 460 owned games (15 of which I have completed and fully enjoyed) and would never go with a console with such a miniscule, shitty list.
I can just take that $50 a year and purchase 4 LoL skins or a tiger striped knife in CS:GO.
>all of these shifty weeb games piggybacking off Activision's success with the PS4
No one except a small group of autists bought the PS4 for these games. CoD and Destiny will sell more copies in Japan than most of the weeb games listed.
>Can someone explain to me what the FUCK it is about the PS4 that people love so much?
No other competition. Nobody gives a shit about MS exclusives anymore and Nintendo fucked up with marketing the WiiU and the disgusting localization they've done for Jap games plus the region locking, plus WiiU has no 3rd party because the hardware is piss poor.
Unless NX is some god tier shit and Nintendo redeem themselves to the consumer base and to the customers they lost, PS4 will continue to sell since it's actually getting games now, however I won't buy one personally until there's enough single player games as I will not support the kikery that is PS+.
Kazuo Hirai Networth: 1.6 million
Gaben Newell Networth 1.5
Neat. Might have to pick up a PS4 sometime later this year when stuff actually gets released. I was probably going to get one for Star Ocean 5, Kingdom Hearts 3, and Dissidia at some point anyway. I'll also continue to enjoy my Wii U, 3DS, and Steam library. It's a good time to play games, /v/.
yeah, kaz has it tough, man
we are having like... LITERALLY 5 threads about this same topic right now