Sony: PS4 has potential to "alter the landscape of gaming"

Lead system architect Mark Cerny says upcoming next-generation platform will be a "renaissance of gaming."

Sony has high hopes for the PlayStation 4. So high that lead system architect Mark Cerny believes the next-generation console has the potential to change the landscape of gaming.

"We have the opportunity with PlayStation 4 to fundamentally alter the landscape of gaming. We can have the highest richness and variety of content," Cerny told VG247 in a new interview.

"It really will be a renaissance of gaming."

For its part, Microsoft has also touted the potential of its next-generation machine, the Xbox One. "For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come," the company said in June.

Gamers can decide for themselves this holiday season, when both platforms arrive on store shelves.

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Ayebang
Ayebang

I think that

- Hope Sony will not use dirty tactics by hiring someone posting comments in favor of their interest like Sony did before in Sony Picture.

- XB live game and its online system is better, clearly.

- XB 1 will have more fun in living room via Kinect...No need to buy expensive smart TV equipped with normal camera but priced with 3 times higher than normal TV. XB1 will perform the incremental functions like internet, hand gesture, internet and so on....XB1 will do it better. This will be the end of expensive smart TV.

- Likely better cloud system...Microsoft knows this technology very well. This should be next area of competition. Doubt on Sony ability that is never strong on software and with cost cutting, loss and reducing headcount....It a problem to catch up.

- Install Kinect...Better game experience, better for game developers, for Kid and for my wife. Kinect technology is better than Eye from PS 4,too.

- Powerful OS inside....It is tweak and slimmer version of Win 8. So, probably it may run Windows desktop software as hinted by Microsoft. Developers will probably launch many softwares after launching. Future is bright. Many developers who get familiar with win 8 code will find it comfortable to write software for XB1, in addition to PC game..

- Cable box inside....You can connect your cable box to XB1 and bypass menu to get interface of XB1....It is cool. You like it or not....Never mind, it just included. good hah. No need another port for your XB1 in your TV, too.

- More expensive than PS4 ?....Yes with Kinect installed. Anyway, it is cheaper than Iphone or its Sony flagship phone, though.

- Skype...You can play games without compromising to do more nice things in living room, watch TV and talk via Skype, too. Is it good ? I do not know. I know it is not bad at all to add this feature that PS4 cannot deliver.

mistadecoy007
mistadecoy007

I'm old school so i'v always been a Sony an Nintendo lover an will remain a lover of them both. But when it comes to Microsoft i never really gave it a second thought so with that said i don't agree or disagree with what  Microsoft is doing if there console is better good for them if not good for Sony i guess. I just want to game i'm a old school gamer an i just want to play so awesome new games.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Leviathanwing, I really believe that the 7th gen console/pc generation was a fluke brought on by one of the worst recessions in US history since the great depression, with a global recession unprecedented since WWII. 

But the gaming community suffered because of it- lethargic sales in the 5-8th year in of gen7, with even worse the loss of consumer interest. It is like the movie industry in the 90's with lack of blockbusters and no one with enough courage to make anything beyond cookie cutter movie stereo typical fluff - many thought the movie industry was on the way out. A lesson console makers and publishers have taken away from this is that allowing console/pc gen to linger for so long hurts sales and more importantly expansion. A mistake voiced by the industry for a couple of years now. 

I would be shocked and surprised if the 8th gen lasted longer then 5 yrs, I know that if Nintendo wants to stay in the console market they will come out with a new console with in the next 4yrs. And while the architect of the current consoles should offer publishers and gamers alike plenty to look forward to, the overall power is weaker this gen than previous gen to gen jumps. All I know is while pc is and will do fine it is still a very small niche market here in the USA and all over the world. Do to ease of use, and value consoles will have a large part to play now and 9th gen to come- I say bring it on, I for one cannot wait for the games. 

wcwj26
wcwj26

 Sony really do love themselves!

Bob_Bop_Perano
Bob_Bop_Perano

There's so much emphasis on the gddr5 ram being the king maker in the next gen race. A good buddy of mine who runs a computer/communications shop is betting on lots of people buying the PS4 just to take it apart and fool with it. This may be a bit off point but, I remember when the PS2 came out and Saddam Hussein supposedly bought hundreds of PS2's to build some sort of Iraqi super computer.


Reuwsaat
Reuwsaat

Yeah.. It's a fine piece of hardware for sure, but come on now, PC always had the potential and I yet wait for the day to see this "alteration". People having mindgasms are really unnecessary. And before you turn your tits on spontaneous combustion, I do appreciate the PS4 and am seriously considering it for next-gen instead of a new PC as the price went beyond the reasonable with the latest vgas alone, but fanatism ruins everything  every time, so if i may ask, keep yourselves inside your pants.

therealzabuza
therealzabuza

My oven : has the potential to alter the landscape of a cake

Ovirew
Ovirew

I think the PS4 could be the perfect storm for a lot of developers to make great games.  There's a lot of talk about good indie support, and friendlier system architecture than with the PS3 anyway.  I think it has the potential to be a very well-rounded system that has games that appeal to lots of people, and not just specific demographics or kinds of gamers.

I also have read a lot about games that will feature randomly-generated or procedurally-generated worlds on the PS4, and games that feature content which changes each time you play or that is impacted by the social aspects of the PS4.  I think these concepts could offer a lot of replay value for games on the system.  I think if you're a gamer who likes to replay games or dig and get the most out of each game that you buy, it's possible you'll be getting more bang for your buck in this console gen than in previous ones.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

One can hope.

Admittedly after watching Mark's seminar at the developers conference he has painted a pretty picture of it all.  I have faith in the man.

"The Three Musketeers" and Naughty Dog.  Those two things alone sold me on the PS4.

I'm a borderline Sony fanboy, but then that's because I seriously believe they offer the best consoles to me personally.  I prefer their games and what they stand for, that's all there is to it.

Should you buy a WiiU or an XboxOne though then fair play, each to their own.

Triton
Triton

I  recall Mr Trip Hawkins saying the same thing about the 3DO... Boy wish I had that $500 back.

Messenger360p
Messenger360p

I just want games that are error, glitch & bug free, I don't care about this console or that. Very interesting all this spin on either side yet still no conformation from Game Developers to provide a better product.

jeffrobin
jeffrobin

What a troll bait article, barely over 3 paragraphs and saying nothing (love the way the MS quote was chucked in there though to balance - hilarious)

Bravo though GS you once again enticed me with your headline to read a news article that told me absolutely nothing about the PS4 or Mark Cerny.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Yeah, that's not going to happen.  It's a game system and while there are many different and new things about it, none are "game changing" features.

Tomdogg
Tomdogg

Ok sony, let's not get too ahead of ourselves here. Remember when you said the same thing about the PS3?

19James89
19James89

Woah! We're getting ahead of ourselves here aren't we? The PS4 isn't even released and it's getting comments like this. I think people need to chill out, get some ice and some cola and have chillax time.

edinko
edinko

I am afraid it will be more like renaissance  of monetization and money rip off schemes

ViskiJack
ViskiJack

The Playstation still has those great first party studios that make the best games on platform.Those developers are the true gold standard of game making and the greatest asset Sony has.I belive that this generation Sony shoot it self in the foot but Cerny made significant improvements in the way they operate as far as making the console and how easy it is to develop for it.It will always be about the games and Sony clearly has the best games on any platform.

tionmedon
tionmedon

what is with all this next gen stuff, i been playing next gen last gen buy PC.........

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

its good when companies believe that their product will make a change. At least its better than saying "Its our latest console for next gen and we hope everyone likest it" that's just bad promotion for their product. When companies release a product they have to have confidence and the attitude that shouts, "OUR PRODUCT WILL MAKE A CHANGE AND WE KNOW THAT EVERYONE WILL ENJOY IT!" 

Both Microsoft and Sony are doing a good job in promoting their consoles. Of course I will get both consoles but first is PS4, already had that pre-ordered the day they announced it and for the X-1, I have to wait and see how that does, eventually I might get it, but for now, no need for the X-1. 

Ayebang
Ayebang

@mistadecoy007 So, Microsoft is making game console with additional cool gimmicks, which Sony cannot deliver, in living room for kid, for family and more nicely TV experience without compromising gaming experience is bad, isn't it ?..Old school gamers.

DSCesq
DSCesq

@mistadecoy007 Oh Lord, it's one of you guys. Listen, I owned a PS1-3, every Nintendo system short of the Wii U, and many other gaming consoles, many of them pre-PS1. If you are truly are an "old school gamer' (doubtful), and you just want to play some awesome new games, you are a pathetic gamer if you never gave the first two Xboxes a second thought.

eddieham13
eddieham13

@wcwj26 What companies don't love themselves?

warorpeace2020
warorpeace2020

@Bob_Bop_Perano  i also remember when supposedly some guys ( i dont remember who\0 mounted a couple of ps2 together to create the first 1080p machine in 2002 haha

Necronomnicon
Necronomnicon

@Bob_Bop_Perano he bought those to scatter around his bunkers & tunnel complexes to keep himself busy while playing hide & seek with the tomahawks. 

slainta
slainta

@Bob_Bop_Perano Right. And Saddam Hussein (RIP) also had weapons of mass destruction. 

Are you still swallowing the W. Bush and mr. Blair propaganda?

slainta
slainta

@Reuwsaat PC doesn't have 12 video game AAA studios dedicated on writing games only for it. Also with financial support to experiment things in case they fail. Sony does. And that's the main difference. It isn't just about TFlops..

Lawrencevanrijn
Lawrencevanrijn

@Ovirew that is only true if developpers will truly dig into the PS4. Many are more and more like EA, where there is a need to port to all systems, and as such, these innovations will be lost to the gamer.


freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@Tomdogg I said this before but Sony did make a change in gaming with PS3.

1) They introduced a new disc (Blu-ray) which now MS is now using (ignore Nintendo since they are in their own happy land) meaning more memory space for game companies to use. Also disc are more durable than regular disc. Also if a game requires multiple disc (Example on 360: Tales of Veperia and Star Ocean) now they can fit big file games on one disc

2) They made console disc-based games region free thanks to Blu-ray being a region free disc (again ignore Nintendo since again they are in their own happy land) since now the X-1 is region free.

PS: Im not a fan of a specific company, I enjoy all game console and will point out the bad and good of any game console.

Morokoo
Morokoo

@19James89 

It always happens with anything new that shows promise, or anything new that doesn't look very good... *cough*..

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@tionmedon What's with it is developers can make games very similar across the board which should translate into far fewer crappy ports and earlier release dates for the PC version of games.  You may love to game on the PC but the bulk of developers are still more heavily invested in the console market, so yeah it's something that even PC gamers should be happy to hear about as it affects gaming as a whole.

Ayebang
Ayebang

@freedom01 I want both too but for now I ant to try it for my family first and with this issues bellows:

- XB live game and its online system is better, clearly.

- XB 1 will have more fun in living room via Kinect...No need to buy expensive smart TV equipped with normal camera but priced with 3 times higher than normal TV. XB1 will perform the incremental functions like internet, hand gesture, internet and so on....XB1 will do it better. This will be the end of expensive smart TV.

- Likely better cloud system...Microsoft knows this technology very well. This should be next area of competition. Doubt on Sony ability that is never strong on software and with cost cutting, loss and reducing headcount....It a problem to catch up.

- Install Kinect...Better game experience, better for game developers, for Kid and for my wife. Kinect technology is better than Eye from PS 4,too.

- Powerful OS inside....It is tweak version of Win 8. So, probably it may run Windows desktop software. Developers will probably launch many softwares after launching. Future is bright. Many developers who get familiar with win 8 code will find it comfortable to write software for XB1.

- Cable box inside....You can connect your cable box to XB1 and bypass menu to get interface of XB1....It is cool. You like it or not....Never mind, it just included. good hah. No need another port for your XB1 in your TV, too.

- More expensive than PS4 ?....Yes with Kinect installed. Anyway, it is cheaper than Iphone or its Sony flagship phone, though.

- Skype...You can play games without compromising to do more nice things in living room, watch TV and talk via Skype, too. Is it good ? I do not know. I know it is not bad at all to add this feature that PS4 cannot deliver.

mistadecoy007
mistadecoy007

@Ayebang @mistadecoy007 I have nothing bad to say about Microsoft lmao because i care nothing for them is all. I'm saying they might have great stuff but i just want to stick to the console i'v always known an liked tv an such cool great  good games? greats even better good for them xBox is just not for me its not what i  grew up playing Sony an Nintendo an that's what i will continue to do with a little Pc gaming on the side for Titanfall an league of legends an i few other games.

eddieham13
eddieham13

@DSCesq @mistadecoy007 Wow you owned old game consoles congratulations. Don't forget to pick up your awesome gamer award on the way out.

mistadecoy007
mistadecoy007

@DSCesq @mistadecoy007 Man i don't give a rats ass what you think of me bro. An yes i'm TRULY an old school gamer an i don't need some fan boy child telling me what i am how about you do your thing what ever that may be an ill do mine. If you don't like it well sorry that sounds like a personal problem to me bro. 

PS. GET A FUCKING LIFE

eddieham13
eddieham13

@slainta @Reuwsaat PC has more. Not to mention the insane number of other developers. Also since when does AAA instantly mean good? Any company can make mistakes and they often do.

warorpeace2020
warorpeace2020

@freedom01 lets jsut remember from where the playstation move and thge kinect came. they only exist because of nintendo wii's sucess, mainly because it had motion sensor controllers, and also proved a console didnt need power to make sucess (remember ps3's 600$ launch price or the frequent red rings of death on xbox 360/yellow light of death on the ps3)

Titanman2013
Titanman2013

@freedom01 Oh Sony did a lot more than that.  They are a testament for gaming and their ability to win over the large crowd from Nintendo and Sega.  

 I'm with you on the fan thing, I like gaming not a system.

19James89
19James89

@Morokoo @19James89 People need to calm down a little bit. The hardware that has gone into making the PS4 is impressive, that's without a shadow of a doubt. Especially when you see the price of the PS4. However it's the software that makes a console for me. Had it been hardware then I wouldn't have bought a Wii U. 

If the PS4 is a gamer changer, then it won't be the hardware which is remembered, it will be the software released on it that sees the PS4 alter the landscape of gaming. Personally I don't think the PS4 will do that and if it does it certainly won't be as influential as the Wii.

eddieham13
eddieham13

@horizonwriter @tionmedon Yes multiplatform games which are a good chunk of pc games are limited to what the consoles can do. With the exception of quite a few games such as Battlefield 3 and Skyrim which played pretty poorly on console as opposed to PC. However while I do plan on getting a PS4 I don't know how people can ignore the vast amount of games available on the PC that aren't on consoles. Like Total War, NS2 and Farm Simulator (:P).

Seriously though, many people have no idea that there are more PC games then console games they think that its just the small bunch of cheap crappy games you see in the supermarket :P

warorpeace2020
warorpeace2020

@Ayebang @freedom01  1) sony bought gaikai, a cloud service company, so we need to see if microsoft will really have the upper hand.

2)the kinect doesnt mean a better gameplay experience

3) the OS wasnt annouced as i remember so we cant say if itll will be easier or not (also both have similar pc archtectures)

4) i dont recall needing to buy a smart tv because of owning a ps3, instead of a xbox with kinect. also i have a pc, and phone, internet is not soo needed after all

5) the cable box thing is merely to control through it, aint that big thing, just something that can easy a little our lifes, since there will be no need to switch channels on TV

6) now that sony is charging for PSN and will have gaikai we need to see if the xbox live will still superior

7) none of us have the console, so we cant assume almost anything through the hardware only

iempire68
iempire68

@Ayebang @freedom01 1st 2 points are opinion. 3rd point- do some research. Ms is selling you a pipe dream and BS with the magical "power of the cloud". Point 4- again-opinion. Unlike you, I hate kinect, so actually thankful Sony makes it optional. Point 5- PS4 is easy to code too, no advantage. Point 6- It's offering you an interface. Point 7- yes It is cheaper than XB1. What phones have to do with it I don't get.... Point 8- Skype can be done on so many products, who cares. 

Ovirew
Ovirew

@Ayebang The 'cheaper than a smart TV' argument will probably be moot soon enough, since smart TVs will gradually come down in price like any other new form of tech.

My parents actually already got a smart TV at a good price a few years ago, when they smart TVs were off to a kind of slow start with consumers.  I still don't hear too many people showing interest in smart TVs, so there is probably not a high demand for them, which means the cost will drop even quicker.

 As for the cloud system of the XBox One being better...  I really don't know about that, since Sony bought Gaikai, a company that specializes in cloud service.  But anyway, it depends on what both companies do with that cloud.

XB1 being 'more fun in the living room via Kinect' is also really in the eye of the beholder.  I had a 360 with a Kinect, I didn't like it.  Give me a well-rounded controller that I can play any genre of game on comfortably, and I'm ready to game. 

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@Ayebang @freedom01 ps4 is going to have better servers than ps3, which is why sony are forcing ps plus on multiplayer gamers. however ps3 servers ran just as good for me as the xbox 360 servers did, so I fail to see how xbox live was better anyway.

kinect is awful for hardcore gamers, the stuff they release is as you say for family use. I am a core gamer, I don't need or want this crap.

linux is a far more powerful os than windows, and ps4 is heavily based on it. Also ps4 utilises opengl which is much more efficient than directx and also is open source meaning very easy to code for. valve have even run tests and found that opengl is better in linux than directx is on windows for all their titles. this is why they decided to base their steambox on linux.

I like to pause game and switch av source on tv so I can watch what I want to watch, and then just switch straight back to my game without having to reload it. with xbox tv you will have to quit your game, so I see that as a pointless feature which is actually game breaking. most people will not even use it, and end up doing the same as the ps4 users do anyway.

the ps4 with the eye camera is still cheaper than xbox one, and the ps eye will have better support for games than kinect will since it still requires a controller, some games are just not possible to play without a controller on kinect (mainly fps games).

ps4 does not need skype, it has its own video/voice chat service. also as I mentioned before, I would rather be able to pause my game and switch channels to tv than have to come out of my game and go to tv on the ps4. 

now that is all of your points debated, let me add some of my own.

ps4 WILL have better graphics than the xbox one, purely because it has a better graphics chip.

ps4 will have more ram available than the xbox one, since xbox one's os uses 2gb of memory whereas ps4 only uses 1gb.

ps4 will have better games, because ps3 had better games than xbox 360 and ps2 had better games than xbox. simple as that

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@Ayebang @freedom01 I understand your point, I go with PS4 reasons for me is,

1) Sony get tons of Japan exclusive games (gonna have to import for these) unlike the Microsoft which has very little Japanese Support.

2)Gaiaki Cloud Streaming sounds great since I might be able to get to play some old games that are hard to get.

3)Already am a PS Plus Subscriber, so I can already play online when I get the PS4 and also get a free (Rental) game

4) I like the design since its much smaller than the X-1

5) Camera is not mandatory, this is the downside for the X-1, since if the Kinetic breaks for some reason, the system wont work, unless we buy a new one which is probably gonna be over $100

6)The Share feature for the PS4 looks very neat

7)Its cheaper than the X-1

8)Rumors of Shenmue III plan of release for the PS4 (very important for me)

9)The controller looks great and want to try that out.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

I never mentioned anything about the Move and Kinetic? Or the hardware failures in this post.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@Titanman2013 @freedom01 I know they did more than what I mentioned.

 I was just mentioning on what they brought to the gaming landscape with the PS3, since Tomdogg doesnt seem to know the impact the PS3 had for next gen.

19James89
19James89

@Ovirew @19James89 Yes because of the motion controllers which were new. The PS4 offers more of the same, just better. The PS4 hardware is not revolutionary, that's the point I'm making.

Ovirew
Ovirew

@19James89Wasn't the Wii simply 'game-changing' BECAUSE of its hardware, though?

Most people bought a Wii, not because of Mario, but because of the promise of a new way of gaming.

warorpeace2020
warorpeace2020

@Aaronp2k i only disagree about the games. we'll need to see if there will be indeed better games or not, though i expect both to have great games

kavik2k2
kavik2k2

@Aaronp2k Let start of on this first Im not a fanboy for either MS or Sony. The Kinect isn't bad it just wasn't used right in most case and since it wasn't a requirement and was optional most companies didn't use it. As for it suck for hardcore gamer isn't true hell in mass effect it was a great help keeping the game action going instead of pausing it. And for it will make you quit a game to switch to TV is untrue, They showed it switch from game to TV to game to music to game to internet to game and never once did they have to exit the game. and the transition is a lot faster then switching input modes. As for the openGL being better then DX11.1 maybe on Linux but on window that just isn't true it windows native meaning it works with windows fine and on another point of that it doesn't matter they both run smooth. And yes the eye is cheaper but you also have to buy the move controllers they don't come with it so if you bought 10 of them your spend way more then what the xbox one cost why do I say 10 because the Kinect can go up to ten people. And last but not least the games all depends on the person they both had great 1st party games. But with that said let him get an xbox one if he want it obviously what he want and the ps4 is what the other dude and you want. I'm getting both.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@Aaronp2k Oh yeah forgot to mention that on my previous post, that gaikai has more experience in cloud gaming since thats their main selling point.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

oh and as for the cloud services. lets put it this way.

gai kai have already offered cloud services for gaming in the past, microsoft have never done anything of the sort. gai kai are obviously more experienced, meaning their service will be better. in case you didn't know already, gai kai is providing the cloud service for sony.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

True, but when a company releases a console that "constantly" and well known to have hardware problems the best choice is to usually wait and see. As in a neutral point of view and from the experience I had with both company Sony's console have a lesser chance, not perfect, pretty low chances of getting hardware failure, where as in MS they are very well known on having problems with their consoles. And this time MS is putting up a lot of extra features in their console that chances are that there is going to be some type of failure. Sony I still dont know what other features are going to be in there but I will trust them since never seemed to have any problems with their consoles and their hardware failure is pretty low compared to MS consoles. So my stand would be PS4 - buy on launch. X-1. Is a wait see

warorpeace2020
warorpeace2020

@freedom01 both will probably have some hardware failures, but i agree with most of your points. a console is a console, not an entertainement device

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

I do not like Windows 8 because its main concentration is tablets. You say RROD was only on the early days but even after the revision of sim there is new type of RROD that is also common. And you say I somehow broke the fan if I got a RROD, but just to let you know I did nothing to my 360 a d been taking good care of. It was working perfectly and then just like that the next time I turned it on I have this Error Screen and it wont start and the warranty is not included on the slim models. for Quantam Break I cannot say anything since I said its only a Trailer. And as for the other games, yes its about personal opinion and I never said that they bad or waste all I said was that it was not appealing to "me" And I dont speak for everyone and Im not saying that the x-1 is a fail. All I'm saying is a opinion of "waiting and see" how the x-1 does and if it does ok then "i" will be getting it

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

I dont have my hopes up but there are news that the creator of Shenmue and Sony were having a meeting

kavik2k2
kavik2k2

@freedom01 Why do you not like windows 8.. You do know its window 7 with a shell right not much different from 7 or Vista(7 was a much better version of Vista). And Rrod was only in the early days not on slim And if you(or who ever) had a Rrod on slim you broke the fan yourself some how. And Rrod isn't a bad thing it save you from having to buy a new xbox(after people found out what was causing it) And even so MS replaced your system if you got it with in the first 3 years. Quantum break is made by remedy and they have never made a bad game hell they brought us bullet time. And go to there site it will explain it to you. But the other games are your opinion but it doesn't make them bad or a waste, there is a lot of ppl who like the other titles.

kavik2k2
kavik2k2

@freedom01 @Ayebang Really Shenmue III really.. Don't get my hopes up.. But Sega makes so most like going to be on both. And since 2 was only Xbox(original) I don't see why 3 wouldn't.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@Ayebang @freedom01  I'll just answer them from numbers

1) Most of those exclusives for the X-1 are also on computer like Titanfall which I could get for my PC, Quantam Break we know nothing about it. And the rest of their exclusives do not appeal to me. And I enjoy playing JRPG like the Tales series and those are usually exclusives on PS. 

2) Gaikai may be new to Sony, BUT Gaikai has been a Game Specialized Cloud service, and even if you say Live has better service than PSN, I see no difference on both. I play online on the PSN a alot and have a great experience on it.

3) Again I see no difference on experience from Live and PSN. And I like the free (rental) and discounts games that are offered in the PS Plus

5) I always say this but having a Kinetic Mandatory has a big down side to it, if it breaks, your X-1 wont work.

6) When I said share feature its about the feature where you share game-play footage to your friends with a press of the Share button on the controller

7) I have to go against this, you say lower quality but remember the 360 had one of the worst quality hardware called the RROD which was very common even after getting the revision of slim. unlike the YROD which was rare for the PS3

8) I agree both controllers are great.

About providing a more in the living room....well I dont need all those other features, I buy a gaming console for gaming only, I dont need, TV, Skype, Internet browsing, and such, for those I have a computer, smart phone, and I do not want to watch TV when I'm playing games, if I do want to watch TV, all I have to do is change the channel. And I definitely do not like Win 8. 

Again I'll just have to wait and see how the X-1 does, also, The XBOX franchise are well know to have some hardware failures during their launch so I have to see if the X-1 has any kind of these problems first. I trust the PS4 more cause hardware problems with the PS is usually very small.

Ayebang
Ayebang

@freedom01 @Ayebang 

1. Exclusive game: I feel, if you are hardcore gamers, many exclusive games of XB are very good and XB has grown with this group. Take a look at that.

2. Gaiaki is new to Sony. Will see what's going on. One thing for sure in the past and present, Sony are never on par with Microsoft on software side. We can see that until today XB live is better.

3. PS plus: You will see for gaming experience...Sony still catch up XBlive. let's say XB live is better again.

5. Design ?: I do not feel any different and  I do not have to buy any add on camera. XB1 already installed Kinect and looks nice in living room.

6. Share feature? XB 1 will launch family sharing soon. Microsoft stopped it due to u turn on policy in internet check. It will come out soon as hinted by outed head of XB

7 Cheaper. Yes, it is. Now Sony sells the product with lower price and lower quality which is different from the past....Better quality and higher price.

8: Controller : XB 1 is great too.

Do not for get that XB 1 provides you more in living room that Sony cannot do it due to it lacks ability to make powerful and flexible OS inside of PS4. This ability does not compromise in gaming experience, too.

XB1 can stream, stream Watch.TV, maybe run Window software in the future as hinted by Microsoft, Skype, do, even do better, many functions of expensive smart TV like gesture, record and so on. With XB 1 software inside which is slimmer version of Win 8, will do many thing and also very good for Microsoft for online game and cloud computing as Microsoft are very skilled.