true or false: PS Now will be a flop for Sony

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Posted by SolidGame_basic (22321 posts) 3 years, 10 months ago

Poll: true or false: PS Now will be a flop for Sony (67 votes)

true 48%
false 52%

Personally I don't really see it being a huge hit. It seems like a niche product. Plus, I would figure most people have had enough of 7th gen (and older) already!

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#1 Posted by DocSanchez (4350 posts) -

It's not something with a physical presence. I doubt it can be too much of a flop.

The hype for this has been fairly good and as long as it's priced reasonably I can see it taking off.

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#2 Posted by MonsieurX (36875 posts) -

Let's all remember how awesome was Onlive

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#3 Posted by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

I think the better poll would be "how much jelly will psnow cause in non-ps4 owners."

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#4 Posted by MonsieurX (36875 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

I think the better poll would be "how much jelly will psnow cause in non-ps4 owners."

PS Now won't even be exclusive to PS4

lol as usual

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#5 Posted by Draign (1821 posts) -

The beginning of physical media going the way of the dinosaur. its ok because its Sony.

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#6 Edited by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

@MonsieurX:

And we have our first casuality. Lets give him a round of applause, folks. B-)

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#7 Edited by MonsieurX (36875 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

@MonsieurX:

And we have our first casuality. Lets give him a round of applause, folks. B-)

Owned so hard,it's fine for you to cry a little bit and not believe it.

I guess that renders the PS3 obsolete

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/game/3497234/what-is-playstation-now/

For starters, PlayStation Now will launch on the PS4 and will be followed by the PS Vita handheld system. Most of Sony's US 2014 Bravia TV models will also support PS Now and the firm has said it will also bring the service to non-PlayStation and Sony devices.

Read more: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/game/3497234/what-is-playstation-now/#ixzz2v1LNnNwY

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#8 Posted by darkangel115 (4449 posts) -

way to early to tell.

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#9 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@xboxdone74 said:

@MonsieurX:

And we have our first casuality. Lets give him a round of applause, folks. B-)

Owned so hard,it's fine for you to cry a little bit and not believe it.

I guess that renders the PS3 obsolete

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/game/3497234/what-is-playstation-now/

For starters, PlayStation Now will launch on the PS4 and will be followed by the PS Vita handheld system. Most of Sony's US 2014 Bravia TV models will also support PS Now and the firm has said it will also bring the service to non-PlayStation and Sony devices.

Read more: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/game/3497234/what-is-playstation-now/#ixzz2v1LNnNwY

I wonder if he ever gets tired of being wrong

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#10 Edited by MonsieurX (36875 posts) -

And he's going to avoid my post as usual and come later later claiming something about PC and the begging

@lostrib said:

@MonsieurX said:

@xboxdone74 said:

@MonsieurX:

And we have our first casuality. Lets give him a round of applause, folks. B-)

Owned so hard,it's fine for you to cry a little bit and not believe it.

I guess that renders the PS3 obsolete

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/game/3497234/what-is-playstation-now/

For starters, PlayStation Now will launch on the PS4 and will be followed by the PS Vita handheld system. Most of Sony's US 2014 Bravia TV models will also support PS Now and the firm has said it will also bring the service to non-PlayStation and Sony devices.

Read more: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/game/3497234/what-is-playstation-now/#ixzz2v1LNnNwY

I wonder if he ever gets tired of being wrong

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#11 Edited by starwolf474 (983 posts) -

I don't know how well it will do, but I have absolutely no interest in it and I really hope that it flops.

The idea of streaming video games disgusts me and I would hate to see gaming go further down that path. I don't think streaming video games is going to work flawlessly any time soon and it is also very important to me that I own my games and not just rent them.

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#12 Posted by tyloss (846 posts) -

As of now, Sony's cloud seems to be much better than Microsoft's.

But admitley Microsofts cloud is a joke.

Too early to tell.

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#13 Edited by shellcase86 (3439 posts) -

Pretty excited for it, we'll see how they position it. I don't think it will be a hit or a miss, but somewhere in between.

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#14 Posted by Gesyma (1081 posts) -

All the gamers who went with Wii or 360 only last gen will get this service to catch up on the great games they missed. Keep in mind this is not a PS4 exclusive service... it will be available on computers, tablets, possibly smart TVs, phones, etc. The potential user base is MASSIVE. It'd be virtually impossible for this to flop especially with the solid first party software that will drive it.

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#15 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I don't think it will fail, but I personally have no interest in it at all. I have a PS2 to play my PS1 and PS2 games and my PS3 plays PS1 and PS3 games, so I am good. Still got all my old games that I cared to keep.

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#16 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

It could be a flop or not, I don't know I have no interest in PSNow.

If it brings them money or not, it doesn't matter. It's not like I get paid either way. It's just another option. The games on the service will be games I already own. I can see the value for others, but not for me.

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#17 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

i will sub to it if it has good games

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#18 Posted by TheEroica (17279 posts) -

It all depends on latency and a price model... I personally would only consider it as a once a year purchase... Not a monthly Netflix subscription type. That said, if they can find a way to get the games to run without drag and not bloat the service price I could be interested....

If they do go monthly subscription, I'd actually love to see a tiered pricing model. 3.99 for 4 games a month or something.

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#19 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

Isn't the beta going on in only two cities? Ask these people how its working. My guess is they are picked to be local to avoid how broken this service really is.

Hype is up, real world performance is down.

One more piece of crap for Sony to step in.

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#20 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -

I'd need to see the pricing model and library first. But I won't be getting it no matter what it's got or how much it costs.

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#21 Posted by Heil68 (57844 posts) -

With SONY behind it and riding the success of the juggernaut PS$, anything is possible.

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#22 Posted by delta3074 (19951 posts) -

False, whatever happens to SONY the Ps4 will be a resounding success, it's the first SONY console that is so developer friendly it's not even funny and for the first time the Playsation has a solid lead in hardware over the other consoles.

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#23 Posted by getyeryayasout (11474 posts) -

I think it sounds like a good service to anyone who wants to catch up on some older games, doubt I'll get it though. I think it will be a success, but doubt it's going to set the world on fire.

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#24 Edited by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

true or not I just know that I will not be supporting that scam.

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#25 Posted by Zidaneski (8618 posts) -

If price is right it'll be fine. I just hope they get through all the PS3 games so that they can get pressure to somehow release PS1 and PS2 games through Now or other means.

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#26 Edited by super600 (32406 posts) -

If the service is good it will be fine. and if it's a scam only a small amount of peple will support PSNow.

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#27 Edited by jsmoke03 (13696 posts) -

its a 50/50 for me right now. it could go either way. depends on price and what is actually offered. im drooling over all the backlogged rpgs that ever released on the sony platforms

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#28 Posted by nyzma23 (1003 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

With SONY behind it and riding the success of the juggernaut PS$, anything is possible.

amen brother

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#29 Posted by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

@MonsieurX: ssshhh my son. it will be ok. Dry those eyes....embrace your Sony master....and get back to begging for those console games. B-)

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#30 Posted by LustForSoul (6404 posts) -

It depends on how much it'll cost and all that. I can't wait to try it on the Vita but who knows how much it could suck. OnLive was pretty bad so.

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#31 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29669 posts) -

Well seeing how it will be the only way for you to play The Last of Us or any PS3 game on your PS4 I can't see it failing.

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#32 Posted by Eisen_Howl (83 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@xboxdone74 said:

@MonsieurX:

And we have our first casuality. Lets give him a round of applause, folks. B-)

Owned so hard,it's fine for you to cry a little bit and not believe it.

I guess that renders the PS3 obsolete

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/game/3497234/what-is-playstation-now/

For starters, PlayStation Now will launch on the PS4 and will be followed by the PS Vita handheld system. Most of Sony's US 2014 Bravia TV models will also support PS Now and the firm has said it will also bring the service to non-PlayStation and Sony devices.

Read more: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/game/3497234/what-is-playstation-now/#ixzz2v1LNnNwY

This was just too good of an ownage that i had to sign in while in the middle of breakfast before work just so i can congratulate you.

That was so quick of an ownage, and done so well; i really wish i could give you a cookie!

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#33 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (3151 posts) -

There's too many unknown factors to determine whether or not it will be successful. In theory, it makes a lot of sense. Streaming TV and film has become a dominant force in the industry, and launching something similar in the video game world has a ton of potential. However, we don't know how that's going to work.

Streaming an entire game that could be up to 12 or 15 GB for ps3 titles could be disastrous to bandwidth and overall performance. With internet companies trying to figure out how to charge more for internet, I don't think any of them are going to be terribly happy about streaming services increasing exponentially in data size.

The other thing is the library. Running a game off a disk or a hard drive is a hell of a lot different than streaming it off the internet, and the truth is, we have no idea how that's going to work. We've seen bits and pieces of this in the failed OnLive console, and reports were fairly mixed in terms of performance. Also, in regards to saved games, we don't know if saves will be relegated to the Cloud or if we'll be able to save our files on our own ps4's.

If I had to make an educated guess based on the launches of other new products and features for consoles, I think Playstation Now's going to have a horribly disastrous launch in the vein of SimCity, but after working through the bugs, it will be a great service. I think it'll probably be a nightmare for at least the first three months.

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#34 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -

To be honest................. I dont see that many people getting in to it.

Im not really dying to replay old games , and I still have my PS3 with all the games I have wanted to buy through out the time I've own it.

And I never really care for PS1 games and there arent really any PS2 games that I wanna replay, cuz I wasnt all that in to gaming durring the PS2 era if it wasnt a DBZ game. We already have the GOW games and the MGS games as well as all those other HD collections.

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#35 Edited by PSP107 (16723 posts) -

Long term I don't see the point. And I personally would rather have built in BC support.

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#36 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

I'd just prefer all of PS3's biggest hits being released on a physical disc.

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#37 Posted by WitIsWisdom (4775 posts) -

It's petty much a win/win situation for me as a collector.... as it will allow the price of physical media fluctuate on a more consistent basis allowing me to purchase games I don't already own for rock bottom prices.

I probably wont sub (unless they re-activate online servers for certain games... however, I'm not even sure if that is possible) simply for the fact I probably already own most of what will be offered, but it is a GREAT idea, and I am sure it will be successful if executed properly.

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#38 Posted by navyguy21 (14726 posts) -

I think it will kind of................exist........like HOME.

The fact that it needs a constant 5 Mbs connection puts it in the category of Onlive. The image quality is what is going to make or break this. I dont want to play The Last of Us through a video stream in which the quality fluctuates depending on time of day or usage of the people around me.

That directly affects my enjoyment of the game. They shouldve invested in an emulator that allows you to run games on the console. Charge for the app if you want, i dont care. Charge a subscription for the app, fine. Just let me play from my console, not an internet or cloud stream.

I think it will have the same level of success and market penetration as Onlive. Sure, i could stream on PC, but it is still dependent on my connection.

Simcity, Diablo 3, and a ton of other online-only games prove that connections arent stable and being dependent on the internet isnt good.

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#39 Posted by MirkoS77 (12672 posts) -

If it works well and is priced right, day one.

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#40 Posted by MonsieurX (36875 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

@MonsieurX: ssshhh my son. it will be ok. Dry those eyes....embrace your Sony master....and get back to begging for those console games. B-)

Thanks for proving my point,once again

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#41 Posted by CrashNBurn281 (1515 posts) -

I would much rather have software emulation make the console backwards compatible. What its like 8 times more powerful than a PS3, surely they can make it play the games without making me subscribe to another PS+ priced service.

I have no plans on paying for this. Have they even stated how they are going to deal with latency issues, especially when it comes to online multiplayer. Latency makes or breaks the gameplay when your are playing online.

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#42 Posted by RossRichard (3610 posts) -

I just don't see how it is going to succeed unless they can get some good games. I don't see how they will get good games unless they charge a substantial subscription fee to pay the big publishers for the rights to use their games. I don't see why gamers will pay a substantial subscription fee to play games that will be older games that they probably already own on their other systems. Etc, ad naseum.

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#43 Edited by betamaxx83 (360 posts) -

It's all going to depend on the price and the selection and variety. I won't be getting it until it has a decent selection of PS1,2,3 games.

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#44 Posted by Articuno76 (19781 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

Isn't the beta going on in only two cities? Ask these people how its working. My guess is they are picked to be local to avoid how broken this service really is.

Hype is up, real world performance is down.

One more piece of crap for Sony to step in.

Companies don't run betas as part of their marketing push. They are conducted for practical reasons.

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#45 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

i think it will fail at first but catch on abit later. how many people, exclude hardcore gamers because we are in the minority, want to play old games? the only shot they have at making it successful is tapping into the tablet market by advertising the sh%t out of it

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#46 Posted by happyduds77 (1688 posts) -

True because Sony won't support it as much.

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#47 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

@Articuno76 said:

@FoxbatAlpha said:

Isn't the beta going on in only two cities? Ask these people how its working. My guess is they are picked to be local to avoid how broken this service really is.

Hype is up, real world performance is down.

One more piece of crap for Sony to step in.

Companies don't run betas as part of their marketing push. They are conducted for practical reasons.

Yeah, no shit. Where did i say it was marketing?

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#48 Posted by ni6htmare01 (2578 posts) -

I just receive the Beta key from Sony. I'll try it out and see if it is worth it.

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#49 Edited by Ghost120x (5239 posts) -

They can't even get music unlimited to work right.

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#50 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4841 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

Let's all remember how awesome was Onlive