The Playstation 4 sales thread - 94.2m shipped

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 79m shipped
by Poser » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:16 am

Ad7 wrote:so if my subscription lapses do I get to keep the games?


At the weekend, I was trying to download a couple of the VR games that had been free on Plus ages ago. Couldn't figure out why they weren't working. My Plus sub had expired. The rumours are true :slol:

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 79m shipped
by jawafour » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:26 am

Poser wrote:
Ad7 wrote:so if my subscription lapses do I get to keep the games?


At the weekend, I was trying to download a couple of the VR games that had been free on Plus ages ago. Couldn't figure out why they weren't working. My Plus sub had expired. The rumours are true :slol:

Finally, an answer to the age-old question! :lol: .

I predict the next big question will be "can I play my PS4 games on PS5?". And the answer will be outlandishly convoluted.

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 79m shipped
by Wedgie » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:44 am

jawafour wrote:
Poser wrote:
Ad7 wrote:so if my subscription lapses do I get to keep the games?


At the weekend, I was trying to download a couple of the VR games that had been free on Plus ages ago. Couldn't figure out why they weren't working. My Plus sub had expired. The rumours are true :slol:

Finally, an answer to the age-old question! :lol: .

I predict the next big question will be "can I play my PS4 games on PS5?". And the answer will be outlandishly convoluted.


Well the rumours are saying that we may play PS1-2-3-4 games on the PS5. I’m hoping that is true.

Bet you that it’s restricted to some shite like PS Now.

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 79m shipped
by Ad7 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:04 am

Poser wrote:
Ad7 wrote:so if my subscription lapses do I get to keep the games?


At the weekend, I was trying to download a couple of the VR games that had been free on Plus ages ago. Couldn't figure out why they weren't working. My Plus sub had expired. The rumours are true :slol:


:lol:

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 94.2m shipped
by NickSCFC » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:09 am

Saint of Killers wrote:Why they're not at E3:

You're not the first big company to bow out of the big E3 video game show in June, but I'm curious why you chose this year to drop out?

When we decided to take video games out of CES, back in 1995 during the PlayStation 1 era, E3 served two constituencies: retailers and journalists.

Retailers would come in -- you'd see a guy come in, and he'd say, "I'm from Sears, and I handle Hot Wheels, Barbie, VHS and video games. So what are you about?" There was a huge educational component.

Then you had journalists who had magazines and lead time and jockeying for position on the cover. And there was no internet to speak of. So a trade show at that time of year for this nascent industry was exactly what we needed to do.

Now we have an event in February called Destination PlayStation, where we bring all retailers and third-party partners to come hear the story for the year. They're making purchasing discussions in February. June, now, is just too late to have a Christmas holiday discussion with retailers.

So retail has really dropped off. And journalists now, with the internet and the fact that 24/7 there is game news, it's lost its impact around that.

So the trade show became a trade show without a lot of trade activity. The world has changed, but E3 hasn't necessarily changed with it.

And with our decision to do fewer games -- bigger games -- over longer periods of time, we got to a point where June of 2019 was not a time for us to have a new thing to say. And we feel like if we ring the bell and people show up here in force, people have expectation "Oh, they're going to tell us something."

We are progressing the conversation about, how do we transform E3 to be more relevant? Can E3 transition more into a fan festival of gaming, where we don't gather there to drop the new bomb? Can't it just be a celebration of games and have panels where we bring game developers closer to fans?

https://www.cnet.com/news/sonys-shawn-l ... ion-games/


I think that's the first time I've heard of Destination PlayStation :?


I can see why they've done it, but I'm not happy.

E3 has been something I've looked forward to every year since the E3 issues of CVG back in 1996 blew my mind with loads of new games being unveiled.

It's strange as (excluding last year's gooseberry fool show) Sony had the best E3 conferences of the generation.

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 94.2m shipped
by Poser » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:33 am

NickSCFC wrote:Sony had the best E3 conferences of the generation.


That's the real quiz.

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PostRe: The Playstation 4 sales thread - 79m shipped
by NickSCFC » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:48 am

Ad7 wrote:
Poser wrote:
Ad7 wrote:so if my subscription lapses do I get to keep the games?


At the weekend, I was trying to download a couple of the VR games that had been free on Plus ages ago. Couldn't figure out why they weren't working. My Plus sub had expired. The rumours are true :slol:


:lol:


At least you didn't pay for games that were later taken down on the store and couldn't be downloaded on your new console.

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