Nothing in life is constant but change and of course, the entire gaming industry is changing.
Currently, the Sony PlayStation 4 console is sitting comfortably right at the top as far as best gaming consoles are concerned.
The Xbox One has not been able to beat the PS4 in terms of capturing the market share and user experience.
Things look set to remain pretty much the same in 2015 with the PS4 being dominant.
Sony was wise to realize that gamers just want a console with awesome gaming features and a line of games that are larger than life.
So, they dispensed with many of the extra features such as playing CDs, etc.
Even PS3 games can’t be played on the PS4.
One reason could be that Sony wishes to set the PS4 apart from its predecessor.
By creating a brand new console that comes with its own line of games, Sony has created a separate image for the Sony PlayStation 4 consoles.
It’s like a brand new PlayStation model that is a very distant relative of the PS3.
The computer games industry has a whole has changed but remained the same.
This may seem contradictory but if you look at the industry closely, you’ll realize that it is consumer driven.
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What do gamers want?
Better graphics, which is what the PS4 has given them with its next-gen graphics.
However, graphics has always been of paramount importance to gamers.
They want realism, textured, shading, colors that stand out, etc.
So, the focus will always be on the usual stuff like visuals, sounds, multiplayer options, depth of gameplay, etc.
From what can be observed, Sony, has a finger on the pulse and knows exactly what their market wants.
They are totally focused on giving the end user the best gaming experience possible.
Such dedication will ensure that the Sony PlayStation consoles will always be competitive and of cutting-edge technology.
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As time progresses, technology trends indicate that the gaming industry may move towards virtual reality products.
Wearable technology is also gaining popularity.
However, all these are just predictions at the moment and Sony likes to keep things under wraps till they have something grand to announce.
That’s probably what makes their launches much awaited for events.
In terms of sales, there seem to be no signs of dwindling sales because more and more bigger and better PS4 games keep popping up on the market.
Since the Sony PlayStation 4 console is still relatively new, there is much room for expansion in regards to games.
This is a market hungry for a wider selection of games.
The PS4 is going to remain popular and a force to be reckoned with in the gaming industry.
And this what Wikipedia says about it quoting:
PlayStation 4 (PS4) is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Announced as the successor to the PlayStation 3 during a press conference on February 20, 2013, it was launched on November 15 in North America, November 29 in Europe, South America and Australia; and February 22, 2014, in Japan.
It competes with Nintendo’s Wii U and Switch, and Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Moving away from the more complex Cell microarchitecture of its predecessor, the console features an AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) built upon the x86-64 architecture, which can theoretically peak at 1.84 teraflops; AMD stated that it was the “most powerful” APU it had developed to date.
The PlayStation 4 places an increased emphasis on social interaction and integration with other devices and services, including the ability to play games off-console on PlayStation Vita and other supported devices (“Remote Play”), the ability to stream gameplay online or to friends, with them controlling gameplay remotely (“Share Play”).
The console’s controller was also redesigned and improved over the PlayStation 3, with improved buttons and analog sticks, and an integrated touchpad among other changes. The console also supports HDR10 high-dynamic-range color and playback of 4K multimedia.
Reception to the original PlayStation 4 model was positive, with critics praising Sony for acknowledging its consumers’ needs, embrace of independent game development, and for not imposing restrictive digital rights management schemes that Microsoft had previously announced for Xbox One prior to its release.
Critics and third-party studios also praised the capabilities of the PlayStation 4 in comparison to its competitors; developers described the performance difference between the console and Xbox One as being “significant” and “obvious”.
Heightened demand also helped Sony top global console sales. By the end of 2016, more than 53 million consoles have been sold worldwide, with more than 57 million shipped.
On September 7, 2016, Sony unveiled two hardware revisions of PlayStation 4; a slim build of the console, and a “Pro” version with an upgraded GPU and higher CPU clock rate to support 4K gameplay on supported titles.
PS4 Console Sony PlayStation 4 Our Conclusion
If you’re a PS3 user, there really is no point in avoiding the inevitable.
Sooner or later, you will have to buy the PS4.
If history is anything to go by, it’s just a matter of time before Sony slowly starts neglecting the PS3 and anything to do with it.
You may be attached to your PS3 and one must agree that while it is an excellent media player, in terms of gaming, it is nowhere close to the PS4.
The Sony PlayStation 4 console is the future and its future looks very bright.