EEDAR analyst, Jesse Divnich has stated that the revealing of the Sony PS4 was brilliant and one step ahead of the Xbox 720. Divnich analyses that launching the PS4 before the 720 will be a big step towards it’s success.
Divinch, in a statement that he sent to VG247, said:
In our current climate, console sales have stagnated. We’ve squeezed nearly every bit of innovation out of the current platforms and consumer interest in high-definition gaming is waning. Sony’s timing was perfect. Sony’s best chance at changing momentum is being first to market.
Sony is taking their next generation platform in the proper direction. Judging by today’s presentation, Sony is putting a strong focus on game content and connectivity, which is the lifeblood of any platform, and we are ecstatic that an entirely new generation of content is right around the corner.
Today’s announcement is a silver lining in what has been a somber year in the news for console gaming. There are pros and cons to both announcing early and potentially being the first market, but what it comes down to is the current sentiment in the market.
If the market is vibrant, thriving, and innovation is still occurring, you generally want to abstain from being first to market with a new technology.Publishers have been burned lately on launching software early in a technology cycle, and we understand that with the multitude of other more established and emerging technology it may be safer to take a “wait-and-see” approach.
We disagree, and while many publishers will be cautious, the few that are aggressive are likely to see huge returns, in addition to building new intellectual properties. EEDAR research indicates the most optimal time to launch new properties are during the early period of a console cycle.
We can’t stress enough to our third-party publishers. If you take a wait-and-see approach to the next-generation of HD platforms you will be left behind and likely put yourself in a critical catch-up strategy that could lead to rushed decisions and development schedules that ultimately hinder product quality.
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