Sony: biggest focus is on PlayStation 4 games, not apps

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Sony has gone out of their way to make the PlayStation 4 as developer friendly as possible. Not only is the system architecture much simpler and easier to use this time around, Sony has also given developers lots of social tools to take advantage of.

In a recent interview, Sony PlayStation head honcho Shuhei Yoshida said that the company is currently only focusing on PlayStation 4 games, and not on non-gaming related apps.

Yoshida added that while non-gaming apps such as Netflix are important for consumers, right now the biggest focus with the PlayStation 4 are the games.

Eventually, Yoshida said, Sony will put more focus on non-gaming apps such as Netflix streaming etc., but right now, it’s all about the games and the game developers.

We’re glad Sony is putting all of their emphasis on the games at this point. While the PlayStation 4 can do a lot of things, it’s a gaming console first and foremost.

Sony will have three key party PlayStation 4 launch titles: Killzone Shadow Fall, DriveClub, and Knack.

The PlayStation 4 is even getting exclusive third party content from Watch Dogs.

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  • Sora Morp

    well good for them!

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  • greengecko007

    With an already impressive list of high quality games confirmed for the PS4, that should be obvious. But still, fanboys will continue to give them flack, saying that the PS4 is all about social media, or how it’s not innovative enough.

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    • Laud

      They have legitimate complaints and worries, calling them fanboys won’t delegitimize those complains and worries.

      But I do agree that it’s too early to judge the system.

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      • http://twitter.com/CuylarBlair Cuylar Blair

        They don’t have “legitimate” anything. they don’t have enough information to feel that way.

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        • Laud

          Oh and you just decided that on your own? Glad to see we’ve still got some dictators on the internet.

          Their opinions come either from rumors or confirmed information so I think they can conjure up a thought or two of their own? I can understand that maybe the PS4 is your preferred choice of next gen consoles but what if I told you, “Hey you don’t have enough information about the next console so you should stop caring immediately.” You would tell me to fuck off right away wouldn’t you?

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          • greengecko007

            What a mature response…

            The fact is that you can’t have legitimate concerns based upon rumors, which are illegitimate sources of information.

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          • Laud

            Hey, people are concerned about the Xbox having always on DRM. Are you going to say nothing and just hope they don’t do it or are you going to stand up and voice your opinions?

            Rumors aren’t accurate but that doesn’t mean we aren’t allowed to have opinions over them.

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          • greengecko007

            You can stand up and voice your opinion on an issue, when it’s actually an issue, not a rumor. Otherwise you just look stupid. But then again, I guess this is all coming from the guy who thought Battlefield 4 was going to be on the Wii U. My advice for you, don’t worry about rumors. Use facts to make your opinions.

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      • greengecko007

        And what might those be? Care to give any examples? The PS4 already has an impressive list of games, great hardware, and new features. Fanboys however ignore this and say that the PS4 has nothing going for it, which is obviously not the case.

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        • Laud

          Well a huge one is the PRICE of the console. I’d say that’s a legit concern.

          And what fanboys are you talking about? Are they fanboys if they dislike something about the console? Who are these fanboys?

          My comments are logical and fair yet they’re being downvoted so I ask you, who ARE the fanboys? Is it the people who voice their concerns about the console or the ones who downvote neutral comments that defend the ones who carry these concerns?

          I like the PS4 and I’m definitely going to get one but there’s nothing wrong with having differing opinions guys.

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          • greengecko007

            Your comment shows how illogical you are. You can worry about the price of the PS4 and how you are going to pay for it when the price is actually confirmed. Otherwise you are worrying about numbers pulled from absolutely nowhere.

            Why do you have to ask what fanboys I am talking about? Did you not even read my last two comments in which I clearly defined the fanboys as those that bash the PS4, by saying that the PS4 has no games, no new stuff, or is all about social media? All of those claims are completely false, as any article on this website will tell you.

            Your comments are not logical because you continuously bring forth irrelevant information. I can’t speak for everyone, but I downvote you because you have no clue what you’re talking about, which is evident in your poor reading comprehension. It’s ok to have a different opinion, or even dislike Sony or the PS4. But responding to people like Cuylar with such hateful comments that use no logic only make you look like an ass.

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      • lonewolf88

        nope to bad most fan boys will judge it because fan boys judged the 720 and wii U before it came out / even knew hardware or anything accept it had a touch screen/even know anything at all accept rumors so i feel its only fair for the micro and nintendo fans to give the idiot fanboys that judge everything accept for sony a taste of there own medicine…

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  • bizzy gie

    Good. I have so many devices that can already do those things.

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  • Ducked

    Good, cause we don’t want to pay $500 for apps we can have on our smart phone.

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  • Metal_Man_v2

    This should have been a given, but it’s always nice to be reassured by the developers. I don’t mind the apps and stuff having a big part on the PS4 at all, as long as full games are still the priority.

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  • BadboyStudiosInc

    Thank god… When I turn on my game system…. I want to play games! Not search for them in an overly bloated UI.

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