PS4 Power – Conclusion
Sony has been marketing the PS4 as the console for hardcore gamers, taking advantage of Microsoft’s early Xbox One missteps (like leaked plans to block use of used games) and Nintendo’s squandered Wii U head start.
That’s a good thing for SNE, because the next round of the battle for the living room may just be starting. Apple (AAPL) — the company whose iPhone and iPad have disrupted the mobile gaming market — appears to be assembling the pieces needed to transform its Apple TV streaming box into a video game console. Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) are reportedly at work on their own set-top gaming boxes. Then there’s Valve’s Steam Box initiative, aimed at getting PC games on TVs.
Whatever happens in 2014, if you happen to be a gamer or you’re looking for a last minute gift for the gamer in your life, any PS4 review will confirm that buying Sony’s next-gen video game console will not disappoint. It also enjoys a $100 price advantage over the Xbox One — enough savings to pick up a game or two.
We don’t know if Sony will sell 80 million PS4 units, but no matter what happens in the video game console space, it’s on track to sell a lot. That means many more high definition games to come and any PlayStation 4 owner is going to be more than happy to have that Sony logo under their TV.
As of this writing, Brad Moon did not own a position in any of the stocks named here.