Originally Posted by Alfiejr
no i didn't watch. it goes on and on. there is no press release i can find with a summary.
I came across this one:
the PS3 can do a lot of non-gaming stuff, yes, but often poorly as you note. few use it as their primary non-gaming ecosystem interface. if the PS4 doesn't make that great somehow, it can never compete with the rest - Apple, Amazon, Google, MS, et al. Sony's tablets and phones are distant also-rans in their markets. and is their ecosystem Sony's or Google's?
Don't forget PS3 was developed around 2005 - 2006. Before iPhone, before iPad, before... lots of things we take for granted today. It is also heavily limited with system resources. I still get amazed with what they managed to pull out from 256MB of RAM and 256MB of VRAM. That is below what smartphones and tablets have for a while, and I'm yet to see a game in the same class as Uncharted 2 and 3. Or Killzone 2 and 3. Or... take your pick.
In addition. There are "independent" (non-Apple, non-Google, non-MS, non-Amazon) services which do well, and might be interested in partnership with console maker. Sony presented slide with maybe 16 different services they have already partnered with. I've noticed Facebook, Hulu Plus, Netflick. They also mentioned their own Sony Music and Sony Video (or whatever their movies/TV department is called). Put them all together, and one can get spoiled - without iTunes. Question is, how well will they integrate, and how competitive will they be in terms of pricing etc. That remains to be seen.
the just announced iOS app for the PS4 is a big step in the right direction tho. if Sony had sense they would cut a deal with Apple to integrate all their hardware with the iOS ecosystem - apps, AirPlay, everything. most of their products Apple does not compete with. and then ditch their Android and Windows gadgets, where they are just one of many OEM's in a race to the bottom.
Really? Ditch integration with PC, Android phones and tablets (which Sony also happens to make)? Please.
but they won't. they aren't desperate enough - yet.
I think that is reason, not desperation (or lack of it). Sony's company with rich media background. Not trying to take advantage of their own services would be real stupidity.