The gamer backlash following the Xbox One reveal, let alone the now-retracted DRM and online check-in fiasco, apparently gave Sony a masterclass in what not to do.
"There were lots of people who gave their opinions on that issue to my Twitter account before E3," SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told Famitsu Magazine [translated by Polygon].
“It’s not that our hardware policies are decided strictly based on user reaction like this, but when we were thinking about what we had to bring across and how to bring it across, it was a very useful source.”
“As of now, I feel like we’re getting a very positive response," added SCE Japan Asia president Hiroshi Kawano. "For this system, we made a list of what people expected from us, debating over each point, with user feedback forming the main basis for the list.
“The software makers are also telling us that they feel like they really make some fun stuff with it. A new platform always provides the basis for new forms of play, so I’d like to see it connect to a revitalization of the marketplace.”
The PS4 certainly made sweeping gains at E3 with its killer price point, but it will be interesting to see how the launch window game lineups balance out.
Okay, so, let's ask a silly question. Which next-gen console are you more likely to buy... or will you hold off until we've got a clearer idea of what they're capable of?