The Daily Five: PlayStation Predictions for 2014
The first month of 2014 is almost over and we’ve already been hit with a couple of exciting announcements regarding Sony’s PlayStation 4 at CES. However, that still leaves us with 11 months of potential reveals, trailers, announcements, delays and any other surprises. Instead of waiting it out, we’ve decided to take the lead by predicting five things that will happen throughout the year surrounding the PlayStation brand. A couple of these may be a long shot, but we’re going to take a stab at it anyways.
Check out our five predictions below and feel free to add your own.
PlayStation Now Pricing
Sony revealed PlayStation Now at CES 2014 and caught the entire industry off guard. Sadly, the biggest detail they left out was that pesky price point that should determine how interested we all end up being in the service provided. Considering we’re going to be offered a backlog of titles spanning three generations of consoles, we’re going to have to take the entire sum into account instead of just the start offer. Thus, here is our prediction.
Yearly Pricing: $199.99
PlayStation 3 Price Cut
Michael Pachter has already predicted a price cut for the PlayStation 3 and has said Sony is going to be forced to do so by publishers to make the cut. We agree a price cut is coming, but think it’s going to be a decision Sony makes on its own. After all, Sony took similar approaches with the original PlayStation and PlayStation 2. It’s also a smart decision in order to significantly boost sales in time for its PlayStation Now service as well. Thus, here is our price cut prediction.
PlayStation 3: $149.99 and $179.99
Shenmue 3 at E3 2014
Sony implemented a system where you could list games that you’d like to see them release on PlayStation consoles. In what was a shock to no one, Shenmue 3 topped the list as the most wanted game that gamers wanted to see get released. Of course, it’s a long shot for the game to be developed and it’s probably not going to happen, but if it is, it’s going to happen at this upcoming E3. This would easily push Sony over the top with fans around the world and while it’s unlikely, we’d like to see it happen.
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