PS4 Launch “Flawless”



The US launch of Sony’s PlayStation 4 has gone off without major incident and with much in the way fanfare – and, most importantly, sales, with a “million” pre-orders and only “0.4%” broken out of the box…

The first thing done with the device was of course to take it apart – and after that, complain about how few games there are so far:









Japanese are still unaccountably irritated at their own launch apparently being pushed back well into 2014 (notably behind even China and Korea) so the kind Americans can “beta test” it for them in time for the holidays:

“Poor Japan.”

“Japan: … ”

“A quarter of a fucking year!”

“Foreign companies are so cold to Japan.”

“Delaying this so far back in Japan just so they make the US date is just madness.”

“It is not like there would be any merit to releasing early in Japan.”

“Just import it, right?”

“Aren’t you supposed to wait for the slim version?”

“I have to wonder if they are suddenly going to have a superb release line-up come February.”

“Wait 6 months for the price to drop $100 and there to be some half decent games.”

“Probably all their localisations are running late.”

“I’ll buy it when there is an Ar Tonelico for it.”

“I might buy one when our beta testers get the bugs ironed out…”

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:49 16/11/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    “Foreign companies are so cold to Japan.”

    I don't know if it's a troll or serious comment, but it's fucking brilliant. :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 17/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Japanese companies are so cold to the West.
    We miss out on a lot of stuff -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    tis because it generally doesnt sell well enough for them to bother with the process.
    I agree though. I mean alice soft could at least let me access their website without using a proxy considering I can read moonrunes..

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:39 18/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They're not missing out on a thing either, 'cause we all predicted it: PS4 has no games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 19/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Blocking foreign ips is pretty damn harsh. Also not making english version of your game is pretty dumb.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:59 18/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh its a million pre-orders i thought it was a million sold according to the tweet

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    It should be rephrased to "Japanese companies are so cold to Japan." Last I remembered Sony was Japanese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:48 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The console division is mostly american now so It's not completely wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:05 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    21:46 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably one of those media feed lemmings, whom trashed every piece of hardware from foreign companies like Microsoft, along with every western developer and now does not understand why they're no longer focusing on their market.

    Japanese are so tsundere to foreign companies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:45 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol kek
    already downvoted by a butthurt weaboo, as expected of shitkaku

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol some jap is feeling ass fucked enough to downvote this shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 16/11/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Japan? That god damn country has no market for these types of console anymore. Only 3DS is selling there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 16/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Yeah, portable basically owns the industry over there. Actually, even over here, console's basically going to be holding onto exclusives as its lifeline. Now that console architecture is just like PC, there's no reason not to make PC versions of everything, except to get those $EXCLUSIVE$ Sony and Microsoft bucks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:29 18/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pootaburu is bretty booring shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:44 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The current gen xbox runs on pc architecture and several major games from this generation have yet to get the PC treatment. Two note-able games are Red Dead Redemption *which looks like it will never be ported* and GTA V *which is yet to be ported*

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    > Xbox 360 "PC architecture"
    > IBM PowerPC


    Comment by Anonymous
    00:25 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Fanboys never research system specs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:05 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which is a wonderful feeling, since us PC gamers get to go full circle, own the industry again, and mod the shit out of games to add better graphics, more sidequests of our choosing, and use engines to make extra shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:40 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    More like now that STEAM can help combat pc software piracy, there's no reason not to release pc versions of everything. With the exception of big money funded s0nI/M$ games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:52 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    So far, I've been able to pirate just about any STEAM game I wanted. This includes notable ones like Skyrim which usually I would've bought in a heartbeat because I love the respecting franchises but was forced to pirate in order to spit in the face of DRM despots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I got tracked for a queens blade episode. Other than that nothing. Kind of awkward because it was queens blade..

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, if you're rich you can save money by NOT buying stuff. Why not get stuff for free and buy other shit with your money (whores... I mean girlfriends^^)
    BTW I'm one of the good ol' poor folk lol
    Oh, and not everyone gets viruses through pirating (I heard). Getting tracked is a different subject matter though (the only people I HEARD have had legal issues were some idiots getting mainstream music)... -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 22/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    01:44 cry moar. I've been buying every single entry in the Elder Scrolls series until now, it's only Skyrim which I pirated. I'm by no means poor and can afford any game I wish to buy. It's just that DRM shit which I will have none of; I chose the route of piracy for Skyrim simply out of spite. A big Fuck You at those who would employ DRM. This is not an excuse, it's just the truth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:06 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Piracy is just for poor folks like some of us. If you are rich or your parents are rich why bother with piracy. Always worrying about getting tracked and the only computer riddled with virus is not that amusing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:01 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The best way to fight piracy is fair pricing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:23 22/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, maybe you are right about that. There are no excuses in doing crimes of any kind. But in case of anime and manga, many of them became well known outside of Japan due to piracy. Manga and anime websites that offer free downloads promote the products that otherwise unknown. If the products are good enough surely some piracy won't kill it.
    Plus there are billions of prospect customers out there and only a small percentage are involve in piracy. Hell, most of the people i know didn't even know what torrent is.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "I'm poor", "I'm forced to pirate because of DRM", "They don't have the game in my country", wah wah wah.

    Piracy is theft. No excuses. If you can't afford something, then either save up your money, wait until it's on sale, or do without. It's not available to you in your country? Well boo hoo, get it off ebay, or amazon, or one of the thousand other legitimate ways to buy something from a global marketplace.

    No valid argument for pirating a game has ever been made, because there really isn't a valid argument.

    Think about trying to rationalize any other kind of theft to a judge: "Well your honor, I'm poor but I really wanted a Ferrari so I broke into the dealership and took one. After all, they charge way too much for those, I just can't afford it."

    See how stupid that sounds? People pirate because they never have to face the victim of the theft, run any risk or feel any repercussions from the theft. It's because people just don't have a conscience any more.

    Are games expensive? Yes. Should they be cheaper? Yes. Is stealing it ever going to make it cheaper? Nope.

    Does DRM suck? Yes. Does it help prevent piracy? Not really. Does having no DRM encourage people to pay instead of pirate? Not at all.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Its more like Steam competes with piracy by offering a better service and convenience.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    08:35 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And Social gaming don't forget that crap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:06 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ya, go fuck yourself smartass

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least Japan, will receive a PS4 with fair price ...
    Now see how Brazil is benefiting!
    The world's most expensive PS4 is sold here!
    Thanks Sony Brazil for showing the world how this country is corrupt and thief, starting with you!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, the 2DS takes over now...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:41 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    >implying 2DS won't be a failure

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:01 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fukushima = The PLANET EARTH is done for!!

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    Comment by Sasazuka
    13:41 16/11/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Oh, one of the translated Japanese message board quotes mentions AR TONELICO? A JRPG like that would hasten my decision as to which console to buy, not that I'll have any money to buy either console for at least a year.

    Plus, if it's like the PS2 AR TONELICO games, I'd kind of hope the game doesn't crash during the final boss battle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    search for "AR SURGE" dude. Have a nice day~

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:05 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks like that game is on PS3 so what's that got to do with PS4?

    Comment by WEL
    14:01 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    straight up. The concept art and stuff looks extremely generic and kind of ugly. =/

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "The concept art and stuff looks extremely generic and kind of ugly. =/"
    It´s an "AR....." Game so....

    It´s like saying you only play Disgaea for the Graphics...

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    Comment by Rya
    17:31 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Valkyrie Profile 2 made me buy a PS2. Valkyria Chronicles made me buy a PS3. See the pattern?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Tokimeki Valkyrie for PS4? LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:34 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Honest question, why stagger the release by country? Especially by months?

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    Comment by Dia
    16:41 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not enough devices manufactured yet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:25 18/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are "Surprise Surprise" having the same problem as the Wii.

    It will take much much longer than the Wii U games production

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    Comment by Naoe
    19:17 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I think it's more about that there are very little localized games for the Japanese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    More like games that enjoy by Japanese, like jRPG and stuff, still in production process so its better to sell it to western first where the games already completed

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I doubt even the system is localized yet. That's the reason why XBone is coming late to most european countries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 16/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What are manufacturing shortages?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:36 17/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What are LEAN management developed for?

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