From what we have seen in the past, Sony is playing defensively rather than being on the offensive in terms of the hardware specs of its consoles.
What we mean by this is that Sony although a hugely successfully company has been following the trends set by some of the other companies, rather than setting the trends themselves. I base this claim on the fact that we saw Sony including the SIXAXIS control in their PS 3 haphazardly only as a reaction to Wii console who had released this feature earlier.
Supporting our claim even further is the latest development of the rumored news of Sony including two 1280×720 cameras which would be an attempt by Sony to match the quality Microsoft’s Kinect Sensor would bring to the gaming world. With this new development in the hardware the PS 4 will be able to account for the distance and detect movements on the Z axis scale. It has to be said however that that resolution from the existing Play Station 3 has increased many folds and would be better than the two cameras employed in the new Xbox which have the resolution of 630×480 each.
The latest Play Station console is about to be released, and fans eagerly await the launching ceremony. We posted about the hardware specifications and functionality of the Xbox in our previous post and we mentioned the inclusion of the voice recognition feature in it, similarly, PS 4 is also planning on including the ‘Siri’ like software that will keep it at par with the perceived abilities of what the next generation consoles will have. Array of microphones will be put in this new model, with noise cancellation and directional voice tracking function included in the overall package.
The console industry has changed remarkably, as now just including better graphics won’t suffice because now people expect an all in one device that not only helps you to play games on better graphics but also, include all the voice enabled features, the internet applications and the media applications for a hefty sum of money that the companies nowadays charge their customers.
Although Sony’s efforts are commendable and there is nothing wrong in being at the same level as your competitors but it is also of grave importance to be way ahead of others in the business in terms of innovation and the inclusion of unique features which makes a company a market leader; and the proverb of “slow and steady wins the race” doesn’t apply in the kind of business, companies like Sony are in.