1. DroidArmy's Avatar
    This is a question I've been pondering for a while. I've owned every PlayStation so far to date. From my experience, Sony definitely knows gaming. But what if Apple bought the PlayStation division from Sony? I know it would probably never happen, but what if it did? What could Apple bring to the table?

    I think Apple could really push Game Center if they controlled PlayStation. They could merge PSN into Game Center. The system would be linked to your Apple ID so your friends could see what game you were playing or what app you were using even on mobile. It could kind of be what Microsoft is trying to do with windows and the Xbox.

    I want to know your thoughts about this. Would you buy a PlayStation if Apple made it? Do you think this would be a good business strategy for Apple? Let's discuss it!

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    04-20-2014 08:18 PM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I for one wouldn't buy the device. What would be the point of PSN if you could use iTunes? Its an interesting thought though.
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    04-20-2014 08:27 PM
  3. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I know my boys wouldn't buy it. For it to be iTunes locked would be horrible
    04-20-2014 08:30 PM
  4. DroidArmy's Avatar
    I for one wouldn't buy the device. What would be the point of PSN if you could use iTunes? Its an interesting thought though.
    No no, they would be intertwined. Like PSN would still exist but it would be merged with game center. Anything gaming would still be PSN. Purchases of course would be done through Apple's own store with all the games Sony has currently available. Game Center would be for the ios devices just like it is now. You could go into Game Center though and see that your friend was playing battlefield 3 on his ps3 or something. For the PlayStation you could also see what your friend was using on their ios device if they were using an app.


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    04-20-2014 08:43 PM
  5. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    No no, they would be intertwined. Like PSN would still exist but it would be merged with game center. Anything gaming would still be PSN. Purchases of course would be done through Apple's own store with all the games Sony has currently available. Game Center would be for the ios devices just like it is now. You could go into Game Center though and see that your friend was playing battlefield 3 on his ps3 or something. For the PlayStation you could also see what your friend was using on their ios device if they were using an app.


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    I don't see the point in knowing this information.
    04-20-2014 08:55 PM
  6. DroidArmy's Avatar
    I don't see the point in knowing this information.
    There isn't really a point. It would just be a part of the cross platform process


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    04-20-2014 09:17 PM
  7. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    No no, they would be intertwined. Like PSN would still exist but it would be merged with game center. Anything gaming would still be PSN. Purchases of course would be done through Apple's own store with all the games Sony has currently available. Game Center would be for the ios devices just like it is now. You could go into Game Center though and see that your friend was playing battlefield 3 on his ps3 or something. For the PlayStation you could also see what your friend was using on their ios device if they were using an app.


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    Dear god no!

    I do not want anything I am doing... ever... to be broadcast to my friends unless and until I explicitly decide to tell them. I don't want to see what iOS apps my friends are using, nor do I ever want them to see what I am using. Not because I am doing anything dodgy, just that it is another form of spam and I know how much I hate it when I get it, so don't want to subject my friends to it.

    I don't use Facebook, mainly because of the constant app/game request barrage and the incessant requests for Facebook to have access to my phone number and to 'check in; here or share that. I have Steam chat turned off and logged out always. I don't use a console at all and I have every single possible method of spamming my friends with what i am up to stopped, turned off or removed.

    Internet forums like this are simply brilliant places for bringing like-minded individuals together and sharing information, tips and so on but I prefer this strange thing, some people may have heard of it, of meeting my friends face to face and talking to them then. The benefit of forums like this is that when I log out, it doesn't try to get me to update the forums with my location, or how i'm feeling, or pester me for my telephone number.
    Speedygi likes this.
    04-21-2014 12:30 PM
  8. DroidArmy's Avatar
    According to everything here you'd all be against exactly what Microsoft is trying to do with the xbox and windows. I'm going to love to see how it's going to play out once they start merging everything


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    04-21-2014 12:37 PM
  9. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I've seen rumors that the latest gen gaming consoles could be the very last. With mobile, and streaming devices taking their place ... So No.
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    04-22-2014 12:34 PM
  10. shief24's Avatar
    I've seen rumors that the latest gen gaming consoles could be the very last. With mobile, and streaming devices taking their place ... So No.
    I really hope not.
    04-22-2014 07:58 PM
  11. rayz336's Avatar
    I've seen rumors that the latest gen gaming consoles could be the very last. With mobile, and streaming devices taking their place ... So No.
    I feel like there'll always be a market for dedicated gaming consoles
    shief24 likes this.
    04-22-2014 08:27 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    This is a hilariously ridiculous rumor. Why would Sony sell off their biggest cash cow now?

    To answer your question...Apple won't get a chance to buy the Playstation brand from Sony.
    04-23-2014 11:16 AM
  13. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    According to everything here you'd all be against exactly what Microsoft is trying to do with the xbox and windows. I'm going to love to see how it's going to play out once they start merging everything
    I have no idea what Microsoft is planning on doing with Windows and Xbox. I don't own an Xbox, nor will I ever own one so i'm not sure how it would be even remotely relevant to me. Let them cross-platform to their hearts content. If I don't own part of that platform than I guess part of the functionality will be locked out for me. I'll try to hold back my tears. I've already said i'm sticking to Windows 7 for as long as I can. Hopefully the next iteration of Windows won't suck as much as Windows 8 does.
    04-24-2014 03:20 AM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If it's so irrelevant to you, why join the discussion?

    I don't have to look at the screen where my friends activity is shared on the Xbox One...in fact, you have to actually go and access said area to even see ANY of that stuff (and you can also turn it off). I've had a Facebook account since it was restricted to college students only...you know how many game requests or things like that I see every day? None.

    You have control over this stuff...it's not like it's forced fed to you (if you know what you're doing).
    04-24-2014 08:02 AM
  15. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    I recently purchased a PS4 and made sure that the sharing was turned off for everything when I set it up. You might be able to see friends'Trophy/Achievements in the Playstation/Microsoft apps? Will I use the 'Share' button on my controller, I don't know. As for the 8th generation being the last of the dedicated consoles, we shall see in 5-6 years (average console lifetime) how it plays out.
    Last edited by Lt_Solorna; 05-19-2014 at 09:16 AM.
    05-13-2014 08:40 AM
  16. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Sony will NEVER sell PS to Apple. Sony is pioneer in gaming and one of their biggest revenue generating segment.


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    05-13-2014 09:04 AM
  17. Speedygi's Avatar
    Sony will NEVER sell PS to Apple. Sony is pioneer in gaming and one of their biggest revenue generating segment.


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    Precisely, that is if Sony isn't in financial trouble, which is currently not the case given the divisions they have outside of Mobile phones.
    05-18-2014 11:16 PM
  18. Mishok's Avatar
    This is funny
    06-04-2015 05:44 PM
  19. kch50428's Avatar
    This is funny
    What's funny is reviving a thread that's over a year old just to add what you did...
    06-04-2015 05:49 PM
  20. Duvi's Avatar
    I'll play along... NO! They shouldn't. Apple doesn't need to take that on. PlayStation is more open than Apple is. Whether it's a good or a bad thing, that's up for debate.

    Should they already build their own gaming console? They already have... iOS products!
    Speedygi likes this.
    07-11-2015 12:51 AM
  21. minminlight's Avatar
    How about no!
    10-10-2015 04:33 AM
  22. FFR's Avatar
    Nintendo would be a better fit.


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    10-10-2015 09:45 AM
  23. Elander's Avatar
    I've seen rumors that the latest gen gaming consoles could be the very last. With mobile, and streaming devices taking their place ... So No.
    Gaming seems to be going this way
    10-14-2015 12:23 PM
  24. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'll play along... NO! They shouldn't. Apple doesn't need to take that on. PlayStation is more open than Apple is. Whether it's a good or a bad thing, that's up for debate.

    Should they already build their own gaming console? They already have... iOS products!
    The playstation isn't more "open" than Apple...that doesn't even really make sense to be honest because you're comparing a product with a company. If we're talking iOS devices vs. the playstation though, the same holds true...the Playstation isn't an open product at all really. There are certain things you can do if you really get into hacking into the core build of it, but at that point, you've LONG voided the warranty, you're setting yourself up for permanent online bans from the gaming network servers (if caught), and many of the modifications can cause system faults that can leave you with a brick.

    The iPhone, on the other hand, can be jailbroken without voiding the warranty...can be customized and set to do various things through jailbreak processes and applications...and if something goes wrong, 95% of the time the iPhone can be restored back to factory defaults to start all over again fresh.

    So in reality, the iPhone (and other iOS devices) are a bit more "open" than the Playstation...but neither of them really fit the definition in my opinion.
    moaningmyrtle likes this.
    10-19-2015 01:03 AM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Gaming seems to be going this way
    Not really...from what I read on this pretty regularly, the only major "dent" that the console gaming industry has seen is a major drop in physical gaming revenue since most people just download everything now directly to the system vs. buying the hard disc. Major title sales numbers are still averaging as good or better than they have in the past...the systems are still selling quite well (with Sony on top of the console sales market for the time being), and online subscriptions and DLC's are the highest they've ever been.

    With Steam releasing a console this fall, that number will tick up exponentially.

    These will definitely NOT be the last of the consoles. That's just a simple fact.
    moaningmyrtle likes this.
    10-19-2015 01:07 AM
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