Originally Posted by darkedgex
Nice analogy, sadly inaccurate.
Here's a better one:
I already own a Porsche, but it's four years old. My buddy wants to give me a new Porsche, but it doesn't have a leather interior, a good sound system or a nice paint job. But it goes zero to sixty one tenth of a second faster.
Sony made a mistake here, and while I own a PS4, I hope it costs them dearly if they don't own up to it and put out an update that brings back and enhances the media functionality the PS3 had.
this I think is the better analogy for sure.
it's unfortunate that the ps4 appears somewhat crippled and starved of features compared to the ps3. if we use the car thing, it's almost like building a track car vs a street car. obviously you give up some options and amenities on the track car to make it perform better. the only issue is, I don't see why that tradeoff would need to be made on the ps4. does mkv support make playing cod worse? does 3D bluray support negatively affect the online gaming experience?
from the consumers point of view, the lack of these features feels lazy at best, and makes me wonder if they are going to try and sell us these features as upgrades later on, or they just rushed the release date to beat xbox one and they had to leave a few things off the list to ensure the gaming experience was dialed in.