[PS4] ソニーさん、絶望したよ!

Random post number 2 for month 2. It would seem apparent that Sony hasn't really learned their lesson from the Vita's limiting features (though they're being revamped little by little with every other update), the PS4 has it's own, and in far greater numbers.

Sales of the unit started in Japan last February 22, and it hasn't been flying off the shelves as projected. That's mainly attributed to the fact that less and less people are getting into console gaming due to being more busy and on the go, but more than likely the decline in interest is probably due to these... not all of them are atrociously bad, but Sony kinda overdid it:

Pic source is from one of the peeps I follow at Twitter.

*Note: Most people know this already from the initial US release... so sue me, I don't look up stuff that's not from Japan, being an otaku and all...

*PS3, PS2, PS games cannot be used.
*Video Output is through HDMI only.
*DVD/BDs have to undergo online verification, otherwise playback will not commence. (For customers with no internet connection, call the Information Center hotline)
*Cannot play Music/Video CDs.
*Online Play (Vs, Co-op) requires PS Plus Membership.
*Torne (HDD Recorder program) cannot be used.
*Nasne (Network Recorder + Cloud Storage System) cannot be used, a system-compatible version will be released at a later date.
*Bluetooth device compatibility is limited.
*The USB Charging Cable used for Dual Shock 3 cannot be used on the Dual Shock 4 (DS4 uses a micro B cable)

Speaking for myself though, I'm willing to wait until a 2nd/3rd gen unit is released anyway.  By that time a lot of those features will probably be amended.

If there are any good exclusives released midway, I might buy them standalone for now.


  1. Although I don't really mind some of the limitations, I'm not going to buy PS4 so soon either... well, it depends whether MGSV Ground Zeroes would manage to lure me near its release date. The only other PS4 game I'm interested in so far is, well, MGSV Phantom Pain ^^;

  2. Yeah, the titles at launch don't really justify an early adoption... Personally, Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin may be a contender, but it has a PS3 port too, so I might get that one instead...

  3. Ah yes, Ryu Ga Gotoku... another series I want to get into but I feel I should start from the first game with the HD collection and slowly go up to 5... ^^; (and the previous samurai spin-off and this one, and the zombie one... and not forgetting the 2 PSP games... pretty big series eh? ^^;)

  4. It may seem overwhelming, but there are a few things you should know before taking the plunge:

    The Kurohyou RGG PSP games are side stories. they have a different main character, and since this character is slated to become an underground prize fighter (and due to the PSP's hardware limitations), battles are fought one-on-one instead of one vs many.

    RGG of the End is also skippable, being pretty much a non-canon Biohazard knock-off more than anything. The only merit to that game is that it's the only one where fan favorite rivals Ryuuji and Majima become playable characters.

  5. Whew! Glad I read this before investing in a PS4... the most annoying thing for me is PS Plus membership in order to play online... I guess most other companies are charging for this in some way though.. :(

    I too want to get Phantom Pain... Maybe will stick to the PS3 release for now though...

    On Another topic Momoiro, I posted a message on your Zettai Zetsumi Toshi 3 guide, wondering if you don't mind giving consent to us using it to help create an English fan translation of the game. I think many people want to see this happen. We will credit you of course for translation if you consent :)


  6. "Momoiro" is just the blog title. My personal handle is OshareKeiji.

    Anyway, I located the comment you mentioned (it's actually in the "Onee-Sama Event" translation post, I disabled commenting in the FAQ section after all).

    Feel free to use the FAQ as reference. If there's anything else I can do to help with the effort, just give me a holler.

    1. Thanks OshareKeiki!

      Will let everyone know you are okay with that and will keep you informed of progress!

    2. oops, still got your handle wrong OshareKeiji!
      Two people are working on the English version of the game now. Am sure it will take some time but you can keep up with progress here:

  7. I can't find a shoutbox so I'm leaving a comment here. OshareKeiji, I'm trying to find a copy of your Busou Shinki Battle Masters translation guide to read, but the only one I can find is on Scribd - which is demanding I pay them to read it. Help?