What do people think, specifically, about the Social/Sharing/Broadcasting features of PS4? A lot of it is exactly what I've always wanted -- especially being able to stream and jump into viewings of other people playing games. I find that entertaining.
However, how likely is this to take off, when considering a lot of people's PS3 networks? By which, I mean, I've had the PS3 almost since launch and I only have three people on my Playstation friend's list. One of them is someone I don't even know and the other two are people I bought the consoles for.
So this seems like an awful lot of features that will go to waste unless everyone you know buys the PS4 andi/or you are a heavy social network user (which I am not, because I find nothing interesting about spewing everything I think and do to a bunch of semi-strangers -- or reading their blithering about their sonogram or what they had for lunch today).
I found everything about this conference to be very compelling. I love that they focused on hardware, like I said they should (hah! -- to everyone who kept telling me that 4gb or 6gb of ram was more than you could ever need -- and DDR5, at that!). A number of the games were very interesting. The graphical fidelity. The focus on gamers, rather than "this is the family device, let's watch some ten year olds and their grandmothers dance with a move controller, now!". But . . . I just can't help but think I'm going to end up buying one or two of these at launch and have a very lonely experience.
I'm especially concerned, since they kept saying "you can watch/join/whatever people in your social network". If you could actually just browse random strangers (or people geographically, or by selected groups -- like a GiantBomb community group), then that'd be fantastic. If I can only watch live real time playing by the two or three people on my list (only one of which is likely to buy a PS4 in the first few years), then . . . I don't see having any opportunity for it.