passion and the public (and probably fake) persona of an exec are maybe good reasons to work for a company, but they shouldn't aren't good reasons to buy a product. Both are very ephemeral, may just be good PR.
reason#1 Though, is a fantastic reason.
For me the reasons I'll likely buy a PS4 are
Japanese games exclusives like Deep Down that are unlikely to ever port to PC
Potential Superior Graphics tech
Lower Hardware Price
Dualshock 4 controller
Larger World-wide install base
PSN+ value add service
Gaikai streaming of old games
PS 1st party games
Company policies and culture that are pro-consumer (or at least moreso than option B)
No mandatory Kinect
Same here. And then I'm going to buy a Xbone, 'cause I wanna play them all!
You lost by quoting Cliff, can we please stop giving this guy attention? I can't believe people really buy into this notion that used games are killing video games. Used games have been around from the start and the industry has grown tons. Many developers are doing just fine, those that struggle are struggling due to their own fault, stop letting them convince you otherwise. Every other physical product in the world has a used market. Blaming used games is just them not wanting to take responsibility for their own mistakes. Those companies are paying their execs too much, focusing too much on costly things like EXPLOSIONS EVERYWHERE instead of quality story telling, creating shitty games that no one wants, not managing their money correctly and so on... and then blaming everything on used games. It's just a cop out, stop letting them convince you it's true.
Stop listening to guys like Cliff talk about how they desperately need more money and used games are killing them.. the guy is just another greedy millionaire who want to make more millions with minimal effort pumping out lazy sequels. Maybe developers should start by cutting the pay checks of guys like Cliff instead of blaming everyone else?
Boo hoo Cliffy, making 15million in this "dying industry" being pillaged by "used games", you only have hundreds of times more money than your average customer poor guy I feel so bad for you. Give me a break.