Sony’s arrogance killed PS Plus Premium before it started

There was no problem with the new PS Plus (Photo: Sony)

One reader was disappointed with the start of the PS Plus renewal in Asia, and Sony Xbox.

So, as I read about the launch of the new PS Plus in Asia this week, I don’t think many would be surprised that it turned out to be a bit of a disaster. Very few games (most of which were PlayStation 4 titles) and crash reports, account upgrade issues, bad emulation, and the general feeling of being in a very hurry for no apparent reason.

It’s not a surprise, not because there were specific rumors that it didn’t work, but because it suggested that Sony’s bizarre lack of promotion wasn’t taken seriously by them. As far as I am concerned, it doesn’t make sense at any level. This is the PlayStation version of the Game Pass and was intended to be one of the best reasons to buy a PlayStation console. Xbox fans now beat Sony only as a “proof” of Microsoft’s superiority.

I don’t know why Sony didn’t see this coming. Because it was obvious to everyone else that something happened as soon as they started to get weird about marketing. The service will be available in the next few weeks, but we still don’t know which game we have. Why don’t they tell us? Don’t they know? Don’t they want us to know? Or … don’t they care?

Sony’s arrogance is one of the clichés, a lazy critique used by critics without thinking of any proper debate. The reason it exists is because it has an element of truth. Sony often comes across arrogance not only in what they say and do, but also in their attitude towards themselves and their position in the gaming industry.

I always remember that PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai claimed that Sony was the “official” leader in the gaming industry, even though the Xbox 360 outperformed PlayStation 3 at the time. It didn’t seem to matter to him what the outside facts were, and Sony was number one no matter what they or anyone else did.

Kazu is gone, but I’m very confident that his attitude is predominant and, in fact, is getting worse under the new boss Jim Ryan. Many are complaining about the lack of communication from this generation of Sony. Because they feel they are getting farther away from their customers.

PS Plus Premium is the most extreme example for a while, but it fits the overall pattern. Of course, they can turn things around. All they need to do is start adding games. But I don’t think they will learn their lessons.

The Xbox is doing well at this point, partly because it’s bent backwards to please people. Even though they sometimes come across as oil-based car salesmen, they’re still far superior to Sony, which seems resentful of having to talk to fans directly.

Sony talked a lot about plans for live service games and mobile games this week, but it’s basically the exact opposite of what most hardcore gamers want. I think it’s a place for money right now, but again, they have to realize that it doesn’t work for most fans. The real question is whether they care.

They also have to realize that as Microsoft’s new developers start putting in gear, Sony will have some real competition in terms of both quantity and quality of their monopoly. .. They need something to counter this, and PSPlus Premium could have been it. The goodwill and confidence from the fans would have made a big difference, but I don’t know how much it is today.

Sony is heading for the most difficult years it has ever faced in the gaming industry. I honestly don’t know if they understand this, or if they’re out of control and already convinced that the role of “official” leadership is theirs. For life.

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