Sony's PS4 launch did not show any kind of streaming-video strategy aside from the obligatory nod to Netflix. And thus it sealed its fate.
Congratulations, Sony, you just lost the console war.
Sony held reporters hostage for two hours Wednesday as it unveiled a new PlayStation controller, made a lot of promises about the PlayStation 4 and showed all the demos in the world. What it didn't show us, aside from an actual PlayStation 4, is any kind of streaming-video strategy aside from the obligatory nod to Netflix. And thus it sealed its fate. There simply is no way Sony can compete with Microsoft without streaming video.
Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, told the assembled press, "The living room is no longer the center of the console ecosystem, the gamer is." Sony wants games to go with you everywhere. That's a smart move, but no matter how you spin it, the PlayStation must be part of the living room if it is to have any hope of taking on the Xbox 360 - and any future consoles coming out of Redmond..."