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Re: Do you think the number of HOME users has Dwindled or Increased..?

Nov 1, 2013

no worries. if sony ever ended home. wich i seriously doubt because it is successfully profitable. other companies will have gaming communities. theres just to many gamers to ignore. if sony ever ended homes gaming community it would have a serious impact over all there game sales and gaming consoles. im not saying sony wont ever close home. im saying it would be fonzie jumping the shark.

 i can tell you in great confidence. if home was closed down. they can mark that day on there calendar as the beginning of the collapse of the sony corporation. there is no sector more vital to sony's success or failure in gaming.

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Re: Do you think the number of HOME users has Dwindled or Increased..?

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 i can tell you in great confidence. if home was closed down. they can mark that day on there calendar as the beginning of the collapse of the sony corporation.

 

 

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Re: Do you think the number of HOME users has Dwindled or Increased..?

Nov 1, 2013

jimmynet wrote:

I think numbers went down personally..


Absolutely. You can see it with your own eyes.

 

Especially since update 1.65, a lot of my friends stopped playing Home. They were so angry about the Bowling Alley. Since then I noticed that slowly but surely less and less people are on Home. Not only here, but in every region.

 

Coincidently, last week when I arrived in the Bowling Alley, there was no one there. I've never seen that before, especially here. I myself am also not on Home as much as I used too, because my friends aren't.

 

I think that it's not only because of network errors, freezes, and harassments, that there are less players, but also due to the community's everyday higher demand, in comparison to Home's limitations, that Home has much less to offer for a higher price, is mostly the cause for the dwindling of players, if you ask me.

 

The current recession hasn't been good for this company, or any company for that matter.

 

We can only hope that this recession ends soon, and that Sony can make enough money to buy the so much needed servers that Home so desperately needs.  

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Nov 1, 2013

A few people mentioned that Home's multiplayer events cannot match those of games like GTA V, CoD etc.

 

It's true that perhaps there are few games on Home that are so immersive, but considering that on the surface it is very much a free feature it has gone far.

 

I think to begin with, even if the most general things could be optimised it will be more welcoming. I've noticed people getting turned down straight from their first visit. I personally was hooked on my first visit, but others have just become frustrated with the slightly fiddly way of 'getting around' or finding friends, and especially utilising all the different interfaces.

 

If the 'clicks' or the button presses can be reduced that'd be brilliant.

Also, it seems tough trying to meet in people's personal spaces due to server restrictions. If it could all be brought into one area that's accessible the world over (or at least, if you can have the option of going from one world/sector/server to the next instantly or automatically) that would be great.

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 you can mock my statement. because its easier than having your own original thought. 

    what i said is a simple reality. 

 but you have no stock market experience. or read a newspaper to find out were companies are financially.

   sony's brightest part is there gaming industry and cameras. there taking losses most every where else. 

earthquake didnt help out either. but you dont research. you just mock others so you feel smart.

  if home closed. its very likely possibility there gaming industry would suffer period. dont need a rocket scientist to understand that einstien. 

 home is profitable. i say again home will not likely close. because it could very well cause disaster. 

 

 

next time get your own original thought. or i will not respect your opinion.

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I've got 70% of my Friends List in GTA V and another 10% in Final Fantasy.. I still seem them in Home at times.

 

Here's a very obvious answer: Yes, the population goes down when two of the most highly aniticipated online games of all time get released within a few months of each other. Yes, the PS4 is going to eat into Home's numbers at launch.

 

What happens when people get tired of GTA V? They'll come back.

 

The population hasn't dwindled at all. Go visit a Granzella space, Playground or The Hub and you'll see packed servers. Acorn Park is always mobbed. I haven't been to the Casino or Aurora in a while, so I can't comment on those.

 

I don't see the names from my Friends List on leaderboards as much, but I see a few, along with dozens of names that are completely new to me.

 

Bottom line: If you're not finding the crowds, you're not looking in the right places. Yes, daily use is probably down, but that's mostly due to GTA V.

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theaubad wrote:

 you can mock my statement. because its easier than having your own original thought. 

    what i said is a simple reality. 

 but you have no stock market experience. or read a newspaper to find out were companies are financially.

   sony's brightest part is there gaming industry and cameras. there taking losses most every where else. 

earthquake didnt help out either. but you dont research. you just mock others so you feel smart.

  if home closed. its very likely possibility there gaming industry would suffer period. dont need a rocket scientist to understand that einstien. 

 home is profitable. i say again home will not likely close. because it could very well cause disaster. 

 

 

next time get your own original thought. or i will not respect your opinion.


This part pretty much sums everything you say. Those 2 divisions are struggling at best. Go back and do your research harder.

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I think the number of intelligent PS Home users have dwindled.  Which in turn have unknown consequences.

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Regine__ wrote:

Coincidently, last week when I arrived in the Bowling Alley, there was no one there. I've never seen that before, especially here.

 


This also happens when a space is full. A new instance of the space is generated to accomodate the overflow. Sometimes we might be the only one in a space. 

 

I usually run into that in one of the busiest spaces in Home. The Paradise Casino. Often there may be only four or five people present. I simply leave and re-enter a few times until I come to a full instance. That generally means someone had just left the instance and I took their spot.

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Sony’s most successful business is selling insurance.

Its financial arm accounts for 63 percent of Sony’s total operating profit last year. Life insurance has been its biggest moneymaker over the last decade, earning the company 933 billion yen ($9.07 billion) in operating profit in the 10 years that ended in March.

In that time, Sony’s electronics division has lost a cumulative $8.5 billion.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/business/global/sonys-bread-and-butter-its-not-electronics.html?_r...


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