Same here, my friend, except I didn't drop the money on the PS4 as they don't have it together even now - YEARS after the PS3 has been out. My PS3 *just* gave me the old "beep beep beep" (triple-beep, lol, kinda sad actually) and "Restoring System Files" (or whatever he heck it says.)
Side-note: I am on the PSN and the "On Sale Now" section of the Playstation Store and it is COMPLETELY EMPTY - I shouldn't be surprised.
I had been thinking about jumping to the XBox but I can't see spending all that money on another system (my first PS3 died and is merely a PS2, now) especially one from M$... So frustrated. I've been thinking of biting the bullet and getting a tower and Steam. The prices are ridiculously cheap and you know the graphics will be better (*if* the graphics card can even handle the game.)
I'm with you that they dropped the ball, yet again - I can't believe the lack of planning, poor/mis management, overpriced games that take YEARS to come down to a reasonable price, by which time I've lost interest and they've lost my money.
Overpriced digital copies for full price? no physical copy, definitely no guarantee that I'll be able to download and play half the games I bought, through the PSN, 6 months to a year from now (I'm sure it's hidden in the legal documentation, somewhere.)
I have no confidence in anything Sony, except for the fact that I believe they'll screw something or someone; I'm confident in that!
Happy New Year, Sony. Happy New Year.
P.S. LOL - The spell checker doesn't recognize the word "Playstation" - quite befitting, imo.
I just don't understand what either of you are saying. At the moment I have 10 games installed:
1) Killzone Shadowfall
2) Pinball Arcade
4) Blacklight Retribution
6) Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
8) DC Universe Online
9) Need for Speed Rivals
10) Battlefield 4
all the games work flawlessly. I'm also on the playstation store as I'm typing this and every tab is full of games, movies, apps, ect. I have played with the "share", live stream, and it also works really nice. In stead of typing a message to someone on my friend list I have been sending them voice messages and they have been sending voice messages back.
I don't get your rant at all, unless you don't have any internet.