The good resolutions that PlayStation, Nintendo and Sony should get in 2023

Whoever says new year, says that good resolutions must be made. In 2023, the main players in the video game market should consider some of our proposals.

It’s 2023, which means it’s time to make resolutions—and good ones, preferably. This mandatory transition every new year also concerns large companies, which must learn from the previous months to make good decisions afterwards.

We view the failures of 2022 when it comes to video gameswe can recommend some resolutions to get for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo – three manufacturers that market several consoles.

Some resolutions for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo

playstation

  • PlayStation Plus upgrade

In 2022, Sony launched a new formula for PlayStation Plus sound. Thanks to a merger with PlayStation Now (the former cloud gaming service), the subscription is now offered in three different formulas. At the moment, this redesign struggles to convince once you get past the second of three levels. The game catalogs offered are laughable compared to Xbox Game Passstreaming functionality is limited and the lack of new features doesn’t make you want to pay more.

PlayStation Plus is finally reminiscent of the tricky early months of Xbox Game Pass, which has continued to be refined over time. We hope for a similar trajectory for Sony, which the last financial statement a loss of subscribers is observed. It’s not a coincidence.

  • PlayStation VR2 games for sale

Sony is about to launch PlayStation VR2his second virtual reality headset, this time to pair with playstation5. Technologically speaking, the accessory looks more convincing than ever – according to the first one returns. But the future of PS VR2 will not be limited to its hardware qualities: it will take games to convince. This point was missing from the first PlayStation VR, which nevertheless managed to sell well.

Overall, Sony really struggles to bring its accessories to life. From the PlayStation Eye camera to the PlayStation Move controllers, tracking software rarely lives up to expectations. An observation that can be transposed to DualSensebig lever still very much unused.

PlayStation VR2 must convince in games // Source: Sony
  • Stop the exorbitant prices

Sony inflating the price of its consoles (+ €50), Sony launching a remaster disguised as a remake for €80 (€20 less on PC…), Sony daring to release a €240 controller, Sony preparing to market a €600 VR headset… If you’re a fan of the PlayStation brand, it’s in your best interest to maintain good relations with your banker. Because the pricing policy of the Japanese firm does not take care of our savings. And it shows more and more…

nintendo

  • Finally releases Nintendo Switch Pro

It seems that a Nintendo Switch Pro – more powerful – was well and truly in the pipeline – hence the many persistent rumours. It would eventually be scrapped, in favor of an OLED model focused on improving comfort. However, when we look at the technical debt of some games released in 2022 (Pokemon Scarlet and Purple, Bayonet 3), we think Nintendo would do well to revive the file. Especially in this year when a certain The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Realm. The idea would simply be to provide a better gaming experience for the eyes.

  • Start a new Mario game

Nintendo fans are waiting The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Realm with impatience. But time is running out for those who prefer Mario. The last opus 100% unpublished, baptized Super Mario Odyssey, dates from 2017. The mustachioed plumber, who will have a crazy adventure in the cinema, has a long time in technical unemployment.

Super Mario Bros.  Movie // Source: Screenshot
We dream of a Mario video game with this graphic quality // Source: Screen view
  • Stop the next Pokemon

In 2022, we were treated to two episodes of Pokémon, with Pokemon Legends: Arceus AND Pokemon Scarlet and Purple. In both cases, the experience was mixed. Maybe Nintendo should give the Pokémon Company the idea to take more time, otherwise we might be scared Assassin’s Creed syndrome. Ubisoft had made a habit of releasing a new opus a year, until it hit a wall and prompted a much-needed revamp. We wish the same for Pokemon, if possible on a Switch Pro.

Microsoft

  • Build your catalog of franchises

Nothing: that’s the word that best sums up Microsoft’s 2022 in terms of games launched under its banner. It’s a real problem for an actor who has a number of studio acquisitions for the sake of legitimacy, but is still struggling to transform the essay on the side of the catalog of franchises. For the Redmond firm, it’s time to make people want to buy an Xbox for something other than Game Pass. With its own group of developers, it should now be able to create an editorial line capable of competing with Sony’s.

  • Save current prices

We’ve kept our prices for consoles, we’ve kept our prices for games… and our services. I don’t think we’ll be able to do this forever. At some point we will have to raise some prices », said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, at the end of October. But Microsoft could also change its mind and maintain an aggressive strategy – especially against Sony, which cares much more about its margin. KEEP Xbox Series S in €300 and Xbox Series X at €500 is a strength, especially with Xbox Game Pass which will remain at €10 per month. To make the volume, it could not be better.

Xbox Series S when standing // Source: Maxime Claudel for Numerama
Xbox Series S at €300 + Game Pass at €10 = nice front door // Source: Maxime Claudel for Numerama
  • Launch Xbox Game Pass natively on Steam Deck

Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft’s main force in the gaming market. The subscription is unbeatable, with quality/price and quantity/price ratios that are hard to argue with. In 2023, we want the service to continue to expand to more and more devices. We dream, for example, that he reaches his homeland in Steam deck, with an app that would install the games — or stream them. Today, you can use Game Pass on the Valve console, but after a complex guide to follow (for neophytes) and more than questionable compatibility.

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