It's pretty clear from the overt emphasis upon 'social' gaming concerns that the PS brand is leaving people like me behind.
I don't make friends easily (read: I'm a bit prickly, and I'm not easy to get close to), and the gadfly-like nature of the online gaming just turns me off completely. (Not to mention the intolerance I've experienced when trying to learn new skills in places like WoW)
So, as it stands, I won't be investing in a PS4 ... mind you we've only had a PS3 in the house for a year or two, and that was bought 2nd hand, so I'm not exactly in the first tranche of first adopters for these things anyway
One final thought. There was a tweet quoted by the BBC article on the PS4 release event
: "If you think its not OMG then you didn't understand what you saw." ... well then colour-me dumb, because maybe that's just the big problem ... Sony failed to make me understand
... isn't that the job of these marketing releases?