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vivster said:
JEMC said:
vivster said:
A good sign.

That they will sell better prototypes?

That there is demand. From both Devs and consumers.


Thats not it at all. Thats just positive spin from the makers. 

Its a bad sign, the parts are scarce and are not mass makrket any more, this is bad news for development of the device at a decent price.

I have said it before and I'll say it again.  Doomed.



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JEMC said:
vivster said:
JEMC said:
vivster said:
A good sign.

That they will sell better prototypes?

That there is demand. From both Devs and consumers.

They have sold 50k devices, not bad for sure, but until they finally launch a comercial version we won't know how big is the demand.

And if they keep delaying it, someone else may launch a comparable device earlier and blow them out of the market.


Havent sony already got one ready?



fps_d0minat0r said:
JEMC said:

They have sold 50k devices, not bad for sure, but until they finally launch a comercial version we won't know how big is the demand.

And if they keep delaying it, someone else may launch a comparable device earlier and blow them out of the market.


Havent sony already got one ready?

Sony has launched at least 2 headsets, called XM-1 and 2 or something like that, but they are more oriented towards watching movies in 3D, rather than playing games.

It's not the same thing.



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fps_d0minat0r said:
JEMC said:
vivster said:
JEMC said:
vivster said:
A good sign.

That they will sell better prototypes?

That there is demand. From both Devs and consumers.

They have sold 50k devices, not bad for sure, but until they finally launch a comercial version we won't know how big is the demand.

And if they keep delaying it, someone else may launch a comparable device earlier and blow them out of the market.


Havent sony already got one ready?

they have had them for years.  http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sony%20hmz

but yes they have a new one coming aimed at PS4 I believe.

This is one of those products that maufacturers think people want... but the vast majority dont want imo.



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kowenicki said:
fps_d0minat0r said:
JEMC said:
vivster said:
JEMC said:
vivster said:
A good sign.

That they will sell better prototypes?

That there is demand. From both Devs and consumers.

They have sold 50k devices, not bad for sure, but until they finally launch a comercial version we won't know how big is the demand.

And if they keep delaying it, someone else may launch a comparable device earlier and blow them out of the market.


Havent sony already got one ready?

they have had them for years.  http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sony%20hmz

but yes they have a new one coming aimed at PS4 I believe.

This is one of those products that maufacturers think people want... but the vast majority dont want imo.

that depends on its specification, and if they allow it to work on more than just the PS4.

If, for example, it had a higher resolution than oculus but would work when connected to a PC, and was more comfortable than oculus (trust me, its not comfy after 20 minutes), then I could see it doing quite well.

As far as addon devices go, personal HMD vr is far more interesting to me than ps move, wiimote and kinect.



Im with Kowenicki on this one. Doomed. I doubt they are able to find an economical replacement which means production will be discontinued. Maybe Nintendo can buy the technology/company and use their sources/engineers



kowenicki said:
vivster said:
JEMC said:
vivster said:
A good sign.

That they will sell better prototypes?

That there is demand. From both Devs and consumers.


Thats not it at all. Thats just positive spin from the makers. 

Its a bad sign, the parts are scarce and are not mass makrket any more, this is bad news for development of the device at a decent price.

I have said it before and I'll say it again.  Doomed.


Either that, or they just became an easy aquisition target for Sony/MSoft/Samsung/Google, ect.  They've lost all leverage with this annoucement and now have no reason to keep on without changing their entire target market. 

 



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Either that, or they just became an easy aquisition target for Sony/MSoft/Samsung/Google, ect.  They've lost all leverage with this annoucement and now have no reason to keep on without changing their entire target market. 

 

I figure this tech is useless for anyone other than the big three. Considering Sony is suppose to have their own and I dont think it works with MS' vision (who knows though) then that would leave Nintendo. Gimmick that has potential to hit the core and casual crowds is just like nintendo (spending money however isnt)



You seriously think that theyre going to get this far, have john carmack on board, 50,000 current owners, a large portion of developers and supportive community, and 15 million towards completing a retail model, and just throw the towel in because they have run out of components for the current revision to make the DEVELOPMENT version?

you SERIOUSLY believe this?,.. wow.. just wow

Next you'll tell me Nintendo will just scrap the WiiU because a part theyre using is no longer being produced, too.

All it takes is a hardware revision using an alternative part, it isn't rocket science.