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Should Sony pull a PS5 release to compete with Scorpio?

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Yes. 60 17.80%
 
No. 236 70.03%
 
Not sure. 16 4.75%
 
Results. 25 7.42%
 
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Hynad said:
Xen said:

If it maintains compatibility with the XBO and Slim though, it's just a much nicer XBO in the end, with 4k goodness and whatever. A proper new platform can't have that, no matter the leap.

A proper new platform can't maintain compatibility with prior consoles? What the heck are you on about?

Yeah, that other guy said what I meant, no forward compatibility with the new platform. And there is no guarantee that it'll work like PCs anyway - and even those don't have perfect cross-gen compatibility due to differing OSes.



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Hynad said:
ICStats said:

A proper new platform generally means backwards compatibility but not forwards compatibility (i.e. XB1 can't play Scorpio games).  That's fine, if that happens then Scorpio will be a new platform (new generation) essentially rather than an enhanced XB1.

I understand that. But at the same time, every generation, you see people complain that all the games are cross-generation. Many games blurring the lines between gens at first. Now, we reached a point where new consoles could be like getting better PC hardware. You get the same games, but new hardware let you enjoy better performance and visuals. With the oldest generations getting less and less supported as technology evolve. Basically, the transition would stop being a dry cut and be more like what you see on the phone market.

I think this is what we can expect from future console generations.

Yeah, agree we could be moving to the iPhone model.

They both have their advantages.  With the iPhone model you keep the software userbase and ecosystem when launching new hardware.  Total software business generally increases over time, rather than resetting to 0 each generation.

The downsides with iPhone model: there is slower progress in features; software has to support a range of hardware, and tends to target the largest user segment rather than taking advantage of the full capabilities of the flagship device.  The software inventory grows huge, which makes it hard to make money on new AAA software (a billion apps, 999,999,000 make small amount of money).

Consoles make most money on software, so it will be interesting to see how they decide to balance the software ecosystems.

Worth noting that, keeping the ecosystem going is most advantageous for the current market leader (i.e. not Microsoft).  



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DialgaMarine2 said:
Yeah, in 2019 at the earliest though. Sony might not have the spec advantage in this case, but I don't think it will really matter in the long run. Sony has a very solid video game release schedule for the next couple of years, and many more announcements to come. Scorpio basically being an mid-range PC with no exclusive games, and very likely a much higher price tag than Pro will hurt the console's sales overall, I think.

Is it confirmed that the Xbox One will have no exclusive games going forward?  Microsoft has been strangely silent on future numbered Halo FPSs going to PC.  I think they may not.



scrapking said:
DialgaMarine2 said:
Yeah, in 2019 at the earliest though. Sony might not have the spec advantage in this case, but I don't think it will really matter in the long run. Sony has a very solid video game release schedule for the next couple of years, and many more announcements to come. Scorpio basically being an mid-range PC with no exclusive games, and very likely a much higher price tag than Pro will hurt the console's sales overall, I think.

Is it confirmed that the Xbox One will have no exclusive games going forward?  Microsoft has been strangely silent on future numbered Halo FPSs going to PC.  I think they may not.

Yep, they will try their best to get the PC market. Even adding software to windows 10 to get people on the MSstore intead of steam.



 

I feel they would put a pro 2.



PS4 - over 100 millions let's say 120m
Xbox One - 70m
Wii U - 25m

Vita - 15m if it will not get Final Fantasy Kingdoms Heart and Monster Hunter 20m otherwise
3DS - 80m