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Will Sony try something like this again?

Yes 77 59.69%
 
No 52 40.31%
 
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April fools?



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"It's no secret that the PS4 Pro has flopped."

Provides no evidence. I have a PS4 Pro myself and all my friends upgraded as well from PS4 to PS4 Pro, and yet there is no way I can say the PS4 Pro is a success, because its not about a preference, its about facts.

What if Sony's real intention (as stated by themselves in various several multiple occasions) is to prevent the fan-base to be divided by having different models?

We may never get to know how many more PS4 Pros are being sold compared to other models, just like we never knew how may more PS4 Slims were being sold compared to the base model.

Dont expect a Base model vs Slim model vs Pro model anytime soon or maybe never.



It hasn't flopped.

It was never supposed to sell at rates resembling a new console launch. It's just a gradual replacement in terms of availability.



"It's no secret that the PS4 Pro has flopped."

Their selling them faster than they can make them currently right? its constantly sold out.
And their makeing a Slimmer cheaper PS4pro soon (rumored).
Sales cant be that bad.



zorg1000 said:

PS4 is tracking far behind PS2 & Wii at this point in its life

Errr.... no.

after three yeras of being on the market, and i mean exactly 3 years from march 2000 to march 31st 2003 the PS2 had shipped (not sold) 51.2M consoles.

In the same time the PS4 has sold (not shipped) more than 53M consoles.

I don't know wbaou the wii, but I am not een talking about that cause its not the best selling console of all time. 

Either way, I can't fathom why anyone would say the game market is healthy... being that its the healthiest its ever been.



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Yeah, I think it's time for them to stop trying to compete with the Switch

The ps4 flopped big time and obviously the ps4 is gonna be destroyed in sales by the switch

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Intrinsic said:
zorg1000 said:

PS4 is tracking far behind PS2 & Wii at this point in its life

Errr.... no.

after three yeras of being on the market, and i mean exactly 3 years from march 2000 to march 31st 2003 the PS2 had shipped (not sold) 51.2M consoles.

In the same time the PS4 has sold (not shipped) more than 53M consoles.

I don't know wbaou the wii, but I am not een talking about that cause its not the best selling console of all time. 

Either way, I can't fathom why anyone would say the game market is healthy... being that its the healthiest its ever been.

its only ahead of PS2 if you ignore the fact the it was only available in Japan in its first 3 quarters which is a terribly biased way of comparing them.



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zorg1000 said:
Intrinsic said:

errrr........ ok.

The PS4 is still tracking better than the best selling console of all time. The XB1 is doing fine and nntendo seems to have right their ship with the switch and yet the console market isn't healthy? 

And the PS4pro is just meh? what wre you expecting it to be or do?

I'm just gonna write all this craziness off as april fools syndrome.

PS4 is tracking far behind PS2 & Wii at this point in its life

Source? Looked quite different the last time I saw a comparison chart.



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jason1637 said:
You're a troll

Atta boy.



Intrinsic said:
zorg1000 said:

PS4 is tracking far behind PS2 & Wii at this point in its life

Errr.... no.

after three yeras of being on the market, and i mean exactly 3 years from march 2000 to march 31st 2003 the PS2 had shipped (not sold) 51.2M consoles.

In the same time the PS4 has sold (not shipped) more than 53M consoles.

I don't know wbaou the wii, but I am not een talking about that cause its not the best selling console of all time. 

Either way, I can't fathom why anyone would say the game market is healthy... being that its the healthiest its ever been.

Your comparison does not account for staggered launches which obviously puts the PS4 at an advantage. Aligning the launches by region puts the PS2 ahead of the PS4 by about 10m and that margin is only going to grow in the PS2's favor because it had higher peak years than the PS4 is going to have.

Xbox One is not doing fine. If it was, then Microsoft would have not decided to hide its numbers.

No idea how you've come to the conclusion that the console market is the healthiest it's ever been when four of the five eighth generation systems have seen significant declines over their respective predecessors while the one system that is going to beat its predecessor will only do so by a rather small margin. The state of the eighth generation is lackluster which is why all console manufacturers have opted to come up with ways to increase revenue per customer. One of these methods is to put out more hardware revisions to make people double-dip on hardware and make the hardware numbers look better than they really are.

The PS4 has already one model more than the PS2 had, but it's not going to stop there. Sony will put out at least one more revision because they don't have a choice in light of the sales they are getting. And mind you, the PS4 is the most successful system out of the sad bunch in the eighth generation. It's going to need more than the three models it has had so far in order to cross the 100m mark, and Sony will release at least one more revision.



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