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Sony filed a patent for a new Game Cartridge, will future PS games be Cartridge based? *****Update*** It appears to be for Toio :(

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Ljink96 said:

It's easy to say just put a "X" drive in it. But if that was viable, we'd have commercial gaming hardware that does that and is financially viable. You'd have to see if that's a viable solution for a handheld, how much storage capacity should it be, right now these types of drives are still expensive (even for 500GB) for a mass consumer electronic that's main goal is to do gaming. I've been through this debate with others numerous times, I used to be on this side, but it's highly unlikely that Sony goes with this as a storage medium. Using bigger carts? Is that something we want? And do you use that for a medium for a video game?

I think that the future will find new and cheaper ways to implement mass storage, maybe Sony pioneers it with M2 style drives and then drives down the price of the storage medium, but I think that's being very optimistic. I think SSDs are a good solution for internal storage, especially the size they're becoming, however ditching physical media? Is that something Sony would be ready to do. What would be the medium for games?

Edit: and as I type this, I see it was updated. Conversation adjourned. 

Of course I know using carts isn`t viable yet. But thats only because of the cost. No matter how we spin it 100GB in any kinda nand flash format is still more expensive that a 100GB on a disc. The the price difference doesn't justify the performance gains.

But one thing for certain that cost of Nand flash has been going down and will continue to do so. Like right now you ca get a 120GB SSD (nand flash) for as little as $20 at retail. If someone said that about 3 years ago he would have been called crazy. 

How much do you think that same 120GB will cost sony when looking at OEM pricing? $10? $7? How much do you think it will cost two years from now? 

Make no mistake, very very soon they can get 120GB of nand flash for as little as $2. At that point using carts becomes viable. 



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DonFerrari said:
aikohualda said:

i actually LOVE sony.... and nintendo... thats why i have both system... but i dont suck their dick for their mistakes XD

but the defensiveness on this is palpable lol

Would that be because you made an unecessary criticism against Sony? If you come attacking defense is expected. Nintendo lost their stronghold on the industry almost ultimately due to sticking to their proprietary cartridge. Sony memory stick didn't prevent PSP from being succesful.

Did you see my original post? where is the criticism there? LOL... and where did i mention nintendo there?



 

aikohualda said:
DonFerrari said:

Would that be because you made an unecessary criticism against Sony? If you come attacking defense is expected. Nintendo lost their stronghold on the industry almost ultimately due to sticking to their proprietary cartridge. Sony memory stick didn't prevent PSP from being succesful.

Did you see my original post? where is the criticism there? LOL... and where did i mention nintendo there?

So you'll say that it wasn't criticism nor sarcasm over there? And you were very fast on jumping to passive agressive when Nintendo got called out, but God Forbid you were being snark for no reason at all.

Shall we also remind that every product a company does is proprietary to that company anyway?



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
aikohualda said:

Did you see my original post? where is the criticism there? LOL... and where did i mention nintendo there?

So you'll say that it wasn't criticism nor sarcasm over there? And you were very fast on jumping to passive agressive when Nintendo got called out, but God Forbid you were being snark for no reason at all.

Shall we also remind that every product a company does is proprietary to that company anyway?

you got that from one sentence?... damn... forget judge judy... they should hire you



 

aikohualda said:
DonFerrari said:

So you'll say that it wasn't criticism nor sarcasm over there? And you were very fast on jumping to passive agressive when Nintendo got called out, but God Forbid you were being snark for no reason at all.

Shall we also remind that every product a company does is proprietary to that company anyway?

you got that from one sentence?... damn... forget judge judy... they should hire you

You are responsible for how your posts are interpreted. Even more when instead of explaining your post you preffered to ask if only Nintendo can be criticized for it, that pretty much indicates that you were infact criticizing. Or would you preffer to explain now since you haven't yet?



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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Touch screen controls, cartridge based software. Sounds like PS is taking another note out of Nintendos book. This sounds like a PS Switch device in the works.



TheBraveGallade said:
The problem is that with cheap storage most devs forgot what compression is....

Tell that to Bethesda. With a 50 gig file and two near 50 gig patches post release. 

 

...and the half dozen other big devs (who actually release good, optimized and technically progressive games) who's file sizes are now reaching 100 gigs. 



 

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Azzanation said:
Touch screen controls, cartridge based software. Sounds like PS is taking another note out of Nintendos book. This sounds like a PS Switch device in the works.

It's almost like PS vita never happen then. First, mind. 



 

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John2290 said:
Azzanation said:
Touch screen controls, cartridge based software. Sounds like PS is taking another note out of Nintendos book. This sounds like a PS Switch device in the works.

It's almost like PS vita never happen then. First, mind. 

I dont believe these decisions are based around anything with the Vita in mind. Sounds more like Switch inspiration. Much like the PS1 Classic. Nintendo makes something popular, majority try to follow.

Will wait and see.

Last edited by Azzanation - on 28 November 2018

It better pass the lick test!